At An Angle – Designer’s Choice

By Jenni Calma

February 6, 2016

Hi there!  Happy February and Friday!  This is Jenni and I am excited to share this layout I had so much fun creating using the February ‘Only You’ main kit and the ‘Date Night’ Add-on.

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I love this patterned paper from Crate Paper, but couldn’t work out how to use a rectangular photo with all the angles in the paper.  I finally decided to cut out some of the triangles in the pattern and place my photo behind them, using the angles to frame it.  I also cut out a few other ones and backed them with black cardstock, providing lots of contrast and separating our faces from the similar colors in the paper.

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Then I used those black spaces to fill with embellishments…and I mean fill!  One triangle with word stickers or puffy stickers, one I created an acetate pocket filled with heart confetti and another with the gorgeous gold conversation hearts.

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The largest black space under the photo I added the exclusive acrylic words ‘you + me’ for my title and year using the puffy number stickers from Heidi Swapp.

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I love the way it turned out!  A little over the top and heavy with embellishments, but a nice challenge to push me out of my comfort zone a bit!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today.  Have an amazing weekend!

Creating Faux Gold Foil Stitches

By Rebecca Keppel

February 5, 2016

I love adding foiled touches to my layouts. Foiled elements coordinate so well with the Scrapbook Circle February Kit – Only You. For this layout, I created faux gold stitches around the fussy cut hearts.rk SC Jan 2016-3

I love the look of faux stitches combined with the string patterns on the paper.

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And gold coordinates perfectly with the stickers and embellishments in the kit.rk SC Jan 2016-6Creating these stitches is a simple technique that I will share in this quick video:

Have you fallen in love with the foiling trend? What is your favorite way to add foiled effects to your projects?

:) Rebecca

February Trend Challenge: Marvel at Marble

When the Scrapbook Circle team was at CHA this past January, we noticed a new, hot trend – marble. From subtle to brightly colored, marble is showing up on patterned paper everywhere, including the February kit, Only You:

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Inspired by this patterned paper by Crate Paper, our next trend challenge is to incorporate marble into a layout. I asked creative team member Jamie to offer up some inspiration, and she definitely delivered:

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Jamie was especially inspired by the color of the marble paper – it reminded her of the domes she saw in Prague, which led her to choose one of her all-time favorite photos to scrapbook.

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Because the photo is so special to her, Jamie made it the focal point and kept embellishments to just one quadrant of her page. I love how the marble peeks out from her title.

So how do you feel about marble? Ready to work your magic with it on a scrapbook page? Here’s how to play along:

1. Create a layout featuring the trend of marble. The Only You kit is perfect for the challenge, but any materials will do. Traditional and hybrid layouts only, please.

2. Post your layout to your blog, a gallery, or our Facebook page.

3. Comment below with a direct link to your post.

4. Enter by Wednesday, February 17th, 9:00 pm Pacific time. The randomly selected winner will be posted on Thursday, February 18th.

5. If you are a subscriber and/or in the United States, you could win an autographed Dear Lizzy tote filled with a sampling of the new Happy Place collection! International friends are welcome to play along for a $20.00 credit to the Scrapbook Circle store.

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Good luck and happy scrapping!

Winner: January Technique Challenge

I had so much fun going through your Ransom Note-style layouts! The way you used the washi tape from the Fresh Start kit or mixed alphas from your stash was very creative. Our randomly selected winner of a Simple Stories CHA goodie bag is…

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…with this layout that she created with the Fresh Start kit:

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Congratulations, Wendi! Please email me at tessa@scrapbookcircle with your contact information and we’ll send off your prize.

Thanks everyone for playing and stay tuned – the February trend challenge is coming right up!

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By Diana Waite

February 3, 2016

I LOVE the variety of embellishments found in the new Main kit; Only You and add on Date Night.   I like that they are smaller in size–this way you can add several on the page without making it feel overwhelmed.  On my page:DianaWsherox

I used Amy Tan Better Together Gold Foil Frames/Overlays, Heidi Swapp Black Puffy Number Stickers, Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Puffy Stickers, Heidi Swapp Stickie Notepads, Heidi Swapp Teal Glitter Alpha, My Mind’s Eye My Story Chipboard Buttons.  Sounds like a long list doesn’t it?  But it doesn’t look like a lot on the page!

we would LOVE to see your creations on our Facebook page or tagged on our Instagram page @scrapbook_circle.

Manufacturer Spotlight: We R Memory Keepers

We’ve fallen head over heels in love with the February kit, Only You! One of our favorite parts is the Crush collection by We R Memory Keepers. You’ll find these three fabulous papers and this set of metal clips in your box this month:

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Creative team member Diana loved the paper with strips of various patterns, which inspired a quilt-like look for this layout:

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I can’t decide which is cuter – that sweet pooch or the metal clip on the left photo? We can’t wait to see what you do with the We R Memory Keepers Crush goodies in your Only You kit. Be sure to share on the Facebook page and tag us on Instagram. Have a great day!

Meet Our February Kit: Only You

By Lisa Andrews

February 1, 2016

Hello lovlies! We *love* our February Kit, Only You, and hope you are looking forward to receiving it! Want to take a look?

The main kit is filled with a fabulous list of products with favorites from Crate Paper, We R Memory Keepers, My Mind’s Eye, Scrapbook Circle and more!

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We have two embellishment add-ons here for you this month. First up is Hand Holding which has all of the perfect bits and pieces to add to your layouts, cards and planners. It also includes a blank banner that would be fun to dress up with the pieces in the add-on. Or you could break the banner apart and use it on other projects.

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Our Date Night Add-on contains one of our favorite Thicker sets ever (gold dipped!) plus several other goodies to dress up your pages and planners.

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To finish things off, we have more patterned paper available for those of you like me who don’t like to decide which side of the paper to use first!

Here’s a look at one of the pages I’m put together using this kit. I’m loving the bright colors and playful embellishments!

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So many good things are coming your way this month and I hope you are looking forward to it!

Designer Take: Rebecca’s Ransom Note

Don’t worry – no one has been kidnapped! Our current technique challenge is to create a title or sub-title in a “ransom note” style. The Fresh Start kit features washi tape and patterned papers with various alphas that are perfect for trimming apart to create words. The challenge started last week with this layout, and I asked creative team member Rebecca to share with us her take on the challenge:

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Rebecca enjoyed cutting apart patterned paper and using a few alpha stickers to create her title.

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Her favorite part was the whimsical feel that the ransom note style title gave her layout, just like the whimsically layered squares in her design. It’s such a darling page!

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There is still time to play along and we would love to see you join in! See the original challenge post here for all the details and prize information. Have a great day and good luck!

Designer’s choice: Almost monochromatic

By Jennifer Larson

January 27, 2016

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, sharing a page I made using a (mostly) monochromatic color scheme.

I love the word SHINE that came with the kit. I pulled the yellow paper from the kit to go with it, then selected white and grey neutrals to round out the scheme. Here’s the page:

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I like that the grey grounds the page a bit and adds some depth to the page without being too dark. Plus, yellow and grey are a lovely combo. Here’s some details:

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Some of the ephemera I had included peeks of other hues, mostly pink and orange. The green in the trim and on some embellishments are in honor of the play, the Frog Prince.

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Finally, a gold sequin to dot the i.

Thank you for checking out my page! Even though this kit had some delicious color, it was fun to make an almost monochromatic page. I hope you play around with monochromatic color schemes the next time you take out your kit!

One Item Wonder: Seven Studio Icon Stickers

When I first laid eyes on the Seven Studio Icon Stickers from the Fresh Start kit, I instantly thought of my planner. They would be a great addition to to-do lists and schedules, wouldn’t they?

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But I also thought they could be cute, trendy accents on a layout, too. I saved quite a few for my planner and chose several to add to this page about my little girl:

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I love the metallic gold sheen of the stickers. The white background blends nicely with this Maggie Holmes patterned paper, yet the metallic icons stand out with the right amount of sparkle.

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I thought the check mark made a great symbol for journaling. The heart repeats the heart in my title, the exclamation points are fun at the end of my title, and the arrow helps direct your eye to the important parts of the layout.

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How have you put these cute and trendy stickers to use on your pages? We would love to see! Be sure to share with us on our Facebook page or tag us on instagram. Have a great day!