Since I work daily with paper (it just goes so well with Mod Podge), I was excited at the opportunity of reviewing Paper + Craft, published by Chronicle Books. It was written by Minhee and Truman Cho of Paper + Cup, a unique stationary company you should visit if you haven’t already. Not only do I love their goodies, I love their cute little baby Jr. You can see him on their blog.
As paper experts, the Chos bring a different perspective to the crafting world – they even admit in the introduction that their initial impression of the world of crafting was “yarn-spun doilies and Grandma’s needlepoint.” Crafts didn’t equal art. Their impression changed as they realized how deeply meaningful and heartfelt the process of crafting really is. I like the Chos, and I like their book. Here are my five favorite things about it.
2. Step-by-steps for each project. Each project step has illustrations underneath the photo that are almost as cute as the projects themselves. I love mini-drawn pushpins and pinwheels. Who doesn’t? I’m definitely visual, as most crafters are, so these really help.
3. Additional project ideas. I’m going to be honest my friends. I get blown out when it comes to crafting. I need help sometimes; every crafter does. After every project, there are some additional ideas, and I’m very thankful.
4. Downloadable templates. When you purchase the book (or win it, as the case may be), you get a web address to download templates for all of the projects that require them. This means that you can print extras in case you mess up (guilty as charged), change the size if you need . . . and if you are really fancy, can add graphics before you print. Yay!
5. The mommy and me shoe toppers. I always choose a favorite project, and this one definitely rocks. I know you will also be fond of these floral shoe toppers and want to decorate every pair you have.
Have you read Paper + Craft? What did you think? Leave a comment and let us know!