Gossamer Blue

Using Glassine Bags on Cards



Hi everyone. Today, I decided to make a card. I sorted through my leftover supplies from the August kits. I decided that I wanted to use the soft color palette dictated by the beautiful Gossamer Blue exclusive chipboard and stickers. Most of the other die cuts and papers had a bolder color scheme, so I decided that I would use the glassine bags to soften the effect. I really love how it turned out.

The first thing I did was cut my white cardstock to 4×8 inches in order to make a 4×4 card. Then, I cut the glassine bag to 4×4. I adhered the wreath die cut to the center of the card. Then I added the glassine on top. I added a dot of glue in the center of the card to keep the glassine in place while I stitched it on.

I knew that I would be adding embellishments to the center of the card, so this was a good place to add the glue. I like how the glassine toned down the colors on the wreath.


Next, I used one of the small glassine bags to hold the chipboard tag. I tucked it inside and folded the top down to make it fit the tag. I added stitching to the top to add more texture and detail. After this, I stitched the ‘hello’ veneer piece. I just ran it through my machine and since it is thin, it went through easily. I mounted it onto the label sticker and tucked the heart sticker behind it. Then, I adhered it to the bag with the tag. I added the whole thing to the front of the card using glue dots.


Finally, I added the banner sticker, the jute from my stash and a few enamel dots for detail.


It didn’t take much time to whip up this card and I love how it turned out. The glassine definitely gave it a much softer and shabby feel, just as I intended it to.



Custom Background


We receive some lovely little stamp sets in our Gossamer Blue kits and I was so inspired when France shared a sneak using the stamps on kraft paper with white ink.  I had to lift this idea and make another layout.

I started by using an embossing powder bag on the kraft paper to remove any static, then stamped using Versamark ink.  I mounted several stamps on a stamp press to make the process go faster.  I would stamp, sprinkle with white embossing powder and then heat set, before moving on to another section.


I trimmed off about an inch around the perimeter of the kraft background paper and mounted it to a subtle patterned paper; I felt like my eye needed a break from all the kraft and the white graph pattern ties in the white embossing.


This photo was taken by my friend Rebekah during their vacation, it works perfectly with the Outfitters collection!  I used the canvas banners across the top of the page then added in puffy stickers and die cuts that fit the lake photo.  I trimmed down a Pink Paislee photo overlay to fit the die cut and adhered it right on the photo.  This doubles as both an embellishment and my title.


I used another photo overlay with that lovely copper foil behind my photo, tying in the foiling in three places on my page:  photo mat, title and embellishment to the left of the photo.


Customize your own background with the exclusive stamps to get a completely different look on your layouts and projects.  It will stretch your kits and give you endless unique pages!

Jill Keller Signature

August Mini



It’s Kasia “Antilight” Petrus here and today I want to show you a quick mini album I made with August kits. I had these photos from last year mountain trip printed and waiting for ages now. I knew they were bound to match the August kits, especially the amazing Outfitters collection from Pink Paislee.

Supplies: August 2016 Main Kit; August 2016 Bits & Pieces Kit; August 2016 Life Pages Kit

I have to admit I love making minis, especially the quick kind. For this one I used a tutorial by Stephanie Bryan that you can find here. I adjusted the size of paper to the photos I had and threw in some cute embellishments. Not too many, though, because I like when the pictures are the main focus of mini.









How about you?

Do you like creating small albums?

Have a good day!

Kasia Signature