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This is the first typesetter tray memory frame that I’ve ever decorated. Creating it was a really cathartic experience for me because this frame is all about me and my Dad. Since I lost him in 2001, I haven’t spent any time looking at photos of us because the loss was so profound. So, why now? Well, it’s beyond time that I look back without sadness and remember the things that made him so special to me. I won’t go in to all of the reasons this “Never Grow Up” paper collection by Marion Smith Designs relates to memories of me and my Dad but when I saw it, the connections, even down to the smallest details, were just too strong for me to ignore.
I started with this tray that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I cut most of the pieces at 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ so they’d fit easily into my tray. I cut most of the images from this sheet of paper called “Never Never” from the “Never Grow Up” paper collection by Marion Smith Designs.
I used Craft Glue Dots in the Deskstop Dispenser to adhere the paper to the tray. I used mini Glue Dots for all the smaller things. They did a great job of holding those beautiful tiny pink flowers.
All of the embellishments I’m using are from Marion Smith Designs Junque & Gems. They are soooo nice!
Here’s a close up of all the little tray sections:
I added some pom pom ribbon around the edges of these two panels. I love that ribbon! I used it recently in this project too.
I rolled up Craft Glue Dots to a thin size so I could use them to stick the key to the paper on the right.
Mini Glue Dots are holding the pink flowers to the tray.
I’m so glad I took the time to make this. It was a little like spending the afternoon with my Dad. It’s now hanging in my craft room…and I really, really love it.
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