Reverse Confetti ABC Valentines

Welcome to this month’s Reverse Confetti Blog Hop. If you were following along from the beginning, you reached me from Lisa Henke’s blog.

I’m sharing two ABC [Anything but a Card] packaging projects designed for Valentine’s Day treats. I chose a preppy color scheme for a twist on traditional Valentine’s Day colors!

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The treat tent, (on the left in the photo above), houses heart-shaped chocolates, but it could just as easily be used to package a nail polish bottle, small soaps, or trial-size cosmetics. To begin its construction, I used the Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts to cut three tent pieces. With my paper trimmer, I trimmed the top tab off of all three. Next, I die cut a heart from one of the tents, the one for the front, with the heart die in the Puppy Love Confetti Cuts set.

I covered the heart cutout with a combination of the Straight Stripes Pretty Panel and the Class Act rounded rectangle, which is the same size as the Pretty Panel. Next I covered the tent front with another tent panel, which I trimmed at the bottom score line. I attached the trimmed tent panel to the tent panel front.

For the scallop bottom, I used Love Note to cut a scallop rectangle. I cut off the two short ends, cut the rectangle in half and trimmed the pieces to the depth of the tent base. Both sides of the treat tent have a scallop bottom treatment.

To finish off the packaging, I added an adhesive letter to the Square Tag for a monogrammed (and personalized) gift tag tied on with navy grosgrain 1/4″ ribbon.

Now let’s take a look at the treat topper. To begin, I cut a rounded rectangle with the die in Documented. I scored the rectangle at its center point approximately 5/8″ from the left and the right. Next I positioned the large heart die from the Heart to Heart Confetti Cuts set in the center of the panel. I placed the top plate of the cutting sandwich on the score line and ran it through my Big Shot. In this manner, only the top part of the heart was cut.

I scored the rectangle on the score lines and embellished it with die cuts cut with Heart LoveArrow and Love Note. The arrow was cut in the middle so that I could extend it a bit. The top heart is attached with dimensional adhesive, as is the love sentiment.

Thanks for joining me today! Next on the list is Kathy Martin’s blog. Comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. Comments close Thursday at noon CST; the winner will be announced on Friday.

Countdown to Confetti Day Three

Welcome back to the final day of Countdown to Confetti! I’m sharing projects created with Love Blooms, which has its own corresponding Confetti Cuts set, along with Sugary Sweet Sentiments and a Square Tag Confetti Cuts set.

Let’s take a look at the gorgeous Love Blooms!

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The coordinating Confetti Cuts set makes creating a bouquet of blossoms easy! The sentiments in Love Blooms work for a variety of occasions including Valentine’s Day, a card to a friend or a card congratulating a newly-engaged couple!

Now for a fun treat packaging idea that could be used for classroom treats or a party favor. On tags cut with the Square Tag Confetti Cuts set, I heat-embossed several of the Sugary Sweet Sentiments. I chose colors for the tags that coordinated with the various candies, which are the movie-size boxes. I tied the tags onto the boxes with baker’s twine.

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Don’t forget, there are two $15 gift certificates up for grabs – one for blog commenters and one for Facebook commenters. Increase your chance of winning by leaving a comment on each sneak peek post for each designer. Comments will close at noon CST on JAN 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on JAN 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and FB page.