Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lolli, Lolli, Lolli Get Your Adverbs Here

I promised on Monday to show you how to make the lollies that were on my Halloween Banner.

But first, I can't be the only person around who thinks of this every time she hears the word lolli:

Good luck getting that song out of your head.

Want to make some of these lollies yourself?  Stampin' Up!'s new Simply Scored Tool makes it very simple since it has so many score lines on it.  For the size I made, I started with a 1"x12" strip of Designer Series Paper.
Place the strip your score board.  Start at 1/4" and score every half inch. (1/4", 3/4", 1-1/4", 1-3/4", 2-1/4", 2-3/4", etc, etc.)

Flip the piece of paper over and score at 1/2" and every half inch. (1/2", 1", 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2" etc. etc.)

Tip: If you are making several of these at a time, score before you cut into 1" strips.  (So for four lollies of this size, you would score a 4"x12" strip of paper and then cut it into four 1" strips.)

Next accordion fold the strips along the score lines so it looks like this:

To glue them together, you are going to want something extra sticky.  I've heard many people use a hot glue gun, but I used Mono Multipurpose Liquid Glue without any problem at all.  bring the ends together so you have something that looks like this:
Next, you want to push them down to make the medallion shape.  The easiest way I found to stabilize these was to apply a punched out circle to the back.  (Doesn't matter the size or color really since you won't see it from the front anyway.)  Simply apply adhesive to the circle and glue it to the back of the lolli.

When you flip it over you get something like this:

Notice I have a hole in the middle of mine.  That was because I wanted that lolli to be just a smidgen bigger.  You can adjust the size of you lolli by the size of the hole in the middle.

Now apply that lolli to some fun project like my Halloween Banner or something else.  You can also play around with the size of strip and the distance between scorelines to make bigger and smaller ones.  Here's a slightly bigger one on a card:
Colors: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie.  Stamp Set: Grateful Greetings. Tools: Simply Scored.  Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Decorative Label, 1-3/8"& 1-3/4" circles. Accessories: Pick You Poison Designer Series Paper, Mini Silver Brads.

A reminder that we will be making the banner and the card at my Spook-tacular Stampin' Buffet on October 7 & 8 if you want to get some practice.  Hope to see you there!

Still singing, "Lolli, Lolli, Lolli? Try thinking about It's a Small World instead.

Come back tomorrow to see a "viewmaster" Halloween Card  And I promise, no more songs -- at least not tomorrow.

And Saturday, there will be BLOG CANDY so be sure to come back then too. :)


Yapha said...

Thanks so much for the great step by step instructions! I've been wanting to try these. (Not so much, though, for the songs stuck in my head...)

Adriana Benitez said...

I'll just ditto what Yapha said ;)

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Snort! I didn't play the video, but know the song well. I actually bought a dvd with all of the schoolhouse rock things on it. I remember loving them as a kid, and thought it would be great for future grandkids. My fav was always, I'm just a bill. Great job on the lollies btw. : )

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love the song, love the tutorial. Love my simply scored!

Missi said...

I love school house rock! My favorite is the one about interjections. Try getting that out of your head. Maybe I should use it to replace "This is Halloween"!
Cute card!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Thanks for the song! lol Great job showing this!!! Love the card!

Heidi Baks said...

I didn't click on the video, for fear of the song, but I loved conjunction junction, what's your function? Oy, but now with the It's a Small World??? :)