A Valentine's Day Hop With May Arts!

It's that time of year!  The hearts, Cupid, red, chocolate, and who can forget RIBBON?!  We have a special Valentine's Day hop with all of the May Arts Ribbonistas and there's a prize in it for you.  Be sure to check out the May Arts blog for the full line up from yesterday!

Here is today's batting order:

* Christina Colón (You are here!)
* Emily Lanham
* Sandy Allnock
* Jenifer Cowles
* Johanna Descoins

I have a neat little project that involves those really pretty lollipop you can get at just about any store.  They are really inexpensive too.  I picked mine up at the grocery store for about a dollar for a bundle of five.

 What I really liked about this set of lollipops is that the sticks were already cut to different lengths.  I loved this project because it allowed me to use an awesome Valentine's line that I picked up last year and have been holding onto.  This is the "Love Story" line from Fancy Pants.

All I did was make accordion flowers and glued them to the lollipops.  You can see the blue one and red one peeking out in the back.   Now there is a little tip for after you glue the accordion flower to the lollipop.  You will want to glue a chipboard piece or something sturdy to the backside of the flower because the flower will want to curl around the lollipop.

For mine, I decided it was a good opportunity to break in a heart punch I haven't used in some time and decorate the backs of the lollipop flowers.  For a finishing touch, I wrapped some May Arts twine around the sticks.

Front and back of two lollipop flowers

Of course, with adorable little lollipops, I needed an adorable little display piece!  In comes a recycled canning jar, more May Arts ribbon, and more Fancy Pants!

I used some of the larger width Chevron Twill and edged it with the blue twine.  The scalloped border that runs along the middle of the chevron is cut from one of the cardstock border stickers that were part of the collection.  I traced a circle and used the cool heart and funky star stickers.

For the lid, I painted it with gesso and used the rest of the border sticker around the brim.  The inside is just filled with those itty bitty acrylic "bubbles" you can get at any craft store.  Since I like "festive", I curled some regular curling ribbon used for wrapping gifts and filled the rest of the jar.

Thanks for taking a peek at my super simple Valentine's project.  Your next stop is Emily Lanham's blog.  Be sure to leave a comment along the way so that you will be qualified to win *4* spools of ribbon of your choice from the Ribbon Lady!

Supplies Used:
Ribbon:  Black Twine (412-10), Blue Twine (412-94), Red Chevron Twill 1.5" (382-15-14)
Paper:  Fancy Pants "Love Story"
Punch:  Fiskars "Heart"
Glass Jar
Acrylic Bubbles
Curling Ribbon