Friday, 15 March 2013

March 15/13 Hinged Display Tray Blog Hop - Cross Canada

Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring our Hinged Display Tray. This Display Tray is a 5"x7" fold out wooden tray with divided sections. It can be found on page 125 of the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book for $18.95. You can purchase one from your local CTMH consultant.

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If you have just hopped onto my blog, you are in the right place, because I'm the first person in the lineup.
For my Hinged Display Tray, I've decided to do a Wedding Display. I've used the For Always paper, as well as Ruby, Honey and Buttercup Cardstock. I've also used the For Always Textiles to create a rolled flower.
The left half of the tray is divided into 3 sections, I'll tell you what I did with the top section below. The large picture I matted onto a piece of Ruby Cardstock which is matted onto For Always Pattern Paper. I wanted to add a little bling, so I added the Licorice Opaques Adhesive Gems in various colors and sizes.
The bottom section is matted on Ruby Cardstock. Both of these pictures are then popped using 3D Foam Tape, just because they are my favorite photos....
On the right side there are 4 sections all of equal size. The top left I layered over a piece of the For Always Pattern Paper which I stamped in Ruby Pigment Ink the sentiment "Wishing you a Lifetime of Happiness" from the Happy Couple Stamp Set. Since Pigment Ink does not dry as fast, I added Clear Embossing Powder and set it. The picture is popped off the paper using 3D Foam Tape. The remaining photos are just adhered to the frame.
So this is the top section of the left side of the display tray. Here I started with a Piece of For Always Pattern Paper, which was stamped again with Ruby Pigment Ink and Embossed. The Sentiment comes from the Happy Couple Stamp Set. Then I cut a strip of For Always Textile and adhered one end to a circle scrap of Cardstock and began to twist the fabric. As I twisted the fabric, I also twirled it into a rosette. I then cut some flowers from off the Art Philosophy Cartridge. The Red is from Ruby cardstock distressed with Cranberry Ink, and the Yellow flowers are cut from Buttercup Cardstock and distressed with Honey Ink. The centers were further distressed with Chocolate Ink. The Orange rose, is actually cut from Honey Cardstock then distressed with Sunset Ink. I was trying to match the colors as closely to the flowers from the bouquet as possible. Then to add a little bling, I used the 2 largest sizes of the Licorice Opaques Adhesive Gems.

If you want to check out some of the other ways you can incooperate fabric into your projects check out the link is where I discovered how to make the rosette flower out of fabric.
Fabric Basics
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista of Simply Creating.
Here is the complete lineup of our hoppers, so if you get lost just hop back here to find your way.

  1. Michelle ~ My Creations With Michelle   You are Here
  2. Krista ~ Simply Creating
  3. Michelle M ~ TwirlnTime
  4. Brae ~ The Brae-er
  5. Carol ~ Welcome to Crafty Carol's Place
  6. Cheryl ~ Scrapbooking With CTMH
  7. Terry Ann ~ Terry Ann Diack -- It's my garage --I can create in it.
  8. Janet ~ Jan's Works of Heart
  9. Chantal ~ It's a Hoot Papercrafts
  10. Nancy ~ Nancy Klein
The best thing yet is that Jeanette is running a contest on her blog.....what is she giving away? It's the Hinged Display Tray that we are using; So hop on over to her site and find out how you can enter her contest for a chance to win a Hinged Display Tray. Visit Jeanette here.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own project using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in April when we will be featuring Home Decor Projects.


  1. Michelle, what a beautiful job you did of your tray. Love the colours and how well they went with your pictures . The fabric rolled rose is so neat. Thanks for sharing this link !

  2. Stunning!! I love the colours you chose.

  3. wow the flowers are amazing!! love it!

  4. Beautiful Michelle, I love the artistic flair with the flowers and lettering.

  5. Gorgeous Michelle! Well done. I love the flowers! They look soo real - especially the orange one!!!

  6. Beautiful, this item just screams wedding or anniversary photos to me, may have to break down and make one for our 35th this fall.

  7. Stunning, Michelle! Love your fabric flower.

  8. Beautiful! This display tray really is great for showing off wedding photos... I think it's the dark wood it just makes all the colours pop right out at you.

  9. Absolutely beautiful work! It is a treat to sit with a cup of coffee and peruse this blog. What a terrific bunch of talented creative ladies you are all and truly an inspiration! Thank you so much!

  10. <3 the hinged tray! You did a great job! I think I am going to make one for my son's girlfriend. She'a s high school senior and graduates in June! Your post really helped me see options. Thanks again for sharing!


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