Happy Monday friends! Monday’s are not always so fun but today, on Day 10 of our 12 Days of Holiday Giving, all the fun is right here and we’re so happy you’ve joined us! Ready to see what we have in store for you today? Let’s go!

Let’s get started…

 “On the 10th day of SCT’s 12 Days of Holiday Giving, SCT shared with me….a beautiful card and tag set from our Editor-in-Chief, Susan Opel along with an amazing prize package from our friends at Close To My Heart and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!”

“Hello dear readers! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you from Salt Lake City, UT!

What a whirlwind this time of year is! Behind the scenes here at SCT, we are diligently working on the first issue of 2019. I’ve been so busy taking care of business and tending to holiday fun that my craft room was getting a little crusty missing me. Enter THIS blog post to give me a reason to finally get down there and create!

I recently got my hands on the November SCT Sampler and knowing that I would be creating something for this fantastic event, I grabbed a few fun things from the sampler and got to work. I’ve seen y’all making some pretty cute stuff with this sampler by following #sctsampler on Instagram.


The Christmas Town collection from Doodlebug is seriously SO MUCH fun, so I grabbed a couple of the colorful papers provided in the sampler for my card. I’m ALL about a good colorful stripe and in Doodlebug colors? Yes, please!

Ho Ho Ho Card detail by Susan R Opel for Scrapbook & Cards Today

For my focal point, I knew I wanted to use Santa (because cuuuuuttteee!), and then I saw these fun scissors from the Pink Paislee Whimsical collection included in the SCT Sampler. I thought it would be fun for Santa to be holding those giant scissors! And then, I found a border strip of gifts, so I fussy cut one for him to have in the other hand. Santa is a WRAP star!

And because I am addicted to heat embossing, I pulled out a couple of sentiment stamps from Simon Says Stamp to seal the deal. All dies on this card are from My Favorite Things as well as the Limelight cardstock. I am hoarding every last sliver of this delicious bright green! I added dimension to the card with foam tape from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Christmas tags by Susan R Opel for Scrapbook & Cards Today

Once I got done with my card, I was left with some pretty healthy strips of patterned paper, so I wanted to see how far I could make two pieces of 6×6 patterned paper go. I pulled out a couple of smaller tag dies from Avery Elle Stamps and carefully positioned them on the remaining strips. True confession: I die cut both strips at the same time for even quicker results. Thank you, Spellbinders Platinum 6!

The stickers in the sampler were a quick way to finish the main portion of the tag, and then I added ribbon and twine from my stash in festive and unifying colors. SO easy!

So there you have it, my friends! Every last bit of patterned paper can be used somehow! And thank you, SCT for giving me a reason to create. I’ve been missing it!

Here’s to a fantastic holiday with family and friends, and I wish you the very best in 2019!” ~ Susan R. Opel



First, from our friends at Close To My Heart…

Close To My Heart Story by Stacy giveaway for Scrapbook & Cards Today

“Story by Stacy™ is a collaboration between Close To My Heart and long-time industry professional Stacy Julian on a line of story-based products designed to teach you how to create authentic, personal stories with your memories and photos. Short Story includes a workbook that walks you through the process of visual storytelling with a large group of photos and including a written summary at the end. The workshop kit includes a 6″ x 6″ album, 10 Memory Protectors™, patterned paper, cardstock, and embellishments to create a complete story with your memories and photos. Happy Holidays to all of you!” ~ Close To My Heart

CAS-ual Fridays giveaway

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year when spirits are bright and everything seems just a little bit magical. All of us at CAS-ual Fridays wish you a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. We are thrilled to offer this special prize featuring Partridge in a Pear Tree with its brand new coordinating Pear Tree Fri-Die, and to add a little more fun, we’re including our new Most Wonderful mini set.  Merry Christmas!” ~ CAS-ual Fridays

To enter each day’s giveaways:

Thank you, Susan, Close To My Heart and CAS-ual Fridays stamps for another fabulous day! For an opportunity to win today’s giveaways, be sure to leave a comment below by midnight on December 22nd EST. All winners will be announced on December 23rd at noon EST!

We would also love for you to take a moment to visit today’s sponsors on their Facebook pages to thank them for their generous prizes. Our SCT readers are always so wonderful at saying “thank you” and it’s because of that appreciation our partners love to share with you here throughout the year! Let’s show them how much we are love these 12 Days of Giveaways! If you don’t already “like” them, you may just want to!

Close To My Heart on Facebook

CAS-ual Fridays on Facebook

Scrapbook & Cards Today on Facebook (<—– that’s us! Come and join the fun!)

Thank you again for joining us! Be sure to click the links below to visit each day of our 12 Days of Holiday Giving event! SO many amazing and wonderful prizes to be won, not to mention beautiful inspiration from our team!

See you tomorrow for Day 10 when our Editor-in-Chief, Susan R. Opel is stopping by!


Be sure to follow our “12 Days of Holiday Giving” event by clicking on the days below to visit those posts:

Day 1 – Inspiration from Sheri Reguly and prizes from Janome Canada, Scrapbook.com and SCT

Day 2 – Inspiration from Meghann Andrew and prizes from Simple Stories, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Pink & Main

Day 3 – Inspiration from Paige Evans and prizes from Pink Paislee and Echo Park Paper

Day 4 – Inspiration from Virginia Nevel and prizes from Doodlebug Design, Altenew and We R Memory Keepers

Day 5 – Inspiration from Stacy Cohen and prizes from Photoplay Paper, Simon Says Stamp and SCT

Day 6 – Inspiration from Melissa Phillips and prizes from Jillibean Soup and Creative Memories

Day 7 – Inspiration from Lisa Dickinson and prizes from Heidi Swapp, Pebbles and SCT

Day 8 – Inspiration from Latisha Yoast and prizes from Lawn Fawn, Stampin’ Up! and SCT

Day 9 – Inspiration from Cathy Zielske and prizes from Shimelle and My Favorite Things