Good morning friends! It’s the final day of our 13th birthday celebration and what a day we have in store for you! If you have joined us from the beginning, thank you. We’ve loved all your comments! If you’re joining us for the first time today, we’re so glad you’re here and hope you’ll join in from the beginning HERE.

Today Creative Team members Paige Evans and Nicole Nowosad are here along with our friends from American Crafts with a grand, GRAND prize! Let’s get to it…

Hi everyone! Paige Evans here with a new birthday-themed layout for the birthday celebrations happening here! So fun and exciting! This layout features a free cut file which you can grab below and my Whimsical collection with Pink Paislee.


I started by die cutting my banner cut file from smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Then I used a rainbow striped paper to back all the little open spaces – I didn’t measure each piece, I just eyeballed the size and it probably took about an hour to back the entire design. Not too bad! I backed the larger spaces of the banner with a subtle pink paper.

Paige Evans Banner cut file

Download HERE!


Next, I splashed watered down white acrylic paint across a purple ombre paper to jazz up my background, let it dry, and then tucked this sweet photo of my daughter under the right side of the banner. I used dimensional adhesive to attach the banner in place for depth and to create shadows.


Then I came in with a new package of floral die cuts and tucked a bunch of them under the banner. I think that’s my 12th set of flower die cuts I’ve used lol – what can I say, they make the perfect finishing touch and help layouts come together so quickly! I created the title on the banner using colorful mini Thickers and placed a heart chipboard sticker between the words.


To embellish I added a puffy sticker banner below the title and placed a dragonfly chipboard sticker overlapping the edge of the photo. Then I sprinkled enamel dots here and there for even more pops of color. I finished by writing my journaling in another section of the banner.


Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out this new layout! See you again soon!


Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, Thickers: Pink Paislee; white cardstock; white acrylic paint; Cut file: Banner by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3

~ Paige Evans


Happy Birthday SCT Magazine! Today I am sharing a fun card that is perfect to give to that special someone for their birthday!

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Supplies: Cardstock, doily, sequins – Doodlebug Designs; Cardstock – Bazzill; Stickles – Ranger; Stamps – Stampin’ Up; Ink: Gina K. Designs

Diecut a fun birthday themed design using a metal die or on your digital die cutting machine and make it the star of the show on the front of your card! Adding an extra-large image makes the card POP! I layered together different tones of the same colour of cardstock, adding foam adhesive to the backside of the top layer to add some easy dimension.

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Layer a doily behind your image to give your card that birthday feel – add a little flag to the top of the cupcake using a simple toothpick to add your celebration sentiment.

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Thank you for joining me today and HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCT!

~ Nicole Nowosad

Thank you, Paige and Nicole, for two amazing birthday themed projects and a cut file today! We are now going to wrap up this celebration with our grand prize from American Crafts!



We just wanted to pop in and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Scrapbook & Cards Today! We appreciate our long-standing relationship with Scrapbook & Cards Today, and wish you all the best in the years to come!

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We’re excited to offer this special prize for this very special day…so who wants to win the ultimate scrapbooking prize? 🙋 This grand prize is filled to the brim with products from American Crafts, Amy Tangerine, Kelly Creates, Crate Paper, and MORE! We’ve also included a We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill! Good luck!

To enter each day’s giveaway:

1. Leave a comment below and today, tell us what part of our new spring issue is your favourite! (if you have not seen it, you can view/download the issue HERE 🙂)

2. Comment to be left by April 4th at midnight EST.

3. Winners will be announced right here on April 5th!

Thank you for all the kind comments you have left for each of our birthday sponsors this week! They have LOVED hearing from you! We hope you will continue that today by thanking our friends at American Crafts for not only this prize but for all the amazing support they provide to all that we do here at the magazine and with our Crop & Create events!

American Crafts: Facebook and Instagram

But wait, there’s more! For extra entries to win this grand prize, join in the fun below …

a Rafflecopter giveaway


One last thank you to each of our readers for joining us to celebrate our 13th birthday. We could not have imagined the joy we would receive from you for so many years. If you are newly joining us, welcome to the SCT family.

Now let’s start planning our 14th birthday!

~ Catherine, Founder & Publisher, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine