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Can’t go wrong with Chocolate October 30, 2009

Happy Friday.  Boy, it’s been a while since I logged on to my blog.  Glad to report that I finished my dayshift training and I’m back to my normal nightshift routine.  One of the Nurses who precepted me was soooo kind and supportive…..I had to make something for her:)  She mentioned to me that she drinks a glass of chocolate milk every single morning.  I took that statement and got to stamping yesterday.

It felt so nice to walk into my stamping studio.  Isn’t it fun to stamp with no deadlines, and just for the simple reason of creating something handmade for someone?  It was just what I needed after three weeks of no stamping.

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This is  Beate’s wsc104  flipped from vertical to horizontal layout.  It just worked better for me so I could have a little chocolate surprise inside of the card.  The card base is Real Red with a layer of Chocolate Chip, and a little scalloped strip created from a Treat Box and my scallop edge punch.  Added some Real Red Polka-dot Grosgrain ribbon.  Difficult to see, but there is Crystal Effects to the stamped chocolate image and to the outer Creamy Caramel circle. 

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side view of my chocolate card

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                                                     inside of my chocolate card

Here is what I came up with for a daily chocolate milk drinker.  Using two Treat Boxes, I adhered them together, created a center handle, and embellished to coordinate with my card.

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I think this turned out super cute.  Who wouldn’t love some chocolate syrup packaged ever so nicely?  It’s almost too cute to use in my opinion:)

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sideview of chocolate syrup holder.  I created a base box out of Textured Real Red cardstock for extra stability.  This box is so sturdy with no bowing of the bottom (these two syrup bottles are heavy together). 

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I added a simple chipboard tag.  I punched a 1-3/4″ circle out of the same box to continue the pattern to the tag.  I applied Real Red Craft ink to the “4u” chipboard pieces and attached to tag base using Crystal Effects as my adhesive. 

I hope you enjoy looking at my chocolate creations:)  Just another fabulous use of the Treat Boxes.  Have a wonderfully sweet weekend.

You can see more samples for wsc104 at the blogs of:  Beate, Cambria, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Lori, and Sharon.



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STAMPS:  Things I Love (115229) and Short & Sweet (115060).


PAPERS:  Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, and Whisper White cardstock.


INKS:  Chocolate Chip classic stampin’ pad.  Real Red craft pad.


ACCESSORIES:  Treat Boxes (115690, 5 per pkg); Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets; Real Red 3/4″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon; On Board Batch of Blooms; On Board Timeless Type; On Board Loads of Letters; 1-3/4″ Circle Punch; 1-3/8″ Circle Punch; 1-1/4″ Circle Punch; Large Oval Punch; Scallop Edge Punch; Crop-A-Dile Tool; 1/2″ Circle Punch; Sanding Blocks; Circle Scissor Plus; Glass Mat; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Crystal Effects; Sticky Strip.


19 Responses to “Can’t go wrong with Chocolate”

  1. Cambria Says:

    Oh man… now I want chocolate… thanks babe! 🙂 THIS IS AWESOME!

    Have a great weekend my friend.

  2. So glad you got to stamps, MJ! (I’m sorry, I didn’t know you would be). What a great set — you are right, you definitely can not go wrong with chocolate! What a great idea!

  3. Amazing, OMG…. What a great gift.

    Your talent is out of this world. Thanks for sharing.

    Teneale ;0)

  4. Beate Says:

    MJ, you rock! The gift ensemble you created is amazing!
    Have a wonderful Halloween weekend
    Hugs and smiles

  5. Carolyn Okum Says:

    MJ, I love this gift set. Thanks for sharing. I miss you!
    Hugs, Carolyn

  6. Carey Rogers Says:

    Welcome back to the land of the night nurses. We rock!! You will find a lot more time to stamp now that you get to work nights. People that work when that yellow thing in the sky is up won’t be bothering you during the day. BTW I love your site and look forward to coming to it.

    pedstamper at sbc global dot net

  7. Dixie Finn Says:

    I love the card. How did you get the pocket inside. And the chocolate gift is just perfect for a milk drinker. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Rhonda Miller Says:

    Those are some great creations. I love chocolate, but then, who doesn’t. What fun.

  9. Patti Beachy Says:

    Wow, how cute! Love the card and the box is adorable – makes me want to drink some chocolate milk & eat some chocolate candy!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Tammi Says:

    Thank you for sharing this… soo loving it…. you are soo talented!

  11. Jenn Says:

    Oh, this is LUSCIOUS!!! LOVE!

  12. Jenny Peterson Says:

    Oh I love chocolate too! This is SO stickin’ adorable! Hope you are well!

  13. Oh you are a stinker!!!! Super duper cute. Miss you!

  14. Jenni King Says:

    WOW!! What a great gift!! I am soooo copying the idea!!
    Thank you!! 🙂
    Jenni King

  15. Millie Says:

    Very cute ideas!!

  16. Stephanie S. Says:

    This is so cute and such and an original idea. You are so creative! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Cindy Major Says:

    Wow, what an incredible way to use the treat boxes! Very different and totally cool! Bet she was over the moon when you gave her the gift. I have to agree with you – she won’t want to use the syrup because she’ll have to take the beautiful present apart!


  18. Erin Says:

    Very cute! I think this would be great for my coworkers for Valentine’s Day. I love the card. How did you get the little pocket inside to put the Hershey bars?

    I’m so glad I came across your blog. I think I will be visiting quite often!

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