Sunday, June 8, 2014

Reverse Confetti June Blog Hop


Hey there, Reverse Confetti fans! It’s the 8th of the month and time for another sizzling Blog Hop from the Confetti Crew and a few other friends. Summer is quickly approaching, so this is a good excuse to stay inside out of the heat and recharge your batteries with us! We’ll give you a minute to grab a glass of lemonade as we hop along together and share some crafty goodness with you!



My daughter and I have been putting together year-end lemonade gifts for the bus drivers, school administrators, office staff, teachers, etc. I found cute pitcher gifts HERE and HERE, but wanted something smaller and more affordable (I need about twenty total), so I decided to do a single-size version. I put two packets of sugar and two lemons in a pint-size mason jar, switched the lid for one that has a daisy cut-out (I ordered these a while back from Pick Your Plum, but Amazon sells similar ones), and added a cute paper straw embellished with a flag and tag combo. The Kraft flag is stamped in Kraft ink with WHOLE LOTTA DOTS. The something yummy sentiment label is done with stamps from LABEL ME and die-cut with the matching LABEL ME CONFETTI CUTS die. The tag is stamped with a heart from WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS. The "to" and "from" are from LABEL ME, and the tag is die-cut with the smaller tag die in the TAG ME CONFETTI CUTS die set. For the recipe, I die-cut the computer-generated text with the larger tag in the TAG ME CONFETTI CUTS set, and slipped it down inside the jar with the lemons and sugar. 

Fresh-Squeezed
Lemonade

Stir together sugar and 1/4 cup hot 
water until sugar is dissolved

Stir in 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
and 3/4 cup cold water

Fill to the top with ice and enjoy!






The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Leigh Penner’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all of Reverse Confetti’s amazing stamp sets!
I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Sarah Gough’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog
How would you like to win some Reverse Confetti goodies of your very own?  Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI. Comments are open until Tuesday, June 10 at noon CST, and the winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog!
A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…
June's SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along.  Click HERE for a chance to win.  AND, be on the lookout for another great COLOR challenge on June 16th and another way to win!

Celebrate the creative side of you!


36 comments:

Amber Hight said...

This is so cute Amy!! Love this idea, and that daisy cut out on top is just brilliant:)

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy what a cute idea and I bet they will be LOVED!

Kari V. said...

Oh my gosh this is so CUTE!! I love the yellow and the polka dot kraft flag on the yellow straw. Just fantastic. And in all my favorite colors. I'll bet the bus drivers and teachers loved it!!

Diane Jaquay said...

How CUTE, Amy, I love lemonade and this is just the sweetest way to present a gift for it!!

Alicia Willis said...

So cute. Will bring a smile to anyone who gets one.

Indy said...

This looks so refreshing! Love the yellow and lemons! FUN!

Stacey Schafer said...

could you be any more clever, Amy!?! I ADORE this project!

heartforhandmade said...

Love those stamps and die cuts, so so pretty. I want all of them, should be in my wish list

sue k said...

Wonderful project and gift, I'm a homemade lemonade junkie. Really cute, I love this.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

McStamper said...

What a nice idea. Love the tag.

Thordis said...

Wow! What a awesome idea and gift :)

greggers said...

Love how you tied everything together for your lemonade gift. Gorgeous!

marylouh said...

What a great end-of-year beginning-of-summer idea. If you have lemons make lemonade. I'm sure the gifts were appreciated.
Love the way the flag and made and attached.

Janet Zeppa said...

What a nice idea for a gift!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your label and package is great! Love these stamps and die!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun idea! Looks wonderful!

Kristie Goulet said...

What a great idea! I love the tag and especially the straw you used. So cool!

Margaret R said...

Love it! What wonderful gifts these will make!

Celeste Goff said...

What an adorable treat topper and so very clever too!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a clever gift idea when you need a whole lotta gifts and don't want to kill the budget!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such a clever idea for a cute gift!! Great flag, too! Such a perfect gift to cheer a friend with! Love it!

Kyla Scoggins said...

I can't wait to try this idea! Great use of the tag and die too. :)

Heather Thompson said...

that is so darn cute!!! love it!

Lisa H. said...

so cute and well executed, Amy! love the tag and the colors.

Anita in France said...

What a brilliant idea, Amy ... so cute and so mouthwatering! Anita :)

Linsey said...

How totally CUTE and so personal, I love it!!! I must find some of those super cool cut out lids--that really looks great! And of course, all the Reverse Confetti awesomeness on these darling gifts make them super special and fabulous!!! Really cool project Amy! I'm sure everyone who receives this darling gift will adore it--perhaps even more than I do! hehe ;)

Miriam Prantner said...

That straw flag is so cute! LOVE this!!!!

Betty Sue said...

What a cute gift idea!! Love the labels and sentiment.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY Gooooooooodness, Amy! These little gifts are PERFECT for the school workers! LOOOOOOVE that you included everyone-- bus drivers, cooks, etc! That means so much! <3 It takes everyone to get through a school year;)

LOVE your flag/label on the straw--- ACK! Just fabulous all around! YOU amaze me! LOOOOOOOOVE!

Megan said...

So creative! And clever way to include the cute straw!

Mary-Anne V said...

Oh i just love this lemonade gift...wonderfully embellished.

Tangii said...

This is a great idea! I'll bet they all LOVED the gift :)

Sue D said...

Very sweet gift idea!

grandmato20 said...

What a great idea, and who doesn't love lemonade? GREAT project:)

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Helen Gullett said...

Such a great idea for Summer gift!!! Love the flag tag! Thanks for the ingredient list :)