Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Alcohol Inked Popcorn Tote and Popcorn Pull-up

WE LOVE POPCORN IN MY FAMILY! My kids just love to have it for a snack, and I personally love to take kettle corn by Orville Redenbacher (nice salty and sweet combination) and sprinkle it with dill pickle popcorn salt. YUM! So, I was browsing in my Dollar Tree store, and I came across these little white cardboard totes. I think there were 12 in a packet for only $1. Perfect little alterable item. I decided to play with my Adirondak alcohol inks with it. It worked out great. This was just one color of the alcohol inks, mixed with the blending solution and then left to dry. I had to wait for one side to dry before doing the other one (ask me how I learned that?). After it was all dry, I stamped a poinsettia from SU "Happiest of Holidays" in versamark ink and then embossed it with gold embossing powder. I added brads to the handle for interest and a little olive ribbon, burgandy ribbon (organdy) and gold cord to make it all pretty. Then I put some popcorn in a plastic bag and tied it up with cord and put it inside the tote. I think it is cute and it is a cheap and easy little gift for a school class, or just a friend who drops in sometime over the holidays.

The second project I wanted to show was a simple one I did really fast before heading to Super Saturday. It is a popcorn pull up holder and holds a package of microwave popcorn. Basically, when you pull the ribbon, it pops out the package of popcorn. This always gets "WOW's" from people who have never seen it before and is so simple to do. You simply wrap a piece of cardstock around the popcorn. Affix the ribbon at one end with a brad and wrap around the popcorn so it comes out at the same end as the brad end. Then tie a not in the ribbon and decorate as you wish. This is such a cheap and cute project. I had a lot of fun making it. I used the snowflake from a retired SU set, "Shapes and Shadows" and stamped it in vintage violet (one of the new SU "In -Color" shades) and almost amythest (which coordinates amazingly well with vintage violet). I used my new SU oval punch to punch out a tag and stamped "Joy" on it from SU "Small Script" Tied all together using some stitched vintage violet ribbon and silver cord.


Karen said...

Love the rich color the popcorn tote has!! Always love the slider idea too!!

Leslie said...

awesome job. On both projects.

Dorinda said...