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Three Cards: Three Ways to Use Your Kit Supplies


Hello everyone!!!  Kymona here again with another set of pretty cards for you!!  My creative style is clean and simple.  So when I saw the contents of March’s kit, I knew exactly what I wanted to create. 

Lets get started:

The March Kit is full of beautiful patterned paper, stickers, thickers and washi tape.  I couldn’t resist creating cards featuring all of these items. 

Card number 1: Pretty Patterned Paper


For this card:

1. Cut the card base to 4.25 by 11, scored at 5.50.

2. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 4.25 by 5.50.

3. Adhere the patterned paper to the card base using a tape runner.

4. Select a sentiment thickers and adhere that sentiment and shape on the card front.

Nice and simple!

Card Number 2: Pretty Washi Tape 


Washi tape that comes on the sheets are awesome to work with because you do not have to figure if they go together.  They do!!  LOL!!

It makes it easier to layer them on your card front.

Here’s how I created this card:

1. Cut the card base to 4.25 by 11, scored at 5.50.

2. Choose three washi tape strips, cut them on a diagonal and place them on your card front.

3. Select a sentiment and shape thickers and adhere them on the card front.

Super simple and easy.

Card Number 3: Sticker Sentiments


Using sticker tabs to create a sentiment is fun and different.  No two cards will be the same!

Here’s how I created this card:

1. Cut the card base to 4.25 by 11, scored at 5.50.

2. Decide which sentiments you want on your card front and adhere them in order.

3. Use a corner rounder to round off all 4 corners.

So what do you think?  I would love to hear from you.  These cards are easy to replicate and its a way to really use up all of the supplies in your kit.  Nothing goes to waste!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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March International Guest Designer- Anke Kramer


Happy Monday, GB fans and friends!

Today we are so excited to bring our guest designer feature back. Each month we will be featuring a domestic and an international crafter who has caught our eye.

We will showcase them here so that you can be inspired by their creativity and talent!

Our first international guest designer is Anke Kramer from Germany. We first noticed Anke in our design team call and we fell in love with her bright and beautiful projects.

A bit about Anke in her own words:


My name is Anke and I live in a small town in northern Germany together with my husband and our dog. Being creative has always been an important part of my life. Since my childhood I love painting and paper crafting .

The first time I got in touch with scrapbooking was in 2011 when I worked on an album about one of my husband’s sailing trips. I found some creative blogs and scrapbook shops and I immediately fell in love with all those pretty papers and embellishments. My favorite subjects are sailing, my dog and the little moments of our everyday life.

My favorite supplies are my sewing machine, dies, my Cameo and every kind of paint and color. I also like to add some mixed media accents to my projects using stencils and modeling paste. Besides scrapbooking I love painting, reading, playing guitar and long walks with my dog.

I’m very excited to be guest designer this month!

Find Anke here:  IG // Blog // Pinterest // Facebook

Enjoy Anke’s fabulous projects below!











Anke- we LOVE everything you created. Thank you so very much for sharing your talent with us this month!



Sian’s St. Patrick’s Cards


Hello there Gossamer Blue fans! Happy St. Patrick’s Month to you! Over here we celebrate by baking traditional breads and making Irish Stew and there’s a parade; but, funny, one thing we don’t do is send a lot of St. Patrick’s Day cards. Maybe this year I’ll start a new tradition with a special card I have in my selection today. For March I thought I’d do quick cards. Each one is based round a time saving idea. Shall we make a start?

Card number one makes use of a trusty punch:


If you haven’t pulled out a punch recently, maybe it’s time to rethink? For this card I first thought of punching hearts to echo the heart printed paper (from this month’s Planner Kit); but then I decided that would be too repetitive and a more subtle touch might be to pick up on the rounded shapes made by the looped characters in the big word sticker (from the Main Kit), so I chose a basic circle punch instead.


Ah, now here’s my St. Patrick’s Day card. My quick tip for this one is to use a patterned paper to give the effect of a background you have worked on. Did I wait for paint to dry for this one? No! I trimmed a piece of green from patterned paper in the Main Kit.


And for my third card? I used a big sticker (from the booklet in the Main Kit) for maximum impact with minimum effort. If you don’t mind a little extra trimming, it can be worth backing your impact piece with card so that you can move it around until you are happy with its placement. Though that bear looks like he’d be happy wherever he ended up!

I hope these quick tips have got you thinking about some shortcuts of your own. A card doesn’t have to be complicated to be appreciated by its recipient. It really is the thought that counts. Until next month…stay lucky!

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