Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hop on Pop {CSS/CCM Blog Hop!}...

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Hey there! If you've just tuned in, today is day two of the Perfect pair Blog Hop featuring Clear & Simple Stamps and Creative Cuts & More. I'm extra, extra, extra excited because I also get to let slip a big secret I've been keeping!
Beginning today, I will have the extreme honor of joining the Clear & Simple Stamps Design Team! Lucky, lucky me, and I am so thrilled to be joining such an amazing team of talented paper-crafters. You'll be hearing much more about this in the weeks to come!
We've got some fabulous projects to inspire you, each showcasing how wonderfully well stamps and die-cuts go together. Plus, one lucky commenter will win a $25 gift certificate to Clear and Simple Stamps and another will win a gift certificate to Creative Cuts & More! To be eligible, please leave a comment on each blog, as winners will be drawn from all comments made by Friday, September 24.

If you've hopped over from the lovely and talented Lila's blog, be sure to visit the full line-up, which begins at the Die Cut Diva blog!

For my hop project, I used the super-cute Popcorn Extras set from Clear & Simple Stamps and paired it with, what else? The adorable popcorn box and pop-up card from CC&M!


I began with the popcorn box (which arrives plain and in the color and texture of your choosing) and stamped all four sides multiple times with the fun popcorn image, then colored all of it in with a white souffle marker. Next, I border punched some trim for the top and cut out just one fluffy piece of popcorn to "pop" out beneath my sentiment element. After a quick assembly, I had a cute treats box just waiting to be filled with some yummy goodness!


Next, I created a card to coordinate with my box, using a very fun "pop-up" card die-cut. I decorated the front by stamping popcorn to match my box background, again using the same border punch. That cute little filmstrip is another CC&M die-cut, to which I added a piece of the fluffy good stuff. After stamping the sentiment, I turned to the inside of the card.


The idea of popcorn actually popping was one I thought I'd try to simulate. After covering the inside of the card with patterned paper, I drew a little popcorn box and filled it with stamped popcorn. Then, after cutting out several individual kernels, I attached them with strips of clear acetate. Fun, yes? I love the birthday sentiment and thought it would make my box and card ensemble the perfect celebratory gift with its own little "surprise!"

BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Popcorn Extras (Clear & Simple Stamps)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye (Tsukineko)
  • Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!); Solar White (Neenah); Clear Acetate (Papertrey Ink)
  • Patterned Paper: Peach Parfait In-Color Patterned Paper (SU!)
  • Coloring Medium: Souffle White Opaque Puffy Ink Marker (Sakura)
  • Fibers: Soft Sky Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!)
  • Tools: Crown Border Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
HAPPY BEANS
  • Die-Cuts: Popcorn Box in Bazzill Smoothies Marmalade Blast (Creative Cuts & More); Film Strip in Raven Black Bazzill Canvas (CC&M); Pop-Up Card in Bazzill Smoothies Ocean Breeze and Marmalade Blast (CC&M)
Thanks so much for hopping by today. Now, head on over to the amazing Kim's blog for more die-cut and inky inspiration!

Creative Cuts & More Blog (intro and sneaks)
Lori Tecler
Steph Zerbe
Jennifer Tapler
Melisa Waldorf
Dana Grothaus
Lynn Stevens
Eva Dobilas
Becky Voth
Jenyfur Pohl
Lila Holgate
Regina Mangum - You're Here!
Kim Langhurst
Chrissy Dickinson
Clear and Simple Stamps Blog, Nicki Jackson


39 comments:

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Regina this is probably the BEST card I've ever seen. The inside is a BRILLIANT idea. I can almost taste it!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh My - BRAVO!!! Love the POP OUT card and your creations. Great job with the Dies!

Tiff said...

This is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!! You never cease to amaze me! Love what you did with the pop up card! LOVE! And coloring in all those popcorns...your patience SURELY paid off!

chrissy o said...

just love that popcorn
hugs chrissy xx

Susie said...

Terrific creations. Love the inside of your card. Congrats on being a DT member - CSS is a wonderful company.

lisa808 said...

Love the popping popcorn card!!!

Lillian Child said...

Okay, creating a "pop up" card to go with your popcorn theme - just too dang cute for words!

Noelle Reese said...

WOW! That is by far the cutest pop-up card I have ever seen! AWESOME!! I love all your projects!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Holy Crap!!!! What a perfect pair!!! These are fabulous projects girl! Especially that pop-up card!

Cards by Gina said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Love these projects! Absolutely adorable! And congrats on your new design team membership! You're AWESOME!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a wonderful surprize when you open that card! Great work

Steph Zerbe said...

Shut up! The pop-up card is perfection! Beyond my expectations!!!!! You have blown me away. And I LOVE the popcorn background on the box. I could never give this set away. It's just stunning!!

Dawn said...

Totally amazing girl! Wouldn't this be a great gift for a movie person, add in a movie pass or gift certificate. Totally amazing doesn't cover but I can't quit saying.
Great job!!!

Sheri said...

Oh My Popcorn!!! ;) What fun cards and projects!!! My sweet hubby is a movie aficionado (sp?) and these would be such great things to do for him!!! Great ideas!!! Thanks so much!!!

Monica K. said...

How cool is this?! Love the popcorn popping off the card! So creative!

mylaughingmagpie said...

This is great Regina! i love the colors you chose & LOVE how you made the popcorn "POP"! Can't wait to see more - welcome to the team!

Susan Mangum said...

Just adorable, Regina. The pop-up popcorn is the best idea ever, and I love the colors you used. Congratulations on joining the team!

Sue D said...

Very clever pop up card to go with the treat box!

littlen said...

love the pop out popcorn. great work. tfs.

Ann Schach said...

Too cute! I absolutely love it!

Jo said...

your work is just amazing ... these popcorn projects just rock!!!

Sarah said...

Your projects are just poppin' with fun.

Kathy Eddy said...

This is so clever. I love how you popped the popcorn. pun intended.

trisha too said...

Regina, these are AWESOME!!

That poppin' popcorn is amazing!
:)

Martha said...

Oh my goodness! The popcorn popping out of the box is too cute! I love it! Congrats on the design team too!

KimL said...

Hi Regina, Can i just say WOW!!! Love what ya did with the card. Your color scheme is fantastic! Congrats on your new gig! Hugs Kim L.

Linda Callahan said...

You are one busy lady! Congrats on your latest venture! And I love all of that popcorn popping all around! The colors are fabulous together and the filmstrip gives it even more "pop"!

Dana Grothaus said...

Wow that card is amazing!!! Whoever you give that to is going to be blown away. Welcome to the DT. You are going to have a blast!!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

OMG! This is adorable!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, Regina, this is a poppin' cool creation! Love the colors you used on this and the pop-up card is awesome!!! Fantastic job with the stamps and templates!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

ACK! This is poppin' awesome girl...creative oozing from every part of this great duo.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is PURE fun and FABULOUSNESS! LOVE LOVE LOVE these!

njcervantes99 said...

The pop-out popcorn card is SOOO FUN! I love it! Nothing but a huge smile when I saw it! Great idea!

Sandy Ang said...

What cute projects - really like the "pop"-up card (pardon the pun) !

Debbie Yates said...

Amazing projects - I can really see the love you put into them! Great combo - just love it!

billiejo said...

I love your popcorn set! Who wouldn't love to receive that? I've used wire to pop images, and never thought of acetate. Great idea!
Sandy my dot billiejo at gmail dot com

Denise said...

Cutest card ever! I love how you made all the popcorn pop out!

silvia said...

super cute!!

Die Cut Diva said...

WOW -- these stamps and die cuts are showcased just great -- you did a wonderful job