Summertime and the livin’ is easy! I have so many happy memories of road trips with my mom and dad during the summer. We’d get in the car with no real destination in mind, and Dad would turn right or left whenever the inspiration struck. It was a wonderful way to explore rural Michigan and spend time together. And it always, ALWAYS ended with ice cream.

We hope you find abundant happiness as you journey with us for a while! Let’s look at some of the things you’ll find in the summer 2021 edition of Scrapbook & Cards Today:

Our Inspired by SCT (pg. 21) article is near and dear to my heart. As a scrapbooker turned card maker, I’ve been an advocate for finding inspiration from one type of papercrafting to create another. We asked several of our creative team members to do just that! Four scrapbookers chose cards from SCT to inspire their layouts, and one card maker created two cards inspired by a layout.

This issue’s Creative Cards (pg. 51) article focuses on designs that are black and white with a pop of colour. This style has been making a statement in the fashion world, so we challenged our card makers to design with this trend.

We’re excited to have Victoria Calvin take the lead on our Design Your Story (pg. 57) column for our summer issue. You will love her sleek and relatable layouts and the stories that she tells.

Find amazing reader-submitted projects in our Inspiration Gallery (pg. 63) column! It’s filled with vibrant summertime vibes in an array of styles.

It’s time to spend a lazy summer afternoon with the newest issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today! You’re in for quite a treat!

SUSAN R. OPEL
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

SUSAN R. OPEL

Sunshine Card

by Susan R Opel