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2 cards featuring the July Laugh More add-on

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!

 

Cut file: a trio of cards

Hey guys!  I hope you all are having an amazing week so far!  Today, I have a trio of cards to share with you using this month’s cut file.  As soon as I saw the cut files, I knew they would be perfect on handmade cards.  I thought the bold sentiments would look great on a colored background.  I also used the May Take Note kit.

I enlarged the sentiment so that they would fit boldly on an A2 sized card.  Then, I cut the sentiments 3 times each.  I glued the sentiments on top of each other creating a chipboard effect, which I talked about in this Tech Tip post last year.  I created my background with watercolors; I used one color on each card, but I started out with the watercolor extremely watered down, and got more pigmented as I worked my way down.  I was actually inspired by a cardmaker, Kristina Werner, to try this technique.  Once the watercolor pieces were dry, I trimmed them down, and adhered them to a card base with foam tape to add dimension.

For my “mothers day” card, I used a teal watercolor.  I used some Distress inks and an ink blending tool to add color to the sentiment.  I think it really pops agains the background.  I fussy cut the poppy flowers from the Webster’s pages pattern paper.  I added a few pearls from my stash to complete the card.

For my “celebrate you” card, I used a purple watercolor.  I fussy cut the flowers from the Dear Lizzy pattern paper (my fave!).  My younger sister is graduating college, so I made this card keeping her in mind.

For my “happy day” card, I used a pinkish-red watercolor.  I added a few sequins from my stash.

I absolutely love how bold and graphic my cards look!  I can’t wait to hand these out.  I hope you are inspired to get crafty!  Even though I used the cut files for cards, I think they would make great titles on layouts as well!

 

 

Trio of Valentine’s cards

Hello crafty friends!

Today, I am sharing with you what I created with the February add-on Record It.  One of my favorite products to get is 6×6 paper pads.  I think they are so versatile and such a great value!

Using the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day 6×6 paper pad and the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams gold puffy hearts, I created 3 mini Valentine cards for my family.  Valentine’s day is one of my favorite holidays…specifically for the Valentine scrapbooking products!  I love hearts, pink, red, and love sentiments!

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For my first card, I cut out some black and white strips of pattern paper, and glued them to a piece of white card stock that I die cut into a square.  I added machine stitching to a few of the strips, and then adhered it to a red card base.  Then I added the I heart you sentiment and the gold puffy heart.

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For my second card, I die cut 2 different sized squares from pattern paper.  I added a Love you sentiment to the red square.  I also added some flowers that I fussy cut from a pattern paper from the Dear Lizzy 6×6 paper, and a gold puffy heart to the red square.  I adhered the black striped paper to a white card base, and then added the red embellished square on top with foam adhesive.

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For my last card, I die cut 2 different sized squares from pattern paper.  On the ombre paper, I added some gold ink splatter.  I adhered the ombre paper to a red card base, them added the text pattern paper on top with foam adhesive.  I added the Elle’s Studio Love You sticker and a gold puffy heart on top.

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I hope you like my cards!  I know my girls will love them.  I hope that I have inspired you to get crafty!

Have a lovely day!

1 Product 2 Ways – Scrapbook Circle Exclusive ‘xoxo’ Acrylic

Happy Tuesday friends!!  I just got back from CHA/Creativation in Phoenix and I can tell you that the new releases are super exciting and inspiring…lots of freshness for the Spring!

In preparation for Valentine’s or just because “Love is All You Need…”  Diana and Allie are sharing with us their lovely projects using the current “Love Notes” kit.

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Diana, appropriately for the season, created a card, describing what she did below!

“When I first saw this xoxo piece in my January kit- I KNEW that I had to create a card with it!  My favorite way to adhere it to my paper is with 3M quick dry adhesive!”

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I love the contrasting papers she chose, making the acrylic piece really pop!

Next up, Allie shares her scrapbook layout, using the Simple Stories ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ paper and our exclusive acrylic!

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“When using the acrylic word, I noticed that there were several other “XOXO” elements throughout the kit! I decided to make that the focus of my layout. I hand cut the Xs and Os from the Simple Stories paper in the kit, and laid them out on my page in rows. I used the acrylic word in the middle of them so it would stand out as the title. I love how the acrylic word helped me use the patterned paper in a unique way!”

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I love Allie’s use of the black and white photo, her unique reinterpretation of the paper and clearly, all the love!  Diana’s project, although smaller, is no less packed full of details and thought!

Thanks for sharing the love with us Diana and Allie!  And thank YOU for stopping by today to check out the blog…I am feeling particularly thankful for this past weekend, full of innovative minds; a passion for creating (regardless of medium) and to quote one of my favorite movies, “you’ll find that love actually IS all around…”

Please check out our FB community page, Scrapbook Circle of Friends, for more ideas, updates and all that community stuff!

Have an awesome day!

Quick and Easy Window Cards

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

To Theme or Not to Theme

Valentine’s Day themed papers are my favorite themed papers ahead of birthday, Halloween and even Christmas. Why? Because they are so versatile. Sure you can use them for scrapbooking Valentine’s Day or even creating a Valentine’s Day card. I used the Scrapbook Circle February Kit Today is Beautiful and the add on Dream Big to create this card.

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But you can also use Valentine’s themed papers and embellishments to create every day general love themed layouts like I did here.

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A gold foil vellum heart could absolutely work for a Valentine, but I love it tucked behind the navy paper and stitched down.

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In fact I used several pieces from the Crate Paper ephemera kit, including several for this cluster of embellishments here.IMG_1452Do you prefer to use themed paper for themed subjects or do you prefer to work outside of the box?

♥ Rebecca

 

Making the Most of Felt Borders

I absolutely love the fun felt borders in the You + Me kit!  They can just be used in so very many ways and I wanted to share a couple of the ways I put them to use on my cards this month!

 

My Sweetie

For this card I layered the pinked red border to create a solid foundation for the fun sentiment panel! I love the texture this adds!

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And, while that is a more traditional use for the border, I also found that they make super cute little flowers! Simply coil the felt around the edge and choose a fun center to create a great little embellishment!

Just Because

I love how the flower is so fun and totally my own! You can play with them by using different coordinating elements for the centers. I love it! So fun!

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I hope you have fun playing with these wonderful borders in your projects! Have a happy Day!!!

Who needs paper?

I’m a simple scrapper at heart. Sure, I sometimes deviate from my usual style of scrapping but in the end, I always come back to the simple style. That’s why I love this card so much. White cardstock (Bazzill in Lily White is my favourite!), a few stickers and rub-ons can give you a stunning card. No need for pattern paper! Give it a shot, I’m sure you’ll love it!

Just For Fun…

do you have as many chipboard pieces floating around your scrap area as I do? Seems like they multiply overnight! I’ve discovered that instead of letting them collect dust (or gettting lost in the shuffle of my ever growing stash supply), I’m going to use them on my cards! I’ve found that an easy way to use some of the larger ones is to stamp on them…functional meets cute!

For my card here I simply just stamped my image (in this case a phrase stamp by Heidi Grace Designs) and adhered it to my card and was done!
Happy Crafting to you!
-Jen