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Beachmere Classes

November 21, 2012

Last week I had an all day class with the ladies at Beachmere Retirement Resort.  We started the day around 9am (or should I say we were supposed to but I got almost to the class and had to turn around and go home because I suddenly remembered that I hadn’t packed the clear blocks – round trip of an extra 40mins!)  and finished at about 4.30pm.

Today I want to share a couple of photos I took on the day, although Mary is missing from the photos, somehow she must have always been on a different table.

Cindy showing off her “Noel” blocks.

Jan, Cathy and Josie.

Jenny, Margie and Sue.

Jenny and Pam.

We made six projects including the Cherry Cobbler Christmas ornament I shared with you here.  A few of the ladies commented that it would make a lovely gift, so this week we made a special box to present the ornament.

I made the base using Naturals Ivory card 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ scored at 3/4″ all the way round.  The lid is Soft Suede card 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ scored at 3/4″ all the way around but this time using the Box Making Shim that Connie Stewart shares on her blog here.  Using the Shim means that the lid is every so slightly larger than the base and I don’t have to do any maths calculations – maths not being one of my strong points!  To decorate the lid we embossed a piece of Naturals Ivory card 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ using the Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder.  We sponged the edges and the embossing using Soft Suede ink.  The  embossed card is attached to Cherry Cobbler card 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and then cut the centre using the 3rd smallest Window Frame Framelit.  This actually smooths out the embossing but because it has been sponged with colour you still get the effect.  This piece was then attached to the centre of the lid and cut using the 2nd smallest Window Frame.  Window sheet is attached to the back of the opening using Mini Glue Dots.  We stamped one of the images from the Delicate Doilies stampset over some White Tissue Paper using Cherry Cobbler ink and scrunched it into the bottom of the box. 

I think the ornament looks lovely in its little box and makes a lovely gift for a friend or family member.  Of course the box would also be great filled with any other gift you can think of.

What do you think, would you like to receive this gift?

I have a couple of other projects to share with you so will pop back soon.

Bye for now, Kris.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2012 5:06 pm

    Your ladies are so very lucky Kris. What a great day. If you ever forget anything again, pop in as I may have it. Save you a bit of time going back home


  2. November 24, 2012 3:32 pm

    Such a fun day of creativity and friendship Kris. LURVE the box Kris. So vintage and oh so classy.


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