Monday, June 8, 2015

Reverse Confetti June Blog Hop


What a fantastic way to start out a Monday! It's June 8 and that means it's time for the monthly Blog Hop with Reverse Confetti

We have a masculine theme this month and it was the perfect chance for me to get a jump on a Father's Day gift. Something simple for our simple guy. The fun all starts over on the RC Blog, but hopefully you arrived here from Heather's Blog


Be sure to leave comments along the way. There is hidden blog candy on one of the DT Blogs. You could be the lucky winner of a $15 RC Gift Card. 

Here is the combo of goodies the boys will give to dad on his special day. Yesterday I shared a card for the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I was inspired by that to create a matching book mark from our three little monkeys. You can read about the card details HERE


I used all RC products on my book mark. The base of my book mark was created with the Folded Tag Confetti Cut. Say what?? Yep, it's easy to make it longer with just an extra step and a little creative die cut placements. Let me show you. 


 1. Run the Folded Tag die through your machine, but STOP BEFORE it goes all the way through, leaving the bottom edge un-cut and still attached to the card stock. 

2. Slide the die down a bit, as far as you want for your desired tag length. Take care to line up the cut marks up with your first cut to get straight edges. I tape the die down with washi tape to make sure it doesn't move when putting it through the machine again. 


3. Now this time BEFORE you run it through your die cut machine again, flip your plates so the bottom half of the die goes in first. STOP once you have reached the point where the die is lined up with your first cut marks. DO NOT run the die all the way through the die machine EITHER time. 

Here  you can see the elongated Folded Tag die cut piece. 



I used a Circles 'n Scaollops  to cover up the double stitched lines. That became my focal point for the sentiment. 


I cut a banner piece from Tag Me in kraft card stock and then embossed a sentiment from Leaping Lions in white embossing powder. I was able to personalize the book mark with the Lightheart Letters set and stamped the word "dad" in Black Licorice hybrid ink. I cut our each letter and added it above the banner piece. 

The real star of the show are those sweet little monkeys. We have three boys, so I stamped 3 of the cuties from Monkey Business, and colored them with  my copic markers. I made each one just a little different and added them to the book mark in a playful way. The Monkey Business Confetti Cuts made it easy to get a nice clean cut with the white outline around each monkey. To fill in some empty space on the book mark, I tucked in some Double Banner Garland and some teeny hearts from Shakers 'n Frames Confetti Cuts. 


I love how this turned out and I'm sure dad will too. Like I said, he's a simple guy and seriously, he asked for a book mark for Father's Day. I love my Kindle, but he still loves his real books and uses a book mark daily. I think it's always fun to be able to make a personalized gift with all the right products. Reverse Confetti makes that easy! Here's another look at the finished project. 














Thanks so much for stopping by today. That's it from me, but there is so much more to see! Please follow me to the awesome talents of Jean, her blog is up next. 



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22 comments:

  1. Super cute! I love that you can customize the number of monkeys to match the number of kids!

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  2. The greys and greens are nice together! Cute monkeys!

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  3. Oh my goodness!! What totally adorable projects! So clever how you put that tag together too! Not sure I could pull that off! haha! Cute cute little monkeys!! :)

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  4. Wow! Super fun dad card! Love the monkeys!

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  5. I love this monkey set and your project is over the top ADORABLE!!!!!

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  6. what a super cute card and tag. Love love the Monkeys and the colors and embellishments are awesome. thanks for sharing.

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  7. Lisa, I just love the little monkeys -- what a fun Dad's gift!

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  8. so much layering! love all the little details. the monkeys are too cute!

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  9. Absolutely love the monkeys.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Awww, i love when you all DT's feature a trio of the monkey's. Really love your color palette in both your card and tag.

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  11. Dad is going to enjoy this bookmark. The three boys are represented as a reminder. The coloring is great. The card and tag make fun gift.
    thanks for sharing the directions on making the tag.

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  12. What fun monkeys! Nice color scheme!

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  13. The tag with the monkeys is just wild! Cute, cute!

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  14. Beautiful colour scheme and love the cute monkeys!

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  15. Love your book marker
    with the cute monkeys!
    Great card too.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. Love the matching card and bookmark. He will really love seeing this in his current read. So cute!

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  17. great idea of monkeys on a matching bookmark for dad !

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  18. Love the monkeys! I think your husband will love it!

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  19. Love the hidden pocket die! Great little matching bookmark!

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