21.3.06

oh happy day!

My Japanese craft books finally arrived from YesAsia! I got three books - one is on making book covers, one is on packaging and one is one hand carved stamps. I have been looking at these books for ages on sites like Crafting Japanese and coveting them, but I was afraid that I would be disappointed with them in the flesh. My fears were unfounded, I love these cute little books, and can't wait to get stuck in to some of the projects. The photos are a little dark and pixely, and don't really do them justice, but here goes -

Although I love them all, my favorite of the three is the one on hand carved stamps.
There are so many great ideas for cards, and things that I would have never thought of stamping, like these tote bags. I especially love the one with the glasses - they're just like mine!
The author of this book seems to like Americana as well, she does loads of designs incorporating American packaging, and this layout would do Homer Simpson proud. Mmmm....doughnuts....
Finally, just in time for Easter, a cute little package...
I'll say it again, I'm absolutely thrilled with my books. I plan to go out tomorrow and get some rubber to make a few carved stamps. Stay tuned for the results!

2 comments:

Marieke said...

Looks great, Trudi!

ellia said...

so where did you get the books... i've just found out about japanese craft books and have been fiending but they are high demand... the books are so darn cool! i love the glasses one too! and hmmmm, greeting card ideas you say?! good find!