Friday, January 23, 2009

Chocolate Alert!

Great party last night, if you missed it well, woo hoo, I am tired!!! (the design team guest designers, and Gina K fans were in full effect!) I was going to post my tip sheet for "The Best Things in Life"(<--you can see the full set now by clicking on that link!) today, but after all the discussion last night I need to add more stuff to it LOL! So excited everyone is lovin' on this set! :) Instead I'll share a favorite project I peeked during the party, it got more than a few "how'd you do that??"

This may look like the real thing, but the following card has NO calories!

Here is a fun shaped card I created, inspired by the "covered in chocolate" greeting in my set. It fits into an A2 envelope and the wrap is made from Paper Temptress Hot Fudge and SU! Brushed Silver, the chocolate bar base was made with Long Rectangle Nestabilities and SU! Chocolate Chip. Wrapper is embossed in silver to look like a very popular candy bar! See how these two different shades of brown paper make it look like the real deal? ;)

I embossed the smaller chocolate sections into my card front with smaller long rectangle dies. To create the wrapper, I just wrapped my Pop Tone Hot Fudge paper and silver paper around my card like you would wrap a real candy bar and adhered at the back. Rip one end of the wrap and crinkle with fingers for realism! (like you had to get to that candy fast!! :)

Here you can see the card pulled out of the wrap and opened to reveal SURPRISE! a chocolate- covered pink center (raspberry? strawberry? pick your pleasure!) This greeting is also embossed in silver, on Paper Temptress Mountain Rose Glimmer paper. I had to sneak out a little "bite" with my SU! scallop punch! ;)

Here it is tipped so you can see the shimmer (er, glimmer!) A wonderful guilt-free indulgence for Valentine's Day! This would be fun as just a playful greeting card or holder* or for a check or GC, too because everything 's better covered with chocolate, right?
Have a great weekend! Her are some "Best Things" peeks from one of my guest designers this month Shannon Bracken if you missed the party! :)
Oh, BTW, now that you've seen the whole set, which sentiments would you INK up first?? ;)
*or maybe an April Fool's gag, leave it out and see how many people try to pick it up!! (snort!!)

46 comments:

JessicaK said...

OMG - I was just heading to my kitchen to satisfy my chocolate craving with a bar of dark chocolate w/pomegranate when the new entry update came in. Love this one - I'll have to check out the nestabilities set @ my LSS. As for what to ink up first, I love the 'the best things in life are' along with 'covered in chocolate' and 'caffeinated'. :D

Mary said...

You are so very creative. Your card is so unique and being the chocoholic that I am, I love it! Thanks for sharing Melanie.

Mary

Cynde said...

Mel your card is just Toooooo Cute!!! I love it....Truly it could be used for so many different things. It is so Very Clever of an idea. Thanks for sharing it.

Justine said...

Wow great stuff Melanie

Viv said...

Jaw-droppingly amazing! This is so very creative.
It looks good enough to eat ;0)
Viv xx

Tracey said...

This card was fabulous when I saw it last night and it is fabulous still this morning. Thanks for the how-to Melanie!!

Nicole said...

Yay. Thanks for sharing Mel. I was one of those people saying "How'd you do that?". It's so ingenious!

Norine said...

this is so creative love it
Hugs
Norine

Nancy said...

This was one of my favorites of the night! Thank you for posting the deets! What an awesome card... except that now I really want a chocolate bar. LOL

Yvonne said...

That is definitely cute..and so creative how you embossed the chocolate squares. I have to try that one!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Although I don't like chocolate, I really adore your idea, it is brrrilliant! Thanks for sharing, L&H

Mary Duffek said...

That is the cutest card I've every seen......very cute!

Stressed Stamper said...

Wow........love it...what a great idea....Thanks for sharing!

Sarah

paulssandy said...

Oh, this is so cute! And how easy it is. I never would have thought to use the nesties for something like this, very creative.

I really like the "Best things in life are..." CAFFINATED and ON SALE, LOL
Sandy O

buggin2stamp said...

Melanie, this was my favorite from last night. I've said it before but repeat it again. You are a genius! You even embossed the chocolate bar to make it look so real. Now I need some nesties so I can CASE this. Thank you for sharing the details on how you made it. I did not order anything yet. But I will be getting your latest set. And when I do, the first phrase I use will contain the word caffeinated. Thanks for thinking of all us coffee addicts. :) Have a super day!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love this fabulous creation! It is so cool.

Darlene L said...

Can you save Covered in Chocolate, while SHopping and being caffeinated. Those are my 3 favorite words! I'm tired from the party last night too.

lisa808 said...

Love the card. I'm definitely going to have to make one. Thanks for the tutorial.

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! You are always so creative and original! I love this!

Peggy Maier said...

How fun! I must make one of these today! If I had this set, I would ink up the "The best things in life are" & "covered in chocolate" - so perfect for me (a dedicated chocoholic, dark only please!) Thanks so much for such a cute idea!

Roxie said...

Love Love Love It. I would stamp the chocolate sentiment first, since I feel chocolate is a food group.

Lisa said...

This is just such a fantastic idea for ANY chocoholic. Your creativity is just shining through. :)

Starla said...

OMG!!! This is just DELISH!! How cute?!!!

Ananya Gupta said...

well u've got me tempted. This set will surely bust any ones diet plan! Its too good!!!

Erin Bassett said...

Such a creative card!!! Love it!

cards4u said...

Great card - love it!! I think the new sentiment set is wonderful -next on my wish list : )

Diana said...

I love this card! I'm curious though, how do you get the nestabilities to emboss without having them cut? Please & Thanks for your help! -D

CREATE=FUN said...

OMG, so so cute!

Anita said...

Wow! I agree last night was a blast. TFS!

Jan Castle said...

I have to say your chocolate was a feast for my eyes!!!! I MUST make one for my husband...he keeps telling me the "mice" have eaten his stash of chocolate bars!
Jan

Marie B. said...

TOO CUTE Melanie!!! :)

jules p said...

the best things is life.."come in small packages" is what I would ink up first.

I love little boxes. They just get me all excited. To see what could be stuff into or gently placed in a small box is thrilling to me! :)
(which means hubby stuffed socks in a small box to trick me one time-and a diamond ring in another!)

Nancy Dawson said...

This is the cutest & most original thing I have seen in a long time. How creative and thanks for sharing. Nancy

Suzanne said...

You are amazing and this card is way beyond amazing!

Rose Ann said...

Genius, Melanie!! I LOVE it so much!!

Diane said...

I've never met anyone so creative, Melanie. You are just incredible. I just got a Cuttlebug so I guess I'll be checking out the Nestabilities for this!! Thanks for the inspiration...EVERY DAY!

Rebecca Ednie said...

This is my favourite card of all! I love it! Yummmmy

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

LOVE this!!!! I totally just wanted to grab this thru the screen when I saw it at the party!!!!

Oh well I think you know the PINKKKKKKK sentiment is getting inked up first!!!!! LOL

Allison said...

This awesome! It's too cute and looks perfect - so realistic. You are so creative!

mspiggy7 said...

Awesome candy bar. Soooo realistic. Gotta make one for my chocoholic girlfriends. Love your new set & the 1st ones I use will be "covered with chocolate" & "caffinated". (Also a coffee lover! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations.

Stampmouse said...

wow you come up with the most inovative ideas I LOVE IT

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

WOW!!!! I love this card and thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Brooke S said...

What a cute card!! So clever..
Hugs
Brooke

Donna said...

I love the chocolate bar! so clever (esp the silver ep)

Nicole said...

Awesome!
How cool is this?
you are really talented to create this! I wish I could be arty!
I have tried before, but the glitter glue went everywhere and I just made a total mess!With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I guess this would be the perfect time to try and be experiment with crafts, but if like me you are a little bit useless then I think I have found a really nice alternative! My friend Jenny sent me an electronic greetings card whilst she was on holiday in America this year, and I thought it was such a good idea! I spent ages looking on the internet doing some research, and found a really good
Free Valentine's Day e-Cardsite. I am a big fan of this site and one of the best things about it is that it is totally free, so not only are you saving money on postage, but also on paper, so it is a great idea for the environment! They have a new range of Valentine's Day e-Cards with an added twist! They inject a bit of humour into Valentine's Day greetings! They have a cool application where you can upload a photo of yourself and incorporate it into the greetings! I just think it is a great way to make Valentine's Day much more light hearted! Just wanted to share my little hints and tips with you all! Have a good Valentine's Day whatever you get up to!
Nicole.

EJ V said...

I saw this card in the Gallery at StampTV and had to leave you a note of congrats. So creative and fun. Great job. Thanks for sharing the how-to also. Seems like a very fun card to make.