#AllTheThings – Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It is time to share my Designer’s Choice layout for August, and what I’m about to show you is truly a sight to behold!! Have you ever had one of those projects that you keep adding “just one more thing” to? That is the case for me this month – this layout has a bit of everything – mixed media, sewing, cut files . . . it doesn’t seem to end.

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Overall, I love the look of this layout despite all that it has going on. To begin this project, I cut the patterned paper into strips and then sewed them to the base paper.

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Next, I began to layer papers behind my photo. If you look closely, you will notice that I used the triangle stencil with molding paste to create a unique background.

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I also loved the number stickers but wasn’t sure how to incorporate them, so I ended up cutting them into strips and layering them with the other patterned papers at the top and bottom of the photo.

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And since that wasn’t enough, I also used some of Scrapbook Circle’s exclusive cut files to create the tags that flow across the page. The tags we attached with foam squares but do have thread going through each one, behind the title, and then through the right-hand side of the layout.

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I finished with some of the puffy stickers, the leather-look badge, and a bit of journaling.

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While this is one of my busiest layouts to date and is about five inches high, I think it’s fun and captures the mood and setting of the photo.

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As always, thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create!

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August Guest Designer – I’ll Go Anywhere With You

By Jenni Calma

August 26, 2016

Happy Friyay everyone!  I am excited to share another project from our August Guest Designer, Heather Adams!  She used the “Snapshot” August kit to create this layout documenting her own cute snapshots.scrapbookcircle

Heather used a great ratio of patterns and colors that work so well together with her photos.  She used the exclusive stencil and added some texture and color behind her large title.  The paint & ink colors she chose highlight the chipboard alphas without making them the focus of the page.

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Her addition of the puffy stickers and word phrases with her little touch of washi are the perfect balance.  And how are those faces??

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From the little details like tearing the edge of this paper to the harmony all her colors create, Heather makes scrapbooking look effortless!  We are luck to have her to inspire this month and we wish the best of luck in the future!

scrapbookcircleThanks so much for stopping by the Blog today.  Be sure to catch the last couple lessons of the ABC’s of Scrapbooking on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends community page!  You could win a September kit for posting your photo as your comment to one of the lessons and the September kits are going to be awesome!!

Scrapbook Circle Exclusive Digi Cuts

By Rebecca Keppel

August 25, 2016

Did you know that Scrapbook Circle has their own collection of unique and fun digital cut files? Check out some available for purchase HERE.  This month I used the exclusive large chevron cut file with the Snapshot kit to create this layout.rk sc aug -5

My favorite way to use cut files is to use them as backgrounds. I size the cut file to 12×12 (if it isn’t already) and cut it out (usually out of white cardstock). Then I back the open spaces with patterned papers from the kit. Since all the patterned paper from the kits coordinate so well, I end up with a fun well put together background.

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Do you use digital cut files in your scrapbooking? We’d love to see! If you are using the exclusive cut files please share to the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group!

:) Rebecca

 

Tech Tip with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

August 24, 2016

Hi there! It’s Kelly here today sharing a layout created using the stencil from the August kit, Snapshot.

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I really wanted to use the stencil, but wasn’t sure how…as I don’t use a lot of mixed media on my scrapbooking projects, typically. When I chose my photo, I decided that the triangles would make some really cute fishies.

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I started with  a plain piece of white cardstock, and used a grey marker to trace some of the triangles to make fish shapes in a staggered pattern. I used a watercolor pencil and a blender pen to fill them in, and then outlined them with some iridescent glitter glue. I then just built up the rest of my page form there.

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I also used some of the outlines from the Pretty Little Studio numbers, found in the Adventure Awaits add-on, to make the ‘bubbles’.

Need some more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more fabulous ideas using the August kit!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

1 Product 2 Ways – Pretty Little Studio Word Tags

By Jenni Calma

August 23, 2016

It’s Tuesday!!  And it is also the last 1 Product 2 Ways we are featuring using the August ‘Snapshot’ kit.  Neela and Jung are sharing their pages using our product this week, the Pretty Little Studio Word Tags.  First up is Neela!

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“As soon as I saw the words from Pretty Little Studio, I knew I had to use a photo from our recent vacation to Ireland. I totally wanted to use the words as a part of my jounaling documenting a little bit about our vacation. It just made the journaling fun and playful this way. Since I wanted to highlight the journaling, the rest of the layout if very simple. It is one large photo with the journaling under it. For the borders, I punched out little circles from the Pink Paislee outfitter collection cardstock and added them on either side. I further added stickers and a leather badge all from the outfitters collection to finish the layout. I can’t wait to see how you guys decide to use these words.”

 

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I love using word phrases combined with journaling.  It is also good inspiration to jump start your writing!

Next is Jung’s layout, using the tags in a completely different way!!

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“I wanted to treat these word tags in a different way.  Instead of cutting them up into word strips as they are intended, I decided to keep them together, and die cut a tag out of them.  This idea lead me to die cutting multiple tags out of this month’s pattern papers as well.  I love how it turned out!”

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I would have never thought of using the entire page of words without cutting them up!  Very fresh and inventive ladies!  Love them both!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today and have an amazing week!

Diana’s Take 2.

By Diana Waite

August 22, 2016

I love scraplifting myself, it let’s me be creative with the product right in front of me, AND add things that I wanted to add the first time!  For today’s “episode” of Take 2, I lifted this page from October 2015:diana neat and tangled 1

I LOVED how this turned out-I remember this was the last page that I had created with my kit and I only had scraps left–I wanted to highlight what was in the kit, use my punches and HAVE fun!  This layout is one of my favorites..

So for my Take 2 version, I decided to go with one picture, change where the title was, and add some mist.  Other than that I tried to stay true to the my original page:DianaWcruisin

I found this fun picture of my son from preschool, the teacher took it and I’m so grateful because I never would’ve had one had she not.

Have you challenged yourself lately?  If not let suggest lifting your favorite scrapbook page–it’s fun!

We would love to see any of your creations using our Scrapbook Circle kits!  Please feel free to share them with us on our Facebook page or on Instagram tagging us with @scrapbook_circle.

Designer’s Choice: You and Me

By Allie Stewart

August 21, 2016

Hello there! For my Designer’s Choice layout this month, I decided to keep things simple. I loved the unique color combination in this month’s kit, so I used blocks of my favorite patterns as the foundation for my layout.

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I cut various sizes of strips, and arranged them on the page. I sewed each one down for added texture. I matted my photo on coordinating patterned paper, and adhered it with the fun washi strips included in the kit!

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I added my title and some puffy stickers to complete the page.

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This layout was very simple, but I think it packs a big punch with the large chunks of bold color! Thanks for joining me today!

Designer’s Choice with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

August 20, 2016

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing a project made with Snapshot along with the Adventure Awaits embellishment add- on.

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I created a quilt look to my background with pages from the 6×6 paper pad. I cut three patterns in half on an angle, lined up the points, and stitched them together.  Then matted the photo, and added it to the center.
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I felt like the diamond shaped badge from Pink Paislee accentuated the angles perfectly, and also draws the eye down to the title.

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I’m loving the outdoorsy colors from this months kit!! Need some more inspiration? Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more awesome ideas using Snapshot.

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Keeping it Real with Everyday Photos

I don’t know about you, but I am totally guilty of taking tons of selfies to document everyday life. Additionally, I love using Instagram as a tool of sorts to keep track of those moments. One of my favorite subjects is my dog Mabel, and I shamelessly admit to taking more selfies with her than friends and family.

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 For this month’s edition of Be Real, where we focus on layouts/projects that document the every day, I decided to use this selfie of Mabel and me. The August Kit is full of papers and embellishments that can be used for many different projects.

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I began by stamping the date and sentiment down the entire right side of the page. I really wasn’t sure where I was going with it but liked how it looked. Next, I anchored my lighter paper onto a darker piece because it seemed too light. Finally, I layered patterned papers and vellum behind my photo and adhered it to the page. To create the title, I used the chipboard alpha stickers and my Silhouette (I simply typed “selfie” and cut it out).

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My last steps were to add journaling, embellishments, and stickers. You will also see a heart and an arrow, which are Scrapbook Circle You Are Here digital cut files found in the store. I love how the project turned out and the fact that I am documenting everyday moments that might otherwise be forgotten.

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to create today!

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How To Use Extra Paper : Branding Strips

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the blog. It’s Claudia here with you today and I’m sharing a layout I made using (mostly) the patterned papers in this month’s kit. I love patterned paper and I find that in getting the paper add on I use them in a more creative way and I’m not as ‘afraid’ to cut into them. I often use my patterned papers for layering but of course there’s a million things you can do with it. Every patterned paper has a branding strip, which I usually cut off before starting working with the paper. Most of the time they end up at the side of my desk, just waiting for me to use it up. Most of the time I don’t, which is why I decided to change that and I thought that with having the extra paper add on it was the perfect time to use branding strips on my layout because double the patterned paper = double the branding strips.

Not all companies do branding strips the same way; on some papers the branding strip will be 12″ long while on others it’s only 6″ or less. I cut off all branding strips from all the papers I got this month and cut them in tiny strips. I then started layering them on top of each other to fill up my background. Using these branding strips on your background is not only a great way to get a use out of them, it’s also a really fun and easy way to create an interesting background because you’re adding a lot of color and different patterns to it (of course you can also decide to go with a more monotone color scheme if you wish to do so).

If you want to add even more patterns to the mix, you could consider cutting a few strips off of other papers.

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After I was done sticking down all the strips I started embellishing my layout. I added a few puffy stickers, layered an ampersand behind my photo and even added a few bits and pieces from last month’s add on kit because the orange ephemera pieces matched perfectly with the layout.

If you have a stitching machine (or you could hand stitch) you could stitch through (some of) these strips to add extra detail to them and make your layout stand out even more.

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Thank you for joining me today. I hope you feel inspired by my layout. Even if you don’t have the paper add on this month, I ‘challenge’ you to dig up those branding strips and have a play with them – you won’t regret it!