Oh my what a busy day it was yesterday. The Retiring List of products being discontinued by Stampin’ Up! was revealed, and there’s a lot on there! What’s more there’s discounts of up to 50% on many of them. Popular items will sell out quickly, and I’ve noticed that the 2020/2022 In Color refills are already showing as low inventory. Today’s project uses five retiring items including the Daisy Lane Stamp Set. This is temporarily not-orderable, but the final batch of stamps should be in the warehouse on March 30th.
A LITTLE ALTERATION
At 1-13/16″ square, the Simply Classic Treat Boxes are so sweet. They’re food safe and need no adhesive to assemble. Simply fold in the tabs, fill, and slide on the brushed gold top piece. Sadly they’re retiring so this might be the last project I make with them. What’s unusual about this box is that the top features a little ribbon loop. Of course you’d have to stick the base and top together before you attempted to hang it up. It did make me wonder if that put some people off buying them. So today I decided to peel back the sticker inside the lid and pull the ribbon out. It left a little hole on the top but that would be easily hidden.
Having already decided to use the retiring Daisy Lane Stamp Set I found the perfect sentiment for this box… “It’s your time to shine”. Of course I couldn’t resist embossing it so that’s where I started.
Using VersaMark ink I stamped the sentiment onto a 1/2″ x 3-1/4″ strip of Very Vanilla Card. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with gold embossing powder from the Metallics Embossing Powder pack. After tapping off the excess, I removed a few stray specks, and then melted the remaining powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
To finish off the sentiment I shaped the end using the V option on the Banners Pick-A-Punch. Finally I gently pulled the strip between my thumb and Bone Folder to add a decorative curl. Then I set it aside while I created the flower.
SUBTLE DAISY STAMPING
It was time to start stamping using the simple daisy head image from the retiring Daisy Lane Stamp Set. I really wanted the detail on the petals to be very subtle so I applied ink to the surface of the rubber stamp using a sponge dauber. In fact I used only a light touch with the retiring Bumblebee ink and stamped four flowers in total.
Now I was ready to punch out the flowers and I did that using the retiring Daisy Punch. Picking up the Sponge Dauber again but using only the ink still left on the sponge, I darkened the ends of each petal on the front and back. With that done I used my Bone Folder to curve the petals up. Finally using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I stacked the four flowers on top of each other so the petals below peeked between the ones above.
That just left the centre of the flower and for that I went back to my embossing station. Using a clean Sponge Dauber I put VersaMark ink directly onto the centre of the cleaned daisy stamp. Then I stamped it onto a scrap of Basic White Card and embossed it in gold before trimming around the centre using Paper Snips.
NOT A DAISY?
I was almost done but decided to use up some scraps of retiring Bumblebee Card. I inked up the daisy stamp directly from the Bumblebee ink pad, stamped two images and then punched out the flowers. I didn’t actually need the whole flower so using my Paper Snips I cut two rough circles to get the centre of the flower and about 1/2″ of the base of each petal. Then I made 5 or 6 cuts down the length of each petal and bent the cut pieces up.
To complete the flower I used liquid glue to add the two Bumblebee pieces to the centre so the cut petals formed a complete circle. Then the gold embossed centre went right into the middle, attached with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Next, using liquid glue, I fixed the daisy onto the end of the embossed sentiment. Finally with another Stampin’ Dimensional I fixed the assembled flower to the top of the box and I was done.
Well I certainly started out with intention of making a daisy decorated box, but the extra Bumblebee Card might have changed it into something else. Perhaps it’s now a gerbera, or an anemone… What do you think?
PRODUCT LIST – RETIRING
NB The Daisy Lane Stamp Set is currently not orderable but final stocks should be in the warehouse March 30th. Also, while the Daisy Punch is retiring, the Medium Daisy Punch (not used today) is not.