We’re entering the high season for heavy-duty holiday crafting. If you are looking for inspiration for vintage style projects, you may want to check out the book Delight in the Seasons: Crafting a Year of Memorable Holidays and Celebrations, which is Lisa Pace’s follow-up to the 2010 book Delight in the Details: 40+ Techniques for Charming Embellishments and Accents.
Delight in the Seasons is not for the clean and simple scrapper. My initial plan writing this review was to create a project from the book, but I quickly realized when I started looking in-depth at the project that there isn’t a single project in the book that clean and simple me am anywhere near owning all the supplies for.
But if you love heavily detailed, technique-heavy vintage projects, this book will give you plenty to love! The book is divided into sections by season, and for each season there are ten projects for various holidays that include supply lists, instructions, and step-out photos for teaching techniques. At the back of the book, there’s a gallery section as well that features projects made with the featured techniques for other seasons than the project was originally shown with.
While the projects in the book are almost exclusively 3D projects, many of the techniques taught can be utilized in “flat” projects like cards and layouts. And the techniques taught aren’t season-specific, even though they are presented in that context, so if celebrating a specific holiday doesn’t excite you, you can easily adapt the technique to another use.
If you prefer your projects quick, clean and simple – and stick to basic tools and supplies – then Delight will only frustrate you. But if you see all the gorgeous detailed intricate vintage projects on the internet and in magazines, and want to know how to do that, Lisa Pace and Delight in the Seasons will take you there step-by-step.