Well it’s the end of November and the eve of the Last Chance promotion. So beginning tomorrow selected products being retired from the July to December Mini Catalogue will be on sale at up to 60% off. But don’t be fooled, in reality there’s only a limited number of items not retiring. As is common, all of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) is going, including the Splendid Day Specialty DSP. I particularly liked this pack as the colours in pearlised and foiled patterns were great for all sorts of occasions.
So today I couldn’t resist giving the Splendid Day DSP one final outing with a pretty treat project. These little packages are amazingly quick and easy to make using a 4-1/2″ x 6″ piece of paper or card and the main die from the Pretty Pillow Box Dies.
Once I’d cut the the paper using the die I folded it along the ‘scored’ lines imprinted during the die-cutting process. At this point I had two choices for assembly. First I could fold in the sides and glue them together leaving the flap to close like an envelope. However today I folded over the flap and glued it down using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). This creates a standard side-opening pillow box and is my preferred method when I want to make a batch and store them flat.
With the box made I chose a small “with love” sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set. Using Early Espresso ink I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Shimmery White Card. Then from the Pretty Pillow Box Dies I chose the small label die to cut out the sentiment. Because I knew that the pillowbox would curve when filled I decided to attach the sentiment with liquid glue only behind the upper half.
Finally I went back to the Splendid Day DSP and I fussy cut a floral motif using Paper Snips. Then using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals I added it to the sentiment, hiding the hole at the top which I wasn’t using.
From there I filled the box with a snack-sized York Peppermint Patty. Then with the side flaps closed my treats were ready to give out.
For some other projects created using the Splendid Day Specialty DSP see these earlier blog posts:
LAST CHANCE BEGINS TOMORROW – The full list of retiring products and prices can be found in the Last Chance List. Some products are offered at a discount, for example the Splendid Day DSP will be 60% off. Please note that all retiring products are only available while stocks last, so if there’s something you want make sure you order right away so as not to be disappointed.
UPDATED CLEARANCE RACK – Also happening tomorrow is a refresh of the Clearance Rack with products that were retired some time ago. We’ve been told that this will include special limited edition dies that were originally offered earlier in 2022 as part of the Perfect Partners promotion. Make sure you check out the Clearance Rack tomorrow as you may find something you’d previously thought you’d missed out on.