Hi, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve been here to chitchat about trends. Let’s say you and I take a break from the usual Magazine Monday business and go back to our Monday with Megan trend-talk roots for a bit.

Today: Summer Trends

In magazine land, we’ve been hard at work on the Summer 2015 issue of SCT, which naturally has me seeing summer. There are so many fun looks and styles coming our way. From beachside business to poolside panache, you’ll definitely find ways to capture that summer feeling in your crafting. Here are just a few of my favorite motifs making themselves known as temps rise.

FLAMINGOS

What’s not to love about a pink animal? Flamingos are flying onto the trend scene in a big way. Here are just a few of these feathered friends:

Citrus Bliss collection by Pink Paislee

Clear Acetate Sheet

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Ephemera Cardstock Die Cuts

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 Puffy Stickers

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 Laser-cut Wood Veneer Shapes

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Fine & Dandy collection by American Crafts

Stickers

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Patterned Paper

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I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM

Cool off with a sweet summer treat. From stickers to patterned paper, this ice cream truck is loaded with imaginative inspiration.

Fun in the Sun collection by Pebbles

Cardstock Stickers

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Shaped Cards

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Patterned Paper

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Poolside collection by Crate Paper

Chipboard Stickers

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Standout Layered Stickers

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PINEAPPLES

Nothing says tropics like cooling off with a pretty beverage, appropriately adorned with a pineapple garnish. So why not garnish your crafts with this same topical delight?

Summer Sun collection by Fancy Pants Designs

Ephemera Pack

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Button Mix

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Flair

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These Are The Days collection by Webster’s Pages

Patterned Paper

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Patterned Paper

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…and one more we are going to share with you in our new summer issue!

Yes, it’s going to be pretty sweet summer, by the looks of things. I hope you get to spend some time soaking up the sun, enjoying a sweet treat and a tropical drink or two. Whether your summer travels take you to the cactuses of the southwest of the flamingos of Florida, may you enjoy your journey!

Cheers!

~  Megan Hoeppner, Editor-In-Chief