BasicGrey Soleil Blog Hop!

Welcome to the BasicGrey Soleil Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the BasicGrey Blog.

The bright, unapologetic hues of light dancing through the atmosphere, refracted from a prism or reflecting off the water are captured in Soleil, a collaborative collection by BasicGrey and Sassafras. This line is both serene and invigorating with its harvested-from-the-earth fruit and flower colors like soft lavender, juicy peach, tangerine, blueberry juice and watermelon. Let its calming yet spirited nature inspire your creative soul.

I had so much fun playing with this collection! I actually have two pages to share with you today. Here is the first one.


How awesome is that striped paper at the bottom of the layout. It looks like I cut a gazillion different strips of patterned paper and pieced them together, but all I had to do was cut one long strip to go across the bottom of the page. But that’s not the only place I used that striped paper … Can you see the other place I used it? Right above my photo I cut two “strips” from the paper, cut jagged ends and created my own faux washi tape strips! Woot! Woot! These papers are so light and summery … perfect for scrapping pics of eating popsicles on the front porch. 🙂

I balanced out the pattern of the fun striped pattern paper by using more subtle patterns on the top of my page. I used my Silhouette Die Cut Machine to cut the clouds and sunburst.

The stickers and layered stickers were my favorite thing to use on this page. I took a cue from the Soleil sign post sticker and created a second sign post as part of my title. I added the arrow sticker to a mini popsicle stick and then spelled out the word “sweet” with the letter stickers.


I love how these patterned papers make is so easy to obtain a layered look on my pages. For this page, I matted my photos with one patterned paper and then added it to the background sheet with one other strip of striped patterned paper. Yet it looks like I spent hours creating a background collage.

My favorite part of creating this page was creating this title block with the beach umbrella sticker, letter stickers and dimensional flower sticker. The patterned paper in the background is a floral, but looks like a sky of clouds on this little block.

I added vellum die cut clouds to the top of this page and just HAD to create another beachy signpost with that cute Surf/Swim layered sticker!

Want a chance to win a Soleil collection pack? Leave a comment on this post by 9:00 pm tonight (Mountain Time) to have your name entered in the random drawing.

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

Next, it’s time to hop over to …

Shannon Tidwell’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.

Thanks for coming by!

40 thoughts on “BasicGrey Soleil Blog Hop!

  1. What a lovely collection! I love what you did here…so creative! I’d love to get my hands on these products to make some nice, cheery card!


  2. Thanks for the chance, if I won I would use this paper in this summer’s photos, with all the little girls of my family, this collection is perfect!


  3. You made this collection really shine (no pun intended). I’m lovin’ those alphabet stickers! 🙂


  4. Just gorgeous! Can’t wait to see this collection in person. I have a few summer photos that would look great with it on a layout.


  5. Can hardly wait until I get around to buying this collection, so I can scrap my summer memories! 🙂


  6. Your LOs are beautiful! Wow what amazing papers, I am one for strong colors and this has them in spades!


  7. Your summer LO is great, love the sun rays!
    My favourites are stickers and stamps. Thanks for the chance=)


  8. Gorgeous layouts – they really show off the fun summery colors & design elements in this collection. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  9. I just love your layouts. So summery and this new collection worked wonderfully with your photos. Thanks for the chance to win.


  10. Gorgeous layouts. Love all the fantastic details on them. Great collection for those summer pictures.


  11. Im so excited to have a little bit of Sasafrass back!! Perfect combo with Basic Grey 🙂 Love your layouts as always. Thanks for sharing


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