Sunday, January 22, 2012

Valentine Printer's Tray

Hello paper crafters.   I have a corner in my studio that I would like to decorate with seasonal projects.  I've been working of Valentine projects.  Tonight I"m sharing a printer's tray designed with photo's of my sweetie and I from 2006.   This printer's tray was purchased at Hobby Lobby for $9.99, I think.  It's similar to the one made by 7 Gypsies, except the window's are in the opposite direction and it runs $19.99.  Each window is 4 x 6.  I have been collecting Valentine products for a long time, so it was really nice to use some of my stash on this one.  All of the patterned paper used is by Making Memories "Je t" adore".  I LOVED this release last year and stocked up on some of the paper and embellishments.

Window #1

Window #2

Window #3

Window #4

Window #5

Window #6

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today!

You can view all of my Altered Projects HERE


Project Details
Patterned Paper - Making Memories "Je t' adore"
Roses - Wild Orchids Crafts
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo (used around edges of patterned paper and embellishments to distress)
Distress tool
Deckled Scissors
Golden Glaze "Fresco Cream"  (brushed on paper doily's)
Heart and round paper doilies from Michaels
All the rub-ons are really old - Creative Imaginations Marah Johnson Swatch Book Impress-ons Bliss Designs except for the "If I live to be 100 ..." and "I love the way you love me" in window 6. It is Cloud Nine Designs. 
Window #1
Angel cut-out - K&Company Valentine Emphemera by Kelly Panacci
Spellbinders "Fancy Tags 1"
Stamped doily with "love text" from "Love Struck" stamp set by Tim Holtz

Window #2
Chipboard heart and key / lock charms unknown.  I coated them with gesso and then painted them with cream acrylic paint.  Then applied the distress ink with a eye shadow applicator.
Cupid in background is from "Love Struck" stamp set by Tim Holtz

Window #3
Heart resin embellishment is Melissa Frances "With All My Heart"
Angel Digital image / cut-out - Lisa's Altered Arts

Window #4
Digital image / cut-out - Etsy Digitalimage4You
Chipboard - Maya Road

Window #5
Digital image / cut-out - Etsy Cottonfield Farms sheet #101

Window #6
Postcard - unknown
Angel - K&Company Valentine Ephemera by Kelly Panacci
"love" chipboard Fancy Pants

Flourishes - Anything but a card
JUGS - red / pink / white
Sugar Creek Hollow - go girly / shabby chic
Dancing in Pajama's - color challenge
My Time to Craft - favorite embellishement
Papertake Weekly - Buttons, bows, bling, or blooms
Crafty Emma's Store - Anything but a card
The Crop Stop - distressing, vintage, shabby

Link Parties
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sundae Scoop @ A Time To Create
Sister Sunday Link Party at Sister of the Wild West
The Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Make Monday Marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T.
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to my Lou
Inspire Me Monday @ Singing Three Little Birds
Uncommonly Yours @ Uncommon Designs Online
Whatever You Want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things
WOW Me Wednesday @ Gingersnaps Crafts
A Crafty Soiree @ Katie's Nesting Spot
Watcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Boutique
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister' Stuff
Check Me Out Saturday @ A Vision to Remember


Betty Benton said...

Lovely valentine project! You'll enjoy pulling this out in years to come as part of your "seasonal corner"! I made a card today that I was totally pleased with -- didn't give you credit but all the embellishments came from you! Thank you so much; I think of you often!

kiwimeskreations said...

Ohh Melisa this is beautiful - love all the details and the overall 'look'.

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! I love the candid photos in it, and all the Valentine elements are fab! I just might have to try something like this--it looks like fun. Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

Patti J said...

This is just gorgeous, Melisa! Your sweetie is such a cutie! You make a very sweet couple, and I do love your project! By the way, saw your cards in CardMaker - congratulations!!! How exciting for you! Have a great week - hugs...

Sudha said...

Wow awesome. Both of u look so sweet together.


Janine said...


Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely beautiful Melisa! Love all the fabulous details! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC...hugs ~S~

Heather Rogers said...

OMGoodness Melissa. I love your beautiful Valentine tray. You did an amazing job decorating it so nice. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

rose said...

this is just stunning!

Cec said...

Fabulous project and so girly. I love how each section could stand on its own but is part of the whole. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

CropStop said...

Really fascinating project! Thank you for joining in the fun at

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Great project! Thanks for joining CropStop's “Distressing-Vintage-Shabby Chic” Challenge!

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Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! This is jaw droppin gorgeous, Melisa...WOW!!!! Each one of the cubicles is an amazing vintage design and your pictures are sooo beautiful!!!!!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous vintage Valentine project! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Payne Holler Cards said...

stunning vintage! wonderful showcase of special memories...
thanks so much for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

karen said...

Wow this is amazing, how fabulous! thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karen

Jennifer said...

Love this!! Thanks for playing at CES this week xx Jenny xx

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is beautiful--love what you did with it!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This is darling~ Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Hope to see you again at this weeks party!

PaperVine said...

Fantastic idea - and a great looking project.
Thanks for linking up at Paper Issues

Ann said...

Oh, I do love your shadow box. Happy Valentine's Day.

Unknown said...

Love this!!! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

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