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Sian’s Thank You Cards

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Hello there! It’s Sian here. Last time we talked I was busy doing my beginning of the year scrap -space clear up. Now things are starting to look a little tidier, I’ve had time to flip through some of the pieces I’ve been hoarding from my 2016 Gossamer Blue kits.

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January is a great time to tell ourselves that there will be a whole new twelve months worth of beautiful kits to look forward to! This is when I force myself to use last year’s treasure.

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I have especially fond memories of a couple of exclusive Gossamer Blue Life Pages kits from last summer. I loved the delicate colours and pretty patterns; and I did my best at the time to make myself use as much as I dared, when really all I wanted to do was sit and admire everything. But, happy days! There will be lots more exclusives in 2017! And that means I can cut into my store, knowing there will be more to come.

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I decided to make a stack of Thank You cards: some to send now to mark gifts I received in December and some to have to hand for the rest of the year. It’s much easier to remember to send a card if there is a selection within easy reach.

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Do you see any colours or patterns you remember? If you look closely you might recognise scraps of Life Pages cards going right back to August last year. I loved this kit! But maybe you have a different favourite? Are you ready to use it up? Go on! It’s the new year, so Out With The Old….

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….because now we have the fun of looking forward to the new.

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TN Insert Using January Printables

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Hey friends, happy January! It’s Andrea here and I wanted to share a fun little insert in my Traveler’s Notebook using ONLY the January Printables. If you subscribe to one or both of the Gossamer Blue Kits, you get these awesome printable sheets emailed to you!

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If you have a Silhouette you can cut them using the .png or you can simply print the .pdf and cut them by hand. I do both ways but this time I decided to cut just a bunch that I thought could work with the layout.

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I decided on teals, purples, peaches and greens along with black to go with this black and grey meme that I printed from the internet. I’m using a tab, a flag, journaling tags, some word strips and I even tore the cute confetti from a square element and used just that part.

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The printables are especially great for mini albums or traveler’s notebooks because the canvas is smaller and the scale of these little embellishments fit perfectly!

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So don’t forget about those printables! They coordinate perfectly with the monthly kits and are a perfect addition to your memory keeping or even can stand alone for some seriously fun projects!

Until next month, happy scrapping!

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Multiple Titles on Your Layout

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Hey everyone, it’s Jill with a new layout using the January Main Kit and Life Pages kit.  For this page I added two titles using a fussy cut piece from One Canoe Two along with a cork die cut.

As I was flipping through the beautiful papers in the January kit, I found the brush script “Life is Lovely” on one of the cut apart sheets.  I thought it would make a great title for a scrapbook page so I fussy cut it from the paper.

After adding some tissue paper from my stash and some hand cut patterned paper behind the photo, I started to embellish the page.  I used a few cut apart strips and fussy cut two butterflies from one of the kit papers, knowing these would be the main embellishments on the page.  After arranging things to my liking I added some machine-stitching.

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I placed my fussy cut title towards the bottom of the photo, it felt like it fit perfectly in the spot and sums up the photo of my mom and baby girl.

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I added a few ephemera pieces from the Reset Girl in the January Life Pages kit, the sentiments and icons are just so adorable!  Above the photo are more die cuts from the same pack, I wanted to add in some balance to the cork title and journaling below the photo.

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I decided on a second title because I wanted something between the photo area and journaling. Hello always works on scrapbook page and I liked this larger size piece.

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I tucked in some random thread tangles to tie in the machine-stitching to finish off my layout.

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Thanks for stopping by the Gossamer Blue blog today!

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