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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chocolate Slider Box for Christmas

Well, school holidays are finished and that means craft groups have resumed. I had 4 people on my table today instead of the usual 1 or 2. This term I have some planned lessons doing a few cards and gifts for Christmas pressies.
Today I showed my group how to make a chocolate slider box. I had to pick up my grandson before craft, so we stopped into the shop on the way to buy blocks of chocolate. I wasn't sure how many people I was going to have this term so I told them a couple of weeks ago that I would organise the bits and pieces for the first week and then I could tell them what we were doing the following week so they could bring supplies. We had a few problems initially because the instructions I used were not the same as my sample and we had to cut it twice before getting it big enough to fit the chocolate. Anyway they all went away happy with what they had made.
I came home and made another one so I can write down the instructions for them to keep. I had to change it to inches so it would work with the score board because when I worked out  the new metric measurements, I found I couldn't line them up on the score-board and all of us are old enough to be more familiar with inches anyway, LOL.
Tonight, I've been working on one of my DT cards as well and now only have one more to do for next weeks posts.
The weather here is wild and wooly, we even had some hail tonight and the wind is really whistling around the house.
So onto my chocolate slider.....

I've pulled the chocolate out a little bit so you can see how it works. You just pull up with the ribbon and the chocolate comes up out of the box.  I thought I might make a few of these to give to a couple of friends at Christmas time. With that in mind I used a Christmas sentiment and image to decorate the front.

Textured cardstock from DCWV
Christmas DP is a scrap from stash
Image is from SU  Tidings of Joy
Sentiment from SU More Merry Messages
Chocolate is Cadbury Hazelnut - yummy
SU Basic Black inkpad
Ribbon from stash
Hole Punch
DS tape

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #89 ~ Anything but a card
My Craft Spot - Challenge #72 ~ A Treat for You
Ippity Challenge - Christmas card or project
Stampin" Sisters in Christ Challenge - #160 ~ Create a box or use image with box

Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,


  1. What a charming idea, Sandy! Really jazzes up a plain old candy bar! Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

  2. Fab idea Sandy, great for teachers gifts! Great image too
    Hope you are well
    Kat xx

  3. this is super cute and such a great idea...thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

  4. great idea.looks real Christmas,can you miniturize it..
    ???. love mum

  5. Hi Sandy ..great gift idea wrapping either .MMm quicker to eat the chocy too yum yum .

  6. So clever and fun! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  7. Beautiful!!! Love this idea! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

  8. Sandy - what a great way to deliver a little treat! Such a nice Christmas treat for someone. Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week.

  9. What a fantastic gift idea. Wonderful.

  10. What a lovely way to give some chocolate! I love the wonderful image on the front. You've done a wonderful job with the colouring!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  11. Such a sweet Christmas treat idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesday's Anything but a Card challenge!


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