Daily Distraction: Martha Stewart CraftStudio
Posted by Katie Ostoich on June 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM
I really want to love crafting. I feel like I’ve tried it all thanks to my DIY board on Pinterest that taunts me every time I log in. Jewelry making? Tried it, got super glue all over. Mason jar chandelier? Looked so strange I had to throw it away. And spray painting anything leaves me covered in half of it no matter what. The only thing I’ve ever been remotely good at was scrapbooking, I guess it’s the designer part of me coming out. But who has the time to get out all the supplies and actually print pictures and then clean it all up a few hours later? Not this girl. That’s why I love the new CraftStudio app from the queen of crafters, Martha Stewart.
Essentially, the app brings the physical (and annoying) paper-crafting world of scrapbooking, memory-keeping, and photo-embellishment to life on the iPad. You can create and customize digital cards, invitations, thank-you notes, scrapbook pages, keepsakes, and more.
I love that you can use photos from your digital library and add colored and patterned “paper” backgrounds, stickers, stamps, glitter (!), textured borders, fonts, and punches.
The CraftStudio app is available free for a limited time (until July 8) from the App Store on the iPad or here.
Here's a full list of all the crafty features:
- Instructional how-to videos featuring tips from Martha Stewart.
- Ability to share creations digitally via email, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Ability to create high-quality prints at home using AirPrint technology.
- Ability to upload designs to Snapfish for professional printing via online-to-retail or mail-order – perfect for holiday cards, save-the-dates, invitations, and announcements.
- Photo Library integration that allows users to import photos directly from the iPad and save designs back to Photos.
- An extensive assortment of colored and patterned “paper” backgrounds, stickers, stamps, glitter, textured borders, fonts, and punches inspired by the Martha Stewart Crafts product line.
- Four introductory themed bundles: Everyday, Birthday Party, Doily Lace, and Nature.
- Five additional themed bundles of punches, papers, stickers, and glitter available via In-App Purchase featuring seasonal and occasional motifs: Elegant Celebrations, Spring, Outdoors, Vacation Adventure, and Summer Fun.
- Galleries of inspiring designs created by the editors at Martha Stewart Living.
Get it now while it's free and be a crafting superstar!!!