Giveaway: Uncommon Cards: Stationery Made with Found Treasures, Recycled Objects, and a Little Imagination

uncommon cards bookGiveaway: Uncommon Cards: Stationery Made with Found Treasures, Recycled Objects, and a Little Imagination by Jeanne Williamson

Leave a comment by Feb 28, 2014 and you will be in the running for this fun book filled with great ideas and modern style card making projects. (open to U.S. residents only please)

I gave one of the projects in Uncommon Cards: Stationery Made with Found Treasures, Recycled Objects, and a Little Imagination a try and I had so much fun with it! I tried making prints with an onion. I love the modern look the print made.


Here is a close-up:


One of the cool things about printing with an onion is that if you keep slicing it you get different print images.

More about the book from the publisher Running Press:

The right greeting card is hard to find, but with the most basic sewing machine and a few recycled materials, you’ll have cards for every occasion in a snap. With 52 sewn designs made from easy-to-follow, straightforward instructions, you can show just how much you care with a beautiful, handmade creation: no sewing experience necessary! This DIY guide contains eight sheets of cardstock and basic stitch patterns that can be completed with nothing more than a needle and thread, either by hand or machine, transforming a blank card into a whimsical, inspired, one-of-a-kind design. The perfect expression for birthdays, graduations, or a simple thinking- of-you note, each design incorporates inexpensive and easy to find household items such as strips of fabric, brightly colored plastics, handmade stamps, and more. Even recycled items such as mesh produce bags and seed packets are put to new use to create truly one-of-a-kind cards!


  1. Jan Bland says

    I need this book!! I make two cards every month for Grandsons and like to incorporate found objects

  2. Cath T says

    I’ve seen printing done with a number of different types of produce, but never an onion. I love it, and the concept of this book.

  3. says

    I am a paper nerd! This looks so fun and different. Greeting cards at the store are way overpriced. This is a much better way to show a friend or family member you are thinking of them.

  4. kim says

    I would love this. I so need another reason to save/keep/hoard everything, because you just never know when something might come in handy!

  5. Julie Henderson says

    I’m your man!…er, gal, ha! Found objects I like use are ephemera, coins, wacky clipped art from magazines & junk mail, buttons. Would be thrilled & blessed to win this eye candy, inspiring book! Blessings & thank! :-)

  6. Dennis Mullins Sr. says

    I would love to win this book I make about 2 hundred cards a year so this would give me a lot more ideas to work with. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. aj says

    OMG! How fun! This book sounds like it would be very helpful in spurring new creativity in me for both cards and ATCs, which I adore making.

  8. Sue Gallen says

    I make my own cards all the time and this looks like a great book with many ideas I could use. I’d love to win it. Thanks for your consideration.

  9. says

    Oh I love this! I really, really like the idea of finding ways to use what you have, rather than needing to get this, or that, or the other, to create.

    Thank you!

  10. Theresa says

    I send cards to my uncle every day since he can’t get out of the house. I bet there is something in this book he would like. Thanks!

  11. Dana says

    This book sounds awesome! I love the idea of using found treasures on cards. Thank you for the giveaway!

  12. Elmare says

    Am starting a cardmaking youth group at my school and am very excited to find out about the book. The children do not always have the money but we can all make use of wonderful ideas that do not cost a fortune.

  13. michelle rembish says

    Our family has become the found object family. My children look for crazy stuff for my artwork and my husband had been bringing me surprise FO for 15 yrs. This book is an awesome concept and I am an artist and luv crafting, but I only dabbled in cards. I already make my own gifts, but would luv to expand my horizons with this creative book.

  14. Cybil Lynch says

    I love idea books. Im sick most of the time and have lost some of my get up and go, and need something new to inspire me back to my peaceful place…my craftroom. Thanks for the chance. Good luck all. Cybil augusta Ga

  15. Shannon Zichke says

    What a good idea!! I would use this book as inspiration for the cards I send to soldiers. Cards must be as flat as possible, so this book would sure help me.

  16. Stacy L says

    This looks like a great book to have! I hand make every card that I send out and it would be great to have some new and innovative ideas for cards for friends and families to cherish. Please pick me! :)

  17. Traci Howard says

    This would be a wonderful book to have. Always love to recycle things so I would love some fresh ideas.

  18. thia Beniash says

    I am making handmade cards for everyone in my large family’s birthdays this year. Looks like a great book!

  19. Sandi says

    I am new to your site and so far, I love it. I am disabled and have to stay mostly in the house but I love to try new craft techniques. The book looks great! Hope I win but if not I will keep checking your website. Thanks for the great ideas!

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