Gossamer Blue

Brad and Tag Wall Decor

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Welcome! It’s Jessica today with an organization idea. My brads live a lonely life in a box most of the the time and I thought – why not take them out! I’ve seen an similar idea on Pinterest, used to organize earrings originally, but doesn’t it look pretty with brads, too?

Jessica Lohof for Gossamer Blue

The base is cardboard (I used the package cardboard that comes with the kits), just to make it more solid, then embellished it with patterned paper, made holes and hung the brad tags on the wall. That’s it! Hope you like it!

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Kits used: Main Kit, Life Pages Kit, Main Add-on Kit, Add-on Kit #2

 

Jessica-Cursive

1hour – Two Mini Books

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Hi everyone! Tara here to share with you one of my favorite things to make – a little mini album that you can create in less than an hour!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to get a head start on making a few small albums of the kids as gifts for the Grandmas! I love mini books, not only are they something small and cute to hold, you can make one in a very short amount of time. I decided on a 4×4 size and used the pieces from the March 2015 Life Pages Themed Add-on kit to make this album. The Bella Rouge cards come in light pinks and greys – one of my favorite color combinations for little girls themed book!

#minialbum by Tara for Gossamer Blue

#minialbum by Tara for Gossamer Blue
When getting started, I like to collect photos in various sizes, a few wallet sized photos and 4×6 photos trimmed down to size.  I arrange all of the card pages, in this case there are 12 pages, and then decide on which ones will have a photo and which will be embellished. Arranging the pages in order like this helps the design process move along so much faster!

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Since this book is small in size and has only cardstock pages that were already printed, I wanted to keep the overall design simple and the embellishing as minimal as possible. Using paper embellishments made from craft punches is a great way to add color and dimension without adding any additional weight to the pages. With a small amount of sewing and a little embellishment rearranging, this entire book came together in amount 30 minutes – making it a perfect weekend to-do craft!

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I’ve also made a mini album in the same size but in a little boy theme using the February 2015 Bits and Pieces kit! Simple, fun and easy to create in less than an hour!

Happy crafting!

Tara-Cursive

Scrapbook Layout by Jina

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Hi Gossamer Blue fans. Jina here today with a lovely colored layout. I really like the pink, yellow and gray(silver) color combo from the March kits., so I chose a photo of pink tools on my desk among my recent photos for this layout.

 

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and put pink stripes paper and cute floral patterned paper on the white background.

 

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added beautiful diecuts from Bella Rouse and chipboard alphas from Basic Grey.

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Oh my gosh. the wood piece in March kit is so cute, as always. It’s enough to make a perfect final touch on my layout.

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Thanks for watching and stopping by today. Happy creating. :)

JinaCursive