Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine Pop Holders

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      Hello fellow crafters!!! I am so excited to share a fabulous project with you today. Erica @ My Cricut Craft Room has asked us on the Design Team  to make something from a cart that you would never think  of. That's what I love about WYEGW. I used the Imagine cart All Wrapped Up and Fabulous Finds to make a Valentine heart folder to hold a pop.Let's get started.
     These were so much fun to make. I started with the image on page 16 in the All Wrapped Up handbook. The amazing thing about the Imagine is the ability to change colors and patterns. I wanted a Valentine feel so I edited the pattern by separating the layers and used the papers on pages 38 and 39 after I had sized these @ 5.40". These measurements allow you to cut 4 on a 12x12 piece of card stock.  Now to figure out how to add a hole for the pop.
     After I scored the paper I just used a paper punch to make the hole on the back. It was easier to do this before putting the heart together with Tacky Tape. Next is to cover the heart cut out on the front of the holder.
     Here's to winking at you, lol! All I did was to cut a round circle of white card stock using a 1.5" paper punch then pulled out my Pink By Design Stamps set Laughy Taffy. (This is rapidly becoming my go to set.) I added some pink chalk for the cheeks and then glued it to the inside. Easy Peasey! Next up, I needed to have a tag to write on. Fabulous Finds to the rescue, again.
     After placing the pops in the "Holder" I cut a heart charm @2" from the image on page 92 using shadow plus shift. This is the perfect size for the "to" and "from" on the tag. What is so cute about these is the fact that they almost look like a Heart Flower. Here's how they look at a smaller version sized @ 5" and holding a Dum Dum pop:
     I made 24 for one of my grand daughters preschool class. The larger size holds a Tootsie Roll pop and I made 21 of them.
     I wanted to make a holder for a single pop (that's what I had in my head anyways, lol). However, it wasn't until I explored my Library of carts that I came up with this idea. It just goes to show you that with a handful of carts, you are limited only by your imagination!
     Be sure to head back over to My Cricut Craft Room where you will always find more inspiration. I hope you have a fabulous week.


Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Adorable! love the little faces on your hearts. :)

Unknown said...

Mary- You did an awesome job!!! I need to play with my imagine more. Can't wait to see what else that you have in store for us from it...

TeresaK said...

Mary-this is an amazing idea! The lollipop holders are just too cute!
Gotta love Pink By Design stamps too!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Donna K said...

These little goodies are so adorable! Your blog is wonderful so happy to have come into contact with you. Have a fantastic Valentine's Day!