WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By Jen del Muro
on July 22, 2015

Howdy, ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Wednesday!

We have an awesome WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS for you today!

What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS?

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, Confetti Crew member, Amy Sheffer, has a colorful set of pocket scrapbooking cards that will kick start your creative for scrapbooking or cardmaking!

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As soon as I saw the Posted Note Sentiments stamp set, I thought how perfect many of the sentiments would be for pocket scrapbooking filler cards. I also pulled out a couple of other sentiment sets that work well for pocket scrapbooking: Shine From Within and God Is Good.

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 I started out by watercoloring eight backgrounds and die-cutting them using the rounded rectangle die from Documented Confetti Cuts die set. Just shy of 3″ x 4″, this die is designed for pocket scrapbooking. (It’s also a great size for background panels on cards.)

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This first one is super easy. After watercoloring and splattering, I just stamped the big sentiment from Shine From Within and clear embossed to make it extra crisp.

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Here, I’ve white embossed the sentiment (also from Shine From Within) onto the watercolored Documented panel, then accented with clear sequins, silver star sequins, and some silver metallic embroidery floss.

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I love how this one turned out! I adhered a white Geometric Background Confetti Cuts die-cut over the watercolor background, trimmed off the overhang, and embellished at the “intersections” with clear sequins. The sentiment, from Posted Note Sentiments, is stamped on vellum and white embossed, then machine-stitched to the card base.

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I just adore the Posted Note Confetti Cuts die set! Here, I added a faux chalkboard layer by die-cutting a second Posted Note rounded rectangle, trimming it down, and re-rounding the corners. (I trimmed the corners by hand.) I white embossed the sentiment (from Posted Note Sentiments), then used a sponge dauber to lightly smudge on some white pigment ink for the erased chalkboard look.

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For this first one in the red/pink/orange/yellow group, I stamped and white embossed a sentiment from God is Good onto a vellum flag that I die-cut using one of the dies from the Layered Banner Duo Confetti Cuts set. I machine-stitched it to the Documented die-cut and embellished with some enamel dots. Last, I added just a touch of gold metallic splatter.

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Here, the sentiment (from Posted Note Sentiments) is white embossed onto the Documented die-cut. I embellished with some Star Garland Confetti Cuts and more enamel dots.

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On this one, the sentiment (from Posted Note Sentiments) is stamped in black pigment ink and clear embossed. I machine-stitched some messy circles around the sentiment and embellished with clear sequins.

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Last up is another sentiment from Posted Note Sentiments, again stamped on vellum, white embossed, machine-stitched to the Documented panel. This design leaves lots of open space for optional journaling.

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That wraps up the collection. Hope you’re inspired to use your stamps and dies in your scrapbooking. And if you’re not a scrapbooker, all of these easily could be turned into cards just by adhering the panels to card bases.

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By Jen del Muro
on May 20, 2015

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and welcome the latest edition of WEDNESDAY OF WORKS!

What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS?

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, Confetti Crew member, Sarah Gough, shows you how to create a fun summer inspired project.  You are going to love the video she has come up with for you!

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The weather is cooling down here in New Zealand, so it’s a good time for some summer escapism with the fab LET’S CHILL stamp set and LET’S CHILL Confetti Cuts. I’ll show you how I make an icy popsicle…and let you in on the silly name we have for these summer treats downunder! I’m also making a fun messy background that features the Color Me Happy Stamp Set.

Detail pictures…

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By Jen del Muro
on May 13, 2015

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s time for WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS!

What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS?

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, Confetti Crew member, Amy Sheffer, shows you how to create a “freestyle” project.  Check it out!

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Hi ‘Fetti Fans, it’s Amy here this week, with an eclectic, “messy” number and some ideas for how to create a more freestyle, artsy look with your cards. One of the easiest ways to add some artsy flair is with watercolor smooshing. I credit Laura Bassen and Betsy Veldman for this technique. If you haven’t seen this technique explained, basically, you smoosh or stamp your ink pads onto a craft sheet or a piece of acetate. Spritz the inks with water to blend, and then lay your card stock into the puddle. Lift and squeal over your results {wink}.

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To build more interest, try adding extra splatter to your smooshed panel. I did this two ways on this card: first, AFTER the smooshed panel had dried, I dipped a brush into the smooshing ink puddle and flicked some of that extra ink onto my panel; and second, I flicked on some Studio Calico Mister Huey’s in opaque white. The easiest way to do this is to unscrew the mister from the bottle and tap it over your project so that the fluid that is clinging to the straw part of the mister splatters over your project.

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I used a second smooshed panel to die-cut four STAR GARLAND Confetti Cuts, reversing so that some were yellow on the left with pink on the right, and others were pink on the left and yellow on the right. I layered these onto the first smooshed panel.

Bits of torn vellum are perfect for a more eclectic, collage-style look. Torn vellum (stitched vellum is great too!) adds just the right amount of subtle texture and interest. I have a torn layer offset behind my smooshed panel and another piece of torn vellum along the left side of the background panel.

On the background panel, I used an air art tool and a gray marker to add some fine spritz. The air tool is a super easy way to control where your speckle ends up and how dense it is.

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I love the look of Dymo label tape for this type of design, and re-created that look here simply by white embossing two sentiments from FANCY WORD COORDINATES onto skinny black strips. To add balance to the black labels, I stamped the tiny diagonal stripe border from Fancy Word Coordinates in black along the left side of the smooshed panel.

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Last tip for creating a more freestyle look is to incorporate something unexpected. Here, it’s the silver tissue paper tassel, created with the TASSEL Confetti Cuts die.

 I hope you’ve enjoyed a closer look at today’s card, and are inspired to create something “messy” of your own! Thanks for joining me today!

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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: CIRCLE SENTIMENTS and GOD IS GOOD

By Jen del Muro
on May 06, 2015

Hey there, ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s DAY TWO of the COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI!  If you missed yesterday’s reveals, be sure to check them out on the post below this one.  You do not want to miss a thing!  We have had so much fun showing off these new sets and the party continues today with more reveals and inspiration!

This release marks our 2nd birthday and we are celebrating with…

$100 in prizes!

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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!”

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Don’t forget to leave a comment here and on each sneak peek post this week for a chance to win!

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 pinned to the top of our feed…

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On Facebook, simply leave a comment under the graphic.  One person that comments on the graphic by 1pm EST on MAY 7th will be randomly chosen to win one of two $25 gift certificates 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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Got that cuppa joe?  Here we go!

My first reveal today is a set that will be an everyday go-to set that provides a simple, yet bold, circle graphic along with sentiments for lots and lots of occasions.

Introducing…

CIRCLE SENTIMENTS

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And, the coordinating Confetti Cuts die…

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This set is perfect for all sorts of paper crafting projects.  My first instinct was to use it on a card, but it morphed into something completely different and I love the outcome!

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This sentiment is perfect for all those upcoming grads and that was kind of my thought process/theme for this project as it came about.  I started with the flag ended panel (see below) and the CIRCLE SENTIMENTS stamp and coordinating Confetti Cuts die on a card.  From there I put it on the FOLDED TAG Confetti Cuts die cut and layered it on the paper cut with the OFFICE EDGES Confetti Cuts die set.  As you can see, I didn’t end up with a card, either.  I cut kraft cardstock with the TAGGED TOTE Confetti Cuts die set to create a little gift bag/gift card holder.  The sentiments and colors can easily be switched out for just about any occasion!

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Here’ the FOLDED TAG Confetti Cuts open.  Perfect for a little handwritten wish!

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Notice anything else that may be new?  Yep, it’s that darling string of stars AND that stitched flag-ended panel!

Introducing…

STAR GARLAND

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And…

STITCHED FLAG TRIO

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This STITCHED FLAG TRIO Confetti Cuts die set is a fun layering die set.  Each of the panels features a stitched, as well as a debossed, detail line.  Use on their own or all together for a great addition to your paper crafting projects!

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This second project using the CIRCLE SENTIMENTS stamps set and coordinating Confetti Cuts die is a set of tags I created for a friend that has her own clothing business.  I thought that these would a fun addition to her line of little girl tanks that she creates.

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Pinned to the inside seam of the tank…

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(shirt from Pearls & Faith Couture)

One more shot of the set…

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We have had several requests for a faith based set.  I really liked the idea of this and worked hard at making it fit with all things Reverse Confetti.  I adore how it came out!

Introducing…

GOD IS GOOD

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This set is perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, Bible journaling and just about any other paper craft that you could think of!

Here, I created a card using the largest sentiment from GOD IS GOOD, along with a panel from the  new STITCHED FLAG TRIO and (previously released) SUN ‘N CLOUDS, LOVE NOTE (heart) and DOCUMENTED (rounded rectangle) Confetti Cuts die sets…

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I love how bright and cheery this card is…the perfect addition to the flowers that I am giving to my son’s teacher this week for Teacher Appreciation!

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There is so much more inspiration to see using these stamps and dies that are releasing on MAY 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!

Jean Manis 

Laurie Schmidlin

Amy Tsuruta  

Leigh Penner

Susan Liles

Amy Sheffer

Heather Pulvirenti

Amy Kolling

Amber Hight

Kathy Martin

Lisa Henke

Sarah Gough

Tara Godfrey

And our super talented May & June ‘Fetti Friend…

Kay Miller

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God Is Good

God Is Good is a stamp set that came about through your requests. This faith based set features 3 large sentiments that are perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, Bible journaling and more!

 Set of 3 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

Largest Sentiment (Don’t Shine…) 1.98” x 3.38”

4”x 4” stamp set

Circle Sentiments

Keep this one on your craft table because you are going to be reaching for it over and over. This stamp set features a bold circle image along with several sentiments that fit inside of it. Of course, you can use each individually, as well. It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to put together a card, tag or scrapbook embellishment with Circle Sentiments and the coordinating Scallop Circle Confetti Cuts die (sold separately).

 Set of 8 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

Circle 2.12”

4”x 6” stamp set

CONFETTI CUTS: Stitched Flag Trio

Use this Confetti Cuts die set along with coordinating Party Hats stamp set and your projects are sure to be the life of the party!

Set of 3 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Largest Flag: 1.01” x 3.26”

Medium Flag: 1” x 2.98”

Smallest Flag: 1.22” x 1.98

 CONFETTI CUTS: Star Garland

Add a star garland to all your celebration paper crafting projects. Whether it’s a birthday or Christmas project, this Confetti Cuts die adds a perfect detail!

Set of 1 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Garland: 4.25” x .74”

CONFETTI CUTS: Scalloped Circle

When is a scalloped circle not just a scalloped circle? When it pairs perfectly with the Circle Sentiments stamp set (sold separately)! Use these two together to create fun and easy cards, tags, embellishments and more.

Set of 1 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Scalloped Circle: 2.19”

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CONGRATS TOTE

Stamps: Circle Sentiments

Confetti Cuts: Scalloped Circle, Star Garland, Stitched Flag Trio, Tagged Tote, Folded Tag, Office Edges, Oh My Stars

Ink: SU! Dye Ink

Cardstock: Kraft, White, Dark Gray, Aqua, Yellow

Patterned Paper: BoBunny

Other: Sequins, Rhinestones, Dimensional Adhesive

CIRCLE TAGS

Stamps: Circle Sentiments

Confetti Cuts: Scalloped Circle

Ink: SU! Dye Ink

Cardstock: White

Other: Twine, Pins (Fancy Pants)

SHINE CARD

Stamps: God Is Good

Confetti Cuts: Stitched Flag Trio, Sun ‘n Clouds, Documented

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Cardstock: White, Kraft, Yellow, Pink

Other: Fancy Pants, Unknown (polka dot)

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