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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Clear Dollar Stamps Sneak Peek Day One!



Good morning everyone!!! Have I got a treat for you today....this is day one of the Clear Dollar Stamps sneak peeks. These are the new stamps for release on January 1, 2009 (yikes...2009...can you believe it??).

The stamp set I will preview today is called Chocoholic. For a chocolate love, such as myself, this is heaven!!!

The chocolate sentiment was stamped with Memento Brown onto Whisper White cs, cut out with Nestabilities, and layered with Green Galore, Ruby Red, and designer paper from the DCWV Sweet Stack. Ruby Red was used as the card base. The cupcakes were stamped with Memento Brown, cutout, colored with a Pretty in Pink marker and attached with dimensionals.
The sentiment at the bottom says "I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!" The background paper is one sheet from the Sweet Stack...it looks like several layers. The luscious Stampin Up! chocolate ribbon finishes it off.






I used three different stamps from the Chocoholic set on this card. The images were stamped with Memento Brown and colored with Close to Cocoa. The dark chocolate was colored with the marker and the light chocolate was colored with an aqua brush and the Close to Cocoa ink pad....same ink, different shade of chocolate. The pink was colored with a Pixie Pink marker. A long rectangle Nestie was used to cut out the Stampin Up! dp for the background and it was layered on Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Regal Rose for the card base. The center image was layered with Baja Breeze and Chocolate chip. The end images were layered with just Chocolate chip. Baja Breese was sponged around the edges of the end images. The gorgeous ribbon from
Strano Designs is the finishing touch.





Laurie Wilson, Design Team Coordinator for Clear Dollar Stamps, challenged the Design Team to make something you could see through. Since I love chocolate and I needed a gift for a fellow chocolate lover, what better way to showcase the chocolate than with a see through box!! I used this pattern to make the box and customized it by the addition of the scallops made with Close to Cocoa and a Martha Stewart border punch. The Chocolate sentiment was stamped with Memento Brown onto the Whisper White cs and layered on a piece of Jolie Chocolat dp by SEI. That is the same dp that was used on the lids. Stampin Up! ribbon was tied around the box and tied in a bow on top.
Thanks for stopping by today and I will have more sneak peeks for you tomorrow!!

16 comments:

fishlips said...

Theses look so yummy....Love the layers and the images are so super cute along with that great candy box....Its fantastic!!!!!

Christi said...

I can already tell I'm going to LOVE this set! The script of that sentiment is yummy!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love that font for the Chocolate sentiment, and your clear box is an AWESOME gift. Yummmm-o!

Katie Renz said...

What can I say except "yummy". I love all your projects!

The Stamper's Touch said...

They are all delicious Joan!!!!! Love your acetate box!!!!!

Linda

Jamie Martin said...

Everything is so pretty!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Okay YUMO!!! Is the first thing I thought when I saw your cards, then I see the candies... You can send these to me anytime. hee hee Great ribbon on both cards.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Wonderful Choco-holic projects--love 'em all! Too bad we can't eat all the chocolate we'd like, lol!

hugz,
Suzanne

Stamp and Smile said...

I can't keep up with your FABULOUS posts girl!! Just a wow'za and divine layouts! :)

Anne said...

Oh what cute cute stamps!! And I Love the chocolate box, I'm checking out that pattern next! TFS, I love it!!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous stuff Joan! You have such a way with DP and embellishments...that ribbon is so yummy! Love the stripes!! GREAT box for chocolates...I really need to try one...thanks for the link and all your inspiration!!

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards Joan! love the layouts and your design....that box is too cute!! Will have to try one of those...thanks for the inspiration!!!

Alysabeth said...

These are fabulous! Gr8 job;o)

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the font used for the word chocolate. My blog banner uses the same font! Great packaging

Julia Aston said...

Well - you really cannot go wrong with chocolate!!!! love your cards and wonderful treat box!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Yummy yummy! Cute candy box and cards!