Friday, 30 August 2013

Prima Printers Tray

Hello again everybody, I am here  today to share with you not one project, but two.  When I received my design kit, one of the items I was most excited about was the Prima wooden icons. Not just because it was Prima - although that alone is pretty awesome, but the little balsa wood tray the icons came in.....I was like *GASP* O M G!!! All I could see was a printers tray!! A gorgeous little shabby chic slash vintage printers tray....I was so excited....I couldn't wait to alter it!!

 I first measured the sections and set about working out how and where,  I wanted my trays sections to go. With a really sharp blade in my craft knife and the help of some little cutters,  I cut away the little dividers that I didn't want.

It now looked something like this.  I thought to myself ... "how cute would this look with some of the actual wood icons as embellishments" I set about cutting them too :)

I saved one of the little pieces and re-used it to make my divider. It now looked like the pic above. Once I had it all glued in place I gave it all a light coat of gesso. Whilst waiting for the gesso to dry I set about cutting the Kaisercraft  Basecoat - Whitewash papers to line the trays with.  I adhered these in place with a little white glue.  I also added the lacy wooden icon from Prima and a rub-on from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Remnant Rubons that came with the kit.

 Then came the really fun part - DECORATING!!!! and I am really sorry guys, I got lost in the zone (as my friend Caroline calls it) and totally forgot to take pics.

 But here are some close ups on the flowers I added - some from my stash and those gorgeous blue/teal ones are from Prima  Mini Sachet - Bluejay.  A small seam binding bow and another Prima flower along with some bling adorn the bottom corner....just to bring some balance to the project!

I have also added some metal charms.  I got these from a Trade Me store in New Zealand - the retailers name is artisitcreationz...  The stamp is one from Tim Holtz Ideology range and I stamped onto the Bazzill Basics Cardstock - Bazzil White and then layered onto American Crafts Cardstock - Dark Kraft.

Now I know that this is a lengthy post, but I am nearly done.  If you remember I have two for projects to share with you today.  My second project is an easel card....I have tried to use as much as I could from my supplies.  Here is an easel card for Fathers Day.  I used the spellbinders die that came with the kit to create this little card and as many of the scraps as I could.  Again, my apologies for the lack of pictures...but, yes you guessed it I got in the zone again....I do have some pics of the completed project and a list of the supplies I used to make it

Metal charms.

I just wanted to thank you all for stopping by today and sharing your weekend with me.  I also want to thank you for joining me on my journey through my first design team kit...It certainly has been different....Now to see what the next box has install for me....
Have a scrappy weekend everyone
✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿


  1. Hello Kimi
    I just had to call in and leave a comment on this wonderful creation once I saw it up on the Scotties blog, even though I left a comment there as well! But I am so inspired by this piece, I just love it.

  2. :) Thanks so much Sue....I appreciate you coming by and commenting...your support means so much ... {hugs} ~Kimi~

  3. Wow. Love what you created. the tray and easel card are gorgeous.

  4. Awesome! I love these kinds of projects!

  5. Wow!!! Love how you altered the printer's tray Kimi. So gorgeous!!! Also a fabulous masculine card ... that design is fabulous!! You did a great job with your first design kit ... can't wait to see what you do with the next one. ox

  6. I think these MAY BE (hard to say) my favourite projects from your first dt stash!!
    See comment on g+ but both are incredibly brilliant!
    This Caroline? Do you have another friend with that name or do I REALLY say that?? How bizarre not to be aware of it! Take care lovely :)))