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Make It : Last-Minute Valentine's

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Are you sending Valentines this year? If you’re still deciding, the projects below require few materials in addition to a printer. They’re quick and easy and great to make as multiples. Over the years, we’ve made some pretty cute Valentine’s with play on words. Silke’s totally mastered these here, here and here. …

Around Town : Castle in the Air in Berkeley, CA

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Today’s shop is an extraordinary one! Castle in the Air in Berkeley, California is a small, family business owned by the incredibly creative Karima Cammell. You may recognize the name of this shop being that Castle in the Air is our go-to crepe paper source. The shop yields a varied inventory of unique and beautiful …

Inspiration Board : Amy Atlas's Book!

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You may have heard about Amy Atlas’s new book Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It which hit stores yesterday, but if not, be sure to check it out. Amy is a sweets stylist extraordinaire; a baker, crafter, stylist and party planner to the stars. She also shares ideas for her signature sweets tables over at …

Behind the Scenes : February Valentine's Cover

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Take a look at this animated version of the cover for our February issue of Martha Stewart Living. Doesn’t it just look happy and fun and full of love ?! Just like the perfect Valentines Party, which you can read more about in the issue. What you don’t see, is Daniel, our art director (with …

Inspiration Board : The February Issue of Living!

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The February Issue of Living is now on newsstands! Run out and get your copy! Be sure to check out the following projects: Love the cover above? See the workbook on page 143 for instructions using our tissue pom pom’s. Clip Art Candy Packaging – page 58 Love in 3 Dimensions – page 125 Blake’s …

Make It : Pink Party

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We love a themed party here in the Crafts Department! We try to personalize each birthday party—sometimes according to season, favorite treats, colors, etc. For Athena’s birthday last month, we based the theme around one of Athena’s favorite colors: bright pink. We all know she loves cats, so we had some special kitty appearances on …

Make It : Chalkboard Flag Banner

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Here’s a clever idea that is not just good for one occasion, but can be reused for many. It’s a chalkboard-paint flag banner! Instead of making or buying celebration signage for every special day, you can easily make one sign for all your special days. I created this flag banner for my boyfriend’s birthday party …

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Cake Stand Refresh

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Thank you everyone for all of your great questions for this new section – We were  really overwhelmed by your response! We will definitely have to make this a weekly feature to get as many of your great questions in as possible!! A few things to note for the coming weeks: 1. Though we LOVE …