Vintage BasicGrey : Romani + Fact & Fiction

Vintage Hello 1 | Kelly Rasmussen I’m sure you all remember your first car or your first kiss, but do you remember your first BasicGrey collection you bought? Mine was the Romani collection and I still love pieces of it all these years later.

So for today’s card I combined the Romani and Fact & Fiction lines to show how well the old and new BG lines can be incorporated.

Vintage Hello  | Kelly Rasmussen

I trimmed out some flowers from the Romani Hippie patterned paper to use as the focal point on my card. And the stitched brad from the Fact & Fiction line was a perfect center for one of the flowers.

I’d love to hear which collection got you hooked on BasicGrey!

Have a great day!

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Vintage BasicGrey : Indian Summer

I’m a huge fan of BasicGrey since few years. So I have a few old collections at home and I really love to dig in my old stash.  This month I chose to create with the Indian Summer line, one of my favorite old collection with Origins. I love the fall colors of this line.The warm colors are a little feminine but no problems… I love to use boys pictures with colors usually used for girls.

I think that this brown paper and the black and white picture of my son add the perfect masculine touch on my layout. The yellow paper brings some light on my son’s picture.
The circles, the tags and the star which are actually so in trend completes the look of my layout. As you can see, BasicGrey papers are never out of style.  Don’t be afraid to use your old BG collections, they are always in trend… and you will be suprised with the outcome.


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Vintage BasicGrey : Oliver

One of the things I love most about BasicGrey is the timeless appeal of their product designs. I love my older BasicGrey collections just as much as my new ones! For this page, I pulled out the Oliver collection to record a memory about my son’s experience at Scout Camp this year.

The navy blue, red, green and dark teal hues in this collection make it a perfect choice for scrapping the boys and men in our lives. I layered together several patterns on this page. I LOVE pattern and tend to go crazy with it on every page that I make! To keep things from looking chaotic, I made sure to choose patterns that complimented each other instead of competing with each other. Each paper has a different scale, feel and/or color contrast allowing them to harmonize. I used the brightest pattern paper to call attention to my photo, making my son the center of attention on this page.

I made my own photo corner by cutting apart the frame sticker included on the Sticker Elements sheet. I tucked the ends behind my photo mat and added a pearl sticker for some dimension.

Even though this page is about my son’s experience in a canoe, I used the bullseye and arrow stickers from the Oliver collection as a playful nod towards archery: something else my son had fun trying at Scout Camp this past summer.

So what vintage BasicGrey collections do you have waiting for you in your supply stash? Maybe it’s time to give them another whirl around your craft desk. Happy scrapping!


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Vintage BasicGrey : Sophie and Dawson

Like most scrappers, I have a tendency to favor newer products when I scrap. However, this month’s Vintage assignment reminded me why I fell in love with BasicGrey all these years ago: the colours, patterns, and textures are amazing. Years after their release, BasicGrey papers do not look dated in the least.

This layout below uses the Sophie collection. Along with the Dawson collection, Sophie put BasicGrey on the map for me. The pinks are perfect for little girl layouts while the orange and aubergine kept the papers from feeling too baby-ish. I loved creating with this vintage collection once again and I encourage you to dig into your stash to find your own vintage BasicGrey papers. I bet you will have just as much fun creating with them as I did!


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