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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Bear Hug Candy Box! - Thursday 15th May 2014

Hello Friends!

Thank you so much for stopping by my little piece of blogland, I really appreciate it! This evening is the second of our 'Out of the Blue' Craft Group's 2nd Anniversary/Birthday workshops, so it's more choccie bars tonight...our ladies have to work for their chocolate making their own wraps.

They have the choice of making a  wrap or a box...last week was about half and half; the wraps are quicker and some made two. I made quite a lot for demo wraps/boxes and I will be sharing them on here over the next week or so, but I think of them all this is my favourite.

For a start I love this stamp...the bear has such a cute, 'vacant' expression (just like my own childhood bear that yes, I still cherish!)..the stamp is by Sam Poole and the whole set of woodland creatures is gorgeous !

I made the box without measurements or a template..believe me, if I don't absolutely need to measure I won't. I wrapped my kraft card around the chocolate bar and scored at the sides and top to create a box shape. It really is easy.

I found the brown textured paper in my stash; it was just what I needed for the bottom half of the box front. I also found a piece of brown coredinations  card, which I embossed using a leaf folder and then sanded back to reveal the core. 

The bear was also stamped on kraft card using black archival ink and then heat embossed with clear powder, finally I inked it through with Vintage Photo. The 'Mmmm' stamp is from Sue Wilson's Home Baking set - stamped and heat embossed on to kraft card and inked as for the bear.

I decided to make the front a pocket, so I only glued the bottom and sides of the textured paper, leaving the top open. I them covered the top with hessian and ribbon.

I decorated the bottom with string and twine and added a seal/button from Sam Poole's Woodland Seals stamp set - I stamped it on kraft card and then dipped it in UTEE in my melt pot.

Finally I made a tag for the pocket:

I cut a tag shape from kraft card and embossed with the leaf stamp, then inked through with Vintage Photo. I stamped and inked the bear exactly the same as before and then added the "Bear Hugs' greeting that comes with the stamp set.

That's it for today, if I haven't caught up with your posts already today ( I tend to blog hop before work), I will do first thing tomorrow!

Thank you for visiting!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Love, love, love this cute tag & box.
    A great project for your class. I might just use this idea for my class on Tuesday.

    Patricia xxx

  2. So cute! I also love that bear's face!! Two great projects!! you may not even want the chocolate! just admiring the wrap will be enough to satisfy!! : )

    Have a blast at your class.


  3. The bear is fabulous, I love his face too. Your box wrapper is beautfiul and I love how you added the pocket for the tag too. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. This is adorable Carole! ~Diane

  5. I like this Carole, especially as you say you don't need to measure, I hate measuring as something always goes wrong. Hazel xx

  6. Morning Carole.
    Lovely project, like you I don't measure if I can get away with it.

  7. Lovely project Carole, that bear is so sweet!xx

  8. I absolutely love this! The browns are so lovely and warm and that bear really is brilliant. I love the pull-out tag and the gorgeous rustic embellishments.

  9. This is great Carole, he is such a cute bear & such a lovely idea to add the pocket & tag.
    Amy x