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Howdy, ‘Fetti Fans!

We have a SUPER SPECIAL edition of WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS today!


It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  It’s us taking a closer look at how something is created, etc.  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.


A little while ago, I challenged Confetti Crew member, Amy Sheffer, to think “beyond the popsicle” with the LET’S CHILL Confetti Cuts die set.  This girl never fails to amaze me…her daughter even got in on all this crazy creating!  Prepare to let your jaw drop and read until the very end…there might just be a chance to win one of these dies for yourself! *wink*

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Hi ‘Fetti Fans, it’s Amy here today for Wednesday in the Works. I’m all about getting the most bang for your buck and stretching your supplies, so today I’ll be looking at different ways to use Reverse Confetti’s Let’s Chill popsicle dies. As a refresher, the Let’s Chill set includes three dies: the popsicle, the stick, and two rectangular cut-out pieces. Assembled, they make a pretty darn cute popsicle…


If you look at the three dies individually, though, there are loads of additional possibilities. I’m excited to show you ten ideas I’ve come up. Ready?

The large garland was made from popsicle die-cuts folded over some baker’s twine. 


Sentiment is from Posted Note Sentiments.

Confetti Cuts: Let’s Chill, Double Scallop Garland, Circle Garland

The popsicle die makes cute tombstones.


Stamps: Spooky Cuties, Spooky Sentiments

Confetti Cuts: Let’s Chill

Also for Halloween, how about some cute ghosts? Big ghosts are from the popsicle die. Baby ghosts are done with the popsicle stick die.


Stamps: Spooky Cuties

Confetti Cuts: Let’s Chill, Double Edge Scallop Border

The ghosts got me thinking about PacMan. Wouldn’t this be a fun card for a gamer? Especially a middle-aged gamer who remembers playing PacMan as a kid?


Stamps: Label Me

Confetti Cuts: Let’s Chill, Circles ‘N Scallops, Label Me, Petals ‘N Posies (the oval ‘white” of the eyes)

Trim down the popsicle piece, give it a cool watercolor look, and adhere twine to the back, and you’ve got a cute jellyfish.


This felt flower would be cute on a hair accessory. I pinched the ends of each felt petal to give the flower some dimension, then topped with a felt circle and a chipboard button.


You can even make a perfect heart by layering two popsicle die-cuts at an angle. Cool, huh?


Stamps: Crushin

Confetti Cuts: Let’s Chill, Fancy Words, Arrow

The two skinny rectangle cut-outs die makes a great buckle. Here’s one in action on a cute Santa tote. I rounded the black belt piece with the popsicle die, too.


Stamps: Walk By Faith

Confetti Cuts: Treat Tote, Stitched Flag Trio

The buckle works for St. Patrick’s Day, too. My daughter made this leprechaun card. The beard is done by layering orange popsicle die-cuts.


My favorite! This one uses all three Let’s Chill dies. See if you an spot them!


Popsicle: body, Stick: boots, Rectangular Cut-Outs: arms, overall straps, black headband.

Confetti Cuts: Let’s Chill, Fancy Word , Thanks Tag, Tag Me (silver glasses)

Thanks for sticking with me! I hope you’re inspired to think out of the box with your die collection, too!

Want to win the LET’S CHILL Confetti Cuts die set?  I have 3 up for grabs!  Just leave a comment with which “beyond the popsicle” project is your favorite here by Friday at noon CST.  I’ll pick 3 random winners and post here on Saturday.  Thanks for joining us today and good luck!


  1. Love the card with the tombstones. So cute.

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  2. Definitely the tag with the minion, we are huge minion fans here. Great projects!

  3. So many clever ideas. You are so creative! I like them all, but my favourite is the tag with minion. So darn cute!!!

  4. All of these ideas are so cute! I think my favorite though is the heart-shaped cupcake topper. So clever!

  5. PacMan, that was clever!

  6. Hard to pick one favorite Amy! Love the creativity! Love the Minion, and the Valentine cupcake, and the happy for you card! I was needing a celebratory card for someone who got a pay raise and your design will work perfect!!

  7. “Beyond the popsicle”. so many clever ideas to do with one die. I’m always looking for ways to used my dies for different projects. These are all great.

  8. Who new you could do so much … of course REAL popsicles are good for only ONE thing! tee-hee! I LOVE getting ideas on how to extend my stamps and dies. Thanks for the fab inspiration!

  9. Love the minion card so cute but all the projects were super creative!

  10. The tombstones are genius! I must admit that I am thinking/planning my Halloween cards now so I might be a little biased.

  11. Now THAT is some thinking outside the box! Love the ghosts, Pac Man and tombstone ideas! All of these are awesome, though!

  12. I love the minion card of course, but the tombstone and banner one are close seconds! Great ideas- i enjoyed reading this post Amy- you always amaze me with your creativity 🙂

  13. Ok…I mean how adorable is the Minion tag!?! LOVE!!!

  14. Pacman made me smile with fond memories but I have to say I love the little Santa and elf shirts and belt. Thank you helping us see new life in dies that are meant for other uses. Very clever.

  15. Wow…excatly right how do you choose…they are all so cute and clever. ..I pick would be the tombstone..what a wonderful ideal..and so festive for the season…

  16. The jelly fish is just adorable! But using it as a buckle is also very clever. Love this idea on how to stretch your dies.

  17. Minions and tombstones!

  18. OK, OK. I am probably going to age myself here. But the Pac-Man card is AAAAAMMMAAAZING!!!! That was the very first video game I ever played in my life! I am happy to say I was really young when Pac-Man was a big hit. 🙂 I need this die set to be able to remake this card for my husband. He just might die when he sees it. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win it.

  19. These are all amazing, Amy! I love the felt flower petals and the Santa belt + buckle. So adorable!

  20. It’s gotta be the tombstone card! How cute is that?!!!

  21. I am going old school and calling pac-man my favorite .

  22. Wonderful ways to use
    the Popsicle stick! I
    love the banner and
    the minion creations.
    Carla from Utah

  23. Amy did an AWESOME job with the challenge! I will be putting this die on my wish list. The Minion tag is too cute!

  24. Wow, this is great outside-the-popsicle thinking! I really like seeing how craft supplies can be used in different ways. For my favorite I’m torn between using it for a belt buckle or tombstone. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  25. oh my gracious! Amazing! Amy outdid herself but when does she not!!??!!
    Tombstone ( though Halloween is not my fav)–too clever! All ideas are GREAT!!!

  26. Incredibly clever!!

  27. The Leprechaun Card without a doubt. Amy your daughter did an awesome job! How creative.Thanks for sharing.

  28. You really thought outside the box with this die!!!very clever. Love the tombstones but I think the minion guy is adorable!

  29. Oh WOW!! These are so adorable. I love all the fun ways you used this one die. I think the tombstone and the ghosts are my favorite!!

  30. Love all of these, but if I had to pick one I think it would be the minion, too. These are just as incredible in real life!

  31. All this creativity from one inspiring designer? Amazing! I love the minion and the pacman card the best. I have coveted this die ever since it was released. Maybe I will be one of the lucky 3!

  32. Love the Santa bag, but they’re all wonderful.

  33. Love these fun ideas!! The minion is my favorite! 🙂

  34. My favorite is the minion but I am totally amazed at all the ideas. They are all great….so creative!

  35. Such great uses! I especially like the Pac Man card – too cool!

  36. Loved everything Amy made – and loved seeing everything on her scope! My favorite – I gotta say that minion – pretty amazing transformation for me and so darned cute

  37. My favorite definitely is the Minion tag. It is just so clever and cute 🙂

  38. SQUEAL!! These are ALL AMAZING!! OMG OMG OMG!! How FUN!! =) This is one of the FEW Sets that I DON’T HAVE, KNOW you’re making me WANT IT!! HAHAHAHAHA!! I think that the Santa Bag and that Little Minion are my FAVORITE!! I have two LITTLE Boys that LOVE the Minions to PIECES and they would just SQUEAL in DELIGHT to make those Little Guys!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing ALL of the AWESOME Inspiration and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  39. These are all so clever! I love the minion and the Valentine cupcake pick the most. This is one set I don’t have yet. This makes me want to go look at all my dies and try to use them in a new way.

  40. Jellyfish!

  41. You are SO CLEVER!! How can I pick just one favorite? I LOVE them ALL!! The Minion tag is AWESOME!! The Pac Man Birthday card is GREAT!! The Santa Bag is COOL!! Thank you for the inspiration!! Guess I will be picking up this popsicle die to add to my ever-growing TE collection!!

  42. I am amazed with all the additional things you can make with this die set! I would have never thought of them, so thank you for sharing! They are all so wonderful but I have to say the little minion is my most favorite! He is super darling! Again thank you for sharing! I love when you can use a die in more than one way!

  43. My favorites are the Halloween ones. THat set is so versatile. Great and cute ideas!! Thanks for all the ideas!!!

  44. I think the ‘beto’s’ have it, Amy … I love every single one, especially the Santa treat bag – a perfect belt, indeed!!!
    =] M

  45. Completely ‘WOWED’ by your creativity!! Choosing one favorite is impossible.

  46. Super cute and fun ideas! Love them all… especially the minion! Awesome! Who would have thought to use 3 dies in so many ways. Thanks Amy!

  47. Oh my goodness Amy you never cease to amaze me–all such fantastic ideas!!

  48. Wow Amy! You are soooooo creative. My favorite is the first card – love all the banners.

  49. Oh my goodness! These are all just adorable but my very favorite is the minion tag. Just too darn cute!

  50. I love the Minion!!! Too cute!

  51. Wow, they are all such great, cute ideas! I love the ghosts and the Santa bag….very clever!

  52. These are all marvelous! I was married in 1980, and we splurged on an Atari 2600 so we could play video games. Pac-man was one of the first games we got, so I’ll pick the birthday Pac-man as my favorite! TFS all these ideas and thanks for the giveaway!

  53. the hair accessory and the santa bag are my favs! These ideas are genius! Love you guys ! Thanks, Rocio

  54. Holy Batman Amy!! These are awesome cards. Who would have thought of all these fun ways to use the popsicle. I love them all…. and thank you for the opportunity to win the dies, you are very generous.

  55. What absolutely fun and creative ways you transformed that awesome popsicle die!!! It really adds a lot of versatility to it!

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