Welcome to {inter} National Scrapbooking Day on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog!  If you're just joining us, be sure to start right back at the beginning of this great day HERE!

"Sometimes it’s hard to pick just a few patterned papers to include on a layout, especially when there are so many cute ones to choose from! When I’m wanting to incorporate a lot of color and pattern, I love to create a striped background like the one in design: 


By using one-inch strips and stacking them up in a column on my page, I was able to use 11 different patterns. I get a small snippet of each pattern, but it adds up to big impact on the page! To keep the strips united, I added zig zag stitching between each one and then framed the whole column with scalloped borders on each side.

I clustered my two photos with a title block, which is a journaling card pre-printed with the word “meow”.  If you’re ever short on alpha stickers or chipboard, look to your journaling cards for a title!


To soften all the straight lines that my background has, I added three vellum circles filled with embellishments around the page. Framing each one in baker’s twine helps them stand out and add a touch of texture to my design. 


Wishing you a fabulous {inter} National Scrapbooking Day!"

~  Lisa Dickinson


Our partners are the best and when we said we were celebrating with our entire team, they said they were all in too!  This hour's partner is none other than our fabulous friends at American Crafts!


"Start creating with a selection of fun goodies from American Crafts, Pebbles and Crate Paper! Enjoy fun patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts and stylish boxed cards for hours of creative fun! Happy {inter} National Scrapbooking Day SCT friends!"  ~  American Crafts

What a wonderful prize that is totally worth stalking the mail carrier for! For an opportunity to WIN this amazing prize package, please leave a comment below by Saturday, May 9th! Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 13th! Good luck!

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