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The weekend is in view!  Do you have anything fun planned?  We are having a get together with another family for some Halloween fun.  I’m looking forward to preparing/eating Halloween themed foods and letting the kids make Zombie Goo (slime).  I’ll post pics of the good times next week.

Any other pics you want to see?…like, maybe a super duper sneak peek of the November release?  Hmmm… (wink).

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I love Thursdays here on the Reverse Confetti blog!  Why?  Because it’s time for 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.

3) For this round we have been focusing on ABC (anything but a card) project.  Prepare to be inspired!

Today on Confetti Camera we have the ridiculously talented (and just as sweet), LAURIE SCHMIDLIN


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Hi Confetti fans! Laurie here to share a couple of fun Fall ABC Projects (Anything But a Card/Tag)!

Having a lot of kids means having a lot of cards and gifts to give around the Holidays! With Halloween and Thanksgiving approaching quickly, I thought I had better get started on those! Two of my sons go to a small rural school which has only a handful of students in it. I like to give out small gifts this time of year, but because I still have a toddler to tend to, I need something that I can mass produce in a short amount of time. This first box is one that I will be making for Halloween.

 Ghostie Box by Laurie Schmidlin

I started by stamping the fence image (from the SPOOKY CUTIES set) onto the acetate box using Black Stazon ink. A tip that I have found to help me when stamping on very slippery surfaces is to make sure I hold the stamp straight over the surface (not at an angle). I added the cute ghostie to the front of the box, popping him up so that he appears to be floating. I stamped the sentiment (from the SPOOKY SENTIMENTS set) using Black Stazon ink.

 Ghostie Box (Detail) by Laurie Schmidlin

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My next box is one that I will be giving to my sons’ teachers for Thanksgiving. I started by using the TREAT TOTE Confetti Cuts die to create the treat box. To decorate the front, I stamped the woodgrain image (from the FOREVER FALL set) onto strips of matching cardstock and then sponged the edges a bit with a dark ink. The label was created by stamping the sentiment from the Give Thanks stamp set and cutting it outusing the coordinating GIVE THANKS LABEL Confetti Cuts die set. I filled the box with a clear bag of mixed roasted nuts. I also might add some homemade candied almonds…mmmmm!

 Bountiful Blessings Treat Box by Laurie Schmidlin

Bountiful Blessings Treat Box (Detail) by Laurie Schmidlin

I hope this has inspired you to come up with an easy to mass produce gift item! They don’t need to take a lot of time to be super cute and heartfelt!

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