Product Spotlight & Freebie Friday: Basic Grey Kissing Booth Collection….Enter to Win!

Basic Grey has been one of my long-time favorite companies – I just love the way they add a distressed look to many of their products. So of course, when I saw their Kissing Booth line, I fell in love!  This week we’re giving away a 6″ x 6″ paper pad that has 2 sheets each of 18 different patterns of paper – the pads are single sided, so there are 36 sheets in all.  We also have a 6″ x 12″ sheet of cardstock stickers, a package of dimensional stickers, and a package that is chock full of cardstock and acetate elements. 

For today’s Freebie Friday video tutorial, Tracy has created a super simple, but pretty card using one of the dimensional stickers as her focal point. 

You can watch Tracy’s video below:

This next project shown I would have to say is probably one of my favorite albums that I have every created – I just LOVE how it turned out.  It has a beautiful vintage feel with some office elements – both of which are popular trends right now. You may recognize many of the products used in the creation of this album as it was based on the Basic Grey Kissing Booth Collection – the paper, the cardstock stickers, and the cardstock/acetate elements.  The tags are #8 manilla tags from Tim Holtz, and the metal embellishments (the 5 on the front and the charms that spell “family”) are from Tim Holtz’s Ideology line. The flowers, ribbons and trinkets come from Prima, Maya Road and Bazzill. The album itself was bound using my Zutter Bind-It-All.  Really, it’s a little album that’s chock full of paper crafting goodness.

And Then There Were Five Mini Scrapbook Album  by Andrea Walford

For our Paper Crafter’s Library members I filmed quite an intensive video that really walks you through my design process – essentially taking you “into my head” on how I design and teaching  you tips and tricks to help you in your own designs.  I’ve got some more close-up shots below.  Here’s a closer view of the cover:

And Then There Were Five Mini Scrapbook Album  by Andrea Walford Cover

Here’s the first inside page of my oldest son Zachary who is 13. 

And Then There Were Five Mini Scrapbook Album  by Andrea Walford Page About Zachary

Here’s a page about Joshua who is 11:

And Then There Were Five Mini Scrapbook Album  by Andrea Walford Page About Joshua

Here’s a page about Julia who is 8 and our little dog Ginger:

And Then There Were Five Mini Scrapbook Album  by Andrea Walford Page About Julia

Here is a page about Matthew who is 5:

And Then There Were Five Mini Scrapbook Album  by Andrea Walford Page About Matthew

Here is a picture about Sammy, our 3 year old:

And Then There Were Five Mini Scrapbook Album  by Andrea Walford Page About Sammy

One of the things not shown in these pictures is the journalling for each.  On the underside of the preceding page (the back of each tag), I painted with acrylic paint brush-strokes, and then journalled using a calligraphy pen dipped in black india ink.

If you’re not already a member, it’s worth checking out.  As a member,along with our existing video library of over 700 videos, you’ll receive daily inspiration, great project ideas, fun techniques, instruction on how to use your products.  For more information and to join, click here.

Winner of Last Week’s Freebie Friday Give-Away for our My Mind’s Eye Love Me Collection:


 Congratulations Darlene!  Please email us at to claim your prize!  Be sure to put Freebie Friday Winner in the subject line, and include your phone number and shipping address in the body of the email!

How to enter this week’s giveaway:

All you have to do is leave us a comment in the comments section of this blog. Winner will be announced on Friday, January 27th at the bottom of that Freebie Friday post!

389 replies on “Product Spotlight & Freebie Friday: Basic Grey Kissing Booth Collection….Enter to Win!”

  1. I LOVE Basic Grey papers and Valentines is my very favorite holiday because I love hearts so much. I sure hope that I get lucky enough to win this wonderful paper collection so I can make some great projects for the ones that I love!!!!

  2. Love the mini. Great work it is beautiful. Basic Grey is one of my favorite companies. Thank you for a chance to win.

  3. One of these days I’m gonna win something! this kit is so pretty and I barely own any Valentine’s colored items!

  4. What a sweet and cute card!
    That tag book is just killer awesome, The way you have decorated it is superb!
    I just love basic gray’s papers! I have them and use them, thanks for a chance at winning that awesome looking Valentine set! Really sweet of you!

  5. This is a very pretty card very easy to make and I love all of the embellies, Basic Grey is my all time favorites the bold colors with the black card base really brings out it beautiful would love to get this thank you for a chance to win.

  6. What a beautiful collection of papers. The card and your scrapbook are gorgeous! I would be thrilled to win such a great collection.:-)

  7. OMGosh! This mini is GORGEOUS! I love making mini albums and this one looks so fun and easy! I will creating one soon. I am ALWAYS inspired by you guys! Thanks!

  8. These Valentine’s theme Basic Grey papers are so adorable. Need these in my stash like today!

  9. I love it! What a delightful collection and oh so useful! Thank you for everything!

  10. Oh Andrea, I’m in love with your mini album. So many adjectives to describe the beauty and the design layouts. Of course you used some really awesome vintage product. So love this. And I am also a big fan of Tim Holtz accessaries, Basic Gray (same reason you love it). I hate being the 1st one to comment, because I really want to win the Basic Grey product. Oh well.

  11. Valetines Day is so much fun to create card and little love notes. This package sends an arrow straight to the heart of your imagination! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. I too am a fan of Basic Grey. I do their monthly kits and are amazed of all the products you receive in them. What a cute and wonderful little album. Love it. Thank you for the chance to win.

  13. super sweet card, Tracy! i would love to add Basic Grey’s Kissing Booth goodies to my collection! thank you for the opportunity to win it. and Andrea, your mini album is just adorable and your kiddos are cute, too! thanks for sharing it with us!

  14. I love Basic Grey, they have such beautiful paper that just hops off the page. Your album is just precious and what a beautiful gift for Valentine’s Day, or any day! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a beautiful package of Basic Grey items. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day with your little sweethearts!

  15. I love the muted tones of the BG paper and the wide variety of designs and colors. Tracy’s card was de-lish and I think even I could make it. A great tutorial video always helps. Thanks, Tracy. The mini album is delightful. I’ll bet your kids fight over whose page is the best! Tell them they all are.

  16. Love the card and the album! I am in love with that paper pad! I am not big into Valentine’s Day but maybe this would be a help! Thanks for a chance to win. Love the videos.

  17. You make it sound so easy! I admire your talent,but I’m not so sure I can create such lovely pages. I’ll try it out soon because I like a challenge.

  18. Great, Gorgeous projects that are so inspiring. I can’t get enough Valentine’s Day ideas……..I just LOVE this holiday. Thanks for the chance at some awesome blog candy!

  19. Hello!

    Beautiful card! Thank you for the great tutorial! The album is definitely a WOW! project – I can see why it is one of your favorites! Thank you for the oppportunity to win these wonderful products! Wishing you a happy day!


    Barbara Diane

  20. Such an inspiring mini album
    Look what you can achieve with
    Using tags …. A great starter album
    Intermediate or advanced … Something for
    Everyone …….
    …Thanks again for ideas … I love them.
    (Here in the Uk we need as much inspiration
    As possible xxx)

  21. Both are really great. The Valentine card is really pretty and would be appropriate for family and friends.
    The album is terrific, I’m going to try to do one for my youngest Great Granddaughters pictures for a
    Brag Book. Thank you for sharing, take care. RuthAnn

  22. Great projects! I have never used Basic Grey, but would sure love to if my projects would come out looking as pretty as yours!

  23. Merci pour le tuto. Très jolie carte, assez simple à faire, pour la St Valentin. Bravo ! Amicalement.

  24. The card is so beautiful and so simple to make !!! The album is just gorgeous !! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great material !! 😉

  25. I love the beautiful card. And would love to have these wonderiful products. I have gotten so many kool ideas from you. Thanks so much for sharing

  26. Oh how I love BasicGrey!! I try to limit my hoarding of their papers but… A gal has to buy what she likes!!
    Love their stuff!!

  27. What a cute Valentine card! And so easy…my kind of card. Thanks for giving me some new ideas.

  28. WOW! The card and album are both stunning in their own rights. What a ton of inspiration you have so generously given us in one post. THANK YOU hardly seems like enough.

  29. Love this video and the paper you used. Please enter me in this give-a-way. Thank you

  30. I love, love, love the mini-album you made….and basic Grey papers and “treats” I so would make my man a lovely mini for VD… Thanks for the chance for us to win….yippee brightest Blessings and happy crafting

  31. Andrea, love, love, love your “album” and your card….thanks for sharing and giving away
    such great products. (Beautiful family by the way.)

  32. Wow amazing is all I have to say. With all of the changes happening with a well known company coming I am thinking I should get out of that mindset and start embracing some of the other options out there. Thanks for the chance!

  33. These papers are a must for valentines. Would put anyone in the romantic mood. So quick and easy to assemble. A pretty card when finished. All that fun to design with. Cant see there being any waste here as can be sent to any age and gender. Wonderful selection.Winner for everyone

  34. Your album looks like my style! I love that romantic, vintage feel. I use that style a lot for anniversary cards, because it sort of has a wedding feel, but not too bride-like. : )

  35. Your projects are always do awesome! How do you get your ‘creative juices’ flowing all the time? I’m always inspired by you and the cool projects on your site. Thanks for the inspiration Andrea!

  36. Wow, your mini album is so cute! I really like how you put the alphabet embellishments on the ribbon!

  37. I love Basic Grey papers and the antique way they look. This would be a great addition to the project I am currently working on for a coworker, her parents 50th anniversary album. I always love your ideas and the creative way you use the products

  38. What an awesome give-away! I love Basic Grey and all of their accessories! I love how they co-ordinate everything so well. The card and mini album are awesome! Hope I win, lol. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome give away!

  39. I love this paper line also. How fun for Valentines Day. Love your mini-album also. That is my most recent obsession.

  40. I have just recently discovered basic grey and I am in love! So many wonderful details and papers. Whenever I browse through their site I find new inspiration and turn out making great new items. I love Valentine’s Day….so much love and bright colors. Looking forward to making lots of cute goodies for my kids for Valentine’s day. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  41. Thank you Andrea for all your inspiration to help us with our own papercrafting needs. I’m always looking for more paper. Hope I win. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  42. Love this line. Love the projects. Love the directions. And…I would certainly LOVE to win this! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  43. Your tag album is incredible – so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. What a great give-away-thanks for the opportunity to win.

  44. Love this Basic Grey Kissing Booth Freebie. Your card is beautiful. I love, love, love the mini album. I would love to have this freebie for my collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. I really love all these tutorials. They are so helpful to those of us just learning. Thanks to the wonderful “teachers”. : )

  46. Love the card and the tag album! Great project!
    Basic Grey is a favorite of mine as well! I look forward to their Christmas design every year more than any other company’s! Always a treat! And all year long, I know I can count on their colors and designs for lots of inspiration too!

  47. That’s a beautiful album! Thanks for offering more paper and embellishments. I’d love to win it. Keep up the fabulous work you’re doing.

  48. What a awesome Sweet Heart Card. It’s very elegant. I also enjoy looking at mini album you made. What cute Children in the photo’s. Thanks so very much forsharing these.

  49. I love Basic Grey too! Your mini album is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win sweet goodness!

  50. Love the album – what a neat idea . Thanks so much for sharing with us and also the possibility of winning the sweet goodness.

  51. What a cute project…and what a great prize package.
    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

  52. Your album is darling; I’d love to create something similar for my grandchildren! mmmmm, if I won the goodies, it would certainly be a good start for the project! I’d love to win!

  53. I am new to paper crafting so my inventory isn’t all that large, but I do have some Basic Grey. I love it!! I feel that it just puts everything looking gorgeous!!

    Like I said, I am new to this and I certainly appreciate the inspiration that I get when view this site. Some days, I just can’t wait to get home so I can create more things.

    Thank you for this opportunity for adding to my collection and being able to create more 🙂

  54. Really cute stuff. You are so very creative thank you for sharing all your Ideas, and thank you for a chance to win such cute papers.

  55. The Kissing Booth collection from Basic Grey is adorable! Your card and tag album are cute, love it. I have seen a lot of amazing mini albums but have yet to start one of my own. One of these days. Good luck everyone!

  56. I have to say this would make such a cute gift. Thank you so much for sharing! Now I just have to win so that I can have all the wonderful Basic Gray material to create this wonderful gift. Fingers and toes crossed and thank you for the chance to win.

  57. I’ve loved BG for years. This year the “Out of Print” and “Kissing Booth” have been fantastic paper lines. My LSS no longer carry BG, so I’d love to win your prize package. I’d like to try your album too!

  58. I check every day to see what is new on your website. I love all of the projects that I have seen, often printing them to come up with a version of my own. Sometimes they don’t turn out they way Il would like. I would love to have this set to add to my collection. I live in a town that doesn’t have a craft store. The only place I have is a Walmart and they do not carry much anymore. I have to depend on on-line purchases and then I have to wait to get my items.

  59. What an amazing look with such a simple way to make it
    I just love the elements of the package you are giving away
    Thanks for the video

  60. One can never have too much Basic Grey. Especially love their paper lines, but all their product is great.

  61. Love this Easy but Elegant card! I also love the Valentine set that you used and would love to win it. Thanks for the chance!

  62. Stunning card and what an awsome album. Such beautiful subbjects you have to work with as well. Thank you so much for sharing them with us and the opportunity to win this lovely pack.

  63. This is a really cute card. Basic Grey has done it again with another wonderful collection with their paper & embellishments. The album is adorable & a great gift idea. When I saw it, I instantly thought it would make a great yearly school picture album and my first one will be exactly that!

  64. Love the card and the scrapbook is amazing. I received a bind-it-all for Christmas but haven’t tried to use it yet!

  65. My children are all boys, so I love Valentines Day as an excuse to use PINK! Pink is one of my favorite colors. I just love the card, so simple and PINK! The album is awesome, giving me a few ideas. Thanks for sharing-and the chance to win!

  66. Wow, beautiful papers and embellishments as well as wonderful projects, love the card, and the tag album is absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  67. Wow what can I say. First of all I love your website and great newsletters I receive by email. Not to sure how long ago I came across your blog but love getting my weekly email portraying your wonderful work. Love this card, quite unique. But the mini tag album is stunning. You have done a fantastic job and made your’s beautifully. The basic grey stuff is fabulous. Love the colors and especially the embellies. Thanks for sharing so much with us.

  68. I love the mini album! What an adorable way to share pictures of your children! I would LOVE to win the Basic Grey goodies!

  69. Thanks Tracy for a great VDO tute. I was pleasantly surprised to gind the heart embelly was a sticker!!! Too easy. I do like the Basic Gray paper and embellishment pack very much. I am totally blown away by the tag album. It is special on so many levels. Oh to spend a day in your creative minds!!

  70. I just love the Basic Grey papers. Valentine’s Day is a great holiday to let your loving imagination run wild. I would just love to win the blog candy too! I love all the projects at paper crafters library.

  71. How easy is it when everything coordinates so well. This Valentine’s project was so easy to follow, even I could do it!

  72. Basic Grey has beautiful papers!! You provide me so much inspiration with your video.TFS & for the chance to get some candies.

  73. As usual I just love what you have to share. Both the card and scrapbook are beautiful. I hope I win. My Birthday is the 26th so it would be a great B-Day gift for me. Thanks again for sharing.

  74. Andrea… wow – your mini is amazing…good job.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this collection.

  75. Great giveaway. The tags and book about family is something to treasure, each one of the children have their own page and it makes memories that will be looked at for every. I like the idea.

  76. What a beautiful card and so easy and fast! I hope I win, I love the paper and embellishments.

  77. Such a pretty and romantic package! Love the rich colors and all the pretty stickers! Thanks for the chance to win these! I LOVE the tag album! The embellishments are gorgeous!

  78. As always never disappointed by anything you post. I just want to say “ditto” to everything that others have posted! Love the album too…thank you for sharing.

  79. As always, you showcase the coolest stuff. I always get the greatest inspiration when I stop by your site!

  80. Well i was thiking in making some valentine cards, but not in red,. Lovely card and easy to make. Just have to work with what i have and i`m a beginner. I`m from Puerto Rico and in the island craft stores are an issue, not like in U.S The mini, will try to find some tags, wonderful for a gift. Basic gray not have use it yet, hope this could be my first time. Learning so much with your videos and greatful to have the opportunity of running for the this prize. Thank you

  81. What an exciting project! The little album is so ” Victorian ” and has me inspired to do one of my own. With 14 grands, three great grands, two dogs nd one kitty that is just the project I have been looking for to showcase my manym” loves of my life.”. Thank you for your blog!

  82. I love everything about Papercrafters Library but my favorite thing is when you create unique scrapbooks which is the main reason that I joined. You never disappoint.

  83. Love, Love, Love your work. You really inspire crafters everywhere! I love the tag album. Keep those ideas coming. Thanks for the chance to win:)

  84. Hi Ladies, These projects are amazing. Love , love the mini album. The card is also great. You always do such fantastic projects and the tutorials give so much detailed instructions, which we all appreciate.I myself, am a sold supporter of the library.

  85. This is a darling idea and so easy to make too. Your directions are always so clear and understandable. I would love to win this pack of Valentine’s creations to make cards for the people that are in the convenient home across the street from where I live. Thank you for giving me a chance to win.

  86. What a treat it is to see the papers and embellies that you offer. The local scrap store here closed last year so only the big box stores are in the area. Not a lot of the really GOOD stuff that you share … even when I don’t win the prize … gosh, I still win … you give so many wonderful ideas!

  87. I love all sorts of mini-albums and yours is beautifu. Thanks for sharing and for offering the giveaways.

  88. Wow! I really like the diversity of how you us all these products to create something so wonderful.

  89. I am a big fan of Basic Grey papers and everything of Tim Holtz. Love your tag booklet, beautifully done.

  90. Beautiful work, as always. I like the way you bound the tags at their ‘bottom’. I usually just think of using a ring the traditional way.
    Happy creating.
    Rae Ann O.

  91. I LOVE the tag album! Such a wonderful idea and with 2 darling little grandsons…..that would be such fun project for their Mom’s. I look forward to your emails and each new project you have to share. Thank you!

  92. There’s never been something that I haven’t loved, in all the projects I’ve seen you create! You have so many great ideas and you explain everything so well. I don’t have a lot of Valentine paper, stamps or embellishments, but I’m working on that!! Slowly but surely, my supplies are growing!! Thanks for the chance to win, I sure hope I do!! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  93. Beautiful projects! Love the Valentine and the mini album is fantastic! Thanks so much for the great video too. Quick to the point and easy to follow. TFS.
    Speicial thanks for a chance to win a great prize. Hugs.

  94. Andrea! These are great projects, especially the tag book. I just love it! And your children are gorgeous!
    You do great work all ’round!!

  95. I love the card and it shows that even the simple cards can be beautiful as well. I love the Basic Grey 6×6 paper pads! The assortment of paper you get w/them are awesome! Keep up the cards/projects coming! Thanks.

  96. I’ve just discovered you this week on YouTube. I’m really enjoying trying to replicate your cards. Thank you for the ideas.

  97. Love the card and love the album idea. It’s fun to see your family too!
    Thanks as always for sharing your amazing talents!

  98. Love all the great ideas! I would love to spend a day with you and see how and where you get your inspiration! LOVE your work!!!

  99. Cute card! Love the album! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the Basic Grey products.

  100. The tag album is a great idea. I have some fun pictures of my grandkids from 2011 vacations. I think I’ll make one for each of them for Valentines day. Keep those great creations coming!

  101. Hi I love the mini family album and the card. I love BG paper and nice to see you can use pink even with boys. You have a beautiful family!! Thanks for giving us change to win the BG paper and your lovely tutorials that give us so much inspiration.

  102. Your projects are beautiful! Thank you for always sharing and inspiring. I too would love to win this BG package pf wonderful products!

  103. I love everything I see! I especially love the little album. I think that is one of the sweetest gifts you could give your kids. It’s just so full of love, with all your time, creations and of course the pictures. Thanks as always for sharing your talents and time so freely!

  104. what a great collection of blog candy, Basic Grey is a great product. Your Mini album is just so darn cute!!! thanks for the opportunity to win and keep up inspiring us all….thank you!

  105. I have collected almost all of the Basic Grey’s 6×6 pads… except Kissing Booth! It would be such fun to win it. Thank you for the chance to get another one of my favorite paper pads for cardmaking. Basic Grey was the first company that inspired me to become an avid cardmaker and crafter.

  106. OMG it is beautiful. I love the little albums and every always comments on them.
    Love all your crafting and that you share your imagination with us.
    thanks for sharing and giving us a chance to win

  107. Wow~! What great looking craft paper, I’ll have to check out more by Basic Grey. I also love the album and I’ve been wanting to play with my Bind-it-All more, too! Thanks for the inspiration-!

  108. Love the collection of course and your little album is precious!
    I love the personality of each small page with the use of the Basic Grey supplies
    Thanks for the change to win

  109. You have 5 children and still have time to make these beautiful, inspiring projects? WOW! Thank you for finding the time to share your talents.

  110. I love the tag mini album! I have become almost obsessed with mini albums lol, and the fact that it is along the vintage side justs makes it even better! Thanks for sharing!

  111. Stunning album, would love to make one…….put on the list.

    Thank you for letting me sign up to win a prize!

  112. These both have a great romantic feel to them! Great video and projects!! I’m going to check these projects out on line. Thanks so much!

  113. I love the tag album. Thanks for all the great ideas you come up with.
    Have a wonderful weekend..

  114. LOVE Tracy’s card and appreciate the video. I would SO LOVE to win the Basic Grey set. What FUN it would be to use! Thanks for the chance!
    Sally in California

  115. Absolutely beautiful album – I can’t believe you have time to create with five children, You must be way more organised than I am 🙂

  116. Enjoyed the video. Your card was very cute! I also love this Basic Grey prize pack. Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

  117. I absolutely love all the projects that are created in Paper Crafter`s Library. Your time and dedication that are put in to every project is phenomenal. I must say that I often attempt to make similar crafts with items that I have on hand. Keep up the great work!!

  118. Wow I love love love your projects!! And of course would love to win the paper pack from Basic Grey such pretty papers!!! Beautiful and do you not just love the name of the collection too!

  119. Your album is so pretty, and I can’t believe how fast your kids are growing. I always enjoy seeing them in your projects. Tracy, you do a great job on the videos and I liked today’s card. The Basic Grey “Kissing Booth” collection looks really great. I love that heart you used today. Thanks for the chance to win all those goodies!

  120. I would love to possess the Basic Grey Kissing Booth paper collection even though I know it will be tough to part with any of the beautiful patterns. Luckily my family and friends keep all my cards so I can go visit them anytime! Your family tag album is so precious. What a great keepsake!

  121. I love all your ideas and can hardly wait to see what you provide us with next. I am raising two grandsons and a great granddaughter and I am getting them interested in card making. The boys are 11 and 13 and my little one is 4, it is amazing how much they love to watch the videos and then we go through my paper stacks and find paper to make the cards, tags, and treat gifts so they can give it to their teachers. They are so proud of their craft making and so am I. Thanks for the chance to win, I also am a Basic Grey fan along with others.

  122. The Basic Grey Kissing Booth Line looks really pretty. It would be great to win as valentines is just around the corner and my anniversary is coming up also. Thanks for the chance to enter and win

  123. Love this little album, especially the letters that spell out family on the end of each tag! I had seen this Basic Grey line and I LOVE it! Some of their lines are a little out there for me, but this one is definitley a must have! Thanks for the weekly chance to win some fabulous products!

  124. Your site is amazing. You all do the most wonderfun things. I love looking at them. You are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

  125. Basic Grey always has some of the best papers and embellishments out there. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday and also my anniversary!

  126. Thank you Andrea for all your efforts in inspiring us to create new artworks every week almost twice a week. Your work is exceptional.

    I love Basic Grey Paper they are absolutely awesome and specially the Kissing Booth paper, I could not buy it in my regular store they ran out of it… So I hope that I win.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  127. what a great card, so sweet. Such a simple but effective card. Thank you for the idea.
    Love the paper pack what wonderful colours to use.

    1. i love your site. the ideas are awesome and the tutorials are beautifully done.

  128. Such a pretty card and love the album ! I am going to give it a go to make one, I am in the mini album phase but of course still have to make cards as they are my passion. Thanks for sharing all you do.

  129. What a labour of love that mini album must have been and what a darling family you have. I admire the fact that you accomplish so much and yet are so busy raising a family, Well done! PS, I would love to wind the kit offered! Thanks for being our inspiration.

  130. Wow, love the mini book, I think I will have to make a couple for my family!! Also, will have to make the card to pass to my husband! I enjoy looking at all the projects that you show case! Thanks so much! Cant wait till next week for the next one!

  131. Really easy, but beautiful card, Tracy! Andrea, your mini album is so adorable and your kids are really cute, a fabulous keepsake! Thank you for sharing it with us! I would love to win the Basic Grey’s Kissing Booth collection as I love their products! Thank you, as ever, for the opportunity to win it.
    Ann xxx

  132. What an awesome collection to win this time. I really love the projectsyou have posted on youtube and on the blog. I really feel inspired to create my own projects. I love watching the videos because they are really clear and I really look forward to them coming out. Thanks once again for a lovely video on youtube and picture if the mini albums on this blog there gorgeous!

  133. The card was beautiful. I never noticed those items in the catalogue. I thought the album was awesone.

  134. Love your site and Basic Grey papers! Basic Grey is one of my favorites as well! I need to win this giveaway so that I can make some awesome Valentine’s Day cards for my family and friends! Thank you Andrea for this fantastic prize package!

  135. Love the card very simple but elegant, the tag album is so darling and i just love tags thanks for this chance to win this fabulous collection

  136. Wow super cute kid!! Love the Basic Grey products!! Thanks for sharing this cute album! Big Hugs.. Maggy 🙂

  137. I loe the mini album idea and that each child has their imput, I too have 5 kids and would love to do this one with them. I also love these kissing grey products.

  138. As usual more fantastic ideas, I love the fact that your ideas can be adapted to my existing stash.
    I will be having a go at both the card and that fabulous album with bits I already have, I think that the album would make a perfect gift for a friend who I was looking for ideas for a birthday gift for. I don’t have a bind it all but I think a similar effect could be achieved with book rings. Keep up the good work…Julia x

  139. Andrea – what an inspiration you are! Would love to win the collection and I am definately going to make an album using tags. First grandchild on the way and what a nice gift that will be.

  140. I absolutely love tag albums, and the products you used are beautiful! I can’t wait to see how this one is made. Thank you for the opportunity!

  141. I love Basic Grey. This pack is great and I would love to have this in my craft room. The colors are just right for Valentines, but I can see it being used for endless occations. Hope I win.

  142. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas!! Since my LSS closed, your site is a great way to see new products and see latest trends! Now that my scrapbook room is clean and re-organized after the holidays, I’m ready to create!!! And, truly inspired to tackle some fun valentines crafts. Thanks again!

  143. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! I never think to use stickers on my cards like that. Now I want to try and see what Ican come up with. Thank you so much for sharing this card and your talents….

  144. I’m really needing some inspiration, and this kit looks like it will fit the bill with flying colors. FUN FUN FUN.

  145. Very cute card and fabulous tag scrapbook. The collection from Basic Grey is fabulous as always. Thanks for the chance to win.

  146. What a beautiful, yet simple card. You make everything seem so easy and therefore possible. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. The Basic Grey kit is absolutely lovely. Thanks for the chance to be this weeks winner.

  147. I love this card and it looks so simple! The album is absolutely beautiful! A great way to showcase the kids. Thank you for sharing your ideas….so creative!

  148. Card and tag are just beautiful. Such creative ideas here, and give aways too? Awesome site.

  149. I love your product reviews! It’s a great opportunity to take a closer look at the products without having to travel to a store and I appreciate seeing them used in a unique and interesting craft. Currently, I am into a phase where I want to make “minis”. I have been inspired by your tag mini and of course, I’ve got to make one of those!
    Thank you so much for all the effort all of you put into your site. It is so user friendly and filled with so much information. Your videos are always so well thought out, professional and full of the most fantastic ideas!

  150. I love Basic Grey and your card is adorable and so simple to do. Thanks for the chance to win and all of your great ideas that you share with all of us.

  151. Thanks for the wonderful card & tag album examples & tutorials. They are supurb, as usual!! I would love to win the great Basic Grey Kissing Booth pack so I could make some fab Valentines for my sweetie & also my girls & grandchildren. Thanks for the chance to win!

  152. Such lovely card – and the mini album looks fantastic. I love Basic Gray products and would like to thank you for the opportunity to win this valentine selection.

  153. Beautiful card. Basic Gray always has such adorable papers and accessories. They are one of my favorites.Thank you for the chance to win & TFS!

  154. This project is beautiful! I love how you felt free to use bulky embellishments and place the papers off the edge. It is so nice to go outside the box sometimes! Wonderful color choices as well.

  155. Oh! I’m so delighted I found your website! I live in Wyoming and we don’t have many stamp stores so I love seeing your inspirations and being able to get the materials so easily.

  156. What a beautiful card and fantastic album…. just what I am looking for. I believe short, pertinent, hands on pictures have a distinct value of their own ! I am looking to creat some keepsakes for my family that capture an essence in a nut shell. You have given me the inspiration that I need, and most of all superb instructions! Thanks so much for the continued inspiration, detailed instruction and world of wonders the Papercrafters Library represents!

  157. Your card is adorable and i just love your tag album. Thank you for sharing your talent and for giving us an opportunity to win such a great package from Basic Grey!

  158. Wow I love this card. The embelishments in this kit are gorgeous. Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday and I love making cards for it to give to friends and family. The little mini album is another great way to use the items in the kit to their best advantage. I really appreciate the way you give such clear and exact instructions for your projects. I really look forward to getting your emails.


    Hi I just love both your projects the grey and valentine combo’s are my favorites together as well as black and so many others I so enjoy your page and all yur terrific ideas I look so forwar to the emails and ideas keep the coming Deb B

  160. Love your card. Love the Basic Grey kit. I don’t have many Valentine’s Day items, so this kit would be perfect. Thank you for the opportunity to win this kit.

  161. Love this mini album – I have the zutter but am “afraid” to use it., I’m going to watch your video and get brave!!

  162. Enjoy watching your videos. This kit looks like it would be really fun to use for making many Valentine’s Day cards.

  163. oh my Gosh!!! That is a totally awesome album!! What a wonderful gift that would make! I can see making one for a friend and including photos of all the great times that were spent together!!
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful projects.
    God bless!

  164. What a beautiful Valentine’s card with layering that truly adds the perfect touch for the season of sharing your love!! Love the cross-stitched button, bow, classy heart sticker and all the paper layers of the colours I love.!! GREAT card!! Great video to make the card easier! THANKS for all your tips, direction and the chance to win such wonderful embellishments!

    Sincerely Pauline

  165. The projects this week are so inspiring! I love the tag album, looks like so much fun, each page is a small enough pallet that it looks like I could even tackle this one!! Love your blog, the resources here and the bonus of the Freebie Friday contests!

  166. I love both projects great job. Thanks for all the paper crafting help and inspiration .keep up the great work. A fellow paper crafter

  167. I love this card! I love the vintage look of this collection. Your children are beautiful, makes your album even more wonderful.

  168. I love all of your cards and paper crafting gifts to make. Fantastic videos with such precise instructions. Please keep them coming!!

  169. i love the card and the how creative you are withe mini album. gives me ideas to make my own tag album. oo i wanna win the freebie.

  170. Hai Andrea,’
    All the way from Holland I just want to say WOW. Love your site and all you make. Keep on going.

  171. You never fail to inspire me! The tag album is creative and decorative! I am a aspiring Grandma wanna be,and this album would be perfect to show off the grandkids! Keep us inspired!

  172. I just want you to know that I look forward to seeing all your ideas and videos. Keep up the great work.

  173. I so love the simplicity yet raw beauty of the valentines card….it rocks!!!!!! And the tag mini album….its beyond gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  174. I love Basic Grey’s papers and embellishments. Since I have no LSS’s around, I don’t have the pleasure of picking these up, I have to order them. I love your Tag album too. These are nice items to put together quickly and can use leftover bits and pieces, from kits used for scrap pages, cards and other projects.

  175. What a great giveaway. The video made it look so easy to create. I struggle to come up with ideas. I would love to win this.

  176. Like so many others who have left a comment I love the projects that you offer.The valentine card is simply beautiful.I love the kit collection,isn’t Valentines a fun time for paper crafters.Thank you for the opportunity to win the Basic Grey.

  177. What a beautiful tag book. I will take away so much inspiration after seeing the book that was created. I love Basic Grey, but who doesn’t. The colors are so rich. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  178. What a great collection. Love everything you do. You and your team provide such wonderful inspiration.
    Thanks so much!

  179. Thank you so much for all of the tutorials. The card is simple but so pretty and I love the tag mini album as well.

  180. Lovely Valentine card!! The Basic Grey papers look beautiful and having the matching embellishments would be such a treat! Thanks for the chance to win!

  181. I am a lover of BG products as well. So much so, I buy them and hardly use them!!! Shocking, I know! I am really getting into mini albums in all formats right now as they are more accessible to view than traditional scrapbooks. Love the idea of the tags.

  182. Great tutorials! I love it!! Keep up the great work!! Lots of luck on your new adventure.

  183. I lovethis Basic Grey collection! I really enjoy your videos, too. Thanks for the chance to win.

  184. Since there are no craft stores in Brooklyn, I have to travel to NYC or order online for Basic Grey’s supplies…so thanks for the chance to win some. Enjoy your videos!

  185. Your tag album is so adorable. Thanks for the inspiration again.
    Love this Basic Grey collection, so would be great to win it. Thanks for the chance.

  186. I found your site while looking for cricut ideas, and I’m so glad I did! Beautiful designs!

  187. Fantastic idea Andrea, love the tags and the different types of script and products used. Would love to win big time , this website helps even me down under in Queensland , Australia when my MoJo goes out the door and does not leave forwarding address. I love the colour Basic Grey as it is so versatile and can used alone or with other colour groups so successfully , so I am glad some other person is starting to see the benefit of using it too. love your work . Cheers Georgia Henderson.
    P.S. I really would love to win , my address is , and I will pay for postage is, Georgia Henderson ,P.O.Box 1258 Woodford. Queensland. Australia.4504. thanks Georgia.

  188. What a wonderful, yet simple card – Thanks Tracy for the design, and thanks to Andrea for the wonderful give away. I love Basic Grey, it would be so wonderful to win this.

  189. I love this valentine card and the tutorial made it so easy to make. I have a sister who has an anniversary on Valentine’s day. I will send this to her. Hope I win so I can make tag album for my 5 grandsons. They love to get surprises from Grandma. Thanks for making it so easy.

  190. I loved both tutorials as I always do. Have not hear of Basic Grey before but they have great colors. Blue and Pink are my favorite colors even at Christmas. I am always amazed at how talented you are and the great Tutorials which inspire me. Your card is elegant! What an amazing mini album just love how you have embellished it! I am not lucky and do not win things but would love to try my creativity with these products.
    Thank you for sharing your superb creativity and the chance to win! I live in NL and do not have a close source for paper crafting supplies.

  191. I really love the Basic Grey product line. Their papers are always so unique. Your project was very sweet and just right for a little valentine treat card. Thanks for sharing your artistry. I so enjoy visiting and seeing what you all will come up with next.

  192. I can see why you love this album – it is lovely. Your children are beautiful. This is a forever keepsake and the BG line was perfect to create this treasure. Thank you for sharing.

  193. The card & mini album created by Tracy with the Basic Grey products are very nice. I particularly like the mini album! What a great idea, using the tags to create the album. I am hopping over to watch the video right now.

  194. WOW! Wonderful projects. The album is very special! Every page is unique and heart warming. Basic Grey papers are the perfect addition to so many projects.

  195. I have never used Basic Grey products, but I would really like to try them……..such nice papers. I enjoyed the video of the mini album. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next. I check in with you everyday. Great Job!

  196. Love Basic Grey products. Thanks for sharing your beauatiful mini book. Can’t wait to see the video! I’m a new member and really appreciate having this place to go and learn something new every week. Thank you!

  197. Love the card. Very inspirational. I’m going to make one like this. Love the Tag book too, very cute.
    Always love watching your videos. TFS

  198. Lovely Album, I Simply love the different looks you created in the different projects.
    Thanks for sharing, so glad I stumbled along your blog, I Have been looking for great project ideas lately and totally love your art.

  199. What an adorable mini. Would love to create one. Basic Grey rocks–would love to be lucky enough to win.

  200. I love Tab albums and yours is over the top. People have a hard time putting them down when they get a hold of one. I am amazed that you can find the time for your creativity. I use to do mine in the middle of the night when everyone was in bed. You do a great job! Thanks a bunch

  201. I love both the mini album and the adorable colours for the valentine papers. The mini is a very creative use of tags, very adorable. Seeing this Valentine card makes me what to head to my scrapbook room to make some. Thanks!

  202. WOW, your mini album is outrageously beautiful! I love all things Basic Grey, but this one has really captured my heart <3 !!! Can't wait to play with that collection.

  203. Wow, I just discovered this site. I love all the great ideas! This card is super cute I really like the papers you used. Now I’m off to watch more videos. Thanks

  204. Andrea, your mini-album is awesome!!! You really are a creative person… And you work a lot: 5 kids and a big business! Thank you for the chance to win.

  205. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!
    I like many others like many different brand name products. One of which is this collection. it is so refreshing and wonderful of you to provide blog candy using different manufacture’s so that the winners have a chance to “try” before they buy.
    Loved your projects using this collection.

  206. I SO love this album. I have a really difficult time making things that could lay around collecting dust, but with the Basic Grey line, a person could easily adjust your idea into a scrapbook layout…or many for that matter!! Great idea as usual, Andrea!

  207. The album is really cute and a real keepsake. Share one with Grandma too. I like giving little albums to family and friends.
    A friend lost her photos in a fire and as a housewarming gift when she moved into the rebuilt house her friends and family did a photo album for her from all the photos she had shared with us. My sister in law lost her professional photo album from Olin Mills to thieves who broke in to steal her new color TV.All she had now are little wallets that we made a photo album of her girls. So Share, share and share.

  208. Hi
    Coming from Western Australia I guess we can’t enter the draw but I still want to say how much I love the site and your mini album was gorgeous and the card, you make it look so simple and looks amazing. We are retirees and have been away and couldn’t wait to get back to go onto your site. Thanks so much for for all the great tips you give us.

  209. I’ve just started making cards for Valentine’s Day this year, and I’ve been eyeballing that paper pad but money has unfortunately been too tight to purchase it.

    Anyways, I LOVE those little keepsake books. I’d love to venture into those one day, if I had time to get out more.

  210. WOW! Two for one…how lucky we are! The card is a quick (and very beautiful) little work of art. Thanks Tracy, you do such a nice job of making an easy-to-follow video presentation. And the little mini album…just gorgeous! I have one I want to make for my best friend and it has given me many great ideas. Thank you so much for all your wonderful tutorials and info on becoming better “artists”.

  211. Andrea, Your children are adorable! What a great way to share their sweet faces.

    Thanks for all the inspiration. I really enjoy your blog and everything you have to share.

  212. Beautiful inspiration. Just love the vintage feel. Thank you so much for all your inspiration and a chance to win this beautiful ensemble.

  213. Your family is beautiful! Enjoy…..They grow so fast! Mine are now 27 and 30. Where does the time go? I can feel a “newborn to present day” album coming over me. Thanks 🙂

  214. I can’t wait to watch the videos on the album. It sounds so fun to watch your creative process, and hopefully some will rub off! Wax on, wax off!

  215. I am so impressed with all your cute, pretty, and wonderful ideas you share on your website. Thanks so much for all the inspiring ideas!

  216. The card was easy to create but it doesn’t give the appearance of fast! I love all the colors and I love hearts too! I would love to win the package to get started on my valentine cards! Thanks

  217. I love the card and especially the tag book. You wouldn’t think a book that size would hold so much. You are an inspiration when you give us ideas such as this one – that we can also create something as beautiful as this book, and it turn out just awesome. I would love to win the blog candy. Thanks for the chance.

  218. This is my first time posting….I love the basic gray…and just love that kit…I never win anything and don’t usually post…but what the heck…thought I would give it a try….Been watching the video’s…Great ideas…

  219. What an amazing mini album, gorgeous! Don’t have this line of paper in my stash yet so would be great to win it! Thanks for the opportunity!

  220. Love watching your videos. They give me great ideas to show the 13 year old girls I teach. Can’t wait to try this size card.

  221. What a great collection. I’ve been “eying” this for a few weeks now. I would love to win this but I’m going to have to get it either way. Thanks for showing us another great way to utilize this collection! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  222. Lovely collection Basic Gray and My Minds Eye are one of my favorites. Well it’s hard to have just one. The card is great simple and really sweet.

  223. I love your you-tube channel.. and thought I would leave a comment .. Never really won something like this before.. What a gr8 giveaway for Valentine’s Day.. TFS

  224. Love the album. I will be making these types of albums/journals for my son’s graduating female friends. What a great idea! Maria

  225. Love the card and would very much like to be able to make this for my special sweetheart! Thank you so much for great ideas!

  226. What a lovely card and so simple. I love the way you attached the button to the bow. I am always learning little tricks I watch the videos The Basic Grey Kissing Booth collection is especially lovely and very suited to making valentines.
    Pat Robinson

  227. I had such a bad week and I finally was able to sit down and view this week’s tutorial. I love the Basic Grey Kissing Booth. This is just awesome and just in time for Valentine’s Day which is just around the corner. Thank you for sharing this with us. I would love to own this.

  228. The papers are gorgeous and can’t wait to make Valentine’s cards with them. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to win.

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