I am a huge fan of altering "stuff." I have had this little 7 Gypsies printer's tray in my stash for a while, and I got the 7 Gypsies Santa's Journey 8x8 paper pad from my guest design spot at CropStop,com. Perfecto!
This tray is 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches in size, which is great for a weekend project. I placed some of the Santa's Journey paper into the largest opening, and then matted the Santa image (cut from another piece of the paper) onto Petallics Wine Cup cardstock. Santa is attached with foam tape to the center of the opening.
I created a Christmas "spray" around the edge of the tray with die cut shapes (Couture Creations Missoni die) and a few other odds and ends. I cut the "vine" from Kromekote Silver cardstock. I rubbed the die cut shape with some sandpaper to "rough it up" a bit.
I die cut a paper rosette (Tim Holtz Rosette) from the Petallics Wine Cup cardstock, and then rubbed it with some white ink. I cut the ornament (Spellbinders Mix n Match Ornaments) from Kromekote Silver and White cardstock, and then backed it with a circle of the Wine Cup. It seems a bit fussy, but...so pretty and sparkly! I topped the ornament with some "rustic" twine and a Newsprint Candi Dot.
I found the sparkly pine cones in the craft store last year, and naturally purchased a whole bin of them! They make a great accent!
I fussy cut the Nice list is from the Santa's Journey paper. I used various layers of foam tape to attach the list, making it look "rolled and wrinkled."
I die cut a reindeer (Tim Holtz mini reindeer) from Kraft cardstock. I rubbed the shape with some white ink. I cut a little tag for this corner of the tray. I stamped a sentiment on the tiny tag. Who knew I had stamps that tiny?! I added some Glossy Accents to the "25" to make it shiny.
For the middle opening, I embossed a small piece of the Wine Cup metallic cardstock (Couture Creations Jolly Christmas folder), then added a postage image that I fussy cut from the designer paper, and a bit of bling I found in my stash.
For the last opening, I filled a bottle cap with Glossy Accents, and placed silver bells and some white and red microbeads inside. (Once the glue dries, the items stay in place.) I fussy cut another postage image for this area.
You can see that I only used bits and pieces of cardstock, but what a festive and shimmery impact! I hope you enjoyed my project for today. For a full supply list, see below.
Petallics Wine Cup
Kromecote White, Silver Foil
Designer paper: 7 Gypsies Santa's Journey Paper Pad
Embellishments: Candi Dots Newsprint; Pine cones, silver bells (craft supply); Paper Stdio bottle cap
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Paint: Ranger Distress Picket Fence
Die cuts: Tim Holtz Alterations Rosette, Movers and Shapers Mini Reindeer; Sweet n Sassy Stamps Tag; Spellbinders Mix n Match Ornaments; Couture Creations Nesting Dies, Circles, Sophia, Missoni
Embossing folder: Couture Creations Jolly Christmas
Tray: 7 Gypsies
Twine: May Arts
Deco scissors: Provocraft
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents; Couture Creations foam mounting tape; Scotch 3M ATG tape