(Inter)National Scrapbook Day is on Saturday, May 6th, and we cannot wait for all of the fun it entails here at Scrapbook.com! From sales in our store, to fun challenges with fantastic prizes... inspiration, and more... we're feeling jubilant and ready to celebrate!
You'll find everything you need to know about this year's (Inter)National Scrapbook Day right here in the blog! So sit back, scroll through, and enjoy!
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Challenges and Prizes
We're excited to offer five separate challenges that cater to different crafters of all kinds. You can enter each challenge independently and participate in just one, two, or even all five, if you'd like! These challenges are international, so everyone can join in on the fun! Each one has its own theme and guidelines, which we'll get to here in a moment, below.
The best part? We have amazing prizes for you... and there will be 51 winners in total! Each of the 51 winners will win an amazing crafting package valued over $100 and a $25 gift card to the Scrapbook.com store!
We've partnered with some incredible brands to make this possible for you, so don't forget to check out our (Inter)National Scrapbook Day Partners (at the end of this blog post) and show them some love!
2017 (Inter)National Scrapbook Day Challenges
For those who love exploring the world, near or far, and are blessed with wanderlust and curiosity... this one's for you! The Travel Adventure Challenge! We challenge you to create a layout featuring your most memorable travel adventure, no matter where that may be. Whether it's about an adventure gone wrong, a hilarious expedition, a beautiful moment, or the trip of a lifetime, we want to see it.
Winners from the Travel Adventure Challenge will take home a bundle of goodies valued at more than $100 and a Scrapbook.com $25 gift certificate. Prizes in this category were generously provided by Kaisercraft, Paper House Productions, Carpe Diem, Echo Park, and Scrapbook Customs.
Challenge ended This challenge is all about being limitless! This is our general, all-encompassing challenge for every crafter out there, the Crafting Challenge. Whether you're a die-hard scrapbooker, a card making wizard, or an alumni of the school of "anything goes," this challenge will suit you. The sky's the limit with this one. The challenge? Create any craft you'd like and give it your all!
Winners from the Crafting Challenge will each receive a prize package valued at over $100 of crafting goodies, as well as a gift certificate, of $25, to the Scrapbook.com store! The prizes in the Crafter's Challenge category were generously provided by Webster's Pages, PinkFresh, Bo Bunny Press, and Graphic 45. Challenge ended
Crafting Challenge Winners
Congratulations to our Crafting Challenge winners! Isbelle, Vintagelady, SaraHunz, Sivg76, Preraphaelitess, Granny2one, Milly Makes, All4ty (winning layout above, far right), Yelenats (winning layout above, far left), Wavingmywand (winning mini album above, middle). Thank you to everybody who participated!
Challenge ended If you fall into the tenet of trinkets and do-dads, this is the challenge for you: It's the Embellishment Challenge. Whether you're a savant of sequins or an ephemera enthusiast, as long it's embellished, it fits the bill!
Embellishment Challenge winners will each win a prize bundle of crafting supplies valued at over $100, and a $25 gift certificate to the Scrapbook.com store! The Embellishment Challenge's amazing prizes were provided by our lovely NSD partners, American Crafts (including Heidi Swapp, We R Memory Keepers, and more), Bella Blvd., Me and My Big Ideas, and My Mind's Eye! Challenge ended
Embellishment Challenge Winners
Embellishment Challenge winners: Zinia Amoiridou, Meggies Nana, Marie Nicole, Eapipkin, Ramste, LauralsAttic, StacyLee, 5finns (winning layout above, far left), Codi2425 (winning layout above, far right), Calettes (winning card above, middle). Thank you to each and every one of you who participated!
Paints, inks, pastes, and more... we invite those who like to get messy to the Mixed Media Challenge! Use your artistic interest to create an artful mixed media project. You can choose to create whatever you like, whether it's a mixed media layout, DIY home decor, something on canvas, or something totally unique and unexpected, we want to see it!
Mixed Media Challenge winners will enjoy prize bundles valued at $100 +, as well as a $25 gift certificate to the Scrapbook.com store! Prizes for the Mixed Media Challenge were generously provided by Ranger Ink, Stampers Anonymous, The Crafter's Workshop, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, and Therm O Web.
Calling all die cutters! It's the Die Cut Discovery Challenge! Get our your Big Shots and Cricuts - this one's for you! This challenge is open to die cutters of all kinds, whether you prefer manual or electronic, and no matter your level of expertise. Tell a story, showcase a skill, use one die or multiple - just be creative and have fun with die cutting!
Die Cut Discovery Challenge winners will receive prize bundles valued at over $100 and a $25 gift card to the Scrapbook.com store! The Die Cut Discovery Challenge prizes were provided by Sizzix, Waffle Flower, Lawn Fawn, Art Impressions, Technique Tuesday, and LDRS Creative!
National Scrapbook Day Challenge FAQ's
With so many challenges, you might have some questions - and that's ok! We have answered our most frequently asked challenge questions here for you, so all of the information you need is in one place!
Do I have to have a Scrapbook.com account to enter the challenges?
Yes. If you do not have one already, you can go to www.scrapbook.com and click "Sign Up" in the upper right hand corner of your screen, then follow the prompts to create a profile. Or, click here and you will be redirected to a sign up page. It is completely free and we promise never to give your email away!
How Do I Enter the Challenges for National Scrapbook Day?
All of the National Scrapbook Day Challenges can be found in the Challenges Section of Scrapbook.com. Once you identify the challenge that you wish to enter, simply click the blue "+ Join Challenge" button under the picture. Don't forget to check out all of the new challenges posted for National Scrapbook Day!
How Do I Add My Projects to My Scrapbook.com Gallery?
Once you have created a profile and joined the challenge that you'd like to participate in, you can add your projects by clicking the Gallery tab at the top and by selecting "Upload (Add Projects)." Follow the steps to upload your projects to the Scrapbook.com Gallery - and be sure to select the challenge you wish to enter. Once you sign up for a challenge, the challenge(s) that you joined will show up in a small grey box when uploading. "Check" the box of the challenge that you'd like to submit your project to, then click the green SAVE button... and your project will be entered into the challenge! Be sure to link AT LEAST 3 products used in your project or your submission will not be eligible to win (see below). If you forgot something, no worries. You can always edit your gallery submission to link additional products, double check that you entered the correct challenge, etc.
Do I have to link only products purchased at Scrapbook.com to be qualified to win?
No. As long as you link AT LEAST 3 products used in your project (when entering a challenge), you will be qualified to win. Those products can be anything from papers, stickers, washi tape, stamps, dies, paint, tools, die cutting machines, adhesives, trimmers, ink, etc. The key is to link 3 or more products.
Can we enter the same project into more than one challenge?
Yes! If your project fits into more than one challenge category (make sure to read the particular challenge specs) then you can enter it into multiple challenges. However, the same project cannot win in more than one challenge.
Is there a limit to the number of times I can enter a challenge?
No. There is no limit. You can enter as many new, never before published projects for your chance to win. Please note: You can only win one prize per challenge and the same entry cannot win in more than one challenge.
Are there specific rules for each challenge?
Yes. Each challenge has a list of rules that you must follow to be qualified to win. Simply read the challenge and stay within its guidelines to be qualified.
What if I am new to scrapbooking? Will I still have a chance to win?
YES!!! We have winners of all skill levels in each challenge. Show us your unique style, move us to tears with your journaling, make us laugh with a little humor, or wow us with a fun technique... everyone has a shot at winning.
Can International scrapbookers participate and have an opportunity to win too?
YES! Since our NSD Challenges are not considered sweepstakes, international entries are welcome and encouraged!!
How Will we know if we are a winner of a National Scrapbook Day Challenge?
All the winners will be posted on the Scrapbook.com Blog (HERE!!). When the winners are chosen, you will also be sent a private message (PM) from Scrapbook.com. In that message, you will be asked to provide your Name, Address, Screen Name, and Challenge Name you won, then send that information to [email protected] Once she receives your email, Amy will send you a $25.00 gift certificate from Scrapbook.com to shop while you're waiting for your prize package to arrive via mail. Please note: Prizes must be claimed within 60 days of notification or a new prize winner will be chosen.
2017 Winner List!
Winners will be announced in this blog post, near the end of May - see each challenge for enter-by dates!
Last Year's 2016 NSD Challenge Winners
Check out some of last year's winners of our National Scrapbook Day challenges! Click on your favorite to learn more about it!
Facebook Live Fun!
Ok, fellow crafters - we hope you enjoyed this don't-wanna-miss-it Facebook Live! Brimming with tutorials, inspiring projects, and a lot of laughs, we planned a very special National Scrapbook Day Facebook Live for you, featuring some very special guests. Miss it live? You can still watch it and join in on the fun here!
For an entire list of all of the products we showcased on Facebook Live, please scroll below this blog post :)
Joining our multi-talented guests, we at Scrapbook.com have also been creating projects to share and inspire on National Scrapbook Day! Check out what they made below and keep your eye out for a special, upcoming Facebook Live to see the projects LIVE! :)
What are you making or doing for National Scrapbook Day? We'd love to hear it in the comments below! Don't forget to follow us on our social media channels so you can be up to date with all of the hottest inspiration, newest collections, and engage with the scrapbooking community!
We can't wait to see all of your challenge entries - we're so excited, that we have a special treat for you right off the bat. Our friends at Persnickety Prints are offering a special 25% off coupon code (NSD2017) for National Scrapbook Day (the code starts on May 6th, the date of NSD, and ends on May 8th). Get your photos printed and ready for the challenges.
We love Persnickety Prints for their high, archival quality and color match - and we know you're going to love them too. Hop on over on National Scrapbook Day and take advantage of the coupon: NSD2017
Happy National Scrapbook Day!
Also, Kathy the Crafty Chica did a super fun DIY Journal Tutorial Facebook Live on her Facebook Page here at our Mesa studio! SO COOL! Watch that video here and get to making your own journal - all you need is paper and an imagination!
Full List of Sponsors
We'd like to thank our incredible 2017 National Scrapbook Day partners. Don't forget to visit them! :)
Sizzix, Webster's Pages, Graphic 45, PinkFresh Studio, Bella Blvd, Therm O Web, My Mind's Eye, Scrapbook Customs, Lawn Fawn, Bo Bunny Press, Ranger Ink, Faber-Castell, Kaisercraft, Paper House, American Crafts, Me & My Big Ideas, Echo Park Paper, Art Impressions, Technique Tuesday, LDRS Creative, Waffle Flower, Simple Stories, The Crafter's Workshop, Carta Bella