Archive for April, 2015

Designer’s Choice: Cards from Scraps

Hiya! I have so much to say about this layout, which was so fun to make.  Let’s start with inspiration, shall we?

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I saw this photo on instagram and immediately knew it would be great for a scrapbook page! So using the font tool in Silhouette design, I created the background and cut it out of white cardstock. I backed the white cardstock with papers from my Let’s Do This kit.

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After that, I added my photos and framed them with lovely Heidi Swapp frames from the This Way add on. I loved the variety of patterns, widths and textures!

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As you can see from the layout, I had 8 white “I Like You” die cuts hanging around. I didn’t want to waste them so I made 8 cards using the die cuts and scraps left over from the layout. They were so simple to make and turned out better than I imagined.

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Take aways from this post? Inspiration is everywhere! Even in places not directly scrapbook related. And also, use up your leftovers. Find some creative way to incorporate them into a project. I chose to make cards but I easily could have made a whole other page.

cheers,

JamieLeija

One Item Wonder: Alison Kreft Sentiment Stickers

Stickers are a staple in scrapbooking, and the Alison Kreft stickers in the April kit – Let’s Do This – are the kind you can’t help but add to your layouts. I asked creative team member Audrey to share with us how she used these darling sentiments on a page:

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I love how Audrey used three of the stickers as subtitles and one as a journaling spot.

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Audrey lifted the stickers with some dimensional adhesive to give her page more texture.

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The stickers coordinate wonderfully with the “party” theme of her page.

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Have you played with these stickers on a layout? How about a greeting card, or pocket page card? We would love to see! Be sure to share with us on the Facebook page. Have a great day!

Lifting You — Katie

Today we are sharing Creative Team member Jennifer’s lift of subscriber Katie’s layout. Here is the layout that Katie shared with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

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When I saw Katie’s page, I loved the soft colors, fun words along the bottom and the fun tag. The black heart doodling is a great touch, too.

Here is what Jennifer made to lift Katie.

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Jennifer was inspired by the paint on the card to paint a little border on her page. The handmade elements on Katie’s page like the paint, the handwritten journaling, the drawn heart inspired her to be a little less planned on her page.

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She wrote her journaling by hand. The stitched borders inspired her to paint a random border without knowing how it would turn out. She also wrote then stitched over the title.

The layered words inspired her to layer tags and die-cut ephemera from the Love It add-on.

Gorgeous work from both Katie and Jennifer. Thanks, ladies!

Would you like to be considered for our Lifting You feature? Share your work using Scrapbook Circle’s kits on our Facebook page.

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Hi there!  This is Jenni sharing one of “my choice” pages using the April ‘Let’s Do This’ kit and a few pieces of the ‘Love It’ Add-on.

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Sifting through the embellishments this month, I immediately pulled this Amy Tangerine die cut to scrap one of a million photos from our recent trip to Universal Studios.  This was a family selfie taken on the Dr. Seuss train.  It was such a bright and cheerful atmosphere, it needed a fun and free background.  I started with some puddles and watercolor splatters and splotches.

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I used lots of mint accents with paper, stickers and die cuts to provide a bright contrast to the yellow and orange.  I tucked some hidden journaling into the gold polka dot baggie and layered die cuts in and around it.  I used these tiny acetate triangles, alternating with rub-ons from My Mind’s Eye to loop from the title to the paper airplane die cut.

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This was a quick, loose layout that was fun to create and captures the laid back feel of that day.  Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have an amazing day!

Design Team Choice: Treasure box

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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

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Sandi

Sandi

Wendy

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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

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