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Twinkle Twinkle

Happy Thursday!  Suzz here.

I had fun over our Thanksgiving break playing with the Mixed Media Card set.   I created a series of ATCs.  The different media offered in the card set gave me different platforms to try ideas.


Basically Bare Mixed Media Card Set, Stampendous Silver Luxe Mix, Idea-Ology Chit Chat Seasonal, Inkadinkado, Black Gesso, Deco-Art Metallic Paint

This ATC is chipboard which gave me extra durability to layer on paint, embossing paste, more paint and some sequins, snowflakes and beads.  After I had glued on a mix of embellishments I coated them in black gesso.  I then added the mix of glitter and silver stars over the background.  I stamped the buck and gave him glittery antlers.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card Set, Penny Black, Memory Box Stencil, Sequins, Memory Box – O Holy Night, Silver Embossing Paste, Blue Stain Spray, USPS Stamp

The base for this ATC is  cardstock  from the Mixed Media Card Set.  I stenciled on the stars with silver embossing paste.  I flicked on the mix of navy and teal spots.  I then took the larger sticker that comes with a set of stamps and cut it out to place it as my focal image.  The sentiment was stamped and cut to layer on.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card Set, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, Stampendous Silver Luxe Mix, Penny Black – Robin’s Kingdom, Paper Artsy – Paint, Black Gesso, Gems

For my last ATC, I used another chipboard ATC from the Mixed Media Cards set.  I wanted to layer on paint and embossing past and the chipboard keeps is sturdy.   I embossed the holiday words using silver embossing paste.  I layered on splashes of paint and glittery goodness. I then stamped the sweet bunnies and cut them out to pop them on the ATC.

These three ATC’s can be placed on a card, use them as tags on gifts or trade them with my artsy friends for one of their ATCs.

Don’t forget that you can purchase all the fabulous Basically Bare products in the retail store here.


Christmas Days

Hi Suzz here.  I am back to share more of the Flip Advent Calendar made from the awesome Basically Bare Easy Easel.


Basically Bare – Easy Easel, Hero Arts – Snowflake, Madonna and Child, Idea-Ology Tissue Tape, Momento, Stampendous – Numbers, Tsukineko – Gold Glitz

I finished my album off with a few religious images.  I painted a touch of gesso on the paper and stamped the image using a black archival ink.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card, Scalloped Tags, Kaisercraft – paper, Stampendous Numbers

I had some beautiful paper that looked like a stained glass window and what better way to frame it than to take the Acetate Scalloped tag and lay it over the top. I applied a touch of alcohol inks and blending solution to the acetate tag to create a warm aged feel.  I edged the tag with gold krylon pen to gild it.  I then attached the paper to the back side of the tag. I added a gold star to the top to cover the hole of the tag.


Basically Bare – Scalloped Tag, October Afternoon, Memory Box – Merry Christmas, Hero Arts -Numbers

This is the Basically Bare Scalloped tag decorated with a mix of papers and a few tiny stamped touches.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card, October Afternoon, Penny Black, Mementa Stamps, Hero Arts – Number, Ranger Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Ranger Archival Ink

A snowy scene stamped over The Night Before Christmas paper.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card, Acetate, Indigo Blue Deer, Memory Box Snowflakes, October Afternoon

With the acetate it is tricky to place things in a way it looks visually pleasing on both sides of the calendar. I covered the word Joy with the snowflake. The buck actually was stamped on the reverse side and becomes  a reverse image on the back.


Basically Bare – Easy Easel, October Afternoon

A cute layering of deer and a doily with a few accents of holly and ribbon.


Basically Bare – Easy Easel, October Afternoon, Hero Arts

A simple layering of cute papers with vintage images.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card, Mementa, Inkadinkado, Hero Arts, Gesso, Color Pencils, Stampendous Glitter

I used the mixed media card set and  scalloped tag set to add additional pages along with the Easy Easel.  All the items area available to purchase on-line at the Basically Bare retail shop.

I hope you enjoyed wandering through a few more pages of the Christmas Count Down!


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Words and Pictures Tags

Good morning everyone!  I’ve got a couple of tags I made with the Basically Bare Scalloped Tag Set.

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For this one, I gesso’d a cardboard tag and then coated it with Art Anthology Chocolate Sorbet.  I then added my picture and ran twine all around the edges.  Next, I cut out “You Can Do This”, sprayed it with Salted Caramel and used my Xyron to adhere it to the tag.  I then added faux stitching around the image with a black Sharpie, glued on a cowboy hat charge and a few doo-dads I had laying around and it’s done!

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For this tag (which we carry but isn’t currently in the shop), I used one made from watercolor paper.  I misted water over the tag, sprayed with Barbie and Grass and dried.  Next I added the image and the words.  I cut a piece of Diamond Wrap (available in floral supply stores) and used it to edge the tag.  Finally I added faux stitching around the edges with my black Sharpie and tied on some fiber.

Two quick and easy tags that I absolutely love (the top one is in my office at work).

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Supplies Used:
Basically Bare:  Scalloped Tag Set; Mixed Tag Set
Art Anthology:  Salted Caramel, Barbie, Grass Colorations; Chocolate Sorbet
Diamond Wrap
Collage Sheet Images

Christmas tag series

Hi everyone!! I’m back with a project that is smaller than I’m use to making. But I wanted to make these tags into a series of these wonderful mixed scalloped tags that Basically Bare carries! Their tags are a mixture of canvas, acrylic, chipboard, corrugated cardboard, stiffened felt,  & water color paper. Here are the two I decided to start with



  • These were actually very quick and easy to make. The felt tag I left it as is and added some xmas brads , an adorable candy cane and sentiment, and some colored Rinestones. On the other tag I decided to use to corrugated cardboard. I removed the cardboard from one side so that it exposed the inside. I then just applied some Deco Arts Snow Tex , then I added some stickles to make it look like shimmery snow. One the other side I just traced some pattern paper from the DCWV Christmas stack , which I just love snow flakes!! Then after the snow Tex dried I just added some adorable xmas embellishments, the xmas tree is a thick acrylic piece that I added Rinestones to look like lights, the Santa is made of chipboard and the snowflake is made of felt, I just added stickles to give it that shimmer look. Then I just added some red glitter ribbon on top. On the bottom is some fabric ribbon that says Merry Christmas. I am anxious to share the rest with you. These will be used when I put up my Christmas decorations, I will place them on my shelf.

These next photos are of the assortment of tags and of the snow Tex I applied on the corrugated tag.

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I hope you enjoy what I made and I hope this gives you an idea of how you can use your tags instead of just applying paper or stamping on them.  You can find these and many more products at the Online store

Till next time! ~Besos~ Jeanne


Elegant yet Vintage Tag & Easel Set

Hi my crafty friends! Today I want to share with you this tag and easel combo set I created! I of course used one of my favorite paper collections, some beautiful laces, a little bit of Bling, & of course some wonderful products from Basically Bare!!  I will get started showing most of my process! Enjoy!!


  • I first began by altering one of the adorable Prima Julie Nutting Tags, its size is 3.5 x 8.5 but I trimmed it just a tad. I then chose my papers which are two different paper collections but are yet similar. They are both from the Paper Studio, “Haberdashery ” & “Kellerkurtz&Company “, like I said they have similar papers the only difference is the Haberdashery is a Kraft paper and the Kellerkurtz&Company is a very thin design paper. I chose which one I wanted to adhere on my tag, I used my Scotch ATG to adhere both front and back of the tag. I then used some Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink ” Black Soot” to distress all of the edges of my tag. I then chose the smallest the dress forms  from Basically Bare which they do come in all sizes and different materials. Dress Forms  image
  • With this I applied some mod podge and adhered some vintage book papers that I had. I applied the same distress inks around the dress form then I had a small corset clipboard die cut that a friend of mine had gifted me so I embossed it using the Lindy’s embossing powder in ” Midnight Pewter”. As I let that cool off I chose some beautiful laces from my stash. A black embroidered ruffle trim. & a Pearl light caramel colored Venice lace that has a beautiful design on it. I used Beacon Fabri-tac to adhere the laces. I applied the embossed corset then added a little bit of BLING to the center belt line of the corset then a small strand of pearls with lace as a necklace. I stamped on some images/ sentiments using a Spanish themed stamp set that I have called “Dilo En Espanol- Hecho Con Amor” ( Say It In Spanish- Made with Love) By: www. Retro I then applied some Ranger Stickles in Gold around the stamped images. Last I tied some Black/ Gold seam binding on top of my tag. *Note: I also made a box from the Haberdashery Kraft paper using my scoreboard. I will be doing a tutorial on it. Will post here when I do. **image
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  • After making this I decided to make a little something extra so I decided on the  Basically Bare Pre Assembled Album (Easel) image
  • I began by taking it apart from the cinch binder it comes with. I prefer doing this to adhere my papers to give it a neater, clean look I guess you can say. I don’t own a Cinch Binder or Zutter so I just holes of the paper with my Crop-A-Dile. it works great! Ok back to my project! I then traced all of the chipboard sheets that’s come in different sizes on to different design papers from The Paper Studio “Kellerkurtz&Company ” as I had mentioned before I decided to use the same papers on this as well. I used the Prima Distresser  and the Ranger Distresser on all the edges and then once adhered to the chipboard I used The Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks in ” Vintage Photo” & ” Black Soot” in the edges. image
  • After all the papers where adhered using my ATG, I began making some pockets with some wide laces so that I could use some small tags that I had cut out from the same paper line. I distressed the edges on them too using ” “Vintage Photo” . Once the laces dried from using Fabri-tac, I began to embellish using a variety of small cabachons, a few more of those embossed chipboard die cuts my friend Amy Love had gifted me for my bday this past May. I also used a beautiful pink sequined appliqué on the last page. Along with other small embellishments. I did leave some of the pages blank with no pocket to be used as a photo mat. I just added a small embellishment on those. I did however use a couple of different die cuts from Basically Bare!! I used Wings & Hearts
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  • I Used the small chipboard heart, I embossed it using Lindy’s Embossing Powder ” Hibiscus Rose Orange”  & the smallest of the chipboard wings in ” Midnight Pewter ” They look GREAT!!
  • I apologize that this post was so long but I would love it if you got some inspiration and / or ideas out of it!! I love love all the products that I have been so blessed to play with from Basically Bare!! I promise u will love them just as much as me or even more!! So click HERE and take a look at all their wonderful products!! I hope u all have a safe a Happy Halloween!! Peace, Love, & many hugs!! ?
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Happy Halloween

Hi There!  Suzz here bringing a little Halloween fun.


I am busy preparing Halloween cards and tags for Halloween.  I wanted a tag to attach to a gift being sent off to college.  The Scalloped Tag Set has so many choices I had to try to decide which medium I wanted to use.

After I decided that I wanted to use the corrugated cardboard decorating the tag was easy.

I started with a base of white gesso over the surface.  After I painted it and let it dry I decided to distress the tag and tore off portions of the top layer of the cardboard to give it a vintage look.   The next step was to stamp the Halloween ads over the painted surface.

Then a stamped owl with a few pieces of vintage ephemera and a few finishing touches and now I have a tag to attach to a goodie bag.

Don’t forget you can purchase any of the wonderful Basically Bare products including the tags at the Basically Bare Shop!

Products:  Basically Bare – Scalloped Tag Set,  Idea-Ology – Halloween Ephemera, Stampers Anonymous – Poisonous, White Gesso, Idea-Ology – Remnant Rub-On Halloween, Black Archival Ink

Happy Halloween!


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Hello Again!!

Wow we are already at #3 and I can not wait to show you.

Again I hope whatever size you have chosen of our Artful Binders that you find my designs easy to adjust to your book.

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The Basically Bare tags along with random bingo cards are adhered in steps so as to add notes pictures whatever you feel as long as there is creative expression”) please click on picture to see closer view. My camera is a unhappy guy lately and the doc is out of town”(

You can find our wonderful tags as well as the Artful Binder 8 1/2x 11 refill pages here.

I have found this paper in polka dots just about everywhere and I love it!  As always please come see me over at the link below.

Amanda Phillips here,

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My Journal pg 2

I am so happy to begin my journey here as a Basically Bare Design team member. It’s true,  I am a  hokie crafting geek with a whole lotta bohemian artist thrown in. “)

So lets throw on some Jim Croce or maybe some  Carol King to get  in our artsy groove and begin.  Inspiring one another along the way displaying and sharing our Basically Bare creations.

My very first share will be an on -going  thing. Every month I will display another page that shows the tips and techniques used.

Supplies so far:  8 1/2 – 11 Artful Binder, Celestial Shapes, Fanciful Frames , Happy Little Trees, Standard Rounded Tags.

Misc. Papers, Letters, Ribbon, distress ink and embellishments of your choosing. If it feels good…”Use It”!

My Journal AlbumWhen I began this album I wasn’t sure where it would go, sometimes that is how it just have to start.  Most of us have many supplies in our arsenal that we are not sure if we will use again ie. letters by the millions and these metal framed tags…I have married them and placed them on my center strip, My Son that is included in the Celestial Shapes was covered with a pretty fabric, I ran my sun through my sticker maker and stuck it directly to the fabric, trimming after and using distress ink to highlight. I used a straight distress ink to color the frame tag on the bottom right corner and I took my brand label and created a eyelet tag out of it! To pay me a little visit drop by HERE. I would love to hear your thoughts.

MJA Album Cover 1Have A Great Week!

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Trio of Tags

Good morning everyone.  Today I wanted to share three tags I made using Basically Bare’s Scalloped Tags.  I made one from canvas, one from chipboard, and one from acrylic.

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First up is the once I made from the Canvas Scalloped Tag.  I sprayed the background with Art Anthology Colorations in Heart, Grass, and Waimea Bay and when dry, stamped the background with Stampotique’s French Journal stamp.  I then stamped Unity’s The Little Things in rose ink, cut out, and adhered to the tag.  Next I arranged some Petaloo flowers down the right side.  To finish, I sprayed with Art Anthology Sterling Fairy Dust.

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The second tag was made using the white side of the chipboard tag.  I layed a stencil down and inked the background with black archival ink.  Next I stamped Unity’s You Witch stamp onto a piece of paper and fussy-cut out.  The hat was painted with a mixture of Art Anthology Heart mixed with SIlk Tie, Juicy mixed with Silk Tie, and Grass mixed with Silk Tie Colorations.  I inked the edges of the sentiment with black archival ink.  The entire thing was then sprayed with Art Anthology Sterling Fairy Dust.

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And for the third card, I chose an Acrylic Scalloped Tag.  I stamped Unity’s Cuckoo Clocks with black Stazon ink and carefully dried with a heat gun.  I then pained the clock with Art Anthology Desire, Lemon Tart, FIgi, Tuxedo, Tango, and Kona Velvet.

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Basically Bare Scalloped Tag Set
Art Anthology Velvet – various
Art Anthology Colorations – various
Unity Stamps – Cuckoo Clocks, The Little Things, You Witch
Stampotique Stamps – French Journal Page

Until later………..


Hello everyone.  Today I have one of the scalloped tags we carry that I want to share with you, along with some of the embellishments.

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I used the white side of one of the cardboard scalloped tags and sprayed it with Art Anthology Glorious and Peacock Feathers.  Next I stenciled on some Art Anthology Figi using a square stencil.

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I painted two of our Bird embellishments (one chipboard, one felt) and then added a paisley stencil that I outlined in black marker to make it stand out.

The sentiment if from Technique Junkies and was stamped using black Versafine ink.

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Supplies Used:
Basically Bare Scalloped Tags
Basically Bare Bird Diecuts
Art Anthology Colorations
Art Anthology Velvet
Technique Junkies Wings of Possibilities Stamp
Faber Castell Big Brush Marker
Square Stencil
Paisley Stencil

Until later……….

Happy Birthday Cards!

I have a little theme for my next couple of posts. You see, On June 27, 2003 I had these adorable little identical twins boys come into the world. Their birthday is tomorrow and their party is on Sunday. to prep for this I have some cards to share (and a bunch of cupcakes to make but those aren’t coming through the internet to you). I have two styles that I made and I think you’ll like them.

First up, some cards that are mostly basic but with a little sparkle. One of the boys actually walked into my craft room when I was taking pictures of these and was like “Wow! That shiny stuff on those is really cool!” You heard it here first. Shiny stuff is cool to almost twelve-year-old boys. :)

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I started with a base and the sentiment card. These are pretty easy to find as parts of the sheets of paper for pocket scrapbooking or as part of the sets of pocket pieces. The acrylic cards are part of a set made for pocket scrapbooking. The Mixed Media Card Set can be used for pocket scrapbooking or anything else (like cards!). I used Staz-On ink to stamp patterns on the pieces after I trimmed them slightly and rounded the corners. I attached the cards to the acrylic and the acrylic to the card base with foam adhesive. There was a perfect spot left for a little bow. Quick, easy, and cute.

The other cards I have to share have room for a little gift for the birthday boy or girl. I love these ones and am going to have to make a zillion more.

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Seriously. Love them. I used more pocket style cards for the sentiments (hey, that’s part of why they’re so quick!), and I used them to make a pocket…for a tag that holds a gift card! They slip into the front of the card and the inside is blank for your message to the recipient. I used foam adhesive to attach the pocket and leave space for the tag. These are from the Scalloped Tag Set and one is made of watercolor paper and one is made of stiff felt. There are also cards made from chipboard, cardboard, and acrylic. You could use any one of them on this card, I just chose these because I wanted them to be plain white to coordinate with the paper. A little ribbon on the tag and some buttons/sequins finish things off with a little dimension and fun.

Okay, that’s it for today! I have four cards to add to my birthday stash (which is pretty empty at the moment), and hopefully you have some ideas that you can use to make cards of your own.

As always, you’ll want to stop by the Basically Bare Facebook page to check out projects and say hello, and you can see all of the goodies over at the Basically Bare Store.

Have a great weekend! I’ll be partying (at a trampoline place *shudder*), baking cupcakes and trying to fit in some homework :)