This is the complete guide to making your own greetings cards, gift wrap, gift tags, invitations, memory albums and scrapbook pages to treasure. It provides creative ideas, more than 150 practical techniques and over 200 easy-to-follow projects and mini projects for all occasions including birthdays, holidays, special events, friendships and happy times, all illustrated by over 2200 colour photographs. It presents a range of styles, from traditional and nostalgic to retro and cutting-edge, and ideas suitable for men, women and children of all ages. Easy projects use simple and effective methods and materials that are ready to hand, while more advanced ideas stretch the more skilled crafter. This lavish reference is a compendium of 350 inspirational ideas, practical craft techniques and fabulous designs that can be followed step-by-step with more than 2200 photographs. An introduction to each craft details all the materials and equipment that are needed. Easy techniques for making and decorating card and scrapbook backgrounds follow along with tips on design themes, putting colours and patterns together and choosing embellishments. For scrapbooking there is also a section that looks at getting the most from a digital camera. For each craft there are colourful examples of designs that are sure to inspire. Make a greetings card to celebrate New Year or use mementoes to create a lasting impression of a holiday abroad.