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HAPPY HALLOWEEN & WINNER ANNOUNCED

October 31, 2014

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Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

Wishing you and your family a Happy (and safe) Halloween!  Week in Reverse will return in a couple of weeks.  Today, we have the winner of the October SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY and here’s what’s coming up here at Reverse Confetti:

Nov. 1 – New Sketch For You To Try

Nov. 3 – Stay tuned for a special hop for a great cause!

Nov. 4- New ‘Fetti Friend (Nov/Dec) and New Confetti Crew member announcements

Nov. 5- COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI BEGINS

Nov. 8- New Release (check out this Monday’s post for a peek at all the new goodies!)

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Thank you all for playing along in this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!  As always, all of the cards were AMAZING!

Congrats to our winner…

Rosemary

I just love this Halloween card featuring SPOOKY CUTIES and SPOOKY SENTIMENTS!

Congrats, Rosemary!  Please contact info@reverseconfetti.com to claim your prize.

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CONFETTI CAMERA

October 30, 2014

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and Merry Halloween Eve…or as I’ve seen it called Elsaween.  Just how many Elsa costumes will we be seeing tomorrow?  I’m glad that my kids did not go the Frozen  route (I’m Frozened out!) and will be dressing up as a pirate and a vampire.  Yes, my 4 year old is going to be a vampire…”with bloooood,” as he says.  Needless to say, it should be interesting.  Let’s see if I can remember to take pictures!

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In this weekly segment, one of the Confetti Crew designers will have the camera on both themselves, as a designer, and on their Reverse Confetti creations. For this round, you’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration from an ANYTHING BUT A CARD project from each of our designers. A couple of things to note:

1) This segment will not “air” if there is a different post scheduled for that day, such on Sketch for You to Try on the 1st of each month or on a hop or sneak peek day.

2) Each designer will answer the same set of questions/show a tip until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member (then it’s a new round with new questions/theme). To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.

Today on Confetti Camera we have the very kindhearted and over the top talented, AMY SHEFFER

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Hi everyone, Amy here today for this week’s Confetti Camera installment. Today, I’ve created a gift for a very dear friend who is undergoing chemo treatments for breast cancer. She is nearing the end of her eighteen treatments, and I thought I’d give her a way to count down the very last of these treatments and get to the finish line.

 The outer packaging is a matchbook-style wrap, with the bound side held together with a binder clip.

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For the front label, I used the ENVIE WRAP Confetti Cuts die, topped with a circle from CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts. The sentiment is made up of the word “count” from COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, plus the word “chemo” and “down,” which were done by combining individual letters in the same font from a whole bunch of different sets. I added in some die-cuts for extra design elements: DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts, PRETTY PANELS: TRIANGLES Confetti Cuts , and BEAUTIFUL BANNERS Confetti Cuts.

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 On the inside are three tiny paper gift sacks, one for each chemo treatment that’s left. The outsides of the each bag are numbered, and the inside has a motivational tag (plus a Ghirardelli chocolate square).

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The #3 bag features the PRETTY PANELS: DIAGONAL STRIPE Confetti Cuts , ARROW Confetti Cuts and LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts. The tag inside has a motivational sentiment from ALL ABOUT YOU.

 The #2 bag features the PRETTY PANELS: CHEVRON Confetti Cuts and TAG ME Confetti Cuts. The sentiment on the inside tag was cut on my Silhouette.

 The #1 bag features the PRETTY PANELS: TRIANGLES Confetti Cuts , OH MY STARS Confetti Cuts, and TAG ME Confetti Cuts. The tag inside uses the PRETTY PANELS: TRIANGLES Confetti Cuts again, as well as a sentiment from WINNING and a star accent from OH MY STARS Confetti Cuts.

One last view, from the side:

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This same idea could easily be repurposed for any type of countdown, or simply used as a mini-album for photos, a collection of favorite quotes, funny kid sayings, even a collection of gift cards for a teacher or coach.

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

October 29, 2014

Howdy, ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Hump Day!  Did you know that we are just ONE WEEK away from the sneak peeks for our November release?  Mark your calendars! And, in case you missed it, I did a special sneak preview of some of the release products here on the blog on Monday.

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Until then, we have a lot of great inspiration using what’s in store now, including this fun project (and VIDEO) from Confetti Crew member, Sarah Gough…

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Want to make one (or a bunch) of these, too?  Check out her step-by-step how to in this video…

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Detail of the super awesome layered tag…

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

October 28, 2014

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY and I am going to squeeze in another Halloween card here before my favorite holiday is all over with and we are left with a sugar high and an hour less time due to Daylight Savings (ending).  For the record, I’m pretty sure that the person that “invented” Daylight Savings did not have early rising children!  I’m thankful my kiddos are now old enough to occupy themselves for a good hour before coming to wake us with, “I’m huuuunggggrrryyy.”

And, with that I will get off my little Daylight Savings soapbox.

Happy (almost) Halloween…

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I started with a white card base, as I almost always do, but then decided to switch it up to kraft.  This made it easier to bring in the broom stamped on kraft without making it look out of place.  This is one of the reasons I don’t glue anything down until the card is d-o-n-e.

Detail shot of the clear embossed stars from So Many Stars on the black cardstock.  I love how subtle they are, yet they add so much…

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The main image panel is cut from the (large) GIVE THANKS LABEL Confetti Cuts die and stamped with a sentiment from CAST A SPELL.  The hat, cut from felt, and the broom are also from the same set/coordinating Confetti Cuts die set.  The bow is from the TAGGED TOTE Confetti Cuts die set (love that bow!).

One more…

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(ONE MORE) HALLOWEEN CARD

Stamps: Cast a Spell, So Many Stars

Confetti Cuts: Cast a Spell, Give Thanks Label, Tagged Tote

Ink: VersaFine

Cardstock: Kraft, White, Black

Pattern Paper: Doodlebug, Carta Bella, Graphic 45

Other: Felt, Sequins, Rhinestones, Embossing Powder, Dimensional Adhesive

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A SPECIAL LITTLE PEEK

October 27, 2014

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

Hopefully everyone had a spectacular (spooktacular?) weekend!  We sure did!  That lil’ party that I told you that I was working on for the kids was a blast.  Guess who has two thumbs and forgot to take a single pic!  YEP!…this girl!  Sorry, I don’t have pics to share, but here’s what was on the menu (keep in mind I was playing to the humor of 4-9 year olds)…

-Dracula Turds (crockpot meatballs)

-Zombie Barf (Guacamole…and chips, of course)

-Goblin Boogers (diced grapes)

-Mummified Dogs (hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls to look like mummies)

-Pumpkin Bones (Cheetos)

-Lil’ Punkins (mandarin oranges made to look like pumpkins)

-Spider Eggs (powdered donut holes with black plastic spiders crawling on them)

and, to drink, they had Sprite with a syringe filled with grenadine syrup (“blood”).  Needless to say, they loved it!

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I have been getting *a few* emails, messages, etc. about the upcoming November release.  I absolutely ADORE the anticipation and excitement that the ‘Fetti Fans have (thank you!).  So, I am doing something that I haven’t done in the past, but I thought would be a little fun! I put together a montage of pics featuring some of the Winter 2014 Collection stamps and Confetti Cuts dies that will be releasing on November 8th.  It will be here before we can eat all our Halloween candy (maybe) and I promise that it is worth the wait.  This is (seriously) one of my favorite releases!

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See anything you like?

Stay tuned for more peeks starting November 5th…officially. 

I have a feeling there may be another peek (or two, or…) before that! *wink*

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SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY

October 26, 2014

Hey ‘Fetti Fans!

Just a quick reminder that there are just a few more days to play along with this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!

Here’s a recap of the sketch and details…

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There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.

The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th. The SFYTT button is  posted on the sidebar.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.

Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!

You may enter as many times as you wish.

There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.

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Of course, we have some more great inspiration for you, as well!

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AMY KOLLING

Spooky Cuties, Spooky Sentiments, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts

SARAH GOUGH

Roundabout, Arrows ‘n Elements, Love Note Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Crushin

LISA HENKE

Sammy Squirrel, Pretty Panels: Triangles Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts

Click HERE to add your SFYTT creation for a chance to win!

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WEEK IN REVERSE

October 24, 2014

TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

Did you see the note on yesterday’s post?  You don’t want to miss the sneaky peek on Monday. (just sayin’)

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It’s time for WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek back at what some of the Confetti Crew has been up to this week!  Prepare to be inspired!

KATHY MARTIN

Cast A Spell, Cast A Spell Confetti Cuts, Give Thanks Label Confetti Cuts

LEIGH PENNER

This is the card that made me see that the apple from the Class Act Confetti Cuts set could also be a PUMPKIN! (thanks, Leigh!)

Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Forever Fall, Cast A Spell Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts

AMY KOLLING

Forever Fall

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LISA HENKE

Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Give Thanks

LAURIE SCHMIDLIN

Laurie is also on Confetti Camera this week.  Be sure to take a peek at yesterday’s post for some FABULOUSLY FUN fall inspired gifties!

Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts, In a Big Way

A Posie Hello by Laurie Schmidlin

AMY SHEFFER

Roundabout Additions, Pretty Panels: Stars, Pretty Panels: Triangles

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CONFETTI CAMERA

October 23, 2014

Hello there, ‘Fetti Fans!

Do you have your badge?  Get it HERE.

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The weekend is in view!  Do you have anything fun planned?  We are having a get together with another family for some Halloween fun.  I’m looking forward to preparing/eating Halloween themed foods and letting the kids make Zombie Goo (slime).  I’ll post pics of the good times next week.

Any other pics you want to see?…like, maybe a super duper sneak peek of the November release?  Hmmm… (wink).

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I love Thursdays here on the Reverse Confetti blog!  Why?  Because it’s time for CONFETTI CAMERA!

In this weekly segment, one of the Confetti Crew designers will have the camera on both themselves, as a designer, and on their Reverse Confetti creations. For this round, you’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration from a fun tip or technique from each of our designers. A couple of things to note:

1) This segment will not “air” if there is a different post scheduled for that day, such on Sketch for You to Try on the 1st of each month or on a hop or sneak peek day.

2) Each designer will answer the same set of questions/show a tip until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member (then it’s a new round with new questions/theme). To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.

3) For this round we have been focusing on ABC (anything but a card) project.  Prepare to be inspired!

Today on Confetti Camera we have the ridiculously talented (and just as sweet), LAURIE SCHMIDLIN

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Hi Confetti fans! Laurie here to share a couple of fun Fall ABC Projects (Anything But a Card/Tag)!

Having a lot of kids means having a lot of cards and gifts to give around the Holidays! With Halloween and Thanksgiving approaching quickly, I thought I had better get started on those! Two of my sons go to a small rural school which has only a handful of students in it. I like to give out small gifts this time of year, but because I still have a toddler to tend to, I need something that I can mass produce in a short amount of time. This first box is one that I will be making for Halloween.

 Ghostie Box by Laurie Schmidlin

I started by stamping the fence image (from the SPOOKY CUTIES set) onto the acetate box using Black Stazon ink. A tip that I have found to help me when stamping on very slippery surfaces is to make sure I hold the stamp straight over the surface (not at an angle). I added the cute ghostie to the front of the box, popping him up so that he appears to be floating. I stamped the sentiment (from the SPOOKY SENTIMENTS set) using Black Stazon ink.

 Ghostie Box (Detail) by Laurie Schmidlin

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My next box is one that I will be giving to my sons’ teachers for Thanksgiving. I started by using the TREAT TOTE Confetti Cuts die to create the treat box. To decorate the front, I stamped the woodgrain image (from the FOREVER FALL set) onto strips of matching cardstock and then sponged the edges a bit with a dark ink. The label was created by stamping the sentiment from the Give Thanks stamp set and cutting it outusing the coordinating GIVE THANKS LABEL Confetti Cuts die set. I filled the box with a clear bag of mixed roasted nuts. I also might add some homemade candied almonds…mmmmm!

 Bountiful Blessings Treat Box by Laurie Schmidlin

Bountiful Blessings Treat Box (Detail) by Laurie Schmidlin

I hope this has inspired you to come up with an easy to mass produce gift item! They don’t need to take a lot of time to be super cute and heartfelt!

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

October 22, 2014

Hey, hey ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s Wednesday and time for a fun and kind of technique-y WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS.  I know what you’re thinking…two days in a row with techniques(s).  Parenthesis around the “s” because it’s the same technique, but YES!  I am having quite a bit of fun adding texture to my Reverse Confetti projects.  So much so, that I thought that I would share a little “how to.”

First, what is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS?

It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  A variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.  And, as I noted above, I am sharing how to add some fun texture to your Reverse Confetti cards and projects…with embossing paste.

So, here it goes…

First, what you are going to need are a stencil, embossing paste and color/shimmer spray (totally optional, but wait ’til you see how cool it looks with the embossing paste).  Of course, the other elements of your card, too.  I am showing you how to use the stencil and paste on a TAG ME, TOO Confetti Cuts die cut…

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I cut out one TAG ME, TOO Confetti Cuts die cut and then applied the embossing paste to it using a piece of cardstock (no fancy tools, here).  After I peeled up the stencil and allowed it to dry, this is what it looked like…

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I then sprayed the color spray on top of the embossed tag.  I used the amethyst that is shown above and it made gigantic mess because there was a clog in the sprayer (ugh!).  Fortunately, when I buy things I sometimes buy them in just about every color I can get my hands on.  Then it was off to the aqua color color spray, which I actually like a lot better!

I apologize that I don’t have a stop out picture showing just the die cut, embossing pasted, color sprayed tag, but here it is on my completed card…

(pardon the smudgy marks…that was me trying some new settings on the camera).

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The main image panel has a sentiment created from the LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS stamp set, along with the “TREATS” die from the TREAT TOTE Confetti Cuts die set.  The debossed circle is part of the CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts die set.

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Recognize the sketch?  Yep, it’s this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!  There are still a few more days to play along for a chance to win.  All the details can be found HERE.

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And, one more shot of the completed card.  I just love the texture and color pop of the tag behind the main image panel!

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ALL TREATS CARD

Stamps: Lighthearted Letters

Confetti Cuts: Tag Me, Too; Circles ‘n Scallops, Treat Tote

Ink: VersaFine

Cardstock: Dark Gray, White, Orange

Pattern Paper: Doodlebug, Lawn Fawn

Other: Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Stencil, Embossing Paste, Linen Thread, Baker’s Twine, Dimensional Adhesive, Sequins, Rhinestones

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