Monday, August 29, 2011

Wrapped Nuggets & Matching Purse

     Well, we prepared, bought water, batteries, & canned food, put everything away and tied down the trampoline.  Hurricane Irene came through without too much fury - thank goodness.  We didn't even loose our power or get any water in the house.  We are so very lucky - as the river in the city and in the city where I work flooded and there are people who were directly affected by that.  Me and my kids had the 1st day of school off today, but other than that, it was just a wet and mildly windy Saturday night and most of the day Sunday.  The sun came out in enough time to set yesterday - and it was beautiful!

     Today's project is a cute chocolate nugget purse and matching wrapped nugget.  There are really cute and super quick and easy to make!  Below the recipe is a mini tutorial for you!  Enjoy!

     I CASEd this idea from Mary Fish and Nancy Riley.  These talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators graciously shared their ideas and I took that idea and came up with the above!


CARD STOCK:  Concord Crush, Whisper White, & Designer Series Paper in Concord Crush

STAMPS:  It's a Wrap

INK:  Concord Crush

TOOLS:  1/4" grosgrain ribbon (Whisper White), paper trimmer with scoring tool (or the *NEW* Simply Scored scoring board coming out in September), bone folder, sticky strip, SNAIL adhesive, paper piercing tool, a brad of choice (I used a rhinestone brad), small punches of choice (I used Boho Blossoms & the flower punch from the Punch Pack), and chocolate nuggets (I used Hershey's)


Core Color Card Stock - 1-1/2" x 4-1/2"
Designer Series Paper - 1-1/4" x 4-1/4"
~Adhere the DSP to the core color card stock.
~Score: 1-3/16", 2-3/16", 3-1/2", & 3-3/4"
~Add Sticky Strip to 1/4" wide area (between 3-1/2" & 3-3/4")
~Adhere 5" of ribbon to Sticky Strip (assuring your ribbon isn't twisted)
~Fold to purse shape and use a little SNAIL to close the flap.
~Using a Paper Piercer (or 3/16" hole punch), create a hole through the front of purse.
~Add punched flowers & brad (or any decoration of choice) to "close" purse.

2 choices:
~Wrap chocolate nugget in 1" x 3" of DSP
~Use "It's a Wrap" stamp set - stamp onto 1" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere to nugget.

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   I'd LOVE to see all of your nuggets & purses.  I've added a Linky Tool for you to upload your samples to my blog for all to see.  Feel free to leave your blog address (if you have one) for others to check out your blog.  I hope you will play.  You can upload your samples until next Monday (9/5/11).  Have fun!

     There are three promotions going on that will end on August 31, 2011.

  • Buy 3 packages of Designer Series Paper and get one FREE
  • Strength & Hope - help find a cure for Breast Cancer - a portion of sales from the stamp set and digital download will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • The Summer Mini Catalog ends on August 31, 2011 - don't let that stamp set or embellishment you have been longing to get since April get away.  Order today!
   I will be placing an order on August 30, 2011.  If you would like to add an order (to help save you on shipping), email or call me today.  I'll gladly add your order in.

Happy Monday!

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