Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Sweet Treats

I am trying, at least once a month, to make a 3D item.  This is something I should actually have made a while ago and have only just got round to it.
We had the instructions on how to make this at the workshop, but I didn't have time to do it on the day.  But finally, this week, I've been able to make it.  Take a look:
Has this got your curiosity?  Have another look:
Yes, something that's even closer to my heart than crafting - chocolate!
Here's a close up of the case:
I've made the case out of Chocolate Chip cardstock, which I ran through the Bigshot in a swirly embossing folder.  I scored and folded it to fit the bar of chocolate inside. 
I cut the tag by hand, and ran the top part through the Bigshot with a scalloped die at the top.  I ran it through half way, then wound it back again, so it made the scalloped top of the die.  I was very excited by this, I can tell you!
I stamped the lovely image in Chocolate Chip from the Simply Soft stamp set and coloured it in pink. 
Then I punched a hole through the tag and front and back of the holder, and threaded a long piece of Chocolate Chip ribbon through all the holes.  Next I slid the bar of chocolate into the hole at the top, so it pushes the ribbon down until the chocolate bar is completely inside.  I tied a knot in the top of the ribbon and cut off the excess. 
Then you can pull the ribbon and up pops the chocolate.  It's brilliant!  The thing is, now I should give this to someone as a gift.
In fact, that's such a good idea, that's exactly what I'm going to do.  If you live in the UK, I'll post this to you if:
you are a follower of my blog
you leave a comment telling me you'd like to be included in the draw at the end of this post.
I'll draw a winner out of a hat on Saturday evening.
Thanks for looking in today.  Happy crafting!
Jane xx

6 comments:

  1. I think it's wonderful Jane - I love the embossing and the clever use of that tag die. I think you're wonderful to be giving it away too! I don't, of course, EVER eat chocolate... except in an emergency (hmmm that's every day then!) but I'd better enter into the draw! Vicky x

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  2. Crafting and chocolate... two things very close to my heart! How could I refuse to be entered to win this gorgeous little gift?! Thank you so much!

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  3. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm chocolate mmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Love the folder for a gift. Now you've done one you'll be doing more.

    a couple of years ago I downloaded chocolate bar wrappers in lots of different sizes and they all had cute little boy soldiers on them in desert camouflage. When Michael went to Afghanistan the first time I bought a big bag of fun-size chocolate bars. I very carefully opened the bag and took all the chocolate bars and wrapped them in the new wrappers. I couldn't help but have a silly grin on my face imagining his reaction. When they were all done I re-closed the bag using my double sided tape. When he opened his parcel, with a few other bits and bobs, everyone said they wanted the fun-size opening first (they share all their goodies between them)so Michael just got the bag and ripped it open. They all thought it was really funny seeing the expression on his face as they all tumbled from the bag. He later told me that I have far too much time on my hands to waste it by doing things like that. But he did say it was funny and totally unexpected :o) Enough of my ramblings, just send me the chocolate heheheh

    Margaret xx

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  4. Oh my Jane thats my type of gift, love the tag by the way. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  5. This is really cute, Jane! Thanks for the tip on doing the scallops on top! That detail makes the tag extra special.

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  6. What a nifty idea! It's brilliant. And yes please, do include me. Have never been known to turn down chocolate! x x

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