Monday with Megan: Summer Trends

Monday with Megan: Summer Trends

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.


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


Ephemera Cardstock Die Cuts


 Puffy Stickers


 Laser-cut Wood Veneer Shapes


Fine & Dandy collection by American Crafts



Patterned Paper



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


Shaped Cards


Patterned Paper


Poolside collection by Crate Paper

Chipboard Stickers


Standout Layered Stickers



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


Button Mix




These Are The Days collection by Webster’s Pages

Patterned Paper


Patterned Paper


…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!


~  Megan Hoeppner, Editor-In-Chief 

2019-01-03T20:33:47+00:00May 4th, 2015|Design Team Feature|


  1. Bevb May 4, 2015 at 9:25 am

    What a wonderful collection of summer!!! Thanks for sharing and getting us all revved up for warmer days.

  2. gisele May 4, 2015 at 10:24 am

    great summer collection !

  3. theCook May 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Love the pineapple trend!

  4. Debbie May 4, 2015 at 10:36 am

    The shiny gold paper and glittery stars with the blues and greys are my favorite, although the flamingos are too cute and the embellishments, …….oh I just love it all!

  5. margret May 4, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Love the gold.

  6. Jean Marmo May 4, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Such fun!

  7. Nina Oelke May 4, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Looks like it is going to be a fun summer issue Megan. Thanks for sharing all those wonderful pieces from various companies. I’m so happy summer is on the way 🙂

  8. barbara macaskill May 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    LOTS of fun stuff for summer!! Can’t wait to be able to get out and enjoy some WARM weather!

  9. Denise Coulter May 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Summer collections are my favorite. Love the bright cheerful summery images and colors. Makes me think about vacations.

  10. MaryAnn May 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Love these summer pieces. Awesome colours and fun designs.

  11. Joan VanCourt May 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Ah, the warmth of summer and sunshine. Love all those summer collections. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Cynthia Baldwin May 4, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Nice! So cool to see a summary of these summer collections!

  13. Jeannine H May 4, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    A great BIG thank you for the great day on NSD. I was very inspired and there is so much info that I will need many days to incorporate them in my projects. I look forward to it!

  14. Nita K. May 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I am so ready for summer!

  15. Ann Custer May 5, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I love Pink Paislee’s Citrus Bliss Collection. So cute!

  16. Ruby N May 5, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    these are alll sooo pretty!!!

  17. Sharon T May 5, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Love all the bright colours. I love it.

  18. Maryann S May 5, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Summer? It’s really coming??? Oh how wonderful……… Thanks!!!

  19. Julie {CalleLillyCafe} May 6, 2015 at 9:44 am

    ALL of this eye candy is getting added to my wish list! Love it!

  20. Kristina (CraftyPaws) May 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks so much for a fabulous and super inspiring NSD celebration!

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