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On The Web : Cards & Holiday Gifts

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Although we are all about making your own holiday cards here in the Crafts Department, sometimes it’s just not possible in the midst of a busy holiday season. We have been fans of Pinhole Press ever since they launched. We love that they offer simple, affordable products at a quick turnaround. The best part is …

Make It : Keisuke Saka

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Have you seen the clip-art crafts story on page 116 of the December issue of Living? In it, we called on the skills of Tokyo paper artist Keisuke Saka. He’s the genius behind the Make City postcard kits (below) which allow you to build little 3D cities and monuments. Keisuke Saka made the holiday versions …

Make It : Christmas Crackers

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Have you seen the Christmas Cracker story in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living? In the story Blake took the traditional English table favors to a whole new level. For the traditional cracker pictured below, Blake covered a recycled paper roll with fun paper made from a template. Fill the tube with goodies, fortunes …

Inspiration Board : Our Holiday Gift Guide

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We had a lot of fun dreaming up gift ideas for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide (beginning with our fun gift wrap on page 35 of Living). With Hanukkah swiftly approaching and Christmas just a few weeks away, we hope our gift guide helps you check off a few of the crafty people on your …

Make It : Beaded Bags

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I’ve long been eying the amazing beaded accessories that many designers did this season … just couldn’t afford a single one of them. So I decided to make my own … scaled down and simplified maybe, but then again I prefer that anyway. These bags were the results and in the December issue of┬áMartha Stewart …

Inspiration Board : Holiday Gift Wrap

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Now that you’ve gotten your Black Friday shopping out of the way, it’s time to think about the gift wrap! Have you picked up a copy of the December issue of┬áLiving and poured over our very own Gift Guide (beginning on page 35)? If so, we hope you caught the opener featuring some of our …

Make It : Two Holiday Patterns from Cynthia Treen

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Today’s guest post comes from the very talented Cynthia Treen: Well, it is that time again. The days are getting shorter, the air is crisp and fresh and I am looking forward to the holidays ahead! I have been puttering away in my studio making patterns and chipping away at my elfish list to of …

Celebrate : The December Issue of Living!

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The December issue of Living is now on newsstands! We couldn’t be more excited about this issue as it’s abundant with projects to help you ring in the holiday season. Be sure to visit the pages below when you pick up your copy. Head to page 36 for the Crafts Department favorite gift ideas (and …