The Telephone Game with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

November 21, 2016

Hello!  It’s time for the November edition of the Telephone Game.  Just like the name would suggest…it’s similar to the game we played as kids. Each month, the current challenge designer takes the previous month’s challenge project…and interprets it as her own. Today’s inspiration is Diana’s layout from October….

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Isn’t it lovely? I love the soft pastels against the black background. For my page, I was inspired by her two bottom squares. See how the top halves of the squares come to a point at the bottom? So, instead of four small squares, I layer two large ones…mimicking the design of those bottom two squares….

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This way, I was able to change it up a little…while still incorporating the diagonal lines and awesome stitching.

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I used my layered squares as a mat for my 4×6 photo. I moved the title/subtitle to the bottom right of the page inspired by Diana’s cascading leaf.

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For more awesome ideas using the November kit, be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Quick and Easy Window Cards

By Rebecca Keppel

November 20, 2016

I love clean and simple cards, but when you can add an unexpected element they are even more fun! A window card adds a unique touch to an otherwise simple card. The PinkFresh Acrylic shapes found in the Scrapbook Circle November Kit, Wonderland, make it very easy to add windows to cards. rk-sc-november-cards-1

 

By punching the same shape through a card panel and base, you can sandwich the acrylic shape in between and create a window. Check out this quick video to see how I made this card with this simple technique!

Have you started making holiday cards yet? Are you using the Wonderland kit? Be sure to share in the Scrapbook Circle of Friends group, we would love to see them!

:) Rebecca

Designer’s Choice: Merry Christmas

Hello! Welcome back to the blog. It’s Claudia here with you again and today I’m sharing my designer’s choice layout with you. The Wonderland kit is mostly a Christmas themed kit so I wanted to do a Christmas layout for a change. It’s something that I don’t do all that often because I’m not the biggest fan of the traditional Christmas colors, but sometimes it’s good to challenge yourself.

I don’t really have a lot of Christmas themed photos because I don’t take many photos during the Christmas season, but I found this photo of a Christmas ball that I thought was quite nice so I decided to go with that. For my design I wanted to use a lot of different patterns so I cut out a lot of squares and tilted them.

I then decorated each of the squares with some stickers and ephemera pieces to add more interest to the layout.

The layout is quite simple in its design, but sometimes less is more and if you’re not really sure on what to create, making a layout with a lot of different patterns is usually a good way to go because a lot of the embellishments will work with it.

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Thank you for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that you feel inspired to create a project with your own kit. Have a great day!

– Claudia

Be Real: Oh So Cold

Hello everyone! It’s Claudia here and today I’m sharing a ‘Be Real’ post using this month’s November kit.

When I created this layout I had lost my mojo a bit so I decided to try something a little bit different to see if it would help bring it back. I thought that it would be nice to try a tilted design for a change to see if I would like it.

I’m using 3 smaller sized black and white photos and didn’t do a whole lot of layering behind them. I mostly used the Illustrated Faith tabbies from the kit for layering. If you don’t do journaling on your layouts (like me), that is a good way to use them up.

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These photos were taken on a really cold day in February so I knew that I wanted to use the ‘Oh So Cold’ sticker from the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa sticker sheet for my title. I can sometimes really enjoy a good winter day, but this was one of those days where I wish I would have stayed inside / dress differently haha.

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I added this wooden piece from one of the September kit add ons for a little more interest.

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You can see the layering quite well on this photo. The dimension is added by folding up the edges of the paper layers. This is something I have been doing a lot recently and I’m loving the way that it looks.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout and that I was able to inspire you in some way. I am back tomorrow with my DT choice layout, I hope to see you then. Have a great day!

– Claudia

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By Diana Waite

November 17, 2016

I LOVE embellishments, they are FANTASTIC!  So when I was asked to focus on the Hot Cocoa add on kit for November I JUMPED at the chance.  Because I knew I was going to be working with 6×6 paper, I created a smaller layout 8.5 x 11 on white cardstock:dianawjoy

I was super excited to find this ADORABLE picture of my boys from 11 years ago-they were SO cute (now they are the teenagery handsome! 😉 )

I wanted to keep this layout a bit simple so I created a smaller “page” to the left of my picture layering up different pattern papers included in the kit.6g8a09816g8a0983So are you wondering about the pattern paper at the bottom of my page?  That is 6 x 6 paper cut to the same dimension and I carefully overlapped it to cover the whole bottom of my page–EASY PEASY!  We would love to see your creations on our Facebook page-please share we want to see what you are creating!

 

 

 

Tech Tip with Kelly

By Kelly Holbrook

November 16, 2016

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing a couple of shaker cards made with the packaging from the Illustrated Faith CHRISTmas Tabbies found in this month’s kit.
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I took all of the Tabs out of the packaging, and put them in something else :) …and tore as much of the cardboard away from the plastic that I could.

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I filled the plastic piece with sequins/pom poms, and lined the edges with glue. I added a few stickers to the center of a plain white card before adhering the sequined filled plastic over top.

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I cut a rectangle out of a piece of patterned paper from the 6×6 pad found in the Hot Cocoa Add-On. The plastic packaging measures  3 1/4 x 3 1/2, but I only have a square coluzzle cutter. The 3rd square from the top measures 3 1/2, so I cut the right side of the square. I used a ruler to measure to 3 1/4, and made a mark with a pencil to cut the other side. This is just how I did it, but I’m sure you could trace with a pencil…and cut out with scissors.

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I slipped the opening over the plastic on my card, trimmed off the edges, and then decorated the outside.

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Do you need some more inspiration? Be sure to head on over to the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery to see some more fabulous ideas using this month’s kit!

 

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1 Product 2 Ways – Tiny Pom Poms

By Jenni Calma

November 15, 2016

Happy Tuesday everyone!  This week’s 1 Product 2 Ways post features Neela’s & Claudia’s layouts using the tiny Crate Paper pom poms!  These little cuties are from the new Snow & Cocoa collection and are part of the November ‘Wonderland’ kit.  Neela’s take is below along with her description and close-up.

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“I loved the little pom poms that came with the kit this month. Even though they were colorful, they immediately reminded me of snow balls. I had to use a photo of my kids playing in snow on a trip that we made last year for this layout. This photo also went really well with the theme of this months kit. I love the stickers from Crate Paper – the colors and the designs and pretty much everything about them. So I used a whole bunch of these stickers along the edge of the photo. I picked the pink and the light blue pom poms as they went really well with the colors of the Crate Paper stickers and used them along the sticker border to give the whole layout a more playful look. I also used them in my title to make it stand out.”

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As usual, Neela’s LO is centered around a stunning photograph!  Claudia used many of the same pieces in her LO below.

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“Hello everyone! It’s Claudia here and today I’m back showing you one way you can use the cute pom poms featured in this month’s ‘Wonderland’ kit. I will admit that I wasn’t sure about what I wanted to do with these once I first saw them but I knew that I loved the colors and wanted to mainly use the Snow and Cocoa sticker sheet for my embellishing. After thinking about it for a while I thought that it would be fun to create a banner on my layout and place them alongside the banner shapes I had cut out. Placing them in that position makes them look like Christmas lights, which I think looks really cool!”

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They are both similar, yet completely different designs and are such a great example of the variety and possibilities this kit contains!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today.  Come participate in our Facebook community page, Scrapbook Circle of Friends!

November Challenge: Non-Holiday Layout

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! The Wonderland kit and add-ons have me in the holiday spirit. I can’t wait to document my December and record Christmas memories. But what if holiday scrapping and crafting are not your thing? What if it is, but you have leftover papers and embellishments? I’ve got a challenge for you that will help you stretch and use up every little bit of your kit. This month, the challenge is to use holiday-themed product to create a non-holiday layout. Here’s my take:

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I knew when I snapped this photo at the beginning of this month that I wanted to tell the story of how Addie is fighting nap time, but if I get her bundled up nice and warm, a car drive will usually get her to sleep. Imagine my delight when I noticed that the colors of my sweater and her cute, wintery outfit matched the plaid paper in the kit!

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I started by designing my title and cutting it out with my Silhouette Cameo. I backed the letters with various patterned papers and then tucked tabs and stickers into each letter. I traced around the letters and the edge of my layout with a black pen for some contrast. Sewing would be a good option, too.

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I added the deer, girl, and tree stickers because, well, they’re cute. I think they say “winter” more than “holiday”, so I went with it! I popped the girl sticker up on foam adhesive for some added dimension.

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So there you have it, a non-holiday page created with holiday-themed product! Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a non-holiday layout using holiday-themed product. The layout should be traditional or hybrid. This month’s Scrapbook Circle kit is perfect for this challenge, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, an online gallery, or social media site (be sure to tag Scrapbook Circle!). Comment on this post with a direct link to your layout.

3. For an extra entry, post your layout to our Facebook Community, Scrapbook Circle of Friends. Find the photo album titled “November Non-holiday Layout Challenge” and add your layout. Feel free to tag me – @Tessa Elzea Buys – so I’m sure not to miss it!

4. Link us to your entry by Sunday, December 11th, 9:00 pm PST. The randomly-selected winner of a $20.00 gift certificate to Scrapbook Circle will be posted on December 12th.

Good luck and happy scrapping!

Winner: October Challenge

Hello, everyone! The layouts submitted for our October challenge – Autumn Leaves – were all fantastic. I think you might love fall as much as I do! The randomly selected winner of a credit to the Scrapbook Circle store is…

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…with this fun layout using her stash and some great fall leaves:

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Congratulations! Please email me at tessa@scrapbookcircle.com with your contact information and we will get you set up with your prize.

Stay tuned! The November challenge is coming up later today. You’ll get to stretch your November kit with this one. See you soon!

Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends. It is that time of year where many of us are working on holiday cards for family and friends, and today I am sharing three that I “threw” together. Sometimes we need a card in a hurry and these were just that. I feel that with many projects I try to create a “masterpiece” every time and that isn’t always possible.

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The first card uses much of the wonderful Pinkfresh Studio papers. I love the whimsical feel of the papers and embellishments – it just feels fun!

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Next, is this card made papers and embellishments from Crate Paper as well as the washi tape strips from Elle’s Studio.

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Last is this card that uses a little bit of everything – Elle’s Studio, Pinkfresh Studio, and Crate Paper. I love how all of the collections work so well together.

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Thank you for stopping by today.

Jennifer