Uncommon Cards (Paperback)

Stationery Made with Found Treasures, Recycled Objects, and a Little Imagination

By Jeanne Williamson

Running Press Adult, 9780762445660, 176pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2013

List Price: 20.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


The right greeting card is hard to find, but with the most basic sewing machine and a few recycled materials, you'll have cards for every occasion in a snap. With 52 sewn designs made from easy-to-follow, straightforward instructions, you can show just how much you care with a beautiful, handmade creation: no sewing experience necessary! This DIY guide contains eight sheets of cardstock and basic stitch patterns that can be completed with nothing more than a needle and thread, either by hand or machine, transforming a blank card into a whimsical, inspired, one-of-a-kind design. The perfect expression for birthdays, graduations, or a simple thinking- of-you note, each design incorporates inexpensive and easy to find household items such as strips of fabric, brightly colored plastics, handmade stamps, and more. Even recycled items such as mesh produce bags and seed packets are put to new use to create truly one-of-a-kind cards!

About the Author

Jeanne Williamson has a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), where she majored in Fibers/Crafts. Her work is exhibited widely. Her first book, The Uncommon Quilter, was published by Potter Craft. She lives in Natick, Massachusetts.

Praise For Uncommon Cards: Stationery Made with Found Treasures, Recycled Objects, and a Little Imagination

"There are some wonderful creative ideas in this book…Once you start looking at items with an eye to recycling them, it's amazing how many fun and creative ideas you'll come up with.”
—Wendy Knits blog

“I would buy this book. It's well written and well thought out and it is clear that the author enjoys the art of card making and is comfortable with sharing it.”
—Mimi Kirchner blog

"If you enjoy paper-arts and also have sewn a few straight lines, then you will enjoy the projects in this book."
—The Crafty Princess Diaries blog