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AUGUST BLOG HOP!

Hello and welcome to the August Blog Hop!

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This is the start of the hop.

There is a full list of hoppers toward the end of this post in case you get lost along the way.

As the graphic above suggests, there is a TON of AWESOME inspiration from not only the best design team anyone could ask for, The Confetti Crew, but also from some very, very special guests, or as we like to call them ‘FETTI FRIENDS!

So, grab that cuppa joe, sit back, relax and click on through this amazingly fun blog hop!  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store.  Comments close Monday night and a winner will be announced on Tuesday’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY post.  Enjoy the ride and good luck!

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My card for the hop combines two of the sets from our latest release: Celebrate Cake (from our Key Words Collection) and Whole Lotta Dots

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“Time For Cake & Ice Cream” is just one of the MANY sentiments you can create using this versatile set (see graphic at end of post).  I used it here as part of the banner on the card…

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Both yellow panels were stamped with the large dots from the Whole Lotta Dots set in VersaMark watermark ink to give a subtle, but cute, detail to those panels.  The “Happy Birthday” and “Celebrate” sentiments were stamped repeatedly and I just love how they “pop” against all the color on this card…

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Here’s the card on a gift bag using one Laurie Willison’s (‘a FETTI FRIEND!) card hanger dies.  As you can see I cut it out using the same aqua cardstock on the card itself, and then I stamped it with the smaller solid dots from Whole Lotta Dots

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Before I send you on your way, let me introduce you to our August ‘FETTI FRIENDS (links to their blogs on the hop list)..

A HUGE thank you to these wonderfully talented ladies for joining us this month!

AOM   AT

JT    KC

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(Recognize Jen and Kimberly from previous hops? Yep, we’re lucky like that!  And, you’ll be seeing more of them, too!)

Now folks, are ya ready to hop?!  Let’s go...

–you’re now headed to see–>Amber Hight

Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Amy Tsuruta

Dawn Easton

Heather Pulvirenti

Jen Tapler

Kimberly Crawford

Laurie Schmidlin

Anabelle O’Malley

Savannah O’Gwynn

Val Stangle

Laurie Willison

Susan Liles

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TIME FOR CAKE & ICE CREAM CARD

Stamps: Celebrate Cake, Whole Lotta Dots

Aqua, Yellow, Green, Pink, White and Black Cardstock

VersaMark Watermark Ink

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Star Punches, Bees Delight Embossing Folder (Craft Concepts), Linen Thread, Staple, Dimensional Adhesive, Enamel Dots, Scallop Border Punch, Paper Distresser, Card Hanger Die (Laurie Willison)

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

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Happy Hump Day!

What’s everyone been up to this week?  Are you getting inky with your Reverse Confetti stamps?  Be sure to link up on the weekly link list for a chance to win Reverse Confetti stamps!  Also, the August SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is up.  Won’t you come play along with us?

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It’s time for another WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS.  I am loving this new segment here on the Reverse Confetti blog.

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.  Today we’re focusing on a cool color combo AND a fun technique, but 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.

First, the color combo.  I am absolutely hooked on creating with black, green, gray and pink!

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My card using this color combo along with the sets WHOLE LOTTA DOTS and DREAM IN COLOR

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The second part of this WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS post is about creating your own pattern paper using a fun technique with paint .

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Before I get started on the details, I want to share a little about this card’s recipient.  I’m sending this card to my kiddos’ former babysitter that is off to her freshman year at college.  She’s sweet as pie, super fun and has a little edge to her…which is exactly how I wanted the details this card to come across.  To achieve that “edginess” I created my own pattern paper with paint.

Do you have a lot of little paint bottles from various projects?  I have a ton of these bottles of acrylic and patio paint and every now and then, they come in handy for a paper project like this.

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The black paint was poured on a plastic plate.

TIP: I use clear plastic cocktail plates from the $1 store (8 plates = $1).  Since the paint tends to bleed through on paper plates, and I really don’t want to use my dinner plate these are perfect.  Re-usable or tossable!

I added the green paint, along with a little water to thin it out, to one of two dixie cups I grabbed from my kids’ bathroom…

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The rim of the blue paper cup was dipped in the black paint and then stamped repeatedly on the white cardstock.  When I was happy with the amount of black circles that I had “stamped,” I used my heat tool to dry the paint quickly.  Of course, you could wait for it to dry, but who’s got time for that? *wink*

After the black paint was dry, I dipped the paintbrush into the watered down green paint and flicked/splattered (using my thumb against the brush) the paint onto the cardstock.  I’m pretty sure that just as much splattered paint was on my panel as was on my workspace.  Take note of that, especially if you are working with a paint that cannot be washed out.

The end result…

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From here, I cut two strips and added them to my card.

Easy peasy and a little fun ‘n funky!

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DREAM IN COLOR CARD

Whole Lotta Dots, Dream In Color

Black, White, Gray, Green and Pink Cardstock

VersaMark Watermark Ink

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Star Punch, Dimensional Adhesive, Sequins, Rhinestones, Paint

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

Howdy, ‘Fetti Friends!

I hope everyone’s week has started off well.  Over here in the del Muro house, we are squeezing in as much (local) fun into these last few weeks of summer before school starts again.  Lots of fun in the sun, as well as some shady play dates are up ahead. At Reverse Confetti, we are gearing up for all things fall and then we’ll be jumping into all the winter holidays.  I hope you’re ready for all the great new things that are up ahead!

As you know, we don’t release every month, but rather every other month. August is one of the months that we do not have a release, but we are still having a lot of fun here and it’s sure to be a month chock full of great projects and  inspiration.  Of course, we’ll be hopping on the 8th, as always.  We hope you’ll join us…

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Right now, it’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY!

This is actually a card that I made for one of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers last week.  The challenge was “Simply Sparkly,” meaning a clean and simple (CAS) card with a bit of bling.  I love making CAS cards and there’s no secret that I have a thing for bling!

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I started by stamping the words AWESOME from the ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS set and then added three strips of (double stick) red line tape in a diagonal to the bottom half of the die cut (Silhouette) tag.  Next, I added the glitter one color at a time.

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I couldn’t stop at just glitter for a challenge that called for bling!  I also spritzed the base of my card with a little Heidi Swapp Color Shine it Teal.  It’s very subtle, but breaks up all the white just enough.  Plus it sparkles a little bit…bonus!

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As you can see, I also added sequins and topped them with rhinestones for just that added little bit of bling (and color).

Because this card has so much sparkly stuff going on, I wanted to make sure the rest of the card was CAS just as the challenge called for.  I kept the layers to a minimum and the paper color palette is completely neutral.  When I added the kraft panel on the right, I needed a way to bring it together on the rest of the card.  To do this, I layered it under the white star and added kraft colored linen thread.

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Stamps: Arrows ‘n Elements

White, Kraft Cardstock

Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink

Red Line Tape, Martha Stewart Glitter, Linen Thread, Star Punch, Silhouette Die Cutting Machine, Dimensional Adhesive, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Sequins, Rhinestones

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‘FETTI FINDS AND NEW LINK LIST

Happy Monday, ‘Fetti Fans!

A couple reminders before I announce the ‘Fetti Finds:

1. New link lists are posted EVERY MONDAY!  Come play along! (details below)

2. The new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is up!  Come play along (link on the sidebar).

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Drumroll, please.

The ‘Fetti Finds from last week’s link list are Taheerah and Nancy Thomas!

Taheerah and Nancy, grab your badge!

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DREAM IN COLOR is such a fun set to work with and there are so many colorful possibilities on ways to create with it.  Taheerah did a fun and fabulous job using it on her card…

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Nancy was able to mix and match PEACOCK PRETTIES and ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS seamlessly on this awesome card…

Nancy Thomas Reverse Confetti Peacock Pretties

We want to see your Reverse Confetti creations!  Post them here for a chance to win FREE STAMPS!

Each Monday we’ll be posting:

  • The ‘FETTI FINDS from the previous week’s link list.
  • A new link list at the bottom of the ‘Fetti Find post.  It will remain open through Saturday of that week.

 <– FIND IT FAST: You’ll be able to find the current ‘Fetti Find post quickly by clicking on the button on the sidebar.

The last day of the month:

  • The ‘FETTI FAVE will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog.  This will be one of the ‘Fetti Finds from that month and they will be chosen based on their project and creative use of REVERSE CONFETTI stamps.  The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew for sneak peek days and the new release hop.

Just a couple of rules…

  • Anything goes, as long as Reverse Confetti stamps are the only stamps used OR are the main focal point of the project.
  • No limit to the number of projects linked, but they must be posted to your blog or gallery that same week (no linking older projects).

SHOW US YOUR REVERSE CONFETTI CREATIONS…

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WEEK IN REVERSE

Hello and Happy Friday, my friends!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful creative week and is enjoying these last weeks of summer vacation.  I’ve been busy as a bee prepping for our fall sets to arrive and designed the winter sets.  You all are going to LOVE what’s in store for Reverse Confetti!  I may be just a little biased in saying so, but I really believe it’s true!  Just wait, you’ll see!

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Being that is Friday (TGIF!), it’s time for our WEEK IN REVERSE where we get to take a look back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week.

Savannah‘s crazy cool style is always so fun!

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Amy Sheffer turns up the volume on this bright and beautiful card!

INNER ROCK STAR, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS

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Val‘s anniversary card is simply perfect!  I love grunge style stamping of the large dots paired with the smaller dots on the heart and that sweet sentiment.

WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, CELEBRATE CAKE

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Susan made a couple of samples for this week’s DARE TO GET DIRTY celebration and challenges over on Splitcoast Stampers.  What a fabulous gift set that uses an awesome color combo!

CELEBRATE CAKE, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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I am pretty sure that Dawn has more hours in a day than I do!  She always comes up with several fabulous Reverse Confetti cards each week.  I think Dawn needs to let us in on the secret!

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, DREAM IN COLOR

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CELEBRATE CAKE, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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INNER ROCK STAR

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Laurie never ceases to amaze me!  I would never think to mix modern, trendy stamps with Giddy Up paper, but she did it and she did it like a boss…

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Amber‘s card chock full of awesome stamped details…

ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, INNER ROCK STAR

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Heather rocked the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!

INNER ROCK STAR, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

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Want to play along with the sketch? We sure hope you do!  All participants have a chance at winning the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE from Reverse Confetti!  Happy stamping and good luck!

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