13 July 2018

Popcorn and a Movie - watercolour pencil, box

One of my favourite summer activities is binging movies. It's a great way to stay out of the heat from the sun and in a cool shady location. So, I made a popcorn box for holding popcorn with a binge-watching, popcorn-munching girl as the perfect pairing for a movie night. The box features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencils, and two Spellbinders die sets. What summer movie do you want to watch first?

Putting It Together

I found the popcorn paper at a garage sale sponsored by a local scrapbooking sale. I got the popcorn box die for my birthday last February with the Big Shot Plus. The release of this adorable stamp seems to be made for the both of them.

I stamped the binging Buffy on lightweight watercolour cardstock with a light grey ink and took it to work with me.

At lunch, I used Nuvo watercolour pencils and waterbrushes to colour the image. I use a brush roll to hold my pencils so I can take them with me. Each pencil is in its own slot to keep it safe. I have another pouch which has my pencil sharpener and a few miscellaneous tools (which are also safe for going on airplanes). The devices under the pencils are some of the ones I work with. They're industrial mobile router-like gateways, I test the software.

Closer view of the coloured image. I later added a little Uniball white to her eyes to give them more life.

Prior to colouring the image, I made the popcorn box. I used a steel rule die to cut the paper,

and assembled the box.

I dry fit the stamp on the box as soon as I got it. It's a little larger than the box for the bottom, but I was sure this wasn't going to be an issue. I thought to myself that I could just wrap the side.

I was originally going to fussy cut the image, but decided I would lose too many of the fun details like the popcorn spilling out and the shoes kicked off. So, I changed my mind and decided to trim the image with a die cut. After die cutting, while the panel was flat, I stamped it with the sentiment.

I positioned the image panel where I wanted it and held it in place with removable adhesive. I flipped the box on its face and traced the edges on the back of the image panel.

I used a bone folder to score the lines.

And folded the panel sides to wrap around the box.

I dry fit the folded panel and it fit perfectly.

I die cut movie theme bits from glittered cardstock to go on the sides.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Make It and Scrappy: June release and Anything But a Card
Dies R Us: Anything Goes (Spellbinders)
Creative Moments: Teddy Bear's Picnic (food)
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Summer Fun
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
Always Fun: Anything Goes
Sketchy Challenge: Anything Goes


  1. Great job :) Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  2. Pretty card. Thanks for playing at The Sketchy Challenges. DT Veronique

  3. Your popcorn box is such a fun idea! Thanks so much for joining the DRU "Anything Goes" challenge. Best of luck to you!

  4. What a clever idea and it looks awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  5. What a great idea! Your coloring is absolutely wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  6. Great work! Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Crafthazelnut's Patterned paper challenge.
    See you text time.
    Hugs, Iwona


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