Good morning SCT friends, it’s Catherine, Publisher of SCT magazine and I want to personally welcome you on behalf of the SCT Team to our 12th birthday celebrations! It’s been 12 amazing, fun-filled years sharing the creative joy and our love of papercrafting with readers around the world. And how do you say “we’ve come a long way baby?” What started out as a small regional magazine in 2006, with the help of a wonderful dream team over the years and incredibly faithful readers just like you, we are able to share Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine with readers in 100 different countries. If you’ve been reading us since the beginning, thank you for all your encouragement. If you have joined us along the way, we’re so glad you have and if you have just found us today, WELCOME! We love new readers and hope you’ll share us with all your creative friends too!

Let me introduce you to our brand new spring 2018 issue which you can view or download for FREE on our website HERE!

Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2018 Issue

Now let’s celebrate! For the next 12 days, our team will be joining us each day to share a birthday themed project and all our partners will be here throughout these 12 days with some INCREDIBLE prizes. So put your party hats and dancing shoes on and let’s kick off Day 1 with design team member Latisha Yoast and her gorgeous birthday party ensemble!

“Hello friends, I am so excited to share these birthday projects with you today!  Most of us celebrate some kind of birthday, whether it’s your own, a child’s, friend or family.  Today, I am sharing how to use basic craft supplies, and turning them into a coordinated birthday ensemble.

A few banner stamps, a cake and sentiment stamp from Pinkfresh Studio, and friends we have ourselves an invitation.  These are clear photopolymer stamps, which are made to take ink perfectly.  Not going to lie, I used a MISTI to stamp the cake, I needed precise stamping, and the MISTI makes it so simple. I used a few shades of aqua and red inks from Lawn Fawn.  Aqua and red go so pretty together, plus they coordinated with the pattern paper I chose to use as well.

Presents!  What is a birthday without presents?

This pattern Paper Collection from Pebbles, it makes my heart pitter patter with happiness.  Plus its a birthday theme.  Sigh…so happy!

I picked out a few sheets of pattern paper, and used the We R Memory Keepers bag punch tool, to create a few bags.  I happen to buy the punch with a coupon, but after using it, I would have paid full price.

I can make all of the bags now!

Using the coordinating stickers and ribbon, embellishing the bags was a breeze.

Lastly, the birthday card.  First, using the We R Envelope punch, I created an envelope for the card.  The pattern paper said happy birthday in the shape of a candle which I thought was so cute.  Then created the card using the 6×6 striped pattern paper that coordinated with the envelope.  The card was embellished using stickers.

Friends, creating a birthday ensemble is so much fun, especially when using a paper collection.  Everything is perfectly coordinated, so no matter the design, the colors all match. The stamps make the card and projects more custom and make everyone feel special.  I hope I have given you a little bit of inspiration and a little nudge to create your own cards and gift bags!

Materials Used: Pinkfresh Studio stamps; Pebbles Pattern paper, stickers & 6×6 paper; Lawn Fawn Ink; We R Memories Keepers Bag & Envelope punches; white cardstock, red ribbon, blue ribbon, red gingham ribbon, MISTI tool

Happy birthday, SCT!

~ Latisha Yoast


We are kicking off our Day 1 birthday festivities with a bang! Our dear friends at, Doodlebug Design and Crate Paper are joining our celebration to offer today’s lucky winner one amazing prize package!


Spellbinders Bundle from for SCT magazine“Happy 12th Birthday to Scrapbook and Cards Today! Celebrate in STYLE! Today’s winner will receive an exclusive Spellbinders Platinum 6 Machine Bundle containing everything you need to get started on your die cutting journey! Each kit includes: One Spellbinders Platinum 6 Machine, One standard platform, Two Clear Cutting Plates, One Embossing Plate, One Embossing Mat, One machine handle, One operation instruction booklet, Nine Exclusive Nested Jumbo Banners dies and a Spellbinders Tool ‘N One! Best wishes from your friends at!”

Doodlebug_Scrapbook & Cards 12th birthday prize

“Happy 12th Birthday Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! We are so excited to be a part of the celebration and so very proud to be your partner! We have all had twelve wonderful years of beautiful publications and very inspiring ideas! This is definitely worth a celebration! We would love to give one lucky winner a prize from our Fairy Tales collection. This bright and cheerful assortment is a perfect fit for any happy occasion!” ~ Doodlebug Design

Crate Paper Flourish

Happy birthday to our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! Let’s celebrate with garden botanicals meet elegant illustrations in Maggie Holmes’ newest collection, Flourish with Crate Paper. Vivid gold and rose gold accents complement vintage-style icons such as birds, cameras, and butterflies. If you love Crate Paper + Maggie Holmes, be sure to enter! Good luck!

Details to enter:

To enter each day’s giveaways, be sure to leave a comment below by Saturday, April 7th. We will announce all winners right here on Tuesday, April 10th!

We are very grateful for our amazing partners who are beside us every step of the way. We hope you will give a warm “thank you” on Facebook to each day’s sponsors. Let them know SCT sent you! Today’s sponsors can be found here:

Doodlebug Design

Crate Paper

and be sure to visit us on Facebook too at Scrapbook & Cards Today

Thank you to Latisha and today’s sponsors for kicking off our 12th birthday celebrations in style! Be sure to join us each of these 12 days for fun birthday inspiration and so many prizes! You also don’t want to miss our fun Heidi Swapp Letter Board Giveaway here!

Heidi Swapp Letter Board SCT magazine