Designer Take: Gina’s Holiday Cards

Our current technique challenge is to use your layout scraps to create holiday cards. I asked creative team member Gina to share her take on the challenge and I love how her scraps came to life on this card:

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Even if I use a lot of patterned paper, I always have little strips of paper left over. What a fabulous way to put them to use! Simply cut to size and stack to create a tree! The stitching is a great touch, and the sequin ornaments and other embellishments from the Good Cheer and add-on kits dress up the tree.

Have you made a layout or two yet? Did you save your scraps? We’d love to see what you make for this challenge! Find the original challenge post with all the details for entering here. Have a great day!

Both Sides of BasicGrey

By Rebecca Keppel

November 11, 2015

Sometimes I fall so in love with one side of a patterned paper that I forget to see how perfectly the other side coordinates with the first. In this layout I challenged myself to use both Basic Grey papers in the Scrapbook Circle Good Cheer kit. I cut two 5″ squares from each paper and created a grid using both sides of each sheet.

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I machine stitched on all four squares to tie them together. Two squares hold my title,

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one holds my photo

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and the final square has my journaling and embellishing.  
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This is a very easy way to build a grid and to get all the main elements of a layout on your page!

:) Rebecca

One Item Wonder: Acrylic Stars

You could use the Scrapbook Circle acrylic stars from the Good Cheer kit in a “stars were brightly shining” kind of way, but they aren’t just for the holidays! Creative team member Jenni shares how she put her acrylic stars to use on this every day style layout:


Scattered across her extra large title, the stars are the perfect accent to the words Jenni chose.

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS_SBC_Nov 2015 (7)I especially love how some of the stars are translucent, so that you can see through them, but others are solid. Combined with star stickers, the look sparkles!


How are you using your Scrapbook Circle acrylic stars this month? We’d love to see! Be sure to share with us on the Facebook page. You may be featured in an upcoming blog post! Have a great day!

November Mood Board | december 2014

By Jenni Calma

November 9, 2015

Hi there Scrapbook Circle fans!

Jenni here sharing my take for the November Mood Board using the ‘Good Cheer’ main kit and the ‘Count On It’ Embellishment Add-on.

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The Scrapbook Circle monthly Mood Board is always one of the best motivators, if not for project inspiration, then certainly for discovering beautiful items to covet! :)  November is no exception as you can see below.  It is also so varied, it makes it easy to interpret and combine paper and embellishments!  I love that this Mood Board includes a watercolor inspiring me to use technique as well!

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I love that this Mood Board includes a watercolor, inspiring me to use technique as well!  Using the painting as the starting point for my background, I added Distress Ink with the popular and highly complex technique of smushing.  😉  The twig tree was my motivation behind the stacking of my photo and strips of paper, embellishment and die cuts.

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I was also inspired by the knit toboggan for the colors and patterns of paper I chose.  I added the glittered tag, gold stars & gold thread to tie in that gorgeous gold dress.

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The large NOEL signage influenced me to use the over-sized red numbers from Pink Paislee, part of the Add-on, as my tree trunk.  I finished off the layout with stitching and a few other bits to emphasize all the horizontal lines.

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I hope my page motivates you to use this month’s Mood Board as inspiration in your projects!  Share them with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page so we can all see!

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

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By Diana Waite

November 6, 2015

Hello, Diana here with a watercolor card to share.  Sometimes getting messy with water colors and mist is just what a card needs!  And BONUS it’s totally fun!

DianaWmerrycardFor this particular card I was using scraps from my well loved November kits Good Cheer and Wish List

Here is a step by step tutorial for my card:

1. I cut the background to just fit the front of my base making it 4″ x 5.25″.

2. I then punched my scalloped circle (it’s an anywhere punch)

3. I used some water color to paint–then added some gold color shine.

4. After my background dried (I made helped it along with my embosser gun)

5. I then backed each cutout with a scrap piece of paper.

6. My paper was buckling so I decided to sew around the edges and in the middle to secure it.

7. finally layered up the embellishments–SUPER fun!

We would totally love to see any creations with any of our Scrapbook Circle kits.  Please share them to our Facebook page, we love using your inspiration for design team challenges.  If you share them on Instagram please remember to tag us at @scrapbook_circle

November Technique Challenge: Cards from Scraps

I’m sure you have already made or ordered your holiday greetings. They might even be sealed in addressed envelopes, ready to go. But if you’re not that far ahead, I hope you’ll join me in our November technique challenge – creating cards from layout scraps! Every piece of paper in the Good Cheer kit is gorgeous, and I couldn’t bring myself to toss any unused corner. So, the challenge this month is to take the left over bits and pieces from your layouts and create a card. All month long we’ll share tips for making the most of your scraps, resulting in beautiful cards. First up, creative team member Diana shares one of my favorite techniques for working with scraps:


Diana says, “For me, the key to using scraps is punches! I loved using my triangle punch to mix the papers, then topping those triangles with sequins and stickers!”

I have a pile of scraps just waiting to punched! What about you? Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a card made with scraps. While the Scrapbook Circle Good Cheer kit is the perfect starting point for this challenge, any materials will do. Every card created specifically for this challenge is another entry to our random drawing.

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

3. You have a whole MONTH to play. Enter by 9:00 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, December 3rd to be eligible to win this awesome Hampton Arts paper stack:

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Good luck and happy scrapping!

One Item Wonder: Pinkfresh Studio Acetate Squares

Are you as excited about the November kit – Good Cheer – as I am? I love the mix of holiday products from various collections and manufacturers! It was hard to choose just a few favorites to feature. The first One Item Wonder this month is the package of acetate squares by Pinkfresh Studio. There are enough numbered squares for documenting December in a daily fashion, but you can also use them on projects in other ways. Creative team member Jennifer used a few to record a Christmas Eve tradition:

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Because the squares are acetate, they are clear. In order to make the designs on the squares stand out against the red background of her layout, Jennifer cut white cardstock to size to back each acetate piece.  She used her sewing machine to secure them to her page.

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What will you do with these embellishments? I can see them in a December album, layouts, cards, even my planner. However you use them, we’d love to see! Be sure to share on the Facebook page here. Have a great day!

Add Some “Good Cheer” to Your Day

By Lisa Andrews

November 1, 2015

We are excited to share our holiday packed November Kit, Good Cheer, with you this month. Be sure to check back here often for lots of holiday inspiration.


This kit is filled with holiday favorites that we know you will love using. We normally do a holiday themed kit in December, but thought we’d bring it to you a month earlier this year so you can get a jump on your holiday projects!




We have two beautiful add-ons ready for you this month. First is Count On It, which includes favorites from Pink Fresh Studios, Basic Grey and Pink Paislee.

Edited to add: this sold out very quickly, but we do have some individual pieces from this add-on in our shop available for separate purchase.

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We also have this fun Wishlist Add-on with favorites from Heidi Swapp, 7 Paper and Pink Fresh Studios.

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So much to look forward to creating with this month! Lots of holiday inspiration is coming your way, so we hope you’ll stop back here often

Designer Take: Jennifer’s Black and White Photos

Our current technique challenge is to use black and white photos on a layout. I asked creative team member Jennifer to share with us her take on the challenge:

Wade In by Jennifer LarsonJennifer loves to convert especially evocative photos to black and white. Here she used a special photo of her son wading through water as a large portion of her layout. She chose yellow patterned paper because yellow reminds her of happiness, and Jennifer used brightly colored embellishments to highlight her son and the title.

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Jennifer also inked the edges of her journaling strips with blue to evoke the water. What a beautiful page!

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How is your entry to the challenge coming along? You have one more week to play, and we’d love to see your layout! Find all the details and enter here. Have a great day!

One Item Wonder: Exclusive Acrylic “Thankful”

From the fun font to the to its perfect size and color, I just adore the acrylic “thankful” from the Mix Tape kit:


I asked creative team member Gina to share with us how she used this exclusive design in a layout and I love what she did!

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Gina used the Basic Grey paper from the main kit as her background, then trimmed several pieces from the 6×6 Basic Grey B Sides pad from the Cassette add-on. She adhered the acrylic word on top of her design, then paired it with the “perfect day” sticker from the maind kit to create her title. White, splattered paint and simple embellishments round out her page.

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How have you used the “thankful” word in your kit? We’d love to see! Share with us on the Facebook page here. Have a fantastic day!