The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes - Christmas by Rebecca Jones
|The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes - Christmas by Rebecca Jones|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: Twenty four cards and envelopes for you to colour. Excellent designs and the result will be unique. Great value plus superb, relaxing fun. Highly recommended.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? No|
|Pages: 74||Date: September 2016|
|Publisher: Nosy Crow|
|External links: Author's website|
Have you ever opened a Christmas card and had a sense of deja vu? It might be that you've already had a couple just like this one (it's one of the more popular ones being sold by M&S this year...) or you recognise it as the design which a major charity sold last Christmas - and which they started selling off at half price in the Boxing Day Sale. Either way, you don't feel particularly special. An embroidered card is lovely, but not everyone has the skills and if you buy them they're a frightening price. But I've just discovered a relaxing, satisfying way of producing individual cards at a reasonable price: The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes: Christmas.
You get 24 cards, plus envelopes and stickers for a cover price of £9.99 - that's less than 42p for a unique card: you'd be hard pressed to pick up a decent card for that price in the after-Christmas charity sale and there would be hundreds just like it. These cards are unique - you get the outline, but it's going to be your choice of colours and the medium which you use. I've had a satisfying result with crayons and felt tips - but the choice is yours. The cards are of good quality and reasonable size - 13.5 cm square - and I didn't find that there was any bleed through onto the reverse which would have been a spoiler.
You get to colour the back and the front of the card and there's space on the back for you to say who did the colouring. You don't just get the cards, though - you get the envelope too and there's even more colouring opportunities available on the envelope than on the card - and you can pick which card goes with which envelope. Folds are lightly scored and the cards and envelopes fold and assemble easily: the cards stand up nicely too, which doesn't always happen with homemade cards!
The cards and envelopes are attached to the book by perforations and they come away easily, so more than one person can be working on a card at the same time. It could be a lovely way for children to create cards for grandparents - and an excellent way of making use of a wet afternoon. I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy of the book to the Bookbag.
Why stop at colouring just cards and envelopes for Christmas? You could do gift boxes too.
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