It’s never too early to start planning or even working on projects for the upcoming holiday season. Stampington and Company is here to help get you started with ideas, projects and inspiration in their new magazine, A Somerset Holiday. It’s filled with over 80 projects like ornaments, tags, cards, home decor items and more. You’ll find a recipe for fragrant ginger bread ornaments, a simple way to display your Christmas cards, an advent wreath, stamped and stenciled gift bags and boxes, a wooden block nativity scene, needle felted animal ornaments, burlap stockings, decorated glass ornaments, and loads more. All projects include photos, supplies needed and how to instructions or tips. You’ll also notice lots of different styles from rustic to elegant to whimsical with projects that take a short time to complete or more detailed projects to challenge you.
There were many projects in A Somerset Holiday that inspired me like the Perfectly Framed Ornaments by Melinda Barnett. She painted metal frames with chalk finish paint buffing off areas for a weathered look, adding vintage images and glitter inside. I followed her directions and was really pleased with my lovely new ornament.
I also loved the 10 different ideas for embellishing Kraft tags, these are perfect for adding to boxes and bags, food items, jars, hanging on wine bottles or trees branches. I made 4 tags similar to the styles in the magazine. They were fun, quick and easy to make.
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a peek at the new A Somerset Holiday magazine with me. You can click here and purchase it online directly from Stampington and Company or pick it up at your local book shop. Or you could win a copy!
One lucky winner will receive a copy of A Somerset Holiday, simply leave a comment below letting me know what the first holiday project you plan on working on will be. I’ll pick one winner at random, one comment per person please, US residents only. Giveaway runs from today through 10/9/2016. Good luck!