Design Team Choice: Treasure box

By Valerie Huang

April 25, 2015

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Time goes by so fast. It’s almost the end of April now and I’d love to share an altered project I did with the April kit.

I started to collect some ticket stub since we moved to Virginia so I decided to create a treasure box for these. And the the number cut files are just perfect as I can label the box the ”1st” year. Didn’t they come out super cute?

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With the number cut file came with our April kit. I open them with Cameo software and un-group them.

So I can trace them individually. Then I make the background shadow a kittle bigger than the number one. And attach them together with foam squares.

 

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And here are some close ups. Thank you for looking and hope you like it too.

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April Sketch Winner

Thank you to all of you who played along with the sketch this month (and to those of you who didn’t play yet but pinned the sketch for later — we love you, too!). Here are some of the amazing and fun pages this month:

Caroline

Caroline

Giorgia

Giorgia

Janet

Janet

Karrie

Karrie

Kat

Kat

Kim

Kim

Rebecca

Rebecca

Sandi

Sandi

Wendy

Wendy

Aren’t these layouts great?! I love the imagination you all put into your projects each month.

Now to randomly choose a winner for this month’s prize from Authentique. I use Random.org and this month’s winner is: Karrie. Congrats! Send an email with your shipping info to Diana [at] scrapbookcircle.com and we’ll get your prize sent to you.

Looking forward to sharing another sketch with you all next month!

 

Designer Take: Valerie’s Handwriting Technique

Are you playing along with our handwriting challenge? We can’t wait to see what you make. If you have a Silhouette Cameo machine, Valerie has a fantastic idea for you!

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See her title? That’s her own handwriting! Using the app Skitch on her iPad, Valerie wrote these words (feel free to grab them for your own use):

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She then uploaded the words to her Silhouette Cameo software and did two things – she cut out the words and used the sketch pen to draw the words.

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Great ideas, Valerie! If you are inspired to play along, you can find the original challenge post with all the details here. Have a great day!

Designer’s Choice – PL page – Heidi Swapp embellishments

By Monika Głód

April 22, 2015

Hello everyone, Monika’s here with my PL page.

This time it’s a little different, because I used april kit and addons to make a wintery spread. For my photos with snow, slegde and winter scenery I used mint, silver and pink.

I used  Heidi Swapp “hello beautiful” pocket cards clear w/ gold foil, “hello Beautiful” Clear Stickers ( from april kit LET’S DO THIS) ,  “Hello Beautiful” Photo Frames ( from THIS WAY http://shop.scrapbookcircle.com/collections/add-ons/products/april-add-on-this-way addon) and “Hello Beautiful” Puffy Chat Bubbles. ( from LOVE IT addon ).

All these were perfect for my PL page with 12 small squares, and I really like the final effect.

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I’m curious how you used these in your projects.

Have a nice day!

Monika

One Item Wonder: April Printable

While the April kit – Let’s Do This – features pretty floral accents and the color pink, there is quite a bit to work with for more masculine layouts. Creative team member Jennifer has a knack for creating great boy pages, and using the April Printable, she was able to put together this fantastic page about her husband and son:

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Paired with masculine pieces from the ephemera in the add-on kit, Jennifer was able to use the Printable to create a grid effect on her layout.

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She also used elements of the Printable to mat her photo and create balance on her page. The roughed-up edges of the Printable pieces enhances the masculine feel.

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Have you played with the digital elements of the kit this month? We would love to see what you do with the Printable! Please share on our Facebook page and we will come take a look. Have a great day!

Take 2 with Rebecca – For the Love of Circles

I love circles. One of my favorite ways to design a layout is to cut out circles and place them in a grid format. I started with the Pink Fresh Studio patterned paper found in last month’s kit. Some of the circles I punched out. Then I layered some punched out circles over other circles using 3 dimensional adhesive.

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I had so much filling in the circles with photos, stickers and other embellishments that I decided to do a similar layout this month.

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For this month’s layout, I used April’s kit Let’s Do This and started with a striped piece of paper, which led to the decision of how to create my circles. I decided to cut them out with the Silhouette Cameo. I backed the cut patterned paper with black cardstock. Next I punched smaller circles from patterned paper . Then comes the fun of embellishing! Stickers and die cuts are an easy choice!

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The Heidi Swapp frames and Pink Fresh Studio die cuts from the Add On This Way, added glittery and shiny touches.IMG_2851

I decided that the design of circles went perfectly with the theme of doughnuts so I also cut a doughnut shape with the Silhouette. The sequins made perfect, yummy looking sprinkles and the mini alphas were easily places in an arc for the title.IMG_2853Take 2 is one of my favorite blog series because I love looking at an old design with fresh eyes and coming up with a new way to use it!

:) Rebecca

 

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By Diana Waite

April 18, 2015

This month I mixed up the designing of pages with some simple ideas.  For this layout I went with squares–FUN, EASY and visually appealing:DianaWbeautiful

I cut each square (including my pictures–which I developed at 3″x4″) to 2 3/4″ square.  I eye balled the spacing of the squares on my 12″x12″ background.  I arranged the squares that no like color was right next to it (etc. pinks by pinks….Once I had all the squares where I wanted I lightly adhered them down, then I did a simple straight stitch with my sewing machine horizontally.  After I sewed them down I embellished, trying to keep it cleaner.

For this page I used the Main kit, Let’s Do This.  Also, add on This Way, and add on Love it. And finally the April Digital Cuts.

We would LOVE to see your pages created with ANY of the Scrapbook Circle kits, please share your pages with us on our Facebook page.

 

 

Be Real: Instagram 2015

By Jamie Leija

April 17, 2015

Hiya and a happy Friday to you! Today I’m sharing my page for the Be Real challenge, which is to either scrap pocket page style or use Instagram photos. Really, it’s a chance to tackle some of those every day photos we all take.

For my page this month, I decided to focus on photos from my Instgram account. I’ve never scrapbooked about this before! I’ve used Instagrams before, of course, but I’ve never include a random smattering of the latest and greatest.

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For this page, I pulled 7 Instagram shots from Jan-Mar of 2015. I love the randomness of them and how they really capture what life has been like these past few months. In the prints I made for the page, I left in some of the likes that the photos received and a bit of my captions.

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I printed them really tiny and made a grid in the middle of the page, while also alternating in some of the awesome bits and baubs from the Let’s Do This main kit and This Way add on.

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I love the Heidi Swapp square transparencies and mini frames! It was fun to incorporate in some of the Amy Tangerine and Pinkfresh Studio die cuts to break up the lines.

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I love how this page came together and the everyday story it tells. I will absolutely be doing this more often, maybe even quarterly. It’s a little slice of what life is like right now!

Did you know Scrapbook Circle is on Instagram? Click either link to check us out there as well!

Cheers,

JamieLeija

Winner: April Kit-Inspired Challenge

Thanks to all who played along with our “I Am…” challenge! I think we could all agree with our winner who created a page that says, “I am a scrapbooker!”

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Congratulations, Karrie Sweet! Please email me at tessa (at) scrapbookcircle (dot) com with your contact information.

Be sure to check out the April technique challenge – handwriting! There is an amazing layout and video tutorial from creative team member Monika that is sure to get you inspired. Have a great day!

April Technique Challenge: Handwriting

Handwriting is a huge trend in scrapbooking right now, whether it is brush-painted script or pretty cursive fonts. The technique challenge this month is to incorporate handwriting into a layout. Use the Heidi Swapp stickers from the Let’s Do This kit, the Elle’s Studio “hello” stamp from the This Way add-on, or your own handwriting.

I asked creative team member Monika to share with us her take on the challenge and she went above and beyond! Let’s take a look at her layout, and then be sure to enjoy the video tutorial she has prepared.

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Isn’t Monika’s brush script beautiful?

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Would you like to create your own? Check out Monika’s video tutorial:

Are you as inspired as I am? Ready to play along with the challenge? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout featuring handwriting. 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. Copy and paste a direct link to your post into the comments on this post.

3. You have two weeks to play. Enter by 9:00 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, April 29th to be eligible to win this Authentique prize package:

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Good luck and happy scrapping!