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,


Chocolate Vellum Box


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,

Colours Used:



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


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