CardMaker's September 2012 Issue Preview - Card-making Video

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Hi, I'm Tanya Fox,
editor of CardMaker magazine and I'd
like to thank you for joining me today.
We're creating this short video to let
you know about some exciting changes
that are taking place with CardMaker
and to give you a sneak peek at some of the
exciting projects you'll find in our new issue.
I know you're anxious to see
the projects we have lined up for you
in the September issue, but before we get to
those, let's take a quick look at
some of the exciting changes you'll find in
CardMaker — changes I know
you're going to love. To start things off,
we've given the entire issue, including
our cover, a bit of a face lift, and
I hope you'll agree that browsing the pages
of CardMaker is even more enjoyable
than ever! We've added fresh,
new graphic elements, punched
up the color on the pages and
have spent extra time photographing the
projects to make sure that each and every
one is presented in the very best way it
can be. With more step-by-step photo
tutorials, I am confident that
you'll find it even easier to
create these projects no matter how long
you've been making cards. Another
significant change that we've made is in the
way we list the products that are used to
create each of the projects.
The information that was previously
included in the Materials list
and the Sources for each project has
been combined into one handy, all-inclusive
list that contains specific
product information, including
the manufacturer, company-given
product names and, when
helpful, product numbers. As always,
we want your crafting experience
with us to be as fun and enjoyable
as possible. In addition,
you'll find that the project instructions
have been simplified a bit and
are now presented in numbered steps to
make following along even easier.
For those of you who love the in-
depth instructions that we've always provided,
don't worry, we're not eliminating any
of the important details.
In fact, we're also adding
Tip boxes that include helpful little
tidbits of crafting information from
the talented designers that we work with.
It's our mission to present
you with eye-catching card designs
and informative technique articles that
will inspire you.
And now, without further delay,
let's take a look at some of the exciting
projects and articles that you'll find
in our September issue! In our
Copic Coloring Technique feature,
Colleen Schaan, Copic Regional
Certification Instructor and co-author
of the Copic Coloring Guide books,
joins us to share another great
tutorial on Basic Blending.
If you're new to coloring with Copics,
this tutorial is the perfect place
for you to start. If you're well versed
in Copic techniques, this is a great
opportunity to go back and review
basic coloring principles.
Clay pieces, both premade
and handcrafted, have been growing in
popularity in home decor and fashion,
as well as in crafting.
In Crafting With Clay,
Tami Mayberry shares valuable
information on the different kinds of
clay products that are available to use
in creating unique, one-of-a-kind
embellishments for your cards.
With these lightweight,
easy-to-use products, your card
embellishment options will be limitless.
And if you're feeling
really adventurous, read on to
discover how you can create your own
molds and resin shapes with an
informative article from designer
and class instructor, Carole Lassak.
I know you'll be inspired!
Next, Christy Shaw
tells us that Making a Scene
with rubber stamps that is, is a good
thing and a great excercise in creativity.
Christy walks us
through the simple steps to creating
fun greeting cards using an assortment
of stamped images. And,
as in the samples that follow
her article, you'll see how other designers
have used the same creative approach
with papers, inks and embellishments
to create unique scenes
and their designs.
If you're looking for some quick and easy
card designs, be sure to check out
New Ways With Basic Punches,
where designers Melony Bradley and
Kimber McGray have teamed up to share
some fun ideas using punches
to create easy-to-make cards.
Discover how basic circle,
star and heart punch shapes
become beautiful butterflies,
lovely flowers and interactive
pop-up designs when mixed with
just a little creativity. For
seasonal project ideas enjoy
the colorful and inspiring collections
of cards that we've included in
All-Occasion Autumn Cards and
Halloween Tricks & Treats, as well
as the projects showcased in our
In Every Issue features.
We've covered a wide range of occasions,
and with cards featuring stamping,
coloring, quilling and folding,
there's something for everyone
no matter your skill level. Don't
forget to join in on the weekly challenges
included in the Card Challenge Corner
for additional card-making
inspiration. I hope you've
enjoyed this sneak peek at some of the
projects, techniques and articles
you'll find in the new issue.
Please be sure to visit
for a full lineup of projects
in every issue, and while you're there
be sure to visit our blog
for additional card-making inspiration,
some challenges and a little
behind-the-scenes fun featuring the
CardMaker staff and our blog team.
If you have suggestions
for a future issue or if
you'd like to share a photo of a project
you were inspired to create from the current
issue, please email me
I'd love to hear from you!
Thank you for joining me
and until next time, happy card making!