GET CREATIVE! This new book celebrates hands-on creativity and offers a real treasure chest of small crafts that even beginners can easily complete. All these projects are practical, pretty, and fun to make. Whatever an aspiring crafter s dream from decorating your home for the holidays to making boxes, binders, and invitations it s important to learn the basic techniques. This volume gets right back to the ABCs with detailed yet easy-to-understand information about choosing and using materials, working with the different tools, and selecting colors and decorative elements. Learn how to create handmade paper and paper mache; attach beads and spangles; dry and hot emboss; and much more! "