Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Reverse Confetti's April Blog Hop




 It looks like spring has finally sprung, and we can’t think of a better way to get some crafty spring inspiration than with a fun new Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti!  
Today, the Confetti Crew and a few other “friends” will surely brighten your day 
with their fabulous cards and projects.  
We hope you will take some time and be inspired as you hop along with us right now!




The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog
and you should have made it here from my friend, Amy Kolling's blog
It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. 
We have tons of inspiration for you to see using Reverse Confetti's amazing stamp sets!

For today's blog hop, I used Reverse Confetti's Sweet Thing stamp set and

Here's my card:


I started with a super sweet sheet of Crate Paper patterned paper.
I used it as my background and added a scallop strip at the bottom, which I die cut using Reverse Confetti's Double Edge Scallop Border die.
I stitched these in place and started working on my tag.
I wanted to add a tag to my card, but also wanted a scalloped edge. 
So I decided to combine the two and make a new tag using two of the Tag Me & Love Note dies.

Here's how I did it.
I ran my  Love Note die through my die cutting machine, but only halfway through.
Then, I ran it through a second time, from the top first, with the larger tag from Tag Me.
I had to trim off the sides a little, but was pretty pleased with the effect!

I stamped my sentiments from Sweet Thing in two coordinating colours and 
then decided to make a popsicle embellishment to finish it off. 
Can you guess which die I used?


I ran a piece of yellow card stock through with it, but only so it cut the large scallop border at the bottom. Then, using my paper trimmer, I trimmed out the rest to get a popsicle shape.
I completely covered this with glossy accents to give it an icy shine.
For the stick, I repeated the process, but this time used the smaller scallop border.
Pretty sweet, eh?












I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. 
Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of every month for more Reverse Confetti inspiration! 

Now it’s time to hop on over to Amy Sheffer's blog
If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers 
over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

How would you like to win some Reverse Confetti goodies of your very own? 
Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance
to win a $15 gift certificate to Reverse Confetti.
  Comments are open until Thursday, April 10 at noon CST, and 
the winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog!

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…
The April Sketch For You To Try is open for you to play along.  Click here for a chance to win.  
AND, there will be a new Colour Challenge posted on April 16th and another way to win!

Celebrate the creative side of you!

Thanks for looking!

45 comments:

Heather Thompson said...

I love the paper, so cute.

Miriam Prantner said...

Sweet is exactly the word for this card! Love the paper!

Betty Sue said...

Love the spring colors and I love your style!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very sweet card, Leigh! Love the paper!

cm said...

Sweetness,+++ here, Leigh! Fabulous!
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~amy~ said...

Super clever and sweet!

Luanne said...

Super cute! I love the popcicle paper!

Daniela Dobson said...

Adorable!! Love the colors.

marylouh said...

Clever idea to make the ice cream stick to match the paper. the tag is very pretty. Great job.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I LOVE this FUN card for today!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Joyce said...

So sweet and cute and a very clever use of the dies.

Kari V. said...

Wow! That tag you made is brilliant! What a great idea...and your card looks delicious! ;)

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous paper! And I love how you combined the two tags---soooo clever!!!

icardeveryone01 said...

Totally 'sweet' card =]

Anita said...

This is just too adorable and could your paper be any more perfect for this card?!

Karen said...

That patterned paper was MADE for this stamp set! Cute card!

Lisa said...

So cute Leigh! Love the ice-cream parlor colors!!

Lisa said...

Wait...when did you change your blog design!!??!! How did I miss that? Looks great!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

very sweet!

Amy Sheffer said...

Darling card, Leigh! Love how you altered the tag die -- amazing!

Diane Jaquay said...

How ADORABLE!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

So pretty Leigh! Good enough to eat!!

Margaret R said...

Such a cute card. Lovely sentiments.

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

This is sweet as can be! Love the colors - so perfect for spring!

Anya said...

Fun, colorful card! I love how you created the scallop tag and that cute popsicle. Very clever!!

Sue D said...

Very sweet and the paper is perfect.

alexandra s.m. said...

It's almost as if we had skipped Spring and went straight into Summer with your gorgeous card! Beautiful Leigh!!

LvMyMedic said...

Great card for the summer...Love the design..TFS

Celeste Goff said...

What a sweet card Leigh! I love the popsicle!

Mary-Anne V said...

that is a cute card and very sweet with the ice cream theme. neat way how you made your scalloped tag.

Amy McCue said...

What a "sweet" card.

Toni Cancellier said...

I have that paper! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Jennyfer L said...

Wow! Cool way to get a popsicle out of a die!

wendy said...

super cute

Ravengirl said...

This is totally fun!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a SUPER SWEET card Leigh!!! Perfect :)

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

SUPER cute card!!! Love that popsicle!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GOOOOOOOOODNESS, Leigh! I looooooove this! I love the papers-- love that little popsicle--- love the stitching! LOOOOOOOVE the inks!!! YOU nailed this card! FAB as always:)

ps.... can you please teach me how you take photos so perfectly and then get them to be SO large!??! LOVE! I need to take craft and photography lessons from you <3

JanLee said...

Your card made me smile! Great job!

Deborah said...

Love this card I was just chatting with my daughter today about Good Humor ice cream bars so your card was meant to be love it!

Sheila H said...

Love the DP and that scalloped die. This is a super cute card :)

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Super sweet and creative card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Dance said...

Oh Leigh!, this is such a sweet card! First, your sewing is stunning. I'm seriously thinking of pulling out my machine later today and giving it a try, but you, my dear, are the absolute Queen of sewing!! And then I read how you 'invented' a new tag, and made popsicles from your border die... Stunningly brilliant. Love this card. I hope you don't mind if I pin this one...too cool not to! Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Okay Leigh may I borrow your creative mind? You created such fabulous embellishments with your dies!

walchowDesign said...

This is a such sweet card and love all the pastel colours!