Simple Sunday #12 – Nothing’s Better Than…

Welcome to my new Sunday series, affectionately known as Simple Sunday! The aim of this series is to showcase projects using minimal supplies, ideal for the beginner crafter or someone new to Stampin’ Up! Each project is a white card base with a 3×3 panel decorated using a single stamp set or die set. This week’s project features a stamp stamp that you can purchase from the Annual Catalogue.

We all have a vice in life, which we either unwind with or feel we need to function. For some that is chocolate, for others it is coffee or alcohol. This stamp set caters to all of the above, plus cookies! I love the stamp set, it features some comedy sentiments to feature alongside the imagery and really seems to be on my wavelength.

Two cards were made ahead of my video, with a third being made on the spot. I love all three – they are quick and simple to make and each one can be linked to a friend who has that sweetness for that particular item – whether that be cookies, chocolate, cocktails, coffee or ALL of the above!

If you had to make a card for yourself, which of the 4 items in the set would be featured?

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Supplies:

Flutterby Hi

Teeny tiny projects are the best, they’re so cute and are really good for the craft supplies! This cute little book fold box was cased from Pootles, with some changes to the measurements and the design. It fits two mini Green & Blacks chocolates, one in each half of the holder.

Using leftover elements of my Wrapped in Christmas project kit, I made a contrasting Shaded Spruce & Real Red version. The ribbon is absolutely gorgeous and ties the best bows!

With the paper in the Project Kit, you could make approximately 80 of these as gifts. Or approximately 70 if you make the projects included both in the box and the video mini series!

I hope you enjoy this project!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 41/2 x 9 inches
  • Designer Series Paper

Scoring:

  • Long Side (9) = 1/2, 1, 21/4, 23/4, 4 inches on both sides
  • Short Side (41/2) = 1/2, 1 inches on both sides

Supply List:

Chocolate Vellum Box

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How amazing is the ‘Nothing’s Better Than’ stamp set? You may not like all three feature items in it, but at least one of them will be a vice, mine is chocolate (and sometimes cocktails!). A couple of years ago, I made chocolate boxes for my team which included a long thin chocolate bar – a bit like a Ripple / Flake / Twirl / Time Out. I thought I’d remake these to make full use of the stamp set.

I used chocolate inspired card stock with Early Espresso and Soft Suede for my two samples, using tone on tone stamping by using the matching ink shades. These boxes could be very easily adapted to suit the coffee sachets available in supermarkets, ideal to gift to a caffeine crazy friend / family member.

I wanted to give my boxes a wrap of some sort and a contrast away from the dark shades of cards, so I added a small piece of Plush Poinsetta Vellum around the middle. Finishing off the wrap with a chocolate inspired sentiment. These are such cute boxes and easily to reproduce on larger scales. I have recently made 15 of these for my UK team, which took me no longer than an hour to complete.

I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!

Best Wishes,
Suzanne

Colours Used:

Colors

Measurements:

  • Cardstock = 41/2 x 101/2 inches
  • Vellum = 4 x 5 inches

Scoring:

  • Long side (101/2): ½, 11/2 inches on both sides
  • Short side (41/2): 1, 2, 3, 4 inches