Friday, September 23, 2011

Gilby's Makeover Walk


Welcome to Gilby's Makeover Walk!  Wendy, over at Gilby's Crafster, just got an awesome blog makeover and is celebrating with this "Doggie Walk"!  If you just stumbled upon this post, be sure to head over to Gilby's Crafster to see her cool new look and to begin the walk!  In honor of the makeover, Wendy has asked each of us to do some type of makeover project.

For my makeover project, I decided to play with the cute tray shown below that my mom bought for me years ago.  I love it how it is, but I thought I could also easily transform it for different holidays without harming the original tray.  


For my project, I decorated a 12" square piece of cardstock and then just laid it in the tray. If I ever wanted to prop the tray up, I could just use some removable adhesive to make it stick temporarily.


Within the 12" square, I made 4 smaller squares by layering 5 9/16" squares of patterned paper onto 5 13/16" squares of solid cardstock.  To decorate this first square, I cut these words from the Cricut Word Collage cartridge in black.  I then used my Gypsy to hide all of the words and just cut the pumpkin again in orange.  Unfortunately, my Gypsy died this week, so I don't have access to the sizes of any of my cuts for this project.


For this square, I made some fun Halloween Bingo cards using the new My Creative Time Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set.  I love this set because you can create any word that you want on your Bingo card.  The witch is cut from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge.


This square has two more fun cuts from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge.  There are a lot of gems on this one!


Finally, to create this square, I cut two pumpkins from Create a Critter and put them on poles that I had cut 1/4" wide using my paper cutter.  My little ghost and alien costumes are from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  I was excited to "hang" them from my clothesline using these cute clothespins that I've had for a while, but never used. 

Recipe:

Core'dinations Black & Cloudless Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, & Stamper's Select White Cardstock
My Mind's Eye "Mischievous" Patterned Paper
My Creative Time's "Anyday Bingo & Crossword" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink True Black & Smokey Shadow Ink
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Copic 100 & YR18 Sketch Markers
Michael's Googly Eyes
Papertrey Ink Rustic Jute Button Twine
Lara's Crafts Clothespins

Now, you are going to want to be sure to visit each blog on this walk and leave a comment.  There are some fabulous "Puppy Treats" (blog candy) that you will not want to miss out on.  I want to thank all of our wonderful sponsors!  You can see the full list on Gilby's Crafster.  For a chance to be one of the seven winners, just leave a comment on each stop by 10:30 PM EST on Sunday!  Your next stop is the talented Kendra!  Here is the entire line-up:










Katie:  http://www.craftingwithkatie.com/  <-- YOU ARE HERE








71 comments:

  1. OMG!!!! Your makeover project is GORGEOUS!!! If your Mom didn't give that to you, I would TOTALLY WANT IT!!! LOL..... I LOVE how you did the "Scary Witch" bingo cards.... CLEVER, just CLEVER!!!
    Big Gypsy hugs,
    Emma;)

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  2. Great job Katie, i love the tray both before and after!!
    Kristan

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  3. Love the tray! The bingo cards are my favorite.

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  4. What a terrific project! Love all the scenes and all the detail!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  5. So so so cute. I love the tray idea. What a great idea. That is perfect. I wonder if you make them on the 4x4 tiles and seal it and then just remove those. I now have an idea.

    Thanks.

    terri_ski at yahoo dot com

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  6. katie, this is soooo cute, I can't wait to see how would change this for other holidays! soooo clever!

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  7. Oh wow, these are great, wonderful job!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

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  8. SOOOO Clever and ADORABLE!!! Love your creativity!!

    TFS

    saetterman at aol dot com

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  9. Hi Katie! I am so proud to be part of a hop with you! Your projects are always so inspiring. Love the tray, it is a really cute idea. I have had one of those laying around forever. It's looking like time to make it over !
    blessings,
    Jana

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  10. Really cool idea, did an awsome design!!!!

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  11. LOVE IT. This looks Awesome Katie. Great Makeover definitely.

    Hugs,
    kate

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  12. Absolutely adorable! Love the idea of changing it for the holidays. TFS.

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  13. So cute. I'm not a Halloween fan, but love the idea. You made it cute!

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  14. Katie what an awesome idea. Love that you can change it out for the holidays or for a different theme. Great job!!!

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  15. So cute Katie... what a great idea, you could change this for all the seasons.. so adorable. hugs from ukiah

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  16. What a neat idea. I've got a couple trays that I may be able to do something similiar.
    Sherry
    needingJesusdaily@hotmail.com

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  17. such a great idea! I love this tray! thanks for sharing!

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  18. WOW...WOW,Katie! I love this!! Love every detail you put in the squares!! The ghost and the alien on the clothesline are way too cute!!! What a great idea!! :)
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  19. WOW you did a great job making an overlay for the beautiful tray your mom gave you. I think I may have some old trays in my attic. I love the clothesline section
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  20. Very nice!!!! nlundeen at catt dot com

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  21. What a great idea! I loved the little ghost and monster, too cute!!

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  22. This is so darn cute!!! What a great idea and functional too!

    Patti Ross
    rossfam@wildblue.net
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

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  23. how cute...cute cute cute cute...hugs

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  24. Oh this is very cool! I am going to save this as a favorite and try to make one for my grown-up daughter!

    www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
    america57@comcast.net

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  25. I love your makeover tray! The witch is my favorite...super cute.

    So sorry about your gypsy...hope the weekend goes better!

    Linda

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  26. A very creative idea! I love it. I always wanted to decorate my own tray but was never sure. Thanks for sharing.
    Barbara B.
    bkb248@gmail.com

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  27. great projects
    marial302003@yahoo.com

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  28. You did such a fab "scary" job with that tray! I love how you used Emma's stamps:-) TFS!

    ~Tammy S

    tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

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  29. OMG! This is such a cute project. I love it!

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  30. This tray is so cute. I love how you used Emma's stamps. It will be amazing for Christmas as well. Great job.
    Candy
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com
    Come enter my giveaway!

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  31. i especially like the witch with the bingo cards section of your tray - great job.

    maureen

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  32. Love your halloween projects! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  33. Great project. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Kerry

    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  34. Your tray is so cute, such a great idea to make it interchangeable for the seasons... THanks for sharing.
    pittypat_0267@yahoo.com

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  35. Love the aliens on the clothes line.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  36. What a fabulous idea..to change the theme of your tray using scrapbooking page! I just love that tray, too. How cool... I love how you incorporated 4 Halloween themed squares into the tray. I love Halloween...the colors and variety of decorations. Those monsters with the googly eyes are just too cute! Thanks for sharing and so happy to "meet" you through this hop. I am a follower. Have fun..

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  37. Love the tray..........you did a great job!
    Four11Lady@aol.com

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  38. I love that trey. You can change it for every holiday and season.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  39. Absolutely LOVE your projects!!! They are all wonderful! TFS :-)

    -Sam :-)
    SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

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  40. Love this idea!! I'm thinking about what I have around the house that I can makeover now!! :)

    Candace
    scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

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  41. What a neat idea, love how you transformed the tray!
    Renee
    gohogwild.renee@gmail.com

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  42. So super cute!!!! Great idea to change that darling box up for different holidays- occasions. I especially LOVE the bingo square! Hugs- Glora

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  43. great idea!! that gives me the idea to make one for my baby

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  44. Amazingly awesome! Looks so well put together!

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  45. Creative idea to make over a tray. Love the ghost and monster hanging on the clothesline! Great job.

    Tami
    http://www.scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com

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  46. Very cute tray ... great idea to be able change it out for the holidays :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  47. so so so cute ..love you project and thanks for sharing your talent!!!!

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  48. Your tray is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  49. Super Cute! I love it!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

    http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

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  50. Oh Katie, this turned out FABULOUS, what a great idea!!! I have a plain tray that I've been wanting to do something with, was thinking mosaics, BUT I like your idea much better, you can switch it out for every Holday, Season, etc!!! Simply Fabulous!!! Gilby & I thank you sooo much for taking part in our Walk, your creativity is sure to inspire everyone!!!
    Big Puppy Hugs,
    Wendy aka Roo & Gilby

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  51. Oh my stinkin goodness....I am freaking out about how darn cute this is!!!! I LOVE it!!! I think the ghost and alien on the clothes line is my FAVORITE square...toooooo cute!!!!!!

    hugs,
    Sarah

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  52. That is gorgeous Katie! Love it!!

    Leslie

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  53. The tray looks great! Thank you for sharing your project.
    cburki1111@gmail.com

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  54. Love the makeover project, great idea to alter the tray without making the changes permanent. I'm a regular follower and I check your blog daily. Thanks for all you do, Katie, your designs are an inspiration!

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  55. You have created a wonderful seasonal tray. I think it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us and having this Doggy walk. Its cool. I have never done one before.

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  56. LOVE your tray! What an awesome thing to use throughout the year! Fun!!

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  57. Great job on your tray! You are so clever to make it useful for different holidays, love it!!! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

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  58. What an awesome makeover project, love the ghost and monster hanging from the line, soooooooo cute.

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  59. Love how you have adapted the tray for seasonal events! Great idea.

    vsturm@ec.rr.com

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  60. That is one beautiful tray and I really love that you can *decorate* it for all those special occasions!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

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  61. Cute tray! I have always wanted to decorate one of those with my Cricut!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

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  62. Cute tray! I have always wanted to decorate one of those with my Cricut!

    Tracy
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com
    owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

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  63. What a unique idea! I love it, and will have to try one myself.

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  64. Love it. So very cute. I have wanted to make one of these and you have inspired me. Thanks. Sandy C. sczcec@yahoo.com

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  65. That is a great idea. I love how you can change the background for each holiday. Awesome.

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  66. Your Halloween tray came out cute! All this about makeovers just want to make me makeover my craft room. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. what a great way to repurpose that tray! Brilliant! Every holiday can have it's own theme. HOw awesome!

    Dorcas
    dtroche@bellsouth.net

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  68. Great job! Love the tray!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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