Thursday, July 26, 2012

Crackerbox Palace Thursday and More Blog Candy!

It's Crackerbox Palace Thursday and today I am sharing two cards I made with some fun popcorn stamps that are available from Crackerbox Palace.  You can win your choice of the stamps featured on the front of one of these cards by leaving a comment at either blog.  The simple requirements for a chance at winning this week’s blog candy are below.

But first- the winner of last week’s blog candy of the stamps featured on one of the sympathy cards last Thursday is………………Diane Ronge! Here is her winning comment from Karen’s blog:  “Karen, thank you for the nice ideas that you always come up with. I can always use new sympathy verses and ideas. Sorry to say that in my line of work we have people passing away all the time. Thank you.” Diane also left a comment on the CBP blog and doubled her odds of winning. You can leave one comment on each blog to get two chances at the weekly blog candy!

Diane, please send me or Crackerbox Palace your address and your choice of which stamps you want, so we can get you the stamps you have won.  And remember you can win another CBP stamp of your choice simply by posting a card you made with the stamps you won to your blog or Splitcoast Stampers gallery and sending us a link.

I made two poppin’ popcorn cards to share with you today. I love love popcorn- it really is my favorite snack! The first time I saw these stamps was in the Crackerbox Palace booth at the Saynor Stampede stamp show in May of this year. They had a make and take where they were teaching how to pop out the bowl of popcorn, but it was so popular, I couldn’t even get close to making one. I had used the technique on flowers, but never thought to use a stylus and pad to pop out a bowl or other object. I tried it and it was very easy. I paper pieced the bowl part, rolled the larger end of a stylus around the center of the bowl to pop it out and attached the sides with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive which Vicky recommends. I stamped the “poppin’” sentiment three times and cut out just that part and attached along with some extra pieces of popcorn. Then I cut a little door and stamped the sentiment again. You open the door to reveal the Happy Birthday wishes.

My second card uses a sketch I had seen in a magazine design call and the same “poppin” technique I described above. I cut six inchies and attached them to the card with the funny sentiment below them. I stamped the popcorn bowl, colored the bowl part and cut out three squares from the bowl of popcorn. I used the stylus and pad to pop them up and attached with the glue on the edges. I stamped and cut out a couple extra pieces of popcorn and the YUM to complete the card.

So would you like to win the fun stamps featured on the front of one of today’s cards? Here is how to win our weekly blog candy:

 1.) We have decided that becoming a follower on both blogs is going to be something we would prefer you do but not a requirement.  My blog is here and the Crackerbox Palace blog is here. 

2.) Leave a comment on either my blog or the Crackerbox Palace blog on the Thursday blogpost featuring CBP stamps.  If you leave a comment on BOTH blogs, you will be entered twice in the drawing.   The deadline to leave a comment will be the following Wednesday at Noon CST. Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments and he or she will win the featured stamp(s). You must send me ( or Crackerbox Palace (  an email with your home address so the stamps can be mailed to you.  And if you post a card to your blog or to Splitcoast Stampers with the stamps you won and send a link to Crackerbox Palace, you will win another Crackerbox Palace stamp of your choice!!

I am entering these cards in the CAS challenge at Paper Pretties and the Food Inspired challenge at Crafty Sentiments

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Joyce M said...

Hey, Karen. What a cute set of stamps. I love what you did with them. Super cute!!!

Linda said...

What a funny card, very cute
hugs Linda

Barbara said...

Cute card...that's a deal, love these stamps. Hugs, Barbara

Christy Beans said...

Now I'm hungry! LOL Definitely a fun stamp set - a great crafty snack! =) ~Christy

Mynnette said...

Fabulous cards--LOVE popcorn! Now I want to eat some...thanks! ;) These are amazing and I LOVE them!!! :)

Bunny said...

This is gorgeous thank you for joining uas at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

Caz xx CS DT

DonnaMundinger said...

Couldn't be more timely with me on a popcorn kick. Adorable cards. LOVE the stamps. xxD