Monday, January 15, 2018

Sapporo, Part 2: Ishiya Chocolate Factory

Scrappy Monday, y'all!  Time for more Sapporo pages, and today's layouts might be my very FAVORITEST part of our trip there...Missy and I toured a chocolate factory.

See the photos here and here.  It's a chocolate factory but most of our pictures were of other random stuff we saw there.  Like the cats adorning the railing outside the building, or those gigundor shoes Missy's standing on.

Two-tone title letters!  I used sponge daubers to ink up Crumb Cake on the top of the stamp, and Chocolate Chip on the bottom, then stamped to get this look.  Just wait, you'll see it again on another Sapporo layout.

I knew that Eat Chocolate SU! stamp set from years ago would come in handy.  #chocoholic

After our tour, we went out in the courtyard at the chocolate factory and they had a little hill that you could go tubing down (and it was free).  So we did that and had some fun playing in the snow.  And see the pictures of the crazy people with skis?  That's what the hubs was doing while Missy and I were enjoying the chocolate factory.  Somehow we all thought we came out with the better end of the bargain, so that was a win.

Isn't that bird on a snowball cute?  The die cut shape was too tall for what I wanted, so I cut it out with one decorative end where I wanted it, then moved the cardstock down and sent it through the Big Shot again to cut it down to size.

For the snowman, the die was a little too short, so I cut the paper to the exact width of the die, stamped my snowman, and then very carefully sent it through just enough to cut the top part with the die, pulled it back out, then moved the die to the bottom and rolled it just enough to cut the bottom bit.  I hope those instructions make sense if you want to change the height of your dies like this (obviously works only when the edges are straight).

Kind of in love with today's color combo:  Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White.  You'll see as we go along with the Sapporo pages, I used the same alphabet stamps for the titles and every page has snowflakes on it somewhere.  I didn't use all the same colors on every layout, but they all have those two things in common.

Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Tall Tales Alphabet, Calendar Alphabet & Numbers, Eat Chocolate, Snow Much Fun
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Versamark, various for watercoloring
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP
Accessories:  Lots of Labels Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, Clear EP

1 comment:

Kristie W. said...

Great pages. I love the photo placement on the first double spread.