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:
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:
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.
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P.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!