Friday 9 December 2016

Wish and a Christmas Gift Box - Scrapmatts DT December

Welcome back today, it's lovely to have you come and visit.
Both items are showcasing Scrapmatts products;
they are very versatile and add wonderful texture and embellishment for any project.
A bit about the papers I've used.
The denim border is an oldie from Simple Stories.
The turquoise background is from Crate Paper.
The triangles paper is a new release from Cocoa Vanilla, "Endless Summer"
I like the way they all played nicely together!
The layout was inspired by a sketch from

I chose the chipboard  Triangles to complement the triangle paper.
I coloured them with Heidi Swapp Color Shine, "Coral" and some Ranger UTEE, "Gold"
I scattered some other words around - CB 1189 Scrap Words 01
In keeping with the triangle theme I used Alphabet flags as the title.

I have some journalling on the back of the page.  It reads:-

You two little scamps came with your big brother for a sleep over in the school holidays.
It's about the only time I can nab you together and get a couple of photos.
Out of the dozens I took there was not one with both of you looking good.
You love to joke around, flick your hands in the air, wrestle each other to the ground, 
poke your tongues out, close your eyes, screw your noses up
 and make and all sorts of crazy faces.
  So this photo is a composite of two images - the best of a terribly bad lot!
Love Granny 

Because we are in the count down to Christmas I created a gift box 
with a mixture of papers and of course lots of Scrapmatts yummies.
Why I chose December to experiment with making a video is beyond my comprehension, 
but I wanted to show you the mechanism of the box.   Bad idea!   It's taken me days and I'm not sure it's something I would care to do again, but here it is, 
with my long suffering husband's help. Ta Dah!!!

It has lots of flaws, but in the spirit of Christmas, 
I know you will be tolerant of my first effort.

Thanks for calling in and for any comments you care to leave,  I love reading them.
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  1. Good for you making a video--will come back to watch it when I'm not so far behind. Beautiful gift box! The layout is incredible, Helen! I would have thought all the elements came together! Really love the triangle embellishments with the gold!

  2. Helen these are both fabulous! I'm not a fan of making videos either - I'd rather use the time to scrap! It was great to see the box though - wow! Lovin' the layout too - fab colours and design!

  3. LOVE your triangle page.... I'm really 'into' using the Old with the New I was intrigued how you got these papers to work so beautifully together:):) And yeah...the older the boys get it seems the harder it is to get NICE photos. Oh well.... they are what they are, eh??!!!!! That little box is fabulous....LOOOOOVE the video - you even have MUSIC??!!! And the filming is very professional. And yeah. I'm with you - find them a pain in the proverbial. Not my fave thing to do, videos. It IS a really effective way of showcasing your box and how it 'works' though, I must say:):)

  4. Hi Helen, how is your week going? I hope things are going well.. I love how you have used the triangles on your layout in the sections, great take on the sketch! And fabulous exploding card, very clever in creating that and your video looks great. I would have no clue how to even begin to do a video, so well done on your first attempt.. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  5. The box is fantastic and I can see a lot of work was put into making it. Videos drive me nuts and I want to throw my phone into the wall!! Make sure to take the video in landscape. Not sure why the extra "film" was added. Perhaps in the spring you can try again with a different app. I left my phone today or I would tell you which one I use. I just love these boys on this page, how completely amazing! Hugs, Autumn

  6. I love the photo of your little scamps!! They do look like they would be a handful .. but that's how boys should be .. funny and yet still sweet!! Love that page .. the triangles work out beautifully Helen both on the paper and in the chippies .. love how they look! Your little box is fabulous. So many different layers and all of them gorgeous!! Loved the video too. I wouldn't have a clue as to how to even get started on one of those .. I think you did a great job!! hugs xx

  7. Such a super and gorgeous page! Love the colours, design and those sweet photo's! Loving that you also used up some bits for that beautiful box!
    I will have to go home and check out your video!!!!! Super exciting! ;-)

  8. Fantastic layout Helen! Super cute photo! Love all the triangles and golden detail!