Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop



Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop! I am very excited to be participating in this blog hop for the first time this month with some very talented CTMH consultants. The hop is a circle, so it doesn't matter if you are coming from my dear friend Crystal's blog or if you start here on my blog. Just continue around until you get back to the blog you started on to make sure you see all of the wonderful artwork!

This month I would like to feature a 5x7 hinged display tray. My best friend's oldest daughter graduated from high school last month, and I wanted to make something that she could take with her to college in the fall. The hinged display tray was a perfect choice! I started by covering the front and back of the box with the black paisley paper from the Laughing Lola paper pack. I added the complement border pieces to the top of the tray, and then put the pieces I trimmed off on each side. For the inside, I decorated each box individually. The smaller photos are wallet size prints trimmed to fit, and the larger photo is a trimmed down 4x6. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I used lots of foam tape to add dimension to the project. If you want to make one of your own, hurry and order your supplies from the list below! Everything is retiring except for the display tray.

























Close to my Heart Supplies Used:

5" x 7" Hinged Display Tray
Laughing Lola Paper Pack
Laughing Lola Complements
Laughing Lola Assortment
Base and Bling Purple Jewels 
Base and Bling Black Jewels  (clear jewel on bottom right)

Next, please head on over to Betty's blog to see what she's created for us this month! Thanks for hopping along with us. For a full list of all participating bloggers, please click here. Be sure to come back in August for more inspiration and to see some fabulous new CTMH products!


9 comments:

Betty Locco said...

This is really cute. Such a great gift. I'm glad you could join us this month!

Krista Hershberger said...

What a GREAT gift...a BEAUTIFUL piece of artwork! AND...she can display it at college!! Laughing Lola paper will be missed for sure!! Thanks for sharing...so happy to have you as part of our hop!! :)

Nancy said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Jolene!!!What a treasured gift.

Crafty Geek said...

Love this idea!! Very nicely done!

Crystal said...

This is awesome Jolene! I love it and the compliments around the edge are a great finishing touch.

Nickie Hoffer said...

What a great idea to cover the back of the frame. The whole thing is lovely.

Lori Meadows said...

Welcome to the hop. I love this project - especially covering the outside!

Andrea said...

I really like how you covered the outside too! I hadn't seen that done yet!

Helen Gullett said...

Love this! What a treasure to keep :) great idea of decorating the outside too :)