August Add-On: Adventure Awaits!


Hi! It’s Kelly here today to share with you a project made with August’s kit, Snapshot along with the Adventure Awaits Add-On.

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I loved the number stickers from Pretty Little Studio, and decided to use them to document the week we spend at my parent’s house every summer. In 2014, it was July 13 through the 19th.  I used the Puffy Stickers from the main kit to highlight that week. I also used the Monday-Friday stickers from the Pink Paislee Outfitters sticker sheet to set it up like a calendar.
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I mounted my photo using the beautiful yellow polka dot washi tape, and cut a few of the mini journaling cards from the 6×6 paper pad.

 

 

 

 

 

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Need some more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more great ideas using the August kit!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Tech Tip : Creating Layered Butterflies Without A Silhouette / Die Cut Machine

Hello everyone! It’s Claudia here with you today.  Thank you for joining me. I have another tech tip for you. This one might be a little bit different but I hope that you will still find it useful. I don’t know if you are anything like me, but I absolutely adore ephemera pieces. I can never have enough and use them for a lot of different things. The August kit doesn’t come with an ephemera pack so I decided to create some DIY embellishments to kind of make up for it.

The first thing I did was select some papers from the kit I wanted to use to create some embellishments. Of course this depends on your personal preference. The next thing I did was pull out some punches from my stash, I got most of these for only a few dollars at a local store but I use them all the time. I also pulled out a (gold) glitter paper, but if you don’t have that you can use any other type of paper you do have.

I then started out punching a bunch of different shapes and put them together. To create a banner you just punch out a circle, cut it in half and layer the pieces on top of each other – you can make it as long as you want. For extra detail you could stitch through these to add more texture. If you have any stamps you could also pull those out and get creative in using them to create your own embellishments – the sky is the limit!

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These are very simple to make so I decided to make something a little more ‘complicated’. I love butterflies so I thought that maybe it would be a nice idea to make some layered ones I could use for my projects this month. As suggested by the title I don’t have a silhouette or die cutting machine so whenever I want to do something like this I have to get a little bit creative. If you’re good at drawing you can of course draw the shape by hand. I went through my stash and found this butterfly ephemera piece that I thought would be good to use for tracing. If you plan on using the piece you choose in the future, just make sure to turn it over so that if you accidentally get some ink on it you can still use it.

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After I’m done with the tracing I cut out the butterfly and use the one I had originally selected for tracing again but this time I draw an extra set of lines in between so I know that’s the one I should use to get a smaller butterfly which I will use for layering. I hope this doesn’t sound too confusing, but it’s pretty straight forward;

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TIP: When working on your layers, try not too use 2 busy patterns on top of each other. Your end result will probably look better if you use a subtle pattern and a busier pattern on top of each other (for example)

After I layered the 2 butterflies on top of each other I added this small butterfly I had punched out earlier to finish it off. This, of course, is completely optional. You could also use a busy pattern for your first layer and use vellum for the second one to tone it down.

 

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I created a few more of these and used them and the other pieces I made on this layout;

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Thank you so much for joining me today, I really hope you found this tutorial somewhat useful. Of course this ‘technique’ can be applied to any shape; stars, hearts, circles, etc. Just go in your stash to find some ephemera pieces you can use for tracing and the possibilities will be endless.

1Product 2 Ways – Scrapbook Circle Exclusive Stencil

By Jenni Calma

August 2, 2016

Happy August everyone!!  The summer has flown by and we are getting ready to go back to school.  Our first product we are featuring in our Tuesday post is a Scrapbook Circle exclusive Stencil that is part of the main August kit, “Snapshot.”

Diana and Rebecca, our veteran DT members to use the stencil for a project to inspire us!  First, here is what Rebecca created:

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“I used Distress Ink re-inkers to color Modeling paste. I used the blue modeling paste in two corners and green in the other two.

Once dry I trimmed the stenciled sheet down and used it as a dimensional layer.”

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I love the bright colors and patterns Rebecca used in contrast with her black puppies!

Diana made this layout using so many different patterns and makes them work together and still not take away from the photo.  I love the large title too.

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“I really loved the idea of using it to emboss and create something special.
I used the stencil to heat emboss with a glittered embossing powder.”
Diana created an extra layer to the patterned paper that is subtle, but helps it blend together with all the other triangles and colors.  The large title also draws your eye right to the space she left above the stencil for her journaling.  Pages about mothers and grandmothers always deserve a little glitter! 😉 

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Great way to kick off the month ladies!  Come back next Tuesday where we will have another specific item to feature!  Also, make sure you stop by the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page this whole month…we have something special for Back-to-School time!

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Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Take a Look at Snapshot

By Lisa Andrews

August 1, 2016

Our August Kit, Snapshot, is here and we are happy to share it with you today!

Our Snapshot Kit includes an exclusive stencil that we designed just for this kit plus our exclusive “oh yeah” cut from black acrylic. The alphabet this month is a fabulous 3 sheet set of chipboard alphas in mixed kraft, black and white from Fancy Pants. We know these will make a fabulous statement on your layouts. It also includes cut apart words, vellum tape stripes, a cute black & white bag, faux leather badges (love these!) and a set of puffy plus sign and heart stickers.

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You can sign up for a subscription (remember this is only a 2 month commitment and you receive a $5 discount per kit!) or you can pick up a single kit with no subscription commitment.

We have one fantastic embellishment add-on for you this month: Adventure Awaits. It includes a 6 X 6 paper pad from Pink Paislees brand new line, Outfitters. This add-on also includes fun circle numbers, 3 sheets of Outfitters stickers and a beautiful yellow with gold polka dots washi tape.

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If you love patterned paper like we do, you will want to pick up an extra set of the patterned paper from the Snapshot Kit. Then you won’t have to decide which side of the paper to feature on your next layout!

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We are excited to help you tell your stories this month with our Snapshot Kit.

Here’s a look at a page I’ve created with the main kit + embellishment add-on.

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I used the 6X6 paper in the add-on and cut strips of paper to line up across the page. It was a quick way to add a playful design to the background of the page and it draws the eye to the photos. Be sure to stop back for inspiration using the kit all month long. Happy August!

Exclusive Content July Sneak Peek!

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! In case you haven’t heard, I wanted to let you know about our monthly exclusive content for subscribers. Every month we put together something special for subscribers, emailed directly to your inbox. In this month’s edition, our talented creative team share ideas for bringing a Scrapbook Circle exclusive sketch to life…

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…how to use a mood board to jump start creativity…

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…and a fantastic technique tutorial that will take your embellishments up a notch:

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These projects cannot be found on the blog, in our Facebook group, or on social media, so be sure to subscribe to take advantage of this exclusive content. I can tell you that the August email is going to be amazing! Have a great day, everyone!

Be Real with Rebecca

 

Welcome to this month’s addition of Be Real where we talk about Project Life, pocket page and everyday moment scrapbooking. I am still plugging along in my 6×8 album this year and having a blast with it! I used this month’s Scrapbook Circle kit to document almost the entire month of July. I started here with a simple title page.rk sc july be real-15

I mixed 3×4 and 4×6 pockets. The 6×6 paper pad from the add on was perfect to create cards for both of those sizes.rk sc july be real-16

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I like to use the 12×12 papers from the main kit when I make a 6×8 page. Here I used a light pattern and printed journaling over it.rk sc july be real-19

And on the next page I used the back side of the 6×8 to matte a 4×6 photo.rk sc july be real-20

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I love adding dimensional embellishments since the basic format tends to be very flat in this album. The flair fit the bill here!rk sc july be real-22

 

Have you been using your Scrapbook Circle kits to do Project Life or pocket page scrapbooking? We would love to see! Be sure to upload to our Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook Group!

Exclusive Scrapbook Circle Digital Cuts

By Diana Waite

July 28, 2016

The digital cuts included in the Today is the Day kit are fantastic!  I LOVED working with the tags:DianaWadreamcometrue

For my page I used two different cuts, the dream tag and the adventure tag:6G8A8939

I cut the digital cuts out of white card stock.  I then colored each piece with Pigment Ink.  One was with silver ink the other with red.  Because this ink is wet for a white I had to set each piece aside and let it dry.

I assembled the rest of the page by arranging the elements so that they would line up with the picture.  I love how the red pops off the page and also matches the title of the bakery.

Because I didn’t want the sayings on the tags getting lost on the page, I backed each with a different piece of pattern paper included in the kit.

We would love to see your creations with any of our Scrapbook Circle kits, please feel free to share those with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram with @scrapbook_circle.

 

Tech Tip – Foiled Again!

Hello Scrapbook Circle Friends! Today I want to share with you how you can take your printables to the next level and create some really fabulous projects!

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I recently had a birthday and my husband surprised me with a Minc, which applies foil to projects much like a laminator. I have used foil before but only with special glue and sticker paper. Skip to the fun part – I discovered that when you print with a laser printer, not ink jet, the foil will stick to the toner when fed through the laminator! Upon learning that, I started trying to put foil on everything but the kitchen sink!

To begin, I used my laser printer and printed the July printable in black and white.

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After cutting the printable into separate pieces, I fed it through the laminator and got the following results.

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Soon afterward, I was trying to foil anything and everything. This was truly a process of trial and error – I never knew what the foil would or would not adhere to. I was pleasantly surprised to find that some of the paper and embellishments from Elle’s Studio would take the foil as well as the printables. One tip I can give you is that the foil sticks much better to the darker images than the lighter ones.

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Once I had foiled to my heart’s delight, I created an anchor for my photo with the papers and added embellishments from the July Add-on Kits.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to create!

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1 Product 2 Ways – Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Stickers

By Jenni Calma

July 26, 2016

Hello Scrappy Friends!!  July is winding down and everyone is getting ready for school to start again, but we have room for a few more summer pages!  Today, the Heidi Swapp’s Label Stickers from the July ‘Today is the Day’ kit, are the focus of our 1 Product 2 Ways post.  I asked Kelly and Rebecca to create something inspiring and here is what they came up with!

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One of my personal favorite parts of the July kit is all the wood grain patterned paper.  It just begs to be part of a summer scene!  Kelly uses the stickers all around the page, adding descriptive words to other labels….here are her thoughts:

“I really like the color scheme of the Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Stickers.  I started by pulling out all of the items from the kit that I felt matched the best.  I also wanted to emphasize the story behind the pictures, so I chose the elements with words like:  ‘Today’, ‘Remember’, and ‘Important’.  When putting it all together, I tried to layer the stickers in a way that draws the eye to the photos.”

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Rebecca uses both sides of the same paper, a light woodgrain pattern on one side and the gradient stripes on the opposite.  I love her addition of the label stickers in the white space of the striped pattern.  It reminds me of a Table of Contents and these look like awesome chapters!

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Rebecca says:

“I used them in several different ways on my layout.

 1. As an embellishment. I used dimensional adhesive to pop one up and use it in a cluster of die cuts and other stickers.

2. As a tab at the top of the layout

3. As a design element along the white stripes on the strip of patterned paper on the right hand edge.”

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Great pages girls, thanks for sharing!  I love the variety in approach to the labels and uses on each layout.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out more at the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page and share your use of labels too.

July Challenge: Diana is On Deck!

Hello friends! How has your July been? Have you had a chance to play along with our latest challenge, On Deck? Inspired by the many wood elements in the July kit, the challenge is to create a layout that features wood. It could be patterned paper, wood veneer embellishments, etc. I asked creative team member Diana to share her take on the challenge with us and I just love her page:

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Diana used one of the lighter wood patterned papers as her background and the darkest wood patterned paper for her title. I love the contrast!

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The Elle’s Studio wood veneer embellishments are a great finish. The natural colors of the wood elements blends with the natural colors in Diana’s photo easily.

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I love how striking the blue is against the natural finish of the wood. What a great combination!

If you’d like to join us for the challenge, there’s still time! Check out the original challenge post here for all the details. Have fun creating!