October 4, 2010


Hi all!!! Sorry I let a whole week go by with no postings but I had an event EVERY DAY last week and I just barely had time to pee, LOL!! Soooo, I thought this week I would make up for it by sharing everything we did last week in classes and workshops *wink* Last Thursday night we had Chicks and Chocolate night at my house- sooooo much fun! The projects are all ones that center around chocolate - stamping AND chocolate all in one event, does it get any better than that??! I think not........heeeheeee! We did four projects, two of which I am going to share with you today. This first one was really fun to make  - it uses my favorite die for the Big Shot:  the Top Note! I swear, I reach for this one time and time again, it is sooooo fun to play with! I have made these for several years for all the craft fairs I attend during the holidays and they are very popular! I am sure there are lots of different ways to do these but this is how I do it!  This cute little pouch uses three top notes to make - two solid bases cut out of Cajun Craze card stock, and then one trimmed to nest in the front which is Very Vanilla.  We stamped the Very Vanilla card stock all over in Cajun Craze classic ink with the pumpkin from the Paisley Prints stamp set - totally cute! Then, we ran it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The cute little sentiment and pumpkin face (isn't he CAUTE??!!!) is from the Got Treats stamp set which I love because it has the best sentiments for all the holiday goodies we all love to make and give away (well, I do anyway, LOL!)  We layered the two sides together, punched holes at the top and bottom using the Crop-A-Dile and tied them all up with some Old Olive grosgrain ribbon.  This makes a pouch that you can add a special treat, which we did of course - hazlenut and chocolate biscotti, YUM!!!!  Super easy but a wonderful treat for someone you want to make smile! 
This second project is a cute little treat purse that you can find tons of variations on all ove the internet! This is my little version- I wanted to use some of the cute little mini treat lunch sacks that we have in the Holiday Mini and this is what I came up with!  The base of  this cute little purse is made using Wild Wasabi card stock, which I have decided is a great Halloween green! We layered it with some of the yummy Wicked Fun Specialty paper - I just love those fun stripes! We punched along the edges using the Scallop Trim border punch on both top and the bottom - you can see the top piece when the purse is open.  Then, we made a cute strip of trip using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch - looooove it!!!! It looks like pretty paper ribbon and is soo cute :-)  The sentiment is from the same Got Treats stamp set, and is punched out using the Curly Label punch then mounted on Basic Black card stock and trimmed around to give it some layering.  The purse handle is a piece of basic black thin ribbon and then we added a fun little bat using the new bat punch!
 Here is a photo of what the inside of the purse looks like - we cut the mini lunch sack from the top since I wanted the scallops to show.  It can hold any type of chocolate that is somewhat flat OR you can use it for a fun gift card!  We had a lot of fun making these little treat holders....and eating the chocolate, LOL!!! If you would like to get some of these fun items and make some of your own, visit my online store where you can place an order! Have questions?  Contact me, I am happy to help!!  Tomorrow I will share the other two that we made! Until then, have a wonderfully fabulous day and thanks so much for stopping by!!!!


Anonymous said...

So cute Alex. I love the purse. That is totally something that could be used for any occasion. I think I'm going to need to try to make one of my own!! ;) Have a great day!


lyzzydee said...

Hi Alex, I have not been by for a while, but decided to check you out, We are taking a trip to Florida soon, so I am drooling over all the exciting things there are in the craft shops in the USA!!

corinnesomerville said...

I'm so glad your finally feeling better ! Keep taking care of yourself !
Your projects are way TOOOOOOO cute..love 'em !
Yes..I'm hoping to get to Leadership...we'll see what the next couple of weeks hold before I can make a final decision :)

Love ya!

Juliet said...

Too cute! Just started following you thanks to SC.


AnnMarie said...

Great projects! Fun blog! Following along from VA! :)

Rhonda said...

Love these projects!
Following from NY via Stampin Conection.