Cup of cocoa: check. Cozy blanket: check. Latest issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine: check. Time to cozy up and enjoy!


I love that one of the first places you can turn to in any issue is our Takes 2 & 3 column (page 4).


It's the perfect example of the versatility of the hobby. Even if a title, story, and photo are the same, the outcomes of the scrapbook pages can be so very different. We all put our unique twist on each thing that we create, which is so cool. Aren’t these alternative versions of the cover design outstanding? Each has so much to offer!

1Layout by Peppermint Granberg

Layout by Marla Kress

Of course, card making can be just as unique. Give a group of card makers the same theme, and a brilliant assortment of designs will inevitably result. Here are a few Valentine’s Day examples from our Winter issue to illustrate my point. A little something for every style!

Card by Melissa Phillips, created for her Card Cafe column on page 59

4Card by Jenn Shurkus, created for our Sketch Savvy column on page 29

Card by Marielle LeBlanc, as seen on page 65 of our popular Inspiration Gallery

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, here are a few crush-worthy ideas to get your creative heart a pitter-pattering.

  6Pocket page by Mandy Elliot, as seen on page 65 of our Inspiration Gallery column.

7Nicole Nowosad, was our fab guest columnist in Make it Mini this issue.

She rocked it. The album she created is one to adore. Find it on page 34

8Ali Edwards created this layout as part of her Spark Your Story column on page 51

There is definitely much to love about paper and the many wonderful things that can be done with it. From scrapbook pages and mini albums to cards, tags, decor, and other paper crafts, it’s such a versatile product. And, of course, it’s great for the making of magazines. Yes! Our magazine is still offered in a printed form. A beautiful printed form, I might add. The photos are gorgeous, the paper is so smooth and heavy-weight… it’s a thing of rare beauty these days. Subscribe to start receiving your printed copies in the mail.

Or, if waiting seems like more than you’re interested in, head on over to our digital version of the issue and start reading this very minute. Either way, I sure hope you enjoy what’s in store this winter.

BTW, there’s still time to submit projects for us to consider including in our Spring 2017 issue. Here are more deets on becoming involved.


SCT_SpringCall2017To you and yours, a very happy, healthy, kind 2017! Thanks for being a bright spot in our lives month after month, issue after issue. You make what we do such fun!

Megan Hoeppner, editor-in-chief