Archive for August, 2014

Designer’s Choice : Using left over kit for an easy mini album

Hi all:

It’s Valerie here with you today.

Happy Sunday and I hope you are having a great start with the Labor Day weekend and enjoy this last holiday of the summer.

I’d love to share a fun idea with you today to finish up your left over kit, just in time to make room for our gorgeous September Here & There kit.

I started the process with my mini album with all the left over papers in August Island Paradise kit, and then I trimmed my base pages to 8”X12” And score them at 6″ then sew them together.

And then I used all other left over embellishments to decorated my pages with pictures.

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With the left over alphabets stickers, I am short with all the vowels, so I used these as tiles to decorate my page.

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I am having a lot of fun creating with my left over in the August kit and can’t wait to share what we come up with the beautiful September kit with you soon. Don’t forget to visit our Idea Gallery for inspirations.

Designer’s Choice : Hello Summer-mini album

Hi everyone!  I want to share with you album I’ve made for my friend as a bday gift. I used only main august Scrapbook Circle kit Island Paradise. I also have a short tutorial how to make this album – inside pages and the cover. Hope You will like it! Monika_album_2 sc

1. Take a 12×12″ cardstock page. lightly fold it on 3 pieces vertically , and then in a half horizontally. 1

2. Cut the page in the middle, but leave 1 of the 3 folded parts uncutted. ( look at the photo) 2   3. Now fold it just like on the photos. Use a bone folder if you want. Glue together the middle pages to create one page. You will receive an “accordion “. 3   4   4. Cut the paper strip (12×6″)  from the 12×12″ patterned paper. Fold it like on the photo, so the front and back of the cover should fit your accordion pages ((4×6″), leave a place for a spine (1/2″) from both sides. it should have dimensions  from the left: 4×6″-1/2″-4×6″-1/2″ – and the rest which you can cut smaller if you want. 5 6   5. This is accordion inside with a cover. Time to adhere it together. I’m doing this with a washi tape. Just tape the inside with the cover where the red line is drawn.   7a 9 it should look like this: 10 The base is ready time to embellish it. This is my finished album, I used ONLY main kit Island Paradise .   Monika_album_2 sc   Monika_album_1 Monika_album_3 Monika_album_4 Monika_album_5 Monika_album_6 Monika_album_7 Monika_album_8 and details: IMG_1813a IMG_1815a IMG_1817a IMG_1818a IMG_1820a

August sketch players and winners

Today we are sharing all of the great pages that were made with the August sketch.

Scroll on through some of the fun inspiration we have here today.





















Great layouts, everyone! I am thrilled to see so many of you using the sketch.

Now for the fun part — the winners. We have a goody bag and a kit to giveaway from Pinkfresh Studio.

The goody bag winner is: Giorgia

The kit winner is: Stacia

(Winners were chosen using

Congrats ladies! Send an email with your shipping address to Diana [at] and we’ll get your prize set up for you.

Designer Take: Jamie’s Take on Layering

The August technique challenge is all about layers. Creative team member Jamie is with us today to share how she uses this technique to create a beautiful page:


Jamie started with her photo as the focus. She built layers below her photo, as well as on the photo.


Jamie’s pattern for layering on this layout goes like this: stitched patterned paper, stamped image, chipboard, mist.


To keep the page from being overwhelming with all those lovely layers, Jamie kept the design to a horizontal strip across her page.

We would love to see how you incorporate layers into your pages! Find the original challenge post here to get started. Have a good day!

Designer’s Choice: Scrapbooking Old Favorites

Hello! Jennifer Larson here. I want to share a secret with you: I sometimes do the same pages again. If I love the topic, I do it again. This month I redid a page I did many years ago called Camping Lessons:

You can redo pages that you love so that they look fresh without having to reinvent the wheel. Here’s how:

1. Borrow the same design from your last layout. My last page paired an 8×12 photo with some strips of patterned paper, so I did the same here.

2. Select papers that reflect the mood or theme. I chose the map paper because it highlighted our camping trip’s location–Minnesota. The yellows and pinks gave happy colors that reflected the happy mood of the trip.

3. Journal on top of the photo. Select a photo that had a lot of white space so that you can journal and put the title on the photo itself. Your photo does not have to be as big as mine was; you can layer elements on top of a 4×6 photo as well.

4. Cut apart a journaling card to make the journaling fit where you need it. The Elle’s Studio Card from the Tiki Torch add-on was too big for the space on the left, so I cut it into strip to fit the journaling above the title, below it, and on the right side of the page.

5. Stitch to secure page elements. Journaling strips tend to come loose, so I stitched mine down on the sides of the page. I also ran a stitch through the bottom pink strip; I’d cobbled it together with pink paper from the 6×6 pad in the Bungalow add-on, and the patterns didn’t quite match, so I used the stitching to mask the irregularity.

6. Overlap the title with other page elements. You don’t have to do this, but I always think when you use different fonts and embellishments around the title that it looks good to overlap them. And so I did, layering the title word cut from my Silhouette (Mission Script if you like it) on top of the chipboard letters, both of which were layered on top of the stickers and die cuts from both the Bungalow and Tiki Torch add-ons.

Thank you for sharing my inspiration! If you decide to redo a page using this month’s kit, please share your layout on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page. I’d love to see what you create!

One Item Wonder: Printable Tips

Hello! I hope you have been enjoying the August kit, Island Paradise, this month. One of my favorite parts of this kit is the printable. If you haven’t printed yours out, you are missing out! For today’s One Item Wonder, I thought it would be fun to revisit a couple of posts about making the most of your printables.


I usually stock my printer with smooth white paper and cardstock, but the printables look great printed on other colors and textures, too. See this post that I wrote for a comparison of papers.

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The printables are designed to be printed on an 8.5×11 sheet of cardstock, but did you know that they can be resized? See this post that Lisa wrote for the how-to.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy printing!

Free Kit Offer Ends Soon

Don’t forget about our free kit promotion that we are running this month!


If you start a new subscription with our August Island Paradise kit, you get to choose any past in stock kit to ship for free along with your August kit. Past kits are $34.50, so it’s a big savings for you!


We only have two August kits left and when they are gone, the promotion ends. So if you’ve been thinking about giving us a try, now is the perfect time.


Our subscriptions are only a two month commitment, so what do you have to loose?

Here’s how to claim your free kit:

1. Add the August Island Adventure kit to your cart. SC_Aug14_kit3

2. Add a favorite past kit of your choice to your cart.

3. Use the promo code FREEKIT at checkout to remove the charges of the free kit.

Our Island Adventure kit is full of exclusives that you will only find here: Our “Happy Day” Stamp Set, our “You Are Amazing” Sticker Set, our “Hello Summer” Cork set plus our custom tags and printable make this a not-to-be-missed kit.


Lifting You — Rebecca

Today we are sharing a layout from a subscriber that was posted to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

One of the members of the creative team, Valerie, has taken this inspiring layout from subscriber Rebecca and lifted it.


When I saw Rebecca’s layout, I loved the color combo with the grey, yellow and pops of green. Plus, the fun doodling around the edge really added something a little extra to her page.

Here is what Valerie made to lift Rebecca.

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For Valerie, the element in Rebecca’s layout that was an eye catcher for her was the circles. So, she decided to use repetitive shapes on her layout. The assortment of pattern papers was also very appealing to her — she loves to layer elements on her projects.

Great inspiration to kick our week off right, ladies!

Want to be considered for our Lifting You feature? Just share your work using Scrapbook Circle kits on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

Designer’s Choice: Hand Cut Letters

Hey y’all! So I have a tip for you if you’re looking for alphas to coordinate with this kit…or any Scrapbook Circle kit! Use your scraps to create a unique title customized for your page. That’s what I did for this page about my bestie’s birthday. I had fun chopping up some leftover bits and baubs and creating this funky headline.


Here’s another page that features a big hand cut title. It was so much fun to make! So I wanted to share a quick tutorial on hand cutting letters.


Here’s what I started out with: 26 scraps that I cut into rough rectangles.


And here they are all cut out and lined up pretty.


I created the whole alpha to share especially with you! And I even kept all those little scraps so you could get a rough idea of how I cut them. A few of them needed some extra attention after the fact. (I’m looking at you “G” and “S”!) It was hard to do these in just one or two cuts. But once that was done I shaved a bit off here and there, tidied them up a bit and lightly adhered them to my page.


I ran the final layout through my sewing machine to fully adhere the letters down.

I also want to point out that I embraced the general shape of the letters and didn’t even try to cut out the “insides”. I think it makes them that much more whimsical! To compensate though, I added a few of the wood veneer sequins from the Tiki Torch Add-on in the spots where the “holes” (seriously if there’s a correct word for this comment and let me know!) in the letters should have been.


It was fun for me to do some hand cutting again. I haven’t done this since I purchased my Silhouette and it was good to get back to the “old” way of doing things.

If you take a stab at your scraps and hand cut some letters, be sure to share it in the Scrapbook Circle Facebook group. I’d love to see it!


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Designer’s Choice | Extra Paper Please!

Hi there everyone!  Jenni here to share my choice of layout, where I made the most of extra patterned paper, now offered from Scrapbook Circle along with the August-Island Paradise  kit!  I LOVE embellishments…I mean really love them, but patterned paper is the basis for our hobby!

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I love the patterns, designs and the possibilities that only paper inspires!  This paper from Alison Kreft, for Webster’s Pages is absolutely delicious…seriously, I could frame it and hang it on the wall!  However, having the extra set of the patterned paper, part of the August kit, I thought I should make the most of the subtle pattern by layering the papers over each other.  And I meant to lay them over each other to line up exactly with the pattern.

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The Elle’s Studio die cut labels match the colors of the Scrapbook Circle printables, included in the kits and they set up the color scheme of pinks, teals and creamy white.  I punched extra pieces of patterned paper,  lining them up exactly with the base layer of pattern.  It created a wonderful effect, especially with the the bokeh pattern paper!

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I wrote my journaling on a piece of the Scrapbook Circle printables.  Patterns aside, I love this color combination!  More importantly, an extra few sheets of patterned paper can be a great way to add your own embellishments and details to a layout.  Thanks so much for checking out the blog!  I hope you will participate in one of the Scrapbook Circle challenges, check them out on the BLOG!