Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for November 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month our projects feature items that are considered 3D, Home Décor or Gift Sets… anything except a card! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
As my Anything except a card project, I have been wanting to try the Honeycomb Ornaments! If you are my age, you probably remember the tissue honeycomb decorations that are opened and secured in a circle with an aluminum tab. Bell honeycomb decorations were hung from various doorways when I was young. This was definitely the reason that I purchased so many of the itty bitty honeycomb embellishments from last year’s Occasions catalog. Memories…
Splitcoaststampers.com has an excellent video for Honeycomb Ornaments. I highly encourage you to view the tutorial and/or video. I have several tips for you…
- Use the mini glue dots. I tried substituting the micro glue dots (not enough glue-y-ness) and Tombow adhesive (left paper too wet to work with). Depending on the size, a glue gun might be a possibility, but my framelits were too small to consider that possibility. You can make two ornaments per each package of the mini glue dots sold by Stampin’ Up!.
- Use light weight paper. Our current “This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper” from the annual catalog is perfect. Regular weight DSP is not recommended. The vellum papers that I tried did not stick more than several hours. I did try last year’s “Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper”, and it held very well.
- Shape does seem to make a difference. A framelit that is oblong seems to do better than one that is wide in the middle.
- A simple open style framelit is better.
Additional Pictures of the “Anything” Ornaments
Assembly of the “Anything” ornament
- Cut 18 ornament images.
- Fold in half with the dominant color outside.
- Add glue dots in the indicated pattern. The open ornament uses the “1” glue dot configuration. The closed ornament uses the “2” glue dot configuration.
- Once all 18 die cuts are assembled, add a strip (or two) of Tear and Tape Adhesive to the “binding” of the ornment. Bring both outside pieces to meet. If you want to add a “dangling” embellishement, this would be the time!
- Open the honeycomb ornament so that both sides meet and are adhered (you will use the 2nd glue pattern)
This 3D project is so much fun. I hope you decide to try it.
Have fun stamping,
Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!
Blog Hop Line-up:
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping <………. You are here in the hop!
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Becky Volpp at InkblossomwithBecky
- Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts