06 Mar Stampin’ Up Build a Bouquet Project Kit
Here we have a really lovely little kit for any keen crafter, or one to make yourself and present your loved one with a beautiful handmade gift. The Stampin’up Build a Bouquet Project Kit (£22.95) contains everything you need to make 25 paper flowers, a springtime posy of poppies, daisies, pansies, wild roses and chrysanthemum that will last forever, and thanks to the pre-cut pieces, simple to do and loads of fun! Here is a full list of contents:
■ Cotton-paper flowers
■ Die-cut cardstock elements
■ Cotton ribbon
■ Linen thread
■ Gift tag
■ Floral tape
■ Floral stem wires
■ Faceted buttons for flower centers
As well as the easy to follow picture instructions in the pack, there is also a YouTube video tutorial, link below:
The kit can be enjoyed by itself or enhanced with the Build a Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set (£30.95), which is available to buy separately. These sturdy and high quality stamps can be used again and again with any project, but are made to compliment the Build a Bouquet kit and add the finishing touches to all those pretty flowers and leaves!
Well, in the name of research, I had to give it a go, and enlisted a very keen 11 year old to help. I noted in the instructions that using a hot glue gun gives the best results as other adhesives may not stick the paper as well, so that’s a handy thing to know before buying. We had loads of fun and my niece was able to make a very smart poppy all by herself (obviously very closely supervised with the glue gun). She enjoyed stamping the designs on best, and loved the different coloured stamp pads with cute names that are available to buy alongside the pack. The colours are just so pretty and the paper lovely to work with, no tearing or colours running. It suited her age perfectly as it does require concentration and precision, but getting her away from Minecraft and actually doing something girly together was really nice! It took us about an hour to make two flowers so the kit is definitely a meaty project to get into, making it great value for money. On Mothers Day we plan to make some more, hopefully enough for a little bouquet for yours truly!
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