Adrift Winner!



Winner winner chicken dinner! We would like to congratulate Keirsten Frazer for winning last Fridays Adrift collection pack giveaway. Keirsten please email with your shipping details and we will get your goodies sent to you.




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Guest Designer Amy Sheffer



We are so happy to introduce you to Amy Sheffer, who we think is one seriously talented cardmaker! Her style was perfectly suited for the bold, rich colors of Adrift and the cards she made using this collection are beautiful. Please help us welcome Amy to our blog today!




Amy Sheffer: I’m super excited to be Basic Grey’s guest designer this month! I have been a BasicGrey fan for years and really enjoyed designing with the Adrift collection. Here are images and close-ups of the cards I created using this beautiful collection, along with a few more details about me.


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I live in Virginia with my husband and our three children. I’ve been dabbling in various arts and crafts since I was kid, and even minored in Fine Arts in college (intaglio printmaking was my favorite class!)


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I was introduced to scrapbooking nearly twenty years ago, and stamping and card making soon after.


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Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to design for fantastic companies and stores in the industry, and have been honored  to have my work published.


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The very best part of paper crafting is undoubtedly the community of fellow enthusiasts! I treasure the connections and friendships I’ve made.


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When I’m not paper crafting, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, photography, volunteering and attempting various DIY home projects.


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Amy, thank you so much for sharing your talent with everyone today!


Before we let Amy go, we asked her the BG Baker’s Dozen:


Favorite color: pink

Buttons or brads: buttons

Dr. Phil or Dr. Oz: Dr. Oz

Dots or stripes: stripes

Mac or PC: Mac

Ribbon or twine: twine

Ninjas or pirates: pirates

Google or Yahoo: Google

Sweet or salty: sweet

Chipboard or wood veneer: wood veneer

Mountains or beach: no fair, too hard to choose!

Dog or cat: one of each, please

Cake or pie: cake


We hope you have enjoyed this month’s Guest Designer inspiration. Happy Wednesday, everyone!


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BasicGrey & Spellbinders Spring Fever Blog Hop!



BasicGrey has teamed up with Spellbinders and many of your favorite manufacturers to bring you three days of inspiration on the Spellbinders blog, along with today’s featured blog spot here at BasicGrey! Two of our designers, Kim Price and Sarah Webb, have made some beautiful projects using several fantastic Spellbinders dies and the BasicGrey Prism and Adrift collections. Check out their artwork, along with instructions and step photos!




Kim Price: I love Spellbinders dies and had a lot of fun incorporating them into my layout! Using their Create-A-Daisy and Feather dies, I designed this very dimensional layout. Here’s how I made it:


  1. Spray some aqua mist onto a plain white cardstock background and dry it completely with a heat tool.




  1. Add some coordinating strips of torn patterned paper. I’ve used both sides of BasicGrey Prism collection Spoke patterned paper.




  1. Add a third strip of torn patterned paper, Prism collection Pyramid, arrange and adhere into place.




  1. Using Spellbinders Die D-Lites Create a Daisy die cut petals and leaves from BasicGrey Prism 6”x6” paper pad using the Mod and Spoke designs.




  1. Create your daisy following the instructions on the Spellbinders Create a Daisy pack using your die cuts. I’ve added some inking around the edges of each petal with a soft shade of grey ink and used a BasicGrey resin flower for my center.




  1. Stack the petal layers on top of one another and adhere into place.




  1. Add some sticker detail to your layout design – a couple of file tabs and journals stickers from BasicGrey Prism Element Stickers.




  1. Add your photo!




  1. Cut three feather shapes using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Feathers die from plain white cardstock.




  1. Add some inked color to your feathers in shades to coordinate with your layout.




  1. Create some trendy gold texture on your feathers with some stamps and gold embossing enamel. Use a heat tool to set the embossing powder.




  1. Arrange your feathers on your layout beneath the large daisy element representing a dream catcher.




  1. Adhere the die cut daisy leaves in place.




  1. Finally add to the layered look with some chipboard elements tucked in behind your paper layers along with a Prism Printed Kraft Tag and your title! And your layout is now complete!








Sarah Webb: I had a great time working outside the box with the Adrift collection and incorporating the Spellbinders dies into my projects. I used Spellbinders’ Carnation Creations flower dies and Address Book dies to create a feminine page out of a more masculine line. I layered the carnation petals with foam dots to help keep their dimension. I used on of the label dies, cut out multiple times to create the turquoise border on the left side of the page.




  1. Use the Adrift collection patterned paper, chipboard and sticker sheet, plus Spellbinders Address book S5-167 and Carnation Creations S4-0491. Adhere piece of Starboard (flowers side up) to white cardstock base.
  2. Border punch a piece of Starboard (yellow side up) and tuck in along right side of flowered patterned paper.
  3. Die cut 5 small labels from the Address labels die set from Port Side (turquoise and blue) patterned paper. Evenly tuck and adhere each die cut label between the yellow and the flowered patterned papers.
  4. Adhere a doily to the page, and layer the picture on top of the doily.
  5. Die cut a large Address label from the die set using the Ropes patterned paper (multicolored stripe). Adhere behing top left corner of picture.
  6. Adhere a label tab sticker to the striped piece of die cut paper.
  7. Machine stitch around the outside edge of the page.
  8. Adhere chipboard letters layered over the picture. Cut out the word ‘lovely’ using a BasicGrey Silhouette cut file and adhere to page.


  1. Adhere 3 chevron stickers to the page, below the title using foam dots.
  2. Die cut 8 flowers of different sizes from  Ahoy (orange side) patterned paper and 6 flowers of different sizes from the Tide (yellow side) patterned paper. Adhere to page as shown. Add foam dots under petals to maintain dimension.



  1. Add enamel dots to the centers of each flower.
  2. Die cut leaves from Sailor (turquoise side) and adhere to page.
  3. Tie a bow using twine and adhere to page.
  4. Cut strips of Starboard (one flowered, one yellow) and die cut one label from Port Side (turquoise and blue) patterned paper. Adhere along left side of page.
  5. Print out journaling and adhere strips to page.


For my card, I used the Adrift 6×6 paper pad and package of die cuts and transparencies, plus Spellbinders Address book S5-167 and Carnation Creations S4-0491.




  1. Create card base and apply map paper to base. Add a small strip of striped paper along bottom of map paper.
  2. Using the larger Address label die, cut one yellow and one map themed piece of patterned paper.
  3. Adhere the yellow label to the card base.
  4. Adhere the map piece over top of the yellow die cut piece. Offset it and line it up to match the map underneath, and adhere using foam dots.
  5. Locate acetate boat and ‘plot your own course’, and die cut compass in the package of die cuts. Adhere to card.
  6. Use the leaves from the Carnation die set to cut turquoise leaves. Trim in half and adhere to card.
  7. Finish off with enamel dots.






We hope you’ve enjoyed this inspirational post today, and we invite you to look at all of the other partners projects that are posted throughout this three-day Spring Fever hop! Visit Spellbinders newly redesigned site and blog today!


Wishing you a happy, creative spring!


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