journaling. a design team choice

By Diana Waite

December 3, 2014

Today I would like to talk about journaling.  For me a page isn’t complete without the story that goes behind the pictures.  Sometimes the story is long (which requires more space to write) or short like this page:DianaWthisisus

I didn’t have much to say but I wanted to include some words about what we were doing.  It’s been 3 years but I can still remember this day, we were all excited to go and try the NEW (to us) peppermint blizzards at Dairy Queen!  I wanted my journaling to be a little different so I decided to use the stitching as a guide or lines to write above.  GREAT simple affect without taking away from the fun of the picture and page.

We would LOVE to see your creations using ANY Scrapbook Circle kit, please feel free to share them on our Facebook page.



One Item Wonder: Pink Paislee Tags

The December kit, We Are Made of Stories, includes kraft tags by Pink Paislee. From their “Merry and Bright” line, these tags are sure to make your December pages just that – merry and bright. Let’s take a look at how creative team member Diana used them on her layout.


Diana paired one of her kraft tags with her photo. They balance each other nicely and the tag pops off of the colorful background.

Do you have a plan for these darling tags? We would love to see what you do with them. Be sure to post your projects to our Facebook page and we’ll be sure to leave you some comment love. Have a great day!

We are Made of Stories

By Lisa Andrews

December 1, 2014

We are excited to feature our December Kit, We are Made of Stories, here on our blog today.

This kit is full of beautiful teals, gold, red and silver that will hopefully inspire many projects for you. Our design team has been hard at work with this kit, so be sure to stop by our ideas page for loads of inspiration.







We have a festive embellishment add-on, Favorite Elf, that will give you the perfect Christmas elements designed to perfectly coordinate with our main kit.

We also have a patterned paper add-on and cardstock add-on if you want to stretch your kit even more.

There is also a fun banner digi cut file available for only $1.50!

As a gift to you this month, we are including one of our exclusive “We are Made of Stories” totes with every December kit. We hope you love using it!


Happy December to you! We wish you a happy, festive and joy filled month where you create memories and stories to share with those you love.

Designer’s Choice: Manipulating grids

By Jennifer Larson

November 30, 2014

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, building off of something Gina wrote about earlier this month: designing with grids.

If I have a lot of photos and no focal point photo, I tend to use a grid. Here’s the page where I did this:

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And here’s some suggestions for how to make a grid look different every time you use it. (The first few suggestions I used on this page.)

1. Smoosh the photos together instead of leaving white space around them.
2. Sew between the photos in the grid, either by hand or like I did by machine.
3. Push the grid to one side to make it asymmetrical.
4. Swap out one or more spots on the grid for embellishments.
5. Use different shapes.
6. Replace one or more spots with journaling.
7. Raise some of the photos with dimensional stickers, or use your die cutter to punch a hole in the background to put the photo under the page..
8. Divide the grid: put the title or journaling in between a couple rows in the grid.
9. Overlap embellishments or journaling or title on top of some of the photos.

I hope this gives you some ideas for playing around with grids! When you do, post them on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page to share.


Designer’s Choice – Matching colors

By Monika Głód

November 29, 2014

Hello everyone,

Today I’m here with my layout made with November Kit “little Moments”, but I used photos taken during our vacation.

I want you to try match colors on the photo, with colors of your supplies. On my photo there is yellow, salmon and orange,  so I was searching for matching goodies in my november’s kits, and I found them!

I also decided to add dark colour, so I added cut square from Heidi Swapp’s patterned paper, and one scrap of patternet paper (which is no matching to colors on my photo) from Basic Grey’s collection. Look, like the photo popped out thanks to these tricks.

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Thank you for looking, and I hope you will try made layouts with colors matching with photo.

Have a nice day.


November sketch winner

Thank you to those of you who played along with the sketch this month.

Here are some of the fabulous players we had participate.









The random winner of this month’s Heidi Swapp prize pack is … Janet!

Congrats, Janet. Send an email to Diana [at] and we’ll make sure to get your prize sent to you.

Thank you again to those of you who played along! We’ll be back in December with a new sketch.


By Audrey Yeager

November 26, 2014

Hello everyone! I’m one of those people who like to scrap with the season.  It’s hard for me to do a summer page in the fall and vice versa.  So it’s almost time to switch from my fall scrapping to my winter and Christmas pages!  But I still have a few more fall layouts to share.


For this page, I tried to chose some not-so-traditional fall colors, and I think Navy is a perfect accent,

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I took the Amy Tan chipboard piece (the polaroid frame with the heart) and trimmed the edges of a bit to  make it smaller.  I layered on a Bella Blvd sticker and some punched paper leaves.  Behind it I added some twine, and leaves from the Basic Grey die cuts.


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I wanted to add some texture to the page, and one of my favorite things to use for fall pages is plain twine or burlap.  So I just added some rolled piles of twine under my embellishment clusters.

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I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!!!

One Item Wonder: Scrapbook Circle Exclusives

The November kit, Little Moments, includes a fabulous range of exclusives. I asked creative team member, Monika, and our November guest designer, Chelsea Miller, to share with us how they used the Scrapbook Circle special items on their layouts. Let’s take a look:

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Here, Monika focused on the November printable and the stamps.

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Monika framed her photo with cards cut from the printable. I love how the subtle colors of the cards make the colors of her photograph look so vibrant.

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Monika also used the arrow stamp. She added interest by stamping in two different colors.

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Chelsea focused on the exclusive kraft cards. The perfect size for pocket scrapbooking, these cards also make great accents to full-size layouts.

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Chelsea flipped one card over and stamped a different image onto it so that it fit the theme of her page.

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Chelsea says she especially loves the kraft because it goes with everything.

Have you played with the Scrapbook Circle exclusives yet? We’d love to see! Be sure to upload your layouts to our Facebook page. Have a great day!

Lifting You — Rebecca


Today we are sharing a Lifting You feature. Today’s lifted page is from Rebecca. She shared this page with us on Facebook.

I liked the layers of the pattern paper to anchor the fanned-out pictures and the strip of embellishments along the bottom edge to hold them all together.

Rebecca is being lifted by creative team member Gina.


Gine used the November main kit and the Sweetness add-on. Instead of using paper strips of various lengths behind her photo, like in the original, she used feathers. Gina also grouped embellishments around her photo and added a border around the layout.


I love how she added stitching to the feathers! What a fun idea!

Thanks for starting our week of with such fun inspiration, ladies!

Do you want to be considered for our Lifting You feature? Just share a page you made using a Scrapbook Circle kit on our Facebook page and you could be next!

Design Team Choice: November Exclusive Cut File Tutorial

By Valerie Huang

November 23, 2014

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Good morning, SBC friends. It’s Valerie here today to share an idea of using the November Exclusive Cut File.

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Aren’t they just darling and they are available HERE. And if you are a subscriber you get these for FREE.

Fall is absolutely my favorite season, and I just obsessed with GOLD. So as you can in my layout, I include a piece of gold cut file into my project.

Wonder how I did that? Here is how.

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I always make sure I keep a couple of boxes from Scrapbook Circle when Lisa shipped me the kit. They are perfect for working with sprays and embossing without making a huge mess on your desk. I love them.

Then I gathered some of the tools from my stash, like Heat gum, Embossing powder, Versa Mark Watermark ink pad.

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I apply the Versa Mark ink pad onto my Cut File after I cutted them out with my Cameo. I also make sure they are evenly on the cut file.

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Then I pour the Embossing powder all over the cut file. I used a piece of waxing paper (Smooth side) for the Embossing Powder because all I have to do is roll it up and pour it back to the bottle after I am finished. Nice and easy.

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Then use the heat gun to melt the Embossing powder on the cut file. You know it’s done when you see the rough metallic finish on the cut file.

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Here is the finish look. Then I include it in my project. I just love how they turn out to be and goes so well with the other embellishments from the November: Little Moments kit too.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like this idea too!!

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