Here is what the packaged Peeps looked like, my local grocer also had these in bright pink. I had tongue depressors on hand, so that is what I chose to make my Peep Pops out of, however popsicle sticks would work just as well. Covering the handle part of the depressors was a snap. The depressors are approximately 6 inches in length. I traced the depressors onto My Mind's Eye Lucky in Love (HERE) designer papers and trimmed them at 4 1/2 inches in length. That way the Peeps did not come in contact with the paper.
A simple glue wash applied to the depressors is all that was needed to adhere the paper to each of the sticks. I like to work on a paper plate for this as it can be thrown away when done. A few drops of water mixed with the glue is what is pictured on the plate. I also keep a little cup of water so it is at hand if and when more water is needed.
I used clear envelopes (HERE) to cover each individual Peep Pop. I trimmed off the adhesive flap and it worked perfectly. I always have clear envies on hand and I use them often for packaging. That way I did not have buy a package of bags only to use a few. I used divine twine (HERE) to tie the clear envies, making sure to leave long tails of twine to use on the tags.
I used one of the sentiments and one of the decorative heart stamps from the above JR set, Hugs & Kisses (HERE). It is a clear set featuring 26 stamps. I used Versafine Smokey Gray (HERE) ink for stamping the sentiments. It was the first time I used this color and love, love, love it! Versafine works great with clear stamps!
Here is a single Peep Pop! Note the beautiful ribbon tied above the tag! Sharon has just listed Valentine Ribbons (HERE) & (HERE) in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Something new to me used for this creation is a ZIG Painty Chisel Marker (HERE). The stamped heart and the larger heart base are cut using Spellbinders Classic Heart Dies (HERE). Each larger heart base is edged with this new white paint pen. Talk about smooth and easy! I LOVE this new paint pen!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY! HOPE THIS POST INSPIRES YOU TO GET GOING ON THOSE VALENTINES FOR THE SPECIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE!