Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Typography tray tutorial for Graphic 45, Petaloo, and Xyron blog hop!

Good Morning!

This week, Graphic 45 is teaming up with Petaloo and Xyron for an amazing blog hop giveaway! To enter for a chance to win, stop by each blog and leave a comment!

1. Graphic 45 -
2. Petaloo -
3. Xyron -

It was so much fun making my project for the blog hop! Here it is:

I've had this 7 Gypsies tray for quite a while, and actually intended to use it for a different project. But when my Typography paper came in from Graphic 45, the black back drop seemed perfect!

I used some Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold all over for a warm "gold wash".

And have you heard of Gina's Designs? Oh my gosh, amazing chipboard pieces! That's where I got my letter "C" below, as well as the gate. Although, that's not really a letter, it's a flourish!

More amazing Petaloo flowers! I LOVE them!!

I used my Spellbinders Butterflies die to create the pretty butterflies throughout.

Would you like to make a similar tray? Below is my tutorial on how to make one just like this! Granted, you may not have all the pieces, but you can let your creativity flow and come up with something that's just your style! Don't forget to stop by Graphic 45's blog today to leave a comment for your chance to win! Hop over to Petaloo and Xyron as well for even more chances at winning some amazing prizes!

Graphic 45's prize this week!!

Typography Printer's Tray Tutorial

12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Typography
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Inspire
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Create
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Inscribe
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Journey
12” x 12” Graphic 45 Typography Imagine
Graphic 45 Typography Stickers
Graphic 45 Typography Chipboard
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Door Pulls
Graphic 45 Metal Clothespins
Graphic 45 Chipboard Buttons Staples
Petaloo Darjeeling Petites – Autumn
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix – Autumn
Petaloo Foliage – Greens
Petaloo Dahlias – Teastaine, Autumn, Grey/Blacks
Petaloo Daisies – Grey/Blacks
Xyron Mega Runner
Gina’s Designs Small Fence
Gina’s Designs Flourished Open Frames Medium
Spellbinders Font One – Lowercase die
Spellbinders Butterflies die
Perfect Pearls – Heirloom Gold
Stickles – Platinum
7 Gypsies Artist Printer’s Tray

Step 1. Take your Inspire paper and cut (6) 2.75” x 3.75” pieces. Take your Journey paper and cut (3) 2.75” x 3.75” pieces. (Note: If you are using a printer’s tray other than the 7 Gypsies Artist Printer’s Tray, you will need to re-measure.) 

Step 2. Take a big letter “C” and gate, like these ones from Gina’s Designs, and apply gold paint. 

Step 3. Take Create paper and cut out the letters “r, e, a, t, i, v, i, t, y”. Take Imagine paper and fussy cut lady image. Fussy cut the images from your Inscribe paper per photo. 

Step 4. Gather (2) metal door pulls, (2) metal clothespins, some chipboard button staples, and Typography chipboard.

Step 5. Gather a wide assortment of orange, yellow, black and grey Petaloo flowers.

Step 6. Locate a bunch of different green Petaloo flowers and leaves.

Step 7. Use a butterfly die to cut out (4) butterflies onto your remaining Typography and Inscribe paper. Flip each butterfly so there is a different pattern. Adhere Typography chipboard and Petaloo flowers on top. 

Step 8. Use your Xyron Mega Runner to adhere your 2.75” x 3.75” pieces to your printer tray per photo. 

Step 9. Top row: Adhere metal door pulls and flowers onto Inspire paper. Attach the alphabet sticker letters “F, A, L, L” to Journey paper along with (1) clothespin. Use an alphabet die to cut out the letters “f, o, r” and adhere to blank spot, along with fussy cut images and flowers.

Step 10: Middle row: Adhere large letter “C” with small flowers to blank spot. Attach mini letters using foam dots to the rest of the row. Adhere chipboard button staples, fussy cut images, and (1) clothespin.

Step 11: Bottom row: Adhere large flowers to far left spot. Adhere gate, then fussy cut ladies and pen. Adhere flowers over ladies. Then, adhere butterflies per photo.

Step 12: Optional: Apply Platinum Stickles to petals and Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold all over frame.


Mickie said...

I absolutely love this!!!

Marisa Job said...

This is a gorgeous project!! Great instructions too!!

Lanna said...

I have had my printers tray for months. Now, thanks to your great project and instructions I think I can create one. Thanks

Pam said...

Now I know what I'm using one of my stored printer's trays with. Gorgeous piece!!!

MsDebren said...

Thanks for showing... awesome !

Sandra said...

Ohh Maria, this shadow box or printer tray if you will, is so pretty! Love the vintage feel you gave it! Really cool! Hugs, Sandra