I have a project with a New Year’s theme. This is a fun slider pocket that holds a packet of Pop Rocks, an exciting treat that literally “explodes” in your mouth. I thought it would be fun for New Year’s, with all of the fireworks and celebrations, to have an explosion of taste in your mouth.
The pocket starts with a piece of card stock 4″ by 10″, with the long side scored at the halfway point of 5″. The 4″ side is scored at 3/8″ from both sides. Fold and burnish the 5″ score to make the pocket, but do not fold the side scores. They are there to help line up the patterned paper and adhesive, and to let the pocket expand a bit in the middle.
Next, glue a 4 3/4″ by 3″ piece of patterned paper in the center of the side you want to be the front. On the inside of the front, make at mark at the center point (2″) mark, about 1/2″ down from the top edge. Punch a 3/4″ circle, using that mark to line up the center top of the punch. Fold the pocket together again, and using the first circle as a guide, punch a 3/4″ circle on the back side of the pocket.
Thread a 26-28″ piece of ribbon through the hole in the pocket, and carefully slide the Pop Rocks pouch down from the top, catching and pushing the ribbon downwards as you slide the candy pouch in.
Pull the ribbon from the back over the top of the pouch to the front, and tie a bow over the center of the punched circle on the front. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Labels to Love by Stampin’ Up!, but use any ones that have a New Year’s theme. If I had it, I would have used one from SU Cheers to the Year. Punch it out with a 1 3/4″ circle punch, and layer onto a silver foil starburst punch with dimensionals.
This is a good way to use up some of the stuff left over from other projects. For this pocket, I used some left over patterned paper from the Stampin’ Up! Merry Little Christmas paper pack. I also had some gold foil from Michael’s that I used for the starburst. Black rhinestones from SU gave it some fun bling, and I hope to use the rest of what I have for the other sliders I am making.
Give these Pop Rocks Slider pockets a try for a fun, family and friends, way to celebrate the New Year!
I hope you have a safe and blessed New Year’s Eve. Smiles, Darby