Thursday, January 24, 2008

Yummy Flower Garden

I plumb forgot....Gina K is giving away a set of 36 Copic Markers as blog candy. Add a comment on her blog here: http://blog.ginakdesigns.com/ for your chance to win!


....I am trying to finish up all of my stamp mailings but tonight I had some time to play with an idea that has been in my head...

I used a tiny unfinished pot to create a lollipop holder. I love the way this turned out and there wasn't even any stamping on it (gasp!) The pot was painted with red acrylic paint. I created the toppers for the lollipops using various punches....including my new favorite--this fun heart punch from Martha Stewart. I love the pierced detail around the edges but I will warn you...you need to push HARD for this one. (I think it is worth it, though!)

The adorable rain hearts are from Gina K Designs store. I have been waiting to use them on a fun project and those hearts were just asking for them!



Materials used: flower pot; acrylic paint and paint brush; various ribbons; cuttlebug and flower die; heart punch (Martha Stewart); heart rain dots (available from Gina K Designs); circle punch (Stampin' Up!); crinkle shred; scalloped circle punch (Stampin' Up!); pop dots (Stampin' Up!); dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); flower Styrofoam; dum dums.


Here is a view of the back of the project. The toppers were attached to the wrappers of the dum dums using pop dots from Stampin' Up! Very simple!

Different ribbons were tied around the lollipop sticks for...well, just because I wanted to!

This was a fun project. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Joanne B. said...

Way cute! I've had a similar project in my head with tootsie pops, but when I went to Target today they were out of pops! Bummer because I sure could go for a little sugar tonight!

Great project!

Alli Miles said...

Oh look at you you clever girl!!!!I LOVE what you did here.

Michelle said...

OMG! That is AWESOME...totally AWESOME! What else is in your head? Should I be scared? LOL!

Donna said...

this is so cute!!

Melanie said...

That is beautful!!!
Okay, so how much is Martha asking for that punch??(bracing self...)

Rita said...

This is so darn cute!!! I lu it, what an awesome gift!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Aw!! This is Absolutely Adorable!!!!!

Rae said...

Adorable project Carolyn... love it! That MS heart punch is sweet!

Molly B said...

Wicked Cute! Your so clever. I love that Martha punch. -Molly B

Dawn Easton said...

Super cute Carolyn! I'll have to look for that punch, I couldn't hand cut a heart for the life of me...haha!
Fabulous idea, thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Cammie, this is so clever and such a cute project! I love this in the flower pot idea. You go, gf!

Pinky

dpkennedy said...

This is so cute!! Love it, love that punch too...I feel a trip to Michaels coming on.

Ila said...

Is this ever Cute!!...love it...such a wonderful project!!

riggy said...

This is just too cute!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Awww, how sweet is this! I absolutely love it!

Carol said...

What a great idea put into motion!!! I absolutely love this!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just adorable! What a great teacher gift!

sdemaria said...

Fab job as always! Makes me wish my kids were younger..

beate said...

That is adorable, Carolyn!
Hugs and smiles

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Carolyn;
This worked out really well! It would make a great class valentines giveaway! Except you have to be so careful with allergies etc., in my boys school we weren't allowed to bring anything because of allergies. I can't remember how old your kidlets are. Anywho... nice job.

Erika H. said...

Carolyn...these are the CUTEST! I love the punches you used. What a clever project! You rock!

Jennifer Buck said...

How cute is that! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend! :)

Linsey said...

I totally adore this! I have a couple mini terra cotta pots leftover from holiday crafts, so I must try this too! How fun and super cute! Thanks for another fabulous idea, Carolyn!

Christina Fischer said...

This just way too cute! I'd much rather have this kind of bouquet any day! ;)

Rose Ann said...

This is so adorable, Carolyn!! I love it!!

Katie said...

OMG! How wonderfully cute is that?! That is awesome! Katie

StamperSharon said...

Love this, Carolyn -- absolutely adorable!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh how SWEET
Are you saying Martha has a scallop heart punch? OMG! I missed that one. I got the solid heart! HUMPH!
This is way cute Cammie. I love different ways of making Lollipop Bouquets. I usually make choc. ones so dont always want to cover'em up

Suzanne said...

This is awesome....I hope you don't mind if the idea for lollipop plants are CASED!