Sunday, June 23, 2013


Hi everyone! As I was on the airplane going to San Diego, I was flipping through my new HGTV magazine until I could boot up my Ipad. Anyway, I came across this sweet little ice pop garland that was on the freebies page. (it actually is a kit and costs $12.50 from I earmarked it thinking that I could make something similar but smaller to put on a card. Well, here is what I came up with.

This has no stamping on it whatsoever! Sentiment is computer generated. I used the smallest My Favorite Things rounded banner die to cut out three fudgesicles using dark chocolate cardstock.

I didn't have any popsicle sticks so I decided to head on over to the dollar store. As I was leaving with my package, I glanced down at the ground and what is staring up at me? I long wooden coffee stir stick - and a skinny one at that. I walked by it at first, then thought better and went and picked it up. I gave it a good wash once I got home! Had to get rid of the yukky germs! Ok, so as I begin to assemble the fudgesicles, I realize that the bigger sticks are just that, too big. So at this point I'm really glad that I picked up that stir stick. I broke it into three pieces and used an nail file to sand the one with the jagged broken end. Not bad!

At this point I had a thought -  the fudgesicles that I grew up eating had grooves in them. So I got out my stylus and made the grooves.

Fishtail banner die from MFT was used to cut the sentiment out. I layered it with the same dark chocolate cardstock and added three tiny gold pearls. The brown designer paper is from Making Memories. All cardstock is from PTI.

So, what do you think of my inspiration piece? It's funny where our ideas come from. Thanks for stopping in!

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Glittered Paws said...

WOWSERS!! Love your fudge bars - I remember my mom somehow making them - now I wish I had the recipe but... How creative you were in everything you used and no stamping. Awesome.

Glittered Paws said...

AWESOME - love the fudge bars - my mom used to make them when we were kids - now I wish I had the recipe. Love how nothing is stamped and how creative.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think it's adorable, Laurie, and the fudgesicles that I STILL eat look just like that! I almost licked my monitor! Good eagle eye finding that stick and way to be green going back to get it and use it!!

Tammy said...

Absolutely fantastic and wonderful use of your craftiness! The fudgesicles look good enough to eat!

Leslie Miller said...

Very cute and creative! I love the sentiment you made to go with your awesome fudgesicles!

Natalie said...

AWESOME!! I love fudgesicles!!