Sandwiches! It's here!
The Japanese craft book I made with two other authors is on sale in a few days! You may have seen the sneak peek video of behing the scenes making.
I'm so excited I can finally tell you all about it.
I worked with an incredible bunch of people. Tachibana-san, Killigraph-san, Shimizu-san, Kyou-san (she has designed patterns for mt tape!) and Boco-chan. Together we made かわいいラッピング素材BOOK.
It' s a book filled with all the cute materials you need to make cute wrapping and comes with a CD-rom with templates for envelopes and boxes of all shapes and sizes made by Killigraph-san. The templates all fit to an A4 sheet of paper so it's super easy to print and if you'd like to make them bigger you can easily enlarge on a photocopier.
The CD-rom also has heaps (some aussie slang) of beautiful patterns designed by Kyou-san so you can print out your templates with patterns. And I made a collection of collages that you could print out on your templates too. One of the collages is a scatter of my craft pom poms and another is a little arrangement of flowers from my local Ozeki supermarket in Shimokitazwa. I thought it could be cute to see these printed on an envelope or mini box.
All of the patterns you see in these pictures (plus many more) are provided as image files on the CD-rom. Together we also made heaps of labels, stickers, seals and sticker strips so that you can print out on sticky back label paper and have fun decorating your packaging! There are hours of fun in this one book!
As I was making the wrapping for the photoshoots I took photographs of the steps and work in progress. These are all shown in the book so even if you can't read Japanese, it's very easy to follow the how-to-make instructions.
Our book goes on sale on 13th October. If you would like a copy you can order one online here.
AND. I would LOVE to giveaway a copy to a lovely Hello Sandwich reader. All you have to do is leave a comment below and I will draw a winner on Thursday 20th October!
Update: Thank you all so much for entering the giveaway and for your super kind words! The giveaway is now closed.