Wednesday, February 6, 2008

It's All About LOVE Countdown - Day 6

What's better than a card for Valentine's Day? Chocolate, of course! A great picture tutorial by Beate Johns for this Pull Treat can be found here on the SplitcoastStampers website. I suppose there should be some little tag on the top or instructions printed on the back that instructs the recipient to untie the ribbon and pull.

Trivia: According to someone who replied to the question on, the retail chocolate industry in the United States is worth a little over $13 billion per year. Valentine's Day chocolates contribute more than $1 billion to that total. On average, Americans eat a little over 11 1/2 pounds of chocolate every year. This is way behind the Swiss and Germans, who eat about 20 pounds a year. Per an article on, this year, an estimated 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are expected to be sold for Valentine's Day in the United States, according to the National Confectioners Association. Finally, according to, chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world's almonds and 20 percent of the world's peanuts.

Do I like chocolate? Oh, yeah. I've been known to eat a bag of Hershey Nuggets in a single sitting. With that admission, I'm going to sign off. I could declare this Woeful Wednesday for the kind of mood I'm in . . . old lady PMS or something. Whatever it is, I'll get over it. Maybe I just need some chocolate . . .

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Cranberry, Blush, and Baby Pink cardstocks; Black, Cranberry, Blush, and Baby Pink ink pads; Cranberry, Blush, Baby Pink, Garden Green, and Olive markers; Best of Times and Sensational Seals stamp sets; Cranberry and Baby Pink grosgrain ribbon; Red Sparkles; Terrifically Tacky Tape; Paper cutter w/scoring blade; Scallop paper edger; circle punches; Stampin' Up Slot punch; Hershey Bar.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great job. Love to see others do the projects on SCS. Treena