Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Christmas Stories - Bramble Fox

I hope you had a Merry Christmas! I was up on the Bramble Fox blog on Christmas Day. Here's my post:

Merry Christmas, Bramble Fox Friends!

Today I'm sharing a sweet Christmas layout using the gorgeous January Fox Box and a couple of Woodies from the amazing Christmas & Winter Collection, plus some hearts, stars, and Paper Snips.

The beautiful script "Stories" title Perspextive from the Fox Box made me think of this darling photo of my friend's granddaughter, and the colors in the photo were perfect with this year's Mix & A-Mingle Christmas collection by Simple Stories. I used a sticker from that collection to make the title "Christmas Stories," but that "Stories" piece is so versatile and could be used for virtually any topic.

I used one of the pretty tree Perspextives from the Fox Box in an embellishment cluster, topping it with a star from the Monochrome Stars pack and of course adding a heart from the Warm Hearts pack, since I always include a heart on the pages I give away. The phrase strips and circular "Joy" are from Paper Snips 015 | Festive Fun. I topped the circular piece with an Epoxy Flair Sticker to give it extra dimension and a little shine.

Speaking of shine, I added some snowflakes I made with a die and sparkled them with Stickles glitter glue. Putting lots of different textures on a page really makes for a lovely tactile and interesting layout. I'm loving the Woodies Bramble Fox included in the Christmas Collection. The ones I used on this page ate from the set called Festive Labels | Woodies. The engraved detailing is just gorgeous!

Here's another Woodie from the Festive Labels | Woodies pack.

You'll surely be taking lots of Christmas photos today, and the Bramble Fox shop is all stocked with loads of goodies for the pages you'll be making in the coming weeks! I hope I've given you some inspration for some of these pieces.

Please be sure to share your creations with us by tagging Bramble Fox on Instagram and by adding your work to the Bramble Fox Facebook Group. We always love to see what you make with our products!

Until next time, Merry Christmas and Happy Scrapping!


Monday, December 26, 2022

Grinchy | CSI Case File No. 401

Merry Day after Christmas! 

Today I'm sharing a super-fun layout I made for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration.

Here are the Case File and clues for this challenge. 

I used the basic color scheme of pink, red, white and two different greens. I tried to add all the Evidence clues and managed most of them: plaid, solids, geometric patterns, Christmas-themed items, bow, wreath, circle, animal, scallops, transparent elements, buttons, stamping, metal, pleats, and clothing (stockings). 

The greens in the picture made me think of this fun photo of my friend's dad dressed up as the Grinch on Christmas, and the combination of the pink, red, and greens reminded me of a super-old Ki Memories Christmas paper that's been in my stash for at least a dozen years. I made the wreath by fussy-cutting the ornaments from the paper. It's a shiny paper, a little tricky photographing. I distressed the edges to add another texture to my page.

Once I arranged all the ornaments in a circle, I stitched them down with my sewing machine and then set to finding other clues that I could add to the page. buttons, snowflakes, metal, stamping, and a few more clues found their way onto my layout and added lots of different details and textures. I added the stockings to the edge of the photo to 1) meet one of my clues and 2) I always add hearts to the layouts I give away.

I found a red cardinal puffy sticker in my stash that met the animal clue. Scallops, pleats, and transparent elements were other clues and I tucked those behind the photo. I made the pink pleated piece with a Martha Stewart scoring board. That green transparent loopy bit is an old My Mind's Eye transparent frame. I just cut a piece off of it.

The Florence alphabet by Bella Blvd is the perfect font for a playful touch. One of the clues was bows, and I found a pink plaid puffy sticker bow to go beneath my title.

This was lots of fun to make and I was so excited to finally use that old Ki Memories paper! I hope you'll come play with us for a chance to win a gift certificate or a guest designer spot. 

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