StampinByHannah Make It Monday Be Merry Project Kit Tips and Tricks
I love making my own decorations at Christmas time! I think it comes from being a child of the early ’90’s where the paper chain was king and every Christmas tree was topped with some sort of handmade (and usually deformed) Christmas angel. Stampin’ Up! make creating your handmade Christmas super simple with this fabulous kit. Be Merry is designed to give you 12 cute hanging rosette ornaments…. but as usual I have pulled the kit to pieces and have made not only some of the rosettes, but some cards too!
The kit contains everything you will need, except adhesives. Stampin’ Up! suggest that you need Fine-Tip Glue, Dimensionals and a Hot Glue Gun for this one, but I would actually suggest swapping the Fine-Tip glue for some Snail, I’ll come to why shortly!
Tips and Tricks
- When pinching your mesh circles, twist the pinched end – this stops them from pinging open
- Put your Hot Glue Gun on a Silicone Mat
- Apply Snail Adhesive to the back of the sentiment die cuts before removing them from the carrier sheet
- Separate your mesh circles BEFORE you start making your rosettes…. they are very stuck together!
- Watch both my video and the Stampin’ Up! version before you start! and Have fun!
Like I mentioned at the top of this post, I have also had a play with the parts of this kit and made some cards too…
This one uses the centre of the tree die cut, which has been sponged in Old Olive ink to match the colours from the kit. I did supplement the kit with some stamping from Christmas Pines, like the ‘Christmas’ sentiment, stamped here in Old Olive.
The second card even made use the Rosette piece…
The rosettes are held together with a single strip of card stock. Cut this off and you have a straight piece of foiled card stock, I covered the now ‘raw’ edge with a piece of the Real Red ribbon from the kit, added one of the candy cane pieces and a Dapper Denim stamped sentiment from Christmas Pines to finish this one.
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