Tuesday, January 20, 2009

January Project Parade - Day Two

When I thought about the theme for this month's Project Parade, "A Kid at Heart", I thought it was a great opportunity to involve my daughter in the making of the project. :) What better project to involve her in than making her own Valentine treats for her preschool class? Savannah and I put together these little upside down matchbook lollipop covers. I made them to fit the Jolly Rancher heart-shaped lollipops. Here's a little tutorial for you to follow and create your own "kid-at-heart" lollipop covers! :)

Step 1
Stamp sentiment on cardstock. For these covers, I used the Sweet Valentine set and stamped the sentiment on a 2" square piece of white cardstock.

Step 2
Have your child color in the hearts (or other part of the stamped image) while you cut the 2 1/8" mattes out of black cardstock.

Step 3
Have your child attach the stamped pieces to the black matte pieces while you cut the paper for the matchbooks. Your paper for the matchbooks should measure 6.5"x 2.75".

Step 4
Score the matchbook pieces at 5/8" and 3 5/8" and fold on score lines.

Step 5
Punch a hole on the 3 5/8" score line (while folded).

Step 6
Add a scalloped trim to the inside of the top flap using a 2.75" wide piece of black cardstock and decorative scissors.

Step 7
Fold the top flap down and staple in the middle. Put lollipop stick through the hole you punched on the 3 5/8" score line.

Step 8
Attach stamped and colored pieces to the front of your matchbook for a finished Valentine treat!

Want to play along and be "A Kid At Heart?" Each participant that links their project to THIS POST will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Verve Stamps. Please be sure that your entries are linked there no later than 8PM (Mountain) on February 5th. The winner will be announced here on February 6th. Have fun and good luck!