Thursday, August 30, 2012

Paper Pleasures

"All you need in life is a friend who has chocolate."
I think that quote is so true!  Oddly enough, my best friend Marian is NOT a chocolate lover! The one flaw in an otherwise perfect friend!  How could I become best friends with a woman who doesn't love chocolate as much as I do?  NO IDEA!  Life is funny sometimes.

Anyway.  I ran across a darling rubber stamp with that quote and had to have it.  I wanted to make a really cute project incorporating real chocolate, and this is what I came up with:

I started with a hinged metal CD case I purchased online here.  I searched through my extensive stash of scrapbooking papers until I found some cute prints that incorporated the color brown.  I chose some coordinating solid colored cardstock and covered the entire tin, inside and out, with paper. 

I stamped the quote on cardstock and matted it with a matching color, then glued it on to the front of the tin.  I trimmed one with some satin ribbon and a button, and the other with just a button. 

Two full-sized Hershey bars fit perfectly inside this tin!  One to keep, one to share with your friend.  (And since my friend doesn't like chocolate......I guess I get them both!)
This cute project would make a great little gift for a friend.  You could even tuck a gift card inside for an additional surprise. 
Happy Thursday!
I have these available for purchase, but not in my etsy shop.  Contact me if you are interested!
Supplies used in this project:
Hinged metal CD tin (SKS Bottle & Packaging)
Various printed scrapbooking paper (Hobby Lobby)
Various colored cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
Rubber Stamp (Inkadinkadoo)
Brown ink pad (Stampin' Up)
Buttons and satin ribbon
3M Glue Dot Tape Runner
Hershey bars


  1. I'm not a chocolate loving person either, but I do like a good Hershey bar from time to time...straight outta the fridge!
    Cute tins!

    1. I don't understand you people who would rather eat chips! LOL!!