Archive for June, 2017

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.

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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

1 Product 2 Ways – Crate Paper Oasis Ephemera

Hello there friends!  This week we are going to focus on the Ephemera pieces from Crate Paper that are part of the June “Sunshine Days” kit.  I challenged DT gals Dona and Diana to use these summery pieces that are part of the new Oasis collection.

Dona creates this super clever mini tag album!  I wish I could get my hands on this to look at each element in person!

“When I opened up the ephemera pack I noticed all the tags and cards, so I decided to go with it and make a tag mini book about our long weekend. I did cut a few other tags out from the 6×6 pad and I used most of the ephemera pack as backgrounds or embellishment for this mini.”

So inspiring Dona!  I may be lifting some of your techniques. 🙂

Next Diana used the appropriate die cuts that work perfectly with her photos and page theme.

“I loved using these ephemera pieces to layer up and create texture and a title.”

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!

Summer, a take 2 layout

Hey friends!  I’m here today with a take 2 layout using June’s Sunshine Days kit.

Spoiler alert…I was inspired by myself, LOL!  I tried a new-to-me technique last month, and I just love the way it turned out, so I wanted to recreate it.  I love how you can see all the ephemera, there’s really no layering…I love the stitching, and I love how graphic it all looks.

Here is the layout:

and here is my new layout:

To create my layout, I first added the strips of pattern paper along the top and bottom of my white cardstock.  Then, I just pushed around my photos and the Crate Paper ephemera, until things fit right.  I cut down some of the pieces to fit where I wanted them to go, and I made a few pieces myself.  I used a metal die for the pink star, a tab punch for the tab on the top left, and I made a tag for my journaling out of one of the pattern papers.  Once I liked the positioning of everything, I added a little bit of adhesive on the pieces, and sewed each piece down.  I adhered my photos with foam tape for a bit of pop, and I curled up the edges of the ephemera for added dimension.

The Crate Paper Oasis ephemera pack was absolutely perfect for this layout!  My daughter is such a ham!  The journaling says:  This girl here: just putting on a swimsuit fashion show in a Target fitting room!  Love her tons!!!”

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope I inspired you to create (x2, LOL!).

DT choice with Diana

Hello Diana here!  Today I would like to talk about pattern paper-in the kit this month, Sunshine Days-I couldn’t choose my favorite so I decided to use several for this layout:

I love the fact that they balance or “go together” perfectly-also they happen to match the clothes that my children are wearing! 😉

We would love to see ANY creations that you have made using our Scrapbook Circle kits-please feel free to share them on our Facebook page; Scrapbook Circle of Friends.


Using the Planner Add On and More

I love when Scrapbook Circle offers a Planner Add On because I get to add new items perfectly coordinated to that month in my planner.

But, I also use many items from the Main kit or other embellishment add ons. In my June spread, I had several free calendar boxes at the top of the month that perfectly fit the vellum Exclusive Scrapbook Circle word Summer.

Of course all the items like the washi strips, clear gold foiled stickers and clips from the Planner Add On are perfect for planner spreads, but I also used some Thickers, acrylic hearts, Shimelle epoxy stars and PinkFresh die cuts from the other kits!

Do you use all your kits for planning? We would love to see on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page!

🙂 Rebecca

Be Real-While Waiting.

Do you ever been stuck waiting in a restaurant?  My boys and I found ourselves in that exact situation, waiting to be seated.  Instead of wasting time and ignoring each other on social media we decided to take selfies-it was only a few moments but we laughed and sure enjoyed ourselves.

I highly recommend just being yourself-it’s HILARIOUS!  If you have and have used one of our Scrapbook Circle kits to create your layout please feel free to share them on our Facebook page; Scrapbook Circle of Friends.


Plan It Out! – Sunshine Days

Hey there!  This month, the June kit, “Sunshine Days” has a Planner Add-On called, “Wander Often.”  I used the kit to plan out my 2 week Planner spread for the middle of June.

I started by numbering the days and adding the date of each week at the top of the pages.  Regardless of any planner ideas I have, I always start this way.  The Planner I am currently using, is designed to number your own days of the month, to be more flexible.  For me, this is the perfect basis for a planner, since I tend to jump into a new one mid-year.

This Planner Add-On consisted of lots of Heidi Swapp stickers and a lot of them were clear stickers with a phrase or word in gold…coordinating with other kit stickers from American Crafts and Heidi Swapp.

I decided to add some color and visual definition by painting a little strip of color, or little box, under each of the places I planned to use the clear/gold stickers.  The darker background color make the gold phrase shine and pop as well as enable me to color key different activities.  My Planner pages are usually fairly loose and generally a place to doodle ideas, sketches, and give myself a brain dump!  I usually end up adding 3-4 Instax photos to each spread of photos.  I start with the basics I need to remember and then add some brush lettering or doodling for an event or a colorful reminder.

There are a million different ways to add embellishment to your Planner pages, especially with a specifically thought-out kit for just that reason!

Check out more ideas at the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Fb community. Thanks so much for stopping by!