Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Scrap-Friendzy Blog Hop

Welcome to your 6th stop on the “Friends with He{art}” Blog Hop sponsored by Scrap-Friendzy! If you are following the links from the beginning of the hop, you should have come from Cheryl's blog. If not, and you wish to participate in the blog hop, please start at the Scrap-Friendzy blog HERE.

Today, I am excited to share a couple of things with you--one paper and the other yummy! I'll start with the paper otherwise you'll run off to the kitchen and never make it through this post! LOL!

Drew is in Pre-K this year and the paper crafter in me cannot just go to the store and buy a pack of regular Valentine's cards for her class party. That would just be WAY TOO EASY and of course I can't do that! LOL! I also didn't want to buy a bunch of candy to add to the piles I'm sure they'll be getting already so I decided to get microwave popcorn. Drew loves to make popcorn so I'm hoping the other kids in her class do too! I came up with a pretty simple (aka EASY) way to make it look festive and Drew can help me do the rest.


Supplies:

Package of Microwave Popcorn
12" x 12" cardstock (each sheet will cover 2 bags)
stickers, patterned paper, etc for embellishing

1. Cut cardstock to 6" x 12".

2. Score at 4.25" & 8.5" to create 3 sections. (You may need to adjust this depending on your popcorn package.)

3. Wrap cardstock around the popcorn package. I used a tiny bit of tape to hold the popcorn pack in place.

4. Embellish as you wish.


Drew will be helping me make the ones she'll give to her classmates this weekend and I'll be sure to share her creations when they're done! She LOVES sticking stickers so they are sure to be quite decorated! LOL!

Now for the YUMMY!

I've recently discovered the site Our Best Bites. They post some of the most wonderful recipes and I've tried a few things so far. The popcorn recipes were a HUGE hit with our friends and family over Christmas. The other day I made their Reese's Peanut Butter Bars and they are absolutely DELICIOUS! I mean how could you go wrong with peanut butter, butter, and chocolate? Before I scarfed them down I tried to be all fancy and take a few pics! LOL! Clearly I am not a food photographer though it was much easier than trying to snap a pic of Tiny--the food neither yells at nor runs from me! LOL!

They are really easy to make and would make great teacher treats for Valentine's Day. One pan would be more than enough for several gifts.

In addition to the Blog Hop prize given by Scrap-Friendzy, I'm offering a small RAK too. Leave me a comment with something you're making for Valentine's Day--either paper or sugary (or anything else you find cool!) and I'll put your name in a drawing for a cute assortment of Valentine's embellishments.

Your next stop on the blog hop will be Amy's blog. Don't forget to leave a comment here, and on each stop on the blog hop. Then, make sure you finish up at the Scrap-Friendzy forum and post that you have completed the hop. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize! We're also hosting a weekend crop from Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13 on the forum – hope you will join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

37 comments:

Cheryl L. said...

LOVE your project Brandi!!! Awesome idea! AND those Reese's Bars look yummy! Why don't you bake some & send them to me???? That would be really nice!

~Telah said...

Yum!! Love the popcorn idea and those bars look divine!

Jenny said...

LOVE the popcorn "sleeves" and you are gonna totally ruin my diet!!! LOL!

Lisa said...

What a great way to cover popcorn!! CUTE idea!!!!

AmyG said...

Yuuuummmmoooo!!! Now I'm hungry, Brandi!! The popcorn idea is too cute and the Reese's Bars look sooo good!
I may have to try those popcorn sleeves myself for a few lil' gifts. I've been working on altering heart shaped candy boxes

Sandy said...

Great idea with the popcorn! Will definitely remember this in the future. And YUMMY! Those goodies look delicious. I am gonna have to check out the link you shared with the recipes.

I am going to be making some cards and now those boxes Carol posted for Valentines :)

tinagirl976 said...

OMG! My mom used to make these when we were growing up, so delicious!! I love the popcorn idea since kids do get way too much candy at school events, most kids love popcorn too! I will be making flower bases for a sucker center (stick the flower cut-outs on a sucker stick)for my niece and nephew to take to school. In fact I better get started now!

Tricia said...

What a cute idea! That would be fun for the office! Hopping along...

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Cute!

Min said...

How stinkin' cute is this?! What a great idea!!!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Bev said...

I love the popcorn pack idea. So clever. Love the look of those yummy Bars as well. TFS> Hugs Bev

Tracy said...

when I saw you talk about this idea the other day I decided to steal it. My son is now making the popcorn treats for his class too. My younger two are doing m&m treat bags.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a fabulous idea for the cards and popcorn - TFS! Those Reese's Bars look so yummy! Can't wait to try them.

I plan to make a Valentine's Card for my DH.

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Susie said...

OH those look so yummy. I am making my father in law his favorite dessert, Banana cream pie!
I have already made a couple cards!

Jessica said...

Those popcorn sleeves are genious! Sooo sweet. I'm sure you will both have a blast making them. I wish I had a little one to make these with. :) I will be making Valentine's Day cards for friends and family, but that is probably about it this year. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I became a follower too!

momof8judy said...

Neart idea and gotta make some of those bars!!! I will be making special K bars with choc chips on top for valentines day!!

Heather said...

What a great idea to make those for her class. I have too many kids to make anything for so I will not be making anything like that. We will however be making snickerdoodles to chow down one - we love those

Zolyshka said...

I love the popcorn idea! Going into my folder "ideas for when I have kids." Thanks for the project idea! Also forwarding your blog to an aunt of mine who will love this too!

I will be making mini cakes for Valentines this year!

Tami said...

Oh Brandi I made those Reeses this weekend and my monsters loved them. My hubs said those are the best you ever made--I responded well cuz these werent the ones from the box-they are from scratch-LOL!

sillyolebear2380 said...

I was not sure what I was going to make for my daughter classmates and now I know what it is. those wonderful popcorn treats.

Tammi said...

love your valentine idea for Drew's friends! and the pb treats look great! I will have to check out that site! For Valentines I made 3 different types of cookies and sent them to my son who is away at college.

Mary Lynn said...

I'm going to use your popcorn idea! That will be a perfect Valentine gift for some of the folks I work with.

Chris C said...

Yummmmm...good thing we love popcorn and peanut butter! Love your project and recipe!

Patricia said...

Cute popcorn sleeve and those bars look yummy! I'll be making some chocolate chip cookies for valentines day!

Cheryl said...

LOVE the idea of giving popcorn instead of chocolate.

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Tammy said...

That popcorn idea is too clever - I hate it when my kids come home with a ton of candy! I have made some cards but am planning on making Valentine Candy Bouquets for my kids.

Jean said...

Cute project!! Love the bars. Making me hungry!

Melanie said...

How easy but I didn't think of it...love the popcorn idea. I just hate all the sugar my kids get on valentines day.

My hubby will love the choc/peanut butter recipe.

I made paper flowers out of hearts with a sucker as the middle for my kids' valentines.

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Joni Parker said...

Hi Brandi...visiting from your MS post about those popcorn wrappers!! Great blog!! The "planner" in me means that I've already helped Joseph (1st grade) complete all his handmade valentines. However, we still need to do teachers valentines and your popcorn idea is going to be exactly what we do!!! Teachers have requested no candy/sweets...so this is perfect!!

BrendaB said...

Love the popcorn treat idea, Brandi! And thanks for sharing the "Our Best Bites" site!

Sherry said...

I never would have thought of giving popcorn. I wish I had read this post yesterday. Thanks for the idea. For me...I made valentines for my boys' teachers.

alison290 said...

The popcorn sleeve is a great idea..and I can't even begin to think how many WW points are in those delectable looking bars!

Vicki said...

Cute project and yummy looking bars. I hope to finish a valentines mobile in time to hang it up this year. LOL

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scrappinsmiles said...

Cute popcorn idea!! I;m making the traditional sugar cookies with lots of frosting. :)

alicia said...

OK, I am making those for T's class next year! He is getting a little old for the "cute" homemade cards, but this would be perfect!

I made 40 cards for T, E, and I to pass out at school, plus six cards for the kids, my hubby, the parents, and inlaws!

SooSerial said...

Ok so I made the peanut butter bars for JJ the other day. They SOOO rocked. (He was forced to share) I was going to make cupcakes but wasn't feelin it. saw those on the bottom shelf in the backa the back. Can you say NEW FAVE?

And the popcorn Valentine's are just way too cute. With Brandon bein pre-k @ 3 I'm gonna have to get creative.

No candy allowed in his class!

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