Out & About Add On

By Allie Stewart

October 6, 2016

Hi there! Today I’m sharing a layout using the October Out & About Add On Kit! There are so many great items in this kit, and they are all you need to create a beautiful page!


To create this layout, I pulled out my label punch and punched patterns from the Dear Lizzy Saturday 6″x6″ paper pad. I used a ruler to find the center point of the page, and arranged the labels around it until I had a fun background. I added two photos, using the pockets as layers. Pop dots added extra dimension!



Next, I added the title using the super cool graphic-art thickers! I know “Love This” isn’t a super creative title, but it’s still one of my favorites. I added the puffy stickers from the add on and some chipboard thickers from the main kit to finish my embellishing.


Super fun! I hope you feel inspired to create a layout using an add on. This one is an especially great one to use, you don’t even need anything else!

Tech Tip with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s time for this week’s tech tip, and I want to share with you my love of vellum. The exclusive Scrapbook Circle printables for October are adorable and I knew I wanted to use them to make a few cards. Printing on vellum adds an interesting element to projects and gives them that little bit of extra pizazz.

First up is the “Hello” card that I made using the yellow Dear Lizzy paper from the Out and About add-on along with the Oakley Avenue patterned paper and 3×4 cards included in The Weekender main kit.


To begin, I printed the October printables on a sheet of vellum. Make sure you adjust your printer settings as necessary and let the vellum dry completely before handling it.


I created a base for the card by layering the patterned papers. Next, I cut the blue lined strip from the vellum and wrapped it around the front of the 3×4 card. Next, I fussy cut the leaves from another Oakley Avenue card, punched a hole near the top of each, strung them onto the twine, and wrapped around the 3×4 card. I attached this to the layered patterned papers and then attached the entire piece to white card stock.


For the second card, I used the red 3×4 journaling card from the printable. This was layered with the Dear Lizzy papers and a strip of chevron paper from Simple Stories’ Reset Girl.


With the papers attached to the card stock base, I adhered the Paige Evans wood embellishments to the front. Next, I filled the circle with puffy stickers from Dear Lizzy to give the card a fun, whimsical feel.


The finished cards are fun and can be used for just about anyone or occasion. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create!






1 Product 2 Ways – Oakley Avenue Golden Cards

By Jenni Calma

October 4, 2016

Hi there!  Welcome to our first 1 Product 2 Ways post for October!  The new kit, The Weekender, is truly amazing.  I always say that, but there is so much variety in color and types of embellishments. it is going to be a very inspiring month!  First off, we are going to feature the Pretty Little Studio Golden 3X4 Metallic Journaling Cards!  Claudia and Kelly whipped up a couple awesome layouts to share.  Up first, Claudia!


“Hello everyone! Today I’m here with a layout where I’m showing you one way you can use the gold foiled journaling cards from the Pretty Little Studio Oakley Avenue collection which is designed by Ashley Horton. I’m sure not all of you are doing Project Life so how do I use journaling cards on my scrapbooking layouts? Depending on the size of your photo, journaling cards can be great for layering. I used one of the cards for layering on my layout. There’s a few cards in the pack that have elements or text on them. I thought these would be great to cut out because the extra pop of gold always looks great. You can apply this to any journaling card you might have in your stash – just go through them and see if there’s any that have some images on them that you can cut out!”


I love the explosion of embellishments that burst from around her photos.  Cutting the cards apart really makes them into a completely different product!  Next up is Kelly!


“I chose to use the cards as a background. I grouped them together, cutting off half of the 2 cards on the right to leave a border from my patterned paper. I loved the contrast of the white and gold on black, and accented with maroon and teal to make my photo pop.”


In complete contrast from Claudia’s use, Kelly keeps the cards whole.  I love the simple palette Kelly uses, making the graphics of the card take center stage!  The gold foiling is so beautiful, you need to see it for yourself!

If you want to share your creations with us, we’d love you to share them on our Facebook Community page Scrapbook Circle of Friends!  Thanks for stopping by the Blog today and I hope you are having a wonderful start to Fall!

Take 2 challenge: happy GIRL layout

By Jung AhSang

October 3, 2016

Hey crafty friends!  Today, I’ve got a take 2 challenge layout for you!  I was super inspired by Jennifer McMurtry’s layout from July.  You can see her blog post here.


I loved the white cardstock, the explosion of confetti and embellishments coming out of one corner, the stitching, and the white space in her layout!  This is not my typical style…While her layout is very organic, I often go for grids or lines in my layout.  I also tend to heavily embellish around my photo, while this layout is embellished in the white space.  I loved Jennifer’s layout so much though, I pretty much scraplifted everything, lol!



To make my layout, I used The Weekender October Kit.  (Note: I did pull out the white Freckled Fawn hearts from the August Snapshot kit, and a few papers from the Pink Paislee Take Me Away 6×6 paper pad from the September Be You add-on kit.)  I started out with the photo cluster of my pup Emma.  I matted it with patterned paper, adhered it to the top right corner, then embellished it with various pieces from the kit.  The flowers were hand cut from the Simple Stories Reset Girl pattern paper.  I trimmed my white cardstock down, mounted it to a 12×12 pink striped pattern paper, and then added machine stitching.


Next, I added my title.  (The G,I,R,& L are letters that I die cut from black cardstock.)  I then added embellishments all around the title starting from the bottom left hand corner.  I wanted to use different sizes and textures, so I used my hole punch to make confetti, I used other punches to punch circles, hearts and stars, I used chipboard stickers, I used sequins, I used the Pink Paislee wood veneer shapes, and I added more circles using a stencil and white texture paste.  Like Jennifer, I was able to get more texture by machine stitching some of the pieces.

I absolutely love how this layout turned out.  Again, without Jennifer’s layout as inspiration, I would never have come out up with this layout!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


DT choice – Being Thankful

By Neela Nalam

October 2, 2016

Hi everyone! This is Neela here with my DT choice layout. Days and years go by and it is easy to look at what we don’t have or what is not working right. But I want to make it a habit to list out all the good things that happen and all the things that I already have and be thankful for them. I have never consciously done this in my life. But I realize now that one of the ways I have been unconsciously doing this is by scrapbooking all the wonderful moments and writing about them. Using scrapbooking as a medium, I want to consciously do this more often.

For this layout I used one of my favorite techniques – using a large photo. The photo is that of my son and myself doing a hike at our vacation in Maui. I am so grateful for this photo that my husband took. It evoked so many emotions in me – how much my son has grown, how beautiful was that location, how amazing was our vacation and how awesome it is to spend time with the family. I tried to capture a little bit of that with my journaling.

Those crate paper gather stickers are so awesome. They have the most beautiful designs and colors. I felt that the words – sweet and capture were so good for the title. I used some other phrase stickers and hearts for the top right and bottom left. The simple stories reset girl papers are awesome too. I cut out the flowers from some of them and backed the photo with some of the papers. I also cut out arrows from the amy tan paper. I typed my journaling on the reset girl paper and cut it out into strips so that I could fit it in after all the other embellishments were added. Here is the layout:



Here is the layout is another angle:lesson3_0242


Hope you enjoyed this post and I would love to see what you create with the October kits!

Say Hello to The Weekender!

By Lisa Andrews

October 1, 2016

Are you ready to sit back, relax and document some stories? Our Weekender Kit is here and it’s ready for you to break it open and start creating.




This kit has a fall vibe with combinations of beautiful colors and patterns. Be sure to stop by our Ideas Page to see what our team is creating with this kit!

We have two embellishment add-ons available this month. Ready to take a look?

First up is our #goals add-on and we just love everything that is included. It’s been a while since we’ve included a roller stamp in a kit and we just couldn’t resist this one from the Simple Stories Reset Girl line! Plus The super cute cut apart page by Ashley Horton with Pretty Little Studio and two fabulous Paige Evans products make us so happy.


Next we have our Out & About Add-on that is full of more favorites. We can’t seem to ever have enough 6 X 6 paper pads, so we included this fun one from the Dear Lizzy Saturday line. Plus the really useful Simple Stories Library Pocket and those puffy stickers will be prefect on layouts or pocket pages. Last, but not least, is the cool Amy Tan Alpha Thickers. Can one ever have enough Thickers? We don’t think so!


We also have a paper add-on for you! It includes one of each of the papers from our The Weekender Kit. The photo shows both sides of the paper so you can see all of the great patterns that are included.


It’s going to be another great month! Be sure to continue to stop by our blog for daily inspiration. Or you can find us on Instagram and our Circle of Friends Facebook Page. As always, thank you for your support and we hope you love your kit this month!

Sneak Peek: Exclusive Content

Hello, Scrapbook Circle friends! I’m excited to share a few sneak peeks of the exclusive content PDF that went out this month featuring a sketch article, mood board article, and tips and tricks for creating a travelers notebook:


6g8a9613-1travelers-notebook-4Special this month is the addition of an exclusive video! If you are a subscriber and you received an email from YouTube this week, be sure to check out the private link. If you get an “oops” message, send me an email (tessa@scrapbookcircle.com) from the account associated with your Scrapbook Circle subscription with the email address that is associated with your YouTube account and I’ll get the link properly set up for you. If you don’t have a YouTube account, you’ll need to create one to view the video. If you set up your account with an email different than your Scrapbook Circle account email, let me know the correct address and I’ll get the link to you.

Remember, this exclusive content is only for subscribers, so join us for these extra projects and perks! We’re running a special right now (it ends today!) for $15.00 off the September kit if you start a subscription, and it can ship with October’s kit next week! Just use code shinebright at checkout to save $15 on our September Kit. Happy shopping :).

Tech Tip with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

September 28, 2016


It’s Kelly here today sharing another boy page made with the September kit, Shine Bright. I don’t usually use a lot of techniques when creating my projects…I usually just let the products inspire me. For this page, I was inspired by this geometric patterned paper…
When trimming the paper, I followed the lines in the pattern…and used it for split design background. I used the top half of the page for my photo and journaling, and the bottom for my title.

For the watercolor resist card, I used ink pads and face sponges…and started coloring from the inside out. It, along with my photo make up the focal point of the page.


Thanks for stopping by today! Need some more inspiration? Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more amazing ideas on how to use the September kit!

One Item Wonder – Pinkfresh Studio Chipboard Hearts

By Jenni Calma

September 27, 2016

Hi there!   Today we are wrapping up September’s Tuesday posts with a One Item Wonder using these beautiful Pinkfresh Studio chipboard hearts from the September ‘Shine Bright’ kit.  I asked Diana to come up with a project using these embellishments and share them with us!dianawhowdy

“I loved the opportunity to work with these unique little chipboard hearts!  I knew that I wanted them to stand out AND be accents.  What better way than to make two different cards?  For my Smile card I used a straight edge to line the hearts up making it so I had to randomly fit all the pieces on the card in a very small area, it was like a puzzle.”


Diana does an amazing job of combining so many patterns into the these small formats!  Using patterned papers the same Pinkfresh Studio collection, she creates a balance of these unique colors of pink, navy and chartreuse green with lots of dimension.  Anyone would be lucky to receive this little piece of artwork!

Share your use of the chipboard hearts or any other cards and projects on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Community page.  Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!



September Challenge: Sketch

We are playing with a sketch for this month’s challenge!


I have loved watching the “September Challenge” photo album in our Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group fill up. All of your great ideas make me want to make another layout! And speaking of great ideas, check out creative team member Kelly’s interpretation of the sketch using this month’s Shine Bright kit.


Kelly altered the sketch to suit an 8.5 x 11 page. The grid set-up of the photos and title space is perfect for any size page.


By mixing alphas of different sizes, Kelly was able to create an eye-catching (and oh-so-cute) title.

You still have a couple of weeks to play along, so join us! Find all the details for how to participate in the original challenge post here. Don’t forget to join our Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group and post your take on the sketch there, too! Happy creating!