Giving Thanks for Chocolate

I am so thankful for Mr. Hershey, may he rest in peace.  I love Hershey Nugget chocolates.  They are my FAVORITE!   Oh, who am I kidding… I love any kind of chocolate.  Well, almost.  I hate that nasty off-brand chocolate that doesn’t even taste like you chocolate.  You know the kind I’m talking about, right?  Yeah, that’s NOT real chocolate.  Just sayin’.

Today I created a fun box to hold (7) Hershey Nuggets because I am SO THANKFUL for chocolate!

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I’ve had the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper for awhile and I hadn’t even opened it – say WHAT?  Yeah, it was time to rip that package open!

Give Thanks for Chocolate - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

Give Thanks for Chocolate - www.SimplySimpleStamping.com

I wrapped the Hershey Nuggets in 1″ x 3″ strips of the Designer Series paper (no naked chocolates for me!).

What do you think of the box?  I got the idea from my dear friend, Sam Donald, from the UK.  She is a fantastic stamper and she and I always seem to be bouncing ideas off each other.  She shared a smaller version of this box and I took some liberties with it and created a “long” version of the box.

I will be sharing a video so you can create this box for yourself.  Just check back!  I hope to have it ready for you tomorrow.

This week is my Stamp Club week so throughout this week, I will have close to 50 stampers here in my home creating so if the blog is a little quiet, you will know why.   I would love for you ALL to come but since most of you don’t live anywhere nearby, let me invite you to join the ONLINE VERSION of my Stamp Club!  Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild!  You can read all about it HERE.

And I thought I would share with you why Simply Simple Stamping was so quiet last week.  It’s very exciting!  My wonderful husband, Rich, is designing a whole new stamp studio for me.  We have been shopping and planning every night for the right cabinets, storage solutions, and the room layout.  It’s my Christmas present.  <squeal>

I plan to share the process and pictures of the transformation.  It’s like one of those decorating shows on HGTV only online.  😉  I know this may not interest all of you but so many people on the internet are looking for ideas for craft rooms that I want to share the process from start to finish.  Hope that’s okay with you.  🙂

Have a great week everyone and be sure to check back for the Hershey Nugget box!  It’s SO easy to make and I can’t wait to share it with you!

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  1. Shirley Kramer says:

    Dear Connie, How Wonderful for you….A New Stamp Room!!! I am so jealous!! You just enjoy the heck out of that wonderful Christmas present!!
    I LOVE CHOCOLATE and I’m going to make your cute box.
    Shirley Kramer

  2. denise says:

    Love the chocolate box! Would work really well for Christmas or Easter too. I am really looking forward to the stamping studio transformation. I have a room that could use a few good ideas! Thanks for taking the time to share the process!

  3. Maria A. Rodriguez. says:

    Oh Connie, how fabulous for you, a new stamping room!! I can’t wait till you share the pictures of the transformation, I’m always on the look out for fantastic ideas to store and organize my stamping space.
    I love Chocolate, who doesn’t?? My grandkids always share their Halloween candy with their grammy so, I have a little stash in a cookie jar in the kitchen, I eat one or two a day, just trying to be a good girl. (Not!!!!!)

  4. nana4fromfl says:

    as hard as you work and share, I am all for that new room for you:) Can’t wait to see it!!

  5. Pat Thornton says:

    I would love, love, love to have an opportunity to watch you your craft room evolves. Please share it with us. Good luck with it!

  6. Patti says:

    I would love to see your studio. I think your husband is fantastic for appreciating your talent by giving you such a wonderful gift. If I ever get to Oklahoma……….love your videos very much!! Keep ’em coming!

  7. Lisa says:

    Oh MY!! I CANNOT wait to see your new Stampin’ Room! =) YAY, for you! (BTW, there are Chocoholics in our house, too!!!! THREE of them!!!! Yikes…better get some of those boxes done for my family!) I LOVE the idea for those boxes!! =) Lisa

  8. Christine says:

    Just a thought…. I just had the built in work table ripped out of my craft room. It never worked right for me. For now I’m using a stand alone table. Also I’m using more “portable” storage in my room. Have left a lot of my built-ins tho.

    My biggest problem was I designed my room around what I had…not taking into consideration all the neat things that might come out in the future and leaving some empty space for them. (Scoring board is one. My drawers by my counter work area won’t fit a flat 12 x 12. I think some shelves with rollers to pull them out would have been better.)
    Now, having said all that kind of negative stuff….I can hardy wait to see your studio!!!!!!!! I am definitely NOT doing anything else in my room until I see yours. 🙂

    • Connie says:

      Oh Christine, I hear ya! I am also going with a stand alone desk. I want to stand to stamp too.

      All the cabinets are coming from Ikea and all their storage is designed to fit in the cabinets. I love that part!

      I am also going to have one whole wall that will hold my paper cutter, Score board, and Big Shot.

      Unfortunately I have to wait for Christmas break to have all this done! It’s killing me!

  9. Pam W says:

    What a sweet hubby! It’s always fun to see how crafters have their rooms set up, how they have things organized (or not), and all the great cupboards, boxes, baskets, and bins chosen to make the rooms functionable. Can’t wait to see your new space. I sure enjoy your super videos-love your ideas and tips. Thank you for all you do for us…please keep them coming!

  10. Shirley Kramer says:

    Have I missed the directions for the chocolate box somewhere?
    xxShirley Kramer

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