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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: SPOOKY CUTIES & SPOOKY SENTIMENTS

Howdy, howdy!

It’s our third and final day of the Countdown to Confetti (sneak peeks).  Tonight at midnight (EST) we are releasing FIVE NEW STAMP SETS!

If you have missed any of the sneak peeks, take a peek back at the posts from the last couple of days…you won’t want to miss a thing!

Here’s our release schedule…

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As a reminder, all of our releases will happen on the 8th of the month…just not every month.  We will release new product every other month.  We’ll still be hopping on the 8th, whether there is a release or not.  Just remember, “Eight is Great!”

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I LOVE HALLOWEEN!

There, I said it. Again.

If you have followed me for any amount of time, you know this.  I love decorating, making gifties and having Halloween shin-digs for the kiddos.  If I can create it for Halloween, I will!  So, when it came time to create Halloween sets for Reverse Confetti I was beyond excited…and a little overwhelmed because it was HARD to narrow down what actually went into these sets. When all was said and done, I was over the moon with what we came up with…two coordinating Halloween sets!

Today, we are introducing these sets: SPOOKY CUTIES and SPOOKY SENTIMENTS.  These two sets are designed for (at the risk of sounding like a car commercial) optimal versatility.  What exactly do I mean by that?

1.  These sets are designed so that they will easily work together or on their own

2. You will notice that the sentiments in the Spooky Sentiments set basically come in 2 general sizes: long and shorter/taller. These are all made to WORK TOGETHER like subway art, but instead of having just one stamp with all the words, you are able to create subway art or use the stamps individually, or pair them any way you want.  The short diagonal lines can separate the sentiments or be used as an embellishment/element on your projects.

3. The images in Spooky Cuties are sized to work with the Spooky Sentiments when building subway art or just using them together on a cute tag, card or scrapbook page.

So, without any further adieu, let me introduce you to SPOOKY CUTIES and SPOOKY SENTIMENTS

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Both of my projects today use a combination of the two sets, as I love how they work together.

For my first project, I used two trends: chalkboard and subway art to create this shadowbox that I can’t wait to display in my entry…

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It was just impossible to get a picture without some glare.  Here are a few detail shots of this project outside of the shadowbox…

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My second project is a little treat bag/box that I created from kraft cardstock that I repeatedly stamped with the polka dot bat.  I then added a embossed flap with a layered focal panel containing a doily, circle punches, a glittery bat and the sentiment “Batty For You”…

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Detail shot…

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Love the sparkly black bat?  Here’s a little trick you can use when glittery die cuts, etc.  To make the bat even more sparkly, I applied black Stickles all over the bat and then sprinkled on the glitter.  It’s just a little added sparkle that goes a long way.  I use this same “trick” when creating “snow” on my holiday/winter projects (with white/clear Stickles and glitters, of course).

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Amber Hight

Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Dawn Easton

Heather Pulvirenti

Laurie Schmidlin

Lisa Henke

Susan Liles

Val Stangle

Savannah O’Gwynn

In addition the the Confetti Crew, we also have a few special guests joining us…

Nancy Thomas (SFYTT Winner!)

Sarah Gough (SFYTT Winner!)

Tracey Cuccia (‘Fetti Fave!)

Kimberly Crawford (‘Fetti -forever- ‘Friend)

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Are you interested in winning FREE STAMPS like our SFYTT and ‘Fetti Fave winners?

Link up your Reverse Confetti creations on our weekly link list (find-it-fast link on the sidebar) or your creation(s) using this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (find-it-fast link also on the sidebar).

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SPOOKY CUTIES

Spooky Cuties has all the “must have” Halloween images and coordinates perfectly with our Spooky Sentiments set.  Use these images on their own or mix them with the sentiments for the cutest Halloween projects!

Set of 12 stamps

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Pumpkin 1 3/8” x 3/4″

Bat Strip 2 1/8” x 1/2″

SPOOKY SENTIMENTS

This set is the perfect coordinate to our Spooky Cuties set, but is also a great set all it’s own.  Use multiple sentiments to create a subway style panel or use them individually to create adorable (and spooky!) cards, tags and scrapbook pages.

Set of 11 stamps.

SIZE REFERENCE:
“SPOOKY” 2” x 7/8”

“October 31” 7/8” x 1”

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HALLOWEEN SHADOWBOX

Stamps: Spooky Cuties, Spooky Sentiments, Forever Fall (Polka Dot Pumpkin)

Black, White, Olive Cardstock

Stripe Pattern Paper: Glitz Raven 6 x 6

VersaMark Watermark Ink, Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink, White Pigment Ink, Orange and Olive Dye Ink

White Embossing Powder, Sequins, Rhinestones, Dimensional Adhesive, Shadowbox, Orange Ribbon, Nestabilities Label Die

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Stamps: Spooky Cuties, Spooky Sentiments

Black, White, Purple, Kraft, Orange Cardstock

 Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Martha Stewart Doily, Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts), Circle Punches, Bat Punch, Black Stickles, Black Glitter

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Be sure to leave a comment here and on each peek for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate! The winner will be announced later today.

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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: FOREVER FALL & LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS

Hello and welcome to DAY TWO of sneak peeks here at Reverse Confetti!

We are just a couple short days away from our new release.  On September 8th, we will be releasing FIVE NEW STAMPS SETS.

Here’s our release schedule.  Take note on how you can win!

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As a reminder, all of our releases will happen on the 8th of the month…just not every month.  We will release new product every other month.  We’ll still be hopping on the 8th, whether there is a release or not.  Just remember, “Eight is Great!”

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While the mercury is still on the rise here in North Texas, I’ve been dreaming of the cooler fall days that are up ahead.  These inspiration photos paint the perfect picture of the autumn that I look forward to…

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Yesterday, I mentioned reflecting on the good things, people and times in our lives.  One of the sets that I am introducing today, FOREVER FALL, builds on that theme. But, don’t be fooled by the name as this set will be a go-to all year round!  Psst…in case you missed it, my SFYTT post has a sneak peek of this set, too.

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One of my favorite things to do is to make gifties for my kiddos’ teachers (and other special neighbors and friends).  Sometimes it’s as easy as attaching a tag to some candy and other times it’s much more elaborate.  Whether the gift is little or large, I always feel good letting these people know that I am thankful to have them in my life.

Tags are fun easy to make and a great way to dress up a little something.  Here I added it to a tube filled with white chocolate covered candy corn M & M’s which, for the record, are the sweetest thing I have ever eaten…

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In addition to using FOREVER FALL on this tag, I also personalized it with LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS, an alphabet (and numbers, and punctuation) set that is also being released on September 8th…

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Next, I created a clean and simple (everyday) thank you card that highlights my favorite sentiment from the set…

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Amber Hight

Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Dawn Easton

Heather Pulvirenti

Laurie Schmidlin

Lisa Henke

Susan Liles

Val Stangle

Savannah O’Gwynn

In addition the the Confetti Crew, we also have a few special guests joining us…

Nancy Thomas (SFYTT Winner!)

Sarah Gough (SFYTT Winner!)

Tracey Cuccia (‘Fetti Fave!)

and, last, but most certainly not least, ‘Fetti Friend Amy Rohl

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Are you interested in winning FREE STAMPS like our SFYTT and ‘Fetti Fave winners?

Link up your Reverse Confetti creations on our weekly link list (find-it-fast link on the sidebar) or your creation(s) using this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (find-it-fast link also on the sidebar).

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FOREVER FALL

This set features both polka dot and woodgrain images that work beautifully with any of the five sentiments.  It’s a great set for all of the fall holidays, but can be used throughout the year on your (always needed) thank you cards.

Set of 10 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:
Woodgrain strip 3 1/4″ x 1”

“thank YOU” 1 5/8” x 7/8”

“thankful for you…” 1 7/16” x 1 5/8”

LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS

Everyone needs at least one alphabet set in their stamp collection and LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS is great for all your paper crafting needs!  It’s a casual font that is easily used with any of our other sets to create fun and personalized projects.  This set doesn’t stop at just letters!  Also included are the numbers 0-9, as well as a variety of punctuation.

Set of 47 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:
“m” 7/8 x 5/16

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TODAY AND ALWAYS

Stamps: Forever Fall, Lighthearted Letters

White, Kraft, Olive Cardstock

Glitz Raven 6×6 Pattern Paper

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Orange, Olive Dye Ink

Cording, Baker’s Twine, Ribbon, Button, Plastic Tube, M&M candies, Edge Punch

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Stamps: Forever Fall

Glitz Raven 6×6 Pattern Paper

White, Red Cardstock

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Heart Punch, Dimensional Adhesive, Corner Rounder Punch

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Be sure to leave a comment here and on each peek for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate!

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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS

Howdy, ‘Fetti Fans!

I am absolutely *thrilled* to kick off our sneak peeks for our September 8th release today!

On Sunday, September 8th we are releasing FIVE NEW SETS!  Here’s our release schedule.  Be sure to take note on how you can win!

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As a reminder, all of our releases will happen on the 8th of the month…just not every month.  We will release new product every other month.  We’ll still be hopping on the 8th, whether there is a release or not.  Just remember, “Eight is Great!”

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As we head into fall, and inevitably the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s nice to take time to reflect on what we have.  While material possessions may come to mind, this reflection also encompasses the blessings that we have in our family and friends and the good times shared with them, which is the foundation on what this set was built.

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The first set reveal and sneak peeks for this release are for our new COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS set from our KEY WORDS COLLECTION.  Like our previous releases in the KEY WORDS COLLECTION, this set features a “key word” (COUNT) that can be mixed and matched with other words in this set to create a wide variety of sentiments.  In addition, there are two beautiful stand alone sentiments, as well as numbers and a dashed line to create lists or use as elements on your projects.

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A few ideas on how this set can be used…

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I created this very clean and simple (CAS) card using the namesake sentiment, along with some enamel dots in various (rainbow) colors.  The left side panel is embossed to give the card some texture, while not taking away from the focal point…

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While I absolutely love doing clean and simple cards, it’s also fun to layer it up, add some punched elements and pop on some bling, like I did on this card using one of the stand alone sentiments from this set…

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Detail shot…

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ConfettiCrewCreations

Amber Hight

Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Dawn Easton

Laurie Schmidlin

Lisa Henke

Susan Liles

Val Stangle

Savannah O’Gwynn

In addition the the Confetti Crew, we also have a few special guests joining us…

Nancy Thomas (SFYTT Winner!)

Sarah Gough (SFYTT Winner!)

Tracey Cuccia (‘Fetti Fave!)

Our other ‘Fetti Fave, Taheerah, will be joining us in the following weeks. She lives in the UK and the stamps she won (this ENTIRE release!) are still on their way to her.  Please stay tuned for her Reverse Confetti creations using this set, as well as others in the release.

Are you interested in winning FREE STAMPS?

Link up your Reverse Confetti creations on our weekly link list (find-it-fast link on the sidebar) or your creation(s) using this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (find-it-fast link also on the sidebar).

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COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS

Count Your Rainbows is part of the KEY WORDS COLLECTION.  This is a very versatile set, with several mix ‘n match combos with the word COUNT.  The numbers and dashed line can be used together to create lists, or on their own as fun elements in all your card making and scrapbooking creations.

Set of 16 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:
“COUNT” 1 3/4” x 5/8″

“I hope when…” 1 7/8” x 1 5/8”

Numbers are 1/4″ in diameter

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COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS CARD

Stamps: Count Your Rainbows

White, Black Cardstock

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Various Enamel Dots, Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts), Dimensional Adhesive

COUNT THE STARS

Stamps: Count Your Rainbows

Pattern Paper (Glitz-Wild & Free)

White, Black, Gray, Yellow, Aqua Cardstock

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Star and Circle Punches, Large Scallop Border Die (The Cat’s Pajamas), Dimensional Adhesive, Nestabilities Dies, Sequins, Flatbacks

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Be sure to leave a comment here and on each peek for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate!

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A WARM WELCOME

Hello!  We’re just one day away from sneak peeks starting and today we have something very exciting to share!

Our normally scheduled WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS will be back next week, as today we get to announce a new CONFETTI CREW Design Team member!

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Hello, hello!!! I am soooo excited to be joining the Confetti Crew. What a WOW! group of women! I am so, so honored to be joining the ranks of SUCH AMAZING TALENT. Thanks Jen, for asking me.

I’m Lisa Henke. I grew up in Michigan and followed my now hubby back to his hometown of Cincinnati, OH 15 years ago.  I’ve been married to Tim for 13 years now and we have three beautiful, smart, crazy, wild boys. Yep, I’m a boy mom! It’s rarely quiet around here and if there isn’t a ball being kicked, thrown, or bounced then I better be worried.  lol!  I’ve been blessed to be able to stay home with my guys while they were babes and this year is the first time I have all three in full day school together (1st, 4th, and 6th grades). Last year, I did start a little part time job as a preschool aide, so I get out two mornings a week to earn a little “fun” money and hang with little people. When I’m not working, driving to a practice, cooking, or cleaning, you’ll find me down in my craft room re-charging my sanity and getting my girly fix.  I ♥ stamping!

How were you introduced to stamping?

I started stamping, gosh, it has to be over 11 years ago. I went to a Stampin’ Up! workshop with my MIL and I was hooked. After selling SU for 5 years, I gave it up and discovered that there was SO MUCH MORE out there in the world of paper crafting. I haven’t looked back since.

How would you describe your design style?

I don’t like to think I have any one style, since I enjoy mixing it up and trying new things, but I do tend to create more in a scrappy style.  I like mixing patterns and colors, and adding texture where I can. If you have been around my blog at all, then you know I have a love affair with  Kraft cardstock. ♥ Swoon!

What’s your best advice for finding lost mojo?

When my mojo takes a hike, I hit blog land. There are soooo many great blogs, challenge, and pin boards to check out, I’m always sure to find something that catches my eye. A great sketch challenge, can always kick start my mojo.

Do you listen to music while creating? If so, what are 3 songs on your current playlist?

 I do listen to music when stamping. I ♥ music, all kinds.  Often times I’ll just turn out my favorite local radio station and catch up on celebrity gossip and listen to the latest hits.  Three of my favorite songs at the moment are: Blurred Lines (by Robin Thicke), Bruises (by Train), and Counting Stars (by OneRepublic). I also love anything by Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, and Carrie Underwood. If I can sing along with it, I’m a happy girl!

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Please join me in welcoming the very talented LISA HENKE to the team.

Here are just a few of Lisa’s eye catching Reverse Confetti creations…

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

There’s nothing like starting the week with a day off!  And, really “day off” is a bit of an exaggeration…I got a lot done yesterday!  It’s back to the real “grind” day and we are busy lil’ bees here at Reverse Confetti.  I *may* have mentioned that our next release is just around the corner.  You all (or as we say around here, “y’all”) are gonna LOVE the FIVE new sets that we will start sneak peeking on Thursday.  While I am so very excited for sneak peeks, I am also thrilled to be announcing a new Confetti Crew team member tomorrow!  I just know that you will adore her and her Reverse Confetti creations just as much as we do!

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It’s Tuesday, which means TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY!

I was really inspired by Confetti Crew member Laurie and her card HERE when I made this card…

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To created the mottled dots from WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, I colored them with 3 different color Tombow markers (purple, dark pink and a lighter pink) and then spritzed the colored stamped lightly with water.  Then, I barely tapped the stamp to the paper, which created the this look.  It’s a simple technique that can be done with a variety of backgrounds and/or images.

Detail shot…

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The sentiment is from the DREAM IN COLOR set, which is part of our Key Words Collection where there is a “key word” that you can mix and match with a variety of sentiments to get the most use from one set.

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COLOR SPLASH CARD

Finished Size: 4.25″ square

Stamps: Whole Lotta Dots, Dream in Color

White, Black cardstock

Tombow Markers

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Rhinestones, Sequins, Dimensional Adhesive

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