Circle Round Up with Rebecca

By Rebecca Keppel

November 3, 2014

Hi Scrapbook Circle fans! Rebecca here with this month’s Circle Round Up.

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I love the Circle Round Up because it gives you ideas of what will work well together. I always start with the largest circle and make my way to the smallest. The largest circle used dots or circles. I used the Heidi Swapp paper for that.

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The next circle was Au Naturale or Kraft colored items. I used the Kraft cards, the Amy Tangerine die cut chipboard and the dictionary sheet which I punched into a butterfly shape.

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For the Add On Circle I used the enamel stickers and the Maggie Holmes stitched layered tags (shown in the close up above). I am really happy with how this mixed, layered layout turned out. It was pretty easy since everything in the Scrapbook Circle kits coordinate so well and the recipe really worked well!

:) Rebecca

 

November Cut Files

By Audrey Yeager

November 2, 2014

Hello everyone!  Happy fall to you!

I wanted to share with you today how I used the November cut files on my page below.

 

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As you can see, I have outlines of the leaf shapes.  However, if you look at the cut files, you will notice that they look more like leaf “cards” than the outlines.

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All I did was trace the shape in Silhouette, outline it, and then remove the outer “card” edge.  This gave me some great outline leaves that I used to decorate my page!

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I also cut some leaves from the Elle’s Studio paper, and used some of the die cut ones from the Basic Grey ephemera pack, too!

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I hope this inspires you to see the cut files in another way and try using them on your pages!

 

 

Basic Grey Stickers a Design Team Choice

By Diana Waite

November 1, 2014

Today I would like to talk about the Basic Grey Kelly Purkey stickers included in the Little Moments kit.  The sheet includes SO many fun sayings and embellishments, it’s hard to just choose one!  So instead from this sheet I chose 5:

Can you see where they are  Let me give you a hint, look down the left side:  DianaWball

The noted sticker is layered underneath of the 2nd and 3rd photos down, the teal circle is underneath the striped square and then each square is a sticker up on a pop dot.  This was a super fun challenge–see how many stickers I can use on one page from that particular sheet of stickers.

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

Celebrating Little Moments

By Lisa Andrews

November 1, 2014

Our November Kit, Little Moments, is here to help you document all of the little things in your life that are important. Together all of those little moments, are tied together to help tell the story of your life.

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We love all of the gold accents in the kit. Plus, of course, we have our Scrapbook Circle exclusives. We have our Home Sweet Home Stamp Set, our tag set, a set of 4 kraft cards and the printable. This kit is packed with goodies from Basic Grey, Amy Tangerine, Elle’s Studio and more.

We have two embellishment add-ons for you this month. The first is Sweetness.

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And the next add-on is Home Sweet Home.

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We also have a fabulous set of digi cuts for you this month. The leaf patterns cut beautifully!

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If you love paper as much as we do, you may want to check out our cardstock and patterned paper add-ons too.

Kits will be shipping by November 7, so please order any extras by November 5 so they can ship with your kit.

I’d like to share one page I’ve made with the Little Moments kit + add-ons. The 6X6 paper pad in the Sweetness add-on was a favorite for me to use on this page.

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Hope you are looking forward to this kit!

Flash Sale

By Lisa Andrews

October 31, 2014

We thought it would be fun to add a little treat to your Halloween today and we are doing a flash sale where you can get 31% off your entire order.

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This is perfect for subscribers so you can grab up a few add-ons and digi cuts to go with your kits. Plus you can order past kits too. Everything will ship for free with your monthly kit. (Shipping will be refunded if charged on extras.)

The is also the perfect time to start a subscription or just pick up a single kit if you’ve been thinking about trying us out.

The sale ends tonight at midnight EST, so don’t delay.

Shop the Sale.

Design Team Choice: Photoless layout

By Valerie Huang

October 31, 2014

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Hi there:

Today marks the last day of October and don’t forget to check the awesome Idea Gallery for all the wonderful works created by the team.

I’d love to share my last piece of project created with the October main kit: On this Day, Good Times add on and Right Now Add on.

I’ve always want to create a layout about the little things and moments that I like for now. No PHOTOS!! I know!! That does sound weird and probably scares most of you away.

But why does each layout need photos? Why can’t it be just anything we will scrapbook but photos.

So here is my take on the no photo layout. I documented the things I am enjoying for this Fall. And I am super happy about this.

Would you like to create a layout just using papers, embellishments, Alphabet stickers, everything except photos? If you do I’d like to see your creations on our Facebook page.

Designer Take: Monika’s Artist Palette

I am loving all of the mixed media magic happening with your October kits and scrapbooking stashes! Keep those entries to our October Technique Challenge coming! If you are still sitting on the fence about whether or not to give mixed media a try, I have a fantastic tutorial for you today from creative team member Monika. Her simple and gorgeous technique will have you feeling like an artist in no time:

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Monika created the beautiful background you see here with mist, masks and a brush.

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1. Arrange your masks (in this case Monika used chipboard leaves, but you could use punched cardstock or a pre-made mask).

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2. When you are happy with the arrangement, dip your brush into your mist and generously paint over several of the leaves.

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3. Rinse your brush and repeat with another color, allowing the mist colors to overlap like watercolors.

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tut64. Once dry, add the rest of your layout elements.

Thank you for the tutorial, Monika! If you’d like to give this challenge a go, you still have a week to play. See the original challenge post here for all the details. Have a great day! Tessa

Designer’s Choice – Circles

By Gina Lideros

October 29, 2014

Hi there everyone!  Gina here today to share a recent layout that I created using the October On This Day kit and Digital cuts.  When I first opened up my kit I noticed all the bright colors and patterns and wanted to create a layout that was equally as fun.  I had a vision in my mind to create a background out of lots of colorful circles going in a diagonal direction.  So I turned on my Silhouette and picked out this happy cut file (this is actually an older cut file from the shop).  I used the digital file repeatedly by cutting some papers from my main kit.  I also brought in some papers from the October Good Times & Right Now Add On’s.

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To continue the circle theme I chose two photos of my dogs and trimmed them down to the same size as my other circles.  I used a ruler to line them all up in a diagonal fashion before adhering them down.  Next I used my sewing machine to stitch over them and added a few drops of spray mist.  Then for the fun part!  I added lots of little embellishments to liven up my page.  I love the way the Pinkfresh Studio wood drop stickers and Chickaniddy Crafts enamel stars accent my page.

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I also used the Scrapbook Exclusive stamp set from the main kit to stamp this “oh yeah” phrase on my page.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you were inspired by my layout.  Stop by the Scrapbook Circle shop to pick up your October kit today!

 

One Item Wonder: Scrapbook Circle Stamps and Printable

The kit exclusives each month always rank high in my list of favorite embellishments. This month is no exception and our guest designer, Janet Perafan-Babar couldn’t agree more! Let’s take a look at how she used the Scrapbook Circle October printable and stamps:

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Janet says, “I always love the exclusives that come in the kits. For this layout, I used the Scrapbook Circle exclusive printable. This was perfect for some candid photos taken at the Halloween store while shopping for costumes. The “Is It Friday Yet?” speech bubble from the Echo Park chipboard was perfect, since Halloween is on Friday. I also used the exclusive stamp set, stamping the images in different colors and cutting them out. This stamp set is so awesome, I love it!”

What did you love about the exclusives this month? How did you use them? Be sure to upload your projects and layouts to our Facebook page so we can check them out. Have a great day!

Lifting You — Katie

Today we are sharing a lift layout. One of our subscribers, Katie, shared this layout with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

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When I saw this page, I loved the larger photo and the circles that anchor the picture on the vibrant and colorful background paper. The black ink doodling adds great dimension to the circles.

Katie is being lifted by creative team member Jamie.

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Jamie liked that the inspiration page was the photo, the bold background and the layered circles. She played with the scale of the photo and the embellishments and also went to town layering up circles in different patterns and sizes.

Jamie really like how the bold trendy background looks paired with these more traditional photos, giving it a more modern feel.

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Thanks for the inspiration this morning, ladies!

If you would like to be considered for our Lifting You feature, share your work using Scrapbook Circle kits on our Facebook page.