I adapted this box idea from Stampin’ Up! to be a “Rules of Chocolate” box.  Inside the box are 12 Hershey nuggets wrapped in some of the Love Patterns Designer Series paper.

I printed out 12 rules of Chocolate on regular printer paper – cut them into strips and then folded them up and tucked them under the Designer Paper on the bottom of each nugget.  It is sort of like a fortune cookie where you pull out your fortune – only here you are pulling out a rule of chocolate to remind you that it is OK to eat it!

The Love Patterns Designer Series paper is available right now through Jan. 24th either by itself or as part of the Filled with Love Bundle.  The box is the Box #2 BIGZ XL Die for the Big Shot.  I cut it out of Pretty in Pink card stock.  I stamped the string of hearts from the Valentine Defined stamp set on the box in Pretty in Pink – so it is hard to see in this picture.  Some of the girls Friday night stamped in Real Red and that was cute too and easy to see.  There is a strip of Pretty in Pink designer paper around the box.  The front has 2 pieces of ribbon – Pear Pizzazz 1/2″ Stitched-Poly and Pretty in Pink 1/4″ Grosgrain.  If you attach the ribbon at an angle it looks like a cupid’s arrow going through the heart but I attached mine straight across the box.

The heart on the front is some of the Real Red designer paper punched with the Full Heart punch.  The Pear Pizzazz heart behind it was cut with the Big Shot using the Movers & Shapers Curly label die with the Punch Windows Movers & Shapers heart.  This one was distressed with the distressing tool from the Cutter Kit.  Happy Valentine’s Day is stamped in Real Red ink on Pear Pizzazz card stock and punched out with the Modern Label punch.  Curl it a little with a bone folder and glue it down at the ends to the front of the box.  The stamp comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  I also added one of the heart shaped Bitty Buttons – it has a piece of 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta Ribbon pulled through the holes and tied in a knot in the front.

The “Rules of Chocolate” was added to the lid – now what do you think of that handwriting?  Isn’t it GORGEOUS?  Well it isn’t mine – one of the girls in my Stamper’s Club has this beautiful handwriting and we told her she needs to create a font called Sabrina (that’s her name) and sell her handwriting for all of us that don’t have nice handwriting.  I’m not sure how you go about doing that but I think she should do it.

I’m writing this on Sunday night as we wait on a snow/ice storm to come – it is moving closer with every news report but so far nothing is here yet and our schools haven’t been closed but many others have.  We are supposed to have 100% precipitation tonight and all day tomorrow.  I’ll put and update on here when I get up in the morning and see if we scared it all away by getting so prepared.

SNOW UPDATE: the snow did come – started about 10:00 pm and we got 1″ in the first 30 minutes.  This morning we have 6″ – record highs all over GA for snow.  The snow has stopped and we are now getting some freezing rain.  Almost everything is closed and the airport is pretty much not moving right now.  I don’t know how little dogs handle places with lots of snow – mine couldn’t walk because it is up to their bellies – they finally figured out they needed to hop to get through it.  I’ll post pictures later today.

UPDATE:  CLICK HERE for a pdf file of the 12 Rules of Chocolate that I used – I found several lists on the internet and picked from those.