Tuesday Tip: How to make a lolly

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!

*You got the October newsletter on 10/1 and an email from me last Saturday, or else you’ve signed up since then.  Want to sign up?  Click here!

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8 Responses to Tuesday Tip: How to make a lolly

  1. Jill says:

    Loved the blog hop – I can’t believe the creativity in all the participants! Lots of ideas and “I never thought of that”! comments . Great ideas for the petal cone die too. Especially the carrot, the party hat and the basket – oh can’t leave out the grateful card! I guess they all were great!

  2. Kelley Roganowicz says:

    I love the lolly demonstration. I’ve been afraid to do one, because the other demo I saw was in person, and the person just hurried through it. There was no time to review what she’d done. Thanks! I’m hoping to get my SSST in the mail in the next day or two, and hopefully I’ll have some time to play. Have a great day!

  3. Karen Euhus says:

    Great demonstration of the lolly! Thanks for all the pics. That will help greatly. And I’ll have to go back and go thru the blog hop again…I got interrrupted and didn’t get finished. It’s so great seeing all the ideas shared!

  4. Babe O'Mara says:

    Thanks for the instructions. I haven’t made one yet, but I think now I will give it a try.
    Thanks for a chance to win.


  5. Janine says:

    Your instructions and pics on the lolly are great!! Very easy to follow.

  6. Nylietta says:

    Thanks for the instructions for the lolly’s. Really enjoyed the blog hop. Nylietta

  7. Julie Fox says:

    Great hop Debra. I will have to remember to check my email more often. Loved what you did with that die.

  8. Kelly Wentling says:

    Hi Debra! Loved your blog hop ideas. My favorite was the first one with the magnets as daily reminders of what we are thankful for. So sweet and different too! Your Easter basket was delightful as well. You have a great blog going. I just looked at the lollie tutorial and that was awesome! I’ve been wanting to know how to make those. Super cute!! Great pics and instructions…many thanks for all of that. Thank you for all your inspiration!

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