Posts Tagged ‘Basic Grey’

Tuesday with Tara {take 33}

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Happy Tuesday!  Today I have TWO cards to share with you that feature the same stamps & basic elements, done in two ways to give a masculine and feminine feel, ready to contribute the the card stash for when you need them!  First there’s some business to attend to… I need to thank everyone who commented on last week’s blog post and announce the winner of the Dylusions Stencil 🙂

The winner is…

Jocelyn Sun

Congrats, Jocelyn!  Thanks for your comment 🙂  Please contact us and let us know where we can send your stencil 🙂

The stamp set I’ve used is an older fave of mine called Get Well Soon by Lawn Fawn.  I stamped the turtle (my fave image in the set!) a couple times and colored it up quickly with Distress Markers.  Once my image was dry, I added Ranger’s Crackle Accents to his shell and set them aside to dry.  Love the simple details this adds!


The background of my cards is a fun one by Hero Arts, stamped simply with Distress Ink to match the patterned papers I was using (the ones on this first card are by Basic Grey.  I added simple details like a border punch and washi tape.  The sentiment is stamped on a small manila tag that had been printed on with an inky stencil and water.  Note the top of the tag was cut off on this card and used as a tab on the left side of the card 🙂


My second card is very similar, but simpler than the first card to give a more masculine feel.  I left the tag whole and mounted it simply on a black cardstock panel.


You can see the Crackle Accents details better in this final photo!


Hope you like my cards and that the winter weather doesn’t have you feeling like you need someone to send you a get well cards!  Have a creative week!

Inky hugs,



{ingredients used on today’s project}

Ranger manila tags

Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon stamp set

Ranger Archival Ink in black

Ranger Distress Markers

Ranger Crackle Accents

Hero Arts background stamp

Border punch- scalloped & notebook

assorted cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon & washi tape

chevron stencil

Just Arrived! New Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders from Basic Grey.

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Wow. These new embossing folders from Sizzix that were designed by Basic Grey are absolutely gorgeous! We have been anxiously waiting for them to arrive and they finally arrived yesterday. Yippee!!

The embossed images were inspired by their Eskimo Kisses paper collection and we still have some of the 6″ x 6″ paper pads left if  you want to coordinate everything.

There are eight (8) new sets and each set includes two (2) A2 embossing folders that are slightly larger (4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″) than the Cuttlebug A2 embossing folders so that your embossed design is actually 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ – the exact size of an A2 card. Definitely a plus when you are embossing the actual card front and want the design to go right to the edge. Some of the designs are definitely just for Christmas but others will work anytime. Let me show you….


This set is called Christmas & Thin Ice. Both of these backgrounds will work beautifully on all kinds of holiday projects – cards, gift tags, scrapbook pages, decorative boxes….the possibilities are endless! I love the contemporary script text.


Called Dearly & Frost this set includes one folder that is definitely more of a winter/holiday theme but the other (Frost) could be used anytime.


I think this set, called Diamonds & Snow Cap is terrific. It could be used for so many different types of projects and definitely doesn’t scream Christmas. Very versatile.


Here’s another set, Evergreen & Snow Flowers that has one folder that is very wintery and the other that could be used for any occasion.


Called Peppermint Twists & Scallops this set is so cute. I think you could use these backgrounds on holiday projects as well as birthday cards, gift tags, party favours and lots more.


Plaid & Snowflakes is the name of this set and I think both of these folders are awesome. You can never have too many snowflakes for your holiday projects and the plaid is just a great all around texture that I’m sure you would use again and again.


Called Powdered Sugar & Snow Globe this is definitely one of those sets that works for the holidays but you could also use the folder on the left for all kinds of other occasions. You could even cut the embossed design into strips and just use part of the image.  The holly and berries will definitely be a favourite for Christmas projects.


And last but not least is the Sugar & Starry Night set. Both of these designs are very versatile and could be used throughout the year.

So, don’t let the names of some of these folders fool you – they aren’t just for Christmas or the holidays. They are folders that I’m sure you would find yourself using over and over again.

We have lots of new products arriving right now so be sure to check out What’s New to see all the latest.

© Scrap ‘n Stamp Canada 2010

November Sketch Challenge #1

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Nov-1Every Friday we post a new sketch challenge on the Blog with a sample made by one of our talented Design Team members for inspiration.  You can use this sketch to create your own version of the card or as the jumping off point for a scrapbook page, home decor items or whatever you like. We would love to have you share your creations so we create a new gallery each month that you can upload your pictures to. It’s a great way to inspire others and get share ideas and techniques.

As a little bonus we hold a random draw every month for FREE stuff from Scrap ‘n Stamp that you can win just by uploading your creations to our gallery. Hope you will play along.


Here is what you could win this month:


2 Packages of Kaiser Craft Rhinestones, 1 Package Kaiser craft Grosgrain Ribbon, and this fabulous CuttleBug Embossing Folder a retail value of $14.96


Now for some Fabulous Samples from our Design Team!

Mary-Ann Made this one:


Supplies Used: Core’Dinations cardstock, Gold StarDream Cardstock, Studio K Glitter & Embossing Powder, Inkadinkado Stamps and Kaiser Craft Pearls

Tanis made this one Using the most adorable snowman!


Supplies Used:

Filigree Snowman, Wassail Paper, Ultra Smooth Cardstock,Memento Black ink, Stickles, Silver Brads

Nadia made this card:


Supplies used:  Coredinations cardstock, Basic Grey paper, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Floral Fantasy, Spellbinders Nestabilities, ribbon, Kaiser Rhinestones, Inkadinkado Stamps and VersaMagic Inks.