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Digicuts Decor with Jennifer

Happy Thanksgiving Scrapbook Circle friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day full of family, love, and laughter!

Today I am sharing a project created with the exclusive Scrapbook Circle digital cut files included with the November kit, Wonderland.

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When I am not scrapbooking, I enjoy making mixed media canvases. This project began as such but turned into something completely different than what I had in mind (Isn’t that how it usually works?).

To begin, I covered a 12×12 blank canvas with white gesso. Doing this prevents other materials from soaking through the canvas with applying different mediums.

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Once the gesso was dry, I used Mod Podge to adhere a piece of the Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa to the canvas and then applied a coat on top. This was followed with a piece of white tissue paper and another layer of Mod Podge.

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My next step was to use the exclusive Scrapbook Circle November cut file to create trees. To do this I enlarged the cut file and then select two trees to cut, which I then offset to create slightly larger shapes for layering. With the trees cut, I then used Silhouette to cut a circle in the middle of a piece of 12×12 white card stock. This was placed on the canvas using more foam squares than I care to admit.

Now that I had the base for my project complete, I added a piece of pink patterned paper on top of the white and begin placing embellishments. After a while I decided that what I was making was beginning to look like a snow globe, so I went with it.

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I used the Crate Paper puff balls to create snow and to add more dimension to the canvas.

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To complete the canvas, I created a banner with the second exclusive cut file included with the November kit.

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While this is not my usual type of project, I love how it turned out and plan to use it for years to come.

Thank you for stopping by today and don’t forget to visit the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page for this and other project ideas!

Jennifer

 

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LET IT GLOW | DT Choice November

Today on the blog I am sharing my Designer’s Choice layout using both the November ‘Good Cheer’ main kit & ‘Count On It’ Embellishment kit.  I decided to use as many pieces of the Pinkfresh Studio ‘Christmas Wishes’ collection as possible!  I adore the simple color scheme, whimsical papers and die cuts.

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I printed out my photo in black and white, letting the reds, mint and pale grey colors highlight that contrast.  One third of the background I covered in this red and white script pattern and then layered my photo cluster over the place where the papers met.

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The countdown acetate numbers are amazing and I used ’20’ and ’15’ for the year.  Those acetate numbers will be great for my December Daily as well!  I layered more die cuts and sequins around the page including some opaque teal ink splatters.

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I used the deer die cut over the same deer pattern on the page to give it some dimension…I love the rubber charm embellishments from Pinkfresh too…they are such a neat texture and addition!

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope this begins to get you into the holiday spirit…it is quickly approaching!

Have an amazing day!!

November Mood Board | december 2014

Hi there Scrapbook Circle fans!

Jenni here sharing my take for the November Mood Board using the ‘Good Cheer’ main kit and the ‘Count On It’ Embellishment Add-on.

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The Scrapbook Circle monthly Mood Board is always one of the best motivators, if not for project inspiration, then certainly for discovering beautiful items to covet! 🙂  November is no exception as you can see below.  It is also so varied, it makes it easy to interpret and combine paper and embellishments!  I love that this Mood Board includes a watercolor inspiring me to use technique as well!

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I love that this Mood Board includes a watercolor, inspiring me to use technique as well!  Using the painting as the starting point for my background, I added Distress Ink with the popular and highly complex technique of smushing.  😉  The twig tree was my motivation behind the stacking of my photo and strips of paper, embellishment and die cuts.

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I was also inspired by the knit toboggan for the colors and patterns of paper I chose.  I added the glittered tag, gold stars & gold thread to tie in that gorgeous gold dress.

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The large NOEL signage influenced me to use the over-sized red numbers from Pink Paislee, part of the Add-on, as my tree trunk.  I finished off the layout with stitching and a few other bits to emphasize all the horizontal lines.

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I hope my page motivates you to use this month’s Mood Board as inspiration in your projects!  Share them with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page so we can all see!

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Designer’s Choice: Manipulating grids

Hello! It’s Jennifer Larson, building off of something Gina wrote about earlier this month: designing with grids.

If I have a lot of photos and no focal point photo, I tend to use a grid. Here’s the page where I did this:

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And here’s some suggestions for how to make a grid look different every time you use it. (The first few suggestions I used on this page.)

1. Smoosh the photos together instead of leaving white space around them.
2. Sew between the photos in the grid, either by hand or like I did by machine.
3. Push the grid to one side to make it asymmetrical.
4. Swap out one or more spots on the grid for embellishments.
5. Use different shapes.
6. Replace one or more spots with journaling.
7. Raise some of the photos with dimensional stickers, or use your die cutter to punch a hole in the background to put the photo under the page..
8. Divide the grid: put the title or journaling in between a couple rows in the grid.
9. Overlap embellishments or journaling or title on top of some of the photos.

I hope this gives you some ideas for playing around with grids! When you do, post them on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page to share.

 

Designer’s Choice | Colors That Shine

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to share some of the wonderful pieces of the November ‘Little Moments’ kit.  I love the variation of colors in this month’s kit, although not just Fall themed, there are plenty of options for the season! It  was perfect for my photos, although taken in the Fall, were printed in black and white.  The monochrome pics made the lovely coral, greens and aquas in this kit stand out even more! GRATEFUL_SBC_Nov 2014 border

I love using powerful colors paired with black & white photos.  I think it brings the best of both worlds to something that might otherwise be relegated to “pretty paper.”  Especially in everyday photos like this, the black and white tells the story I want and the color of the paper and embellishments bring your eye to their beauty!

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The Heidi Swapp mistable phrases were perfect for this, even using a subtle color, the effect is still as strong against the contrasting journaling cards & embellishments. GRATEFUL_SBC_Nov 2014 (12)

I took cues from the Scrapbook Circle printables, matching the colors of ink & mist I used with the Heidi Swapp pieces.  Even though this is November and the colors I would normally think of might be completely different, these are fresh and vibrant and perfect for the photos I chose.

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I hope you are inspired by a little non-traditional color scheme for the season and share what you created on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook page with us!  While you are on the Blog today, check out the other DT Idea Galleries. Have an amazing day!!

Going Girly!

Hi everyone!  Jenni here today to share a page I created with the November ‘Home Sweet Home’ kit and ‘My Happy Place’ Add-On.  This layout is a complete contrast to my last Designer’s Choice page.  My last post was called “Making It Manly.”  I had written that a sign of a well put together kit is in the diversity of products, allowing you to create masculine, feminine and neutral pages.  So, this is my opposite side of the manly spectrum…super girly!

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I was inspired mostly because of these photos I took of my daughter and her best friend being silly.  I thought the colors in the photo looked great with some of the softer colors and patterns of paper in the kit.  I decided to keep the main layout a simple block of 4.  One for the title, on for journaling, one for photos and the last for embellishments.    The aqua sweatshirt my daughter is wearing made me pull in these floral die cuts from Crate Paper’s Close Knit Ephemera pack, part of the add-on kit.

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I cut out some leaves on the Silhouette and watercolored them to matching some of the colors in the other stickers and ephemera.  I used lots of the Allison Kreft and Fancy Pants embellishments and used the Scrapbook Circle exclusive flair and tags for my title and journaling.

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I hope this inspires you to look at your kits or a collection of products in lots different ways, gender themed or not!  Check out the Scrapbook Circle Idea Gallery for lots of inspiration from all the Design Team!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

 

Making It Manly!

Hi there!  It’s Jenni here to share a layout I did using the November ‘Home Sweet Home’ kit and some of the Add-On kit ‘My Happy Place.’

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One of my favorite things about the DT reveal at the beginning of the month is to see how everyone interpreted the same products into a variety of amazing pages…a great sign of a well put together kit!  Another great sign is being able to use the same kit for masculine, feminine and neutral pages.

There is a recurrent theme of triangles in this kit, in the form of papers, embellishments, exclusive die-cuts and the stencil that work perfectly with those…I love the retro colors and pattern of this background paper from Basic Grey and  matching canvas feather.

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I have had this photo (a REAL Polaroid) up on my board for years.  It is of my husband with one of his oldest and closest friends from college.  The photo captures their real, true, honest smiles and I love that it was taken off center.

I wanted to grunge it up a bit using the stencil and the exclusive stamp from the October Kit.  I used some chalkboard paint to provide contrast and bring out the blacks in the photo.  I used the stencil with modeling paste that I didn’t tint, just left it white and it really popped on the chalkboard paint.  I used a couple die cuts from the Crate Paper ‘Close Knit’ collection, part of the Add-On, clustered them in the left corner with this gold star clip and feather from Basic Grey. Scrapbook Circle has begun adding exclusive die-cuts as part of their kits.  One of my favorite ways to customize my pages is to cut lots of these digital files on white cardstock and then watercolor them to match the page or a piece of my project.

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My favorite part of this page is this sticker that is from Fancy Pants that says “THINK HAPPY, BE HAPPY.”  That embodies these smiles to me!  My husband is very supportive of my scrapbooking and everything I document, but I know this is the kind of page that he would prefer!

Make sure that you stop by the Idea Gallery to see how the other girls were inspired using the same products!  Whether you use your kit to ‘make it manly’ or whether you are documenting a newborn baby, share your creation with us on the Scrapbook Circle Facebook Page!

Thanks for stopping by today to see my manly tribute 😉

 

Sew Your Own Garland

Do you love the current trend of sewn garlands as much as I do?  But here is my problem, I tend to be a bit of a hoarder and I get afraid to use it all up in case I won’t have it to use on the next project.

Now before you lecture me about how silly that is, I’ll save you the trouble.  I know.  I KNOW!  But still, I suffer from this sickness anyway.

However, in the area of the fabulous sewn garland, I have discovered that it is quite easy to create ones own garland.  The beautiful thing about this is that you could create a garland using any shape your heart desires and any paper your heart desires to match whatever kit you happen to be working on. What could be better?!

All you need to do is punch or die cut enough shapes to create the length of garland you want and run the shapes through the sewing machine, leaving a bit of space in between each piece. Easy peasy!

And you can make extra so you’ll be able to simply cut off how ever much you need!

Here’s how I used the garland I created with November’s Scrapbook Circle kits, Harvest Moon and Traditions.

Another little tip for you, I popped some of the garland pieces up off the page using some pop dots for added dimension.

 

 

 

Have you tried creating garlands from your kits contents yet?  Show us your creations on our Facebook page!

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Hi, Daniela here, sharing a layout I created using  our November Kit – Harvest Moon.

I have to tell you that I really love my Silhouette Cameo. While creating this layout I was having computer issues and I couldn’t use the Silhouette. I was missing it.

Can you tell that “awesome” was written and cut by hand?

I used a white peace of cardstock. Wrote out the word as I usually would, using a pencil. Then I cut around it, leaving 1/8″ border around the pencil. I do this all the time with stamped images or stamped words. The pencil mark was pretty light and easy to erase. Just be gentle and  make sure not to tear the paper. I colored the hand cut word with markers. You can use any medium that you like. This way, you can match your layout colors perfectly.

Since I am talking about cutting, I will mention that I cut the Hexagon Stickers in half and created various borders around the layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure you share your projects on our Facebook page.

Celebrating fall colors with circles!

Hi there ! My name is Sophie Crespy, I am the french lady of the team : I am so honored to be part of Scrapbook Circle for this term and to be sharing my first post with you today!

As scrappers, we  always search for the right design, that would be unique and would convey the right message.

But sometimes we do get stuck with design ideas: in that case I use CIRCLES!! A design based on circles always gives great results.

When I received my November kit in the post, I fell in love with the colors and I wanted to use all the papers at once!

For that first layout,  I created “color wheels” with virtually all the sheets of papers from the kit! Look how they work well together! It was my way of celebrating Fall and its beautiful colors.

For that second layout, I cut both papers  and photos into circles . The great thing is you can add embellishments inside the circles: I used bits from the printable sheets and I created a little rosette.

 

 

Voilà!! I hope you can dig in your punches supplies and try those circles out! And if you do, please share your layout with us on our facebook page! We love to see what you create with your Scrapbook Circle kits!

Sophie.