New Product Showcase


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Welcome to my Sweet Studio!  If you’re coming from the Delightful Denise‘s Blog, you’re on the right path.

It was hard to narrow down my favorite new product to just one but since my overall favorite product right now is our Picture My Life Kits, then my very favorite must be the beautiful For Always themed PML cards.  Of course, I love using all of the card kits, but this one is so versatile, making them a breeze to use on lots of different projects.

PML FA Hinged Displayed

 I love the variety of colors, patterns and textures in this kit – they’re perfect to use in any scrapbook but I especially love using them as Background and Texture paper for other projects.  On this Hinged Display Tray, I used them as my patterned paper and simply added a little Black Cardstock and Ink – all other papers and patterns were from the card kit.  Notice how I break up the squared look by repeating the rounded corners of the PML cards and mixing it up with the straight edges.

PML FA Hinged CU Layers

The finish on the Hinged Tray is so perfect for the “Chalk” look that is so popular right now.  As always, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to create layers.  This is especially necessary when making any Home Decor item but really makes a difference on Display Trays.  It creates hidden pictures and interest behind every layer and makes you want to take a second look.  When needing a variety of depths, I layer my Foam Tape in different combinations.  I’m thrilled we now offer a thin 3-D Foam Tape for even more options!

PML FA Hinged CU Photo stretch

Don’t forget to think “outside-the-box”!  Place photos, messages and accents on top of the tray and try splitting photos into different sections.  To do this, you usually need to cut the width of the shelf/divider out of the photo – this seems wrong but your eye will make up the difference when continuing the lines.  In this case, the Display Tray shelf is approximately 1/8″ wide so I cut a strip that size from the center of the photo.  Even though my son is very tall, he and his darling wife would have looked stretched beyond normal if I had simply cut the photo in half.

PML FA Hinged CU

When creating your layers, don’t stop at layering your cards and paper but also add depth and character to your accents.  I used the 3-D Complements from our new Chalk It Up line, Black Mini-Medleys,  Black Shimmer Trim, Epoxy Bubbles, and our new black and white enamel stars – all made more interesting by combining and/or stacking them for a bigger look.

PML FA Hinged Full

I am currently running a series of PML ideas – stay tuned for upcoming posts including some in the next week that feature more ideas using the awesome For Always PML kit or check out some from my archives including 10 reason I love PML.

Thanks for stopping by, now on to Katy‘s fabulous blog.

Published on: July 30, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

17 Responses to New Product Showcase

  1. Sherry Day says:

    Love your work! This is gorgeous!

  2. Wow! Wow! Wow! Would you please just whip one of those up for me? lol. LOVE it!

  3. Very very pretty! Love everything you do!

  4. Lynn Como says:

    Just beautiful Sherri! I absolutely love your work and would enjoy being in your classes. Ohh.. so far away … but close to my heart. :)

  5. Lisa Stenz says:

    I am in love with your display tray project Sheri!! What a fantastic way to use the fun For Always PML cards! *Ü*

  6. Amy Moore says:

    I love this tray and those PML cards in it! Just stunning and gorgeous!

  7. Blythe Shupe says:

    I so love this!

  8. bren yule says:

    I so LOVE this! OK, I have to make one too! Thank you Sheri!!!

  9. Dana says:

    I am completely in awe of your greatness! Love everything about this project – I truly love using our crafting talent in home decor. Cuteness makes me happy.

  10. Aaron says:

    You ladies are so awesome. I look forward to this every month! Cant wait to give it a try!

  11. Such INSPIRATION packed into this little frame!!! LOVE me some PML cards!!!

  12. Nancy Ball says:

    This is gorgeous. The details put it right over the top!

  13. You have inspired me. I am so doing this!

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  15. Krista :) says:

    Just BEAUTIFUL! The way you used PML, just amazes me! I never thought about cutting my picture in half to add a vertical size picture to this display…thanks for the inspiration!! :)

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