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“12 Days of Christmas”

Hi crafty friends!! I am FINALLY here to bring you my 3rd project that was for the month of November. Unfortunetly I have been under the weather and also hospitalized for a little so I fell behind. I actually was almost done with my project when I got sick . So luckily I didn’t have a whole lot to catch up on. Anyhow, here is the 1st half of the project that I have made. I am using the theme song “12 Days of Christmas” . I have some rubber stamps that have each of the numbers (ex: 5 Golden Rings…6 French Hens….etc.. So I was anxious to use them for the first time on this project. 


I began with the plain sheet of the 12X12 Corrugated Cardboard that Basically Bare carries. I decided to paper it with DCWV “The Christmas Combo Stack”, I love these papers for many reasons, one is that they are sturdy, two the colors are beautiful and three they can be used just as a layout just like I decided to do. I got an idea that I would make it like a layout / peek-a-boo album. If that makes any sense to you. In my mind it does. So I papered both sides and then I added the pages off of one of the Ringed Binders , I used the “Bracket Album”. If I post every  single detail that I did to this, I’ll have too long of a blog post lol but I did some spraying with Lindy’s Sprays, I used some of the thicker gold embossing powder because I didn’t have any thinner one. I also incorporated a theme from an online game I play, it’s kind of looking for hidden objects, so since the embossing powder was kinda of thick on the stamped images, you can kinda tell where the images are of the 1-6 “12 Days of Christmas ” are at. The numbers are easy to make out just the image it’s self is tricky. But if you know the song, then it shouldn’t be too hard. Anyhow here are the rest of the process pictures. I will be making another page for the rest of the 7-12 in my next project. These corrugated pkgs. come with (2) pages. I hope you get what I tried doing. Isn’t that strange when you know in your mind what your trying to create but sometimes others don’t?! Lol, just be open minded 😉 and you yourself can create something outside the box using the products from this great online store Basically Bare!!

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Happy Birthday!

Okay. One more birthday-themed layout and then I’ll stop with the birthday madness. It’s obviously out of control at this point. The picture on this guy is from their party five years ago.

The paper I used here is from a carnival-themed set by BoBunny and I thought it would be cute for a birthday layout and it didn’t disappoint. When combined with some Basically Bare canvas and chipboard I think it’s perfect.


How perfect is that ticket shaped cardboard piece? It looks like a solid piece, but it’s actually from the Oh So Mini Album – Ticket set. I covered it in the coordinating paper and cut it to fit, leaving the holes for the rings covered. I just sanded the edges a little to get a distressed look and perfect fit.




The title started with some canvas pieces from the Small Pennants set. I misted them with some red paint mist, then added coordinating paper circles to them with foam adhesive and then I added the letter stickers. The layout has some busy patterns and I wanted the title to be easy to read. I think this does it and the banner made from the pennants is cute!



The circle on the layout was attached with some foam adhesive, so I only used adhesive dots to attach the cardboard page on top. I didn’t want it to be too thick. I just added my journaling to the layout right on the ticket in the space left under the photo. A few more ticket-shaped embellishments from Maya Road and 7 Gypsies finish it off.

Using Basically Bare products that fit a carnival theme was perfect for this layout. I love the look of the tickets and pennant together and they look great here with my birthday boys.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ve been inspired and that you’ll stop by the Basically Bare Facebook page and Basically Bare Store to keep up with what’s happening!

Have a great week!

Layered Layout

Hello again and happy Wednesday! I decided to round out my projects for the month by sharing a layout with you. You got a mini-book and cards, so the layout was all that I need to complete the trifecta :)

This one is not my normal style, but I really love how it came out.  And now I’m dying to make some more layouts on these canvas sheets.



I knew as soon as I got my Basically Bare products in the mail that I wanted to use these two things together.  The Window Pane is perfect for smaller photos and embellishments like these and it was great for using up some smaller scraps that I had sitting around.







I don’t normally do a lot of mixed media projects, but I thought that a little paste over a template I had would add some gorgeous texture to the canvas sheet.  I wasn’t looking for more color, but I love the pattern that step added.


I purposely pulled out some strings around the edges to give a frayed look.


I needed one more embellishment for the center of the window pane and I thought that a star from the Celestial Shapes set would be perfect.  I stamped it with some small hearts in a brown ink to differentiate it from the color of the window pane die cut.

Well, that’s it for today. I hope I didn’t scare anyone with my layout that’s not quite my style :)

Have a great week and be sure to stop by the Basically Bare Facebook page to stay up-to-date on projects and trade shows!



WONDER canvas layout

Hi crafty friends! Einat Kessler here with a really great project and one of my favorites… a canvas layout. This is not a layout on a framed canvas but a layout on the new 12X12 canvas fabric for scrapbooking! This is so much fun to play with…


For those of you who never created a page from canvas let me assure you it’s not as scary as it might look. You just need to look at it as working with a 12X12 paper, add all the fun things you can do with it that you can’t do with paper and you get the perfect mix for an amazing project!

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I started by unpicking slits I made in the canvas. That created a really cool look of unraveled threads that you can’t get when distressing or tearing paper. I did the same thing on all three edges of the canvas. Then I sprayed the canvas with different color sprays. At this point it’s important to remember two thing: first, the color sprays don’t blend as much on fabric like they do on paper. Second, it takes a lot longer to dry the canvas because it absorbs the spray much more than paper. After the canvas is dry I added a circle pattern with modeling paste and stencil. Then I added some more texture to the background with another stencil and distress inks.

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I added the photos and then layered pieces of paper and ribbons around them. A good tip is to put the glue only on the middle of the photo and then it’s much easier to tuck things under it later. I added buttons, flowers, and punched stars. I even used some of the threads I unpicked. Just goes to show you that it’s always good to think twice before throwing something:-) I added the title and my layout was done!

I really recommend trying creating a layout on fabric at least once…it’s fun, it’s different and it’s challenging!

Have fun Creating!



Hello Crafty Friends, Kristi here from Little Paper Sprinkles

I have been anxious to share this layout since I had it done before Christmas!

I was going through some pics and came across this awesome one, its my Grandparents, along with their children (including my Dad) 😉

For this layout I used Chipboard Hearts and Muslin hearts. I covered the chipboard pieces with paper and the muslin heart I painted with Art Anthology Viridian Sorbet Dimensional Paint.





Thank for looking! :)

Just Married layout

Hello everyone! Einat Kessler here with my first Basically Bare post. Today I want to share with you a layout I created with some fun Basically Bare chipboards and Ruby Rock it papers and embellishments.


The photo in the layout is of me and my husband on our wedding day 15 years ago (wow…time sure flies). I wanted the focus to be on us and I didn’t like the background so I cut our image out.

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I started the layout with a little mixed media fun. first, I covered parts of the paper with some gesso and then added patterns with stencils and stamps. For that I used different colors of distress ink that blended really nicely and some brown archival ink.

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Then I added the photo and the embellishments. As for the chipboards, I started with inking them with Vintage photo distress ink and then added a little gesso. I stamped the chipboards with the same stamps as the background to add more dimension. I also added punched tiles to the house roof and some bricks pattern that I drew with a black pen.

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The funny thing is I don’t even like pink, but the Bella collection matched this layout perfectly. It gave it a shabby chic and romantic look I really liked. I had so much fun creating this page. I guess now I would have to start working on my other wedding photos…can you believe that I don’t have a proper wedding album?

Have fun creating!