Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mother-in-laws 90th Birthday 7 Gypsies Trays

The 90th Birthday Party event has come and gone.
Everything turned out perfect.  We had simple party
for my husband's mother at a small Chinese restaurant.
The birthday girl socialized, ate good food, blew out
90 candles, and ate some birthday cake.  We all raised
a glass of champagne in her honor. 
I made two 7 gypsie trays for her which had pictures from
her entire life.  It was very difficult trying to put so many
pictures on those small trays, but I was very pleased with
the results and so was my mother-in-law and that was the
important part.  I wanted her to be able to see pictures of
her life as she went about her day, without having to open
a book.  We hung the trays on the wall in her den by her chair.
This is the first tray.

If you lifted the picture up on the right, you would find
another picture under it.  I used the accordian fold at
the top of the pictures and hot glued it to the top of the
square section that I placed the pictures in.  It was like
a flip book.  I repeated this process in several places.

I think my favorite part is the little picture of Imogene
with the crown.

Here is the second tray.

I used Pink Paislee House of 3 Soiree Paper, supplies, and
Other products I used:
Black card stock
Colorbok black glitter paper
Teresa Collins Posh glitter paper
Echo Park Be Mine alpha stickers
Making Memories mini shimmer black alphas
Making Memories Metal flowers
Studio g stamps
Paper Studio Spare Parts crown brad
Paper Studio Spare Parts adhesive gemstones
Recollections brads
Best occasions metal dots
EK success birthday candle stickers
Hobby Lobby Charm Me Bride/Groom Charms
Sizzix Flourish die cut
Light Blue embroidery thread

I hope you enjoy looking at these two projects.
In the beginning I really worried about how I
was going to get all these pictures on the small
trays.  But once I started working on them and
had some uninterrupted time, I was able to
realize I could use the accordion fold to my
advantage in this project.  It really worked for me.

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