From Simple to Wow!


Choc wrapper close up

You know those times when you want to give someone a gift, but don’t want to spend a lot of money?  Sometimes a block of chocolate is the perfect gift (okay, most times 🙂 )  But giving a block of chocolate alone looks a little boring.  This tutorial from Splitcoaststampers is the perfect step up, and creates a huge WOW!

choc wrapper full

  • Following the directions on the Splitcoast Tutorial, I measured my chocolate (Kit Kat Family Size!) to determine my cardstock sizes.
  • The base layer is  a piece of 12×12 Whisper White cardstock.
  • I’ve used the gorgeous Ski Slope Designer Series Paper from the Spring Mini, doesn’t the Baja Breeze with snowflakes look so pretty?
  • The Eyelet Border punch was used on two strips of Real Red cardstock.  This was then adhered underneath the edges of the designer series paper.
  • I then scored my papers according to the directions on Splitcoast.
  • Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon was tied around the Chocolate Wrapper.  The combination of Real Red and Baja Breeze creates a striking contrast.
  • I cut circles out of Real Red, Whisper White and Baja Breeze cardstock for my ‘tag’.
  • The edges of all circles were distressed using the distressing tool in the Cutter Kit
  • I used the snowflake image from Short and Sweet, stamping it in Baja Breeze on the white circle.
  • On the Baja Breeze circle, I embossed the snowflake image from Winter Post in white.
  • The sentiment ‘Seasons Greetings’ is from Many Merry Messages.  I stamped it in Real Red ink, onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock.

I hope you all have a go at this tutorial.  It’s super quick to make up, and you could easily start making a few in advance for Christmas (just leave them flat until you’re ready to pop the choccie in).

mel siggy


2 responses »

  1. Love it!!! you sure have a thing for that butterfly at the moment and the Baja Breeze i think it is going to be like your obsession with Cool Caribbean LOL!! I just gave a girlfriend a block of chocolate today now that would have been a great way to jazz it up. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us.

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