Baseball Themed Tiered Tray
Creating a fun-themed tray is always possible when you find fabulous sports files at Creative Fabrica. We planned a trip to see a spring training game this year, however, due to the current lockout, the 2022 Baseball Spring Training is on hold. However, the love of the game lives on in this household with hopes of things opening up soon and a full slate of games to be played.
Creative Fabrica Files used for this tray are:
Other Supplies Needed:
- 12 x 12 Cardstock (red/white stripe, yellow, white [smooth and textured])
- Electronic cutting machine and software (Skycut C24 and SCAL5 Pro)
- Ink (Frayed Burlap, Crushed Corduroy)
- Fonts: Susannah, Arial
- Foil Quill (standard tip with associated adapter)
- Black foil
- Painter’s tape
- Adhesive (clear drying glue, double-sided tape)
- Red twill tape
Open the Halloween Popcorn box. You’ll only need the base and the panels from the file. You will create the popcorn label using the Arial font (or choose something you prefer), ovals from the library, and the Bridge Warp in the effects dropdown.
To create the label, size an oval that will fit on the front of the box side. It will slightly overlap the edges of the panel (approximately: 1.912 x 1.212). Copy and paste another oval of the same size. Set that one aside. You will need to use the original oval and create an inset shadow using the default size. Highlight both the shadow and oval and select back minus front. Type the word Popcorn in all caps. Size to fit within the oval shape you’ve just created. Highlight the word and use the bridge warp adjusting it enough on both the top and the bottom to fit within the oval. Highlight both the word and oval and use the union command once you’re satisfied with the results.
Using the oval you set aside, create a shadow using the default settings. Cut all three layers. Layer the pieces together and adhere to the box.
Alternatively, you can click here for a FREE file featuring all the pieces to make the label shown below.
Size a vertical rectangle to 3” x 4.5”. Using the Susannah font, choose the words you’d like to use and size to .425 high. Adjust the width if needed to fit within the 3” wide rectangle. Center horizontally and vertically to the cover. Repeat for the remaining two covers. Make sure the text is set to draw. Heat the foil quill. Place the foil in the areas where the foiling will be done. Secure the foil with tape. Place the paper on the mat and place it in the machine. You will need to remove the foil and tape without moving the mat once the quilling has been completed. Cut the rectangles. To add a little “dirt” to the covers, use some ink and a blending tool. When you’re satisfied with the inking, wrap the covers around the wood blocks and secure them in place. If desired, wrap the trio of blocks with some twill ribbon. Add a charm or embellish as desired.
Cut the top, bottom, and side pieces for the star box (the decorative piece was not used). Ink as desired. Assemble. This is a quick project and it’s easy to make multiples.
This shape isn’t available for purchase, but you could make something similar. Once you have chosen a quote from the collection, place and size the quote in the center of the pentagon shape. Once you’ve placed the quote, create a name to go over the baseball. We used the word TEAM in a block-style font. Select both the quote and the name and set to print. Change any cut and score lines for the pentagon shape to white, in color, or to none before printing. Print and then cut according to your machine’s software directions. Ink the top and sides of the Home plate shape. Assemble if needed.
Gather and assemble the tray with other desired items. We have a large group of signed baseballs, programs, ticket stubs, photos, and cards from a Triple-A team whose games we used to attend frequently. Lots of good memories from those days – with hopes of making many new memories with our new “hometown” team in the days and years to come. Play Ball!