Take 2 – My Layout From Last Month’s Kit

Hello! Welcome back to the blog. It’s Claudia here with you and today I’m sharing my ‘Take 2′ on a layout I made with last month’s kit. This is the layout I worked off of;


This layout is probably my favorite I’ve made in a while because I love the color combination of navy with the soft pink and who doesn’t love a good snow photo?

I first selected some patterned papers from the kit that I wanted to use. I’m mainly using the ephemera from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection which came in the Hot Stuff add on because I just love it so much. The branding strip on the right inspired my color scheme. The original layout doesn’t have a branding strip but I just really loved how it looked next to the pink heart with black dots paper.



My favorite paper in this month’s kit is the one with all the different squares on it. I cut out this pink butterfly from one of those squares.




I love tiny word stickers so I just had to use a few on this layout as well.



Thank you so much for joining me, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout. Do you ever do a take 2 on any of your layouts? We’d love to see!


– Claudia

Designer’s Choice: Amazing Little Moments

By Allie Stewart

January 22, 2017

Hello there! Allie here today, sharing a layout using the January Love Notes kit. I loved the beautiful Pink Paislee Moonstruck squares paper, and couldn’t wait to use it on my page!


I wanted the square patterned paper to be my background, so I cut the individual squares out using my paper trimmer. I laid them out on a white piece of cardstock, angling them in different directions for an imperfect look. Once I glued all the squares down, I stitchd a sheet of vellum over the top to further tone down the business. I adhered the vellum using adhesive in a few random spots before I sewed it down. You can see the adhesive, but I’m okay with that. It’s perfectly imperfect! Next, I used a doily and the B side of the squares paper as layers to my photo. I added some ephemera pieces included in the main kit and in the Hot Stuff add on.I stitched down my title, and the layout was complete!


I had so much fun using that gorgeous patterned paper to create my layout! Using vellum over a busy pattern is one of my favorite background techniques. I hope you feel inspired to use a busy paper as a background!

Quick Stitching Tip

By Rebecca Keppel

January 21, 2017

I thought some hand stitching would be the perfect addition to a layout made with the Scrapbook Circle January kit, Love Notes.


So I have a quick and easy tip to add hand stitching to layouts. Grab some colors of floss that coordinate with the layout or embellishments and then add a basic straight stitch around several shapes on the layout. For this layout for example, I added pink stitching around the pink heart. Use the die cuts or embellishments as a guide and simple stitch a border around the outside. It lends a handmade touch and additional texture and is so easy to do!

Thanks for stopping by!

:) Rebecca

Be Real: Dream

By Allie Stewart

January 20, 2017

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a layout involving an all day/everyday occurrence in my house: my dog sleeping! He sleeps 18-20 hours a day and always in the cutest and silliest positions. I have hundreds upon hundreds of pictures of him sleeping (I can’t resist), and I haven’t used many in layouts.  I decided to challenge myself to use them for this page!


To create this page, I cut a file from The Cut Shoppe out of white cardstock. I filled in the circles with the GORGEOUS  marble Pink Paislee patterned paper in the January Love Notes kit,and adhered it to a white background. White on white is one of my favorite looks with intricate cut files! It adds so much detail and dimension without distracting from the rest of the page.


Next, I added my photos! I matted them with the B side of the remaining Pink Paislee paper, and again with the fun sheet of dictionary paper included in the kit. For my title, I used the “dreamy” phrase from die-cuts in the Hot Stuff add on. I cut the “Y” out of the word so it just said “Dream”, which I thought was a perfect title for a layout about a sleepy pup! I added a few stickers, and the layout was complete!


Thank you for joining me today!

True Love Add-on with Jennifer

Hey! It’s Jennifer today sharing a layout created with the January Love Notes Kit and True Love Add-on.

Let me start by saying that from the very beginning this was one of those projects that just would not come together. First, I could not quite decide what I wanted to do. Next, my paper ripped – like big time ripped. Finally, after everything was said and done, I realized that I already used this photo for another project! Ugh!


To begin, I used the exclusive Scrapbook Circle January cut file on a 12×12 piece of white cardstock. Using the Fancy Pants Designs flair and patterned paper as inspiration, I painted turquoise, orange, and pink onto the cardstock. Right about that time, dinner was ready so I stepped away for a while and forgot about the painted cardstock. When I attempted to peel it off of the surface I painted it on, it totally ripped. Since it was torn pretty badly, I decided to cut it into a smaller strip and use it to back the photo.


The painted card stock was adhered to the patterned paper with Tombow Mono glue and the photo was backed with Crate Paper patterned papers. Next, I used several of the cork pieces and flair from Fancy Pants Designs, as well as a Crate Paper brad, and placed them on the painted paper and my photo. I followed that with the “Smile” puffy sticker (also Fancy Pants) from a previous kit as my title. Next, I stamped the Elle’s Studio tags with the Reset Girl roller stamp (also in a previous kit) and cascaded them under the photo. Last, I adhered everything to the Fancy Pants corrugated paper to add a pop of color and a few splatters of black mist.


The finished layout is very colorful and uses most of the flair included in the True Love Add-on.


Thank you for visiting today! Please stop by the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook Page for more inspiration and information on current challenges!


Tech Tip with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

January 18, 2017


Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing a Tech Tip using this month’s kit, Love Notes….

I happen to love long titles, and as a 8.5×11 scrapper…I usually don’t have the space for them. Lately, my favorite way to incorporate them is through photo apps and Instagram photos.

Handmade - detail 1

Most of the time, I end up using whatever caption I have on my Instagram photos as my title when it goes onto a page. So, I have started using overlays/text directly on the photos…and am able to build off of that when creating a layout.

Handmade - detail 3

Here, I have also used the Fancy Pants Joy Parade Cork Stickers found in the True Love Add-On, and the Simple Stories Love & Adore Stickers found in the main kit…to finish my title ‘Handmade with Love’.

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

Thanks for stopping by today!

1 Product 2 Ways – Fancy Pants Matchbook Notelets

By Jenni Calma

January 17, 2017

Hello friends!  Moving along this month, Claudia and Jung unknowingly created somewhat similar layouts using the Fancy Pants Matchbook Labels and some super cute photos!  The FP lables are part of the embellishments in the current January “Love Notes” kit.  Jung has been a busy bee with new baby and has lots of photos of her to scrap…her description is below the first photo.


“I looked at the colored labels in the Fancy Pants matchbook, and thought they would make a perfect background.  Thinking out of the box, I treated the labels as pattern paper.  I lined them up on the side of my layout for a graphic look, and then added some machine stitching for texture.”



I love the simplicity of Jung’s LO that enables her to focus on the story and use the labels to create a pattern.  Next up is Claudia with her description of her thoughts and process below.


“Hi everyone! It’s Claudia here and today I’m sharing a layout where I used the Fancy Pants Matchbook Notelets from this month’s kit in a fun way. To be honest, I found this one quite hard because I felt as if the matchbook has a lot of elements that you would use in a planner, so I tried to think of a way in which I could use it on an actual layout. I really liked the sheet with the flag/banner shapes, so I decided that those would probably be easiest for me to use as part of my background. I also cut out some of the icons from some of the other sheets. I then pulled out the sticker sheets from the Simple Stories Love and Adore collection and added some of the smaller ones on top of the banners to give them a little more interest.”



I love Claudia’s painted background, labels clustered under her photo and the Fancy Pants cork embellishments from the “True Love” Add-On work so well with her sweet photo.  Dogs and babies make beautiful scrapbook subjects!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today and be sure to check our the Facebook community Page and the FB Scrapbook Circle page for more inspiration and fun!

Winner: December Challenge

Hello, all! We have a winner for our December challenge, which was to use a black and white photo. Congratulations to…


…who posted this great page in our Facebook group, Scrapbook Circle of Friends:


Yay! Please send me your contact information and we will get your shop credit to you. tessa@scrapbookcircle.com.

The January challenge will be posted later today – stay tuned!

Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s Jennifer today with my Designer’s Choice project for January.


This month’s kit is overflowing with stickers and embellishments,  which prompted me to create this project that uses several of them in a small grid pattern.


I began by cutting 2×2-inch squares of patterned paper and adhering them to the top half of the background paper. When I laid the photo on the grid, it seemed a little to large so I added border strips along the top and bottom of the grid. The fringe-patterned paper is one of my favorites this month! I ended up cutting it into strips and then creating actual fringes along the print lines of the paper. Once I had it in place, I machine-stitch the top to give it a softer feel.

With my embellishments in place and the fringe sewn down, I adhered my photo to the layout using foam squares to raise it to the same height as the embellishment grid. I also added a few drops of paint on the background.


The title on the layout was created using my Silhouette Cameo and a font on my computer. I cut several “love” sentiments along with “this girl” and cascaded them down the photo.


The finished layout is quite busy but works. I love that I was able to use the Valentine-themed papers and embellishments on a non-holiday photo!

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


January Guest Designer – Allison Waken!

By Jenni Calma

January 13, 2017

Yay!  It’s Friday!!

Even though some superstitious folks think Friday the 13th could be unlucky, we are feeling super lucky to have Allison Waken as our Guest Designer for January!  Her work has always been a personal inspiration and her simple style consistently stands out.  Allison tells us a little about herself and then walks us through her layered layout using the January “Love Notes” kit.


Hi there! My name is Allison Waken and I’m a wife, boy mom, dog mom and blogger out of Phoenix, AZ.
I love photography, traveling and creating memories with my family. I have a background in marketing but have been blogging full time for the last 4 years. Writing, photography and creativity can combine into the perfect job that I love. I’m all about trying different forms of memory keeping and am currently loving making traveler’s notebook spreads. I always come back to traditional pages here and there though. There’s just something about that 12×12 page! I am a huge fan of creating with kits because it makes pulling out supplies and getting a page done so simple! 


This page is celebrating my sixteenth anniversary this month. We took this photo a couple months ago but I figured if I was sitting down to make a page I’d get this done now!


I loved the paper in this month’s kit SO much. I layered it in the corner and added in some of the fun paper pieces and embellishments.


Layering is my favorite way of adding a lot to a page while still maintaining somewhat of a minimalist look.


I finished off the page with a little paper piece in the corner with the date and a small sentence of journaling.


I love Allison’s page…a perfect example of her signature style!  Check out her Blog for more and come back in a couple weeks for more from our talented Guest!  Thanks for stopping by today and thank you to Allison for sharing a piece of your personal life with us through paper and embellishments!