I teach around 6 classes each quarter for her. So, I made a small tray that fit exactly inside the chalkboard part. The tray was equally divided and in each section I placed something from each of the class projects and a little tag with the class name, dates, and price on it. The whole tray was then placed on the stand with magnets so it could be removed and updated the next quarter. I also took the time to decorate the stand itself with Tim Holtz distress paints and some other fun things. I included my name on the top as well so people would know it was me!
A side view
This is the original tray I made for the stand. 6 classes each with its own small sample space.
Can you see that the little lantern in the bottom corner lights up? So adorable.
New Year's has an old fashioned look. I love the metallic colors with the deep black. Feels glamorous to me. All the stars and swirls were cut on the Silhouette. Did I mention before how much I adore my Silhouette? Oh My Gosh. I love, love, love it! It cut those pretty black stars (see all the little detail on them?) perfectly. When I removed them from the mat they lifted perfectly. I did not have to sit and meticulously pick out and cut out by hand all the little spaces. Nope, they came off perfectly because they were actually cut perfectly. And the swirls? Cut those from a thick glitter paper. Perfect. No special tools to take them from the mat or little chads on the edges to cut off. Again I love my Silhouette! Sorry, I digress!
I have so many ideas of things to make for the next few holidays. Not all of them are trays. The stand is a chalkboard too so I was thinking of integrating that with a design. Hope this inspired you today. Happy crafting.