Good morning! It's Day 2 of our birthday celebration the the party is just getting started! If you missed Day 1, be sure to join us here! Today we are thrilled to have Design Team Member Paige Evans joining us with a beautiful layout featuring birthday pinwheels! Be sure to also see Paige's process video which is linked below!

"I've seen pinwheels making a comeback lately and I wanted to give them a go again! But, I really didn't want them to be too thick – bulky embellishments means I can't fit as many pages into a scrapbook and I need all the space I can get! So, I made them only 1/8" thick! Sure it was a labor of love, but I got the results I was hoping for, so it was 10000% worth it!

Happy 4th Birthday by Paige Evans

I started by trying to figure out if this technique was even possible in such a minute scale. Using a scoring board I scored every 1/8" on one of the papers from the Oh My Heart 12×12 Paper Pad – there are 6 papers that have rose gold foiling and 6 that are die cut and ready to layer! I used the tiny rose gold hearts paper and attempted to make a thin rosette. Let's just say I gave up on the first attempt. Then I made one that had scored lines every 1/4", but like I predicted, it was just too thick for my layout, albeit much much much easier to make.


I tried again at 1/8", this time not trying to rush the process and tweaked my folding technique until I got it right! Once I figured out how to make one, I couldn't stop. I varied the width of the papers to get different sized rosettes. My favorite part is seeing the new pattern that emerges when the paper is looped together – I LOVE the top right rosette on the layout – that paper is triangles of color but look at the beautiful design it makes once it's a rosette! Swoon. 

After all the rosettes were made I picked a background paper. Since I chose Oh My Heart papers that were mostly bright colors on a white background for the rosettes I needed a darker background to help them stand out and become the focal element.


I hadn't used the periwinkle stripes paper yet and it looked beautiful as the background so that was that! I splashed white acrylic paint over the background and let it dry. Then I layered the rosettes on top, trying not to overlap them a whole lot because that would have defeated the purpose of making them so thin haha. I punched three photos of Jane on her birthday into 2" circles and matted them with white cardstock. I made them circles to continue with the round theme – round rosettes, round splashes, round photos.


Next I tied a rainbow of baker's twine into bows and added one to the center of each rosette. On the largest rosette I created the title with Thickers and mini alphabet stickers. I fussy cut a white scalloped border from a 6×6 paper, stamped journaling lines above, and wrote my journaling to finish!

Happy 4th Birthday by Paige Evans

To see just how Paige created this layout, she has created a process video to share with you…

Thank you Paige! Beautiful work! 

Day 2 Celebration Giveaways!

Happy 11th birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today – we’re just as happy to celebrate number 11 with you as we were number 1! In honor of your birthday, we’re excited to offer one lucky reader an assortment of products from our new Domestic Bliss collection. Embrace the mess & document your own ‘home sweet home’ with Domestic Bliss!  The cheerful palette of pinks, blues, yellows & greens paired with bright pops of navy & playful graphics create the delightfully fun, tongue-in-cheek collection that will make all of your crafting projects shine.




Congrats to our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today on their 11th Birthday Celebration! To show our gratitude at being part of the celebration we’re giving away not one but TWO yes.. TWO $50 gift certificates to our online store! Shop for our NEW Deco Foil Transfer Gel that gives dimension plus unbelievable shine plus over 30 colors of Deco Foil Transfer Sheets! And that’s not all…pick up our new Rebekah Meier Mixed Media collection as well. There’s so much to chose from and it’s our way of celebrating with you our fans and friends! Happy Birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today! Here’s to many more! Visit our blog for project ideas at: And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram too!

Lift Me Up Clear Mount Bundle

Carried Away Designer Series Paper

Happy birthday to our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today! We would love to share our Lift Me Up Clear-Mount Bundle which includes Lift Me Up Clear-Mount Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies. In addition, we have the Carried Away Designer Series Paper! The Lift Me Up Bundle coordinates perfect with the Designer Series Paper, Carried Away, offered in this year’s Sale-A-Bration. Grab yours before the end of Sale-A-Bration, March 31st.


WOW! Amazing prizes! Thank you Simple Stories, Therm O Web and Stampin' Up! for not only these generous prizes but the amazing support for our 11 years!

For an opportunity to win today's prize package, be sure to leave a comment below by March 31st! Winner will be announced on April 3rd! Good luck!

Please also take a moment to visit our sponsors on their Facebook pages with a big SCT "THANK YOU!!!" They always love hearing from the best readers out there!

Simple Stores

Therm O Web

Stampin' Up!

Please be sure to join us tomorrow for Day 3! You sure won't be disappointed!!!

~ Catherine