Monday, June 8, 2009

Cute Card Thursday: Chocolate Punch?

Stamps: DRS Designs (Chocolate sentiment to be released 6/19/09, Thin Plaid P641, Chocolate Chip background H361). Ink: Stampin' Up (Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate). Cardstock: Stampin' Up (Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink), vellum. Accessories: Punches.

SheetLoads' sister site, ShortCuts, is sponsoring this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge. Challenge #63 is to create a card with punches or die cuts. Since I don't currently own any die cut machine, I decided to create my own die cuts using the many punches I do own.

This soon-to-be-released chocolate sentiment by DRS Designs reminded me of the best chocolate I've ever had -- a box of real Belgian chocolate truffles sent to me by a friend stationed there. Here's how I created my own paper version of Belgian truffles:

1) Mini octagons were punched out of a crimped strip of vellum. I then used zig zag scissors to cut the octagons in half, creating a candy paper.

2) The chocolates are circles punched out of cardstock and then trimmed to fit the wrappers. Sprinkles on top were mini dot and slot punch leftovers, but glitter would be a fun touch, too.

The sketch is from this month's SheetLoad issue which you can download free HERE.

**QUICK NOTES: KL Scrappin N Stampin is now offering all Nestabilities at 15% off and Cuttlebug folders in stock at 25% off to make room for incoming inventory like the Copic markers and Inkadinkado sentiments. Magnolia's Pet Collection is now available for pre-order, too! Plus, when you spend $25 you get $5 off or spend $50 and get $10 off!!

DRS Designs will be hosting a blog hop this Thursday where we will be featuring the latest releases like the chocolate sentiment stamp used on this card. Be sure to hop with us for your chance to win some of these brand new stamps!


  1. Jessica, this is awesome! Great job showcasing this sentiment with the chocolate chip bg & the little candies you made! Too Cute!

  2. Love this card!! The little candies are sooo cute!

  3. What a gorgeous card Jessica,l love the colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  4. What a cute card! I love the chocolate wrappers.

  5. Great job, so yummy, and all over fantastic.

  6. Jessica, that is just the cutest...and you are so talented and goodness...what a wonderful card...Hugs..Jacque

  7. WOWZER Jess!! This is so awesome!! I just love your yummy creative treats here!! Fantastic tutorial too!! :) THANKYOU!!

  8. Jessica, this is such a sweet set you came up. So cute & elegant!


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