Sunday, 26 October 2008

Christmas Projects class

Last Wednesday I held a Christmas projects class at my house, and these are two of the three projects that we made:

A boxy bag....the idea and instructions for which I got from Jody...thank you! The one on the left is essentially the same as Jody's boxy bag, but instead of sticking the side flaps at right angles, I have let them sit out at about 45 degrees to give a more baskety-bag look.

I've used Real Red cardstock, and decorated it with stamps from the Snow Burst stamp set, inked in Real Red Classic Ink. The DSP around the bottom of the boxy_bag is from the Dashing pack (LOVE this paper :-).

The feature embellishment on the front is a circular piece of chipboard which has been covered in Old Olive textured cardstock. Then there is a scalloped circle of Real red cardstock, then a large circle of Old Olive, then a small circle of Very Vanilla. The 'May you merry be very' sentiment is from the Merry, Merry stamp set.

I've punched small double holes across the top of the bag in the front and back, inserted eyelets and tied the bag with Gold Cord.

The second project we made was a bow. The instructions for making these bows can be found on Splitcoaststampers:

Again, we used Dashing DSP. These bows looks so effective, and really are not that time consuming to make.

We did make a third project, but I haven't photographed it yet as I got sidetracked today...sorry! First we went along to the Canberra Airport Open Day (GREAT fun), and then spent HOURS walking around the Camping, Outdoors and Leisure show at EPIC.

The best part of the whole day was the free ride we got in the RAAF hot air balloon. We were on the first ride up, and as it only operated for about 5 rides (due to the wind) we were very fortunate!

We also got to tour the Virgin Blue aircraft you can see in the photo above. Mr 2 was MOST impressed with the little window shutters, tray tables, hostess buzzer and light switches...he could have played in there for HOURS...small things eh?

Hope your day was fun too!


Rebecca Ross said...

Hi Sam,
Love those bows. I made some last year with that Xmas paper that had True Thyme and Cranberry Crisp in it...have a brain freeze and can't think of the name of it! LOL!
What have you used to stick you layers of the bow together? Mine kept wanting to come apart last year...

Karen said...

OMG Sam - no way am I showing my little boy these pics!! He is infatuated with planes and reckons he is gonna be a pilot!! I have a sneeking suspicial he will follows these dreams too!!


Karen said...

Oh - I meant to add - that If I show him these pics - he will just sit and stare at them for hours!! lol