Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Timeless Twine July Challenge

The challenge this month is "Summer Foods" well I almost immediately knew what I was going to make. I like when that happens!

First project 
I wanted to make was something we all do in the summer whether we are camping or having a get together in the back yard on a nice summer day or evening. I used one of my FAV cricut cartridges "Campin Critters" and I cut the little porcupine roasting the smore! The Timeless Twine  I used was the Chocolate Chip Brown & White. I think it goes perfect with my project. I love all the Timeless Twine colors and I feel so much creativity when I look over at all the yummy colors! The wood grain & Plaid paper are from Momenta's "Great Outdoors" collection.

I decided to take another spin to making smores and made "Smore Pops". Cake pops are all the rage and I love the way they look and how you can display them so I scoured the internet looking for multiple sites that shared a recipe. I knew really how I was going to do it or relatively how it should be done but I was more wondering which kind of chocolate was the best to use...to use candy melts, chocolate chips or you can also buy a tub of a dipping chocolate made by Bakers secret I believe. I opted to go with the Melting chocolates you can get in the large squares at the grocery because I did have some of them. So here is what you need:

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1. Bag of Large Marshmellows

2. 1 Bag of Chocolate Chips or Dipping Chocolate you can get already made up and you just microwave it or you can use the Melting chocolates in various colors you can get at Michaels, Hobby Lobby etc. I would start out with half a bag to melt depending on how many you are making.

3.Graham Crackers Or Graham cracker crumbs (if using whole crackers you will need a baggie to smush them up real good!)

4. Lollipop sticks (I purchased mine at Michaels (pack of____  for $1.99)

5. Cake Pop baggies (also purchased at Michaels for $1.99)

Now another thing you can do is make dipped Pretzels and put all kinds of different
toppings like mini m&ms, peanuts etc., drizzled white chocolate over the dark just tons of them to put on them. 
You can get pretzel bags!

2nd Project

I wanted to cut something from the Cricut Lite Cart "Fast Foods" because again the Summer Food theme. So I cut out the Corn Dogs and decided to put cute little peachykeen faces on them. I cut a mustard and ketchup bottle and had the twine "Cherry Red & White" as my ketchup & "Lemonade" as my mustard! 

I also thought it would be cute to have it squirted on the corn dog so this turned out pretty much like I wanted! 

The paper I used for the card base is From My minds eye Good Day Sunshine. I didn't do to much with it because I wanted to focus more on the elements of the card and the twine. The "Party all night" is a Momenta Sticker from "Sassy Sayings"

Hope you enjoyed my projects and hope you will join us at Timeless Twine on this Challenge "Summer Foods" and link up and show us your projects! This challenge you will win a spool of twine in your chose of color and a 6x6 Carta Bella Beautiful Moments paper pad!
We always enjoy seeing them and win some awesome twine and who doesn't need paper! 


jessica said...

OMG Deb~~ How adorable are your projects!! For starters those smores are awesome again and love the container you put them in! So super duper adorable!!
Then those corndogs....omg love what you did with the twine! So super creative!!!!
TFS both of your awesome projects!!!

Kim H said...

Debbie ~ These are simply ADORABLE!!! I LOVE the cake pop container! What fun and PERFECT papers you used along with all the cuts!!! Oh those cake pops look so YUMMY! I have to try these! That card is too CUTE! I LOVE how you used the twine and linked them to the hot dogs and containers ~ CUTE and CLEVER!!!

Annette said...

Fantastic projects! I made the s'mores Saturday nite and they were a hit at the party and so easy to make. Not as messy a s'more this way:) TFS:)

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Annette said...

such fun projects...love them

Yasmin said...

love the twine idea for the corndogs!!!!! very cute!!!!!

Leanne said...

Debbie I absolutely LOVE the smore pops and box!!! Sooooo freaking cute!!! The corn dog card is precious too and don't forget to link it up on Peachy Keen's challenge this week it's anything goes!!! Wub u! Leanne