I have been wanting to make one of these tins filled with chocolate for quite some time but there were two little roadblocks: acquiring the tins and not eating the chocolate! The tin part was easy, I purchased them from www.specialtybottle.com. The chocolate was a little more challenging. I ate the first bag (although I did share) and then just before Halloween I quit eating chocolate! Yup, been candy free since then and no it hasn't been easy. However, tonight I picked up some candy for my fellow stampers who will be coming over for a class tomorrow and remembered to pick up a bag of these Nuggets. Yippee, I finally had chocolate for my tin and I must say it turned out really cute! In case you are wondering... I did not eat any of the chocolate, but I will be eating one of the Peanut Butter Blossom cookies that I will be making. Nothing like a cookie fresh and warm from the oven :).
Quick notes: I stamped snowflakes from Snow Burst and celebrate from Everyday Flexible Phrases on mailing labels and then wrapped them around the chocolates. This is super easy! After that all I needed to do was make a belly band to wrap around the tin and I was done.
All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Supplies used: Snow Burst stamp set; Everyday Flexible Phrases stamp set; Going Gray, Bravo Burgundy, Soft Sky and Whisper White cardstock; Wintergreen Designer Series paper; Going Gray, Bravo Burgundy and Soft Sky Classic ink; Chocolate Chip 5/8" wide grosgrain ribbon; Silver elastic cord; Stampin' dimensionals. Tools used: scallop, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches; 1/8" circle handheld punch. Other items: mailing labels, Hershey's Nuggets, clear top hinged tin.