March 14, 2013

Quick & easy cards using Gossamer Blue kits...

Hi there, it's Spring Break for my girls.  11 days of no school, woohoo!  I love this time of year...track and softball are starting up, the weather is getting warmer, it's getting to be gardening time, Charlie and I can take our walks down the road.  I just love it.  

Today I have a stash of cards I created with the March Gossamer Blue Kits.  This month's kits were full of bright colors but there were also lots of more subdued colors like in the photo below.  I picked the supplies below + a stack of Medium Manila Parcel Tags, some cardstock and twine from my stash.  
Here's what I created, a fun set of 6 cards.  Cards like these are a great way to use up a lot of patterned paper.  I created the backgrounds with large pieces of cardstock and then used strips of cardstock for accents. 
I varied the card designs slightly but they all have one thing in common....sentiments stamped on the tags + clusters of embellishments layered onto the tags.  
The chipboard buttons and shapes in this month's GB kits are fun to add to cards, especially if you get them in kits and prefer not to bulk up your scrapbook pages.  I always end up using these more dimensional items on cards.
All of the fun sentiments are from Papertrey Ink.  Love the little enamel dots in the center of the chipboard flowers.  These cards are pretty dimensional so I will most likely end up slipping them into a Large Kraft Sack or Large Glassine Sack and mailing them in a bubble mailer.
I also loved using the black Color Shine spray from the March Color Kit. Even if your projects don't have black on them, a few splatters here and there are fun.  You can see how I added tiny splatters to my Friendship Jar cards in this post.
Here's a few closeups of my cards.  When I tie twine around my cards I always do a double wrapping then leave really long tails.
If you got the GB March Bits & Pieces Kit then you're probably loving the rainbow stripe Washi tape. Don't be afraid to add some to your projects with more subtle colors.  I think it adds a nice twist.  
Hope you enjoyed my cards today.  Be sure to check the Gossamer Blue blog throughout the month.  There are lots of inspiring projects added throughout the month that use the current month's kits.  

Alrighty, I'm off to help the girls with some stacks of laundry......pack up some orders to take to the post office....then this afternoon I'm watching The Lucky One and breaking out more of my April Gossamer Blue kit items.  April is going to be a fabulous month with Gossamer Blue...some of my favorite new products are in each and every kit.  I hope you'll join us.  :)


richardbreaks said...

Just awesome. I really like your style, and the way you make your elements work. The blue strips with the embellies is a great idea!!

Linda said...

Love your projects today. You are a pro at mixy-matchy. No one does it better.:) Enjoy spring break!!

Unknown said...

I have so loved all the card posts lately. I know I just dont comment enough on them, and I apologize for that. I love how you always put pattern together, you are just the best at it in my book. You do pattern so amazing like Dawn McVey does color-talent.
Thank you for posting your beautiful creations and I just love all your kits! I started a beginning sewing class and had a light bulb moment when I saw the cute fabric bags. What a fabulous idea to package up cards and small gifts. I am like you Michelle, I love the packaging of a gift.
I so look forward to your blog posts, thank you for taking the time to share your life and talent with us.-- Diana F.

TracieClaiborne said...

These cards are INCREDIBLE! I'm really digging how you used the tag. Wow!!

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