Saturday, February 12, 2011

Card Cupid Blog Appreciation Tour

Welcome to the Card Cupids Appreciation Blog Tour!

Be sure to start at the beginning at Card Cupids, so you don't miss a thing! If you're coming from Christy's blog, then you are in the right place.

Our Blog Tour theme today is Valentine’s projects for children! I'm going to show you how I made Chocolate Dipped marshmallows on a stick.



To make chocolate dipped marshmallows, you will need:
Marshmallows (these are strawberry ones, om nom nom!)
Lollipop sticks

chocolate (I used semi sweet chips)
Sprinkles (optional)
Hideous Green Counter tops (also optional, but it would make me feel better if you had them too)

I made a stand using a block of Styrofoam, red ribbon and paper to hold up my sticks.

First, dip the tip of the sticks in melted chocolate, and then put the stick in the marshmallow. Let these cool.

Then, holding the stick, dip the marshmallow halfway into the chocolate and top with sprinkles. Let cool.
Put the marshmallows in a tiny bag and tie with Ribbon.

And display however you want! So easy and cute! Your kids can help with almost every single step of these adorable treats and they will LOVE to make them! (I know I did!) It would also be really easy to cut tags and add them to the ribbon so everyone knows who they're from.

The secret word from my stop is SMILES. Remember, to win the Blog Tour prize you have to email the secret sentences to info@cardcupids.org by 11:59 pm February 14 with subject: Blog Tour Prize.

Card Cupids is collecting handmade cards, new stuffed animals, coloring/activity books, crayons and markers for Absolutely Incredible Kids Day on March 15 as well as cards for Kate and Christopher and their siblings. If you would like to donate handmade cards or care package items, please visit Card Cupids for more information.

Your next stop on the blog tour is Heather. Have fun!

Card Cupids mission is to provide encouragement and joy by sending Card Cuddle Care Packages to children who are facing difficult challenges in their young lives regardless of their economic background. Card Cupids believes that every child needs to know that they are loved. A stuffed animal to hold, along with cards that share a positive message can help lift the spirits of children that are faced with difficult challenges. Card Cupids collects handmade cards to be sent to children along with new stuffed animals, coloring books, activity books, crayons and markers. Card Cupids hopes to provide numerous Card Cuddle Care Packages to children in hospitals, foster care, homeless shelters as well as children facing difficulties.
Now, if you've read this far, here's a treat for you! Follow my blog and leave a comment on this post by 8am PST on 2.19 to enter to win a $10 gift card to either Michael's or JoAnn's (winner will chose!) be sure to leave me an email address where I can reach you!
I will draw a winner using Random.org on Sunday, February 20th!


Happy Valentines Day!

21 comments:

  1. Do I ever love your project--Chocolate is my favorite food group.

    Diane
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

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  2. These marshmallows look DELICIOUS!

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  3. I like your tip to put the sticks in the chocolate before inserting in the marshmallow. They look so yummy; I may just have to make these with my grandchildren. I love your idea of the gift card, thanks for the chance to win.
    Sarah http://plainandfancypapercrafts.blogspot.com

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  4. These are great and so pretty too! tfs

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  5. Hi! I've been following your blog for about a month now, and I really love your projects :)

    --Colette from Little Lion's Life
    http://littlelionslife.blogspot.com
    littlelionslife at gmail dot com

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  6. I will take a dozen of those!!! ;-) What a great project and as much as I love to see paper crafts....I'm lovin' your marshmellows!!! april_lower@yahoo.com
    I'd become a follower but mine doesn't work for some reason!

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  7. Those are yummy treats!! Now I'm craving some!!
    heehee I will have to get my daughter in the kitchen so we can make some!

    Hugs!

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  8. Yummy! I think me and my kids will do this tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

    Blimanen at msn dot com
    Scrappedwithlove.blogspot.com

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  9. Yummy, yummy!! Great work!

    Saskia :)

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  10. those marshmellows look delicious (´though I never tried one, it´s not that popular here in Holland)
    I think the kids will love them
    hugs
    Miranda

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  11. Oh wow these look yummy! I can't wait to make some! lunalayercakemall@yahoo.com

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  12. I love marshmallows and chocolate!!! Thanks for sharing with us and for joining the blog tour!

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  13. Hi! I am a new follower! I will be making some of these pronto! I want to just reach through my computer screen and take one now!

    http://samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com/
    samanthascricutcreations@live.com

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  14. I totally need to make those!! They are so cute, too bad I didn't find this post earlier!! I am also a new follower!

    http://sharla-thisthingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  15. Looks yummy. I became a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
    karen k 3 at ameritech dot net

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  16. Cute marshmallows! I love that they can be modified for any occasion!

    kaitybugcrafts@live.com

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  17. Not only do these look yummy, they are so pretty. I will have to remember them next Valentines day.
    Loving the pink marshmellow touch.
    LOL at you counter top comment :)

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