Hello everyone! Anya here for Day 2 of SCT’s 12th birthday celebration! Welcome! There are so many reasons I love our hobby, but one of them is that we can use scrapbooking products for more than just layouts and cards. I’m sure you’ve used them for decorations, parties, gifts and more. Since our theme this month is Birthdays, I wanted to share a quick and easy birthday favor that I created for my daughter’s friends when they come to her birthday.

I think that handmade gifts have a special meaning and value. Every time I created similar little notebooks, the girls loved them! All that’s needed to make one is a sheet of paper with 4×6 Journaling Cards, a few sheets of coordinating patterned paper and a pack of notebook paper.

You may create these as simple or as decorated as you like. I kept mine pretty simple since I really liked the designs on the 4×6 Journaling Cards patterned paper. For my notebooks, I used a sheet from the “Imagine That Girl” collection by Echo Park Paper. To create these notebooks, I started by trimming two 6×8” pieces of white cardstock and folded each in half. These were used as front and back covers of the notebook. I adhered one of the 4×6 journaling cards to the front cover and a 4×6” piece of patterned paper to the back. I also created a few more folded pages from the patterned paper to be used as dividers. The rest of the notebook was filled with notebook paper trimmed to size. All I needed now is to punch holes, add rings and decorate each cover with brads and ribbon. Whenever I have time, I like to add pockets, envelopes, interactive elements and other details to these fun books.

I must warn you, these are very addicting to make! You can also make these any size, any thickness and any theme. Just grab a paper collection and start assembling your handmade gifts.

Supplies: Paper, brads, chipboard: Echo Park; silver rings: Office Max; Hole Punch: ACMoore; Notebook paper.

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate SCT’s 12th birthday! And now it’s giveaway time!


Echo Park giveaway for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine

“Happy 12th birthday to our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! Create something beautiful with our amazing collection “I’d Rather Be Crafting.” Designed to document and highlight your favorite crafty projects, your most memorable craft retreats, and why you love making things so very much. We get it. We’d rather be crafting too!” ~ Echo Park


“Happy birthday to Scrapbook & Cards Today!!!

Slow down and enjoy this cute set of stamps! This sloth and elephant love to “hang” on your card or craft. These stamps can be used on their own, but also coordinate with Slow Down and Enjoy Add-On to create cute gift tags or bookmarks! It is perfect for the teachers or bookworms in your life. To learn more about this prize package, click the links below!” ~ Lawn Fawn

Slow Down and Enjoy stamps 

Slow Down and Enjoy dies 

Slow Down and Enjoy add-on dies 

Really Rainbow Collection Pack 

Details to enter giveaway:

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!

Thank you to Echo Park and Lawn Fawn for joining our celebration with such amazing prizes! We hope you will give a warm “thank you” on Facebook to each day’s sponsors (if you think they don’t see your posts, they do!!!) Let them know SCT sent you! Today’s sponsors can be found here:

Echo Park Paper

Lawn Fawn

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

Thank you to Anya and today’s sponsors for kicking off our 12th birthday celebrations in style! To see more of Anya’s beautiful work be sure to follow her on Instagram at @anya.l.studio!