Archive for July, 2011

Weekend project!

I just wanted to share a fun, quick project that I did using the July kit – Blast Off!.

I had some leftovers in my kit to use, so I thought it would be fun to make a quick door hanger for my son’s room.

I used a lot of the little goodies in the kit – some of the October Afternoon buttons, the chipboard star, and even some of the mini alphas from Simple Stories!

All I added was some cork from my stash and some sparkly glitter paper and thickers! I used the zipper from the kit to add to the center of the whole to make it a little less open:

I sewed it all onto some thinner chipboard.. and voila! I think this is a great, eaxy and fun weekend project! It takes no time at all!

Come visit us again for more inspiring ideas from our Design Team with the great Scrapbook Circle kits!!! Our August kit is coming soooon :)

Weekend Warm-up: My take on the sketch challenge

Are you playing along with our current challenge? Our very own Nicole has created a fabulous sketch for your inspiration, and it’s so good that I just had to play along, too!

Here’s my take:

For a fireworks-type effect, I misted over star masks (punched cardstock) in three different colors: first blue, then red, then white.  I love how using the white mist last gave it a bit of a white-washed look.  For my journaling, I used several lines from the Studio Calico rub-ons in the kit.  I just rubbed on what I needed and journaled away.

I layered the zipper trim and the seam binding to anchor my photos.  I love the star stick pins! Because they are clear, they don’t cover up my photos and instead bring attention to them.

If you’ve been on the fence about joining in on the challenge, I hope I’ve changed your mind.  We would love to see your entry! So get to scrapping this weekend and join the fun.  You can find all the details on how to participate here.

Have a great day!

Add a little sparkle!

I love the cork stars that were included in the Blast Off kit. For my “Shoot for the Moon” layout I decided I wanted some stars with a little sparkle. It was so easy to do, I simply peeled the backing off the adhesive and dumped the glitter on. No messy glue involved.

When is the last time you used glitter? I bet if you look real hard you can find some in your craft room somewhere. Pull it on out and give this a try, it is so easy to do. Make sure to upload your projects to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page. We would love to see how you are using this fabulous kit!

You Are My Sunshine Peek

Our August Kit, You are My Sunshine, will be revealed later today. For now, here’s a little peek…

Hope you are looking forward to it!

One Item Wonder: July Printable

Did you print and cut your printable this month? If not, you’re missing out on some really fun elements.  July’s printable is a two-pager and rumored to be one of Lisa’s favorites. Nicole created this fabulous layout with the July Printable:

I love that a summery kit like Blast Off is so perfect for these winter photos! A few snowflake punches among the stars from the printable take the layout from July to chillier days.

From a jar full of fireflies to big, colorful journaling blocks, this printable is a really fun one! Happy printing, cutting, and gluing!

Lifting You – Wendy

Hello! Today we are lifting this fabulous page from Wendy. She shared it on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

There is so much that I love about this page. I love the title—it is perfect tucked up there in the corner. And the clusters of embellishments are the best. Such a wonderfully designed page.

Wendy was lifted by Heather. I love how she kept the photo in the same place, but then rather than putting the fussy-cut paper that Wendy had behind the photo, Heather put it to the far left side. Swapping the title to the bottom, too, fit this page design so well. Great job Heather, as always!!

We’d love to see what you’ve been making with the Scrapbook Circle kits. Share them on the Facebook page and you could be our next Lifting You feature!

Altering a Chipboard Planet

Don’t you love the October Afternoon Miscellany that came in the July Blast Off!  Kit? So many different coordinating goodies are included. And the chipboard shapes are so fun! Sometimes it is nice to use the chipboard bare because it easily matches with any photos, but for this layout I wanted the chipboard planet to pop off the page and add a pop of color to my layout. So, I misted the chipboard with some Maya mist and once it was dry I used a red chalk ink to ink the edge.

I love the planetary look the combination of mist and ink gave it and the yellow and red really pop off the blue background. Have you been altering the October Afternoon chipboard? I’d love to hear how!

:) Rebecca

One paper – three cards

When I first opened my Scrapbook Circle Blast Off! kit, I was drawn to the fun yellow paper from the Crate Paper Toy Box collection.

I thought of a few different occasions that this paper would be perfect for!

For this card, I used the paper (of course), nd lots of bits and pieces from the Blast Off! kit:
I used the Bazzill edges, the Simple Stories alphabet, and added some twine from the Scrapbook Circle store:

On this card, I used the same paper with a different sentiment I printed off my computer. I added more bits from the Blast Off! kit – this time it was a leftover Ephemra card, ribbon and a button from October Afternoon.

and I just love how simple it is to make a card with this paper mixed with the rich navy Pink Paislee paper from the Scrapbook Circle June kit! I love the October Afternoon playing cards and how easy it was to use it on this baby card, with more of the Simple Stories mini alphas, twine from the store, more October Afternoon buttons and the Maya Road star pin from the store!

I still have a good chunk of this paper left…and have other plans for it too! Put your kit to the test and make a few cards with it!

Challenge #12: Sketch Inspiration

Hello! I am excited to reveal a new challenge today, complete with a sketch to spark your creativity from Scrapbook Circle’s own Nicole!

Fabulous sketch, right?! Several designers jumped at the chance to create samples and here they are:

Nicole

Rebecca

Lisa

Diane

Diana

I’m inspired! Ready to play? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout using the sketch above. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit in action, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, a gallery, or our Facebook page. Come back to this post and leave a comment with the direct link to your posted page.

3. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, August 3rd, 9:00 pm PST.

You could win a $15.00 credit to Scrapbook Circle, so what are you waiting for? Happy scrapping!

Challenge #11 Winner

It was fun to see your red, white and blue projects inspired by the July Kit, Blast Off! The winner of the Portrait Collection by Crate Paper is…

CHAS SIMMONS! Check out her fabulous layout:

Congratulations! Chas, please email me at tessabuys (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing information and we will get your prize off to you.

Stay tuned for Challenge #12 – the details are a bit “sketchy” at the moment :).