I made this fun card using a new stamp set out of the new Seasonal catalog from Close to my Heart - and I wanted to show you how I did it. It's a deceptively fun card - the popcorn container is hinged on one side, and the popcorn slides out to reveal a message!
I used the new Central Park paper in the background - it's neat because it's colorful splash of color in the background feels like movie stuff going on.
The stamp set is called "Movie Night" and is a really nice stamp set. I think it's originally meant more for scrapbooking a night out at the movies, but it works really well for this card.
My original thought was to use the opposite side of the paper, because it's a nice blue color, and it would feel like night, but I really like how cheerful and bright the opposite side was, but whatever suits your liking - I think both would work!
On the "popcorn" part of the card, I printed the sentiment and the invite. It would be fun, if these were invites for a child's party, to put a small picture of the birthday kid in this spot instead and put something like "pop on over" but since this was for something different, I used my cricut's writing feature to put the wording on the inside of the popcorn.
I also used Saffron ink to stamp the little popcorn kernels and then I used the various yellow Central Park Sequins so it would have some dimension. I really like how the popcorn came out - it feels really fun.
I cut out slices of spare white daisy and glued them onto the front of the popcorn container, along with a sapphire oval and a white oval. I cut out the ovals with my cricut, but CTMH now has matching stitched oval thin cuts that you can cut out easier with the cuttlebug. After I got the popcorn container put together, I folded over a strip of the side and then glued that down to the white card base and used a paperclip to keep it together while the glue dried.
While that was going on, I cut out some movie tickets out of the white cardstock and stamped Ruby ink to tie in the popcorn container. So then I cut the Central Park paper into 4.25" x 5.5" rectangles and stamped the "now showing" at the top in archival black ink. After that dried, I glued it down over the red hinge, and then I used my bone folder to shape the movie tickets a little so that they would pop out. I added the small blue ticket border at the bottom and stamped more popcorn on the inside of the card. I really do love popcorn, but I am really proud of how the card came out!
I think almost everything is out of the New Seasonal Expressions book from Close to my Heart - it just debuted on May 1, so let me know if you want to check it out!
Movie Night Invite Card
by Barb Baldwin
Cranberry Ink Pad (Large movie tickets)
Sapphire Ink Pad ("Join Us" and little tickets)
Saffron Ink Pad (popcorn)