The Truth About Chocolate

Hi there sweet friends!! I had a ball yesterday with the pocket card and it literally opened the door for some other stamps I wanted to revisit because I originally thought them to be too large.  I love this format!!

As I said yesterday, I can make use all the decorative elements on the card that I want and still use a huge stamp or huge sentiment.  The stamp I’m using today is one of my favorite girl friend stamps from Inky Antics.   I love to send this sentiment just to get a laugh and a “I know, right?!?” I made the same pocket card as yesterday but this one is 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″.  I’ll be delivering this one, so no envelope needed but if it did I would simply protect the flower with the ring from an empty spool of ribbon and put it in a bubble wrap envelope or I would rework without the dimensional flower.  I’m rolling in cute today so I surrendered, okay?  Doesn’t that sentiment just crack you up?  I flipped the panel that belongs in the pocket and put this on the flip side.    I’ve had this stamp for a long time but it will never, never go out of style in my book :-)  Easy, easy, I tell ya!

You see it all together now.  On the right is the pocket part of the card, on the left is the flip side of the front panel and the inside has the same type of paper as is on the front panel.  It all makes me smile!  Hope you are having a fab day too!

Stamps: Inky Antics (chocolate), Studio G (Hello Friend)
Paper: The Girls Paperie – Vintage Whimsy, Colorbok – Flea Market
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Border Punch – Garden Gate Trim, pearls, seam binding, EK Success Punch (Chinese Knot Chain), Blumenthal Flower Button, Copic Markers

Thanks for all your sweet, sweet comments – you all make it a pleasure to craft each day!  See you soon!!

  • Naomi A. of ColoradoApril 27, 2011 - 10:42 am

    This is so darn cute….I am going to have to go out and get that MS border punch! Fabulous Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda OsmanApril 27, 2011 - 10:49 am

    Oh My Goodness……………Love it, love it, love it!!!!! I even have that punch! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. You are such an inspiration. You are amazing. Such talent!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You inspire me every day!!ReplyCancel

  • SallyApril 27, 2011 - 11:17 am

    HI Becca,
    that is totally AWESOME, the fact that I’m definitely a chocoholic probably adds to it too!! Love this style card.
    Thank you for your tutorial on it as well!
    As always your a wonderful inspiration to all of us!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly BohannonApril 27, 2011 - 11:18 am

    Gorgeous card!!! I must try this and I really “need” that punch!! It’s a new one to me. Love your inspiration and tutorials, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessApril 27, 2011 - 11:20 am

    Love it and will be perfect for a friend of mine. She loves chocolate, forget men. EdnaReplyCancel

  • bonnie weissApril 27, 2011 - 11:20 am

    This is so whimsical for you Becca and I am loving seeing this side of you! The pocket card is such a fun style and with this stamp, it goes from fun to funny!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyApril 27, 2011 - 11:23 am

    I’m with you on this stamp, it will never go out of style! :) I’m intrigued with the border punch. I’m going to have to look for it. Thank you for another great card.ReplyCancel

  • MarisaApril 27, 2011 - 11:24 am

    Cute sentiment. I’m not a big chocolate fan (gasp!) but can appreciate those who are LOL! Great card and love the tip about using the ribbon spool around the flower for protection while mailing – brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.April 27, 2011 - 11:38 am

    I’m really enjoying your pocket cards, and thanks for the video tutorial. It made it so much easier to understand what your verbal tutorial meant. You are simply amazing, that you can design & produce all these lovely creations, along with all the many ‘day-to-day’ chores you must have to do, just like the rest of us. Plus keep up a blog. How DO you do it????!!!! But I hope you can keep up with the cards, even if your other chores must fall to the wayside (LOL! Like mine do!) TFSReplyCancel

  • Nadine BaileyApril 27, 2011 - 11:39 am

    Oh what a wonderful girl friend stamp! I have got to find that one.. Thanks for making me smile real big with chocolate all over my face.ReplyCancel

  • MarianApril 27, 2011 - 11:47 am

    Oh MY!!! Now I need another border punch! What a beautiful card and I love the punch! *sigh*ReplyCancel

  • DonnaApril 27, 2011 - 11:48 am

    Sweet card!!! Love the colors and especially the flower!! Is there anyway you could e-mail me with directions for the flower and the white center? Would very much appreciate it!! Blessings ReplyCancel

  • MaryannApril 27, 2011 - 11:52 am

    Oh Becca this is sooo beautiful, and I agree with everybody else here, it sure put a sile on my face too, to read this sentiment here ha ha ha, and I agree, it´ll NEVER get out of fashion, as there´ll always be chocolate lovers around he he he. And your beautiful pocketcard is really awesome too, and thanks again for a brilliant tutorial. You really are such a wonderful inspiration to all of us every single day sweet friend. I just so love your work always, and always look forward to come and watch here every day, even I don´t always have time to comment, but I watch your site every day, that´s for sure.
    Thanks soo much just for being you hun. Have a wonderful day againhun and many more to come.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaApril 27, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    What a fabulous girl friend card! I love this punch.ReplyCancel

  • Ellen BApril 27, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    Becca you inspire me to think outside the box! Your cards are beautiful and classic.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.April 27, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    WOW! That is Outstanding! Love that Chocolate stamp as well.
    For those of us who can’t watch the video on your pocket card, is there any chance you could provide the written instructions…please?
    Thank You.

  • Penny ReedApril 27, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    This is fabulous!!! I WANT that paper, and I love the punch. I may yet end up in the poorhouse! You are so gifted, Becca. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)April 27, 2011 - 12:52 pm

    It cannot help but bring a big wide smile to your face when you look at this fun and fabulous card. Positively adorable and playful. Love it to bits. Almost as much as chocolate!ReplyCancel

  • Dena DeShirliaApril 27, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    How did you do the flower on the CHOCOLATE CARD. I love it and all you do.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisApril 27, 2011 - 1:50 pm

    Becca, your card is so super cute. I love your recipe card all about chocolate it made me smile. as always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • auntie emApril 27, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    LOVE your cute pocket card! I’d stop eating chocolate but I’m no quitter!
    And did you know chocolate is a vegetable. Chocolate comes from chocolate beans and beans are vegetables,,,,therefor we should eat chocolate every day!
    Thanks for sharing!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Marla H.April 27, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    Another amazing and beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksApril 27, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    Another winner! Love the stamp and a perfect setting for it! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • PattyApril 27, 2011 - 4:13 pm

    I just love this card. I’ll have to get that border punch. I am such a punchaholic!! Would it be possible for you to tell us how to make the flower on the card. It is just beautiful!!

  • Debby WaltersApril 27, 2011 - 4:17 pm

    Hah, I love this. Thank you for putting a sweet smile on my face today. I think I am going to try one of these cards right now. Thank you as always…hug, debReplyCancel

  • Laura/ sandytozApril 27, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    LOVE that stamp!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IngramApril 27, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    Becca how do you keep coming up with these wonderful things. That stamp gave me a much needed chuckle and now I am off to check out the Antics. Thanks for all your hard work and wonderful talent.ReplyCancel

  • val yobbieApril 27, 2011 - 5:25 pm

    I love your card..where do I get the chinese knott chain punch? Never On my list for ” Must have.” :o)ReplyCancel

  • VivaceApril 27, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    What a delightful card this is! I love the colors! I love the sentiment! Really nice. And I just had a piece of chocolate. Time to go finish up the other piece. Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • JeanApril 27, 2011 - 6:24 pm

    Hi Becca ~ how do you do it!! Each card is as beautiful or more so than the last one!! Thank you so very much for sharing. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 27, 2011 - 6:29 pm

    TOO, TOO CUTE!!!!! I LIKE Inky Antics!!!! Have a few of their stamps myself! The colors you chose look like a candy shop!!!! :) This is a WONDERFUL card!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • JeanApril 27, 2011 - 6:41 pm

    Hi Becca ~ How do you do it! Each card is as beautiful or more so than the last one!! Thank you so very much for sharing. Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BApril 27, 2011 - 6:44 pm

    You are never alone when you eat chocolate. Great card! Keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SApril 27, 2011 - 6:49 pm

    I’m loving these pocket cards!! Your work is always “amazing”!ReplyCancel

  • SusanApril 27, 2011 - 8:06 pm

    Great sentiment and another beautiful card. Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Mary RobersonApril 27, 2011 - 8:13 pm

    I couldn’t agree more. In fact, isn’t chocolate one of the food groups?
    It sure makes every day a bit more enjoyable!ReplyCancel

  • RufusApril 27, 2011 - 9:11 pm

    Love the card, love the stamp even more!! Whoever it’s for is a lucky gal!

  • ChelseaApril 28, 2011 - 12:05 am

    How fun! Overflowing with cute and clever artistry. Thank you once again for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa BonettiApril 28, 2011 - 12:22 am

    Each new creation seems to out do the last one. Simply beautiful. I understand how you made the white center part of the flower using the Chinese Knot Chain punch, but what are the scalloped blue/pink die cuts behind the white center? They add a nice touch.. It’s a joy to visit your blog daily – Thank-you for blessing us Becca.ReplyCancel

  • MarciaApril 28, 2011 - 12:26 am

    What a wonderfully beautiful card and funny at the same time. I love it and I love all your work, Becca. What an inspiration you are to many of us. Loads of hugs to you.ReplyCancel

  • Lorie B.April 28, 2011 - 12:42 am

    Great card!! That is so true about chocolate!! Now that is a great stamp!ReplyCancel

  • JeanApril 28, 2011 - 4:28 am

    Love this card. This is too cute!ReplyCancel

  • racheApril 28, 2011 - 5:28 am

    Love the card and love chocolate too!!
    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • AnneApril 28, 2011 - 5:35 am

    Such a lovely card! Haven’t ever read that chocolate accolade before – so funny :o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsApril 29, 2011 - 3:41 am

    This is an adorable card! What a great chocolate saying. Perfect for your pocket card!ReplyCancel

  • June CosgroveApril 29, 2011 - 9:23 am

    Your flower of the Loom tutorial inspired me to make one. After making a few lopsided ribbon flowers, I added a cutout round of sponge inside the box and poked the nail through; from the bottom, to hold the center nail straight to insure the flower would be in round and balanced. Your design abilities are magical and your designs are breathtaking. I will look for the prima papers at Michael’s as they would be lovely behind a ribbon flower.ReplyCancel

  • Dorthy BarberApril 29, 2011 - 11:42 am

    Becca, I look at your site often and admire all the beautiful cards you show, I have even tried to duplicate a few. The paper looks great and would love to add it to my supplies.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WestApril 29, 2011 - 7:26 pm

    You do the neatest projects. I just love them, and enjoy looking at them. I am a Chrisitan too….He is soooo good, gives us talents to work with and friends who share that love. Blessings, Rosie West, Sheridan, INReplyCancel

  • DeniceMay 1, 2011 - 3:49 am

    Yum…..chocolate…..I know someone who is alergic to chocolate and said that would be their last meal when they knew it was their last day on earth… don’t blame them. : ) God bless……deniceReplyCancel