Collection Collision : Plumeria + PB&J

Wonderful Day | Kim Jeffress

I have had this favourite photo of my family for almost two years now just waiting for the perfect papers and embellishments. When I received this assignment I knew exactly which two collections I would use – Plumeria and PB&J.

I love that bright orange herringbone pattern from the Plumeria line which complements the bright floral paper from the PB&J collection beautifully. I added some of the delicate transparent elements from the Diecuts and Transparencies pack to complete my layout.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with when you combine two different collections. Be sure to upload them into our BasicGrey flickr pool!


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Collection Collision : Archaic + Blush

Lake Mohegan | Ann Costen

The first step for any of the layouts I create is always picture selection and editing. Many times, product choices will pop into my head as I’m editing the pictures. In fact, that’s exactly what happened with this layout!

Before I was done editing, I knew that I wanted to use the Archaic line as my base since the browns, greens, and blues coordinated perfectly with the natural setting of my pictures. Now, the dinosaur theme really didn’t work with my layout so I went in search of some nature themed elements. I found almost exactly what I was looking for in the Blush kit, unfortunately the colours were all wrong! It’s times like these that really make me appreciate the flexibility of digital kits: I simply de-saturated the elements and applied an Overlay layer style. Voila, instant coordinating elements!

With this simple technique, it’s easy to use two or more product lines on a layout even when the colours don’t coordinate very well.


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Collection Collision : Sultry + Perhaps

Beauty | Ann Costen

SUPPLIES: [SULTRY] SUL-D852 Starter Kit, [PERHAPS] PER-D810 Starter Kit.

When I received the email from Melanie asking me to create a layout using only two Basic Grey collections, my first thought was that this would be the easiest blog assignment yet! You see, one of the things I love most about Basic Grey is that some of their collections work absolutely great together. For my layout, I chose to pair my favourite girly collection (Sultry) with the Perhaps collection.

The pinks and greens in both collections are similar enough that I actually cannot tell at first glance to which collection the papers in my layouts belong. By using small pieces of each paper clipped into circles, I was able to use a lot of different papers in this layout while keeping true to my simple, clean style.
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Collection Collision : Kissing Booth + Picadilly

So Happy For You | Rae Barthel

SUPPLIES: [Kissing Booth] KIS-3562 Pucker UpKIS-3571 Alphabet StickersKIS-3570 Element StickersKIS-3583 Layered Trims [Picadilly] PIC-3514 Home Sweet Home.

You don’t have to use only one BasicGrey collection on a project to insure perfectly coordinated products.  We’re here to show you that you can make any of our collections work together on your next project!

Wish | Rae Barthel

SUPPLIES: [Kissing Booth] KIS-3563 Sweet NothingsKIS-3571 Alphabet StickersKIS-3570 Element Stickers [Picadilly] PIC-3523 BreadboxPIC-3522 Flap Jack BreakfastPIC-3533 Alphabet Stickers.


I asked BG design team member Rae Barthel to create a card set using only two BasicGrey Collections.  She selected Kissing Booth and Picadilly and upon first glance at her project, it would be hard to distinguish that she used two distinct collections instead of one.

Us | Rae Barthel

Supplies: [Kissing Booth] KIS-3551 Butterfly KissesKIS-3553 Dozen RosesKIS-3571 Alphabet StickersKIS-3570 Element StickersKIS-3573 Wooden ButtonsKIS-3581Layered Stickers [Picadilly} PIC-3529 Fresh Baked BreadPIC-3515 Blue Plate Special

Rae says, “Birds. I LOVE the birds from the Kissing Booth collection, and I based my card trio around the bird element stickers!  The colors found on the bird stickers further guided my design, and helped me pair the Picadilly collection with the Kissing Booth collection.  I like to look very closely at patterned paper and pull out the smallest dot of color to match accents to my cards.  Picadilly and Kissing Booth complement each other very well, it was a treat pairing them up!”

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