Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My debut on Tuesday Treats, and I brought the POPCORN!

Admit it, you've done it, too - bought some craft item in the store because it looked really cool, then stashed it away and never used it. Well, about 6 months ago, I was looking in the paint section at my local craft store and picked up a 6-pack of Tulip Puffy Paint. Now, I was no stranger to puffy paint. I had used it long ago on various projects, but the bottles had long since dried up and been thrown away. So why did I buy more? Simple...the package said "puffs like popcorn." What a fabulous idea that I just HAD to try - but never did. Never, that is, until Pam gave me my Tuesday Treats assignment, and it was the popcorn box from TBBM! I KNEW I bought that puffy paint for a good reason!

My original idea was to make the box and attach "popcorn" all around the edges, then fill the box with movie candy, a package of microwave popcorn, and movie tickets. This idea rattled around in my brain for weeks, but I could never really picture it in a way that I thought I would like. Then I ran across a card online that was basically a sleeve with a slide-out card, and this idea was born! I'm thrilled with the outcome, and I have a few ideas to use with it, though I'm sure some of you will think of others. Please share them if you do so I can post them here and on Tuesday Treats as updates.

Here are mine:
"We go together like popcorn and movies." (borrowed this one from a stamp)
"POP on over to the theater for a night at the movies, on me." (enclose movie theater gift card)
"POP on over for a movie night and slumber party."
"Popping up a good time......"
"Popping up good wishes for you...."
From Melanie: "Popping by just to say..." (Happy birthday, thank you, congratulations, etc.)

So, pop yourself some real popcorn and pull up a seat to watch the videos. Happy crafting. Just try not to get butter on your projects!!

Cartridges: TBBM and either George or Plantin
UPDATED: the zip file will include a cut file for either George or Plantin, along with TBBM
Popcorn Card files for Design Studio
Popcorn Card files for Gypsy



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24 comments:

Lesley from WI said...

This is too cute! I have always wanted to try puffy paint and I think you just talked me into it. Love it!

217 Creations said...

AWESOME JOB!!!!! and I get to be first! Yeah!!

gabyangel said...

No, I get to be first!! LOL I think the counter is off!!
Anyway, What a WONDERFUL Job!!!! With your permission I am going to have to attempt to make this card!! Gracias!
I really enjoyed your videos!
I am new to your blog and have immediately become a follower!

Audrey Frelx said...

This is just absolutely cute-cute-cute!!! I love it, it almost looks real!!! I bought that paint years ago too and threw it out after it dried out, and at the time, couldn't figure out why I'd bought it in the first place and never gave it another thought. Now all the ideas you've inspired with this project... LOL!!! TFS! I just love it.

Paper said...

Very cute card. Love the dimension the puff paint adds. I'm amazed at your talents. Thanks.

lynn said...

so adorable and very creative, cindy! love this, thanks!

Amy Jo said...

Very creative Cindy! What a great way to invite guests to a movie night!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [30 Mar 03:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jean said...

Very Cute!!

Tina M said...

Cindy, this is so cool! years ago I did a popcorn box on a sweat shirt and used this kinda paint. I never would have thought to do it on a card! thanks for sharing this Yummy treat!

Cher~ said...

Amazingly creative. You WOW me EVERYTIME. How long did you stare at popcorn before making this? ;-). We love going to the movies and this will be a keeper for sure.

Cindy McVey said...

LOL Cher....we love the movies, too! And I didn't stare at it very long before I had to eat it! I LOVE popcorn!

CuddlyBunny said...

Very cool idea! Can't wait to try this one ...

DtsArt said...

Beyond adorable. So original

Sara Mahoney said...

Very cute! This will be perfect for my popcorn loving husband!

Linea said...

So,So Cute. It would work for any age. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing Your talents for all of us. So Clever. Linea

Janarn said...

Wow! This is a great card!!! I am gonna have to try this one!! Thanks for sharing!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Mar. 31, 2010. Thanks again.

Melanie said...

So cute! I love it!

I tried to come up with more sayings but the best I could come up with is...

"Popping by just to say..." (Happy birthday, thank you, congratulations, etc.)

Thanks for sharing!

http://scrappymel.blogspot.com

cricutlover20 said...

Love this! Cant wait to try it. Puffy paint is on my list for JoAnns tomorrow..lol. Thank you, the videos really show us how we can do it!! TFS, Cindy

blaney7188 said...

Cindy...you are wonderful!!! The popcorn box...girl...so cute!!! I may be able to do this???? Thanks soooo much for sharing. I hope to use this for teachers' gifts, birthdays..anything!!! I am sorry to hear about all the 'stuff' going on...but you will always have your crafting!!!
Courtney

Anonymous said...

So super cute! Can't wait to make a few of these for the end of the school year! Thanks for sharing!
-Kate716 (from cricut mb)

mshady said...

This is totally adorable. Our school is having a popcorn and poetry night and I wish I could make these for invitations but we have too many students for that. Not to mention, I am more of a collector of ideas. Mine never seem to look as cute. Maybe I can make it so the teachers can at least display it in their rooms. Hmmmm...
Your designs are great. Thanks for being so so kind and sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the idea! So cute!! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!!

~Tammy

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Lifetime crafter, beginning with sewing clothes for my troll dolls when I was 5. Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2000. Wife of almost 30 years to my high school sweetheart and planning on 30 more! Mom to 2 great kids and one awesome new son-in-law. "Mom" to 3 furkids, Pomeranians Roxy and Lulu, and a Calico cat, Sugar aka "Miss Fattypants." Addicted to all things Disney!