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Note From the Editor

I'm so excited to share with you all the exciting card-making projects, products and techniques showcased in this issue that I can hardly decide where to start! Our designers have created projects and tutorials with some new-to-the-market products, and we are revisiting tried-and-true card-making methods as well.

Our Favorite Products gets the fun started with an informative look at some of the latest and coolest products to hit the card-making market. You'll find fantastic projects in this issue created with some of these products too! Which products will you add to your must-try shopping list? Will it be Tommy Art Chalk Paints, Color Burst Powders and Liquid Metals, Groovi Plates, or fun stencils from The Crafter's Workshop? Or, will you find it too hard to choose just one and try them all?

If you're really into techniques, this issue will not disappoint. Cheryl Hurttgam of the Paper Hallow revisits techniques for parchment crafts and Sharon Reinhart delivers lovely new designs created with the Serendipity paper technique. Our regular contributors add to the lineup with articles focused on creating unique backgrounds with stencils, gelatin prints, and a combination of chalk paints, sand paste and wax. With so many interesting products to try and projects to make, I'm not sure when I'll find time to sleep!

So, get ready to enjoy this issue of CardMaker and be sure to drop me a note at Editor@CardMakerMagazine.com or on our Facebook page to let me know your favorite techniques, products and projects from this issue. We'd love to see pictures of the lovely greeting cards you create too!

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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.

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