Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sweet Heart Holder

This will be a post showing four lollipop holders for Valentine's Day. I am using heart shaped lollipops (not Tootsie Pops) that I picked up for the holiday. I am using the same die for all the holders -- the Sizzix/SU Scalloped Envelope die. Each holder is different so I will show a photo of each holder and then list what I used for it. To begin with all the holders were cut out first. I used red card stock and pink card stock from Stampin Up and then a lighter weight red card stock and a black card stock from Michaels. When you cut out your die piece you will see the right side and the wrong side. All my holders I have the right side up so when you look at your die piece you will see you are folding it on the score lines the opposite way then cut. For the holders that I did not put a card stock 'liner' on for the inside you can see the right side of the die piece and I think that looks better.

To begin with --- cut out your die piece. This photo shows a die cut and it shows it with the right side up:

On the bottom flap of your die cut piece -- the end with no scallops -- on that score line I used a ruler and measured from the sides to the center of the scored line. Using a pencil I made a dot and then I used a small circle punch over the pencil dot and punched a hole. This will be for the lollipop stick to go through. Be sure you are centered with your punch over the scored line. See photo:

Now is the time you would decide if you would be using your die cut piece as is or if you want to put a piece of card stock inside so it looks like a liner -- I did two holders with a liner and two without. If you want a liner then cut a piece of printed card stock half as long as your die cut length and then die cut that. You may have to trim the sides of this liner piece. I put my liner piece on the holder with adhesive and I did not put it up at the edges of the scallops but instead dropped it down a little so you will see the scallops and the contrast between the solid card stock and the printed card stock. Once again here is an empty holder for you to see this:

The liner is just the back of the holder --- you do not line the side flaps or the front flap. I will now show each holder I made and explain the supplies I used:

This pink holder is not lined and the pink card stock is from Stampin Up. The ribbon with the hearts on it is from the ribbon stash and the solid pink bow around the lollipop stick is from Michaels.  Once the die cut was cut I then turned it over so the right side was showing. Measured and made the pencil mark for the hole for the lollipop stick. Punched the hole.  Folded on the two side scored lines and then on the scored line for the straight flap front. Using the thinnest red sticky tape I put that on the sides of the front flap shown in this photo below:

You have to use the thinner red sticky tape so it will not stick to the inside of your holder. Once that was on I peeled off the red piece and closed the holder. As you can see on the front of the pink holder there is a 'pocket' holding various hearts. I used the SU Petal Card punch for that piece. Folded two of the 'petals' of this punched piece and put that together with glue dot to hold it closed. Using various heart punches I punched out a pink heart, a red foil heart, and for the red and white floral heart I used a larger heart punch. That red and white floral heart was made using a stamp from the Stampin Up Daisy Crazy stamp set. I stamped it with SU Real Red ink onto GP white card stock.Then punched it out with a heart punch. All the hearts are staying in the pocket with glue dots. Used a large glue dot to put this hearts piece on the front of the holder over the ribbon. Added a heart shaped lollipop and a bow.

For this next holder, again cut out the die piece, made the hole for the stick, and since I used the lighter weight card stock from Michaels I lined the holder with hearts card stock from Hobby Lobby. For the front of this again I used various heart punches. For the red and white striped heart first I stamped the SU Solid Stripes stamp onto GP white card stock using SU Real Red ink and then used the SU Embosslits die "Fashionable Hearts". This die cuts out and embosses your piece all in one pass with the Cuttlebug. For the banner I used the Bitty Banners Die set from SU and I used a stamp from the SU set Teeny Tiny Wishes again using the SU Real Red ink. Again tied a bow on the lollipop stick.

This holder is also the lighter card stock from Michaels and I lined it with card stock from Hobby Lobby. For the hearts on the front I used the SU Embosslits die and various punches. Stacked the hearts in a random pattern and used glue dots to keep them in place.  Used the SU stamp set Fundamental Phrases for the banner greeting and again used the dies from SU Bitty Banners to cut that out. Used a red bow for the lollipop stick.

This final holder is the red card stock from SU and I used a scrap piece of GP white card stock and embossed that with a hearts folder from Hobby Lobby in the Cuttlebug. Again added ribbon from the stash and I used various heart punches. Again used the Daisy Crazy and the Solid Stripes stamp sets from SU for my printed hearts. Used "love" which is a stamp from the SU stamp set Amazing to Zany. I punched that out with my new SU Jewelry Tag punch that I just got. Tucked it under one of the hearts in the stack with a glue dot.

So these are lollipop holders for the flatter lollipops and I was surprised to discover that the big "W" store did not sell plain, old heart shaped red lollipops. I ended up finding them at the other "W" drugstore. But I did see at both stores that they are selling packages of cherry ONLY Tootsie Pops for Valentine's Day.

This is another use for the Scalloped Envelope die from Sizzix/SU. And for people who do not want a Tootsie Pop this will hold a flatter lollipop or do not make the holes for the stick and you can put Ghirardelli candy squares inside. TFL

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