Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Now that the surprise has been delivered, I can share my latest creation. I saw a picture of something similar and knew that I wanted to try and create one myself, so here is my version!
Cardstock: 4 1/4" circle, 3" circle, 1 3/4" circle
1 1/4" x 7 1/4", 1 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Designer Series Paper: (14) 1" x 3"
Chocolate Nuggets (14) [ maybe a few more to snack on while creating :) ]
Start with a 4 1/4" cardstock circle for the base. This can be a solid circle or a decorative cut out like I used in this example. For the first layer, cut a 1 1/4" x 7 1/4" strip from cardstock. Curl it slightly with a bone folder. This will make it easier to manipulate later. Place two strips of sticky strip down the center of this piece and a small piece on one end.
From double sided DSP, cut 14 pieces measuring 1" x 3". Place a piece of sticky strip on the end of each piece. Wrap one piece around each nugget chocolate. (I used one side of the dsp for the 7 bottom layer, then the other side for the 5 middle layer. The two on top are covered with one of each side.)
Beginning at the non-taped end of the cardstock strip, stick the flat side of the seven dsp covered nuggets down the center. Stick the taped end to the back, forming a ring of nuggets. Using Multi-purpose glue, place a small dot on the edge of the cardstock ring, between each nugget. Place this end down onto the large circle. Hold for a bit to let glue set.
For the center layer, cut a 3" circle (plain or decorative). Add beads of glue to the top of the bottom ring as you did for the bottom. Position the circle on top of the ring. Hold in place for a bit to allow glue to dry enough to hold in place.
Repeat the same thing as before for the center ring, using a 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock and five dsp covered nuggets. Repeat the beads of glue for the bottom of this ring and position on to the medium circle.
The top layer will be on a 1 3/4" circle, attached the same way, to the middle layer of nuggets. Placing sticky strip on the back of one of the two remaining dsp covered nuggets, tape them together. Place a large glue dot on the one end of the duo and attach it to the top circle.
I then wrapped ribbon around the "cake" to give it more stability, and attached a sentiment.
The recipient was very pleased with her surprise! I hope you will give this a try, when you want to give some one a little something special. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. I love hearing from everyone.
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!