Archive for September, 2016

Sneak Peek: Exclusive Content

Hello, Scrapbook Circle friends! I’m excited to share a few sneak peeks of the exclusive content PDF that went out this month featuring a sketch article, mood board article, and tips and tricks for creating a travelers notebook:

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6g8a9613-1travelers-notebook-4Special this month is the addition of an exclusive video! If you are a subscriber and you received an email from YouTube this week, be sure to check out the private link. If you get an “oops” message, send me an email (tessa@scrapbookcircle.com) from the account associated with your Scrapbook Circle subscription with the email address that is associated with your YouTube account and I’ll get the link properly set up for you. If you don’t have a YouTube account, you’ll need to create one to view the video. If you set up your account with an email different than your Scrapbook Circle account email, let me know the correct address and I’ll get the link to you.

Remember, this exclusive content is only for subscribers, so join us for these extra projects and perks! We’re running a special right now (it ends today!) for $15.00 off the September kit if you start a subscription, and it can ship with October’s kit next week! Just use code shinebright at checkout to save $15 on our September Kit. Happy shopping :).

Tech Tip with Kelly

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It’s Kelly here today sharing another boy page made with the September kit, Shine Bright. I don’t usually use a lot of techniques when creating my projects…I usually just let the products inspire me. For this page, I was inspired by this geometric patterned paper…
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When trimming the paper, I followed the lines in the pattern…and used it for split design background. I used the top half of the page for my photo and journaling, and the bottom for my title.
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For the watercolor resist card, I used ink pads and face sponges…and started coloring from the inside out. It, along with my photo make up the focal point of the page.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Need some more inspiration? Be sure to stop by the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more amazing ideas on how to use the September kit!

One Item Wonder – Pinkfresh Studio Chipboard Hearts

Hi there!   Today we are wrapping up September’s Tuesday posts with a One Item Wonder using these beautiful Pinkfresh Studio chipboard hearts from the September ‘Shine Bright’ kit.  I asked Diana to come up with a project using these embellishments and share them with us!dianawhowdy

“I loved the opportunity to work with these unique little chipboard hearts!  I knew that I wanted them to stand out AND be accents.  What better way than to make two different cards?  For my Smile card I used a straight edge to line the hearts up making it so I had to randomly fit all the pieces on the card in a very small area, it was like a puzzle.”

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Diana does an amazing job of combining so many patterns into the these small formats!  Using patterned papers the same Pinkfresh Studio collection, she creates a balance of these unique colors of pink, navy and chartreuse green with lots of dimension.  Anyone would be lucky to receive this little piece of artwork!

Share your use of the chipboard hearts or any other cards and projects on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Community page.  Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!

 

 

September Challenge: Sketch

We are playing with a sketch for this month’s challenge!

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I have loved watching the “September Challenge” photo album in our Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group fill up. All of your great ideas make me want to make another layout! And speaking of great ideas, check out creative team member Kelly’s interpretation of the sketch using this month’s Shine Bright kit.

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Kelly altered the sketch to suit an 8.5 x 11 page. The grid set-up of the photos and title space is perfect for any size page.

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By mixing alphas of different sizes, Kelly was able to create an eye-catching (and oh-so-cute) title.

You still have a couple of weeks to play along, so join us! Find all the details for how to participate in the original challenge post here. Don’t forget to join our Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group and post your take on the sketch there, too! Happy creating!

Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s Jennifer here today sharing my Designer’s Choice layout using the September Shine On Kit.

This month I decided to use the kit to decorate my curriculum planner for work, which is something I do every year. As a paper crafter, it only makes sense that the planner I use every day be embellished.

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To begin, I cut one of the patterned papers from the Paige Evans collection and glued it to the front cover. I was very generous with the adhesive and used a brayer to ensure the paper was evenly pressed down.

Next, I used the exclusive Scrapbook Circle cut file for September and sized it to fit the cover. The cut file became skewed a little, but it still looks great.

Once the cut file was glued to the cover, I used a patterned paper that I cut to a smaller size and centered near the top of the cover.

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I finished the cover by adding my name with the Lawn Fawn puffy alphabet stickers, the WRMK stickers, and Dear Lizzy washi tape. You will also notice the gold polka-dotted washi that is from the August Kit.

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 My final touch was to add the gold washi to the long edge of each page in the planner for the first semester of the school year. This helps me better track where we are in terms of scheduling and grading deadlines.

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Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create!

Jennifer

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Designer’s Choice: So Happy

Hello there! I have a fun new layout to share with you using the September Shine Bright kit. My favorite parts of the kit were the items from Pinkfresh Studio–they perfectly matched our anniversary photos!

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First, I cut the blue patterned paper at an angle, then stitched it down. I cut strips of various patterns from the 6×6 pad (included in the Amazing You add-on), and arranged them staggered in the center of the white cardstock.  I stitched each strip down, leaving the ends loose.

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Once I had my background, I added the photo and embellishments!! To keep with the messy sewing look, I added bunched up thread behind my photo and near my title. I added a bow, and some of the beautiful mirror stickers! I love love LOVE this kit!

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Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I did!

Fall Back Friday Challenge with Rebecca

This month we are celebrating the start of the fall season with a challenge called fall back Friday!  Fall back means so many things this month! We are back to school, back to our routine, back to soccer and so much more! The mornings are staying darker longer (NO!!!) making it harder to get up on time and the evenings are getting darker earlier, making me want to get into PJ’s earlier lol! It was hard this year getting into a routine and although the kids started school on August 3rd (???!!!) we didn’t take back to school photos until 4 weeks later!! So here is my take on the Fall Back Challenge.rk sc september 2I think this layout truly shows how well all the different elements from the Shine On September kit really work together. I used a ton of different product and papers from all the different manufacturers included and it really looks like they all belong together!

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One tip is to ink edges of various elements or papers. I fussy cut those triangles and inked them with the same color of Distress Ink as I used to color the Amy Tangerine tag, that way everything coordinates and seems to effortlessly combines!

I hope you are falling back into good routines and enjoying the start of the fall season!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

 

Tech. Tip – Making the Most of Digi Cut Files!

Hello friends!  Today I am giving a few ideas of how to get more out of your digital cut files.  The September cut file is a lovely background of repeating hexagons.

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I began by enlarging the scale of the cut file by about 1-1/2 times the size of the 12″ file in the Silhouette software.  I cut the file out of plain white cardstock and trimmed it down to about 9″x9.”
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I misted it with two different colors of Color Shine, Peach & Blush, blending them slightly.hexagons_-sbc_september-2016-3

I placed the misted piece where I planned to adhere it and used the piece that was cut off to trace the hexagon shapes onto the background cardstock.hexagons_-sbc_september-2016-5

I used the punch tool from an Amy Tangerine stitching kit to punch the outline of all the hexagons I traced.

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I used 3 different colors of embroidery thread, from light to dark, to stitch the hexagons I traced.

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I used the negative pieces punched out of the Cut File,  to add dimension to the background.  Using Distress Ink I added some color to a few of the hexagon pieces.

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I used dimensional adhesive to adhere the photo to the misted cut file background.  I also used dimensional adhesive to add the inked pieces to the background, corresponding to the pattern.

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A few pieces of the Pinkfresh Studio 6×6 patterned paper were added behind a couple of the hexagonal openings.favorite_sbc_septmeber-2016-border

I love the way this layout developed, using one piece as a tool and inspiring the pattern it became.  I hope this inspires you to take a different look at your die cut backgrounds.  They can be used in so many ways, only limited to your imagination!

Thanks or stopping by the Blog and I hope you have an amazing day!

1 Product 2 Ways – Watercolor Resist Cards

Hey there!  Today’s 1 Product 2 Ways may be my favorite piece of the September ‘Shine Bright’ kit.  They are the Amy Tangerine Watercolor Resist Cards from her ‘Oh Happy Day’ collection.  Neela used hers with this gorgeous color combination below.
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“When I saw these water color resit cards, I knew that I needed to use all of them on my layout. I love circles and seem to have at least one layout with circles every month. So in order to mimic the circles of these cards, I cut out my photo in a circle and also punched out some circles from the Indigo Hills patterned paper. I sprayed the ‘bonny blue’ Mister Huey’s mist on the circles and wiped out the excess. I love the vibrant outcome. I wanted the feathers to be gold but when I misted it with gold, it didn’t really show. I then sprayed it with ‘boss lady’ Mister Huey’s mist and cut out each feather from the card. I then layered all these circles on the Indigo Hills patterned paper and the colors went so well together. I also cut out one of the square cards into little triangles and layered them in a visual triangle so that the eye is drawn to the photo.”

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Kelly’s layout has similar colors but a little bolder and she colored her tags with multiple colors!  I also love to see Kelly’s handwriting, it is so cool!  She describes her layout and use of the cards below.super-models-1

“I chose to use the square water resist cards as design elements for my layout.  I chose some ink that coordinated with the Thickers and topped each one with a few embellishments.”
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Both projects are so colorful and creative.  I love that they unknowingly chose to use opposite shapes!  Thanks for stopping by the Blog today and make sure you share your thoughts and pictures on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends FB page!  Have a wonderful day!

Take 2: You Are My Favorite

Hello there! Today I have a layout to share inspired from a gorgeous page created by Jenni Calma!

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Jenni created this page using the Here & Now Kit. I was immediately drawn to the stitching featured throughout the page and all the gorgeous layers! I replicated this same look on my page:

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I kept a similar look by using a single photo and adding clusters of embellishments around the sides. I made my own paper feathers by cutting free hand, stitching down the middle, and adding fringe.

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Next, I added stitching around my layers and through my title just like Jenni did. It was my first time stitching through letters, and I love how it turned out!

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I also added a die-cuts at the bottom of the page like Jenni did. I don’t typically journal on my page, so I used the hexagon printable from this month’s kit in place of it.

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The two layouts look similar, but they are completely different styles and colors. I loved the opportunity to scraplift this layout, and I’d love to see your take on it too!