What is better than lots of chocolate and flowers?  And for paper crafters, even better than real flowers are pretty paper flowers because you can keep them forever…

Here are those two combined in a Chocolate Flower Filled Vase…there are three chocolate bars hidden in the vase bottom and a variety of pretty flowers coming out of the vase and these flowers are all shaped using various Punches and Dies…I love to make them for teacher gifts for Valentine’s Day…everyone always loves them!

Please read on for details on how I made it plus a link to my free printable tutorial and this week’s blog candy…

The Vase base is made of 3 Ghirardelli chocolate bars that I covered with a piece of pretty paper from Springtime Vintage that you can find on pg 15 of the Occasions Mini Catalog…around it I tied a piece of Baja Breeze Seam Binding and added a tag that I made simply using a stamp from You’re a Gem, on pg 25 of that mini…

Those beautiful flowers? All made using various Punches & Dies – for punches I used the 5-Petal Flower Punch and a variety of Circle Punches for those flower centers…see the green polka dotted centers on two of the small flowers?  Those centers are made using Fabric Designer Brads that you can find on pg 36 of the Occasions Mini…

For Dies I used Island Floral and Flower Daisies #2 that are featured on pgs 206-7 of the main catalog – I also used Island Floral to create my leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock…

Papers and cardstocks? I used Baja Breeze & Chocolate Chip cardstocks and Designer Series Papers from Springtime Vintage, Botanical Gazette and Elegant Soiree…click on the photo below for a closer look…

Now how do you get to that yummy chocolate without destroying the vase?  Easy!  If you use Ghirardelli chocolate bars then they come in a cardstock wrapper – simply turn your vase onto its back and gently open the end of the cardstock wrapper – and the foil wrapped chocolate bar slips out…

WANT MY FREE TUTORIAL SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE FLOWER FILLED VASE? Click HERE to find it in my Project Tutorials section where you will find a printable version too!

Onto this week’s Blog Candy…leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my vase and you will be entered into a drawing where one lucky winner will be drawn this Friday morning…

That lucky winner will receive a kit containing everything they need to make one of these beautiful vases – so be sure to come back Friday and see if you are the winner!

Want a FREE printed copy of the new Occasions Mini Catalog? Simply click here to email me your US mailing address and I will get one out to you FAST – PLUS I’ll include a free Sale-a-bration Catalog too!

You can also view the Occasions Mini online by clicking HERE

TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE CLICK HERE!

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25 thoughts on “Tutorial Tuesday brings Chocolate & Flowers…

  • January 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm
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    I just love this idea! The flowers are beautiful, and who can resist Ghiradelli Chocolate. Thanks for the wonderful idea. Nancy

  • January 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm
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    Very pretty vase….love the colors you used as well 🙂

  • January 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm
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    What a cute idea. I have the flower folds die and need to do more stuff with it. thanks for the inspiration. Love your blog!

  • January 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm
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    Omgggg Sarah, this is brilliant! Love this. Does the kit include the chocolate??? hehehe just kiddin.

  • January 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm
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    Love your flower bouquet and what wonderful colors! WOW!
    Very showy…..
    Thanks for much for your tutorial too.
    Wow again for all of your work!

  • January 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm
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    Oh my, this is adorable!!! Teachers and grandma will LOVE this!!!

  • January 19, 2011 at 7:25 pm
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    wow. you are good.

  • January 19, 2011 at 7:35 pm
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    Love this idea! The flowers and vase look beautiful and then there is a delicious gift inside! Beautiful and yummy…the perfect gift:)

  • January 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm
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    This is a totally amazing idea Sarah. Looks gorgeous & includes chocolate. What more could you want? Love it!
    I just wish we could get Ghirardelli in Australia though. It’s yum!
    Inky wishes, Di

  • January 19, 2011 at 8:06 pm
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    This is adorable! An awesome gift for someone special! I know I would love it if I got this as a gift! I wish I had a smidgen of your imagination! I learn so much from your blog! Thank you for sharing all of your awesome creations with us! Plus the tutorials to make them ourselves! For me, it’s like Christmas all year round from you!! Again, thanks for all you do! I truly appreciate it!

  • January 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm
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    wow, very cool idea:)this would be great for any lovely lady.

  • January 19, 2011 at 10:25 pm
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    Is this yummy and fun, or what? I love the whole package! The centers of the flowers are perfect! But, for some reason, I really like the tag the best – so simple and sweet! Sorry, couldn’t help myself! I think maybe I could actually make one of these, not as nifty as yours! Thanks for a chance to win a kit to make this fun project! By the way, love reading your blog and checking out all the fun ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  • January 20, 2011 at 12:52 am
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    Sarah, what a cool idea ~ your vase of flowers is gorgeous! The Ghirardelli chocolate is an added bonus. Have been keeping my eyes open for something special to do for our friends 50th wedding anniversary. These would make beautiful table centerpieces and a great conversation piece. Thanks for sharing your tutorial and also the chance to win a kit ~ awesome blog candy!

  • January 20, 2011 at 8:58 am
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    Great idea to use the wrapped candy bars as a vase. I love this idea and will have to make one of my own up in the future. Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

  • January 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm
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    This is such a great idea. I am printing out the directions right now to make one. Love the idea of paper flowers (they don’t die!!) Thanks for sharing!

  • January 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm
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    I love your flowers and chocolate vase. Its so cute. This would make a perfect gift for my children’s teachers for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing! You are soooo talented.

  • January 20, 2011 at 6:36 pm
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    I LOVE this project! I am beginning to love the blue and chocolate brown combo even more- thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • January 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm
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    What a cool idea! Thanks for the directions.

  • January 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm
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    That’s a great idea, would be wonderful for Mother’s Day!
    Love it!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • January 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm
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    Very clever! I really like this, love the colors.

  • January 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm
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    Sara – you are so incredibly talented! I just love spending time looking at your creations! (And of course dreaming of doing them myself!)

  • January 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm
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    Very cute! Great idea for teachers or grandparents! THanks for sharing!

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