Happy International Scrapbook Day everyone! Ahhh… nothing like a day set aside just to celebrate this amazing hobby of ours, right?  

Today, I’m feeling the inspiration and nowhere do I find more amazing pages than in our magazine’s Inspiration Gallery. As the art director, I get to layout all the images you see on the pages and can you imagine how fun it is as a scrapbooker to do this as part of my job? Believe me. It’s SUPER fun!

So the page that inspired my page today is Carpe Diem by Enza Gudor on page 69 of our new spring issue

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I was instantly in love with Enza’s background cut file and new I could make something like that on my own using my Adobe Illustrator software combined with my Silhouette Cameo. Here is my page:

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I love the texture of doing a white cut file on a white background. It’s subtle but it adds a level of depth to the design that is just so cool. 

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I also decided to use one sheet from the Doodlebug Dragon Tails Petite Print patterned paper pack to take the negative parts of the cut file to fill in some of the spaces. I just thought it would be a fun look and a way to add some pops of colour to my layout while still keeping it relatively simple.

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I also added some black hearts and little Doodlebug Sprinkles to the center of each one, and then adhered those to the hearts from the cut file.

For my photo mat, I used the 4.25 x 3.5 stitched die cut rectangle from Lawn Fawn and then also used the smallest frame in that set to cut out my journal block.

TIP: For my title, I used the Cole Alphabet from Lawn Fawn and some heavy black Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock. I cut out 6 of each letter, and just glued them on top of each other for some nice dimension. I used the circles of the cut file to help space out the title evenly.

If you like the design of this page, it is available as a digital template from my online shop. In fact, to see how I created another hybrid layout using the digital template via a video tutorial, visit my blog today!

Enjoy the rest of your creative day!

~ Cathy Zielske

4:00 PM GIVEAWAYS!

Each hour our wonderful partners are joining us to celebrate this day and to celebrate you! This hour we have prizes from Lawn Fawn and Carta Bella!

Lawn Fawn Collage

Happy interNational Scrapbook Day from Lawn Fawn! We hope you guys have an awesome day filled with lots of craftiness! Our Bannertastic banners are perfect for cards and for journaling on layouts and mini books, and our Embroidered dies are an easy way to add stitching to your projects! We're excited to offer one lucky Scrapbook & Cards Today reader a prize package that includes the dies and stamps listed below! Enjoy your day!

  • Bannertastic stamps $15 MSRP
  • Bannertastic dies $17 MSRP
  • Embroidered Thanks $7 MSRP
  • Embroidered Hello $7 MSRP

CartaBella

Take a walk down memory lane with this vintage, toy inspired collection from Carta Bella. The “Toy Box” collection is printed on heavy-weight textured paper and features some of your most beloved toy icons including toy soldiers, dinosaurs, airplanes and more. Designed for documenting your child’s love of playtime, this beautiful release is full of incredible designs and rich colors. The collection kit features 12 double-sided papers, and one 12” x 12” Sticker sheet. Also included in this prize are the coordinating enamel dots inspired by the colors in this collection. Capture all your favorite memories with this happy collection!

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Thank you so much Lawn Fawn and Carta Bella for an amazing prize package! For an opportunity to win each hour's prizes, be sure to leave a comment below by Saturday, May 13th! Winners will be announced on May 15th. Good luck!

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Thank you for joining us this hour! Be sure to join us each hour until 6:00 pm today for inspiration, tips and techniques from our team and of course PRIZES! If you’re just joining us, welcome and be sure to start at the very beginning for our 8:00 am challenge!  

We want to see what you're doing today! Please tag us at #sctmagazineinsd2017!