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Tags from Life Pages Cards



It’s no secret that I love making tags. It is such a fun way to use little bits and pieces from the kits! Today I have a set of tags that I designed using cards from the Life Pages kit. I love how they turned out.

To start off, I looked through all of the cards. I chose ones that had pretty designs, but not a lot of words on them. This way I could add my stickers or chipboard to create the sentiments. I picked four that coordinated well so that I could have a matching set.


Next, I looked through the Crate Paper ephemera packs for pretty die cuts that coordinated with the designs on the cards. I selected some pretty florals, the hello word and a couple of smaller tags. I love to layer on my projects, so these were the perfect pieces to do that with. They also added some contrast to the straight lines of the Life Pages cards.

The next thing I reached for were some of the chipboard pieces and blank labels. I love adding them to the projects and layering them together. I used foam adhesive with some of the labels to give the tags some added dimension.

I also used some of the Crate Paper stickers to add details to the tags. The smaller stickers make great accent pieces and the words can be used as sentiments.


Finally, I chose some coordinating ribbon pieces and stapled them to the top. Here is a look at how all four tags looked together. I love the colors this month and this set truly highlights them!

The tags can be used in lots of ways. Sometimes I tuck them into little envelopes and use them as messages for friends and family. Sometimes, I adhere them onto blank cards and can write more that way. I also love to hole punch them and use them in my planners as to do list. And since I decorate the front pockets of my planners, I can use them there, too. There are so many possibilities!


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you found some fun inspiration!

Mother’s Day Card by Stacy


Mother’s Day is coming up and nothing says thank you better than floral prints. If you love florals and fun spring colors the April kit was all that you needed.  When I saw these florals I knew exactly what I needed to make; a Mother’s Day Card!!!


 I really wanted the pink flower to stand out so this month I used 3 different layers of foam adhesive. In order to create a multi dimensional look, I first used 1 foam dot on the heart and leaves. I adjusted the leaves a bit so that it could overlap and underlap the heart. (Is underlap even a word?) To create the third layer I doubled up the foam dots to make it higher and found some good blank spots on the main flat card layer so that the flower had adequate support. I also added some die cut shapes and paper doily to add a vintage appearance.



I just loved the way it turned out, nothing shows as much personalization and thought like a handmade card!!




Creating a Fringed Background


Hello and welcome to the Gossamer Blue blog today. It’s me, Sandra , and I would like to share an idea for how you can create your own background for your creative projects. All you need is some paper, fringe scissors (or ordinary scissors) and some stickers to decorate your projects.


I created a fancy fringed background for today’s card by cutting different pieces of paper from the April Main Kit with my fringe scissors. Starting at the bottom of a blank 4×6 card, I glued the different pieces of fringed paper on top of each other and covered the entire background of the card.



If you haven’t got a fringe scissors, no problem :), you can make fringes with ordinary scissors too. Just grab a piece of paper and cut the fringes one by one. Fringed backgrounds look great on cards, but they can also be used for other projects including scrapbook layouts or gift tags.


 Today’s card is an idea for a travel-themed voucher card. If you’re planning to invite someone for a (weekend) trip as their birthday present, you can add travel-themed stickers from the April Main Kit to go along with the fringed background. On the inside of the card, you can let them know how much you’re looking forward to the trip and also add details of the trip.



Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you like my inspiration. Have a great day!

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