Candies, cookies, candles, perfumes and such are all wonderful gifts; however, they don't last.
Why not give a gift that will endure and also put you at the top of the gift-giving list?
This printer's tray keepsake can be made with holiday papers and embellishments to serve as a special reminder of this time of the year.
Another option is to select products to match the receiver's home décor, making it perfect for year round. Here's how to make a gift that will certainly not be returned.
Holiday Printer's Tray
Designer: Julia Sandvoss
• K & Co. Yuletide holiday papers, adhesive paper borders, rub-ons and embellishment collection
• Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac, 3D combo pac and Extreme Adhesive Squares
• 7Gypsies printer's tray
• Plaid white paint
• May Arts ribbons
• Colorbox chalk inks: warm red, creamy brown, moss green
• Making Memories key
• Vintage thread spool
• EK Success/Martha Stewart icicle punch, glittering glue and snow glitter
• Aleene's liquid paper glaze
• White felt
• Stickles glitter: Christmas red, lime green, silver and yellow
• Making Memories flower poinsettia, buttons and "Blessed" diecut
• Making Memories Slice Design Cordless Cutter Machine and Mistletoe design card
Step 1 • Brush a bit of white paint onto the sides of the printer's tray. Use a paper towel and wipe off any excess paint to leave a light coating. This will give the tray just a bit of a distressed look. Allow time to dry.
Step 2 • To make the top left portion, cut a piece of paper measuring 4 by 6 inches. Lightly ink the edges. Next punch a strip of paper using the icicle punch. Coat with glittering glue adhesive and apply a liberal coating of snow glitter. Shake excess glitter off onto tray or paper. Cut a piece of felt measuring 3 by 4 inches. Apply a coating of glitter adhesive and again add a liberal coating of glitter and shake off any excess. Adhere felt to paper using Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac for good adhesion. Next select two of the same Santa diecuts. Add 3D Combo Pac foam adhesive to the top of one and adhere the second. This creates a dimensional diecut. Adhere diecut to paper. Adhere punch strip to paper and adhere to printer tray.
Step 3 • To make lower left, cut a piece of paper measuring 4 by 6 inches. Ink the edges. Cut a piece of paper measuring 3 by 5 inches. Adhere your photo to paper with a slight tilt to show a bit of the background paper. Adhere to larger paper. Tie ribbon around paper, secure with adhesive squares and finally adhere to printer tray.
Step 4 • For the top center, cut a piece of paper measuring 4 by 6 inches. Ink the paper edges. Add the diecut to the left side. Attach the key with Extreme Adhesive. Add the Yuletide Adhesive Paper Border sticker. Diecut or handcut the word "Joy." Use the 3D Combo Pac foam to give the word "Joy" a bit of height. Adhere to paper. Embellish the border sticker and Joy diecut with Stickles Glitter.
Step 5 • To make the lower center portion, cut a piece of paper measuring 4 by 6 inches. Ink the paper edges. Use two of the Yuletide Tree diecuts. Add 3D Combo Pac foam adhesive to the top of one of the tree and adhere the second over this. This creates a dimensional diecut. Adhere diecut to paper. Embellish tree with Stickles Glitter and add touches of liquid glue, which will dry to a glossy finish. Add Yuletide Rub On and gems. Finish with buttons and adhere with Micro Adhesive Squares.
Step 6 • For the top right, cut a piece of paper measuring 4 by 6 inches. Ink the edges. Next cut a piece of paper measuring 3 by 5 inches. Ink the edges. Adhere your photo to paper with a slight tilt to show a bit of the paper. Adhere to background paper. Add Yuletide adhesive paper border sticker, "Blessed" diecut and poinsettia. Finish off with Stickles glitter accents added to border sticker. Adhere to tray.
Step 7 • For the lower right, cut a piece of paper measuring 4 by 6 inches. Ink the paper edges. Cut another piece of paper 3 by 4 inches. Ink the edges. Adhere the ribbon onto the bottom paper. Use two of the Yuletide Santa diecuts. Add 3D Combo Pac foam adhesive to the top of one of the Santas and adhere the second over this. Adhere diecut to paper. Embellish with Stickles glitter and add touches of liquid glue for a glossy finish. Add HoHoHo diecut and gem. Embellish with Stickles glitter. Finish with vintage ribbon spool and straight pin. Adhere using Extreme Adhesive Squares.
Step 8 • Add any additional diecuts to sides of tray if you choose. Add any glitters or glossy accents as needed.
Be sure to check back in after this weekend for my next holiday craft and more!!!
And my New Year's goal is to get back on track with more blogging and updates. It's hard to blog for myself when I blog for others.lol But I do miss it and really do enjoy posting and sharing more than just my crafts. So I promise I'll do that!!