It's the final day of our 9th birthday celebration and what a celebration it has been!!!  Thank you for all your sweet comments over the past 9 days.  We love knowing how much you love SCT and all the inspiration we provide.  Knowing you're happy, makes this entire team HAPPY!  And isn't that what a celebration is all about? Of course what makes a great birthday party is fun inspiration and a great loot bag.  These past 9 days our sponsors have outdone themselves!  When we sent a note out letting them know we were celebrating they wanted to celebrate right along with us too!  Their sweet comments have also brought smiles to our faces.  We could not do what we do without them and we are grateful for their continued support for all that we do.  So, on that grateful note, let's get this final day of celebration going!

Design team member Lisa Dickinson joins us with an amazing tag that shows off her fun style of colour and pattern. In true Lisa style, this tag is all things happy!


Our sweet friend and contributing writer Jennifer McGuire also wanted to celebrate and shares this wonderful process video too where she creates a beautiful birthday card using Ranger Distress Ink, some Lawn Fawn dies and her Sizzix!


To see more of Jen's inspiring videos, be sure to follow her on YouTube HERE and be ready to stay awhile as the creativity is never ending!

Are you ready for our final prize to end this celebration?  Would you love it if we said there were prizes?  Would you love it even more if we said it's a GRAND prize package?  Get ready!

9th birthday loot bag – Day NINE!

The first prize today comes from our friends at Chameleon Pens! (psst…if you've not seen these before, click on their name to see a quick and amazing tutorial!)


"Happy Birthday Scrapbook and Cards Today! We are honored to be part of this great celebration and can't wait to gift some of our new Chameleon Pens to your fantastic creative readers! We are looking forward to many more wonderful years of creative collaboration! " ~  Julia Benben


"Happy birthday SCT!  We are so happy to introduce Bella Bows, a simply soft way to embellish your cards, layouts and crafts.  Created from felt, these darling bows are a great way to add some dimension & style to all projects!  In our signature Bella Blvd colors, Bella Bows are available in 12 single color packages, including an adhesive dot on each bow for easy application!"


"The cards from the Confetti Wishes card workshop are perfect for sending a happy hello to friends and family. Use the color photos, card patterns, and cutting diagrams along with the materials list and assembly tips to create your own cards (5 each of 2 designs). Happy birthday SCT from your friends at Close To My Heart!!!" ~ Jill

Are you ready for our final amazing prize?  Put your hands together for our friends at Sizzix who would love to send one of these to today's lucky winner…

Sizzix - celebrate tags

"Thinlits create dazzling detailed shapes for more creative cardmaking and papercrafting projects. These wafer-thin chemical-etched die sets are designed to cut, emboss or stencil a single sheet of cardstock, paper, metallic foil or vellum. They are simple to use, compact and portable for cutting at home or on the go. Use them for enhanced intricacy and to add a special touch of inspiration to all your projects.  Of course with your Thinlits, you must have a brand new….

Sizzix - big shot

With a bold new look, the award-winning Big Shot Machine truly does it all with durable rollers and a 6" wide opening to die-cut or emboss many of your favorite designs from our Sizzix product library. The portable machine includes an Extended Multipurpose Platform and a pair of Standard Cutting Pads to create charming shapes for cardmaking, scrapbooking, home décor, fashion, altered art, mixed media, quilting, papercrafting and other craft projects!  

Wishing our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today a VERY happy 9th birthday!" ~ your friends at Sizzix

What an extraordinary way to end our 9th birthday celebration!  A beautiful tag, an amazing video and a HUGE grand prize package.  Thank you Lisa, Jennifer, Chameleon Pens, Bella Blvd, Close To My Heart and Sizzix! For an opportunity to win each day's prize package (be sure to start on day one HERE), just leave one comment (only one!) each day before 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4th and on and on Sunday, April 5th we will announce all the winners right here.  Good luck!  

One final time, please take a moment to hop on over to the Facebook pages of today's partners to give them a big "SCT thank you!"  It means the world to them, and to us!

Chameleon Pens

Bella Blvd.

Close To My Heart


As our 9th birthday celebration now draws to a close, we are excited and ready for a big 10th year! With a great team, fabulous readers and amazing partners in the industry, we could not ask for more! We hope you'll join us every step of the way this next year through this blog, our website, on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

Thank YOU for 9 amazing days!  xoxoxox

~  Catherine

Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine