Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Honey Pop, Honey Pop!




(Just insert the words to the tune of  Lollipop by the Chordettes)


Honey Pop, Honey Pop
oh, honey, honey, honey
Honey Pop, Honey Pop.....
(inserty DEEP bass)
bah ump ump bah!

Welcome to another fun blog hop brought to you by eclecticPaperie and the E-Team!!  Today  the Team is featuring the cute and fun Honey Pop line from Inky Antics.  This stamp line is designed with a surprise "pop" that is added with the coordinating Honeycomb paper. 

To add to all the fun of this stamp line, there are prizes galore to be given out!! You will want to leave a comment on each team member's blog as well as the eP blog.  Why?  Because Jackie from InkyAntics gave each team member goodies to give away a chance to win from their blog one of the cute HoneyPop stamp collections as well as the coordinating Honeycomb Paper!!  PLUS~~ Daisy will also be choosing a winner from the comments left on the eP blog for a chance to win a $25 gift voucher from eclecticPaperie!!

Just leave a comment saying what you like about the HoneyPop collection and /or the projects you've seen on each team member's blog from today, Wednesday, April 20th, to Thursday, April 21st.  Winners will be chosen and announced Friday, April 22nd on each of the blogs. 


Starla Nelson (me!)

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 Now, traditionally, the surprise "pop" is of this collection is discovered when you open, what looks like a flat card, and the special stamp that is used with the Honeycomb paper "pops" open.  When I first saw the Caterpillar set in the HoneyPop collection, I immediately thought teacher gifts.  And when I started messing around with the Honeycomb paper, I immediately thought 3D.  Put those two thoughts together along with the fact that I think it is rather fun to start new traditions and you get this:



Obviously, this is a gift set that is meant to be hand delivered! LOL!  Locally, we have apple orchards that sell the most wonderful apple butter, mixes and such.   How fun would it be to give a basket of "apples" that will never rot along with a jar of apple butter and a mix and a fun, 3D card that can hold a handwritten thank you note from a student and/or a gift card?! 

I started this project by first making the 3D apples from the Honeycomb paper.  I stamped the "apple" twice  from the Caterpillar set onto red Honeycomb paper, with the arrows on the stamp lining up parallel with the lines on the paper.  I then stamped it two more times on a scrap piece of card stock. 



After cutting out the honeycomb paper, I cut the scrap card stock inside the stamped lines so that the card stock was smaller than the honeycomb paper.  I then taped the card stock to both "apples" using Scor Tape. 


I then added more tape to the card stock and opened the halves and adhered them together, making my "whole" apple.  I free cut stems from brown Honeycomb paper and tucked them in the top, using some multi-medium to help them stick.  The leaves were cut out of TenSecond Studio's Poison Ivy metal with the leaves from Spellbinders Daisy Heads.  A tiny piece of Hummungo sticky tape holds the leaves in place.


The apples needed a basket to hold them and after a bit of searching I found this template/tutorial online.  I adapted the size to fit my needs.  I cut two circles (approximately 5 1/2" to 6"), from SU's Soft Suede, using my old Creative Memories circle cutter.  The basket strips were cut from more Soft Suede that had been swiped with Distress Walnut Stain ink.  Since the base of the basket was larger, I had to overlap the strips around the "stays" to make it completely around the diameter.  The handle was made from two 12" strips of Soft Suede that were overlapped and attached together with two jumbo eyelets.  Small eyelets were customed colored using my Copics and attached to each "stay" with the Cropadile.  The "straw" was thin strips of some pale yellow (? So Saffron?  Barely Banana?) paper from SU that I ran through my crimper then scrunched up. 
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I decided that I wanted the card to have the same 3D effect on the outside versus the inside.  The card base is a 4 1/2" square piece of Pure Luxury.  SU's Real Red is the next layer and another square of Pure Luxury was added with the corners nipped with a ticket punch.  Spellbinder's Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles were used to make the focal area.  More Pure Luxury and Soft Suede (with Walnut Stain Distress ink sponging) was used here. 

The "apple" was again stamp as above and adhered with Scor Tape.  The stem and leaves were done as previously explained. 

The tag was cut with Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio.  I used the "Thanks" from SU's retired set So Much.  Red grosgrain ribbon along with black brads were added to the tag and a double layer of dimensionals were used to adhere the tag to the card.  Some small self adhesive pearls were placed in the corners to finish it all off.


And the final gift set again




I had a lot of fun making my little gift set.  I'm already thinking I NEED to collect all the Honeycomb papers to see what other dimensional goodies I can come up with! hehe 

Till then....................




62 comments:

wearestampers said...

Totally amazing job on your apples, and that handmade basket too! Wow!!
Pam

Joan Schmaltz said...

That is such a clever gift set! I would be delighted to receive it. The pops are great! Good job.

Arline said...

Love these apples. They look like a lot of fun to make! Great job!

Pam said...

What a great gift set! Amazing job.

Laura /sandytoz said...

What a wonderful gift, no fooling about hand delivery!!

Christine G. said...

I love the card, but even more I love how you took it a step further and made those amazing apples! This really shows some creative ways to use this Honeycomb paper! Christine G.

snowbear said...

Your apples are fabulous! What a great job..

Annette said...

Holy cow, how adorable! Not only are the apples super cute, you made the basket too. Wow. Really great!

Patty said...

How cute is that little basket of apples? Love your idea and use of this new paper!

paperpapier said...

oh, this is so fabulous....!!! I want the honeycomb paper! Teacher's day is on 3rd of May for us here in Malaysia and it will be awesome if I send this honeycomb apple card to my son's kindy teacher!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your basket of apples is awesome. I remember this kind of stuff from when I was a kid (ornaments) and there was a little metal tab that folded over to hold it open.

djjohnsonscraps@sc.rr.com said...

Wow... this is great. I just love it and as teacher gifts it's great. Makes me wish I little ones in school again. Thanks!

StampinCathy said...

This is one AWESOME gift set. I just love how you made the apples in the basket. Your card is so adorable too. Thanks for the inspiring MOJO!

CheckerBeads said...

That is amazing!! The most creative use of the honeycomb paper. Now I gotta get me some!

Anne

Mrs Ham said...

This is a wonderful gift set. I love the handmade basket with the honeycomb apples, and the apple on the front of the card. Great project.

connie said...

This is a great gift set and came out so pretty! Thanks for tips on the apples.

April said...

I love your projects! The apples in the basket is a great idea and they are darling! Loving this paper!

Yvonne said...

Wonderful and amazing project1

Janet L. said...

Oh, gosh, these apples are simply adorable! Love them and especially the card!

stamping sue said...

Like that you put the apple honey pop on the front of the card!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Max said...

Of all I think this is now my favorite card. I just love the apples.

Susie said...

How very clever and adorable. Love the apple on the front of the card.

Catherine said...

Oh WOW of all the ones I've seen today, they saved the best for last. I adore your simple every so cute card. TFS!!!

Michele Oliver said...

Such an amazing idea. I love your directions with pictures, because I was wondering how to actuallly make the 3D objects with the paper.
Thanks

Pat K said...

Adorable, the apple honey pops are so clever. Love it.

lynn said...

ohh gosh what a darling apple.. wouldnt it be so cute for a teachers gift.. or for fall basket.. so many ways to use that . thanks for such inspiring us all

Queen Mary said...

Love, Love, Love what you did with the apples! DH teaches 5th grade! Quick and easy gift for students! Or thank yous from him! I'm probably going to have to buy some more after I win some! LOL!

Annie said...

Your basket of apples is so darling. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Great job with the honeycomb apples! I really like the apples in the basket. Very nice!
It would be fun to see what other ideas to use the honeycomb paper for.
DeniseB

Louisiana Belle said...

You are amazingly talented! This is so cool and fun. Love it!

rush said...

to continue the song:

honey pop, honey pop
won't you be mine
honey pop, honey
you look so fine
the e-team and i could play with you
nothing else in the world will do

be my honey POP!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Your basket of apples are beautiful and makes a great gift.
Marilyn

Linda said...

What an awesome and creative gift set! Thank you for show casing another use for the honey pop, the apples are fabulous! (The basket ain't too shabby either!)

Gigi's World said...

You're the last blog and I'm not disappointed; the apples in the basket are too cute. You're right, never have to worry about those cuties rotting :-)

Vicki Sopcak said...

I really like the cute animals and their innocent expressions!!! The Honeycomb paper really does add POP to these cards!!! I want them ALL!!! :-)

Sad1eLady@aol.com

Vicki Sopcak said...

Your Apples are cute....very creative!!! I love the Honeycomb paper!!!

Sue D said...

Fabulous and clever gift idea. I like all the versatility I saw on the blog hop--kid's cards, party banners, gift set and cards for any age.

Sherry'sPaperie said...

Oh, wow I love the idea of a basket of apples --- so clever! And what a cute teacher card this would make.

Marthamh2 said...

Fantastic job. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandra said...

how neat - love the apples!
Sandra ltb

CuddlyBunny said...

Holy cow! Anyone who was unsure about whether or not they'd like to try this stuff just decided: YES!

Because they're going to want to make THESE apples!

You are Ah-Mazing!

CarolCel said...

I am a teacher and LOVE the way you used this set. I love the apple on the front of the card instead of inside!

Anonymous said...

Cute card and very clever idea with the basket full of apples. Love the new honey pops. Edna B.

Lynne said...

Wish it was me getting such a wonderful gift. These are such fun to look at and I know they must be fun to make.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Not just a card, but a basket of apples too. I can see pumpkins in the fall. Gotta have some of this paper and the stamps.

Karen said...

What a fun project. Such a cute gift idea. That new honeypop paper is a must have!

Vic said...

Wonderful! I'm amazed at how many great uses there are for the papers & stamps.

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Deb said...

Wowzers! you always blow mw away with your creativity. Great idea! hugs

Miriam said...

This is an absolutely awesome gift! What a lucky teacher. The apples are wonderful, the basket is ingenious, and the card is fantastic! I love these stamps and paper! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bev said...

This is an Awesome project. I can just see from visiting all the Blogs how Awesome and Versatile these Stamps are, and from the little I saw, they appear to come in great sets too. I just LOVE the Surprise of the POP of the Honeycomb paper. I believe these will be snatched up very quickly.
Kind Regards,
Beverley L.......

GLENDA BROOKS said...

You have definitely sold me on some of this paper! Love this idea! And a little outside of your box! Well done!

librarylamb said...

The apples are amazing. I'd like to try this technique.

bethann said...

i remember Homycomb paper 3D 'sculptures' from my childhood, never knew how they were made but allways fascinated by them. any teacher would be thrilled to get this

Micki said...

OK, first of I absolutely LOVE the card. Love all the white space with the honeycomb apple in red.... love it!

And those apples with those amazing leaves..... I so will not emphasize with you anymore when you say you have no mojo, lol..... you always create the coolest things. Hugs

Tina said...

Totally amazing ... wow, what a creative idea you had. And I love how you told all the steps and the "how to". Just wonderful!

Sylvia said...

Starla, I was so happy to come and find your apples! How great a project! I will hav to look into finding some honeycomb. Love the red and the honey pop collection looks fantastic!

Ola said...

This is a wonderful teacher set.... I love it!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Fantastic projects. Great use of this honeycomb paper. I can think of sooooooo many uses for it. Looks like a variety of colors too.

Cheryl said...

I've always loved honeycomb paper, and the apples are just fantastic!

Joan V said...

Wow, this is just awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Broni said...

Your apples gift set is absolutely amazing, girlfriend! Too darn creative!!! I didn't realize before that you made the basket too....amazing!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

My mom gifted me a mess of this stuff for valentine's day..and I never used it! I need to dig it out and CUT INTO IT!! Gasp!