Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

Well Hellooo

I am back with one of Stampin'Ups best Simply Created Kits yet, I am not normally one for using pre made kits to make cards etc but this kit is awesome and it has such potential....
You can just get the kit and make up all the stars as per the instructions and believe me they are lovely or you can mix it up a bit to make your own style its so easy.
So what do you get.....

The kit makes 26 stars in 6 sizes, it has die cut adhesive side strips, die cut stars, bows, tags and banners. It includes 21 laser cut wooden snowflakes, 60 silver sequins and 4.6m gold bakers twine.
Everything you need to create and decorate the stars ( just add a little extra glue for the decorations)
And if that wasn't enough Stampin' Up have the Many Merry Stars Stamp Set and Stars Famelits Dies which coordinate perfectly, so you can create your own individual style.
Here are just a few of the stars that I have made up so far, the largest at the back to the smallest right at the front.

 This star was plain ready to be decorated, so I stamped it using the star and snowflake stamps from Many Merry Stars, they fit perfectly and as they are clear stamps its easy to get them in the center without using a Stamp-a-ma-jig.

This green and gold star has been made into a gift box using the tutorial below.

And there are glitter ones too, I added my Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine to this one along with a little tag.

They will be great as decorations for the house or Christmas tree or as gift boxes or even table decorations.. I have even seen someone use them to make a wreath.. As I said soooo much potential....
Check out Jenny Moors blog here for some more inspiration using this product, she has also created this tutorial on how to make the stars into gift boxes, which is really cool.
Star Box Tutorial
The sides of the stars come with all the double sided tape on them and they are all pre scored. Decide on the star you wish to make and then find the matching side panel. Use your Stampin' Up! Trimmer and cut it in half as shown below.

Keep one for the top of the star box and one for the base. Fold along the score lines as shown concertina style.

Join the ends together make two pieces as below.

I found it was easier to make up the star sides first before add them to the top star. I used the double sided tape and laid down the tabs lining up the sides. ONLY do this to one side only at the moment.

Find the two matching stars.  These two are plain so you could stamp on them, I didn't as I was adding bits to the top of the box lid.

Add one star to the sides using the rest of the double sided tape already on the sides.

When you turn it over the lid looks like this.

Now place inside the lid the other half of the side without taken the double sided tape of the tabs. This makes the base slightly smaller than the lid.

Now once you are happy with the shape, remove the tape covering and join up the points.

Add the second star shape to the tape to make the base.
Press down really well.

There you go! Now you have a lid and perfect base star box.

That is so cool, you can then use the scrap that the die cut stars leave to use as a template to make an insert so you don't see the glue tabs.

If you are tempted to have a go just click on the product boxes or the on-line shopping button on my side bar either will take you to my online shop which is open 24/7.

Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting

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