Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Father's Day and a tray tutorial!

Hi Everyone,
Father's Day is in less than 2 weeks!

I bought this Painter's tray last November and decided I would have to do something special for myself with it. Not long after I saw a Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 paper pack being offered by a local scrapbook store and I asked a friend to pick it up for me.
Five months later I finally had an idea of what I would do with both items. Basically, use them with a hodge podge of textured embellishments to create something I liked looking at. Along the way friends donated pieces that I incorporated and I had a blast checking out the jewelry aisle for metal jewelry making "embellishments". I also cut out some of the  images using my new E2 Cricut Machine.

Products used:
Circa 1934 Cosmo Cricket Paper pack and stickers
Painters Tray-7 Gypsies
Metal bird cage-Jewelry charm by Urban (? something or other),Large bling, black velvet, large white pearl button with stick pin, and acetate clock face - Teresa Collins,Metal embellishments-assorted jewelry charms found in Michaels,Multi layered bird-Picturesque cartridge-Image is cut 4 times from black cardstock and 3 times from newsprint paper stacked and pop dotted.
Door-Wild Card cartridge,Background for bird-Paper Lace (image is stretched using Gypsy)
"Lucky"-Cursive 101 cartridge-welded using Gypsy. Crystal glaze and clear rhinestone added.
Musical Notes-Hannah Montana cartridge,Viva Decor Pearl Pen-white (this might be my new favorite paper crafting material!)
Assorted buttons, tulle, brads, glitter pens, metal washers/gears round out the project.



IMGP0869 This project was a blast! I highly recommend doing one for yourself!
Here is a final look.
Thank you,



  1. Gorgeous work, now I want to make one :)

  2. Another lovely, inspiring project! I am just peeking at all of your posts.

    So beautiful with those wonderful, strong colors!

    Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)


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