Saturday, August 8, 2015

Reverse Confetti August Creative Hop


Welcome to Reverse Confetti's August blog hop. Here we are in the dog days of summer, so what better hop theme than Summer ABC (anything but a card)? Hope you'll join us today for some sizzling and sensational project ideas!


For the full hop order, as well as a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate, head over to the Reverse Confetti blog. If you're making your way along the hop, you should have arrived here from Amy Tsuruta. When you're finished here, you'll head next to Leigh Penner (I'll link again at the end).


I scratched my head for a project idea for a few mojo-less days, but just couldn't get excited about anything. And then this idea to make a pineapple treat holder came to mind. That was something I could get excited about!


I started with two Tag Me, Too die-cuts, then added a rectangular base piece for a bottom. For a bit of added interest, I adhered a Geometric Background layer to the tags.


The fronds are made out of four green Tassel die-cuts. I folded the first one in half, and then sandwiched the next one around the first, positioning it a little lower. The third and fourth tassels are added in the same way, each positioned a little lower. Last, I gently curved and twisted the individual strands to resemble pineapple fronds. 

Here's a look during the frond assembly (sorry for the poor, low-light cell phone photo!):


Note: If you have the Tagged Tote die set, you could use that for the pineapple base too. I preferred the shapeliness of the Tag Me Too die-cut (thank you, Jen, for the suggestion!), but I did try out both and they're both cute!


The tag is die-cut using the small tag die in the Tag Me Confetti Cuts set and is stamped using sentiments from Sweet Thing.


For a coordinating card, I naturally reached for the Pineapples Aplenty stamps and coordinating Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts dies.



Though my card design is somewhat clean and simple, I've still managed to work in some enamel dots, a split panel, vellum, patterned paper, a doily, and some ink blending on the card base.



At the top I tied on some white linen thread and clipped on a mini clothespin just for fun.



INK:  Papertrey Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist; Memento Tuxedo Black

PAPER: yellow, gold, green, and white card stock; Crate Paper Flea Market 6x6 collection

OTHER: button, enamel dots, white linen thread, vellum, mini clothespin


 





That's it for me today. Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Leigh Penner!

Enjoy the hop!






43 comments:

June K said...

So clever. Love your pineapple treat holder.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your pineapple treat holder -- it's so creative & amazing! Your card is fabulous, too!

jan metcalf said...

You are very creative with this pineapple treat holder!

~amy~ said...

Love Love Love!!!!

Rae Barthel said...

oh.my.goodness!!! that pineapple treat holder is FABULOUS!!!! such a clever idea! and of course your card is amazing too!!! :)

Lisa H. said...

are you freaking kidding me??That pineapple treat holder is AMAZING!!!! soooo creative. love this so much. and your card is darling, too!

Deb L said...

how adorable is that pineapple !!

Celeste Goff said...

For not having your mojo going you rocked it out girl! Love that treat bag and that card is simply gorgeous!

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME projects, girl!!

Zarah said...

What a super fun project! I love the card and I adore the pineapple treat holder. It's always good to have some ideas for giving away little treats and this is just perfect! :D

Kathy said...

Sitting here in awe of that pineapple treat holder!!! The Geometric Confetti Cut gives it a super look, and the tassel-leaves are so great. The card is so clean and simple, but it has all those great embellies. Wow, Amy! 😀

Linda Jamme said...

Well, aren't you creative! How did you ever think to use that fringy die to make a pineapple top? I love it. What a cute treat idea!

Christine said...

Blown away by your creativity! Love the pineapple treat holder...it's just amazing!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! That pineapple treat bag is creative genius! Love, love, love!

Marisa said...

Absolutely ADORE that pineapple treat bag!!! Perfect use of that die. Darling card too.

Cynthia Daugherty said...

the pineapple treat bag is so interesting to look at, very nicely done!

irisesther54 said...

Great projects. The treat holder is just so cute!

Vicki said...

I love out of the box ideas and your pineapple treat box sure does it. Simply adorable!

Brithzi said...

Wow! I am glad you got your creative mojo back 'cause these are great! Love the pineapple treat holder.

KayM said...

Oh Amy, you are so creative! How in the world did you come up with such a cute idea! I just love the pineapple treat holder!! The fringe for the top?? The geometric background!! Brilliant!! Your card is pretty amazing too!

Michele Henderson said...

I love all these fun pineapples, especially the treat bag with the pineapple top tassel! Great ideas!

Rosemary said...

OH.MY.WORD!!! that little treat holder is beyond brilliant!! absolutely love it!! and the card is fabulous, too!

Miriam Prantner said...

That pineapple is pure and utter genius! So so cool!

Kathy Wright said...

Great projects!

Kristine McGee said...

Very cute projects, love the pineapple goody bag!

Mendi Yoshikawa said...

What a fun and completely unique idea--Your pineapple goodie bag is sooo CUTE! Running to pin right now. :)

Pam Young said...

Your projects are amazing! What great designs!!

CraftyPaws said...

OMGEE that is the cutest and most creative pineapple ever! LOVE that! All cute projects. TFS and inspiring! Hugs, Kristina

Kay said...

What a neat idea for treat giving.

BeverlyBL said...

I love your idea of the geometric background for the texture on the pineapple. Genius!! Thanks.

Diane Jaquay said...

Your pineapple tag treat holder is FABULOUS! Great projects, Amy!!

D.Ann C said...

Ok that pineapple treat holder is incredible!!

Satori said...

Creative use of the dies to make the pineapple bag!

Jen said...

Wonderful! The treat bag is amazing and the card goes with it so nicely. Beautiful projects.

2amscrapper said...

such an amazing pineapple project! Really sold me on all those dies!

Tracie Pond said...

Amy, your pineapple treat holder is amazing! Great way to incorporate a button too (I have tons that aren't being used.)

Patty said...

Well after suffering from no Mojo you certainly came up with an awesome project! That pineapple treat holder is out of this world creative!!

Mary Holshouser said...

the pineapple is a darling treat holder.
Clever idea.
thanks for sharing.

Marlene said...

This is so creative! Love how you used the tag die for a pineapple treat holder!! And the Tassel die for the fronds. Great Projects!

Indy said...

Goodness, this is the cutest pineapple! Super creative! Also loving the card!

Ericka Strange said...

Love the goody pineapple bag. Great idea!

Annie Rose said...

That pineapple is amazing... what a great way to use the tassel! I love everything!

Nora N. said...

Wow!! That pineapple goody bag is AMAZING!!!