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By Diana Waite

April 16, 2014

I just LOVED the paper clips in the Things to Do add on for April–it’s the word This–they are much easier to use than you would think!  Here is the layout I made using a paperclip:

DianaWlovethis  One of my favorite things about the paperclips is that they don’t add a lot of bulk to my page..

Super easy and FUN embellishment to ANY layout or card!

We would love to see ANY of your creations using one of our Scrapbook Circle kits–please feel free to share them on our Facebook Page!

One Item Wonder: Studio Calico Vellum Cards

Vellum is hot once again in scrapbooking, and especially so when it is die-cut with phrases and images. The Bucket List kit features a package of 4×3 and 4×6 vellum cards by Studio Calico. Let’s take a look at how Adrienne incorporated them into her fabulous page:

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The cards easily lend themselves to a grid design because of their rectangular shape. Adrienne arranged them beautifully, even using one as a mat for her small photo.

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Adrienne layered die-cuts, hearts, arrows, and stamping to add interest and dimension. Each space holds its own special details – I love that!

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Notice that Adrienne used stitching to attach many of her page elements. Vellum can be difficult to adhere to layouts in a visually pleasing way because of the transparency of the paper. Stitching is a great technique, as well as hiding glues under other elements like die-cuts. Have you used these cards yet? We would love to see what you’ve done! Be sure to share with us on the Facebook page. Have a great day!

Mood Board Monday

By Melissa Mann

April 14, 2014

Good Morning!

We are starting a new feature here on the Scrapbook Circle Blog that includes a mood board! This is a super fun way to draw some inspiration and pick out some elements to include in your next project.

Here’s the mood board:

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I picked out the colors shown in this mood board from this month’s kits, Bucket List and Places to Go and Things to Do.

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I loved the black and white and blue tones to the mood board with the pops of gold. I imitated this on my layout with the black and white pattern paper and the teal pattern paper from the Plus One collection by Amy Tan for American Crafts and used the gold hearts by Studio Calico as my “pops” of gold :-)

How does the mood board inspire you? Make sure to share it with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

Good Times

By Sara Zenger

April 13, 2014

I am excited to share a new layout today with our Bucket List kit!  There is so much I love about this kit but I think the rich colors are my favorite!

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I was drawn to this wood plank paper for a background and then I just loved that any pop of color worked well against it!  I did soften the back ground with white paint and then started layering papers and embellishments. This is a group photo of my son’s recent birthday – Good Times!

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Be sure to stop by the SHOP to pick up your kit today!

Designer’s Choice | FIND SOMETHING

By Jenni Calma

April 12, 2014

Hi everyone!  This is Jenni sharing one of my layouts using the Bucket List April kit.  I also used the Basic Grey Mon Ami Alpha Stickers that are part of the Place To Go Add-On.

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I couldn’t bring myself to cut up this gorgeous paper from My Mind’s Eye.  It is like a ready made scrapbook sketch and I used it just like that.  Not wanting to take away anything from the subtle colors in the paper, I used black and white photos.  I cut down a couple of the photos to a rectangle shape and my 1-3/4″ circle punch was the perfect size for the round frame.

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I cut up one of the vellum cards from Studio Calico and placed them on top of a few frames.  I painted a bit of pearlescent watercolor inside those frames to highlight the vellum pieces.  I used lots of different pieces from the kit including a piece of the April printable, the exclusive stamp, the acrylic numbers and letter stickers for my daughter’s age, initial and nickname.  After trimming the background down just a bit, I stitched it all to a piece of cardstock from the kit.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today…I’d love to see how you use this piece of patterned paper for your scrapbook pages.   Share it with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page so we can all see it!  Have a great weekend!

April sketch challenge

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Oh my — this month’s sketch is a popular one! Just scroll down below to see the amazing work that the team made this month using this sketch and the April kit. I’m seriously in love with all of them!

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Did you notice that some of us used the same exact circles? Well, that is because I also have a FREE DOWNLOAD for you today, as well! Click on the link below to get the free studio file.

Download your own copy of the circles Silhouette studio file here.

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The random winner chosen from this month’s participants will win the As You Wish collection from Fancy Pants. I personally have this whole collection and I can tell you it is amazing! You will think of more layouts and projects than you can even imagine to create with this collection. It is inspirational!

To be eligible to win the prize, you must share your layout that uses this month’s sketch and a Scrapbook Circle kit on our Facebook page or here in the comments section before end of the day on April 23. The winner will be chosen by random.org and shared here on April 25.

Can’t wait to see what you all will make!

Designer Take: Rebecca’s “As You Wish”

“As You Wish” is a phrase you’ll find in the Bucket List kit and the inspiration for our current challenge. Rebecca is sharing with us today a beautiful page full of wishes and dreams:

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Rebecca used the phrase “As You Wish” as her title.

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You don’t have to do this for the challenge, but I think it suits Rebecca’s layout perfectly. Rebecca focused on wishes and dreams throughout her page…

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…and in her journaling:

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If you’d like to play along with this challenge – and win a fabulous Heidi Swapp prize package – find the details here and get to scrapping. Have a great day!

Getting Sporty with Bucket List

Confession time. I NEVER know what to do with the millions of soccer photos I take of both kids during the season. Usually I do nothing with them -EEK! Why? Most are not great photos and very few tell a story. Except these.

rk sc scoreTruth be told the photos themselves are not superb. They’re not even real soccer photos per say. I was so excited that my little dude just scored a goal that I missed taking a picture of said goal. But I did get the big hug my husband (the coach) gave him after he scored his goal. And well, that is a story that needed to be told :)

rk score cu1Pulling together some of the more graphic and number-based tags, papers and embellishments from the Scrapbook Circle kit Bucket List I created a sporty layout that also told an important story.

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One Item Wonder: Crate Paper Alphas

The Bucket List kit includes this package of acetate alphas by Crate Paper, from the Oh Darling line.

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They are darling as is, but with a little creativity, they can also become a fabulous embellishment for your layouts. Grab your alphas and some Glossy Accents and let’s take a look at how creative team member Audrey put these alphas to use:

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See the yellow circle behind the number 4? It’s made from the alphas! Here’s how. 1) Make a little puddle of Glossy Accents on your non-stick craft mat. 2) Arrange the alphas in the Glossy Accents. 3) Allow to dry overnight. 4) Once dry, cut into your desired shape.

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Audrey has a couple of other ideas for you, too. Staples work great to adhere acetate to your layouts, as in her title. Also, Audrey painted the back of the number 4 to make it stand out from the background more. Great tips!

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We would love to see how you put these alphas to use! Be sure to upload your projects to our Facebook page. Have a wonderful day!

Circle Round Up

By Leslie Ashe

April 7, 2014

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Welcome & happy Monday!

today we have something new to try!
this post is all about creating a page centering on different elements listed in this circle diagram. It’s new, easy & fun!
all you have to do is take an element (or 2, 3, 4 or ALL!) and create a page that centers around these elements.
for example – as you can see in my project:
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I’ve taken the following elements & created this page:
-bright accent
-bold pattern
-kraft (cardstock)
-add on item(s)

it’s something that will make you not feel so overwhelmed with every item from the kit & add ons.
I know sometimes I get my kit and add ons, spread them all out and think…OH man, what am I going to do with ALL of this gorgeous stuff?

This helps the process & makes me feel at ease & able to create, have fun & have made a memory for my album!

Here’s some closer shots:
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Thanks so much!~
I hope you enjoy this new fun thing at Scrapbook Circle & we can’t wait to see what YOU make!