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Old 01-27-2016, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default Basic Grey is going out of business!

They will cease operations on February 18, 2016! Another favorite going away.....so stinkin sad.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:54 AM   #2
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I read that! I have a lot of BG and I really like their lines so I was sad to hear it
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Where did you see that news? If it is true, that is really sad.
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Well that is a bummer. When I first started making cards, Basic Grey was so special and I always looked for it first when I went to Hobby Lobby and Michaels!
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Basic Grey released this news and my online shoppe sent it out to it's customers. So sad since I have just started batting back into the 12 x 12 again. I love to sand the edges and the colours were much more vibrant that a lot of what I see lately. Oh well another change, just keep plugging along.

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According to Scrapbook Update, they are having a warehouse box sale. $125 worth of items for $38. I tried to order, but they don't take paypal and now days with all the credit card breaches, I am not willing to give out so much personal information and my credit card info to a company that is closing their paper business.

Here is the article: Basic Grey Closing Down Paper Operations - Scrapbook Update

and a link to the Basic Grey page (Note, that in one place it says $125 worth of product and in another it says $112.00 - another reason I decided not to buy though I love their products): BasicGrey : Shop
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Im not going to go look because I just know I would fill my cart....I DO NOT need another sheet of paper at my house...just ask my husband and friends....lol.
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Im not going to go look because I just know I would fill my cart....I DO NOT need another sheet of paper at my house...just ask my husband and friends....lol.
Amber--Hang on to it all! At the rate paper craft businesses are closing we all may need to shop our stash ( or yours LOL)
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Sorry to hear this since they've always been a favorite. I do have quite a stash though and it will take me quite a while to use it all up.
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I will never even sharing with friends use my vast supply!
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I am so sad about this! I use their magnet snaps for mini albums
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What a surprise. When I was buying patterned paper, Basic Grey was my first choice. Just checked out their site the other day, too.
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Guess that means I will have to quilt with their fabrics instead of making cards with their papers.
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Sure made me sad to receive that email. A true loss for paper crafters.
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So sad as they are one of my favs!
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Oh gee...this is sad. I never like to hear about closings, although the company as a whole isnt. Thanks for the heads up.

I looked at the site and I see the logo and it does say $112 but that is still a good deal....but I have never been one for grab bags which this effectively is.

You can still buy the paper on it's own though as of this moment.
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I think that $112 box was a different box with even more product in it. I never bought either. I thought about the cheaper one but I just couldn't justify getting a mystery box. I love a lot of Basic Grey's stuff but I would only want paper and I'd rather choose it than risk getting the collections I don't like.
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That is sad news - I remember Basic Grey from my Hybrid Scrapbooking Days...
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