Good morning! Design Team member Jen Gallacher here with you today! Let's celebrate 10 years of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine with a bright and happy gift box! This gift box comes together easily with just a few tools!

To create this project you will need:

* Pillow Box Die

* Flower Punches

* Pinked Circle Die Cut

* Scallop Border Punch

* "It's My Party" Paper Pad, Stamp, Ribbon, Decorative Tape, and Enamel Dots

* Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding, and Crushed Curry Stamping Ink (Stampin' Up!)

* Fuchsia Ribbon (Stampin' Up!)

* Silhouette Machine

* Sizzix Big Shot Machine


Step 1: Use the pillow box die cut and a manual die cut machine to cut a pillow box shape from the balloon paper.


Step 2: Cut a 2 1/2" tall strip from the soft mint patterned paper from the "It's My Party" paper pad. You can use the pillow box die cut if you prefer to get the scoring lines in the same place.


Step 3: Using the scoring lines from the die cut shapes as a guide, fold each piece and mount the mint rectangle on top of the balloon shape.


Step 4: Wrap the mint decorative tape around the bottom edge of the mint patterned paper rectangle.


Step 5: Fold and assemble the box. Wrap the fuchsia ribbon around the box and tie into a bow.


Step 6: Punch several flower shapes from yellow cardstock and mount on the box near the ribbon. Add mint enamel dots to the center of each flower.


Step 7: Use the Crushed Curry stamping ink pad to stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock. Stamp the same sentiment with the Melon Mambo, and Pistachio Pudding ink pads. Use scissors to cut out the word "for" from the mint colored sentiment. Cut the "you" word from the fuchsia sentiment. Adhere these two words to the yellow sentiment. Add a strip of yellow scallop cardstock to the bottom of the sentiment and cut both ends of the white stamped strip into a triangle to form a banner tag.


Step 8: Use a pinked circle die cut to cut a circle from the mint cardstock. Use a digital Silhouette machine to cut the number "10" from fuchsia cardstock and mount the die cut number in the center of the circle. Mount the stamped sentiment at the bottom of the circle. Mount this piece on the box.

Here's a look at the finished gift box:


Here's a close-up look at the die cut and stamped elements:


Using elements from an entire birthday collection making creating fun and easy! Please join me in wishing SCT a very happy 10th birthday! ~ Jen Gallacher


Day THREE – Giveaway

Prize 1: Echo Park

"Welcome summer with a charming, family-themed collected titled “Happy Summer.” Document your favorite summer activities including trips to the park, dips in the pool, and outdoor activities. It’s going to be the happiest summer yet with this incredible release. This prize includes a collection kit, chipboard stickers, a paper dolls Designer Die set, and the coordinating Enamel Dots." ~ Echo Park 


 Prize 2: Carta Bella

"Enjoy a trip to the ocean with the gorgeous “Yacht Club” collection. This sophisticated, and vintage-inspired release is printed on heavy-weight, texture paper. Perfect for remembering getaways to the beach, an upcoming cruise, and water fun by the sea, it’s a collection you’re sure to love. This prize includes a collection kit, decorative brads, a sailboat Designer die set, and the collection’s ephemera pack." ~ Carta Bella


Prize 3: A $50 gift certificate from Scrapbook.comthe most visited scrapbooking site online that touches lives throughout the world! 


Another amazing day of prizes just for YOU! For an opportunity to win this fabulous "loot bag" from Echo Park, Carta Bella and Scrapbook.com 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 the years by clicking on the links below for their Facebook pages. They will LOVE to hear from you!

Echo Park

Carta Bella


Day THREE – 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 for joining us today! Many have asked how to subscribe to the physical printed copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and you can do that HERE! See you tomorrow.

~ Catherine

Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine