Archive for July, 2017

Perfect Day at the Zoo

Hey there Scrapbook Circle friends!  I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Today, I have my DT choice layout to share with you.  I am finally getting around to scrapbooking a trip to our favorite zoo a few years ago.  It feels so good to have the layout done and ready to put in our album.

I am using the July Smile More kit and the July Laugh More add-on.  To start, I die cut my photos and some of the Bella Blvd paper into diamonds.  (I cut out a big square in the middle of the pattern paper so I can use the outside as a frame for my layout.)  I arranged the diamonds on a piece of white cardstock that I trimmed a little.  I left some spots blank, and I hand stitched some diamonds as well to create visual interest and texture.  The layout is relatively easy to put together…it’s just the perfectionist in me that wanted all the diamonds to line up straight and evenly that took the most time.

I attached the cardstock to the Bella Blvd paper, and added machine stitching.  I typed up my journaling on the computer, then added them to the right side of the layout in strips.  I added the title using the thickers from this month’s add-on, and the blue Webster’s pages stickers from the May Here We Go add-on, and that cute “Perfect Day” bear sticker from Shimelle that was in the March Happy Place kit.  I’ve been saving that sticker for the perfect layout, and if it’s not perfect for a zoo layout, I don’t know what is!  To finish off my layout, I added a few embellishments and the rubber camera charm from Pinkfresh Studio.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my layout!  I hope you like my graphic minimalist style and layout!

Happy crafting!

July Guest Designer – Taheerah Atchia

Hi there Friends! Today we are looking at the second project from our July Guest Designer, the ever inventive artist Taheerah Atchia!  Before we get to her project, let’s learn a little bit more about Taheerah. As part of usual Guest Designer Post, I asked her to answer a few of the questions I am always curious about other designers.

1. When do you do your cardmaking…do you set specific time aside or wait until you are feeling creative??

“My creative time is largely dictated by DT deadlines nowadays – though I’m trying to set aside more time to create just for me too! At the moment my weekends are set aside to create, with the occasional card being made during a weekday evening. When I’m creating for me it tends to be a bit less structured than that and I’ll go with the flow!”

2. Do you keep a Planner or Memory Keeper? Or both??

“I have something like 3 planners and two Traveler’s Notebooks. I’ve used a grand total of zero of them… LOL! I do actually need to plan my work and creative commitments more though so I really should put one of those planners to good use!”

3. Name 3 things you couldn’t craft without!!

“Oh goodness me, just three?! Does mojo count as one of them? That’s the most important one. *wink*

If we’re talking supplies, then I can’t do without a good, thick quality white cardstock, stamps, and ink. Everything else is icing on the cake – and I really like cake, so I have a lot of icing in my stash, ha!”

Here is Taheerah’s card using the July main kit, “Smile More.” She also gives us some insight to her creative process below.


“I’m so excited to be back here today to show off the July Kit again! I’ve had so much fun creating beautiful cards with it!  Today, I decided to play with a few of the different patterned papers, as well as some of the awesome embellishments!

I cut several of the papers and layered them onto my card base, with the largest covering the entire base. I enjoy cutting the papers unevenly and arranging them in a more uneven fashion – it adds way more interest than straight forward matting!”


“The July Kit comes with a great assortment of elements! I pulled out the cork hexagons – these each feature a different pattern printed on them, so fun! I adhered the patterned hexagons in a formation, and cut one of the other designs in half and adhered them upside down to use as plain halves. I think we sometimes forget that we can customise ready-made embellishments but it really opens up the possibilities for them if you do!”

“I really love the large scale chipboard word embellishments and used one to add a bold sentiment to my card. It adds additional dimension and texture to the design. And of course I couldn’t put down those giant gold sequins – a healthy scattering of them finished off my design perfectly!

I actually have a bonus card up on my own blog showcasing some other ways to customize embellishments in the kit for you to get a double dose of inspiration! Please do hop over and check it out here!

I’ve had a ball guest designing for Scrapbook Circle this month! I hope you’ve enjoyed my visit and I’d love it if you continued to follow my crafty adventures on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Pinterest! Thanks for stopping by!”

Taheerah has such a wonderful ability to our together the unexpected pieces and combine them in a unique way!

Thank you so much Taheerah for sharing your time and creative formula with us! And thank you for sharing some of your day today with us. Have an awesome weekend!

 

 

 

Monthly Kits Are Ending

Hello to our wonderful subscribers, past customers and followers. We want to let you know that the July Kit will be our last regular monthly scrapbooking kit. But, not to worry, other projects are in the works!

We have absolutely loved creating kits every month for the past 11 years and we feel that now is a time to make a change.

If you have a current subscription, your auto-pay will be canceled and you will not be charged for any future kits.

We are working on new ideas and hope to be able to share them with you soon!

We love and appreciate each and every one of you! Thank you for all of your support over the past many years and we look forward to staying connected with you in the years to come.

Here’s a look at our last regular monthly kit. You can still pick it up while supplies last.

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July Digicuts with Jennifer

Hey there Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s Jennifer today with a project using the exclusive Scrapbook Circle July Digicuts.

For this project, I began by using my Silhouette to cut the file using white card stock. Next, I used patterned papers included in the July kits to back the cut file – I stuck with the Pinkfresh Studio papers because I love all of the bright colors. Because of the bright colors of the patterned paper, I chose to print my photo in black and white and then backed it with more patterned paper from Pinkfresh.

To embellish the layout, I used the magnet flower from Vicki Boutin in the top-left corner of the photo. I followed this with several flowers and die cuts from the Dear Lizzy Thickers and Pinkfresh along with a Jillibean Soup puffy sticker arrow along the bottom. I stamped a tag with the date and tucked it behind the photo.

The title was next and it was made using the Vicki Boutin alpha stickers and the Scrapbook Circle acrylic “happy” sentiment. I like how it ties into the patterned paper and completes the wording there.

Here is a closer look.

Thank you so much for visiting today! Be sure to visit the blog daily for inspiration from the design team.

Jennifer

Tech Tip with Rebecca – 4 Ways to Watercolor Vicki Boutin Stickers

Hi Everyone! Rebecca here with this month’s Tech Tip! This month I decided to feature 4 ways to watercolor the Vicki Boutin watercolor stickers found in the Scrapbook Circle Laugh More Add on for July.

I used a bunch pf the stickers on this layout and I love how you can watercolor them on their backing sheets and then add them to your project so if you make a mistake your entire layout is not ruined! For the purple flower I used a mix of watercolor mediums.

For the alphas, I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor and for the labels I used Distress Oxide Inks.

Check out all the ways I watercolored these beautiful watercolor stickers in this video!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Pinkfresh Studio Rubber Chips with Kelly!

Hey there!  Today I’m sharing Kelly’s fun layout of a photo in a photo!  Her focus was to use the Pinkfesh Studio rubber chip embellishments for a project   These gorgeous elements are part of the July “Smile More” kit!

Here is what Kelly had to say:
“I love the texture that the rubber chips added to my layout. I mixed them up with chipboard and a little doodling and scattered them across the white background to make them pop.”

I love her combination of different papers and the stitching adds so much great texture along with the border of corrugated cardstock along the left side.   The bright colors of the chips and fun icons give this page so much character!

Thanks Kelly for such great inspiration!  And thank you for checking out the post today!

DT choice Background paper!

I LOVE when background paper can speak for itself!  This wonderful paper included in the Smile More kit is AWESOME!!

All I needed to do was add my picture:

-which I matted with pattern paper and my layout came together QUICKLY!

We would love if you would share any layouts that you have made using our Scrapbook Circle kits-please feel free to share them on our Facebook page; Scrapbook Circle of friends!

DT Choice with Kelly

Hello! It’s Kelly here today to share a planner spread made with this month’s kit, Smile More!

I love the gold foil tickets found in this month’s kit, and thought they were perfect for filling up empty day spaces at the beginning and end of the month. I use also used a few journaling stickers from a previous kit on the tickets.

 

The numbers from the pink alpha stickers were perfect for numbering the days, I mixed them up with calendar numbers to fill the month.

 

I added a few of the Dear Lizzy Thickers along the right side 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!

Design Team Choice with Jennifer

If you’re anything like me, you end up with tons of scrap pieces of paper lying around after working on projects. Rather than sweep them into the recycle bin, how about using them to create a one-of-a-kind background?

Today’s project does just that – I literally scraped together a bunch of scraps and started sticking them down. The result is this layout that I think has a fun vibe with all of the colors and patterns – and who doesn’t love those Snapchat photos!?

This project was put together from the bottom up – I began layering paper and washi at the bottom of the white card stock and kept moving upward.

Pinkfresh Studio is one of my favorites; so I had no problem using all of the patterned paper, washi tape, and embellishments included in this month’s kits.

I chose to print the photos with my Instax printer to keep with the fun vibe of the papers. Once those were in place I adhered my title beneath them and then machine stitched over the top.

I finished with a few embellishments around the photos and called it good.

The background is so busy that I didn’t feel the need to add too much more.

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

Jennifer

Fine Little Day for Lemonade

Orange Gearle here with a layout using the July Smile More kit as well as the July Hug More Add-on kit.

 

When I saw all of the color in the Jillibean Puffy Stickers I knew I was going to have to get this Add-on kit.. So I used a bunch of them on this layout in little clusters throughout the page.

I absolutely love the Vicki Boutin magnetic bookmarks in the add-on kit. I used two of them on this page. I used the butterfly “love” around a corner of my layers and added a Jillibean Soup puffy sticker to it so it’s says LOVE today.

Then I opened up the flower bookmark and used it as an embellishment on the opposite corder. I also put part of my title on it! It’s awesome how this worked perfectly!

 

I enjoyed creating this page and challenging myself to use those bookmarks in a creative way. And I am super happy to have this lemonade stand moment documented and in the book!

Thanks for stopping by!