Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A vintage chic printer's tray

Here's a full pic of the sample I made for the class I taught at Paperific this year:

I also taught this class last night at Little Bits. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun teaching a class. There were lots of smiles and people looking pretty chuffed with themselves when they completed their trays. I love seeing that!

I must say a huge thanks to Julie of Collections - she keeps bringing out amazing products that I just grow to love. She's a creative inspiring soul, and so generous with her knowledge.

I'll walk you around the compartments now.  Here's the top row up close:

That's tea-stained muslin glued to a chipboard heart in the first compartment. The second has a couple of little weeny glass bottles sitting on top of an antique ruler shelf. The third has a couple of chipboard keys, stained with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink (they look rusted, don't they?), then there's a pile of little buttons and a Love Letters image from Darkroom Door (about the only thing not Collections in the whole project!).

This is the second row:

Here we have an image of the two little girls (sisters maybe?), fussy cut and sitting on top of another piece of antique ruler.  The next compartment has the letters a that come with the tray. These are glued together and inked with Frayed Burlap.  The last compartment has another image fussy cut, sitting on some muslin all behind a broken window (it's really some acetate that has been torn with a jagged edge - bit hard to photograph).  She's in front of a background that looks like pressed tin - it's really just Cuttlebug embossed chipboard that's got a coat of paint on it.

This is the bottom row:

This is a fussy cut butterfly (I tell you, everyone who did my class said "Please Teresa, can we cut out more things? We love cutting little things out."  Not really - just about everyone whinged about that part LOL).  The butterfly has one image glued flat, and the other has only its body glued - the wings are bent up.  The very last compartment has a couple of  Labels Six Nestabilities as a base, and some fun paper rolls holding up some words. I love making paper rolls - I feel that I failed to pass on this love to the majority of the people in my class. ( More whingeing at this point).

Hope you found my little tour at least a little interesting. If it inspires you to make your own printers tray, I'd love to check it out.



  1. Wow that is very beautiful.

  2. Enjoyed your tour :) Every compartment is so beautiful, very inspiring!!!

  3. Fabulous project Teresa! I love all of the little components you used!

  4. Soo cute I have a try that has been sittin around for a while I really need to alter it!


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