…I made a Message Center. This message center is created form an Ideology Printer Tray. You won’t use all of the configurable insert boxes, so I will show you how you can use those with tomorrow’s project.

It has a perpetual calender at the top, a write-on surface. cork message strips, memorabilia niche’s, and bottom trays for coins, keys, etc.

Here is how to make it:

Remove all the configurable box inserts from the tray. You will need two 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and a 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ box for the top row, three 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ and two 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ for the lower row and four 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ boxes for the lower trays. Glue boxes together in rows and cover with Ideology Tissue Wrap. Cover the edges of the tray as well.

To cover the boxes, tear the tissue into smallish pieces and apply with Ranger Glue and Seal. This stuff is great! Nice matte finish and it dries to a “dry” touch…..not sticky!

Trim and attach a sheet of scrapbook paper to the center of the tray.

Glue the upper row of boxes in place

For added security, attach the tray section with glue AND some brads to the bottom rail of the tray.

Glue the lower row in place just above the tray.

Add a punched or die cut strip to the bottom edge of the upper row to help hold the calender tickets in the compartments.

Add a piece of lightweight acrylic over the center paper. Add a punched or die cut strip to cover the attachment at the top and bottom.

Add cork strips to each side of the center section.

Add perpetual calender dates and other embellishments to match your theme.

To hang on the wall add Ideology Charm loops to the back upper edge with brads.

This would make a great gift….even for yourself!!

Check in tomorrow for a project to use the leftover boxes!


Products used:
Printer Tray, Tissue Wrap, Crowded Attic paper, Memo Pins, Hinge Clips, Charm Hangers, Long Brads, Grunge Paper by Tim Holtz Ideology
Vintage Lace Die by Sizzix Alterations
Flowers by Prima
Cork Strips from Office Depot
Butterfly Stickers by K and Company