Good morning and thank you for joining us on a special Sunday!  Scrapbook & Cards Today is so thrilled to be a part of the #shareyourheart blog tour in celebration of the release of our dear friend Courtney Walsh's beautiful new book, Paper Heartsa beautiful contemporary romance novel.

What is a “paper heart” you ask? In the book, paper hearts were a tradition between a married couple. Throughout the year, they would record the things they loved about it each and then on Valentine’s Day, they hung them up in their home. Abigail (the heroine) discovers these hearts and accidentally sets off a town-wide frenzy in which people are stopping to record positive, uplifting, encouraging things about the people they love. 

Here is a sweet trailer sharing more about the new book…


The idea of the #shareyourheart Blog Tour is to create our very own "paper hearts" and we want to encourage all our readers too as well!  Anyone could use a little extra love right?  And as papercrafters we certainly have the tools to make someone's day!  We asked design team member Nicole Nowosad to create this beautiful card using the free cut file she designed in last Tuesday's post here.  Look at Nicole's beautiful "paper heart"…

Paper hearts card


What you do: Create your own version of a “paper heart”. This can be ANYTHING that suits you. Literally a heart cut from a piece of copy paper can work or a post it note. Or, if you’re feeling artsy, it can be a painting, a sketch, a bookmark, or of course a card!  

Who do I write my heart to? Your kids. Your husband. Your best friend. A teacher who changed your life. A mentor. Someone you admire who has no idea who you are. In short, anyone you want!!

Giveaway Time!: We're excited to participate in the #shareyourheart Blog Tour and especially excited because you have a chance to WIN a pretty awesome prize package! All you have to do is:

    1.    find Courtney on Facebook HERE;

    2.    SHARE the Paper Hearts Book Trailer with your friends (link:;

    3.    Then, as a bonus, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway 

too! That's it, easy as pie!  

** For bonus entries, create your own paper heart and share it on Courtney's Facebook wall and tag your post with #shareyourheart**

Want to know what you can win?  Have a look at this AWESOME prize package…


Here is a look at the Paper Hearts #shareyourheart Blog Tour schedule and we're sure you'll notice some great ladies taking part too:

 February 8:

Courtney Walsh  

Scrapbooking & Cards Today – that's us!

Jennifer McGuire 

February 9:

Jen Gallacher 

Melissa Tagg 

Cara Putman 

February 10:

Jeanne Oliver 

Mindy Lacefield

Sarah Ladd 

February 11:

Brave Girls Club/Kathy Wilkins 

Katherine Reay 

Tyndale/Crazy 4 Fiction 

February 12:

Vicki Boutin 

Becky Strahle 

Kristy Cambron 

February 13:

Rebecca Sower

Katie Ganshert 

Junelle Jacobsen 

February 14:

Giveaway winners chosen! Winners posted on Courtney's blog! 

So there you have it SCT friends, a challenge!  Can I challenge you to post your "paper heart?"  We would love to see many of our readers from around the world sharing their hearts with the ones they love.  Don't forget you can download Nicole's free cut file from Tuesday's blog post and get to work!  I'm going to work on mine now 🙂  And don't forget to follow this tour until the very end!

~  Catherine, Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine