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Just my Type – Set with Basic Grey.


Hi there Ladies, Sheena here again.

Today i’m sharing 3 layouts i’ve made using the Basic Grey range Type Set. It’s no secret that I am a long time fan of their papers but if I had  1 wish it would be that I would really like them to produce ephemera for all their ranges. I used both the 12 x12 collection pack & the 6×6 pad on these pages plus chipboard & flair from the range.



For the chevron detail I’ve used patterned 6×6 papers from the pad, cut into 2×3 inch strips which I’ve then mitred  before machine stitching them in place with co ordinating thread. All the 6×6 papers are single sided so I’ve bent the edges up a little as the backs are all white.


I used one of the wood veneers as my title & gave it a bit of a makeover using washi tape and embossing powder.


After embossing half I added a lick of paint to the rest of the veneer before adding to my page.




When I saw the typewriter paper I decided to feature my own on this page.


I used the paper from the journalling card typewriter to actually put through my typewriter to hold my journalling & attached it to the chipboard typewriter.


my title is made up of a chipboard word & lots of letters off the alpha sticker sheet. I used a stamp & a mask to add letters and numbers to the background.


# Friends.


There are lots of lovely patterns in this Type Set range and to showcase some I cut some of them on the diagonal & stitched them into place.


Then I layered up my photo with some of the journalling cards & embellished with chipboard pieces, wood veneer & stickers.


I’d really recommend this Type Set range by Basic Grey as it’s so versatile and easy to use.

Many thanks for looking.

Till next time.


Products used.

Type Set  – Collection pack

12×12 Alpha sheet 

Journalling Cards Paper

Metal Flair Badges

title Stickers


  1. Jo

    Another typewriter owner, I wonder how many of us scrapbookers have a vintage typewriter? Great layouts Sheena, love what you did with the wood veneer!

  2. Jackie xxx

    Lovely layouts, love how you have used this collection, big thumbs up to your typewriter – love it.

  3. Natalia

    Wow, that chevron effect is just beautiful – I love how it lifts off the page for a little extra dimension. And I totally envy you your typewriter! 😉

  4. Claire

    … and another typewriter owner here too. I had to laugh when I bought mine – the boys were fascinated ! Love the way you’ve stencilled those letters and numbers onto the background – clever.