Dear ‘Fetti Fans,
It’s Jen here. I feel like I’ve been a little MIA since the end of school and since our move from Houston to Flower Mound, TX. I promise I have not fallen off the face of the Earth…although some days it feels like it.
Not to complain, because I am SO HAPPY to be back in my old neighborhood where I feel my heart is home, but this move has been tortuous at moments. From multiple delayed closings, bad movers, a really dirty home to move into and various other things that haven’t gone according to plan, it’s been a wee bit trying.
Let me elaborate on those things a little bit:
Multiple Delayed Closings: really, that one speaks for itself. At one point I had to tell my realtor to make sure it gets done or I was firing her and the buyers weren’t getting the house…after 45 days in escrow. Believe me, it takes A LOT for me to get my blood boiling like that.
Crappy Movers: How bad could they be? BAD…really, really BAD (and recommended by above said realtor). For instance, we couldn’t find the clips for the shelf of my daughter’s armoire. We look for them taped to the side of the armoire, in a bag in a drawer, etc. Where were they?…in a pocket of a pair of jeans in one of the drawers. Yes, seriously.
Dirty Home: 8 bottles of Scrubbing Bubbles and 10 Magic Erasers. ’nuff said
Various Other Things: Including 1 tech spending 18 hours doing an installation that was expected to take 3.5 hours. Good times.
Really, I’m not complaining. Ok, maybe I have vented to my hubs a little, but I’m happy here. Very happy.
Things are coming together and I’ve managed to keep a smile on my face through most of it. Now, if I could just get in the craft room!!
More great things from Reverse Confetti are on their way! Our July release is around the corner and it is amazing! We’re making room for lots of new goodies…and retiring some of the older stuff. Stay tuned for a list of retiring sets in the Friday newsletter, as well as here on the blog and on our social media outlets.
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Now, for the crafty fun stuff…
It’s Thursday and time for CONFETTI CAMERA!
A little bit about 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 throwback projects from each of our designers. I have been stamping for a long time and I have seen things come and go and then come around. A primary example of this is shaker cards. We’re taking a look back to those “way back when” projects and breathing new life into them.
A couple of things to note:
1) This segment will not “air” if there is a different post scheduled for that day, such as Sketch for You to Try on the 1st of each month or on a hop or sneak peek day.
2) Each designer will follow the same theme 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.
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The lovely and talented, SARAH GOUGH, is up on Confetti Camera today!
One of my favorite fancy fold card bases is a tent card. It’s perfect for sending a relatively flat, but fun card and is perfect to show off your stamps and dies in a scene.
Here’s a quick how-to for this 4″x4″ version.
You’ll want to start with a 4″ square card base.
Score a 4″ x 2″ piece of cardstock every 1/2 an inch.
Fold into a W shape and set aside.
Adhere paper or stamp your card front. Choose a die to cut a window. I’m using the Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts. Remember to open your card base before you cut!
I wanted a nice border on the inside of my window. Cut a smaller than your card front piece of cardstock into a square and cut a smaller window to layer inside your card. Again I’m using the Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts.
Put a strong adhesive on the outside of your W shaped piece and adhere to the bottom edge of your card base. Now’s a great time to adhere patterned paper or stamp the inside of your card.
Your tent card will fold flat(ish), but also stand up on it’s own.
This fun branch is from the The Tweet Life Confetti Cuts. Adhere above and below your window for a fun 3D look.
I’ve also used the Sun ‘n Clouds Confetti Cuts to complete my scene. The sentiment is stamped on vellum cut with the Tag Me Confetti Cuts. I’ve hidden adhesive behind the little bee – vellum is great for these cards as it won’t detract from your scene.
Here’s another look at the construction of the Tent Card – once you’ve made one you can make them any size you like!
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