(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!)
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.
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