Archive for June, 2017


Hey Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s time for another round of Be Real where the creative team shares projects highlighting everyday life. Today’s project is about as real as it gets for me – this layout shows just what a typical day in my classroom is like. This is especially true in June when it is almost summer break and everyone is exhausted.

My photos have a lot of different colors going on, so I decided to use the Paige Evans patterned paper, cut out the squares, and create a grid. To create the title, I used the Crate Paper stamps in addition to the white Thickers.

Next were the embellishments I used a bit of everything.

I finished with the journaling, which I typed on my WRMK typewriter. There is a slight typo but I decided to leave it rather than redo the entire thing.

The finished layout has a lot going on, but it seems to work.

Thank you for visiting today! Please be sure to visit us in the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group for inspiration and challenges.


Happy Life Add-On

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly here today sharing a layout using the June kit, Sunshine Days…along with the June embellishment add-on, Happy Life.

After choosing papers from the main kit for my background, I picked out 3 pieces of paper out of the 6×6 pad from the add-on. I used the first one to ground the photo, I cut the second one into three strips to use as an interesting mat, and the third…I used to punch some circles. I used the circles along with a few buttons and the circle foiled chipboard also found in the add-on to make three embellishment clusters.

I used the stamp set from the add-on for part of my title, and also the date. I included a few embellishments from the main kit to finish the look.

Need some more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more awesome ideas on how to use this month’s kit!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Map It!

There is a fabulous map paper from Webster’s Pages in our June Sunshine Days Kit. As soon as I saw this paper, I knew it would be perfect for documenting a recent vacation.

We were able to take a cruise to a few European countries and I thought it would be fun to print one photo from each stop to use on this page. I placed the photos and then added stitching from each photo the the country where the photo was taken. This was a nice way to visually document all of the places we were able to go.

This page came together quickly since the map and photos are the main focus. I did add several bits and pieces from the kit for little accents and journaling spots.

Even if you aren’t traveling at all, this is still a great paper to use as the background for almost any photos. You could put a star on your hometown and share favorite places around your home. Take a challenge to use this paper as a background for a page documenting an adventure near or far from your home.

1 Product 2 Ways – Scrapbook Circle Exclusive Acrylic Words

Hi friends!  This last week of June, I asked Jennifer and Kelly to use the Scrapbook Circle Exclusive Acrylic Words that are part of the June “Sunshine Days” kit.  Just check out this lovely inspiration!  Here is Jennifer’s project:

“Challenging myself to find unique ways to use product is something I love to do. This month I used the acrylic “details” sentiment from the main kit as a stamp. The great part is that I get to use it twice – you’ll also see it on a layout later in June. To create the stamp, I inked the back of the acrylic shape and stamped a piece patterned paper from Crate Paper. Next, I used a watercolor brush and went over the top with water to blend the ink and make it more vibrant. Next, I used a black marker and outlined the sentiment in order to cut it out with my Silhouette and PixScan mat.”

Continuing with more sunshine, Kelly creates this dramatic layout below:

“I kept my layout pretty simple, and used the bold black acrylic words towards the center of my page to keep it balanced.  They help to draw the eye towards the subtitles and journaling.”

How inventive is Jennifer’s idea? Such an amazing way to use embellishments in a way you wouldn’t think of…and be able to use over and over??  And Kelly’s contrast in color and the graphics tying together the black cursive letters and wavy patterned paper are amazing!

Such lovely projects this week…hope they inspire you to document your summer memories!  Be sure to keep up with more new and info at the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

June Challenge: Large Scale Patterns

Hello! Have you been enjoying your June kit? I certainly have, and I’m excited to bring you a new challenge that might inspire you to use more of your gorgeous kit. Inspired by all the large-scale patterned papers, this month’s challenge is to create a layout with a large-scale background. Creative team member Diana created this beautiful page for your inspiration:

An easy way to use large-scale patterns is to choose patterns that are monochromatic. That’s exactly what Diana did with this green pattern.

Another great tip for using large-scale patterns is to offset them with a neutral pattern. The wood grain pattern that Diana used as her base helps to keep the large-scale pattern from seeming too busy.

Are you ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a layout featuring a large-scale patterned paper background. Traditional or hybrid. This month’s Scrapbook Circle kit is perfect for this challenge, but any materials will do.

2. Post your project to your blog, an online gallery, or social media site (be sure to tag Scrapbook Circle!). Comment on this post with a direct link to your layout. You can also email your link to [email protected]

3. For an extra entry, post your layout to our Facebook Community, Scrapbook Circle of Friends.

4. Link us to your entry by Sunday, June 9th, 9:00 pm PST. The randomly-selected winner of a $20.00 gift certificate to Scrapbook Circle will be posted on Monday, July 10th.

Winner: May Challenge

Congratulations to the winner of our May challenge…


…who colored in some beautiful florals on this TN spread:

Congratulations! Please email [email protected] with your contact information and we will get you set up with a $20 credit to the store.

Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! Today I am sharing my June Designer’s Choice layout using the Sunshine Days kit.

Nothing says summer quite like spending lazy days near the water – be it the pool, the beach, the lake, etc. June’s kit is full of fun papers and embellishments that are perfect for all of those summer photos we have.

For this layout I used several of the patterned papers from the kit to back my photo. First, I sewed a piece of white cardstock to a piece of patterned paper and then distressed the edges by folding and squishing around the seam. I put those Crate Paper stamps to good use and stamped “summer” several times on white cardstock, which I used on either side of my picture.

Embellishments were next and I used quite a bit of the Crate Paper die cuts in addition to the acrylic “details” sentiment. You’ll also notice the circle embellishment that I created using a punch and more of the patterned paper.

My final step was to add journaling below the title, which I did by first drawing lines and adding text in pencil before going over all of it with a pen. I sprinkled a bit of paint and enamel dots from my stash onto the layout and called it good.

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group, Instagram, and Twitter for more inspiration!


June Guest Designer – Patricia Roebuck!

Happy Friday crafty friends!  I am so happy to share the second post from our June Guest Designer, Patricia Roebuck.  She is using the June “Sunshine Days” kit and if you didn’t catch her first post, check it out HERE.  And without any more from me, here is Patricia in her own words!! 🙂

“Hi, everyone!  I have loved my time with you guys guesting for this month.  I mentioned in my first post as guest that my memory keeping has downsized.  Besides 6×8 layouts and pockets, my most favorite new way to document everyday life is using a Traveler Notebook.  They are so small and I can easily store them.  I can also just re-use my cover and create my own inside book or pages.”
For this post, I created a page to adhere to my inside pages.  Doing this allows me to add one of my favorite techniques…stitching.  And if I wanted to, it allows me to be able to type directly onto my page.  For this layout, I typed onto cardstock, and then cut out to stitch in place.”

“I used a nice size photo to cover almost all of the top left side.  The Pink Paislee pattern paper was perfect for the photo, so I used a 1” square punch to make the pieces smaller and create some space in between them.  This makes a great way to add color and more layers.”

“I kept my layers light over the squares by just adding a few embellishments and more dietcuts with the stamped ’50.'”

“For the right side, I used a smaller photo and was able to use leftover papers, more dietcuts, and pre-made diecuts from the kit.”

“The last thing I want to share is a thank you card that combines the Thickers and stamps from the kits.”
“Cannot thank Scrapbook Circle enough for having me!  Happy creating!”
I adore Patricia and her work…she has the warmest, sweetest face and she embodies everything I enjoy about the crafting community!  Thank you Patricia for all your inspiration and sharing of yourself with us and our subscribers!
Thanks to everyone for stopping by today and be sure to see more on the Scrapbook Circle FB page!
Have an amazing weekend!!

Summer Sunshine

Hi! Orange Gearle here with a layout using the June cut file and the June Sunshine Days kit!

To start off I used my Silhouette Cameo and the cut file to cut tiny holes in my background paper so that I could use gold thread to hand stitch three tags onto my background. Next I cut that same tag only smaller, out of three different papers from the 6×6 paper pad included in the June embellishment add-on Happy Life.  Here is what I ended up with.

I pulled gold embellishments from the ephemera pack, and I absolutely love the gorgeous exclusive Scrapbook Circle vellum words — and ‘sunshine’ fit perfectly for part of my title.  Here are a few close ups:

And I also made a process video, if that suits your fancy! I included a screen cast of how I used the cut file as well as the process of putting together the layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tech Tip with Rebecca – Splashy Watercoloring

I love the Crate Paper Oasis outline stamps in the June Happy Life Add On. I decided to color them in with a splashy watercolor look.

I used Tombow Dual Brush Pens for the ROYGBV “June” words at the top of the page…

and Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the watercolor splashes at the bottom of the page.

I made a process video to show how I created these watercolor effects and put the rest of the layout together. You can see it here:

If you use some of these outside the line watercoloring effects on your Crate Paper Alpha stamps, we would love to see on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca