Monday, December 08, 2014

Reverse Confetti December Blog Hop

Well, it's the eighth of the month, which means it's time for the Reverse Confetti blog hop!
And with the holidays approaching, this month's theme is all about the packaging...

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog
and you should have made it here from Amy Sheffer'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 packaging!

Now, when it comes to packaging, I'm very happy to let the store gift wrap my purchases,
but, I am all about the tags! 
I love making tags for my gifts and coordinating them with both the recipient and the gift wrap!

This gift & tag is going to my nephew in Montreal.
Here's a close up...

I diecut the largest tag from Tag Me Confetti Cuts twice -- once from white cardstock 
and the second time from some Teresa Collins patterned paper.
Then, I stamped Marley Moose onto my white cardstock tag and onto a piece of the patterned paper.
I cut out Marley's head from the patterned paper.
To colour in the rest of him, I pressed some ink onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water
and painted it on (a mix of CTMH cranberry & PTI's Scarlet Jewel for his scarf & mittens
& PTI's soft stone for his sweater.)
And then, I did the same technique using some Delicata Golden Glitz ink for the bow. 
(I wasn't sure if this would work because the Delicata is a pigment ink, but it totally did!)
I was so excited about this, I couldn't help but paint in Marley's snout and antlers with the gold ink.
I love how it turned out!

For the sentiment banner, I swiped some of the Delicata Golden Glitz ink across some white
cardstock and diecut it using the banner from Tag Me Confetti Cuts.
I stamped the sentiment using Beautiful Banners.
Then I fussy cut around Marley's mitten and the bow. 
I adhered the two tags together and added the banner over top slipping it under Marley's hand.


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 Amber Hight'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.

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 Wednesday, December 10th at midnight CST, and 
the winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti blog on Friday!

And, don't forget, the December Sketch For You To Try is open for you to play along.
Click here for a chance to win.
Celebrate the creative side of you!

And before you go,
I just want to let you know that I have six cards (yes, six!)
 on the Chickaniddy Crafts Blog today.

Here's a peek of one of them:

Click here to see it in full (& to see the other five cards!)

Thanks for looking!


Lisa H. said...

Oh, Marley! I loooove how you did him up. What a cute tag!

Kara said...

so cute!

~amy~ said...

Leigh, what an adorable tag! So cute!!

Can't wait to see your chickaniddy cards!

Vankleeck6 said...

Love that Marley, very cute!

Audrey Pettit said...

ohmygoodness, cutest tag ever! Love that Marley Moose, and love how you colored him! The bits of gold are fabulous. Really love how you lifted his hand to hand the sentiment banner, too!

Creating with Susan said...

This is really cute!! I ordered the Marley Moose a while ago - should be here any day now!! I can't wait to play with it!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet tag! Great piecing!

Lynne in NI said...

Awww what a sweet tag :)

Greta said...

Adorable! I'll have to try painting with the Golden Glitz (& the silver I have on order)--looks great!

Joni Andaya said...

Awesome project Leigh, really love the gold delicata :)

cm said...

I knew you'd have something sensational for this hop, and yep, I'm right! Your tag: absolutely wonderful and perfect for a young man! Love it! Off to check out your six cards...

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

SO cute!!!! this is a great tag for a guy!

Kristie Goulet said...

What an adorable tag, Leigh! LOVE it!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely adorable Leigh!
Thank You!!

Deepti said...

So adorable!

Iris said...

So cute - love the reindeer tag.
isoscia at aol dot com

Mary Holshouser said...

The mouse is darling
Love how his hand is cut out to hold the little square.
thanks for sharing a cute tag.

Laura Norris said...

Such a cute moose! Love the whole ensemble!! Thanks for all the nice comments you have left on my blog lately. I really appreciate it😃

Larissa Heskett said...

SUPER CUTE!! I LOVE that Image and the FUN Tag you made t dress up that Bag!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Nance said...

That moose is too cute! Love your tag! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Elton said...

Too cute!!

sharrilou said...

I love Marley, never thought about putting him on a tag.

Katia said...

I love this stamp, your tag looks so sweet!

halomom said...

Marley is adorable! I like the way you paper-pieced and colored him. Great job!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful tag and bag!!

Celeste Goff said...

What a sweet little moose tag!!!

Sue D said...

Love this moose tag!

Vicki said...

You totally outdid yourself on this tag. Great job! Love the gold ink as well. So pretty.