Tuesday

Best Pop Ever

If you find yourself without a Father's Day card or the ones at the store are lame, I have come to your rescue.

Materials
2 pieces of cardstock
1 piece of cardstock scrapbook paper
double stick tape

Tools
paper cutter or scissors
glue stick

The first step is to download and print this and this on white cardstock. Change your page set up to "borderless letter" otherwise some of the end photos may be cut off. The first download gives you an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper with photos of various foods called "pop" in polaroid frames.


Cut the paper in half length-wise.

Place a piece of double-stick tape on the back edge of "popcorn" and carefully line up and adhere it to the front edge of "corn pops". You should have a piece of paper 4 1/4" x 22 1/2".
Score the center (on the front) with either a bone folder or a table knife. Score on the front, 3 1/2 " from either end. Turn the card over and score on the back side, 7 " from either end. Fold on score lines. You should now have an accordion folded card. Trim top and bottom, if necessary. Don't fret if the card isn't folded perfectly, the cover will make that much less noticeable.

Cut 2 pieces 3 3/4" x 4 1/4" from card stock; perhaps a piece of scrapbook paper. Glue the pieces to either end of the accordion. Print the photo of the "tootsie pop" on white card stock and cut out. Glue it to the front cover.

Place a photo of the best pop ever into the frame on the last page.

14 comments:

Sister Diane said...

Aw, I love this Father's Day card! Great work!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a GREAT (happy) pop(s day) card!!

Shelli said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I just love it!

Kim said...

I love the idea! I linked it to my blog - love it!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love this SO much! So, so creative! I'll be linking.

Emily said...

This is so cute! But I am unable to download it because it is disabled on the documents :(

Lynsey said...

It worked great! Thanks for letting me steal your creativity. You are linked to my blog!

Gail said...

Emily- I'm so sorry that you can't seem to download the pdf files. I just tried it and it works perfectly. Did you click where it says "here"? That brings you to Scribd and to the documents. Right above the picture of the document is the word "Scribd" and next to that is "more" with an arrow. If you click on "more" there is a dialog box that says "print"

Sorry that this is a bit complicated. I wish that Blogger would let us download pdf files directly to our blogs, but they don't. You have to go through a third party, like Scribd.

Katherine Marie! said...

What a FUN and CREATIVE card... I love it! I'm going to keep this in mind for next year. :):) Thanks for sharing!!!

Emily said...

Thanks so much...I guess it was pretty obvious to everyone else!

Thimbleanna said...

This is awesome -- Thank You!!!

Mary Beth said...

Absolutely wonderful! My kids didn't have a card yet-I was going to throw (I mean hand them) some construction paper, crayons, scissors and glue tomorrow and hope (pray) for the best-now I don't have to...thank you so very much!

CShipe said...

This is absolutely brilliant! Found your blog through One Pretty Thing and now I can't stop reading it :) I'm adding you to my Google Reader before I get lost in reading your archives.

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

What a great idea! I have featured this post to my Father's Day Inspirations. I would LOVE to have you stop by and check it out! Grab an A++ button for your blog while you're there!

Thanks so much for sharing!
http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/05/fathers-day-inspirations.html

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