Be Real with Rebecca

I love the Be Real posts on Fridays at Scrapbook Circle! Whether I am making a traditional layout and documenting the everyday or making a pocket page spread, I love focusing on the little details of life. Using July’s You are My Favorite kit, I made a pocket page layout for the month of May, focusing on Mother’s Day. Here is my left hand page.

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I love using a 6×6 pad for my 3×4 cards. The Dear Lizzy pad was perfect here. Then I embellish with stickers and embellishments from the kit.

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For the right hand side I cut more sheets from the 6×6 pad. I love how they are all different patterns but the colors and style all coordinate,

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You always get tons of embellishment options in Scrapbook Circle kits and so you can add plenty of dimension to your cards with glitter foam stickers,rk sc july-33 cork, wood veneer and more!

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:) Rebecca

 

 

Designer Take: Tessa’s Number is Up

Are you playing along with our latest challenge – Your Number’s Up? You still have a week to join in, and if you need just a bit more inspiration, here’s my take on the challenge:

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The challenge was inspired by the Hooray paper in the kit, which is what Jenni and Rebecca used on their Designer Takes. I found numbers elsewhere in the kits this month, though, and thought I’d design my layout around them. In the Let’s Do it Again add-on, you’ll find a 6×6 pad of Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy papers. One of those prints has – you guessed it – numbers!

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I embellished the squares of my grid with stickers (from both the main kit and the That Was Fun add-on). I love the fun pocket page look the layout has. I’ve been a fan of 8.5×11 sized layouts for awhile now, but I think I’m falling for double 8.5×11 layouts, too!

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If you’d like to join me for the challenge, check out this post here. There is a $10 credit to the Scrapbook Circle shop up for grabs! Have a great day!

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By Diana Waite

July 15, 2015

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First of all I fell in love with ALL of the papers in the You are My Favorite kit, I wanted to use them ALL!  My problem was that I had already cut a 2 1/4″ strip off the side of it.  I thought for a minute and realized that if I turned the paper on it’s side I could use the decorative edge on the bottom, and a piece from another sheet in the kit.  I laid the paper down next to a ruler lining it up to figure out the exact length I needed to make the layout a 12 x 12 layout.  I then cut extra so that I could adhere it on the back of the background.  Sound difficult–it really wasn’t.  After I had it the size I wanted I cut another thin strip of pattern paper to cover the edge–then I lined my pictures up next to it.

Lastly I didn’t want the name of the pattern paper to show so I decided to place my journaling over the top!  I used EVERY scrap of paper–LOVE doing that!

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

One Item Wonder: 7 Paper Puffy Stickers

I remember collecting puffy stickers when I was a little girl, and thinking that they were the coolest stickers in my whole collection. It’s no surprise that puffy stickers have made their way into the scrapbooking world and I couldn’t be happier about adding them to my projects. The July kit – You Are My Favorite – includes this package of puffy stickers by 7 Paper (Studio Calico):

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I asked creative team member Jennifer to share with us how she used these trendy stickers on a layout.

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Jennifer placed the stickers where she wanted attention to go – the title, the main photo, the journaling. She especially liked how the stickers fit on the Elle’s Studio wood veneer pieces from the kit.

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Have you played with the puffy stickers yet? We’d love to see! Be sure to share with us on the Facebook page. Have a great day!

Take 2 with Gina

By Gina Lideros

July 13, 2015

For this month’s Take 2 post, I was challenged to take a previous layout from a past kit and re-do it.  For my post this month I decided to re-do this layout by the awesome Audrey Yeager.  When I first saw this layout, I was so intrigued by the overlapped triangle design.

 

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I kept the overall design the same.  I used my July You Are My Favorite kit to recreate my own design.  I used a triangle punch, and layered the pieces along my page.  I loved the light and blue background with brown that Audrey used in her original page.  I worked the light blue and white background onto my page by using the Jubilee paper by Crate paper.  I trimmed a strip of patterned paper and adhered it to the top of my page.

 

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I incorporated the brown from the original design by adding the cork word “today” (included in the main kit).  To embellish my page I used a tassel from the That Was Fun Add-on, and wood veneer pieces.

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I hope you enjoyed my take on the Take 2 challenge.  If you create a layout using one of the Scrapbook Circle kits, we would love for you to share it with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

 

 

 

Designer’s Choice: Stitching an Algerian eye

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson sharing a particular kind of stitch: the Algerian eye.

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I was a cross-stitcher before I was a scrapbooker, so I like to add hand-stitches as accents to the page. In this case, I loved the Crate Paper Confetti paper with the big blocky print, so I decided to add some Algerian eyes to them. An Algerian eye looks a little like a cross-stitch with a big plus sign stitched over it. Here’s a tutorial to show you how to do it.

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Thank you for stopping by today! I hope it has given you ideas for adding some hand-stitched touches to your pages.

July Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday! Today I have a new sketch challenge to share with you to get you motivated to work with the July kit.

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Here are some of the pages that the Creative Team made to inspire you.

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I love everyone’s interpretation of the sketch! Great work, ladies! I know I’m inspired to get crafty.

Share your work using the Scrapbook Circle sketch for July here in the comments of this blog post or on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page. One random winner who shares their page before July 22 will be chosen to receive a $10 credit to the Scrapbook Circle shop.

Designer Take: Rebecca’s Number is Up!

It’s creative team member Rebecca’s turn to share her take on our current Kit-Inspired challenge – Your Number’s Up! Inspired by the “Hooray” patterned paper in the You Are My Favorite kit, the challenge is to feature numbers on a layout. Rebecca used numbers cut from the paper to create a long title:

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I love how Rebecca used numbers to tell her story. Congratulations on 12 years, by the way!

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I love how the size of the numbers balances the photos, and how the creative numbers take your eye down the page to each picture.

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Great idea, Rebecca! If you’re inspired by Rebecca’s take, or you have a creative idea of your own, be sure to join us for the Your Number’s Up! challenge. You still have two weeks to play and you can find all the details here. Have a great day!

 

Designer’s Choice: 8 1/2 x 11 Love

Hiya! If you’re a strictly 12×12 scrapbooker I want to challenge you: mix it up a bit and give 8 1/2 x 11 a try. I love love love this size. Nearly half of all the pages I’ve made this year are 8 1/2 x 11. There’s just something so visually appealing about this size to me, especially when paired with 3×4 photos.

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Originally, I was trying to figure out one 12×12 layout for these two photos. But I scratched that and made two 8 1/2 x 11 instead! It meant I got to tell two different stories and ones beyond the obvious, that we were at a backyard party.

Here’s another nudge for you to try out 8 1/2 x 11. You can really stretch that patterned paper! The bottom layout features both the A & B sides of the Dear Lizzy Love Fest patterned paper from the You are my Favorite kit. So glad I got to pair both of these fabulous patterns together.

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Trying 8 1/2 x 11 really makes for a no lose situation. If you don’t like how it looks as is, you can always mount it to a 12×12 sheet of paper!

If you try out this reduced size we’d love to see. Be sure to share it on our Scrapbook Circle Facebook group so we can leave you some love!

Cheers,

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Manufacturer Spotlight – Crate Paper

Welcome to a new feature on the Scrapbook Circle blog – Manufacturer Spotlight. One of the things that makes Scrapbook Circle kits special is that each kit includes products from several companies. Lisa has quite the eye for pulling from various collections to create a unique, but cohesive kit and the creative team does a wonderful job of showing how these products and brands mix and match. However, we thought it would be fun once a month to spotlight one of the contributing manufacturers, including a layout created mostly with product from that company. So who is our debut manufacturer from the July kits? Crate Paper!

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The main kit – You Are My Favorite – includes several patterned papers from Maggie Holmes’ Confetti line, as well as the Craft Market collection. The add-on kits (Let’s Do it Again and That Was Fun) are full of Crate Paper embellishments, such as Maggie Holmes ephemera, tassels, and die cut wood pieces:

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I asked creative team member Jamie to show off her favorite Crate Paper elements, and this layout is the fantastic result:

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Jamie focused on the Crate Paper patterned papers in the main kit, using both A and B sides to get the colors and patterns she wanted for this adorable page.

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This whole corner is my favorite part. I love how the die-cut title is backed with the Crate Paper wood fencing paper. I also love how Jamie was able to use the floral Crate Paper paper without including any pink – fantastic use of that sheet! The little bit of wood embellishment is just the right touch (and shape!).

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We hope you enjoyed the first installment of Manufacturer Spotlight! We can’t wait to see what you do with all this Crate Paper goodness, as well as the rest of the main kit and add-ons. Be sure to post your layouts on our Facebook page, and feel free to tag @scrapbook_circle and @cratepaper too!