For many of us, our favorite crafty time of year is winter. What could be better than snuggling up with a blanket, a cup of cocoa, and reams of patterned paper? Well, while summertime means more time outdoors playing with the family and perhaps a little less time curling up with our paper-crafting supplies, we’d like to entice you to take your scrapbooking to the picnic table with you. And we have just the ticket to get your creativity going: new products! So take a little time away from the sun to check out these fab finds. They’re sure to be the stars of your summertime scrapbooking.
Pack Your Bags by Little Yellow Bicycle
The Pack Your Bags collection from Little Yellow Bicycle is filled with summery blues and greens, as well as trendy retro patterns including maps. But without a doubt, your new must-have is going to be the new Tear-Out Ticket Book from this collection. From thermographic printed boarding passes to postcards and ticket stubs, these accents and journaling blocks will make a fabulous “world traveler” statement on your vacation pages—no matter where you travel.
Presto Patterns by Stampin’ Up!
Behold, my friends—nothing but a simple piece of white cardstock. Now, with just a spritz of trusty spray ink . . . ta da! A gorgeous, vintage design, just waiting to accent your memories. Stampin’ Up!‘s Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series papers are a unique—and totally fun—way to add the shimmer of spray mist and the beauty of intricate designs to your scrapbook pages with very little effort. Each sheet is thermographically printed with a tone-on-tone white design, perfect for mimicking an emboss-resist look. Remember to dab away the excess ink from your design to prevent blotchy drying, and be sure to dab, not wipe, or else your ink will smear.
Beautiful Life by Me and My Big Ideas
Looking for some bright, summery patterns and glimmering foil to add some zest to your poolside pages? Check out this paper from Me and My Big Ideas! Each sheet of cover-weight cardstock is printed with vibrant hues, and—even better—many designs have a little surprise to them. From glitter to flock to foil to embossing, not only will you find summery colors you’ll love for your pages, but you’ll also find loads of texture. Your running-through-the-sprinklers layouts will look divine!
Comment to Win!
What was that? You want to win some goodies? I think we can arrange that! I’m giving away a selection of the products featured here as well as some of our top picks from CHA this last winter. Turn to page 89 of your July/August 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes to check out the fabulous products featured there from American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Kaisercraft, Sizzix, and more! Just leave a comment on this post by Monday, July 12, 2010 at noon MST to be eligible. I’ll pick four winners on or around Tuesday, July 13, 2010 and post them on our Giveaways tab. Be sure to check for your name!
Have a fabulous day!
—Kim Jackson, senior editor