Good morning friends, Paige Evans here! Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is celebrating their birthday and today is Day 4 of the celebration! Here is the layout I made for the festivities:

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UP: Paper 01, Paper 02, Paper 03, Paper 04, Paper 05, Paper 06, Paper 07, Paper 08, Paper 09, Paper 10, Paper 11, Paper 12, Paper 13, Paper 14, Paper 15, Paper 16, Paper 17, Paper 18, Paper 19, Paper 20, Paper 21, Paper 22, Paper 23, Paper 24, Mini Thickers, Chipboard Thickers; Cupcake punch: Fiskars; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; precision pen; white acrylic paint; Cardstock: American Crafts

I started by making a bunch of cupcakes using a Fiskars cupcake punch. I punched one or two from every Pick-Me-Up patterned paper, more from Paper 10 which has all of the squares of different patterns.

Then I chose a blue textured cardstock for the background and machine stitched lines every 1.5″ across it to create a grid. I got a li’l crazy with more machine stitching and used a variety of colors of thread – I only switched the main thread color, I kept the bobbin white the whole time to save on time.

I did a poll on Instagram to see if I should leave the thread ends long like I sometimes like to do, or trim them up for a cleaner look. It was about 75% trim, 25% leave. I was going to leave them, but after continuing to work on the layout the threads just got in the way so I did end up trimming them and am happy with the results.

Next, I placed a cupcake inside each square using dimensional adhesive. I printed five 1.5″ square photos and placed them over five of the cupcakes.

Then I created the title “happy birthday” using the white Mini Foam Thickers. I added a “7” Chipboard Thickers number and typed “th” on my WeR Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to complete the title. I splashed white acrylic paint under each photo. The last step was to remove one of the cupcakes and write journaling in that open square with a precision pen.


I hope this layout inspires you in some way, whether it’s to dust off your punches, play with the stitches on your sewing machine, or add five tiny photos to your layout! Thanks so much for coming by today! ~ Paige Evans


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We are very grateful for our amazing partners who support all that we do here at the magazine, at Crop & Create, our online class, kits and more. 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:

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Thank you to Paige and today’s sponsors for making Day 4 of our 12th birthday celebration so good! 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!

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