Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Complete Book of Chocolate

Edited to add: If you'd like the pdf download, visit SCS here. There were soooo many requests I couldn't keep up. Please note: This design is copyrighted and may not be reproduced for sale or publication.

Good Morning!
Now I know there are many books out there all about chocolate but how many actually have real chocolate INSIDE and a list of reasons to consume it without guilt?? ;-)
I came up with the design for this book a while ago for a birthday gift. I have since altered the Table of Contents so it can be used for ANY day...after all, chocolate has no limits, is good for us and calms the savage beast, right?

For this one, I used what is nearly the end of my Stampin Up Ginger Blossom DP. In the original, I used a belly band to keep it closed. There's a picture of it in my gallery on SCS. This one was a special order for a doctor so I wanted it to be a bit less cute and a bit more elegant....Of course, once it's opened the fun begins:
There is a "Table of Contents" that prints out on the first page, the last page is blank so your personal greeting can be added. This is a close-up of the inside wording. Sorry for the glare, I took this late at night and just couldn't capture the colors accurately.

Supplies:
SU Ginger Blossom DP, SU Textured Groovy Guava CS,
SU Very Vanilla CS, Groovy Guava & River Rock ribbon
Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Mono-Multi, SU Full of Life stamp set, SU Polka Dots & Petals, printer
I'd love to know what you think!
Blessings and Happy Stamping!
Charlene
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49 comments:

Lori said...

Oh man! While I'm not a chocolate fiend myself (I know - WHAT?!), I know so many people who would LOVE a book like this! Thanks for the inspiration to show them how much I understand their addiction!

Eileen said...

I read your little book of wisdom from cover to cover! Might just have to read it again and again and again in case I forget anything! :}

Thanks for sharing your great design!

jaymack said...

Who doesn't like chocolate. Too cute.

Anonymous said...

I just love this this little chocolate book. Thanks for the lovely idea.

MBZim said...

Let's Eat! This is the perfect "thinking of you" or hostess gift. Love your design, love the contents!

Jacqueline Bayliff said...

What a cute idea and don't ya know I am a chocoholic myself! Would love a copy of the PDF files. Thanks for a great idea.

Anonymous said...

You asked me to email you here on your blog for the instructions for the candy bar project - my email is BoPeep4159@yahoo.com
Thanks so much. Judy

Julia Aston said...

How fun - this would be a great card for so many women I know!!! I'd love a copy of the inside.

Anonymous said...

would love a copy of the pdf so I can case your wonderful idea.
sylviadunphy@sasktel.net

Anonymous said...

This is so cute!!! I would love a copy of the pdf file, my email is lisamarie04@comcast.net Thanks so much for your time!!!

Lisa

Anonymous said...

I would love to re-create this wonderful project. Please send to crafty-stamper@sbcglobal.net. Thanks!!

Lori

Anonymous said...

would love the pdf file
tjembroidery@consolidated.net

Anonymous said...

That is adorable and I would love the PDF File
Barbootheclown@sbcglobal.net

THanks so much

Anonymous said...

OMGosh! This is absolutely adorable!! I would love to have the PDF file/pattern cynthia@pwi-e.com

Thank You for considering

cathier said...

me too! I would love to be able to make a chocolate book
crelf@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this project. Can't wair to make one. You are too kind :)
-Rosie
Teamlilya

peggy.dannel@comcast.net said...

I love it .I would love the pdf file
You did a great job.

Trina said...

What a cute idea! I would love to have the pdf file.
Thanks so much! Trina crg98tlg@verizon.net

Suzanne said...

Just have to make this for my bf. Please send me the pdf file. Can't thank you enough!
Suzanne
meandmybigideas@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love this I would LOVe to make one for my Secret sister who LOVES Chocolate!!! THanks for sharing sure a cute idea!!!
Koren

koren_n@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Great blog Charlene! I would love the PDF for the Complete Book of Chocolate. My girlfriends will be getting these for their birthdays later this month :) Thanks for sharing. ~ Lisa My email address is: lisahoag@comcast.net

passionstamper a/k/a debbie vg said...

This is so cute! I'd love the pdf. Thanks for sharing,

dvanstamp@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd like to take you up on your offer for the PDF files for this chocolate book. Thanks...I love our blog, just found it but it's amazing!!!Thanks Sharri

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such an awesome idea... I can't wait to get to play around with this:) I'll be waiting to see the PDF Barb
StampaDOTS@aol.com

Wackie said...

Love this chocolate book. Could I get the file? Thanks - wackiewavis@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

OMG! How cute are these!!!! I have so many friends that think chocolate is a food group...they would love this!

I would love to have the file for this......Please?

kaitysmom@fuse.net

Thanks so much - YOU ROCK!

Beth

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas. The chocolate book is great! Please send me a copy of the pdf file.

grannyhice@yahoo.com

Thanks
Elaine

Anonymous said...

I love it and would love the pdf file to make one myself,

Thanks,
Shelly

hugwarefun@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

How cute! - I would love the pdf file.
Thanks in advance! sdlm13@aol.com

Stampndiva said...

Wow the chocolate book is awesome! I would love it if you emailed me the pdf.
Thanks

Stampndiva said...

Oops, you need an email address stampndiva@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Hi! Love the chocolate note book. Please send me the instructions. Thanks so much!

stampwithmonica@gmail.com

Thanks so much,

Monica

Anonymous said...

This is such a great idea! I love it!
Please send instructions. TIA
Linda
lstuart764@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love your idea. Please send me the instructions. Thanks so much!

Judy

ejklassen@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

Oh, so cute! I would love the instructions. Please send to Jill Worley at jlworl@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I just found you through SCS. What a great idea! I would love the instructions. My email is stlsgs@aol.com. Thanks so much!
Sandy Smith

Anonymous said...

can you send me the instructions for the book of chocolate thank you ale_capri33@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

I would love the instructions for this chocolate book. Who can live without chocolate. My email is lkorp02@yahoo.com Thanks, Lori

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE the instructions for this also! Would make a great gift for the teacher's I work with at school. My email is babyfaces4@sbcglobal.net. Thanks Cheryl

Suzanne said...

I would love the instructions for this chocolate book. Great gifts for all my gal pals! My email addy is: partyadventureland@yahoo.com Thanks, Suzanne

Anonymous said...

Could you please send me the instructions for the chocolate book it is so cute. Thanks Gladys
My email address is glmurray@atlanticbb.net

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! I just stumbled onto your blog from SCS. What beautiful designs you've done. I'd love to have the instructions for your chocolate book. Could you please em them to me at djmoran@carolina.rr.com? Thank you in advance! (And kudoes to your brother for eating healthier- we could all learn from him!) Donna

Vicki said...

Hi there! Can I please get the .pdf file for this project?! It's SUPER CUTE!!!! And THANKS!
angelstamper2 @ yahoo . com

Lynne said...

What a great idea - thanks for sharing it with us all. I would love the .pdf file to make one or maybe two!!! there are a few chocoholics in our family, including me!! lol

Vicki said...

Charlene, thanks for the inspiration and getting the ball rolling in my head, LOL! here's my version: http://angelstamper2.blogspot.com/2009/02/ten-rules-of-chocolate-chocolate-blitz.html

Anonymous said...

Hi Charlene

I love you chocolate book. I would love the instructions for it please. Would make a wonderful gift.
Thanks for sharing
Sally
sally.fleury@paradise.net.nz

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

Would you mind terribly emailing me the pdf @ shell.stewart@gmail.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful project!
I found you on SCS. :)
Would you mind emailing me the PDF file?

Thanks,
Mindy
mindy@donormoms.com

Cleva said...

OMG!!! This is adorable. I would love the instructions for making this book. Can you please email them to me at your convenience?
Thank you so much, Cleva
email: cleva@pelnar.com