Spice Market | Freebie | Jana Eubank

BasicGrey | Spice Market

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Jana Eubank: I love creating elements for my pages using my electronic die cutting machine. For this page, I stacked my photos on top of each other along the left side of the page, and then used my Silhouette Cameo machine and the BasicGrey Spice Market papers to create a happy scene on the right side.

 

The rainbow and banner shapes are from the Super Duper Fantastic set by BasicGrey and can be found in the Silhouette Online Store here. First, I cut out all of the pieces for the rainbow using solid papers from the 6 x 6″ paper pad. Next, I grouped them together on my mat, welded them together and cut out the yellow background. I adhered everything together and then used the offset feature in the Silhouette software to create the black shadow for the rainbow image.

 

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I enlarged the banner from the Super Duper Fantastic set large enough for my handwritten word to sit on. I copied the enlarged banner image and then shortened it to anchor the printed chipboard letters for the second part of my title.

 

BasicGrey | Spice Market | Jana Eubank | Free Download!

 

I cut the balloons using the same 6 x 6″ solid papers that I used for the rainbow and again used the offset feature to create shadows for the balloons. Each of the balloons is decorated using a shape from the BasicGrey Boy Shapes found in the Silhouette Online Store. I tied white string to the stem of each balloon, tied all the strings together and then tucked them behind the title. I love how they look like they are floating up into a rainbow-filled sky.

 

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To download the handwritten “Birthday” word and balloon cut files by Jana Eubank, please click below. We can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to link up your creation in the comment section.

 

BasicGrey | Spice Market

 

Happy Creating!

 

Basics | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank

BasicGrey
BasicGrey | Mon Ami

 

Jana Eubank: Hello, everyone! This week I have been helping my younger girls assemble Valentines for their classmates. They are so excited to get each card ready and lovingly stuff the envelopes with the cards and treats. As we were stuffing envelopes, I thought that it might be fun to create a page background using a series of tiny, colorful envelopes and here is the resulting page.

 

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank

 

Creating the envelopes was easy. First, select nine patterns from the Mon Ami 6 x 6″ paper pad. Using a paper trimmer, cut each sheet down to a 4 x4 ” square.

 

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank

 

Using a scoring board, score three sides of your paper on the diagonal. On the back of my small Martha Stewart scoring board, I used the 4bar envelope guide lines to position my envelope for scoring.

 

If you do not own a scoring board similar to mine, you can still create the envelope by using a ruler and a bone folder or stylus. Place the 4″ square of paper diagonally on your surface so that it looks like a diamond. Use the diagram below to help you make measurements for the score lines.

 

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank

 

Use a ruler to measure 1 7/8″ down the top left side of the diamond from the top point. Make a light mark with a pencil. We will call this first tick mark point A. Add another tick mark at point B by measuring 1 7/8″ down the top right side of the diamond from the top point. Create point C by measuring 1 7/8″ down the bottom left side of the diamond from the left point. Create point D by measuring 1 7/8″ down the bottom right side of the diamond from the right point. Create point E by measuring 2″ up the bottom left side from the bottom point. Create point F by measuring 2″ up the bottom right side from the bottom point.

 

Now, place your ruler along the diagonal line between points A and E. Use a bone folder or stylus to score your paper along this line. Score another line in this same fashion between points C and D. Score a final line between points B and F. Use a clean eraser to erase your pencil marks.

 

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank

 

Next, use scissors to cut away the small triangle-shaped piece in the corners of the overlapping score lines. This will help your envelope to fold closed a little nicer.

 

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank

 

Now, fold your envelope closed along the score lines, leaving the unscored top flap open. Secure the folded sections with a small, trimmed piece of the vellum tape. Have fun mixing the patterns together!

 

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank

 

Continue until all nine of your 4” squares are folded into envelopes. Now it’s time to arrange them on your page background.

 

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank

 

Add a photo or two and have fun filling the envelopes with journal cards, stickers, and bits + pieces from your stash. I even wrapped twine around one of them. Here is my page again, along with a couple of detail shots.

 

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank
BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank
BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Jana Eubank

 

Jana, thanks for the great tutorial. We love the envelope background that you created!

 

Capture | Jana Eubank

BasicGrey | Capture

BasicGrey | Capture | Jana Eubank

 

The newest addition to our Capture series is popping up everywhere! The fresh, happy colors, the trendy, eclectic prints and the über cool new embies might have something to do with it, don’t you think? Jana Eubank had a lot of fun working with these new goodies and, as you can see from her layout above, the results are fantastic!

 

BasicGrey | Capture
BasicGrey | Capture
BasicGrey | Fresh Cut

 

Something we noticed about her page is how she incorporated a few embies from the Capture album program. One is the binding edge of a notebook insert. That five-hole edge looks so cool peeking out on the left side of her page! She also used our new printed tape, which comes pre-designed with a bunch of cool, memory-making words. She tore off a piece that says “good times.” Of course, we couldn’t overlook the new shapes in our Candy Button series and she made great work of the triangles on this well-designed page.

 

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RSVP | Jana Eubank

BasicGrey | RSVP

 

Jana Eubank: One of my very favorite products by BasicGrey is the vellum tape stickers. When my project needs a little “something” they are the perfect way to add a bit of color without adding too much bulk. I usually use the vellum tapes as a subtle accent, but today I decided to play around with them a bit and make them one of the main page elements.

 

BasicGrey | RSVP | Jana Eubank

 

I used a digital photo template to arrange multiple birthday photos into a block and then printed the group out as a 5 x 7″ photo. I added a few offset patterned papers behind the photo block and then adhered everything onto a white cardstock background.

 

BasicGrey | RSVP | Jana Eubank

 

Next, I decided to add the vellum tape stickers to the right of the photos stacked on top of each other. I overlapped them slightly and applied them so that the right edges of the tapes didn’t match up exactly for a more random feel. I love how all of the colors repeat the varied colors in the “Hooray” title.

 

BasicGrey | RSVP | Jana Eubank

 

The journal block was hand cut from one of the 4 x 6″ journal cards included in the Waterfall Theme Pack.

 

BasicGrey | RSVP | Jana Eubank

 

Finally, I accented the top of the photo block with a couple of RSVP flags and a page torn from the Spiral Journal. The “Fun Facts” bracket-shaped edge is from the same sheet as the torn notebook paper behind it. I cut the page in half and flipped the blue side around, so that I could use both edges of the same sheet. Look for ways you can cut your page elements in half to get more mileage out of your products.

 

I hope this has inspired you to pull out the RSVP collection and scrap some of your family’s birthday photos. And if you haven’t given the vellum tapes a spin, try them out! I know you will love them as much as I do. Happy crafting!

 

 

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