Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas 2013 - Elizabeth Shaw Mints

Now,  you didn’t actually think that I wasn’t going to feature any Elizabeth Shaw mints this Christmas did you??
Boxed Elizabeth Shaw Mints. Christmas giftThis year I decided to put them in boxes with the intention of people scattering them on their festive table as after dinner mints.
Elizabeth Shaw mints.I’ve made up my Sizzix Bigz XL Box No. 3 in plain white linen card.  It’s a very simple box to put together and as you can see it’s also quite a substantial size.  I wish, perhaps, I’d used a coloured or fancier card ….. but I will confess that I’ve had a whole stack of these boxes cut out for over two years now and thought I’d best use a few of them before cutting up new stuff!  The tag is a leftover from last year -
Elizabeth Shaw mintsAs per usual I have used my Stampin’ Up scallop and plain (1 3/8)  circle punches ……
download…… and put silver foil Christmas stickers from this years Hobbycraft Christmas range on one side …
Hobbycraft Christmas Foil stickersElizabeth Shaw mits. after dinner mints
….. and silver sentiment circles from CraftWork Cards, backed on red on the other side   (Product Code: 03 006 000 23)
Elizabeth Shaw Mint favoursSo that’s Elizabeth Shaw mints done for another year ….. all I can say is look out Valentines Day, here I come!!
I have found that the best price to get these mints is BM Bargains as I prefer the milk ones.  A box there usually costs £1.99. Finding them in the supermarket is generally a bit hit and miss but they usually cost about £3.69 a box, unless they are on BOGOF.  When I see them in BM Bargains I always check the best before date first (these were August 2014) and then stock up!