We are so excited to kick off our week of inspiration and challenges this morning to get ready for the release of our spring issue on Friday! Over the next four days, we’ll be sharing four different posts from four amazing designers, one being a special guest! Each post will challenge you to create for a fantastic prize, so be sure to create with us to get the chance to win! Let’s get started with a cut file challenge and design team member Wendy Sue Anderson!


Hello SCT friends! It’s Wendy Sue here today, sharing a layout I created featuring our fabulous (and FREE!) March cut file created by Paige Evans


As soon as I saw this fun title, “Sunshine and Rainbows” I immediately knew what I wanted to create—and it might surprise you how I used it. 

Yep, I literally changed the meaning of the title by adding a few words, and I loved how well it worked for the story I wanted to share. I started by cutting the file twice from Ultra White Linen Cardstock from Carta Bella Paper. I love layering shapes to make them a little heavier. I used Ultra Bond liquid adhesive from Therm O Web to glue together the stacked titles. 

Next, I used the “Charming Backgrounds” texture stamp from Close to My Heart to stamp the little dots onto the letters. I used several ink colors from my stash (mostly Stampin’ Up! and American Crafts) that coordinated nicely with the cardstock colors I chose. I cut additional pieces of the cut file to fill in the backgrounds of the sunshine and rainbow, plus the words “life isn’t all” from the beautiful Daisy Meadows Coordinating Cardstock by Close to My Heart to complete the title. 

I knew my journaling would be on the longer side, so I opted to type it out, rather than hand-writing it, and I printed it onto vellum before adding it to my page. I added the tear strip from a beautiful patterned paper from the Daisy Meadows collection by CTMH to the top of the vellum.  This served two purposes—one: to add some gorgeous color and two: to hide the adhesive that is securing the vellum. I used the E-Z Runner Permanent Dots from Scrapbook Adhesives to secure all the pieces to the background. 

Finally, I printed two photos to complete the story. I added some sweet little mini paperclips from Doodlebug Design to the photos and scattered Close to My Hearts enamel dots around the page. 

Now I want to challenge YOU to use this amazing cut file to share a story on your next layout. I can’t wait to see how the title inspires you! 

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What a great way to kick off challenge week—a freebie and inspiration from Wendy to use it! We’re challenging you to create anything—layout, card, traveler’s notebook—with this month’s digital cut file to enter to win this:

We are so excited to give away a 1-year subscription to SCT Magazine, starting with our spring issue! Flipping through the print version is sure to inspire you to create all year long! 

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. Create any project using our free March cut file;
  2. Submit an image to us (must be under 2mb!) at ideas@scrapbookandcards.com.
  3. Put “Spring Issue Cut File Challenge” in your reference line;
  4. Submit your entry by Wednesday, March 31st, at midnight ET. Winners will be announced here on the blog on Saturday, April 3rd.

Good luck! We can’t wait to see how you use our free digital file!