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Paradise Cove Layout & Process Video!!

Hey there!  This is Jenni here to share one final project for September using the ‘Paradise Cove’ Exclusive Bundle.  I documented my process with a video you can see HERE!

After using the kit for a Summer edition Traveler’s Notebook, I decided to use the remaining kit for a traditional scrapbook layout.  I decided to use a grid with the square cut apart pieces in the kit that were either just graphics, or phrases.

After laying out a design using a couple square Instagram pics I printed out, I added lots of the embellishments included int he kit to add interest and texture.

I used one of the cut apart quotes from Helen Keller which I though was perfect for pictures of these crazy kiddos!

I added some of the Washi Tape, Puffy Stickers, Corner Embellishments and Ephemera Stickers for interest to each grid piece.

Finishing with a few paint splatters in coordinating colors, this layout was done!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the video and the Scrapbook Circle YouTube Channel for more ideas!  T Here are lots of exciting things in the horizon, so check back often!  Also, share your comments, thoughts and ideas on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook Community page!

“How Far I’ll Go,” a DT choice layout

Hello friends!

I’m here today with a layout using June’s Sunshine Days kit.

My daughter and her friend decided to sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana in their school’s talent show.  The sweet girls learned the lyrics, practiced singing together, and decided on their coordinating hair and outfits.  They did a fabulous job, and I am so proud!  Lets just say I know all the words to this song now as well, lol!  (It’s the 2017 “Let It Go,” ha!)

I wanted a bold title that matched my layout, so I DIYed my own.  I created the title and then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out of white cardstock.  I cut it out twice, so I could glue them on top of each other to give it some thickness, like I mentioned in this post.  Using an ink blending tool, and 2 different pink distress inks, I added color to the title, creating an ombre effect.  I set aside my title to dry, and got to work on my layout.

The Crate Paper Oasis collection is perfect for a Moana themed layout!  I added a piece of the pink pattern paper to the top of white cardstock, and added some machine stitching.  I adhered 3 photos to the blue Amy Tangerine paper (from a previous kit).  I layered a few tags from the Crate Paper ephemera pack behind the layered photos.  Next, I added my title and the journaling that I typed on the computer.  I used some more ephemera to embellish the top left of my layout.  I added more machine stitching and I also used my tiny stapler.  I used my punches to punch some hearts and stars to add a few more touches.  I added some gold spray ink, and my layout is finished!

I love how this layout turned out…I hope I inspired you to get crafty as well!

Take 2 with Rebecca

Take 2 is a fun series on the Scrapbook Circle blog where the design team scrap lifts an older design of theirs or of another team member. I always forget how much fun it is to lift your own older designs until I get assigned the Take 2! Here is my layout from February 2013. I actually found this layout on Facebook when Facebook re-shared it with me in my Memories.

As soon as I saw it on Facebook I thought about doing another grid layout with small circles. I found the cut file I used and cut it out of white cardstock and layered it over more white cardstock just like I had done in the original layout. This time though I cut the circles out of a 12 x 12 sheet without a border around the outside so I chose not to add the machine stitching and let it have a cleaner look.

There were so many perfect embellishments and stickers and die cuts in the Scrapbook Circle Take Note kit that fit right inside the die cut circles.

I also punched several circles out of various patterned papers from the Take Note kit. The exclusive Scrapbook Circle stickers that are…circular lol…fit right inside too.

I am very happy with how the second version of this design turned out and I love comparing the two sets of photos of my kids.

Have you ever scrap lifted yourself? We would love to see your first and second versions on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page!

🙂 Rebecca

80s, Take 2

Hello friends!

Today, I’m here with another installment of the take 2 challenge.  This month, I was inspired by Allie’s layout that she created last March.  I absolutely love the large circle, the scalloped pattern paper strips, and the single photo in her layout.  _MG_6366


Here is what I created using the March Happy Place kit and the March Good Stuff add-on:

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My husband and I recently went to a 1980s theme party, and we went all out!  Don’t we look so glamorous?!  Haha!  We had a great time, and it was fun getting dressed up.  I think 80s fashion is making a comeback; neon colored clothes are everywhere, and I can’t believe I found jelly shoes!

To create my layout, I first cut out a large circle from white cardstock using my silhouette cameo.  (You could also hand cut a circle.)  Next, I cut up some of the pattern paper into strips.  I used some of my border punches on a few of the pattern paper strips, but I hand cut a few scallops from some of the strips as well.  I attached the strips to another piece of white cardstock, and added machine stitching.  Next I trimmed the cardstock with the large circle and adhered it on top of the cardstock with the pattern paper strips, and added machine stitching.  Since I trimmed the circle cardstock, I created a tone on tone frame.  Next I added my photo, which I mounted on a piece of ombre pink paper.  I embellished my photo with stickers (the blue “Love This” is from an Amy Tangerine paper).  To finish my layout, I added my typed journaling and the 80’s title.

I hope you are inspired by both Allie’s and my layout.  Happy crafting!

1 Product 2 Ways – Shimelle Stickers

Hello there and happy Tuesday!  Today the DT girls, Allie & Diana are using the Shimelle ‘Little by Little’ sticker book that is part of the March kit, “Happy Place.”  First up, Allie creates the page below bursting with colors and patterns surrounding a black & white photo.  Check out her description:IMG_0016

“There are so many awesome stickers to choose from in the Shimelle Sticker book, it was hard to pick! I decided to focus on my title and use the letter stickers with the ampersand. I also used stickers as embellishments and layering pieces. The best part is I still have tons and tons left over!”


I love the combination of the bright primary colors with the pinks!  Next is Diana, with layers and layers of stickers and her thoughts on her design.


“These stickers were SO fun to work with! I really liked how they were so versatile–from popping them up with a pop dot, to a journal spot, to an embellishment, they were FUN!”


I just love that bear!  One thing I love best is how Diana described the stickers as versatile…even though the designs and colors could be associated with little kids or babies, both gals used them with a different outcome!  Great job!

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To the Moon layout, featuring Just Nick Studio

Hello friends!

This month, we had the opportunity to work with cut files from Just Nick Studio.

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When I saw the To the Moon cut file, I knew it would be perfect for scrapbooking my baby girl’s birth announcement.

Here’s what I created using the March Happy Place kit:

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I really wanted the cut file and birth announcement to shine, so I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  Doesn’t baby girl look precious?!  I know every parent thinks their baby is beautiful, but I have to say she is one pretty baby!  (smiley face)  She’s already 4 1/2 months old…how time flies!

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To create my layout, I first cut the moon cut file from aqua cardstock.  Then I backed the stars with pink paper.  I adhered the birth announcement to a piece of white cardstock, then I adhered the cut file on top.  I used a bit of glue and thin foam squares to adhere the moon.  I trimmed the white cardstock a little, attached it to a Pink Paislee pattern paper, and added machine stitching around the edges.  I added a few journaling strips to the top right.  To finish off my layout, I added just a few elements.  I added a Love you sticker, so the title would read “Love you to the moon.”  I aded a scalloped Pink Paislee washi sticker to the right of the birth announcement.  I added the metal/enamel heart to the moon using gold thread. I added the row of hearts stickers to the very top right of the pattern paper background.  Finally, I attached the bunny circle, which I punched out of a Shimelle pattern paper to the top right of my layout.  That’s it!  Clean and simple scrapbooking!

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you get some crafty time to play!  TGIF!

bath time layout, DT Choice

Hello, and welcome back to the Scrapbook Circle blog!

Today, I have a layout for you using the March Happy Place kit, and the March Good Stuff add-on.  I hope you all are enjoying your March!  My birthday is in March, and for an early birthday present, I got a Silhouette Cameo 3!  I have been wanting one for years, so I am super excited!  I still have a lot to learn, but don’t be surprised if I use a lot of cut files this month!  LOL!  Today, I am using a cut file from Just Nick Studio.

My Ruby is 4 months already, but here is a layout documenting her first tub bath at 10 days old.  She was so tiny!

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First, I cut the Heart is Full background cut file from Just Nick Studio out of white cardstock.  I chose some blue and aqua colored pattern paper from this month’s kit and add on, and backed most of the hearts on the cut file.  I then adhered the heart circle to a piece of white cardstock, and hand stitched around the circle.  (I have to admit that those 2 steps took a bit of time, but I worked on it in the living room while my husband and girls watched a movie.)  Next, I adhered the white cardstock to a background paper, and machine stitched around the edges.  I adhered my photos to aqua cardstock, then glued them to my layout.  I created a title on my Cameo, and cut it using some pattern paper.  I added some journaling and the date.  To finish my layout, I embellished with hearts that I cut out from a Pink Paislee paper, scripty flowers (which were from a Dear Lizzy paper from last month’s add-on), and small circle puffy stickers.

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I hope you like my layout, and are inspired to get crafty!  Have a great day!

Made with Love scrapbook layout

Hello friends!

Today, I’m sharing a scrapbook layout I created with the February So This Happened Kit and the add-on Record It.

I made a layout about the baby quilt I made for my baby girl.  I have made special quilts for all three of my girls, and it is one of my favorite traditions.

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When I thought about putting this layout together, I knew I wanted to make the background mimic the quilt I made.  I first thought about using different pattern papers that matched my quilt, but with all the different patterns and colors, it looked a little busy.  I also really loved the Fancy Pants Joy Parade paper.  The pink matches the color in the quilt, and one of the fabric patterns has + on it just like the pattern paper.  Win win.  I cut up the Fancy Pants paper, and adhered it to a navy blue striped pattern paper (from an older kit).  Then I machine stitched in diagonals across the squares, just like I did for my quilt.  I mounted my photos on a piece of aqua paper from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day 6×6 paper pad, and adhered it to the layout.  I added the title using one of my all time favorite alphas: Pinkfresh Studio letters (included in the November add-on), and the love from the American Crafts Darling Hazelwood thickers.  Then I added the enamel triangles and phrase stickers to finish off my layout.

I hope you like my layout, and are inspired to create.  Thanks for stopping by!

Oh Hello

Hello there! Today a have a layout to share with you using the fun, exclusive monthly printable and the February So This Happened Kit.


I started with the two long rectangles in the printable (the black and white stripe, and the happy script), I crisscrossed them on the page, and added a another striped patterned paper where they were crossed. Next, I stitched down each layer on the layout for added dimension. I cut out some of the circles from the Simple Stories patterned paper, and scattered them around the page. I added my photo and a few embellishments. I love the adorable flags from Dear Lizzy!


I hand-cut my title from the Dear Lizzy paper, and backed it on yellow to help it stand out. I finished the page with black ink splatters. This page was so easy to create because the printables did all the work bringing it together! I hope you feel inspired to use your printables with this month’s kit!

Be Real: Dream

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a layout involving an all day/everyday occurrence in my house: my dog sleeping! He sleeps 18-20 hours a day and always in the cutest and silliest positions. I have hundreds upon hundreds of pictures of him sleeping (I can’t resist), and I haven’t used many in layouts.  I decided to challenge myself to use them for this page!


To create this page, I cut a file from The Cut Shoppe out of white cardstock. I filled in the circles with the GORGEOUS  marble Pink Paislee patterned paper in the January Love Notes kit,and adhered it to a white background. White on white is one of my favorite looks with intricate cut files! It adds so much detail and dimension without distracting from the rest of the page.


Next, I added my photos! I matted them with the B side of the remaining Pink Paislee paper, and again with the fun sheet of dictionary paper included in the kit. For my title, I used the “dreamy” phrase from die-cuts in the Hot Stuff add on. I cut the “Y” out of the word so it just said “Dream”, which I thought was a perfect title for a layout about a sleepy pup! I added a few stickers, and the layout was complete!


Thank you for joining me today!