DIY Project: Altered Printers Tray

DIY Printer Tray- K&J Drive the PCH

I like documenting my life. I take lots of pictures and I make lots of scrapbooks, but sometimes I want to make something a little bit different and still capture a special story.

In January, Jeff and I drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the Pacific Coast Highway. This trip has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. It was even more incredible than I ever could have imagined. I wanted to capture that magical time with an art piece I could hang on the wall and look at every single day.

altered printers tray rukristin kelly purkey mon ami

About This Project: To make this project I used a Maya Road Printers Tray and some papers and embellishment from the Basic Grey line Mon Ami by Kelly Purkey. I thought the soft color palette really matched the palette of our day’s photos. Using a single product line made the assembly of the project very easy. I knew everything would coordinate together, and look great with the tones I already had going on in the photos.

altered printers tray rukristin kelly purkey mon ami

altered printers tray rukristin kelly purkey mon ami

altered printers tray rukristin kelly purkey mon ami

This is a great way to display photos, memorabilia, and 3-D objects that might not be suited to a traditional scrapbook. I added a seashell from the beach to box in the lower right-hand corner that I wouldn’t have been able to use in my memory-keeping otherwise.

Project Notes:

  • I used foam squares to raise up some of the photos and embellishments and give the whole project more depth.
  • I stuck with one paper line + coordinating stickers to make the project cohesive.
  • In some boxes, I just used a single sheet of patterned paper to keep the project from being visually overwhelming.

Have you created a non-scrapbook memory-keeping project? 

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As a woman, telling your story is a powerful and radical act. I tell my story with personal photos, colorful paper, and unique memorabilia. This is my platform for teaching modern-day scrapbooking and helping women document their awesome-lady lives.

  • Oh my wow, this is absolutely amazing Kristin and a great memory to have on your wall to always remember.

    • Thanks Kellie. I think it’s such a fun way to remember a great day.

  • Rachel Townsend

    This is beautiful, Kristin! I love it :)

    • Thanks so much! It was so much fun to put together.

  • Carol W.

    Beautiful way to display a few of your favorite memories. Thank you for sharing this post