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Greeting Card Trio

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Hi everyone! I’m here to share with you a trio of greeting cards created with the June kits.

The first card was inspired by the beach themed die-cuts included in this month’s Planner kit. When I saw them, I decided to create a shaker card:

I mixed die-cuts, puffy stickers and sequins and just put them into one of the cello bags from the kit (packaging for the stickers and more). I machine stitched around the bag and paper (hidden by the card stock ring) but you can also glue it all round. I also added a circle of patterned paper on the inside:

Every month I find myself making cards with the 3×4 cards from the Life Pages kit and this month was no exception…

For this one, I grabbed the ice-cream card and found a matching die-cut in the Planner kit. I love the look of the “Happy” sticker elevated with some foam:

My third and last card for today is also based on a card from the Life Pages kit and might be the simplest one to make:

I layered my pineapple card with a piece of patterned paper and a cut-up 4×6 PL card. I also added a couple of puffy stickers to give more depth and a die-cut banner to add interest to the top corner.

 

Here’s one last look at all three cards:

When you play with your kit(s), remember that cards are a fun option too! Happy crafting!

Layout and card with June Main Kit

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Hello dear friends, welcome to the GB blog today. It’s me, Sandra , and I want to share two projects – a large photo layout and a card – that I made with the June Main Kit. The kit comes with awesome embellishments including rubber shapes, chipboard stickers and die cuts. For the first photo I used a large photo and different embellishments.

I used the acrylic stamp from the kit for the journaling. I think the stamp is really cool. You can add ‘details’, date and place and check boxes for the weather.

The second project I want to share is a love-themed card.

 I used white cardstock and patterned paper for the base and added the ‘love’ tag and some other embellishments. Underneath the love tag, I used white cardstock and a washi strip to make the tag look more interesting.

 I’m hoping you like my inspiration. Have fun creating with your June kits!

 

Creating Pocket Cards

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Hello! It’s me, Kasia, and today I would like to share with you some ideas for making your own pocket sized cards. Don’t get me wrong, I love ready made cards and I use them all the time, but when I saw May Main Kit I was so amazed by all the patterns and papers that I wanted to make my own cards.

I also used the incentive alphabet stamp set – love it and plan to use it as often as possible. When making my own cards I used three different techniques, here’s what I did.

Supplies: May Main Kit

The simplest idea is to cut the patterned paper to the desired size 3×4 or 4×6 and add some white cardstock to create the journaling spot. By this you get something really simple looking, so I think a little ephemera goes a long way. I chose stickers and thickers that fit the topic I was writing about.

This time I used plain white cards and embellished them with stripes of washi tape. You can add it vertically or horizontally. I prefer to add it at the bottom or top of the card so I have plenty of space for journaling. Yet again,adding some stickers and thickers is a good idea.


The last idea is to use stamps. I have to tell you I had lots of fun making these. I chose two letters and stamped them repeatedly to create a pattern. Then added some die cuts and created little journalling spot.

And here’s a bonus idea! The last idea is a mix of the previous ones. It involves stamps and some watercolours. I dug out my gelatos, added a hint of colour here and there, stamped the cross pattern and voila. You can add some coordinating embellishment to make it even more fun.

Thats all 🙂 I hope you like those ideas. Have fun creating