I just came on the computer and saw the lovely messages from my challenges and gee it makes you feel good. I smiled straight away, because you may not think that your card is that great (and probably, it isn't) but the feedback is always so beautiful and positive. I would like to thank the organisers of the challenges as they definitely make my day.
Now onto my Valentine lolly pops, they are oh so cute. I brought a packet of mini chuppa chumps from the supermarket and made them all last night. I can't wait to give them away. I saw them originally on Patti Lee's blog (she is so amazing) and of course, she always give instructions.
1" X 3 1/2" old olive card
Punch a hole in the middle of both flowers with the crop-a-dial and clip into the leaves about 1/2", it is only small, to give you a little more to play with (bending etc). Now would be the time to sponge if you wanted to.
Thread flowers onto stick. I did not use any sticky to keep the flowers together, as I didn't think you needed it. Of course it is different if you are using the hearts, as you do need sticky for that, and I did use quite a lot.
Now take the old olive (stem) and cut strips, on one side, snipping 1/8" along the strip. You can measure down 1/2" to know where to stop cutting. But I did it all freehand, just cutting randomly down to where I thought was good enough
Place sticky strip on one side of the card. And to make the card a little more pliable, wrap around a pencil a few time. Then using the untapped side start wrapping around the stick, pushing the cuts bits up and around the flower, finally sticking it together.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day...
ps. sorry I was going to direct you to where the tutorial was, but she has so much on her site, I just don't have time, at the moment. But she blogged it on 27 Jan 2010. creationsbypatti.blogspot.com