Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lollipop holder and Card featuring Doodlecharms

Hey everyone! I am so excited to announce my first project as a Design Team member for Sweet Treat Thursday on Cuttlebug Challenge featuring the Cricut. The prizes on the Cuttlebug Challenge for the month of January are Everyday Paper Dolls and Sweet Treats cartridges for your Cricut! Make sure visit Cuttlebug Challenge and leave a comment so you can be entered to win!

For our premiere were were asked to use Doodlecharms. This cartridge has so many neat cuts that it is hard to decide, but luckily Maggie was sweet enough to narrow it down to a Valentine's Day theme so it did make it easier *okie loves easy*. I decided to make a lollipop holder and matching card for this weeks projects. Both have cut files furnished for you if you would like to make these fun projects!

Supplies for projects are as follows:
Cricut Expressions
Cricut cartridges - Doodlecharms, Plantin Schoolbook
Daisy D's Maybe Baby Collection 12x12 patterned cardstock
Cardstock in the following colors - Red, White, Pink
Printed SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU from home computer
1/4" grosgrain ribbon, banana
Cuttlebug folder D'Vine Swirls
ATG gun and 1/4" adhesive
Signo UM 153 White gel pen

The first project is a 4x5 card. I used a card base that came in a set of 25 with envelopes to make my card. I do have the cut file for the SOMEBUNNY CARD and it requires the Doodlecharms cartridge and is set to cut 4 at a time. I also have the file for the SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU! PRINTED PAPER that you can print out on MS Word if you would like to use it. One printed sheet will be enough for both projects. For the envelope I used one from the set and decorated the front and the flap to match the card.

Card instructions:
Card base 8 x 5" scored at 4 inches and folded, or cheater method of 4" x 5" to adhere to card base
Card mat cut at 3.5" x 4.5"
Stamp edge strip - cut at 2.75"
Envelope hearts - 2.75"
Heart (layers)- 2.5"
Bunny - 2.5"
See pictures for assembling pieces.

If you have Design Studio you can download the LOLLIPOP HOLDER and it is set to cut 4 at a time. For you baby bug users I do have a LOLLIPOP HOLDER GEO file that you can download. It is the basic holder and doesn’t have the specific cuts for this project but you can download both and then just use the Doodlecharms cuts from the file using the Plantin as the base.

If you need to make cuts without Design Studio, use following guidelines:

Lollipop Holder -
For base:
Cut a 6.5" x 3" rectangle from double sided cardstock
Score at 2 3/4" and 3 1/4" and fold on score lines
Using small home punch, punch hole in center between score lines
Using a slit punch (made by Stampin UP) punch in center on tall side, making sure front will slide under the punched flap.
For mats:
Large mat - cut pink cardstock at 2 3/8" x 2 1/2"
Smaller mat - cut printed word cardstock at 2 1/8" x 2 1/4"
Bunny - cut at 1 3/8"
Heart - Cut at 1 7/8"

See pictures for assembly.

I hope you guys have enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed bringing them to you! Again don't forget to visit Cuttlebug Challenge and leave a comment for your chance to win Everyday Paper Dolls or Sweet Treats!


  1. Your card is adorable! Congrats on being chosen for the design team...ya done good, girl!


  2. Congratulations! GREAT card!

  3. I love these projects, they are so cute. I'm super excited that I have all the cartridges and Cuttlebug folders needed to make these projects, YAY!! Thanks for sharing your cut files.

  4. That is so cute!!! Love the bunny for V-day!1!

  5. that is really cute and very creative! love it =)

  6. Okie,

    Thank you so much for your willingness to share, this would make a great classroom treat.

  7. Love your is adorable. Thank you for sharing the files and congrats on making the design team!

  8. Love this project. Congrats on making the design team.

  9. Those are super cute! Which font did you use for the printed paper? I do not have word, but would love to know which font you used!


  10. What a cute project and perfect timing for Valentines Day. Your paper choice is perfect. Thanks for your willingness to always share with us.

  11. The font I used for this was is one of my favorite fonts!

  12. Those are so cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing the cut files.

  13. That is so addorrible!!! What fun, I am so excited for you to be a designer for sweet treats. What a great adventure! I love all of your projects and can not wait to see more!


  14. Love the paper, where did you get it?

  15. Congrats on the design team.
    I love the lollipop holder. I was looking for something for my grandsons (3) for school valentines. These will be perfect.
    May I ask what paper you use to print with?

    Love your blog

  16. Oh my, that is so cute! Love the colors you used!

  17. Your instructions came out fine. These are so cute! Makes me wish my DS was still at home and in school so I could make the sucker holders for his classmates!


  18. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jan. 07, 2010. Thanks again.

  19. Congratulations Okie! Your projects are gorgeous. Shari (cricutrookie)

  20. I got the Daisy D's Valentine paper at a LSS here last year. The paper I used to print on was Georgia Pacific Cardstock from Walmart.

  21. Fabulous projects!! Congrats on the DT spot. I love the lollipop holder....thanks for the download.


  22. They are amazing!!! I would definitely love to try the lollipop holder for my daughters preschool kids. Awesome!! THanks for sharing.

  23. Congrats on your first tutorial on Cuttlebug Challenge, and, of course, it is fantastic! I absolutely LOVE your bunnies and hearts! What a genius idea to include the Somebunny Paper!! We are ecstatic to have you on the design team!! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Okie these projects are adorable - and if you don't have a valentine they'd work perfectly for Easter too!!

  25. Thanks Okie! :) I'm going to make these for my boys' classes for Valentine's. What a great idea. I always love your cuts too. :) Thanks again.

    BTW, I added you as a friend on Facebook. If you're wondering who I am. lol

  26. These are adorable, going to lift them, they are too cute.
    Thanks for sharing!

  27. Love the lollipop holder and card!!! Thanks for sharing the cut files with us, you are the best!!


    Cricut MB: CharlotteCornett

  28. I WAS RIGHT! I saw it yesterday on Cuttlebug Challenge spot, that is how I found out about Carol too! Great job and congrats!

  29. Congrats., on being reconized for wonderful ability of creating great things. I love to visit your blog. and these val. are perfect.

  30. SOOOoo Cute, WISH i had a cricut when my son was little!

  31. Thank you Okie for sharing your cutfiles. I have 6 neices that I know will love this.


  32. You did a wonderful job Okie. You never stop amazing me with your work. I would of made these for my children's class, but started making the sour cream containers with kisses in them. Who knows, I might just do both.

  33. This is just so darn cute! I especially LOVE the lollipop holder! Another amazing creation by Okie! Congratulations on being on Cuttlebug Challenge!! That's just great!!

    Hugs, Joy

  34. Love your project. Very cute combination. Love how you give instructions in all forms. Love your blog, I visit at least once a day.

  35. Thanks Shirley! I'm so happy for you! Great projects and ideas.


    Oh, and thanks for sharing the lollipop holder .cut file.

  36. WOW that is sooo cute I think I may have to try it :0)

  37. Hi Okie! It's been awhile since I've been around, but I'm so glad I stopped by your site. What a great little card you have there! As always, it is really wonderful! You are a blessing. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  38. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Blog Cutting Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 09 Jan [LA 03:41am, NY 06:41am, UK 11:41am, OZ 10:41pm] ).

  39. Super cute Okie!! TFS!

  40. These projects are so cute, thanks so much for sharing them.

  41. What great projects! I really like the lollipop holder for DD's valentines:o)

  42. thanks Okie!! I just saw a video on youtube showing these and I so appreciate your cut file. I don't have plantin schoolbook but I think I can use your file and duplicate it with george. thanks again!!

  43. These are beautiful Okie:)
    Welcome to the Team:)xxx

  44. Great projects, Okie. Will share them with my ministry group on the other side of the Red River.

  45. Love this! Now I need doodlecharms!

    But I'd also love sweet treats!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Marleen Thompson

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