It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our November/December 2012 issue is officially on sale today, so head to your local bookstore, grocery store, or craft store and pick up this festively fantastic issue.
Not only will you get a bunch of ideas for your holiday cards in our four core styles, you’ll also get fun ideas for using hot and trendy decorative tape, and a bunch of great examples of tags for all of your gift-giving needs.
Another great thing about the November/December issue of Paper Crafts is that we are FINALLY able to share the Stamping Royalty 2012 winners and their winning cards! You’ll get the chance to check out their show-stoppers in five categories: birthday, thank you, hello/thinking of you, season’s greetings, and love. And you ALSO get to see all 15 of the winners wearing their royal tiaras.
And if THAT isn’t enough, there’s a bit o’ neon you won’t be able to take your eyes off of as well as some gorgeous things to do with lace, and some pretty amazing gift box toppers.
But the feature I just love is one we call “Set the Table.” With the holidays coming at us, it’s the perfect time to invite a tableful of family and friends over for merriment and yummy food. And well, we’re paper crafters, right? And we like to make every event feel special with paper-crafted prettiness.
Here’s what I’m talking about:
Gosh, I just wish you could see this in person. It is succulent! Heidi’s use of rich browns and the glittery golds with sophisticated pearl accents just makes this ensemble look so festive. Imagine soft candlelight and friendly conversation over a bottle of red and hearty lasagna with this as your table décor. Kinda makes me want to change my name to Sonja!
You’ll find table settings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa in this issue with a broad variety of items you could make for a celebratory table.
Now, would you consider yourself a hostess with the mostest? Well, have I got a treat for you! Our friends at Jessie Steele would love for you to check out their SUPER cute vintage aprons. They might just make the perfect Christmas gift for the domestic diva on your list.
How would you like to wear this apron at a party that you host this year? We have this adorable Mrs. Claus apron (as well as a set of cute recipe cards) to give to one commenter. Leave a comment on this post telling me what part of the November/December issue sounds like the most fun to you! All comments must be received by Thursday, October 11th at 5 pm MDT.
It’s fun to be Santa’s little Christmas elf!
P.S. Stay tuned later today for our blog winners from World Card Making Day!