My family was here for Christmas and I hadn't finished making gifts for my mother and sister. Don't worry, they received plenty of store bought items on Christmas day, but I wanted to make something special. It was my absolute last night to finish this project (their flights departed at 6am), so I stayed up until 3:30 finishing these 7 Gypsies Photo Trays. What a crazy night! I am sad that the coloring on the photos is a little off, but I didn't have any natural light to work with at 3:30am! Haha. I finished these gifts just before I had to drive my family to the airport. Whew. Oh, and of course I took photos of them opening their gifts to scrapbook later. They may not have been happy having their picture taken so early in the morning! *Only a true scrapbooker would make such a request.
Here is the tray that I made for my mother:
The colors of the project are actually red, white, gray and black, but appear more cream colored in the photos. You can use your imagination, right? :) My mother thought this gift with some of my favorite childhood photos was very heart-felt.
Initially, I wasn't sure how I was going to find pictures small enough to fit inside the tiny windows. A good solution was printing wallet-sized photos at Costco for the larger windows. For the very small windows where a wallet sized photo was still too large, I simply did not crop the photos on a photo editing program first. This allowed me to use my paper trimmer to crop the photo. This allowed me to get the images small enough to fit, especially on full-body shots.
I will post my sister's gift tomorrow.