Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals – National Lollipop Day

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Windy Robinson

Did you know that today is National Lollipop Day? I didn’t know about it until recently so I thought it would be fun to look a little further into such a sweet holiday.

I learned the concept of eating a treat on a stick can be traced back to the ancient Arabs, Egyptians and Chinese…some argue that cavemen were the first to do it as they would gather honey on a stick and eat or lick it clean, inventing the first lollipop.

Although this may be a stretch, boiled sugar was eaten with the aid of sticks in the Middle Ages. And even if it’s uncertain who invented the sweet treat, we do know these facts about our modern lollipop:

  • The Racine Confectioners Machinery Co. of Racine, Wisconsin invented a machine that could make forty lollipops a minute in 1908.
  • Samuel Born is credited with inventing the Born Sucker Machine which mechanically inserted sticks into lollipops in 1916.
  • George Smith trademarked the name “lollipop” in 1931. How do you trademark such a thing, you ask? Rumor has it that he named the stick candy after his favorite race horse Lolly Pop. True? Who knows, but what great name to have a trademark on!

Okay, so enough trivia for the day…ready to see how I used lollipops as inspiration to create a card? Well, I headed to my favorite site for finding visual inspiration, Pinterest (if you are new to Pinterest, check out Cath’s Trend Talk about it HERE), where I searched “lollipops” and found this beautiful image:

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Photo courtesy of 100 Layer Cake

How sweet to use lollipops in place of table cards at a wedding! I just LOVE it and was inspired to create this card in celebration of National Lollipop Day:

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I started by stamping and embossing the background with an Impression Obsession background stamp. I then cut and inked concentric circles with die templates by Spellbinders Paper Arts, layered them with foam adhesive and adhered them to the card. Lastly I embellished the card with ribbon, pearls by Want 2 Scrap and a sentiment tag made with stamps by Technique Tuesday.

Friends, do you want to celebrate this fun day with a prize? Leave a comment telling me your favorite candy by midnight (MDT) on Thursday, July 21 for a chance to win some sweet treats from October Afternoon’s 5 & Dime collection.

Take care,

Windy Robinson,
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

5787495139 f602ff69b9 t Groovin with the Go to Gals   National Lollipop DayP.S. Just a reminder…you have one more day to vote in Round 2 of Gallery Idol! Click HERE to view the Top 15′s cards and cast your vote. Voing will end at noon (MDT) tomorrow!

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124 Responses to Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals – National Lollipop Day

  1. Jean says:

    There’s not much in the way of candy (or any sweets for that matter) that I don’t like but I would have to say that my favorite candy is York Peppermint Pattie, a relatively guilt-free indulgence.

  2. Geri Greening says:

    Cinnamon Hearts! Y-U-M-M-Y for the Tummy!

  3. heh – does POPCORN count? no? okay, well my fave candy? that’s an easy one…. JELLY BELLY – preferably the chocolate covered TANGERINE ones! seriously yummy, and DANGEROUS because they carry them at A.C. Moore!

  4. mandi says:

    I LOVE Dove’s dark chocolate. I is sooooo creamy and rich. I love my dark chocolate.

  5. Elaina Larsen says:

    No doubt in my mind – Cadburry’s Carmello. The carmel inside is the best.

  6. Ujjwal says:

    I love dark chocolate and bournville is my favorite :)

  7. Therese says:

    It’a a ‘Cherry Ripe’! It’s made by Cadbury in Australia (not sure where else). It’s a chocolate bar, the centre is cherry & coconut surrounded by dark chocolate, uber yummy! My Mum used to post them to me when I lived in the UK… that’s the sort of things Mum’s do!

  8. Mailee Lor says:

    My favorite candy is gummy worms. I love that I can chew it.

  9. Jordan G says:

    My favourite candy would have to be chocolate, I also LOVE cupcakes and donuts! Lol bur not sure if they are considered candy. But still yum :)

  10. Carol M. says:

    Oh, I’m a Dark Chocoholic!!! Anything (well, ALMOST anything) covered with dark chocolate is just fine with me! Forget the bugs though!!

  11. I love anything with chocolate, especially dark chocolate…. and nuts….

  12. Amanda Parham-Hall says:

    chocolate~reeses cups & fruity~starburst & skittles! we love candy in our house! thanks!

  13. Amanda Parham-Hall says:

    we love all candy! reeses cups, starbursts & skittles! thanks!

  14. Amanda Parham-Hall says:

    sorry about posting twice~using my cell! Not sure how 2 erase 1! not trying 2 cheat! sorry, again! thanks!

  15. Rachael says:

    My fave candy used to be dark chocolate kisses, but since I found out I’m gluten intolerant I can’t eat candy anymore. Now I save my candy money for treats of the stamping, paper, or embellishment kind. :)

  16. Wendy Orme says:

    Milk chocolate with almonds and toffee bits…YUM!

  17. oh I am such a tootsie roll fan! my boys would even give me theirs out of trick or treating collections every Halloween. grins!

  18. Paula says:

    I love Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. A wide variety of yummy flavors!

  19. LorraineN says:

    Beautiful card! My fav is anything chocolate, lol!

  20. Charlene M. says:

    Sweet tarts are my favs! Any way, shape or form …. love them! :)

  21. Susan DR says:

    I loved your lollipop trivia! My favorite candy is Junior Mints, but I will eat just about anything sweet or chocolate!!

  22. Seanna says:

    Twizzlers make my mouth smile! Yums!

  23. Vickie says:

    I love any kind of chocolate candy. TFS and this giveaway.

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