Hello! It’s Virginia here on the blog today. Along with Spring comes a little cleaning and re-organization in my craft room. I recently started using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool and I love it!
For my Disney mini-album, I created a custom sized page protector for my index card.
The Fuse comes with a few attachments and storing it in this deep Artbin container (it’s the 10” size) is perfect! There’s even enough room to store a little cutting mat (needed to protect my desktop when using the Fuse).
Lastly, I like the safety aspect, having the bin as a permanent storage system reminds to unplug the Fuse (after it has cooled down) when I’m finished!
If you have not seen the Fuse in action, be sure to check out this video:
Thanks again for popping by the blog today, I hope you enjoy this month’s freebie! As always, PLEASE tag me on Instagram (@nicolenowosad) or on Facebook if you have posted a project made with this freebie, I would love to check it out :)
Good morning! It's Megan, your Editor-in Chief here! When it comes to setting a happy birthday scene, there are three things that come to mind—color, banners, and gift wrap. So I decided to combine these elements into one vibrant (and easy to make—yay!) party decoration. Here’s how:
1. Select five sheets of colorful patterned paper. I used a 6x6 paper pad, which made it as easy as simply tearing the sheets I wanted out.
2. I wanted a monochromatic, rainbow design, so I next reached for my washi in the same color scheme and set to wrapping up my “presents.”
3. Next, the gift tag. Using the same washi tape, dress up basic shipping tags. Add bow stickers to the tops of tags.
I didn’t have orange or green bows, so I made my own from washi tape and enamel dots.
5. Create the greeting using wood veneer letters. To continue the monochromatic look, add a quick coat of acrylic paint.
I didn’t have any Ys left in my stash, so I cut those fairly useless Xs. The paint hides the mark enough to make it work.
6. Add the tags to the centers of the presents and attach the presents to some string to complete your design.
Unless you want to also add “birthday” to your greeting. Since this word is longer, I went with bitty presents, created using square shipping tags, more washi tape, and more wood veneer letters (all painted white this time).
TIP: When adding your washi, leave extra tape that you can then wrap around the string to attach to the banner.
Don’t let my four-legged friend’s yawn fool you, this is one project your birthday boy or girl will surly get a kick out of.
Here’s to a colorful 10th birthday, SCT! So HAPPY to be a part of the fun! <3 <3 <3
We've had 9 exciting days of inspiration and prizes but we are not quite finished yet! We are thrilled to share with you our grand prize giveaway to wrap up this amazing 10th birthday celebration! You know they always say go out with a bang, so here it is friends! One of our newest partners Stamp-n-Storage is very excited to offer one lucky Scrapbook & Cards Today reader the ultimate papercrafter's dream...organization!
"Stamp-n-Storage is passionate about providing paper crafters with high-quality, space efficient, desktop craft storage and organization solutions which allow them more time to enjoy their hobby."
We could not agree more Stamp-n-Storage. Today's winner will receive...are you ready for this...deep breath friends...a $750 Stamp-n-Storage SHOPPING SPREE!!! YES, $750!!! Just look (and dream!) at Keisha's gorgeous room above and look at some of Stamp-n-Storage's other beautiful products today's winner can choose from:
Can you just imagine clicking on Stamp-n-Storage's website and choose $750 worth of organization? If you can imagine it, all you need to do is leave a comment below for a chance to win this incredible prize! Please be sure to leave your comment below by Wednesday, April 6th! GOOD LUCK!!!
For the past 10 days we've asked you to take a moment to thank our partners to this 10th birthday celebration each day on their Facebook pages. They have LOVED hearing from all our readers! In addition to thanking Stamp-n-Storage, we would love you to take a moment to also welcome them to the SCT family! We are always excited to work with new industry partners to bring the latest and greatest to our readers and this company is owned/operated by truly wonderful people. Here is their Facebook link:
Thank you Stamp-n-Storage for offering brilliant products for all papercrafters and for joining the Scrapbook & Cards Today family!
We have one more thing to wrap up today...our "cupcake challenge!" Here is Day TEN!
As we've said for the past 9 days, hidden throughout the spring issue are 10 little cupcake/dessert images. Each day we've shared the image you are to find and after you find this one, here's what you do:
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
in your email list the 10 days in order and the page number of the "sweet treat" for that day
please provide your mailing information in your email so that when we randomly select the winner we can get that $250 mystery box on it's way to you!
If you don't have a physical copy of the magazine, you can view or download the spring issue HERE. (if you would like to subscribe to receive Scrapbook & Cards Today in your mailbox, you can subscribe here!)
To all our partners of this grand 10th birthday celebration, THANK YOU for the amazing prizes! To our design team for their fun birthday inspiration each day, THANK YOU! You truly just breathe inspiration. And to YOU, our fabulous readers, thank you most of all for your support over the past 10 years. We look forward to 10 more years celebrating our love of all things papercrafting together! Scrapbook & Cards Today will continue to be on the leading edge of what's new and exciting in paper crafts and will continue to offer you inspiration through our magazine, special issues, in our SCT Delivered kits and at our Crop & Create events! Please be sure to follow us:
Now, if you're just joining us for the first time today, please be sure to join our 10th birthday celebration on Day ONE here and follow along each day until today! There are so many prizes and we can't wait to share them all! If you have not left a comment below, do that now!!!
This has been so much fun SCT friends. We can't wait to do it all again next year...for 11 days ;) xoxoxo
"Let's celebrate! Nancy Damiano here! Creating simple cards with a little pop of something special is a fun, creative outlet for me. I love to add texture and layers of color with patterned paper and stickers. Here, layers of paper from American Craft's Happy Place are stacked to create this fun birthday card. The balloon sticker pops up just over the card for a fun "floating" effect and is kept in place with a gold bow clip.
My favorite part is the little touch of fringe crepe paper at the bottom of the card. It's a simple, but unexpected touch that creates movement and a bit of fun.
Wishing the crew and fans of Scrapbook & Cards Today all the best. Here's to many, many more years of celebrating!" ~ Nancy Damiano
Day NINE - Giveaway
Prize 1: Noteworthy Collection by Richard Garay
"Offering vintage elements with a modern spin, this Noteworthy collection is sure to inspire you to reach out the old-fashioned way! Set a date for lunch, a time to chat on the phone, or just tell someone you love them with a hand written note. Happy birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today!"
Prize 2: Fancy Pants Atwell Collection
Happy Birthday to our wonderful friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today! I was only too happy to teach recently at Crop & Create Calgary with this collection. Introducing our Attwell Collection~the perfect prize for scrapbookers, card makers, planners and paper crafters alike! This fun prize includes a 6x6 paper pad, puffy stickers, binder clips, pouches, sticky notes, pens, tags, flair and more!
Prize 3: Penelope collection from Close To My Heart
"It seems we've taken a page out of the crazy, mixed up, and delightful Louis Carroll classic that we used as our inspiration this for April. Despite the upheaval, we know you'll love how our April scrapbooking kit, Looking Glass, will inspire your creativity. You'll find the likes of Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, and plenty of exclusive Cocoa Daisy in our main scrapbooking kit. Some grey clouds, bursts of sunshine-y yellows and gold, misty blues and aquas, and a very soft pink play nicely against just the right amount of graphic black. We've got die cuts, sequins, a shipping tag, and two alphabets. String, stickers, and stamps finish finish it up nicely. We can't wait to share this kit with one lucky reader! Happy 10th Birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today. Here's to many more!"
WOW! What a way to end Day NINE! Thank you Richard Garay, Fancy Pants Designs, Close To My Heart and Cocoa Daisy for this incredible prize package! To be entered to win, please be sure to leave a comment below by Wednesday, April 6th! Please also join us each day as we thank our amazing partners for their wonderful prizes over these past 10 days. Their support allows us to continue to bring Scrapbook & Cards Today to our readers around the world each year. Please visit their Facebook page and give them a big "SCT thank you!" Our partners have LOVED hearing from you!
Hidden throughout the spring issue are 10 little cupcake/dessert images. Each day we will share the image you are to find and at the end of the 10 days, when you've found all 10 cupcakes that coordinate with the image we share each day, you'll email us and be entered in to the draw to win a $250 mystery box! OH MY! If you don't have a physical copy of the magazine, you can view or download the spring issue HERE. This is the day NINE image you're looking for:
Thanks for joining us today! Tomorrow we wrap up this grand event with a GRAND prize! You will not want to miss it!!! With layers and tiers, it will keep you busy for a long time to come ;)
Happy Saturday SCT friends! Are you enjoying our birthday celebration so far? A little mix of inspiration, prizes and a fun challenge. And the fun does not stop yet. Today we have team members Stacy Cohen and Sheri Reguly joining us with more birthday themed fun and we have prizes from Creative Memories (yes, they're back and better than ever!), from our friends at Sizzix and a new collection from Pebbles! What could be better right? Enjoy...
"I’m so excited to be celebrating Scrapbook & Cards Today’s big 10th birthday! What birthday celebration would be complete without party hats and fanciful straws? I made some of these specially for SCT!
These were easy-peasy to make.
First, I found a downloadable party hat template on Pinterest. Tip: Just search “party hat template” within Pinterest or do a broader online search of this phrase, and many options will come up. I printed a party hat template and then gathered some festive patterned paper.
I cut the hat template from the patterned paper, then I rolled up the hats and glued the edges.
Next I decorated the hats with fringed garland. I happened to have some pre-made fringe on hand, but you could easily make your own using a roll of crepe paper. Just cut some slits along the edges and crumple it up a bit.
I then used some strips of striped patterned paper to create accordion rosettes. I used a rosette steel die to cut out the accordion strip, but these are also easy to cut and fold without any special cutting tool.
I adorned each rosette with a button center, then I added the completed rosettes to the hats. I made extra rosettes to decorate some colorful straws.
Happy Birthday, SCT! I can’t wait to see all the inspiring projects you have in store for us during the next 10 years!" ~ Stacy Cohen
"Hello, it's Sheri joining you now! One of my favorite ways to personalize a celebration is with coordinated loot bags and party favors. I have a very simple tutorial to share with you today on how to create slim style treat bags, as well as how to create wrapped chocolate bar party favors to share with your guests.
To create a slim style loot bag, first determine the desired size. The ones I created measure 4 1/2” wide and 6 1/2” tall. Score two lines as shown to create crisp folds.
Adhere adhesive along the bottom edge of the middle portion, as well as along one edge.
Fold the edge without the adhesive over first, followed by the edge with the adhesive.
Embellish as desired, and fill with goodies! I used a combination of die cut doilies, tags, and tassels. Have fun…anything goes!!!
To create wrapped chocolate bar favors, first select a patterned paper to use as your base, or opt for a pretty gift wrap as I used for my examples. (*tip - The thinner the paper, the easier it is to create neat folds.)
Trim the patterned paper to size, center and fold over candy bar. Apply adhesive on the underside of the patterned paper to create an invisible seam.
Once your candy bar is wrapped, it’s time to embellish as desired.
I couldn’t resist using these 4x4 and 4x6 cards from Bo Bunny’s “You’re Invited”collection. To create a crisp edge, I scored the top and bottom edges.
Adhere the 4x4 and 4x6 card toppers to the candy bars, wrap with decorative twine, and embellish as desired. (I used a combination of die cut and punched shapes, number stickers, and dimensional flower stickers.) Once again, anything goes! You can design a matching set, or give each one a unique touch.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny, We R Memory Keepers; Stickers: Bo Bunny, Doodlebug Designs; Project Life Cards, Die Cuts: Bo Bunny; Tassel: Crate Paper; Enamel Dots: My Mind’s Eye
"Happy Birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today! We are excited to share a Fresh Picks Collection featuring stunning watercolor artwork with a lucky reader. The prize includes the Fresh Picks Fast2Fab Album, Fresh Picks Paper Pack and a Fresh Picks Slide-In Pack! Life is beautiful, scrapbook it"
Prize 2: Sizzix
Wishing our friends at SCT magazine the happiest 10th birthday! Our prize package includes a fabulous selection of:
Clear stamps — Let's be clear: Sizzix Clear Stamps offer a variety of themes for elegantly embellishing any gift-giving or cardmaking project. These non-yellowing stamps feature charming hand-drawn designs and plenty of personalization possibilities!
Paper pads — No ordinary papers, Sizzix Paper Pads were made to set your art apart with designs for the unique dimensions of Sizzix dies – from our smallest to Bigz XL dies for cardmaking, scrapbooking, bags, boxes and so much more!
Prize 3: Pebbles Inc. - Fun In the Sun
Our friends at Pebbles Inc. are sharing a selection of their latest and greatest collection with today's winner! Dig your toes in the sand and get ready for summer!
Hooray! What an amazing "loot bag" from Creative Memories, Sizzix and Pebbles! To be entered to win, please be sure to leave a comment below by Wednesday, April 6th! Please also join us each day as we thank our partners for their wonderful prizes and for all their support for SCT over these TEN years by clicking on the links below for their Facebook pages. We have loved seeing our readers visiting their pages and guess what? They LOVE hearing from you!
Hidden throughout the spring issue are 10 little cupcake/dessert images. Each day we will share the image you are to find and at the end of the 10 days, when you've found all 10 cupcakes that coordinate with the image we share each day, you'll email us and be entered in to the draw to win a $250 mystery box! OH MY! If you don't have a physical copy of the magazine, you can view or download the spring issue HERE. This is today's image you're looking for:
Thank you once again for joining us as we celebrate 10 years in the industry. Each of our team members had a passion for paper and documenting memories. I cannot tell you how thankful I am it brought us together as a team but it brought us amazing readers like YOU!