Sunday, April 05, 2015

Countdown to Confetti: Leaping Lions & Pineapples Aplenty

Happy Easter, 'Fetti Fans!
Welcome to Day 1 of the special April Release for Reverse Confetti

This is such a fabulous release, with five new stamp sets and eight new Confetti Cuts!
Lots of sweet goodness coming this month!

Today, we are introducing two new sets with coordinating Confetti Cuts: 
a super cute set called Leaping Lions and a super fun set called Pineapples Aplenty.

But first up, I have an Easter project to share that I made using a really cool
Confetti Cut that's being released this month: the Tassle Confetti Cut.

I added a banner of tassles to the chalkboard that sits on my piano to help celebrate Easter!
I used three different colours of tissue paper that I diecut using the new Tassle Confetti Cut.
It's so fun! 
Here's a close-up:

Next are the cards that I made using Leaping Lions.
This is such a fun set!
Here's my first card:

I wanted to build a circus scene, so I diecut a "tent" using the Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cut
and stamped it with one of the striped stamps from So Stripey.
I wanted the lion to take centre stage, so I diecut a post-it note using the largest circle from Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts and took two more post-it notes to create a mask so I could ink 
the background using harvest gold ink and my Tim Holtz blending tool to create a spotlight.
I then used one of the Leaping Lions Confetti Cuts to diecut a mask from another post-it note
and inked that using the same technique with summer sunrise ink.
Then, I stamped the lion, replaced the mask and stamped the pedestal that he's sitting on.
This I coloured in using some markers.

This was such a fun way to colour in this sweet lion!

For my next card, I decided to place my lions on the african savannah.

I created my background with aqua mist and spring moss cardstock.
I diecut the lions using the Leaping Lions Confetti Cuts and stamped them 
and the sentiment in versafine onyx black ink.
For the trees, I diecut some dark chocolate cardstock using the trees from Branch Out Confetti Cuts
and trimmed off the top branches.
And the leaves were created using the largest clouds from Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts.

And lastly, I have two projects to share that I made using Pineapples Aplenty.

I used several new products on this card!
For my patterned paper border, I cut apart one of the new Piña Colada Quick Card Panels.
I stamped my Pineapples Aplenty stamps on one of the coordinating Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts.
To make my banner, I trimmed a piece of cardstock and then diecut it with another new 
Confetti Cut that's being released this month: Layered Banner Duo Confetti Cuts.

I added the score lines to my cardstock using my Scor-buddy.
A few enamel dots finish it off.

Next, I made a layout.

I used some Amy Tangerine patterned paper for this fun summer layout.

Once again, I stamped my Pineapples Aplenty stamps on one of the coordinating Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts.
Isn't this sentiment fabulous?

And those fun slide frames?
I diecut those using another new Confetti Cuts that's being released this month
called Shakers 'n Frames.
I stamped them using a couple of stamps from So Stripey.




 That's it for today!
There will be a $15 gift certificate up for grabs, so you make sure you leave a comment 
on each sneak peek post for each designer to increase your chances of winning!
Comments will close at noon CST on Tuesday, April 7th and the winner will be 
announced later that day at 5pm CST.

Want another chance to win? 
Head on over to Reverse Confetti's Facebook page and 
look for the graphic posted there.

Thanks for looking!


Kathy said...

Your cards and scrapbook layout make me smile! Love the colors you've used on the circus and lions cards. The little trees are an adorable combo of previous Confetti Cuts. Happy Easter, Leigh!

SRob said...

Love, love, love those tassels!

cm said...

Once again, awed by your creativity! Love your cards and layouts are beyond marvelous, Leigh. Looks like I may *have* to shop *grin*! Happy Easter!

Mary Holshouser said...

So many great projects. I love the banner made with the tassels.
The scalloped border over the lions to look like the big top was cute.
thanks for sharing so much
Happy Easter

Lucy E. said...

Wow! You have been busy!
Super adorable cards! That Tassle die
looks so fun!
The layout is awesome! I like how
You used the frames as a journal box.

Alanna said...

Love your cards and easter project. The lions are so cute.

Jill Norwood said...

Leigh these are all so wonderful! Love the layout! That sentiment is so perfect for beach pages! And I love how you created the Spotlight for the lion!

Annie Rose said...

Wow, such adorable projects! I love the tassel banner!

~amy~ said...

Leigh, your projects are all amazing!

Tracey McNeely said...

Great projects Leigh! Happy Easter!

NinerDi said...

Love all your gorgeous projects, especially the tassels and your sweet lion cards!

Unknown said...

These are all so cute Leigh! I LOVE the little lions!
Nina-Marie :) said...

WOW these projects are fantastic. LOVE the cards and the layout.

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful cards and projects fun! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter.

D.Ann C said...

Goodness.. you went to town with these fab new goodies, girl! I especially like the spotlight on the lion in your 'tent' and I think I'm in love with those pineapples!

Dorothy C. said...

So many great projects! The tassel die is so versatile.

donna mikasa said...

Awesome projects, Leigh! I LOVE those pineapples! And your handwriting on the chalkboard is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Great projects. Happy Easter.

Michelle said...

Great projects, Leigh.
Happy Easter!

Connie Collins said...

Love all of your projects, but the chalkboard is just too adorable for words.

Michele K. Henderson said...

All of your cards today are just so adorable, but I am really impressed by the tassel banner you made! That is awesome!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

LOVE all your projects! My daughter is graduating HS this year...I think I need the tassel die!!

I Card Everyone said...

Tassles, and lions, and pineapples - oh my! Love them!
=] M

Cindy Groh said...

Awesome makes. The tassel die is awesome on your chalk board.

Pam said...

Fabulous projects, Leigh! Love the layout.

Teresa Doyle said...

Great projects Leigh. And I love the products you've used on them!

Jamie said...

All your projects are fabulous. I love the masking and inking technique you did on the (circus) lion card! It's such a cute card!!!! I'm in love with these lions:)

Lisa Elton said...

Just terrific as always Leigh!! I like the spotlight on the cute little lion. Hope you enjoyed a Happy Easter!

Sandi said...

Love those pineapples and your scrapbook page is awesome Leigh!

Joyce said...

Fabulous projects, Leigh. And, I wanted to come by and wish you a happy Easter.

Jen P said...

Great projects! LOVE the tassels!

BeverlyBL said...

The tassels make up really cute. I like them a lot. Loved your "tent". It was a really nice frame for the lion.

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Kari V. said...

So creative!! Love that pineapple set. But I was completely in awe of the lion card with the trees you made from the cloud die cut!! Ahhhh...very cute!!!

jan metcalf said...

Cute lion card!

Sue D said...

Great cards and layout with these new products. Love the banner of tassels.

Brandi R said...

Love them all!!!! Love the pineapples and the tassels, and oh that sweet lion! My whishlist just keeps growing :-D

Mary-Anne V said...

such fun projects..those are cute lions and the scrapbook page is so fun.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! That tassel banner looks fantastic and I love those lions!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING These!! ;) You've been BUSY!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

Cathy said...

Those lions are just too cute--great set!

Katia said...

all your projects are so beautiful!!!