Fun Photo Decor

Have you seen the printer’s tray’s from 7Gypsies?

They come in a few different configurations, including one that is a 4×6″ photo tray. And there are so many different ways you can use them!

301webSOURCES Tray: 7Gypsies. Patterned paper: October Afternoon (blue circles, aqua pattern), Little Yellow Bicycle (blue grid). Photo paper: Epson. Chipboard letters: BasicGrey. Rub-ons: Close to My Heart. Pen: American Crafts. Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

As soon as I saw the photo tray at my local scrapbook store, I knew it would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. And assembling it was really easy! I chose three patterned papers, trimmed them to fit (which ended up being slightly smaller than 4×6″) and adhered them to the tray. I printed the photos on matte presentation paper, which was a little sturdier than my ususal photo paper, since the photos will be exposed.

Converting the photos to black-and-white eliminated clashing colors and kept the look very classic. To help them stand out, I backed each photo with adhesive foam. I added two layers of adhesive foam to a few photos to add depth.

The title letters are plain chipboard letters. I was lucky to find some in a color that almost perfectly matched the tray! I’d initially planned on painting them or covering them with paper, but didn’t end up needing to. (Simpler is always better in my book.)

This was a great gift to make, and now I want one for myself! I’m thinking about making another with some of my favorite travel photos, and I’ll be sure to post the results here if I do!

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