Experienced scrapbookers know that BasicGrey paper scrapbooks are taking the world by storm. BasicGrey's fresh style and commitment to craftsmanship has made the company a leader in the scrapbooking industry.
The Beginning of BasicGrey Paper Scrapbooks
BasicGrey is owned by Rachel and Greg Brenchley. Rachel, a former graphic designer, was looking for a creative outlet after she left her job to become a stay-at-home mom. Greg put his accounting background to work as the company's chief financial officer.
In July 2004, BasicGrey introduced scrapbookers to its unique product line. The Sophie and Dawson paper collections (named for Rachel and Greg's children) were instant hits. Sublime and Motifica were also quite popular, later inspiring a line of complementary albums and embellishments by K&Company.
BasicGrey's paper collections are by far the company's best-known products. BasicGrey paper is rather unique in that it works equally well for both masculine and feminine layouts. BasicGrey can be used for baby pages, as well as layouts to commemorate birthdays, weddings, proms, graduations, and other special occasions. In fact, the Blitzen, Dasher, and Fruitcake collections are a popular choice for Christmas and winter-themed pages.BasicGrey paper designs can be purchased by the sheet or as part of a larger kit that also includes tags and letter stickers. There are also smaller kits designed to help you make lunchbox or matchbook gift albums.
BasicGrey paper is thicker than most other patterned paper, making it suitable for use as background on your layouts. Some of the newer lines feature double-sided paper for additional versatility.
New BasicGrey designs are released several times per year to phase out older paper lines. BasicGrey's releases for Spring 2007 include Perhaps, Stella Ruby, Scarlet's Letter, and Pheobe. If you're having trouble locating paper from an earlier collection, try searching on eBay.
While BasicGrey has made a name for itself as a manufacturer of cutting-edge scrapbook paper, this unique company has a number of other products you may want to add to your supply stash. For example:
- Letter stickers can be used to add titles to your BasicGrey paper scrapbooks.
- Die cut cardstock pieces let you add small dashes of color to your BasicGrey projects.
- Journaling stickers can be used to add thoughtful reflections to your pages.
Buying BasicGrey Products
Supplies for BasicGrey paper scrapbooks can be purchased at your local scrapbook store or online from the following websites: