70_richardscardHello! It's Jen Gallacher joining you as we come close to wrapping up interNational Scrapbook Day! If you're joining us for the first time, be sure to check out our first post today here!

I chose Richard Garay's beautiful "Today is the Day" card on page 70 of the Spring 2016 issue. I loved how gorgeous this card was so I knew that I wanted to use it to create an 8 1/2" x 11" layout.

Jen Gallacher NSD LayoutSupplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; Patterned Paper, Ephemera: My Mind's Eye; Leaf Die Cut: Echo Park Paper; Paper Clips: Doodlebug Designs; Gold Doily: American Crafts; Black Photo Corners: Thermoweb; "XOXO" and Label Sticker: Simple Stories; Enamel Dots: Echo Park Paper; Ribbon: source unknown

Here are the things I was "inspired by" from his card:

  • White foundation with a colored, background. Although I used a patterned paper.
  • Cluster of flowers. Mine are die cuts: both manual and ephemera.
  • Brush script sentiment. Mine is a sticker from Simple Stories.

Jen Gallacher NSD Layout Close Up Photo 1

Jen Gallacher NSD Layout Close Up Photo 2

While I used a different colors scheme and went with a layout rather than a card, using Richard's card helped my layout come together quickly. Look for scrapbooking inspiration in places besides other scrapbooking pages. It might surprise you where it comes from!

Your challenge: Use a card to inspire elements for a layout! Be sure to share the card with us too! Share your 8:00 pm challenge with us three ways: by email at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com, by uploading it to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @sctmagazine by May 15th! If you do, you'll be entered to win a one year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and a $100 mystery box prize!

8:00 pm GIVEAWAY with Richard Gary and Echo Park!!!


"Happy National Scrapbook Day! The Richard Garay retail line made it’s debut at CHA in January 2016. We invite you to enter the world of Richard Garay and be inspired by all the amazing & high quality products! Together we can make amazing happen!" ~ Richard Garay




Celebrate International Scrapbooking Day with this NEW "Party Time" collection from Echo Park Paper. We thought it would be fun to give away a collection kit and an ephemera pack to one lucky winner so you can celebrate with us! Hop on over to our blog this weekend for lots of additional challenges and prizes.

Thank you Richard Garay and Echo Park Paper! Amazing prizes! For an opportunity to win this hour's prize package be sure to leave a comment below by Sunday, May 15th at 6:00 pm. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 16th! Thank you also for taking a minute to pop over to their Facebook pages and let them know how great these prizes are!

Richard Garay

Echo Park Paper

Good luck everyone! Join us in our last hour for an exciting exclusive announcement and one more prize package! And of course, we hope you're still crafting the day away!