The newest theme at Paper Issues is 50 Shades of Basic Grey! ;) Lucky me got to work with their Alpine Frost line. I used it for all of my Christmas paper crafting projects so far this year!
First I had to use the flocked rub-ons because they were just too much fun. I wrapped a gift in plain kraft paper and then used the sheet of rub-ons to decorate the paper. Easy, quick and fun!
My next project was Christmas cards. I used my Cameo to cut the words out of cardstock for the front. Then I cut 1/2 and 1/4 inch wide strips of paper and adhered them to the card base. I stitched them down using gold thread (seriously, you need gold thread. so pretty!) and then adhered the front piece over top and stitched around the edges. I think I need to make more of these- I really love how they turned out!
I made some gift card holders, too. First I made a little pocket by stitching (there's the gold thread again!) two pieces together for the one on the right. Then I used a sticker and some of the new gold twine from The Twinery for the front. Easy, right?!
But what if you don't have a sewing machine? No fear, because I thought up something else, too. This one is my favorite! I layered some papers for the back to go behind the giftcard. Then I layered together some pieces for the front of the gift card. I used my ol' Stickles to glitter up a wooden clothes pin. I adhered the back piece to the back of the clothes pin and the front piece to the front. Once it all dried, I just opened the clothes pin and stuck the gift card inside. Now, tell me that isn't clever! I dare you. ;) This would also be great if you put the clothes pin on the top and then ran some twine through to hang it from your tree.
Hop around to the other Paper Issues DT members' blogs to see what they did with Basic Grey, too!
So, now to the part you will love even more than my glittery clothes pin... the giveaway! Basic Grey is graciously sponsoring Paper Issues this week, so you will have a chance to win one of THREE prize packs! Look... right there in the middle is the Aspen Frost pack I worked with and those fun flocked rub-ons!
To be entered to win, you will just need to like Basic Grey and Paper Issues on facebook. Want an extra entry? Link up a project with us on the Paper Issues blog!
And remember, when you're finishing up your Christmas shopping in the Paper Issues shop, use the code PEARTREE for 20% everything! :)