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8 1/2 x 11 Scrapbook Layout by Jill


Hello Gossamer Blue fans!  It’s Jill with a new scrapbook layout using the August Main, Life Pages and Traveler’s Notebook kits.  This time I decided to change things up and do an 8.5×11 page.

I started this layout by trimming down my background paper, then added a few narrow strips of coordinating papers to the right side of my page.  I used a 4×6 Life Pages card to mat the two photos printed at about 2.5×3.5.

Next, I started choosing embellishments.  There are a ton of great pieces in the August kits, so I pulled some of the acetate from the TN kit to mix in with die cuts and and stickers from the Main and Life Pages kits.  The top right of the page has a fussy cut banner from a Main Kit paper layered on a label and adhered with foam adhesive.

I jumped to the bottom of the page next, stapling the acetate word FUN and adding in a few word stickers and die cuts.

I added a ton of embellishments above the photo, including my title with the awesome Main Kit puffy alphas.

The result is a colorful and whimsical page to highlight my daughter’s photos of a totally funny moment where she was howling like a wild thing.  I skipped the journaling this time because the word stickers and photos pretty much explain the entire situation.

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Jill’s Layout


Good morning GB fans! Today I wanted to share a fun layout I made with the July kits.

I started the page by hand-stitching a few of the 5’s with red floss.  Next, I fussy cut a bunch of the flowers and leaves from the blue floral paper to use as embellishments. 

The photo is layered on tissue paper from my stash, along with some of the awesome patterned papers in the Main Kit.  I added the tags, with the Good Friends tag as the secondary title, then added the word Hooray with staples right on the photo as the main title.

I added in chipboard, a rubber banner and an epoxy sticker for additional embellishments.  

Thanks for stopping by, have  a great day!

Layout by Diane


Hello crafty peeps, it’s Diane, sharing a fun layout with the July kits.

I loved the “Oh My Stars” pocket card in the Life Pages kit and wanted to use it for the title of my layout along with a star theme.

To keep the photo the focus of the layout, I used white and subdued colors for the stars by punching and die cutting white card stock, vellum and a selection of patterned paper from the Traveler’s Notebook and Scrapbook kit. For a little added interest I used the negative space of some stars to create thin lined stars and added machine stitching to some of the larger stars.

I placed my photo in the bottom center of my page and randomly arranged the stars in the open spaces completely filling in the background, leaving room at the bottom of my photo for the title, which I cut out from the pocket card.

For just a little bling I added the gold star stickers. I like how it contrasts with the white layout.

I hope this inspires you to make a monochromatic layout with a pop of color. It’s a wonderful way to let the colors of your photo be the star of the show.

Happy creating!