Happy for Chocolate!

8/21/22 Rising Star at A Place To Start!
8/21/22 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day! I have some great news to share with you today – I have taken over the Ally’s Angels challenge blog for the lovely Ally who is no longer able to devote the necessary time to keep it running. I’ll only be making a few outward changes to the blog but Ally’s basic structure and rules will remain the same (for now anyway), so come on over and play! All challenges are Anything Goes and we’re in need of a few more designers, so if you have room on your plate, let me know! Only one project a month (due by the 5th), a blog and good photos… easy peasy! My debut DT inspiration project for Challenge #61 is a super cute chocolate bar birthday card I created for my daughter-in-law, and she loved it! Well… who wouldn’t, lol?! This card was featured in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter a while back HERE, and I thought it was so stinkin’ cute, I just had to make one!

I cut a 3-1/2″ x 6″ mini slimline card base from CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock along with a short panel from CutCardStock Bright Gold Foil cardstock and a slightly shorter panel that I covered with Eyelet Outlet Fox & Flowers washi tape which made the wrapper. For the chocolate squares, I punched nine 1″ squares from the Basis Brown cardstock and adhered them to the top portion of the card front. Similarly, I punched nine 3/4″ squares from the brown cardstock and adhered one to the center of each 1″ square with 3-D foam squares. I adhered the two short wrapper panels together and then to the card front. I embellished the wrapper with ephemera and enamel dots from the Scrapbook & Cards Today February 2021 Sampler.

I cut the inside panel from 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip of CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock. I stamped one portion of the sentiment (from the Stampin’ Up Happy & Heartfelt stamp set) in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and the other portion (from the Stampin’ Up For The Record stamp set) in Delicata Gold Glitz ink, and layered the panel on CutCardStock Bright Gold Foil cardstock.

And one more peek… don’t you just love this?! You know you want to make one! I do believe this has moved to the number one spot on my list of all-time loves! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202208 – August Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: August #8 2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #082022 – Anything Goes w/optional By The Book (no twist)
4. Classic Design Challenge: August #8 – Anything Goes
5. Country View Challenges: August 2022 – Happy Birthday
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: August Anything Goes
7. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: August Challenge – Anything Goes

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Brown and Bright Gold Foil cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Happy & Heartfelt stamp set, Stampin’ Up For The Record stamp set
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Delicata Gold Glitz ink
Dies/Punches: EK Success 3/4″ and 1″ square punches
Accessories: Scrapbook & Cards Today February 2021 Sampler (ephemera and enamel dots) We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet Fox & Flowers washi tape, Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Foam Squares

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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