Some of you may remember back at Winter CHA 2013 I picked Basic Grey’s new chipboard albums as one of my top product picks. (Go take a look!) I even mentioned that Knee Highs & Bow Ties are two of my favorite paper lines that debuted. Both collections are very similar but Knee Highs is more feminine whereas the Bow Ties is more for boys. Well, lucky me, today I’m spotlighting the fabulous Knee Highs collection 12×12 collection pack. This collection pack includes 12, 12×12 double-sided papers, one sheet of coordinating cardstock letters and one sheet of coordinating cardstock sticker embellishments. The papers are a fabulous mix of florals, polka-dots, stripes, geometric patterns and chevrons in a variety of colors with an emphasis on rainbows and shades of pinks, teals and yellows. This line appeals to me personally so much. I love the bright and happy colors and all of the patterns are so versatile, which is what I come to expect with Basic Grey paper.
With product spotlights and favorites we get to play, and play I did, crafters! First up, I made a quick fun card using the owl sticker embellishment. I took some Ranger black enamel accents over the top of some older Basic Grey “chocolate” chipboard letters I had in my stash. I also added the little tree rub-on from one of their older collections. (tip I learned when using older rub-ons, quickly spray them with a little repositionable spray adhesive and let it dry a bit.)
Next up, before I actually used the owl on the card above I traced his shape and colored it in black on a piece of white cardstock. A quick snap on my iPhone uploaded it to my computer’s photo stream; Then with a little clean-up in photoshop, I was able to transfer and trace that image using my Silhouette. (Jenny recently posted a part one review on the Silhouette Portrait and has more coming!) I cut out all of the little owls from all of the different patterned papers in the collection and voila! Super cute home decor!
Of course with this collection I had to do a scrapbook layout. Amy was both of my daughter’s kindergarten teacher and was every bit of what any parent could ask for in a teacher. Amy loves owls and this line reflected her happy, bright and fun disposition.
Overall, this is a very versatile line to use for summer vacations, school layouts and anything feminine. You could even get a more masculine look using some of the black, grey and cream papers paired with the teals or deep cranberries. This is definitely making it on my top favorite list of lines to ever come out of Basic Grey. You can pick up the collection pack in local scrapbook stores and online for approximately $17. Pretty screamin’ deal to me seeing as how all of the papers are double-sided, a sheet of embellishments and a sheet of alphabet stickers. Don’t forget, there is also a host of other coordinating accessories to go along with the knee highs collection, from adorable chipboard stickers, bottle cap embellishments, epoxy brads, rubber stamps and so, so much more!! What do you think crafters? Does this look like some paper you would want to play with? It made me happy looking at all of the happy colors and patterns. Stop by my own blog to see just how much a fan of Basic Grey I am… it’s a little out of control!
As always, let me know what you think in the comments! And stay-tuned as I spotlight some of the other paper releases from Basic Grey this last CHA 2013.
(Disclosure: Product provided for review)
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