Greetings, 'Fetti Fans and welcome to DAY TWO of the COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI!  Yesterday kicked off our September release celebration where we introduced a couple great new everyday sets. If you missed yesterday's post, be sure to check it out!  Today we are jumping right into the fall holidays with some fabulous new stamps and Confetti Cuts dies.

Once again, here is our schedule for the next few days...
 
 
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First up in our introductions today is a great fall themed set that is perfect for Halloween!  Introducing the extended family from our Holiday Gnomes set released last year...
 

HALLOWEEN GNOMES

 
Coordinating Confetti Cuts die set...
 
My first project uses this set along with another new standalone Confetti Cuts die...

ALL THE STARS

 
I started by cutting ALL THE STARS from a MIDNIGHT cardstock panel and layering it with SUNSHINE cardstock. 
 
From there, I added a couple of grassy knolls from the (previously released) NUTS ABOUT YOU Confetti Cuts die set.  Mama and Papa Gnome are on the knoll in the forefront and then the house is placed in the foreground.  All of the images are watercolored on CLOUD WHITE cardstock
 
I just adore these little batties!  So much so that I needed to add THREE to my card- LOL!  I also added a few dark grey rhinestones for a little bit of bling!
 
The sentiment is stamped in white pigment ink on a panel of MIDNIGHT cardstock.
 
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Before I get to my next project, I have 2 more introductions to share with you!

TRICK OR TREAT

 

SQUARE WINDOW TAG

 
This tag is **perfect** for making shaker tags and that is just what I set out to do when I started to create with it!
 
The base of the tag is cut from a piece of patterned paper from the new THIS & THAT 6x6 paper pad.  I then cut the window portion from MIDNIGHT cardstock.  The TRICK OR TREAT is cut from both TANGERINE and PREMIER POLAR WHITE cardstock and is layered, just slightly offset.
 
I filled the shaker with these fabulous little Queen & Co. balls that I picked up at one of the expos that I attended this year.  As you can see, that lil' batty made an appearance on this projects, as well!  He was the perfect little addition!
 
The top of the tag is adorned with a button tied off with some green twine (to match the shaker balls).  I added a few black rhinestones because...well, it seems to be something that I always do.  I love the bit o' bling that it adds!
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Also included in this release is an excellent set for all of fall and Thanksgiving!

 WITH A THANKFUL HEART

 
Coordinating Confetti Cuts die set...
 
Yes, the set is called WITH A THANKFUL HEART, but the sentiment included says "with a GRATEFUL heart."  I'd love to tell you that was totally on purpose, but I was a little sidetracked while preparing the admin part of this set and OOPS...set name doesn't match the sentiment included.  Of course, this is has no bearing on the performance of the set, just a little tid bit about how I can be a little scatterbrained at times.  You all can relate, right?  Right?  <<crickets>>
There's no doubt that a feeling of gratitude is greater around the Thanksgiving holiday and we thought the word "blessed" would also describe that feeling, hence the next introduction...

BLESSED

 
I've been on a roll with watercoloring.  It's something that I find to be very therapeutic and relaxing.  I stamped 4 of the pumpkin images and got to coloring.  I've used 3 of them for these cute little bags and the 4th one is used on a project a little further down in this post.
 
I first stamped the bags with the large floral image. This image can be used to layer with the pumpkin or all on its own, like here.
 
I then layered the watercolored pumpkin atop of the bag and then added the BLESSED cut in both CLOUD WHITE and gold cardstock.  
 
Inside the bag is room for a gift card, along with this notecard stamped with the pumpkin image and sentiment.
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And, I have just one more introduction and another project to share with you today.  I love dies that add details to my projects and this is a great Confetti Cuts die that does just that!

ROUNDED STITCHED WINDOW

This is a 2 piece die. The outer die cuts a solid rounded panel.  The inner die cuts the smaller rounded panel and leaves a stitched detail on the negative portion of the cut.  In addition, you can use them together to get a stitched frame, like I have here...
 
On this card, I stamped the large floral image in STONE ink on the PREMIER POLAR WHITE cardstock base.  From there, I layered the inside cut from the ROUNDED STITCHED WINDOW in ICED AQUA, another inside cut in LEAD which is also cut with the new STITCHED CIRCLES Cover Panel and then the inner and outer cut created the MIDNIGHT frame.
I colored and cut the large floral image and placed it on top of the rounded panel and then finished off the card with a few orange sequins (gotta have that bling).
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As always, our time here must come to an end.  However, I happily send you on your way to see what the Confetti Crew and our 'Fetti Friends have been up to with all of this fall inspired goodness that will all be available on September 8th.