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Christmas Ornament

November 21, 2017

This is one of the projects that we made at the All Day Class at Beachmere last week.  Everyone got to create one of the ornaments from the Be Merry Kit which can be found on Page 32 of the Holiday Catalogue.  These ornaments are so pretty and really quick to put together.  The only thing that can be a little tricky is using the hot glue gun and this sometimes leads to a very messy work area.  I thought these ornaments were so fabulous that they would make an awesome gift for Christmas, so we also created a lovely presentation box.  The box base is created from Basic Black card and the lid is Whisper White card.  I cut the pieces for the lid and base at 6-1/2″.  The base is scored at 1″ on all four sides using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  The base is also scored at 1″ but I used a box making shim which was shared by Connie Stewart on a You Tube.  This shim is fabulous because it makes the scored line on the lid just under 1″ so that when you put your box together it fits perfectly. To decorate the lid of the box we did a little fussy work cutting circles and scalloped circles of different sizes to create a layered look.  The first thing we did was attach a piece of Merry Music Designer Series Paper 4″ square to a 4-1/4″ piece of Basic Black card.  Making sure to centre the die we cut a scalloped circle using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies Once the designer series paper piece is cut we attached it to the centre of the box lid inside the scoring lines using repositional glue and cut a slightly smaller circle from the Whisper White card making sure to centre the die inside the scalloped circle in the designer series paper again using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.  Once the circle was cut from the Whisper White card, the designer series paper piece was removed and repositional glue was used to hold a 4″ square of Real Red inside the scoring lines on the back of the box lid.  A slightly smaller scalloped circle was cut from the Real Red card, again making sure to line up the die within the circle already cut from the box lid.  Once the scalloped circle was cut the Real Red card was removed from the box lid.  We used a 1″ circle punch to punch a finger grip on two opposite sides of the box lid.  We also cut the box from the outside edge to the score line on two opposites sides.  Once this was done we glued the Designer Series Paper piece to the top of the box.  We used Glue Dots to attach a piece of Window Sheet onto the back of the box lid before attaching the Real Red card.  Once this was done we assembled the box lid.  The base is cut from the outside to the score line on two opposite sides and also assembled.  This produced a lovely box which shows off the ornament once it is placed inside.  I am pretty sure these are going to make an appearance both on and under my tree this year.  If you would like to complete this project, please click on the link below to download your free PDF tutorial here.  You will also find this tutorial on my Free Tutorial page.

Bye for now,


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2017 8:54 am

    Love it Kris. I’ve actually had my eye on this kit. Bet the ladies did too


    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      November 21, 2017 6:24 pm

      Thanks Vicky. The ornaments are really gorgeous and yes the ladies were very pleased with their efforts.


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