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  Love Notes
Exquisite Handmade Cards to Express Your Love
Jan Stephenson and Amy Appleyard

When love is one-of-a-kind,
shouldn’t your love notes be too?

When you want to say how much you love someone, nothing compares to a beautifully crafted, handwritten note. It’s still the most heartfelt way to express timeless affection and true romance. With this exquisite papercrafting book as inspiration, artists and crafters can create the perfect card for family, friends, and significant others. The forty sophisticated and varied projects range from a “You Complete Me” note (a little circle is attached by a bead chain) to “In Love There is No Measure of Time” (with a clock, ribbons, and hearts) so everyone will find just what he or she is looking for. There’s even a chapter with ideas for composing the greeting and finding quotations, as well as a gallery section with even more card ideas. Exquisite step-by-step and full-color photographs make even the more complicated designs simple to accomplish.

Jan Stephenson is the cofounder and CEO of Spark Craft Studios. Jan holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Ithaca College in Print Journalism and Cultural Anthropology, and received an MBA from Boston University in May, 2004. 

Amy Appleyard is the cofounder and COO of Spark Craft Studios. Prior to launching Spark, Amy ran her own theatrical lighting design company, and worked with theater and opera companies all over the United States.