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Scraptastic Club Blog — The Story Begins Kit

A pocket page with scraps

August 2012 Kits Echo Park Nathalie Leonelli The Story Begins Kit

Like many of you, while I am patiently waiting for my September kit, I decided to dig into my collection of old Scraptastic Club kits and rediscovered one of my favorites: The Story Begins from August 2012. One happy observation I made while going through the bags (I keep my kits together for about a year) was no matter how old, those kits do not feel dated at all. With only scraps, leftover stickers and various embellishments that were sitting on my table I created this pocket page: A couple of close ups: As you might already know, I have been...

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First October Challenge

12X12 layout Challenge Die Cut Echo Park Hall Pass Kit Madeline Fox October 2012 Challenge The Story Begins Kit

Good morning! I'm here today with Scraptastic's first October challenge. Both of the September kits, Noted and Just Beachy, included some of the first exclusive Scraptastic die-cuts. I don't know about you, but I had SO much fun working with them. And look what's coming in October's Hall Pass kit...speech bubble die-cuts!   It has become such a popular trend to use these negative space accents in scrapbooking and card making, and today I'd like to show you how I back them with color, using strips of patterned paper. Here's one example, a title where patterned paper strips create a...

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The First Thing

Card My Mind's Eye Noted Pamella Brown September 2012 Kits Studio Calico The Story Begins Kit

Good morning! Today I am here with you to share what I do when I first receive a kit. After I am done oohing and awwing over the contents, I usually make a card or two. It is a little intimidating to make a layout with all of those 12x12 papers staring at me, so I like to chop them up first...I work better with bits and pieces;) After I received my Noted kit, I created 2 cards:   I loved the combination of the wood veneer people in the main kit and the sticker sheet in the add-on, and...

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Sunset Sky

August 2012 Kits Bazzill Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Madeline Fox Studio Calico The Story Begins Kit

This was one of the first pages I began with Scraptastic's The Story Begins kit, and I started it without really knowing where I was going. I had pulled the picture, I had created the banner, and I had cut a strip of that awesome cloud paper, but I was without ideas of how to tie it all together. I tried a white background. I tried a blue background. I tried layering some of the other patterned papers. Nothing seemed to work, so I put it aside while I completed three more pages with the kit. Meanwhile, I happened upon...

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8.5X11 layout August 2012 Kits Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Nathalie Leonelli The Story Begins Kit

 Hello friends! Nathalie here today to share my last page with the Story Begins. I managed to make 4 pages (technically 5 since it includes a double pager!), 2 cards and a birthday cake with this kit, and I loved every bit of it! :) This page was inspired by the sheet of Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Elements stickers included in the kit. I used 7 of them on this little 8.5x11 page (not counting the one I used as a mask!), can you spot them all? All I added to the kit was some old Thickers in black and...

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