Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine Blog Hop 2014 - Butterfly Pops

Hello from snowy Jersey!  Welcome to our 2014 Valentine's Day Blog Hop! You should have reached from cricutaddicted's blog, ScrappingForMoreFun.  If you are just joining up, please start at RockinRenee's blog.

I was looking for ideas on Pinterest and inspired by Skip to My Lou to make Butterfly Valentine Pops  The moment I saw the pic I thought: Hey, I can make those with my Cricut!  And so I did :)

I made two different kinds.  The first batch, I made with my boys in mind.  I figure my oldest can take some to school for Valentine's Day since they did not take any time at all. Here are some of them:

Aren't they cute?!  I used the Pink Journey cartridge.  I cut the butterfly and shadow at 4.5.  I glued the two pieces together and I had some fun looking butterfly treats for Valentine's Day.  I cut the heart at 1.25.  I stamped the hearts with different sentiments. They kind of remind me the candy hearts I used to pop in my mouth as a little girl.

I wrapped the lollipops with crepe paper and wrapped some baker's twine around them.  Honestly, I didn't use any fancy crepe paper.  I used crepe paper left over from party streamers - waste not, want not!

Make sure to trim the bottom of the crepe paper.  If you don't, the lollipops look like colorful ghosts.

I made 4 incisions that were about .75 inches.

You don't have to be super precise
with the incisions.
Put the stick through like so.

I attached the little hearts to them and that's it!  They are ready for some yummy Valentine's gift giving.

The great thing about these Valentine Butterfly pops is that you can gussy them up.  I made this one for my hubby:

The butterfly cut is from the Hannah Montana.  I cut it at 4 inches.

I spritzed the shadow with some gold mist and it left spots.
It didn't matter, though, because most of it is covered by
the pattern paper.

I trimmed off the head and tail of the butterfly on the pattern paper.

I used a smaller lollipop, which I ended up liking better.  (Smaller = A lot less sugar.  Oh well, Valentine was meant to be sweet!) I wanted to cover it in brown tissue but I didn't have any.  So I did what any crafty girl would do - made my own.  I sprayed so much color on this tissue it had no choice but to change.  To speed up the drying process, I used a heat tool.

After :)

I wrapped some brown twine around it for an elegant but rustic look.  The heart is from Pink Journey is cut a 1.25.  I spritzed it to give it some shine.

I hope you enjoyed your stop here.  In honor of Valentine's Day, I am offering a giveaway.  Please leave a comment to enter for chance to win a "Cross My Heart" embossing folder and border.  Make sure you leave a way I can contact you via email.  I will announce a winner on Monday :)

Last, but certainly not least is the lovely Scrapalette.  Check out her Valentine's Day project at Around the Block with Scrapalette.  She always has such great ideas!

Here is the entire blog list:

1. RockinRenee - I came, I saw, I created.
2. HappyScrapper64 - Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker
3. gonescrappin - Col's Creative Corner 
4. Hrvatica  - Croatian Crafter
5. Scootingranny - Scootingranny's World
6. MamaC - Carolyn's Creative Corner
7. Greenie8705 - Gina Beana's Crafts
8. MariaJ - Stamp, Cut, Create!
9. Di&Co - Creating Is Like Breathing
10. Dragonfly50 - Designs by Dragonfly
11. TiffysMom - Angie's Paper Passion
12. *Violette* - Whimsical Treasures
13. cricutaddicted - ScrappingForMoreFun
14. LoriSjogren - The Singing Shell  <------ You Are Here
15. Scrapalette - Around the Block with Scrapalette <------ Go Here Next

Materials & Supplies for fun butterflies

Cricut cartridges: Pink Journey
Cardstock: Martha Stewart
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Mini Mega Messages
Crepe paper: party streamers
Baker's twine from my stash
Lollipops: Blow Pops

Materials & Supplies for elegant butterflies

Cricut cartridges: Hannah Montana, Pink Journey
Paper for elegant butterflies: DCWV, Co'redinations
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Mini Mega Messages
Color Spray: Gold Doubloons from Lindy's Stamp Gang, Espresso Color Wash from Ranger
Twine: Tori Spelling
Lollipop: Dum Dums


  1. Way to go Crafty Girl!!

    That's so smart using left over crepe paper!! Love all of your butterflies.

  2. Your butterfly pops are great! The kids at school will love them!

  3. How cute is this! What a fun and creative way to 'upgrade' a pop! Thanks for all the instructions and details!

  4. Oh my this is sooooo cute! Wish I had little ones to make this for! Thanks for the instructions!


  5. Wonderful - I love how you made a simpler set for kids and a special one for your husband. The extra details are exceptional - great job!!!!

  6. Oh I LOVE this! I did "batman" suckers for grandson but never liked that you could see the wording on the pop...What a genius idea to cover them with a little crepe paper or brown paper bag (depending on color of the butterfly) and the butterfly is such a feminine thing to give! TFS!!

  7. These are wonderful Valentines.
    I love that they are a card and treat in one.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Your blog hop sister,
    Dragonfly50 (MB)

  8. Clever and Cute way to deliver a sucker!!!

  9. What a neat idea! The one you made for your hubby is gorgeous.

  10. Great minds! I like using leftover stuff around the house for my crafting too. These are really cute and I wish I had seen this before I went to the trouble of cutting out 24 Teddy Bear valentines! Talk about time-consuming. I've too spritzed both tissue paper and tulle to get the "right" color. I have pictures of purple hands to prove it! Love these. Great job!

  11. What a cute idea. These would be great to make & pass out. TFS- hopping along.

  12. I love blog hops! I always gather lots of great ideas and your butterfly pops went straight into my inspiration file. Thank you for sharing such a cute idea. : ) Christine

  13. Cute idea and I really love the one you made for your husband!

  14. Great butterfly lollipop project! TFS.

  15. Lori, these are really sweet treats! :-)
    What a fun way to dress up some pops for any holiday! Your butterflies are all beautiful and very imaginative. Love this idea!

  16. The butterfly pops are really cute. The one for you DH is really pretty. Great job!

  17. Love your butterfly pops! I like how they be fun and playful or they can be dressed to be elegant and rustic. Awesome projects!!

    MB: Caffinee

  18. Too cute! I really want to make some!

  19. great idea these would make fun favors for most any occasion

  20. This is a very cute idea! I really like your "gussied" up butterfly - it's beautiful. I think it's nice how you covered up the lollipops with crepe paper. I have never thought of that before. Thanks for this wonderful idea!

  21. Love the idea of butterfly pops. My daughter loves butterflies, these would be perfect to make for her classmates. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Kim L.

  22. What a great idea. Really like the elegant one too!

  23. What a fun and creative idea! I love the details of the maroon/crème one best! Thank you for joining the hop and sharing your creativity!


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