Scrapbook Layouts

Scrap 365 October Sketch – In Cape Town Layout & Free Cut File!

It’s time for the Scrap 365 October Sketch Challenge!

This month I have a Free Cut File of a Sketchy Circle to share with you, so keep reading – there’s a PNG version too if you want to print it!

Here’s the new sketch:

October 2014 Sketch at Scrap 365

This month is sponsored by 7 Gypsies!

7 Gypsies

You can enter to win a fabulous prize from them. They also sent some goodies out to us lucky team members. I was able to play with the Serengeti collection, which is Africa themed. I’ve never been to Africa but my sister spent a few months there at the start of the year, and I spent those few months gasping at her beautiful photos as she posted them on Facebook! So I asked her if I could use one of them for this page…

In Cape Town:

In Cape Town by Jennifer Grace using 7 Gypsies Serengeti

That’s my little sister visiting Table Mountain!

See the circles on the background? That’s the Free Cut File I designed. I’d used gold embossing powder to make circles last month, so I didn’t want to draw some again, and I thought about using thread to make circles but decided they wouldn’t be bold enough, so I made a cut file to use on my Cricut Explore instead.

If you want this file too (for personal use only please) you can download it as an SVG here, or as a PNG here.

Sketchy Circle Free Cut File at Jennifer Grace Creates

They look great cut from the lighter text paper, positioned on the dark background – the contrast shows them up nicely so they don’t get lost within all the embellishments:

In Cape Town by Jennifer Grace using 7 Gypsies Serengeti

I used some gold mist to stain the vintage photo at the bottom left, and then inked the edges of it brown, so the colours blended with the page:

In Cape Town by Jennifer Grace using 7 Gypsies Serengeti

I also delved into my stash for an assortment of bits & pieces to scatter around the page!

I did record a video for this page, but I haven’t managed to finish editing it yet – as soon as I do I’ll let you know!

That’s it from me today. Don’t forget to check out the Scrap 365 blog for more inspiration, there’s lots of amazing pages from the rest of the DT.

I’ll see you again soon,

Jennifer x


Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event Announcement and Giveaway! Plus Free Cut File & Printable Sheet!

It’s time to share details about my next, completely free, blog event!

Mark your calendars for June the 6th-8th, and read on for more details (plus the chance to win a 7 Dots Studio Illumination Collection Kit)…

Refresh Your Craft & Soul Online Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

The theme for the event is loosely based on my word for the year ‘Cleanse’. However, ‘Refresh Your Craft & Soul’ will expand to include a variety of ideas, including water themes (rain, sea, rivers, drinks, watercolour paints, water activities), fresh air and outdoors, trying new things, simplifying clutter, clean and simple projects, being healthy, letting go of worries, etc!

The event will follow the same format as my previous Blog Events, with posts from 4pm – 10pm Friday, and 10am – 10pm Saturday and Sunday (times all BST). There will be lots of crafts, tutorials, challenges, tips, a blog hop, and of course some lovely giveaways!

The giveaways will close on Monday the 9th of June at 10.59pm BST, but the challenges will have prizes too, and those will stay open for entries until the following Sunday (15th June) so there’s time to play along with those even if you’re not about for the actual event. Below is a glimpse at the many many prizes which will be up for grabs:

Prizes for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’ll be using a lot of these products for my projects too, so if you want to pull together some things from your stash or order anything in then you should look for:

refreshing blue colours

uplifting orange hues

crisp whites

positive phrases

raindrops / clouds / umbrellas

anchors / sea symbols


things that inspire you!

To add to your items you can also snag the below FREE printable sheet and cut file / digi stamp:

Free Printables for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

Grab this printable sheet at A4 size HERE or at Letter Paper Size HERE

Free Cut File or Digi Stamp for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

The SVG for this ‘Refresh’ word is HERE or the PNG with Transparent Background is HERE

This is what they look like printed / cut:

Free Printables for the Refresh Your Craft & Soul Event at Jennifer Grace Creates

If you want even more bits and pieces you can check out my Etsy Shop Happy Scatter, which I’ll be adding more items to over the next week!

Happy Scatter Etsy Shop

Of course NONE of the above stuff is necessary for you to come along and be inspired, I aim to give you lots of ideas no matter what products you have!

Who would like the chance to win something now? How about this 7 Dots Studio Illumination Collection Kit?! It’s full of uplifting phrases and has papers with a chalkboard-effect on one side and refreshing pastel colours on the other side!

Giveaway of 7 Dots Studio Illumination Collection Kit

Enter using the rafflecopter widget below. One of the options is to leave a blog post comment telling me what makes you feel refreshed – please note you need to leave a comment AND click on the rafflecopter widget to say you’ve done so!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Monday the 2nd of June at 12.00am GMT, and will be announced a day or two later here on this blog. It is open internationally.

Of course you can always comment and share news of the event without entering the giveaway if you would like to!

Also come join the Jennifer Grace Creates Events Chat Facebook Group for sneaks and a ‘guess the projects’ contest in the run up to the event!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read all this, I hope you are excited about the event, I will look forward to seeing you then!

Jennifer x