September 23, 2011

CHICKS AND CHOCOLATE FUN!

Happy Friday!!! YAY!! I love Friday - it means I get to see more of my husband, lol! Not so much with the teenagers, they always seem to have a PACKED schedule and this weekend is no exception, lol! Although I don't get to spend much time with any of them this weekend as my son and my husband are playing in a golf tournament that starts tonight and ends Sunday night...but, I am glad they have that time together :-) As for my daughter, between football games, sleepovers, and festivals, she is gone all weekend, lol!  I don't have any classes or anything scheduled this weekend, so I am looking forward to a little "me" time! However, my week was full of fun events, which is why the lack of posting this week, heehee! Last night was my Chicks and Chocolate class so I thought it would be fun to share a few of the projects we did! We made a total of four projects all involving chocolate - always fun, right??!! Combining stamping and chocolate is one of my absolute favorite things to do :-) The first one was a really big hit with all the ladies - they kept playing with them, lol! It is a Halloween slider card made with a standard sized Hershey bar!!!! It was hard to get a good picture of this for some reason so I apologize for that BUT you can still get the gist of this project :-) The base of this cute little holder is Basic Black card stock, and we used a few different Halloween sets for the stamping! The bats and the spider web are from the Wicked Cool stamp set and is one of my faves because it has such fun, cute images like these!  The spider web is stamped in Basic Gray ink and the bats are in Stazon ink. We used Naturals White card stock to stamp on, and sponged the edges with Peach Parfait classic ink. The spider is from a set called Batty For You, and it is one I used every year when Halloween comes around! We actually stamped this image twice - once in Stazon, which we then punched out, and once in Cherry Cobbler where we punched out just the spider and popped it up on dimensionals over the other one so that the words still show! Doesn't it look cute hanging in that web, LOL??!! Both the Naturals White and the Peach Parfait card stock layers are border punched using the Scalloped Trim border punch.  Before adhering the White layer, we wrapped a piece of Black Extra Wide striped Grosgrain ribbon around it, and tied it in a knot - or, I like to call it the faux bow, heehe! Once that was done, we adhered the whole piece to the front of the slider pocket.
There is an inside pocket as well that I would like to show you - it was super hard to get a good pic of because when the slider piece is extended, it is REALLY quite long, LOL! Here again though, you can get the idea!  How this works is as you pull the Hershey bar from the pocket at the top, the slider sentiment slides out from the bottom! The slider sentiments piece is made up of the same Peach Parfait and Naturals White card stock combination, and the sentiment is from the Grateful Greetings stamp set - super cute sayings in this set, so fun and very versatile! This is such a fun project to make, and you can do this with all kinds of things, it does not have to be a chocolate bar (although I like the chocolate bars, lol!) You could add licorice, a gift card, or any type of gift that would fit and lay flat inside!! I definitely think this project was the hit of the evening, although there was a lot of squealing going on through each and every one we created, so I am thinking they probably liked them all *wink* I enjoy this class so much - always a fun one to teach, and the ladies always have a wonderful time eating chocolate, stamping, laughing, and just having fun!! I will be holding another Chicks and Chocolate class for Christmas treats so watch the calendar and come on over if YOU like chocolate and stamping!! If you like the products you see here in THIS post, you can order them in my online store OR you can contact me and I will be happy to place your order for you!!! Now, I am off to do some fun stamping (meaning just for me, heehee) and then to pick up my daughter and drop her at a friends house! Have a wonderful weekend, and I will be back tomorrow with another fun Halloween project we did in class! I hope you take time to create something!!!
Slider Recipe:
Paper - Basic Black, Peach Parfait, Naturals White card stock
Inks - Black Stazon, Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler classic inks
Stamps - Batty for You, Wicked Cool, Grateful Greetings
Tools - Scalloped Trim border punch, 1 1/4 inch and 1 inch circle punches, red sticky tape, dimensionals
Accessories - Basic Black wide striped grosgrain ribbon, Hershey chocolate bar

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Wish I lived closer Alex! Love what you made and the fact that it holds a candy bar! How is your little pack of weenies?

Kingston's Kreations said...

Love it!