Sunday, 18 December 2016

A Few More Elizabeth Shaw Mint Favours For Iris’s Sweetie Bags

We wanted Iris to take a small Christmas fairing into nursery to say thank you to the staff, so it seemed a perfect excuse for me to experiment with some of Christmas stickers I have bought this year but not yet used on a few more Elizabeth Shaw Mint favours.
Elizabeth Shaw mint favours, chipboard tokensI decided to use a mixture of red, white and silver card as the backing for the stickers.  The chipboard stickers above came from The Range, sorry I don’t know the manufacturer. I have found from past experience that a black Sharpie pen is perfect when trying to doodle on silver or gold mirror card, it doesn’t smudge.  I have used a white gel pen for some of the faux stitching.
Glittery Reindeer Elizabeth Shaw mint favoursI went a bit glittery with these reindeer heads from Hobbycraft, (which I believe are now out of stock), on a burgundy and white spotty background, edged with a little faux sticking using a black fine liner pen.
reindeer elizabeth Shaw mint favoursAnd then, my favourites, using chipboard reindeer heads, again from Hobbycraft (and again sadly sold out). If I were going to fiddle fart even more on these, I might have used a red flat back gem on the nose and some tiny black domed stickers over the eyes, for extra dimension.  However, I have set a few stickers aside to use on a few cards later on, when I have more time.
Also, If I make Elizabeth Shaw Mint favours again next year (as I surely will), I think I will start putting a small, matching ribbon loop between the mint and the card base so that they can be hung on a tree or branch, that way they can be seen for a while before the eating of.


Di said...

Oh these really are marvellous Helen! I still hold you responsible for me, like a total eedjit, making up 200 cello packs of two ES mints for a school reunion five years ago! They did go down a storm I must admit - but I was almost a gibbering wreck in the process:)

I blame you for a few things in my life - for example wrestling Hank and Marvin into their Christmas suits the other day and chatting to them, apologising that I could just be hurting their arms a bit! :) I need help!


Di xx

Cheryl W said...

The ribbon is a great idea! We don't have those mints here, that I'm aware of. Too bad, because it would be fun to hang a few of these on my tree for the grands to choose and eat.

PharmacyMichele said...

These are so cute-they make lovely gifts.


misteejay said...

These look lovely Helen.
Toni xx

Pamela said...

I love these designs, especially the last ones. They would look great on the tree for little ones to help themselves too when they visit.

Roni said...

I love it when you do these! I always said I would make these one year but never have! Maybe next year when I have the time!

Big hugs
Roni :D xox

marc said...

these are fab and if you dont have mints use chocolate coins or any other flat sweet that is wraped and will fit in side i did square ones one year as i only had after 8 mints they looked just as lovely just used a square diy set to cut mats big love marc