A Note From the Editor
"Hey! It's summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y!"
-- Terri Guillemets
This is one of the great quotes that we've selected to include in our Last Word column in this issue and isn't it just the perfect way to sum up what summer should be? The same thought could be applied to our card-making adventures. Imagine it -- free-flowing, trendy designs that are bright and colorful with movable elements to make them "dance." Now, with that picture in mind, what will your summer cards look like?
If you need a little more inspiration, just flip through the pages in this issue for the best summer projects from some of our favorite designers. In her Tips & Techniques column, Kimber McGray showcases fun interactive swing and slider cards, while Tami Mayberry brings you the best ideas for creating cards and envelopes with scoring boards. AJ Otto shares a quick and easy birthday card and party favor idea that kids will love, and Robin Arnold shows you how easy it is to create a card-and-gift-in-one for a special friend. We've also included great tutorials for adding color to summer cards along with techniques for quilling, hand lettering, stamping and more.
And don't forget to check out the weekly challenge in our Card Challenge Corner, and join us at our Facebook page to share your card photos. I can't wait to see the beautiful summer cards that you're inspired to create!
Until next time,
Tanya Fox, editor
Tanya Fox has served as editor of CardMaker magazine and various craft publications since 2006.
She said, "I have enjoyed crafts of all kinds for all of my life. My earliest crafting memory is of sewing doll clothes with my mom and grandmother. I learned embroidery and cross-stitch from my great grandmother and really got into paper crafts when I started scrapbooking after the birth of my first daughter. One thing I enjoy about my job is the opportunity to share card ideas and information about new products and techniques with other card makers. There’s always something new to learn, and part of what makes crafting so enjoyable is sharing what we know and learning from others."
Tanya is a native of Indiana, and she and her husband, Jim, have six children.