Freebie Friday – CardMaps Vol. 5

CardMaps 5 Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! I love Fridays, but I am very excited for the next few days. We have been having crazy up and down weather for weeks. We even got snow today, but tomorrow, tomorrow is supposed to be the beginning of warmer weather. Right now, it is -7 C (19 F) but by Monday, we are supposed to be at 22 C (72 F). I am SOOO ready for Spring and flowers and green grass. Are you?

Are you a card maker? I enjoy making simple cards using dies, and am slowly learning to colour with copics and watercolour markers on stamped images. I wish I had more time to practice! I do really enjoy receiving handmade cards and look forward to giving more cards that I have made myself to my family and friends.

At each Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, we host a Card Swap. These events have been a huge success over the last few years and often sell out. How fun to be able to spend time with fellow card makers and swap your cards with them too. I love that idea!

Today, I would like to tell you about CardMaps Vol. 5. This special issue magazine is from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and includes exclusive card sketches from PageMaps.

CardMaps Vol. 5

 

Loaded with inspiration and creativity, CardMaps 5 includes 88 cards, 50 exclusive CardMaps sketches, how-to photos featuring trendy, must-try techniques, step-by-step instructions for every card, free cutting files, and as always, so much more! From everyday sentiments and birthday celebrations to seasonal holidays and cards of thanks, this special issue has all of your card making endeavours covered!

CardMaps Vol. 5

 

The feedback for CardMaps special issues has been amazing!

“I love Cardmaps!! The ideas for cards are always so awesome and with so few magazines on the market I treasure them and keep them nearby when making cards!” ~ Lori

“Can’t wait ! Always amazing projects inside there… I just love to create cards for family & friends.” ~ Isabelle

“Love Cardmaps soooo much! I have some of the previous issues and would love to add this one to my arsenal of card patterns.” ~ Rosalynd

“I really enjoy the Scrapbook and Cards today pagemaps! Own them all and would love to add this to my collection!” ~ Jennifer

Here are a couple sneak peeks to show you a bit more about this special issue.

CardMaps Vol.5

 

CardMaps Vol.5

 

The last four volumes of CardMaps have sold out! Order your copy here: http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/cardmaps5-welcome

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

I have some exciting news for all of the card makers and people interested in getting started in card making. Our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to receive a copy of CardMaps Vol.5.

CardMaps 5 Giveaway

Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today:

For a chance to win a copy of CardMaps Vol.5 from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, April 13th. Good luck!

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a 2017 Stamp & Scrapbook Expo t-shirt.

The winner is … Tammy Valley!

Tammy Valley

Congratulations Tammy! Please email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com with your mailing address.

Don’t forget that even when you are not attending a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, you can always join us online.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a copy of CardMaps Vol.5, you need to leave a comment on this post.

~ Jen

P.S. (I am often asked how to find out all of the Facebook Groups that we have for the different Stamp & Scrapbook locations. Click on the image below to join the group of your choice. I host LOTS of giveaways in the groups throughout the year and keep you up to date with all things EXPO. I hope to see you in a group!)

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Freebie Friday – Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2017

SCT Magazine Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hello and Happy Friday! Has Spring arrived where you are? The weather is trying really hard to be spring-like where I am, but Mother Nature isn’t sure she is ready to say goodbye to Winter yet. Honestly, though, I cannot wait to see little flowers popping up in the garden. I so love my garden!

With each season change, a new issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine releases. The Spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine went live today! This beautiful magazine is available in hardcopy from select retailers, including many Barnes & Noble, Books A Million and Chapter’s/Indigo stores! The Spring 2017 issue can be viewed online for free here: http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/current-issue

Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2017

 

The Spring issue includes all of these wonderful articles. On these individual web pages, you can view the artwork from each article as well as download each article as a separate PDF. It is also a great place to pin your favourite products from!

Did you know that you can also view all of the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazines, from the current one back to the first issue that was released in 2006, online here? You can view and/or download them all for FREE!

Here are a few projects from the Spring issue to get you inspired …

Sweet Girl by Megan Hoeppner

Sweet Girl by Megan Hoeppner

The Best by Stacy Cohen

The Best by Stacy Cohen

Ewe Are Loved by Kimberly Crawford

Ewe Are Loved card by Kimberly Crawford

With each issue, they also provide free sketches, cut files, and printable files. Each issue has a full series of bonus items that will inspire scrapbookers, card makers and paper crafters everywhere! Here are a couple of my favourites from the Spring issue:

Free Cut Files from SCT Magazine

Free Printables from SCT Magazine

I hope these projects have inspired you and have you wanting to see more! See the current issue here: http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/current-issue

You can also find hundreds of free sketches, and other free downloadable cut files and printables on their website.

Last but not least, Scrapbook & Cards Today is turning 11! Be sure to visit their blog and join the fun tomorrow as they kick off their 11th birthday celebration with 11 days of birthday inspiration and prizes. Trust me, you do not want to miss it! With over $3K in prizes to give away, it’s going to be fun!

SCT Magazine 11th Birthday

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

To celebrate the release of the Spring 2017 issue, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to receive a one-year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine!

Win a Subscription to SCT Magazine

Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today:

For a chance to win a subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, March 23rd. Good luck!

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a prize pack from their new March release.

The winner is … Debbie!

Pretty Pink Posh winner - Debbie

Congratulations Debbie! Please email me at jen@scrapbookexpo.com with your mailing address.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo here:

Have a wonderful week! See you here next Friday!

~ Jen

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Freebie Friday – Creative Cards & CardMaps

SCT Magazine Card Special Issues Combo

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Hello and happy Friday! I hope you have had a wonderful week! This week I am here to inspire card makers AND try to convert papercrafters who don’t already make cards into becoming card makers. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

As a scrapbooker, you must be creative. You also likely have lots of scraps from creating layouts, so why not use those scraps to create cards. I think being a cardmaker and a scrapbooker is a perfect match!

In hopes of inspiring you, I am going to share cards that have been published in an issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. These cards were created by the design team as well as from submissions to the magazine. Ready … Set … Let’s get inspired!

Congratulations card by Michele Boyer

Congratulations by Michele Boyer

You Are My Star card by Anya Lunchenko

You Are My Star by Anya Lunchenko

Shine by Jennifer McGuire

Shine by Jennifer McGuire

Hello Birthday Girl by Melissa Phillips

Hello Birthday Girl by Melissa Phillips

Baby by Stephanie Klauck

Baby by Stephanie Klauck

I am in awe as to the amazing cards that people create. I love to look online at cards and get ideas for cards that I will try to create one day. How about you?

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

We have some exciting news for you. The Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine (SCT) team also create special card issues. The SCT team would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to win their two most recent card special issues  – Creative Cards Vol. 1 and CardMaps Vol. 4.

SCT Magazine Card Special Issue combo

Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today:

For a chance to win these two special card issues – Creative Cards Vol.1 and CardMaps Vol.4 from Scrapbook & Cards Today, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, August 18th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Just Nick. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s post! The giveaway was for a $25 gift certificate to shop at Just Nick Designs online store.

The winner is … Thea!

Just Nicks winner - Thea

Congratulations, Thea! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Just Nick Giveaway winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a copy of Creative Cards Vol.1 and CardMaps Vol.4 from Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be further inspired, join Stamp & Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are relaxing this weekend, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

Freebie Friday – SCT Delivered Online Class

SCT Delivered Online Classes

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! This week I want to tell you about the new SCT Delivered Online Classes from our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.


These classes have been cultivated by some of the industry’s favourite designers with the simple goal of offering you the opportunity to enhance your papercrafting skills in a self-paced environment. Each designer will contribute their creative talents to bring you a unique, one-of-a-kind class right to your computer.

Each six-week course includes:

  • easy to follow step-by-step instructions for 18 beautiful 12×12 layouts
  • exclusive PageMaps sketches
  • technique-driven step photos
  • electronic cutting files (.dxf and .svg formats*)
  • complete supply lists (including paper collections)
  • and so much more!

The inaugural class is based on the very popular Easy, Detailed, Expert article that appeared for 9 years in each issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! All of the amazing content from these articles (and the full issues) is available for free download. You can view all of the past issues as well as the artwork for each article here.

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Each week of the course is instructed by a different designer who will share three layouts (Easy, Detailed and Expert) along with tips.

  • Week 1 – Virginia Nebel
  • Week 2 – Nicole Nowosad
  • Week 3 – Paige Evans
  • Week 4 – Lisa Dickinson
  • Week 5 – Sheri Reguly
  • Week 6 – Sarah Webb

With a group of designers like these ladies, I am sure you are inspired already, but wouldn’t it be great to see some sneak peeks as well. Of course! Here you go … here are a few sneak peeks for each week of the course. Wow! I can’t wait to join these ladies each week and get crafty!

How fun is that! You can take a class each week for six weeks from the comfort of your own home. The class is even self paced so you can do the classes at your leisure over weeks or even months. Another cool feature of the class is the private online Facebook group that you can participate in with fellow papercrafters who are also taking the class. Imagine having an entire cheering section to share your completed projects with, ask for suggestions from and just plain socialize over an activity that we all love!

 

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

The Scrapbook & Cards Today team would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to enjoy the SCT Delivered Online Class – Easy Detailed Expert.

 

Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today:

For a chance to win a spot in the SCT Delivered Online Class – Easy Detailed Expert from Scrapbook & Cards Today, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, June 2nd.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a pair of admission tickets to the show floor.

The winner is … Marissa!

marissa

 

Congratulations Marissa! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘SSBE Giveaway winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win a spot in the SCT Delivered Online Class – Easy Detailed Expert, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be inspired, join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are relaxing this weekend, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

Freebie Friday – Spellbinders

Spellbinders Wish card by Jen Walker

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hello Scrapbook Expo Friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful week.

This week, I had the opportunity to work with Spellbinders‘ Party dies – Sweet Wish and Gift of Happiness.

Spellbinders Wish card by Jen Walker

For this card I die cut out the word ‘wish’ from the blue cardstock and also cut out the word in white cardstock. I then placed the white word into the negative in the blue.

Spellbinders Wish card by Jen Walker

For this card, I focused on the stars and hearts. I like having fun candles so I added the stars to the top of the candles instead of the flame. This card is not your typical candle and gift wrapped present. I like to think a bit outside the box and use the dies not quite as they were intended.

Spellbinders Detail

 

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Our friends at Spellbinders would like to give the Party dies – Sweet Wish and Gift of Happiness to one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend.

Spellbinders Party Dies

Learn more about Spellbinders here:

For your chance to win this wonderful prize from our friends at Spellbinders, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, October 1st.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for a copy of Creative Cards Vol. 1 and a Fall issue.

The winner is Sweet April!

sct-sweet-april

Congratulations, April! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘SCT Magazine Giveaway winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win the party dies from Spellbinders, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be inspired, join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are relaxing this weekend, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

Freebie Friday – Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine

Scrapbook & Cards Today - Creative Cards Vol. 1

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

If you have attended a Scrapbook Expo event in 2015 and were one of the first 100 people in line each morning, then you will have received a copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Isn’t it lovely?! I especially love the feel of this magazine in my hands. Personally, while there are so many opportunities to interact with books and magazines in a digital format, I am still one of those people who prefers the feel of the paper in my hands. I have piles of books and magazines all over my house. I love to flip through this magazine and I enjoy how nice and thick the paper is.

Scrapbook & Cards Today releases four issues a year to coincide with the change of seasons. Today, the fall 2015 issue was released. The magazine is available in local scrapbook stores or via subscription. It is also available for free viewing online or for free download. You can download the PDF for the entire magazine, you can download the magazine in four parts so that the file sizes are smaller, or you can download the PDF for a specific article. Whichever way you want the information, it is available for you. All back issues are also available for viewing online.

SCT Fall 2015

See the Fall Issue Now

With each issue, they also provide free sketches, cut files, and printable files. I especially like the fall cut files that Cathy Zielske created. These images are great for using on layouts or smaller cards for pocket pages. What fun!

SCT_BatCutFilePREV SCT_CZFallWordsCutFilePREV SCT_LeavesPREV

Here are a few of my favourite layouts from the fall issue:

Road Less Traveled by Emily Pitts

Road Less Traveled by Emily Pitts

 

October by Cathy Zielske

October by Cathy Zielske

Fall Bridge by Jennifer Larson

Fall Bridge by Jennifer Larson

A few times a year, Scrapbook & Cards Today also releases special issues. The latest special issue is Creative Cards Vol. 1.

SCT Creative Cards Vol. 1

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

To celebrate the release of these two issues, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine would like one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend to have the new fall 2015 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine as well as a copy of Creative Cards Vol. 1.

Scrapbook & Cards Today - Creative Cards Vol. 1

Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today:

For a chance to win these goodies from Scrapbook & Cards Today, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, September 24th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week Behind The Scenes blog post! The giveaway was for two admission passes to a Scrapbook Expo event of your choice.

The winner is … Jan Metcalf!

sbe-winner-jan-metcalf

Congratulations, Jan! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Scrapbook Expo Giveaway winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … if you want a chance to win the fall 2015 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today as well as Creative Cards Vol.1, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be inspired, join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are relaxing this weekend, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen

Freebie Friday – Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Subscription

SCT Ad in Scrapbook Expo

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Hooray for Friday! My kids are finally both out of school and the pressure to make lunches and get them up in the mornings is over. Yay! I also like for them to have a chance to run around and have fun when it is so hot outside. So not only am I thrilled that it is Friday, but I am thrilled that summer vacation has begun.  You can see from this photo that my son is glad for the summer holidays as well.

Ryan jumping in pool

For me, one of the ways that I know summer is here is that my copy of the new summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today arrives at my door. I absolutely love this magazine, and lucky me, I live around the corner from the publisher, Catherine Tachdjian, so I get my copy as soon as the magazine is back from the printers. I love the feel of this magazine in my hands and the nice thick cover and inside pages. I love the smell of the ink. This magazine makes me happy!

Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2015

Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is published four times a year. The Summer 2015 issue released last Friday. It is available for viewing online here or for free download. You can download the PDF for the entire magazine, you can download the magazine in four parts so that the file sizes are smaller, or you can download the PDF for a specific article. Whichever way you want the information, it is available for you. All back issues are also available for viewing online.

Here are a few of my favourite layouts that were published in the Summer 2015 issue.

Chalk Fun by Laura Vegas

Chalk Fun by Laura Vegas

Fun at the Beach by Brenda Cazes

Fun at the Beach by Brenda Cazes

One of the Best Days by Amy Tan

One of the Best Days by Amy Tan

As a special gift, the first 100 people on Friday and another 100 people on Saturday to each Scrapbook Expo event will receive a copy of the latest Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! If you have not had a chance to check out this magazine, you should take advantage of this opportunity. Once you get your hands on a printed copy, you will be hooked!

Scrapbook & Cards Today and Scrapbook.com announced a new partnership this week. Scrapbook.com will now be the largest distributor of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine outside of our subscribers! Right now with every order placed at Scrapbook.com you have an opportunity to receive a free copy of our brand new summer issue. You can add the magazine to your order here: http://www.scrapbook.com/store/sct-summer2015.html

partnership sct scrapbookcom

To celebrate this partnership, Scrapbook.com is giving away a $100 shopping spree to one lucky winner. Visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog to enter to win. Good luck!

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

We would love for one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend to win a one year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2015

Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today:

For a chance to win these goodies from Scrapbook & Cards Today, leave a comment on this blog post telling us ‘What Scrapbooking Means To You.’ The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, July 2nd.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the Scrapbook Expo team. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for two admission passes to a 2015 Scrapbook Expo event of your choice.

The winner is … Rachel Vasquez!

scrapbook-expo-winner-rachel-vasquez

 

Congratulations, Rachel! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Scrapbook Expo Giveaway winner’ in the subject line.

Thanks for joining me this week. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Don’t forget … If you want a chance to win a subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today, you need to leave a comment on this post.

If you are looking to be inspired, join us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

When you are outside relaxing, remember you can visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen