Skylark Updates Hinged Display Tray


I love the Hinged Display Tray and last October I designed a class using the now retired Huntington Papers (you can see that post here).  Last month at my card class one of my participants asked if I could offer an update for summertime.

I knew I wanted to use Skylark and somehow incorporate the Picture My Life cards.  Unfortunately the cards are too large for the openings, but with my trusty scissors I cut one up!  Close to My Hearts micro tip scissors are perfect for getting close detail cuts and to top it off they are non-stick so don’t get all gummed up cutting adhesive.










The Skykark paper coordinates perfectly with the Kraft cardstock and gave the “natural look” I was trying to achieve.  The bottom left corner is adorned with a little shimmer trim, a zip strip, a heart from the Marquee Enamel Accents and a bird from the Skylark Complements.

I love that I can use temporary adhesive in the windows so it can be easily changed out, because I have another cute idea wandering around in my head.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my updated tray…if you’d like to make one of your own, leave me a message!

Happy Crafting!


Huntington Workshop

I am so excited to be offering a Huntington Workshop from 9:30 – 12:00 on Saturday, September 28th!  We will be making a two page layout and completing this 5 X 7 display tray.



Space is limited to 6 and as of this posting there are just FIVE spaces left!  Please e-mail me today at to reserve your place and order your supplies.

Happy Days!


Huntington Welcomes Fall to Paper Trail

What says fall more than the colors of Autumn Terracotta, Barn Red, Cashmere, Champagne, Cocoa, Desert Sand, Olive and Slate?

Those are the colors that are available in the Huntington papers which are featured this month on the Paper Trail.  Thank you for choosing to take a walk with us if you’ve arrived from Lynn’s blog welcome, if you’re starting here keep following the links and you’ll eventually end up right back where you started with some terrific ideas for this new paper pack in the 2013 Autumn/Winter Close to My Heart Idea Book.

I have been in love with the 5 X 7 hinged display tray since it made it’s appearance in the catalog.  I felt that it was perfect to showcase the Huntington papers with some family photos that we are having our niece take this fall (as soon as the leaves start to turn in western Washington!)


I found the display tray easy to work with and you’ll notice no stamping, but LOTS of embellishments.






I will be hosting a workshop in October to make your own display tray that you could give as a gift or keep for yourself, so be sure to stay tuned for more information.

Please continue your journey to Betsy’s page where you’ll see more fantastic artwork.

Supply List*

Z1838 Hinged Display Tray

X7174B Huntington Paper Packet

Z1881 Huntington Assortment

X7174C Huntington My Stickease

Z1837 Wooden Mini Medley

Z1786 Antiqued Gold Mini Medley

Z1753 Brown and Tan Sparkles

Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim

Z1765 Arbor Wooden Shapes (retired)

*clicking on the products in my supply list will direct you to my online business address where you can purchase the items to make your own display tray.

Claire Visits Paper Trail

Welcome to the Paper Trail blog hop where Claire is making her first appearance, you should have arrived here from Linda’s Paper Taylor, but if you didn’t don’t worry…this is a circular hop and you will eventually end up right back where you started.

I have to be honest Claire was not one of those paper packets that jumped right off the pages of the catalog screaming – YOU HAVE TO HAVE ME and had it not been for the Paper Trail I probably wouldn’t have invested in the pretty Hollyhock, Blush, Sunset and Outdoor Denim combination.  What did appeal to me was the “Girls Rock” stamp set on the page opposite the paper pack and since I was forced to use the paper (in jest of course) I decided I had to have the stamp too! =)  The paper turned out to be pretty versatile…not only is it a wonderful floral, but there are some magnificent geometric designs as well.

When I was thinking about projects that I could use this paper for, my mind flew straight to a very dear friend that just welcomed his baby girl to the world.  Little “Mercy” is cute as a button and is going to bring the pages of the My Creations Showcase 6 X 6 accordion album come to life.


For each of the layouts I used my Wishes Card Layout Design book and picked 4.5 X 4.5 square card patterns – I increased the dimensions, but left the general layout the same.  Now there are perfect little places for her mommy & daddy to place pictures and even some room to stick in some journaling.  If you’d like to make an accordion album of your own…drop me a line, I’d love to help you!

Now’s the time to pick up the pace and head on over to Lynn’s Field’s Finery to see what she has in store for you!

Can’t wait to see you back in a few weeks with 1, 2, 3…Craft!