This week the Cue Word for CASology Challenge is Dessert. Of course, chocolate is top of mind.
I pulled out this dear old retired stamp set called Eat Chocolate which I love but haven't used it nearly enough. I have been working on the bag sample on page 88 of the 2013-14 Annual Catalogue, using some retired Designer Series Paper (the name of which escapes me). As soon as I saw them both together, I knew what I had to do.
Yes, I set to work in the kitchen. (No, not in the middle of the night, but the next morning.) Soon enough, out of the oven came a batch of some gooey chocolate brownie...hmmm....Once cooled and dusted with icing sugar, into a cello bag went a slice, a strip of DSP set around it and topped off with another sentiment from this great chocolate lovers stamp set. And ta-da, you have an exquisitely dressed up treat bag for someone special. And let me tell you, it is only fitting to dress up this decadent brownie!
By the way, I can actually say that I could check off all the three things on the "to do" list today :-)
This bag is made with a 6" x 12" piece of DSP. On the long side, score at 1", 5", 6.5", and 10.5". On the short side, score at 1" and 5". The tricky bit is in cutting the slits for the ribbon: on the long side of the DSP, where you want the slits to be, and using the trimmer, cut from 2" to 2.5", then from 3.5" to 4", then from 7.5" to 8" and finally, from 9" to 9.5". These are the changes I made to the one demonstrated in this Stampin' Up! video tutorial. We will be making these sweet little bags in my August class, so if you are local and prefer not to learn from a video tutorial, then I look forward to see you next Wednesday :-) (My class details can be found here.)
Happy Stampin' and don't forget to check out the ideas from this challenge at CASology this week.