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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 6×6 paper pad, which made it as easy as simply tearing the sheets I wanted out.

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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.”

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3. Next, the gift tag. Using the same washi tape, dress up basic shipping tags. Add bow stickers to the tops of tags.

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I didn’t have orange or green bows, so I made my own from washi tape and enamel dots.

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5. Create the greeting using wood veneer letters. To continue the monochromatic look, add a quick coat of acrylic paint.

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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.

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6. Add the tags to the centers of the presents and attach the presents to some string to complete your design.

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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).

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TIP: When adding your washi, leave extra tape that you can then wrap around the string to attach to the banner.

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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.

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Here’s to a colorful 10th birthday, SCT! So HAPPY to be a part of the fun! <3 <3 <3

Cheers!
Megan, Editor-in-Chief

Day TEN – Grand Prize GIVEAWAY!!!

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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:

Large Starter Kit

60 Combo Full 900

12x12 Paper 900

Magnet Card Promotion

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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:

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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!
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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 catherine@scrapbookandcards.com
  • 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!)

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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:

on our website: Scrapbook & Cards Today

on Facebook

on Instagram:  @sctmagazine

on Pinterest

on YouTube

on Twitter

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

~ Catherine Tachdjian

Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine