I spent a little time (ok, an hour - but that IS a little time where pinterest is involved [why yes, this is another blog post that is going to blame pinterest for everything]) jumping from photo tray (or printer tray) photos to even more photo tray photos. You get the point. Obsessed.
And then it sort of hit me out of the blue (wham!) Just make one digitally!
So I did.
First I started with one that had six 3x4 openings, thinking that they would be easy to pop journal cards and photos in and get it done. Snip Snap.
I stopped and played with it for a few minutes:
So I made more.
Then I finally decided to cut loose and make a big one, which was what I really wanted in the first place:
And now I'm hooked. I want to do another one, and another one, and another one... I can think of about sixty themes, LOL. And as a paper lover - well, there are twenty spots in this one, and I only used photos in 3 of them. That's a lot of paper I can play with! ::happy sigh::
The interesting thing about these templates is the degree to which you can personalize them - by clipping a "wood" paper to the frame and adding a little bevel, I got a completely different rustic look than the sleek blonde wood veneer of the template. However, one of my CT ladies, Dolores, used the blonde veneer frame and it looks wonderful with the papers and photos she chose:
I really like the combination of photos, journaling, and embellished title all within the tray. And the banner beneath sets it off beautifully!
Anita took a different approach - she clipped a paper to the frame, and created a collage of homey sayings and cute little embellishments, which I love.
Jan took the first template and made this gorgeous tribute:
Last is Lexy's with a series of darling photos and lovely clustering around the frame. She also used a bevel and clipped wood to the frame.
So, as you can see, there are lots of approaches to take - all are attractive and effective, and entertaining. For the creator as well as the beholder!
The Photo Tray templates are on sale through Sunday at the Digichick at the introductory sale price, so pick one up and see how much fun you can have :)