Friday, January 20, 2012

Lollipop, Lollipop...a Key Ingredients Blog Hop!...

Hi, everyone!

Have I mentioned HOW EXCITED I am about today's Key Ingredients Blog Hop with the DT?
Well, I must admit- VERY excited.
The best part about my project is hearing the amazement and getting that "you're the coolest Mom EVER" look from my 6 year old ( who still has baby hands and I really, really love that, by the way ;) ...but we'll get to that in a bit...

HOW is everyone today?
I have a fun project to show you using the January Key Ingredients Kit from Taylored Expressions and I love this kit SO much.  I just want to tell you guys too- if you're new and thinking of subscribing, please check out my post HERE and the valentine's I made for my little one's class.  Not only was I able to make all of that, but when you see today's project, too, you'll know JUST how much supply is in this kit- it's a CRAZY good deal!  There are lots of perks for members too, so you can check all of that out HERE.

I wanted to make some coordinating treats to go with my Valentine's for Ava's classroom and it just so happened that the theme for our Key Ingredients DT blog hop is "Classroom Treats!"  Perfecto!

I started by die-cutting some card stock using a Spellbinders die.   I had one here on hand that reminded me of the AMAZING new Taylored Dies I have been wanting and am going to get as soon as they're back in stock!  I wanted one to look like the Medium Layering Doily Die- LOVE it!  Once I was done, I punched out some designer paper included in this months kit and punched out a circle in different coordinating papers for the front of the lollipop cover.   I stamped the "Handmade with Love" sentiment from the "From the Heart" stamp set on each piece. 

I needed to decorate 20 suckers so I die-cut 40 of the "Heart Circles" (Spellbinders), 2 for each one to adhere to the front and back.  The suckers have a square label so I taped down the label so it wouldn't peek through the card stock circles  I cut out:

After I stamped them, adhered the punched out circles of patterned paper, I stamped a bunch of the hearts from the "From the Heart" stamp set onto Choice Snow White card stock (included in kit) and cut out 20 hearts.   I used a dimensional to "pop" them up on the circles and then I got a little sparkly ;)

...ok, YES, I'm obsessed LOL!  So, I grabbed some Stickles in Star Dust, Ruby Slippers, and Fruit Punch and went to town :)  Thankfully we had dinner plans so I left while they were drying or I might have gotten antsy as this was a little "Extra" step I didn't see coming, ha!  Gotta have a little sparkle, right?  Here's a close up of the fun front cover:

Here are the finished products in a little tin:

...and here's one more close-up of the finished products!

Hope you like them!   Ava was SO excited she came barreling around the corner and said "Oh. MY. Gosh, Mom....those. are. SO. CUTE."  When she found out they were for her class for their Valentine's party, her eyes were dancing with excitement and THAT is what it's all about, isn't it? 

I let her put the final touch on these fun Classroom treats:

Voila!  All of the paper, card stock, and ribbon came from the January Key Ingredients kit..  So now, after seeing these and the other projects from this month, you should know JUST how much comes in these awesome kits -so go, subscribe!  If you do, please let me know because I would LOVE to see what you do with the Key Ingredients!


If you are not yet a subscriber, I hope you'll sign up!!!  I would love to see what you make with your kit!  Here are some benefits to signing up :)
º Store Discount. Subscribers will be given a special discount code to save 10% on any order placed between the 10th - 13th of the month to be combined with your subscription shipment. Subscribers in the US may combine your additional items with your KI Subscription shipment for no additional shipping fee. Subscribers outside the US will pay additional shipping costs to combine your additional items with your KI Subscription shipment. You'll receive a reminder e-mail on the 10th of each month which will also include a list of other products that will coordinate with the kit being shipped to you that month. This list is incredibly helpful for those who want to stretch the use of a KI with even more supplies!

º Design Team Inspiration. We'll debut the Key Ingredients kit on the 10th of each month followed by 5 days of inspiring projects posted by the Key Ingredients team right here on the Key Ingredients Blog. Of course, don't forget to check out the gallery where the design team is constantly adding new projects!
º Storage. Subscriber kits will come in a Storage Solutions Plastic Case. This $3.25 value is a special benefit that is FREE to Subscribers.
Here is the direct link to sign up!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a great weekend!

Last but not least, my amazing team mates have LOTS more inspiration to bring you so be sure to visit:

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!
xoxo,
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21 comments:

Lea L. said...

These are such a cute idea!! I can see why your little girl is so excited! What a fun mom you are!

1CardCreator said...

Your daughter looks like she is so proud to have you as her mom, these rock Jessica!

Natalie said...

Wow! Adorable, sweet treat and Ava!

Sparkle Smith said...

These are just darling!!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is fantastic Jess! I love this idea. But I have one question, how did you get the paper to stick to the lolipop? Glue dots? I'm so gonna steal this idea. MWUAH!!

Rachel Parys said...

Those are so pretty! What a great idea!

Kim O'Connell said...

Nice suckers! See! That sounds gross.

Debbie Carriere said...

These are soooo awesome!!! Love the sparkle and your daughter is precious!!!

Leanne said...

Cute! Sweet post today!
;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute little lollipops! LOVE the glittered hearts! And I LOOOOOOOOOVE that pic of your little one:) SUPER adorable!

Corinna said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! I love how we all chose the same candy but presented it in such different ways! :D

Jessie/knightrone said...

So stinking cute!! The SUCKERS and your baby!! So sweet!!

Kim O'Connell said...

There it is again. Sigh.

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOL!!!

creativchen said...

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Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are so sweet! Love how you put the suckers between the pretty doilies. They look awesome! :o)

Trisha said...

Fabulous kit. Love your treat holders and the wonderful colors.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute project, Jess!! Little Ava's face is priceless!!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Kim O'Connell you are a NUT, LOL!

Kim Y. said...

These are so cute, Jess!

Peggy said...

So adorable! (The treats and Ava!) I love, love, love her finishing touches!