Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chocolate Holders and Magnetic Calendar

Every other month or so, a couple of my good friends come over to stamp.  (Hi Pam!  Hi Judy!)  Smiley from 

We were able to get together one night last week and make some fun projects. I'll show you some close-ups of each of the projects first.  First off is this adorable Ghirardelli chocolate "purse" made from Designer Series Paper.  I had seen this adorable project last year and just hadn't taken the time to make one yet.  If you would like the instructions on how to make them, you can go to QBees Quest blog HERE.  The stamp set I used is a retired one - "Eat Chocolate" from one of last year's mini catalogs.  Of course, I had to keep those stamps!  The DSP, ribbon, and Glitter Brads are all in Concord Crush - so pretty in real life!

Our next project was a magnetic calendar.  We took a piece of cardboard and covered it with designers series paper - I used the Beau Chateau paper for mine.  The flower is made by punching out about five Scallop Circle punches from the DSP, sponging the edges, and then crumpling them up.  Then the layers are put back together, adding an Antique Brad to the center, and "fluffing up" the flower.  I added some ribbon and Basic Pearls to dress it up and finished it off by gluing a piece of magnet to the back.

This was my favorite project of the night.  I have seen many Tea Bag Holders that are adorable, but I'm not a huge hot tea drinker.  However, Pam saw it and suggested that it would make a great holder for Ghirardelli chocolates!  Now she had my attention!  The box was covered using the Everyday Enchantment DSP paper (Sale-a-bration).  Love that paper!
This is the medallion I put on top of the box.  It's made with our new Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die.  (This is NOT the full size rosette that the die can make.  We cut it down to a much smaller size.)

Here is a another view that shows a little bit of the side.  Can you see the opening in the bottom of the front panel for the chocolates to come out?  Very handy indeed!
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 Here are all three of my projects.

Pam's creations:

And Judy's creations:

We always have so much fun stamping and creating together.  In fact, we were having such a good time and I was concentrating on my project so hard that I forgot I had made brownies for a snack for us!  Can you imagine?  Smiley from  Hopefully they'll forgive me. 

I'll be back soon with more ideas to show you.  Until next time...

 Jayne Stenstrom

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