Saturday, January 7, 2012

Stamp Simply Ribbon Inspiration, Valentine LOVE!

Valentine Candy Cane Suckers
WELCOME to the first 2012 Stamp Simply Ribbon Inspiration - Valentine LOVE!  These Valentine heart suckers are going to be used at a birthday party tonight as a favor!  A favor of thanks for coming to sweet Brielle's One Year Old Birthday Party!  I had seen this idea floating around Pinterest and hoped our holiday candy canes would not be eaten this year!  It seems every year I throw candy canes away!  Well, not this year! One could easily place a Happy Valentine Sentiment on the sucker but you can see I chose a sentiment of thanks!  

Valentine Sucker Ingredients
I melted white chocolate discs in my microwave using a glass dish.  (lower left corner of photo)  Two small candy canes and sucker sticks is all that is needed to get started!  Note the placement of the stick.  The stick and candy canes closest to the melted candy shows how the placement works best.  The chocolate and sticks were purchased at Michaels. 

Placement of Melted Chocolate
I placed about two full teaspoons of melted chocolate to create each sucker.  Once the amount you want is in place, take the back of the spoon to smooth out chocolate the best you can.  Don't worry about it being perfectly smooth!  Why?  Because you can add crushed candy canes, cookie sprinkles, drizzled dark chocolate over the white chocolate.  

Crushed Candy Cane Atop Melted Chocolate
You want to add your topping before the white chocolate has set.  Sprinkle on desired topping and press ever so lightly.  Here are the ones that I used the crushed candy canes.

27 cello Wrapped Candy Cane Heart Favors with Tags
Here is a photo of all 27 favors!  I stamped the tag border and the sentiment thanks before hand writing Brielle's name.  The stamp set is Rubber Soul Wordsworth Everyday Greetings.  The border ink is Memento Angel Pink and the sentiment is Memento Rich Cocoa.  I used a variety of The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store ribbons, sheer, wrinkled, tinsel edged sheer along with Prima fairytale roses.


WE are offering up the following  BLOG CANDY, Vintage Pink Ribbon Sampler1 yard of each ribbon shown.This package has been given before, but it's perfect for a bit of  Valentine ribbon LOVE! This is a Mystery Blog Candy, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning. The winner will be selected at 6pm EST on Tuesday, January 10 and will be posted on Sharon's  BLOG on Wednesday.
You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner! 
Vintage Pink Ribbon Sampler


Be sure and check out these Stamp Simply Designers to see their Valentine Love this week!  

117 comments:

Sharon Johnson said...

Barb -- this is over the top FABULOUS! I have Candy Canes, I have sticks, I have ribbon and roses, and I can make tags! Going shopping for the white chocolate! TOTALLY INSPIRED!!!

Carol E said...

Wow! What a clever idea,I just love it, thank you so much for sharing it.

Dee N said...

Love, love, love the candy and am, of course, going to have to CASE that immediately. Thank you for another wonderful idea, Barb.

Renee said...

I'm sure those were a big hit, looks so professionally done! TFS!

Karen McAlpine said...

The treats look delicious!!! Thanks for the instructions. Looks like something I would like to try and make. The wrappers are very cool and the ribbon to die for. TFS!!! Happy B-day to Brielle!

Bev J. said...

What pretty favors and such a great idea-thanks for showing how you made them!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Those are too cute. What a great way to use up the remaining candy canes.

Nancy said...

those party favors are a great idea! Thanks for sharing - I'm going to make these for Valentines Day for my 2 nephews - they'll love it!

Karen said...

How cute these are! I need to go buy some candy canes - quick!

Darlene G said...

Pink is my favorite color and the one I use the most for making cards. I would love to win the beautiful blog candy. Your suckers look yummy.

lisa808 said...

Pretty & yummy!

Nan G said...

Oh yum! These are soo cool! And I don't eat candy, maybe I'll start. LoL

GerriK said...

Love the candy cane heart popcicles!!! Great idea!!!

GerriK said...

Barb, I Love the Candy Cane heart lollipops!!! Great for Valentines day!

Jeanne said...

Yummy looking treats. What a great idea. Who doesn't love candy canes and chocolate. Thanks for sharing.

Angel said...

this is one of the COOLEST treats i've seen!!! awesome!!!

Rosie said...

YOur candy canes are darling and thank you for sharing some goodies

Sue D said...

I have seen these before and never made them--you have inspired me to try this year!

Shona said...

This a a Great idea ! I am going to make some of these for sure. I can't believe how cute these are. Thank you for doing these, you just helped me out a lot !

calamity jane said...

WOW..these are amazing! Thanks for the idea & recipe.

Lynda said...

Wonderful idea! Thanks for the tip...creat school treat also.

JenMarie said...

Mmm....looks YUMMY! Total CUTEness!

Laraine R said...

These are just the cutest!! Thanks for sharing!!

Toni Storie said...

This is such a cute idea! Love it!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OH WOW! These treats are fabulous. I simply have to make them!! AND I love how you decorated them. You sure used lots of primas, that must have been hard, I tend to hoard them! lol! Hugs to you Barb.

Serena said...

What a fantastic idea! I've seen the candy cane hearts but never filled and made into suckers. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

I saw the candy canes 80% off yesterday at my supermarket!!!
As soon as I finish this I am going back, so perfect for any time of the year.
Thanks Barb, I love your blog, a bit of everything.
Maria V.

Donna Maligno said...

JUst love this idea! Great job!

Maryleva said...

What a great idea. These look yummy.

Lisa Brown said...

Oh how adorable and a wonderful idea!

laurie said...

Thank you for the wonderful idea. They are so beautiful. The ribbon is gorgous also.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Yummy looking treats and a great way to use up those left over candy canes for sure . Thanks for the inspiration and I'm going to give it a try for valentines . Love visiting for your blog
Marilyn

Carla S. said...

What a brilliant idea, Barb! They look gorgeous! Thanks for the recipe and details!

Tanya said...

OH isn't this just too fun! My daughter will love it, I know she will want to make these, thanks!

Marisa said...

What a great idea! They look wonderful :)

jean w. said...

These are delightful favors! Thanks for sharing the idea with us!

lindagrady said...

First time to your blog - love your cards and the way you have used the ribbons. Love the pink/cream color combo in the Blog Candy offered.

connie said...

I LOVE the suckers! This would make great Valentine treats. Thanks for sharing.

connie said...

I LOVE these suckers! Would make great teachers gifts. Thanks for sharing.

cjgusloff57 said...

What a cute idea for party favors and yummy to boot! Love it!

Chris Gigler said...

You are so creative! What a unique idea for a little girl's birthday party. Thank you for sharing.

Shirley N said...

What a wonderful idea, beautiful and so sweet! TFS your recipe too!

lynn said...

wow i have never thought of using candy canes in that way.. very clever lady :) thanks for sharing and im sure the children . of all ages will love getting one of these..
big ladybug hugs
lynn l

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea for all those left over candy canes! I love all the different ribbons used..

Bernice P

Linda said...

These are beautiful ribbons and can be used on alot of projects. Love the heart candy on a stick. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Charlotte said...

Oh, how incredibly creative! These heart pops are just the cutest! Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

These suckers are darling. So very cute and all the pink ribbons and flowers are beautiful. hugs, Teresa

Peggy said...

Great idea to use up those candy canes and so cute to boot.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Anonymous said...

Lately I've been into making sweet treats,I've never seen this one but I love the idea. Thanks.

Debbie Dunham said...

Looks so delicious and pretty! Thank you for the chance to win the blog candy....my favorite color too!

Debby said...

HOW COOL IS THAT!?!?!? You KNOW I'll be making some of those!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! That's some luscious looking candy! What a fabulous & creative idea! Love it!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Barb, these are absolutely adorable! Talk about recycling! What a clever idea. I love them.

debbie said...

WOW, great idea! If my kids were still in school I would definitely be "borrowing "it, lol. The entire project was very nicely done.

Lynne said...

Barb - What a super idea for those left over candy canes. They are simply so cute! Thanks for the little tutorial too.

creativearts said...

These are so yummy looking! And they are all so pretty covered with paper and ribbon!

Kelly Sas said...

That is so cool!!! I am going to do this for the 12 kiddos I tutor as a volunteer at school this year for Valentines Day. thanks!

jperr said...

Wow I have never seen these before they are really cute,thanks for the tutorial on how to make them.
Jocelan

kathy s said...

what a great idea and yummy too

abbartski said...

oohh, these are soooo sweet! thank you for sharing your idea. i need a 3d valentine swap for next week and you just know this is it!! i'll stamp a tag and voila. but boy oh boy would this scrumptious ribbon be the finishing touch to it! thanks for sharing.
stay well,
annmarie

Diana N. said...

What cute candy cane Valentines! Thanks for sharing all the "how to's".

Fernanda said...

This is a great idea. Now I'm gonna have to go buy candy canes for Valentines Day-hopefully I can still find them! Thanks for sharing!

Chris Piette said...

What a really great idea!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Those Valentine candy cane suckers are sooooo pretty!

Lyn said...

How cute are those? What a wonderful idea and of course they're finished off with the beautiful embellishments and gorgeous ribbon. Love these, Barb! Thanks...Happy New Year!

Lyn said...

How cute are those? What a wonderful idea and of course they're finished off with the beautiful embellishments and gorgeous ribbon. Love these, Barb! Thanks...Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

wow, who wouldn't want a special treat like that? laura huffman
laurahuffman@ciaccess.com

PatS said...

How creative you are! I love how easy you made it seem to make all these adorable heart suckers. Love them!

Theresa Dagostino Forge said...

This is a pretty, adorable idea!!

Sheri said...

Oh Barb, these are great! Thanks for sharing. And the ribbons are amazing. Would love to just sit and look at them. :)

Barbara said...

I'm absolutely drooling. Cute and delicious - what more could you ask?

Barbara said...

I'm absolutely drooling. Cute and delicious - what more could you ask?

2peasinapod said...

Barb, I love this project! How pretty! Thanks for sharing this. I like that blog candy too! Brenda

Denise Bryant said...

These are so fun! I've seen the candy canes used to make hearts before, but putting them on the sticks is a fabulous idea! Love them! And your embellishments on there are great too... love that yummy ribbon and the tags!
DeniseB

Anonymous said...

Now, this is a cool and fun idea! I gotta do this. This is a double blog candy - both an edible one to make and one to win! Love that ribbon! Thanks a bunch! Always so much inspiration on your blog!

Chris R. from Iowa

Anna Seniw said...

What pretty favors!!! And thanks for the recipe...wish I had candy canes left over.....guess I'll have to make these next year!

tina said...

Very beautiful favors.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Sally Barker said...

What a fab idea.

Anonymous said...

I love your idea for the suckers! I think I will try for our stamping group. Thanks for sharing.Sandy

Colleen said...

Oh, my gosh, Those are wonderful and very creative and look very yummy.
Thank You
ColleenB.

Donna said...

Fantastic favors, that is a great recipe and idea, you are so talented!! THANKS and thanks for the chance at the blog candy, you all are so Generous!!
Thanks for sharing,
hugs
Donna

KimDBH said...

Great idea for favors and using up the leftover candy canes!! Thanks for sharing

Betty (Bammin' Designs) said...

This is such a cool idea - have not seen anything like it before and love that you added the instructions. What child (or adult for that matter) wouldn't love this treat. The addition of the ribbon just gives it that extra special look. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Anonymous said...

Very cute idea - but too late now - I won't be able to find the mini candy canes! :(

Evette K. said...

Me me me....pick me please!!!!!! lol lol ekc

Tracie said...

What a cute idea. Perfect way to use up those candy canes.

Betty said...

What an awesome use of left over candy canes. I used mine to make peppermint bark. This is WAY cuter.

Chris said...

What a clever idea - these look delicious and so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your candy cane hearts. I always have candy canes leftover after Christmas. You have solved my problem. Keep up the good work.

Ann P.

marilynwillauer said...

OMGosh!!! Those have to be the cutiest treats I've ever seen. Talk about adorable, your tags are great!!!
Who ever is getting these is going to feel so special and be thrilled!!!
Thanks for sharing you wonderful talents!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Julia said...

Love the candy idea. That is too cool!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are yummy, what a great idea

Caryn S said...

I bet these are yummy! Wonder how they would taste and look in dark chocolate? Only way to find out is to make some! Great idea!

Stacey Mowery said...

What a great idea to use up those leftover candy canes!! With only two children, the boxes of 36 candy canes last FOREVER around our house. Thanks for sharing!!

Merry said...

Your candy cane hearts look so sweet!! I'm in love with this vintage ribbon, the colors and textures are amazing!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Those treats are so cute! And they look so pretty all wrapped up!

Queen Mary said...

I've never seen those candy cane hearts anywhere! Your instructions make it seem so simple! I love the idea! They are beautiful!

dianne said...

So very pretty, now if I only liked chocolate, & peppermint together, BUT my grandbabies do:):):) might have to wait until next year but I will be doing these. Thanks for sharing, & the chance for someone(I never win:)) to win such beautiful ribbon!!!

Anonymous said...

Barb, fantastic idea. Thanks. McStamper (gildamc@hotmail.com)

Juanita B said...

I can always count on you for thinking outside of the box, this is a "sensational " thank you. I would LOVE to taste one. Fantastic idea, TFS.

Angela T said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Angela T said...

What a great idea. So creative. Thanks for sharing.

mitz said...

...ohhhh my gosh.. how SWEET that is.. so clever..thanks for the opportunity at your candy
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Betty Neville said...

What a fabulous idea! These are awesome, and they look delicious!

Becki B said...

What wonderful lollipops! love it.

jonim52 said...

Wow, those lollipops look scrumpdeedleleeumtious. What a fabulous project! Thanks for the eye candy.

Mommy said...

Hmmm I have a leftover box of candy canes..might have to try this for Valentine's Day...thanks for the idea....and the contest too! :)

Betty said...

How very clever. Wished I'd saved some candy canes, but I'll remember next year. the children are gonna love them!

Earline said...

I just have to try this one. I just love recipe and ideals thanks you guys, for all you do.

Mary Jo said...

Thank you, Barb, for an easy, awesome project. Cannot wait to make some for my grandchildren!

Mary Jo said...

Thank you, Barb, for an easy and awesome project. I can't wait to make some heart suckers for my grandchildren.

Conniecrafter said...

Such a very cute idea, just love this!!

MaryBeth said...

These are the cutest Valentine treats ever! Can't wait to try them and give them as gifts too! TFS this great idea.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

These are absolutely precious!! Thanks for sharing the how to info and the chance to play : )

Janet L. said...

What a great idea! Isn't pinterest fun? Your treats will be loved by all who receive them, I know!

nichtniedlich said...

Very cute idea, those valentine hearts - I love it! And I try my luck with the wonderful ribbons - thanks a lot for the chance to win!
kind regards, serafeena

vicki H said...

I have made these before but I must say the beautifl ribbon,heart and tag made it that more special. I looked at all of them on Pintrest and truly thought yours was the most outstanding.