Hi everyone. My name is Cortlynn and I am 12 years old. My sister is Cara and she is 9. We have two aunts that are really into paper crafts and we like it too. We have started doing more and more so we got a blog of our own. All of the images we get are from our aunts since we are too young to get them. Hope that is ok with you. Thanks for coming to visit us and we really, really like getting comments so please leave some for us. Hope you have a great day!

Monday, February 10, 2014


Hi everyone!  It's Cara and I'm back with some Valentine's treats.  Since I'm in 3rd grade we exchange Valentine's Day cards and you can add a treat if you want.  This year I wanted to make them myself.  My Aunt Becky and Aunt Robin and even my mommy helped me do these (but I did most the work).  

I started out by making the suckers with my mom at my house.  I'm making two different kinds.  One will be milk chocolate and the other white chocolate but it has a red color.  I melted the chocolate and poured it into the molds.  After they cooled off in the freezer I pulled them out to be wrapped.

Next I got to work with my Aunt Becky and Aunt Robin over at Aunt Becky's house. I cut out my cards with a Spellbinders scalloped die cut.  Then marked the spot for the holes the ribbon will go through.  After that I used a really big hole punch.  I can't remember the name but you can see it in the picture.  I stamped to and from on the card for the names.

I went back home to put it all together.  I write everyone's names on the cards and tie the sucker to the card with ribbons.

 Here are the finished treats.  I made a special one for my teacher with two suckers.  She's a great teacher so I wanted to do a special one for her.

 Well that was my first candy making experience.   I learned a lot and it was a lot of work.  I hope everyone likes them.

After we finished the cards my Aunt Becky let one of her birds out and put her on my head.  This is Smokey Joe.  She is an African Grey.  This was a little scary but I had fun.

I want to enter these challenges:

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Julie said...

Your valentine treats are amazing!! All of your friends in school are going to love them. I hope that you keep on crafting!
Julie T

Annie M said...

Fabulous Valentine treats, thank you for joining us over at fussy and fancy and good luck with the challenge xxx Annie PS I love Smokey Joe xxx

Rebekah said...

Such cute work Thanks so much for playing with us at Divas by Design this week! Hugs Rebekah xx

DesignerDiva said...

Yummy and gorgeous, lovely that you got your girls helping too!
Thanks for playing along with the Diva's this week for our Die Cuts challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx

maureenjscott said...

Hi Cara!! So lovely to meet you and see your blog! What fabulous 'suckers'! We call them Lollipop's in the UK and I had to work out what a 'sucker' was!! hahaha thanks for teaching me something new!
I love your little gift idea, thank you so much for sharing at Love to Create with us this week! Best of luck in your challenges! Mo dt x

MichelleZ said...

Cara, you are quite creative! YUM! I'm certain that everyone will love your treats. You did a great job with the packaging. They're so pretty! Thank you for sharing your project with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

Wendy Fraser said...

What a brilliant idea, these will certainly be popular! Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie and Fussy and Fancy xx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Cara,
These look delicious. You sure worked hard on these. I bet your friends love them. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
Andie x

Ruza Rebel said...

You did an amazing job making those sweet treats, and you tags are perfect! I'm sure your classmates and teacher will love their treats!!!
Thank you for joining our Color Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

downrightcrafty said...

looks like this was such fun, great little creations
hugs Kate x

Regan said...

Cara, your Valentines treats are so sweet and thoughtful! You did an amazing job on the suckers and the tags! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fun project!!

Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis, I hope you'll join us for our current challenge!

Candy Spiegel said...

Your Valentine's are beautiful! You are lucky to have such wonderful aunts. Great job!