What a great day we had here yesterday! On day one, we kicked off our biggest event of the year with a mini-album from Erica Thompson and two wonderful giveaways from our friends at Doodlebug Design and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Today, we’re continuing the holiday celebration with a free cut file and beautiful tag inspiration from Nicole Nowosad, as well as giveaways from our partners at Photoplay Paper and Pink & Main! Get ready to be inspired!


Hi, there cut file friends! It’s Nicole here! It is hard to believe it is December already—that means it is time for a new holiday-themed cut file! And what better time than to give it to you than our 12 Days of Holiday Giving event?


Download the free cut file HERE.

I created this fun set of tags for Christmas gifts this year, using the cut file and the beautiful Christmas Cheer collection from Photoplay Paper!


Supplies | Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Photoplay Paper Christmas Cheer collection; Gems: Doodlebug Designs; Foam Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

A cut file like this one is so versatile! You could create your own customized tags for gifts, a card, or even use them as embellishments on a scrapbook page. I created a fun holly shape for this tag design and the bling adds a nice sparkle to the tag too!

The beauty of this cut file is that you can interchange the sentiment and back the cut file simply by adding some small patterned paper scraps to the backside of the tag.

Add a few strips of patterned paper, maybe some machine stitching and bling, and you have a fun DIY gift tag that anyone would be happy to see tied to their gift bag or wrapped gift.

To download this free file, click HERE. Enjoy this months’ free cut file, and be sure to share what you are inspired to create with it by tagging us on Instagram or Facebook, and using the hashtag #sctmagazine! 

~ Nicole


What an awesome freebie, and we love those beautiful tags created by Nicole! Now that you’ve been inspired, let’s check out our giveaways!

First up, our friends at Photoplay Paper are giving away not one, but two of their newest collections:

Cat Lover collection:

For some cat-loving escapades, check out the purr-fect assortment of papers and patterns in the new Cat Lover collection! Filled with kitties and all their antics, this collection is the cat’s meow!

Dog Lover collection:

For some dog-loving adventures, check out the feisty assortment of papers and patterns in the new Dog Lover collection! Filled with doggo’s and pupper’s, this collection is the bow-wow!


We also have a surprise gift box worth $50 from our friends at Pink & Main!

To enter to win both of these fantastic prizes, leave a comment on this post by December 22nd at noon EST. A winner will be selected at random and announced here on the blog on December 23rd! There is more inspiration to be found by checking out the links to our friends at Photoplay Paper and Pink & Main below! Be sure to follow them for new products and project eye candy!

Photoplay Paper : Website | Instagram | Facebook

Pink & Main: Shop | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube 


Just joining us? Be sure to click each day below!

Day One – Giveaway from Doodlebug Designs &  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L