Sunday Morning Greetings, ‘Fetti Fans!

Welcome to our first day of sneak peeks, or as we like to call them THE COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI.  On Wednesday, January 8th, we will be releasing SIX new stamp sets, as well as THREE Confetti Cuts, our very own line of wafer thin dies.  I am absolutely “in love” with this release!  We’ll be getting to our Valentine goodies over the next couple of days, but today I have some very special sets to introduce to you, including one from a brand new line that we are introducing to Reverse Confetti.

Here’s our release schedule.  The stamps and Confetti Cuts go live at 11pm CST on the 7th (midnight EST on the 8th).

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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!”

In addition to having a chance to win just by leaving a comment on the sneak peek posts, we are also running a Facebook promotion (starting by 9am CST today).  After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and look for this graphic…

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Simply leave a comment under the graphic.  One person that comments on the graphic by 12pm CST on January 7th will be randomly chosen to win a $15 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store.  Winners from the Facebook promo and blog comments will be announced here and on Facebook at 4pm CST on the 7th.

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This is a long post chock full of wonderful inspiration.  Grab that cuppa joe, sit back and enjoy the kick off to this Reverse Confetti release!

It should be no surprise that I am always on the lookout for fun inspiration and cool trends.  Something that I have been tossing around for a little while now is a set that contains origami images, in particular the crane.  Not only am I intrigued by the story the paper crane, but I also love the way they look and I have seen them trending in various places.

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So, without further adieu, let me introduce PAPER CRANEThis set features a large paper crane image, several beautiful and inspiring sentiments, as well as coordinating graphics…

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I was very much inspired by all of the colors on the tattoo image above and chose to do a clean and simple, yet very colorful card using the crane image popped up on a kraft base…

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Detail shot…

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The next set that we are introducing today is part of a brand new line from Reverse Confetti called QUIRKY CUTIES.  This originally started out as a single set concept, but it kept growing and growing and we developed it into an entire line that I absolutely adore and am certain you will, too.  There will be one “quirky cutie” included with each of our releases.  First in the line up is FREIDA FOX

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There’s no doubt that foxes are so hip and hot right now!  You can see them everywhere from home decor to fashion to, of course, paper crafting!  Here’s a few bits and pieces of foxy inspiration that I have fallen for…

Ravelry: Foxy & Wolfie pattern by KatyTricot

Susan Graver Home 16 x 16 Decorative Fox Pillow

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Before I get to my samples using this cutie, let me introduce you to the Quirky Cuties illustrator, Olivia McDaniel

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Nice to meet you! I’m Olivia: a design nerd who graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in fashion design and merchandising.  I love all things creative — from apparel and interiors to stationery and events.  I live in Colorado with my husband and our two cats, where I do freelance design, photography, and illustration to pay for cat food and my travel addiction.

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Freida is so much fun to color (and paper piece, as you will see in a minute).  Here I used my Copics to color her and use her as the focal point on this card that uses a kind of loose interpretation of this month’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (see graphic and link on the sidebar for more details).  The sentiments in this set are fun and sweet and can be used year round!

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Detail shot…

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In addition to FREIDA FOX, this card also has the heart strip that is part of our new LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set.  This is a set of 4 dies: a solid scalloped rectangle that has a debossed detail line, 2 sizes of  solid hearts and a small strip of hearts.  I used the small strip of hearts on my card above.

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As I mentioned above, not only is Freida fun to color, but I love how she looks with a paper pieced dress, too.  And, if you are not a natural born colorer, don’t worry.  The Confetti Crew has some completely uncolored samples to share with you, too.

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Detail of Frieda…

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I paper pieced the heart she is holding and just adhered the side closest to her hand so that it pops up just a bit…

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This card uses one of the new Confetti Cuts, too.  Border dies are one of those “must-have” tools and our new DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die gives you not just one, but TWO dies in one.  Simply cut off the side that you are not using or tuck it under another panel.  For this card, I cut the large scallop portion off and used the small scallop portion for the “grass.”

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There is so much more inspiration to see using all these stamps and dies that are releasing on Wednesday, January 8th! 

Check out the Confetti Crew & Friends’ posts.

Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win!

Amber Hight

Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Heather Pulvirenti

Laurie Willison

Leigh Penner

Lisa Henke

Susan Liles

Val Stangle

Sarah Gough

Savannah O’Gwynn

Stacey Schafer

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

Angelica Suarez-Illustrator of PAPER CRANE!

Suzanne Dean -You’ll adore how she colored Freida!

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Paper Crane

Paper Crane is an on trend set featuring a large paper crane line art drawing along with several beautiful sentiments created in equally beautiful fonts.  In addition, there are coordinating graphic elements.

 Set of 11 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

Paper Crane 1 1/2 “ x 1 15/16″

“Spread Your Wings…” 2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″

Freida Fox

Meet Freida.  She’s the first character in our QUIRKY CUTIES line drawn by Olivia McDaniel.  She’s both quirky and cute, and oh-so-very sweet.  This line art image is great to color and/or paper piece.  She’s already warmed our hearts, and we know she will warm yours, too!

Set of 5 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

Fox image 3 1/8” x 2”

There are Friends… 2.5” 13/16”

CONFETTI CUTS: Love Note

The Love Note Confetti Cuts die set has all you need to make the perfect (love) note or panel for paper crafting projects.  The solid rectangle features a whimsical scalloped edges along with a debossed line for added detail.  This set also includes 2 sizes of solid hearts and a small solid heart border.

 Set of 4 wafer thin dies

 SIZE REFERENCE:

Scalloped Rectangle 3.5” x 3”

Large heart 1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″

CONFETTI CUTS: Double Edge Scallop Border

Everyone must have a border die…or TWO!  The Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts is TWO border dies in one!  This die features a whimsical scallop in two sizes.  Simply cut away or tuck under the side that you aren’t using.

Set of 1 wafer thin dies

 SIZE REFERENCE:

5 5/8″ x 1 1/8”

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TAKE FLIGHT CARD

Stamps: Paper Crane

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Cardstock: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Aqua, Purple, Kraft, Black

Other: Dimensional Adhesive

HEY FOXY CARD

Stamps: Quirky Cuties: Freida Fox

Confetti Cuts: Love Note

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics

Cardstock: White, Aqua, Green Yellow

Pattern Paper: Pebbles

Other: Corner Rounder, Enamel Dots, Dimensional Adhesive

FRIENDS LIKE US CARD

Stamps: Quirky Cuties: Freida Fox

Confetti Cuts: Double Edge Scallop Border

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics

Cardstock: Green(2), White

Other: Dimensional Adhesive

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