Thursday, 1 January 2009

Whiff of Joy Project of the month

The Whiff of Joy project of the month is "creative packaging for chocolate". I decided to make a slip cover for a bar of chocolate (my hubby's favourite - I hope there's brownie points there lol). Please pop across to the Whiff of Joy site to take a look at the other DT's projects, they are amazing.

A close up of Melinda Helping Angel which I have coloured with Distress inks and H2O's. Colours used are:
Distress inks: Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw, Broken China, Frayed Burlap
H2O's : Sunburst, Egyptian Gold, Hot Cinnamon, African Jade, Scarab Beetle

The patterned card stock is by Papermania.

As there are so many different sizes of chocolate bars it's difficult to give exact measurements, it's best to measure the bar and score your lines accordingly.

Rough measurements are 8.5 inches (height) x 9 1/4 inches.

Place the cardstock face up (widest part against the top fence) and score at approx 3/4", 1 1/4", 5", 5 1/2" and fold along all score lines.

Place self adhesive tape along the length of the 3/4" section and across the bottom of one wide section

Fold the cover into a rectangle and attach along the length

Remove tape backing and stick the bottom of the cover together.

I found it easier to press in the centre and work outwards.

Run this taped section part way through a crimper to flatten and secure the tape.

Punch a hole through the top of the cover in the center, pop your bar of cholcoate in (if you haven't eaten it by now lol), thread some ribbon through and tie in a bow.

This really is a lot easier than it looks so I hope you will give it a whirl.

Thanks for looking,


  1. By gum you are a strong women. I would have eaten that chocolate it looks scrummy.
    I love your beautiful packaging Bev. Your paper is so beautiful and your Melinda is coloured to perfection.
    Thank's so much for the great tutorial.
    kim xxx

  2. I love this one. Looks so cute...
    And I like the colours...and the chocolate....
    Wish you and your family and everybody else here: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  3. wow Bev beautiful packaging .looks so professionally made.
    gorgeous colouration and shading of your image...a wonderful project..
    Hope hubby enjoys the
    hugs Rachxxx

  4. Such a great idea Bev and I wonder who ate the choc LOL!!! Love your tutorial, great image and wonderful colouring. HAPPY NEW YEAR Sweetie. Chris x

  5. Wow, yummy!! If it was me, the chocolate would be gone before it goes in the package :)
    You've done really well, it's beautiful; i'll give it a try but i'll have to restrain myself.
    Happy New Year to you and everyone.
    Pat xxx

  6. This is stunning! I would give it a go but Iknow I would have eated the chocolate before I'd finished scoring!

    Mrs W x

  7. This is stunning! I would give it a go but Iknow I would have eated the chocolate before I'd finished scoring!

    Mrs W x

  8. What a great tutorial Bev!! i love to see how others craft.
    Great project!!
    Katharina xx

  9. I am impressed that the choccie lasted throughout the project (or did you have a few in reserve???)
    Really great project hun and beautifully coloured as always.
    Also need to mention ..... those nails!!! Very festive, fab fab fab!
    Happy New Year Bev, hope you have a lovely year ahead of you

  10. MMMMMMMM that looks a nice prezzie I love the paper and stamp.
    hugs karenc

  11. Happy New Year Bev :)

    If you pop over to my blog I have something speical for you ok :)

    Honour Roll

    Hugs Heather

  12. This is just gorgoeus dear. So beautiful thanks for the tutorial dear

  13. I love your gorgeous packaging it looks stunning! You coloured Melinda so beautifully. And I looove chocolate, when I'm finished typing this I have to run to the kitchen and grab me some! LOL
    Love the tutorial!

    xx Naoual

  14. Oops, I wanted to wish you a happy new year but totally forgat, so sorry!
    I wish you and your loved ones a happy an healthy new year!

    xx Naoual

  15. Great tutorial Bev! you have my poor hubby salivating, he is a chocoholic lol.
    **Hugs** Heather x

  16. What a fantastic project, and thanks for the great tutorial!!
    And thank you sooo much for your gorgeous card!! I treasure it and LOVE it!! In fact I have already made a card influenced by it;)
    Happy New Year to you my friend!
    Warm hugs, Camilla.

  17. Gorgeous Bev and thanks for the tutorial!! Happy New Year!

  18. I love this, just dont like chocolate, (must be the only person in the world lol)but it would make a yummy gift, i may even try this...

    The stamped image is so cute and so beautifully coloured, Hugs Pops x x x

  19. Bev that is beautiful and I think you should get DOUBLE brownie points! :) Happy New Year!
    Hugs~ Kim

  20. oh dear this is the second WOJ chocolate wrapping I have seen tonight and I am slobbering all over the laptop lol

    Lovely cover for the chocolate, hope you get the brownie points from hubby :o)


    Amanda xxx

  21. Love the way how you wrapp chocolate! Happy New Year! Hugs, Moni

  22. Wow Bev, you are really on a roll this week, this is just fantastic :) Donna x

  23. It's fabulous bev, wauuuuw!!
    I wish you all the luck you can have for 2009!!!

  24. Is there anything you can't turn your hand to, Bev? This is stunning and so unusual and a great tutorial as well- must keep this one in mind to try.
    Alice (Beemer)

  25. WOW - Bev - this is sooo gorgeous and yummy!!! The image and your coloring are fabulous!!!

  26. This is gorgeous! one of my fav color combos!
    And what a great tutorial, much appreciated...but you are spot on, that choc bar would be eaten by now!
    Thanks Bev for always making me smile...happy new year!
    Blessings, Maria

  27. Love this idea and the paper is fabulous

  28. oh just perfect!! what a wonderful idea (did you buy two bars ~his and hers??)
    happy new year to you and yours
    vanessa XX

  29. Hi Bev, your Chocolate package is awesome, your image is coloured so well, and I love the paper too! Great tutorial, thanks for the great hints and tips. All the very best for 2009 ! Louise x

  30. Fabulous Bev!
    I'd like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy and creative New Year.

  31. This is soooo `beautiful` Bev!!!Thanks for the great tutorial..mite giv that a try!!!I`d probably eat all the chocholate by the time I`d finished it tho!!!:)~X~

  32. Thanks for the tutorial! I love the crimped bottom.
    ~Lacey Stephens

  33. What a beautiful item... and knowing there is chocolate inside just makes it even yummier!
    Thanks for the photo tutorial -

  34. Very pretty...and thank you for including the tutorial! Great idea using the crimper!

  35. Great tutorial Bev, what a great idea, you are so clever. x

  36. wow what a bill idear , i think i would have eaten the choc whilst i was makeing the box lol , no will power me when it comes to choc this would make a excellent gift for a special friend or mother's day , thanks for the tut x mandy

  37. WOW this you clever girl,brilliant tutorial too.Gorgeous colour combo,and a great bar of,
    Take care
    San x

  38. Great project, lovely paper. Would need to find another use for the wallet tho as chocolate never lasts that long in this house LOL
    Happy New Year
    Sam x

  39. I love your packaging. Great work and tahnks for the tutorial.


  40. This is a great project! I love the paper you used too!

  41. Hello! I love this "card" idea! Thanks for showing me it. Love this blog to. Thanks for saying some words in my new blogg. I haven't been able to translate it to english but I will do it soon.

    Thanks again.

    Hugs from Iren

  42. I love this idea and the beautiful packaging!!! Also a big thanks for leaving a comment in my new blogg.

    Hugs from Iren

  43. Fantastic Tutorial Bev, it's my hubbies birthday this month, and i'll use your tutorial for his favourite chocolate.... thank you so much.. Crafty Hugs tina x

  44. What a fab idea for gifting choccies in a creative way. Thanks for sharing the tut. Hugs from Desire


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