Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Printers Tray

When I was at the Close To My Heart convention in the summer, I saw a printer's tray that someone had made and decided I would learn how to do it, too. This printers tray was so much fun to make using a set of chipboard embellishments that match the Pear and Partridge paper from Close To My Heart. It was so easy, so I thought I'd share my procedure.

To decide what goes where, I set each piece in a compartment about the right size before I adhered them. The longest ones were later adhered with liquid glass to the top of the compartments in places where they could touch the those narrow divider edges.

I measured each compartment to the nearest 16th of an inch to cut the paper. I tried to alternate papers from the paper pack so that they would be different from neighboring compartments. All of that from start to finish took about an hour. After compartments were filled I went back to add extra "finishing touches." I added extra sparkles, buttons, flowers, and ribbons.  I also added snowflakes and branches punched with Martha Stewart punches.

I left three horizontal compartments for Christmas photos. Two of my friends are making their own. Can't wait to see what they come up with. I hope these simple directions can help you if you're interested in making your own.

I'm sharing this tray with the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy #30 - favorite color  or holiday theme ( I used both, red and Christmas)
The Crafty Blogger's Network - Christmas Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #158 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #7 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays #84 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Challenge #78 - Tic Tac Toe (top row across)




Hi Vickie
A gorgeous and beautiful creation fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Craftyhugs said...

Hi honey. This is absolutely fabulous! Your very talented and I love everything about this. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody for the Anything goes challenge. Good luck and hope to see you at our next one. Hugs

Sharon - DT of Challenges 4 everybody xxx

MagsB said...

My goodness, this is just fabulous! What a great idea! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley

love Mags B x

ladyjanet_56 said...

I am finding this a stunning bit of crafting I love your layout, but I have to ask did you buy the tray or make that as well? this is really beautiful thank you for sharing it with us at OSCC. Janet

Mad Moose said...

An incredible project, simply fabulous! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi x

Jules said...

This is a beautiful Christmas creation, I love it. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge. Good Luck xoxoxox

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning project! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Angela D said...

Brilliant creation, love the colours thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a wonderful Christmas tray which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

How pretty! I am sure this will be a beautiful display!

I'm sorry I'm just now getting to your blog - last week was crazy - but I am so glad you particpated in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge! I hope you'll do so again very soon!