Friday, August 22, 2014

Fussy Cutting Tray with Graphic 45

I can not sit and watch tv without doing something with my hands. I drag my tools and supplies to the couch and inevitably lose them between the cushions and under pillows. Even worse, my fussy cut bits fall into that abyss! So I’ve upcycled an unwanted tray into a fussy cutting buddy. It’s a simple recon, but results in something useful and pretty. Totally optional (but really very handy) is the addition of a scrabble tile holder set off to the side. It’s a simple solution to prevent my tools from rolling around the work surface while avoiding the creation of any additional corners or crevices for little bits to get stuck in. 

I’ve used An Eerie Tale for my recon, but you can easily change up the Graphic 45 collection to suit your tastes. With coordinaing front and backs, picking two papers really gives you four paper options and makes mixing and matching pretty darned easy.

Graphic45_NBattilana_EerieTale_fussycuttray_1of copy

Graphic45_NBattilana_EerieTale_fussycuttray_1of copy

Want to make your own? HERE's a snapguide how-to!
Graphic45_NBattilana_EerieTale_fussycuttray_1of copy

Supply List:
An Eerie Tale  > Enchantment
An Eerie Tale  > Grand Illusion
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads
Thrifted tray
Scrabble tile holder (optional)
Black acrylic paint
White tacky glue
Black inkpad


  1. I knew I hung onto those Scrabble tile holders for a reason! Fabulous tray make-over. Quite inspiring.

  2. What a great idea, especially the addition of the Scrabble tile holder.