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Are you local to North Texas?  If so, I hope you will join us this weekend!


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Happy Thursday and welcome to the latest 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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Today, the spotlight is on the fun and wildly talented, LISA HENKE


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Hello! I loved the theme of this round of Confetti Camera, “Everything Old is New Again” challenge. I went looking back through the Tutorials page on Splitcoast Stampers. OH, MY there is a wealth of info and tutorials over there. I stumbled upon a beaded pen tutorial and remember that being one of the first non-card project I ever did when I began paper crafting. Lucky me, I still had half a container of clear micro beads. I didn’t just want to do the pen and then I remembered these Corner Bookmarks we made at a class I taught years ago.

RC-bookmark pen combo-A

The book mark was quick and easy. If you are a member on SCS you can find the tutorial listed under Corner Book Mark. You need a 4 inch square piece of card stock, mark the center of three sides and score them to fold in two triangles. Cut a smaller square, 2 3/4 inches and cut in half to create your customized stamped piece.


I used the gorgeous new YOU ARE A STAR stamp set and matching Confetti Cuts to decorate my book mark. My son is working hard om his summer reading for school, so I thought this would put a smile on his face. I picked some bright, fun, but boyish colors. I added some white dots along the bottom strip with WHOLE LOTTA DOTS. The orange dots are from ROUNDABOUT.

RC-camera book mark C

Here is the backside and how it slips onto the book page.

RC- camera-bookmark backside D

The coordinating pen was simple, too. I used a 2×4 mailing label to stamp my design on.

rc-camera pen and cap E

I used the same You Are a Star stamps in the same colors, but this time added punches of orange with the COLOR ME HAPPY stamp set. I needed to fill in the white space a little more since I would be wrapping the label around the pen.

rc-pen design F

Next use a strong double sided tape (I like to use Red Line tape) to cover the stamped label. Peel off the stamped label with the red line still attached and wrap it around the pen. When you have the pen wrapped, remove the liner and roll into micro beads. Give them a good pressing, I like to use a bone folder for extra pressure and to make sure the beads adhere to the tap.

rc-pen tape G

Here’s a closer look at the finished pen. A nice finishing touch was a small die cut star from You are a Star Confetti Cut tied on with some silver twine around the pen cap.

rc-camera pen detail-H

I hope you’ll feel inspired to try something old and make it new again. Thanks so much!

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