Tuesday, April 28, 2015

RC Spring Fling Blog Hop


April has just been FULL of surprises with Reverse Confetti. We have a special surprise, Spring Themed Blog Hop happening today. Of course, it wouldn't be a blog hop without a prize involved. Hop along with the Confetti Crew members that have created projects today, leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $15 RC Gift Certificate! Easy Peasy! 
You should have arrived from Amy's Blog. If not, then please head on over to the RC Blog for all the details and the beginning of the fun. 

I decided to take the Spring theme to the class room, today. Since we are wrapping up our last month of school for my boys, it's the perfect time to create a sweet little appreciation gift for the teachers. We are blessed to have some amazing teachers in our schools. The elementary school especially has been fabulous and thankfully all three of my boys love school and I really give a lot of credit to their teachers for that. This year has been extra special for us and our second grader. All three of my boys have had the privilege of having the same teacher. We love her and it makes me a little sad to know that this will be our last go with her. I decided to make her a little heart-felt gift. 

I'm all about ease when it comes to these kinds of gifts. Use what you have and make something handmade. I pulled out one of the awesome gift box dies that Reverse Confetti carries. I used the cool Treat Tote Confetti Cut for my box. Simply cut two and adhere them together. Before I adhered mine together, I added a little stamping detail with the Class Act stamp set, So Many Stars,  and Whole Lotta dots


I then used the coordinating Class Act Confetti cuts to create a notebook panel to look like a chalkboard. I cut the small rounded rectangle from dark grey card stock and embossed the notebook stamp with white embossing powder. I then used a sponge dauber to added some "chalk" with white ink. I topped the panel with the apple die and tab die from Class Act Confetti Cuts. One silver glittery star from Oh, My Stars was added at the last minute. I love it. 


Once I had my box complete, I needed something to go inside of the box. The larger rounded rectangle die from Documented fits perfectly inside the Treat Tote Box! I decided on a set of hand stamped note cards. Again, keeping the design simple and basically the same on each card made for a quick assembly. I changed up the stamps and colors to give some variation while giving the cards a "set" feel. I then packaged them up and added them to a cello bag tied up with some twine. I used the Class Act,Winning, and Fancy Word Coordinates  stamp sets to create my cards. 

The finishing touch to the gifty is a fun pom pom pennant. I made one of these paper straw pennants during release week, but this time I decided to add a sweet Tassel to the top. It was so fun to make. I love how easy the Tassel Die is to work with. I cut 5 pieces of tissue paper, folded them over some twine and fluffed it up. I then tied it around the top of the straw. 

I used the just released Layered Banner Duo Confetti Cut to make my pennant. I then stamped some Limelight polka dots with Whole Lotta Dots and then added a #1 from Winning

Here is another look at all the parts of the gifty. 



Thanks for hanging with me today. I hope you are inspired by my project and feel motivated to make a handmade gifty, soon. I'll send you on your way, Susan's blog is up next. Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win. 













Have a great Tuesday!




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36 comments:

  1. Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Day. Teachers always need those note cards on hand for a special note to a coworker, student, or friend.

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  2. really nice touch with the sweet tassel !

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  3. Oh my! This is just way too cute! love the whole thing, but I super LOVE that straw with the fun tassel! Awesome project ♥

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  4. just so cute! I really like how you made the one piece using the chalkboard technique! adds so much to the overall project. :)

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  5. Love the pompom. Really sets off the whole project. the idea of note cards is great. the teacher will be so happy with this gift.
    thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love that tassle on the end of the straw. I so need to use my tassle die that I just received a few days ago. So glad that I discovered RC because I'm loving everything! You've definitely got me coveting the treat bag dies. Super cute gift idea!

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  7. This is such a terrific project!

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  8. I love that chalkboard look on your project! Really fresh and fun!

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  9. Super cute gift and love
    all the dies and things
    you used. The chalkboard
    is cool!
    Carla from Utah

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  10. Another wonderful teacher gift idea that I may have to borrow! Love that pom pom!

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  11. Great set of cards and I just love how they are packaged!

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  12. The tote looks like a party! Love the A+ and dots stamps on it, and that little chalkboard too.

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  13. I absolutely must get the Class Act and Winning sets after seeing them in this blog hop! Great idea!

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  14. I absolutely must get the Class Act and Winning sets after seeing them in this blog hop! Great idea!

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  15. Way to rock so many RC goodies in this sweet gift project! She will love it!

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  16. Fun gift presentation! Love the cute tote and the sweet cards!

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  17. OMG OMG OMG!! LOVE this!! Such a FUN Idea with the Cards and I'm in LOVE with that Flag!! =) SQUEAL!! TOO CUTE!! =)

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  18. Fabulous gift idea and love all the layers of embellishment on the front. And the gifts inside are so sweet!!

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  19. What a thoughtful gift to give a teacher... wow! I can just imagine the look of glee on the recipient's face... darling, Lisa...
    =] Michele

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  20. what a fantastic teacher gift!!

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  21. Wow, you put every symbol of a teachers day on the front and then the inside has such a thoughtful gift too. Some special teacher is going to love this.

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  22. Your treat box is adorable and very clever. Definitely a "class act." Thanks for the inspiration and wonderful story!

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  23. There are going to be lots of happy teachers out there. Wonderful idea.

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  24. As a teacher, I love seeing these sweet projects!!!

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  25. Super Sweet gift box that any teacher would surely appreciate!!

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  26. Just adorable and I especially love the cute little cards that go inside. However...I didn't think I needed that pom pom die -- until now. Thanks. Really!

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  27. Cute, cute, and adorable- a treasure!

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  28. What a great little treat box! Love all of the wonderful and fun details you added!

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  29. What teacher wouldn't be thrilled with a gift like this. The tassel really gives it a nice pop!

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  30. Your work is outstanding!!!!

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  31. WOW - this is so cute and super creative! I love that you made little note cards - fun idea!

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  32. LOVE your class act ensemble!! Awesome idea!

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Thanks so much for your kind and supportive words. I appreciate each of you taking the time to leave some love. Have a great day!