Hello SCT friends and welcome to day one of our 9th birthday celebration!  If you have followed our blog for a while (or since 2008!) then you'll know we love to celebrate milestones, we love to celebrate our partners that help to make SCT magazine possible and we love to celebrate YOU.  Today we bring all of these amazing things together and welcome you to this birthday party that is going to last for 9 fun and inspiration filled days!  A lot has happened in 9 years and we have a lot to celebrate.  Here are some fun stats we pulled together:

  • 9 years in this papercraft industry
  • 36 issues
  • 10 special issues
  • 3,504 printed pages of inspiration
  • 75 shows/events
  • 8 seasonal kits
  • 100K facebook fans
  • 3.9 million views on this blog
  • …and so much more!!!

We have laughed a lot, we have cried happy tears and we have made amazing memories in these nine years.  We have connected with you through our print magazine, our digital magazine, our Crop & Create events, through Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and our beautiful seasonal kits.  You are a part of all that we do and for the next 9 days we hope you'll join our amazing team and our amazing partners who, like us, love to celebrate and LOVE to celebrate our readers!  The very reason why we do what we do.  Each day our team has come together with a fun celebratory project to share and our partners have provided a HUGE loot bag for one lucky reader each day.  How fun is that?  So thank you so much for coming, let's kick off the start of our 10th year in style and let's get this PARTY started with a free cute file from design team member Nicole Nowosad!!!

"It’s time to kick off the birthday celebration and we have a fun birthday cut file for our loyal readers and fans! Just a little something to say THANKS and our birthday gift to you for supporting us!

SCT birthday celebration freebie

Download HERE 

The SCT team was challenged to use this cut file to make something worthy of a celebration and here is what I came up with:

Nicole_celebrate card

Supplies: Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; Enamel Dots: My Mind’s Eye; Glitter and double sided adhesive: Silhouette; Twine: May Arts; Mist: Heidi Swapp

I tried to use a few different images from this fun freebie, so I went with a simple cake and candles for the win!

I am so honored to be included in a talented group of people that make up this magazine, and so proud that Scrapbook and Cards Magazine has been so successful year over year… and proud to be in print! Congratulations and a big Happy Birthday to SCT!!!" ~  Nicole Nowosad

9th birthday loot bag – Day ONE!

"Happy Birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today! They say time flies when you are having fun and it must be true-we can't believe you are turning nine this year! We have loved your beautiful publication since the beginning! Thank you for all of the hard work that goes into making everything so special for the rest of us to enjoy! Our partnership and friendship will forever be cherished! We want to wish you many more successful years!" ~  Love, Doodlebug


This fun prize package is filled with an assortment of goodies from our new spring collection-"hello sunshine!" The lucky winner will receive a 12 x 12 paper pack which contains one each of all 11 new double-sided cardstocks and a "this & that" sticker sheet, an icon sticker sheet, a sticker frill, a spring flower craft kit, spring glitter sprinkles, flower shaped sprinkles, fun flower doodle-pop, a 6×6 paper pad, one package of our new lime mini doilies and two rolls of washi tape! What a perfect way to scrap a sunshiny spring day!


"Enjoy creating this Spring with a fun prize package of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® supplies! Wishing our friends Scrapbook & Cards Today a very Happy Birthday! Congratulations on 9 inspiring and amazing years! We look forward to 'sticking' with you for many more!!!"

Thank you Doodlebug and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for these amazing prizes to kick off this fun celebration! For an opportunity to win each day's prize package, 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!  

As always, we love it when our readers hop on over to the Facebook pages of our partners to give a big "SCT thank you!" Our partners love hearing from our readers and love how much appreciation comes to them for the prizes they offer so please take a minute each day if you can to show them some love! Their loot bags are always the best around!


Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

We hope you'll join us for day two tomorrow!

~ The SCT team

Have you seen our new spring issue released yesterday!  Filled with spring inspiration you can download it for FREE right here!