Saturday, July 6, 2013

Frosted Designs' Design Team Challenge

Hi and thanks for stopping by today....I've been away from Frosted Designs Design Team Challenge for a little over 2 months now and I'm back, refreshed somewhat and healing each day.  The auto accident in May set me back a bit, but I'm here today to show off some creative ways to use washi tape and twine.  These two products together add that extra pop to any project.  Make sure you take a few minutes and check out all the fun ideas this talented group of ladies came up with. 
 This project came together in less than 30 minutes and I must say my friend Rachel's daughter Abby is an amazingly beautiful girl to work with.  She has this natural look that makes everything I create with her magical.
 Here I've used washi tape and baker's twine to dress up this adorable little flip book on the display tray.
 Again adding washi tape to the edge of the the paper strips to make a rosette.  WOW, is all I can say about washi tape....I luv it...and its so new to me.
 Each rosette is made utilizing washi tape.
 Back in April I had the honor of being selected to be a guest presenter at Convention 2013 for Close To My Heart at the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and I was privileged to get a sneak preview of the product lines coming out in August 2013.  My challenge for this presentation was to show how to use the new accessories offered by CTMH.  During Friday morning General Session I presented this wall hanging display tray using only new accessories from the upcoming Idea Book "Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements", "Lagoon Washi Tape" and "Aqua Dots".
 Background paper used is an exclusive color from the "Laughing Lola" paper packet "Laughing Lola Blue", then I stamped the swirl images using a new stamp set "Swirl Around"
 When you are presented with a challenge there are so many interpretations, mine was to show how you could use mostly paper and accessories to create an amazing project and I kept that idea in mind during my creating.
 This display tray is actually made to sit on a table top, but I wanted to hang it on the wall, so I purchased a picture hanging kit from the dollar store and glued it to the back of the frame.  Next I added 2 pieces of foam tape stacked on top of each other behind each hinge.  For a more stable frame I added the long pieces of arrow chipboard to the sides and that's how it all began.
 Like what you see....wanna see more...want one of your own?  It's can pre-order your kits from me now!  Simply check out this kit under the Classes & Kits section of my blog...order yours today and I will mail a kit to you!  Kits are available for $30.00 plus tax and shipping.  Shipping rates will vary depending on your location.

All products used are CTMH:
5x7 Hinged Display Tray Z1838, Retail Price: $18.95
Laughing Lola Paper Packet Z7170B, Retail Price $9.95
Laughing Lola Complements Dimensional Elements X7170C, Retail Price $4.95
Swirl Around Stamp Set D1551, Retail Price $17.95
Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape Z1850, Retail Price $4.95
Paradise Assortment Baker's Twine Z1702, Retail Price $4.95
Aqua Dots Z1853, Retail Price $3.95
Total Retail Price to make your own kit $65.65, plus tax and shipping
A savings of $35.65!  WOW that's a deal...a 50% savings!
Thanks for stopping by and stay inky my friends.


  1. This is absolutely stunning Tamra!!! You took what started out as a plain looking frame and transformed it into a show piece!! I love the way you used the washi tape on the flowers!! Brilliant!! It is great having you back and creating again!

  2. Wow, this is amazing! I love the way you used washi tape in your rosette flowers!


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