Have you seen this fun idea?  A fill your own push-up.  This is Heart #3 idea for you.


It is a clear plastic push-up container – the stick is actually tied to the outside with the ribbon – but you stick it in the bottom and pushup to eat the treats out of the inside.


Here is a view from the top – there is a cap for the top.  Mine is filled with sweet-tart hearts on the bottom and a mini cupcake on top. You could fill with various things including cake, frosting and even ice cream (just freeze it).   Here are some tips for decorating the push-up tube –

  • use a strip of More Amore Designer Series paper around the base of the push-up
  • tie a piece of Primrose Petals ribbon around the base tying the stick to the side (I did that because I wanted it to be able to stand up – once you put the stick in the base you can’t stand it up)
  • make a tag – stamp the large heart from Hearts A Flutter and cut it out with the framelit
  • stamp the Happy Valentine’s Day stamp and punch with the heart punch – layer on the scalloped heart
  • punch a heart from the two-step owl punch – it’s Pool Party and fits perfectly on the Valentine stamp
  • punch a 1/16″ hole, add some Whisper White Baker’s Twine and tie the tag to the ribbon.

The More Amore and Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits are in the Stampin’ Up! Spring catalog.  A fun little treat.  I hope my boys like them.

Just a little personal note – this morning I took Ryan to audition and interview for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program.  He is trying out for Percussion in the Music category.  These are the state level auditions – only 1% of the sophomores/juniors in the entire state get to this level.  And when I asked one of the judges today he said there were about 22 kids auditioning for the percussion spots – there are 4-6 spots.   I’m a very proud mom today – I know he did his best regardless of the outcome.  It will be sometime in March before they announce the finalists.    If he makes it that means he goes away to Valdosta State University for 4 weeks this summer.  He’ll study music-percussion as his major and then take a minor in another subject.  It should be a challenging and exciting experience for him.

Have a good weekend!