Week In Reverse

By admin
on March 28, 2014

TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

I hope everyone has fun weekend plans ahead.  It’s more of the same here for the del Muro household…these boxes just will not end!  Of course, a little exploring time and R&R are most definitely in the works, as well as some time to GET INKY!  I had a chance to create yesterday and it felt so good to play again!  I’ll be sharing what I made next week.

Right now it’s time to take a look back at what the Confetti Crew has done this week in the WEEK IN REVERSE.

Lisa did a great job of combining sets to create this fun, sports themed card.

ALL ABOUT YOU, PETALS ‘N POSIES, BEAUTIFUL BANNERS

Val had fun mixing and matching a variety of Confetti Cuts die sets to create this darling journal for a lil’ friend of hers.

TAG ME, PETALS ‘N POSIES, OFFICE EDGES, LOVE NOTE, WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

Val also created this card that I am swooning over!

PETALS ‘N POSIES, PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, ALL ABOUT YOU, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS

Leigh’s card is so soft and elegant.  I love the multi-colored feather.

PAPER CRANE, PEACOCK PRETTIES

With Teacher Appreciate just around the corner, Amber is the perfect muse with this card!

CLASS ACT, CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts

Sarah’s card is a showstopper!

PEACOCK PRETTIES, PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts

Heather never ceases to amaze me with her use of PEACOCK PRETTIES (and embossing powder)!

PEACOCK PRETTIES, LOTS TO SAY

Stacey’s card is fun and full of color!  I love the combo of stamps here!

PETALS ‘N POSIES, PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts, CARTON CUTIES, CARTON CUTIES Confetti Cuts, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts

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Confetti Camera

By admin
on March 13, 2014

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.

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Today the spotlight is on Confetti Crew member, STACEY SCHAFER

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Hey there, ‘Fetti Fans!

I’m so excited to be here on Confetti Camera today!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner…but, I also have a special friend that celebrates her birthday on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Who needs a shamrock die when you can create your own from heart shapes?!  LUCKY you, Reverse Confetti has the BEST heart Confetti Cuts in the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set!

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As you can see, I used a few other Reverse Confetti Goodies on my fun card today!

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Class Act

Office Edges

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Reverse Confetti Blog today!

Hope you’re inspired to create your own shamrocks!

 

New Release Blog Hop

By admin
on March 08, 2014

NowAvailable

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

Welcome to the

NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!

Today, the Confetti Crew and some very special friends of ours are sharing some projects using the six new stamp sets and five new Confetti Cuts that are available in the the store now.

Note, there is a full list of hoppers at the bottom of this post in case there are any breaks along the way.

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NEW STAMP SETS…

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BeautifulBannersProductGraphicSheet250   PetalsPosiesProductGraphicSheet250

CartonCutiesProductGraphicSheet250   BeBeProductGraphicSheet250

NEW CONFETTI CUTS DIE SETS

OfficeEdgesConfettiCuts   BeautifulBannersConfettiCuts

ClassActConfettiCuts   PetalsNPosiesConfettiCuts

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I am so happy to share with you a couple of projects using many of the new release products.  My first project is a shaker card that I made for my sweet daughter using the new KEY WORDS COLLECTION set, ALL ABOUT YOU, along with the new PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts die set (and the previously released DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die)…

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Detail shot…

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My second project today is a card that features the new CARTON CUTIES stamps and Confetti Cuts.

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Detail of the carton that I very lightly shaded with Copics…

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I don’t like taking a whole lot of time on the inside of cards, but it’s always nice to dress them up a little with some die cuts and a simple sentiment (shown here stamped on the banner from the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set-which is also used on the front of the card).

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There’s so much more to see today along the hop! 

 Come hop along with the Confetti Crew, our March/April ‘Fetti Friend and some very special guests, too…

-NOW YOU’RE HEADED TO–>Amber Hight

Lisa Addesa

Daniela Dobson

Amy Kolling

Suzanne Dean

Leigh Penner

Amy Sheffer

Sarah Gough

Heather Pulvirenti

Christine Okken

Stacey Schafer

Laurie Schmidlin

Rosemary Bridges

Laurie Willison

Lisa Henke

Cindy Lawrence

Val Stangle

Savannah O’Gwynn

Susan Liles 

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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: CARTON CUTIES, CLASS ACT AND MORE CONFETTI CUTS

By admin
on March 07, 2014

Hey there, ‘Fetti Fans! TGIF and Happy DAY THREE of the COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI!

We are so excited about this release featuring SIX new stamp sets and FIVE new Confetti Cuts die sets.  It’s the last day of sneak peeks and today we are featuring two of the sets that we are releasing, as well as their coordinating Confetti Cuts die sets.  In case you missed day one or two, be sure to scroll down so you don’t miss a thing!

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Just a note…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!”

Don’t Forget…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.  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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On Facebook, simply leave a comment under the graphic.  One person that comments on the graphic by 1pm EST TODAY will be randomly chosen to win a $15 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store.  Winners for both the blog comments and Facebook comments will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog as well as on Facebook.

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As I have mentioned, I was “thinking spring” when I designed these sets and this new set (and coordinating Confetti Cuts) is about as spring as it can get…eggs and chicks and bunnies, oh my!  And, don’t forget the Peeps!

Introducing CARTON CUTIES (which may just be my favorite RC set to date!)…

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And, the coordinating CARTON CUTIES Confetti Cuts die set…

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My first project today is a tag that stars the darling chicks from the CARTON CUTIES set. I colored them with Copics and popped them into the cracked half egg (stamped and die cut).  The scallop edge on the top is cut from the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts and then cut again using the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set.

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I knew exactly what I wanted to create with the “you’re good peeps” sentiment…a Peeps on a stick project!

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Detail of the tag…

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To create this sweet lil’ Peeps on a stick project I skewered 3 pink Peeps and then placed a (food safe) cello bag over them.  I tied the bag with pink gingham ribbon and added the small tag (cut from the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set).  I embellished the tag with a banner die cut (cut from the *new* BEAUTIFUL BANNERS Confetti Cuts) stamped with the “you’re good peeps” sentiment and a bunny head head die cut (from the CARTON CUTIES Confetti Cuts die set).  Such a fun, cute and easy spring/Easter giftie!

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Spring Break is just around the corner (it’s next week for us) and then we are in the home stretch of the school year, meaning it’s time to get that Teacher Appreciation and end of year giftie thinking cap on!  And, don’t forget those fun school days scrapbook pages, too!

Introducing, CLASS ACT

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And, the coordinating CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die set…

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When I design stamp sets and dies, I am not always just looking forward.  I want all of our products to be as compatible with each other as possible.  With that in mind, the rounded rectangle in the CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die set was made to be able to fit inside the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts scalloped rectangle die cut, like shown on this card…

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To create the focal panel, I first cut two rounded rectangles…one from the pink polka dot paper and one from white cardstock.  I then cut the apple from the CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die set from the pink polka dot paper.  I layered the 2 sheets on top of each other and then centered the sentiment, stamped in navy dye ink.  Next, I popped up the pink polka dots panel and added the leaf (remember that as the flame from Wednesday’s project?) and the linen thread.  That panel was then added to the scalloped rectangle panel and adhered to the card base with two TAG ME Confetti Cuts large tags cut from navy cardstock.  I think that these would be great to duplicate in different colors and give to teachers as card sets.

My final project I am sharing with you today is a card featuring the CLASS ACT stamp and Confetti Cuts sets, as well as the *new* OFFICE EDGES Confetti Cuts set that I revealed on Wednesday.  I really had a lot of fun creating this card!  I started by stamping and die cutting two “sheets” of notebook paper and then added the alphabet to one. I embellished those panels with the stamped and die cut apple.  The quotation mark pattern paper was die cut with the perforation line and notebook edge from the OFFICE EDGES set.  My final touches were adding the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER strip on the left and the enamel dots (can’t seem to put those things away!).

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The double lined tab stamp set was designed to hold each of the sentiments included in this set.  Here I embossed it, and the “You’re a Class Act” sentiment in white on black cardstock and then attached it by stapling…which just happened to coordinate with the entire theme of the card.

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There is so much more inspiration to see using all these stamps and dies that are releasing on Saturday, March 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 Schmidlin

Leigh Penner

Lisa Henke

Susan Liles

Val Stangle

Sarah Gough

Stacey Schafer

Savannah O’Gywnn

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Carton Cuties 

Carton Cuties is the must have Spring and Easter set that’s like no other ever created!  Fill up this egg carton with a variety of eggs or the bunnies and chick that are included, too.  What’s even more fun?…a matching Confetti Cuts die set!

Designed by Angelica Suarez

 Set of 15 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

Carton 2.4” x 1.9”

Chick 1” x .9”

Class Act

Class Act will be the set you reach for time and time again when in need of a fun card or project for that favorite teacher or class.  All three sentiments fit within the large outlined tab image, as well as on the notebook paper. Create lots of fresh and fun projects with the polka dot apple that will send you to the head of the class!  For an A+, be sure to pair this set with its matching Confetti Cuts die set!  It also pairs well with the Office Edges Confetti Cuts die set, too!

Set of 11 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

Notebook Paper 2.0” x 2.54”

 Apple 1.36” x 1.27”

CONFETTI CUTS: Carton Cuties

It doesn’t get much cuter than the Carton Cuties stamp set and the matching Confetti Cuts die set makes it super easy to cut out those images and create the perfect project!

Set of 6 wafer thin dies

 SIZE REFERENCE:

Carton 2.5” x 2”

Peep Head .75” x 1.18”

CONFETTI CUTS: Class Act

Go straight to the head of the class with projects made from the Class Act Confetti Cuts die set and coordinating Class Act stamp set (sold separately).  This set contains four dies…a rounded rectangle, tab, apple and leaf.  This rounded rectangle also fits perfectly within the scalloped rectangle of the previously released Love Note Confetti Cuts die set…just one way we like to make our products easy to mix and match.

Set of 4 wafer thin dies

NOTE: Many of our die sets are connected by thin wire and may need to be released from each other.  To do so, tin snips are best, but these can often easily be taken apart by a gentle hand.  Rough edges where the dies were attached may be sanded lightly (careful not to sand the cutting edge).

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HEY CHICKIE TAG

Stamps: Carton Cuties

Confetti Cuts: Carton Cuties, Tag Me, Double Edge Scallop Border

Ink: Copics, Brilliance Graphite Black

Pattern Paper: Echo Park

Cardstock: White, Aqua

Other: Ribbon, Baker’s Twine, Enamel Dots, Dimensional Adhesive

PEEPS ON A STICK

Stamps: Carton Cuties

Confetti Cuts: Carton Cuties, Beautiful Banners, Tag Me

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Cardstock: Yellow, Green, White

Pattern Paper: Doodlebug

Other: Dimensional Adhesive, Gingham Ribbon, Baker’s Twine, Cello Bag, Peeps, Skewer

A NOTE OF THANKS CARD

Stamps: Class Act

Confetti Cuts: Class Act, Love Note, Tag Me

Ink: navy Dye Ink

Cardstock: White, Navy, Kraft, Green

Other: Linen Thread, Dimensional Adhesive

YOU’RE A CLASS ACT CARD

Stamps: Class Act

Confetti Cuts: Class Act, Office Edges, Double Edge Scallop Border

Ink: Dye Inks, VersaMark

Cardstock: White, Black Green

Pattern Paper: MME

Other: Dimensional Adhesive, Enamel Dots, Embossing Powder, Stapler

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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: BEBE BUNNY, ALL ABOUT YOU AND NEW CONFETTI CUTS

By admin
on March 05, 2014

WooHooo!  Sneak peeks for the March release have now officially begun!  We like to call this time the COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI!  For the next four days we will be sharing a bevy of spectacular projects featuring our new release of SIX new stamp sets and FIVE new Confetti Cuts!  All of the products go live in the Reverse Confetti store at midnight (EST) on March 8th. 

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Just a note…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!”

Before I get started today, I just want to remind you to leave a comment here and on each sneak peek post this week for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.

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 at 9am EST 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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On Facebook, simply leave a comment under the graphic.  One person that comments on the graphic by 1pm EST on March7th will be randomly chosen to win a $15 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store.  Winners for both the blog comments and Facebook comments will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog as well as on Facebook.

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As I always say when we kick off our Countdown to Confetti, this is going to be a long post (tutorial included!)… grab that cuppa joe (or tea), sit back, relax and enjoy!

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I’d love to tell that spring has sprung, but it really seems like the winter of “polar vortexes,” “thunder sleet” and “cobblestone ice” is holding on for a bit longer.  Here’s to wishing that those terms are all put to rest soon and that spring will actually, well, spring!  You’ll notice that a few of our March sets are spring themed, and I think of spring, I can’t help but think of bunnies.  Cute, fluffy and sweet…they were the perfect inspiration to our new QUIRKY CUTIES line.

Let me introduce to you, BEBE BUNNY who is spring at heart, but can easily be used for occasions throughout the year…

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My first project for today features darling BeBe Bunny on an everyday “hello” card, perfect for sending to a special someone just because.

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As you can see, she is facing to the left.  This is so she can be paired with her friend, FREIDA FOX, if you wanted to put the two together!  (Yes, those are the little things I think about!).

I’m really happy to be breaking out my Copics again for the Quirky Cuties line!  To get the gray color on her “fur,” I used my blender along with T1, T3 and T5.  Here’s a detail shot of the some of the coloring, as well as the tab die from our new Confetti Cuts set: OFFICE EDGES

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Full reveal of the OFFICE EDGES Confetti Cuts:

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This set features 5 dies that are the perfect element additions to your paper crafting creations.  You may be thinking, “What is that long skinny oval for?”  When you pair it with the large tab, you are able to make an envelope closure like shown on this card…

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It’s SUPER simple to create this closure.  Here’s how I did it on this card…

I started with a panel of cardstock measuring 3.25″ x 10″.

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Gate fold your card and then…

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Open up your card before running it through your die-cutting system.

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Remove die and washi tape and this is the cut you will have.

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Now, you can gate fold it once more and close.

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I embellished the top/left side of this card using pattern paper and a piece of white cardstock cut with the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die.

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Again, the completed outside of the card with my daughter’s name stamped with letters from LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS onto the banner from the TAG ME Confetti Cuts set and paired with the heart from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts set…

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And, the inside featuring stamps from our newest KEY WORDS COLLECTION set: ALL ABOUT YOU stamped onto the scalloped rectangle LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts. For a little extra detail, before I adhered the panel to the card base, I stamped the large dots from WHOLE LOTTA DOTS in white pigment ink on the base.

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(See those flames?  You’ll be seeing those again later this week. *wink*)

Introducing the set, ALL ABOUT YOU

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As with all of our KEY WORDS COLLECTION sets, you can use the “key word” YOU to build sentiments like shown below.  This particular set also features the “second half” of a sentiment that you can use like shown or on the inside of a card.

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There is so much more inspiration to see using all these stamps and dies that are releasing on Saturday, March 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!

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Amber Hight

Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Heather Pulvirenti

Leigh Penner

Lisa Henke

Susan Liles

Val Stangle

Sarah Gough

Stacey Schafer

In addition to the Confetti Crew, we have a few more friends playing with the ever so beautiful BeBe Bunny from the new Quirky Cuties line…

Christine Okken

Cindy Lawrence

Rosemary Bridges

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BeBe Bunny

Say hello to BeBe.  She’s the second character in our QUIRKY CUTIES line drawn by Olivia McDaniel.  She’s both quirky and cute and a great image not only your spring and Easter projects, but for a year round cards and gifties, too.  This line art image is great to color and/or paper piece.

Set of 5 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

(4″ x 4″ stamp set)

Bunny image 3.54” x 1.7”

Hoppy Birthday sentiment 3 x .29

All About You

All About You is part of our original KEY WORDS COLLECTION, which provides you with a “key word” to mix and match to create a wide variety of sentiments.  This particular Key Words Collection set also includes “in and out” sentiments so that you can easily create a card, complete with an inside sentiment.

Set of 14 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

(4″ x 6″ stamp set)

Line 1.6” in length

You .98” x .56”

CONFETTI CUTS: Office Edges

The Office Edges Confetti Cuts die set is fun and versatile and will bring great detail to your cards, tags, scrapbook pages and other paper crafting projects.  The “chunky” notebook paper edge is a fun element that is unlike your traditional torn notebook paper edges.  Paired with the perforated edge, you can create your very own mini notebook paper panels…so cute!  Also included are 2 tabs.  The wider tab fits into the long skinny oval so that you can create your very own closures…talk about a versatile set!

Set of 5 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Perforated Edge 4.2” in length

Large Tab 2.4” x .5”

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HIPPITY HOPPITY HELLO CARD

Stamps: BeBe Bunny

Confetti Cuts: Office Edges, Love Note

Ink: Copics, Brilliance Graphite Black

Pattern Paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park

Cardstock: White, Kraft, Pink

Other: Linen Thread, Grosgrain Ribbon, Button, Dimensional Adhesive, Embossing Folder(The Paper Studio)

ENVELOPE CLOSURE CARD

Stamps: All About You, Lighthearted Letters, Whole Lotta Dots

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

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, White Pigment

Pattern Paper: Echo Park

Cardstock: Kraft, White

Other: Circle Punch, Dimensional Adhesive

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