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!

SCT Party Hats and Straws

These were easy-peasy to make. 

  1. 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.

SCT Party Step 1

  1. I cut the hat template from the patterned paper, then I rolled up the hats and glued the edges.

SCT Party Step 2

  1. 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.

SCT Party Step 3

  1. 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.

SCT Party Step 4

  1. 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.

SCT Party Hats and 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

From Design Team member Sheri Reguly:

"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 4×4 and 4×6 cards from Bo Bunny’s “You’re Invited”collection. To create a crisp edge, I scored the top and bottom edges.


Adhere the 4×4 and 4×6 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

Wishing SCT the happiest of birthdays! ~ Sheri Reguly

Day SIX – Giveaway

Prize 1: Creative Memories

"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!

SizzixPrize 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!

Creative Memories



Day SIX – Challenge

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! 

Enjoy your Saturday!

~ Catherine

Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine