Here are two craft books that you’re going to want for summer crafting inspiration and beyond: “Washi Wonderful: Creative Projects & Ideas for Paper Tape” by Jenny Doh and “Make Your Mark: Creative Ideas Using Markers, Paint Pens, Bleach Pens & More” by Lark Books. Enter to win one or both!
These books are chock full of clever ideas for two of today’s most popular crafting materials: washi tape and Sharpie pens. Materials you probably already have in your craft closet, yes?
First let’s look at “Make Your Mark” which includes 30 projects and 50 templates for embellishing surfaces with markers – including fabric, plastic, glass, wood and stone. The projects are inexpensive, quick and easy, with many great summer crafting ideas for kids.
I like that the first section of this book helps explain different marker types and what is good for particular surfaces. Super helpful reference to have around. Then the book gets straight to the projects including these festive celebration balloons…
And these custom buttons, made with markers and one of my all-time favorite craft supplies, Shrinky Dinks.
And how pretty are these graphic wooden bracelets embellished with paint pens?
Next let’s take a peek at “Washi Wonderful” by Jenny Doh. Most of my favorite craft books are by Jenny Doh. She has a knack for curating clever and simple projects that just get you inspired to make them your own. The book starts off with a question that haunts us all: How do I store all this tape?
Washi Wonderful contains 50+ projects and ideas ranging from home accessories to gift items like this tassel and fringe wrapping paper.
I like this technique of making a scene using tape, like these ‘welcome to the neighborhood’ cards:
And like all of Jenny Doh’s books, it’s filled with beautiful photos like these mason jar drinking glasses.
To enter for a chance to win one or both craft books: Please log in the boxes below using Facebook, click the green “+1″ entry button and follow the instructions — I’m using a service for this giveaway called Rafflecopter. There are two Rafflecopters below, one for each book – you can enter one or both. Good luck!
Terms and conditions:
The winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and announced on June 26, 2014. I will contact the winner and Lark Crafts will ship the package to your US or Canadian mailing address. Please note that neither Kathy Beymer nor Merriment Design is responsible for items lost due to shipping or delivery errors.
Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents 18 and older only (sorry international readers!) and is void where prohibited. Odds of winning is based on the number of entrants. This giveaway not associated with Facebook; entrants are providing information to Merriment Design and not to Facebook. Good luck!