Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cheerful Decor

Welcome back!  Today I have some fun 3-D items to share with you.  I recently tried out my new Gift Box Punch Board and also made my first star from the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit.

The largest box of the group, which ends up measuring 4 x 4 x 4 inches' was created from a 12 x 12 inch piece of retired textured Garden Green card stock.  It was topped with the fabulous new Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon and a tag made with the Cheerful Tags stamp set.  Once I truly understood the instructions for making the box, it was easy.  But it does take a careful reading of the instructions to follow the score lines correctly.

The tag, punched with the Note Tag punch, was first stamped with the snow flake stamp in Versamark on Very Vanilla, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The word Merry was then added in Cherry Cobbler and the line of trees in Garden Green.  It was then attached to the ribbon with Gold Baker's Twine.

The smaller box was created from a 8 x 8 inch piece of Under the Tree dsp.  The final size of the box is 1.75 x 1.75 x 3.25 inches.  It was topped with Cherry Cobbler Waffle Weave ribbon, Chantilly Crochet Trim (both retired) and a string of Gold Sequins.  The wood embellishment and gold star were borrowed from the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit.

I am so enamored with the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit!!!  Typically I am not a purchaser of the kits that Stampin' Up! sells, but this one really caught my attention as it is one I knew I could not replicate easily or economically on my own. This is the first star I made and it taught me how crucial it is to make all the angles are true as possible so the star will stand evenly.  There are soooo many fun embellishments, including those sweet wood snow flakes, plus plenty of red and gold glimmer stars, along with several tags, banners and pennants that can be decorated with your choice of stamps, plus several die-cut sentiments.  The sizes of the stars range very small to one extremely large star, and I plan on using most either as decorations around the house or as fun holiday gifts.

Thanks for dropping by!  As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated.



Product details:
Stamps:  Cheerful Tags
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Garden Green (textured), Under the Tree dsp
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Versamark
Other:  Many Merry Stars Simply Created kit (star and embellishments)  Chantilly Crochet Trim, Gold Sequins, Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen and Waffle Weave ribbons, Note Tag punch, Gold Baker's Twine, Gift Box Punch Board, Stampin' Emboss Gold embossing powder

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