Archive for September, 2015

One Item Wonder: Scrapbook Circle 3×4 Cards

When I think of uses for 3×4 cards, standard ideas like journaling, titles, grid design, and things like that come to mind. However, I asked creative team member Jenni to share with us how she used the Scrapbook Circle exclusive 3×4 cards this month and she blew me away with an idea I had never thought of!

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Inspired by the circle number tags by Pretty Little Studio, Jenni punched circles from the chevron design 3×4 cards to create a confetti-like look on her layout.

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What an easy way to use those 3×4 cards that you love, but haven’t found the right pocket or page for!

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Treating 3×4 cards like a little pieces of patterned paper is a great idea, Jenni! Thanks for the tip!

How have you used the Scrapbook Circle 3×4 cards this month? We’d love to see! Be sure to share with us on the Facebook page here. Have a great day!

Lifting You — Wendi

Subscriber Wendi shared this fun layout with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

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When I saw the page, I immediately smiled at the cutie patootie in the photo (of course) and then was drawn to the mist and splatter in the white space of the background. The monotone colors with the pop of dark green are a great mix of colors, too.

This month, Rebecca lifted Wendi.

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Rebecca gravitated to using the same mist and layering look with little embellishments over it. She also used an Instagram/square photo. She also I rotated the strips of patterned paper used in Wendi’s layout and instead made tags along the top.

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Thanks for the creative start to our week ladies!

To be considered for our Lifting You feature, share your work using Scrapbook Circle kits on our Facebook page.

September Sketch Winner

Thank you to all of you who found time to play along with this month’s sketch challenge — and there were a lot of you!

Bri

Bri

Giorgia

Giorgia

Janet

Janet

Josephine

Josephine

Kat

Kat

Rebecca

Rebecca

Sandi

Sandi

Stephanie

Stephanie

Way to go everyone! I just love seeing all of the smiling faces and variety in using the sketch.

This month’s random winner will receive a Dear Lizzy prize pack. And the winner is… Bri! Bri, send an email with your shipping info to Diana [at] ScrapbookCircle.com.

Thank you all for playing this month!

Designer Take: Rebecca’s Geometrical Layout

Our current technique challenge is to put to work those basic geometric shapes we love from our school days. If you flip over several of the patterned papers in the Hello, Hello kit, you will find B-sides brimming with those shapes. I asked creative team member Rebecca to share with us her take on the challenge, and she put those B-sides to use in a fantastic way!

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Rebecca used her Silhouette Cameo to cut large triangles from her background cardstock, then allowed those B-sides to peek through.

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She also used some of the Scrapbook Circle exclusive gold glitter sticker triangles.

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This is a great way to add a lot of pattern to a layout without overwhelming the page. Great idea, Rebecca!

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If you’d like to join in on the challenge, you still have time! See the original post here for all the details, including the awesome prize. Have a great day!

mixing metals. a design team choice.

I have a confession to make.  I am a very linear, follow the rules type person, if I read somewhere things have to be one way, I seem to just lean that direction in how I do stuff.  So when I am experimenting it’s sort of a big deal!  For this particular layout I put all my embellishments on my desk. I then just started creating using the pieces that were speaking to me this is the result: DianaW7vey I took a step back and realized something, I used two different types of metallic colors on this page!  I was sort of a little surprised because I NORMALLY tend to lean toward gold on my pages.  I mixed silver and gold and you know what I am TOTALLY okay with it!  The gold tones mix with the pop of yellow and the silver mixes with the pops of gray.

So what are your normal trends?  What are your go to “molds”?  Why not try something different, put everything on your desk and just create–you *MIGHT* surprise yourself!  We would love to see your pages on our Facebook page, please feel free to share!  If you are sharing on Instagram please feel to free to tag us with @scrapbook_circle.

FYI–my title is 7vey,  definition is the nickname given by 8th graders to the 7th graders in junior high.

 

One Item Wonder: Pretty Little Studio Number Tags

Have you heard of Pretty Little Studio? Their tagline is “Fresh vintage, whimsical fun.” I was excited to see number embellishments from the latest Pretty Little Studio collection – Let’s Go – in the September Hello, Hello kit.

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I asked creative team member Diana to share with us how she used them. Check out these adorable cards:

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See the heart in the lens of the camera? So cute! By the way, that’s a silver foil label by Pretty Little Studio, available in the add-on.

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Hashtags are hot and I love how the hashtag die-cut was a perfect companion to the ticket.

How are you putting these fun number die-cuts to use? Planner pages? Calendars? Mini albums? Layouts? We’d love to see! Please share with us on our Facebook page here. Have a wonderful day!

Designer’s Choice: Mini book

Hiya! I made a mini book this month and I’m so excited about it. I wanted to share how this came together, how I add things in bits and pieces, working on different parts and pages until the book was all done. I took a ton of pictures along the way and was trying to figure out how to best share this with you. And when I was playing around with Lightroom, I decided to make a slideshow. There’s no sound so don’t adjust your audio. It’s just photos of the pages in about three different stages: from the “storyboard” to in progress to complete.

And here are all of the finished pages to peruse at your leisure:

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Thanks for letting me share this mini with you. It’s one of my favorites ever!

Cheers,

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Be Real: Documenting a night out

It’s Jennifer Larson, and I have a confession: as a mother of two boys, I don’t get out much anymore. When my boys went away for sleepaway camp this summer, my husband and I got to make a night of it and visit some of the taprooms in North Minneapolis. I took photos all night and shared them on Facebook, and later I put them together to document the whole night. Here’s my page:

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I decided I wanted to put 7 photos on the page, so I printed them small. I also wanted to do a lot of distressing and mixed media to fit with the warehouse-look the taprooms had, so I started by spreading gesso on the page, then put a mask on and added modeling paste, topping it with blue and brown ink when it dried. Here you can see a bit peeking from under the photos:

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I adhered the photos on dimensional stickers with extra glue to make them stick on the modeling paste and added the title, journaling, and embellishments when done.

Thank you for visiting today! I hope this gives you ideas for documenting a night out and playing around to reflect the place you went. Please share any pages you made on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page!

September Technique Challenge: Geometric Shapes

The patterned papers in Hello, Hello – the September kit – are a fabulous mix of prints. If you flip to the “b” sides of these papers, you’ll find a variety of geometric shapes. From triangles to hexagons, diamonds to cubes, these shapes from your geometry days are inspiring our next technique challenge. Create a layout featuring geometric shapes. They could be cut from patterned paper or part of the paper’s design. Choose one shape to work with, or many. It’s up to you! To get the ideas flowing, I asked creative team member Gina to share with us her take on the challenge:

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Gina cut triangles and diamonds from the Crate Paper patterned papers in the kit, as well as circles and stars. Combined with sequins and triangle puffy stickers, the confetti of shapes down her page creates a fantastic background for these photos of her daughter.

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I love the hip, carefree feeling of this layout! Thank you so much for the inspiration, Gina. Now, are you ready to play along?

Here’s how:

1. Create a layout featuring geometric shapes. While the Scrapbook Circle Hello Hello kit is the perfect starting point for this challenge, 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 THREE weeks to play. Enter by 9:00 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, October 7th to be eligible to win this amazing Evalicious prize:

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Can I be excused from the creative team for one little month so that I can play to win this prize? No? Well, YOU have fun creating and good luck!

Winner: September Trend Challenge

We love what you all created with the trendy speech bubble! Thanks for playing along! The randomly selected winner of a Dear Lizzy prize package is…

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…with this beautiful layout featuring sparkly speech bubble:

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

A new technique challenge is coming right up!