Hello SCT friends! Welcome to Day 9 of our 12 Days of Holiday Giving! Today our Editor-in-Chief, Susan Opel is here along with another fabulous prize package for you! Ready to see what we have in store for you today? Let’s get started…

 “On the 9th day of SCT’s 12 Days of Holiday Giving, SCT shared with me….a beautiful card by Susan Opel with a fantastic prize package from our friends at Doodlebug Design and Honey Bee Stamps!”

“Hello dear readers! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you from Salt Lake City, UT!

What a whirlwind this time of year is! Behind the scenes here at SCT, we’ve already begun work on the first issue of 2020. We are so excited to take scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafting into a brand new decade. Lots of exciting things in store for sure so stay tuned!

Today I’d like to share a Christmas card I’ve made to celebrate our 12 Days of Holiday Giving. If you now me, this card is seriously not my normal style. Typically my cards are modern and very colorful, but the elegance of the Yuletide collection from My Mind’s Eye really spoke to me.

Season’s Greetings card by Susan R. Opel for Scrapbook & Cards Today_IG

The focal point of the card is a journaling card from the MME Yuletide collection. I love the vintage vibe and the tall, tall tree! The card has a thin frame of silver glitter that I adore. I stamped the classic looking sentiment on the back of one of the other journaling cards. I really like how the subtle snowflakes add luster to the sentiment.

In order to give this card a bit more zhuzh, I decided to die cut some pine boughs (from Simon Says Stamp) in the same color as the background I’d chosen to highlight the pine tree. I had stumbled upon a card I made quite some time ago with tone on tone die cuts, and I decided to resurrect that idea!

The day I created this card, I saw the most magnificent mixed media project created by Shari Carroll using traditional Christmas products from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology collection. Shari had added “snow” to some trees, and I decided to try out the Glitter Dust spray from Therm O Web paired with some chunky glitter on my pine green boughs. I made a HUGE mess, but I love how it turned out!

As I went to place the panel on my card base, I noticed that the panel was a tad too short and part of the off-white card base was showing. I decided to make that boo boo work for me and trimmed even more off the panel to let a healthy strip of the card base show.

Season’s Greetings card by Susan R. Opel for Scrapbook & Cards Today Detail 1

So there you have it, my friends! I hope you enjoyed my foray into a messy little technique and a style that’s not the norm for me.

Here’s to a fantastic holiday with family and friends, and I wish you the very best in 2020!

Susan R. Opel

Editor-in-Chief, Scrapbook & Cards Today



Are you ready to see what’s under the tree for our Day 9 prize package? First…

SCTDay9_Doodlebug winter wonderland paper pack

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A season for family and giving! Doodlebug would like to offer one very lucky winner an assortment of wintery goodies from our “Winter Wonderland” collection! Thanks to all of you for your support & have a very Merry Christmas!” ~ all your friends at Doodlebug Design


“Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Honey Bee Stamps! We are so excited to host today’s SCT 12 Days of Holiday Giving Prize! Today – you could win a $50 Gift Card to purchase anything your heart desires from our shop! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as well as our blog to see all of the amazing things coming from Honey Bee (including an amazing new release, coming January 6th!) Happy Crafting from all of us at Honey Bee Stamps!”


To enter each day’s giveaways:

For an opportunity to win today’s amazing 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 or on Instagram 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!

Doodlebug Design on Facebook on Facebook (follow on instagram @doodlebugdesign)

Honey Bee Stamps on Facebook (follow on instagram @honeybeestamps)

Be sure to join us tomorrow for Day 10! Latisha is here and we can’t wait to share her fun project!