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Greeting Card Trio


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


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


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