Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Make It A Couch Potato Night

I wanted to share a project I submitted for the Papertrey Guest Star Stamper contest for August. I had *so* much fun making it. What is it? Well it's a little couch potato gift set I came up with based loosely on a popcorn bag. I don't have a pattern, but the base of the bag is 2 pieces of 8 1/2 X 10" Sweet Blush cardstock that I scored and adhered together with sticky strip. I seem to use this method a lot when making 3D projects like bags and boxes.

I staged my picture by making some popcorn and putting it an extra popcorn bag favor and tipped it over. My whole house smelled like popcorn ... yummy!!

Here's a picture of what the actual gift set would look like. Don't you love the polka dot couch?? I have so much fun when I use this set. I put the goodies (a bag of microwave popcorn, a large pack of M&Ms, and a Blockbuster gift card) in a cellophane bag I got at AC Moore in the candy decorating section. Embellished with ribbon and a cute little tag. Wouldn't this be a perfect gift for a friend that is recuperating from surgery, or a breakup ... or just going through a hard time? Or how fun would it be to make up some smaller popcorn bags for a Chick Flick night or a slumber party for your daughter and her friends? The possibilities are endless, really.

I emailed pictures of my project to my sister before submitting it and she said it inspired her to stay home from work, make some popcorn and watch TV ... lol ... totally cracked me up!! (You are too much, Joy!!)


Margie said...

Very cute! I do love the polka dot sofa!

Kathy H said...

Oh I love that!