We are so excited to kick-off a week of celebration today on the blog for our 15th birthday week! We have loved bringing you the best projects and products in the papercrafting industry over the past 15 years, and we are looking forward to many more to come! This week, our design team is sharing five days of wonderful projects with you, and our amazing partners have filled the week with birthday prizes to share with you, our beautiful readers! Let’s start this party off with Lisa Dickinson, a layout, and a free digital cut file! 


We (Meghann Andrew and Jen Walker) interrupt this blog post to SURPRISE Catherine with a few messages of love and thanks for our partners and team!


Now back to Lisa Dickinson …


Hello everyone! It’s Lisa Dickinson here today and I’m so excited to be celebrating another wonderful year of Scrapbook & Cards Today! To kick off the celebration, I’m sharing a birthday-themed layout, along with an adorably yummy cupcake cut file you can download!

Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Echo Park Paper, American Crafts; Tags/banners: Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Elle’s Studio; Enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye, Pinkfresh Studio; Metal brads: My Mind’s Eye; Border punch: EK Success; Twine: Lawn Fawn; Electronic die cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Download your free cupcake cut file HERE

To create a fun, festive border for this birthday page, I started by cutting the cupcakes from white cardstock and filling the interiors with lots of fun colors that I pulled from the floral background paper. Once the die cuts were “frosted” I accented the tops with lots of enamel dot sprinkles!

To balance out the busy floral paper, I selected a soft pink plaid as the base for my colorful cupcakes. Adhering them with foam squares makes them pop off the page and I always love adding this dimension to a design. A punched scallop border also helps define the page border and separates it from the area designated for my photos.

I hope you’ll be inspired to join in our birthday celebration this week and create your very own birthday-themed page! We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to share it with us on social media by tagging us on Instagram and Facebook, and using the hashtag #sctmagazine!

Now let’s blow out the candles and have some cake! Happy Birthday, SCT!

Find more of Lisa’s work here : Instagram | Blog | Facebook


We are so excited to begin this week of giveaways with three amazing prizes! 

First, our friends at American Crafts have put together a fun-filled giveaway featuring products across their brands! It even includes a We R Memory Keepers Punch Board, perfect for creating a birthday banner! 

Our second prize comes from our newest partner, Concord & 9th: a Painted Petals Turnabout™ Toolkit!

The Painted Petals Turnabout™ Toolkit includes everything you need—minus a stamping platform (like a MISTI®)—to get started on your Turnabout journey!

This kit includes:

  • Painted Petals Turnabout™ Stamp Set—exclusive to this kit! (7 stamps; 6″ x 6″)
  • Painted Petals Dies—exclusive to this kit! (7 pieces)
  • Four Ink Cubes (Aqua Sky, Peacock, Grapefruit, & Stardust)
  • 6″ x 6″ Turnabout Jig
  • Repositionable Adhesive Dots (full cartridge)
  • Adhesive Remover
  • Scored standard-sized cards – white (4)
  • Envelopes – white (4)
  • Instruction booklet

The third prize today is from our friends at Close to My Heart: the Lovely collection!

Thank you to our amazing friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today for all you do to celebrate Close To My Heart! This time, it’s our turn to celebrate YOU! We are so excited to be giving our ‘Lovely’ Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, with coordinating cardstock & Picture My Life™ Cards to one lucky reader! The winner will receive this ultimate paper suite, featuring soft, spring-like colors—perfect for documenting any special occasion! Happy 15th Birthday SCT!

Three lucky winners will win one of these three wonderful prizes! Want to be one of them? Simply leave a comment on this post telling us your favourite birthday memory by midnight on April 1st. Three commenters will be chosen at random and announced here on the blog on April 2nd. Good luck and be sure to come back each day this week for more prizes to win!