Hopefully this issue finds you and yours well! We’re another month closer to every crafter’s most significant target, Christmas, and this month we’ve teamed up with the Salvation Army to bring you the utterly stunning Follow the Star paper pad, inspired by the Nativity story. So, if you’re looking to make beautiful projects this winter, this is THE paper pad to create with!

Our Design Team has created a series of makes like nothing I’ve seen before to inspire all crafting abilities. This issue has everything from Nicky’s unique cards incorporating paper folding and cutting techniques to make your cards stand out on the mantelpiece this Christmas to Sam’s die-cutting showcase for quick cards, which include a beautiful electronic tealight card! For those of you looking for something that involves layering, Jessica guides you through a five-piece card collection, which also takes in how to create show stopping makes using scraps!

Then there’s Mel’s 3D projects masterclass, a shrine to all things keepsake and home décor with lights, wise men gift boxes and a stained-glass gift box that will wow your loved ones!  In this issue’s Beginner’s Guide, Sarah Gray presents the wonderful brains behind the brand Funky Fossil, who is giving all readers 10%  off – head to page 60 for more details!  The discounts and fun don’t stop there, as we catch up with Sara Davies and discuss the latest happenings at Crafter’s Companion HQ, and because CC HQ is in full Christmas mode, the team is giving all of you 15% off everything on the website!  

We’ve also got expert advice from Time For Tea, who shows you how to get the most from one stamp set, Ink n’ Splatter makes its Papercraft Essentials debut with a fab all-occasion bear card trio, and of course, no Christmas issue would be complete without a touch of sparkle, so we went to Chloe’s Creative Cards for a fab card collection to inspire you!  As always, we’ve got fab discounts from CraftStash on must-have stash, as well as competitions and giveaways from some of the industry’s leading brands just for you!

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