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Traveler’s Notebook Photo Pockets

The brand new Scrapbook Circle Collection (Today I Am Thankful) is perfect for an attitude of gratitude journal or for making a thirty days of thankful album.

I am planning on turning my bundle into a Thirty Days of Thankful Album and I want to get a jump start on putting all the bones of the album together now. This way when November rolls around and I am getting busy with holiday planning, I can just add photos and journaling!

I decided to turn my first page into a photo pocket to hold lots of little photos or other memorabilia. Check out this video I filmed to see all the kit contents up close and see how quickly I made this pocket.

Are you excited about fall and creating thankful albums? You will LOVE this new collection!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Same Cut File New Layout

When it comes to background cut files there are some that I have used over and over again. I especially like cut files with circles that are large enough to fill with patterned paper and embellishments. I have used this cur file on several different layouts over the last few years and each time it looks different!

If you vary the papers you use and the background and of course all the embellishmemts and photos, it won’t look anything like your older version. Usually I cut my photos into circles with this cut file, so this time I opted to use small contact photos that I tucked into the corners.

I loved the green patterned paper for the cut file and I used the kraft cardstock as the background because I had run out of white cardstock.

So take a look at your background cut files and see if you can give an old one new life by using it with the current Scrapbook Circle kit!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Tech Tip with Rebecca – Splashy Watercoloring

I love the Crate Paper Oasis outline stamps in the June Happy Life Add On. I decided to color them in with a splashy watercolor look.

I used Tombow Dual Brush Pens for the ROYGBV “June” words at the top of the page…

and Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the watercolor splashes at the bottom of the page.

I made a process video to show how I created these watercolor effects and put the rest of the layout together. You can see it here:

If you use some of these outside the line watercoloring effects on your Crate Paper Alpha stamps, we would love to see on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Using the Planner Add On and More

I love when Scrapbook Circle offers a Planner Add On because I get to add new items perfectly coordinated to that month in my planner.

But, I also use many items from the Main kit or other embellishment add ons. In my June spread, I had several free calendar boxes at the top of the month that perfectly fit the vellum Exclusive Scrapbook Circle word Summer.

Of course all the items like the washi strips, clear gold foiled stickers and clips from the Planner Add On are perfect for planner spreads, but I also used some Thickers, acrylic hearts, Shimelle epoxy stars and PinkFresh die cuts from the other kits!

Do you use all your kits for planning? We would love to see on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page!

🙂 Rebecca

Use Up the Die Cuts!

Did you love all the Die Cuts that came in this month’s Scrapbook Circle Kit and Add Ons?

I really enjoy using die cuts in scrapbooking because you can use them flat or add dimension behind them with dimensional adhesive.

Since there were so many, I wanted to make a real dent in their numbers so I used this month’s kit and add ons for my Monthly Stash Bash blog hop.

A few crafters I know get together each month and hop around YouTube with process videos where we show how to bash a stash of crafting items. Lucky for me, this month was either chipboard or die cuts. You can see the process video I made using this month’s Scrapbook Circle kit here:

I would love to hear how you are using the die cuts from this month’s kit and add ons!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca

Tech Tip with Rebecca – Coloring Washi

Hey everyone! Did you happen to grab the Here We Go add on this month? It has the most amazing Dear Lizzy Coloring Washi Tape. I definitely included it in my planner spread for the month of may:

So for this Tech Tip I wanted to go through a few mediums that are fun to use on this cool washi tape.  Here are few different mediums I tried on the washi tape.

The Tonic Studios Nuvo Brush Script pens are new to me and I only have a few colors, but they were my favorite to use. They have a brush tip, but the end of the tip is very fine and perfect for coloring in these small spaces. Even though I didn’t have a green, I was able to mix the blue and yellow on the washi to color in the leaves. These are the pens I used to color the washi in my planner spread.

I also tried Copics, which are great  for coloring on the slick surface of the washi without smearing once dry. But don’t think you can “blend” on the washi tape. Since the tape has that slick surface it doesn’t absorb the ink and so traditional blending does not take place.

I also tried Prisma Color pencils and Staedtler Fineline Markers. The pencils were great for a textured look and the Staedtlers were great for staying in the lines because they have such an ultra fine tip.

But ultimately, like I mentioned, my favorite were the Nuvo Brush Script Pens. Looks like I need to add to my collection lol!

What have you been using to color in the washi tape? Please share over in the Scrapbook Circle of Friends! We would love to see!

🙂 Rebecca

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

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


DT Choice: Happy and Amazing

Hello friends! Today I have two layouts to share with you using the March Happy Place kit!

My first layout was inspired  by the scalloped paper in the kit. I hand cut the scallops, and sewed them down on my page at an angle. I love the background it created!



I also fussy cut some lowers from the Amy Tangerine paper. I added my embellishments, including the beautiful rose gold foil tag! Super cute! I love how it turned out.


For my next layout, I create my own embellishments! I used a paper punch to create two paper rosettes to highlight the bunny and fox in the Shimelle pattern paper. I created the background using patterned paper and washi tape from the sticker book. I cut out circles from the Shimelle patterned paper, and mixed them in with circles from the Fancy Pants stickers. I love all the fun colors and patterns!

I loved creating this layout, and playing with this kit! Thanks for joining me!

Just Nick Team Up with Rebecca

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Hey All! Rebecca here! I am excited to be a part of the Just Nick team up this week! I love Nicole’s cut files. Especially her cool background cut files! I decided to use this Geometric Background to create a 12×12 layout. I really like how the design of the cut file gives you a very strong design for your layout with spots for photos, title and fun stripes of patterned paper.


Here is the layout I made with the Just Nick cut file and the Scrapbook Circle March Kit and Add Ons. I used the cut file with white cardstock and then laid it over the Pink Paislee Paige Taylor Evans Oh My Heart paper with an ombre look.

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I have been eating Whole30 since January 1st and I wanted to document all the positive benefits I’ve noticed since starting it.

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I love the bright patterned papers and washi tape in the kit from Amy Tangerine’s new collection, On a Whim. I used the white diagonal lines of the cut file to handwrite my journaling with a light gray Ultra Fine Point pen.
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My favorite part of using background cut files is adding little embellishments and stickers here and there inside the cut file openings! There were plenty of goodies to choose from between the embellishments and stickers in the main Happy Place kit and both add ons.
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Be sure to check out Just Nick’s shop and the Scrapbook Circle March kits!

Thanks for stopping by!

🙂 Rebecca