Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Be Merry Kit Video

Hello, Crafters.

Have you seen the Be Merry Kit on page 32 of the new Christmas Catalogue?

As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it! 

I have to say it's even better in real life and the assembled rosettes are stunning!  

In today's video I share some tips and tricks I learned while I was learning how to do them!

One of the suggestions Stampin' Up! have for this product is to use them as gift tags, but for me, they are just too beautiful to give away! 

 
I'll be using mine either as ornaments for my Christmas tree, or as a banner to hang on the wall above the fireplace, along with a string of small white lights wrapped around the cord across the top!

Another possible use for them is as decorations on a gift box! 

I'm sure other crafters will come up with their own ideas, too!

It was really easy to put these rosettes together, and needless to say, I added my little spin to them, too! 

The extra tools you need for this project are scissors, the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Dimensionals and a hot glue gun. 

I also found it useful to have my Silcone Craft Mat, Tombow Liquid Glue, my Paper Piercer and of course, my tweezers!

I used some of the gold stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes to put on the top of the Christmas tree.
 
I also sorted out a retired stamp set and co-ordinating dies so I could add a candy cane on the back of the red rosettes. 

On the back of the green ones, I adhered the Christmas tree which was removed from the disc that went on the front of the rosettes. 

As I might be using these rosettes on my Christmas tree, I wanted to have some decoration on the backs. 

Not only did I add the tree and the candy cane on the back, I also added the sentiments in all three languages. 

The kit includes six Merry die cuts in red in English, German and French, and the same in green. 

I successfully planned it so I have two English, two German, and two French sentiments on the front and back of the six red rosettes, and the same on the green ones!
 
Apart from adding the star to the Christmas tree, and decorating the back of the ornaments, there was one other change I made from what's shown in the catalogue.

Stampin@ Up! put the green tulle and green Glimmer Paper with the red sentiment and the red bow, and then the red tulle with the red Glimmer Paper with the green sentiment and the green bow.

I did mine all red and all green.

I chose to put the green with the rosette that has the gold rim around it as I think green goes better with a large amount of gold, and red goes better with a hint if gold!

I hope you give these rosettes a try - I'm sure you won't be disappointed with them!

I have hubby working from home today, which is a real blessing because I've done something that has made my emails disappear! DOH! 

Why is it so easy to do these things on one's own, but nigh on impossible to remedy them on one's own!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting,


JanB.

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