UPDATE: The series is here! Want to see more card making goodies? Check it out at So you want to make a card? Today I started on a short post to talk about card making. Well, suffice it to say …
Most Commonly Used Card Sizes
Need a guide for card sizes? Me too. Most of the cards I make are A2. But, I have a stash of envelopes that are for various card sizes. So, here's a chart that I created with the measurements for the most commonly used card sizes. A1 3 ½ × 4 ⅞ 3.5” × 4.875” A2 4 ¼ × 5 ½ 4.25” × 5.5” A6 4 ½ × 6 ¼ 4.5” × 6.25” A7 5” × 7” Biz 3 ½ × 2 3.5” × 2 Square 5 ½ × 5 ½ 5.5” × 5.5” ETA: I figured it would be nice to have measurements for the corresponding layers. Here you go: Card Size Card Measurements…
The Ultimate Planner Guide: Paper And Planner Sizes (Infographic + Chart)
What's the difference between a Filofax personal planner and a large Kikki K organiser? Hint: they are very, very different. This simple guide is here to save the day (and your printer!) and help you find the right size that works best for you with the Ultimate Planner Insert Cheat Sheet with the s
Carson Ellis | Picturebook Makers
Carson Ellis is an award-winning illustrator of several children’s books, including the New York Times Bestsellers, ‘Wildwood’, written by Colin Meloy, and ‘The Composer is Dead’, written by Lemony Snicket. Carson is also well known for her artwork for bands and musicians which include The Decemberists, Laura Veirs and Weezer. In this post, Carson talks about the creation of her debut picturebook, ‘Home’, and she shares some stunning development work and final illustrations. Published by…
Hello, Star! - Crafty Stampin
I love this simple card using the You’re So Sweet stamp set and Cherry on Top designer series paper and washi tape. This was one of the cards we did at my monthly club/class this month. One of the conversion that came up while making this card was how to size all the...Read More
How to Write and Illustrate a Picture Book (Part 5 of 6)
Picture Book Illustrating Course Part 2 Composition and Narrative Last week we looked at the importance of style and characterisation in picture book illustration. This week I'm going to waffle on about the other two things that make a winning illustration portfolio - composition and narrative. The point of picture book illustrations are not (just) to add decoration to a written book, they’re there to convey not only the overall message and atmosphere of the book (style), but also, more…
Marta Altés | Picturebook Makers
Marta Altés worked as a graphic designer in Barcelona before moving to the UK to complete a Masters in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Since graduating, Marta has written and illustrated a number of successful picturebooks for UK publishers, and she was nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In this post, Marta talks about the creation of ‘My Grandpa’. This beautifully illustrated, poignant picturebook was originally published in the UK by Macmillan…
The Art of the Picture Book | Craftsy
Unlock your inner storyteller and illustrate a picture book that will captivate children and publishers alike.
An Imagination Experience
An Imagination Experience Published in 1963, Where the Wild Things Are is a children’s book written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It is widely regarded as one of the most beloved books of it’s...
Paper Size Chart for Crafters
Wondering what size paper to use for your project? New to crafting and not sure what A6 paper means? Blitsy has you covered with this easy-to-follow paper size chart!