Hello Crate friends! Stephanie Dagan joining you today for a Crate Style project filled with circles and their many uses on projects of all types. Sometimes, I think it's good to return to traditional techniques that are easy to implement because ultimately, they're the basis of scrapbooking that everyone is familiar with. Circles are no exception. In terms of design, they're front and center! I often prefer them because they bring a soft and sparkling appearance to a project. They're easy on the eye as they offer a break from the usual hard angles and rectangular shapes. And, applying them opens all kinds of doors to various design opportunities...
In celebration of my daughter's birthday, I created this special layout to remember just how much fun was had by all! You can see that I included a fair number of circles both big and small. The very first circle to take note of is the journaling circle in the upper left area, just above the photo. More often then not, journaling is common occurrence within a rectangular form. Here, I broke the mold and added journaling to a circle using computer software. I then slipped the journaling beneath the top edge of my photo.
Continuing with the "circle" theme, I layered five different sized circles. The circles are each constructed from patterned paper, though one is crafted from vellum. I sewed them together, along the top, with a sewing machine. Think of all the unique ways you could "sew" with circles!
More circles are lend via patterned paper, vellum, misc. embellishments and Crate's new Party Day paper bags. In total, they create unity throughout.
Because I'm a HUGE fan of mini albums, I thought it a fantastic idea to create one from large circles! I chose four papers and went about cutting them with my Big Shot. I kept the pages the same size, though you're welcome to try crafting the album from different sized circles if that's something that appeals to you. Being that I'm a simple scrapbooker and prefer minimalism, I went with just one size.
I decorated the cover with strips of paper, glitter tape and ribbon. I then positioned a Party Day pinwheel to the upper right corner. I sewed the pages together along the album's left edge - a convenient solution for binding small albums of this kind.
For easy opening, tabs decorate the edges - "Yes", even a circle album can be a great home for page tabs!! I love the way they look, too! They emphasize the "roundness" of the album. They're totally cute!
And there you have it - the basic circle at it's prettiest! Thank-you for stopping by and spending time with Crate Paper today! We appreciate your company!