Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sweet Afternoon - Cute Checkerboard project by Cheri Piles

We are so busy being "plugged- in" these days. I am even guilty of it. I miss the days of sitting at the table with my daughter and playing a little board game. Often times you will find us playing "words with friends" in the same room... funny how things change. As I was playing against her on my phone I was reminiscing of those times not so long ago and I thought how fun it would be to make something new again!!

 Did you know that a checkerboard has 64 squares?? - Just saying, lol!

You will need this handy dandy little sticker maker for this project! The NEW Teresa Collins "X" Sticker maker!

To recreate this project you will need the following supplies: 
Sweet Afternoon 6 x 6 paper pad, stamp set, a brad from the brad set
Two sheets of your favorite piece of 12x12 from the collection.
Blingage (Stephanie's & Jamie's gems)
3 pieces of wood - I used a 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 square and two pieces for the legs (approx. 1 3/8 wide x 7 1/2)
Extra thick chipboard - 10 x 10
1 sheet of thinner chipboard (for checker pieces)
Pink paint for your wood

Prepare your base, adhere your "legs" to your square board and paint only the out side. (no need to paint where the drawer will go.) Trim one of your sheets of larger paper to 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 and adhere to the legs. This will keep your drawer in place when you pull it in and out.

To start cut one large sheet 10 x 10 and round the corners, adhere onto large thick chipboard of same size.

Cut all of your checker squares using two sheets of each pattern you like. All of the squares are 1 1/8 square. Run them through the sticker maker. Draw a large plus sign on your board in the center and start building your board. I stamped the large crown in the center when I was done. Then I used the border stamp around all of the edges.

To create the box use another one of your favorite sheets from the 6x6 paper pad. Cut 5 7/8 square and score the edges 3/8 of an inch and fold in and glue corners.

Add a brad of choice in the center of one of the folded sides to use as a drawer pull.

I used a flower and a scallop circle punch to create my checker pieces. I punched them from papers from the 6 x 6 paper pad. You will need to make 12 per side for a total of 24. 

Add another circle layer (from another punch) in the centers of each using coordinating paper. 

Then add Stephanies' gems and Jamies' gems to the centers of each piece.

Isn't it fun and pretty! Bring family game night back to the table by creating one yourself! 


  1. LOVE THIS!!! Crazy talent my friend crazy talent.

  2. WOW this is amazing. i love it. TFS


  3. you are awesome Cheri...64 squares? :)

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