One Little Wonder – Pretty Little Studio Love Bird Die Cuts from Claudia van Rooijen!

By Jenni Calma

April 11, 2017

Happy Tuesday friends!  Instead of doing our regular 1 Product/2 Ways post this week, we are going to do a One Item Wonder featuring the Pretty Little Studio die cuts designed by our own DT member Claudia van Rooijen!!  Actually, March was Claudia’s last month with us, but we are claiming her this month too to celebrate her gorgeous release with PLS!  We are going to feature Jung’s project today, and Jennifer’s in a couple weeks, both using these “Love Bird” die cuts from the April “Our Story” kit.  Jung made a precious mini album that has me drooling with her combinations and describes her thoughts along the way…

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“When I saw the Pretty Little Studio With All My Heart word die cuts, I thought it’d be so cute to make a mini album of my husband and I.”

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“The girls and I have been loving the snapchat filters recently, and I even got my hubbie to take a few snapchat selfies with me. Those pics were perfect for this mini album.”

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“I created this little 3×4 album with patterned paper, cardstock I watercolored, and washi tape. Love how the PLS word die cuts add the perfect sentiment to my mini album!”

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How cute is that album??  Jung makes it look so simple and easy…I just love her simple, graphic style!

Want to see more…come join our Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook community page for ideas, challenges and more!  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing week!

April Challenge – Using Metallics

By Jenni Calma

April 10, 2017

The gorgeous April kit features just enough sparkle to really catch your eye, which inspired the April challenge:

Use metallics on a layout. Our creative team member Neela created this page for your inspiration:

This kit is filled with metallics in gold and copper. I decided to use some of the gold elements in this kit for this layout.

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“I love the words in the Heidi Swapp pack. I wanted to use one of the words as the title for my layout. ‘Authentic’ seemed perfect for this photo and the story I wanted to tell. I then used the 3×4 cards with gold elements from Pretty Little Studio to form a grid along with the photo. I also used more gold words from the Heidi Swapp word pack. And how awesome are those gold mirror stickers from Pink Fresh Studio.”

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“I added the hearts in a visual triangle. I then wrote my journaling in the bottom.  After all the gold, I wanted to add more color to the layout. With the background, fussy cut feathers from Shimelle’s little by little patterned paper and the bits and pieces from the Paige Evan’s Oh My Heart ephemera pack, I got the needed color and patterns to complete the layout.”

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“Hope you will enjoy using the metallics from the Main kit and add ons this month.”

 

Ready to play along? Here’s how:

1. Create a project (cards, layout, mini album, pocket page, etc.) featuring at least one metallic. Traditional or hybrid. This month’s Scrapbook Circle kit is perfect for this challenge, but any materials will do.

2. Post your project 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 “April Challenge – Metallics” and add your project.

4. Link us to your entry by Sunday, May 8th, 9:00 pm PST. The randomly-selected winner of a $20.00 gift certificate to Scrapbook Circle will be posted on Monday, May 9th.

Good luck and happy scrapping!

If you can, set up the photo album with Neela’s page, or I can do that when I get back.

Designer’s Choice – Cut File

By Neela Nalam

April 8, 2017

I love the cut file this month. These cut files provide so much interest to the layout. I used the paper with a color gradient in the background. I used a white cardstock to cut out the cut file and stitched onto the background paper. Here is my layout:

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Since I have a busy background and a colorful photo of my kids in the aquarium, the rest of the layout is simple. I love the Heidi Swapp words included in our kit this month. I used one of the words as a title for my layout. I wrote my journaling  on vellum and added my title and on it too. I added the hearts from pretty little studio as they colors matched the colors of the fish in the photo. I also added the the flair with a gold heart and mirror sticker from Pink Fresh studio. I enjoyed using all the metallic elements included in our kit this month. To finish the layout I added the puffy star stickers from Bella Blvd. The kit this month has so many wonderful and fun elements. Make sure you get your own Our Story kit and share your creations with us on our Facebook page.

Below are some close ups of the layout:

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Design Team Choice with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s my turn to share my Design Team Choice layout for April, and this month I am doing something a little different.

Some time ago I purchased a journaling bible and had yet to do anything with it. I love all of the beautiful flowers and golds in the April Our Story kit and knew exactly how I needed to use them . . . in my journaling bible!

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To begin this page, I used acrylic paints and spread them onto the page beginning at the outer edge and working my way inward. The colors seemed a bit too bright so I ended up using white gesso to tone them down. The verse I chose is Psalm 46:10, which is so appropriate for me right now and my busy life. It is important for me to remember to just be still, relax, and trust that everything will work itself out.

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Once the paint and gesso had dried, I began the layering by using part of the packaging from the Pretty Little Studio With All My Heart Collection by Claudia van Rooijen. Next, I used die cuts from Pink Paislee’s Oh My Heart by Paige Evans and the gold-mirrored embellishments by Pinkfresh Studio.

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My final step was to add the Pinkfresh Studio puffy letters, Illustrated Faith washi tape and number stickers, and the date using a roller stamp. One piece of advice I have is to be sure to glue everything in place. My letters wanted to peel off after everything had dried, so I did go back and adhere everything with Mono glue.

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I love the finished page and cannot wait to create more! Thank you for visiting today and please stop by the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page for more inspiration from the creative team and information about our monthly challenges.

Jen

Scrapbook Circle Digi Cuts with Rebecca

Hey all! I love digital die cuts! Especially background cuts! And this month’s file is a really fun background cut. Here is the layout I made with this month’s file plus the April Kit Our Story and Add Ons.

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I’ll be honest! I love the artsy Maggie Holmes paper and wanted to use it, but wasn’t sure how. Laying the die cut white cardstock over it really helped me tone it down a bit. The other thing I like about background cuts is that they help create the flow or design of the page. It had been a long time since I did an angled page, but it totally made sense to make the entire layout go along with the lines of the die cut.

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The other thing I love about background die cuts is the embellishing. Once the die cut is backed with patterned paper, then comes the fun of adding flair, stickers and more. I had a blast using everything from the Our Story kit and add ons to embellish this layout.rk sc april -9515Do you love background die cuts as much as I do? We would love to see how you are using this one in the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page!

🙂 Rebecca

 

Tech Tip with Kelly

 

Hello! It’s Kelly here today sharing a layout made with the April kit, Our Story.
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I have been seeing these little dimensional squares made from circles everywhere, and decided to give it a go.

 

 

 

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I made mine by using a 2 inch circle, 1.25 inch square, and a bone folder/scorer.

Process 2
I centered the square in the circle, and used the bone folder to both score around all of the edges and make sharp folds.

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I used both sides of the patterned paper for interest, and finished them off with a few small embellishments.  Need some more inspiration? Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for more awesome ideas using the April kit!

1 Product 2 Ways – Pinkfresh Studio Puffy Alphas

By Jenni Calma

April 4, 2017

Happy April!!  So glad that you are here today!  For the first Tuesday using the new “Our Story” kit, we are featuring the gorgeous Copper Puffy Alphas from Pinkfresh Studio.  I challenged Neela and Rebecca to take these fabulous stickers and share their inspiration!  Neela’s clever LO and her description is below:

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“Since the product I am highlighting is alphabet stickers, I decided to use a photo of all the books I read since January and I am pretty proud of this as I hadn’t been reading much till then.
I decided to use the awesome puffy stickers which have a copper finish as a background for the layout.  To begin with, I created a division to create interest by adding patterned paper to the bottom half of the white cardstock. I added some stitching to the border which may not show through easily in the photo. I then added my photo and placed the title – Books And More Books from the Paige Evan’s ‘Oh My Heart’ ephemera pack which coordinates so well with the puffy stickers.I also backed the title with more cards from this pack which contained copper tones. I placed my photo and title on a piece of vellum onto which I wrote my journaling. I then added the copper letters randomly all over the background. The best part is that there are also stars along with alphabets in this sticker pack and you can never have enough of them. Hope you will totally enjoy using these puffy stickers just like I did.”

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Rebecca used the Alphas in a more traditional way, but like Neela, also made them into part of a patterned background.  Check out her project below…

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“I loved the Pink Fresh Alpha but since they were very delicate and I was looking for a bolder look, I placed them over circles punched out of the Crate Paper “Coastal” patterned paper. Then I popped up every other letter on dimensional adhesive. I punched smaller circles out of the flips side of the “Coastal” patterned paper and placed some of the Pink Fresh stars on those.”

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Love the vibrant, rich hues in Rebecca’s LO and in complete contrast, all the white space in Neela’s page.  Great projects girls!  Want to share something too, post it on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook community page, Scrapbook Circle of Friends, and visit for more inspiration, challenges and creations using the April kit!

March Exclusive Printables

By Allie Stewart

March 31, 2017

Hello there! Today I’m sharing a page using the exclusive printables included with the March Happy Place kit!

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This layout was super simple to create! I found a quote in the Silhouette Store, and cut it from white cardstock. I backed each word with different patterns from the printables and paper in the kit. I traced each word with a black pen so the letters stood out. Next, I added my photo and some hearts from the kit. That’s it!! Super easy to make!

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I hope you feel inspired to use the printables!

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By Jung AhSang

March 30, 2017

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends!

I hope your March has been good to you, and you are enjoying the start of Spring.  I’m sure like me, your month has flown by!  I’m already planning ahead for April.  April is a busy month for us, as both my oldest daughter’s and my husband’s birthdays are in April.  Planning my month out is crucial to keeping me on schedule, and it doesn’t hurt to make it pretty!  I like to have a good month at a glance spread, and then I will get more detailed (and messy) in my weekly spreads.

I tackled my April spread with the March Happy Place kit and the March Good Stuff add-on.  The Paige Evans Pink Paislee stamp set in this kit is perfect for planners!

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I love including photos in my planner.  I put a photo of my older daughter on her birthday, and a recent photo of my husband and I on his birthday.  I also included a recent favorite photo of my girls on one of the empty days.  Next, I used my Paige Evans Pink Paislee stamp set.  I used the lines, and the bullet points on the days that I needed it with blue ink.  I also stamped a few of the other images, like the florals in the corner, and the Weekend with black ink.  Then, I cut out squares from a few of the Amy Tangerine multi-square 6×6 pages, and they fit perfectly in my calendar squares!  I especially love the Taco truck, which I put in a Tuesday square, and the succulents.  After filling my planner with important dates and to-dos, I embellished with stickers.  I also made a page marker using Amy Tangerine papers, and my planner punch tool.  Finally, I made a bow using metal dies, my die cutting machine, and Amy Tangerine papers.  I adhered the bow to a paper clip, and clipped it to my planner.

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I hope my post today has inspired you to get creative with your planners.  Happy crafting!

 

Tech Tip with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s no secret to those who know me that I am a stalk-a-razzi when it comes to taking pictures of my kids. I love capturing those little moments when they are unaware of the camera, carefree, and completely genuine.

For this month’s tech tip, I want to share with you how I took an entire series of photos and created a layout showing the event from beginning to end.

To create this project, I began by using the Scrapbook Circle You Are Here digital cut file with Shimelle patterned paper. Next, I placed my photos in a circle on the white card stock and began adding shapes in between. When I am going through this process, I use photo squares to “tack” my photos and embellishments in place. This allows me to move items and stick them back down again without using permanent adhesive.

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With the first layer of embellishments in place, I machine-stitched a circle to attach them to the card stock.

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I continued this process of placing embellishments around the circle and stitching them in place, and finally stitched the photos onto the card stock.

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My final photo is larger than the others to bring more attention to the end of the series. I love these goofy girls, and these fun pictures of them dancing on our trampoline during winter break is a fun reminder of their special friendship.

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I completed the layout by adding a few of the puffy stickers and stamps from the March kit along with the title in the middle of the circle.

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Thank you for stopping by today! Don’t forget to visit the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook group for more inspiration from the creative team as well as monthly challenges.

Jen