Good morning SCT friends! Are you enjoying this fun week on the blog so far? Imagine, we have another 26 days of celebration to go. We're loving all the inspiration this week and are excited that design team member Jen Gallacher is here to share a fun process video with you along with our friends from Simple Stories! Read on…

"Die cuts make creating cards SO much easier! This sherbert color inspired card, features manual die cut shapes from Echo Park Paper, Lawn Fawn, and Sizzix. The use of a manual die machine is required for this project. I used the Sizzix Big Shot. Here's a look at the card we're going to create today: 


Birthday Card Photo 2 by Jen Gallacher

Watch the video to learn some tips and tricks for making die cutting even more efficient. You can watch the instructional video below!


Here's a closer look at the card. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more card and scrapbooking videos.

Birthday Card Close Up Photo by Jen Gallacher

~ Jen Gallacher

psst…don't miss this great tutorial on Jen's blog today too here!

How to Create Autumn Stacked Circle Boxes


Partner Appreciation GIVEAWAY – Day Four!

It's hard to imagine a company that offers more excitement than today's partner. Great people + innovative products = perfection! This company is built on a solid foundation of kindness and from the moment we met, it's been a wonderful partnership. Simple Stories burst on to the scene 5+ years ago with a simple concept of gathering your stories in a simplified way. Their albums, pocket pages, Sn@p collections, beautiful paper collections and now their Carpe Diem planners offer the papercrafter innovative ways to capture those stories. We loved celebrating your 5th birthday as we celebrated our 10th this year. We love that you've been a part of each issue, our events, our kits and all that we do at SCT! And we love that you love our reader so much to offer them this amazing prize…


On trend colors meet sophisticated design in the newest Carpe Diem planner collection from Simple Stories. A Carpe Diem planner says you’re not just organized–you’re stylishly organized. These notebooks allow you to decorate your day-to-day life while keeping yourself on track. The Simple Stories SNAP Carpe Diem A5 Split Leather Planner includes: 1 metal charm, 12 monthly calendar pages, 12 monthly tabbed dividers, 72 weekly inserts, 1 A5 Tablet and 6 assorted inserts. Memory planners are perfect for organizing busy lives and documenting important events–all on the go! Today's winner will also have their choice of colours too!

For an opportunity to win a Carpe Diem planner from Simple Stories be sure to leave a comment below by Wednesday, September 7th!  

Here are all the places you'll find Simple Stories too! We would love if you would leave a sweet "thank you!" on their Facebook page too. If you don't "like" them already, you just might want to!



Facebook page:

Instagram: @simplestories_




Thanks for joining us today and sharing in the fun! If you're just joining us for the first time, be sure to check out Day 1 of our Partner Celebration here

~ Catherine Tachdjian, Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine