1 Product 2 Ways – Large Die Cut Tags

Hello and welcome to our weekly post using 1 Product 2 Ways!  This week we are using the Vicki Boutin tear out tags that are in the May ‘Take Note kit.  I asked Rebecca and Jennifer to take on this assignment and here is what they created!

Rebecca made a traditional scrapbook page full of photos and lots of info!!

“I used the tags as the focal point of the design of my layout. I used small photos from a contact sheet for 2 of the tags and typewritten journaling for the center.”

I love Rebecca’s composition that although it is a simple arrangement, it has such a huge variety of embellishments and layers of her story!  Speaking of layers, Jennifer’s tag project is next!

“Creating quick mini albums is one of my favorites and these tags are perfect for just that! With the base for the album all ready, it was quite easy to embellish and add photos. It began as a family album and then I realized there were dogs in each of the photos, which prompted the name “Dog Family.” I love that I was able to create a quick and cute project!”

How cool is that idea for a mini album!  And backing the tags with patterned paper is just perfect…I love that she used all black and white photos!

Great job you talented girls!!

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Winner: April Challenge – Metallics

Congratulations to…

CYNTHIA BALDWIN, who created this fabulous layout and posted it in our Scrapbook Circle of Friends group:

Great page! Please email me at tessa@scrapbookcircle.com with your contact information and we will get your store credit set up for you!

Stay tuned, a new challenge is coming up soon!

New Shades – May DT Choice with Orange Gearle

By Orange Gearle

May 14, 2017

Hi everyone! Orange Gearle here with my DT Choice using the May – Take Note kit. I have loved using this kit and I am amazed at all of the different looks you can get out of it! My grandson got new sunglasses in his Easter basket and he was thrilled. I’m pretty sure I captured his excitement in these photos.

My color inspiration came from the yellows, greens, and pinks (especially the yellows) in the PinkFresh Sudio diecuts and alphas (both in the This is Magic Add-on this month). I grabbed a bunch of circle items from the die cut packs in the main kit, too. Then I used a circle punch and a confetti punch to punch a few more circles from the patterned papers to create a line of circles on the right side of my page.

I used one of the tags and a few pieces of patterned paper behind my photos as layering. And stitched through my title with my sewing machine.

This sticker fit the theme of this layout so well!  I didn’t have a lot of pink in the payout until I saw this sticker on the sticker sheet from Webster’s Pages! So I punch circles of pink from patterned paper so I could use it! 🙂

Since I used the black alphas and black acrylic heart, I added some black paint splatters and little bit of black thread to pull it all together!

This was a super fun layout to make! Thanks for stopping by!

May Guest Designer – Stephanie Buice!

By Jenni Calma

May 12, 2017

Hi there and Happy Friyay!!  I am excited to announce our Guest Designer for May, the lovely, talented Stephanie Buice!!  I have always admired her clean, fresh style and couldn’t wait to see what she created using the ‘Take Note’ kit!  Stephanie shares a bit about herself and then her gorgeous layout.

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am thrilled to be here as your guest today. A little bit about myself and why I love scrapbooking,
My husband and I live in Alabama with our 5 year old son Brady (If you follow my work at all I’m sure you know all about him), I love being a stay at
home mom and getting to work from here is a dream. I have been a crafter since the day I could cut with my first scissors, but involved in the industry
since about 2010. Not only have I met some of my best friends this way but also have found a fun creative outlet. 
Thanks for having me and I hope you’ll enjoy what I have to share!

“Let me just start off by saying THAT WASHI TAPE!!! Oh my gosh, I couldn’t wait to get it on some paper! I love the fact that you can add color
to it to customize it however you’d like, but for this layout I chose to leave it as it. I love the black and white, and the scale is just perfect.”

“For this layout I matched it with the grey and white Webster’s Pages paper from the kit to keep it simply and clean feeling, I added the center
circle and tiny sentiment of bring in a bit of color to help keep the calm feeling of my pictures. I used the small mint letters and the black
acrylic ‘story’ word for my title.”

One of the things I like so much about Stephanie’s style is her ability to know when to stop; adding just the perfect embellishments so that all the elements works together beautifully.  I have difficulty showing restraint and tend to go too far.  Make sure  you check back with us…Stephanie will be back with more about her creative process and more projects later this month.

Have something you want to share or want the current challenge details…?  Check out our Facebook community page, Scrapbook Circle of Friends!

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!

Gimmie Some Knucks

By Orange Gearle

May 11, 2017

Hi everyone! Have you seen the May Printables? They are lovely watercolor-y and right up my alley! I was able to use a few of them in different ways for this layout about my daughter being silly with a sculpture of knuckles! She is so silly and fun and that’s what this story is all about.

First of all, I used two of the printable cards behind my photo (one on either side) like pattern paper layers. I use the “I love you because…” card on one side, and the other side is the blank card of the same color. I love the ombre effect of these cards! I also used the corner of one of the cards up in the upper left part of my layout for a little more of that lovely color.

I cut the title (freehand) out of some scraps of the Dear Lizzy paper, and had enough left for the bottom third of my layout (I had already used some of it for other projects)! Then I poked holes around the letters and stitched with some embroidery floss to help it stand out and add some texture.

I used the printable as inspiration for my journaling as well. I used the “I love you because…” phrase as a starting point for my journaling about some of the things that I love about my daughter, especially on this day.

All of my papers and alphas are from the May Main Kit – Take Note. I also used some Illustrated Faith Tabbies and Pink Fresh Die Cuts from the May Add-on This is Magic. The black stars are from April’s Main Kit – Our Story.

I went ahead and let the video run while I made this layout. So if it suits your fancy, you can click here to see my process.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tech Tip with Rebecca – Coloring Washi

Hey everyone! Did you happen to grab the Here We Go add on this month? It has the most amazing Dear Lizzy Coloring Washi Tape. I definitely included it in my planner spread for the month of may:

So for this Tech Tip I wanted to go through a few mediums that are fun to use on this cool washi tape.  Here are few different mediums I tried on the washi tape.

The Tonic Studios Nuvo Brush Script pens are new to me and I only have a few colors, but they were my favorite to use. They have a brush tip, but the end of the tip is very fine and perfect for coloring in these small spaces. Even though I didn’t have a green, I was able to mix the blue and yellow on the washi to color in the leaves. These are the pens I used to color the washi in my planner spread.

I also tried Copics, which are great  for coloring on the slick surface of the washi without smearing once dry. But don’t think you can “blend” on the washi tape. Since the tape has that slick surface it doesn’t absorb the ink and so traditional blending does not take place.

I also tried Prisma Color pencils and Staedtler Fineline Markers. The pencils were great for a textured look and the Staedtlers were great for staying in the lines because they have such an ultra fine tip.

But ultimately, like I mentioned, my favorite were the Nuvo Brush Script Pens. Looks like I need to add to my collection lol!

What have you been using to color in the washi tape? Please share over in the Scrapbook Circle of Friends! We would love to see!

🙂 Rebecca

1 Product 2 Ways – Elle’s Studio Bits & Pieces

By Jenni Calma

May 9, 2017

Hello everyone!  Happy May to you all!  To kick off this month and the May “Take Note” kit, we are celebrating the Bits and Pieces from Elle’s Studio for our first 1 Product 2 Ways post.  Jung took on this challenge with this fresh, organized layout!

“I love how all the bits and pieces in the Elle’s Studio cardstock embellishments coordinate with each other. When I saw some of the sentiments, I thought it would be perfect to document my daughter’s 11 year old layout. My style is graphic, and I often gravitate towards grids and straight lines…this layout accomplishes that, with a bit of a twist.”

Next up, Diana documented what looked like a super fun day!  I love the colors of the slide and the small strip of color patterned paper she used under the photos.

“I LOVED how easy it was to add the Elle’s Studio pieces to my layout-perfect for a bright engaging layout”

Thanks girls for an inspiring way to kick off the month of May!  Elle’s Studio has an amazing collection of these die cuts that can be used in a variety of ways!  Want to share your pages with us or be inspired by others??  Visit our community page on Facebook Scrapbook Circle of Friends.

Have an amazing week!

Take 2 with Rebecca

By Rebecca Keppel

May 8, 2017

Take 2 is a fun series on the Scrapbook Circle blog where the design team scrap lifts an older design of theirs or of another team member. I always forget how much fun it is to lift your own older designs until I get assigned the Take 2! Here is my layout from February 2013. I actually found this layout on Facebook when Facebook re-shared it with me in my Memories.

As soon as I saw it on Facebook I thought about doing another grid layout with small circles. I found the cut file I used and cut it out of white cardstock and layered it over more white cardstock just like I had done in the original layout. This time though I cut the circles out of a 12 x 12 sheet without a border around the outside so I chose not to add the machine stitching and let it have a cleaner look.

There were so many perfect embellishments and stickers and die cuts in the Scrapbook Circle Take Note kit that fit right inside the die cut circles.

I also punched several circles out of various patterned papers from the Take Note kit. The exclusive Scrapbook Circle stickers that are…circular lol…fit right inside too.

I am very happy with how the second version of this design turned out and I love comparing the two sets of photos of my kids.

Have you ever scrap lifted yourself? We would love to see your first and second versions on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page!

🙂 Rebecca

May’s Designer Choice with Jennifer

Happy day after National Scrapbooking Day everyone! I hope you had the chance to get some crafty time in, catch the Scrapbook Circle Instagram Hop (check it out if you haven’t already), and take advantage of the 25% discount being offered in the shop.

For May’s Designer’s Choice I created a traveler’s notebook spread using a journal I got at Ikea. I love that spring is finally here and flowers are beginning to bloom. This photo was taken in our back field a couple of weeks ago and goes perfectly with the papers in the May Take Note kit.

To begin this project, I used Vicki Boutin matte acrylic gel medium on the page with the photo. When that had dried, I used art crayons and watercolors in very light greens and yellows on about 2/3 of the page.

While the crayons and paints were still wet, I sprinkled salt on top, let it dry, and then rubbed it off. Doing this gives the paint a really cool speckled effect.

Next, I used the same watercolors to paint the Dear Lizzy washi tape included in the main kit. This washi is one of my new favorites – I loved being able to customize the colors to match my project.

After the washi dried, I cut the Crate Paper and Webster’s Pages patterned papers to back my photo and attached everything to the page. When editing the photo, I did add the loving sentiment by Ali Edwards to the bottom right.

I then turned my attention to the left side of the spread and added my journaling. The acrylic story sentiment was placed in the middle of the journaling despite covering some of the writing. I love the effect of having it front and center. To balance all of the white on the page, I added strips of the yellow patterned paper by Crate Paper to match what is behind my photo. Last, I added black and white enamel dots from my stash to give some needed balance and texture.

The finished spread is my first traveler’s notebook project of what are sure to be many. It was fun to put together.

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to visit the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page for more inspiration from the creative team!


Live Laugh Love – A Be Real Post

By Orange Gearle

May 5, 2017

Hi friends! I have a Be Real post to share with you today. I created this layout using the May Take Note Kit.

It all started with this photo of my daughter being pushed in the swing by her grandpa. It was just an ordinary visit to the in-laws, but I love this photo that her daddy captured and shared on Instagram. It was a pretty spring day and all the spring flowers were blooming and beautiful, so when I saw that floral Dear Lizzy paper, I just had to cut it up and use it on this page!

I used several bits and pieces from the Elle’s Studio Ephemera pack found in the main kit, as well as those amazing acrylic hearts! I added several paper layers and a few tags behind my photo (and some fussy cut flowers)!

For the finishing touches I used a few stickers from Pinkfresh Live More Phrase Stickers found the May Add-on – Here We Go.

I absolutely love telling the stories of everyday and was glad to get this day, this photo, and this story documented. The soft Heidi Swapp background paper and all the florals were perfect for this spring story.
Thanks for stopping by today!