Chocolate Bar Wrappers

Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that,
as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.
~Dave Barry

A Day without Chocolate
A day without chocolate is just not healthy.

Another Day without Chocolate
Take it from Nurse Linda. Chocolate has flavinoids, antioxidant polyphenols, phenethylamine, and about 300 other identified chemicals. Real smart people have published articles that say it lowers blood pressure, slows blood clots, lowers cholesterol, clears a cough, works as a laxative, and, of course is an aphrodisiac.

Embellished Chocolate Bars
Pioneering nurse Florence Nightengale considered chocolate a basic staple to treat the ill: ” . . . soup, wine and chocolate could certainly have saved hundreds of lives.โ€

The next time you have a headache and nothing else is working, try chocolate.

Chocolate Bars

Ah, shoot. Forget all that mumbo jumbo about health properties.

It’s chocolate – who needs an excuse.

 

Tips & Techniques

There isn’t much you need to do to ever improve on Lindt chocolate. I just added a little removable band to pretty up the package. This will make sweet gifts for my girlfriends – assuming the chocolate lasts long enough (very unlikely).

You can find these boxed Lindt chocolate bars in Target and World Market. To make this belly band chocolate wrapper, it’s super easy.

  • Cut some vellum cardstock 5-1/2″ by 10″ and score it at 2-3/4″, 3-1/4″, 6-3/4″ and 7-1/4″

Lindt Candy Bar Band

  • Embossed vellum is so yummy. I ran this through Cuttlebug’s Dotted Swiss embossing folder.
  • Add two strips of the new Dotted Scallop border to the top and bottom.
  • Wrap the scallop-bordered, scored and embossed vellum around the candy bar and glue the overlapping pieces of vellum together at the back.
  • Wrap some gold cord around the candy bar four times and then add a tag made with the Well Worn Greetings Die-namic and the new Clearly Sentimental Chocolate Sentiments stamps.
  • Add a bow and some charms with some glue dots.
  • Try not to eat the chocolate before you can give your gift away.

Here are the other goodies I used. The links to the newest My Favorite Things toys will work after the release on May 7.



Finished size: 7-1/2″ by 3-1/2″ by 1/2″. Other ingredients: My Mind’s Eye Moments Paper Pad, vellum card stock, Ranger Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder, vintage charms, Stampin’ Up! gold cord, Lindt chocolate bar.

My Favorite Things Teaser Time

You can buy this new Chocolate Sentiments stamp set and any of the new products on May 7 at 10:00 PM EST. Be sure to check the My Favorite Things Blog to see what other chocolately goodness the rest of the team has come up with today.

Lindt Chocolate Bars

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Sweet Comments

  1. wow!!! So pretty!!! The belly bands really dress up the chocolate!!! I hope I remember to come back here when it’s not almost 1am in the morning and get the measurements! I want to try this!
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  2. Funny, funny, funny!! :)) :))
    I believe every word & love chocolate !!

  3. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty way to dress up the candy! I’m wanting some chocolate now… love that pretty vellum paper.

  4. YUMMY! great design
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  5. Love your pretty covers, make that chocolate all the more inviting ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Christine Dearinger says:

    Linda……love the way you think! I totally agree with you about why chocolate should be a part of our lives.Love the belly bands you made they look so effective made from vellum

  7. Amy Rohl says:

    I love stopping by here to see what clever, crazy talented YOU has come up with! Always a pleasure, my dear. These wrappers will be a great idea for teacher gifts!

  8. Susan M. says:

    Wow! You’ve made these chocolate bars look really elegant!

  9. beautiful, Linda. such a pretty way to give the gift of chocolate!
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  10. super cute! love the use of vellum too…lucky girlfriends

  11. Tami B says:

    Exactly…..who needs an excuse!? Wish I had one of your pretty little gifts right now.

  12. Mmmmm…. I love Lindt chcocolate! I was so sad when I had to start eating Gluten Free and the little Lindt truffles had wheat in them. How dare they! :) Your vellum band is gorgeous, Linda! But inquiring minds want to know if you gave them away or ate them yourself… LOL!! :)
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    • Tricia – They lasted only long enough to take the picture. It was so cruel crafting with chocolate and not being able to eat it. But, at least I have the belly bands to use again if I can make chocolate last more than 10 minutes. Bummer about the truffles.

  13. these belly bands are super cute! i love the vellum! not sure i could last with those chocolate bars either lol!

  14. These are fabulous Linda!! Perfect for a sweet gift!!
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  15. These look wonderful!
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  16. Beautiful!
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  17. Oh my, I am so going to have scrap”lift” this project!
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  18. Tammy Hasnon says:

    Yummy on all fronts. I’ll be your girlfriend. Such a cute and easy to mass produce gift. Oh I guess that means you have to buy a large amount of chocolate. Darn!!

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