Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Special Treat for Special Stampers!

Good morning stampers! Happy Wednesday! I have a fun little project to share with you today. It's actually the swap I made for my very own swap group - the "Go-Divas"!

Last year I formed a swap group of fabulous stampers whose work I just loved. Several times a year, I put out a theme and we all make enough cards for each other and exchange or "swap" them. At this year's convention, I thought it would be great to have a swap round there so we could all meet face to face. Since we all live in different parts of the country, some of us only know each other through our work and our e-mails.

Well, because I treasure each of these fabulous stampers so much, I made a little mini-album for each of them and as our name implies, I had to add a bit of chocolate love to each album! I hope they all liked their album!
I started with a Pink Pirouette cardstock base cut at 8 1/2" x 4 3/4". It was scored at 3", 3 1/4", 6 1/2" and 6 3/4".

I then used the NEW Scalloped Edge punch to scallop the top flap and added a strip of Kiwi Kiss cardstock to the back side for emphasis. The pretty rose print patterned paper is from the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper as is the 1" wide polka dot paper belly band/wrap.

The interior is actually 2 Medium Whisper White envelopes sealed shut and then cut in 1/2. I sponged all the edges with Pink Pirouette ink and attached them together accordion style with a piece of Sticky Strip running horizontal behind each envelope piece.
The photo mat insert is Chocolate Chip (of course!) that is cut to 4 1/8" x 3". The ribbons on the inside are Chocolate Chip Taffeta and Pretty in Pink Taffeta.

I stamped the little Love embellishment in Basic Brown on Whisper White and punched it out with my 1 1/4" Square punch. It is matted on Chocolate Chip cardstock punched out with the 1 3/8" cardstock. I colored it in using the Blender Pens and reinkers for Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss.

The flower on the belly band is from the Pretties Kit and the center is made with the 3/4" circle punch and Pink Pirouette cardstock with a half pearl from the Pretties Kit for the center.

These make super little gifts and are small so they are easy to theme with just a few photos and journaling. But, don't forget the chocolate!

Until later,


  1. How adorable! These pouches are too cute! TYFS~

  2. I love my pouch. Of course, the chocolate is LONG gone. I got some dark chocolate in mine....YUM-O!!!

    Thanks again for hosting this awesome swap. I look forward to the next one!!!!


  3. OMG! How cute this is!


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