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Scissors are a Scrapbooker’s Best Friends


Hello, dear friends and welcome to the Gossamer Blue blog today. It’s me, Sandra, and I would like to share a scrapbook layout that I created with the beautiful flower paper and embellishments from the exclusive GB May Main Kit. Are you ready? Because I would like you to get out your scissors and do some cutting today.

For today’s layout I cut out the title ‘that’s me’ and also the cute little triangles you will find at the top and at the bottom of the layout. I encourage you to cut out letters and shapes with your scissors, because I think it’s fun and you can add really personal and customized details to your creative projects.

Before I end this post, I would like to say a few words about the photo I used on the layout.

On my latest weekend trip to a beautiful island here in Germany that I went on with three other girls, we had a photo shooting with straw hats. And because we had such a fun time playing around with the camera, I really want to remember the great time we had. So I decided to create a playful layout around the photo by using the hand cut title and the triangles. 


I hope you like my inspiration today. Have fun crafting.

Layout by Neftali



Welcome back everyone! I hope you’ve been loving all of the goodies this month. I am so excited that this month Gossamer Blue is taking an “all exclusive” road with their kits.

This kind of makes me want to hoard everything because I won’t be able to find more of the supplies. However, I’ve been telling myself that instead of hoarding I should put all of the goodies on paper and then have some amazing layouts with all the exclusive goodies! So that’s what I’m here to share with you all.

I was feeling inspired by the patterns of the papers to create something simple, happy and bright. I decided to go with an 8 ½ by 11 spread, once again, because I’ve been loving the size and I started off with my favorite kit every month, the gorgeous Main Kit.

I was wanting to create a few circle shapes out of my favorite patterned papers but since I don’t have a cutting machine I used some very random things around my craft space to trace circles and then cut them by hand. So simple and convenient!

It wasn’t too hard picking which were my favorite of these patterned papers. They’re so bright and beautiful. I love how much they pop by putting them all together like this.

The Main Kit was filled with other awesome goodies that I ended up adding a little bit of everything to my page. I even added some awesome stamping with the Stamp Set included. It has the sweetest phrases.

So here’s the final look at my layout. I used a happy photo of my son on his 2nd birthday morning where we put balloons in his bath. The colors of the kit went so perfect for this happy photograph and layout.

I hope you enjoyed this layout and that I’ve given you some ideas to incorporate shapes into your layouts, even if you don’t have a cutting machine. You can find round shaped items around your house, then just trace and cut, and you’ve got yourself some handmade “die-cut” shapes.

I hope you try it! See you all in my next blog post, until then, stay scrappy.

On A Slant – a Layout with the May Scrapbook Kit


One quick and easy way to change up your scrapbooking is to create on a slant! What I mean here is that you want to change your angle.

For example, if you normally create with a lot of straight lines the simple tweak of moving the design so that it sets at an angle will give you a whole new look. This small movement can also be applied to titles and embellishments.

You can also create more angles on your layouts by cutting your background papers into triangles as opposed to rectangles and squares like I did in this following layout:

Using the May Scrapbook Kit, I cut two large triangles out of the exclusive patterned paper and layered them over each other. This in itself had a pretty dramatic effect because it was quite different from what my usual paper placement looks like and it directs the eye right to my two photos.

I chose to use to contrasting patterned papers to emphasize the two different directions that the triangles are going. The angles that the triangles created also provided a natural spot for my title. I could have put the title underneath my photo cluster, but placing the title at an angle made my layout a little bit more interesting and fun. 

The next step was to embellish with the diecuts, chipboard pieces, and enamel dots that perfectly coordinated with this month’s kit.

I chose not to layer my embellishments along the same slant as the title because I felt like that would have made my layout a little too busy. Instead I put them down around my photos.

Wishing you the best day!