Thursday, 12 September 2013

Another Chocolate Bar Card

Finished up another Kids Christmas Card. The corrugated card base is folded twice at the top, creating a bit of extra depth...just right for sliding a chocolate bar or an envelope of Hot Chocolate inside.
This will go to a little boy, maybe even the little boy next door. I made his sister's already...it was the blue mug of hot chocolate card I posted in August. This one has a decidedly masculine feel so should be just right for this little guy.

I know you all must be surprised to see ribbon on this card. I rarely use ribbon myself although I do love it on others cards. Mostly because I never remember to put it on until it is too late! I like to wrap the edges under something to anchor them. That takes planning...lol


So my new thing is to try and include a piece of of ribbon when I choose the bits and bobs to create my card. Hopefully this new process will help me to remember to use it! I do have a lot of ribbon and brought even more back from England. So expect to see ribbon in use here!

This card went together easily. It uses up more dollar store chipboard elements that I have had for a few years. I am trying to use up some of those items that perhaps a cardmaker would not love to see on her card...but a kid would love! The bigger the better...right? I even managed to use up another of the teensy kraft flowers...Bonus!
 I also roughed up the edges of the DP on this card, to give it a bit of a rugged look. Kind of in keeping for a masculine card.

Recipe
Card base - square corrugated card and envelope, from my stash (Michael's Recollections)
Cardstock - snippets of dark green and kraft from my stash
DP - MME
Dies - Quickcuts corner die
Punch - Martha Stewart snowflake and Martha branch
Poinsettia - from my stash, Scrapbook Sally poinsettias
Ribbon - from my stash (eons old) maker unknown
Bling - red pearls from my stash
Brad - red brad from my stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas
3. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas
4. Sister Act - always anything goes
5. CHNC -  Challenge 141, Layer it up
6. The Glory Of Christmas - Anything Goes # 15

23 comments:

Pia S said...

The ribbon you've used is so decorative, and I like that it also adds a Christmas sentiment to your card. The Santa image is so fun, and I like the layout too!

brenda said...

He's a happy Ho Ho HO Santa Maureen and like that idea of the chocolate inside.

B x

Jo said...

Fabby card Mo....perfect for a little guy....especially love that there's room for a chocolate bar - brilliant idea! Hope you're settled back into normal life/routine! Rebecca's worn out every day, her school day is an hour longer than before & she has to walk twice as far...but on the plus side, she loves it once she's there!
hugs Jo x

Redanne said...

Great use of the ribbon and I love the little Santa - good to be using up your stash too. A really lovely card, must get mine started soon...
Hugs, Anne x

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful card with an old time feel to it, quite traditional looking and I just love it. Loving the corners and the papers!
hugs
Glenda

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful card with an old time feel to it, quite traditional looking and I just love it. Loving the corners and the papers!
hugs
Glenda

Sarah said...

Hi Mo, I wouldn't be surprised if you've forgotten who I am it's been so long since I commented on your blog!

I apologise for the lack of comments, especially when you've still been leaving lovely comments for me. Still I'm nearly back to an even keel and got some sort of routine going now that my Emily is back at school.

I won't try and comment on all the posts I've missed (it just shows me how lax I've been that I've missed so many!). But I will say it looks / sounds like you had a fabulous holiday over here and your cards are as lovely as ever.

Best wishes,
I'll be back soon
Sarah

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Mo, I like the sweet Santa image, the papers and the poinsettia.
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

Such a cute way to give a treat to the little ones! Adorbs!

Hettie said...

Hmmn! Chocolate and a lovely card. Me likes that idea! I do likes a bit of ribbon on my cards too, but I tend to be a bit tight with it as I like to hoard it, though I am a little better than I was!
Hugs
xx

Di said...

Real fun card Mo, and everything goes together so well! You know I adore ribbon and use it loads so it's always picked out at the same time as I choose my papers.

Hugs, Di xx

Hazel said...

This is super for both CHNC challenges, Maureen. You could also share this lovely card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' - I'd love to see it there too, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT. Hope to see you again soon. x

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

This is adorable!!

Karen Petitt said...

What an awesome Santa! A card with a chocolate bar - my idea of heaven lol! xx

Sue said...

Mmmm yummy chocolate AND a gorgeous card Maureen! its really lovely huggles Sue xxxxxxx

Eve said...

Hi Mo,
gorgeous card - love that jolly Santa! xx

Sally H said...

Fun card with added Chocolate! LOVE it!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Maureen thanks so much for popping over and saying hi love your card too good to start on them now isn't it!!

..and saw below you are having commenting problems, wonder if is happening with my blog will let you know I have problems but perhaps Oz is exempt and over there only?? take care, God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

Hazel said...

Thanks for adding for The Glory of Christmas x

Lizzie said...

Aww I love this! Hugs xx

Tracy said...

Such a cute card :)
I too never use ribbon, I have ribbon, just never use it.
This is a great challenge for me as well.

MaryH said...

Oh, I _do_ like your ribbon. Chuckled when reading that, because I am the same. Love to see it, forget to use it until it's too late to add it. Really liked this cheery card, and your little neighbor boy will too, I'm certain. I especially liked your scalloped corners. The dp was so pretty, and your ribbon was just perfect on this one. TFS & Hugs

Mrs A. said...

I'm the same with ribbon. By the time I remember ,the front like you is stuck down firmly to the card. I like your father Christmas on this one. That's another thing I keep forgetting to use . Kraft paper/corrugated. Got loads of it as well!! Hugs Mrs A.