Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sweet Treats

Welcome back to Purple Monkey Moments and Day 2 of the Sweetshop Blog Hop!

If you've come from visiting Melissa at Melissa's Scrappen Place you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning. Click HERE.

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away we are sharing some wonderful ideas and inspiration for your viewing and crafting pleasure! Each Design Team member will be featuring a project each day (Saturday & Sunday) made especially for this hop. Make sure to check out each DT member's blog and collect the special letter there. There will be prizes along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be some nice PRIZES with a few different ways to win at!

Today's project is extremely simple. After making 18 treat bags for my daughter's birthday party last week, I decided I didn't want to make another 30 :) I wanted something quick and easy, that could be quickly replicated. I decided to make lollipop covers. I followed a tutorial by the wonderful Emma, that I found HERE. So here are my cute and simple lollipop covers:

I used George and Basic Shapes to cut the rectangle for the cover (6" x 2.25") and to cut the heart (1.3"). The cutie face on the heart is from Peachy Keen Stamps - I love them :)

I punched 1/8th inch holes with my Crop-a-dile. I then tied the bow, and stuck a twist tie through it so I could fasten the cover shut. Isn't that brilliant? Emma showed me that on her video... The stamps on the front and back are both from Stampin Up.

I decided to use 2 lollipops in each cover. I had hoped to find a thicker lollipop. but my local bulk barn didn't have any.

My daughter thought these were so cute, and the best thing?? I spent $1.50 on lollipops - so much better than the $15 I spent on treat bag candy last week :)

I have 2 giveaways of you today. The wonderfuland talented Melin has donated cut files/ digi stamps for each of us to giveaway, and I have some stamps as blog candy too! The winner of this prize can decide if they want Melins design as a digi stamp, or a cut file. Here it is:

And here are the cute stamps another winner will get from me:

So how can you win these great prizes? Easy peasey!
1) Become a follower of my blog - if you aren't already.
2) Leave me a comment below.
3) For an extra chance to win, grab my blog button and display it on your blog, leaving me a second comment letting me know.
4) Leave a comment on yesterday's post for a second chance to win - click HERE
5) Be sure to check back on Tuesday to see if you have won one of the prizes.

Here is the “secret” letter you need to collect from me to be eligible for a prize package at - T

Now it's your turn! Let’s see your sweet Valentine projects. Be sure to include a Cricut or other die cut machine cut on your project and link it up at The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky sweetheart will be chosen randomly to win one of the six prize packages being offered in this hop.

Next stop... Nicole at Croppin Momma Designs. Go see what she has in store for you today.

And don’t forget, when you're done, make sure to head back to and get entered to win one of SIX prize packages! Here’s how:

1. Link your sweet Valentine project and be one of the top three chosen by our Chefs.
2. Link your project and be the randomly drawn winner.
3. Collect all the letters and unscramble our “secret” phrase correctly and leave it in the special comment section on
4. Or just leave a comment at and let us know how you liked our Sweetshop Blog Hop.

Here is our Hop line-up:
1. CWC-Melin
2. Abby
3. Anita
4. Becky
5. Cathie
6. Christel
7. Dalis
8. Deb
9. Erika
10. Gaby
11. Jean
12. Jenna
13. Jennifer
14. Jenny
15. Karla
16. Madison
17. Maria Elena
18. Melissa
19. Michelle YOU ARE HERE
20. Nicole NEXT
21. Raven
22. Roberta
23. Ronnie

Don't forget to leave a comment on yesterday's post for an extra chance to win - click HERE. Thanks for stopping by.

A la prochaine...


Coach fans said...

These treats are going to be a BIG hit!


The Scrapbook Speedway said...

adorable baggies!

Brigitte said...

This is such a wonderful idea!!! Thanks
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tinakatz1 said...

Love your sweet treats! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Paper Addict said...

oh these are so cute.Great idea, tfs...ronnie

Cindylu2u said...

This treat bags are adorable!! TFS
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PixiesDelight said...

Adorable stuff!!!

puffinliz said...

Cuteness in a treat bag! Thanks for sharing.

LesleyfromWI said...

Love the heart face..cute!

starry43 said...

love the treat bags
I love valentines all together
thanks for sharing
and I am following

Brenna said...

oh my gosh, those are soo cute!! tfs

Maureen Reiss said...

These are super cute! Love this idea!! TFS

Teresa said...

New follower. These are very cute. Much nicer than the commercial ones you can buy.

shersl84bed said...

Love this idea, too cute. Great thing about it, they will work for all the holidays with a different stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Super cute lollipop covers! They're gonna wow the kids, parents and teachers for sure! :) Becky CWC DT

Tamara said...

Some ones going to school with some cool treat bags

Patti Ross said...

Soooo cute! Great Job!

Patti Ross

Lana said...

Cute project.
Already a follower.

KARLA UREA said...

Very cute project!!! Great job
Karla Urea

Creative Cutter Room said...

These are a great idea for classroom treats! TFS Cathie

Amanda said...

Adorable!! TFS!

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Lisa Mala6 said...

Too cute!!!!

motherloves3 said...

They are so cute. Love the idea.
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BunnyFreak said...

Cute treat bags.
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Penny said...

Very cute!

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Kristin said...

So cute! Love the idea of lollipop covers!

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Scrappin Melissa said...

These are adorable!! I'm sure your daughter's classmates will love them!
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

Lynden Blossom said...

Thank you for this fun, creative Hop!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

I love it!! im a new follower.

Linda said...

Love your cute bags, TFS such a cute idea!
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

mommahobbit said...

Sooooooooooooooo Cute! ty so much for sharing :)

Jani said...

Cute treat bags and even better that they were inexpensive :)

AJoy said...

Great, inexpensive treat!

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Lisa said...

This is really cute. Great idea for the little ones.

stampinlara said...

OH my gosh, those turned out so cute! the kids are going to LOVE THEM! Thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

Oh too SWEET!!! Just wonderful!!!
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

Shana said...

Such really great projects, has been a great hope.

bartlettpair said...

be so blessed and thank you so much for sharing!!! this is such a sweet treat!!!