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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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Thank you for visiting today! Please stop by the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook Page for more inspiration and information on current challenges!

Jennifer

Designer’s Choice with Jennifer

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Jennifer

Take 2 challenge: Sugar & Spice

Hey guys!  I’m super excited to be taking part of the Take 2.  For this, I was challenged to scrap lift a layout from a previous kit or Design Team member’s layout.  Since I am relatively new to the design team, I was looking around in the ideas tab on the Scrapbook Circle website.  There is so much inspiration in that tab, but when I came across Gina Lideros’s You are my Favorite ideas from July 2015, I spotted a layout that I had to scrap lift!

Here is her layout:

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Here is my layout:

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I was so inspired by the giant alpha in Gina’s layout!  Even though the letters are so huge, the small photo still manages to shine.  For my layout, I used the June Now or Never kit.  I hand cut some letters out of the Pink Fresh studio confetti hearts paper (the pink is side B of this paper).  You can see my tech tip post here on how I make & hand cut my own oversized letters without a cutting machine.  Then I created by background.  I cut down a piece of white cardstock, and mounted it to the Bella Blvd black & white floral stripes paper.  (Tip: when I use a patterned paper as a background frame under another piece of paper, I always cut out a square from the middle to save and use it on another project, since you won’t see that it’s missing.)  I sewed along the edges to give it some texture.  Next, I aligned all my letters, leaving room for my photo, on the paper.  Once I was satisfied with how everything was looking, I glued all the letters down using a T ruler to help keep everything straight.  I added my photo, embellished by layers of paper, Elle’s Studio cut out hearts, a heart from the Illustrated Faith enamel heart, and an arrow punched from the same Bella Blvd black & white floral stripes paper.  I also added 2 punched butterflies to fill in some of the negative space, and to kind of mimic the triangle stencils in Gina’s layout.

I absolutely love how this layout turned out.  I don’t think I would have ever tried such a bold title if I hadn’t seen it on Gina’s layout.  I hope you’re inspired too, to create and perhaps make your own Take 2 layout!

Have a beautiful day!

DT Choice | Color Wonder

Hello everyone!  It’s Adrienne here today with a layout I created using this month’s kit, Portabello Road, along with the Street Market Add-on.

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I was so inspired by the amazing Crate Paper Boys Rule Plastic Letters and the Racetrack patterned paper that I decided I wanted to create an alphabet design following the circular lines of the patterned paper.

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I lined the plastic letters up around my page adhering each one individually before I sewed through them a couple times with my sewing machine using black and white thread.  I placed three black and white photos of my two youngest kiddos coloring with a brand new box of crayons.

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I used one of the American Crafts Plus One Thicker Twins as part of my title and placed several of the Crate Paper Styleboard Triangular Studs around my page along with a few fussy cut triangle shapes.

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I finished off my layout with three of the exclusive SBC flair buttons and added a bit of black ink splotches.

Make sure you stop by the shop and pick your March kit up today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Old Enough to Drink …..our Marriage that is

Ok, I admit it, I was pretty proud of how clever I am coming up with this title.  Now that this is out of the way, I can tell you a bit more about my layout.
The truth is, it’s super simple.  I pulled a couple of pages from the DIY Shop paper pad from the July Embellishment add-on.. Cut out the file I created for the title (pictured below) and added a few of the super fun and easy to use embellishments from the Let’s Chat kit.  A really easy layout to make but I like the impact.

 

Since I backed the Silhouette cut with a bold yellow paper, it really does stand out.  To add a bit more emphasis, I outlines the cut with a fine black marker.

 

This last rub on I decided not to ‘rub on’.  Instead, I cut it from the sheet and stapled it to my photo for a slightly different effect.  I had to cut it out in either case and once I got it trimmed, I like the effect.  I did cut it out a bit more than I might have had I simply used it in the normal fashion.

And yes, in case you’re wondering, our marriage really IS old enough to drink. We’ve been married for 21 years.  Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that we started this adventure together.  I could not be more blessed in my marriage.  Has it always been easy?  Heck no!  But I do believe that we’ve grown together and individually over the course of our marriage and I am super thankful for that!

 

Choose a Monochromatic Color Scheme

You may have noticed that since the Scrapbook Circle kits are so beautifully coordinated, you can choose a monochromatic color scheme right from the kits.  As I looked over April’s gorgeous kits, Happy Place and Good Times, I realized that there was a beautiful array of yellow hues.
I decided to make that my theme.  My daughter had snapped a phone photo of herself recently and I knew I wanted to use it.  What had struck me about that photo in particular is that it really captured her when she is happy.  It was the quintiscential look of true joy on her face.  So, I had a color scheme of yellow and a photo of joy and that seemed the perfect combo.
I picked out all the elements and papers which I thought would work well with the yellow theme and went to town.  I love the overall look of yellow, but also that there are bits of blacks, greys and aquas to give my eye a bit of rest from what could be yellow overload.

Remember that you can cut out elements from the papers like I did with the Happy caption bubble and the ‘you make my heart sing’ card.  Both of those are fussy cut from larger papers.

 

Have you created a mono-chromatic page using the Scrapbook Circle kits?  Share it with us on our Facebook Page!  We’d love to see it!

April Peeks!

We are so excited about our April kit. The beautiful designs on each patterned paper are each a work of art. It is loaded with lots of fun embellishments, we know that you will be able to create so many wonderful things with this kit.

Here is a peek at some of the patterned paper (2 additional sheets of patterned paper will be in the kit.)


Here is a small peek at the paper with a few of the embellishments you can look forward to receiving.

We were sold out of April kits before March even started, so we ordered more product to make additional kits. If you are interested in purchasing this kit or starting a subscription, you can just check out through the current kit page. Since March is sold out, you will start with the April kit.

Hope you are looking forward to it!