Janine loves the pretty mix of colours in the 7 Gypsies Victoria line. She enjoyed mixing the pretty colour palette with touches of black to help make it all pop on the page. With a few hand cut elements from the printed papers mixed in with some Prima flowers, she was able to create a floral cluster that flanked the photograph. For added texture she has added some touches of 7 Gypsies Book Binding tape and a metal page edge as well, both in black for added emphasis.
Iris created this canvas art for her friend Arlene. She first misted the canvas and rubbed on the 7 Gypsies colour rubbings on the canvas. What is great about this product is that it takes on the texture of the material on which it is rubbed on - which in this case is the canvas. 7 Gypsies metal embellishments and wooden ruler together with Prima flowers complete the look of the project.
Tina Walker has been into scrapbooking for about 15 years now and she loves how scrapbooking has embraced all types of medium, styles, and techniques. Anything goes, and that is perfect for her. This project is special to her because it features a photo of herself with her sister whom she sees only a couple of times a year. The layout came together pretty fast. She used an old vintage plastic doily for the masking together with patterned papers from the 7 gypsies Mykonos line.
The beautiful colours and the artistic approach to creating this page is just so amazing and we hope that you will all be inspired to take out your 7 gypsies stuff too and play along with us.
This beautiful card and gift box set was created by Laura O’Donnel. She used the Camden 8x8 paper pack from 7 Gypsies for the flowers on the gift box as well as the collaged background on the card. Laura has been a long time lover of 7 Gypsies and is continually amazed that even the older lines of 7 Gypsies can be used today and still look up to date and trendy. Thank you Laura for sharing with us your beautiful creations.
To finish the series from the holidays about the beautiful 7gypsies artist trays, our design team have scoured the internet to bring you some more stunning examples. We thank all the artists below who have allowed us to share their projects here.
Nic Howard create this stunning example for a Live with Prima class last year. We love how she has drawn on a narrow colour palette which just serves to make the black and white photos stand out. She has cleverly incorporated packaging and a wealth of creative ideas in each cavity, and brought them all together with the bouquet and title which gives it depth and detail.
Aki, informs us that she has this hanging in the front room as a welcome display for friends and family to see. Aki has used a good mixture a products from 7gypsies, Sassafras Lass, My Mind's Eye Jenni Bowlin. Thank You so much Aki for letting us share your fabulous project.
This beautiful tray was created by Janice Boon from Singapore. When she first saw this artist tray, she immediately thought of it as a perfect medium for her to be able to show a few memorable moments from her wedding. Aside from the stunning photos and lovely design, this tray also has a "secret" compartment which is the envelope from Maya Road which houses some of her notes about the event.
Here’s another Printer’s Tray decorated in a vintage style. Jasmine Low, Singapore, put together this adorable printer’s tray for her mother for Mothers Day. It features BasicGrey’s Capella line and Prima flowers. Notice how Jasmine’s put the photo outside the tray for prominence? Such a neat idea! Jasmine tells us that her mother adored the tray, and we’re not surprised.
Thank you to Kathy Wade for sharing two wonderful examples of how she decorated the 7 Gypsies Artists Tray. Here are some words from Kathy "I made this tray for my sister using photos from her recent wedding. I used a 7 Gypsies tray and lots of different embellishments including some Hero Arts stamps. I included part of her wedding program, a tag that was attached to the wedding favours and of course some very cute pictures" It's wonderful that Kathy added these personal touches from the wedding day.
Words from Kathy on decorating this 7 Gypsies Artists Tray "I made this photo tray as a gift for my niece, Grace, for her 8th grade graduation. I included photos of Grace with her mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, family and friends. I used several Hero Arts stamps on this, as well as Technique Tuesday stamps. I made ATC's and inserted them into the tray." Thank you for sharing these wonderful creations with us Kathy!
Kelly Booth shows us another fabulous use for the Artist tray, to hold these awesome ATC's. These ATC's were made by Kelly herself, the Hero Arts Hostesses as well as Jennifer McGuire and Shari Carroll. How fantastic do they look displayed in the artists tray. Many thanks Kelly for sharing your fabulous idea!
7 Gypsies' DT coordinator Paula Cheney created this stunning Shadowbox Tray, which she shared on their blog 'One Lucky Day' - and has generously agreed to share here. As well as a range of 7 Gypsies papers and embellishments, Paula has used cotton reels, a sprig of lavender, a touch of fabric and a vintage glass bottle. It is a wonderful inspiration to use the little bits and pieces you find yourself hanging on to and create something beautiful with them.
Last but not least, we thank Ronda Palazzari for sharing this stunning Printers Tray with us, filled with Crate Papers gorgeous Restoration line. Love all the details that Ronda has put into this tray and the overall vintage feel of it. Fabulous piece of art.
And now we thank the following amazing artists who sent in images of their trays to participate in our readers challenge. 7Gypsies sent us a fabulous prize pack for the lucky winner who is…. Jill Geraghty-Groves!!! Congratulations Jill – it may not be the ‘prettiest’ artist tray we’ve seen, but it’s definitely one-of-a-kind!
Janine had never decorated a 7 Gypsies Printers Tray before and found it a wonderful experience. In many ways it is quick and easy as you know that you have set sizes within each of the compartments to decorate, so it is somewhat similar to creating a lot of little cards and then deciding on the correct placement of them within the tray for balance and design. Janine used the brand new Authentique ‘Uncommon’ range of papers for her tray and loved them.
Suz chose one of the beautiful 7gypsies receipt holders to play with. She decided to use it to hold ideas and inspiration for little pockets and corners around her home that need some extra love and attention. Although they’ve been in their ‘new’ house for five years, there are still a lot of areas that need decorating – they’re not necessarily whole rooms, sometimes it’s just a wall or a corner of a room that needs livening up. It’s kind of like a ‘Pinterest’ that you can hold and touch and add to and use for reference and colour matching along the way!
We hope you’re enjoying our 7Gypsies display items series so far. We’re not finished yet but we’re excited to announce that 7Gypsies have sent us a bundle of goodies to give away to one lucky winner who sends us images of their own altered display tray! We’ll give you another week or so to go shopping and alter your 7gypsies display tray or drawer. We’ll put them all up in a post and announce the winner at the end of July. Australian residents only please. Email your pics to email@example.com. If you can’t find a 7Gypsies supplier, please let us know and we’ll try and help you out with a scrapbooking store near you.
Moving right along to Jane’s gorgeous ideas for the 7Gypsies Library Drawer…
Louise W loves the printer trays and has done a number of them, but this one is a special gift for her mother. Having very few family photo's to access from her mothers childhood makes this one a very personal reminder of the past, while including some beautiful details from the scrapbooking present.
Today we welcome back a familiar, talented name to our design team. We’re thrilled that Chris Millar has agreed to return and become one of our resident card-making specialists!
Chris's family recently returned from a family holiday in Borneo. While she was there Chris collected many of these handcrafted wooden key rings from the markets. She didn't want to just put them away in a draw but couldn't use them all as key rings, so the 7 Gypsies Artist Printers Tray was the perfect solution for displaying them as well as a couple of photos from the holiday. She chose to use the Echo Park Splash range to go along with the theme of the photos taken on a tropical island.
Louise was more than a little daunted by such a large OTP project LOL :) but in the end still kept her approach to decorating it fairly simple. Louise has used a lot of the 7 Gypsies product packaging [corrugated board] to break up the 'white space' and then gave it a coat of white gesso.
In many states right now we’re enjoying (or enduring!) school holidays, so we thought we’d interrupt our regular programming to bring a special little piece of inspiration into each of your days.
The brief for the design team was to design and alter one of the many different 7gypsies artist trays available, and to create a special memory jar that worked alongside it – bringing memory keeping beyond the page in some very special ways.
We’ll feature an artist a day for the next two weeks, and they’re all so beautiful and uniquely amazing, we didn’t know where to start! So please keep checking back to see some stunning examples.
We’d love you to join in as well so if you have an artists tray or if you are inspired to create one, send us your images - we’d love to feature your work at the end of the series. Email images to firstname.lastname@example.org . If you need help sourcing artist trays, leave a comment at the end of the post and we’ll try and help you out in your state.
Kathie has used this combination of Printer’s Tray and memory jar to showcase vintage sewing items handed down by her grandmother. Vintage spools of thread, cards of darning thread, antique measuring tapes, tailors chalk, metal thimbles, even a linen runner that has been hand embroidered are displayed beautifully.
Kathie has used the Black Letterblock Printer’s Tray and she has decorated it with a combination of vintage text papers from 7Gypsies and BasicGrey. Vintage sewing tissue paper, unbleached calico and antique laces from Kathie’s collection give texture and underpin the sewing theme.
7 gypsies never fail to design timeless and classic paper ranges that lend themselves to showcasing both vintage and modern photos. Louise has created 2 layouts one using an older photo of her grandfather and a 2nd featuring a photo of her young friend Jessica. The Lille range of papers has so much wonderful ephemera incorporated into the background patterns that it is just perfect for creating coordinating embellishments to decorate your layout.
A you can see from this layout these wonderful papers also feature wonderful kitsch hand doodled elements. On this particular layout Louise has incorporated such an element into her title.
The second thing Caz thought of when she saw the gorgeous Mykonos range from 7gypsies was Summer (the first thing she though of was little white houses on a hill in Greece but alas she hasn't managed to get there yet). The Delos paper has brightly coloured tiles printed all over it and Caz designed her page around these. She mounted some of the tiles and her photos on chipboard for added texture.
The journaling written on the back of the page details the day her kids decided Chase needed a swim. Apparently doggy paddling does not come as second nature to dogs. The first time they tried he sank like a stone much to their horror. After being shown what to do he was much better at it, but not very keen on the whole swimming thing.
A big thank you to the wonderful talent Natalie May who has created a wonderful canvas featuring also the 7 gypsies Lillie range of papers. Natalie has used and coordinated embossing and inking techniques to amazing effect on the patterned paper squares. Just wonderful Natalie, thank you very much for sharing your canvas.
We thank the amazing talent of Anna Dabrowska for allowing us to showcase her wonderful layouts featuring the 7 Gypsies Lillie range of papers. With all of her layouts Anna has utilised the pattern of the papers to full advantage; in both her design and embellishing. Thank you so very much Anna.
Louise just loved working with the Paddington range of papers. Whilst many find it hard to work with a range that is just in the 2 tones of black and white, the creative opportunities are endless as they are so easily matched with bright primary colours. The patterns and designs in the Paddington range are timeless and lend themselves to a broad range of topics that you might want to scrap.
Louise has chosen to keep it simple and has created 3 layouts, introducing 3 different bright colours [red, pink and yellow] to coordinate with this basic black and white range. Louise has used small amounts of the patterned paper, on a white background to embellish and showcase her photos. The small touches of bright colour, with the titles brads/eyelets and background spray mist, just finish the layouts off perfectly.
Louise loved the modern vintage look of the new 7 Gypsies Conservatory range. Using one of their amazing printer trays, she created this keepsake using the papers as a base and created a flowing plant design from imagery cut from the same papers and pop dotted into the sections. By adding lots of little touches including flowers, keys and a bird (also cut from the papers), the design has a coherent flow and lots of little details.
The pearl swirls add a sophisticated finishing touch to this family legacy.
A big thank you to Anna Dabrowska for letting us show this awesome layout featuring the 7 Gypsies Paddington papers. Anna has used these papers in such a wonderful mix of grunge and feminine styles. It looks beautiful. thank you Anna for allowing us to share your creativity.
This beautifully feminine layout from Veronica Goh shows the versatility of this range. By distressing, tearing and rolling the edges to show both sides of the papers, she has added depth and dimension as well as bringing focus to the photo. The large co-ordinated alphabet adds subtle detailing and the touches of lace complete the modern vintage look.
This stunning layout from Sharon Ong showcases the conservatory range at its best. By cutting out elements from the gorgeous papers and adding copious amounts of inking and details, Sharon has combined a modern photo with vintage look elements beautifully.
Firstly, we’d just like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and peace-filled Christmas, and thank you all for visiting us.
Caz had been hanging onto these photos for quite some time, waiting for the inspiration to scrap them. 2007 was the year that Jord's Polly Pockets decided to move into the nativity manger. They arrived in their purple sports car with enough dresses to tide them over the Christmas break. Soon enough Jesus and family had moved out completely when Polly invited even more of her friends to stay.