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Scrapbook Trends, CARDS, and Simply Handmade magazines.

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HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED that creativity is unstoppably contagious? Over and over we see people who are passionate about a craft (scrapbooking, sewing, card making, knitting), but can’t limit be limited to just one crafty endeavor. You dabble in crocheting, then add it to a handmade card. You learn a stamping technique, then stamp on fabric. You try out something new, just for the heck of it. We do that, too. It’s fun! It seems like creativity in one area begets creativity everywhere else.

So we’ve decided to make a big change here at Northridge Publishing. Our Scrapbook Trends, CARDS, and Simply Handmade blogs are now combined into a single, one-stop location for all things creative. Welcome to create:, a place where you can enjoy videos, tutorials, challenges, hot products, and tons of awesome ideas, all the time. We’re so excited!

At Northridge Publishing we share the passion of creating with our readers and our goal is to provide inspiration, support, and resources to crafters everywhere in their efforts to capture special moments and create art. We believe strongly in what we do and know that creating scrapbooks, albums, and cards are activities that enrich lives. Our experiences have taught us that time spent creating is time very well spent! Reader layouts, cards, and projects are featured throughout our publications as we provide a forum to share the latest and best in ideas.

SCRAPBOOK TRENDS, our flagship publication, is now in it’s 12th year of production. This book is the very best collections of layout ideas available and is published 12 times a year.

CARDS is our largest and best-selling book. Card making is both timeless and trendy, so this book is easy to turn to again and again. Cards is published 12 times a year and each issue includes over 100 cards.

SIMPLY HANDMADE is a bi-monthly publication filled with hand-crafted items to beautify the home, give as gifts to friends and loved ones, to create just for fun, and much more.

CREATE: IDEA BOOKS capture the latest trends in the world of scrapbooking. Our variety of themed titles include Holidays, Christmas Cards, Quick & Easy Scrapbooking, Mini Albums, Invitations, and Stamping. These much-anticipated books are released bi-monthly and always sell out quickly!

For more information, including current issue availability and subscription offers, please visit the Northridge Publishing website.