Welcome back to our iNSD day-long celebration! In case you missed it, we kicked off the morning HERE with a Doodlebug Design giveaway to start off the day right, and now it’s time for our first challenge: a PageMaps sketch! This beautiful sketch was created by Becky Fleck for our spring 2020 issue (which you can download for free here!) We can’t wait to see how you use it to create your first project:


Flip it, turn it, stretch it—do whatever you would like with it to help inspire you to get your photos and story down on a page! Not a double-page scrapbooker? No worries! Use either the left or the right side of the spread to inspire your single page! Once you’re done, use the guidelines below to submit your project to us:

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. Create a layout based on the PageMaps sketch above and send an image of it to us at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com.
  2. Please put “iNSD PageMaps challenge” in your reference line.
  3. Please ensure your image is less than 2mb. (very important!)
  4. You have until May 13th to send in your submission. We will share a selection of today’s challenge submissions on May 15th!

Let’s take a look at how creative team member Lisa Dickinson used this sketch to create a fabulous new layout to inspire us:

Hello SCT friends! It’s Lisa Dickinson here, wishing you a wonderful International Scrapbook Day! I hope you are enjoying today’s celebration and will find time to do something creative today. It’s a crazy time, but our craft is something that can spread a little joy in the world!

Today I’m sharing a two-page layout that I created with this PageMaps in the Spring issue of SCT. I have always had a love-hate relationship with two-pagers. I love being able to fit lots of photos, journaling, and fun accents, but the larger canvas can be intimidating to fill up. That’s why I love PageMaps, and the sketches found in the SCT Magazine issue archives! They have revolutionized my two-page scrapping by laying out exactly where each element goes. They always result in a balanced and pretty page and they’ve become my go-to resource when designing in this larger format.


Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Pebbles; Alphabet stickers, tags, die cuts: American Crafts;

Enamel Dots: PinkFresh Studio; Punch: Fiskars; Sewing Machine: We R Memory Makers; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; American Crafts.

Because PageMaps sketches make the placement of my page elements easy, I can focus on the other (more fun!) part of designing: the product selection! Here, I chose a bold floral pattern, combined with a smaller patterned paper that pulls out the pink in the floral.


For embellishments, flower die cuts were an easy choice as they reflect the feminine feel of the page and also coordinated with the patterned paper. I placed them in opposite corners of the layout to create a sightline that leads the eye through the design.


To print my journaling on the tag, I first set up a text box the same size as the tag in my word processing program. Then, I printed the text on a sheet of paper, adhering the tag over the area where the text printed. (Holding the page up to a window helps to align everything perfectly!) Then I printed the page again so the text printed on the tag.


The upper right corner of my page was looking a bit bare, so I chose a few tags and punched a scallop border to add some color and pattern to this area. This grouping also helps create a “visual triangle” with the flower clusters that frame my photos.


The next time you want to create a quick and easy two-page layout, just rely on a PageMaps sketch for a kick-start! Every issue of SCT features sketches that are sure to get your creativity flowing—check out the SCT sketch library today!” 


Take a look at this awesome giveaway that we have for you!


How about the playful Tulla and Norbert collection pack from Photoplay Paper? This fun and colorful gnome-filled collection is sure to bring a smile to your face! Perfect for spring, summer, or any time of the year, Tulla & Norbert is filled with versatile patterns and loads of icons, perfect for scrapbooking, cardmaking and mini albums.

To enter to win this iNSD giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment below by May 13th;
  2. For a second entry, leave a comment on the post with Lisa’s project and this prize on our Instagram page;
  3. For a third entry, leave a comment on the post with this Lisa’s project and this prize on our Facebook page;
  4. One winner will be randomly selected and announced on May 17th!
  5. You do not have to participate in the challenge for our hourly prize, but we would love it if you do!

Please join us at 12pm for our next challenge and to see some beautiful artwork from Erica Thompson!

Join us again at 12:00 pm!