Card Lovin’

By Sara Zenger

April 5, 2014

I am stepping out of my comfort zone today but I am ready to do that because I have an amazing kit to guide my creativity!   Have you seen our Bucket List kit and the Things To Do Add On??? I am so inspired by these amazing collections that I am going to showcase some cards today!

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I used a kraft card for both of my cards but different sizes. I started both cards off with cards from the Fancy Pants As You Wish Brag Cards in the Things To Do Add On, they made a perfect starting point.  Then I sorted through the Fancy Pants As You Wish Ephemera and found so many perfect pieces to use on these cards.

 

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I applied specific embellishments with pop dots to make them stand out and add dimension to the card.

Maybe you will look at your next Scrapbook Circle kit and be inspired to create a few cards too!

DT Choice | Using Negative Space In A Photo

Hello SBC fans!  I’m here today to share a layout I created using April’s fabulous kit, Bucket List and the Places To Go Add-on.  I had a photo with a lot of negative space in between the subjects (my daughter and one of her good friends swinging at the park).  I knew right away that I wanted to fill that space with lots of layered embellishments and tags, so I sized my photo a bit larger than I normally do (4×6) and made my base page 8.5 x 11 so that I would have plenty of room to embellish and make it the focal point of my page.

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I picked out some of my favorite tags, labels, die-cuts, and embellishments from this month’s kits and layered them vertically down the center of my photo.

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I used Pop Dots on some of the die-cuts and ephemera to give them more of a three-dimensional look on my layout.

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I continued the vertical design down my page and placed my title underneath my photo near the bottom of my layout.

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And of course I realized I placed the “N” upside down after I stitched the title down to my page…oops!

I hope I’ve inspired you to look at the negative space on a photo a little differently.  You could add an arrangement of embellishments, a title, or even journaling directly to a favorite photograph that has some extra space…even if it’s right in the center like mine.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure and grab this month’s kit before they’re all gone!

Start a New Subscription, Get a Free Kit

This month we are offering up a cool deal to all new subscribers who start a subscription with our April kit. When you add our April Bucket List kit to your cart, you also get to add a past kit to you cart and you will receive the past kit for free!

This is what you need to do:

1. Add our April Bucket List Kit to your cart.

2. Look though our past kits, pick our your favorite and add it to your cart.

3. Use the code FREEKIT in the promo/discount box at checkout to remove the charges of the past kit and then checkout.

Just for fun, here’s one of my layouts created with our Bucket List kit. Don’t you love those Crate Plastic alpha?

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Remember that when you sign up for a subscription, you are only committing to 2 consecutive month’s kits. With the bonus of the free kit, why not give us a try?

The free kit deal is valid until we sell out of April kits.

Challenge #72: As You Wish

Inspired by the “As You Wish” collection by Fancy Pants Designs included in the Bucket List kit, our next challenge is to create a page based on this phrase. You might scrapbook a wish you have for yourself or someone else. Maybe you have a photo of someone blowing out birthday candles or throwing a penny in a well. Or you could even scrapbook about someone getting to live out a wish or get their way. However you interpret it, we are excited to see your take! For inspiration, I asked creative team member Diana Waite to play along:

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Diana created this page about her son who is always happy to help with projects around the house. When his dad asked him to take apart a fan, he leaped at the chance! What boy doesn’t dream about taking things apart? And to have permission? That is a wish come true!

Do you wish to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout based on the phrase “As You Wish.” 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. Come back to this post and leave a direct link to your layout in the comments.

3. Enter by Wednesday, April 16th, 9:00 p.m. Pacific to be eligible for the prize, which is…

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…a package of the latest and greatest by Heidi Swapp! Good luck and happy scrapping!

Winner: Challenge #71 – Today is a Happy Day

Today IS a happy day for one lucky person who played along with our most recent challenge! Congratulations and the $15.00 store credit go to…

VICTORIA CALVIN

…who submitted this fabulous layout on our Facebook page:

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I love how you used the March kit, Victoria! Great page! Please email me at tessa (at) scrapbookcircle (dot) com with your contact information and we will get you set up with your credit.

Stay tuned! A new challenge is coming right up!

but first, lemme take a #selfie…

By Audrey Yeager

April 2, 2014

So have you heard the #Selfie song?  It’s so ridiculous, but I can’t get the beat out of my head!  :)  I’m not really one of those people who takes a bunch of selfies and posts them all over social media.  But it was a really nice spring day, we were outside for a walk, and I just felt like I should take a snapshot of myself enjoying the moment. And it just so happens that one of my favorite quotes is “Not all who wander are lost”.  So a page about me was a must-do using my selfie and this die cut from Fancy Pants with the quote.

I used a piece of kraft paper for my background and painted over a bit with white paint. Around the outside edge of the page, I used the Studio Calico stamp from the add on kit to stamp a border. #selfie SBC

I love the colors and patterns in the Fancy Pants “As You Wish” collection, and even though they are busy, they are still pretty easy to mix and match together.

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I added some of the circle die cuts from the Elle’s Studio tags set, and then some of the little wood veneer triangles, which I LOVE!  I decided to just leave them natural.  And I busted into my stash and used some tiny black brads, which I haven’t used in a LONG time!

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This Bucket List kit is just amazing!  I am sure you’ll love it!

 

And don’t forget, if you start a new subscription this month, you get a free kit of your choice!!

Bucket List: Our April Kit

We all have a wish list of places to go and things to do in our lives and why not document all of these Bucket List items in a scrapbook? Our April Kit, Bucket List, will help you record the big and little things that are important to you in your life.

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We are excited to share our exclusive Scrapbook Circle items that we created just for you in this kit. We have a “Love This” stamp, wood triangle confetti, a set of tags plus our regular monthly printable. Remember, these are items that you will only find in this kit!

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We also have a lot of favorites from Fancy Pants, My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts Amy Tan, Maya Road, Crate Paper and more! Kits will begin shipping this week.

We also have two fantastic embellishment add-ons available this month: Things to Do and Places to Go.

Our Things to Do Add-on includes a bunch of favorites including a full pack of 24 4X6 and 3X4 cards that are perfect for layouts, cards or pocket pages. Plus, a fun pack of buttons, a roll of stickers from Amy Tan, a set of “This” paperclips and a sheet of stickers.

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Our Places to Go Add-on includes a pack of gold sparking arrow stickers, gold chipboard hearts, a big sticker sheet with three different alphas, a roller stamp and a big pack of tags from Elle’s Studio.

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Which add-on will you choose? Maybe both!

We also have a patterned paper add-on that includes a sheet of each of the patterned papers from the kit. This is perfect so that you can fully use the patterns on both sides of the paper without needing to pick a favorite. Sc_Apr14_paper

We also have a coordinating set of cardstock that includes 6 sheets of CS in some of our favorite colors.

Last, but certainly not least, we have our Let’s Go digi cut files that we designed for you this month. We love to possibilities with the square shape with the diamond cuts outs. You could size one of those to 12 X 12 and have a perfect background for a layout. You also get a set of numbers, icons and an arrow. For only $1.50, we know you will get a great value from this versatile set.

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There’s a look at our roundup for April. We hope you are as excited as we are. Be sure to stop by our ideas page for inspiring ideas from our creative team using this month’s kit.

Designer Take: Tessa’s Happy Day

Our current challenge is inspired by the exclusive stamp in the Portobello Road kit that reads, “Today is a HAPPY day.” How is your entry coming along? If you need a little more inspiration, or some tips for using that stamp, I hope I can help today.

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First of all, yay for a little girl to scrapbook! Any day I get to be creative with photos of my new Adlyn is a happy day!

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The journaling talks about how I couldn’t resist buying a cute pair of kiddie sunglasses, even though they were still too big for her, and posing her with them while playing at the park one day. It was a gorgeous day, and hanging out with my little girl while the big boys played was really a happy day.

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I just had to use the stamp from March’s kit, but the format wasn’t quite working for my design. My solution? Scissors!

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One of my favorite things to do with clear phrase stamps is to cut the stamp apart to recreate the flow of words to suit my project. Be careful, and use sharp scissors.

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I also used the small string of diamonds from the stamp to fill in spaces between my patterned paper chevrons. I love adding custom touches like that to my layouts.

Have you shared your happy day layout with us yet? A $15.00 credit to the shop could be yours, just for playing along. Find all the details here. Thanks for stopping by today!

Mixing Photo Types

By Lisa Andrews

March 27, 2014

Hello! Today I’m excited to share a layout I created with the March Portobello Road kit. I decided to try mixing a black and white photo with a color photo on this page.

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With the photos right next to each other, I felt like having one B & W and one color actually helped them to both stand off on the page. What do you think? Have you tried mixing photo types on a page?

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For my title “Love Vincent” I used the text and alphas from our two March embellishment add-ons. I love the effect of the mixed fonts on the page.

Hoping by now many of you have your March kits and you’ve been busy creating with them. Be sure to stop by our Facebook page and share what you have been creating!

This totally Happened.

By Leslie Ashe

March 26, 2014

oh yes…yes it did.

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Back a few months ago, my family ventured out to one of my favorite places to hang out
in downtown Fort Worth, Texas (Sundance Square) for some family photos.

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as the time was dwindling down, the family was literally done with me and the photos.
you can’t tell that by my picture here, right? I caught each person doing something different, wishing they
were somewhere else other than RIGHT there at THAT moment. My son Shaypher is showing his witty side by looking away.
Savannah’s wondering what time her date is picking her up and my dear husband Alan…he’s probably dreaming of his bike ride
and how many miles he’s about to ride. (at least that’s MY interpretation of this photo of my precious family)
Not one member knew I was snapping photos at this point. So this is priceless to me.
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The Amy Tan “Plus One” Thickers in this months’ kit are PERFECT for this.
This truly happened. My sweet family is EVERYTHING I could ever hope for, dream of, have.
I’m one blessed girl with this group.

I put this layout together so easily with tearing and layering patterned papers, as well as layering 3 different patterns as my background.
My favorite parts of this layout are the limited stamp, limited flair & the awesome triangle brads.

Have fun with your Portobello kit today!