Monday, February 7, 2011

Chocolate Covered Strawberries



I LOVE chocolate covered strawberries. When I pass a bakery window display with this dessert in the window I almost always begin to contemplate a life of crime. They wouldn't notice if I nabbed just a few right? Besides 10-20 in a low security prison isn't such a bad exchange for a dozen really good chocolate covered strawberries.

This year I made each of the girls teacher a heart shaped box. Inside is a 1/2 a dozen white and 1/2 dark chocolate covered paper strawberries. I made each strawberry big enough to hold two Hershey kisses. This way they have something pretty and yummy to open on Valentine's day. The box also smells very chocolaty!


The box is made by using the heart from the George Cartridge.

While these strawberries are not new in the paper crafting world, I modified mine by doing the "chocolate layers". I cut out the strawberries again from glossy cardstock and then used scalloped scissors to create the chocolate edge. Puffy paint was used for the "drizzled" chocolate on top of the main chocolate layer. I used Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry to attach the chocolate layer to the red cardstock layer.

This post has to be a quick one as I am recovering from a very busy weekend. My eldest daughter was baptized on Saturday and we had lots of family in town. It was a wonderful experience for all of us, but boy do I have laundry, cleaning and grocery shopping galore to do :)

Thanks for looking,



  1. I am blown away! That is the most fantastic project I have ever seen. Wow, wow, wow.

  2. Super cute!! Love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  3. Those strawberries are the cutest things I have ever seen. I love them. TFS!!

  4. I LOVE these strawberries! I have never seen them before. I would absolutely love for you to show how to make them please?!!?!?!!!
    Thank you

  5. Those are absolutely adorable, there teacher's are going to feel very appreciated :) Great job on this project!!

  6. OMG I freakin' LOVE THIS!!!!!! The embossing, the chocolate, the unique box, just the whole thing. Your little story about window shopping cracked me up. Thanks for sharing this phenomenal project. I made one of the 3d paper strawberries before and it was cute and easy - I just love how much more you did with it :)

  7. This is off the hook amazing!!! Wow! I think this is so incredible!! I am so loving this!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

  8. These are just gorgeous!! Those teachers are some very lucky ladies! UGHHH Laundry...that is a dirty word around my house! I have 3 little Es who insist on multiple wardrobe changes throughout the day which means never ending laundry for Mommy. I feel like I never see my laundry room floor! It is probably the nicest looking floor in my house because it is covered with a base coat of clothing daily! Good luck attacking yours for today!

  9. CarrieAnne!!!
    This is absolutely FABULOUS!!! WOW!
    Maria :)

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  11. Did you do a tutorial. Great project! -Alisa

  12. How do you make the strawberries??? Could you please do a tutorial on it!!

  13. Amazing creation! so glad you shared it with us!!!

  14. I would love to see a tutorial with sizes and directions...I would love to do it for next year! Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. how cute - and no calories!!! love it!

  16. These are amazing, please, please, please do a tutorial on them!!!


  17. This is delicious! I love it!! I am going to try and attempt! You are awesome!


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