WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By Jen del Muro
on March 18, 2015

Hey, hey ‘Fetti Fans!

Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a special edition of WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS with Confetti Crew member, Amy Sheffer!

It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  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.  Today, Amy is going to walk you through some Copic tips with a card that blends a new release with a previous release.

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Hello ‘Fetti Fans, it’s Amy here today, with a sweet combination of old and new products, as well as tips on how to ground your images with Copic markers.

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I started by die-cutting some bunnies from the MORE THAN JELLYBEANS Confetti Cuts die set in two different felt colors and arranging one on top of the other so that they’d look like they’re standing side by side. They looked so sweet together that I immediately thought of the sentiments in GO TOGETHER.

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Because I wanted to maintain a light, airy feel to the card, I placed the bunny pair on a white, almost card-size panel. So that they wouldn’t just float there on the white panel, I grounded them using Copic markers. Underneath, I created a shadow using the warm gray series. Around the bunnies, I added dots in different shades of gray, pink, and aqua.

Here are a few tips for adding this dotted halo effect:

— mix up the size of the dots. With the brush tip, lightly dot the paper to make tiny dots, and press and hold a little for the larger dots.

— You also want a faded out effect, so be sure to have lots of closer together dots in darker colors right next to the image. Be more and more sparing and use lighter colors the further out you go.

That’s it — super easy and fun to do! I used a fairly light hand here. You can work with darker colors and a more concentrated dot pattern for a more dramatic effect.

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I kept my embellishments simple and subdued — a few wood veneer hearts, some linen thread, and a fabulous DOUBLE BANNER GARLAND Confetti Cuts die cut from vellum and white card stock.

The design team often praises Jen for how easy it is to combine various Reverse Confetti sets, old and new. I hope today’s project inspires you to stretch your stash by mixing and matching in creative ways! Thanks so much for joining me!

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on June 20, 2014

TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

What a fun week it has been here in the del Muro house!  The kids had VBS all week, which I have to admit was awesome for me.  I had a few extra hours a day to prep for the upcoming release.  I’m doing a lot of prep ahead of time because we are having a family fun week next week.  It’s time to turn of the computers, phones, etc. and focus on what is most important in everyone’s life: family.

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Friday brings the WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek back at what the super talented Confetti Crew has been up to!

I love that Laurie combined the anchor from HAPPY HARBOR with the sentiment from HERE WE GO.  The stripes on top (from SO STRIPEY) are great for the theme and the finishing touch of the heart strip (LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts) is perfection!

Sometimes having little color makes for big impact, like shown here on Amy Sheffer’s card using TAG ME Confetti Cuts and the WINNING stamp set…

Heather is the master with PEACOCK PRETTIES!  I love the large feather paired with the sentiment from LOTS TO SAY

Sarah had fun with this month’s color challenge and FREIDA FOX

I love this color combo on Lisa’s card using the WINNING STAMP set paired with the OH MY STARS Confetti Cuts die set…

Here’s another one from Lisa featuring her fun and creative style along with HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO Confetti Cuts and DOIN’ THE WAVE

Reverse Confetti + scrapping + altered art + Amber Hight = WOWZAS

(CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts, GO TOGETHER, YOU MAKE ME SMILE, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS)

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Kathy created this fabulous card using WINNING and OH MY STARS

Leigh cleverly created 2 pattern papers (card base and pattern strip) to create this gorgeous card using PETALS ‘N POSIES and LOTS TO SAY

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MAY SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY

By admin
on May 01, 2014

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Normally on Thursdays we have Confetti Camera, but not this week because it’s the first of the month and it’s time for the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!  As always, there are lots of possibilities for making this sketch your own and we can’t wait to see what you come up with using it!

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SFYTT NOTES TO KNOW:

There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.

The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 14th. The SFYTT button is  posted on the sidebar.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.

Reverse Confetti stamps are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!

You may enter as many times as you wish.

There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 15th of each month.

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Here’s what I came up with combining sentiments from the GO TOGETHER and PETALS ‘N POSIES stamp sets and the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts, TAG ME Confetti Cuts and PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts.  This card will be given to someone that just lost their beloved pet…

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The Confetti Crew has some fabulous sketch inspiration for you, too!

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on April 18, 2014

Hello and Happy (Good) Friday!

I wish you a wonderful Easter weekend! I am looking forward to family time and a little time in the studio getting inky and having fun getting prepped for our birthday release which is just around the corner (May 8th).  There will be lots more on that in the days to come, but for today we are taking a look back at what the ever-so-talented Confetti Crew has been up to this week in the WEEK IN REVERSE.

The April Color Challenge is on (click HERE for all the details) and the Confetti Crew knocked it out of the park with their samples!  Don’t forget to play along for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store…just in time for the new release!

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Class Act, Class Act Confetti Cuts, Petals ‘n Posies, Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts

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Daniela Dobson

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Hello by Daniela Dobson

Leigh Penner

Carton Cuties, Carton Cuties Confetti Cuties, Beautiful Banners

Amy Kolling

(Don’t recognize the solid circles as stamps?  Amy used the BACKS of her stamps to achieve this look! Clever!)

I Like You, Tinsel ‘n Trim, Peacock Pretties, Celebrate Cake, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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Amy Sheffer

Petals ‘n Posies, Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts, Carton Cuties

Amber Hight

Carton Cuties, Carton Cuties Confetti Cuts, Beautiful Banners, Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts

Laurie Schmidlin

Petals ‘n Posies, Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts, Beautiful Banners

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Lisa Henke

Petals ‘n Posies, Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts, All About You, Love Note Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts

Sarah Gough

Sweet Thing, Whole Lotta Dots, Petals ‘n Posies, Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts, Love Note Confetti Cuts

Stacey Schafer

All About You, Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts, Office Edges Confetti Cuts, Love Note Confetti Cuts

Savannah O’Gwynn

BeBe Bunny, All About You, Love Note Confetti Cuts

Lisa Adessa, our March/April ‘Fetti Friend

Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts, Beautiful Banner, Beautiful Banner Confetti Cuts

Reverse Confetti is also the sponsor of the current Curtain Call challenge.  You can find all the details about the challenge, how to enter (and win!) HERE.

The Confetti Crew did an awesome job with the inspiration piece…

Stacey Schafer (host of the challenge)

Beautiful Banners, Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts, Love Note Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

Lisa Henke

Paper Crane, Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts, Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts, Love Note Confetti Cuts

Amber Hight

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Sarah Gough

Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Go Together, Love Note Confetti Cuts

Even more Reverse Confetti inspiration!

Stacey Schafer

Count Your Rainbows, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

Heather Pulvirenti

Peacock Pretties, All About You, Love Note Confetti Cuts

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Confetti Camera

By admin
on March 27, 2014

Hello there, ‘Fetti Fans!

Yes, it’s been a little quiet here on the Reverse Confetti blog.  My intention was to be getting inky by now, but that hasn’t exactly been the case as the boxes seem to be multiplying as we unpack them.  Who knew we had so much stuff?  I keep thinking that minimalist must have it made when moving!  Needless to say, I do not fall into that category.  With most of the moving turbulence in our rear view, we are settling in nicely to our new home, neighborhood and schools (both kiddos started this week).  Getting inky is top priority, although I am a little worried about my stamping mojo.

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It’s Thursday and 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 are focusing on how Reverse Confetti stamp sets are compatible with each other and each of the Confetti Crew members is picking two of their favorites to pair together on their project.

Today the spotlight is on Confetti Crew member, SUSAN LILES

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Confetti Camera project…

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I couldn’t wait to dive into our newest Confetti Camera round and gladly went first!  Don’t y’all LOVE how easily all of Reverse Confetti’s stamps work so well together?

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I chose to use the little notebook sheet image (times two!) from the CLASS ACT stamp set and Confetti Cuts as a backdrop for my main focal point of my card.  Then I grabbed my GO TOGETHER set and put “together” a sweet sentiment, popping up the “together” onto a BEAUTIFUL BANNER Confetti Cut.  The aqua piece of the sentiment is a partial cut also from the CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts dies.  I love getting more from my dies and finding other ways to use them!  Finally, a few cuts from the PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts dies in white and popped up on foam boosters made for some fun flowers to finish off my card.

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on March 20, 2014

Howdy ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s Friday and time to take a look back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week.

Lisa’s take on the “Tab Tuck Card” (name courtesy of Confetti Crew member, Sarah) using the new CLASS ACT stamp set and CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts (along with arrows from ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS)  is absolutely FABULOUS (and it uses March’s Color Challenge colors, too!)…

Lisa also made this darling cheerful Easter card using CARTON CUTIES stamp and CARTON CUTIES Confetti Cuts…

**For those waiting on Carton Cuties Confetti Cuts, we are awaiting our shipment.  They were sent overnight from the manufacturer… to the wrong address.  Ahhh!!   Thank you for your patience as they make their way to us!**

Sarah’s take on the color challenge with the PETALS ‘N POSIES and I LIKE YOU stamp sets along with the PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts die set is just gorgeous!

Amber did a whole lot of mixing and matching of Reverse Confetti products on this card!!  How many can you spot?  Here’s the breakdown on what was used… PETALS ‘N POSIES stamp set with the PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts; BEAUTIFUL BANNERS stamp set and BEAUTIFUL BANNERS Confetti Cuts; ALL ABOUT YOU stamp set; SO STRIPEY stamp set; LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts and finally, the tab from the CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die set…

Seriously, every time I looked at this card I saw something new! Wow!

Stacey’s style is just so fun!  Love how she layered the colors from the March Color Challenge in the great card using GO TOGETHER from our Key Words Collection…

I’m loving this birthday card from Val using the WHOLE LOTTA DOTS and ALL ABOUT YOU stamp sets paired with the TAG ME and BEAUTIFUL BANNERS Confetti Cuts.

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on February 28, 2014

Howdy and TGIF, ‘Fetti Fans!

For those following our relocation…more of the same happening over here in the del Muro household…hurry up and wait.  Everyone needs a decision about this or that here and now, but on the flipside we are just sitting and waiting and trying to get ready to go.  I still have ants in my pants about not being able to pack up anything so I’m just sorting a few things and getting ready of the release…NEXT SATURDAY!  Getting inky has been able to take my mind off of the move a little…thank goodness!  More updates to come as the move date approaches (mid-March).  Until then, the focus is here…

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Before we get to the WEEK IN REVERSE portion of this post, we need to get a drumroll going for this month’s COLOR CHALLENGE WINNER…

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Here’s Cathy’s card using the February colors: cranberry, light blue and gray along with the HAPPY HARBOR stamp set and TAG ME Confetti Cuts…

Cathy, please email info@reverseconfetti.com for your prize.

Thank you to everyone that played along.  The submissions were absolutely INCREDIBLE…as always.  It makes my heart swell to see all your Reverse Confetti creations!

It’s Friday and time for WEEK IN REVERSE, where we take a look back at what the most awesome design team, The Confetti Crew, has been up to this week.

Susan broke out her Copics and played with FREIDA FOX this week!  Isn’t she darling?  And, if you are wondering…we will soon be introducing you to a friend of hers!

I like card making, but I LOVE seeing Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts dies being used in a variety of paper crafting project, like Leigh’s beautiful scrapbook page featuring SWEET THING and TAG ME Confetti Cuts.  You can also see Leigh on this week’s Confetti Camera post (Thursday, 2/27).

Another great ABC (anything but a card) project from Amber using SWEET TREAT TENT Confetti Cuts, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, SWEET THING and WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS.

Sarah says she’s on a tag making kick…I think I’ve been on one of those for the last few years! It’s easy with the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set (and ARROW Confetti Cuts, too)!  Here she paired it with CRUSHIN’ and WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS for a very sweet giftie…

Pink+Orange+INNER ROCK STAR= awesome cards from Stacey and Heather!

Heather created part of her background with WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, too.

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As proven above, great minds think alike.  I love all the positive energy coming from the PAPER CRANE set!  Lisa, Susan and Amy all inked it up this week for wonderfully creative and original designs…

Susan’s card also uses WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS and the TAG ME Confetti Cuts.

Amy also added the TAG ME Confetti Cuts to her creation.

Amber also used PAPER CRANE this week.  Her creation features on of the other sentiments and a very cool layout!

Amy K.’s card is a cool collection of a variety of Reverse Confetti products including the Christmas(!!) set, BRING ON THE MERRY, INNER ROCK STAR and TAG ME Confetti Cuts.

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Amy S.’ GO TOGETHER card with those darling die cuts to match the oh-so-perfect sentiment makes me smile!

Val shares more than moolah on her blog.  You can check out her Pocket Tag tutorial using  HERE.  Such a fun card (and tag!) and she always WOWS me with how she combines her RC products.  On this card she used CRUSHIN’, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, SWEET THING and TAG ME Confetti Cuts.

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See you tomorrow with a new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on February 21, 2014

Hello and TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

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I hope you all have some fun weekend activities planned.  If you are local, be sure to stop by The Little Blue House booth at the Scrapbook Expo for a Reverse Confetti Make-n-Take on Saturday between 10-1.  See you there!

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It’s Friday and time for Week in Reverse where we take a peek back at what the fabulous designers that make up the Confetti Crew have been up to with their Reverse Confetti stamps!

Heather knows how to rock clean and simple.  I love the details and textures used here.

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I just love Amy’s use of a variety of coloring mediums on her card.

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Such a fun design and color combo from Lisa!

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And another awesome card from Lisa!

LOTS TO SAY, SWEET THING

Sadly, Val had a reason to make this gorgeous sympathy card.  {{Hugs}}

LOTS TO SAY, PEACOCK PRETTIES

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The new color challenge is live!  What will you make for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store?  Click on the graphic on the sidebar for all details and link list.  Here are some awesome samples to kick-start your creativity using this color palette.

I was amazed how many sets that Sarah used to create this fabulous card.  I love that it’s so easy to mix and match Reverse Confetti stamps (and, yes, we do that on purpose)!

COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, PEACOCK PRETTIES, PAPER CRANE, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts

Lisa card is just so…foxy! (sorry, had to)

FREIDA FOX, PAPER CRANE, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

It’s amazing how differently people use this color palette.  I love the darker base of this card from Stacey…makes the light blue and cranberry just POP!

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In contrast, Leigh’s lighter base is equally as powerful…and beautiful!

LOTS TO SAY, TAG ME Confetti Cuts

And, for your viewing pleasure, a video from Savannah.

HAPPY HARBOR, COUNT YOUR RAINBOWS

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on February 14, 2014

TGIF and Happy Valentine’s Day, ‘Fetti Fans!

How about treating yourself to a little crafty goodness this Valentine’s Day?  We LOVE our customers and in honor of YOU and Valentine’s Day, we thought we would give you little treat to go with your order today…

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HOW TO REDEEM THIS COUPON:

1. On the CART page, click “Proceed to Checkout”

2. On the CHECKOUT page, just above the Billing Address it says, “Have a Coupon? Click here to enter your code.”

3. Enter the code and click on “Apply Coupon”

>Please note that there will not be any adjustments made to orders placed without the code.<

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It’s Friday (already!) and time for WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a look back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week!  These cards are all in addition to the hop we hosted on Saturday.  If you missed it, you can click HERE to start at the beginning.

Amber is most certainly ready for Valentine’s Day with these awesome cards.

WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS, CRUSHIN’, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts, ARROW Confetti Cuts

CRUSHIN’, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts

Lisa has a couple of beautiful cards in her stash, too!  I love the negative heart on the tag here.

WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS, GO TOGETHER, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

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Val sure has some lucky friends that will be getting an extra sweet Valentine’s treat!

CRUSHIN’, ARROW Confetti Cuts, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

Let me pick my jaw up off the floor.  I just love the watercolor detail on Heather’s card.

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Did you see the sneak peeks of the exclusive Reverse Confetti release through The Little Blue House?  Here’s a sneak peek at one of the projects that Susan did for them using the set, SHINE ON (available through the LBH tomorrow).

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February Creative Hop

By admin
on February 08, 2014

Howdy ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s time for this month’s creative hop where the Confetti Crew and friends bring you a ton of fabulous inspiration using a variety of Reverse Confetti products.

So, get that cuppa joe or tea, get comfy cozy and click on through this super 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 are open until February 10th at 12pm CST, and the winner will be announced on February 11th post right here on the Reverse Confetti blog.

If there are any breaks along the way, you’ll find the full list of hoppers at the bottom of this post.

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The project that I am sharing today is a dressed up version of something a lot of you have made before…a 2-4-6-8 box.

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I created the 2-4-6-8 box and then cut out a large heart (from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set) on one of the vertical score lines so that you can peek into the box filled with yummy Hershey kisses in a cello bag.

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I embellished around the negative die cut space with another large heart cut from coordinating paper and popped up on a glue dot along with rhinestones matted with white punched circles.

For the top and bottom of the box, I die cut the rectangle from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set and then cut it in half and overlapped the two pieces to form a square. In the picture below, you can see the slight overlap line. I also wrapped with box with pattern paper cut out with the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts.

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I wanted to give the top of the box a little bit of pizazz!  I took a wooden ball (from Hobby Lobby) and painted it red and then added ultra fine glitter to it once it dried. I placed on top of a little piece of pink tulle and hot glued it to the top of the box. I then added the “sweet treats” sentiment and hearts (from SWEET THING and GO TOGETHER, respectively) to the banner cut from the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set.  The banner is tied onto the glitter ball with some red, white and pink baker’s twine.

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One more shot of the top and banner…

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I don’t want to keep you too long here because there is SO MUCH more to see!

Are you ready to HOP? Let’s go!

Now you are headed to –>Amber Hight

Daniela Dobson

Amy Kolling

Debbie Olson

Leigh Penner

Amy Sheffer

Sarah Gough

Heather Pulvirenti

Jen Tapler

Stacey Schafer

Laurie Schmidlin

Wida Miller

Laurie Willison

Lisa Henke

Val Stangle

Savannah O’Gwynn

Susan Liles

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SWEET FILLED 2-4-6-8 BOX

Stamps: Sweet Thing

Confetti Cuts: Love Note, Double Edge Scallop Border, Tag Me

Cardstock: Red, Pink, White

Ink: Red, Pink, Black

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Other: Wood Ball, Red Paint, Ultra Fine Red Glitter, Baker’s Twine, Small Circle Punch, Rhinestone

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