Hello, ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Wednesday!

It’s been a crazy busy week here at Reverse Confetti!  We are trucking through the Thankful For You sale orders.  All sale orders should ship by today.  I see an inky weekend ahead for you!

In addition to packing orders, we are prepping for the new release on December 8th.  We have some super cute stamps and Confetti Cuts dies headed your way!

Today, we have a great WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS from Amy Sheffer to share with you!

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Are you asking “what exactly is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS?”  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.

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Hello ‘Fetti friends, it’s time for a new Wednesday in the Works! It’s Amy S here today, and I’m going to share with you two ways you can use dies to create 3D elements. My projects today are inspired by the boss lady herself. I’ve seen Jen do this a few times, and I always love it!
To begin, you’ll need any die shape that is symmetrical. Circles can turn into all sorts of things (balloons, pumpkins, beach balls, etc.). Snowflakes are fantastic! For today, I’ll be using the Vintage Ornaments Confetti Cuts die to make 3D ornaments.
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For my first project, I’ll show you a way to do this with double-sided patterned paper. Die-cut an even number of shapes. The more die-cuts you work with, the fuller your 3D object will be. I’m using four.

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Score each shape down the middle and stack them, alternating between the two sides of the paper. (Try stacking them with the same side facing up for a different look.)
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Stitch down the center to hold everything in place.

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And now just fold the layers until you have your 3D shape.
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I attached a jump ring to the top so that I could hang mine as an ornament and added a pair of holly die-cuts (cut with the holly leaf die from North Pole Wishes Confetti Cuts) for an embellishment.
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Next is a way you can achieve a similar look with any single-sided patterned paper, such as Reverse Confetti’s beautiful Very Merry 6×6 paper pad.
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Again start with multiple die-cuts. This time, it doesn’t matter if you have an even or odd number. You can use the same paper for all your shapes, or mix and match as I’ve done here.
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As above, score down the middle of each die-cut. Then you’ll want to adhere the right side of one to the left side of the second, then the right side of the second to the left side of the third, and so on, until all of your shapes are adhered together. You’re basically making your own double-sided die-cuts. (If the diecuts aren’t perfectly symmetrical, just carefully trim off any excess.)
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For a flat-back 3D shape, adhere the first and last sides to your card base, tag, box, etc. (If you want a fully round shape, adhere the first side to the last, completing your 3D shape. You may need extra die-cuts, depending on how full you want your finished shape to be.)

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Because the Vintage Ornaments Confetti Cuts die extends to a point at the bottom, scoring and folding at that end can be tricky. The jingle bell at the bottom is a perfect disguise!
Thanks so much for joining me today! 25 days ’til Christmas — eek!
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