BasicGrey + Jessica Sprague Partnership

Happy Friday, everyone! We are so thrilled to finally announce our new partnership with JessicaSprague.com! We are releasing three of our favorite collections in digital format, which includes PB&J, Clippings, and Shine On & Serendipity. Each collection contains two paper packs and two element packs…perfect for all of your digi scrapping needs!

BasicGrey | PB + J Kit

BasicGrey Clippings Kit

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Today Jessica is sharing an adorable project and a video tutorial on how to use these collections over on her blog – you don’t want to miss them!

 

Jessica Sprague + BasicGrey

 

And it gets even better! As part of the huge birthday sale going on at jessicasprague.com, all products will be on sale for 40% off until Saturday at midnight and then 25% off until Sunday. If you are a digital crafter or are curious about trying digital out, be sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity to stock up + save!

 

G I V E A W A Y

 

To win all three collections, enter below before Monday July 1st. Good luck and have a wonderful weekend!
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Capture | Waleska Neris

BasicGrey | Capture

 

Today Waleska Neris is here to share how she mixed Carte Postale, Hipster, Mint Julep, and Capture together to create one amazing album!

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Waleska Neris

 

Waleska: When deciding on a specific theme I realized that while we don’t travel much, we are very lucky to live in a vacation destination so I selected a few fave picture of the places we go often and do a “destination home” album.

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Waleska Neris

BasicGrey | Capture | Waleska Neris

 

The California die-cut was made from Carte Postale’s Sunset Blvd paper and popped up with dimensional adhesive to create additional visual interest. The small chipboard geotag is also from Carte Postale and acts as the perfect marker of “home.”

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Waleska Neris

 

Even though these journals are spiral bound, with a small hole-punch, photos can be added to the binding in a snap! The journaling card on the right page came from the Carte Postale Snippets pad and was run through a typewriter to document our top five destinations.

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Waleska Neris

 

Adding in untraditional memorabilia (like the seashell!) is a great way to make these books your own.

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Waleska Neris

 

The wood veneers add a playful, dimensional touch to an otherwise plain grid sheet of paper. The blue chipboard alphas come from Mint Julep and are so easy to use as well!

 

 S U P P L I E S

 


Capture Ledger Album | Ann-Marie Morris

BasicGrey | Capture

 

As someone who eats / sleeps / breathes thrifting adventures, it was only a matter of time before I documented my new favorite hobby in Capture form!

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Ann-Marie Morris

 

I decided to go with the 5×7″ spiral bound ledger journal since the color palette and small scale fit the vision for my theme perfectly.

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Ann-Marie Morris

 

For the cover, I used a handful of mini embellishments, including labels and arrows, brass studs, and a scalloped frame from the Carte Postale waterfall pack.

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Ann-Marie Morris

 

One of my favorite parts about the Ledger album is all of the fun journaling prompts that it contains! On the left page of this particular spread, I was able to jot down the items I seek out whenever I go thrifting. As obvious as it may seem, I’m not sure I would have recorded such facts without the help of the prompt!

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Ann-Marie Morris

BasicGrey | Capture | Ann-Marie Morris

 

I love the way that arrows add dynamism and direction to any layout, so for the left page, I turned an acetate frame die-cut upside down and tucked it behind the Snippet. A little piece of advice: don’t be afraid to flip things around and try out techniques that take products beyond their intended use. Scrapbooking is all about experimentation and documenting memories your way.

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Ann-Marie Morris
BasicGrey | Capture | Ann-Marie Morris

 

Dare I say that Candy Buttons are my favorite BG embellishment? I can’t seem to make a page (no matter how small!) without them! They’re the perfect mini pop of color for any project, especially when grouped in a visual triangle.

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Ann-Marie Morris
BasicGrey | Capture | Ann-Marie Morris

 

To maximize these fun little pockets (and clean out my wallet!), I tucked a bunch of receipts from my various shopping trips in them and quickly embellished the front with an arrow and a few alpha stickers. Simple is often best. Don’t overthink it, my friends.

 

P.S. Capture products are officially in stock! Time to get creating!

 

S U P P L I E S

 


Carte Postale | Alexes Brown

Q&A

 

Today we are so fortunate to have the super talented Alexes Brown here to share two beautiful layouts she made using Carte Postale! Here’s what she has to say:

 

Basic Grey | Carte Postale | Alexes Brown

 

Alexes: Hey Guys! It’s Alexes Brown and I’m really excited to be here on the BasicGrey Blog! I’m not going to lie, it’s kind of a dream come true! When Shara invited me to work with the Carte Postale line, I was thrilled and I’m here today to show you what I created. I usually don’t work with 8 1/2 x 11 but I thought I would try something new and lemme tell you, it was a blast! I’m a huge proponent of changing up the size your normally scrap with because it lets you be creative in a completely different way and it also keeps you from getting bored!

 

I really liked playing around with the grid format I used. All I did was slap my picture down and started creating different rows with all kinds of different embellishments. Super easy and I absolutely love the look of the colors with the kraft paper!

 

Basic Grey | Carte Postale | Alexes Brown-2 (1)

 

I left some room for journaling and then I was finished! I really love the way this page turned out! The Carte Postale line is perfect for traveling but it also lends itself very well to lifestyle scrapbooking.

 

Basic Grey | Carte Postale | Alexes Brown-1

 

For my second layout, I really wanted to try a new technique and as I was browsing through Pinterest I kept noticing all of the die cut pages with pattered paper behind and I thought I’d give it a try!

 

Basic Grey | Carte Postale | Alexes Brown-2

 

In my silhouette I took a star shape, made it a bunch of different sizes and then just started placing them in different areas on my page.

 

Basic Grey | Carte Postale | Alexes Brown

 

I picked out some of my very favorite papers from the Carte Postale line to use behind. After I had everything situated I glued my scraps down behind each star. I thought it needed a little extra texture so I took my sewing machine and stitched around my three biggest stars and voila! Thanks for stopping by!! Now go cut up some paper!

 

 A B O U T

 

Home: Home is technically Utah right now but my husband is about to graduate from Grad School in the next month and we’re still not sure where we will end up.
Workspace:: Don’t laugh but I create in a huge walk in closet! I’m not going to lie, I love it!
Favorite Color Palette: I’m addicted to teal, navy and white… If I could use it in every project, I totally would!
Social Media Preference: I love me some Instagram!! Follow me! @dearlexedesigns!
Playlist: Honestly I’m not a big music person… I’m not even sure where my ipod is lol
Inspiration Source: I love pinterest! I love browsing through all the different crafting boards! There’s always something that inspires me!
Early Bird or Night Owl: Ideally I’d like to be able to create in the afternoon but my kiddos keep me wayyy to busy! So it’s nighttime crafting for me, but I always get so sleepy!
BG Product You Hoard: I’m obsessed with mini things, so it would have to be the mini alphas, I want them all!!
Three Random Facts About You: 1.) I’m a horrible speller; chances are I’ve made a spelling error somewhere in this post! 2.) I’m a cancer survivor! Yay for being in remission! 3.) Remember that old Nickelodeon show called Double Dare, well yours truly was on it and I actually got slimed! Good times!
Advice for Newbie Crafters: Something that held me back for years was being to afraid to use my product! My new mantra is “Go Big or Go Home” use that product up! You’ll be happy you did, I promise!

 

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