Good morning SCT friends! Our 11th birthday celebration is drawing near, but we are not quite finished yet! On day 10 we have our sweet friend Jen Gallacher here to share the sweetest party favour bags ever! We’re also so happy to welcome our friends from Echo Park Paper, Pinkfresh Studio and Hero Arts Stamps who are joining in on today’s fun! Just wait until you see what they have added to our loot bag today!

“Hey, Jen Gallacher here so excited to be celebrating SCT Magazine’s 11th Birthday. What a milestone! I thought it would be fun to share a party favor bag idea that you can easily create with just a few tools. Follow the instructions below for more details.

Birthday Party Favor Bags Photo 2 by Jen Gallacher

Step 1: Use a manual die cut machine to cut three bags from patterned paper.

Party Favor Box Step 1

Step 2: Assemble the boxes by using the folds in the die cut shape.

Party Favor Box Step 2

Step 3: Wrap white crochet twine around the center of the box three to four times and tie into a bow on the left side of the box shape.

Party Favor Box Step 3

Step 4: Pleat white crepe paper strips into circles and staple in the center of a white doily.

Party Favor Box Step 4

Step 5: Mount the crepe paper and doily circle on the front of each bag.

Party Favor Step 5

Step 6: Attach a teal balloon to the center of each crepe paper doily with a glue dot. This will allow the party guest to remove and use the balloon later.

Party Favor Step 6

Step 7: Decorate each box with party or birthday image stickers. Then dress up each sticker with additional embellishments including enamel dots in bright colors and twine.

Birthday Favor Bags Photo 1 by Jen Gallacher

This project uses the beautiful “Summer Dreams” from Echo Park Paper. I simply concentrated on using some of the more party-themed stickers and elements to create the bags! ~ Jen Gallacher

Thank you Jen! We love having you back for our special birthday!

Day 10 Celebration Giveaways!!!

We are thrilled to be celebrating this milestone with our friends from Echo Park Paper, Pinkfresh Studio and Hero Arts Stamps. All are wonderful companies that love to celebrate with our amazing readers.

Today’s first prize in today’s prize package is from Echo Park and includes these beautiful products from the brand new Summer Fun collection!


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From our friends at Pinkfresh Studio, they have provided a lovely selection of Planner stamps created by Brandi Kincaid. And if you’re not a planner not to worry as these stamps are so incredibly versatile you’ll be using them in many projects!


Happy Birthday SCT, and congratulations on 11 wonderfully creative years! Your friends at Hero Arts are thrilled to join in the celebration by offering two of our latest Color Layering bundles. Color Layering is a multiple stamping technique that adds depth and beauty to your projects. Each bundle includes a stamp set, coordinating frame cuts dies and complimentary inks.

Heroarts1Color Layering Hydrangea Bundle


Color Layering Fuchsia Bundle

Thanks for bringing such a beautiful, inspiring publication to our customers. Wishing you many more fabulous years to come!


Thank you to these amazing companies and to Jen Gallacher for an awesome Day 10! For an opportunity to win today’s prizes be sure to leave your comment by March 31st. All winners will be randomly selected and announced on April 3rd! Good luck!

Before you leave us today we would love you to visit our sponsors on Facebook! Let’s put a smile on their company pages today! Here’s where you’ll find them:

Echo Park Paper

Pinkfresh Studio

Hero Arts Stamps

Tomorrow friends it’s Day 11. And it’s a BIG finish. Let’s just say this slowly…$750 shopping spree. Oh yes, you don’t want to miss it. Please invite all your friends to join in our celebration starting at Day 1 HERE! See you tomorrow at 10:00 am EST sharp!