Saturday, April 7, 2012

She's Ready to Pop

 I was on Pinterest one day and came aross this website
http://scissorsandspatulas.com/2011/04/shes-ready-to-pop.html for a Popcorn Party Favor Box and decided to make my own for a baby shower that my daughter was hosting. I used the "Tags, Bags, Boxes & and More" and "New Arrival" Cricut Cartridges to cut out the box and pregnant lady. I used Score Tape to secure the box and the "Lucy" paper pack from Close To My Heart.
 To make the box, set the Cricut at 6 inches. Once the box is cut out, turn it over to the wrong side and using a stylus and ruler go over the score lines that the Cricut made. They are very faint and and hard to see. If you notice, there are four scalloped edges per section. This is important to remember or your box will turn out a little lopsided.
Next, turn your box over and fold on all of the lines. Attach the score tape to the edges, assemble and then decorate the outside. For the pregnant lady, I cut her at 3 3/4 inches.
The inside is filled with White Chocolate popcorn Mix. Here is the recipe.

Ready to Pop, White Chocolate Popcorn Mix!
3 bags microwave popcorn, popped
2 – 12 oz. packages premier white chocolate morsels
2 – 12.6 oz. bags chocolate coated candies (such as M&Ms)
Mix half of popcorn {1- 1/2 bags} and 1 bag of candy in a large bowl. Melt 1 bag white chocolate morsels in microwave at 75% power for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. CAREFUL NOT TO BURN!!! Pour a small amount of chocolate over popcorn and stir to coat. Continue adding chocolate, a little at a time, until popcorn mix is fully coated. You will use about 2/3 of the white chocolate.
Spread popcorn mixture on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Using a spoon, drizzle remaining white chocolate over popcorn. Allow to cool for 1 hour before breaking popcorn mix into large chunks.
Repeat with remaining popcorn, candy and white chocolate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is this a difficult project for a first time user of the Cricut machine?