Nothing’s Better Than: Chocolate!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Nothing’s Better Than Bundle! When I first saw this bundle in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog on page 91, I made sure that this was on my list of products to order! Whether it’s the witty sentiments or the super cute coordinating stamps and dies, for me, this is an “all occasions” bundle! Birthday? Thinking of you? Pick me up? This bundle definitely checks all of those boxes for me! So, this week I will be sharing with you my creations with this bundle, starting with a simple card for today.

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used Early Espresso ink to stamp the “chocolate” and candy stamps:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Use the fourth largest Stitched Nested Label Die to cut out a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.

2. Use the third largest Stitched Nested Label Die to cut out a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock, this will be adhered under the Very Vanilla piece.

3. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the candy stamp in Early Espresso ink, use Sponge Daubers with Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Merry Merlot inks on the “candy fill in” or background stamp, and cut out with the coordinating die. I used Shimmery Crystal Effects over the colors and set aside to dry. TIP-I highly suggest that you do this step first and crystal effects takes some time to dry. 

4. Use two of the slides from the Antiqued Corners & Slides Elements.

5. Cut a piece of Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim that is long enough to go along the bottom of the base layer and adhere the ends to the back of the base layer. I think I cut about a 6 ½” piece, to allow for the two slides.

6. I cut a 2” x 4 ½” piece of Early Espresso cardstock, cut a 2” piece off the 4 ½” side of the Foam Adhesive Sheets, and applied the cardstock to the 2” strip. I then used the “chocolate” die to cut the word out the foam adhesive sheet. 

I first stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink across the top of the Very Vanilla stitched cardstock, adhered it on top of the Merry Merlot cardstock layering piece, removed the backing and adhered the die cut “chocolate” in the middle, and used dimensionals to adhere the candy piece as shown:

I adhered this completed piece to the stamped cardstock base layer and then used glue dots to help keep the faux suede trim in place on the cardstock (use your grid paper as a guide to keep the trim straight), thread the trim thru the sliders, and adhered the ends of the trim to the back of the base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, stamp the candy in each corner in Early Espresso ink, and I used my Wink of Stella pen on the middle candy:

Isn’t this a super cute bundle?? This card would be perfect for your friends that just love chocolate and the Shimmery Crystal Effects element added to the candies is so fun! Now, let’s talk about those Foam Adhesive Sheets found on page 162! These are basically dimensional sheets without the cut-outs! How genius is that?? As you can see, I only cut a small strip for the die and you can either use your scissors or the Mini Paper Cutter (if you were lucky enough to get one of those!) to cut the foam sheet. These Foam Adhesive Sheets are absolutely PERFECT for your die cut words and images, no more cutting Mini Dimensionals and trying to position them so you can’t see them! If these are not on your list, you better add them because one use and you will be hooked! lol

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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