One Item Wonder: Scrapbook Circle Cork Embellishments

Cork is a hot trend in scrapbooking these days, and Scrapbook Circle is right on track with the exclusive cork embellishments offered in the Island Paradise kit. I asked creative team member Jennifer, as well as our August guest designer, Jen Chesnick, to share with us how they used the cork embellishments on their layouts.

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Jennifer likes to journal in strips, so she incorporated some of the cork into her journaling. She found that a 0.5″ x 2.5″ piece of paper fit perfectly in the open space of the cork embellishments.

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To create balance on her page, Jennifer also added cork to her title cluster.

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Jen Chesnick created a wonderful mini album with the cork embellishments as her main accent on each page.

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From a title to journaling space to a caption, the cork embellishments are perfect for Jen’s album.

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If you’d like to see more of  Jen’s mini album, check out the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

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While you’re there, share with us how you have been using the cork embellishments. We’d love to see! Have a great day!

August Mood Board with Jennifer Larson

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, here to share this month’s Mood Board and how it inspired me. First, the mood board:

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And my page:

How did the board inspire me?

1. The colors–blue, green, and tan–reminded me of our trip to the Mississippi River Headwaters this summer. I picked this photo and enlarged it to scrap my son’s love of water on vacation, plus a few more supporting photos in a smaller size.

2. Next, the swoosh of the fox tail reminded me of waves. I used (mostly) the 6×6 paper pad in the Bungalow add-on, hand-drawing the waves in the back and cutting them out. I also used the aqua piece of Bokeh Teal from the main kit.

3. The circular earrings and brads inspired me to add the chipboard circles (brads) and wood veneer sequins (earrings) along the waves to mimic the splash of the waves on the sand. Both embellishments came from the Tiki-Torch add-on, my favorite this month!

4. The swoopy script in the quotation inspired my choice in font for my title–Voluptate–which I cut with my Silhouette from a black sheet in the 6×6 pad.

And that’s my page, inspired by this month’s Mood Board! Have fun playing around with it and using the kit to create something inspired. When you do, share your layout on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page so we can be inspired by you!

Designer’s Choice: Beach Fun

By Gina Lideros

August 17, 2014

Hi Everyone!  Gina here to share a fun step by step tutorial of how I put a recent page together using the fabulous Scrapbook Circle Island Paradise kit.   Beach Fun Layout


1.  I started my page out by creating a background in Silhouette Studio.  I lined up simple triangles to create my background. Once, I had my background put together the way I wanted it, I ungrouped my shapes to cut each piece individually.   triangle page

2.  After cutting each shape out of different pieces of patterned paper, I lined them up on my page using repositionable tape.  Tip: I also cut a few pieces where I wanted my photos to go, so that I could use them as a guide for sizing (like a template). GinaLideros_BeachFun2

3. Select photos for your layout.  I purposely selected photos that were smaller in scale, so that I knew that they would fit within my template. GinaLideros_BeachFun4

4.  Use extra triangle pieces as a template for your photos, trace around them and cut out. GinaLideros_BeachFun3

5.  After placing my photos on my layout, I used my sewing machine to stitch all of my pieces in place. GinaLideros_BeachFunLayout5c

6.  Add embellishments and you’re done!

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Along with my Island Paradise August kit this month, I also used the Bungalow and Tiki Torch add ons.  I had so much fun this month playing with this kit.  It is so fun and versatile and perfect for summer!  If you haven’t already – stop by Scrapbook Circle to pick up your August kit today!


Scrapbooking with snips of paper a Design team choice.

By Diana Waite

August 16, 2014

What do you do when you have a kit FULL of paper that you LOVE and want to use ALL of it at the same time?!  You cut it up of course!DianaWgoodstuffSBC

For this layout I wanted to really focus on all the papers that are included in the Island Paradise kit.  I cut each paper at 1 1/4″ strips, and then again at 4″.  I then layered each piece up using both the front and back sides making sure to overlap.  After they were all layered up I began randomly sewing.  Once the sewing was done I “painted” with my gold mist, I also sprinkled some on the top.  Once everything dried I added my pictures, journaling card, embellishments, and title.

We would LOVE to see your work using any of our Scrapbook Circle kits, please feel free to share them on our Facebook page!







August sketch challenge


It’s time for another sketch challenge here at Scrapbook Circle. As we mentioned last month, anyone can now play along and be eligible to win this month’s prize from Pinkfresh Studio.

Here are some layouts from the Creative Team members to get you inspired to create with this sketch.



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This month’s guest designer, Jen Chesnick, played along as well. Here is her fun layout.

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 This month’s sketch challenge prize is from Pinkfresh Studios. We’ll have two winners this month! One for a kit from Pinkfresh and another for a goody bag from them as well.

You can follow Pinkfresh here:
• Pinkfresh Instagram
• Pinkfresh Facebook
• Pinkfresh Blog

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You have until 11:59 pm on August 27th to play along. On August 29th we’ll share the winners here on the blog.

Make sure to post links to your entries either here in the comments section of this post or on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

Designer Take: Gina’s Take on Jewel Tones

Creative team member Gina took on the August kit-inspired challenge – Jewel Tones – with a fabulously designed layout:


Gina pulled jewel tones from the main kit, Island Paradise, as well as the add-ons. The mix of ruby, citrine, garnet, emerald, and sapphire in the patterned papers makes for a bright page. However, Gina made sure that those vibrant colors didn’t take away from her photo by creating a design that targeted her picture instead.

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Gina was inspired by an old record cover to create a circular pattern. The circles and jewel tones are a perfect pair, don’t you think?

If you’d like to play along with our August Kit-Inspired Challenge, find the details at the original post here. Have a great day!

Designer’s Choice | The Sound of Inspiration

By Jenni Calma

August 13, 2014

Hi Everyone!  Jenni here to share my source of inspiration using the August ‘Island Paradise’ kit, ‘Tiki Torch’ and ‘Bungalow’ Add-ons.  Even if I have photos and a plan for a scrapbook page, I draw inspiration from the colors or composition in the photo and most especially the patterns of the paper.  I love papers with text, typography and print.  I also love music, together; more inspiration than I could ever scrap! After looking at this script paper from Echo Park – Capture Life, I knew my title and theme for this page.

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This was actually a photo I had already printed for scrapping and thought a simple, bold, color palette would work well with the photo.  The map print paper from Crate Paper was perfect for vacation photos, and provided a neutral background.  I placed the wood veneer sequins on the cities and intersecting lines on the map, to emphasize the idea of travel, or destination.

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The ‘sounds’ in the Elle’s Studio tag also emphasized my theme.  The color of the twine included in this months kit was a great compliment and I tied it around the whole cluster, holding us all together.  That may sound like a stretch of symbolism for a simple scrapbook page, but I love this Beatles song, and it inspired lots of love in me!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  If you hear a song, or see some script font you like, remember it for your next layout!  Share it with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page so we can all be inspired by your work.  Have an amazing day!

One Item Wonder: Basic Grey Alphabet

Island Paradise, the August kit, includes a fun, colorful alphabet by Basic Grey. The tiles come in a great font, and the letters are a variety of colors. I asked creative team member Diana Waite to share how she used them on a recent layout:


Diana and I must be kindred spirits – she prefers her alphas to be the same color. Me, too. So what’s a girl to do with an alphabet where the letters come in different colors? Make your title fit the letters that are the same color, of course!


Creative team member Gina, on the other hand, doesn’t mind one bit when alphas are a mix of colors. Check out her page:


I love how the tiles are all fitted together for a nice title block – visually very appealing, especially with all those colors playing nicely together.


What is your preference? Do you like to mix it up, or does color conformity make you happy? We’d love to see! Share your layouts with us on the Facebook page and our team will leave you some comment love. Have a great day!

Circle Round up with Jamie

By Jamie Leija

August 11, 2014

Hey y’all! I’m so excited to share my first layout on the blog! I had a blast playing with this kit and the Circle Round up challenge, my first for the team. Here’s this month’s prompt:


For this challenge, you pick one item from each circle to create your page with. I love this idea! It really helps you look at your kit in a different way and absolutely encourages you to use these oh so fabulous products.


For this page I used the Echo Park Bokeh Teal as the background. But for the look I was going for, I wanted something more subdued. So I added white cardstock in a corner and stitched it down for some added texture. I like that jolt of color along the edge.

To add some bold accents, I reached for the Basic Grey Byzantine patterned paper. Cutting it up into tiny slivers helped emphasize all of the great colors in the print, without overwhelming the page. I used it sparingly as a border for my photo and for the big “X” across my page. I love that it adds so much color!


For texture, I used nearly everything in that circle–exclusive cork tags, yellow twine, and the kit stamp. I had fun stamping this in a bunch of different colors. I hand stitched the “X”‘s in the checkbox with the twine, to give them a bit more dimension.

And from the Tiki Torch add-on, I used those great Elle’s Studio journaling tags. I tucked it  (the numbered list) behind the photo and hid my journaling there.

I loved having the parameters of the prompt to act as my guide. It helped me to look at the products in a different way and to see them with new potential. AND it made sure that some of my favorite items (like the Byzantine print & cork pieces) actually made it onto my page!

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what pretties you cook up using the prompt and your kits.


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Downward Motion

By Audrey Yeager

August 10, 2014

Even among the bright, bold colors in the August “Island Paradise” kit, I was still able to find a combination of papers and embellishments that let the bright colors of my photos stand out!  I love when a kit is that versatile!

I used the direction of the lined background paper to inspire the “downward” motion of my page, echoed by the downward motion of my kiddos in the photos, too.  I added a few more additional triangles pointing down to add even more to this effect.  I machine stitched in each woodgrain triangle with yellow thread.

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I wanted to keep the other elements to a minimum, so I just added a frame with some paper in the background for my journaling, and a brad and a sticker.  There are a few more star stickers (and a heart one) scattered here and there and I used the exclusive Scrapbook Circle cork bit for part of my title.




Since I got both add-ons this month, I have SO much more scrapping to do to use up this awesome kit!!!! These kits go SUCH a long ways!