Hello SCT scrappers! It’s Lisa Dickinson here today! It’s always a fantastic mail day when SCT magazine arrives in my mailbox and I was so excited to curl up with a big cup of coffee to peruse through the gorgeous pages of the winter issue. Of course, I ended up at my scrap table because the projects just motivated me to create!

I was especially inspired by Erica Thomson’s Inspiration Challenge layout with the layered circles in a simple grid formation, featured above. I am a sucker for a good grid, and I immediately wanted to create a page using that same foundation!

Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper, chipboard, stickers, die cuts: Crate Paper Magical Forest collection; Alphabet: American Crafts; Stamps: Studio Calico, Jenni Bowlin Studio, American Crafts; Ink:  Stampin’ Up; Punches: EK Success, Creative Memories; Gems: Doodlebug Design; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I wanted to highlight everyday photos together on the page, and this grid framework gave me nine different spots to incorporate pictures. I chose five photos, leaving the other spots open for featuring fun embellishments and a title!

After cutting patterned paper circles from the Crate Paper Magical Forest collection, I decided to add an additional layer of texture to my grid with stamps. I used a few circle-shaped images as well as an ink splatter stamp to frame some of the circles in the grid.

A bit of stitching added additional texture to my circles, and layering up embellishments is also a great way to add tactile dimension to a page. Don’t be afraid to let elements hang off the edge of the circles! It visually connects the circles by breaking up the white space in between them!

I saved the lower right corner for my title, which combines chipboard letters with a die-cut word (cut on the Silhouette from the font Love Mama). 

Were you as inspired by Erica’s page as I was? We’d love to see what you create!

Read and download our winter Issue HERE and share what it inspires you to create by using the #sctmagazine hashtag on social media!

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