Capture | Vicki Boutin

Today we have an amazing 6.5 x 6.5″ kraft album designed by the very talented Vicki Boutin to share with you! I love the way she effortlessly mixed Capture and the Hey + Hello collections to document trips taken. Here’s a peek into Vicki’s spectacular book:

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin

 

The mix of textures and dimensions on this cover are a feast for the eyes!

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin

 

The die-cuts, journaling cards, and vellum tape strips work in perfect harmony.

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin

 

I love the way Vicki turned a large journaling card into a custom pocket for storing extra photos and placed another pocket on top for journaling! So smart!

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin

 

Creating fold-outs for mini books is ideal when you want to include more photos and journaling than space allows for.

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin

 

One of the best ways to jog your memory about events is to use journaling cards that feature prompts, like Vicki did on the page above.

 

BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin
BasicGrey | Capture | Vicki Boutin

 

The chipboard Scrabble alphas are the perfect finishing touch! Thank you for sharing your beautiful book with us, Vicki!

 

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Father’s Day Altered Projects | Jana Eubank

BasicGrey | Father's Day

 

Happy Monday! This morning Jana Eubank kicks off another fun-filled week with two fantastic altered projects for Father’s Day using the Hey collections! Here’s how she made them:

 

BasicGrey | Father's Day | Jana Eubank

 

Jana: Let your husband, father, or grandfather know that you think he is “#1″ with this trophy and card set for Father’s Day!

 

When it comes to Father’s Day, or any gift-giving occasion, my husband loves to receive practical, useful gifts. Things like ties for work, thumb drives, a new t-shirt, a needed tool for his tool box, gift cards, etc. But just because he likes practical gifts, doesn’t mean that I am going to wrap it in a “practical” way. No way! My kids and I like to embarrass him with all kinds of fanfare … and this trophy gift bucket will be the perfect way to display our affection for him. It’s roomy enough to hold several small gifts and notes and after he opens them, it will look great sitting up on the mantel for the remainder of Father’s Day.

 

BasicGrey | Father's Day | Jana Eubank

 

I created the base of the trophy with light yellow cardstock using my electronic cutting machine and an SVG cut file by SVG Attic (“Day at the Races” set). For the top layer, I used a yellow pattern from the Hey You 12 x 12 Paper Pad. Next I decorated the front of the trophy with an award created with my die cut machine using more papers from the Hey You collection. I placed a wooden button from the Hey Boy collection with the number one on it in the center of the award. You could even make the award removable so that he has to wear it pinned to his shirt during his Father’s Day dinner!

 

BasicGrey | Father's Day | Jana Eubank

 

For the card I used more of the Hey You papers to cut out a hot air balloon image. I used the Hey Boy Printed Chipboard Alpha letters to spell “Dad” across the top and added a couple of clear blue buttons from the Hey Boy Buttons and Brads as an accent.

 

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Hey Collections | Jana Eubank

Today Jana Eubank is here to share a beautiful layout just in time for summer break!

 

BasicGrey | Jana Eubank

 

Jana: With the end of the school year quickly approaching, I get the urge to work on my children’s school scrapbooks. Aside from our chronological scrapbooks, I create an album for each of my children containing layouts of that child’s activities for each school year.

 

BasicGrey | Jana Eubank

 

Above is a page of my son proudly showing off his artwork displayed in the school lunchroom. His dad is a local TV meteorologist and he decided to decorate his bunny to look just like him, which I thought was pretty darn sweet. :) I used mostly the Hey Boy! Collection with a little bit of Hello and Hey You! mixed in.

 

BasicGrey | Jana Eubank

 

The sunburst background, clouds, umbrella and rabbit were created using an electronic die cutting machine. I used foam squares to pop up a couple of the clouds and every other letter in the word “rabbit” of the title. There are just 2 short weeks until my kids are home for the Summer. I wonder how many more school pages I can get complete by then?

 

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Springtime Layout | Susan Stringfellow

In the spirit of Springtime blooms + warmer weather, Susan Stringfellow is here to share her bright and colorful layout featuring Candy Buttons and a variety of collections. Here’s how she pulled it together:

 

BasicGrey | Candy Buttons | Susan Stringfellow

 

Susan: Today I wanted to share a way to use BasicGrey’s shiny Candy Buttons to take your layout over the top. For my layout I decided to start big with a bold layered sun burst inspired by the “hello Sunshine” die cut. I just love the fun prints and colors in the “Hey Girl” collection and embellishments from Die Cuts and Transparencies to the Flair Stickers.

 

BasicGrey | Candy Buttons | Susan Stringfellow

 

I chose the black text background from the Bow Ties collection to really make the colors pop. I have used metallic threads to stitch cardstock strips down the center of each sun ray, curving the edges of the papers upward.

 

BasicGrey | Candy Buttons | Susan Stringfellow

 

Finally, I have added red and aqua Candy Buttons randomly on each ray. These little glossy pops of color are just that something extra to finish off a layout and make it shine!

 

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