Garden Therapy Letterblock Tray

Today, Amber brings Canvas Corp’s The Watering Can Collection to life! Starting with a 7gypsies black letterblock tray with lots of nooks and crannies, some fun sayings from the Water Can Papers and a yellow and green color palette that will lighten up any room. If you are a garden lover or know someone who is, what a prefect gift for the upcoming holidays, we know, we know it is months away, but hand making your gifts does take time! Follow Amber’s step-by-step tutorial and create your very own garden themed tray today!


Materials Used:

7Gypsies Printers Tray: Letterblock: Black w/ Silver Handle
Canvas Corp 80lb Ivory Cardstock Paper
Canvas Corp The Watering Can: Birds and Bees on Ivory
Canvas Corp The Watering Can: Garden Sayings on Ivory
Canvas Corp The Watering Can: Bikes and Baskets on Ivory
Canvas Corp Green & Ivory Dot Reverse
Canvas Corp Green & Ivory Ribbon Stripe
Canvas Corp Green and Ivory French Linen Stripe
Canvas Corp Yellow & Ivory Lattace
Canvas Corp Yellow & Ivory French Linen Stripe
Canvas Corp Journal Lines on White
Canvas Corp Black & Ivory Zig Zag Reverse
Canvas Corp Black & Ivory French Script
Canvas Corp C-Flute Kraft
Canvas Corp Mini Clothespins – Avocado
Canvas Corp Canvas Fringe 1 Yard
Canvas Corp 45′ Waxed Cotton Cord Hank – Black
Canvas Corp Jute Cord Balls Natural 225′
Colored Markers + Water Brush
Black & Yellow Ink Pads
Assortment of Garden themed Stamps, Stickers & Embellishments

Tools Used:  Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Paper Adhesive, Hot Glue Gun w/Glue


Hello everyone. It’s Amber here with another 7Gypsies Letterblock Painters Tray. I had so much fun creating the baby girl themed one last week I just had to create another one. This time I’m mixing and matching a bunch of different patterned papers and embellishments from the Watering Can collection.

Step 1: Assign a different printed paper to each section of the tray, cut out a piece to fit and glue it to the back. This will create a nice background for the embellishments that will be added to the tray. Mixing and matching all the different green, yellow, ivory, and black patterned papers throughout the project gives the tray a cohesive look.  You can adjust the color palette with just a switch of a few papers.


Step 2: Take tags and fussy cut images from the various garden themed papers and glue them as desired in each of the sections of the tray. I fussy cut a few of the images out and watercolored them. I absolutely love how each image came together and they were so easy to mix with products I already had in my paper crafting stash.


Step 3: Finish off your tray with some cute mini clothespins, bows, safety pins, flowers or canvas pieces and you have yourself a fun, finished garden tray!


I love working with this collection because there are many different images to choose from printed on ivory paper in this collection. Each image is perfect for adding color, fussy cutting, die cutting and more!

Thank you, Amber! It is so fun to be inspired by new ways to use our collections – we LOVE what you have done with our papers… They’ve really come to life!  To see more of Amber’s work, visit her blog Sew-Ink.

Happy creating!


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This blog is a compilation of inspiration from the Canvas Corp Brands family including Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies.