Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Heart Belongs to Daddy Blog hop 4/9

This hop is in honor of Jennifer Anderson's father .If you came here from Karel's blog you're headed in the right direction. If you happened upon this hop and want to view all the beautiful projects start here: Scrappin Lil Turtle The theme for this hop was to make any masculine project.  I decided to make something for my husband.  He is an avid Chicago Bears football fan and I wanted to try a "shadowbox" or similiar project.  I decided on a Printer Tray project. I had seen one on the Archivers site and fell in love with it.  I chose a Printer tray from 7gypsies, this is what one looks like before you decorate it. This isn't the exact design I chose, but is very similar.

Because this was going to be for my husband I  knew it had to be decorated to highlight the Chicago Bears. I am a football widow LOL.  It's okay though because that means I always have my Sundays to craft!!  This is the finished project

This is a close up of the tiny banner. I can't remember which cartridge had a banner on it, lots do though. I simply hid the letters that were supposed to cut from the center using my Gypsy. I hand cut the orange and white strips.  The tiny bear head and the Chicago logo were made tiny in paint and then I hand cut them.  They are very small. I used glue dots to adhere them to a piece of twine and attach them to the frame. I had a hard time trying to figure out something for the long narrow vertical space, so I bought some beads in blue and orange and glued them in stripes.

Each little box was measured and I cut paper at the various sizes to fill them in. I cut the word "BEARS" out twice with my Cricut and layered it to look like a shadow in blue & orange, the football pennant and star are actually buttons, they came in a football theme pack, you will see the set all over my project:
 The beer mug was $1 at Party City, it was cut in half to fit the depth of the tray. The mug cost .99, the tools to cut it:  about $300!   LOL  they were all my husbands of course.  I used a cotton ball for the foam 'head'
 the game ticket came from a football sticker pack
 The Bears football is actually an eraser that comes apart. I only used one side of it, and again some of the buttons from the same football theme pack.
 in the upper right hand corner is beautiful Soldier Field in Chicago! The football uniform was cut from paper doll dress up - the best 'go to' cartridge there is.
I hope you like my project, I know my husband did!  Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!!


Would love you to be a follower, but all you realloy need to do is leave me a comment with a way to contact you.  I will be selecting a comment at random for a Starter Kit for your Gypsy!  This includes a black silicone sleeve, a screen protector, a stylus and a lanyard!

Next stop is: Shannon ~

Line up in case you get lost.....
Paula ~
Haidee ~
Tanya ~
Erin ~
Pam ~
Jessica ~
Karel ~
Liz ~
Shannon ~
Leslie ~
alina ~
faith ~
jessica ~
jill ~
martha ~
debbie ~
becky ~


Dee said...

Wow, I can't believe you don't have any comments yet. This project is great. I am a follower. TFS

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

I really have always wanted to decorate one of the shadow boxes, the way you did it is amazing. So cute, I could look at it for hours and always find something new :D good job.

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Kaitlin said...

Amazing project! I love it!:)


Just call me Vic said...

Thank you for sharing!!

Scrappy Jackie said...

what a great shadow box! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us! pjritsema at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

This project is soooo cool! I am a Bears fan as well:-) great job,
It was fun hopping with you:-)
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Jessica said...

OMG you must have spent a "ton" of time on this project....if not, I wanna know your secret. I love altered wood items so much. It rocks. The hubby better have loved it....It's great!

Pammejo said...

fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!! Your husband will definitely love it. TFS Go Bears!!!

Tanya said...

Amazing project! Love it :)

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Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

I have never done a shadow box.. perhaps it's time to start.. LOVE it. my hubby a BIG steelers fan.. so I understand the football widow syndrome!! LOL

girlia said...

Great job on the shadow box

BunnyFreak said...

Great shadow box.

Misty said...

That is incredible! Must have taken hours!
Hummer Hugs,
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shersl84bed said...

What a cool idea. I'm sure your husband is going to love it.

Smiles SHer

mandatory said...

That turned out great! Are you bringing it to work so I can see it?

Juliana T said...

what a great shadowbox! Love the theme

Tamara said...

Wow! That turned out great! I see those trays at Archiver's everytime I go there and never know what I would do with it! Thanks for sharing yours! I would love to win your blog candy too! I just got a gypsy and need a sleeve for it! Thanks for the chance to win!
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joydee1963 said...

great frame tray! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Sherrie K. said...

LOVE IT! I have never tried one of these. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing such a great idea! I am a new follower of yours, would love for you to check my blog out too and follow if you like what you see:)
Sherrie K

Trisha said...

Fabulous printers tray. Your husband must love it. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

bernietom47 said...

The tools to cut it: about $300! ROFLMBO, too funny! Fantastic tray I'm sure your hubby will love it.
Blessings Bernie

Nana Jo said...

Great project. Love it - I will be a follower as soon as I find it.
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Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love, love, love your project as i am sure your husband loves it also.
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Laura (tweetyb) said...

Wow! This is absolutely AMAZING!!!

amie said...

WOW this is amazing !! love love love
just became a follower i hope u pop over to my blog and become a follower too
hope to c u there

flowerdisco said...

love those trinket boxes and you put it to an even better use. great memorabilia.

hope you had fun hopping!