I once had a friend comment on how festive I am (a trait I inherited from my mama), and there’s no denying that! I’m all about the sparkle and shimmer of the holidays, and I wear red and pink from February 1st to the 14th. So when it comes to this time of year, I get a little giddy. Festive parties, specialty cocktails, beautifully wrapped gifts, sharing the love—it’s a great time to be alive! Since my living room couldn’t possibly fit all of you (wouldn’t that be fun?), you’re invited to a party of sorts with the wintry ideas and festive inspiration in this issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today! Here’s a look at what’s in store:
Get ready to create memorable projects that feature photos—perfect for holiday gift giving! Handmade Photo Gifts (pg. 21) will give you seven spectacular ideas for sharing cherished photos with family and friends. From simple gift tags to a beautiful wreath and a keepsake 2018 calendar, we’ve got you covered.
Remember the fun you had as a kid playing with clay? You could roll it, cut it, and shape it. In this issue’s Mixed Media Made Easy (pg. 18), Vicki Boutin shares fun ways to use paper clay on your cards and scrapbooks. You’ll love the possibilities and enjoy the messy, creative fun!
Latisha Yoast shares three festive card designs in Card Café (pg. 59) that will inspire you. Not only are they cute, they are cards that you can mass-produce! Hold on to your hats, because Latisha has some superb ideas for making assembly line card making easy.
The holidays are the perfect time for mini albums, and we have so many fun ideas for you! You can find mini album ideas to document your December in our Pic Tips (pg. 12), Pocket Play (pg. 15), Make It Mini (pg. 34), and Design Your Story (pg. 55) columns. Whatever your mini album style, you’re sure to be inspired.
Ready to dive into the Winter 2017 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today? Grab a cup of hot cocoa and sit a spell in your favourite spot as you devour this issue. The creative ideas will make the merriest of holidays, the happiest of New Years, and catapult you right into Valentine’s Day! See you in 2018!
SUSAN R. OPEL
Rejoice by Susan Opel