Thank you for joining us on Day 5 of our Birthday Celebration! Today design team member Lisa Dickinson joins us to share a inspiring birthday page with her usual design perfection! We also have another amazing prize package to share from our friends at Carta Bella and Paper Smooches Stamps! Let's get today's party started…

"Happy Birthday SCT! Birthdays are festive and bright celebrations, and the layouts featuring them should be just as colorful! For me, that means using lots of patterned paper in a bright and happy palette. This layout featuring my daughter's seventh birthday, is one such page:


The harlequin pattern was perfect for displaying a large variety of patterns, because each piece is small but impactful. . I cut the various diamonds on my Silhouette and  then used baker's twine to create linear borders for the design. Martha Stewart Gel Adhesive is the perfect for glue for this type of application because the fine tip lays down a very thin line of glue and it dries really quick!


On several of the diamonds, I added color-coordinated embellishments like die cuts, stickers, chipboard and transparencies, cutting them to fit within the shape. The accents add a bit of texture and dimension to the design.


The title is electronically cut using the free font Sofia.  I added a tiny chipboard tag with letter stickers in front of it, and a few strips of journaling below. The result is a page that is as vibrant and joyful as the celebration itself!" ~ Lisa Dickinson

Day 5 Celebration Giveaways!


Happy Birthday SCT! We are excited to be a part of your celebration with the new Carta Bella Toy Box collection designed by Stephen Duncan. Toy Box is a bright, vivid collection paired with adorable images with a vintage feel. Perfect for telling those sweet playful stories!


Paper Smooches Stamps is excited to be a part of another amazing birthday celebration with our friends at SCT! Congratulations SCT on this milestone. Today we would love to offer one of your wonderful readers a $50 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store! Our exclusive Photopolymer clear stamps and steel metal dies are all made in the USA and are guaranteed to be of highest quality. Using our Photopolymer clear stamps and steel metal dies will not only bring you wonderful images and designs for your card making and paper crafting, but will also give you consistent prints and artwork every single time you use them!


Thank you Lisa, Carta Bella and Paper Smooches Stamps for a great Day 5 celebration! For an opportunity to win these prizes please leave a comment below. Be sure to leave your comment by March 31st! All randomly selected winners will be announced on April 3rd. Good luck!

We hope you'll take a moment to visit today's sponsor's Facebook pages. If you don't already "like" them, it would be great if you did!

Echo Park Paper (parent company of Carta Bella)

Paper Smooches

If today is your first day joining us, be sure to see the first four days starting with day one HERE! Mark your calendars to join us tomorrow for Day Six! Another amazing day!