Disneyland Memory Tray

A few months back, I picked up a black framed memory tray from Michaels (Recollections brand). I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, but I was drawn to the individual sections in the tray. They reminded me of Project Life-style scrapbooking.

Last weekend, I decided that this tray would be perfect for photos from our day at Disneyland back in June.

This took me a few hours to pull together, but I am really happy with how it turned out. It's now hanging proudly on a wall in our hallway.

I started by printing the photos I wanted to include. There are two 4x6 slots in this frame, but the other slots are unusual dimensions, so I measured, sketched a general idea of what I wanted each slot to look like, and printed everything out. Then I chose the main papers for my tray. I used the My Mind's Eye Chalk Studio 6x6 paper pad for all but the largest slot (which is longer than 6 inches). For that space I used a sheet of paper from a Crate Paper 12x12 pad.

I wanted one space to have some sort of large text to "describe" what was happening. I thought using 'Our Happy Place' was the right phrase. I used Dear Lizzy Treasure thickers in the cream color for the words 'our' and 'place,' and I die cut 'happy' using the Avery Elle Simply Said Happy die. The little word stickers are from Authentique.

In the bottom corner I added '2015' using some Simple Stories chipboard stickers. This slot is just below the one that says 'DL' (Disneyland). We don't go to Disneyland often, but I do find that if I don't date a trip that we've taken more than once, I forget which year we were there.

At the very top of the frame, there's a silver handle. I suppose you could hang the frame on the handle (though there is hardware on the back of the tray to hang it as well), but I thought I would leave it as decorative and add a ribbon. I just used the natural chevron ribbon from Stampin' Up! and tied it in a knot. The perfect finishing touch.

Other supplies used for the tray include some embellishments from October Afternoon's Daily Flash collection, My Mind's Eye, and Dear Lizzy. I also used the Memory Box Banner Parade die for the banner in the center slot. The 'explore' text was done with Jillibean Soup Alphabeans stickers.

This was such a fun project! Have any of you ever made a memory tray? If so, add a link to your project in the comments. I would love to check them out!

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