Posts Tagged ‘Chocolate’
Looking for a fun treat to make for holiday gifts? You know, the ones you always think about making to hand out to neighbors you see at the Post Office, or the clerk at the grocery store who always says something nice to you?
Oh wait – you haven’t gotten around to making those? Really? Well let me help you!! This is a really quick, really easy project that doesn’t use many supplies and is sure to put a smile on the face and in the heart of anyone who receives it from you!
Plus you can make about 20 of them in under an hour. That’s 20 smiles to share – won’t it feel great to share that happiness?
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See how they fit together? The Petal Card Double Punch (see it online) is a perfect size for making little treat holders for the “minis” size of chocolates (Mmmmm….).
Here’s what you’ll do (picture yourself sharing these with friends!):
- Punch two petal card pieces for each candy. Place the candy inside one, put dabs of glue on three tabs of the other punched piece. Fold up and hold to adhere.
- Punch out ovals with the Small Oval Punch (see it online) from the Champagne Glimmer Paper (see it online)
- Stamp little trees (or another design) with the Merry Minis stamp set (see it online) and punch them with the matching Merry Minis Punch Pack (see them online).
- Layer all the pieces and put three treats into a perfectly sized 4 x 6″ Cellophane Bag (see them online).
- Tie with a piece of the sweet 1/4″ Sweater Trim (see it online).
- Add a cute little tag — if you don’t know who you’re going to give this to, then write something like “For You” instead of a specific name. Add a glimmer star with the Merry Minis Punch Pack (from above) and you’re all done!
So what do you think? I know you can do it!! If you make little treats to share this season, let me know – I’d love to hear about the smiles you’re spreading! And if you see me at the post office or at the IGA, maybe I’ll still have some left to share with you in person.
Looking for color ideas? Here’s what I used (click to shop for each):
Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
Here’s another project idea — a quick and simple one. A great feature of 2-step stamp sets is that they make for quick projects. These sets are an outline stamp and a background stamp image all in one set. The coloring is done for you with the 2nd stamp!
And I don’t know about you, but I definitely think CHOCOLATE is a “reason to smile”
The quick tag on this project was finished by adding the Happy Birthday greeting from Bring On The Cake (see it online).
Looking for other projects with candy?? I LOVE using candy with my stamping treats! Here are a ton of ideas on my blog.
When I go to someone’s home for a Stampin’ Up! party, I often plan two projects to share — a quick & easy card, and a project using chocolate. Because stamping is fun, but stamping with CHOCOLATE is better! I have a number of “candy projects” in past blog posts, and here is another, using the Two Tags Die for the Big Shot. (see it online)
The larger of the tags on the Two Tags Die is just about perfect for wrapping a small Hershey’s bar. This project could hardly be simpler:
- Cut the large tag in the Two Tags Die from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (it’s one of the free Sale-A-Bration selections)
- Add candy in the center (I like to hold mine in the center with a Stampin’ Dimensional) and wrap with ribbon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (also one of the Sale-A-Bration selections)
- Heat emboss and punch the postage stamp from the Fresh Vintage stamp set (Sale-A-Bration selection) using the Postage Stamp Punch
- Layer with Poppy Parade card stock & give to a friend!
Even more fun, these little treats can be adapted for pretty much any occasion. Here’s a fun idea that I used for Valentine’s Day. We made 50 of these as favors for the Senior Bingo Party at our local library!
Yup — the Occasions Alphabet (see it online) that I used here is a terrific one to have on hand for all kinds of occasions, all year long.
We had a great time on Friday evening at my New Catalog Idea Blitz–complete with cupcakes and brownies. Really, isn’t any event with cupcakes a good one? I wanted to share my party favors with you, using the new Posy Punch hostess stamp set (see it online).
Have you checked out the new Hostess Plan yet? I have to say that I’m a big fan of being able to spend more hostess $ on whatever I want. Posy Punch stamp set is just one of my favs, since it matches the Fancy Flower Punch (see it online).
The colors here are the new Island Indigo, Calypso Coral and Pool Party, and the Ruffled Ribbon on the bamboo skewer is also new. It comes in all 5 new In Colors.
The Scallop Squares Duo Die for Big Shot (see it online) is the base for the top of my favor, and the bottom of the skewer is poked into a Hershey’s Nugget, perfect as a base to hold up the flower. I used Tombow Multiadhesive (the ‘green lid glue’) to hold the pieces onto the skewer at the top. At the bottom it’s just the chocolate… ready to eat!
These would be great for any party event– baby shower, wedding shower, birthday… just adapt the colors and stamp to fit your occasion!
Recently I shared a project that I’ve been demonstrating at Home Parties, using the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I was surprised that more stampers hadn’t seen this watercoloring tool already! The WWC are definitely a favorite of mine.
To spread my love around, I thought a Video Tutorial might be in order.
So here it is, my Stamping 101 Watercolor Wonder Crayons with Aqua Painters! You can find step-by-step written instructions here on my blog.
Here is the Supply List for this project. All supplies are available for order online through your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator — I’m happy to help you with an order if you don’t have a demonstrator! (click below to view online):
- Sweet Summer stamp set (see it online) *Sale-A-Bration free gift, until March 31st! (learn more about Sale-A-Bration)
- You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online)
- Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Subtles Collection (see it online)
- Aqua Painter (see it online)
- Designer Label Punch (see it online)
- Watercolor Paper (see it online)
- Staz-On Black Ink (see it online)
- Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online)
- Small Cello Bag (see it online)
- Baja Breeze Seam Binding (see it online)
- Smooch Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink (see it online)
Have fun with this project– it’s perfect for wedding favors, shower favors, holiday office treats, you name it!
Check out some of my other recent Video Tutorials!
(and if you were looking for my Video Tutorial on the cupcake project… hang in there, for just a little bit longer!)
When I demonstrate Stampin’ Up! at home parties (aka ‘workshops’), I often like to share two projects. One of the projects is usually a card, and one of the projects always includes chocolate. Because stamping is fun, but stamping with CHOCOLATE is better!
In fact, you can check out a variety of the ‘candy projects’ that I’ve shared in the past.
Here’s one of my recent favorites, using the Sweet Summer stamp set (see it online). Sweet Summer is one of the free Sale-A-Bration choices available only until March 31st, so don’t wait too long! (learn more about Sale-A-Bration).
I used my favorite coloring tool for this project: Watercolor Wonder Crayons! The set I used here was the Subtles Collection (see it online) and my watercolor tool was an Aqua Painter (see it online).
- Punch with the Designer Label Punch (see it online) from a piece of Watercolor Paper (see it online)
- Stamp with the Sweet Summer stamp set in Staz-On Black Ink (see it online). Staz-On is the best choice for watercolor as it will not run when brushed with water
- Add greeting from the You’re A Gem stamp set (see it online)
- Use Aqua Painters and Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Subtles Collection) to color the design
- Attach to a piece of Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (see it online) with Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Add chocolate to a Small Cello Bag (see it online) and fold over. Tie with a length of Baja Breeze Seam Binding (see it online)
- Dab a tiny bit of Smooch Moonlight Pearlized Accent Ink (see it online) to the bee wings and flower center. Remember that a little bit goes a long way with this fabulous glitz.
- Share with friend!
It’s the “chocolate” part that got your attention, isn’t it? Yes, you can admit it to me. I’d be in the same boat. Well, I would have been, except that I’m loving the Petal Cone Die so much that it would have been enough to make me check out this blog post!
The scallop half-circle and the banner piece are from the Petal Cone die. And the “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (see it online). Talk about a great stamp set–Teeny Tiny Wishes has greetings for LOTS of occasions and I find myself using it all the time.
You probably recognize the Owl from Punch Bunch (see some of my other samples). And the shamrock is one of my favorite punch creations! Here’s what you’ll need:
- one branch from the 2-Step Bird Punch (see it online)
- 4 hearts from the Small Heart Punch (see it online)
And the Shamrock Directions:
- Trim the two end leaves from the leafy branch piece
- Attach one heart to the remaining leaves to serve as the ‘base’ for the hearts
- Add the 3 remaining hearts to create the shamrock petals
- (and yes, I know that a Shamrock should have 4 leaves…feel free to add a 4th!)
This is a project from one of my home workshops recently. If you’d like to have your own party and get together to stamp with your friends, drop me an email! I’d love to get together and share this project with you in person.