Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bigz Oval Accent Die Divine™ Ghost Favor

Remember that old deodorant commercial that boasted it was, "strong enough for a man, yet made for a woman"...? Today, I am sharing a special treat holder that I think is cute enough for a kid...

...yet made for a grownup!

I found this little treasure of an idea tucked away in last year's posts on the blog of a gal named Bernie Forlenzo. I am not sure if she is the original designer or not, but I could not find a way to "measure" the cut away part accurately. I got frustrated with my trial and error methods, and set out to figure a way I could make it goof-proof for YOU to duplicate at home. I'll update you with my picture tutorial in a day or two, but if you want to recreate it, you may want to run through and make sure you have these supplies on hand. And you might want to Subscribe to my Blog by Email so you can get notification when the tutorial is posted. You can substitute for images and colors, but the key elements this pattern requires are the Bigz Clear Oval Accent Die, and the Owl Builder Punch.

UPDATE: Divine™ Ghost Favor Picture Tutorial is available now, HERE.

If you don't have the supplies you'll need, that's okay, you can grab them in my ONLINE STORE. Just enter the item number that's listed next to any item, in the Search field near the top left of my store: the Bigz Clear Oval Accent Die 127005 (to use with your Big Shot 113439), the Owl Builder Punch 118074 (that's the secret to my template, and I also used it for the eyes!), and the Bite Me Photopolymer stamp set 134622 (and Clear Blocks to use with it-you'll find them under Stamps, then Stamp Accessories). You will also need a tool for scoring, my picture tutorial will demonstrate the Stampin' Trimmer 126889 for that. I used a StazOn Jet Black ink pad 101406, a Pumpkin Pie ink pad 126945, and also a Basic Gray ink pad 126981 with a Stampin' Sponge 101610 to highlight the edges. The 'Boo!' tag that holds the ghost closed was made with the Ticket Duo Punch 126883, and Wisteria Wonder card stock 122922. I glued one side of the tag firmly with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive 110755, and put a tiny dab of the same on the other side of the back of the ticket, and let that DRY before touching it to anything. That created a temporary bond strong enough to hold the ghost closed, but not so much that it will rip the paper when it comes undone. You can do the same on the inside of the ghost, for easy removal of the chocolate piece.

The main reason these Ghost Favors are made for grownups, is the Divine Mini Dark Chocolate inside! I do have to mention that I received some Mini Dark Chocolate Pieces for free from Divine, which is what I used for this project. However, my love of Divine chocolates and my desire to use them in my projects came before I received anything free, and I am receiving no other compensation than a few different samples to design some favors around :-)

Look for Divine™ chocolates at your local natural food store, or buy them online: OR

REMINDER: One lucky US winner will get over $150 in FREE Stampin' Up! product of their choice in the LNS 2013 Fall Treasure Hunt. Check it out and get entered NOW, it ends October 25th!!!

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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1 comment:

  1. Love this little ghost and am looking forward to the template. I appreciate your working it out and then sharing it.

    Take Care,


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