Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Creative Time 3D Wednesdays

This is my 2nd post for today. If you would like to see details about the current Simply Crafts Challenge scroll down to the next post or click HERE.

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

Items Used:

Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge
My Creative Time stamps - Here's Lookin' At You
DCWV - All About Boys
Ink for inking edges
microwave popcorn
soda pop


  1. You are so clever, Glora! These are just adorable! I had no idea Designer's Calendar had that cute shirt and tie cut. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Glora ~ OMGEEEE! How CLEVER is your project! I LOVE this! I LOVE how you used "Pop" for this! Original ~ ABSOLUTELY! I have NEVER seen anything like this! OH WOW! I just LOVE how you did that shirt for the popcorn! It looks so stinkin REAL! Just all the right touches! Look at that bottle of pop! WOW! Winner in my eyes! I am so glad I have that cartridge ~ too! AWESOME job sweet friend!

  3. Hi Glora,GREAT Father's Day projects ideas!So fun and looks AMAZING,I always LOVE your projects!!!Have a SUPER day my friend!!!:)

  4. Glora, both of these are so fabulous!! Love everything about them. Love the paper you used on the ties, and the buttons you added to the shirt and I love the way you tied the word POPS to both items!!!

  5. Very clever and cute love the ideas.

  6. This is just adorable! So cute!! What a great project!!!

  7. Oh Glora these are genius!!! Great idea on the popcorn, so clever! Always love your creations. Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  8. How creative! I love the play on words :) Such a great idea. Way to go my friend!!!

  9. Such a fun idea!!! You are so creative! They both came out so cute!!

  10. You are so clever. I love these ideas. Maybe a gift card with a movie rental with a Father theme to go with the popcorn and pop? Don't know what movie would work.
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  11. How cute Glora!! I would have never thought of this! I have this Cart and did not know this was on there! Love it! hugs


  12. awesome....what a cute idea!
    wanted to ty for your comment on my Splish Splash card Glora, those piggies are just so darned cute, I have another idea for them, but didn't think of it till I was deep into this one, LOL!!!

  13. Love it! You are so darn clever! :)

  14. These are just sooo cute! I Love that tie around the soda pop. And the shirt is perfect! Great job Glora!

  15. Love this my friend except for my husband it will have to wrapped in Coke and Chocolate, LOL. Thanks for the idea my friend.


  16. OMG, this is just the cutest Father's Day gift set!!! I really love the tie wrapped Sprite..

    Scrappy hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  17. How cute and clever is this! Love it!