Book Giveaway #7 – Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts

martha stewarts encyclopedia of craftsTHE PRIZE

One reader will win all 400 pages of Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts & a selection of Martha Stewart craft products from EK Success Brands including
  • ribbon (metallic, reversible satin and woven ombre) and
  • hundreds of pieces of Martha Stewart stickers

MY REVIEW

The dedication in this book is “To all crafters and artisans, who keep valued traditions alive.”

I love that.

That’s exactly what this book does – it gives step by step instructions on so many techniques and projects that most people just don’t know how to do anymore. That’s why we all love Martha Stewart, because she modernizes classic handmade skills and teaches them to all of us.

This book is truly an encyclopedia of her years of work and teaches a fabulous variety:block printing, botanical pressing and printing, calligraphy, candlemaking, clay, decoupage, etching, gilding, marbleizing, mosaics, origami, quillint, rope crafts, rubber stamping, silkscreening, soap making, tin punching, wirework, and so much more.

fabric pressed flowers martha stewart encyclopedia of crafts

My first project from this book was making my own fabric-punched flowers that were so easy.

how to make a silhouette

I’ll be using my fabric-punched flowers to embellish some frames that will eventually have silhouettes inside, another project from the book {pictured above}.

To make the fabric-punched flowers, make a fabric stiffener by using equal parts glue and water, brush over the fabric, let dry, and cut flowers using paper punches. I’ll be hot glueing an assortment of them to my frame and I am really looking forward to the finished product!

martha stewart crafts from encyclopedia of crafts

The photo above shows projects from the book: sand candles, punched floral barettes, gilded eggs, fabric-punched flowers, marbleizing techniques, and marbleized pencils.

martha stewart craft products ek success brands

{Martha Stewart craft products included in this giveaway}

There are photos aplenty, instructions for hundreds of projects, appendixes with tools and materials suggestions, basic techniques (wrapping a gift box, tying a box, etc.), and templates. The tools section includes many different products that you can find in the Martha Stewart line by EK Success and they’re the best of the best!

Thanks so Martha Stewart and her team for writing it all down and to Randomhouse, and EK Success for sponsoring this giveaway.

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite Martha Stewart product or project before midnight Sunday, October 3.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

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1 Emillie September 27, 2010 at 7:22 am

I love Martha Stewart’s fringe scissors! Would be amazing to have.

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14 Jingle September 27, 2010 at 10:22 am

I absolutely LOVE MS punches! They are my favorite! Oh…and her glitter, too.

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21 Kelli Sanchez September 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I am loving the Mischievous Candy Dispenser for Halloween…so adorable :-)

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30 Monica B. September 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I especially like her Halloween window clings!

31 Melinda Wilson September 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I love her tools and punches!

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34 Kassie S September 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I love Martha’s scrapbook paper collections!

35 Sue D September 27, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I like her punches–esp the cupcake punch.

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39 Megan September 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Home made chalk is the most recent thing we’ve done.

40 Sue D September 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I made a comment on your post Fabric Flowers with Fabric Stiffener.

41 Patti September 28, 2010 at 7:40 am

I just love the Summer Meadow collection. So cool looking and really opens up a room.
This book would be great to teach my granddaughter how to follow the directions and create fun craft projects.

42 Donnetta September 28, 2010 at 8:24 am

It’s so hard to pick just one of her products. I do love her butterfly stamps. They are gorgeous!

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45 Megan September 28, 2010 at 8:54 am

I love the silhouette project on the pages that you showed above. I would love to recreate that look in my home.

46 Nikki September 28, 2010 at 8:57 am

big fan of martha stewart anything…but have to tell you my favorite is the paper punches~

47 Jenny September 28, 2010 at 8:59 am

I love her glitter. I know some people say its the herpes of the craft world, but I LOVE IT.

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52 Erma September 28, 2010 at 10:17 am

My favorite project is the machine embroidered felt coasters.

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58 Abby @ Sew Much Ado September 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Oh, I love everything by Martha, but I finally just made her tissue paper pom poms and they turned out so great!

59 cathy September 29, 2010 at 9:47 am

OOOOOHHHHH! Nice, but I still love the baby one the best!!

60 Missy September 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm

The silhouettes look fun! I have been wanting to make profile silhouettes of my family for a year now… Still do.

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65 Gina L. September 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm

I love the glow in the dark pumpkin project idea. Need to find the glittr glue to try this one!

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