Gossamer Blue

Layout Using Crate Paper Die Cuts

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Hello!  Jill Keller here.

My layout for today showcases the Crate Paper die cuts from the Main Kit. I also used some embellishments from the Life Page’s Themed Add-on to create this page with a graphic background.

My first step was covering the wood veneer pieces with gesso, then coloring them with gelatos.  After those pieces were dry I started by laying out all the Crate Paper die cuts on the Elle’s Studio paper, using every piece except for the script “love” wood veneer. My photo is approx. 3×4 inches and I nestled it in among the die cuts for a graphic look.

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After adhering the die cut pieces down I added in two of the fabric tags and two acetate triangles by Pinkfresh Studio.  I embellished the page with the Pinkfresh puffy stickers and stamps from the Main Kit.

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This wood veneer is a Gossamer Blue exclusive in the Main Kit.  I did the same process with gesso and gelatos to give it some color, then adhered it to one of the fabric tags.  Crate Paper enamels were used on the two fabric tags for additional color and texture.

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Creating a layout with a graphic feel is easy with these die cut pieces!

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Thanks for reading!

Jill K Cursive

Planning Layouts Using Life Pages Cards

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Hey Gossamer Blue fans!

It’s Sian here today and I’m thinking about journaling. Or, rather, I’m thinking about journaling cards, because that’s  my favourite way to use the beautiful exclusive cards from the Gossamer Blue Life Pages kit.

I don’t do Life Pages/ Project Life , but I love my Life Pages kit!

Every month I look forward to flipping through a pretty stack of fresh cards to find some scrapbook inspiration. Shall we see what I found this month?

First: the 6×4 cards. This one made me smile!

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It could definitely make a page title, no extra alphas needed. And because these big cards are printed vertically on one side and horizontally on the other, you have different design options for your page too. What else? Oh, another big card.

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No journaling prompt on this one; but it’s so pretty (especially combined with the coloured sequins in the Life Pages kit) I’ll have to use it somewhere on a page.

Next, I had a look at the 3×4 cards. How about this one?

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Perfect for a page recording a memorable quote. I love to note down what everyone in the family says here.

As I played around with the cards and lay them out on my desk I started to see which colour combinations are going to work best for me. I like yellow and black together, so seeing these two-

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sent me looking through my main kit too, to see what the yellow and black possibilities were.

There’s another page title there – or a journaling subject to muse on? – and a card with space to add my thoughts. These cards are just the right weight to go through my typewriter. Perfect.

How about combining two?

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September makes me happy! That’s another page idea: how many have I got now? Those littlest 2×2 cards are so cute: I like to see if I can make a quick grid layout with them.

And if they don’t quite fit with my pictures this month? Well, Gossamer Blue has thought of that too: the square cards have graph paper to journal on, on the reverse side, so you can use up every last one.
So, which one did I start with this month? In the end, none of those I’ve already shown you. I found this little one. “Let It Go”? I thought it was good advice for a nephew who has just lost his first tooth!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

SianCursive

Back to School Life Pages Spread

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Hi crafty babes! Andrea (retrohipmama) here to share a fun back-to-school spread! As a little bonus, I filmed a process video!

Here is the full layout that is bright and full of all the back to school feelings.

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If you’re into watching process videos – check out mine below!

Isn’t that school crossing sign the best?

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The MAKE magic TODAY card blended two bold colors perfectly!

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When cards have multiple colors it gives me the freedom to USE THEM ALL in my layouts. I placed this one in the center so that all the colors could be used around it.

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This large #2 was the perfect way to shout 2ND grade!

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I tend to leave photos in their natural state since I embellish so much on other cards. This keeps the page from looking too busy.

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The stamps in the Life Pages Kit and the Main Kit are so perfect for general use. I love them so much that I just stamped them all around this journaling card.

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The black and white polka dot 3×4 I cut from the Main Kit was a bit too much on its own so I added a red label from the Life Pages themed add-on and a cutout from the WONDER paper pack from the bits & pieces kit to mellow it out a bit.

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The opposite page is a design A page that I trimmed in half. I’m using a photo on top and then I split a 4×6 into two 3x4s. I didn’t add anything to them because they are so cool just as they are.

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A few little embellishments to finish off the last card.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my little share and that it’s inspired you to document and use your kits and supplies to the fullest!

See ya next time!

AndreaCursive