Paradise Cove – Traveler’s Notebook Pages

By Jenni Calma

September 7, 2017

Hi there friends!  Jenni here to share a couple pages of my Traveler’s Notebook that I created using the new Scrapbook Circle custom line ‘Paradise Cove.’

The new kit comes with a Traveler’s Notebook with two different patterned covers, that coordinate with the kit; I chose to use this blue graphic pattern as the front of my notebook.  I used the Alpha Printables and layered them onto a piece of paper I watercolored, also adding the ‘2017’ circle from the printable sticker sheet.

While planning out a little of this notebook, I painted several loose circles and other geometric shapes in coordinating colors of watercolor.  I thought it would be a good way to tie all the elements & pages together while adding the watercolor texture & feel.  I also used machine stitching as a common element on the pages.

I utilized almost every piece of the kit on each spread; the patterned paper, the tags, the washi tapes, die cut stickers, puffy stickers and photo corners,

I used a similar layout idea for this page, using one side for photos and the opposite for journaling, patterned paper and embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today.  I hope this gave you some ideas on how to use the new kit from Scrapbook Circle, as well as some ideas for that Traveler’s Notebook you haven’t finished form the summer!  I’ll be posting addition pages later in the month, so be sure to come back!

Thanks again & have awesome week!


Traveler’s Notebook Sketches and Pages

By Lisa Andrews

September 4, 2017

We hope that you are excited about our new custom line, Paradise Cove!

This line was designed with a traveler’s notebook in mind so that you could have a perfect place to document your paradise travels near and far. Of course, this kit works great for any paper crafting project, but today I want to share some Traveler’s Notebook inspiration.

Before starting to fill up my Paradise Cove Traveler’s Notebook, I sketched out a few ideas for pages layouts. Although I didn’t exactly follow them as I put my album together, it was a great reference for ideas and a nice starting point for my pages.

Drawing these out was a pretty quick exercise and a great way to get my mind thinking about the many possibilities for my traveler’s notebook.

Here’s a look at some of the pages I ended up creating.

It was a lot of fun to put these two pages together using the kit elements. I love using the combination of the printable pages plus the physical elements.

Using a big photo on a page is always a nice way to make a big impact. I always like to add at least one little embellishment to the photo to tie in the elements from the other pages.

Have you tried creating in a traveler’s notebook? It’s such a perfect way to document and we hope you will give it a try!

Our 1st Collection Debut: Paradise Cove

By Lisa Andrews

September 1, 2017

We are so excited to share our first collection with you today. With the end of our regular monthly kits, we wanted to do something new that made us excited and ready to create. So we created the new collection, Paradise Cove.

There are two ways you can pick up this collection:

1. Paradise Cove Printable PDF Version

These will be emailed to you automatically right after your order is placed. There are 10 PDF pages plus two cut files in this version.

We bet some of you will think that this isn’t for you because you aren’t a digital papercrafter. Guess what, we aren’t either! This is simply a collection of pages that you print and then cut up and use on your projects.

You can download and print the files as many times as you’d like. You never run out of elements!

2. Paradise Cove Full Bundle

For this option, we have the pages professionally printed for you at our local print shop. We ship the printed pages to you along with a custom traveler’s notebook we designed just for this kit PLUS an assortment of embellishments that coordinate perfectly with the kit. As a bonus, you also receive all of the printable PDF pages and the cut files in this full bundle. It’s a great value with the combination of phsyical products and printable files.

For this weekend only, the first 20 people who order this bundle can take $5 off with code paradise5.

We hope you are excited about this new collection and can’t wait to share ideas and inspiration with you on Instagram. So please be sure to stop by and say hello!

Take 2 with Diana Waite

By Diana Waite

July 29, 2017

Hello Diana here!  I love taking a second shot on a layout that I have created.  There are a few reasons why I love to do that one-I get to recreate a page that I already love and another reason it takes the “think” out of the creative part of the layout! 😉   For my inspiration I went with this layout from February of this year, as you will notice.  My layout is about the same son:

And here is my lift of the same layout: I loved the ability to use 4 small photographs-and these poses are seriously almost identical WITHOUT prompting-he cracks me up honesty!

one of the points that I really liked about the original layout was the journaling with the letter stickers:

I really like how the little phrases help to describe the layout.

If you have any pages that you have lifted of yourself using any Scrapbook Circle kit we would love to have you share them on our Facebook page Scrapbook Circle of Friends.

Be Real with Kelly

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing a Project Life style layout made with the July kit, Smile More.

I adhered my Instagram photos to patterned paper trimmed down to 3.5×5, and then cut them in half to fit in my 8.5×11 pocket page.

I used the middle pocket for some sequins and acrylic stars, and then stitched it closed to keep them in place.

I love using pocket pages to document little everyday moments. I snapped these pictures after my husband stopped the car to get a turtle from the middle of the road. The kids oohed and aahed, and ‘pet’ it’s shell before he set it down in the ditch. I love capturing these little moments.

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!

2 cards featuring the July Laugh More add-on

By Jung AhSang

July 27, 2017

Hey crafty friends!

Today, I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using the July Laugh More add-on.  I am a 6×6 paper pad addict, and I love me a good alpha sticker, so I had to jump on this month’s add-on!  I also used the Pinkfresh Studio rubber charms from the July Smile More kit.

For my first card, I started by cutting out the sentiment piece from one of the 6×6 Pinkfresh Studio papers.  I picked the flower charm that matched the colors of the sentiment.

I picked out the fun black and white paper from the 6×6 paper pad, and die cut it into a rectangle.  I selectively colored in some of the images with matching Copic marker colors.  I added a machine stitched border around the sentiment piece, and added some foam tape behind it.  I got some gold thread and added some to the back of the adhesive before I attached it to the card base.  I added some gold splatters and the adhered the rubber charm.  I cut out and folded a light pink card base.  To create more interest, I inked up the bottom of the card base with a similar toned distress ink to create an ombre look.  I then adhered the card piece with foam tape onto the card base.

For my second card, I started with the SHINE sentiment I wanted to create using the thickers.

I chose a pattern paper from the 6×6 pad and die cut a rectangle.  Next, I picked one of the washi sentiments from the Pinkfresh Studio washi stickers.  Then I added the thickers.  I wanted to add a rubber charm to this card as well, and I thought the rainbow and stars would be good with the sentiment.  I thought that the diamond shape looked like a kite, so I got a piece of thread and attached it to the back.  To make it look even more like a kite, I cut tiny little bows from a paper from the 6×6 pad and glued them onto the string.  (I used my craft tweezers.)  To finish off the card, I added some foam tape to the back and attached it to a light pink card base that I made.  (It’s the same cardstock I used in my first card.)

I already have in mind who I’m giving the first card to.  I have a friend battling breast cancer right now, and I want her to know how brave and strong she is.

That’s it for me today!  I hope you like my cards, and I hope you’re feeling crafty!


matting your photos tech tip by Diana

By Diana Waite

July 26, 2017

Hello! Diana here I wanted to share with you one of my go to favorite tech tips!  I enjoy photos that pop off the page even when the background is pretty busy like this page:

To help those photos stand on their own I like to matte them with white cardstock.  Simple and easy-to create straight edges I use my paper trimmer and eye ball the edge and try to match that.

Here’s a better closeup of the pictures:

We would love to see your creations using any Scrapbook Circle kit, please feel free to share them on our Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page!

One Embellishment Inspiration – DIY Party Fringe

By Jenni Calma

July 25, 2017

Hello there friends!  Hope you are all having a wonderful week and enjoying the summer weather wherever you are!  This last Tuesday of the July, Jung is sharing the most lovely scrapbook page!  Her focus was to use the Fringe Paper in the July kit Smile More from the American Crafts DIY collection.

“When I saw the DIY fringe, I knew I wanted to use them in long strips across my page. I wanted to make my own fringe with pattern paper and include it as well. My layout was looking pretty monochromatic, so I decided to color one strip of fringe a bright magenta pink to match my daughter’s glasses. I used some distress ink and an ink blending tool to dab the ink onto the fringe. I added more layers of ink to deepen the color.”

“I used some distress ink and an ink blending tool to dab the ink onto the fringe. I added more layers of ink to deepen the color.”

“I love the way the green and white fringe kind of echo the florals behind my daughter in the photo, and the tiny flowers that I fussy cut emphasize that even more.”

I have so many things I want to say about Jung’s layout, but she literally said it all…

I love her subtle color associations and her simple yet powerful, dynamic design.  Thank you Jung for sharing pieces of your family and for ALL your inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today and we hope you have an amazing day!

Big Titles = Big Impact

Hello, Scrapbook Circle friends! Creative team member Dona has created a really fun page that I just know is going to have you running to your work space to scraplift:

Using the July kit, Smile More, Dona die cut most of her title from a piece of patterned paper. Then, she adhered the paper to the navy corrugated cardstock from the kit. The letters have a fun texture and depth to them, don’t you think?

Dona also used spray paint to color the acrylic “happy”, changing it from white to a bright and cheery orange.

If you’re still working your way through the July kit, give Dona’s big title technique a go. You’re sure to love the result!



Winner: June Challenge

Congratulations go to…

Rebecca K

…who created this beautiful page using her Scrapbook Circle kit.

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