We are so thrilled to feature Nicole Samuels as our guest designer for April! Her creativity knows no boundaries and she really thinks outside the proverbial box when she puts her projects together. Nicole played with our Herbs & Honey collection and the results are just amazing!
Nicole Samuels: I’ve been a long time fan of all things BasicGrey and was so excited and honored to be asked to Guest Design this month. I worked with the Herbs & Honey collection and immediately fell in love with the rich colors and fun patterns. For my first page, Cream of the Crop, I designed a sort of retro type circle design with my Silhouette and cut it out with the various solid papers in the collection. The bottle cap embellishments were perfect for continuing the circle theme of my page.
My second page, Hello Autumn, was inspired by the warm red, orange and gold in this collection. The “Autumn” title is part of a BasicGrey cut file from the Silhouette shop. To create the ombre look, I just cut the letters in varying shades of solid papers. The floral 6×6 paper ties all the colors together nicely and serves as a nice photo mat. Don’t you just love 6×6 paper pads?!
I love how the designs in Herbs & Honey can be used in lots of different ways. For example, I used the pear tag as a starting point for this card about being “pearfect together.” Lots of the embellishments have a cute play on words. My other favorite? ”You’re pretty RADISH.” :)
Nicole, thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us. Your projects are incredible and you really made the Herbs & Honey collection shine! Before you go, we have a quick Baker’s Dozen questions for you:
Baker’s Dozen Q’s:
Favorite color: green
Buttons or brads: buttons. no, brads. no, buttons. ahhh, can’t decide!
Dr. Phil or Dr. Oz: I have to go with Doc McStuffins. That’s the only Dr. show on at our house!
Dots or stripes: polka dots for sure
Mac or PC: MAC
Ribbon or twine: Ribbon
Ninjas or pirates: pirates
Google or Yahoo: Google
Sweet or salty: salty
Chipboard or wood veneer: veneer
Mountains or beach: beach
Dog or cat: dog
Cake or pie: cake