Hi there! It’s Judy VZ here from Created Just 4 U. Today I am sharing a project that is really close to my heart. It is a memory tray honoring 3 of the most beautiful women, inside and out, that I was lucky enough to have in my life. They are my mother and her 2 sisters.

The individual photos of them are some of my favorite. They were taken when they were each about 16. The photo of the 3 of them together was the last of the 3 of them together. They are all gone now, but not forgotten.

I started by gathering some card stocks. The 2 solids are from CutCardStock, Royal Sundance Felt Brilliant White, and DCS Discount Canvas Textured Latte Tan. I chose a patterned paper I thought would work well with my photos.

I used a 4 x 6-inch photo tray and I printed my photos out on the Royal Sundance Felt Brilliant White card. I used this card stock because I like the texture it added to the vintage photos. I converted the photos to black and white.

Next, I wanted to add a little color to the photos. I colored with pencils and chose colors that coordinate with the patterned paper used.

I cut the patterned paper into 4 x 6-inch panels and adhered to the photo tray. I used Score Tape for this step but other types of adhesives would work.

I trimmed my photos and matted with the Canvas Textured Latte Tan and Royal Sundance card stocks. I die cut some corner borders using the Royal Sundance. I also took a second sheet of the patterned paper used and fussy cut the flowers.

I added the photos and the fussy cut flowers with different thicknesses of foam tape for added dimension.

To finish, I adhered the corner borders with some flat back pearls. I die cut the “Sisters” title and 2 butterflies. The strip placed in the center was an afterthought and was cut from another sheet of patterned card stock.

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Judy VanZandt

I am a married mother of 2 adult children and avid crafter. I've indulged in many different types of crafts, but paper crafting is really my passion and has been for more than 20 or so years. I love making cards, scrapbooking, altering frames, bottles, notebooks and just about anything else you can put paper to.