You GUYS! It’s our day! Happy {inter}National Scrapbook Day! It’s time to kick back and immerse yourself in the joy of scrapbooking. We have SO much in store for you today, so let’s get this great big paper crafting party STARTED with an early challenge!


We’ll be here all day celebrating with you, and we hope you’ll join us. The Scrapbook & Cards Today design team will be sharing layouts they’ve created inspired by cards and layouts that have appeared in our Inspiration Gallery in previous issues. Who knows? Maybe one of them will be inspired by one of YOUR amazing designs! And what's a party without prizes right? All our partners are joining us to share in the day by offering some amazing PRIZES each hour! Exciting!

OK! All set in your happy place and ready to create? We’re giving you a challenge to begin with. Sketches are the perfect jumping off point when you’re in need of ideas or mojo. It’s likely you have events that NEED to span two pages, so here’s your first bit of inspiration! 


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Challenge details: Create a two-page layout patterned after the sketch you see above. You can be direct in your interpretation if you like, but don’t be afraid to take creative license because there are no rules in scrapbooking! It’s always fun to see how you put your stamp on things and make it your own. In the end, YOU are the one who should be satisfied with the end result. 

If you take up our International Scrapbook Day kick off sketch challenge, you'll be entered to win one of our famous "mystery box" prize packages valued at over $100! And it's a good one! Just send an image of your entry to by Saturday, May 13th. Please put "INSD challenge" in your reference line and keep your entry image size under 2mb. We'll be posting some of the layouts we receive when we announce all the prize winners on Monday, May 15th!

YOU inspire us! So we want to see what you’ve created! If you post a photo of your interpretation of our sketch on social media OR show us what you're working on, be sure to use #sctmagazineinsd2017 so we can be inspired by you.  

Join us next at 9:00 AM and every hour after that until 6:00 pm today! Here’s to a day full of making memories and keeping those memories for a lifetime! But first, check out the amazing kick off giveaways below!!!

Susan R. Opel, Editor-in-Chief

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Happy Int’l Scrapbook Day from Sizzix! We celebrate the maker in you, and hope today inspires you to be creative each and every day throughout the year. Today we are thrilled to partner with SCT to kick off this special day by offering a Sizzix® Big Shot Machine for one lucky winner! Inspiration for scrapbooking is everywhere around you!  And no matter what inspires you to scrapbook, the Sizzix® Big Shot Machine is a perfect complement that empowers your creative scrapbooking in your own spectacular style!  Widely recognized as the “go-to” die cutting machine for crafters, it is a perfectly portable roller machine that precisely cuts and embosses many different materials for your creative enjoyment!


Happy interNational Scrapbook Day from Doodlebug Design! We are so excited to be a part of the celebration and proud to be a partner of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine! And what a wonderful day to celebrate! This industry brings so much happiness and inspiration to so many! We would love to give one lucky winner a prize from our new "Fairy Tales" release. This bright and cheerful collection is a perfect fit for the festivities!


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 Monday, May 15th! Good luck!

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Thank you for joining us to kick off today's festivities! Join us each hour until 6:00pm today for inspiration, tips, and techniques from our team and of course PRIZES! What a wonderful day to celebrate YOU and this amazing creative industry we are a part of! Let's get creative!