It’s Day 4 of our “12 Days of Holiday Giving” event and we certainly don’t have 4 calling birds for you but so much more! Today we are excited to have design team member Virginia Nebel joining us and another amazing prize package with not one, not two but three prizes! Are you ready? Let’s get started…

“On the 4th day of SCT’s 12 Days of Holiday Giving, SCT shared with me….a beautiful project from designer Virginia Nebel and a fabulous prize package from Doodlebug Designs, Altenew and We R Memory Keepers!” 

“Happy Holidays SCT friends, Virginia here to share with you a gift idea that is really easy and fun to make. If you like to make cards to give away, you can add an extra special touch by packaging them in a card-o-lope! (this is a term I made up, an envelope for a bunch of cards!) On the inside of the card-o-lope, there is room to write your personal message.

Here is the front of my Christmas cards that I’ve made for this season,  you can see the card-o-lope can easily hold 4 layered (A2 sized) cards plus 4 envelopes.

Are you ready to make a card-o-lope?

All you need for the base is a 12×9 piece of cardstock and a scoring tool.

  • Step 1a. Score a 12 x 9 cardstock at 3.5, 4, 8.5, 9 and 11 inches.
  • Step 1b. Rotate paper 90 degrees, then score at 1, 1.5, 7.5 and 8 inches.
  • Step 1c. Rotate paper back to the original position, you should have your paper scored as shown by the dashed lines.

  • Step 2. Cut out along the inner score lines as shown.  The gray areas shown in the diagram are cut out.

You are ready to fold and assemble the card-o-lope base.

  • Step 3a. Fold and glue the 1-inch flap to the left to create a nice folded edge for the box portion.
  • Step 3b. Fold the box flaps and secure them to the back of the card-o-lope.
  • Step 3c. Fold the cover into the right to complete the card-o-lope.

To finish, cover the outside with your favourite pattern papers (this will help to double-up on the thickness and make the project sturdier) and embellishments!

Voila, a pretty package for a set of beautiful hand-made cards!” ~ Virginia Nebel




“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A season for family and giving! Doodlebug would like to offer one very lucky winner an assortment of festive goodies from our “Christmas Town” collection! Thanks to all of you for your support & have a very Merry Christmas!” ~ all your friends at Doodlebug Design

“Just in time for the holidays! Create pom pom up to 5 inches in diameter. Perfect for gift decorating, home decor, craft projects, and more! Happy Holidays from We R Memory Keepers!”

“Happy Holidays from Altenew! This beautiful limited edition card making kit, Sunlit Flower Card Making Kit, includes a beautiful floral stamp and die set featuring two multi-step flowers, leaves, and a couple of sentiments, our Artist Markers Starter Set, an inspiration guide and more! It has everything you need to create stunning handmade cards or any paper crafting projects.” ~ Altenew

To enter each day’s giveaways:

Thank you, Virginia, Doodlebug, We R Memory Keepers and Altenew for a wonderful day of inspiration and prizes! 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!

Doodlebug Design on Facebook

We R Memory Keepers on Facebook

Altenew on Facebook

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


One more thing today, we have a few recent prize giveaway winners to announce:

If you joined us for the Altenew Blog Hop on November 30, the winner of the $20 Altenew gift certificate is Michele Clay!

Oh, Latisha! These poinsettias jump off the front if these cards in their realness and gorgeousness! I would have loved to see you watercolor these in a video. Don’t you just love Altenew goodies?! ~ Michele Clay, November 30, 2018

The winner of a 3-month subscription to the SCT Sampler is Liette B!

Happy mail is the best mail!! What a great way to try out new product and keep the creative juices flowing! Thank you for the chance to win! ~ Liette B. November 23, 2018

The winner of the Photoplay Paper giveaway is Patricia Sparks!

Awesome paper! I love the traditional red and green. ~ Patricia sparks November 21, 2018

Ladies congratulations! Please send us an email at with your full mailing address and telephone number and we’ll share that with the prize sponsors.


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, 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