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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?



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

  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)

  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! :-)