Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge - A Couple Of Valentine Treats

Hi Friends and Fellow Crafters! Happy Valentine's Day to you all! Today I am sharing the treat bags and a fun lollipop arrangement I made for my son's class. I got this idea from Jillian Deiling Cassity's January 23rd post at the Cricut Circle Blog. If you aren't a Circle Member you can still check out her personal blog. I am entering this into the Cricut Circle blog's monthly challenge. This is the challenge info.


February is the month of LOVE. What better way to share your love with someone else than to take the time to create a handmade gift for them?! We challenge you to do just that!
The WINNER of this challenge will receive a $150 Credit to Cricut.com!
The Challenge: Create a handmade gift for a loved one using your Cricut machine(s).
Rules and Guidelines: Circle Blog Challenges are open to Cricut Circle Members only. Your project must be newly created for this challenge and include atleast 2 Cricut Image Cuts. You must submit a project to be entered into the Challenge Prize Drawing.
How to Enter: Submit your entry using the InLinkz tool found at the bottom of this post. Please post your full name along with your entry. Entries are due by 9:00 pm MST on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012.
Prize: This month the winner will receive $150.00 in credit to Cricut.com.
Winner: The winner will be selected randomly from qualifying entries using www.random.org and will be announced on the Cricut Circle Blog on Thursday, March 1st, 2012.

My son got a real kick out of this and his teacher loved it. It is so simple to make and it only cost about $2.00! LOL! The pail is a dollar find in Target and the Lollipops were 99 cents! Everything else was from my stash.
So I said it was simple and I wasn't kidding. I cut a flower from Flower Shoppe at 2 inches, used my Crop A Dile Big bite to punch a 1/8 hole in the center of the cuts. I went with the small hole because I didn't want to mess with glue. The hole was a just a bit smaller than the lollipop stick, so the flower stayed nicely without any adhesives. I did have to work the lollipop stick a bit through the hole, but it was easy. So the lollipop flowers were done in a flash. Here's a close up of them in the container.

The heart pick is from Smiley Cards, the digital cartridge that I got with my Gypsy ages ago. I have never used it prior to Saturday, but I think I'll investigate it further now. I am pretty sure I didn't fit the tongue in the correct spot, but it's cute in a goofy sort of way.

The two Robots are from one of my all time favorite cartridges, Robotz. I adore the cuts on this cart and have used it for so many different projects for my son's classes. They were cut at 4 inches height for the Robot and 4.67 height for the Robot Dog.

When I made my cuts, I made sure to have the cricut cut 2 shadows. I took a bamboo skewer and hot glued it between the two shadows so that they looked finished in the arrangement. Here's a shot of them from the side.

How do I love Robotz? Let me count the ways....
At least 6 more ways! LOL! I made a 5 inch tag using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and another Robot cut a 4.5 inches for the Valentine Goody Bag. Using my computer, I printed out Greetings Valentine. I think the font is called Earwig Factory, funny right? I used lots of Distress Inks and Ranger Perfect Pearls on the edges of the tags. I dressed up the Robots with Viva Decor Perfect Pearl Pens in Black and Silver and made sure to add some stickles on each of them for some sparkle.
Here they are in progress. I had to look all over my table for one of the Robot's missing shoe. :-) It turned up eventually. It is a lesson for me to never walk away from the table unless all the pieces are adhered on to wear they are supposed to be!

Here they are finished. I filled the cello bags with some candy for my son's friends. There's one missing because it was in the fridge, one of his classmates cannot eat solid foods, so I always make sure to include a couple of yogurts for him. I just never remember to take them out for pics.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Love the lollipop bouquet. Great job

  2. So very cute! I need to get my Robotz out (I've never used it-shhhh).

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  3. That nis super cute!! Wonderful job,and I thought I didn't like my Robots cart...hmmmm.

  4. Wow! I bet the classmates sure did love these! What fun treats!

  5. This turned out so great. Love it.

  6. This is a terrific project! Congrats on being the Project of the Day on the Cricut Circle Blog!

  7. Great project work.This red glass and red color creations look so wonderful.Lollipop chocolate decorations are so beautiful.This all things are put in the one decorative glass..

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