February 2012 flickr Friends Reveal : Hearts

It’s hard to believe that the end of the month is already here and with it, we have another round of flickr Friends to reveal!

Each month, we provide a theme for you to use on your projects and then upload to our flickr pool. At the end of each month, we select a few of our favorites to post here on our blog and send them some BasjcGrey goodies as our way of saying thanks. The theme for this month was “hearts” and was inspired by our Kissing Booth collection.

First, I thought I’d share with you some great examples from our design team using this month’s theme :

Where Two People Fell In Love | Leeann Pearce

SUPPLIES : [GREEN AT HEART] GAH-2146 Sticker AlphabetGAH-2142 SageGAH-2139 OscarGAH-2137 KellyGAH-2135 LushGAH-2134 VeggiesGAH-2132 Basil,GAH-2131 MossGAH-2127 AppleGAH-2128 Seedling, [INDIE BLOOM] MET-3424 Stitched BradsINB-3430 Felt Flowers, [SWEET THREADS] BUT-3298 Assorted Buttons.

Leeann notes, “I took my inspiration from the Heartbreaker pattern paper in the Kissing Booth collection. I love all the patch work hearts and the faux stitching around each one. Here, I’ve used papers from the Green At Heart collection. I arranged some of the papers to a sheet of cardstock and then used heart shape negatives to highlight the papers, and then finish with faux stitching around each of the hearts.”

Remember These Moments | Kathleen Summers 


BG digital design team member Kathleen Summers explains, “This isn’t a Valentine’s or anniversary page, but there was plenty of reason to do a heart/love-themed page as our family welcomed our new addition recently! I’ve been enjoying watching my three older kids give Bennett heaps of love and hugs and I wanted to do a heart-filled page about it.”

And without further ado, some of our favorites from our flickr pool using this month’s theme :


BOAF-1 | audreykit

This card looks like something you’d buy at a high end stationary store!  So very, very “tweet!”  Sorry, we couldn’t resist!

sweet heart love

Sweetheart Love | Felicity Wilson

Talk about the perfect centerpiece for a holiday or any other celebration – a great piece to adorn your table and it can be reused the following year!

"Little One" ~ February Heart Challenge

Little One | Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer mixed and matched several BasicGrey collections, both old and new, to create this layout.  Take a look at those three dimensional hearts!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day | Virginia L.

We fell in love with the timeless design of this card and the use of a classic color combination.  Who wouldn’t want to receive this?

A BIG thank you to all of you who uploaded your projects – we love being able to feature your work here on the BG blog.  Winners keep an eye on your flickr mail as we’ll be in touch shortly to arrange your prizes.  Look for March’s theme to be posted tomorrow!

One Collection, Two Projects : Kissing Booth

Two Better Friends | Layle Koncar

Today we’re back to inspire you to grab some of your favorite BasicGrey products and create not one, but two projects quickly and easily. While you already have products that coordinate out, why not make an additional project?

Here, BasicGrey design team member Layle Koncar easily created a single page layout and coordinating tag using our new Kissing Booth collection.

Layle says, “One of my favorite things about Kissing Booth is that the ‘love/Valentine’s’ theme isn’t carried too heavily throughout the collection, making it super easy to use for non-love related projects!  I love the canvas pieces in the Die Cut Paper and Canvas Flowers and decided to use them to create a banner for my layout.  I mixed banner-like pieces in with the canvas flowers to create the banner.  To give the large flower extra dimension, I added a few small pop dots underneath each canvas layer to give the flat pieces some lift.  I used a hole punch to punch a ‘notch’ on the right and left sides of the patterned paper/photo piece to help hold the bakers twine in place.  I love the look of a baker’s twine bow, but it drives me crazy when I get it to look just the way I want it and then it loses shape when I put it in a page protector.  A quick fix – apply a small line of clear drying liquid glue underneath the bow to help it keep it’s shape!”

I Miss You | Layle Koncar

SUPPLIES : [KISSING BOOTH] KIS-3565 We BelongKIS-3574 Mixed Brads,  KIS-3576 Die Cut Paper and Canvas FlowersKIS-3550 Better HalfKIS-3571 Alphabet StickersKIS-3570 Element Stickers.

Layle continues, “The tag was super easy to put together after I’d made the layout. I started by lightly misting a manilla shipping tag.  I decided to carry the theme of the layered flower from the layout onto the tag – there are so many pieces in the Die Cut Paper and Canvas Flowers pack that I had plenty left over for the tag!.  Again, I used a few small pop dots underneath the paper layers to add some extra dimension.”

Thanks for sharing twice the inspiration with us today, Layle!

Scraplift This : 2.27.12

Guitar | Keisha Campbell 

SUPPLIES : [PICADILLY]  PIC-3515 Blue Plate SpecialPIC-3519 ApronistaPIC-3526 Three Layer CakePIC-3518  Eat at JoesPIC-3533 Alpha Stickers,  FAB-8041  Linen In Bloom.

This week instead of our typical Basic Sketch, we’re putting a twist on things and simply asking you to Scraplift This!  The same “rules” apply – use this project from BasicGrey design team member Keisha Campbell as a jumping point for your next project.


Perhaps you’ll create a project with multiple embellishments such as Keisha’s hearts.  Or you might choose to use a couple of tags as the base to hold your title.  Then again, you might be inspired to create horizontal stripes with patterned paper.  Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong!


Keisha notes, “I wanted to keep this page very simple with clean lines. I think the mix of patterns & colors makes a simple design pop.”

We’d love to see what your scraplift of this project. Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one commenter at random to receive a collection pack of your choice. Comment must be posted by March 4, 2012 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 so that other BG fans can find your work easily.


CONGRATULATIONS to our winner selected at random from the comments we received by the noted deadline :

Extra Inspiration : Kissing Booth


My Heart Is With You | Rae Barthel

SUPPLIES:  [KISSING BOOTH] KIS-3551 Butterfly KissesKIS-3552 CupidKIS-3554 HeartbreakerKIS-3556 I DoKIS-3566 XOXOKIS-3571 Alphabet StickersKIS-3574 Mixed BradsKIS-3576 Die-cut Paper and Canvas Flowers.

Sure, Valentine’s Day was a couple of weeks ago but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a card for your special someone to let them know you care!  Today, BasicGrey design team member Rae Barthel shares a card perfect for your significant other any day of the year.


To create your card base, cut a piece of Cupid paper in half, making the piece 12″ long by 6″ wide. Working from right to left, score the paper at the following measurements: 4″, 4 1/2″, 9″ and 9 1/2″.’ BasicGrey’s double-sided patterned paper is awesome, LOVE that the inside of the card will be striped!
Cut a 2 1/2″ x 6″ piece of ‘I Do’ paper, trim a strip of ‘XOXO’ paper with a scalloped edge die, adhere behind the first piece. Layer border stickers to the piece and then adhere to top flap of card base.
Cut four hearts from ‘Heart Breaker’ paper. Using foam tape, adhere one heart to the right side of the top flap of the card base. Adhere a die cut heart and canvas heart with foam tape as well. Adhere rhinestones to scallops. Tie hemp cord around card. Remove the legs from a glazed brad, and adhere to the bow center with a glue dot.
Adhere a 4 1/2″ x 6″ block of ‘Butterfly Kisses’ paper to the center on the inside of the card. Adhere hearts with foam tape and use a fun variety of ‘Alphabet Stickers’ to create a sentiment.
Adhere a snippet of velcro to secure the top flap of the card to the bottom flap of the card.
Enjoy your weekend!