Monday, 30 April 2012

Life Is Just a Box Of Chocolate's

Well the challenge was Chocolate on Emma's Hint's Tip's And Crafty Inspiration this week and this is my take on it....
Humph! not much chocolate there I hear you say. But you see you would be wrong because it's a little Chocolate box coloured in my faithful pro-markers .

Clarity Stamp set Old mill and barrow.
One heart shaped box.
One piece of sky blue bazzil card.
About 18 inches white ribbon and the same of the blue tartan ribbon underneath.
Pastel Blue.
Leaf Green.
Meadow Green
Grey 3

Looks hard but an easy make the hardest part was waiting for the glue to dry!
So trace around the heart box bottom in pencil and cut around this adding about 1/2 inch all round.
Take a pair of sharp scissors and cut a fringe up to where the pencil line is on the paper and when completed gently fold the edges in so they make the perfect heart now sit the base of the heart inside the blue folded piece of bazzil and make sure the edges are tight and cover the bottom all the way round. Glue the base of the box to the bazzil card and the glue the side of the box and bring the fringe upwards so the sides are covered too.
Next I cut a strip 1 inch wide to put around the bottom to cover the fringe! Shock horror! the circumference of the heart was longer then 12 inches so I had to cut another 4 inch piece of card and trim and match it in! That done I cut the Blue tartan ribbon and placed that around the bottom of the box, it hide's the paper patching quiet well!cut a heart out for the inside in chocolate drop paper and wiggle it to fit.......
 it does.... just, if you don't look to hard!
Next the top. Cut the heart the same as you did the bottom remembering to cut a little larger than the top so  as to make the fringe.  Glue to the top lid and fold and glue fringe to the side. wait to dry and trim around the top so no untidy bits of card are peeking out of the lip of the lid. Now, I didn't  want to paper piece the top for two reasons.  One as it's the top the paper piecing would be seen all to clearly. And two I don't think I could have cut it straight enough and keep it thin too.  So I left out the strip of card on the top but needed something to hide the fringe again a piece of ribbon seemed to be the answer. so I had an almost completed box. I just needed a topper for it. And taking Forrest Gump as my inspiration! I choose the nearest thing I had to a chocolate box cottage! Yes it's a Clarity stamp again I know...... I have got others but I seem to be on a roll with these as I think they are so easy to use.  I cut a heart out on the cricut using the wild card cartridge as it seemed to have the shape of heart I needed. added the cottage and the poppies to the front and coloured in Added choc's and there you are. Done!

I would like to enter this in:  Emma's Hint's Tips and Crafty Inspiration


  1. Great project, just love it, and you are right it doesn't look simple lol x

  2. This is gorgeous, I love the picture on the top of the box and good luck in the challenges.

    Linda xxx

  3. Fabby little chocolate box Bernie, love your scene. Carol x

  4. Brilliant Bernie, thanks for entering it into my crafty challenge, good luck xxx

  5. It took less than 40 min's to do I will glaze it but have had a lot going on today so it can wait till I'm a little less busy!:) Thank you all for your kind comments.

  6. Really beautiful hun, I love the little scene, so pretty
    Lindsay xx