Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pop Corn!


School started yesterday and while the twins were happy to see their friends again, their baby sister A was miserable! Even though they bickered everyday of the summer break, she misses her playmates. Her non-stop sighing drove me nuts but I really thought that she would get over it fast.

Today is Day 2 of the new school year. Instead of getting back to her routine of playing with her toys, I found A lying on the middle of the staircase at 10am. I asked her to go take a nap in her bed and all she could muster was a meek "I'm sad."

Ack! Can anyone say "DRAMA!" ?

Anyway, I thought I'd try to cheer her up. She likes to peek over my shoulder when I am working on my laptop and the other day she saw me looking at the Lettering Delights' Sugar Rush clipart set . She loves that Pop Corn image and has asked me to make a card for her. I never got around to it and so I thought that I would make it for her today.

Using the cut-and-print trick, I printed a 4.5" x 2.7" image. With the help of MTC, I made a shaped card the same way that I made the one from yesterday's post. Since the clipart set came with the non-colored popcorn image, it was very convenient to trace that in MTC. I made the shaped-card front in mere minutes.



The resulting card looked fun but rather flat and boring.


To add some dimensions to the card, I layered some "Pop Corn" with foam tape.



I used the same black & white popcorn image to cut the popcorn out with MTC and the Cricut.


I think it looks so much better this way.



Baby Sister A was excited to see her card and kept it with her all morning. Sadly, her attraction to it didn't last long. :-(  As soon as her sisters got home from school, I found the card on the stairs "pop corn-less"! All that is left was a shadow of the foam tape!


I confronted Baby Sister why she has "eaten" all that pop corn. To my surprise, she flipped the card open and said "But mom, I was saving them for another day!"  :-)


Sigh...what else would a 4 year old think of? What will I do with myself when she goes to preschool in 2 weeks?

**shudder**


3 comments :

  1. Cute card and cute story! Sounds like something my DD would have done at that age.

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  2. Wow, awesome job! So glad you are posting more over at MTC forum, too!!! Love seeing your stuff there. So, I left you a blog award!!! Come get it when you get a chance!

    Kim V. (KimATC at MTC forum)
    kreations-by-kim.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Kim! Thank you for giving me this blog award. I'm really flattered. :-) I'm really bad at fulfilling award requirements but I'll be back to claim it. Thank you so much for putting a smile on my face this Labor Day morning. Enjoy your holiday! :-)

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