Anything BUT a Card (PPA13)

Happy Friday Stampers! I am sharing a cute project/item that I made for a few craft fairs I have coming up. THE RULES OF CHOCOLATE! How can you not love this thing, chocolate and cuteness all rolled into one- perfection!

I am entering a new phase in my crafty life, I have started to become real lazy when it comes to crafting lately- I think my MOJO is petering out. So I made it a goal of mine to take on some creative challenges, this project came to mind instantly when I saw the challenge that was presented over at Pals Paper Arts. I decided to jump in feet first into the world of challenges. So you will now start to see more ideas and things that will get your creative MOJO juices flowing as well.

This project was made using our skinny tin that is in the CLEARANCE RACK right now! These are a steal of a deal and can be used to make SO MANY cute items just perfect for the gift giving season. Simply cover with your favorite Designer Series Paper– I know you have heard me tell you before but honestly Stampin‘ Ups! is the best and cannot be beat. That is not my bias opinion but try it for yourself and you will become addicted too. **grin**

Mix and match your stamps to create the sentiments that are perfect for your project. Here I combined a retired and current stamp set. Say it With Scallops and Teeny Tiny Wishes and then I coupled that with the square scallop punch and embossed the Teeny Tiny sentiment using white embossing powder. Then simply adhered it to a piece of Old Olive card stock.

I added an additional piece of Designer Series Paper on the inside of the top to give a nice finished look to the project. I wrapped each chocolate candy with a small piece of coordinating DSP as well, it gives the feeling of being truly homemade and personal. I printed out the RULES OF CHOCOLATE and attached to the tin lid and wrapped the entire tin with a beautiful piece of Chocolate Chip Double-Stitched Grosgrain ribbon. The ribbon slides on and off the tin allowing for easy access to the chocolate, and it is not necessary to untie it- so your finished piece always looks perfect!

I hope you enjoyed this morning’s post and create one of your own ANYTHING BUT A CARD creations. Get that Mojo pumping and be crafty today! I will be back later this morning with the BLOG CANDY winner and an announcement for you as well, I am off to the gym and will see you in a few!


  1. On behalf of the design team at Pals Paper Arts, thank you for playing @ PPA!

    Join us for a special “In the Pink” challenge this Thursday, October 29, 2009.

  2. I love this idea, Erin! Love your colors! Perfect combo for showcasing chocolates! Love the tag, too! Great job!

  3. This is adorable – inside and out – and that candy fits perfectly! Love the chocolate rules also……..

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