It's Friday and it's Day SEVEN of our 9th birthday celebration!  Today we have design team member Emily Pitts joining us to share a sweet birthday banner and our wonderful partners have provided an amazing "loot bag" too!  You won't want to miss it!  Let's go…

"I made a cake to say Happy Birthday from me to SCT! 

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What a huge accomplishment, making it to age 9 in this day and age! But I know the lady behind all of it and it doesn't surprise me one bit, Catherine deserves a huge celebration, she's worked incredibly hard for every since candle on that cake! 

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The great free cut files created by design team member Nicole Nowosad were so much fun to create this banner with. I double cut every element of the cake (except some of the stars and the title) and used dimensional adhesive to make the cake pop. It turned out even better than I'd imagined, these cut files worked really well for my design.  

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TIP: When doubling up images like this, be sure you adhere the foam with side A facing side B, or in other words, both side A's facing UP. Otherwise you'll end up being able to see some funky patterns that you might not want a part of your design. My bottom layer of cake taught me that. The shape is almost a mirror image of itself, but not quite. I had to do some trimming to hide the other patterned paper. Don't make the same mistake I did. :) 

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Now take a deep breath, make a wish, and BLOW OUT THOSE CANDLES! Happy Birthday SCT!" ~  Emily

 9th birthday loot bag – Day SEVEN!

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"Happy birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today from Stampin' Up!  What an accomplishment!  We are excited to share a prize package with your readers that includes these products from our Occasions Catalog!

• Little Sunshine Stamp set
• Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper
• Sweet Dreams Buttons
• Crisp Cantaloupe Ink Pad
• Hello Honey Ink Pad
• Lost Lagoon Ink Pad
• Smoky Slate Ink Pad

Today's winner will also have the opportunity to select one of our free products from the Sale-A-Bration promotion!  This promotion will finish on March 31st!  Congratulations again!" ~  Stampin' Up!

Next prize is from our friends at Cocoa Daisy!

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"Hello Again, Cocoa Daisy's March scrapbooking kit brings you an entire package of die cuts from Simple Stories this month, you'll love the variety! They've also added a fabulous wooden alphabet from Freckled Fawn, sticker phrases, enamel dots, and a roll of washi tape featuring fluffy clouds, blue skies, and hearts is included as well. You'll find that cup in the flair form in this kit, right next to that sweet little deer from Maya Road. The kit also includes a great collection of papers this month, including their exclusive designs created by Stephanie Wheeler. Soft colors mixed with just the right amount of brights and neutrals make this month's papers ones you need to have. And to tie it all together, they've added a skinny yard of navy seam binding. It's time to say hey to Hello Again with Cocoa Daisy. You'll be glad you did!

Happy happy birthday to our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today! To celebrate, here are nine things we love about SCT:

1. Catherine. She really could be all nine, but she'd be embarrassed and probably change our text, so we'll just put her as #1

2. The fact that they have a Director of Customer Happiness, Jen Walker is such a great person to work on the social media side.

3. The paper copies of the magazine are the best. Thick paper = happy magazine readers.

4. The perfect placement of our ad on page 14 of the Spring issue. Right there at the top of the page. 🙂

5. The fact that you included our new Daisy Day Planner kits in your feature on page 45. Nicole did a great job featuring our products.

6. Having a really great design team, we think we share good taste! We loved Emily's layout using our papers on page 31.

7. All the inspiration, every three months. We love that we can share that with our customers when they place an extra order with us.

8. An amazing team of editor, graphic designers, and writers. Megan, Cathy, Brandy, Jen, Jennifer, Elisha, Ali, and Vicki did a great job this issue!

9. The fact that you're committed to getting an even longer list from us next year. You're in this for the long haul and we love that you support the small business! 

Thank you and happy birthday SCT!"  ~  your friends at Cocoa Daisy

Last but not least is a beautiful selection of dies from our friends at Spellbinders!  Can you just imagine what you can create with these dies?

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Wow, what a great way to end a week.  A prize package valued at over $150!  When we say we have the best partners ever, we truly do! Thank you Stampin' Up!, Cocoa Daisy and Spellbinders for these amazing prizes to continue 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!

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Join us on tomorrow friends.  There is more birthday inspiration and amazing prizes to be won!