Thursday, September 13, 2012

BasicGrey Aspen Frost Blog Hop and Giveaway!



 

Welcome to the BasicGrey Aspen Frost Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the blog of
Charming and familiar, wild and sweet, a juxtaposition of Christmas past and present, Aspen Frost by BasicGrey holds all the joy and tradition of a homespun holiday. In neutral birch, iced cranberry, red hot cinnamon, dazzling white, glacier blue and green apple, Aspen Frost is the comfort and blessing of yummy pies, sparkling drinks and a warm flame burning in the hearth.



I added Glossy Accents to the Peppermint candy on top of the tree.


I have always adored the BasicGrey line of holiday papers with Dasher being one of my all time favorites.  BUT...When my eyes landed on Aspen Frost... it was LOVE all over again.  It has the bestest colors and patterns!!! So with that being said... I couldn't decide which was my favorite paper to use for a card... so I grabbed a bunch and made a tree.  :o)

I want to bring your attention to the snowflake... I did something I've never tried before, not really sure why I thought of it but glad I did. I wanted to add glitter to it... Since it's a sticker It was a no-brainer to turn it over and apply the glitter to the sticky side.  Viola!  I hope you enjoy my creation!

Want a chance to win an Aspen Frost collection pack? See the giveaway box below:


If the chance to win a collection pack is exciting, what about the chance to win one of each product in the Aspen Frost collection? We thought you might be interested! Simply head over to the BasicGrey Facebook page and let us know your favorite product in the Aspen Frost collection! A winner will be selected at random from all comments received today.

Next, it's time to hop over to Els Brige's blog! Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the BasicGrey blog for a list of direct links to all of the blogs in the hop.


84 comments :

Kaylee Snyder said...

Love your card. The paper strip tree looks so whimsical and the glittered snowflakes are the perfect touch.

maria mcclure said...

Awesome idea to flip that sticker over and I just LOVE that tree. These are gorgeous papers and I'd love a chance to win a set. I'd probably take the OWH challenge and see how many cards I could make for our troops with one paper pack. Thanks!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Your card is Amazing and I love this collection. It reminds me of the first BasicGrey collection I ever bought many years ago.

Uta said...

Your card looks so fantastic and the papers are so beuatiful.
Hugs, Uta

Carol Gibson said...

I just ordered one of the stamps and the 6X6 paper
pad from the Aspen Frost collection. Can't wait
to see all the inspiration from this hop. Love your
card.

Agata said...

I would create some winter or simply boy-ish themed layouts. Some of the papers look good for anything!

ArianeHRO said...

Great idea! I love the colors and your special christmas tree!

Hussena said...

Love your card its so beautiful...fab idea about using those paper strips!!

liberal sprinkles said...

gosh your card is so cute! Love the "lollipop" on top!

Lisa Dickinson said...

oh sheri this card is the sweetest! love!

Sarah said...

Fabulous card Shari. Love the strips for the branches of the tree - very inspirational and a great way of using up some scraps.

Sarah x

JPScraps said...

Great card!! The papers are so versatile!!

Redanne said...

I love that tree Shari, it is quite stunning. It would be a great design to use up heavily patterned Christmas paper that may not get used elsewhere. The cand on top is fabulous too. A x

butterfly843 said...

Beautiful card!!

Cristina said...

I love how you did the tree, and what a cool idea to use the sticky side of the snowflake for glitter! Thanks for the tip! I'd love to use this collection for everyday cards.

Laura C said...

The birch paper is perfect for Northern Michigan photos

ccledbetter said...

Love that card, and now I need to try to glitter a sticker!

Patricia said...

Such a cute card! I love how used the peppermint! I’d love to try working some of those greens into a spring layout!

Dilyana said...

Shari, this is absolutely lovely! :-)

blbabe1234 said...

Beautiful card. Love it!

CJ Johnson said...

Love the sticky side glitter idea. Genius!

Jennie Bobbins said...

Love the pearls! I would create layouts of snowfights and snow man building. I happen to have many pictures of that nature that I need to scrap with.

Linda R. said...

Great papers, love the design!! and the idea of putting the glitter on the sticky side is SOOOOO helpful. Thanks!

Mary said...

This tree is so ADORABLE! Love it! Must make at least one card like it this year!

cropmom66 said...

These would be great for making all kinds of cards!! Love this collection!

Linda R. said...

I need to make some cards, layouts, etc for my mom's 90th birthday and I think this paper would be perfect!

pcm said...

I ADORE that tree!!!!

Mary Tilman said...

Another vibrant & colorful card! Love the tree; this would work as a pile of presents too. Aspen frost is great for scrapping outdoor winter fun photos--skiing, snowball fights, but the floral, stripe and dotted papers are good for lots of cards, not just holiday. So versatile.

Kathleen said...

Pretty card! Thanks for the chance to win!

jojobeth1 said...

I love the xmas tree. very creative! I would use this collection for an ice skating layout.

LauraP said...

I would use the blues and snowflakes to make a layout about the sledding trips we take over the winter!

Annette said...

wow this is amazing...I love how you used the paper to make the tree...looks so AWESOME...

Beth Hallgren said...

What an awesome idea with the sticker! I wonder if you could do something similar with the backing of the snowflake?!

Beastybunny said...

fantastic card! I love the jaunty look of the tree!

Lisa said...

That tree is so fabulous. I love it. I would use this collection with some sledding pics of my kiddos. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Caryn S said...

What a clever card (darling tree!). I could use this paper to make an altered project for any season!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

oh my word...this is stunning, shari!

Sue D said...

Very cute and I like your glittery snowflake. This collection is great for all seasons--I like the birch paper.

janet33234 said...

Very original.....love the card and use of papers. Thanks for the chance to win

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is just DARLING! Cutest tree EVER!!! I would love to scrap snow pictures with this collection!!!

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Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

gorgeous!!! great idea for the snowflake!

i would use it for our old snow pics (since we are getting ready to move to a year round warm weather location!)

KellyG said...

Great cards! Love these papers!

Meghan said...

Great papers and such a cute little tree!

Miriam Prantner said...

This card is so FUN! Love the kind of wonky tree with the peppermint topper! This collection is so fun, and perfect for general winter scrapping - hoping to get some snow this year and use this for sledding layouts.

Sarah J. Moerman said...

LOVE this card, Shari! Your tree is amazingly FUN!!!! Love this collection....especially the birch paper. I think it's great for both winter and fall projects! Thanks for the chance!

Andrea Garland said...

I had to PIN this card is sooo cute.

Besides holiday proyects I would make some valentine cards with the red papers and birthday cards with the striped papers.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow this is totally gorgeous! Love the brilliant way to create the tree!!!!

Gina200 said...

this is beautiful! These papers would be great for fall foilage photos too!

conil said...

Unbelievable. The way you created that tree with this collection is nothing short of genius...Wow!

Scrapbookdoll said...

a supercard!
marie-anne raeman

Beatrice Lawson said...

Would make cards and tags! Love your fantastic card, it's beautiful.

Carla said...

I'll be scraplifting this card! Really cute.

Carla from Utah

Kristen said...

Love the papers and colors. I think parts of this paper pack could be used all year round.

Catherine said...

Wow a cute card....Wonderful layout with superb color combo...

Margie said...

Stunning card! I love the glittery snowflake, great tip! I love this collection, too!

Kelly said...

love the strips of a paper. Great way to use small pieces!

Cindy C. said...

Oh I so enjoy this fabulous creation of yours Shari! Love what you did, and I think I am going to CASE it for my holiday cards this year! :)

МД в картинках said...

Oh, I wouldn't think to add glitter to the sticky side! clever=)

Barbara said...

I just love this card! I've already been swooning over the Aspen Frost collection. I think your card is "just outta the park" perfect!

MamaKaraba said...

Love your card! Very cute idea! Also love BasicGrey and would LOVE to win the Aspen collection to make Christmas and Valentine's Day cards! Thanks!

Kailash said...

Wow, your card is genius, such a creative use of this amazing collection. I could see myself using this versatile collection to make a lot of cards too!!

Tania said...

Basic Grey is my ALL TIME favorite paper line! I would definitely use this collection for my Christmas cards this year, but it's so beautiful I could put it to great use embellishing a plain old paper tray that sits in my craft room! It's been screaming for a line like this to give it a "pick me up"! I love it!

And Shari, your card is beautiful (as usual)!

Meagan Vaughn said...

I dont feel like this card has to be used for the holiday's only... i think that its a great line! Thanks for the opportunity to win

Katie said...

Love your tree and snowflake! Awesome paper, could definitely be used year round. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Nancy said...

Adorable! I like how you made the present. Very clever!

Kim H said...

Love the card, great layering and use of papers. Thank you for the inspiration. Would also use it for my winter activities, thanks for the chance to win.

byAnnette said...

The paper would be great for any card I would make for Operation Write Home.

Fun Tree!

Melinda said...

Love the card! I'd use it for project life!

Jean said...

OMG - so cute! Love this! So many things I could use this for!

Katie said...

Always love your work and this tree and snowflake are no exception. What a great way to let us see parts of the collection. Your tree-topper is cool too.
Thanks for the chance to win.

jengd said...

Cute card! Love the way the tree-bits work off of the card front. I could easily see using some of these papers for spring and summer projects.

Just a little bit Crafty said...

Such a cute card :)
I would use these papers in my December Daily

Jean Bullock said...

Love the little pearls on the cute layout.

giveawayjean

Denise Bryant said...

Love your adorable tree card! Very fun and whimsical!
I would love to use Aspen for my winter cards and ATCs, as well as my Christmas creating! Many of the designs are great for all-year-round projects too... gotta get this collection. Blitzen and Dasher were both favorites too! Love all the fresh colors!
DeniseB

Becs Attwood said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colors in this collection & would definitely use these papers for non-holiday cards too.

Nicole Doiron said...

What a cute and adorable card! Awesome idea to create your tree like that!!! I would definitely try to create all kinds of cards with this collection. The colors and papers are so versatile that i think it would be easy to fit them with any occasion!

Fignie said...

Such an inspirational card ... Sooo soo pretty!!! I can't believe how versatile the papers are ... LOVE it!

Cheryl said...

Cute card! Besides holiday cards, I'd make other cards and bookmarks using the versatile papers!

fusiafscrapping said...

Lovely creation

laurelz75 said...

Very nice! Love the card.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Hooolllyyy Crap-oly.. love it! so cute.

Doris said...

Your cleverness is astounding! Who would have thought to use the back of a sticker--but why not???

Michelle Webb said...

Such a wonderful card. I love that idea of the tree made from strips of paper. I love your blog too, so I'm your newest follower. Michelle xx

Beate said...

What a fun card. LOVE it!