Hello SCT friends! Welcome to Day 9 of our 12 Days of Holiday Giving! While it would be fun to have 9 ladies dancing, it’s early on a Sunday morning so instead, we have Cathy Z joining us and a fabulous prize package for you! Ready to see what we have in store for you today? Let’s get started…

 “On the 9th day of SCT’s 12 Days of Holiday Giving, SCT shared with me….a beautiful card and tag set from our Art Director, Cathy Z along with a fantastic prize package from our friends at American Crafts and My Favourite Things Stamps!”

“Hello and happy holidays, dear SCT Blog Readers! Cathy Z here and I have two very clean and simple projects to show you, a card and a coordinating gift tag.

The idea started with a simple wreath that was not actually part of a holiday stamp set, but rather, the Wreath Greetings set from Simon Says Stamp. First I cut a card panel from some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock at 3-7/8 x 5-1/8, which will give you a nice margin of space on your card base. Next, I stamped the card wreath using Memento Tuxedo black and colored it in using just one Copic marker, YG95 Pale Olive. I stamped berries all around the wreath using the small berry stamp from the set and some of Gina K. Designs Red Velvet ink.

I stamped the word PEACE from my CZ Design Ornamental stamp set with Versamark ink, then added some Gilded embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. I added a simple Cheater’s Bow to the front of the card (learn how to do this by watching this video from Gina K. of Gina K. Designs), put some Fun Foam on the back, leaving the area around the bow uncovered, and adhered it to my A2 sized Red Velvet cardstock base using some liquid glue.

It’s such a simple design, but I think it’s very do-able and I love all the white space! Plus, it was easy to make a coordinating gift tag with the same supplies!

I love my Hero Arts Nesting Tag Dies set around the holidays! I used the same Red Velvet cardstock and stamped my wreath bleeding off the bottom edge of the card, then embossed with the same gold powder for a simple, elegant design. The “From All of Us” sentiment is from the Tiny Words Christmas stamp set.

 Thanks, everyone!” ~ Cathy Zielske



We think you’re going to love the giveaways our partners have offered today!

“Celebrate with the newest collection from Shimelle! Head in the Clouds is bright and colorful and will spark lots of creative fun! Happy Holidays from all of us at American Crafts!”

Our second giveaway is from My Favorite Things stamps!

“Happy Holidays from all of us at My Favorite Things! During the Holiday season, I seem to organically have an opportunity to take pause and reflect on the blessings the year has brought, and after my family and faith, the thing I’m most grateful for is all that encompasses My Favorite Things. From the ability to work with those I love, doing something I love, to all the people whose lives are touched in some way by the work we do, it is truly a blessing and a gift. Thank you for being a gift to our crafting community. Thank you for making us your crafty happy place. Peace and joy to all!” ~ Kim Van Der Sanden, owner of My Favorite Things stamps

To enter each day’s giveaways:

Thank you, Cathy, American Crafts and My Favorite Things 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!

American Crafts on Facebook (be sure to also follow Shimelle on Instagram @shimelle)

My Favorite Things stamps 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