NSD14: Grand Bazaar Inspiration

NSD14 GRD Header Design team member Becky Williams has created this beautiful layout using BasicGrey’s new collection, Grand Bazaar. Isn’t it gorgeous?


Would you love to recreate this design? Just click on the freebie icon below to download a full-color pdf instruction sheet.

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Persimmon | Kelly Goree

BasicGrey Persimmon


Kelly Goree never fails to blow us away with her talent and these three Persimmon layouts are a perfect example of just that!


BasicGrey | Persimmon | Kelly Goree


Kelly: I adore how this line is so incredibly versatile – it’s perfect for scrapping anything from your favorite fall traditions to Halloween and then some. The colors are so rich and vibrant and the palette is really varied so that you could scrap many projects with this line and they all look completely different.


BasicGrey | Persimmon | Kelly Goree


I especially loved the added touches of gold throughout the line and embellishments. It enhanced the richness of the collection and allowed for extra fun touches of things like glitter glue to make things shimmer and sparkle.


BasicGrey | Persimmon | Kelly Goree




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Think Technique : Sunbursts

BasicGrey | Think Technique

It’s almost spring, and sunbursts are popping up everywhere – even on scrapbook pages! It’s a paper cutting technique I love, and the Knee Highs & Bow Ties collection is the perfect color palette for trying out this dynamic design.


On this layout about my daughter’s spring choir concert, I created a sunburst on the top half of the page with patterned paper. Using the chipboard circle as my center point, I lightly sketched pencil lines along the papers to show me where to cut, making sure each “ray” connected at the center point.

blog1Then I arranged the pieces I’d cut across my page to see how they would look:blog2I ended up adding a small polka dot print paper behind my sunburst because I liked it better than the plain white cardstock. Then I added rows of machine stitching to each ray.blog3Since I was only wanting to incorporate 5 patterns into my sunburst, my “rays” are quite wide. But you can make them narrower and include a whole rainbow of colors!

To connect all my rays and make them look like a sunburst, I used two circles from of the Designer Chipboard Stickers and adhered them to a circle of white cardstock. Inside the circle, I added several chipboard butterflies topped with mixed brads, all from the Knee Highs & Bowties line. These perfectly coordinated embellishments area  great way to add dimension & sparkle to your page!SofSdetail1


I hope I’ve inspired you to try the sunburst technique on a future layout – I’d love to see what you create!




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Basic Scrapbook Sketch : 3.11.12

BasicGrey Sketches

BasicGrey Scrapbook Sketch | Susan Stringfellow

A fan of two page layouts?  Love to create one page layouts?  Don’t worry!  This week’s layout is a workhorse for everyone!

Monster Truck | Shannon Tidwell Monster Truck | Shannon Tidwell

BG scrapbook designer Shannon Tidwell used this week’s sketch and our new Knee High & Bow Ties collection to create this amazing layout. Shannon says, “This sketch fit my style perfectly, but of course I had to change it up just a little bit. I decided to just use one side of the sketch since I like to do one pagers. Then I gave it a little spin, literally. I put my pictures on the bottom half and put the flags above them. My flags are mostly scraps I trimmed a bit and added some machine stitching so they’d have a little more texture. I layered in a die cut for and chipboard element for my title. You’ll also see a couple Wooden Tags mixed in. This was a really fun and doable sketch!  Knee Highs and Bow Ties are such fun collections to use. I love that they can be used separately or easily mixed.”

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you create from this week’s sketch. Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one comment at random to receive a $10 credit to shop at basicgrey.com. Comment must be posted by March 17, 2013 at 11:59p MST.

If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, we hope you’ll also upload it to our BasicGrey flickr pool and note what products you’ve used so that other BG fans can find inspiration from your work easily.


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