WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By Jen del Muro
on November 18, 2015

Hello, ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Wednesday!

It’s Wednesday and time for WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS!

What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS exactly?…

It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  It’s us taking a closer look at how something is created, etc.  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, shares a fun technique!

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Hi ‘Fetti Fans, it’s Amy here today, working with one of my favorite materials — felt. I’ve used the Layered Snowflake die set to create a dimensional ornament perfect for hanging on the tree or using as package toppers.

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3 large snowflake base piece die-cuts, one out of felt, two out of card stock

3 medium snowflakes, white felt

3 small snowflakes, aqua felt

2 buttons

1 icicle dangling bead

silver sequins

metallic silver embroidery floss

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Reverse Confetti WITH LOVE stamp set

Reverse Confetti LAYERED SNOWFLAKE Confetti Cuts die set (not shown)

Tutorial:

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  1. Onto the large felt snowflake base, layer one white snowflake, then one aqua snowflake, one white, and one aqua.

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  1. Machine stitch through all layers along the center of the snowflakes.

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  1. Press the seams to give the snowflake dimension.

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  1. Optional. I took a third white medium snowflake, cut it in half and adhered each half with fabric glue to the gray backer piece. (That extra felt layer made the stack too thick to stitch easily, so this was my solution.)

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  1. Adhere sequins with fabric glue.

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  1. Adhere felt snowflake to a large card stock snowflake for stability. Sew a dangling bead to the bottom (or hang with a jump ring)

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  1. Add a hanging loop to the top and embellish the snowflake with buttons.

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  1. I plan to make these to use as package toppers, so I’ve stamped the “to/from” from With Love to a second card stock snowflake base, heat embossed in white, and adhered to the back of the ornament.

Here’s how it looks in action on a tree:

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Thanks for joining me today. Happy Wednesday!

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CRAZY FOR CHRISTMAS: GIFT GIVING

By Jen del Muro
on November 11, 2015

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and welcome to our second day of CRAZY FOR CHRISTMAS!

Today, we are filling you up with inspirational GIFT GIVING ideas!

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I think that we can all relate to food related gifts when it comes to the holidays.  I know that I seem to both give and receive plenty of them, and that is why I chose to do a food related item for our GIFT GIVING segment of CRAZY FOR CHRISTMAS.

I love to bake and give cookies and breads and that is where this idea started.  However, I do have to admit that I ran a little short on time and had to actually buy the loaf of bread that is featured below.  It is “fresh baked,” just not by yours truly…

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I wrapped the bread (baked at a local bakery) in parchment paper.  I had planned to tape down the edges of the parchment paper and simply put the wrap around it.  Well, I learned something…nothing sticks to parchment paper.  I tried 5 different tapes before throwing my hands in the air in need of having to coming up with plan B to keep the parchment paper actually on the bread.  This problem lead to a great (in my humble opinion) design solution…CAPPUCCINO TWINE wrapped around the the loaf of bread 3 times.  After the twine (and the parchment paper) were securely in place, I added the belly band…

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The belly band consist of a few different pieces:

-a kraft strip of cardstock that is run through the paper crimper (again, yes, I still own one of those!)

-a cream strip of cardstock that is stamped repeatedly with the “Fresh Baked” sentiment from the new “WITH LOVE” stamp set

-a large wreath created from 2 cuts of the WREATHS Confetti Cuts die set

-an embellishment consisting of the large heart from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set, a button tied off with CAPPUCCINO TWINE and jingle bells and the “with love” sentiment from the WITH LOVE stamp set

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Whether you are baking or buying your bread/treats this year, this is a fun and easy way to dress up the packaging and make it more personal.

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Of course, we have even more inspiration waiting for you!

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Amy Kolling

Amy Sheffer

Laurie Schmidlin

Amy Rohl

Sarah Gough

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BREAD BELLY BAND

Stamps: With Love

Confetti Cuts: Wreaths, Love Note

Other RC: Cappuccino Twine

Paper: Kraft, Cream, Green, Red Cardstock

Other: Button, Jingle Bells

COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: BUBBLY TAG TOPPERS

By Jen del Muro
on November 07, 2015

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and welcome to the third and final day of the COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI!

This month we are releasing 2 new stamp sets, 4 new Confetti Cuts die sets and a new set of *limited edition* QUICK CARD PANELS…which go live in the store tonight at midnight EST.

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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 *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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We have one final introduction for you today.

It’s an extension of the new TOPPED OFF TAG that we introduced yesterday.  Introducing…

BUBBLY TAG TOPPERS

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These BUBBLY TAG TOPPERS Confetti Cuts dies are made specifically to go on top of the tag from the TOPPED OFF TAG Confetti Cuts die set, giving you more options for more great tag creations!

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I have 2 tags to share with you today that both use the tag from the TOPPED OFF TAG Confetti Cuts die set along with the BUBBLY TAG TOPPERS Confetti Cuts die set.

I switched back into non-holiday mode for these tags, but I know that I will be reaching for them over and over as I complete my holiday gift wrapping.

First up is one that I created for the hubster…

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For this tag, I cut the tag from both white and aqua cardstock.  Then, I cut out the BUBBLY TAG TOPPERS Confetti Cuts from green cardstock and trimmed the aqua piece to layer underneath.

The top of the tag also has a new hanger from the HANG UPS Confetti Cuts die set…

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The “celebrate” sentiment and the “to:/from:” are from the new WITH LOVE stamp set…

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I used the new ALPHABETICAL stamp set to stamp our names on the lines…

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Also used on this tag is a star cut from orange cardstock with the YOU ARE A STAR Confetti Cuts die set and then stamped with the large dots from WHOLE LOTTA DOTS.

This is a super easy tag template to have on hand for many occasions!  Simply switch the colors and shape of embellishment to coordinate with the event you are celebrating!

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Next up is a sweet baby girl tag…

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I had the same aqua cardstock on my desk and layered it under the BUBBLY TAG TOPPERS Confetti Cuts layer for this tag.

The sentiment (from the new WITH LOVE stamp set) is stamped on a circle from the CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts die set and embellished with a heart from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set and a button tied off with Cappuccino twine (my fave!)…

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This tag also has a hanger cut from the new HANG UPS Confetti Cuts die set…

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One more detail shot of the bubbles…

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There is so much more inspiration to see using these stamps and dies that are releasing TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT (EST)!

Check out the Confetti Crew & Friends’ posts.

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

LISA ADDESA

AMY KOLLING

AMY SHEFFER

AMY TSURUTA

LISA HENKE

LAURIE SCHMIDLIN

SUSAN LILES

JEAN MANIS

LEIGH PENNER

HEATHER PULVIRENTI

AMY ROHL

And ‘Fetti Friend…

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CONFETTI CUTS: Bubbly Tag Topper

The Bubbly Tag Topper Confetti Cuts die set features 2 “bubbly” dies that are made to coordinate with the tag from the Topped Off Tag Confetti Cuts die set. This topper makes it fun and easy to create unique tags.

SIZE REFERENCE:

Left Side Die 1.14” x 3.33”

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CELEBRATE TAG

Stamps: With Love, Whole Lotta Dots

Confetti Cuts: Topped Off Tag, Bubbly Tag Topper, You Are a Star, Hang Ups

Ink: SU! Dye Ink

Paper: White, Aqua, Green, Navy, Kraft cardstock

Other: enamel dots, brad

BUNDLE OF JOY TAG

Stamps: With Love

Confetti Cuts: Topped Off Tag, Circles ‘n Scallops, Love Note, Bubbly Tag Topper

Ink: SU! Dye Ink

Paper: Kraft, Aqua, Pink, White cardstock

Other RC: Cappuccino Twine

Other: Button

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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: 2 NEW STAMP SETS, PLUS MUCH MORE RC GOODNESS

By Jen del Muro
on November 05, 2015

Hello, and welcome to DAY ONE of sneak peeks, or as we like to say THE COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI!

Last month, we released our 2015 Holiday Collection and this month is a little bit of a continuation of that release, less the emphasis on “holiday.”  These 2 new stamp sets and 4 new Confetti Cuts die sets are ones that you are going to find yourself reaching for during the holiday season and then time and time again.  Of course, we have a new set of QUICK CARD PANELS, and those are definitely filled with lots of Christmas cheer!

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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 NOVEMBER 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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Ok, ‘Fetti Fans, you know the drill…

Sit back, grab that cuppa and check out all the Confetti Creativity we have in store for you today with the new release goodies!

First, let’s introduce the new *limited edition* 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!

One thing that you’ll notice with these QUICK CARD PANELS is that they are specifically designed to go with the tags that we are releasing this month.  Of course, they’re still perfect for card panels, too!

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Next up on the introductions is a new tag set that I one of the Confetti Crew Design Team members described as “life changing!”  I don’t know how it will change your life, but it’s definitely changing how I package some of my Christmas gifts!

GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG

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This 5 piece Confetti Cuts die set features a large tag, a rectangle panel that cuts and leaves a debossed line on the negative, a gift card insert and 2 decorative banners that match up with the gift card insert.

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As you know, it’s all about the details with me.  I created these super fun “hangers” to complement the tags being released this month.  It’s a simple design element that I think goes a long way…

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I have a couple of more introductions before I share my projects with you today.

This month, we are releasing 2 new stamp sets that are perfect for using on your holiday projects, but go well beyond these next couple of months.  They are perfect on tags (do you see a theme here?), as well as cards and all of your other paper crafting projects.  Without further adieu…

WITH LOVE

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ALPHABETICAL

(seriously, how fun is this font!?!)

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Ok, now I’m ready to share my projects with you (FINALLY!)…

This first project set features (well, everything above…) the new *limited edition* Holly Jolly QUICK CARD PANELS, GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG, HANG UPS Confetti Cuts die sets, as well as both WITH LOVE and ALPHABETICAL

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The “Holly Jolly” QUICK CARD PANEL is cut from the new GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG Confetti Cuts.

I simply adhered it to a card that had stitched detailing and added the HOLLY Confetti Cuts that we released last month for a simple and fun embellishment…

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One more detail shot…

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The second part of this gift set is a candy jar that was so easy and inexpensive to put together.  I may just have to keep a few of these on hand for when I need a quick giftie for a friend, hostess or neighbor…

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The jar is from a Japanese dollar store that is local to me (Daiso).  I then filled it with peppermints that I purchased in bulk.

The top of the jar has a few different elements adhered to it, making it more than just a dollar store jar.

First, I cut a small scalloped circle from kraft paper from the CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts die set.  I ran that through my paper crimper (yes, really, I still have one!). From there, I added a small wreath cut from the WREATHS Confetti Cuts die set.   While that was cute, it still needed a little something. I painted a wooden ball/bead white, added a rhinestone to the top (to cover the hole) and then added ribbon and a name tag.

As you can see, the name tag is stamped with letters from the new ALPHABETICAL stamp set and then “embellished” with the scalloped edge HANG UPS Confetti Cuts.  The re-inforcer is also from the HANG UPS Confetti Cuts set…

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I’ve mentioned a couple of times that these are necessarily holiday products and I want to show you how I used them on non-holiday projects.

Here are a couple of birthday tags that I did with the GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG Confetti Cuts die set and WITH LOVE stamp set (stars are from the OH MY STARS Confetti Cuts die set)…

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Here’s a closer peek at each…

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HOW TO CREATE A GIFT CARD POCKET:

  1. Cut 2 tags

  2. From one of the tags, cut the gift card pocket slot (it’s the die that kind of looks like a smiley).

  3. Stamp and embellish as desired

  4. Adhere tag from step 2 to other tag…adhering ONLY the edges

The mini banners are meant to embellish the slot that the gift card slides into.  They match up perfectly to the curve, or you can layer them across, too!

Detail shot of the gift card slot…

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As you can see, I used the flower re-inforcer from the new HANG UPS Confetti Cuts die set on the top hole of this tag.  I tied it off with orange ribbon and STRAWBERRY TWINE (love this stuff!!).

The other tag features a slightly more “boy” color scheme.  I layered the banners on this one to go all the way across the tag and added both the hanger and re-inforcer from the HANG UPS Confetti Cuts die set.  This one has MIDNIGHT BLUE TWINE pulled through the HANG UPS loop…

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On both of these the word “celebrate” is stamped in orange and then I used different colors on the “happy birthday” sentiment.

Detail shots…

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I have one more project to share with you today and then I am going to send you on your way to see all of the creations that the Confetti Crew and our ‘Fetti Friends have put together.

I’m switching back into holiday mode for this one…a very sweet and simple ornament created from clay and personalized with the ALPHABETICAL stamp set.

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Of course, I had the idea to do this yesterday afternoon…eek.  I had to use my oven to expedite the drying time of the “air dry” clay.  I set it to 175* and checked on it every 20 minutes or so and it was done within a couple of hours (YAY!).

Here are the supplies used for this project (stamp set not shown)…

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The clay was purchased at Michaels and the cookie cutter is just one from my stash.  I used a plastic straw to cut the ribbon hole.  The rolling pin was used to flatten the clay out (on top of wax paper).

Here I am cutting the clay after it was rolled out…

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I then “punched” the ribbon hole out with the plastic straw and stamped the words “Christmas 2015” using the ALPHABETICAL stamp set.

Sorry for the poor lighting on the pic below (I’m still getting used to the sun setting an hour earlier!).

Here is a  shot that shows a bit of the depth of the lettering, as well as the ribbon and button embellishment (tied off with NATURAL TWINE)…

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This clay can be painted, etc. once it is dry.  I wanted a more “rustic” feel to this particular ornament, but I think that I will have my kids do some and then have them paint them.

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

LISA ADDESA

AMY KOLLING

AMY SHEFFER

AMY TSURUTA

LISA HENKE

LAURIE SCHMIDLIN

SUSAN LILES

AMY ROHL

LEIGH PENNER

And ‘Fetti Friends…

JINNY NEWLIN

CHRISSY LARSON

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HOLLY JOLLY QUICK CARD PANELS

Our Quick Card Panels are limited edition heavyweight cardstock panels measuring 3.25″ x 4.5.”  These are the perfect (and easy!) addition to your A2 cards, as well as your scrapbook pages (including pocket pages), home decor projects and all your other paper crafting projects!  Use them full size or cut them down and layer them for countless possibilities!

Set of 16 (2 of each design) per package

WITH LOVE

The WITH LOVE stamp set is the perfect stamp set for all of your gift giving needs! It pairs well with both tags, cards and other paper crafting projects making it a versatile set that you will find yourself reaching for time and time again

Set of 10 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

“For My Sweet Friend” sentiment 1.53” x 1.34”

4”x 4” stamp set

Alphabetical 

Every stamper needs a great alphabet set in their stash and this is the perfect one! This stamp set contains both letters, numbers and symbols making your personalized gift giving a snap!

Set of 44 stamps

SIZE REFERENCE:

Each letter is approximately .4” tall

4”x 4” stamp set

CONFETTI CUTS: GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG

Take your gift card giving to the next level! This five piece Confetti Cuts die set contains a large tag, along with a rounded rectangle to cut a panel or create a frame/shaker, a gift card slot and 2 decorative banners. The rounded rectangle die also has a debossing line that gives you an added decorative detail on your negative cut.

Set of 5 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Tag 3.22” x 4.43”

CONFETTI CUTS: Hang Ups

Want a little extra detail added to your tags (or even a card panel)? Check out these fun HANG UPS Confetti Cuts dies! This die set features 3 fold over panels to top tags along with 3 decorative reinforcer pieces, as well!

Set of 6 wafer thin dies

SIZE REFERENCE:

Scalloped Edge Hanger .67” x 2.22”

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HOLLY JOLLY CARD

Confetti Cuts: Holly

Quick Card Panels: Holly Jolly

Other: Sewing Machine, Dimensional Adhesive

MINT JAR GIFTIE

Stamps: Alphabetical

Confetti Cuts: Hang Ups, Circles ‘n Scallops, Wreaths

Ink: Green Dye ink

Other: Jar, Ribbon, Wood Ball/Bead, Brad

GIFT CARD HOLDER TAGS

Stamps: With Love

Confetti Cuts: Gift Card Holder Tag, Hang Ups, Oh My Stars

Other RC: Twine

Ink: SU! Dye Ink

Other: Ribbon, Sequins

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Stamps: Alphabetical

Other RC: Twine

Other: Clay, Ribbon

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