The January Fox Box Plus is perfect for scrapbooking the ordinary moments that make life extraordinary. It's chock full of gorgeous Perspextives that will work with any theme. My friend posted this sweet photo on Facebook with the caption, "This is one of my favorite cheesing smiles!!" I knew I had to scrap it for her.
Please note that I scrap 8 x 8, so products will look a bit larger on my layouts.
Whenever I'm stuck for ideas, I like to turn to challenges, and I found this sketch at Paper Issues. I used Vicki Boutin's new Discover + Create collection, which seems tailor-made to complement this month's Fox Box.
After choosing a background paper, I swiped mini Tim-Holtz distress ink pads across the paper. I layered the photo onto some papers, a tag, and two layers of a view master reel made from a Bramble Fox die, and added the tab from the Fox Box on top, making it look like a clipboard.
How lovely is the title font? Bramble Fox's fonts are always so beautiful! The little "absolute joy" phrase is from the Fox Box Plus. This is a Paper Snip you'll probably want to buy multiples of because they're full of versatile generic phrases.
The film strip was also made with a Bramble Fox die. I cut two of them and pasted them together to make it extra long. After arranging everything along the filmstrip, but before adhering the elements, I stamped little circles using the Doodles Fox Stamps #5. If you don't have this wonderful stamp set, hurry to the shop and buy it now--it comes with 10 versatile designs, perfect for adding interest to your backgrounds. Besides the flowers, I used some black stars from the Monochrome Stars pack (plus some from a new pack of stars that will be in the shop soon) to match my title. The leafy branches are from the Barbed Wire Fox Dies #4.
Here's a view of the top of the film strip. You can see I added a torn border at the top. I used the Torn Edge Border Template to get the perfect torn edge. I used a notebook edge border punch beneath the torn border and used a pen to outline it to give it some definition and interest. The paper star and the "etc." circle are from the Fox Box Plus. If you don't have the Paper Snips Labels Fox Dies #16, you don't know what you're missing--you can get a perfect cut out of the bottom portion of the Paper Snips every time! If you read my blog posts you know, that I always let my layout sit overnight and look at it with fresh eyes the next day, and I always find something to add. In this case, I added the labels and the Nuvo drops as a finishing touch.
The sketch didn't have an element in the bottom right, but I really wanted to use that giant camera die cut from the Discover + Create collection, and the "snapshot" Paper Snip fit right on top of the lens, so it was meant to be! I popped an epoxy sticker on top, and it made the perfect flair lens. (I adhered the camera with foam adhesive for extra dimension.) If you subscribe to the Fox Box Plus, not only do you get all the Fox Box items, which includes an exclusive design, you also get the latest stencil (this month's is especially cool), Paper Snips, and 5 epoxy stickers.
If you haven't yet subscribed to the Fox Box, I promise you don't want to let this one slip by! A Fox Box subscription will make the perfect gift for yourself! Every Fox Box is amazing, and this one is no exception--it's perfect for scrapping all those little moments that make life noteworthy!
I hope I've inspired you to scrap the ordinary moments. Please be sure to share your creations and your stories with us by tagging us on Instagram and by adding your creations to our Bramble Fox Friends Facebook Group.
Until next time, have fun scrapping!