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Friday, October 28, 2011

The One with the Elle's Studio Forever Grateful Project Kit (+Giveaway!)

When Elle of Elle's Studio asked if I'd like to play with their Forever Grateful Project Kit I responded with a yes, yes, a thousand times yes! (Okay, I don't think I said those exact words in my email reply, but I sure thunk them!) I am so grateful to have been apart of Elle's Studio's very first design team from January to June 2010 - how I miss it! So it was fun for me to delve right back into all things Elle.
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Project kit coordinator and extraordinaire Jenni Hufford created the altered tray seen above.

Here's a bit about this project kit:
Capture those moments you’re most grateful for in 7Gypsies newest printers tray! With papers, buttons, embellishments and more, from popular manufactures, along with your limited edition Elle’s Studio tags that were made just for this kit, you are set with all the supplies you need to put together the perfect tray for yourself, to give as a gift or both! And don't forget, the limited edition Elle's Studio tags will never be sold or printed again - once this kit is sold out, they are gone. You can even use the instructions provided to put together your tray. Sit down with a cup of hot chocolate – all you need to grab is your photos, scissors, and glue - we’ve provided the rest! Bonus: Save the leftover exclusive Elle’s Studio Tags to use on your other layouts, cards and more!

THIS KIT INCLUDES
31 Elle’s Studio journaling + embellishment tags
Photo Shadowbox Tray (7Gypsies)
Graphic Paper (Crate Paper)
Heirloom Paper (Studio Calico)
Buttons (Crate Paper)
2 Veneer Houses (Studio Calico)
1 Doily Flower (Jenni Bowlin)
1 Wooden Spool (Jenni Bowlin)
1 Pin (Maya Road)
1 toothpick
2ft cream ribbon

So here is my pile'o'stuff before:
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And here is the finished project:
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(Yes, I know I've used these pictures a lot recently, but they match the kit perfectly so that's that!)

My goal was to use as much of the kit as possible and no other supplies besides adhesive.
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On the bottom right section, I wrapped the wooden spool with the ribbon, tied a bow with the ribbon, attached it with the stickpin, cut out a banner and glued it to the toothpick, slid it inside the spool, then added it to the tray. There was a "3 tags" printed on one of the sheets of tags, so I cut off just the "3" part and set it on the wooden house. Cuz there are three of us Evans's :)
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The only "fancy" thing I did to this section was I trimmed off the black scalloped tearaway strip from the bottom of one of the patterned papers and covered the red scalloped strip under the sentiment. I wanted to tone down the red aspects a bit cuz there's no red in our photos. Photobucket

My favorite part of this kit: the buttons! I wanted to use them all and I think they look so pretty together so I just glued them all in one section.
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I made photo corners from patterned paper, cut out a few elements from the patterned papers, and added them to one corner for a dash of whimsy.
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This section was fun. There were just a few tags that I didn't incorporate so I cut out individual letters from those tags to spell our names. I love the ransom look and am glad I was able to stick to the kit exclusively. There was even an "x" on the "xoxo" sentiment strip for Fox!
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It's true, I'm so thankful for my little family.
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On the largest section I cut out most of the tags and adhered them with either a glue dot runner, one foam square, or two foam squares stacked together for double the pop!
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Want to see even more altered trays using the Forever Grateful Project Kit? Your wish is my command! The current design team each got to play with a kit and here they are:
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Top left to right:

Because Elle is amazing, she's offering to give away a Forever Grateful Project Kit to one lucky person! Alls you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this post by Tuesday November (NOVEMBER??!! Time is flying!) 1st 2011 and I'll post the winner that day.
Have a happy Friday!

86 comments:

  1. OH MY GOD

    can i just say

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE YOUR BLOG!

    i just don't even know how
    i got here but i am glad i did

    you have a wonderful family
    and SCRAPBOOKING omg !

    i have a bag full of things to
    start and you are going to be
    a great help!


    :) new follower here <3


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  2. Would love to win this!! My oldest is turning 2 (TWO!!!!) on Thursday, so this would be perfect. Love what you did with the tags & buttons in their own trays. It's a good way to hoard and still "use" all of them!

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  3. your final product looks SO great! cutest family ever!! ;)

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  4. Wow! The one you made turned out amazing! I have never used a printer tray before, but it sure looks like a fun challenge! :)

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  5. have you seen the baby TOMS that have foxes all over them? you need to get them!

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/disney-its-a-small-world-by-toms-classic-slip-on-baby-walker-toddler/3203168?origin=category&resultback=359

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  6. I am addicted to tags and labels. Lots of layers. Love these projects. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. This is absolutely fabulous! I love what you did with that kit...amazing!!

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  8. Your pictures go perfectly!! I love what you did with the cute spool, and the tags all together look so cute!
    Love it!

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  9. I'd love to win a kit, thanks for the chance. Love the Printers tray you made.

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  10. WOW!!! Your work is always so gorgeous!! <3 it!!

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  11. Love your project! Your fam is so cute :)

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  12. Wow this is amazing and you did an amazing job with this project!!!!Love all the little details!!!

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  13. Paige---this is SOO amazing! I LOVE your little envelopes! I also love how you featured the buttons---SOOOO cute:) LOVE the papers and your photos are just too precious:) Great job!

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  14. AWESOME kit-and I love, love your take on it!! So inspiring!!

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  15. I love, love, love the buttons in this kit!!! Your project is amazing-so creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Love what you did with the tray project and who cares about using the same photo ... lets just say that there is only ONE photo of my husband and me i like (mainly cause i don't like being in front of the camera) and so its the ONLY photo you would see of us around the house or the only one i ever give to family ... nevermind its like 5 years old. LOL

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  17. oh my gosh I love this idea!!! YOur project is beautiful and tht cluster of buttons....swoon!!!! Thank you so much for you kindness and a chance to win :)

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  18. Adorable project..... I would love a kit to play with

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  19. your project turned out soooo amazing!!!! wow I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! sooo cute...

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  20. Oh you did a great job of this. I have been looking at these kits with awe for a while now, so would totally love a chance to win!!

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  21. You rock the project kit! Yours is my favorite among all :D don't think I'm gonna win this but anyway just enter. TFS! Stunning project as always :)

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  22. OMW. That is stunning! LOVE it! What I love about this kit is that it's not in traditional Thanksgiving colors...cuz I am DEF not a traditional person! :) Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  23. I've been wanting to work on a 7 Gypsies tray for a long time now...thanks for the chance to win! Your's came out real cute! :)

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  24. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

    I'd love to try it out!

    Thanks!

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  25. Absolutely stunning Paige! I love your creativity! Lovely products to be able to play with!

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  26. i love your project...it makes me happy that you used all of the buttons in one cubby area...i would have done that too! :)

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  27. Love this kit and what you did with it! I really love your button compartment!

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  28. Love this kit and what you did with it! Fox is a cutie and what a neat name! Thanks for sharing and for the chance!

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  29. Your project is too cute! I love what you did with the spool. You have a lovely family.

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  30. Paige! WOW! Your tray is so beautiful! Love what you did.
    Your extra elements - fab.

    SUCH a huge fan of yours. HUGE.

    (please don't enter me in your giveaway..I'm just probably your biggest fan alive & wanted to tell you so.)

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  31. i love this project. you did a great job. I like how you put all the buttons in one area.
    I hope I'm lucky!

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  32. This is SO cute! It would make a great project for one of our godson's first Christmas presents! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  33. I love what you did with it! I love the name tags and those buttons!!!

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  34. This is fabulous, you did a wonderful job:)

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  35. You are adorable!! I just love how this turned out. Lots of beautiful details. Such a cute family!!!!

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  36. I love printer trays and this kit looks like amazing fun to play with!

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  37. This is beautiful Paige! I love how you grouped all the colorful buttons together in one section.

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  38. Gorgeous! I always love all your projects, but this one is so very special! Thanks so much for the chance at such an amazing giveaway!

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  39. Paige! You knocked it out of the park!! I LOVE this :-) My favorite part is the little cubby with all the buttons :-)

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  40. beautiful creation! Love it!

    So many inspiration and ideas! Thanks for sharing, Riki N.

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  41. I just love this kit!! What a beautiful and fun way to share your life with others. Thanks for the chance to win this:)

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  42. I am going to make myself tackle one of these printer tray projects. This one is lovely. Thanks so much for giving us inspiration!!!

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  43. love this completely...love all the buttons..photo corners, collage of Elle's Studio goodies! Simply Stunning!

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  44. What a great giveaway!! Love how you use the tags and the buttons!
    Thanks so much! ~sandy

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  45. Such a gorgeous project...looks amazing!

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  46. I just love your style!! Your blog is so cute and always inspiring! The Elle's studio goodies look like so much fun to play with too!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  47. Paige, this is amazing! What a great keepsake you will have for your family.

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  48. You did an amazing job with the kit, Paige. I really love the buttons section and the large tag area, lots of dimension. Such a beautiful keepsake :)

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  49. That is an amazing kit....I would love to win and be able to make on of those trays.

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  50. LOVE LOVE THIS project!! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  51. wow what a good time to stumble upon your blog from Pinterest! What a great giveaway!

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  52. You did a fabulous job with this kit! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!
    - April W

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  53. You did an amazing job with this!! I would love to get my hands on one of these!

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  54. Could this get anymore awesome! I just LOVE IT. Wow :)

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  55. This is amazing! You are so talented. I would love to create something as wonderful!

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  56. THis kit is amazing! Would luv 2 win 1! Following via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel@gmail.com

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  57. I love your version of the kit Paige! Your work is always so bright, colorful and cheery. Looking at yours makes
    Me want to go purchase the kit right away!!!

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  58. This is fabulous! I love your design, especially putting all the buttons together! And how you arranged all the tags. So fun!

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  59. Your project is beautiful! Who knew that a printer tray could become a work of art?!?!

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  60. Adorable. Perfect idea for this time of year! Grateful I found your blog.

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  61. Your project is so cute! I love how you clustered all those fab buttons together!

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  62. Yours is so pretty! I love the way you cut up the tags to spell your names. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. Wow! I am so loving what you did with your project kit! The button cluster is so perfectly lovely. I don't think I'd ever think to do that.

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  64. This is so gorgeous. And I agree with you, those buttons are the best bits!!

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  65. Such lovely kits.
    Thank you for the chance to win this kit.

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  66. What Fun, would love to give it a try!

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  67. AMAZING project, Paige! I love every little bits of it!!!!!!!!

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  68. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Would love to do this with my Mother in Law and my Grandmother's pictures they have passed away and would love to remember then in a special way.
    Donna

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  69. Love how the project turned out! Looks like a lot of fun to put together!

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  70. What an amazing project! I love all the details! Great family pics too!

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  71. Such an amazing project! The kit is so very impressive! You did a wonderful job and inspired me to try something similar.

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  72. All of these are amazing, what a beautiful kit...

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  73. Super cute - love how your project turned out!!

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  74. This is such a cute project. You're so clever. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. I love how you put some of the patterned paper on the outside of the frame, very creative!

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  76. I love what you've done with this kit. And so what if you've used the photos before...if they match the kit and you like them that is all that is important.

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  77. Wow... This is really cute! I love all the buttons in one section :)

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  78. What a beautiful tray! I especially love the 1, 2, 3 envelopes with your names. Adorable!!

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  79. This is beautiful!! Love the kit!

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  80. This is beautiful!! Love the kit!

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  81. Oh wow what a fun giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

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  82. Love your blog and your tray from the kit! Fox is a cutie!!

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