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The Nothing's Better Than bundle is on page 91 of the annual catalog.  I've been using it this week.  Today I have two projects using this bundle to make chocolate projects.  I also have free downloadable tutorials for each!

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate Bar Card by Jo Anne Hewins

I must say that I'm really proud of my chocolate bar.  The fact that the word fit on the chocolate was a wonderful coincidence!   Here are the directions for this card.

Supplies:
 Stamp Sets: Nothing’s Better Than #152507, bundle #154061
 Cardstock: Early Espresso #119686, Calypso Coral #122925, Whisper White #100730
(inside), Soft Suede #115318
 Ink: Early Espresso #147114
 Tools & Accessories: Love You More Than dies #152698, Sponge Daubers #133773,
Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Stamparatus
#146276
 Designer Paper: In Good Taste #152494, Subtles 6 x 6 #153072


Measurements:
 Card Base: Early Espresso 5 ½ x 8 ½, fold at 4 ¼.
 Cardstock #2: Calypso Coral 4 x 5 ¼
 Designer Paper: In Good Taste 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, Calypso Coral from Subtles 1 ¼ x 3 7/8


Instructions:
 Fold base and burnish with Bone Folder.
 Add the strip of Calypso Coral DSP toward bottom of the In Good Taste DSP.
 Line up sayings from Nothing’s Better Than on the Stamparatus. Leave room for the
word CHOCOLATE. Stamp in Early Espresso. You may need to stamp more than
once to make it show on the designer paper.
 Cut the word CHOCOLATE from Early Espresso card stock. Cover the back with
Adhesive Sheets before cutting. Use the Love You More Than dies. Take off the
backing and add between the sayings. You will ultimately need 3 of these words.

If you would like to download Download Nothing's Better Than Chocolate Bar by Jo Anne Hewins

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate Bar Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate Bar Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

My second project uses the Little Treat Box dies that you can find in the July-December Mini catalog.  It will be available to all August 4th.

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate Little Treat Box Favor by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are the directions.

Supplies:
 Stamp Sets: Nothing’s Better Than #152507, bundle #154061
 Cardstock: Soft Suede #115318, Early Espresso #119686, Calypso Coral #122925
 Ink: Early Espresso #147114
 Tools & Accessories: Little Treat Box Dies #153571, Tasteful Labels Dies #152886,
Stampin’ Seal #152813, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430,Adhesive Sheets #152334,
Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack #152479
 Designer Paper: Subtles #153072


Measurements:
 Treat Box: Soft Suede 5 ¾ x 7 ¼
 Designer Paper #1: Calypso Coral from Subtles pack 1 ¼ x 6


Instructions:
 Cut Little Treat Box from Soft Suede, burnish folds with Bone Folder.
 To secure the box slide the tab into the slit on each side. Slide so that the tab comes
out to the outside of the box leaving the inside of the box smooth.
 Bend the Calypso Coral DSP around the closed box to make a belly band. Secure in
the back with Seal.
 Stamp the chocolate pieces with Early Espresso ink, one in Early Espresso CS and the
other in Soft Suede CS. Cut out with the Love You More Than dies. Glue the dark
chocolate down and add the light with dimensionals.
 Using the Love You More Than dies, cut the word CHOCOLATE from Calypso Coral.
Use the Adhesive Sheets behind the card stock so that the word will adhere easily.
 Cut a label using the Tasteful Labels dies from Early Espresso CS.
 Adhere the word to the label and punch in a small hole at the end.
 Fill with chocolate!
 Tie label to the top of the box using the Terracotta Tile ribbon from the Ornate Garden
Ribbon Combo Pack.

For the tutorial Download Nothing's Better Than Chocolate Little Treat Box by Jo Anne Hewins

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate Little Treat Box Side View by Jo Anne Hewins

If you would like to see my other posts using Nothing's Better Than go here and here.

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