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Sunday, 20 March 2016

CTC#71 Easter Chocolate Sliders

Welcome back for another CASEing the Catty Sunday night bloghop.

This week we are creating Easter projects - appropriately! and taking inspiration from any of the Catalogues. If you are on the hop you will have come from the fabulously talented Jess.

I am drawing my inspiration from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue and the gorgeous vellum gift bag on page 5.
I love Easter Eggs but a block of beautiful chocolate makes a lovely gift and the Chocolate Slider is an oldy but a goodie when it comes to packaging.  I recently made a heap of these and sold them at The Handmade Expo Markets. They are great because you can decorate them all individually.
So for this week's post I have created a few more.The beautiful marble paper from the Sale-a Bration catalogue was perfect but sadly I have run out.... so I experimented with some other patterned paper and was quite happy with those results too. I heat embossed the sentiment on the paper for a bit more punch, I replaced the white tea doily with the foil doily instead- or a circle of plain foil- and I had to raid the bottom of the ribbon bag to find some lengths to fit the chocolate bars. The chevron ribbon is perfect for these if you have enough.
These are super easy and quite quick to put together, so if your Easter packaging is behind schedule you can whip up a few of these in a flash. You can decorate them with whatever is lying on your desk -or empty a few bits out of the "Useful Box" ( a favourite term revived from Playschool days when the kids and I did lots of craft!, before they all grew up and left home.... so excited that they will all be home for Easter; ),and they definitely are awesome!)

The top of the doily kept twisting so I used the trusty metallic washi tape and applied it all the way around the top of the box with it folded over the top to make it a bit stronger. Super simple!




With some experimenting you can work out the dimensions to fit any block of chocolate. These are for a block of Lindt chocolate and will allow a little bit of slide room.

The measurements are in imperial because the scoring plate has more grooves and allows a more precise fit.
Cut a piece of DSP 6-7/8" x 7-5/8'  (17.5 x 19.5cm)
Score at 3-1/8,  3-5/8,  6-3/4 and 7-1/4
Rotate and score at 1/2" along base 
Cut tabs for base
Punch hole at top for ribbon- 3/4" circle punch works well, leave about 1/2" from the paper edge to the top of your hole.
Decorate front as desired before assembly.
Adhere side flap, and base tabs
cut ribbon length at approx 19" (45cm)
Thread ribbon through holes from front to back so that equal lengths of ribbon extend either side of paper, slide block of chocolate down into the holder with ribbon loop under the base of the block. Tie securely at the top of the block of chocolate with a shorter lenthg of contrasting ribbon. You decorate the closure with a tag of other embellishment  (see the market picture for more ideas).

I hope you and your family have a Happy and Peaceful Easter and that you are able to spend some time together relaxing. I am last on the hop so you will be back to the start with Judy when you click on the Next button.



You can see the full list of participants on the blog this week here

And since it's Easter I am linking up to the challenge for this week at Just Add Ink#303 which is
"Just add E"


Don't forget you can join our challenge and add your project to this month's selection. We'd love to see what you create.


thanks for joining in this week, 

Liz





14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness!...These are just gorgeous Liz, l love the different elements and love the concept...Great job! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thanks Nikki, They were fun to make.

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  2. What a fantastic idea, have never seen these slider designs before!! Love how you decorated them. Love the ribbons and tags, especially that they are all so individual. Wonderful gift idea and I'm so glad you shared them with us at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Thankyou Shona, I know it's faster to create a batch of things the same but I am seldom able to do that -somehow they all end up different, but I like it that way!

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  3. These are just gorgeous and a fabulous idea for Easter! imlove the different colours and how you've made them individual yet similar. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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    1. Thanks Jan, Stampin' Up1 makes it easy to create a variety when there are so many fabulous products available.

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  4. Love those chocolate sliders, I have never completed one but you have inspired me to give one a go soon. This large stamp goes so well.

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    1. Thanks Kathryn, I hope you do- you will be amazed at how quick and easy they are

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  5. All the little details are gorgeous! I love the tip using the washi tape on the edge. It looks divine! Thankyou for reviving an oldie but a goodie.

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    1. Thanks Julia, the washi was one of those accidents - something to hold it together where the glue didn't quite catch, but I like it too!

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  6. WOW I just love the colour combo on these pretty Easter chocolate sliders! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

    Trish
    JAI Design Team

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    1. Thanks Trish, they were fun to put together

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  7. These are such a great gift, Liz. The bold greeting is perfect and I love all the details on the banners too.

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    1. Thanks so much Judy, yes I wish the bold greeting would continue, it's so easy to use!

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz