Sunday, June 26, 2011

PPA99 CAS Element of Style - Stars

Today I tackled an exciting project and decorated a 7 Gypies printer tray with a patriotic theme.    Mixed media projects like printer trays do take a long time to create.  This particular tray from start to finish took 4 1/2 hours!  Whew!  But as you can see, once it is finished it is a beautiful item that can dress up a mantle or a wall for your seasonal decorating.  The Pals Paper Arts (PPA99) challenge this week is to use stars and this project definitely fits the bill! 

Here are two close-ups of the tray:

close-up of the top eight trays

close-up of the bottom 8 trays

The tray definitely has a vintage look to it and I love that! I sponged the edges of the 12 pieces of designer series paper with Walnut Stain Distressing Ink.   I also used a distressing tool to tatter the edges of the other papers that were layered on top of the main tray papers.   Here is a list of the items used to decorate the tray:

7 Gypies Printer Tray

Ink:  Tim Holtz Distressing Ink - Walnut Stain, Old Paper, Fired Brick, Chipped Sapphire

Other Accessories: trinket pin, memo pin, stacked pearl stick pin, twine, chipboard stars and letters (U, S, A), miscellaneous designer paper/tags, vintage buttons, Tim Holtz Seasonal Salvage Stickers, bingo marker, polkadot ribbon, paper twine, Stampin' Up! basic pearls, Distressing Stickles -  Old Paper, Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Zots - small and medium, Stampin' Up! dimensionals, Scotch quick dry adhesive, heat tool

This is a very detailed project so I won't document each step in my blog, but if you'd like more information on this project, please email me at  I'm also going to enter this project into the HSS Stars and Stripes Theme Challenge this week.  The design team came up with some great ideas to get your mojo started! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Angie


  1. Wow, Angie! Printer trays may take a long time to create but the finished project is SO worth it! So much beautiful detail and I just love the vintage style. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

  2. Wow! What a great project. Love the vintage images! This project needs to be displayed. Beautiful! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. Wow, this is incredible! Gorgeous job with each square! I am so impressed! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

  4. Angie, are you kidding? This is FABULOUS! Beautiful. This is going to bring a lot of admirers at your home. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  5. Congratulations!

    You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design this week! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog. Please email me to obtain the html for your badge.

    Thank you for playing at HSS!

  6. Wow! This is a masterpiece! Each section is stunning in itself!