Monday, April 14, 2008

Berry Bliss Chocolate!

As promised (although later than I had hoped), here is the finished Double Pocket Card from my tutorial. This time I made little card inserts instead of bookmarks. The chocolate bar insert will actually come with a small Hershey bar (like you get in the 10 pack), so that when that is gone (and for me, it would be immediately!), there is still something for the pocket.
I hope that you can see the true colors of this lovely Berry Bliss paper by Stampin' Up! It does remind me of chocolate and berries, and yummy things to eat, so try this recipe when you have time. It is super easy (I am sure many of you already know this recipe!).


1 chocolate cake mix, 2-layer size
2 cups whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons Kirsch (cherry liqueur)
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1 ounce shaved semisweet chocolate

Prepare chocolate cake following directions on package, making 2 round 9-inch layers. Cool cake thoroughly.
In a small bowl, beat the cream with the confectioners' sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
Brush tops of the cakes with the Kirsch.
Place one cake layer on a cake plate and spread with about 3/4 cup of the whipped cream.
Top with half of the cherry pie filling, then top that with the second chocolate cake layer. Spread the side of the cake with half of the remaining whipped cream. Spoon remaining pie filling on top of cake, keeping it in the center. Spoon or pipe remaining cream around the cherries. Sprinkle the whipped cream around edge with shaved semisweet chocolate.
Serves 12.
No picture for this yet, as it is midnight and I won't make it until tomorrow!

Stamps: sentiment by Stampabilities; Chocolate bar and "sweet" by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Berry Bliss DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: silk flowers, K & Co. gems, Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon, brown brads, round tab punch
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This one is even cuter than the other one! I love the chocolate bar stamp! Your tutorial was great!

  2. I love this project. The colors are so pretty. The recipe sounds yummy too!


  3. Great tutorial ! I will just have to try and make this card !

  4. I love this card, so pretty!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with everyone!!!!

  5. Wow! Looks so yummy and fun! Can't wait to try the recipe and the card!

  6. Great tutorial, great blog, great picture of you when you were a kid!!! I love it all!

  7. The card is just fab and I quite fancy the recipe too!

  8. Dear Judy, I found your blog by way of SCS. I have to admit I was flabbergasted! A common word would not describe your work. You are certainly talented. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I had subscribed to your blog. I am looking forward to veiwing your future works of art. I have only been stamping since before Christmas after coming across SCS when looking for scrapbooking sites. My scrapbooking has taken a back seat to card making. I am totally addicted to stamping. I could only hope to sharpen what skills I have to your level! Thanks for taking time to share your art and your thoughts.
    Greetings from Alabama,
    SCS Craftea19

  9. another cute cute card! I love that paper. Do I have any?? NO Sad sad day! LOL And there you go with the "food" again! :) now I need more coffee!!

  10. Surprising concept! it's really gorgeous!

  11. Nothing to be said about the darling card and yummy recipe, it's all been said already. I just wanted to comment on your bizarre puppy! I've never heard of that combo, and she certainly doesn't look like either breed. She reminds me of a black greyhound! Very cute picture. I don't really think she's bizarre :) Deb in PA

  12. How easy this card went together, thanks to your wonderful tutorial. Very easy to understand.
    Thanks so much for sharing. Also, I'm intending on making the cake for a group of stampers on Wednesday night....I know they will love it! It sounds wonderful!
    Again,thanks for sharing.


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