Monday, October 22, 2012

Birthday Lollipops!

Recycled brad and button containers were used to make birthday lollipops!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Cindee Wilkinson gets the credit for this idea.  I love the fact that I was able to use a lot of my empty containers.  I knew I kept them for some reason, and Cindee gave me the perfect inspiration to recycle and create.
To make the lollipops I first cleaned out my containers, and made sure to use ones where the lids fit tightly.  I then cut some Designer Series Paper with my 1 3/4" Circle Punch, and then stamped my Happy Birthday ribbon and sentiment from the Blue Ribbon Stamp Set and placed both of these pieces on  my lid.  For the stick, which I purchased at a local craft store, I punched a hold in my container using my retired Crop-a-Dile and used my hot glue gun to keep it in place.  I filled my container with wrapped candy and tied some ribbon onto the stick for added embellishment.
You could make these for any occasion.  Just change your paper and sentiment, and you have a fun treat idea and can feel good about recycling those empty containers too.
The following were used:

Stamp Set:  Blue Ribbon #125979 W or #125981 C
Punches:  1 3/4" Circle #119850, 1 3/8" Circle #119860, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle #118874 (to use this punch on your blue ribbon image, cut your ribbon and one scallop on each side at the bottom - then slip your cut piece through your scallop circle punch, lifting up the cut pieces and punch - this saves a lot of cutting)
I also used a variety of inks, papers, and ribbons.

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