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True Love Add-on with Jennifer

Hey! It’s Jennifer today sharing a layout created with the January Love Notes Kit and True Love Add-on.

Let me start by saying that from the very beginning this was one of those projects that just would not come together. First, I could not quite decide what I wanted to do. Next, my paper ripped – like big time ripped. Finally, after everything was said and done, I realized that I already used this photo for another project! Ugh!


To begin, I used the exclusive Scrapbook Circle January cut file on a 12×12 piece of white cardstock. Using the Fancy Pants Designs flair and patterned paper as inspiration, I painted turquoise, orange, and pink onto the cardstock. Right about that time, dinner was ready so I stepped away for a while and forgot about the painted cardstock. When I attempted to peel it off of the surface I painted it on, it totally ripped. Since it was torn pretty badly, I decided to cut it into a smaller strip and use it to back the photo.


The painted card stock was adhered to the patterned paper with Tombow Mono glue and the photo was backed with Crate Paper patterned papers. Next, I used several of the cork pieces and flair from Fancy Pants Designs, as well as a Crate Paper brad, and placed them on the painted paper and my photo. I followed that with the “Smile” puffy sticker (also Fancy Pants) from a previous kit as my title. Next, I stamped the Elle’s Studio tags with the Reset Girl roller stamp (also in a previous kit) and cascaded them under the photo. Last, I adhered everything to the Fancy Pants corrugated paper to add a pop of color and a few splatters of black mist.


The finished layout is very colorful and uses most of the flair included in the True Love Add-on.


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Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It’s Jennifer today with my Designer’s Choice project for January.


This month’s kit is overflowing with stickers and embellishments,  which prompted me to create this project that uses several of them in a small grid pattern.


I began by cutting 2×2-inch squares of patterned paper and adhering them to the top half of the background paper. When I laid the photo on the grid, it seemed a little to large so I added border strips along the top and bottom of the grid. The fringe-patterned paper is one of my favorites this month! I ended up cutting it into strips and then creating actual fringes along the print lines of the paper. Once I had it in place, I machine-stitch the top to give it a softer feel.

With my embellishments in place and the fringe sewn down, I adhered my photo to the layout using foam squares to raise it to the same height as the embellishment grid. I also added a few drops of paint on the background.


The title on the layout was created using my Silhouette Cameo and a font on my computer. I cut several “love” sentiments along with “this girl” and cascaded them down the photo.


The finished layout is quite busy but works. I love that I was able to use the Valentine-themed papers and embellishments on a non-holiday photo!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create!


Designer’s Choice | Love Today

Hello friends! Today I have a fun, fall themed layout to share with you using The Weekender kit! There are lots of different colors and patterns in this kit, but for this layout I was especially drawn to the leaf patterned paper and journaling cards.


First, I cut four strips of patterned paper in coordinating colors, and weaved them together to create the background. I fussy cut leaves from the Shimelle patterned paper and the Oakley Avenue journaling cards.



I grouped the leaves together and arranged them in clusters throughout the page. I added more embellishments to some of the clusters, such as chipboard and the Oakley Avenue word strips.

img_4025My favorite part of this layout is the title! I love the Maggie Holmes word thickers. The gold in the title is beautiful with the gold foil journaling cards! All that shine inspired me to use gold splatters throughout my page.

I had so much fun creating this fall page! I love the patterns here, and never would have thought to combine them without this fun kit. I love it when that happens!

Designer’s Choice: So Happy

Hello there! I have a fun new layout to share with you using the September Shine Bright kit. My favorite parts of the kit were the items from Pinkfresh Studio–they perfectly matched our anniversary photos!


First, I cut the blue patterned paper at an angle, then stitched it down. I cut strips of various patterns from the 6×6 pad (included in the Amazing You add-on), and arranged them staggered in the center of the white cardstock.  I stitched each strip down, leaving the ends loose.


Once I had my background, I added the photo and embellishments!! To keep with the messy sewing look, I added bunched up thread behind my photo and near my title. I added a bow, and some of the beautiful mirror stickers! I love love LOVE this kit!



Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I did!

#AllTheThings – Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

Hello Scrapbook Circle friends! It is time to share my Designer’s Choice layout for August, and what I’m about to show you is truly a sight to behold!! Have you ever had one of those projects that you keep adding “just one more thing” to? That is the case for me this month – this layout has a bit of everything – mixed media, sewing, cut files . . . it doesn’t seem to end.


Overall, I love the look of this layout despite all that it has going on. To begin this project, I cut the patterned paper into strips and then sewed them to the base paper.


Next, I began to layer papers behind my photo. If you look closely, you will notice that I used the triangle stencil with molding paste to create a unique background.


I also loved the number stickers but wasn’t sure how to incorporate them, so I ended up cutting them into strips and layering them with the other patterned papers at the top and bottom of the photo.


And since that wasn’t enough, I also used some of Scrapbook Circle’s exclusive cut files to create the tags that flow across the page. The tags we attached with foam squares but do have thread going through each one, behind the title, and then through the right-hand side of the layout.


I finished with some of the puffy stickers, the leather-look badge, and a bit of journaling.


While this is one of my busiest layouts to date and is about five inches high, I think it’s fun and captures the mood and setting of the photo.


As always, thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to create!


Make MEMORIES today layout, featuring the funky triangle stencil

Hey guys!  Today, I have a layout for you featuring the August kit Snapshot and the funky triangle stencil that came in the kit.

My daughter and her 2 friends got together last summer at Painting with a Twist for a fun girls’ painting date.  Isn’t that Bob Ross “face-in-the-hole” painting so funny?  I am finally scrapbooking the fun day, and I thought it’d be cool to add my own little artsy embellishments!

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I used the funky triangle stencil 4 different ways on this layout.  On a piece of white cardstock, I used the stencil with embossing paste, ink and a sponge applicator, and spray ink.  Once dry, I die cut circles out of them to create my own embellishments.  I also traced the stencil with pencil on the layout itself (in the lower left corner and the upper right corner) to add another subtle detail.

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To make my layout:

After I made my circle stencil embellishments, I also die cut different sized circles out of some of the patterned paper from the August kit.  Then, I got a piece of white cardstock, and adhered my 4 photos to the middle of the page, using foam adhesive.  I moved the circles around on the page, and when I liked how they were arranged, I adhered some of them with glue and a couple of them with more foam adhesive.  Next I added the journaling that I print off from my computer.  I cut a few strips of patterned paper, and I attached one to the bottom of my page, and 2 to the top.  I added machine stitching to the strips.  To finish off my layout, I added embellishments to a few of the circles, and sprinkled some gold spray ink onto my page.  Then, I traced a few triangles using a pencil and the stencil.

I love how my layout turned out.  I hope you do too!

Have a wonderful day!

June Embellishment Add-On Mini Album

Hello! Jennifer here today sharing a mini album I created using the June Embellishment Add-on Kit.

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When I got the add-on kit I knew right away I wanted to use it for something other than a layout. I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock into 3×4 pieces and choosing which patterned papers I wanted to use. I tried to keep the album somewhat subdued to focus more on the photos.


For the cover, I used the Bella Blvd. adhesive chipboard from last month’s kit and painted the adventure sentiment with black watercolor paint . I glued it to the patterned paper with Mono and some foam to give it dimension. I also punched a hole in the Pinkfresh acetate sentiment and topped that off with the charm from the planner kit.


On the inside pages, I layered different items from the add-on kit while still trying to keep the overall design simple.


I continued the theme throughout, using the Bella Blvd. enamel hearts and more stickers from Amy Tangerine and Heidi Swapp.


The last two pages are my favorite. I love that I was able to incorporate one of the bags from the kit’s packaging and tuck a bit of journaling into it. The last step (which was an afterthought as usual) was to stitch on each of the pages for added dimension and also to keep things in place.

I used a basic binder ring from the school supply aisle at the grocery store to keep everything together.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy creating!

Designer’s Choice | Love Life

Hi everyone! Allie here today sharing a layout using the June Now or Never kit!


I was inspired the motivating quotes on he Pinkfresh Happy Words paper. I wanted to use it as a background, but it was too busy for my taste. I solved this by adding some vellum on top! It toned it down, yet still allows the quotes to come through.

I lined my photo next to the “Stay True to You” quote and added my title below.




Next, I embellished! I added the fun pieces from the She Blooms ephemera pack, as well as some enamel hearts. So fun!


I finished the layout by stitching around the edges of the vellum. That wraps it up for today! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope this inspires you to use a busy pattern as a background! Be sure to check out the Now or Never kit in the Scrapbook Circle shop!

Take 2 Inspired by Claudia

Happy Monday! It’s Jennifer here sharing a layout that was inspired by the uber-talented Claudia Van Rooijen.


When I saw this layout that Claudia created in April, I knew I wanted do something similar.


I love the simplicity of the design and that the photo is front and center. The lines are clean and the overall effect is stunning.


The Here & Now kit came with so many fun embellishments that it was difficult not to use more on my project. I love the bright colors of the patterned papers with the stark contrast of the black accents.


This design is one that will work with any of your projects and the May kit is jam-packed with goodies galore to keep you creating. If you need more inspiration, be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery or the Scrapbook Circle of Friends group on Facebook!

Happy creating!

Tech Tip: Altered Acrylic Sentiments

Hello! Jennifer here with my first project as a member of the Scrapbook Circle creative team. I am so excited to be here and even more excited about May’s kit – Here & Now.

May’s kit comes with a fantastic cut file that I enlarged and used as a background on my layout. However, I loved the Jillibean Soup acrylic shapes and knew I wanted to include them on this project.


These pictures of my son are some of my favorites, but the color photos weren’t jiving with the patterned papers. To remedy this, I converted them to black and white, chose a subtle patterned paper, and decided to make everything pop with black and white accents.


I wanted to give the acrylic sentiments some emphasis, so I used black paint and covered the back of each of the words. When the paint wasn’t drying fast enough for my liking, I decided to speed up the process by using my heat gun. Oops! Within a few seconds, the acrylic started shriveling and changing shape much like a Shrinky Dink (if you are old enough to remember what those are)! However, I really liked the effect and decided to “melt” both of the words. Sometimes happy accidents occur when you’re crafting, and this was one of those times.


To finish the layout, I fussy cut several shapes from the Amy Tangerine Better Together acetate sheet and clustered them around the photo. I also added some paint splatters and attached a strip of patterned paper across the photos with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.



I hope that you are inspired to create something fun today and enjoy the process along the way!