Magazine Monday with Susan!

Magazine Monday with Susan!

Welcome, April!

It’s April Fool’s Day, and while prepping for this blog post, I considered doing something funny or clever to celebrate the day. But I have to be honest… I was a classroom teacher for many years, and I never really got into the April 1st pranks!

Instead, I thought I’d infuse your day with a breath of spring! I recently received the SCT Daffodil Days Card Kit, and all of the springtime goodness included in the kit got me inspired. There’s nothing like a card kit to spark your creativity.

My papercrafting has morphed over the years—I’m a scrapbooker turned cardmaker. While I’d consider myself more of a stampy cardmaker these days, I started out as a scrappy cardmaker, and it felt good to go back to those roots. Patterned papers, premade die cuts, and pretty ribbons with a touch of colorful cardstock can turn out some pretty and fast designs!

Let’s take a look at my results!

Daffodil Days Card Kit card set by Susan R. Opel for Scrapbook & Cards Today

Celebrate Today card by Susan R. Opel for Scrapbook & Cards Today

There’s SO much goodness in this kit! I barely even scratched the surface of what could be created with it. I can’t wait to send these cheery springtime greetings to friends! Want a closer look at what’s in the kit? Check out this video on our YouTube channel.

Be sure to check out the SCT Daffodil Days Card Kit and the SCT Spring Fling Scrapbook Kit and get something delicious delivered to your doorstep. You’re sure to be inspired!

And thanks so much for celebrating our 13th birthday with us last week. We love getting the chance to celebrate with our friends from all over the world!

Here’s to a fantastic April!

~ Susan R. Opel, Editor-in-Chief

2019-04-01T08:42:43-04:00April 1st, 2019|Cardmaking, SCT Delivered Kits|


  1. Shelley April 1, 2019 at 8:50 am - Reply

    The cards are so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration 💛

  2. Jeanne Beam April 1, 2019 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Such lovely cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  3. janicechandonnet April 1, 2019 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards and so Springey!🌷

  4. BarbMac Vt April 1, 2019 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Such delightful cards! TFS!

  5. Denise Bryant April 1, 2019 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards! Love the pretty papers!

  6. Teresa Medeiros April 1, 2019 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    So pretty!

  7. Kelly Crowl April 1, 2019 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Good for you and no pranks!
    Your cards are as beautiful as ever, and you’re right, a breath of Spring!

  8. kathyjhales April 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Your cards are gorgeous!

  9. melissa b. April 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Such pretty cards! I especially love the strips of pattern paper on the first one.

  10. Angela Clark April 1, 2019 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    I really liked the pattern mixing in the last card. All the cards were great.

  11. Claire Barrette April 1, 2019 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Very nice, I love all the colors.

  12. Nina Oelke April 2, 2019 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Such beautiful Spring cards. I am in love with the kit. ❤️

  13. Tona April 2, 2019 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Wonderful cards!

  14. Cindy Thick April 3, 2019 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Beautiful spring cards.

  15. Rebeca Ruiz April 3, 2019 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Lovely cards!

  16. Sandi April 3, 2019 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards and great job!

  17. Anita PR April 3, 2019 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    super cute cards! they definitely brighten my day today!

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