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Tech Tip with Rebecca

Hey everyone! Rebecca here with this month’s tech tip! This month I am sharing 5 ways to modify the already beautiful Pink Paislee wood veneer.


The simplest way to create unqiue embellishments from the already adorable dipped wood veneer is to layer them with other elements from the kit. I use chipboard stickers, buttons, twine and Thickers to modify my wood veneer.


Next, I used Staz On Ink and the Reset Girl Roller Stamp from the kit. I also used Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen and Therm O Web foiling. You can see all the techniques I used in this quick video:

If you try any of these techniques, please share in the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook page! We would love to see!

ūüôā Rebecca


Let the Glitter Fall Where It May – Tutorial

Hi there and Happy December! ¬†This is Jenni here to share another non-photo layout I made using the December ‘We Are Made of Stories’ kit. ¬†I also have a few tips for glittering wood veneer. ¬†I did a project last month that I used on my mantle as part of my Fall decor and thought I might do the same for Christmas!

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to die cut the title from the center of a piece of patterned paper from Pink Pailsee. ¬†I backed the negative spaces behind the words using more paper from Elle’s Studio and the 6×6 Pink Pailsee pad, part of the ‘Favorite Elf’ Add-On. ¬†Inspired by all the metallics included in the kit, I knew I wanted to use glitter and embossing powder on the wood veneer!

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These are the supplies I used.  Gold and silver glitter, gold & silver embossing powder, Versamark ink, glittering glue (any white craft glue would work) and of course the wood veneer.

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I made a paste of 2 parts water to one part glue in a jar and mixed it well.  Although the glittering glue helps, it is watering it down that keeps it from clumping.

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I used a small brush to paint a thin layer of glue onto part of each snowflake and dropped it into a pile of glitter.

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Working in two batches, one for each color, I used my tweezers to hold the snowflake and tap off the excess glitter.  I kept tapping until nothing else fell off!  The tweezers are also great to hold something small when heat embossing.

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One of the best tips I ever heard was from Wilna Furstenburg who suggested a lint roller to pick up excess glitter!  It works unbelievably well!

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I had originally planned to arrange the snowflakes in a circle but decided on a heart  instead, making a bow at the top with the twine included in the kit.  I also layered gold and silver thread onto the paper before adhering the wood veneer to the background.  I matted the whole project onto another piece of the patterned paper from Pink Paislee to frame it and add stability.

I love glitter all year, but especially around the holidays.  Share how you used the wood veneer snowflakes or other parts of the December kit on our Facebook Page.  Happy Holidays!

Designer’s Choice : Hello Summer-mini album

Hi everyone! ¬†I want to share with you album I’ve made for my friend as a bday gift. I used only main august¬†Scrapbook Circle¬†kit Island Paradise. I also have a short tutorial how to make this album – inside pages and the cover. Hope You will like it! Monika_album_2 sc

1. Take a 12×12″ cardstock page. lightly fold it on 3 pieces vertically , and then in a half horizontally. 1

2. Cut the page in the middle, but leave 1 of the 3 folded parts uncutted. ( look at the photo) 2 ¬† 3. Now¬†fold it just like on the photos. Use a bone folder if you want.¬†Glue together the middle pages to create one page. You will receive an “accordion “. 3 ¬† 4 ¬† 4. Cut the paper strip (12×6″) ¬†from the 12×12″ patterned paper. Fold it like on the photo, so the front and back of the cover should fit your accordion pages ((4×6″), leave a place for a spine (1/2″) from both sides. it should have dimensions ¬†from the left: 4×6″-1/2″-4×6″-1/2″ – and the rest which you can cut smaller if you want. 5 6 ¬† 5. This is accordion inside with a cover. Time to adhere it together. I’m doing this with a washi tape. Just tape the inside with the cover where the red line is drawn. ¬† 7a 9 it should look like this: 10 The base is ready time to embellish it. This is my finished album, I used ONLY main kit Island Paradise¬†. ¬† Monika_album_2 sc ¬† Monika_album_1 Monika_album_3 Monika_album_4 Monika_album_5 Monika_album_6 Monika_album_7 Monika_album_8 and details: IMG_1813a IMG_1815a IMG_1817a IMG_1818a IMG_1820a

Designer’s Choice: Beach Fun

Hi Everyone!  Gina here to share a fun step by step tutorial of how I put a recent page together using the fabulous Scrapbook Circle Island Paradise kit.   Beach Fun Layout


1.  I started my page out by creating a background in Silhouette Studio.  I lined up simple triangles to create my background. Once, I had my background put together the way I wanted it, I ungrouped my shapes to cut each piece individually.   triangle page

2.  After cutting each shape out of different pieces of patterned paper, I lined them up on my page using repositionable tape.  Tip: I also cut a few pieces where I wanted my photos to go, so that I could use them as a guide for sizing (like a template). GinaLideros_BeachFun2

3. Select photos for your layout.  I purposely selected photos that were smaller in scale, so that I knew that they would fit within my template. GinaLideros_BeachFun4

4.  Use extra triangle pieces as a template for your photos, trace around them and cut out. GinaLideros_BeachFun3

5.  After placing my photos on my layout, I used my sewing machine to stitch all of my pieces in place. GinaLideros_BeachFunLayout5c

6. ¬†Add embellishments and you’re done!

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Along with my Island Paradise August kit this month, I also used the Bungalow¬†and Tiki Torch add ons. ¬†I had so much fun this month playing with this kit. ¬†It is so fun and versatile and perfect for summer! ¬†If you haven’t already – stop by Scrapbook Circle to pick up your August kit today!



Hello dear friends!

Sophie here to share with you my love for starbusts or rosettes !

I am in love with the dimension and the happiness these elements bring to layouts!

I had these photos of my boy laughing as I was tickling him! I thought  starbusts would be the perfect way to illustrate his joy on my layout.

¬†Some manufacturers offer their own starbusts dies, but I don’t own one of these.

So, let me explain to  you how to create your own starbusts without a die:

1.  Cut a long stip of paper
2. You can punch the border with a decorative border punch
3. If you have a scoring board use it to create the creases along the strip (they are about half a centimeter apart )
but I use my trimmer to mark the creases
4. Then adhere both ends together
5. Now this is the hard part: adhere the rosette onto a circle of paper using lots of glue! then use a weigth to hold the rosette down while the glue dries out.
6. You can add a button, a die-cut embellishment or a photo in the center of your rosette.

and here is what I came up with using the fabulous january “YOU+ME” kit.

Well , that is all from me today!

Hope to see lots of happy rosettes on your layouts!

Have fun!

What A Tweet Home You Have!

I absolutely love making cards and altering everything that stands in my path. The May kit has such bright, summery papers with flowers and birds, and the first thought I had was ‘Oh, a birdhouse’. So, I went to Hobby Lobby , where I was able to purchase a wooden bird house (which was 30% off) for less than $1. I felt like a criminal walking out of there, because what a steal I got *giggle*

The paper was perfect, and I had a lot of fun with this birdhouse. I debated about using the Fancy Pants Rub-ons from the May kit, or making 3-D embellishments. In the end, I decided to go with the rub-ons because I didn’t want people to be so drawn to the embellishments, and miss the rest of the bird house. This are the cutest things to make, and are very seasonal, and perfect for gifts. The next time I go to Hobby Lobby, I am going to pick up some of the little birds that are soft and feathery feeling so I can use those on the perch. I was thinking how cute it would be to do these for the fall, halloween, Christmas, Valentines, Teacher’s Appreciation, Spring, Summer, and even Mother’s Day. You can really make these are for anything else you can think of.

So, here is my tweet birdhouse made from the Fancy Pants Paper from the May kit, and the Jenni Bowlin white embellishment flower.

I hope that you enjoyed seeing this. It really was fun and very simple to make. I also pray that y’all have a wonderful weekend, and I will see you back here next week ūüôā