It’s what I like to call a well-rounded magazine. It offers a little something for everyone.
Crafts ‘n Things has quickly become one of my top 2 favorites in magazines these days. They had recently taken over Paper Trends, as well as The Rubber Stamper. No fear-each issue is packed with many rubber stamping projects to spark your creativity.
Since taking over those 2 companies, they have re-vamped their magazine so much.
More about the changes they made in their own words: (from the Crafts ‘n Things website)
“What has changed?
Crafts ‘n Things will undergo a complete interior re-design. The new look is very clean and sophisticated with an updated color palette.
The focus of the projects in Crafts ‘n Things will be home decorating and gift giving.
With the popularity of paper crafting ever on the rise, we are increasing the size of our paper crafting section to 50+ projects. The emphasis will be on card making however, we will also include memory crafting, home decorating with paper and much more.
Each issue will include multiple projects in all craft areas such as sewing, yarn crafts, needlework, polymer clay, rubber stamping, painting, etc. We need more room for all the projects so, Crafts ‘n Things will increase from 84 pages to 132 pages (minimum). Every issue of Crafts ‘n Things will have holiday projects, with the focus on Christmas and Halloween.
We will be constantly looking for techniques to introduce to our readers. Whenever possible, these will be stepped-out to insure successful completion of the project. We of course, will still offer you the tried and true techniques that remain popular. Beautiful photography will showcase each project.”
This magazine publishes 7 issue’s a year, each retails for only $5.99 US. You can subscribe for year for $21.97 US.
You can visit their site here-http://www.craftsnthings.com/
In every issue your will find the following:
Editor’s Note * Contributors * Letters to the Editor * Rubber Stamper’s Studio * The Creative Spirit * Product Spotlight * Ask Sara * Great Finds * Design Focus * Reader Gallery * Turn Your Passion into Profit * Patterns * Buyer’s Guide * Techniques Tools Supplies * Bragging Writes-Coming Next
In the April Issue-
This month was their Home Decor Special issue! Full of sewing, needle arts & more.
I am honored to actually have a few item’s featured in this issue as well.
You will also find-
200+ Spring ideas, 100+ Rubber Stamping Ideas, Creative Gifts for UNDER $10, Everything you need to know about embossing powder, a NEW! Reader Gallery, and there is even an exclusive Paint with Donna Dewberry’s Tea Set!!
As you browse their page’s you will notice, as they stated, they have really stepped up their photographs, page layouts, and content. Each issue is full of amazing project’s and ideas, using a variety of crafts (hence the name!).
Behind the cover you will find project’s that go from stamping, to using photos in projects, then product spotlights to home decor. One skein knitting/crocheting projects, to sewing, cross stitch, needle felt, and quilting. There is even a beading feature! It is then onto recipes, and other gift ideas. In the back you can find many of the templates for the projects featured, as well as a more explicit directory of products used, listed by page.
I personally love this magazine because as a stamper/paper crafter, I find ways to get inspired to include these other crafts in with my stamping! It also gives me the incentive to actually try it out, without having to buy ANOTHER book, that is usually full of directions that are too complicated for me to even want to consider another hobby!
I hope you take the time to browse this magazine.
It won’t be one that you just sort through while waiting in line at the checkout. You will want to bring it home. And be sure to let us know what you think of Crafts ‘n Things magazine!