Welcome to Day 11 of our 12 Days of Holiday Giving! While we don’t have eleven pipers piping (although it would be fun if we did!) we do have our fabulous Art Director Cathy Zielske here kicking off a fun day of inspiration and prizes! Let’s sing along to our favourite song…

“On the 11th day of SCT’s 12 Days of Holiday Giving, SCT shared with me….a beautiful card from Cathy Zielske along with an amazing prize package from Creative Memories, Elle’s Studio and Gina K. Designs!”

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Hi everyone! It’s Cathy Zielske here, art director for Scrapbook & Cards Today, and I’ve got a sweet little snowman card to share with you.

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This cute little snowman is from the Winter Hugs stamp set by Gina K. Designs, and I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo black in and just used a few Copic markers (BG45, B00, C1, RV10, YR65) to colour him in very simply! Once he was coloured in, I used the coordinating die to cut him out. Then came some fun stuff:

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I added a little bit of the Prismatic Glitter from Gina K. Designs to the white trim on his hat. I just used a bit of the Connect liquid glue to fill in the trim and the pom area sprinkled on the glitter and shook the excess off. A quick tip? Before I added the liquid glue, I ran my Embossing Magic Pad over the die-cut image, just to remove static and any oils, so my glitter only stuck to where I placed the glue.

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You can just make out the glitter on the snowman’s hat. It’s super shiny in real life!

To create that blended square in the background, I used one of the Taylored Expressions Masking Stencils and two Distress Oxide colors: Tumbled Glass and Broken China.

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These stencils are designed to work with standard US A2 card panel sizes (4.25 inches x 5.5 inches) and have grooves on the stencil that you use to line up your card panel. Just tape into place, and you can ink blend the perfect shape, in this case, a square.

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STAMPS: Gina K. Designs Winter Hugs, CZ for Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Christmas; DIES: Gina K. Designs Winter Hugs, CZ Design for Simon Says Stamp, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Flakes Dies; MASKING TEMPLATE: Taylored Expressions; COPIC MARKER COLORS: BG45, B00, C1, RV10, YR65; OTHER SUPPLIES: Prismatic Glitter; Connect Glue; Tim Holtz Distress Oxide: Tumbled Glass and Broken China

I flicked on some white paint while the mask was still in place to keep it all nicely contained within the square.

To finish off the card, I added a few die cut snowflakes and stamped “merry christmas” using my CZ Design Clean Line Christmas stamps, and die cut out the sentiment using the coordinating die. I used Thin Foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives to pop up the snowman and the sentiment and popped the whole panel onto a white card base.

Wishing all our readers and friends all the best this holiday season!” ~ Cathy Zielske



Are you ready to see what’s under the tree for our Day 11 prize package? First…

From Creative Memories:


Happy holidays, SCT readers! We’re so happy to be taking part in the 12 Days of Holiday Giving and are looking forward to seeing what prize-winning projects you come up with. We can’t thank you enough for your support this year (and every year) and hope you have a holiday season full of family, friends, and of course, a ton of time in your craft room!

Create themed layouts for a variety of occasions with the Theme Pack Bundle! This scrapbook kit bundle brings together 10 unique themes from sports and animals to New Year’s and graduation and allows you to put together themed layouts, spreads and even cards. Each theme pack includes four designer papers, two sheets of stickers and one complementing sheet of cardstock, so no matter what project you’re working on, it pairs perfectly with your photos. The Theme Pack Bundle includes the Gridiron, Grand Slam, Just Dance, Graduation Day, Cheers, Puppy Love, Cattitude, What A Zoo, Open Road and Playtime Theme Packs.






From Gina K. Designs:

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“Today’s winner will receive a huge stamp and die package from Gina K. Designs! Inside, you’ll find three large word dies and four coordinating stamp sets. This prize package is valued at over $50.00 and is filled with the perfect greetings for all kinds of card making! From everyone at Gina K. Designs, we wish you the happiest of holidays and a crafty new year! As a bonus we would love to offer our SCT friends the opportunity to save 15% on any purchase through December 31st! Use coupon code SCT15” ~ Gina K.

And our final prize today is from Elle’s Studio:


“Happy Holidays from all of us at Elle’s Studio! We’re excited to be stuffing one lucky blog commenter’s stocking with a $50 gift certificate to our shop! Spend it on our newest December 2019 kit and add-ons, shown here, or any of our other tags, stamps, die cuts, stickers or embellishments created to help you make memory-keeping simple and easy! Make some merry memories this season, and we will help you record them!” ~ Elle


To enter each day’s giveaways:

For an opportunity to win today’s giveaways, leave a comment below by midnight on December 22nd EST. All winners will be announced on December 23rd at noon EST.

We would also love for you to take a moment to visit today’s sponsors on their Facebook pages to thank them for their generous prizes. Our SCT readers are always so wonderful at saying “thank you” and it’s because of that appreciation our partners love to share with you here throughout the year! Let’s show them how much we are loving these 12 Days of giveaways! If you don’t already “like” them, you may just want to!

Creative Memories on Facebook (find them on Instagram @creativememories)

Gina K. Designs on Facebook (find Gina K on Instagram @ginakdesigns)

Elle’s Studio on Facebook (find Elle’s Studio on Instagram @ellesstudio)

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow to wrap up this fun holiday tradition. Our friends from American Crafts are here and you won’t want to miss it! If you’re just joining us for the first time, be sure to start on Day 1 HERE! Also, please share our holiday event with your crafty friends too!