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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NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP

By Jen del Muro
on April 08, 2015

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and welcome to the NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP!

You all have completely warmed my heart with the sweet comments and emails about this release!  Thank you!

All of the new release products…5 new stamp sets, 8 new Confetti Cuts and the new Piña Colada QUICK CARD PANELS are now available in the Reverse Confetti Store.

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We’re Hoppin’!

To celebrate the new release, the Confetti Crew has put together a fabulous hop with a ton of “Confetti Creativity” using the new stamps, Confetti Cuts dies and Quick Card Panels (QCPs).

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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The new release…

Piña Colada QUICK CARD PANELS

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I have had so much fun playing with this release and I just know that you are going to love creating with it, too!

My first project I have to share with you today is a tassel garland that I created using the new TASSEL Confetti Cuts die…

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Needless to say, not only have I had a little bit of fun creating with this new Confetti Cuts die, but I have also had a blast shopping for tissue paper.  Imagine my jaw dropping when I saw this gorgeous gold “tissue” paper at Michaels just after I picked up the black and white stripey one at Target.  I could not get home fast enough to make this!

Detail shot…

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This next card that I have to share with you uses the same color palette.  I have to admit that was not planned at all.  Apparently, my subconscious knew what it was doing when it kept me reaching for these colors!

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This card features the new GEOMETRIC BACKGROUND Confetti Cuts die along with the new HELLO Confetti Cuts die.

I cut the GEOMETRIC BACKGROUND from a piece of white cardstock and then adhered it to a white cardstock base.  I then cut it from gold shimmer cardstock and filled in the triangles on the one adhered to the card base.

The HELLO Confetti Cuts die is cut from a couple of pieces of black cardstock and layered for a little extra depth.

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As evident from many of my release projects, I just can’t keep away from the sequins!  I layered 2 sizes and topped them off with an enamel flatback pearl here as my finishing touch to this card.

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There is so much more “Confetti Creativity” to see today!

Check out what the Confetti Crew Design Team & ‘Fetti Friends have created…

Now you are off to see –> Amy Kolling

Lisa Addesa

Heather Pulvirenti

Tara Godfrey

Lisa Henke

Jean Manis

Kathy Martin

Amy Tsuruta

Amy Sheffer

Leigh Penner

Amber Hight

Stacey Schafer

Erin Lee Schreiner

Sarah Gough

Laurie Schmidlin

Susan Liles

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TASSEL GARLAND

Confetti Cuts: Tassel

Other: Circle Punch, Flatback Embellishments, Twine

GEOMETRIC HELLO CARD

Confetti Cuts: Geometric Background, Hello

Cardstock: White, Black, Gold

Other: Sequins

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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: Leaping Lions and Pineapples Aplenty

By Jen del Muro
on April 05, 2015

Greetings and Happy Easter, ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s DAY ONE of our sneak peeks, or as we like to call them…THE COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI!  On April 8th we are release 5 new stamp sets, 8 new Confetti Cuts die sets and a new *limited edition* set of QUICK CARD PANELS!

Are you wondering why in the world we are starting our Countdown to Confetti on Easter Sunday?  Well, we always kick off our sneak peeks on the 5th and since this is not a physical event we chose to go ahead and keep truckin’ along like we always do.

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Just a note…all of our releases will happen on the 8th of the month…just not every month.  We generally release new product every other month.  This is a special release, as April is usually a non-release month for us. 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 (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 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 April 7th 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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Alright, ‘Fetti Fans, you know the drill…grab that cuppa, sit back and enjoy all the Confetti Creativity we have for you today!

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Before I dive right into all the projects I have to share with you today, I just wanted to tell you a little bit about this special release.  As you know, April is usually one of our non-release months.  So, why have a release on a non-release month?  At CHA in January I had so much fun seeing all the creativity, trends and spirit of this industry.  There’s something about being surrounded by creative people, I guess!  It really helped my ideas flow and pretty soon my sketchbook was overflowing for ideas for (a few) upcoming releases.  So here we are, on Easter Sunday, kicking off a special Countdown to Confetti for our April release.  A couple of the Confetti Crew Design Team members have hailed this as “the best release ever.”  I hope you think so, too!

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First, I’d like to introduce the new *limited edition*

Piña Colada QUICK CARD PANELS

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QUICK CARD PANELS are limited edition premium heavyweight cardstock panels measuring 3.25″ x 4.5″.  Each package contains 2 of each 8 printed design.  They are designed for A2 card making, but you can easily use them on all of your paper crafting projects!  We will have a new set of QUICK CARD PANELS with each release. Grab them while you can, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

You’ll see the new limited edition QUICK CARD PANELS used on a variety of projects from the Confetti Crew.  We can’t wait to see how you will use them on your creations!

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One of prominent themes that I noticed at CHA this year was party and DIY fun!  Lots of banners and decor ideas swirled in my head and soon these 2 new Confetti Cuts die sets were born…

TASSEL Confetti Cuts

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LAYERED BANNER DUO Confetti Cuts

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And then, I made this…

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Detail shot of the TASSEL Confetti Cuts on each end…

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The TASSEL Confetti Cuts die is best used with tissue paper.  I took one sheet and folded it several times and then ran the die through my Big Shot. I then folded it over the piece of string the banner is strung on and “fluffed” it up. To secure it over the string, there is a piece of baker’s twine wrapped and tied around the top of the die cut (below where it is folded over string).

The LAYERED BANNER DUO features 2 different shapes of banners: rectangles and triangles.  As the title of the set suggest, you can layer these.  You can also use the smaller shape to cut out the center of the larger coordinating shape, creating a frame, like I did with the white panels here…

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Also used on this banner are the previously released CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS and LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die sets.  The letters are foam letter stickers.

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Have you noticed that pineapples seem to be popping up everywhere these days?  It’s a fresh and fun trend and I couldn’t resist turning them into stamps and Confetti Cuts dies!

Introducing…

PINEAPPLES APLENTY

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and the coordinating Confetti Cuts die set…

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My first card today features the new PINEAPPLES APLENTY stamp and Confetti Cuts die set, as well as the new Piña Colada QUICK CARD PANELS (and another  Confetti Cuts die set that I will introduce in just a moment).

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The PINEAPPLES APLENTY Confetti Cuts die set features a full pineapple and a separate crown for layering.  Here’s a shot of the layered crown, along with the green flag ended panels cut from the new LAYERED BANNER DUO Confetti Cuts die set…

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The pineapple QUICK CARD PANEL and kraft panels (stamped with WHOLE LOTTA DOTS) are both cut from the new…

SHAKERS ‘N FRAMES Confetti Cuts

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I absolutely LOVE this Confetti Cuts die set.  It’s great for layering, like I did here.  And, as it’s name suggests, it’s perfect for making shakers and frames (I’ll get to that a little later in this post).

One last detail shot of this card…

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My next card is a lot more clean and simple (CAS) and also features the new PINEAPPLES APLENTY stamp and dies…

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The textured white layer was created using embossing paste and stencil.  I’m kind of wishing that I would have thought to make my own on this card, too…more on that later in this post.

Again, I layered the crown.  I also added twine and a sequin for a fun little added detail…

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Here’s one more detail shot of this card.  I just love this sentiment!

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I am so stinkin’ excited about this release!  Can you believe I even have  a couple of more introductions for today!?!

First up is a great new addition to create awesome detail your paper crafting projects.

GEOMETRIC BACKGROUND Confetti Cuts

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This Confetti Cuts die is smaller than A2 size making it perfect for layering.  It’s also great on it’s own or as a stencil, as hinted to above.

To create a stencil from the GEOMETRIC BACKGROUND Confetti Cuts die, simply cut it from acetate and use with embossing paste.  I used translucent embossing paste on a piece of pattern paper with my homemade GEOMETRIC BACKGROUND Confetti Cuts stencil here…

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You’ll see how I used it on my card below…after a couple of more introductions!

Joining their puppy and birdie friends, I introduce to you…

LEAPING LIONS

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Does it get any cuter?  I love the lions in this set and you can really make them  your own with the added tummy, face and tail detail stamps that are included.

And the coordinating Confetti Cuts die set…

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Here’s my card using these cuties along with the paper shown above…

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I really wish you could reach in your computer and touch this card!…lots of fun textures happening!

Here’s a shot of all the added details, including the banner and lion (check out the stripes and polka dots he’s “wearing”).

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One last card and then I’m sending you on your way to see what the Confetti Crew did with all these new goodies being introduced today!

This card also features the new LEAPING LIONS stamp and Confetti Cuts dies.  I’ve made a shaker using the new SHAKERS ‘N FRAMES Confetti Cuts die set.  In addition, I have also used the scalloped rectangle banner, 2 of them actually, from the new LAYERED BANNER DUO as a panel…

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For the pink banners above the lions, I cut out the banner from the LEAPING LIONS Confetti Cuts die set, but did not stamp the outline stamp on it.  Instead, I just used the lined detail.  I love the look of this!

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Inside the shaker, I used the confetti that comes with in the SHAKERS ‘N FRAMES Confetti Cuts die set along with some itsy bitsy sequins.

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That’s all I have for today, but all of the Confetti Crew and ‘Fetti Friends are sharing their creations with you, too.

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

Jean Manis 

Amy Tsuruta  

Stacey Schafer

Laurie Schmidlin

Leigh Penner

Susan Liles

Amy Sheffer

Heather Pulvirenti

Amy Kolling

Amber Hight

Kathy Martin

Lisa Henke

Sarah Gough

Tara Godfrey

And our super talented March & April ‘Fetti Friends…

Erin Lee Schreiner

Lisa Adessa

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Leaping Lions

You’re sure to go wild over this stamp set from artist, Dawn Machell! These lions join their friends from the popular Puppy Love and The Tweet Life stamp sets (with many more pals planned ahead, too). This set features two darling lions, along with detail stamps for their face, tummy and/or tail. In addition, there’s a circus stand, fillable banner and 4 oh-so-perfect sentiments. Coordinating Confetti Cuts die set available.

 Set of 14 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

Large Lion 1.4” x 1.75”

Circus Stand 1.03” x .63”

 4”x 4” stamp set

 All images in Leaping Lions copyright © Dawn Machell

Pineapples Aplenty

Talk about a fun trend…pineapples are EVERYWHERE these days! This set includes 5 sentiment pineapples and 1 patterned pineapple and 2 leafy crowns that you can mix and match. With a variety of sentiments, there is something for everyone! Coordinating Confetti Cuts die set available.

Set of 8 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

Pineapple 1.38” x 1.63”

Designed by Olivia McDaniel

 4”x 6” stamp set

CONFETTI CUTS: Layered Banner Duo

We’ve taken notice of how much you love DIY banners for holidays, parties and home décor and this Confetti Cuts die set is perfect for all of those and more! This die set includes 4 dies that can each be used on their own or layered for added detail and dimension. Pair it with the Tassle Confetti Cuts die for perfect party banners every time. Of course, these are easily used on cards and scrapbook pages, too.

Set of 4 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Scallop Top Flag Ended Banner 1.8” x 2.8”

Scallop Top Triangle Banner 1.8” x 2.8”

CONFETTI CUTS: Pineapples Aplenty

This die set coordinates with the fruity and fun Pineapples Aplenty stamp set, yet it can be used on its own. The 2 dies in this set include a full pineapple to stamp the body and crown on, as well as an additional crown for layering and dimension (just like a real pineapple crown).

Set of 2 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Pineapple with Crown 1.5” 2.6”

CONFETTI CUTS: Leaping Lions

Leaping Lions that stamp set is just so cute! So, of course, we had to create a coordinating Confetti Cuts die set for it. This set includes dies for the 2 lion images as well as dies for the circus stand and banner images.

Set of 4 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Large Lion 1.5” x 1.85”

Banner 2.3” x .67”

CONFETTI CUTS: Shakers ‘n Frames

The Shakers ‘n Frames stamp set is a must have for every stamper’s die arsenal! This set features 3 rounded square dies that are perfect for layering, creating frames and even making shaker cards. Also included are 4 different shapes of confetti to add to those oh-so-fun to make and get shaker cards!

Set of 4 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Largest Rounded Square 3” x 3”

Medium Rounded Square 2″ x 2″

Smallest Rounded Square 1.4” x 1.4”

CONFETTI CUTS: Fancy Words

Pair these fancy (font) words with our Fancy Word Coordinate stamp set for beautiful cards, tags, scrapbook pages and more! It really doesn’t get any easier than this! Please note, that due to the nature of this font some of these words are in more than one die piece.

Set of 6 word wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Birthday 3” x 1.1”

xoxo 1.5” x 4”

CONFETTI CUTS: Geometric

It’s no secret that geometric shapes are HOT, HOT, HOT right now in paper crafting! Use this great geometric/prism Confetti Cuts die to add depth and detail to all of your projects. This die pairs perfectly with so many of our stamps and other Confetti Cuts dies, making it the perfect addition to your Confetti Cuts die collection

Set of 1 wafer thin dies

 SIZE REFERENCE:

Geometric 3.6” x 4.7”

CONFETTI CUTS: Tassel

Love the look of tassel garland? It’s so to create one with the Tassel Confetti Cuts die. For best results, use with tissue or crepe paper. Pair with the Layered Banner Duo for even better banners. You can even add these tassels to cards, tags and scrapbook pages easily!

 Set of 1 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Tassel 5.5” x .85”

All Reverse Confetti dies (Confetti Cuts) are high quality US made steel dies.

All products, unless otherwise noted, © Reverse Confetti

 

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 CREATE BANNER

Confetti Cuts: Tassel, Layered Banner Duo, Circles ‘n Scallops, Love Note

Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd.

Cardstock: White, Aqua, Pink

Other: Baker’s Twine, Thickers Stickers

ENJOY TODAY PINEAPPLE CARD

Stamps: Pineapples Aplenty, Whole Lotta Dots

Quick Card Panels: Piña Colada

Ink: SU! Dye Ink

Confetti Cuts: Pineapples Aplenty, Shakers ‘n Frames, Layered Banner Duo, Double Edge Wonky Scallop Border

Cardstock: White, Green, Kraft

Other: Sequin, Dimensional Adhesive, Corner Rounder

YOU HAD ME AT ALOHA CARD PINEAPPLE CARD

Stamps: Pineapples Aplenty

Confetti Cuts: Pineapples Aplenty

Ink: SU! Dye Ink

Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee

Cardstock: White

Other: Stencil (Brand Unknown), Embossing Paste, Dimensional Adhesive

WILD ABOUT YOU CARD

Stamps: Leaping Lions

Confetti Cuts: Leaping Lions, Tag Me

Ink: SU! Dye Ink, Copic Markers

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Heidi Swapp

Cardstock: White, Black Red

Other: Embossing Paste, Dimensional Adhesive

NO LION CARD

Stamps: Leaping Lions

Confetti Cuts: Leaping Lions, Shakers ‘n Frames

Ink: SU! Dye Ink, Copic Markers

Patterned Paper: Pebbles

Cardstock:White, Pink, Kraft

Other: Enamel Dots, Dimensional Adhesive, Acetate, Sequins, Sewing Machine

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