Sunday, January 20, 2013

FREE DIGIS-Daydream Designs January Blog Hop

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.


  1. Vicki I just love this what a cute idea for wrapping those popcorn bags and you chose the best image for this project......thanks for the tutorial too it was awesome.

  2. What a great gift idea!! Thanks for the tut, too!
    That snowman family is so cute, but adding the heart makes it perfect!!

  3. Vicki...your project is amazing! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I was looking for that the other day and couldn't find how to do it. THANKS! What amazing artwork you do. I know you pour your heart into each and every creation you make. I know these little gifties will bless someone. What a sweet demonstration of a sweet heart! Thank you so much for being a part of the blog hop, for orchestrating all the details of it, and for encouraging me to follow my dreams! You are a precious friend and I'm so thankful for you!

  4. Very cool idea! I'm going to try this one. Thanks so much, I love it :)

  5. What a great project. I love how you tied the twine around the lid of the upturned jar. What great little "thinking of you" gifts.

  6. Oh my goodness, Vicki! These are so cute! You always have such fun projects going on and I love that you always show how to make them! Uber adorableness on your blog! Have a blessed week! ~H

  7. Super cute project. I love how you flipped the jar and added the gift. I may have left another comment on the wrong post. So sorry about that.

  8. I love his! What a great idea. What a fun, fun, idea. So super!

  9. Love these adorable popcorn holders!! Thanks for the inspiration, tutorial and for coordinating this (and the other) blog hops for Daydream Designs. It's been a FABBY hop today!! ~kris

  10. What an awesome little treat idea, and SO creative. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  11. Your pop corn project is adorable - I just love snowmen! Thanks for being on the hop and sharing your lovely creation - you are making me hungry!

  12. These are Adorable. I really like how the jar is a snow globe. Great work.

  13. You are so ridiculously creative Vicki! I'm proud to be on a team with you. Your treat covers are absolutely stunning!

  14. Thanks so much for the great tutorial and idea! What a fabulous way to end the hop....I had a wonderful time visiting with everyone, you have a great dt that is very creative. Thanks for the inspiration, I bet your Dad will be the best taken care of patient at the hospital!
    Love the jar you have created, digital images are so much fun!

  15. This is adorable...I have yet to learn layering I am always a bit in awe of scenes like this!! What a fun popcorn treat slider...sure to make someone pop with excitement!! :) Blessings on your day!!

  16. Vicki - How great are these??? What a wonderful idea! I never thought of using popcorn in my've got me thinking ;) I think these are great for your dad to hand out. I hope his surgery goes well. I will add him to my prayer list. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us!

  17. What a cute project! Thank you so much for not only sharing it with us but also taking the time to do a tutorial.

  18. Thanks for your portion of the blog hop.

  19. What a fabulous project! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions! Great idea that you can re-use these - they're so pretty. Love this idea!

  20. Wowsers! This is incredible! What a great project. Such a creative and wonderful idea and thanks for the tutorial.

  21. What a fantastic idea!! I love projects like this. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I will have to give it a try. Your holders are so cute!! The nurses will love them. I hope all goes well with your dad's surgery.

  22. Vicki, this project is so cool! Thanks for the tutorial on how to make these! What a sweet little gift pkg! I like that you explained how you placed the heart over the star on the snowman!

  23. Vickie,
    Here we see the heart of a servant. Making a beautiful project, showing the versitility of the DDD's and then taking time to prepare and present the tutorial. Graet work. Love it all.
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!