February SUSIE-Q Fun Tip!

Well, it’s me again, Susan Liles (susiestampalot), and I’m here to serve ya’ll up some fun with my monthly installment of my SUSIE-Q FUN TIP!  Makes sense, right?

Ya’ll know I LOVE to get lots of mileage out of my dies.  So when Your Next Stamp came out with these YNS Lollipop Cover dies last month, I TOTALLY knew these had to be transformed somehow into OWLS!  WhoooOooOO wants to see how I did it?
Let’s rock-n-roll….

There’s no stamping involved in these, so all I had to do was gather my YNS dies:
YNS Lollipop Cover
YNS Insta Love Polaroid Die Set (inside oval only)
YNS Whatnots Season One Die Set (Heart, Sun, Loopy Circle Chain)
plus a regular hole punch (1/4″ or so).
**I found Tootsie Roll Pops fit perfectly in the Lollipop Covers.

Go ahead and cut all the pieces at once with the dies as shown above.  Don’t forget to cut 2 hearts for each set of wings.  Since the loopy circles make 3 sets of eyes, you may want to go ahead and cut three sets of everything else and have enough for 3 complete owl pops.  Just sayin’. 

Next, cut the Loopy Circle in sets of 2 for the base of the eyes, and snip off a point from the sun for the beak. 

Here’s where you and your little “X” Xyron maker become best friends…
If you don’t have one of these, I highly recommend it.  Turns stuff into stickers.  Magic.  Use a coupon at Mike’s or HL and it’ll only be like $7 bucks.

Run these things through the machine.  Feel the magic.  Ok, really if you don’t have one, you can just use glue or a glue pen for the tiny things.  Tweezers are helpful either way for the next step.

Build your owlie’s eyes.  Still with me?  Here comes the REALLY fun part!!

Assemble, assemble, assemble!  Cover the holes in the “face part” of the lollipop cover with your newly made eyes.  (wish I could get some of those for real.  I NEED to get my prescription re-done!)

Then fold along score lines.  Insert the lollipop, stick first, into the large hole.  You may have to scrunch the wrapper down on the stick so that it fits right.  Glue the face to the body with the lollipop inside.  You can use Scor-tape.  I’m not sure if it’d stick well enough, but you could try a temporary adhesive here, so that it can still open. 

Tie some cute ribbon or twine around the stick on top of the owl’s head and add any embellishments you wish.  I ran the pink heart through an embossing folder and stuck it on his belly with a pop dot. 

These would be awesome projects for kiddos or fun to do up all “Valentine-y” and give as treats to your favorite peeps!  WhooOooOOO wouldn’t LOVE one!?!?

I’m so VERY glad ya’ll enjoy 
my ramblings/tutorials every month.
 I check the comments often and 
LOVE to hear what ya’ll have to say!!

Be sure and leave me some lovely comments as to your thoughts about THIS PROJECT and let me know what else you’d like for me to cover in the coming months!
If you’d like to reach me by email,
feel free to find me on my blog, susiestampalot.com!  

  There’s going to be a random drawing on February 5th from all the comments to win some YNS goodies!    

Ready, set, GO!!!!!


  1. 1

    These are darling! How clever. Thanks for sharing,

  2. 2

    This is a superb gift not only for Valentine’s day but would be great for doorgifts at stitching meet ups or at parties too. We could change put something else inside instead of the pops…Thanks a million for sharing this.


  3. 3
    Julie E says:

    Whoooo would have thought of it???!!! Sooo creative Susan!

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    Keri Postma says:

    I love owls so much!! So this is the next project on my list. Thanks so much for your great idea!! I can’t wait to make these so exciting!

  5. 5

    I love owls! These are just adorable!

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    K Hutchinson says:

    Super duper adorable! Love these!

  7. 7

    So CUTE and CREATIVE Susan! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your awesome tutorial on how to make these super fun owl pop holders! xo

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    Net says:

    Oh that’s so clever! I guess for easter you could make chicks… or bunnies…

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    Ohhhh Net, I like the way you think :o) Cute idea!

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    scrappintlc says:

    Ohhhhh adorable hon. Your blog is always a joy to visit! Maybe the chalkboard technique would ve good. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    wendy says:

    Amazing Susan so creative!

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    ~ Kendra ~ says:

    Too adorable! Love the owls!! I just love this lollipop die!!

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    Lawren says:

    OMG! These are way too cute! I love owls and this is just adorable!

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    ScrapinShana says:

    This is adorable!!! I would LOVE to see some projects for St. Patty’s Day! =)

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    Mary-Anne V says:

    These are just so cute…love the way you used the dies in such a creative way. Thanks for the picture tutorials.

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    Andrea6760 says:

    These are so adorable!!Love the lollipop die and the owl is so cute that you could use it for any holiday just with changing the papers. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lori says:

    OMGOSH!!! How adorable are these little owlies???? Thanks for showing us how to make them – awesome!

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    Maureen says:

    I love your creativity with these – how awesome!! And a really wonderful tutorial too!

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    Cheryl Bux says:

    Such a clever idea and so cute! Thanks for the step by step visuals – awesome!

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    Indy says:

    What a fabulous project! Love those owls!

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    Sue D says:

    Oh my–love how you turned this die into owls! I would like more creative ideas to use dies for the holidays.

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    Janet Zeppa says:

    Such adorable owls!! Love your creativity!

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    Billie A says:

    Really fun idea and love the owl creation. Great use of the dies, truly smart idea thinking outside of the box. Thanks for sharing this project.

  24. 24

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  25. 25

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial. My daughter-in-law is a teacher and these would make cute valentine gifts for her students. So I better get my order in today.

  26. 26

    WHoo – who can argue with another fun way to present some sweets!

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    renee says:

    so clever! thanks for sharing this darling idea and opportunity.

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    tblue says:

    Too stinkin cute and oh so clever!!!

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    Frances says:

    This is a wonderful project, great idea for parties, sure going to try it. hugs,Frances.

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    Marsha says:

    These are as cute as can be. How clever.

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