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A Chocolate Box & Sweet New Pendants

Filed under Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Giveaways, Newsletters, Star-Crossed Lovers Kit, Valentine's Day

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Nichola’s project that are still available on the new site.

A couple quick announcements before Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) introduces a sweet Valentine Chocolate Box by Caroline Ouzts-Hay.
First: in honor of all the new cherub pendants and settings (that cutie at left is the new Heart Angel Pendant, and see more photos below), ALL of the Gilded Life Pendants, Embossing Folders & Dies are ON SALE for 25% off!
Second: there’s a new FREE Gift Kit: Mini Chocolate Box, a bead and pearl version of a chocolate box (in a Tiny Paper Mache Box that you can decorate)! More info

Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay is celebrating Valentine’s Day with two of my favorite things — chocolate and a hand-made card! Caroline said:

“This is what every man should give their sweetheart (that or jewelry!). A custom decorated chocolate box and card. (I have to admit it was really hard for me not to eat those chocolates while I was decorating the box!) Alpha Stamps theme for this month is Star Crossed Lovers and y’all know how much I love using vintage images; there’s plenty to choose from in the kit. I decided to keep the card simple because I didn’t want it to overshadow the box; and I used a bunch of different papers from the Star Crossed Collection.”

Since the papers in the Star Crossed Lovers Kit and Add-On Kit had a lot of blue throughout it, Caroline ended up using the blue as a highlight on the box by painting the Wooden Heart with Distress Paints Broken China Blue.

Gorgeous Red Roses, a 4″ Gold Doily and sweet little Matte Acrylic Heart Beads wrap the whole presentation up quite nicely.

Here’s Caroline’s supply list, and you can visit her blog to see more pictures!

And, check out the Chocolate Box Giveaway (below) that Leslie pulled together, inspired by Caroline’s artwork! AND (I know… there’s more?) Leslie got inspired by Caroline’s Valentine and created the Mini Chocolate Box FREE Gift Kit, too!


Hooray! A Chocolate Box Giveaway!

I decided to start this Giveaway with one of the Star-Crossed Lovers Add-On Kits! That includes 3 things in Caroline’s Valentine Chocolate Box supply list (Psst! that’s a link to a list all the items, with photos):
– Star-Crossed Stripe Scrapbook Paper
– Matte Acrylic Heart Bead Mix
– 18mm Matte Puffy Heart Beads

Next, I add these goodies (also used in Caroline’s artwork but not in the Add-On Kit):
– Vaguely Valentine Collage Sheet
– Red Roses Collage Sheet
– Souhaits Sinceres (Sincere Wishes) Collage Sheet (Shown at near right and just put On Sale!)
– Red Floral Dresden Hearts
– 4 Inch Gold Doilies

Then I added all of these items that are either New or Just Put On Clearance!:
Quatrefoil Dresden Borders – Gold
Toby Looking Up Rubber Stamp
Punch on Sled Rubber Stamp
Punch with Snowball Rubber Stamp
– Mini Chocolate Box Gift Kit

To enter the Chocolate Box Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, January 23, 2015)!

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Juliet Giveaway? That would be Rosemary Sharon! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, January 22nd, 2015

101 responses to “A Chocolate Box & Sweet New Pendants”

  1. Terry McM says:

    LOVE the mini chocolate box! So cute! You have such creative ideas!! Thanks for the opportunity to win,


  2. I love everything I am dying to win pick me please!!! thanks for this opportunity

  3. LeAnn says:

    Simply adorable!

  4. I love this idea – I want to win!!!

  5. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love all your Valentine supplies, and the new giveaway is beautiful.

  6. Noreen says:

    Now if only I could eat the chocolates! lol

  7. Ina Good says:

    candy chocolates vintage images what a fun valentines box thankyou!

  8. Virginia Smith says:

    I love this kit. How lovely everything is in it!

  9. Liane Ceglar says:

    LOVELY Giveaway, just in time for V-Day !!!

  10. Emily N. says:

    I love all the hearts and flowers! Can’t wait for Valentine’s Day!

  11. kim says:

    Love all the fun! The hearts and flowers are awesome!~kim

  12. Holly Day says:

    What a wonderful idea for Valentine’s Day presents! My daughter and I are going to busy making these for the next couple of weeks!

  13. Dawn says:

    This would be a great kit for Valentines Day.

  14. Regina Salvador says:

    Love the valentines!

  15. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    How sweet it is!!

  16. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Chocolate Box Giveaway!!

  17. KIM says:

    Great giveaway!
    Thanks Alpha Stamps

  18. DebR says:

    Loving the star crossed lovers and Caroline’s chocolate box, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  19. Florence says:

    Chocolate boxes are so much fun!

  20. Lana says:

    what a “SWEET” giveaway, please enter me.

  21. Nicole Austin says:

    so sweet!

  22. Gail Gill says:

    What a clever idea. And now I’m craving chocolate.

  23. Lina says:


  24. Gilda says:

    Great give away. Thanks for a chance.

  25. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Love all things Valentine or romance … and these are so pretty!

  26. Traci says:

    love the items in the giveaway and what a beautiful valentine chocolate box.

  27. Sandy says:

    Please Be Mine!

  28. Joan Harsha says:

    I need a bit of chocolate.

  29. Honey says:

    Love it!

  30. Christi Conley says:

    this captured my heart <3

  31. Jennie says:

    What a sweet Valentine!

  32. Carmen says:

    Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know when you will get picked for this fabulous giveaway!

  33. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Please send to a serious chocoholic.

  34. Joan says:

    Lovely giveaway. Sweet, oh so sweet.

  35. Karen Mallory says:

    What a wonderful project! Love your giveaways!

  36. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    Love it!!

  37. Mary Mac says:

    Oh my this is a wonderful box of goodies.;

  38. barbara macaskill says:

    You had me at Chocolate!! LOVE the miniature metal chair pendant!! Absolutely adorable and you are really tempting me with a sale on all of the Gilded Life goodies!!! Medicines or Gilded Life is a hard decision to make!! I think I am going to have to forgo at least one of my meds so I can get a couple of the sale items!! They are almost better than chocolate! ALMOST! LOL Lovely assortment of goodies in the prize package!! Thanks for the chance to win them!

  39. Jen R says:

    Love the new pendants and the lovely chocolate box.

  40. Kristie says:

    Yummy ideas and products.

  41. Jo Ellen says:

    Love those Cherubs!!!!

  42. Marilyn H says:


  43. gloria stafford says:

    Great giveaway! Love the new pendants too!!!

  44. Karen N. says:

    What a great idea to decorate a chocolate box! I am so going to do that!

  45. Sandy says:


  46. Barbara says:

    Hooray for chocolate! Love the Toby stamp. It would be so cool to win.Thank You!

  47. Luanne Shoup says:

    What beautiful valentine designs!!!

  48. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I am over the top after winning one…….whew hoo……..and I love all things chocolate and all things romance…….this is my time!

  49. Debra Gibson says:

    I am going crazy over all these Valentine ideas in my head ! I would love to win ! Thank You Aplpha Stamps for the chance !!

  50. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Romance, chocolates, and valentines all go together wonderfully. I love the chocolate boxes in the blog today.

  51. Joy says:

    All of these wonderful ideas are making me feel very romantic. I’d love to win this give away!

  52. Karen says:

    As always – another great giveaway. I hope it will BE MINE!

  53. Roxanne says:

    Oh how cute….darn those metal findings are sweet…that lil’ chair is darling! You all find the neatest things to craft with! 🙂

  54. Anna the Artist says:

    CHOCOLATE makes the world go round and so does your wonderful variety of items you offer. It ignites my creativity and imagination!

  55. Lu L. says:

    I’d like to alter my own little chocolate box and display it around Valentine’s Day! I’d love to win all of the goodies in this kit!

  56. Jean Marmo says:

    oh my goodness! LOVING the Dresdan borders. Thank you for the chance to win.

  57. pat foulk says:

    This is so luscious. Please be mine, Valentine

  58. Stefanie says:

    Ooh more loveliness – those chocolate boxes are so so cute – mind you I’m a Valentines baby so I love anything like this :o)

  59. Olivia HODOROWSKI says:

    Oh My Goodness…chocolate, valentines, just wonderful stuff — would Love to win.

  60. Dena Cottrell says:

    Love the new pendants! Hope I win

  61. Sweetpea Studio says:

    Really,really pretty. 🙂

  62. lavinia says:


  63. orianna says:

    all is love and beauty

  64. angelic says:

    I love all the Valentine goodies. Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. Kim says:

    A very nice collection of goodies!

  66. Nancy S says:

    What a “sweet” project. No pun intended.

  67. Sokat says:

    That is so sweet. No empty calories here

  68. CG says:

    Gold and chocolates!!!! OMG! Wait…what was the middle part?? 😉

  69. Laural says:

    Love Love Chocolate

  70. Jill Noblitt says:

    Lovely!!! Beautiful goodies!

  71. Oh ! you had me at CHOCOLATE !!! I love all the goodies in this kit, It is my turn, you know ????
    Thanks, I love, love , love it all !

  72. Thalia Kottke says:

    Terrific little goodies.

  73. jo says:

    Love this theme – all the little hearts are so cute!

  74. Helen says:

    Love anything chocolate!

  75. Cindy Fitch says:

    How sweet this is! Chocolate never looked better. Thank you for another great giveaway!

  76. Tammy says:

    I love this

  77. Pam Weiler says:

    I absolutely love this giveaway. It is fabulous! Thank you for your generosity.

  78. phoebe diamond says:

    Oh heart beads, yum!

  79. cathrine bolin says:


  80. Life is like a box of chocolates you never know when you might win a box! Hope to decorate the Valentine box if I win.Thank you for the chance to win all the scrumptious goodies of crafting supplies! Can’t wait to dive into them!

  81. Leah Fein says:

    Oooh. I would love to win this

  82. Lori D. says:

    Oh the fun I could have with this! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  83. Gabrielle says:

    Awesome romantic theme!

  84. Carol Slowik says:

    Heartfelt and endearing. Hope it’s me!

  85. Lorna E. says:

    Another sweet giveaway.

  86. manuel martin says:

    Hay My wife would love something like this candy box (full of “See’s candys”)!
    I better got started on this right Now!!

  87. Kris Hull says:

    Absolutely wonderful!

  88. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    amazing “delicious” treats in this giveaway! mahalo for the op to win and create

  89. Charlene says:

    So very nice!

  90. jennifer j says:

    Want want Want!

  91. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Love this kit! Fabulous!

  92. Carrie Jacquin says:

    Chocolate boxes, so darling!

  93. Sweet,gooey and romantic!

  94. Cathy Skrehot says:

    Very Valentine romance…lovely.

  95. Trudy says:

    Such a “sweet” little giveaway. Thank you for putting this together.

  96. Sheila says:

    Yummy ideas, as befits this holiday!

  97. Lisa Mills says:

    So romantic. I need to win these! Thanks

  98. Gina says:

    Hearts, flowers and chocolates! Nothing could be sweeter. What a wonderful collection.

  99. Denise Bryant says:

    beautiful! thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Missy says:

    Such a beautiful give away!!

  101. Ginny Over says:

    love chocolates and valentines