Here we are; ready to jump into a brand new year of memory making and, of course, scrapbooking those memories. Whether you scrapbook events as they happen or scrapbook whatever you’re in the mood to create a layout about, there are loads of great new products on the market to help you capture your feelings on paper.
In the January issue of Creating Keepsakes, we explored creative new lines from Sassafras, Making Memories, and My Mind’s Eye. Now, we’re thrilled to share with you a few new goodies that you’ll want to add to your last-minute Christmas wishlist. We have two vintage-inspired products, perfect for scrapbooking those new year memories in the chic styles of yesteryear. And, we have one hip, modern paper line that you’ll want to use on every layout you create—it’s that versatile!
Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket
Cosmo Cricket brings 1934 to 2011 with designs based on vintage fashion and home décor, bold lettering, and intricate swirls in muted shades of red, yellow, and blue. You’ll love using the subtle and beautiful designs in these stickers and paper to add a sophisticated retro touch to your family fun layouts this year.
Gypsy and Vintage Mini Ephemera by 7gypsies
For all those times you need a little “somethin’ somethin’” to finish off a design, there’s the Gypsy and Vintage mini ephemera packs from 7gypsies! With reproduced maps, advertisements, and bingo cards perfect for tucking into those corners between photos or accenting the edge of a journaling spot, this pack of printed designs makes it easy to add vintage style to any layout.
Dots, Stripes & Plaids Stack by DCWV
Die Cuts with a View has done it again—they’ve created a stack that’s truly perfect for any layout. True to its name, the Dots, Stripes & Plaids stack contains beautiful, glittered polka dots, stripes, and plaids in a fabulous array of colors, which makes it an any occasion must-have for any scrapbooker. Just set this stack right on your craft table; you won’t mind giving up the workspace to something you’ll be using it every day. Available this month through JoAnn fabric and craft stores.
Start the new year off right with an update to your scrap stash! We’re giving away the products featured here, as well as an assortment of the products featured in our Latest & Greatest column this month (page 33 of the January 2011 issue). It’s easy to enter our random giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post telling me about your plans for scrapbooking in the new year. I’ll select four random winners on or around Tuesday, December 21, and post their names on our Giveaways page.
– Kim Jackson, senior editor