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

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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 – Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine – Winter 2016

SCT Magazine Giveaway

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday! I hope you all have had a wonderful day and are looking forward to an even better weekend. As I look out my window, the snow is falling and the cold wind is blowing at the windows. Winter is here!

With the change of seasons comes the release of a new issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. The Winter 2016 issue was launched this morning. I don’t know about you, but I love to pick up a magazine and feel the crisp new pages between my fingers, and reading this magazine sure makes me happy!

Scrapbook & Cards Today Winter 2016 Issue

Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is available in print as well in a digital format. The digital format is available for viewing online or downloading for FREE. You can also view all of the artwork from the issue separated by article pdf, as well as download the individual articles themselves. View the issue online here: http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/winter-2016.  All back issues are also available for viewing online.

Here are a few of my favourite projects from this issue:

8 Nights by Stacy Cohen

8 Nights by Stacy Cohen

Bliss by Jennifer Gallacher

Bliss by Jennifer Gallacher

2010 by Lisa Dickinson

2010 by Lisa Dickinson

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 Winter issue:

Love You Because by Ali Edwards

SCT Magazine Winter Free Cut Files

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

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

To celebrate the release of the Winter 2016 issue, Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine would like one lucky Stamp & Scrapbook Expo friend to receive the Winter 2016 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine as well as their just released 2017 Creative Planner.

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Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today:

** UPDATED: A number of people have asked how to subscribe to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Here is the link: http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/subscribe-form **

For a chance to win a copy of the Winter 2016 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine as well as their just released 2017 Creative Planner, leave a comment on this blog post. The giveaway runs until midnight EST on Thursday, December 15th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by Paper Smooches. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for $25 gift certificate to go shopping in the Paper Smooches online store.

The winner is … Patricia Allison!

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Congratulations, Patricia! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker (jen@scrapbookexpo.com) and include ‘Paper Smooches 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 the Winter 2016 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine as well as their just released 2017 Creative Planner, 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 – Creative Cards & CardMaps

SCT Magazine Card Special Issues Combo

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

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 – 2016 Creative Planner

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Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Happy Friday (actually Saturday)!  This blog post is coming to you a little late this week.  There are so many amazing things going on behind the scenes here at Scrapbook Expo that I am posting this Freebie Friday today instead of it’s usual timing as I was busy, busy, busy yesterday.

This week, I am sharing with you an amazing product called the 2016 Creative Planner. This special issue is from our friends Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

2016 Scrapbook & Cards Today Creative Planner

This coil bound planner is filled with exclusive sketches from Cathy Zielske, how-to photo techniques, and scrapbook layouts created by 14 incredible designers.  Each month features a full page of creative tools to keep you inspired, including page starters, photo prompts, and areas to jot down notes and memories. Everyone who purchases a planner will also receive bonus monthly cut files too!

2016 Creative Planner by Scrapbook & Cards Today

There is also a companion set of stamps for use in the 2016 Creative Planner.

2016 Creative Planner Companion Stamps

I have used the Scrapbook & Cards Today planners for a number of years. I LOVE the prompts on the pages that remind me to record things I am thinking of that I can use on the layouts I create for that time period.

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

I am excited to be giving away a 2016 Scrapbook & Cards Today Creative Planner as well as the companion set of stamps to one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend.

2016 Scrapbook & Cards Today Planner and Companion Stamp set

 

Learn more about Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine here:

For your chance to win this wonderful prize from our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, leave a comment on this blog post. I would love to know what you enjoy reading when you flip through the pages of a paper scrapbook magazine. This giveaway runs until midnight on Thursday, November 19th.

Last week’s Freebie Friday post was sponsored by the embellish IT!. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post! The giveaway was for the Christmas 25 Days Album Kit.

The winner is LCJinRolsynPA!

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Congratulations, LCJ! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘embellish IT! 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 2016 Scrapbook & Cards Today Creative Planner and companion stamp set, you need to leave a comment on this post telling me what you enjoy reading when you flip through the pages of a paper scrapbook magazine.  Good luck!

Remember to join Scrapbook Expo on Pinterest, InstagramFacebook, and on the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing 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!

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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