Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Little Chocolate for my Hostesses!

Ok, I am a little late here with this post. I wanted to be ready Sunday, but alas, life. Need I say more? On Sunday, I held my annual Hostess Appreciation Party. I love this event, because these attendees are serious about stamping! They love so much and I owe so much to them. So, I always have a special project for them to make... This year, they also made a card per request. Back to the special project.... Drumroll.....

These chocolate purses are so fun. I've seen many forms, but mine is from a swap I tore apart for the template from Milwaukee Regionals. I didn't get the creator's name, so I can't give full credit. If you think it was yours, let me know. I love sharing ideas, but also believe it's important to give credit where credit is due.

These look tricky, but the hardest part is figuring out where to cut and then adding the brad. I've included complete instructions and a template in this file: Chocolate Box Purse Template

That way, no one has to tear theirs apart to figure it out! You can get 6 out of a 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper sheet, so they make great gifts!

Also, there were two cards that were a hit from my swaps. I am going to post them and give credit. A couple of the hostesses wanted to case these!

Here's number one...with one of my favorite stamp sets...Garden Whimsy. It's a trifold card and so cute!

Inside stage 2:Inside Stage 3:

The swap back gives credit to Nancy Alvarez of Davie Florida. What I love about this design is how the DSP is added for flair, not the focal point. Neato!

The other card is one using our new Square Scallop Punch:

And Baja Breeze cardstock. How she got the new punch and knew it was there...I don't know. The designer is Judy Prahl of Denmark, WI, just across Lake Winnebago from me!

Have fun stamping! I am off to play with my new toy. I've been having so much fun messing around, I haven't finished a full project yet!

1 comment:

  1. Love the chocolate purses!!! They rock!!!


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