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Today – Scrapbook Layout by Michelle


Hello! Michelle here with you today to share a new layout that I made with the super fun June Scrapbook Kit!

When I sit down to create I am the sort of person who likes to have a plan. Occasionally I will “wing” it, but more times then not I have a clear direction for each layout that I create. Free time is super valuable and having a plan helps me squeeze the most out of the time that I have.

With that being said … my “plans” can vary from being super specific to somewhat vague depending upon my creative mood. One of my favorite ways to create a plan is to come up with a recipe–a list of items or techniques that I want to use on a project- like I did for today’s layout:

When I come up with a recipe for a layout, I always start with my “Scrapbooking” board on Pinterest. As I start looking through layouts I keep my eye out for little details that draw my attention and I create a short list of them.

This is the list I came up with for my layout: die cut title, patterned paper only (no cardstock), and banners with stitching. Having these three simple “ingredients” instantly gave me the direction that I needed to start creating.

One of the really great things about creating a recipe for my projects is that while it gives me direction, I still have quite a bit of freedom in how I use them on my layout. Recipes also come in super handy when tackling bigger projects such as mini-albums because they narrow down the possibilities and make them more manageable.

Remember, we love seeing what you all create with your kits and if you happen to create a project using a recipe as a project starter, make sure and share it with us if you can on Instagram or on our Facebook Fan Page!

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

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Hi GB fans!  It’s Jill and I have a new layout with tons repeating elements using the June Main, Traveler’s Notebook and Life Pages kits.

I searched my Silhouette library and found this older cut file from Gossamer Blue, cutting it four times from the orange/coral paper in the Main kit.  Using this cut file in a repeating pattern was the inspiration for my entire page.

Next up are some 3×4 cards from the Life Pages kit to determine the other colors for the page, using them as a mat for my photo, which is printed at approximately 2.5×3.5 inches.  I used foam adhesive to adhere the photo to the background.

I embellished the photo area with die cuts, creating a cluster to the left of the photo and using my mini stapler to add more texture to the layout.  I chose the mint and coral colors to repeat colors I’ve already used, and added in yellow for an accent.  I opted for a yellow chipboard piece below the photo to have yellow in two places on this page.

I felt like I needed a few more areas of interest, so I added the woodgrain chipboard above the photo, repeating the woodgrain below the photo with a strip of washi.  I also embellished above the photo with another mint die cut.

Below the photo is the striped chipboard tag, layered with a puffy sticker arrow and a coral chipboard circle.  After adding the arrow here I also placed another above the photo to keep the repeating theme going.

The final touch were some splatters of black and white spray inks!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Gossamer Blue blog today, Happy Creating!

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!