It’s already Day 4 of our “12 Days of Holiday Giving” and the inspiration continues with creative team member Stacy Cohen and the giveaways are plenty from our sweet friends at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and We R Memory Keepers. Oh, and we’ve added a little prize in there from SCT too! Let’s get singing our favourite song…on the 4th day of “SCT’s 12 Days of Holiday Giving, SCT shared with me”…(and it’s not 4 calling birds!)

“Happy Holidays everyone!  Stacy Cohen here today with a holiday project to share.

Gift cards are still very popular gifts, but some people might say they aren’t very personal.  So I like to add a personal touch to them by making handmade gift card holders.  Here’s a set I made using a basic pillow box die-cut.

Stacy Cohen for Scrapbook and Cards Today gift cards


Tip: When making sets of anything (e.g., cards, tags, etc.), stretch your supplies by making your die-cuts do double duty.  I die-cut a glittery star to use on one gift card holder, but before adhering it I used it as a template for stitching a star on another gift card holder.  Here are the steps for making the green gift card holder pictured above.

I die-cut the pillow box using a Sizzix die.

SCT gift card step 1

I die-cut a star and used it as a template for punching stitching holes.

SCT gift card step 2

Gold embroidery thread adds a little holiday shimmer.

SCT gift card step 3

I added gems and pearls to the inside of the stitched star.  Then to finish off the gift card holder, I adhered a big organza bow.

SCT gift card step 4

Thank you for stopping by the SCT blog today!  I wish everyone good health, happiness and love during the holiday season.  And may all your dreams for the coming year be fulfilled! ~ Stacy Cohen

Thank you Stacy! We love those gift card holders and love the added tips you’ve shared!


“It is a special time of the year that is filled with hustle and bustle, excitement and anticipation, and lots of celebrations. CAS-ual Fridays is thrilled to be part of this exciting giving event with our friends at SCT! We are all about fun and inspiration so we’re hoping to add a little extra sparkle to this special event by giving not 1 but 2 prizes, each valued at over $40!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 1

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 2
Whether you spin the dreidel or light the tree, we hope to delight you with our prize packages, and can’t wait to send some happy mail to the lucky winners! In the spirit of giving, we have a little something for each of you as part of the 12 Days of Holiday Giving festivities.
Enter code sct12daysofholidaygiving at checkout through December 20th, to receive a 20% discount on your product subtotal…that’s on top of our holiday sale prices! Thank you for allowing us to inspire and delight you with our designs, projects and challenges this year, we hope to do it even better in 2018!

From all of us to all of you, may all of your holiday celebrations sparkle with light and love.” Michele, owner CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

We R Memory Keepers for Scrapbook & Cards Today

“The We R Memory Keepers Dial Trimmer is like 6 tools in one! Easily turn the dial to select from 6 blade options: scallop, wave, deckle, perforate, cut, and score. You can cut through cardstock up to 12 inches with the 14 inch extending arm.

Thank you for including us in your holiday celebration. We wish all of you and our friends from Scrapbook & Cards Today a warm and wonderful holiday season!” – We R Memory Keepers

Our final prize today is….


SCT’s 365 Online Class was so popular in 2017 that we’re bringing it back for 2018, too!  SCT 365 is the perfect class to help you get those moments off your computer (or out of a shoebox) and onto pages in your family album, one month at a time! This double-page, sketch-based class features exclusive PageMaps sketches, trendy techniques (all spelled out in photos), a monthly bonus card, cutting files, complete instructions and so much more.

We’ve lined up an all-star cast of your favourite teachers, including Lisa Dickinson, Kelly Goree, Becki Adams, Paige Evans, Meghann Andrew, Jana Eubank, Jen Gallacher, Nicole Nowosad, Anya Lunchenko, Bea Valint, Stacy Cohen and Sheri Reguly!

On the 1st of each month, the new content will be available to you in the online classroom on the SCT website. Best of all, the content is available to you all year long so YOU can set the pace for this class. This class starts on January 1, 2018! Registration is still open here!

To enter each day’s giveaways:

For an opportunity to win, leave a comment below by midnight on December 22nd EST. All winners will be announced on December 23rd at noon EST. Good luck! We are loving your favourite holiday memories so please keep sharing!

We would also ask that you 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! And they have loved hearing from you this past couple of days.

We R Memory Keepers on Facebook

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps on Facebook

Thank you again for joining us on Day 4! To those that are celebrating the start of the Festival of Lights, we wish you a Happy Hanukkah!

Please continue to spread the holiday spirit by inviting your friends to share in our celebration!  The more the merrier! And if you’re just joining us for the first time, be sure to start with our Day 1 post HERE.