This summer we had a chance to review some awesome craft books from The Quarto Group which is “a family of creative small publishers who specialize in beautifully illustrated books on, doing, makings, and learning”.  My kids (and myself) have had so much fun with these four books!

These crafty books have given me an endless amount of quiet time this summer because Henry loves coloring stickers, drawing and creating cool letters.  These four books have a little bit of everything, and adding them to your summer days will provide hours of fun for the whole family!  I will readily admit that I am not a great artist, but with books like these I can follow directions and make creations that make me feel artistic and creative.

The Mom & Me Journal is a sweet keepsake for kids to work on with their mom.   Stick it To ‘Em has ready made stickers and stickers you can color yourself.  And the stickers are cool and trendy (think donuts, unicorns, pizza, and more).  You can use Hand Lettering A to Z and Dangles to make gorgeous hand made quotes and drawings that are frame-able.  Ella is going to use some of the patterns in the Dangles book to create some embroidery projects this summer and she worked on a name picture using letters from the Hand  Lettering book to make a name sign for her room.  These books are going to keep my kids busy all summer long!

I have a set of four crafty books to give away to one lucky winner.  Read all about the books and how to enter the contest below.  To order any of these title visit Amazon.

Stick it to ‘Em: Playful Stickers to Color & Create: 275+ stickers with sass for family, friends, and frenemies

By: Bailey Fleming

Stick it to ‘Em is your invitation to play as you create customized stickers with sass! With just a hint of silly irreverence, this guide includes a list of colorful art tools in addition to easy drawing and lettering techniques and step-by-step tutorials, all designed to get your cheeky creativity flowing. You’ll then be treated to more than 35 pages of stickers, including a selection of fully designed styles to use any way you like, a variety of stickers to color in, and blank stickers to create your own. Filled with tons of puns, wit, and wisecracks, Stick it to ‘Em is your answer to getting through each day with humor and fun.

Hand Lettering A to Z: A World of Creative Ideas for Drawing and Designing Alphabets

By: Abbey Sy

Hand Lettering A to Z is a fun, hands-on book in which artist and calligrapher Abbey Sy presents her creative lettering and invites artists from several countries to contribute alphabets of their own–all unique, all hand drawn. Each alphabet is paired with a collection of phrases to show readers different ways to use the lettering and have fun with it in different languages, including French, Spanish, Irish, Swedish, Portuguese, and more. Readers can use the phrases when making cards, gifts, or embellishing their journals. And unlike calligraphy, hand lettering does not require disciplined study. Hand-drawn lettering is meant to be personal and original, so even beginners can dive in!

The Art of Drawing Dangles: Creating Decorative Letters and Art with Charms

By: Olivia A Kneibler

Dangles are a beautiful and whimsical new art form for people who love coloring and tangles. By adding charms and pretty embellishments to letters and artwork, you can make your own dangles. With 50 projects in the book, you can add stunning patterns and color to dangles, personalize your dangles with charms that are unique to you, and create dangle words from the dangle alphabet in the book. Dangles are a perfect way to accentuate your stationary, invitations, lettering, and more.

Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share

By: Lacy Mucklow and Bethany Robertson

This full-color art journal for moms and kids to color and draw together in is designed to be a sharing experience. Mom and child can write each other letters, draw what scares them, imagine what they want to be when they are grown up, color a scene using only one favorite color, whatever their imaginations lead them to!

Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share is filled with fun hand-lettering and artwork from Bethany Robertson along with creative prompts from licensed art therapist Lacy Mucklow. Mucklow offers up the best ways to communicate with a child through creating together; how to start an open conversation with your child; questions you can ask that will help generate thoughtful responses; and how to tailor the quality time so it’s still fun and engaging for your child.

Four Crafty Books {GIVEAWAY}

The Details :: 
I have a set of four awesome CRAFT books from the Quarto Group (listed above) to give away to one lucky reader.  I will draw one random winner on Wednesday, June 28th at  8pm.  The winner will be emailed and have 24 hours to contact me via email or another name will be drawn.

How to Enter (answer this question):

  1.  Why do you want to win this set of books?
The following entries are optional BONUS entries! 
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Disclaimer: I was given review copies of these books and copies to give away.  All opinions are 100% my own.