Monday, 5 February 2018

Double Fold Chocolate Box and other things

Last week was rather exciting for me as I was asked by two separate ladies, both local to me, if I taught craft classes. It's only something I've wanted to do for a long time! So I've spent time thinking of projects I can offer them. I haven't set a date yet, but I'm seeing one lady later this week so fingers crossed.

I recently went to a group training meeting. My Stampin Up! group got together to share ideas and learn some new things. I took along a card I'd made using the rollercoaster die set I bought last November as not many of the others had tried it. It was good to pass on some useful information!

This is us gathered around the work table. We also had a soft seating area and some dining tables for lunch. That's Julie, who ran the meeting hiding behind the lady on the far right, she doesnt like having her photo taken! For those who aren't sure, I'm on the far left at the end of the table.

January turned out to be a busy month craftwise. A few days after the training day, my husband asked me if I had any Sympathy cards. He needed one for a work colleague. I don't keep a stock of those so nipped upstairs to my craft room to make one

I kept it simple black and white with just a hint of colour with the leaves and centre of daisy. The daisy was stamped and then punched out using the matching punch.  I decorated the inside too, but forgot to take a photo - typical. I'm told lots of people admired it and the recipient was very touched.

I was a bit late making my swap for UKPC but managed to get it to my swap partner just in time. The swaps this year are all based round the months of the year and if possible we make an ATC. I missed the bit in the description saying it's supposed to be Portait style, not Landscape ..... oops! I've made a mental note now though, so should get it right from now on. I really must learn to read ALL the instructions!

And so to my project this week. It's a Double Folded chocolate box. It's a little fiddly in places but looks nice once finished. 

I'll include my YouTube tutorial at the end as always but here's the measurements if you fancy having a go

Main colour  9" x 6 7/8" 
Score on the long side @ 3", 6 1/8"
Score on the short side @ 1/2", 1 1/8", 5 3/4", 6 3/8"

There is another small score mark needed, but its easier to follow the instructions on the video. 

Contrast colour 4 1/2" x 2" plus a scrap to punch sentiment.

Hope you enjoy the video.

Materials used in this project
Tranquil Tide card
Very Vanilla card
Versamark ink 
Gold embossing powder
Daisy Delight stamp set
Daisy Punch
More than Chocolate stamp set
Gold edge 3/8" ribbon


  1. Hi Karen. Love the box. Great tutorial! Anne x

  2. Hi Karen, You sure have been busy. Sue

    1. It's been a fun few days. Reality and work again tomorrow x

  3. The crafting classes sound like a great opportunity, I'd say you're a natural after watching the tutorial. Hope that cat is behaving himself! Cassidy

    1. Red (named after Morgan Freemans character in Shawshank Redemption) is behaving himself fine, although he gets a bit lonely when I'm crafting ... or is that the other way round? Haha