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:

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 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!)


177 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – CardMaps Vol. 5

  1. Kim Martin says:

    The cards featured on the cover of CardMaps are so pretty, I would love to see how they are made. Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize!

  2. Erika Alvarez says:

    I love sketches for both scrapping and card making. Would love to see a copy of the new issue of CardMaps.

  3. Carla Hundley says:

    Looks like an awesome
    issue and I would devour
    the book, cover to cover!
    Happy Friday and thanks
    for the giveaway.
    Carla from Utah

  4. Lisa Norstrom says:

    I would so love to win this issue!!!! Love card making – love magazines like this that inspire!!! Thanks for the chance ?

  5. Cynthia Baldwin says:

    I have a couple versions of Cardmaps. They’re awesome and chock-full of inspiration, so no doubt this latest issue is too! Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Becca Yahrling says:

    I am always looking for new card sketches to try & challenge myself. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome magazine!

  7. Mary Poggemann says:

    I would love to see the inside of this magazine. I think the only way that’s going to happen is if I get to win!

  8. Kim Miller says:

    I am relatively new to card making and would LOVE to win a copy of this…..Definitely planning on attending the next Expo in Jersey in August!!!!

  9. Paulette Trent says:

    Looks like there is great inspiration in that magazine! Sketches make card making so much easier!

  10. Adrienne Miller says:

    I am very new to making cards so I can see this being super helpful in trying to figure out what to do and make them look amazing!! Love this idea!

  11. Marianne Hobbs says:

    I have just recently started looking at some of these great magazines and realizing that they are full of awesome card ideas and patterns. Can’t wait to look at this one…it looks chalk full of great ideas!

  12. Nicole Nardi says:

    I’m always looking for inspiration to make my next card. Looks like Cardmaps has exactly that!

  13. Alice says:

    I’ve bought the magazine before; always find inspirational ideas in it. Would love to win. Thanks

  14. Carolyn Carter says:

    I really enjoy making cards from maps. It makes it so much easier to plan your cards. I love gifts and would really like to have this magazine! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  15. Samantha says:

    I love what I see from the cover! More card ideas just make me happy! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  16. Guillaume Bauch says:

    My wife is always scrapbooking but now I’ve noticed she is starting to like card-making! She would love this!! Hope to see more at the expo in Orlando; we’ll be there!

  17. Shelley Rodgers says:

    I’m fairly new to scrapbooking and cardmaking in general. I’m usually over-awed by the cards that I see on the FB groups. How on earth do they get their ideas?? Perhaps this book will help me in the idea category!

  18. Barb brancel says:

    I Love the inspiration!! the colors & ideas are wonderful just on the cover. The make me want to dive right in!!

  19. Denise Becker says:

    I’m always looking for different ideas for me cards and scrapbook pages and this would bad a welcomed addition to my craft room. Why have I not heard of this magazine?

  20. Julie Wexler says:

    What a great resource, especially at times when one’s crafting mojo is flagging or the ideas not gelling for a particular project . ThAnka for sponsoring the giveaway contest!

  21. Alice Mooberry says:

    I would LOVE to win this magazine!!! Right now, I’m ‘chomping at the bit’ to go to my ‘crap room’ as my husband calls it…been sick with exacerbated asthma for over two weeks. All I can think of, is making cards ?

  22. LCJinRoslynPA says:

    I’m just getting into making my own cards – a sketch book would be a BIIIIIG help, I am sure. Especially from folks who have made several of these wonderful resources — the sneak peek has already made my eyes widen!

  23. Sandi Dailey says:

    I would love to win a copy of Card Maps — I have never seen it before and love to make cards!!

  24. Carey Nusbaum says:

    I would love this magazine to assist me in making cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  25. Barb macaskill says:

    I haven’t been able to afford the last two Cardmaps books because of ridiculously expensive prescriptions so I would ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ to win a copy of this issue! I am going to keep my ? super tight in hopes of seeing my name on the winners list next week! Thank you and Scrapbook & Cards Today for the chance to get my ? ? on this awesome magazine! ???????

  26. Bonnie Thrasher says:

    I love to have ideas before I begin a card. I have a problem with my imagination and need to follow a guide of some sort. That is why I am excited to learn about card maps and would love to get my hands on one. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  27. Brenda Freitas-Obregon says:

    Perfect issue for cardmakers like me who are always looking for new ideas. Mahalo for the op to win.

  28. Vickie Barker says:

    Never won anything from you. Sure would be nice to have this wonderful inspiration at my fingertips. Thanks for a chance.

  29. Suzie Brooks says:

    The cards featured in the article are so neat! I love getting inspired and all the new ideas!

  30. LC says:

    I love making cards to send to family, friends and even strangers. Sometimes it’s difficult coming up with fresh ideas. Would love to get to try the sketches and be inspired by all the beautiful creations in this book. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  31. Lin M. says:

    I just did my first Card Swap at Scrapbook EXPO a couple of weeks ago. It was really a lot of fun to see all the different cards people came up with using the same theme. I would love to win this magazine! Thank you for the chance to win!

  32. Justine Paulin says:

    I LOVE PageMaps! And what a GREAT idea to use them for cards! I hope I win. BYW – I’ve had a REALLY shitty day today, so winning would be nice.

  33. Linda Nicholas says:

    I love using sketches for scrapbook layouts and card making. I’m always interested in new ideas. I would love to win this great book.

  34. Christy B says:

    I NEED this in my stash. I REALLY want to be good at making cards. But, sadly, I’m not. ☹️
    Maybe this would help.

  35. Cindy Grieser says:

    Attended my first scrapbookexpo this year and now I’m hooked! I love learning new techniques and think cardmaps would be a good source.

  36. SHIRLEY says:

    Hi, I always want to make cards, but never knew where to start. Maybe this book would be a great starting point. Thanks for the chance.

  37. Michelle Lee says:

    I had so much fun at the Anaheim. Expo. One of my tablemates did the card swap and I was amazed with the quality of the cards. I’d love to win a book that would help me make more creative cards!

  38. Yadira says:

    I’ve never seen this magazine before, it looks amazing!!! I’d love to have it for inspiration! Can we find it somewhere besides online?

  39. Marie says:

    This would be a nice treat!! my card making has been very simple, so some more adventurous ideas are always appreciated!!

  40. Catherine Richard says:

    This will be my 3rd year attending the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo. I started using paper scraps to create cards. OMG, I’m now a crazy card Lady! I’d love to receive this magazine for new ideas.

  41. Brenda L says:

    Card maps – inspired. Having a book of sketches would be a great starting point to make cards. Would love to have a copy.

  42. Brandie Snyder says:

    I just got into card making and this looks like great inspirational ideas! I would love to treasure this! ♥️♥️♥️

  43. Marie Rondot says:

    I’d love to get the latest CardMaps! I like experimenting with layouts and new techniques.

  44. Kathy Marshall says:

    Your magazine looks amazing. I enjoy scrapbooking and card making. I am always looking for new ideas to spark my creativity!

  45. Lora Davidson says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book. Would love some new ideas and instructions to help my card making improve. This would be soooo much help!!

  46. Joy Blonska says:

    What an inspirational and educational publication. It would be fabulous to win. Thanks for telling us about it. Discovering new resources is so exciting. Just adored the Anaheim Expo. I shopped until I dropped for three days. The workshops were fabulous and the Make and Takes were so much fun. Can’t wait to attend the next one.

  47. Sharon O says:

    I must really be in the dark. This is volume 5 and this is the first I saw this magazine. I would love to have a copy. The step by step guide would be so helpful .in Creating beautiful cards

  48. Sue McLean says:

    I’m always looking for new inspiration and ideas. I’m sure this would give me lots to think about!

  49. Georgia Carl says:

    Would so love this copy!!! Love finding new inspirations for cards! I am certain this magazine would give me lots of new ideas to play around with and make my own!

  50. Stephanie Rodgers says:

    I’ve loved using Page Maps over the years, but I’ve never heard of Card Maps. Funny, because I’ve been a card maker for about 17 years. Much longer than a scrapbooker. Lol. Gotta try them!

  51. gina says:

    I’m always looking for some new ideas for the cards I make for charities every month!
    I would love to win a book full of great ideas!!!

  52. Nikki Forrester says:

    I love the Cardmap books, and really enjoy the one I have. This one looks like it has some beautiful cards in it.

  53. Virginia Wilson says:

    Thank you for the chance to win! I would love to read your magazine because I feel the hardest part of card making is designing the card! It would be nice to get some more inspiration from the magazine! Thanks again!

  54. Becky Menk says:

    Just attended my first card making event last weekend. Feeling inspired to continue, this would be a great help to this “newbie”

  55. Mike says:

    This is a good way to go for me, I use my pictures and stamps to make my cards, always looking for a new edge!

  56. Virginia says:

    Cant wait till next Fri for the Milwaukee Expo!! Always looking for new stsmp and scrapbook ideas!!

  57. Vicki Gast says:

    I have been a Scrapbooker for years, but last year at the Expo I got excited by card making. My cards from my classes were beautiful and I have been making them ever since. I’m excited to come back to the Expo for my third year. Please keep coming to Akron!

  58. Kris says:

    I make cards for our missionaries. I am always looking for ways to make them a little quicker. These “maps” seem like a great way to do that. Hope I win!

  59. Dianna Ri says:

    How exciting. I have never seen this magazine ad would sure love to. I’m a new card maker and need ideas. Thanks for the chance.

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