We are thrilled to kick off our 3rd annual Partner Celebration month today! What exactly is our Partner Celebration you ask? It's a wonderful opportunity for us to feature the companies that we work with in the industry that allows us to bring Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine to the market and to YOU! But not only do we work with our partners for the magazine, our amazing partners work with us throughout the year with our Crop & Create events, our SCT Delivered kits, SCT Delivered classes and SO MUCH MORE! Without them we could not do what we do and August seems like a perfect month to tell them that. Of course, when we throw a party around here, we go all out! We'll have prizes all through this month that you won't want to miss. Want to get started? Let's go!

We are kicking of the first day of our Partner Celebration with our friends from Jillibean Soup! When Jillibean first launched in the fall of 2008 we were instantly smitten with their fresh, colourful designs. Each time they release a collection or share a new product link like their Mix The Media, we just think they can't be any better…and they are! You've seen them featured in the magazine many, many times over the years and we love calling them friends. If you don't follow them, be sure to find them here:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/jillibeansoup

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jillibeansoup

Blog: www.jillibeansoup.typepad.com

Website: www.jillibean-soup.com

Our friends at Jillibean Soup also want to join in the celebration with a great prize package that includes not one collection but two collections! 

"Jillibean Soup is proud to present our new releases – Farmhouse Stew and Shades of Color Soup. Our new paper collections have all our favorites – papers, coordinating stickers, puffy stickers, die-cut alphas and shapes plus our Soup Label stickers are back!"


Presenting Farmhouse Stew! Feel right at home with our fresh take on a farmhouse inspired theme. Natural colors mixed with wood grain, floral & friendly barnyard friends.

Image004Layout by Summer Fullerton


Cards by Kimber McGray

We LOVE color! If you do too, you will love our Shades of Color Soup collection. This line will help you document the all the colorful moments in your life.


Layout by Jaclyn Rench


Cards by Kimber McGray

Beautiful collections yes? Would you love an opportunity to win them? Jillibean would love to share these collections with one lucky reader! Be sure to leave a comment below by September 5th! All Partner Celebration winners will be randomly selected and revealed on September 8th! Good luck! 

We know you are also our best cheerleaders and would love for you to take a moment to let Jillibean Soup know how much you appreciate this amazing kick off celebration prize! We hope you'll take a moment to visit them on their Facebook page with a big "SCT thank you!" It's goes a long way friends and we appreciate the time you take to let our partner's know they are appreciated.


And that's not all today! It's free cut file Tuesday and designer and cut file creator extraordinaire Nicole Nowosad has created another amazing and exclusive cut file for you!

"Good morning SCT Magazine fans! It's time for another FREE cut file! I just love this month's freebie, and hope you will too!

August 2017 freebieTo download, click HERE!

Lots of great possibilities for this one right!? I have asked the talented Zsoka Marko to join me today on the blog and show us what she could do with this cut file. Take a peek at what she sent!


Supplies: Patterned paper, rosette, brads, enamel dots, chipboard: Echo Park; Thickers: American Crafts; Cardstock: Bazzill

Beginning of 2015 when I started scrapbooking, my friend was looking at my pages and said: you are in a circle phase aren't you?! Well it should seem I still am. Circles are my most favorite design element, so I'm very happy I got to work with a circle background cut file this month!

Amazing project right!? I had a lot of fun with this one too ! I tried to keep it quite simple, but still have lots of color!


I added some paint to the base cardstock and then popped the cut file over top after it was filled with patterned paper! I love the almost bubble like look of the diecut design.

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Supplies: Paint: Vicki Boutin; Patterned Paper, Stickers, Brads, Enamel Dots: Simple Stories; Cardstock: American Crafts

To follow more of Zsoka's beautiful work, please check her out on social media:

Blog: http://www.apocketfullofscrap.blogspot.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zsokamarko

Thanks again for stopping by! Get ready for fall in our next freebie on September 5th! (ack, is it really almost fall already??)"

~ Nicole Nowosad