Sunday, April 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti Blog Hop: Moms, Dads & Grads

Welcome to Reverse Confetti's April Blog Hop featuring projects for Moms, Dads and Grads!  You've probably come here from enjoying the amazing work of Amy Tsuruta! You'll want to see what all the Design Team has to share with you today so if you lose your way along the hop, stop back at the Reverse Confetti blog or click on links below.

In the next several months, there are so many wonderful things to celebrate including Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduations and I'm so excited to share a few projects with you to commemorate these celebrations!

For my first project,  I created a little gift ensemble for the golfer in your life.  The 'dad jacket' was created by taking Dark Roast Cardstock and cutting the bottom using the Rounded Stripe Panel as a guide and placed a piece of pattern paper from the Free Spirit pad (facing forward) behind the top part, cutting a slit at the top and folding down the ends.  Taking a Clear Treat Box, I placed a piece of pattern paper from the Free Spirit pad and adhered it to the bottom of the box, a piece of Cloud White cardstock to the top and wrapped the box with the Dark Roast Cardstock piece.  I cut a piece of Cloud White cardstock for the 'shirt collar', adding the darling tie from Tie-rific Confetti Cuts cut from a pattern paper in the Forever My Love pad and added a wooden button.  The word die is from the Tie-rific Confetti Cuts.  The box was then filled with golf tees.

To coordinate with the golf tee box, I filled a Treat Tube with golf balls and used the Treat Tube Topper die to cut Sand Cardstock and placed on top of the tube.   For the tag, I started by cutting a piece of pattern paper from the Forever My Love pad using the Dashed Line Tag die.  The sentiment from Tie-Rific was stamped on one of the dies in the Tall Tag Trio collection.  The sweet Koala images used here are from the Bear Hugs stamp set and coordinating dies.  To tie it all together, a little gift card - the pocket was cut from
a piece of pattern paper from the Forever My Love pad using a die from the Tie-rific Confetti Cuts and the stamped sentiment is also from the Tie-rific stamp set.

 Next up:  Congratulations, Graduate!

The darling bear from the Honey Bear stamps set/coordinating dies is also 'graduating' and is the feature of the little 'money box'.  I started with a Mini Clear Box and wrapped a strip of pattern paper from the Pattern Play pad.  For the hat, I simply cut a square piece of Midnight Cardstock and fastened a tassel.  The sentiment is from the new My Sunshine stamp set/coordinating dies.

For the coordinating shaker card, I placed a piece of the same Pattern Play paper design on a Cloud White card base.  Cutting Midnight Cardstock using the Congrats Square Panel, I placed acetate to the back and then foam strips around the panel.  I sprinkled crystal looking sequins to the base before adhering the Congrats Square Panel to the base.  Then I added the butterflies from the Butterfly Dreams stamp set/coordinating dies.  (The stemmed glass die cuts you see are from the Clink Confetti Cuts).

 And last, but certainly not least, a gift collection for Mother's Day!

A couple years ago, my sweet, loving daughter gave me a jar filled with '52 reasons Why You're The Best Mama'!  Some of those notes made me laugh (i.e., #7 - You Taught Me To Be Very Crafty) and some made me cry (i.e., #1 - You're My Best Friend).  It was the most perfect Mother's Day gift I ever received!

So, I used the jar filled with those amazing notes and added this tag.  The tag itself was cut from Rose Cardstock and a pattern design from the Fun Times paper pad using the Gift Card Holder die.  Those lovely flower/leaf images are from the new Tall Blooms set/coordinating dies and the 'mom' word die from Flowers For Mom Confetti Cuts.

For the coordinating card, I cut Cloud White cardstock using the Linked Circles Cover Panel die and placed on a card base.  Taking Sand cardstock, I cut two 'wreaths' using the Swirlies Confetti Cuts and layered them.  I fussy cut several floral images from the Tall Blooms set and arranged them around the wreath.  The banner and word die are both from the Flowers For Mom Confetti Cuts.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you liked the projects I shared today.  Let me know if you have a favorite -- I would love to know!

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  1. Kathy! Absolutely magnificent!

  2. Really amazing ideas! I love them and the creative colors you chose!

  3. Amazing projects! LOVE that little bear in his grad cap the most!

  4. WOW! What amazing projects. I Love your colors, patterns, and designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Such cute and clever gift ideas.

  6. Wow Kathy! Everything is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Your cards are so amazing! I love them! Thanks for the ideas!

  8. Love the koalas coming out of the pocket! Thanks for sharing!

  9. These cards and tags are all so pretty and I love the background and the how well they go together. So pretty and perfect for gift giving. Beautiful job.