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BG to GO: The ReaDeR by Kelly Goree

 

Reader | Kelly Goree

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Have you created anything this week?  No?  What’s YOUR excuse?  

Designed by BasicGrey Designer Kelly Goree, we’re providing you the instructions to get three of your photos onto a layout this week.  No thinking required!  Simply download the photos and it’s like Kelly is there walking you through each step of the process.  Couldn’t be easier, right?

So here’s to no more excuses and another layout in an album!

Click here to download the complete make and take supply list, instructions and photos.

Happy Scrappin', 

BasicGrey

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CHA Winter 2012: BASICGREY'S WHAT'S UP?

 

You’ll go balloonistic for our newest line – What’s Up! Something is surely in the air with this billowy group of nostalgic, whimsical prints featuring a parade of hot air balloons, a banner-filled skyline, and jet planes zipping across the horizon. This fanciful and free-wheeling collection of lilac purple, sunrise turquoise, Parisian pink, and a chic pop of poppy red is your ticket to take off on an around-the-world adventure. You’ll be consumed by that floating-at-the-festival feeling as your creativity balloons out of control.


Fly High | Kelly Goree

What’s Up? | Kelly Goree

Come Fly With Me | Vicki Boutin

Welcome | Vicki Boutin

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CHA Winter 2012: BASICGREY'S PB&J

 

Jam-packed with a hearty helping of heartfelt style, PB&J is the perfect blend of classic comfort and down-home design. As you prepare your creative spread using this signature collection, your options are limitless. Maybe a mixture of banana yellow and strawberry-preserves red is a personal favorite, or perhaps you’re a fan of trimming away those crusts . . . No matter how you slice it, your sweet treat is sure to impress as you create paper projects and preserve your memories.

Hilton Head Island | Kelly Goree

You Three | Kelly Goree

PBJ Cards | Vicki Boutin

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CHA Winter 2012: BASICGREY's PLUMERIA

 

Breathe in the deep hues and experience the calming effects of delicate florals, striking geometric shapes, and watercolor-style prints in our blooming Plumeria collection. An assortment of dusky lavender, dramatic midnight purple, mossy green and a thrilling pop of orange cascade through this line of long-stemmed imagination. Take time to stop and smell not only the roses, but all of the natural wonders found in this classically intriguing line.

 Mama & Baby | Kelly Goree

You | Kelly Goree

Plumeria Cards | Vicki Boutin

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CHA Winter 2012: BASICGREY'S KONNICHIWA

 

Picture it! Delicate clouds of white lotus fill the sky. Outdoor street markets are alive with dangling lanterns and vivacious colors. Original, angled rooftops and architecture line the streets … You must be in Japan! Welcome. Or, more appropriately, “Konnichiwa!” Fill your mind with wonderment and the beautiful spirit that is found in this unique collection of mesmerizing fuchsia, cherry blossom pink, bonsai-tree green and soft sky blue.

 

 

Rylee At Two | Kelly Goree

Sisters & Friends | Kelly Goree

Konnichiwa Cards | Vicki Boutin

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Easy Peasy Holiday Cards from BasicGrey

 

Hello, everyone!



It's DECEMBER!! Gasp! We know, we know - we can hardly believe it either. And with the start of December brings all the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the feeling that there's just not enough hours in the day to get all that you need to done. Right?!

 

We'll we're here to help! We want to share with you these super easy holiday cards that will knock one more "to do" off your list in no time. Created by our designer Kelly Goree, these cards are no more than a few strips of paper wrapped in twine for instant hand-crafted cuteness that be sure to please anyone on your holiday card list.

Now Kelly used our gorgeous JOVIAL line for these cards, but they can easily be adapted to our latest Nordic Holiday or anything you might choose.

 

Here's what you'll need to get started:

Cardstock, twine/jute, glazed brads, 3 patterns of paper, snowflake diecuts, a scallop border punch, a printer and a corner rounder - if you choose.

That's really it!

So let's make some cards:

1. Trim cardstock into 5"x10" strips. Run them through printer to add your desired sentiment a 1/2" from the bottom of the strip.

2. Fold cards in half and round the bottom two corners.

3. Trim a 5"x4" block of one patterned paper and adhere across the top of each card.

4. Trim a 5"x1/4" strip of the same patterned paper and adhere just under the sentiment of each card.

5. Trim a 5"x1" strip of yuor second patterned paper (we prefer a vertical stripe here for contrast but it's up to you!) and adhere across each card 1 1/2" from the bottom.

6. Trim 5"x1/4" strips of the third paper using a scallop border punch. Adhere across each card directly under the strip from step 5.

7. Adhere a snowflake diecut (here we used our awesome Sizzix/BasicGrey template) to the horizontal strip of each card approximately 1" from the right side.

8. Wrap twine around each card and tie in a bow right over the snowflake diecut.

9. Secure snowflake with a glazed brad (or any brad/button) and you're done!
 

Now you can go mark one more thing off your holiday chore list! And with all that free time you have, don't forget to check out BasicGrey's countdown to Christmas on their blog (www.basicgrey.com). There are tons of great freebies and recipes and more as our little gift to you!

Have a wonderful week and happy scrappin'!

 

BasicGrey

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NEW Kissing Booth by BASICGREY!!

 

Hi all!

I'm Kelly Goree and I'm so excited to be here this week to announce the launch of BasicGrey's brand new line dedicated to love, kisses and all things mushy!! Let me introduce you to KISSING BOOTH!
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Hey you love birds – get a (crafting) room! We normally don’t kiss and tell, but we had to spill the beans about our adorable Kissing Booth collection. Step right up and get a big ol’ smooch of petal-perfect pinks and love-me-tender reds mixed with some sinfully sweet chocolate. Whether you go for a peck or a full-on snogfest (yes, we're Harry Potter fans at BasicGrey ;)), we think Kissing Booth is the perfectly lovely way to craft whatever or whomever you are passionate about. Sensational style, opulent color, and precious, savory patterns … all sealed with a kiss.
 

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*Sugar Cookie* by Kelly Goree
 
I'm so excited about this line. Not only am I a true romantic at heart and lover of all things girlie and pink (what else would a girl in a houseful of boys be?!), but I am truly in LOVE with all the new products and new ways of packaging things we've done in Kissing Booth. Here, let me show you...
 
First, we have the gorgeous papers. As always there are 18 sheets of double-sided patterned papers, but rather than have only one color of solid on the back sides for most there are now two. So there are two solid reds, two solid browns and so on. LOVE that! Oh...and those ledger papers? *dying*
 
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Check out our new ALPHA STICKERS! Oh my gosh! I've been begging for what seems like forever to get multiple fonts on one alpha sheet and now it's HERE!! Check out those tiny pink letter tabs! The best part? It comes WITH the collection pack. It's almost like a bonus!
 
Then there's the mini envies! They come in both transparent vellum and cardstock and are so stinkin' cute with their mini buttons and string I can't stand it!
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So now we come to what I think is my FAVORITE new product - the layered trims. Holy cuteness. I used one on my layout below and I love them. They are such a great easy accent. And for a girl who doesn't sew, what's better than having it already done for you?!
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Check out the new way we're doing chipboard! It's been a while since we've released new chipboard alphas, but we are again - and this time with chip sticker shapes! So you get two sheets of each in one package! Brilliant! I'm telling you - I LOVE this release!
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*You+Her* by Kelly Goree
 
We hope you’ve fallen as head over heels for this collection as we have!
Happy Scrappin', 
 
Kelly & BasicGrey
 

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BasicGrey SAMPLERS + A flower tutorial

 

Hi all!!

It's Kelly Goree and I'm back again this week here to share something really fun with you. Most of you know that BasicGrey has been doing fabric for quite a while now, but fewer of you might know that we are now doing NOTIONS!! Yep - vintage buttons and fabric/felt flowers and all kinds of wonderful goodies. My head just swims with it all!
 
 
One of my favorite items we have debuted are these adorable samplers. They come in several sizes and styles, but this one has to be my favorite. It's called the Small Rook Sampler and is an 8"x10" size. It's absolutely perfect for a little splash of color somewhere - for me that somewhere is my scraproom! AND since I am so not a seamstress (hellloooo - I FAKE stitch on all my layouts and projects!), I decided to do an all paper sampler rather than using fabric. I really loved how it came out, especially these sweet little flower details!
 
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Supplies: BasicGrey small Rook Sampler, Picadilly and Out of Print papers, Stitched & Glazed Brads
Other: Uni-ball & Pentel Pens, Fiskars scallop scissors, Fiskars Scallop circle & heart punch.
 
Here's a close up of the flowers to let you really see how cute and in a minute how EASY they are to make!
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So before we get any further, I have to first 'fess up -I saw these adorable little flowers in fabric from my friend Kimber and decided they would look adorable in paper as well. I followed the simple tutorial she linked me to on Pinterest and these were the results.
 
 
1. Punch one circle base to hold the flower (size depends on the size you're making the flower. Here it was 1.5" and the scallop circles were 2") and eight scalloped circles.
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2. Fold the scalloped circles into quarters.
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3. Adhere four folded quarter circles around the base circle with scallops at the edge as shown.
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4. Add more adhesive to this layer and add the remaining four folded circles on top of the first layer, off-set slightly for variety.
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5. Punch hole in center of flower once layers are all added.
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6. Add brad to center to secure the petals.
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7. Gently separate the petal layers to add dimension to your flower and there you have it! Just right for embellishing your project!
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So even though it's fall, it can still feel a bit like spring! Enjoy and Happy Scrappin'!

Kelly & BasicGrey

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Stamping A to Z with BasicGrey - A Tutorial

 

Hello, everyone!

It's Kelly Goree and I am so excited that I was asked to contribute to Two Peas in a Bucket's Stamping A to Z event for the month of October. I am *so* not a huge stamper, but I've been loving it more and more lately thanks in large part to our affiliation with Hero Arts their gorgeous stamps based on our BasicGrey designs.
 
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Supplies: BasicGrey Life of the Party patterned papers, stamps, transparency; Wander alpha stickers
Other: American Crafts Zing Embossing powder, Versamark ink, Bazzill cardstock & buttons, Jillibean Soup twine, Fiskars punches.
 
For this layout, I used BasicGrey's Life of the Party papers & rubber cling background stamps. The stamping is on the tickets that are to the left of the photo as well as the little ticket "parts" that are used as accents.
 
In these close ups, you can really see the fun I had with the details on this page especially that embossing. Have I mentioned I loveeeee embossing especially with all the fun colors of Zing! that there is and how beautifully and crisply the BG/Hero stamps...well...STAMP!
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Tickets patterns and shapes have been a huge trend in scrapbooking for the past six months or so and I can't get enough of them. A handful of tickets is so fun but even MORE fun when you can customize them and make them your own. And that's exactly what I did for this layout of Turner's 9th birthday. And here's how I did it:
 
This is what you'll need to get started: a clear embossing pad/ink, embossing powders, a favorite stamp, a heat gun and some cardstock. (This is a FANTASTIC way to use up your scrap bits and pieces!)
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Ink up your stamp with the clear embossing ink.
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Stamp onto smooth cardstock (or the backside of textured cardstock). Be sure to press nice and firmly all the way around. (I didn't do this as well as I should in my hurry to take these photos and you'll see that in the next image - oops!)
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While your image is still wet....
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....sprinkle desired color of embossing powder over your design making sure to cover it completely.
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Heat your design from underneath until the powder melts forming a smooth image. I heat from underneath to keep my image from "burning" - those heat guns get crazy HOT!
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Once your design has cooled, cut scraps into ticket shapes. I used a variety of sizes, but for this particular one, the measurements are 1.5"x3".
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Using a small circle punch (or even a hole punch), snip off the corners of the rectangle to make it look like a ticket. Experiment and play around to give each one a unique look.
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And there you have it! Ta-da!!
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I hope you'll try making some of your own. If you do, please link me up. I'd love to see them!
 
Have a great week and happy scrappin'!
Kelly

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Welcome 2012 with the BasicGrey Calendar!

 

It's one of our most popular products every year. They're not only gorgeous, but they make the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list.  Including yourself! 

Featuring 13 of BasicGrey’s top collections, our 2012 kit includes everything needed to create a beautiful handmade 8×8 calendar : 14-page spiral-bound calendar, adhesive chipboard elements, die cuts, cardstock stickers & rub-on elements.

Want to see more?  Here are detailed shots of the 2012 completed calendar pages :

To see the calendar in action, you can check it out on You Tube here: http://blog.basicgrey.com/?p=485

So hurry and get yours now! And how is it we're already talking about 2012?!

Happy Scrappin', 

BasicGrey

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