Scrapbook Circle Exclusive Cut Files & Watercolors

By Rebecca Keppel

August 16, 2015

I love the exclusive Scrapbook Circle sun cut file for August! I enlarged it to stretch across the page and cut it out of white cardstock.

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Then I stitched along the rays with my sewing machine and added sloppy circular stitching on the sun itself.rk sc aug-4


Then I grabbed some yellow watercolor paints and scribbled some watercolor along the rays and sun.rk sc aug-5


I used the mini alphas to journal on the rays.rk sc aug-6


I added some swipes of watercolor on the background patterned paper too.rk sc aug-7Using the cut file as an extra large embellishment was an easy way to add some watercolor to my layout! Are you loving the exclusive Scrapbook Circle cut files? Show us how you are using them on Facebook! We would love to see!


Designer’s Choice: Create a Scene

By Jamie Leija

August 15, 2015

Hiya! I had so much fun being creative with the Make it Happen kit!

I’ve been wanting to scrapbook this story for awhile now, how are cat is somewhat of an apartment celebrity. She hangs out in our front windows and people like to stop by to wave at her. I went searching for photos of her in the window. This one with the blinds between her legs is a recent favorite.


I was playing around with these photos and the kit when I figure out how easy it would be to paper piece a window using scraps. And then when I realized I could make curtains out of vellum, I knew I had to do it!


I also knew I wanted to frame out the entire page so I cut off the edge of my background cardstock and mounted it on the black and cream diagonal stripe. I then stitched, hand drew a line and watercolored around the edges a bit. While I was on this quest to create frames within frames, I thought why not go for it!

I think my favorite thing about this layout is all of the little bits and pieces I used from the kit. There’s just so many bright fun colors!

We’d love to see you create with the Make it Happen kit. Be sure to post it up in the Facebook group. We can’t wait to see what you make!


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Be Real – Love & Lots of layers!

By Jenni Calma

August 14, 2015

Hello there and TGIF!

This is Jenni sharing my layout for the ‘Be Real’ post for August.  I used both the main ‘Make It Happen’ kit and the ‘You Shine’ Add-on.

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The ‘Be Real’ assignment is to use either an Instagram photo, a Project Life page, or both!  I used an Instagram from our last vacation.  The lighting wasn’t that great in the original, so I printed it in black and white.  I have been drooling over the gold sequin stickers from Crate Paper and thought they made a beautiful contrast to the photo and color palette.

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I used a piece of the Studio Calico 6×6 pad from the Add-on as the photo mat and built up a cluster of embellishments, tags and stickers to the right of the photo.  I cut a strip of paper from a Pinkfresh Studio paper and then layered my pieces on top, grouping like colors together.  I used this polka dot piece of patterned paper from Elle’s Studio for my background and then matted it all onto dark charcoal cardstock.  I added lots of stitching for texture and loved the way it turned out!

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Thanks for checking out the Blog today!  Hope you all have a fun and crafty weekend!!



August Kit-Inspired Challenge: Title Takeover

Titles are taking over our layouts for this month’s Kit-Inspired challenge! Inspired by the alphas by Fancy Pants in the Make it Happen kit, our latest challenge is to create a layout with a big title.

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I asked creative team members Rebecca and Jennifer to share their takes on the challenge. Rebecca’s title stretches all the way across the top of her page:

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For added impact, Rebecca adhered her letters with pop dots. And doesn’t that watercolor wave look great, too?

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Jennifer’s big title is a lot of fun:

A-maze-ing by Jennifer Larson

From the creative spelling (and great use of asterisks for hyphens!) to the doodle-esque outlining, Jennifer’s title is a standout, too!

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Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout with a large and in charge title. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit in action, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, our Facebook page, or an online gallery. Copy and paste a direct link to your post into the comments on this post.

3. You have THREE weeks to play. Enter by 9:00 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, September 2nd to be eligible to win this amazing Crate Paper Craft Market prize:


Good luck and happy scrapping!

Winner: Planner Addict Challenge

We have a winner for the July Technique Challenge – Planner Addict. Congratulations to…

Candace Perkins

…with this layout that she created with planner accessories:

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Whoo hoo! Please email me at tessa (at) scrapbookcircle (dot) com with your contact information and we will send out your Crate Paper prize.

The August Kit-Inspired Challenge is coming right up!

Designer’s Choice: Fun Circles

By Gina Lideros

August 12, 2015

Hi Everyone,


It’s Gina here today to share with you a layout that I made this month using the August Make It Happen kit and add-on’s.  I love circles, and graphic shapes on my layouts!  So, I decided to combine the two on this layout.  I cut oblong pieces of paper using the 6×6 paper pad included in the You Shine Add-on, and papers from the main kit and then arranged them onto a circular format on my layout.

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I used adhesive to adhere all the pieces down, and then stitched over them with a sewing machine and white thread.  Next, I printed an instagram photo and added lots of embellishments!



This was such a fun layout to make, it really plays off the fun photo.  How are you using the August kit and add-on’s?  We would love for you to share your pages with us on our Facebook page!



One Item Wonder: Exclusive 3×4 Cards – Minc-able!

The August kit – Make it Happen – includes a set of 3×4 cards exclusive to Scrapbook Circle. The black and white designs and fonts are trendy and fun, but the real magic is that they are printed with a laser printer and completely compatible with Heidi Swapp’s Minc machine (click here for more information on the Minc). I asked Diana to share with us how she used these Minc-able cards to create a layout and she delivered this great first day of school page:


I think this particular card might be my favorite. It makes a great title! And check out how beautiful the card is when foiled in gold:

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How are you going to use the 3×4 cards? Leave them as their fabulous black and white selves, or foil them up in all sorts of shiny colors? Whatever you do, we can’t wait to see. Be sure to share on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram @scrapbook_circle. Have a great day!

Take Two: Using the patterned paper grid

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, sharing a page I made taking inspiration from another team member.

First, I loved this page last month from Gina Lideros:


I particularly loved how she took inspiration from the triangular grid on the patterned paper and used it to house more patterned paper, her photos, and her title. When I found the Elle’s Studio paper called Meal Planner that had a grid, I tried to use the grid in a similar way:

Sweet Dominic by Jennifer Larson

I cut some patterned paper from the 6×6 pad in the add-on You Shine and added them to the grid, then trimmed some photo strips  to fit in the grid. I stitched the white lines for some texture, then laid down some embellishments from the main and the add-on Sweet Details and journaling. Here’s some details:

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Thank you for visiting! I hope this gives you inspiration for using the Ideas gallery to dig into your kit!

August Sketch Challenge

Hello! Today I have a new sketch challenge for you to play along with.  Just a reminder to the newbies that you don’t need to use a Scrapbook Circle kit to play along (but of course we love it when you do).


Here are two great sample pages from the creative team to jumpstart your creativity.


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One lucky participant who plays along this month is eligible to win this prize from Crate Paper Confetti.


To play along, share your layout that uses this month’s sketch on our Facebook page or in the comment section of this blog post. You have until August 19th to upload your page.

Can’t wait to see what you create!

Lovely Day a design team choice

By Diana Waite

August 5, 2015

I have to tell you when I opened the Make it Happen kit–I fell in love with all the colors and fun embellishments:

I took a few minutes to “soak up” the kit.  And one paper stood out to me that I wanted to use for my design team choice this month:

I really loved that each square had a different message and I wanted to spread the wealth–so I decided to cut each message into a square.  I cut them as close as I could to the message.  By cutting them to the size of the message each of them is their own unique size.  I decided to work with Lovely Day making it my title for this layout:DianaWlovelyday

I have to tell you this little boy in the picture isn’t so little anymore and neither is the doggie-Ella.  My kids fell in love with this little red dog, who am I kidding we all fell in love with her!  We brought her home RIGHT before school started that year, the kids would RUN home from the bus stop so that they could get in a snuggle with her.  This happens to be one of those days where they went for a swim-it was a “Lovely Day”.

I wanted to give one quick tip of how I adhered my veneer:


I used a pop dot!  I put it on the right upper side of the heart–the adhesive on the pop dot is very strong and it isn’t going anywhere.

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