It’s November! Do you feel the chill in the air? Fall is definitely in full swing. One way I like to keep warm is by staying indoors and spending more time at my crafting table. And cards are often on my crafting list of things to make. Do you make cards to send in the fall? Possibly cards of gratitude? No need to wait for a designated day to express thanks—it’s a worthwhile activity year round. Whether you’re about to celebrate Thanksgiving (my US friends) or did so last month (my Canadian chums), our new Creative Cards Vol. 1 special issue is loaded with a glorious assortment of gratitude greetings. Here are a few to be thankful for:


Thanks by Paige Evans 



Grateful by Marielle LeBlanc

And now’s the time to get a jump on your holiday card creating. (Yay! I just love the holidays!) If you’re in need of a card idea, Creative Cards will help yet again. It includes cards for all seasons and card-making reasons, including a hefty sampling of Christmas, Hanukkah, and general winter cuties. Take a look at these beauties.


Happy Hanukkah by Stacy Cohen


Christmas by Amy Coose 


Dachshund Through the Snow by Stephanie Klauck

 Creative Cards Vol. 1 is an awesome issue to treat yourself to this time of year. There are so many techniques to try, and each card includes instructions so you can follow along with ease. Order your copy here.


You know what else would make an awesome and timely gift? Our 2016 Creative Planner! Today is the day—the first day of pre-orders. We sold out last year, so you won’t to delay. Pre-order here


Like our popular planners of years past, this one is sure to be your righthand crafting friend. It’s spirally bound, so you can easily access and reference it. It is loaded with both story and photo prompts that will jumpstart your creativity. And the 14 show stopping layouts are so pretty, with each including unique tricks to try (an assortment of photo, design, and technique tips). And this isn’t all. There are free cut files, an optional stamp set add-on, and much, much more. Consider this your inside planner scoop! 

Happy to be here on this Magazine Monday! I hope you and yours are well and enjoying the fall.

~ Cheers!

Megan Hoeppner