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

173 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – Creative Cards & CardMaps

  1. Joan Howard says:

    I love these magazines! They are so informative concerning new products, etc. with special tips and tricks for most of their designs! Thanks for a chance to win!

  2. Nadine Mead says:

    Love making cards and really enjoy the magazines and emails from weekly scrapper. So many great ideas. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  3. Helene Monette says:

    Would the magazine !

    Would love to win so I can get some inspirations during my Scrapbook weekend this fall at my cottage with some friends.

  4. Linda says:

    Scrap booking and card making bring down my stress levels and make me happy. Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful magazines!

  5. Sarah Altig says:

    Fabulous magazines! I LOVE crafting and scraping. I take the magazines to work and look at them over lunch and dream of the day when I have more time to craft. This giveaway wouldbe a great little mini mid day getaway:-)

  6. Jackie Edwards says:

    Scrapbooking and Cardmaking do go hand in hand! I can’t imagine having to choose just one! ❤️❤️

  7. barb macaskill says:

    Congratulations Thea for being last week’s winner!! All of these cards are lovely but Smile and Hello Birthday Girl are my top 2 favorites! So pretty!
    Would love to have these books in my card making arsenal because I know that they will be filled with inspiration and lots of fun! I will be keeping my fingers crossed all week! Thanks for the chance to enjoy these books! <3

  8. Debbie Spencer says:

    Although I am confident about most paper crafts, card making intimidates me! I would love to win this prize to get some wonderful ideas!

  9. Sweet April says:

    Wow…fabulous,beautiful,creative cards; I’m starting to make birthday cards for my friends and I just love it! It’s so rewarding! Love this giveaway,it will help my creativity and give me fresh ideas! Thanks.

  10. Robin Bennett says:

    Oh! Oh! Oh! I love to look through books and magazines for card ideas!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win these. I love to make cards. I look online for card ideas but sometimes they come with no directions.

  11. Laquieta Gibson says:

    Hello I am new to paper crafting and card making. I can use all the help i can get. My student’s voted to make cards and other crafts to sale to help other needy family’s and to help fight and bring awareness to hunger and bullying. Many of my student’s have either gone hungry, been bullied, or homeless. So winning some much needed inspiration would be helpful.

  12. Phyllis McKenna says:

    I started out as a card maker and eventually scrapbooking pulled me in. Lol. I love both and would really be happy if I won this prize.

  13. Wanda Radler says:

    I was a scrapbooker first and now I love making cards. What a great giveaway. thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Anita Cousins says:

    Enthusiastic Australians are also passionate “scrappers” and “card makers” but sadly we tend to miss out on these great promotions!! Best of luck to all!!

  15. Carla Hundley says:

    Oh I love making
    cards and enjoy
    learning new ways
    to make them with
    new techniques
    and ideas!
    Carla from Utah

  16. Becca Yahrling says:

    I love getting inspiration from your magazines and special issues. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Chrys Hovestol says:

    I need inspiration! These magazines will help and I can’t wait to get to the Schaumburg Expo to get some inspiration! It’s the best place to be next Thursday, Friday & Saturday!

  18. sherry sinard says:

    It’s great to be able to get so much inspiration in one place. Thanks for a chance to win.

  19. Barb brancel says:

    I love these magazine. Altho I ve never had a new current magazine. Seems like i get someones handme downs.

  20. Cheri Acton says:

    I’d love to see more card examples. I sometimes feel stuck in a rut with my card-making, especially when I’m in a time pinch. Thanks for sharing these!

  21. Pat says:

    It’s wonderful that 2 new card magazines are going to be out there for us card makers. I LOVE IT!!!!!!

  22. Cynthia Poritz says:

    I scored lots of paper, adhesives, and embellishments at the Santa Clara Expo, so I need some inspirations on using them!

  23. Andrea Schultz says:

    I really loved these cards! So nicely done! The magazines are new to me! Goody! I too started as a scrapbooker and got into cards. Now I blend them both, but must admit, I am behind in my scrapbooks!

  24. Kathy Wildman says:

    I like to take a break from my scrapbooking and make cards. You can create a card and have a finished product very quickly. it allows me to use some of my papers.

  25. Becky says:

    I LOVE to scrapbook and I am trying to increase my card making. I am always looking for ways to increase my card making abilities.

  26. Andrea V. says:

    I started out as a scrapbooker and was introduced to card making by a fellow scrapbooker. As my kids got older and photos became more infrequent, it became a great way to fill the void. Would love to win these two card making editions to scour them for inspiration! Thanks for the chance!

  27. Edith Canales says:

    I have been a card maker for many years then I found my self in a real rut, now I have started scrap booking. But must say I’m in need of inspiration so Thanks for a chance to win!

  28. Jacqualine says:

    I tried making cards on my own but I think I need more insight! Would love to learn from your magazines!

  29. Laurie Black says:

    Lovely cards – love the layers in the dad card. The birthday girl card has such fun colors and design. Fantastic prize! Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. Karen olsen says:

    Thank you for all your great information and your time. I love scrapbook expo weekly! The magazines look very good, I especially like the baby card.

  31. Carol Coleman says:

    Thanks for sharing all of these ideas. Cards are awesome and lift up a bad day. Thanks for the opportunity

  32. HollyK1226 says:

    Would love to win. Just returned from Expo at Somerset NJ so I have a lot of new ideas in my head.

  33. Julie S. says:

    New techniques and scrapbook secrets are always fun! ? Share them with friends at a get together or online. ?

  34. Debra says:

    I find crafting a bit overwhelming so love having inspiration from videos, magazines and other sources! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  35. Kim pierson says:

    I just starting teaching card maker beginner. I would love to have new ideas and your books to share with me class.

  36. Elizabeth Schrader says:

    Among my best friends, I am so lucky to have more than one, are my beautiful daughter Christy and long time friend Laurie both of which are my crafting buddies. Christy has just given us a beautiful baby girl and Laurie seems to be going through an (I’m so over whelmed) moment. Any inspiration I can provide for my friend and daughter (not to mention myself) would be truly a blessing!

  37. Michelle D says:

    I mostly make cards because I love the satisfaction of making something pretty and giving it to someone to make their day. Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. April Tobias says:

    Love these magazines. I am not a card maker (made very few) bit what ideas there are for cards I come up with an idea for a page layout.

  39. Katie says:

    Very few card magazines in the US…I have to get subscriptions all the way from the UK….would LOVE to get these magazines as the measurements, themes, etc would be a little more pertinent (i.e. Mom vs Mum, no Noon Tea designs, etc.)! lol.

  40. Kelly says:

    I started scrapping a year ago and have just started playing with card making. They go together perfectly.

  41. Linda Tanso says:

    I have been making cards since my 20s and am now just turned 60. I love all the new stuff and great ideas I see. It makes creativity a chance to bloom.

  42. Tiffanie says:

    I love making cards for any occasion and spreading the joy of handcrafted hard-work. Sometimes for inspiration, I use Pinterest, but I would love to win a hard copy of the Creative Cards and CardMaps Magazines. 🙂

  43. Patty M says:

    Would love to win these magazines! Could really use some new inspiration and ideas to give my card making a boost.

  44. Laura P. says:

    I would so love to win this. Cardmaking is my newest papercrafting passion. Or maybe it is my new obsession. I just can’t seem to get enough and am always looking for inspiration and ideas.

  45. Lisa Zabalegui says:

    I love to make cards and love to look at magazines and other media to get inspirational ideas.

  46. Linda B says:

    Would love more inspiration for card making. Just getting started. Counting down to the Schaumburg Expo. Can’t wait.

  47. Niki says:

    Love these magazine. Had to stop subscription, as I was moving a could not afford to renew ? The ideas were great and somethings g that you could TrueType could come back and great. Keep Up the great work. Will come back soon as I get settled and have a job

  48. Mary says:

    I love card making magazines! Always great to get fresh ideas….And your elephant card is adorable!

  49. Karen Furman says:

    At one time you could find papercrafting magazines and books everywhere. They are getting harder to find. Always a good source of inspiration.

  50. neba says:

    These cards make me smile!! Id love to get more information on these & the mags to help broden my knowledge for card making.

  51. Brenda Woods says:

    Love Scrapbook & Cards Today since I do both scrapbooking & card making! I’m always on the lookout for a way to use my scraps.

  52. Georgia Carl says:

    These magazines are new to me! I love making cards and getting inspiration from others and magazines! I would love to have these to add to my growing collection of inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win!

  53. Sharyn Childs says:

    There’s nothing more satifying than turning pages of a good book or magazine. But when magazines contain inspirational ideas…..well it takes me to my happy crafting place. Here’s hoping I’m a winner! Thanks form the opportunity.

  54. Diane Thompson says:

    I love doing anything creative, so Scrapbooking and card making are my favorite things to do! I am always looking for new ideas, so this is a perfect place to see cool stuff!

  55. Joan says:

    Card making is my favorite free time craft! My cards tend to be very simple so winning the magazines would help me ramp up my game! Can’t wait for the expo too!

  56. Tammie T says:

    Love making cards and seeing the joy on other’s faces when they realize I made it for them. My family Is also banned from any Hallmark or card store – no store bought cards allowed!! Would love to win the magazines -always looking for new inspiration.

  57. Ann in PA says:

    Had a great time at the Somerset Expo. Love Scrapbook and Cards magazine. Thanks for a chance to win these.

  58. Judy Peters says:

    I just love this site. It is all new to me. I am so happy to have all this information to browse through. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn and create AND a chance to win! 🙂

  59. Crissy says:

    I love the cards idea. I have not seen any of the magazine, every time I go to Barnes and Noble or other stores they are out. Thank you for a chance to win a magazine or 2.

  60. Sandra says:

    Love this magazine. Way better than…. Sports Illustrated…..especially the swimsuit one lol! So many great ideas!

  61. Linda Green says:

    I love all things Jennifer McGuire-her “Shine” card is beautiful! This is a great giveaway…I would LOVE to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  62. Carrie J says:

    Already have my hotel reservation made for Expo in Ontario, California. I’m treating my best friend and I to a fun filled mini vacation. In the meantime, I’m enjoying all the inspiration of the beautiful cards you just shared with us.

  63. Linda Tanso says:

    I have been making cards since in my 20s (I am 60) and love to find new ideas like in these magazines. These would be great inspiration to me.

  64. Gail Hill says:

    Always love new card ideas as I have to make great cards every month to exchange with my card group! No pressure!

  65. Cindy R says:

    I’m always looking for inspiration! I had such a great time at the Expo in Edison and would like to keep the creative juices flowing!

  66. Sandy Johnson says:

    The magazines look wonderful. I am going to check out your youtube channel! I love learning how to perfect techniques and learn new ideas.

  67. angel says:

    Great ideas.i love the cards and I make cards alot. They are relaxing to me. Thanks for the chance to win.

  68. Laura Hansbury says:

    I have already started making a box of assorted greeting cards using my leftover scraps, stickers, and etc., and would love to check out the magazines for more ideas! I am always looking for inspiration!

  69. Verna says:

    I am a crafter but very new to card making. I just attended the Expo in Somerset NJ I came home soooo motivated! These card issues would really help me move forward in learning the how to techniques. I will be subscribing to your Utube site today. Thank you

  70. Verna says:

    Hoping I am the lucky winner of these two card issues so that I can learn more skills in card making.

  71. Mary Kay Werry says:

    Love these cards! I am so excited to be going to the Akron expo next month. I would love to get the magazines.

  72. Tammy Johnson-Janow says:

    I love to scrapbook and make cards. These magazines would provide some great inspitation!

  73. Heather McCallum says:

    I love scrapbooking and I make my own Christmas cards out of old Christmas cards I’ve received over the years. I get cardstock and use stamps, glitter glue even emboss some. I love the layout of card ideas here. And would love to win a gift certificate

  74. Karen L K says:

    That would be fun to win these. Crafting magazines are kind of rare today. I scrapbook and make cards.

  75. Rhonda Scott says:

    You have to win the card magazines. I am a scrapbooker and would love to get more into card making. Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. Sharon Ward says:

    I value new inspiration from crafting magazines. Card making is what I love best of all. A chance to be able to win these magazines is great, I hope I am one of the winners!

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