Digi Details: January Cut File

Today is the first installment of a new series here on the Scrapbook Circle blog – Digi Details. The Scrapbook Circle kits include more than what comes in your box each month. From printables to cut files, these digi items are exclusive and designed specifically to coordinate with each kit. Today we feature the January cut file, which creative team member Jamie used on this amazing cover page to her 2016 album:

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“Tell Your Story” is Scrapbook Circle’s tagline, and really exactly what we all do as scrapbookers and memory keepers. Jamie used the cut file as her title, backing it with colorful patterned paper, then followed through with journaling that does just that – tells her story.

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What story will you tell with this cut file? We’d love to see! Be sure to share with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram. Have a great day!

January Trend Challenge: Calendar Chic

One of my favorite things about January is the start to a great, new calendar. From wall calendars to desk calendars to super trendy planners, calendars are everywhere in everyday life and all over the scrapbooking world. Included in the January kit, Fresh Start, is a patterned paper by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper that features a year-at-a-glance calendar on one side and month cards on the other. Our first trend challenge of the year is to embrace the calendar hype and make it the focus of a layout. I asked creative team member Jenni to share with us her take on the challenge:

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Naturally, a birthday theme is perfectly suited to calendar designs. I love how Jenni used the calendar paper as her background, covering just a few months with photos.

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The large 2015 is fantastic! The vellum numbers allow the calendar to show through, but are a great burst of color on the black and white paper.

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Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout that plays on the calendar theme. The Fresh Start kit is perfect for the challenge, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, a gallery, or our Facebook page.

3. Comment below with a direct link to your post.

4. Enter by Wednesday, January 20th, 9:00 pm Pacific time. The randomly selected winner will be posted on Thursday, January 21st.

5. If you are a subscriber and/or in the United States, you could win the “Thankful” collection from Elle’s Studio! International friends are welcome to play along for a $20.00 credit to the Scrapbook Circle store.

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Good luck and happy scrapping!

January Circle Round Up with Rebecca

By Rebecca Keppel

January 11, 2016

I love playing along with Scrapbook Circle’s Circle Round Up.
It is basically a recipe challenge where you use a large portion of the largest circle and a smaller portion of each of the smaller circles. This month I decided to try something different and use everything listed in each of the circles! It wasn’t too hard because Scrapbook Circle kits are so perfectly coordinated! Here is my layout:
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The biggest circle focuses on the written word. I used one of the patterned papers suggested as my background and the other two as die cut tea cups.
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I also used everything from the Polka Dotted Circle (both patterned papers which I punched into heart shapes to tuck into one tea cup), the bag, and the polka dotted alphas. I added some Textire with the Shine acrylic word, cork sticker and sequins.
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And I used all the items from the Add On Circle too. I bought both add ons this month so it was no problem to incporporate the flair, large gold alpha T and vellum stars.
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As always, I had a lot of fun playing along with the Circle Round Up Challenge. I liked taking it to another level this month and using every item listed! Are you going to try out this Circle Round Up Challenge? Add yours to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page, we would love to see!
:) Rebecca

Designer’s Choice: Happy Place

By Jamie Leija

January 9, 2016

Hiya! I have a fun page to share with you today. I was so inspired by the Fresh Start kit with the Happy Place line by Fancy Pants, I decided to make a page documenting my own happy place, which is London.

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I think we’re typically pretty good about documenting the people and the things we love. But we can’t forget about those special places that fill our hearts with glee!

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I pulled just a mish mash of photos and printed them really tiny. Then I used my circle punch to cut them out. The biggest impact is that title I think. “Happy” is a font called SignPainter and “Place” is Bebas Neue. I cut them out with my Silhouette and stitched the middle of “Place” for some texture.

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Where are your favorite places? It could be someplace near or far, home, a specific room in your home, a restaurant or store. Don’t forget to document this in your scrapbooks. Its just as important to the story of your life!

If you try this out, be sure to share it with us! Either in the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Group or on Instagram. Just tag @scrapbook_circle or include the hashtag #scrapbookcircle

Cheers,

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January Sketch Challenge

It’s a new year and time to get crafty! With the holidays behind us, let’s hope things have slowed down a bit for all of us and we can find some time to make pages again.

Here’s a sketch to get you motivated to use your Scrapbook Circle January kit (or any other supplies you have your eye on).

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We’re going to start this year off with something you probably don’t use very often — diamonds!

Here’s how two of our fabulous creative team members used the sketch. And I am thrilled they even applied the diamond-shape photo suggestions in the sketch.

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Are you feeling motivated? Inspired? I know I am!

This month’s winner will receive a $15 Scrapbook Circle shop credit. Just share your layout here in the comments section of this post or on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page to be eligible to win the random drawing. You must share your page before the evening of Wed. Jan. 20th. I’ll pick a winner and share the layouts here on Fri. Jan. 22nd.

Can’t wait to see what make!

January Designer’s Choice | ALWAYS shine

By Jenni Calma

January 6, 2016

Happy New Year Scrappy Friends!!

I love starting a New Year, making resolutions and committing myself to new goals and setting standards for a new ambition!  Although this photo is a general, albeit sweet, photo of my brown eyed girls, it makes me think about the 5 years that Lola has been with us.  Time seems to fly by and I want to make sure I get as many moments documented as possible.ALWAYS shine_SBC_January 2016 border

I took the Scrapbook Circle exclusive acrylic word die and rubbed several different inks on it…I wanted to tone it down just a touch from the bright yellow.  I wanted to use it on this page and would be using the more muted reds, almost pinks, so I rubbed it with a couple darker coral and teal chalk inks.  It was a perfect way to mute the color and still tie in the die cuts.

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I used several different colors of Distress Ink to add some color to the background, in a loose watercolor wash.

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I love the origami bird die cuts and although I wanted to use them all, I just used this one, next to my title…

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The January kit has so many lovely embellishments, it is hard to make a decision at all!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!

Hope you have a lovely day and are inspired to go forth and create!!

Manufacturer Spotlight: Fancy Pants

Isn’t the January kit – Fresh Start – a great way to kick off 2016? I am especially excited about using the Fancy Pants papers and embellishments included in the kit to scrap my first pages of the new year. For inspiration, I asked creative team member Gina to share with us what she did with the Fancy Pants product and, in one word, love!

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What better Fresh Start than a new planner! Gina completed her January monthly spread with Fancy Pants papers and puffy stickers from their “Happy Place” collection.

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I love how bright and clean the designs are…

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…and I love how the puffy stickers are perfect accents for planning.

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Are you excited about the Fancy Pants Happy Place product in Fresh Start? Do you use your kits for planning? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share your layouts/planners/cards, etc. on our Facebook page. Have a great day!

Mood board inspired by Diana Waite

By Diana Waite

January 4, 2016

I really enjoyed working with the mood board this month–loved the gold, sequins–so sparkly & the colors FUN!

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The giant gold letters included in this months kit–Fresh Start are DIVINE!  I knew that I really wanted a title that wasn’t too long but also used several letters.  Then I found these pictures and remembered the story behind them.  We were in California after a soccer game, hanging out with some family.  The sun was setting and casting AMAZING light on my daughter–I HAD to turn around and take pictures.  THEN she realized I was taking pictures–does this ever happen to you?  I kept shooting and caught this honest smile from her–LOVE when I get candid non posed pictures, to me it truly portrays the person.

Anyway, I really loved the font in the mood board and tried to copy that with the word background and the & sign.

I really loved the challenge–we would love to see your takes on this challenge.  Please feel free to share your pages on our Facebook page.  If you share it on Instagram be sure to tag us with @scrapbook_circle.

 

Hello. 2016 >>> Fresh Start

By Lisa Andrews

January 1, 2016

Your January Kit, Fresh Start, is here! We are loving the bold colors and loads of fun embellishments included with this kit. Want to take a look?

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Plus we have two embellishment add-ons this month!

New Day is filled with beautiful die cuts from Basic grey, a playful puffy alpha, a fabulous large gold alphabet set plus adhesive sequin shapes.

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Our Shine Bright add-on will help you add the perfect finishing touches to your projects with a mix of flair, vellum, die cuts, paper and acetate numbers.

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To finish things off, we also have a More Patterned Paper add-on so you can pick up an extra set of the paper included in the January Kit!

We are looking forward to creating through 2016 with you!

One Item Wonder: Evalicious Labels

We are wrapping up the new year, and our December kit – Tell Your Story – with our last post of 2015. Today, we look at the Evalicious labels included in the main kit. Creative team member Rebecca discovered that they make perfect photo captions:

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I love that Rebecca’s approach to family photos is to encourage the outtakes in hopes of getting some really great shots, too. She tells the story of their photo shoot in bite-size pieces by including a caption for each photo, as well as other journaling spots in her title and at the edge of her page.

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How did you use the Evalicious labels this month? We would love to see! Be sure to share with us on Facebook here. Happy New Year!