Monday, February 28, 2011

party on! crafty secrets style!



Hello everyone!

For this month, all the Crafty Secrets Design Team gals were to create something around a party theme. I decided to take the "tea party" route and create something with the new Alice in Wonderland products!




Instead of a layout, I used a hanging drawer wall display I got at a local craft store. The drawer came in a dark brown or white - I was set on the white since it offsets the pastels so well in the Alice Scraps. Each section of this wall hanging measures 4x6, so it was very easy to cut, stain, and adhere since the measurements are already there. I used an adorable collection from Heidi Grace for the patterned paper and American Crafts cardstock for the solid. For two of the photo areas, I cut 4x6 sections from the inside of the Wonderland Tea Creative Scraps.....the hardest part? - deciding which of the many wonderful scenes to use!


For the solid photo mat areas, I stitched a zig zag border to give a little dimension. On the pink photo mat, I stamped the adorable tea pot and teacup from the "Tea With Alice" acrylic stamps in a subtle pink ink. To add a little texture and pop, I used a variety of ribbons, fibers, and fabrics to tie to the drawer handle at the top of the display. Now it is ready for the perfect tea or birthday party photos!



Now you simply must check out all the other extraordinary party projects by the rest of the Design Team....off you go:


xoxo

18 comments:

  1. Very Cute Mary!! And loving the layout below.. as well as your photograph and your new header! LOVE

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  2. Oh Mary -

    I LOVE how this piece turned out! It is just so adorable! I love the colors and the way all the pieces just compliment each other. WONDERFUL!

    Elaine Allen

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  3. Mary, Mary!! Your project is beautiful. I love visiting your blog. It's always so well done, along with beautiful work!!! Hugs Linda DUke

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful!!!

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  5. So pretty Mary, love the photo display idea!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I do love Alice :)

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  7. This is so pretty Mary! I've seen these trays in my local craft store too. I think I'm gonna need to get one the next time I see it. :) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Fabulous project Mary!! I love how your altered drawer turned out!! This will make a great display for photos!!

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  9. This is so much fun, love to look at it and see all the different details you have. What a great gift it would make for someone to display photos or something with memories, love it.

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  10. That is adorable! I saw those drawer displays and am wanting to decorate one for my mom for Mother's Day. Thanks for giving me some ideas for decorating it. Very cute!

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  11. Your tray is so pretty.
    That paper and those stamps are adorable.

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  12. Beautiful! You have given me inspiration to get started my tray that has been sitting on top of a pile for 2 months!
    Kelly

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  13. Oh Mary, you always have the most beautiful projects to share! This is gorgeous! I love the "Alice and Wonderland" themed products you used. Everything detail is perfect. Very pretty! :)

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  14. This is gorgeous! I just love dropping by your blog to see all the beautiful things you make. You always incorporate so much detail into your projects.

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  15. Off all the sites I have ever seen, yours have the most beautiful, whimsical projects. I am sooooo impressed. Love all the flowers.

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