It's been like Christmas around here this week. All week, I've been working on Christmas card classes for our store, and yesterday I started putting together these Cosmo Cricket ornaments from the new "Be Good" line. I could not be more excited about this project. I'll be teaching it at our store and at a convention in October (more on that another day).
There are over 40 die-cut pieces in this set, along with the same number of matching chipboard pieces in the corresponding Buck Naked package (many more than are pictured here). The pieces can be layered in many different ways. Right now, I've corralled them on a cookie sheet so I can move them easily away from little paws. Nothing is glued together yet, and I'd hate for Mr. Snowman's nose to get eaten!
In my class, we'll paint the backs and sides of the chipboard, ink the die-cuts, then start the layering and embellishment process. We'll add ribbon, twine, and other goodies. Depending on how long it takes to create them, I'm hoping we'll have time to make 10 ornaments in class. We'll see!
So today I'll be painting the chipboard and assembling the basic shapes. Then the fun of layering and embellishing will begin.
Nothing like a little Christmas in August!