I love spring! I have to admit that it’s my favourite season, especially here in Utah. The trees burst forth in pretty blooms, and they’re juxtaposed against the stern grey mountains which still have snow on the tippy-tops! Even modest neighbourhoods are transformed by the flowering trees dressed up in their spring finery. Another reason to love spring best? It’s my birthday and SCT’s birthday, too!

Are you ready to celebrate our birthday with us in an issue full of happy spring inspiration? Let’s take a look at some of the things you’ll find in the spring 2021 edition of Scrapbook & Cards Today:

To begin with, we are happy to have three new faces (and one familiar face!) joining our creative team for 2021! Say hello to Victoria Calvin, Sidnie Des Jardins, Jess Forster, and Anya Lunchenko. These four ladies join Meghann, Wendy Sue, Nathalie, Lisa, Mindy, Paige, Nicole, Erica, and Latisha to bring you abundant inspiration throughout 2021.

Patchwork designs have been popping up in fashion and home décor as of late, and we are loving this trend! Make sure to check out our Paper Patchwork Pretties (pg. 21) article for lots of absolutely stunning ways to add this design to your cards and layouts. You’ll be raiding that scrap stash like nobody’s business!

Get inspired to create with the wonderful sketches and inspiration you’ll find in our PageMaps (pg. 29) column. You’ll love the sketches and the gorgeous interpretations, too!

Have you hopped on the stencil train? I tell you… it is SO much fun! This issue’s Creative Cards (pg. 51) article features nine seriously clever and fun ideas for creating stencil magic. As I was writing about all of these amazing cards, I had to chide myself to focus and not run off to my craft room!

The spring 2021 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today beckons you! Carve out some me-time and get prepared to be inspired!

SUSAN R. OPEL
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

SUSAN R. OPEL

Springtime Hello Card

by Susan R Opel