Thursday, March 13, 2014

Product Spotlight: 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray

Last November, I was able to capture an adorable picture of my two kids, my niece and nephew stacked in a pile of oldest to youngest.  They also posed in a picture with their Great-Aunt.  She doesn't have any children of her own, so my children and their cousins are very close to her. 
For her birthday, I wanted to create a special keepsake for her including these two pictures.  I immediately thought of Close to My Heart's 5" x 7" Hinged Photo Display.  There are 7 opening for either pictures or décor elements.  I chose to include the two pictures from November as well as one of my two kids and one of my niece and nephew.  All pictures were secured into the display tray using Liquid Glass.
In the bottom left opening, I wanted to include a sentiment from the Family Love stamp set.  I used the Smokey Plum ink to stamp the sentiment onto Champagne cardstock.  The background paper as well as the Ivy Lane Purple strip are from the Ivy Lane Paper Packet.  To add a little sparkle to the sentiment, I placed an itty bitty sparkle onto the circle in the center of the stamp.  The sentiment is popped up using 3D foam tape for extra dimension.
In the upper right opening, I used Smokey Plum ink to stamp the word "Aunt" with the Vogue Alphabet set. The shape is cut from the CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge out of Champagne cardstock.  It is also popped up using the 3D foam tape.  The background paper is from the Ivy Lane Paper Packet, and I added a little strip of Hollyhock cardstock to add contrast.  I flanked the edges of the Hollyhock paper with a row of itty bitty sparkles.
For the remaining section, I really wanted to include a paper rose.  I have seen lots of people make these, but was very intimidated to try my own!  I found a video tutorial by another CTMH Consultant, Cathy Derouche, that gave me great ideas and the confidence I needed to get started.  I didn't have all the tools that she uses in her video, but was able to adapt other tools I own to get the job done.  I used the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge to cut the main portion of the rose.  As recommended in the video, I cut two flat flower shapes from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to add a few extra petals to the outside.  I love how the rose turned out! 
The background paper and the two little strips are all from the Ivy Lane Paper Packet.  I added a small sparkle from the clear assortment to the center of the rose, then added a clear sparkle flourish coming out of the bottom right of the rose. 

I'd love to help you create your own Hinged Display!  I can also put together a kit for purchase if you are interested in creating the display as shown.  Contact me for more information.

Close To My Heart products used:
Z1838 5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray
E1026 Vogue Alphabet Stamp Set
D1506 Family Love Stamp Set
X7178B Ivy Lane Paper Packet
Z1812 Sparkles Clear Flourishes - Small
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z2147 Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
1514 Tombow Mono Adhesive
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
CTMH Cardstock in Champagne and Hollyhock

All items listed above are available for purchase via my website

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