Wednesday, June 30, 2010

4th July card and Rocket popsicles

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I made card using the Sketch Challenge 287 for my layout. Used a stencil from The Crafters Workshop, that looks like a firework, on the background that I spritzed with shimmer spray (hard to see in the picture), stamped stars on the blue with versamark and stars on the white in blue and embossed in white. Colored the turtle with copics and popped him up with Helmar ZapDots. Embossed the sentiment and added star eyelets overtop of the star images. Distressed the image panel and layer beneath.

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Stamp set: Patriotic Parade – Our Craft Lounge
Ink: black, copics, versamark
Paper: red, blue, white
Acces: eyelets, ribbon, distressing tool, zapdots, white & black embossing powder, shimmerz spray, stencil


ROCKET POPSICLES

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Looking for something to make for the 4th of July that will knock the kids socks off? How about Rocket Popsicles? My two youngest are loving these. They are not hard to make but may I suggest making them the evening before so you don’t have to listen to the kids asking all day if they are done! lol 

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What You Need

1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Cherry Flavor Gelatin (I used Strawberry)
1 cup  sugar, divided
2 cups boiling water, divided 
  ice cubes
2 cups cold water, divided
1 pkg.  (4-serving size) JELL-O Berry Blue Flavor Gelatin
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed **

Make It

COMBINE dry cherry gelatin mix and 1/2 cup of the sugar in medium bowl. Add 1 cup of the boiling water; stir at least 2 min. until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to 1 cup of the cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted. Pour evenly into 16 (5-oz.) paper or plastic cups, adding about 1/4 cup of the gelatin to each cup. Freeze 1 hour.

MEANWHILE, combine dry blue gelatin mix and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in medium bowl. Add remaining 1 cup boiling water; stir at least 2 min. until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to remaining 1 cup cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir until ice is completely melted. Refrigerate 1 hour.

SPOON about 3 Tbsp. of the whipped topping over red gelatin in each cup; top evenly with blue gelatin, adding about 1/4 cup of the gelatin to each cup. Freeze 1 hour or until almost firm. Insert wooden pop stick or plastic spoon into center of each cup for handle. Freeze an additional 4 hours or overnight. To remove pops from cups, place bottoms of cups under warm running water for 15 sec. Press firmly on bottoms of cups to release pops. (Do not twist or pull pop sticks.) Store leftover pops in freezer. 

** I did have a few where the cool whip floated to the top before freezing. I have no clue why but I think next time I make them I’m going to let the cool whip layer freeze just a little before adding the blue layer.

Here are a few pictures of my kids enjoying them but first they had to show me the popsicle before taking a lick ;)
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Jorden excited to start eating hers.

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Little stinker was trying to sneak a lick before given the go.

Finally get permission to dive in! And do they!
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         Thanks for stopping by!
                 
                   Amber

4 comments:

Tazza said...

How cool! I am going to have to make these! they look very yummy and fun to do as a family. TFS!

Martha said...

how cute, and congrats on the MG team ;)

Tazza said...

Just stopping by to check out the other popsicle recipe! LOL... Congrats on the DT ! Your going to love the team!

A Cards Delight said...

Yummy! Love the looks of your children diving in! Congrats on the DT!