Friday, March 4, 2011

Vintage Look hidden Chocolate book

I wanted to make a project for a stamping event I’m going to tomorrow and this is what I came up with.  A book with a chocolate center.  What could be better?
I used a copy of an old picture I had.  I cut, tore and distressed it a bit more.
It is a bit hard to see but I stamped “All you need in life is a friend who has chocolate…I’m that friend”.
I used some ivory flowers.
A cameo I rescued from a dollar store hair band, then painted and distressed.
Ribbon to tie the book shut.
I punched holes for the ribbon and wrapped twine around it to give the ribbon a bit more vintage feel.
A few chocolate goodies tucked inside.  M & M’s and Reese’s.  Chocolate and peanut butter…. mmm.
I wrapped a bit of the  twine around the picture too.
The background paper is stamped and inked.
100_6310Eyelets for the ribbon closure. 
I think I’d like a whole library of books like this one.

I didn’t think to take pictures in progress… maybe this is why:
I started out with text background paper and paper CD holders.
I planned to make a mini album like this one.
This one had three folders but you can get numerous pages with accordion inserts.
Then I changed my mind to this Maya Road chipboard book.
I cut the pages out of the book and half of them apart.
Somehow the project that started out as a mini album turned into a secret chocolate stash book.  Oh well, I guess it is the final results that usually count.
Funny thing….. That is my Mom on the left.   Can you believe that she doesn’t like chocolate?  Well, I should say she doesn’t like milk chocolate, she does eat some dark chocolate.  I on the other hand prefer milk chocolate to most dark chocolate.
I’ll eat most chocolate, especially when there is peanut butter with it.

I usually link to these fabulous parties:


  1. Hi June,
    I see that we are birds of a feather! I LOVE milk chocolate with peanut butter! And your book is amazing! I especially love how you repurposed the cameo, and those pretty roses look like they are made of white chocolate! What a beautiful and creative piece!!

  2. Awww! What a cute idea! This would make such an awesome gift! :D
    Yours looks lovely!

    I'd love it if you could link this up at my party coming up this weekend! ;)

  3. Oh my goodness I had so much fun reading this post! This is a FANTASTIC project. Great idea! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today!



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