Hello and welcome to our 11th birthday celebration! For the next 11 days our team will be here with amazing birthday inspiration. In addition, what would a party be without giveaways! With over $3K in giveaways you can be sure it will be quite the celebration! And if you know us here at SCT, then you know we love to throw a party! It's a great opportunity to thank you for being the best readers ever. Because of you we celebrate this milestone. xoxo

Today we welcome design team member Virginia Nebel with some fun party decor! In addition, our sweet friends from Scrapbook.com, American Crafts and Doodlebug Design are here! So friends, let's get this party started…

"Hello SCT friends, can you believe that SCT is going to be 11 this year!  Congratulations to Catherine and the SCT family for continually inspiring our paper crafting world. I feel truly blessed and lucky to be part of this amazing team and I hope that there are many more years to celebrate. I thought it would be fun to create a 3d project for the birthday celebration.  Here I've made some block numbers which would look great as on a table or shelf for a festive centrepiece.  

These block numbers are from Silhouette America, they are easy to assemble and I have a few tips to share.


If you plan to resize your numbers to the maximum largest size, just remember that you have to make sure the longest piece fits on your 12×12 cutting mat, i.e. you are resizing the longest piece not necessarily the number itself. After you cut out the pieces, I would suggest a dry-run assembly, so fold up all the flaps, twist and turn the sides so that you know how it?s put together.  I also like to re-inforce the inside with some extra card stock, just cut some lengths that fit in the boundaries of the side flaps and score lines.  

This additional card stock on the inside makes the numbers extra sturdy.  One last tip, assemble the frontside of the number first, this way the back is still open and you can really press the edges together for a nice fit.





And voila! Your 3d numbers are assembled and ready to go!


Thank you Virginia for kicking of our celebration! 11 amazing years and speaking of amazing, we're thrilled to partner with these amazing companies who have offered our Day 1 giveaways. Thank you Scrapbook.com, American Crafts and Doodlebug Design! We hope you'll join them over on their Facebook pages today and tell them we sent you! 

Day 1 Celebration Giveaways!

ScrapbookdotcomHappy Birthday SCT! The Complete Nested Variety Kit from Umbrella Crafts (exclusively available at Scrapbook.com) is the perfect addition to all of your die-cutting and crafting needs. If you are a beginner, this is the best bundle to start your manual die-cutting obsession! You will enjoy using these basic shapes over and over for everything from cards, to party decor, to school projects, to gift giving, to pocket page scrapbooking! You will appreciate the versatility of the true 4" x 6" rectangle, the crisp squares, the classic circles, the adorable hearts and the scalloped variations. Wafer-Thin is IN! These are the best, high quality metal dies on the market and can easily cut paper, cardstock, foil and vellum. Umbrella Crafts Dies are compatible with most die cutting machines (sold separately). Each complete package includes: 

  • Six nesting flowers decorative metal dies
  • Five nesting hearts decorative metal dies
  • Five nesting ovals decorative metal dies
  • Six nesting squares decorative metal dies
  • Six nesting circles decorative metal dies 
  • Five nesting scalloped hearts decorative metal dies
  • Six nesting rectangles decorative metal dies
  • 39 decorative dies total


We're so excited to celebrate SCT's 11th birthday! We're thrilled to congratulate them on this milestone and to recognize all they've contributed to the industry. We're also excited for all the readers of this wonderful publication. Thanks for supporting American Crafts and Scrapbook & Cards Today. Best of luck!


Doodlebug is proud to partner with Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine! They are a true inspiration to the industry and are also very dear friends! We are not surprised that they are celebrating their 11th year in business and are sure that they will be around for many more! We would like to wish them a very Happy Birthday and also thank you all for your continued support as well!

For an opportunity to win these prizes please leave a comment below by March 31st! Winners will be randomly selected for each day and announced on April 3rd.  

There you have it SCT friends, Day 1 has begun! Please join today's sponsors on their Facebook pages here…


American Crafts

Doodlebug Design

We hope you'll join us tomorrow for Day TWO!!!