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AND IN MY SPARE TIME…..MANY MERRY STARS SIMPLY CREATED KIT

October 27, 2014
Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, 138104

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, 138104, $25.95, as seen in the 2014 Holiday Supplement.  (Please let me know if you don’t have and would like a Supplement and I’ll get it into the mail as soon as I have your address.)

 

When I first saw this great kit, I knew I had to have it!

When it arrived at my home (thanks guy in brown) I was afraid to open it.

When I opened it I gasped.

When I started putting the stars together I just couldn’t quit.  That took a little over 3 hours from start to finish.

When I got ready to decorate the various boxes I froze again and thought on it for a few days.

When I finished them today (worked on them Sunday and then again this morning) I took them right outside to photograph them.  I was just so excited with the way they came out.

When I get done posting the photos, I’ll share some important tips!

(And when I started this post I had no idea I’d be running to town with the word when!)

I’ve been talking about Stampin’ Up!s addictive Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit.  Check out Stampin’ Up!’s How-to YouTube video below and then check out my finished stars.

And here are my finished photos:

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All 26 finished stars from the Many Merry Stars Simply Created kit.

 

Close up #1 from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, 138104

Three sizes of the stars.

 

Close up #2 from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, 138104

Another group of finished stars.

 

Close up #3 from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, 138104

They’re just darned cute.

 

Close up #4 from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, 138104

Another angle of the last group of stars.

 

Close up #4 from Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, 138104

Things I learned while putting this kit together:

  • Don’t be surprised when the finished smallest stars are coming unglued the next day.  It happened to me.
  • Have your hot glue gun handy.  That’s the only way I managed to get those small stars to stay secured.  I think it’s a matter of physics.
  • The “Merry & Bright” red words don’t have enough stickiness to stay in place.  Now it’s time to bring out the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue on all of the precut script words:  Joy, Noel, Peace, Wishes.
  • The newsprint stars that you fold in half and then layer:  use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the spines (when folded in half) and then stack the three layers.  I used Fast Fuse (it’s super sticky) to attach them to the star box front or wood ornament.
  • I used hot glue to attach the wooden ornaments to the finished stars.  That’s especially important for the gold glitter stars.
  • Hot glue was my best friend throughout the project.

Now, is it time for you to get your Many Merry Stars Simply Created KitIt’s fun and it’s versatile.  I plan to use some of the stars on my mantle so everyone can enjoy them.  I plan to use some as package adornments.  (Of course I’m going to wrap as many packages as possible this year with the Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls, but more about them at a later time.)   Click here to be taken to my Stampin’ Up! store so you can order you kits yourself or I’ll be happy to help you with it.  Just email or call me.

Tomorrow???  I hope to have something creative in addition to this coming week’s Weekly Deals.  I look forward to seeing you then.  Have a great afternoon and evening.  And check out my Facebook Page (LIKE it if you haven’t and share it with a friend please) for a few other fun views of these stars.  They. Were. Fun.

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