Archive for December, 2015

One Item Wonder: Evalicious Labels

We are wrapping up the new year, and our December kit – Tell Your Story – with our last post of 2015. Today, we look at the Evalicious labels included in the main kit. Creative team member Rebecca discovered that they make perfect photo captions:

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I love that Rebecca’s approach to family photos is to encourage the outtakes in hopes of getting some really great shots, too. She tells the story of their photo shoot in bite-size pieces by including a caption for each photo, as well as other journaling spots in her title and at the edge of her page.

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How did you use the Evalicious labels this month? We would love to see! Be sure to share with us on Facebook here. Happy New Year!

Lifting You — Fiona

Hiya! This month, I had the pleasure of scrap lifting one of our subscribers.  I was inspired by a page that Fiona Lally submitted to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook. Fiona’s layout is on the left and mine is on the right.

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I loved the placement of the photo and of course, those strips of patterned paper. As a patterned paper fiend, I knew I wanted to play with all of the great and colorful patterns in the Tell Your Story kit. And something about the way the patterned paper along the side and embellishments below the photo, made me think of weaving. So that’s what I did!

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I cut off 1/2 in strips from just about every piece of paper in the kit, plus I used some of their branding strips. Then starting in the bottom right hand corner, started weaving them together.

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I adhered them lightly with some dot adhesive and then ran them through my sewing machine. Folding them up gently to add some more texture.

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Then I embellished, using bits and pieces from the Main kit and the Documenter add on.

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Be sure to share your creations with us at the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Group or on Instagram. Just tag @scrapbook_circle or include the hashtag #scrapbookcircle. You might just see us using your page as inspiration!

Cheers,

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New Year’s Cards!

I was working a lot in December and didn’t have time to do the one thing that I truly enjoy, making Christmas cards. Instead of suffering post-Christmas blues, I decided to use my Scrapbook Circle December kit to create some New Year’s Cards!

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One of my favorite elements from December was the Evalicious Puffy Gold Dot Alphas. You can see there were enough “e’s” to make 3 cards!

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The gold glitter and gold foil elements in the kit were perfect for these cards!

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I loved the Gold Glitter Thickers too!

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And in a few minutes, I was able to pull together 3 New Year’s cards!

Hope you all have enjoyed the holidays and all have a happy and healthy new year!

:) Rebecca

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours – we wish you a mErry Christmas. May your holiday season be full of light and joy!

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(Cards created with our Good Cheer and Count On It and Wishlist kits.)

One Item Wonder: Pebbles Pink Ombre Paper

The ombre trend is still hot, but combine it with foil accents and you’ve got something really special. When you opened your December Tell Your Story kit, did you ooh and ahh over this pretty paper by Pebbles?

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I asked creative team member Jenni to share with us how she put it to use on a layout, and her idea is genius spin on ombre:

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Jenni cut the paper into quarters, then “tiled” her background, placing two squares horizontally and two vertically.

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The ombre effect is still present and beautiful, but the stripes take center stage. Stitching the squares and slightly bending the edges creates gorgeous texture.

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How have you used the Pebbles ombre paper? Does seeing this technique inspire you? Let us know, and please share your ideas on our Facebook page. Have a great day!

Take two: stacking strips of paper

Hello! It’s my turn to Take Two–select a layout from a previous kit and use it as inspiration for a current layout with December’s kit. Here’s the layout that inspired me, from Jenni Calma:

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When I first saw this page, I fell in love with it. I love the strips of patterned paper and stitches stacked on top of each other. Here’s what I did with it:

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There’s not much obvious similarity between Jenni’s page and mine, but if you look at the journaling on down, you can see the stacks of paper from the Documenter add-on and stitches stacked on top of each other. The stacks were my favorite part of Jenni’s page, so I added them to mine. Here’s some details:

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Although the arrows weren’t a part of Jenni’s design, I used them to continue the stacks upward.

Thank you for visiting the blog today! I hope it gives you ideas for looking at past galleries for current inspiration. If you make a page inspired by today’s post, please share it on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

December Sketch Winner

Thank you to everyone who played along this month with the sketch challenge. I know December is busy for most of us, so it’s always great to see so many fabulous layouts during a hectic month.

Angela

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Giorgia

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Janet

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Karrie

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Kat

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Katie

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Lynn

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Aren’t these all so fun?!

Now to choose a random winner. This month’s prize is a Joyful paper collection pack from Elle’s Studio. The random winner is Kat. Congrats, Kat! Email Diana [at] ScrapbookCircle.com with your shipping info and we’ll get your prize sent to you.

Everyone have a happy holiday season and don’t forget to document those moments!

Smile!

What’s making you smile these days? Our current challenge is definitely putting one on my face. Now that you’ve had a chance to unbox your Tell Your Story kit, have you taken a quick pic of your “smile” embellishment?

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If you have, we can’t wait to see it pop up on Instagram, Facebook, or any other of your favorite social media sites. If you haven’t had a chance yet, no worries! You still have plenty of time. To join in, simply snap a photo, upload it to social media, tag Scrapbook Circle, and link us to your post. One random player will receive a great prize. See the original challenge post here for more details.

Have a happy day!

Designer’s Choice: Cards for the Year

Hiya! Let’s chat about cards today, shall we? Do you make them? I know my friends and family love receiving the homemade cards I send for birthdays and anniversaries, new babies and sometimes Christmas. For whatever reason, I feel like I slacked off on this in 2015. I’ll blame it on being busy but really, I was probably just being lazy.

So to correct this for 2016, I decided I’d try to make as many cards as possible, early in the year!1512Dec-BirthdayGirlCard00

I wrote down all the important people in my life and tallied up the number of birthday cards I need to make for the year. It ended up being 21 cards–11 girl cards and 10 boy cards. Because for whatever reason, in my mind, cards for boys look very different from cards for girls!

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I used the Tell Your Story kit and Documenter add on plus a few odds and ends from past Scrapbook Circle kits to make the ladies’ cards. ($15 Grab Bags are still around! If you’re interested in some goodies from past Scrapbook Circle kits). The digital cuts are very near and dear to my heart. So “happy” to have used them on these cards!

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The boys’ cards ended up super simple. Kraft cardstock + patterned paper from the Tell Your Story kit die cut into zig zags + “Happy Birthday” die cut + date stamped birthday.

Using the same design for multiple cards made this whole process so quick and simple! And now I’m set for birthday cards for the year.

I’d absolutely encourage you to get started on any birthday cards you might want to send throughout the year. People love receiving them, you’ll love sending them. It’s really just a win win!

If you  make cards with your kit, be sure to share them with us! Either in the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Group or on Instagram. Just tag @scrapbook_circle or include the hashtag #scrapbookcircle

Cheers,

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One Item Wonder: Heidi Swapp Minc Cards

Included in the December kit, Tell Your Story, is a package of cards by Heidi Swapp. The designs are lovely as is, or they can be run through a Minc machine with your choice of colored foil to add metallic accents. I asked Diana to share with us how she used these cards, and she decided to go the “pretty as-is” route:

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What a cute family! With the gold sparkly title and gold foil subtitle sticker, I agree that this card needed to be foiled at all! Whether or not you have a Minc machine, these cards are great additions to your pages and projects.

How are you using these darling cards? Let us know by sharing on Facebook or linking us up in the comments here. Have a great day!