Your summer of artistic inspiration starts at Stampington, and we are so excited to give you an exclusive look into our new June issues. Don your wide-brimmed sun hat and kick off your sandals, because we hope you stay awhile! If you enjoy this assortment of titles and want to snag some for yourself, you can receive FREE SHIPPING with this special offer just for our blog readers.
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This issue of Take Ten has little bits of inspiration that add up to nearly 300 stamped ideas for you to use in your card making, mixed-media, and packaging projects. You’ll enjoy quick and easy gift ideas featuring turquoise ribbons and polka dot bags and cute ways to use library drawer tabs. With enticing color palettes that mirror the beautiful sunny season, these cards will jump right off the page and into your stash of new stamping ideas. Each card takes ten minutes or less to create, so you can whip up enough in one sitting to last you through graduations, birthdays, and holidays for the rest of the year!
Find the common creative thread that weaves artists together in the Summer ’12 issue of Art Quilting Studio. See how Bozena Mojtaszek translates her emotions into works of art in the form of decorative wall hangings. Cover artist Lenore Crawford shares how her fused art quilts are inspired by French architecture and gardens. To add some wit to your art, don’t miss Kathryn Clark’s unique quilt designs that are visual representations of idioms. Enjoy the Series Showcase featuring quilts depicting vintage chairs, telephones, teapots, and gardening tools, and be inspired by gorgeous ocean landscapes and fascinating DIY chalkboard quilts.
We hope you have an appetite for food, photos, and sentimental stories, because this magazine has it all. The Summer ’12 issue of Where Women Cook is packed with tasty dishes and cocktail drinks for you to make for your summer soirées. Whip up a batch of quick biscuits with Lizzie McGraw and indulge in Jen O’Connor’s Guinness Dark Chocolate Cake. Find out how Robin Shea started Southern Fried Fitness by incorporating an 80/20 healthy eating approach into her family’s meals. Who can resist food photographer, stylist, and chef Kelly Sterling’s tempting photos of her Fresh Nectarine and Shortbread Tart with Amaretto and Meyer Lemon Custard? Now that’s a mouthful of delicious eats.
The newest Sew Somerset is an absolute treasure for beginning and seasoned seamstresses alike. Take needle and thread to fabric and create flower bouquets that will never wilt or whimsical illustrations you can hang in your home. Read the touching story of how Danielle Daniel discovered her family lineage and connected to her roots through stitching. Gather tips and tricks from the pros, and jumpstart your passion for fiber arts with this stunning addition to your Somerset collection.
This issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry pays homage to the natural jewels of the ocean. Learn how to make a sea-inspired necklace, bangle, and earring set with turquoise shells and starfish charms. Wear your favorite book over your heart with a tutorial for distressing tiny book necklaces with inks and fibers, and create oyster rings complete with hidden pearls with Teresa Arana. With stepped-out photos for a closer look at some of the more intricate techniques, you’ll be able to follow along and dive into creating your own jewelry in no time.
Somerset Studio Gallery is a compilation of the best in mixed-media from a year of Somerset Studio inspiration. Check out the mini wall art featuring The Wizard of Oz characters, and travel through time with art pieces tricked out in watch faces, gears, and cogs. Create corrugated cardboard greeting cards with recycled flair, and fashion tiny treasure totes from fabric scraps. Packed with reader-submitted artwork including embellished notebook covers, a doll dress memo board and spirited collages for the home, this issue will encourage you to try your hand at different techniques with a variety of media!
*Free shipping offer applies to U.S. purchases of the following June 2012 issues only: Art Quilting Studio, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Sew Somerset, Somerset Studio Gallery, Take Ten, and Where Women Cook. Discount code does not apply to items purchased from The Shoppe at Somerset and expires 6/30/12.
Posted: Monday, June 4th, 2012 @ 9:02 am
Categories: Glimpse Inside And Sneak Peeks.
Tags: Magazines, Sneak Peek.
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