It's time for Daydream Designs bimonthly blog hop. The theme this time is "Hearts". There are so many digital images featuring hearts that are available at Daydream, it was hard to choose just a few. The entire Design Team is participating in this hop so please visit their blogs and leave a comment. The linked list of designers is below. You will be eligible to win $20 worth of products!
Here are your free digis.
Now, my heart themed Daydream Designs project. I found a tutorial on the Scor-pal blog for a cute cover for a package of microwave popcorn.
My main image is from the digital set called Let It Snow Color. It's the jar globe featuring snow, trees and a snowman with a green hat. The snowman also has a star on his chest. I used a heart from the Sending You Love Color Digi Set. I resized it much smaller and because it was a png file I could layer it right over the star. Now, try and do that with a regular rubber stamp! I then inserted the mother and child snowgirls, resized them and made a family in the jar globe. If you want to see step by step how to make the popcorn cover please scroll down farther in this post.
I made several of these treat covers. They would make great hostess gifts. You could also vary the theme using different colors, papers, and images. Wouldn't this be nice if you combined it with a movie gift card! My dad is having a minor operation on the 30th. He is very friendly to everyone and already knows the nurses on the floor of the recovery room. I am going to send him these packets to hand out. Do you think he might get some royal treatment? What do you think dad?
Ok. So here's how to put the treats together. Start with a piece of cardstock 10" x 6". It's nice that you can get 2 covers from one sheet of 12" x 12" paper. Position the 10" side of the cardstock on your score-pal. Score at 2 1/2", 3", 7", and 7 1/2". The original instructions called for some different measurements. I found the popcorn package was a little hard to fit and I needed to remove the cellophane wrapping to get it into the cover. So I adjusted the measurements to what's listed above.
You need 2 pieces of pattern paper for the front and back. I chose 2 different patterns. Each piece needs to be 5 3/4" x 3 3/4".
Attach the front panel to the cardstock piece. I used scor tape on all sides and one strip down the middle. When I used a tape runner the panels popped off after I put it together. It makes it more secure using the scor tape. Decorate the front pattern paper as you wish. I copied the jar globe image 3 times and printed it on very vanilla cardstock.
I cut out the images and popped them up with foam dots. I wound some red and white twine around the bottom of the jar and tied a bow. I used scor tape on all sides and one strip down the middle. When I used a tape runner the panels popped off after I put it together. It makes it more secure using the scor tape.
Fold on all score lines using a bone folder.
Put a piece of scor tape on one long side of the back. Attach so that you have a completed sleeve.
Put scor tape on the back panel of pattern paper. Attach to the back of the cardstock sleeve.
Wind a length of ribbon around the long side of the popcorn package and leave 4 to 5 inches extra at the top.
Slide the popcorn and ribbon into the cardstock sleeve, making sure the extra ribbon is at the top of your design. Push the popcorn package all the way to the bottom of the sleeve, leaving the extra ribbon hanging out.
Use a round paper punch and punch a hole in both the front and back panels of the cardstock sleeve about 1/2" down from the top. Keep this in mind as you design and decorate the front of your treat box. You don't want your punched hole to interfere with your pretty design.
Pull the ribbon through the punched hole from the inside to the outside. Do this for both the front and back ribbon strips. Tie a pretty bow.
When your recipient unties the bow and pulls on the ribbon the entire popcorn package will slide nicely out of the cardstock sleeve. The nice thing is that another package can be inserted between the ribbon and regifted to someone else!
I orginally used a taffeta ribbon but after tying the bow several times I found it was very wrinkled. I changed to a grosgrain ribbon and am much happier with how it looks. Don't forget to make a comment on this post to be eligible to win your $20 in Daydream Designs digital products. You have until Thursday, January 24th, when the contest closes. Hop on over there now and see how many wonderful images are available. Visit me again tomorrow when I will feature another project using some Daydream images.