Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hershey’s Kisses Flower Tutorial

I created this Hershey’s Flower way back in spring, but didn’t have time to create a tutorial until now. This is one of my more labor intensive Hershey’s projects, but its larger size, makes a more impressive show and therefore it could be given as a gift.

This project does not have time saver steps, but if you make the two templates, you will save yourself time. I definitely recommend Stampin’ Up! 12” x 12” card stock for this project as you will need it for the stem strength. For a complete supply list and a link to my store, please see the end of this tutorial.

Hershey’s Flower Tutorial


Step One

1. To make this flower easier to make, we will be making a template in steps 1-4 and a second template in steps 9-10. To make the template, start with a 12“ x 1” strip of scrap card stock. On the long side, make a HALF INCH SCORE MARK at the 2-¾” and 9-¼” marks. On the 6” mark make a HALF INCH SCORE MARK from the BOTTOM going up.


Step Two

2. At the outer two score marks, cut along both sides of the score marks to create tiny slots 1/16” wide. At the 6” score mark, make the slot bigger, approximately 1/8” wide. The wider middle slot is needed to accommodate the junction of all 5 petals.


Step Three

3. Then take your paper snips and cut away the tiny strips that remain.


Step Four

4. This is what your template should look like when it’s done.


Step Five

5. To make the flower, cut TWO strips of 12” x 1” So Saffron card stock.


Step Six

6. Trace the slots from your template onto the TWO strips.


Step Seven

7. Cut along both sides of the pencil marks to create the slots. Then take your paper snips and cut away the tiny strips that remain.


Step Eight

8. Take both of the So Saffron slotted strips and line them up with the slots facing the same way. Bend one of the the ends of the strip furthest away from you around and fit it into the middle slot. Next bend the other end that is furthest away from you around and fit it into the middle slot. Finally bend the remaining two ends around into the middle slot. Note: Click on the photos to enlarge.


Step Nine

9. To make the fifth petal piece template, Cut a scrap piece of 8-¾ ” x 1” card stock. make a HALF INCH SCORE MARK At the 2-¾” and 6” marks.


Step Ten

10. At the score marks, cut along both sides of the score marks to create tiny slots 1/16” wide.


Step Eleven

11. Trace your template onto a 8-¾ ” x 1” strip of So Saffron card stock and cut the slots.


Step Twelve

12. Make a loop with the strip, making sure that the slots line up.


Step Thirteen

13. Insert the loop down the middle of the loops on the first piece (make sure two loops are on either side of this petal).


Step Fourteen

14. For the stem, piece cut a 12 x 1” strip of Pear Pizzazz card Stock. Use the template that you made in steps 1-4 to trace on the slots with a pencil. Then cut the slots as you did in previous steps.


Step Fifteen

15. Loop first one end of the strip and then the other into the middle slot.


Step Sixteen

16. Adhere the So Saffron stem pieces together. There will be five places for you to put adhesive to make sure the stem pieces stay together.


Step Seventeen

17. Put multipurpose glue along the middle of the Pear Pizzazz stem ends. Then sandwich the So Saffron stem inside the pear Pizzazz stem pieces.


Step Eighteen

18. Cut a piece of 5” x 4” Pretty in Pink card stock. On the 4” side, score at the 1”, 2” and 3” marks.


Step Nineteen

19. Also cut a piece of 2” x 4” Pear Pizzazz card stock. On the 2” side, score at the 1”, 2” and 3” marks.


Step Twenty

20. On the 5” and 2” side respectively, cut the Pretty in Pink and Pear Pizzazz card stock, into one inch strips.


Step Twenty-one

21. Fold all seven strips into triangles as shown.


Step Twenty-two

22. Insert the triangles into each of the five petal and two leaf loops.


Step Twenty-three

23. Place a piece of sticky strip on either side of the stem near the leaves.


Step Twenty-four

24. Remove the sticky strip liner and adhere the leaves to the stem. Please Note: The sticky strip on the stem, helps keep the leaves in the upright position. You may have to wiggle or shift the bottom a little bit to get a flat enough surface for the flower to stay upright. The flower may be a little prone to tipping, but this is unavoidable due to the weight distribution of the kisses.


Step Twenty-five

25. Carefully insert a Hershey’s kiss into each space. See also note in step 24.


Step Twenty-six

26. Embellish as desired. I took an 8” piece of Taffeta and tied on a Vintage Faceted Button. I also made a tag by stamping the word "smiles" from the Polka-Dot Pieces Stamp Set and punched it out with a Little Label Punch.


Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Polka-Dot Pieces (W 129705, C 129708)
  • Card Stock: Subtles 12” x 12” (131189), Whisper White (100730)
  • Ink: Pear Pizzazz (131180)
  • Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Stampin' Trimmmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Little Labels Punch Pack (126881)
  • Embellishments: Old Olive Taffeta (119256), Vintage Faceted Buttons (127555)
  • Adhesive: Multipurpose Glue (110755), Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Other: Hershey's Kisses

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  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Hershey’s Kisses Star Tutorial (6-point)

    A few weeks ago, I posted a Hershey’s five-point star tutorial and now I have a Hershey's six-point star tutorial ready to share with you. This six-point star was actually far easier to design than the five-point star and it comes with a bonus: 12 kisses. This star would make a perfect Hanukkah star or star for other occasions.

    This project does not have time saver steps, but if you make the template, you will save yourself time. I recommend Stampin’ Up! Card Stock for the construction of this project. A complete supply list with item numbers and a link to my store can be found at the end of this tutorial.

    Hershey’s Star Tutorial (6-point)


    Step One

    1. To make this star easier to make, we will be making a template in steps 1-5. To make the template, start with a 9- ¾” x 1” strip of card stock. On the long side, make HALF INCH SCORE MARKS at the 1-3/8”, 2- ½”, 4- ½”, 5-5/8”, 7-5/8” and 8-¾” marks.


    Step Two

    2. LEAVE YOUR STRIP ON THE SCORING TOOL and make full length score marks at the 3/8”, 3-½” and 6-5/8” marks.


    Step Three

    3. Cut along both sides of ONLY THE HALF INCH score marks to create tiny slots 1/16” wide. Do nothing with the full length score marks.


    Step Four

    4. Then take your paper snips and cut away the tiny strips that remain.


    Step Five

    5. This is what your template should look like when it’s done. Note: you will have 6 half-inch slots and 3 full score marks on your template.


    Step Six

    6. To make the star, start with TWO 9-¾” x 1” strips of Pacific Point card stock. On the long side, score at the 3/8”, 3-½” and 6-5/8” marks.


    Step Seven

    7. Line up the score lines from the template with your star strip, then trace the slot marks on the strip with a pencil. NOTE: please pay special attention to this step. There is a right way and a wrong way to match up the template.


    Step Eight

    8. Cut the slots and your strips should look like this when they’re done.


    Step Nine

    9. Place a piece of sticky strip on the 3/8” tabs.


    Step Ten

    10. Fold both strips along the score lines. Remove the sticky strip liners and bring the ends together to form triangles.


    Step Eleven

    11. Interlock both triangles to create a six-point star.


    Step Twelve

    12. For the hexagon filler strips, cut a 2” x 7” piece of Pacific Point card stock. On the 7” side, score at the 1”, 2”, 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” marks.


    Step Thirteen

    13. On the 2” side, cut the strip in half at the 1” mark.


    Step Fourteen

    14. Fold both strips into triangular strips as shown.


    Step Fifteen

    15. Fit the triangle strips into the center of the hexagon.


    Step Sixteen

    16. Carefully insert 12 Hershey’s kisses into all the triangular spaces.


    Step Seventeen

    17. Decorate the star as desired. I stamped “celebrate” on whisper white and punched it out with the word window punch and layered it on a piece of silver glimmer paper punched with the modern label punch. I then tied on the tag with Pacific Point Grosgrain.


    Stampin’ Up Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases (W 128577, C 120501)
  • Card Stock: Pacific Point (111350), Silver Glimmer (124005), Whisper White (100730)
  • Tools: Simply Scored (122334), Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Word Window Punch (119857), Modern Label Punch (119849)
  • Embellishments: Pacific Point Grosgrain (126878)
  • Adhesive: Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Other: Hershey's Kisses

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