Today is going to be a good day. The sun is shining and there’s a gentle breeze to help the washing dry. More important though is that my order from the Stampin’ Up! 2022/2023 Annual Catalogue is being delivered today. With that in mind I plan to get the chores done early and clear my afternoon so I can play for a few hours. But first, here’s a little treat package / table favour created using the Sun Prints 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Pretty Pillowbox Dies.
SUN PRINTS PAPER
I began my project by choosing the small white fern design from the the Sun Prints DSP pack. Then I cut a 4-1/2″ x 6″ piece and placed the large pillowbox die on top. Finally I ran it through my Cut & Emboss Machine. With that one pass the die cut the shape and at the same time also added some ‘scored’ lines. All I had to do now was carefully bend the card along the lines and squeeze it gently between my fingers.
Once the creases were done I folded one of the curved side sections in from the back and put a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) on it. Then I folded the curved section from the front over and pressed them together firmly for a minute. The liquid glue gave me time to adjust the sides so they were properly lined up, but then holds really well. Once one side was done I repeated the process with the other side.
The assembled package is quite small (not wide enough for a gift card), but still has plenty of room for a few candies. Today I filled it with chocolate coins before folding over the flap to reveal the familiar pillowbox shape. Then to hold it closed I cut 15″ of Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon, wrapped it around the pillowbox and tied it in a simple knot.
Also included as part of the Pretty Pillowbox Dies set is a little tag shape complete with twine hole at the top. So next I went looking for a sentiment that would fit. I found a few options but in the end decided on “Hello there” from the Peekaboo Farm Stamp Set.
Using Starry Sky ink I stamped the sentiment onto a small scrap of Thick Basic White Card. Then I cut it out with the little tag die, before sliding it onto one of the ribbon tails and up to the knot. Finally to hold the tag in place I simply tied the ribbon tails in a bow.
While I liked how it looked, I thought the package could use a little bling. So I added two Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the tag and at last my project was complete.
Isn’t this the sweetest treat package? What’s more it can be opened and closed with out being destroyed. Just slide the metallic ribbon off and on again. I hope you like it.
Make sure you catch tomorrow’s blog when I’ll have a card featuring some of my new goodies!
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