Friday, November 30, 2012

choc-o-holic: noun

a person who craves or compulsively consumes chocolate

Hi everyone!
Getting ready for Christmas?
 Thanks for joining me today, it's my turn on our crafting blog hop to to share an idea with you! yay!! So,are you in need of a quick and easy "girlfriend" gift?
I hit pay dirt on Pinterest, where seriously I have gotten more fantastic ideas from than I ever thought I would. I found this on Kims Kandy Kreations blog where she is crazy for chocolate! You gotta love a person that admits to being a me...just saying!
I started with a 6x6" shadow box frame that I purchased from Walmart. I double matted the white paper that has the sentiment printed on it with silver and brown paper to match the Hershey candy bar wrapper.
The font for "in case of emergency" is called Petunia Bounce which is lately been my new favorite font and Cheddar Salad  is used for "Break Glass" ( another old favorite, I mean, come on, isn't that name Cheddar Salad  just cute? )
I created a second double mat, with the same brown and silver paper
and with my hot glue gun adhered the Hershey bar to that mat.
( I realize the Hershey bar looks wonky on the right side, but trust me it's flat.)
 I cut this flourish from my Cricut cartridge, Paper Trimmings, p. 23. I cut it at 1 3/4" out of the same brown paper that I used for matting.
 Trim off the end of the flourish ( discard or keep for another project! )
and then cut it into 2 halves. Adhere to top and bottom of the candy bar.
 Now, all you have to do is reassemble the Shadow Box frame and your done!!
Well, except for wrapping it up and giving it! Easy to do, right? And I won't tell if you eat the other candy bars ::wink wink:: I heard calories don't count if you eat while gift wrapping...hmmm?
Check these wonderful crafty ladies out, and get creative!

Chrissy from Muse of the Morning showed us some great Pinterest ideas for hand making ornaments plus her very own Stuffed Star Ornament!
Heather from Feather's Flights Biased Apron Tutorial
Melissa from Love Bug Living who did a Stocking Stuffer Round-up


Judys Lace Creations said...

Hi Sandee, I have just gone to Chrissy's site re 15 ornament tutorials! What a feast of making there!I must make some for the Museum's gift shop soon.I will check out those other links too. I have a tutorial I got from You Tube on making Mug Rugs etc.So cute!

Redanne said...

A brilliant idea Sandee, but I could not bear to 'break it open' so would just have to drool over it.........Hugs, Anne x

TwinkleToes2day said...

LOL - what a WONDERFUL idea!! Chocolate bar sales will go up as will shadow box frames. Shadow boxes are something I've not seen around here :( so I will see if I can get some before I buy the bars (trying to be good before Christmas is actually here), but I would love to do some of these. Thanks for sharing :0) Mo

Jean said...

Hahaha - love this!! Might have to make one for my boss! I did a similar frame for a graduation present with cash inside. They loved it.

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

How fun! That's so cute. Perfect for a chocolate lover.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my this is just way too cute and totally awesome!

Katie said...

This is so fun! I have a few girlfriend's I'd love to make this for!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OK, this is fun. Not sure how long that chocolate will stay good, but make sure whoever you give it to doesn't have a pet. Believe me I know about chocolates and cats!

Meggymay said...

A real fun gift, great alteration to the box. What a temptation that chocolate will be.
Yvonne x

Heather Feather said...

Oh this is awesome! I definitely have some girlfriends I could give this too! Thanks!

Rita said...

LOL! This is great! I am going through chocolate cravings right now, actually. Have to wait a few days until I order groceries. *sigh* ;)

Barb King said...

That is really clever. When I was teaching my friend kept an apple shaped tin full of chocolate kisses, and she could tell when I was having a bad day, I'd be stopping in to get my chocolate fix!

Julia S-W said...

A really great idea Sandee! I love chocolate (sadly not Hershey choccie!!) but I couldn't break into this gorgeous frame.
Great work.

May said...

Fantastic idea Sandy... What a fun gift for a chocoholic!! I have a few friends who would love this one... Just off for the blog hop... Hugs May x x x