04 August 2007

Sneak Peek: Ornaments Under Construction

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!
Posted by Picasa

7 comments:

Connie said...

Very, very cute! Can't wait to see them when they're done!

Shell said...

oh they look way cool - what fun!

senovia said...

Those are adorable ornaments! I wish I was nearby and could take the class ;)

Lynn said...

Janet, those ornaments are just adorable. I've never done ornaments like that. I've painted many ceramic ornaments but no die-cut ones. Something to think about. They sure do look like a lot of fun.

jp said...

Thank you, guys! Lynn, I haven't made anything like this before, either. This is experimental! This is a great product...I think you really can't go wrong with this Cosmo Cricket stuff! The chipboard is really high quality, and the ornaments are cute right out of the package. I've been painting them today and hope to post the finished ones later this week. Thanks again for the encouragement! Janet

Maureen said...

And THAT is why DD and I crop at our local scrapbook store... so little paws can't mess up our work in progress.

LOVE the ornaments.... even if it IS summer and it's sweltering out....

Jill said...

Very pretty! I was wondering why they were on a cookie sheet! (all my wonderings are usually answered by reading to the end of the post it seems!). :-)