National Scrapbooking Day 2012 : Core’dinations + BasicGrey Challenge

Tuggah | Kim Jeffress

CHALLENGE : Use Core’dinations + BasicGrey product on your layout.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect cardstock to compliment your next BasicGrey project, look no further!  Our friends at Core’dinations have partnered with us to create two fabulous assortments using our designs.

BasicGrey and Core’dinations design team member Kim Jeffress created the fabulous layout above.  Kim notes, “I was recently going through some older photos of my boys, I came across these ones from a trip to the beach. The bright Summery colours reminded me of the bright pops of colour in the PB& J collection. I pulled the pattern papers out, printed off the photos and away I went. I decided to use some Core’dinations cardstock from the Ornate assortment pack to add a bit of texture to my layout to fit with the beach theme. The sand coloured cardstock as well as the embossed pattern that I have sanded just added the right amount of  texture, I have created two banners with the cardstock.”

Kim continues by saying, “I then took a page from the 6 x 6 pad that was full of the bright colours of my photos and used the whole sheet to mat my photos, this is my new favourite technique BTW. I didnt mind that the paper was floral , my design was simple and the photos and embellishments covered a lot of the flowers up. To complete my layout I layered some stickers from the Title Sticker sheet and used two older metal flowers to tie all the colours together.”

Smooch | Melissa Oliveira

We’re also happy to be able to share this layout by Core’dinations design team member Melissa Oliveira.  Melissa says, “This layout came together so easily… pairing Core’dinations and Basic Grey is one of my favorite combinations. To help the two papers come together seamlessly, I sanded and inked the edges of the Core’dinations Basic Grey Ornate collection embossed cardstocks as well as the Basic Grey patterned paper and chipboard stickers from the Indie Bloom collection. Layering elements and adding texture with sanding techniques gives the page plenty of visual interest and “pop.”

Melissa continues, “I am a HUGE fan of layering, texture, and mixing products. The banner element at the lower left corner of the layout was created by trimming a 3/4″ strip of Core’dinations cardstock and folding in into a banner shape, then sanding along the edges and folds to add dimension. The chipboard sticker was inked along the edges to soften the brighter white background color to help it blend well with the other elements of the page. I used scalloped edge scissors to trim a coordinating piece of pink Core’dinations cardstock, then sanded and accordian folded it to layer behind the central flower image of the large floral sticker at the top corner of the photo. Foam adhesive was applied to the sticker behind the tips of the vines to add dimension. The tag cluster above the photo is a collection of layered and inked bits and pieces.”

We can’t wait to see what you create for this challenge! Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one commenter at random to receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at AND Core’dinations Whimsy and Ornate cardstock packs. Comment must be posted by May 11, 2012 at 11:59p MST.

If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, be sure to also upload it to our new BasicGrey flickr page so that other BG fans can find your work easily.  


Holly Elliott

Thanks for the great challenge!

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24 thoughts on “National Scrapbooking Day 2012 : Core’dinations + BasicGrey Challenge

  1. what a lovely layout and i love the way the core cardstock matches the patterened papers

  2. Okay, so I have this pile of hoarded Core’dinations paper. WHY HAVEN’T I BEEN PLAYING WITH IT BEFORE NOW????? This was way fun – and I bet the whimsy and ornate papers would be even funner. :) Thanks for the inspiration! (I made a sorta homemade stencil out of chipboard skeletons to make the title.)

    Indie Bloom paper with Kissing Booth alphas

  3. I like to see all the new ideas. Can’t wait to use them in my layouts

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