Archive for February, 2010

Let’s ‘TIE’ one on!!!

Hey guys! Happy Thursday! Today I thought I would talk about another one of my favorite techniques: ‘lacing up’ your layouts and/or cards. This is such a fun and easy technique! There are so many ways to do this such as through the use of eyelets or by punching holes with a hole punch. But I have discovered a new and much simpler way to accomplish this look too…through the use of border punches. There are so many border punches out there that would work for this. I chose to use the Fiskars Threading Water border punch for my lacing on this layout, which was created with the fabulous SBC February kit…


All you need to do is punch both sides of your paper and thread twine, lace, ribbon, etc. through the holes like you would lacing up your shoes. You can tie it off with a bow or a knot. So simple!

I hope you will give this technique a try. Be sure to post your creations in the gallery here at SBC so we can see!!!

Have a fabulous day! Happy Scrappin’!

bending the rules

Sometimes you need to bend the rules. Well, the RULERS, that is!! I just can’t seem to keep these amazing ruler strips from the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl line straight. Just can’t do it!

Once you get a hold of these hot little strips of paper, fight the urge to let the whole strip be seem. Crinkle it up, fold it, make it messy! It’s pretty easy to do, and if you have a tape runner, it is even easier.

Go ahead and fold the piece accordion style over and over until you have gone the length of the strip. Flip it over, run the tape runner along the whole piece, including some places gluing the overlaps together to keep it extra secure. Flip back over and place on the page.

Vióla!! An extra cool 3-D dimension without much fuss that will add depth and motion to any page.

Thanks for stopping by!! Don’t forget to upload your February kit creations to the Gallery so we can see what you’ve been working on!

—Diana F.

tip of the day…..

banners are HOT right now, you see them on layouts, cards, they seem to be everywhere! While at CHA I noticed in the American Crafts booth where the dear Lizzy line was being displayed some WONDERFUL simple banners. I thought it would be fun to do for Valentine’s day, I used part of the January & February kit, some scraps, a few buttons, and my cricut. Here is what I came up with:

I believe the whole thing took about 45 minutes to an hour to make. (I broke it up in two sessions. Before and after church….)
1. First I cut my shapes. The larger hearts were cut at 3″ (for the backing) and 2″(for the inner part).
2. I then cut my circles, some are cut at 1 1 /2″ & some are at 1 1/4″.
3. I ran my Kraft colored circles through my crimper.
4. I set up the order in which I wanted my pattern to go.
5. I set my sewing machine to a straight stitch and began to sew. **to make sure there wasn’t any bunching I pulled the end straight. ** Also in between each shape I let the needle go up and down 4 times–to give some space.
6. After I had everything together I glued on my buttons and letters.
Easy, peasy!
Now if you don’t have a cricut or slice, or other die cutting machine you can easily do this with your punches or even hand cut your shapes. One more thing I wasn’t very technical with how many pieces I cut. I just went with the flow and it turned out. I do have a few pieces left over that I will be using for gift tags and other projects.
Thanks for stopping by!

We Have a Winner!

Thanks to everyone who played along with out kit giveaway this month.

With the help of, we now have a February kit winner!
Comment number 103 was…
Julie! Congrats. Send me an email with your addy and I’ll get your kit right out to you.

We do have two February kits left, so you still have a chance to get one for yourself.

extra distressing


In this layout from the February kit, I tried my hand at extra distressing. I like to distress the edges of my paper sometimes. I run along it with my fingernails for an easy — no tools — distress look. For this one, however, I went the extra m
ile. I tore out
chunks from the paper every so often — just randomly. Here you can see it up close.

It just adds a little bit extra to the distress look. Then, I backed the whole sheet in a matching brown paper to bring out all the torn/distressed look. Hope you enjoy!

Material Girl: Not Just for Girls

Even though many of the product in our February Kit are from the fabulous Cosmo Cricket Material Girl line, that does not mean that this is only a girly kit. All of the paper is double sided, so you really have a lot of design options.

Here’s a layout I put together with the February kit. I love the bright colors and I would say that this is not at all girly.While I was designing this layout, I decided that I wanted to use the October Afternoon label stickers and the bottom of the page, but I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to arrange them. I cut around the stickers so that they still had the backing on them so that I could move them around on the page. After doing this, I decided that I didn’t like the blue label at the bottom. Since I hadn’t stuck it to the page, I wasn’t committed to it.
All of the February kits that have been ordered have shipped. We only have 3 kits left, so get one while you can.

Let’s Start Cutting!

Hi All! Jill here. I wanted to stop by and share my first layout that I made with the fabulous and bright February kit so far.

As you can see, I went a little crazy with the cutting! I couldn’t resist cutting out a bunch of the flowers and vines from the Cosmo Cricket “Material Girl” paper! This kit is chock full of papers with a ton of fun designs to cut out. The possibilities are practically endless! I know lots of the other girls on the DT had the same cutting idea that I did this month. You can check out the Idea Gallery to see their creative ideas. 🙂

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I’ll be back soon with more kit layouts and projects to share soon!

A Few Sneaky Peeks for You

We have so many exciting products planned for kits over the next 6 months. I can barely contain myself. Seriously, this stuff is good. I thought that some of you might be interested in some of the lines we will be featuring in upcoming kits. That way you know what you have to look forward to.

These are in no particular order, but you will be seeing all of this goodness over the next few months in our kits.

Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety
October Afternoon Fly A KiteWe will also be featuring October Afternoon The Thrift Shop!

Of course, we had to pick up some of the new Dear, Lizzy line. Love it!Here’s list of other lines you have to look forward to…

My Mind’s Eye Quite Contrary
Crate Paper Brook
Glitz Kismet
Pink Paislee 365
The Girls’ Paperie Holiday

We have a few other surprises, but we can’t reveal everything!

All of these lines have been ordered and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Happy weekend everyone.

Up For A Challenge?

Hey guys! Happy Thursday to ya! Are you feeling scrappy today and not sure what to do? Then, why not join in on this challenge I posted yesterday on the Scrapbook Circle forum? It’s easy and a great way to get some work done!

I decided to give my own challenge a go in order to get a card finished. My card stash is running low and I need to build it back up. So, I spent a little time researching the archives here on the blog and found a tip of the day from May 2009 posted by Diana. She created this adorable card and I wanted to give it a try too.

I don’t know if my card can do hers justice, but here is my take on it. I had so much fun curling the paper! I used some leftover scraps that I had from the Feb. kit.

Love the dimension the paper curling gives…

I hope this post will inspire you to join in on the challenge! We’d love to see what you can create!!!

Have a fabulous day and Happy Scrappin’!!!

Kit Giveaway! 7 Ways to Win!

We are so excited to share our February Kit with you and want to give one away to a lucky winner!

We are going to try something different for this giveaway and give you 7 (yes, SEVEN!) ways to enter.

1. Post a comment here letting us know your favorite product in the February kit.
2. Add our blog to your blog reader. If you already have our blog in your reader, just let us know!
3. Join our community.
4. Become of fan of Scrapbook Circle on Facebook.
5. Follow us on Twitter.
6. Blog, tweet and/or Facebook about this giveaway.
If you tweet about this giveaway, you can just cut and paste the following:
Scrapbook Circle’s February Kit Giveaway. 7 Ways to win! @scrapbookcircle
7. Tell us one product you’d love to see in an upcoming kit by commenting here.

Each time you do something on the list, just leave a comment here. Each comment is one entry for winning the kit.

***Updated: Leave 1 comment for each item you do. If you do all 7, then you will leave 7 comments. Each comment is an entry to win!***

If you are already doing something that is listed here (your are in the community, on Facebook, Twitter, etc.), just let us know in the comments and it will count as an entry.

***If you win and you are already a subscriber, you can substitute the prize and get the March kit for free!***

Hope you have fun with this!

Last day to post for the giveaway is this Sunday, February 7. Winner will be announced on Monday, the 8th.