Did you ever come upon a papercrafting product that you SWEAR someone read your mind because it is so very you in every single way? I had a serious moment in January when I was at the Simple Stories booth at the yearly trade show in Phoenix. The Sunshine & Blue Skies collection prominently features a swimsuit-clad redhead on a flamingo floatie. I’m a redhead, I have a flamingo floatie, and when I’m not working during the summer months, my goal is to be at the pool. SO perfect! We hope that this issue of SCT brings you that kind of amazing, must-sit-down-to-create inspiration.

We can’t wait for you to experience the juiciness of summer in the next seventy-some pages! Let’s take a look at some of the things you’ll find in this edition of Scrapbook & Cards Today:

If you’ve got a serious letter sticker stash, you are going to dig our Letter Sticker Love (pg. 21) article! In it, you’ll find all kinds of fun and creative ways to up your letter sticker game and use those random and leftover stickers in new and inventive ways!

When I’m at the pool, I always have music with me, so I’m particularly fond of our Inspired By Music (pg. 43) article! Eight members of our design team created layouts and a card based on music. Get ready to enjoy their creativity and designs based on songs ranging from ’90s hip hop to The Sound of Music soundtrack! It’s seriously so much fun.

One thing I love about summer is all of the vibrant colours. And let me tell you, Creative Cards (pg. 51) is filled with so much colour my head is going to burst! In this issue, we challenged five talented cardmakers to create nine amazing rainbow-inspired cards. From clean and graphic and fun and cute designs to crazy cool techniques you’ll want to try right now, I’m convinced you’ll be über inspired.

Okay, friends! Head to the pool with something cool and delicious to drink and your copy of SCT, because it’s time to enjoy the summer 2019 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today!

SUSAN R. OPEL
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

SUSAN R. OPEL
Scrapbook & Cards Today - Summer 2019 - Hello Wish You Were Here card by Susan R Opel

Hello Wish You Were Here card

by Susan R Opel