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Friday Giveaway: BoBunny

Our sponsor this Friday is the fabulous BoBunny! One lucky winner will receive an assortment of goodies including Misc Me Journal, C’est La Vie dividers and contents, (used in the journal), BoBunny’s new Kraft bags in mustaches, dots and chevron, and a C’est La Vie 6×6 paper pad. Be sure to enter below for your chance to win!

Want to enter more than once? Check out our additional entry options below!

BoBunny Facebook Giveaway


- Enter to win by commenting below. Leave a comment on this post by Wednesday at 11:59pm {MST} telling us which collection you would love to win. ONE lucky winner will receive this assortment of goodies from BoBunny!

For additional entries:

- Share this giveaway (on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc) & link to your post in your additional comment. one entry each share.

- Head over and “LIKE” the BoBunny Facebook page and leave them a big thank you for sponsoring today’s giveaway

- Follow Northridge Publishing on Instagram (@northridgepublishing). one entry.

- “Pin” this giveaway on Pinterest. one entry.



1. Vanessa babin 

Congratulations, Vanessa! Please send your full name, shipping address, and phone number to: Please put “Fancy Pants Winner” in the subject line of your email. Thank you everyone for joining us this week!



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Holidays, We Love:

Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.

Merry Christmas from the Northridge Publishing Family

Christmas Paper Kit Freebie

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Freebies, Holidays

Teresa Phillips

WOW #158: Paper Ornament


It’s almost December and that means it’s time to decorate for the holidays!  Today I wanted to share a simple little ornament that would be fun to add to your tree (or it would be cute hanging along a mantle or window ledge too).  And the best part is – it’s easy enough for the whole family to create!

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial:

Step 1:  Choose two coordinating patterned papers.  I chose papers from the aspen frost collection by basicgrey:

Step 2:  Cut eight 1/2″ x 12″ strips from one of the papers:


Step 3: Fold each strip in half.

Step 4:  Now fold each end in toward to center to form a heart shape.  Staple at the bottom to secure.

Step 5:  Punch a circle (anywhere from 1 1/2″ to 3″) from the coordinating paper.

Step 6:  Add a ”puddle” of hot glue to the center of the back of the punched circle. Place two of the hearts at the top and bottom.  Continue adding the hearts until all eight have been placed.

Step 7:  Add another punched circle to this side of the ornament.  Allow the glue to dry.  If you want to add a sticker or another coordinating embellishment to the circle, add it now.

Step 8:  Use a 1/16″ hole punch to add two holes in the top loop – string bakers twine through the holes and knot at the bottom.

Step 9:  Hang and Enjoy!!

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Holidays, Tutorials

Wendy Sue Anderson


It’s that time of year again, a time of giving. . .AND hopefully some receiving on your end, too. We are thrilled to bring you our 30 Days of Holiday Giveaways again this year! We have loads of amazing sponsors bringing you the very best in paper collections, stamping, fabrics, craft tools & machines, plus so much more. Mark your calendars, and celebrate the holidays with the Northridge Publishing Family November 19th-December 22nd! Giveaways will be announced on the Scrapbook Trends Facebook page, Monday-Saturday, “like” us today and join in on the fun!

The Silhouette Portrait™ is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 8″ wide and 10 feet long. It’s small and light enough to be portable, yet has all the capability needed to make amazing projects. The machine can also  register and cut printed materials.  You can cut any image or font on your computer, no special cartridge is needed. The MSRP for the Silhouette Portrait is $199.99, but it is being offered for $179.99 for our readers! Just use the coupon code “NORTHRIDGE” at checkout. Keep reading, you’ll find more amazing Black Friday offers below!


Silhouette Portrait™ electronic cutting tool Silhouette Studio® software for Windows XP and higher, and Mac® OS X 10.6.8 and higher 50 exclusive cuttable designs Power cable, USB cable 8″ cutting mat Cutting blade $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store Basic Instruction Guide

(Please leave separate comments on this post for each entry)


- Enter to win by commenting below. Leave a comment on this post, by Tuesday, 11:59pm {MST}. ONE winner will bring home the Silhouette Portrait Prize package detailed above. We’ll announce our winner on Wednesday, November  giveaway post.

For additional entries:

- Share this giveaway (on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc) & link to your post in your additional comment. one entry each share.

-”Like” the Scrapbook Trends on Facebook, and leave us a comment telling us what you’d use your Silhouette Portrait™ for our first project would be with your new Silhouette Portrait™! one entry.

- Follow Northridge Publishing on Pinterest. one entry.

- “Pin” this giveaway on Pinterest. one entry.

Echo Park Paper Winner’s Circle:

1. Alysia H. She wrote: “I really love this kit! Thanks for the chance to win it!”

2. Doreen. She wrote: “Love the fresh look.”

3. Jennifer. She wrote: “I love the look and idea of this new photo freedom line! It would definitely help with all the holiday photos that will be taken! =]”

4. Vernell. She wrote: “This is such a lovely kit and just in time for the holidays too.”

5. Linda Sather. She wrote: “Wonderful new concept……anything to get memories done faster.”

Congratulations, Ladies! Please send your full name, shipping address, and phone number to: Please put “Echo Park Winner” in the subject line of your email. Thanks everyone for joining in on the fun!



{Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition / Silhouette CAMEO® bundle}

The versatile Silhouette CAMEO® electronic cutting tool is perfect for creating amazing projects from vinyl, cardstock, fabric, and other materials. Its adjustable cutting width will accommodate materials up to 12-inches wide. Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition is an upgraded version of the basic software that is included with all Silhouette electronic cutting tools. It gives you added tools to help create your own designs and projects. The MSRP for the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition/Silhouette CAMEO® bundle is $349.98, but it is being offered for $229.99 when you use code NORTHRIDGE at checkout.

{40% off the Silhouette Store}

You can find the complete line of Silhouette products at Whether you’re looking for cuttable materials, replacement mats and blades, or accessories for your Silhouette electronic cutting tool, you’ll find it there. Just use code NORTHRIDGEat checkout.

*Offers only valid at Expires November 30, 2012. Rain checks not available. 40% discount excludes Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait™, downloads, download cards, subscriptions, and gift cards.

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Giveaways, Holidays

Teresa Phillips

$1000+ Holiday Pin-a-thon & Giveaway!

Come join our $1000 Holiday Pin-a-thon! Start by pinning your top 3 favorite cover projects on our Holiday Cover Pinterest board. Then, leave us a comment on each of the covers you re-pinned, and we’ll randomly select one pinner to win our special Holiday Bundle. Bundle will include: an Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Printer ($600), Cricut Mini Machine ($130), Cinch Binding System ($109), Scrap’n Easel ($80), American Crafts Cut Up Paper Trimmer ($50), and a year-long Northridge Publishing All-Access Pass ($120)! “Pin” your favorite projects now!


NOTE: Our Pin-a-thon will run through Dec 10th. We will notify the winner through Pinterest by leaving a comment and instructions on how to redeem prizes on the winning pin. We’ll also announce our winner on the Scrapbook Trends magazine, so be sure to “Like” us today! Prizes must be claimed within two weeks.

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Giveaways, Holidays

Teresa Phillips

Free Shipping on the All-New Create: Holidays Idea Book!

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Teresa Phillips