So you’ve signed up for Gossamer Blue kits. Good for you! You have a wonderful stash of older supplies that you want to use too. Here at Gossamer Blue, we totally understand where you are coming from. Today I’m going to show you how to choose a few items from your stash and pair them with Gossamer Blue kit items. I’ll be working with various papers and embellishments from the June kits + a circle punch, butterfly die, washi tape, stamps and my sewing machine….all from my stash.
If you haven’t added them to your monthly order yet, I suggest you try out some of the 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 basic journaling cards. There are different patterns on them and I use them all the time for my Life Pages and greeting card fronts. Today I’m using them as the base for some embellishments and stamping. I layered on some washi tape, a butterfly die, a circle punch and then a messy little bundle of orange sewing machine thread. I made two stitched lines with my sewing machine through all the layers. I also added some stamped sentiments to my card front previously.
Once the layers are secure I bent up all the pieces to create some dimension.
I love to work in assembly line fashion so I finished lots of journaling card pieces in no time.
I finished off the journaling card pieces with brads and enamel dots from the June kits. The little tidbits are what really make your projects come to life. I added the cards to some A2 sized card bases that have neutral colored patterned paper fronts from the various June kits. The neutral tones really let the papers and embellishments pop off the page visually.
So pretty and simple but lots of details and dimension. I love how I can use up a lot of my patterned papers and embellishments while still reaching for my older supplies that I love to use from time to time. Hope you give it a try and be sure to post your projects in the Gossamer Blue gallery.