Good morning SCT friends! Thank you so much for stopping by for day ONE of our 10th birthday celebration! Each day for the next 10 days we are celebrating this great milestone with our design team, our industry partners and YOU! Join us as we share beautiful birthday inspired projects from our design team and we'll also be sharing the "loot bag" our partners have put together for a lucky reader too! And, be sure to read to the end for a fun challenge where someone will win an additional $250 prize! We have over $2,500 in prizes to giveaway so "woot, woot", raise the roof and let's get our 10th birthday party started!

Up first today is design team member Marla Kress! In the spring issue Marla created these beautiful ribbon cupcakes for our Top 10 Most Wanted article on page 9. We loved these sweet cupcakes so much we asked Marla to share just how she made them! 


"You are now in tween territory, which I have learned introduces a whole new world of experiences and fun.  Lookout readers because I anticipate a great year ahead! In honor of your tenth birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today, I have made cupcakes (with paper of course) and today I’d like to share how I made one of them.

First you’ll start off with a few key pieces. 



One cupcake wrapper template (any old template will do).  This one happens to have a base which helps hold an insert.  Then you’ll need one 3” circle, six 1” circles and a piece of ribbon.  The wider the better and NOT too silky…you’ll see why ahead. Assemble the cupcake base.


Add you’re 3” circle to the top of the cupcake base.  If you want you can punch a hole in the circle and tie it to the base so that it flips open but I usually just wedge it down inside.

Next fold each of the 1” circles in half.  These will be used to make the cherry on top of the cupcake.  I chose a paper with a red side so that I’d have a red cherry.  Make sure that you fold the side that you WANT TO SEE towards the inside.


Apply glue to one of the folded half circle and begin layering another half circle on top.  In my case I’m gluing all of the yellow sides together.


Until eventually I create and cute little paper cherry.


Next let’s look at the ribbon icing.  I used my sewing machine to create a running stitch down one side of the ribbon.  I DID NOT backstitch at the beginning or the end.  If you don’t have a sewing machine, don’t worry.  You can do this by hand and it may even work better!


Now pull ONE of the threads and start bunching the ribbon.  Sometimes when you’re sewing on the machine this may happen and if it does, LET IT!  Consider it a gift, a shortcut.


And now, remember how I said NOT to use a super silky ribbon in the beginning?  Like the one pictured above?  Well that’s because when you break out the hot glue in this next step IT WILL MELT.  So if that happens you’ll have to grab another type of ribbon and try again.  Boo! And now you know why my ribbon in this next photo looks completely different.

Take you’re hot glue gun and start gluing the gathered ribbon along the outer edge of the 3” circle.  Keep gluing and working towards the center until the ribbon piles up nice and high.  Pretend you’re piping icing on a real cupcake.  Except you’re using a glue gun and ribbon and won’t feel at all guilty tomorrow.


Place you’re icing lid back on the base and you have a super cute little cupcake. 


Add treats inside and they’ll be even better!


Thank you for stopping by and celebrating with us!" ~ Marla

Day ONE – Giveaway

"Happy 10th Birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today! We are so happy to be a part of your monumental birthday celebration! We are excited to offer one lucky reader an assortment from our new Spring Garden collection!  Just in time for the upcoming warm weather!" 


Our second prize package today is from our wonderful friends at Stampin' Up!…

Party Wishes Bundle  Party Wishes Beauty

"You can say, "Glad you were born," and leave it at that. Or you can acknowledge the greatness of the day by making a card, complete with cake, candles, and balloons with the Party Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set.  Today's winner will also receive the Party Punch Pack! What's cuter than an itty bitty punched image? Three itty bitty punched images! Cut out tiny balloons, candles, and cupcakes. Congratulations on 10 years SCT!"

For an opportunity to win today's amazing "loot bag" prizes from Doodlebug and Stampin' Up! please be sure to leave a comment below by Wednesday, April 6th! Please also join us each day as we thank your partners for this prize and for all their support for SCT by clicking on the links below for their facebook pages:

Doodlebug Design Inc.

Stampin' Up!

If you don't already follow SCT on Facebook or Instagram (@sctmagazine), be sure to follow us long there too! 


Day ONE – Challenge

 Let's have some fun! 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 put together by me, your "always happy to give away" Publisher! I have put together a fun box of products that you just have to have in your scrap room! 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:SCT_Day1

So cute right? Thank you for joining us as we kick off this fun celebration! We are thrilled and honoured you've chosen to make SCT a part of your day. See you tomorrow!

~ Catherine

Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today Inc.