Eye Spy




While cruising some of our favorite artist blogs, we spotted this beautiful layout created by Megan Klauer featuring the newsies-styled Clippings collection. Isn’t it just beautiful?



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Card Corner





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One thing about moms: they love a handmade card, especially when it’s handmade by you! I’ve employed the beautiful new “Tea Garden” Collection in making these two cards for my Mom and Mother-in-law for the upcoming Mother’s Day on May 10th.


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The first card features a design that I like to use a lot, especially when incorporating a vertical journal card. I trimmed the journal card down a bit so that it could be matted with a border of the green dot paper from the collection. The green paper was outlined (on the back) in a chenille ric-rac trim and then attached to the center of the card front.


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The focal point of the card consists of a die-cut piece that I created with the “Labels 14” die by Spellbinders. I layered on one of the pretty label stickers and then affixed the letters to spell out “mom”. The little bird was hand-cut from the “Chai” paper. A trio of resin flowers from the “Vivenne” collection was added to complete the look.


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The second card is 6X6 in size, which accommodates the large die-cut doily shape nicely. A 4” circle was cut from the “Spiced” paper and then trimmed around the edge with a dainty picot cording.


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From the back of the “Green Tea” paper, the letter “M” and the flower around it were hand-cut and attached to the center of the circle with foam adhesive. The circle sticker was snipped apart and then looped around the square. Medium sized light green Candy Dots dressed up the sticker.

With the “Tea Garden” Collection, the ideas are endless when it comes to making beautiful cards for any occasion!

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Goodie Bag Monday

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Happy Monday! We hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Today we are giving away a South Pacific collection pack. Please comment and tell us what gets you through your Monday morning. Also comment on the coordinating Facebook post to double your chances. A Winner will be announced 4/23 at 2 pm MST.




Good Luck!


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Freebie Friday with Lisa


Lisa Dickinson: I love mixing old and new collections on one layout and it’s always a breeze with BasicGrey! For this summertime page, I started with the new Adrift collection. The 6×6 paper pad has deep blues, aquas and oranges that I knew would work perfectly with my watermark photos. I cut several of them into small squares similar to the size of my photos.


Then I pulled out the same paper pad from the older Grand Bazaar line and incorporated some yellow papers, as well as additional aqua patterns. Finally, I used a light blue paper from the Evergreen line to tie the whole color palette together.


Once the patchwork backdrop was adhered, I die cut a big bold title from navy card stock that works well with the equally vibrant color scheme. Then I scattered some chipboard, stickers, transparencies, and other embellishments from Adrift and Grand Bazaar in three locations on the page, which frame my photos.


Because I didn’t have quite enough room to add in all the journaling I wanted to include, I ended up typing it on a large journaling sticker from Adrift and adhering it to the back side of my page.




CLICK HERE to download Lisa’s title cutting file. Have a great weekend, all!



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