At leadership I also signed up for a 'wrapper' swap. Meaning that you disguise candy in some fun way. Things that can be recreated at classes or workshop. Or gifts that could easily be made to give away. I'm always looking for fun candy wrapper ideas so this was the perfect swap for me. I haven't mentioned it in a while BUT I still love my little Ghiradelli squares of chocolate. So what else would I do for this swap! If you're a LONG time viewer of my blog you might remember these boxes from way back in February of 2009. So I recreated those boxes for my swap.
I used the Under The Big Top stamp set. I colored the elephant with blender pens, and I made sure to put some shading under the ball. This is really important so that your image isn't 'floating'. After I colored the ball I covered the ball with Crystal Effects to make it pop out a little. Now you may be thinking, 'that's cute but it's not SU ribbon', well good news this ribbon is a Sale-a-Bration item. It comes with another roll of ribbon in Calypso Coral and fun brads. What a great free item!
For these boxes I only had to make 10 of them, and to prove that there really is chocolate inside, here you go :) I only assembled one before Leadership, the other 9 were assembled in the hotel room. I didn't want the boxes to be crushed during travel. I've always loved this little box, and even more so now :)