Tuesday, 4 October 2011

It's almost enough to put you off chocolate!



I was recently asked to create fifteen chocolate boxes from scratch for a corporate event!! Hours of die cutting and glueing!! Lots of hours!! It was almost enough to put me off chocolate! (nah - nothing could put me off chocolate LOL but it was quite tiring!).

Here's a close up of one of the boxes. The papers are by Dream Street Papers, available from The Hobby House and I cut the heart shapes with Go Create dies. I inked the edges of the papers with Tim Holtz' new gathered twigs distress ink.



Each box was topped with the same decoration of a lush chocolate ribbon and bow and flowers from The Hobby House. The leaves were all die cut with Magnolia doo hickey dies as were the swirls and the butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.



I formed the sides of the box around a smaller heart die cut to give a lip to the box and decorated them with some coordinating paper.



The boxes are opened and closed with a ribbon bow.


The inside was also decorated with the same striped paper as the outside and I added a smaller heart die cut to the inside of the lid to hide all the ribbon ends from the decoration and fastening.





The bottom has another layered heart detail to hide the ribbon fastenings and my personal stamp.

Hope you like them and thanks for looking! x

18 comments:

maranda said...

OOohh Wauw that's a beautiful choclat heart box the colors are so perfect!!

hugs maranda

Craftyangel said...

bloody gorgeous, did you make them from scratch the boxes or did you just decorate??? someone will be please to receive those.

purpleprincess2007 said...

These are fantastic! They look so very professional I could see them in a high end choclatiers window! Any chance of a tutorial ( if you can bear to make another one lol) xx cara

Jane said...

Wow Jane you have been busy...these are gorgeous!x

Helga said...

A wonderful idea this heart-box !
I love it - and I want to try it also !
Thank you for sharing
Greetings from Austria
Helga

Riet said...

So gorgeous Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mina said...

omg Jane you must be sick of the sight of that lush paper lol...fantastic work
Mina xxx

Lau W said...

Wow ! Wonderful boxes, superb creations !
xxx

craftymum said...

forget the chocs Jane. I just want those beautiful boxes !!!!!!1
hugs sarah x

squiggle7 said...

These are fabulous, so pretty! although I can imagine making 15 of the same might get a bit boring!

Emma

Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning Jane...still love the large heart box I made with you and I will not part with it for anything.
Debbie x

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

i love this wonderful boxes Jane!!
hugs, mandy

Annette said...

These are stunning Jane, but I would never agree that anything is enough to put me off chocolate !!! LOL.
Annette
xx

yvon said...

Wow, these are amazing. Absolut gorgeous. Who wants chocolat?? I want boxes.....
Hugs, Yvon

Sharon said...

Wow, these are absolutely stunning Jane... a lot of work, I am sure the recipients loved them!

Craftdee said...

These are gorgeous! I know what you mean about being sick of them...I made 120 boxes for my son's wedding bonbonniere (Here's a link! as no-one ever believes that I'd be THAT mad, lol)and while they were basic, they were from scratch (which seemed like a good idea at the time!)and I made the goodies for inside them too; seriously mad by the end :-)Thank goodness I didn't put the effort in to mine that you have into yours! Dee

Susan Flynn said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Shazza said...

they are beautiful x