The summer issue is here!

The summer issue is here!

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Good morning and happy Friday! It's an exciting day for the SCT team as we release our brand new summer issue! This issue is now available in select independent papercraft stores (see store listing on page 75!) and for FREE download/viewing on our website HERE! It will be available in select Barnes & Noble and Books A Million locations around the first week of July.

Brimming with inspiration, the Summer 2016 issue includes:

        ▪ 100+ trendy ideas

        ▪ live & scrapbook with intent – Ali Edwards shows you how

        ▪ our team's top ten scrapbooking techniques

        ▪ cards never "felt" so good with Jennifer McGuire

        ▪ 20 free online downloads

        ▪ expert photo tips from Maggie Holmes

        ▪ … and an inspiration gallery that is full of stunning summer themed projects!

Our talented designers have once again filled this issue with amazing inspiration, creativity and clever ideas for you to try. Be sure to dowload, view or order your copy today!

*** Giveaway ***

Let's celebrate the release of our summer issue with a giveaway! We would love to give not one but TEN copies away! As we continue our 10th birthday celebration year, 10 copies seems fitting. Just leave a comment below and we would love to know when you discovered Scrapbook & Cards Today. Are you a long time reader or maybe just recently discovered the magazine and we would love to know where you call home! It's always fun to see where our readers/followers are located around the world. Don't be shy! Be sure to leave your comment by Thursday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm EST. We will announce winners next Friday! Good luck!

Last week our friends from Taylored Expressions were here and we gave away a selection of their brand new inks!

Taylored Expression_Ink

The winner of this fabulous prize package is…

What lovely colours in the ink pads. Chocolate truffle, saltwater taffy, oreo, and cherry pop. They are making my mouth water. I use black ink pads the most often, but I am pretty sure I own every shade of blue ink pads on the market with the exception of these two. Blue is my favourite colour for sure. Thanks for the opportunity to add to my stash, and for the inspiration of the card. Posted by: Dianne Lemay | June 14, 2016 at 08:12 PM

Congratulations Dianne! Please send your address and telephone number to me directly at with "TE winner" in your reference line. We'll be sure to send that off to Taylored Expressions so they can get the prize on it's way to you!

Thank you all for joining us today. It's always on release day that I like to publicly thank our incredible team who works so hard on each and every issue. They are a group of extraordinary women. And yes, sometimes I pinch myself that I actually have the opportunity to work with them. Their talents are extraordinary. We truly hope you enjoy our latest issue and all the other things we have to offer at SCT! Do you want a little hint at what we were working on this past week? Our second online class in partnership with PageMaps AND our 2017 Creative Planner…that's growing again! Let's just say the rest of the year is going to be as fun-filled as the first part of the year was. And we're thrilled you've come along for the ride with us!

Have a wonderful weekend celebrating all the amazing men in your life this Father's Day! I'm headed off to New York for a few days next week with almost NO agenda. WHAT??? While that's a little foreign to me, I'm looking forward to discovering new places and meeting new faces. Follow me on Instagram @catherinesct to see what I discover along the way! 

~ Catherine Tachdjian

Publisher & Founder, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine


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  1. Christine Palka June 17, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Another beautiful issue! Love all the summer projects. Gave the online copy a quick review this morning…looking forward to the arrival of my copy in the mail so I can really enjoy it in person. Nothing like holding the paper copy in hand.

  2. Jane Z. June 17, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Wow…another fabulous issue! Fantastic summer projects! I have been a long time viewer of SCT magazines! Keep up the great work!!! 🙂

  3. Silvia June 17, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Loving the layouts. I took a quick look and I am hooked!!

  4. Tona June 17, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Looks like another great magazine.
    I discovered your blog years ago but held your magazine in my hand for the 1st time when I bought the spring issue at my local Barnes & Noble. Love it!

  5. Shilpa June 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Very very new to SCT magazine….a month ago discovered your work . Hooked ever since . Love it to bits . Have loved the front cover layout on this is issue and even the one on the spring 2016 issue . Love all the tips and tricks in each of the issue . Thanks for the chance !!

  6. Debbie Rollins June 17, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Looks like a very fun issue!
    Love the magazine always filled with great ideas 🙂

  7. barb macaskill June 17, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    LOVE the cover of this issue! THat little Beach Boy is a darling! I always look forward to reading the new issue so that I can get inspired!! Thaks for being YOU!

  8. Wendy Goundrey June 17, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I have been a reader for years. I love your magazine. I live in Quebec.

  9. Karen Gliver June 17, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Discovered you on Instagram. I live in Michigan . Would love to win a copy of your mag.

  10. Lynn Gauthier June 17, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I found your blog about 3 years ago and follow you every day now. So much inspiration and fun!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  11. Mary June 17, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Long time reader!!!! The SCT world makes me so happy!!!! Crop and Create…CZ…Ali Edwards….all my faves!!!! THANK YOU SCT!!!!

  12. Linsey June 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I’ve been a reader and fan of SCT for about 3 years now and I honestly don’t know what I’d do without you guys! My crafty life would definitely suffer, that’s for sure! You bring such joy and inspiration to me just about daily! Thanks for continuing to do what you do better than most!!! Happy Weekend, one and all from Linsey in Seattle, WA!!!

  13. Angela A June 17, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I discovered SCT about 3 years ago I would say. I love the inspiration and creativity I find here and am a big fan! Thanks for all you do to make my favorite hobby fun!

  14. Dawn Tidd June 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I read about your magazine on Jennifer McGuire’s blog! I’m checking my B&N tonight to see if it’s there!

  15. Carla Hundley June 17, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I have been a follower
    of your blog for ever!
    I love the magazine
    and enjoy downloading
    Carla from Utah

  16. Carla Hundley June 17, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    I have been a follower
    of your blog for ever!
    I love the magazine
    and enjoy downloading
    Carla from Utah

  17. Shannon kidd June 17, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Found you through Scrap book expo freebie. I was beyond impressed with the book quailty,and beautiful work. The stories explore the good ND emotional sides of why we craft

  18. Greta H June 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I’m in Western Oregon & would love to win a copy of your newest magazine–thanks for the chance! I honestly don’t know how I discovered you–through something on line & I think it’s now been about 2 years. Congrats on your 10 yr anniversary!

  19. Maryanne Blahey June 17, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I discovered your magazine many years ago but don’t remember when and I have been your follower forever. As of today it was time to renewed your magazine. I enjoy reading it because, there are a lot of inspirations and ideas in it. Thanks SCT for your 10 years of inspiring us.
    Also, I miss you coming to Winnipeg for Crop and Create.

  20. Sue Riviello June 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Look like a fun issue. I love summer layouts!

  21. Nita K. June 17, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I’m a longtime reader and I usually read it online, but I got the last issue in my hands and I love it more. Nothing like a glossy magazine in hand,

  22. Laura Gauthier Turcotte June 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    A long time reader of your magazine, here in Morin-Height, Quebec, Canada. I discovered your magazine actually one day on my lunch break when I was working at the Atwater market in Montreal, almost 13??? years ago. I browsed the news stand, found a scrapbooking magazine (yours!) and have been hooked ever since.

  23. Mary Holshouser June 17, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    It’s been a long time since I first discovered Scrapbook and Cards. I’ve gotten a lot of great ideas for my greeting cards – adapting techniques and projects so they work on the cards.

  24. Deepa Lakshman June 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I chanced upon the website like 4 or 5 years back. I have always constantly viewed the magazine online but would love to hold a physical copy in my hand.

  25. Nina Oelke June 17, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I love the SCT magazines and enjoy reading and utilizing the ideas, when I am able to purchase one. I have not purchased any in a couple of years as something always comes up and I cannot buy it. I would need to buy by subscription as I do not know of any stores near here that sell it. I cannot drive right now. So winning copy of your wonderful magazine would be aweome. Did I tell you that I love the inspiration every one of those pages give to me.
    By the way I’m from Stoney Creek, Ontario 🙂

  26. saxonr June 17, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I discovered your magazine a few years ago when I received a surprise with my online order…your magazine! I was lucky enough to attend your crop a few years ago with my daughter when you were in vanvouver…was awesome and subscribed for a year..loved it!!! Awesome job with the magazine…cheers from whitehorse, yukon!!!!

  27. Karen Lingel June 17, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Met you at Scrap Expo in San Francisco area. Thanks for the opportunity to win

  28. justasiam June 17, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I have been such a long time reader of the blog, and hence also the magazine, that I honestly don’t remember when I first heard about it. I’m from Medicine Hat,Alberta.

  29. Mcatlett34 June 17, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I just discovered you magazine!!! easy to read and love all the ideas!!!

  30. Steffanie S. June 17, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I’m from Oregon and am a long time reader of your blog and your magazine (the online version). You never disappoint with the multitude of ideas and inspiration everywhere. I would love to have a hard copy in my hands to drool over and mark up for future projects. I hope I’m one of the lucky winners!

  31. Tracey June 17, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    It’s been a long time since I’ve had an actual physical copy of your magazine in my hands. Would love to win and spend some time reading through it! I’ve enjoyed your magazine for about 9 or 10 years now! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  32. Laurie Black June 17, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I discovered the magazine and blog about a year ago. Thank you for offering the free downloads! Would love to have a paper copy – the closest Barnes and Noble store is in Portland an hour away. I live in beautiful Oregon.

  33. Susy Lab June 17, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I found your magazine online a few years ago. I wish I could purchase a hard copy here in Sunny Queensland Australia. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity to win a hard copy.

  34. Ann in PA June 17, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I started reading your magazine 3-4 years ago. I love that I can download it to my tablet and read it where ever I happen to be!I am so excited that I can now purchase a physical copy, if I choose to, at my local Barnes and Noble.

  35. Diane E June 17, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Fabulous cover L Bateman!! ❤️❤️❤️
    Leduc County, AB

  36. Angel June 17, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I found out about this magazine in The Scrap Gals Facebook group today! 🙂

  37. Sherry Anderson June 17, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this issue! Congratulations on 10 years!

  38. crafty violet June 17, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I’ve been following your magazine right from the beginning. I have some hard copies and some digital. I have cut out favourite layouts and cards from other magazines to reduce bulk and save space on my shelves but I cannot bear to cut into any of my hard copies of your magazine. Too many awesome suggestions so the magazines stay complete.

  39. Mel H June 17, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    I’m a long time reader and live in Kentucky

  40. Manda June 17, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I really can’t remember when or how I discovered your magazine but I’m so glad there is a digital version for us Australians!

  41. LC June 17, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Congrats to Dianne! It was just about a year ago, that I discovered SCT. I’ve only been crafting for about 2 years so I’m still learning a lot, and SCT has been a very important source of info and inspiration to me. The things that I’ve learned from the magazine, the blog and the incredible creative team has helped me to evolve and grow as a crafter. I’m very grateful to have found this gem of a crafting resource! Thanks SCT for all you do to inspire crafters all around the world! (I’m from Ontario, Canada)

  42. Dorina D June 17, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Congrats to Diane for winning the inks. Enjoy all those yummy colors. And I love how you celebrate your 10 years. Those 10 are lucky people who are going to love getting a hard copy. Love mine.

  43. Linda Tupper June 18, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Awesome new issue and am so looking forward to looking though the whole magazine.

  44. Kimberli Bean June 18, 2016 at 3:09 am

    I can’t wait to look through this beautiful issue, looks like another great one! I’m a long time reader now, just can’t get enough inspiration from you all!!

  45. Donna Sue June 18, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Can’t wait to check out the Summer issue! I am a long time reader and enjoy your magazine. Keep up the good work!

  46. heather Wehrli June 18, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I Discovered SCT 3 years ago at Scrapfest Kitchener – would love to win a copy of the Summer Issue. Please do a crop in Kitchener, it will be sold out in an hour ….

  47. Giorgia Rossini June 18, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Thank you so much, I would love to have the chance to have a “real” copy in my hands, I only read it digi

  48. theCook June 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Would love to win a copy!

  49. Lee in MI June 18, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I love SCT magazine – my scrapbook friends introduced me to it a few years ago! What a great source of inspiration!
    I am located in Southeastern Michigan. Thank you!

  50. D.Ann C June 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I’ve been following for a couple of years now… came across you thru a blog hop. I’m mostly a card maker, but there’s plenty in there for me. – FL

  51. Marjorie Pinne June 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    I discovered your magazine several years ago. I’m not really sure how but am sure glad I did! It has provided me with lots of inspiration. I’m from Palmer, Alaska.

  52. Vianna June 18, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I’m a reader from way-back-when … always the best inspiration, techniques and, let’s not forget, the BEST, generous blog candy! I wish you continued success – there are so few publications left that are dedicated to scrapbooking.

  53. Memoriesbymanda June 19, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Yay, another issue is out! I enjoy your magazine all the way down here in New Zealand.

  54. Shannon June 19, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I use to get SCT Mag at Scrapbooker’s Paradise in Calgary. However, since they closed a few years ago I never found it again until March Crop and Create in Calgary. It is now definitely a fav — the mix of techniques, sketches, LO’s, pocket pages, and so on PLUS it is a Canadian produced mag. Shannon Yates from Claresholm, Alberta!!
    Have a wonderful ‘no agenda’ time in NYC Catherine!!

  55. Bunny Dobbie June 19, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I live in Ottawa and a shop owner used to give me a copy of your magazine free when a new one came out when I went to her scrapbook store! The shop closed years ago but I kept the owner as a friend and I still enjoy your magazine for the ideas and techniques!

  56. Helen Van Daalen June 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    I first got a copy of the magazine from an independent business near Port Sydney. My sisters would go to the store in her house when we were in the area for a scrapbooking weekend. I would love a copy because it is much better holding the physical one than reading online. I live in Alliston, ON.

  57. Buckley-cat June 19, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    I discoverd your blog about 6 mounth ago and i cant stop reading it. Thank you for this amazing giveaway

  58. Judith June 19, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    A few years ago, when I started my own blog, I discovered your blog and I like every post. The Magazine’s are always inspiring, thank you!
    Congratulation on your 10th anniversary from Holland, Europe

  59. helen June 19, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Ilive in France, and first discovered your magazine 4 or 5 yrs ago, following a canadian blog ho, I’ve become a great fan of your scrapbooking year planner <3

  60. Althea June 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I love your blog and magazine. You are the best!!! I enjoy everything about the magzine. Keep it coming.

  61. Wendy Orme June 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Can’t wait to read this issue! I’ve been a fan of SCT for more years than I can remember.

  62. Tara June 20, 2016 at 12:20 am

    I am a long time reader and have always loved your magazine. It is always full of fun and fresh ideas. Sometimes I get the physical copy and sometimes it’s online, either way it’s great!

  63. Agnes June 20, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Hi to all, I can’t remember exactly when I found you because it has been many years. Something tells me it was with the card and layouts sketches and after a long while starting fresh with SCT. I also remember the editor when working with another magazine and most ladies from your dt from when I started dabbling in this paper crafting world.
    I have to remember to visit more often (I am trying) but life is so full sometimes, it absorbs me, :)…I am from PA.
    WTG ladies…Thank you so much for your kindness. Happy 10 still! Happy 11, 12 and much more…

  64. super stick chick June 21, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I received my first copy of SCT at the Scrapbooking Expo 2 years ago and have been an avid reader ever since. Thanks for continuing the hard copies!

  65. Helen Gullett June 21, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Always love the magazine! Full of inspirations!

  66. Taunya Butler June 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I have been following SCT for what seems like forever – since I started blogging for sure (2012) I get so much inspiration from all that you do here and I love how cool you are to share with us paper crafters!!

  67. Terri Burson June 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I can’t remember when I first discovered SCT, it’s been awhile. I’m originally from New York but have called Alabama my home for over 30 years now. I try to check in at least weekly to scroll through the blog and see what’s up! I love the digi files from Nicole. I’m more of a cardmaker than a scrapbooker, but I’m trying to do more layouts these days for my son’s sake. He loves to see pages about him. There’s always some juicy detail that I glean from the design team. Thanks for all your creativity!

  68. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B June 23, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I discovered your magazine years ago and enjoy all the different projects that are featured in your magazine. There’s always such great inspiration in each and every page. I’m from Leduc, Alberta. Thank you for the chance to win!

  69. Gabriella June 24, 2016 at 6:07 am

    I discovered your magazine about three years ago and a LSS in NY

  70. Kendra June 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I found you about a year ago through Cathy Z. Thanks for all you do!

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