Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Exclusively Yours

For this month's i {heart} papers design team challenge, IHP's DT is showcasing IHP's exclusive stamp lines, The Petal Press, Mint Motif, and Chicken Girl Design. I made a fun project using images from the Chicken Girl Design Hugs from a Bug set. This set is great for spring and summertime cards!

I used a tin pail, picked up in Target's dollar section, to hold a bouquet of lollipop flowers. Each lollipop is made from a Blow Pop that's inserted into the center of a paper flower cut from a piece of striped patterned paper using the medium sized flower from the Spellbinders Nested Flower die set. I added a small circle to the center of each flower for some contrast before threading the lollipop through the die cut. I set some floral foam inside the bucket and covered it with green paper shred before arranging the lollipops. It took 5 "flowers" to fill out my bouquet.

I dressed up the tin pail by cutting a narrow strip of the same paper I used for the flowers and wrapping it around the pail, securing it with redline tape. I added a bright red twill bow, made with my Bow Easy, as an accent. I also made a coordinating tag using the mosquito image from Hugs from a Bug and the matching sentiment. I stamped the bugger in black ink on a white circle and colored it with Copic markers. The wings are covered with Crystal Stickles for an iridescent look. The "I'm a sucker for you" sentiment is stamped under the image. I used more red twill to attach the tag to the pail's handle, then added a red button, tied with matching red baker's twine, to hide where the twill is attached.

Be sure to check out how the rest of the IHP DT has used IHP's exclusive stamp lines. Here's where to find them:

Lori (you're here!)

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Chicken Girl Design Hugs from a Bug stamp set, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic markers (C00, C-1, C-3, B0000), My Mind's Eye Penny Lane "Beauty" Charmed Stripes patterned paper, Spellbinders Nested Flower and circle dies, i {stick} papers redline tape, May Arts red twill, Bow Easy, Ranger Crystal Stickles, Divine Twine Cherry Red baker's twine

other: Riding Hood Red cardstock


  1. Hahaha! I love this, Lori! We always tease that the mosquito is our state "bird!" This is such a fun punny sentiment, and an absolutely adorable gift idea!

  2. This is so cute ~ i just love the sucker bouquet. Perfect!

  3. Totally adorable (but you knew that already!) :)

  4. Its so very creative-those lollipops are really fun! Hope you are well! :-)

  5. Oh Lori - this is "charming"...lol - couldn't resist that "sucker" of a phrases. As always, creative, imaginative and oh so darling. Well done my friend.

  6. What a cute little project and appropriate sentiment! Love it!!

  7. *squeal!!!* This project is WONDERFUL, Lori! I really love it!

  8. Totally adorable!! Love the project and especially that sentiment. Such a great idea Lori.

  9. I love the little suckers! Such a fun idea.


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