Today at My Creative Time we are all making projects with a "Father's Day" or "masculine" theme.
Well I was glancing through some SVG's and saw this really cute soda pop and tie idea and thought I would like to make something like that so I borrowed that idea (I think it was from Lettering Delights but I don't remember for sure). Then my mind went to work and came up with an original idea too (at least as far as I know it is an original idea)! I thought about how cute a bag of microwave popcorn would look dressed up like a man's dress shirt. I love how these came out and I hope you like them too.
I thought they both were kind of a fun twist on the word POPS since I used 'POP'corn and soda 'POP' and sometimes we call our dad 'POP' or 'POPS.' Plus it was super convenient that Emma just came out with this PERFECT stamp set called Here's Lookin' At You. POPS is one of the sentiments and you can mix and match it with a bunch of other AWESOME sentiments. I LOVE how these turned out and I hope you do too!
If you are interested in details on how to make these, here you go...
For the soda pop I used a 2 liter of soda and then I cut the collar and tie image from the Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartridge at 11". This image does not have a layer feature, however, you can just cut it out twice once in white and once with a patterned paper. Then you can cut the tie part out of the patterned paper with a couple of quick snips of the scissors and adhere it to the white piece. Super duper easy. Then I just stamped the sentiment 'POPS' from Here's Lookin' At You and I stamped 'you are simply the BEST!' from the same set. I inked the edges and wrapped the collar around the soda and stuck it together. Then I added a button to the top of the collar and I was done. This took hardly any time at all.
For the popcorn. I cut a white piece of paper 7" x 11" (this is the piece to wrap around the popcorn). I cut a thin strip 1/2" x 7" for the middle of the shirt. I cut the same collar and tie image from the Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge at 7" this time. I cut it out in white and patterned paper so I could get the tie layer. I inked around all of the pieces and then adhered them to the middle of the 7" x 11" piece of paper. Then I trimmed the top of the collar off and curved around the neck part as well. I added two buttons one at the collar and one at the bottom and then I added the 'POPS' sentiment to the 'It's your Day!' sentiment from the Here's Lookin' At You stamp set by Emma at My Creative Time. Then I centered it and wrapped it around the popcorn and glued it down. The patterned paper on both of these is from the All About Boys paper pad by DCWV.
Make sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what AWESOME projects she and the rest of the team have in store for you! Have a terrific day! Hugs- Glora
Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge
My Creative Time stamps - Here's Lookin' At You
DCWV - All About Boys
Ink for inking edges