Hybrid Scrapbooking

Scrapbook Tips | Adding Circles to your Scrapbook Layout

If you don’t know what else to add to your quite empty scrapbook, you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial, I will show you some scrapbooking tips to spice up your scrapbook pages. Since this tutorial is pretty easy, you can do it with others as you follow along.

Adding circles to your scrapbook layout is so much fun!

How to Make Scrapbook Layout with Circles

If you are looking for some helpful scrapbooking tips that show you how to re-invent your scrapbook layouts, this tutorial is for you. I show you not only how to use the We R Memory Keepers Circle and Spin Trimmer* but also how to use these circles in your scrapbook layouts.

  • 02:40 Cut some Circles using the We R Memory Keepers Circle and Spin Trimmer 
  • 12:42 Add Stamps to your Layout
  • 17;01 Add some Elements


These scrapbook tips and materials can save you hours. Here's what I've used.

Cut some Circles

The scrapbooking tool you see here is from We R Memory Keepers (Circle and Spin Trimmer). It’s a very simple thing to use. Here are a few circles I have already made experimenting with this.

To use the Circle and Spin Trimmer, you first insert the paper into the device as shown here. And then you decide how big your circle will be.

The next thing you have to do is take the little knife that sits on the side (you see the vacant hole there? That’s where the little knife goes). Then insert it into a hole (this decides how big your circle will be). 

Then hold the little spinning handle and spin! Once you’ve spun a whole circle, you have cut a circle from your paper and can now take it out. You can try again with another design where you’ll cut a circle but as an outline (remember the cutouts I showed you in the first snapshot? The two on my right hand is what it should look like).You can make it thick ones or thinner circles.

Add Stamps to your Layout

And to accompany these circles, we have stamps! These are the Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapter Stamps. They contain an assortment of phrases (and more) which you can decorate your scrapbook with. If you want more ideas how to add stamps to your scrapbook, check out our How to make a Scrapbook from Scratch tutorial.

Add some Elements

After you have stamped your scrapbook page, you can glue some elements like these cute flowers here.

To spice things up a little bit, let’s add another shape. Rectangles (as stripes)! A tip is to use shapes to fill in your scrapbook and frame your pictures. It makes the scrapbook look prettier and more “scrapbook-y”.

There you have it! You have a nice scrapbook layout with different decorations. You may want to check out our Mini Album Page Ideas where I show you how to do the right side of your scrapbook layout.

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Hybrid Scrapbooking

Vintage Fantasy Collection Accordion Folder

We are taking a break from our Creative World Tour this month - and we are staying at home and taking care of our vintage collection where we can do so many lovely crafts with. 

If you are excited and want to take a look and learn more from our Vintage Collection than here is our Vintage Fantasy Collection Accordion Folder tutorial for you. These accordion folders are great for storing small things - like sticky notes, tickets and other small things lying around on your desktop!

How to Create the Accordion Folder

This tutorial is pretty simple and easy to do so you can do this with your kids, but be careful of the sharp materials in this tutorial as we are using cutters and scissors.

You can always click on the links below if you want to go to that particular minute in the video.

  • 01:02 Cut Out the Accordion Folder Template 
  • 02:32 Score the Templates
  • 03:42 Fold the Templates
  • 05:33 Tape the Upper and Bottom Parts of the Template Together
  • 06:30 Attach the Folders Together to Form an Accordion Folder
  • 07:49 You're Vintage Fantasy Accordion Folder is Ready!


Aside from glue and scissors, here's what you need:

Print out your template (on one side of a paper) and vintage paper (on both sides of the paper) and let's get started! Don't forget - you need the paper with the template as many times as you want bags in your accordion folder...

Cut Out the Accordion Folder Template

First, cut out the shape of the envelope (one part of the accordion) using a pair of scissors or your cutter. Just cut along the dashed outline of the template. In this tutorial, you need three templates to make one accordion folder. But you can print more if you want to add more folders.

When you use a template for your paper crafts, every step is so easy, isn't it? Plus you can make as many paper crafts as you want because you just print out your papers and templates using a good printer and you're all set.

Cut the dashed line at the bottom of the template using your cutter. This is where you will snap the lock later on. Be sure to use a cutting mat or board under your paper so you will not cut through your working table.

Score the Templates

Now, get your bone folder and press on the dashed lines using your ruler as your guide. This creases will make it easier for you to fold it later. Score all the dashed lines and repeat it if necessary.

Fold the Templates

Next, fold all the creased lines, with the vintage paper on the outside of your envelope. You can use your fingers and bone picker so that the folds will get flatter.

Tape the Upper and Bottom Parts of the Template Together

Now that you have folded it all, get your tape. Place some strips of tape on the side folds as shown in the picture. You can place it at the top or bottom part, it doesn’t really matter. Then attach the bottom flap to the upper flap and press. You're now done with one part.

Do the same with the other two templates.

Attach the Folders Together to Form an Accordion Folder

Make sure each envelope aligns with each other first.

Then, you cut out the top flaps of the other two folders because you will not need them - you only need one folder with a lock or flap.

You need to cut the slit on the last one as this will be where the top flap of the first envelope will be going. This will close the accordion.

Lastly, attach the two folders to the one with a flap.

Put strips of double-sided tape on the front of the folder with a flap and attach the second one. Do the same on the attached envelope, put strips of tape then attach the third one. Pressed them together to make sure they are intact.

Your Vintage Fantasy Accordion Folder is Ready!

It's so great! Now you have created one of our lovely Vintage Fantasy Crafts.
You can use this accordion folder for storing small things you need. For example, tickets, letters, or money. A cool way of using this is by tying a piece of string or yarn around this and attaching this on a present. Or maybe as a giveaway at parties. You can also make this bigger if you have a bigger printer.

I hope you have added this to your collection and personalized it in your own way. Or you just left it the way I made it, that’s okay.

If you like this Tutorials...

Consider joining us in the Vintage Fantasy Collection Class!

Here is what you'll get:

  • access to all the Vintage Fantasy Papers (12 Collections) you can use for endless paper crafts
  • access to all elements just as tickets, frames, books, labels... you name it!
  • access to the Vintage Fantasy Tutorials including PDFs with the template and paper you need for the craft.

Tutorials with PDFs are already included but we add more with time!

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Papercraft and Scrapbooking Business Compendium

Papercraft and Scrapbooking Business Compendium

We spend a lot of time talking about how our love for Scrapbooking and Papercraft and how enjoyable it is as a creative outlet. But what about how it affects our “pockets”?

There is no need for some researches to confirm (notwithstanding that there are actually a lot of studies that support it) how having a hobby helps improve self-esteem, boosts energy and relieves stress. Other than those, another reason why you should focus on your Scrapbooking or Papercraft is how lucrative this pastime can become once you treat it as a serious business or livelihood.

Papercraft and Scrapbooking

As in any start-up business, the preparatory steps that you must do are crucial. We’re not going to give you specific course of action to take but we’d like to emphasize the necessity of knowing the ropes of running a papercraft or scrapbook trade from the right sources. One expert in the field is Philippa Carron, PhD or Pippa, a well-known business entrepreneur who specializes in writing ebooks on small businesses. Pippa’s “Papercraft and Scrapbooking Business Compendium” serves as a complete reference for those of you who would like to turn scrapbooking from a hobby into a small enterprise.

The book offers a wide-ranging view of both the craft as a creative venue as well as the business aspect of papercraft or scrapbook. Some highlighted information that you can learn from this compendium include:

  • different ways of making money from papercraft and scrapbook
  • market research findings on possible niches that you can adopt
  • making business plans
  • handling competitions
  • business mistakes that you should avoid
  • dealing with customers’ demands
  • marketing and promoting your products
  • how much should you charge your clients
  • make your product sell on the internet
  • and so much more

http://1c09a7tkindr2zd26dvfo07t6u.hop.clickbank.net/And while it looks already complete, we were also surprised to learn about the 7 extra special bonus offers that comes for free with the purchase of the ebook. Here they are:

  1. Passion to Profit HQ—Business Start-Up Manual
  2. Easy Business Plan for Start-Up Businesses
  3. One Hundred and One Scrapbooking Tips
  4. Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy
  5. Home Business Success Secrets
  6. Internet Marketing Essentials for Newbies
  7. Blogging with WordPress — A Guide for Beginners

For just $37.00, you get basically all the information, guide and advice that you need to start and manage a lucrative business that you enjoy doing. There’s a 100% money-back guarantee to assure you of no questions asked refund within 60 days from the date of purchase.

We’re just as excited as you are with this new found discovery. It’s like finding financial and personal productivity in leisure! But remember, a successful business is a result of making sound investments. Just make sure that you are investing in a craft that you really enjoy to help you reach your maximum potential.

Get the Papercraft and Scrapbooking for Business Compendium here

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