Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jingle Bells




















This past weekend I ran a workshop in the Christmas spirit. It was a learning curve for me as the group was large by my measure and even though prepared I felt anxious how it would go. 


I felt such a responsibility when preparing the packs for everyone. Do I have everything? Is everything the right dimension? Is it all cut straight? And don't forget the instructions! It was my first time giving out written instructions and let me tell you, it's not that easy to write these! 


Everyone made two beautiful cards, one with a matching tag. And then a box for a tealight with a little message inside. 

When I was preparing the materials I thought of the reindeer card as more complicated as there were many elements put together but actually now I think the Santa was maybe more involved. I pre-cut all the bits for the reindeer so it was more an assembly then stamping project. But everyone in the group finished their Santa card with a tag unaided and the results were great. They all put a little personal touch into it and at the end there were many different takes of the original cards. 

I wish I took photos of all the final creations but I was concentrating on all the participants being comfortable and happy with their crafting that I kind of forget to document everything. It is something for my learning journal... Oh, well, I guess I will have to run another workshop!

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