Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Birthday + Chocolate = FUN!!!

I have a fantastic project to share with you today!  I really wanted to use the new It's A Wrap set with my clubs this month, but it's almost impossible to find Hershey Nuggets (the chocolates that this set was designed to wrap around) in Canada.  I dug around in my stash and found some other chocolates that it fits around...YAY!!!  So do you want to see the project?

Can you guess what I used to make it?  I'll give you a hint...it's a Big Shot die and it's one of my favorites.  What do you think?  Did you guess the Two Tags die?  If you did, you're absolutely right!!!  I cut two of the scallop topped tag and scored them both 1 1/8" from the bottom straight edge (the one opposite from the scallop edge).  Then the two scored areas were glues together, and the long sides folded up so the scallop edges met to form the little pouch.

Before the folding, I stamped the candle from the Create A Cupcake set.  It was stamped with Regal Rose ink (the cardstock is Regal Rose too).  The top was embellished with a scallop circle punched out of Early Espresso and then I made a cupcake with the Build A Cupcake punch.  I love the bling sprinkles!  They were done with a 2-Way Glue Pen and the pink glitter from the Fine Supernova glitter stack.

The top stays shut with a sweet Mini Library Clip tied with a scrap of Regal Rose 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  So cute!

The chocolates were wrapped with Avery Labels.  I don't know the number, but they come 30 per sheet.  Each label was stamped with the birthday stamp, from the It's A Wrap set, which was colored with Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight and Regal Rose Stampin' Write Markers to create the multicolor image.

And, here's a close up of the chocolates I used.

I found them in a ginormous bag at Costco!  I think they come in such a big bag so that you can eat a lot of them and still have some left over for craft projects!!!!!  The label doesn't fit all the way around the chocolate.  There is an area on the bottom that doesn't get covered, but there's allergy info in that area so I figure it's ok to leave that part exposed!!!

So, at the end of this month I will be celebrating my 9th anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  WOW...those 9 years have flown by!  I have learned so much about myself and what I'm capable of over the last 9 years.  I've also met some very inspiring ladies and made some life long friends...I think this is what I love the most about Stampin' Up!.  I'm celebrating my anniversary by giving away stuff each day until then on my blog and on my Facebook Page.  So, "like" my LA Stamper Facebook Page (link to the right) and on Friday you could win big!!!

To win the prize today, you must answer the following question.  I will randomly draw a winner from each of the comments left.  I will announce the winner on tomorrow's post.  Good luck!

What do you love about Stampin' Up!?

Have an inspired day!


  1. what do i love about stampin up? everything! i love the colors and how everything co-ordinates so well together. the stamps are great,the ribbons, the embellishments, ah.....i love the embellishments. i could go on and on, but the things that i love the most about stampin up? thats easy.............its you , lisa!!!

  2. oops forgot to sign my comment. that was me....kim and i meant every word!

  3. I love the quality of the Stampin' Up products and how everything coordinates together.

  4. I love the corrdinating projects. Stampin' up makes it easy to create a cute project. I love how they have an idea book and catelogue with lots of ideas to get your creative juices. I also love all the demonstrators I have met along the way. Anyone that is apart of Stampin' Up has been very nice and fun to be around. I also love the workshops and classes. It's a great way to meet new people. I think I could go on forevery but I am going to stop here.


  5. I love Stampin Up because it makes me feel happy!!! I really enjoy myself when I am doing something that lets me express my creativity! I love how it gets me out of the house for an evening of fun! I love the projects that you prepare for us each month Lisa! I like to chat with the gals! Yummy snacks add to it too! I love the new catalogue and the holiday mini..there are some neat new products in both! I love how everything matches each other..stamps,ink pads, buttons, ribbon, punches, etc. I JUST ABSOLUTELY LOVE STAMPIN UP!!!!! Janet S. :)

  6. My favorite thing about stamping up is the constant excitement of new things. New minis, new stamps, new embellishments - I mean really, can you ever have enough?

    Enjoy checking in on your blog!

  7. So cute! Great idea for little gifts or even wedding favours.

    Ter ;)


Thank you so much for your comments. It means a lot to know there there are people out there reading my little blog and being inspired by what I create! Happy stampin' and have an inspired day!