Christmas Kitchen Tiered Tray Card

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Christmas Kitchen Tiered Tray Card with Spellbinders and Echo Park Cozy Christmas

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a really cute Christmas Kitchen Tiered Tray card to share with you.  Filled with festive home décor items, this clever new Becky Roberts die from Spellbinders is loads of fun!  I’ve paired it up with some Cozy Christmas papers from Echo Park.

Tiered Trays are all the rage right now.  And no wonder!  It’s such a quick and easy way to add seasonal decorations to your kitchen or craft room.  These Tiered Tray dies offer the same kind of decorating fun, only with paper!   There are actually 3 separate components in this release: the base tray dies, accessory dies and a coordinating stamp set.  I combined the accessory dies with some fussy cut items from the paper collection in this sweet project.

Tips and Tricks
  • If you are working with lighter weight paper, consider die cutting the tray base from heavy kraft cardstock first.  Then die cut it a second time using your patterned paper.  I used the wood grain pattern from Cozy Christmas.
  • Die cut the accessories from patterned paper if, like me,  you don’t like to color. This is a great way to use up small scraps of designer paper, too.
  • Create depth and dimension by adding layers of foam tape to the back of the assembled tray.  Each tray has a slit between the back and front.  Place two rows of foam tape on the front and only one on the back.  This bows out the trays and makes them look more dimensional.
  • Practice arranging the elements in your tray before you glue them down.  I also added foam tabs behind the various pieces to create even more depth and dimension.
  • Choose a simple pattern to sit behind the finished tray so that it can take center stage.
A Peek Inside

Finish off the inside of your card with a pocket and flap detail.  You can tuck a gift card wallet and a 4×6 image into the pocket.  Back the 4×6 image with some white cardstock to create a lovely note card. If you send out a family (or pet) Christmas photo, the area behind the flap is the perfect spot to display it.  Then you can write names and ages on the back of the flap element.

The gift card wallet is a great spot to tuck in a bit of holiday chocolate, too!

Spellbinders Becky Roberts Tiered Tray Video on YouTube

If you’d like to see all the various dies and stamps in this release, I created a short YouTube video tour for your enjoyment.  I also share a wonderful new crafty tool that has just come to roost in my studio!  I’m very excited about it, and I think some of you will be, too!

You can find out more information on Glassboard Studio on their website.  And, they were kind enough to send me a discount code for my followers.  Use the code KATHY20 to save 20% on your purchase.

You can find a linked supply list for this project below the post.

OK…that’s it for today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with our Graphic 45 Time to Flourish November folio tutorial.  See you then!




5 thoughts on “Christmas Kitchen Tiered Tray Card

  1. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, I’m loving the tiered tray die! It is so versatile. You have really made a wonderful Christmas card with this die as a focal embellishment. Everything you have added to the tier trays is so beautiful and I love the little gnomie. The ribbon and poinsettia is gorgeous and the inside as always is full of nice surprises and prettiness. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  2. Susan Steele

    Just noticed your related post of the Christmas kitchen tray card …oh my …its adorable too! Luv your chosen papers here too! Luv the inside too! Thanks for the this one too! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Helen

    You certainly made great use of the die set with this Christmas folio. My mind is abuzz with the all the theme options for the tray alone! Your inner sections really complete your pieces to perfection, with tucks here, and folds there, plenty to explore with every creation. As a cardmaker of all things vintage I can see this die working in that format too. Thanks for sharing Kathy.

  4. Cheryl Wells

    I really love these Tiered Tray Dies, and you certainly made the very most of the design – so pretty!!! I actually have one of the trays in white, and love to fill it with seasonal goodies – thank you for sharing!!

  5. soozyb2013

    Great festive papers. I like them! Love your insides and how you stuff goodies inside, a gift and a card. Enjoy your day Kathy!!!

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