Happy Thursday ‘Fetti Fans!

We have been busy bees packing up your new release orders!  Many of you received your shipping notices just hours after placing your order and we’ll be working at break-neck pace through Friday, as we are headed to CHA Saturday through Monday.  Normal office hours and shipping will resume Tuesday.

We {heart} fast shipping and know that you do, too!

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We’re glad that you are joining us for this week’s 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.

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Today the spotlight is on Confetti Crew member, HEATHER PULVIRENTI.

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Her Confetti Camera project using LOTS TO SAY and the new QUIRKY CUTIES: FREIDA FOX

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I love heat embossing, it’s my all-time favorite technique! It’s fast, fun and adds a little something extra to cards/projects.  One of the questions I get asked most often by email is how I manage to avoid those pesky, stray embossing speckles.  You know the ones, the little stray pieces of embossing powder that seem to cling to your card, even when you’ve tapped, shaken and flicked your card base to remove the excess.  I don’t have a magic wand, but my go-to tool is a super tiny paintbrush (brush bristle tip measures about 1-1.5 mm)! It’s great for cleaning up the specks in detailed stamp images and sentiments.

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Here are some other tips and tricks to help you get the best results:

• Start off by swiping your paper with an Embossing Buddy or drier sheet. (I usually tap the Embossing Buddy pouch on the card stock lightly, then spread the powder over the paper… Any excess powder can be wiped off after heat embossing.)

• Use a juicy Versamark pad for inking. (The drier the ink, the less your embossing powder will stick to it, so make sure you re-ink often.)

• Allow your heat tool to warm up briefly before you try to heat the embossing powder. (This will cut down on the amount of time you spend heating your card stock, and also help prevent embossing powder from being blown onto other areas of your paper.)

• Use your heat tool on the underside of the card stock from about a half inch away – the paper will begin to curl, but should flatten out more-or-less by the time the embossing powder melts. (This also helps the embossing powder melt evenly.)

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