Thursday, January 28, 2016

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop - My Whole World using BasicGrey

It's the last weekend of January, and so you know what that means? We're having a blog hop to help use some our large stashes! And boy, do I stash.  And then I stash more. And then I do a little hoarding. And then new collections come out, and I buy more. <ahem> should've arrived from Juliana's blog with her gorgeous layout about her puppy. Such fun projects so far, so take a peek at my layout, scroll down to enter in a giveaway, and then keep hopping for more fun projects. Here we go!

So I got out my BasicGrey Typeset collection and used a dash of some BasicGrey Sunkissed embellishments to go along with it. (I'm soooo bummed they are leaving the industry.) :(

I wanted a way to use several patterns from the Typeset 6x6 paper pad without overwhelming the photo. So, I started by pairing 5 papers from the paper pad and cutting 0.75" wide strips into 1.5" lengths for a bunch of "bricks" to layer as the bottom border.

I layered them in three rows, stuck them down with a dab of adhesive, and then sewed along each row. I stuck a few sequins and gems along the stitching and then popped up the "Capture This Moment" sticker with 3D foam tape.

I put another row of the "bricks" at the top and sewed again, this time adding the embellishment cluster.

Then I focused on my photo area by layering a few sheets of the 6x6 pad leftover from the strips. I created a few tabs and a photo corner too.

Finally the title using the alpha stickers from Sunkissed and the word "whole" cut with my Cameo, with some added stitching.

I hope this inspires you to CUT UP some of your 6x6 paper pads and have fun with them! 

Are you ready for the giveaway? I'm giving away a $15 gift card to Paper Issues so you can add to your own stash! All you have to do is:

  • Follow me on instagram AND
  • Be or become a member of my blog with Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin AND
  • Leave a comment on this blog post
Easy peasy! You have until Monday, Feb. 1st at noon Central time to enter for your chance to win. International entries are fine, and I use to choose the winner. I'll announce the winner here on my blog on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd. Good luck! Thanks so much for hopping along with us.

Now head over to Suzanna's blog to get more inspiration and see a unique snowflake cut file!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Majken  ***YOU ARE HERE***
Suzanna   ***VISIT HERE NEXT***


  1. Love all the layers
    of paper used on
    your darling layout!
    I don't do instagram,
    but I follow you on
    Carla from Utah

  2. Delightful layout! Love all the details. I am a follower on google and on instagram!

  3. Sweet layout - I am going to miss Basic Grey! Love all your stitching details.

    Following on Instagram and Google Friends!

  4. I love the creative way you used your patterned papers, and the stitching adds wonderful texture. The folder tab and photo corners tie everything together so well! I have trouble mixing patterns, especially on scrapbook pages so always like to see ideas.

  5. Love those bricks and that you can use florals for the guys! You worked it just right. I'm with you on Bloglovin' but instagram and my computer don't get along.

  6. Fabulous layering and I always love your added stitching!!!

  7. I love what you did it inspires me to play with my paper more. I follow you on Instagram google and on your blog.

  8. Really like the design of your layout. Love the stitching and bricks.

  9. ohhhh super cool page LOVE LOVE your strips and stitching!!!!


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