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Sew What : Aspen Frost Pajamas

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Christmas may be long gone but spring isn’t quite here either so snowmen are fair game!  I created this sweet set of pjs for my three year old using the new Aspen Frost fabric line.

A size 3/4T pair of pajama bottoms requires 1 1/2 yards of the main fabric and 1/4 yard of the fabric used for the ruffle.  I show you how you can drafting your own pattern for pajama bottoms from your favorite pair.  I also show how you can add the cute little ruffles, just because slippers look so darn cute peeking out from under them!

I added a coordinating snowman appliqué to a plain t-shirt to complete the set.  I used scraps of Aspen Frost and the Sizzix Let It Snow die set by BasicGrey to create the appliqué.

I hope this project inspires you to pull out your sewing machine and stitch up a set!  My little one was thrilled to run up to bed in these new “jammas” as she calls them.

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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 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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Giveaway : Pattern Play Registration

Pattern Play

We’re excited to offer FREE registration to one lucky BasicGrey fan to Online Card Classes’ newest class, Pattern Play.

Love pretty patterned paper? Grab your favorites and join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire and friends for Online Card Classes’ newest class – Pattern Play. Make the most of your patterned paper stash while learning tips and tricks and discovering both clean-and-simple and advanced techniques. Pattern Play includes many card ideas – all with videos – and a variety of card styles. Add step-by-step PDFs, a forum, giveaways, shopping discounts, additional inspiration and a gallery, and you’ll be ready to use your pretty papers in fun new ways. Class runs March 18-25 but you will have lifetime access to the content. Sign up now for only $16! 

Comment below letting us know your favorite BasicGrey patterned paper, past or present, for your chance to win free class registration to Pattern Play.  Winner will be selected at random, Monday, March 11th.

Good luck!

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Congratulations to our winner selected at random : jengd.