Lolly? Maybe short for lollipop, I don’t know, but I’ve heard the term refer to the pleated rosettes you’re seeing everywhere now. We’re making them on one of our October camp projects (I’ll show you tomorrow). As they say, you can’t stop at just one!
A few tips:
- I trimmed 1/4″ inch off a full sheet of Designer Series Paper. You’ll see why in step #2. Each strip was 11¾” long x 1⅛” wide.
- Use the Stampin’ Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool (SSST) — it’s so easy!
- If you’re making lots of lollies, score a larger sheet of DSP, then cut the paper into strips.
Here’s my technique:
- Score the strip at 1/4″ intervals. (Pay no attention to the markers on the SSST; they’re for something else.) Fold back and forth on alternate scores (like an accordion). Pinch the folded piece together tightly.
- Glue the strip into a circle by nesting one end inside a valley fold (that’s why I cut 1/4″ off the end, so it would nest correctly). My finger is pointing to the overlap. I use Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive for this because it only takes a little bit to hold beautifully. I call this the lampshade.
- This step is hard to write and even harder to photograph, since it’s easier to use two hands! With one hand, force the top of the lampshade together. With the other, pull the bottom of the lampshade out. You might want to pick up the lampshade to do this. You’ll find the piece snaps into a flat circle.
- Have two circles of card stock standing by. They don’t have to match your project because they’ll probably be covered. They don’t even have to be perfect circles.
- Apply a good amount of glue around the center of the lolly. Although the photo shows Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, lately I’ve been using hot glue, which is faster and less messy.
- Press the card stock circle into the glue, making sure the circle is tight and round and the pleats are fairly even. When the glue is dry (or cool), flip the lolly over and repeat on the other side. (No, the bandage is not covering a lolly injury!)
I hope you enjoyed last weekend’s Big Shot Blog Hop. (If you missed it, you can run through it again!) I promised you a giveaway today, and here it is: I had so much fun using the Petal Cone Die that I’m giving one away! Yes, that’s a $32.95 value! Simply leave a comment (any comment) on this post today, and on Wednesday afternoon I’ll choose a random winner. There are only three rules: (1) you must be on my newsletter mailing list*, (2) you must live in the U.S., and (3) you cannot be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Good luck!
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