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Say hello to Basic Essentials scrapbooking paper – an exciting core range of photo friendly double-sided, 170gsm 12×12 papers that embodies precisely what the name states. These are the ‘basic essential’ designs that we need daily, in every layout, card or paper craft project. This versatile, classic collection is sure to compliment your next project…

Basic Essentials Products

Basic Essentials Scrapbooking Paper

Bon Crayon

LPP0080 - Hettie Confetti - Bon Crayon
LPP0080 – Baic Essentials – Hettie Confetti – Bon Crayon
LPP0081 - Adora Daisy - Bon Crayon
LPP0081 – Baic Essentials – Adora Daisy – Bon Crayon
LPP0079 - Candy Stripe - Bon Crayon
LPP0079 – Baic Essentials – Candy Stripe – Bon Crayon
LPP0078 - Happy Hearts - Bon Crayon
LPP0078 – Baic Essentials – Happy Hearts – Bon Crayon
LPP0082 - Harley Harlequin - Bon Crayon
LPP0082 – Baic Essentials – Harley Harlequin – Bon Crayon
LPP0077 - Flirty Flutterbug - Bon Crayon
LPP0077 – Baic Essentials – Flirty Flutterbug – Bon Crayon

So Buff

PP0006 - Basic Essentials - Sheet Music - So Buff
PP0006 – Basic Essentials – Sheet Music – So Buff
LPP0010 - Basic Essentials - Gingham - So Buff
LPP0010 – Basic Essentials – Gingham – So Buff
LPP0071 - Basic Essentials - Trendy Triangle - So Buff
LPP0071 – Basic Essentials – Trendy Triangle – So Buff
LPP0072 - Basic Essentials - Dainty Damask - So Buff
LPP0072 – Basic Essentials – Dainty Damask – So Buff
LPP0073 - Basic Essentials - Happy Hearts - So Buff
LPP0073 – Basic Essentials – Happy Hearts – So Buff
LPP0074 - Basic Essentials - Candy Stripe - So Buff
LPP0074 – Basic Essentials – Candy Stripe – So Buff
LPP0075 - Basic Essentials - Flirty Flutterbug - So Buff
LPP0075 – Basic Essentials – Flirty Flutterbug – So Buff
LPP0076 - Basic Essentials - Rambling Rose - So Buff
LPP0076 – Basic Essentials – Rambling Rose – So Buff

Red Pop

LPP0070 - Basic Essentials - Stripey Stripes - Red Pop
LPP0070 – Basic Essentials – Stripey Stripes – Red Pop
LPP0069 - Basic Essentials - Dreamy Dots - Red Pop
LPP0069 – Basic Essentials – Dreamy Dots – Red Pop
LPP0068 - Basic Essentials - Sassy Stars - Red Pop
LPP0068 – Basic Essentials – Sassy Stars – Red Pop
LPP0067 - Basic Essentials - Happy Hearts - Red Pop
LPP0067 – Basic Essentials – Happy Hearts – Red Pop
LPP0066 - Basic Essentials - Flourish - Red Pop
LPP0066 – Basic Essentials – Flourish – Red Pop
LPP0037 - Basic Essentials - Gingham - Red Pop
LPP0037 – Basic Essentials – Gingham – Red Pop
LPP0022 - Basic Essentials - Script - Red Pop
LPP0022 – Basic Essentials – Script – Red Pop

Green Chartreuse

LPP0057 - Basic Essentials - Dreamy Dots - Green Chartreuse
LPP0057 – Basic Essentials – Dreamy Dots – Green Chartreuse
LPP0054 - Basic Essentials - Sassy Stars - Green Chartreuse
LPP0054 – Basic Essentials – Sassy Stars – Green Chartreuse
LPP0059 - Basic Essentials - Mermaid Tails - Green Chartreuse
LPP0059 – Basic Essentials – Mermaid Tails – Green Chartreuse
LPP0040 - Basic Essentials - Fairytale Times - Green Chartreuse
LPP0040 – Basic Essentials – Fairytale Times – Green Chartreuse
LPP0042 - Basic Essentials - Liewe Hexie - Green Chartreuse
LPP0042 – Basic Essentials – Liewe Hexie – Green Chartreuse

Purple Affair

LPP0063 - Basic Essentials - Purple Affair - Sassy Stars
LPP0063 – Basic Essentials – Purple Affair – Sassy Stars
LPP0064 - Basic Essentials - Purple Affair - Dreamy Dots
LPP0064 – Basic Essentials – Purple Affair – Dreamy Dots
LPP0065 - Basic Essentials - Purple Affair - Mermaid Tails
LPP0065 – Basic Essentials – Purple Affair – Mermaid Tails
LPP0062 - Basic Essentials - Purple Affair - Sweet Spot
LPP0062 – Basic Essentials – Purple Affair – Sweet Spot

Intense Teal

PP0012 - Basic Essentials - Gingham - Intense Teal
PP0012 – Basic Essentials – Gingham – Intense Teal
LPP0055 - Basic Essentials - Sassy Stars - Intense Teal
LPP0055 – Basic Essentials – Sassy Stars – Intense Teal
LPP0060 - Basic Essentials - Mermaid Tails - Intense Teal
LPP0060 – Basic Essentials – Mermaid Tails – Intense Teal
PP0004 - Basic Essentials - Script - Intense Teal
PP0004 – Basic Essentials – Script – Intense Teal
PP0008 - Basic Essentials - Sheet Music - Intense Teal
PP0008 – Basic Essentials – Sheet Music – Intense Teal

Pink Mary

LPP0058 - Basic Essentials - Mermaid Tails - Pink Mary
LPP0058 – Basic Essentials – Mermaid Tails – Pink Mary
LPP0053 - Basic Essentials - Sassy Stars - Pink Mary
LPP0053 – Basic Essentials – Sassy Stars – Pink Mary
LPP0056 - Basic Essentials - Dreamy Dots - Pink Mary
LPP0056 – Basic Essentials – Dreamy Dots – Pink Mary
LPP0036 - Basic Essentials - Lucy Lace - Pink Mary
LPP0036 – Basic Essentials – Lucy Lace – Pink Mary
LPP0052 - Basic Essentials - Granny Print - Pink Mary
LPP0052 – Basic Essentials – Granny Print – Pink Mary
LPP0011 - Basic Essentials - Gingham - Pink Mary
LPP0011 – Basic Essentials – Gingham – Pink Mary
PP0007 - Basic Essentials - Sheet Music - Pink Mary
PP0007 – Basic Essentials – Sheet Music – Pink Mary
PP0003 - Basic Essentials - Script - Pink Mary
PP0003 – Basic Essentials – Script – Pink Mary

Mellow Yellow

LPP0049 - Basic Essentials - Granny Print - Mellow Yellow
LPP0049 – Basic Essentials – Granny Print – Mellow Yellow

Dazzling Blue

LPP0041 - Basic Essentials - Fairytale Times - Dazzling Blue
LPP0041 – Basic Essentials – Fairytale Times – Dazzling Blue
LPP0051 - Basic Essentials - Sweet Spot - Dazzling Blue
LPP0051 – Basic Essentials – Sweet Spot – Dazzling Blue
PP0027 - Basic Essentials - Dazzling Blue - Lucy Lace
PP0027 – Basic Essentials – Dazzling Blue – Lucy Lace
LPP0050 - Basic Essentials - Granny Print - Dazzling Blue
LPP0050 – Basic Essentials – Granny Print – Dazzling Blue

Black & White

LPP0044 - Basic Essentials - Fairytale Times - Black & White
LPP0044 – Basic Essentials – Fairytale Times – Black & White
LPP0047 - Basic Essentials - Damask - Black & White
LPP0047 – Basic Essentials – Damask – Black & White
LPP0048 - Basic Essentials - Granny Print - Black & White
LPP0048 – Basic Essentials – Granny Print – Black & White
LPP0046 - Basic Essentials - Sheet Music - Black & White
LPP0046 – Basic Essentials – Sheet Music – Black & White
LPP0043 - Basic Essentials - Liewe Hexie - Black & White
LPP0043 – Basic Essentials – Liewe Hexie – Black & White
LPP0045 - Basic Essentials - Script - Black & White
LPP0045 – Basic Essentials – Script – Black & White

Chocolate Chilli

LPP0039 - Basic Essentials - Sheet Music - Chocolate Chilli
LPP0039 – Basic Essentials – Sheet Music – Chocolate Chilli
LPP0038 - Basic Essentials - Script - Chocolate Chilli
LPP0038 – Basic Essentials – Script – Chocolate Chilli

Onyx Black

PP0015 - Basic Essentials - Little Star - Onyx Black
PP0015-Little-Star-Onyx-Black
PP0018 - Basic Essentials - Moroccan Trellis - Onyx Black
PP0018 – Basic Essentials – Moroccan Trellis – Onyx Black
PP0023 - Basic Essentials - Script - Onyx Black
PP0023 – Basic Essentials – Script – Onyx Black

Metallic Silver

LPP0032 - Basic Essentials - Sheet Music - Metallic Silver
LPP0032 – Basic Essentials – Sheet Music – Metallic Silver
LPP0033 - Basic Essentials - Little Star - Metallic Silver
LPP0033 – Basic Essentials – Little Star – Metallic Silver
LPP0031 - Basic Essentials - Script - Metallic Silver
LPP0031 – Basic Essentials – Script – Metallic Silver
Basic Essentials Projects
Travel Buddies - Happy Little Camper - Tent

Happy Little Camper… Travel Buddies Layout

How cute is the Travel Buddies collection? This is my little grandson visiting us one weekend while we were camping. We love camping. What’s not to love, fresh air, camping food, connecting with your loved ones. I used white AC…
Cute as a bug - Infinity

Cute As A Bug! Adri’s Double Page Layout

Here is another layout using the super cute Monsters in Space collection designed by Lady Pattern Paper. I took so many photos of my grandson on his first birthday, I had to make another layout. To create the background I…
It's a Boy Thing! - Lynette Layout

It’s a BOY THING!

I love to combine new collection with Basic Essentials. With this page, I knew that I wanted to add more solid patterns to compliment the beautiful patterned papers. I cut a Star from the Monsters in Space – Gaspod and…

You are out of this world! Cute Monsters in Space

I simply adore this super cute Monsters in Space collection. If you have a little boy in your life this is a must-have collection. I enjoyed every moment creating this layout. This is my grandson on his first birthday, and…
Basic Esentials V3 Cut-Out Sheet

Let’s focus on Paper Packs!

Be the Fruit Loop in a world full of Cheerios! ~ Anonymous Basic Essentials Paper Packs – Version 3 Basic Essentials paper packs are a must-have for every craft room! The new Version 3 paper pack holds a whopping 36…
Adri's Like a Sir - Gentleman Wedding Layout

Adri’s Like a Sir Wedding Layout

I enjoyed using this collection so much, and it worked perfectly with some of the older scrapbooking paper ranges. This is my mom and dad on the wedding day, November 1955. Products Used: Ooh La Limited Scrapbooking Paper & Holy Chip!…
Bon Crayon by Lynette - BEyouTIFUL Layout

BEyouTIFUL Bon Crayon Layout

I decided to use a grid pattern for this BEyouTIFUL Bon Crayon layout. I cut six 3×4 inch blocks from the different patterned papers and glued it to the white cardstock. I then cut a strip of the Hettie Confetti…
Bon Crayon by Adri - Stamped Flowers

Double Page Bon Crayon by Adri

A little something about the layout…a kind of a handmade layout with the lollipop flowers. The flower and butterfly images were stamped, coloured with distress oxides and fussy cut to compliment the name of this very pretty collection and the…
Bon Crayon - Cariena Layout - Never Grow Up

Cariena’s Happy Bon Crayon Layouts!

Cariena created not one, but TWO beautiful happy layouts using the Bon Crayon Basic Essentials! The images of her adorable niece are a perfect match for this bright range of papers. Products Used: Basic Essentials Scrapbooking Paper & Scrapbooking Paper…
Bon Crayon Single Page Layout - Favourite Memories

Bon Crayon Single Page Layout

To create my Bon Crayon single page layout, I first cut a frame from the Hettie Confetti paper and adhered it to white cardstock. Next, I printed my photos in 2,5×3,5 inch and used a grid design again. After that,…
Bon Crayon Hanging Layout

Bon Crayon Scrapbooking Paper

When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars. ~ Oscar Wilde. Basic Essentials – Bon Crayon Scrapbooking Paper It’s time to put your fun hat on! Bon Crayon is an additional ‘colour’ to the Basic Essentials…
Alice in Vintage Single Page by Adri

Alice in Vintage Single Page Layout

“This is little me and my family. This photo was taken about 50 years ago, scary stuff!! I think I was about 4 or 5 years old. Looking at these old family photos, my dad and my brother bare feet,…
Ahoy Boy and Red Pop - Pirate Party

Ahoy Boy and Red Pop

These photos were taken at the same pirate party as the Ahoy Boy double page. My grandson, Juan loves to pose for pictures and I got some cool photos of him before he shed his clothes and jumped into the…
So Buff Cards - All Cards

So Buff Cards by Belinda Basson

These cards were created as a set to give as a gift to my Mom because she often needs a card to give with a gift or to say thanks. She asked for a pack of blank cards that she…

Fabulous Times So Buff Layout by Lynette Jacobs

This single page layout is based on a sketch for Sketchabilities. I wanted to use a lot of layers behind my photo as the sketch called for this, and these papers were a perfect match! From the So Buff Version…
LPP0076 - Basic Essentials - Rambling Rose - So Buff

Shades of So Buff

Whatever is Good for your Soul…Do That! ~ Anonymous Shades of So Buff A collection of 6 beautiful ‘So Buff’ designs. This is arguably the most popular Basic Essentials colour, as it combines perfectly with almost any colour or other…
Wild About You - Kraft Essentials - Lynette Jacobs

Wild About You Kraft Essentials by Lynette

Four years ago Wynand and Nadia (my son and daughter-in-law) had an extraordinary experience while visiting a game reserve. They received a hug from Gambit the giraffe. I have wanted to scrap these photos for a while now and wanted…
Love Letters Layout - Belinda Basson

Love Letters Layout by Belinda Basson

This paper has come just at the right time! My hubby and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary on 26 April. We were at a function at the end of March where a professional photographer captured these shots of…
Red Pop Layout - Love Your Laugh

Love your Laugh – Lynette’s Red Pop Layout

I printed out these older photos of my grandson, Stefan a while ago and it was on my desk when the pretty new red paper release arrived on my doorstep. I wanted to use the three photos on the same…
LPP0066 - Basic Essentials - Flourish - Red Pop

Back to Basics with Red Pop!

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ~ Gloria Steinem Red Pop Basic Essentials Let’s get back to basics with an additional 5 Basic Essentials in the…
Follow Your Dreams Layout - Lynette

Follow Your Dreams by Lynette Jacobs

When I started looking for a photo that will go well with the colours of the new Lily Daydream line, I found a photo of my son and daughter in law. The photo allowed for me to include teal as…
LPPO0026 - Ooh La Limited - Lily Daydream - True Shot

It’s a Purple Affair with Lily Daydream Scrapbooking Paper!

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” ~ Dr. Seuss Lily Daydream Scrapbooking Paper Imagine a field of wildflowers, dancing butterflies and the gentle sounds of…
Lily Daydream Layout - Estelle

Lily Daydream by Estelle

Here is a look at 3 magical layouts by Estelle De Wit Hamilton, using the ‘purplelicious’ Lily Daydream Scrapbooking Papers :) Thank you so much, Estelle! Products Used: Ooh La Limited Scrapbooking Paper & Basic Essentials Scrapbooking Paper
Every Little Moment - Scrapbooking Layout - Adri du Preez

Every Little Moment Matters Double Page by Adri du Preez

Just look at that sweet little face! The pictures that Adri used match so perfectly with the papers and tell a story of how every little moment matters… a simply adorable double page layout… Products Used: Ooh La Limited Scrapbooking…
Lynette's Beautiful Dazzling Blue Layout

Lynette’s Dazzling Blue Layout

I love all the colour blue…in all of its shades, so it is not surprising that I chose the Dazzling Blue paper pack to scrap the photo’s I took of my granddaughter Leane with her Oupa. I wanted to use…
Moira's Mini Album - Spine

Moira’s Summer Mini Album

Moira’s Summer Mini Album is simply breathtaking! The immense care that has gone into the detail on every single page, has me in absolute awe and wonder. Thank you so much for sharing with us Moira!!! Products Used: Ooh La…
Lynette's Silver Black and White Layout

A Colourful Silver, Black and White Layout!

When I decided to use the Silver, Black and White paper pack I already had the photos in mind. My daughter in law, Nadia and my grandson Lukas took part in the Colour Run in October 2017 and I have…
Life Is Sweeter in Flip Flops Perfect Layout

Life Is Sweeter In Flip Flops Layout

I love the limitless options the Good Times & Tan Lines collection combined with the Basic Essentials papers gives one. This time I decided to scrap a layout that included some of the pinks in the papers. I used the…

Where to buy Basic Essentials Scrapbooking Paper?

Lady Pattern Paper is being distributed across Southern Africa, please visit the store directory to find a store selling Basic Essentials scrapbooking paper.

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