WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By admin
on December 11, 2013

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

The SWEET TREAT TENT Confetti Cuts die is now BACK IN STOCK!  We have a limited amount right now, so if you’ve been waiting on these be sure to snag it now!

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Thank to everyone that hopped with us!  We have a random winner from our comments (taken from Laurie Willison’s blog)…

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Jennyfer, please email info@reverseconfetti.com

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It’s Wednesday and 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.  Today we’re focusing on the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die, but 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.

The TAG ME Confetti Cuts die is more than just a tag.  Several of the Confetti Crew members, as well as lots of customers have used this sweet tag as a panel on a card (just like I did yesterday).  It’s still more than that!  Today I am going to show you how to make this cute Santa box using the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die in just a few short steps!

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SUPPLIES:

TAG ME Confetti Cuts die (large tag die)

Red Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Gold Cardstock

Adhesive

Paper Scoring Tool

Exacto Knife

Tissue Paper

Goodies (I used Godiva Chocolate Truffles here)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut 4 tags from the red cardstock using the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die; score at 3/4″ from top of die cut

2. Cut one square measuring 2 1/4″ from red cardstock

3. Trim black cardstock to 3/4″ x 10″, score every 2 3/8″

4. Cut gold into 1″ square and using an Exacto knife cut out the center

5. Adhered scored edge of tags to square as shown here:

(view of bottom)

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(view from top)

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6. Wrap black belly band around and adhere.

7. Attach gold buckle.

8. Fill box with white tissue paper and goodies.

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TAG ME SANTA BOX

Confetti Cuts: Tag Me

Cardstock: Red, Black, Gold

Other: Chocolates, Tissue Paper, Adhesive, Exacto Knife

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on December 10, 2013

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

Have you hopped with us yet?  If  not, be sure to scroll down after you finish this post and check out all the fabulous Reverse Confetti projects that the Confetti Crew and ‘Fetti Friends have put together.  There’s also a chance to win!  Happy hopping and good luck!

Just a quick reminder that our SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open and awaiting your submissions…of course, there’s a chance to win there, too!  Click on the sketch on the sidebar to get all the details.

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Before I get to the cards I have created for today’s TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY post, I want to share a picture from my front yard that I took over the weekend…

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This is a rose from my front garden that is covered in ice.  We have been iced in for the past several days and while I am grateful that I was able to capture the beauty of this rose, I promise the next time the weatherman says that our area will be “entombed in ice” (yes, he literally reported that), I hope to catching a flight to somewhere much warmer and beach-ier than North Texas!

On that note, we have been experiencing some delays with postal service.  Orders placed over the weekend may see a slight delay in ship times due to this storm.  We thank you for your patience.

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It’s Tuesday and that means…TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY!

For today’s post, I made a trio of matching winter/Christmas cards.  These cards measure 4.25″ square, which is a perfect small square card size that will still fit into an A2 envelope.  They’re also the perfect size for popping in a gift card for some special teachers, friends, family or neighbors!  The front of the card is stamped with the “just a note to say” sentiment from the LOTS TO SAY set and also has 1/4″ cut off to show the pattern paper adhered to the inside.

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Inside of cards with one of the sentiments that can be created using the BRING ON THE MERRY set…

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Each of the cards is just slightly different on the front, but contains all the same elements: TAG ME Confetti Cuts die cut tied off with black and white baker’s twine, round white embossed panel matted with white circle, blue snowflake cut from Silhouette and sequins topped with rhinestones…

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CHRISTMAS NOTE TRIO

Stamps: Lots To Say, Bring on the Merry

Confetti Cuts: Tag Me

Cardstock: White, Light Blue

Pattern Paper:

Other: Sequins, Rhinestones, Baker’s Twine, Dimensional Adhesive, Silhouette, Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts)

CONFETTI CREW CREATIVE BLOG HOP

By admin
on December 08, 2013

Howdy and welcome to the December Confetti Crew Creative Hop!

As you may know, we release on the 8th of every OTHER month, but we still have fun on our non-release months with a creative hop featuring all of the Confetti Crew and a few friends, too!

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This is the start of the hop.

There is a full list of hoppers toward the end of this post in case you get lost along the way.

As the graphic above suggests, there is a TON of AWESOME inspiration from not only the best design team anyone could ask for, The Confetti Crew, but also from some very, very special guests, or as we like to call them ‘FETTI FRIENDS!

So, get the cuppa joe or tea, get cosy and click on through this amazingly fun blog hop!  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store. Comments are open until Tuesday, December 10th at 2pm CST, and the winner will be announced on the “Wednesday in the Works” post on the 11th right here on the Reverse Confetti blog.

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I warned you a little earlier this week that I was having a little trouble steering away from the kraft, red, green, black and white color combo and this card using BRING ON THE MERRY  is just another example of my recent obsession of using these colors together.

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This is one of those cards that ended up looking nothing like what I had in mind when I started to create it. The one thing that I was certain of the whole time was the sentiment that I wanted…Merry Christmas & Happy New Year (it’s just one of SO MANY that you can create using the Bring on the Merry set).

All the other panels were tweaked, re-worked and a few may have ended up in the circular file!    To begin with, the “trees” were rectangular panels at first. After tweaking them in all different ways and not liking anything I came up with, I cut them into triangles to resemble Christmas trees. I like how they “break up” the card a little bit and resemble a tree without technically being a (paper) tree.  The embossed panel was a late addition, too.  Sometimes the creative process is much more of a process than I bargain for…LOL!  At the very end, I added the sequins for a some bling because every (Christmas) card needs that, right?!

I don’t want to keep you too long here because there is SO MUCH more to see!

Are you ready to HOP? Let’s go!

Now you’re headed to see —>Amber Hight

Daniela Dobson

Amy Kolling

Kim Kesti  ‘Fetti Friend!

Leigh Penner

Angelica Suarez

Amy Sheffer

Jen Tapler ‘Fetti Friend!

Sarah Gough

Heather Pulvirenti

Julia Stainton ‘Fetti Friend!

Stacey Schafer

Laurie Schmidlin

Laurie Willison

Lisa Henke

Laurel Seabrook  ‘Fetti Friend!

Val Stangle

Savannah O’Gwynn

Susan Liles

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR CARD

Stamps: Bring on the Merry

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Reg & Green Dye Ink

Cardstock: White, Kraft, Black, Red

Pattern Paper: Lawn Fawn

Other: Sequins, Button, Baker’s Twine, Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensional Adhesive

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on December 06, 2013

Hello and TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

I’m writing this post on Thursday evening as I listen to a light pitter patter against my windows only to look outside to see that it’s raining…ice.  Yes, ice is just falling out of the sky… and accumulating on the ground (eek!).  Needless to say, there may be a slight shipping delay.  Fortunately, living in North Texas also means that this kind of stuff doesn’t hang around for too long (thank goodness!).  We appreciate your patience and will be processing and shipping orders as fast as Mother Nature allows us.

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Being that it is Friday, it’s time for our WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek at what the fantastically talented CONFETTI CREW has been up to this week…

I love how Val incorporated Reverse Confetti stamps into her scrapping projects.  (Our stamps are designed for all your paper crafting projects).

Forever Fall, Whole Lotta Dots, Arrows ‘n Elements, So Stripey

Savannah always has a unique take on the SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!  I love her elements that she used where the circles are shown on the sketch…a perfect way to make it her own!

Arrows ‘n Elements, Forever Fall, Celebrate Cake

Stacey is just one of the Confetti Crew designers that has take the Sweet Treat Confetti Cuts die and turned it into a panel on a card…such a fun idea and a great way to get the most use out of your Confetti Cuts dies!

Tinsel ‘n Trim, Bring on the Merry, Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts

Lisa also used the Sweet Treat Tent as a panel on this gorgeous Christmas card.

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Sarah has so many fun details on this card and I just adore that gold! Bling, bling!

Inner Rock Star, So Stripey

What a perfect wedding/anniversary combo that Heather created!  Such sweet elegance!

Lots to Say, Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Sweet Treat Tent Confetti Cuts

Susan created an excellent card to have on hand for any friend or family member.

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Amy‘s note tags are just too cute!  Love those colors!

So Stripey, Lots to Say, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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Leigh found another use for the tag here on her card…as a sideways panel.

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CONFETTI CAMERA

By admin
on December 05, 2013

Hello and Happy Thursday, ‘Fetti Friends!

The 8th is quickly approaching and while we don’t have a release this month (remember, every other month), we do have a fabulous blog hop planned filled with lots of Reverse Confetti inspiration.  Of course, there will be a prize up for grabs, too, so mark your calendars and come hop with us!

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We’re glad that you are joining us for this week’s Confetti Camera!

In this weekly segment, one of the Confetti Crew designers will have the camera on both themselves, as a designer, and on their Reverse Confetti creations.  For this round, you’ll get a dose of Reverse Confetti inspiration from a fun tip or technique from each of our designers.  A couple of things to note:

1) This segment will not “air” if there is a different post scheduled for that day, such on Sketch for You to Try on the 1st of each month or on a hop or sneak peek day.

2) Each designer will answer the same set of questions until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member.  To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.

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This week the Confetti Camera is zooming in on yours truly. Yep, you are stuck with me today!  And, I’m stuck on kraft, black, red, green and white.  I used this same color palette yesterday and I went ahead and stayed with it for today’s project.  I’ll go ahead and warn you that you may just see it again with my hop project.

Well here it is in all it’s same color palette as yesterday glory…

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This card uses the new set, BE A BARISTA.  I love the versatility of this coffee set!  Today I kept it simple and used the solid coffee image, but dressed it up a little bit by using a little tip that I want to share with you.

I love a little bit of sparkle or bling and this little trick is the perfect way to get that perfect amount of shimmer.  The above picture doesn’t capture it, but see the shimmery coffee below.

Here’s what you are going to need…

1. Sakura Stardust Pen

2. Aqua Painter filled with RUBBING ALCOHOL

Tip: Do not go for the cheap aqua painter!  This is definitely a product that you get what you pay for.  The cheaper versions leak and the brush sheds.  You should expect to pay $7-9 for one.

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The first thing you are going to do is scribble a little bit of the Sakura Stardust Pen on the coffee around the edges of the coffee image…

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Next, using the aqua painter filled with rubbing alcohol, go over the glittered area and spread it all around.  This creates a very thin, but oh-so-sparkly, layer over the coffee image…

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Viola!…the perfect touch of shimmer added!

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COFFEE & FRIENDS CARD

Stamps: Be A Barista

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Brown Dye Ink

Cardstock: White, Red, Kraft, Black

Pattern Paper: Pebbles, Simple Stories

Other: Enamel Dots, Star Punches, Paper Crimper, Aqua Painter, Sakura Stardust Pen, Corner Rounder

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By admin
on December 04, 2013

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

First, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone took part in our “Thankful for You” sale.  All of the orders from the sale have now been sent out and should be arriving in your mailbox shortly.  You may have noticed that a few of our products have sold out.  Many of these are still available at i{heart}papers.  If you would like to receive updates on when these items will be back in stock, please “like” us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter.

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It’s Wednesday and 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.  Today we’re focusing on texture and dimension, but 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.

Whenever I get asked to describe my card making style, I have to pause and think.  While I love clean and simple (CAS), I think that the more layered, textured and embellished is more my everyday style.  Of course, ask me this question next week and I may have a completely different answer.

Today I’m sharing with you one of my “more is more” cards using the BRING ON THE MERRY and CELEBRATE CAKE sets from our Key Words Collection and the TAG ME Confetti Cuts…

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To create texture on this card, I used a couple different ways to emboss/alter my cardstock.  The white panel is embossed with a embossing folder.  The kraft panel, which is actually 2 TAG ME Confetti Cuts dies put together, was run through my paper crimper (yes, I still use that thing!).

TIP: When using more than one embossed panel on your card/project, vary the size of the embossed pattern.  As you can see the white panel has a small pattern, while the paper crimped panel provides a contrasting larger pattern.  I’ll be revisiting this tip when I chat about pattern paper in a future Wednesday in the Works post.

Texture and dimension is also brought in by using a variety of embellishments: rhinestone, thread and a mini clothespin.

Here’s a shot of the dimension of this card (holy glue dots, Batman!)…

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I try to vary which panels are popped up.  The first couple of layers are glued flat and the additional layers are popped up.  I do not generally pop up a panel from its mat, as I like to keep those as “one” piece/panel.

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BRING ON THE MERRY CARD

Stamps: Bring on the Merry, Celebrate Cake

Confetti Cuts: Tag Me

Cardstock: Red, White, Kraft

Pattern Paper: Bella Blvd. ,

Other: Thread, Mini Clothespin, Dimensional Glue Dots, Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts), Paper Crimper, Rhinestones

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on December 03, 2013

Hello and Happy Tuesday, ‘Fetti Fans!!

Just a reminder that our December SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is now live and awaiting your entries!  Give it a go and have a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store! {click on sketch image on sidebar for all the details}

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It’s Tuesday and TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY.  It seems like it’s been awhile since I’ve done a TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY card and it felt good to sit down and play!  I have to admit that my mojo may have a little bit of jet lag, but I have some serious studio time planned this week and hope that it will get revved up again.

Today’s card is fairly clean and simple (CAS) features the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set and the TINSEL ‘N TRIM stamp set…

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JINGLE ALL THE WAY CARD

Stamps: Tinsel ‘n Trim

Confetti Cuts: Tag Me

Cardstock: White, Red

Pattern Paper: Bella Blvd.

Other: Circle Punch, Black Enamel Dots, Baker’s Twine, Black Cording, Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder

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A SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY CARD

By admin
on December 02, 2013

Hello and Happy Monday after a nice long holiday week, ‘Fetti Fans.

Call it a turkey hangover or just a loss of mojo, but I just couldn’t seem to get a card done for yesterday’s post featuring the December Sketch For You to Try.  You know those times when it doesn’t matter what colors or elements that you choose, it just doesn’t come together.  I think I mentioned it in my Confetti Camera post a little while ago that when I have these moments this best thing (in my opinion) to do is to just step away.  So I did.  And, when I came back…nothin’. I stepped and came back again and…nothin’.  Now, there are only so many times I can do this before I start getting a little down, so I decided to just sleep on it.  That seemed to do the trick.  I got up yesterday morning and put this card using LOTS TO SAY together in no time (pardon the overdone inner glow…long, boring Photoshop story there!)…

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Detail shot of the main image panel, embossed with chevies to coordinate with the pattern paper.

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If you missed yesterday’s post, here’s the sketch once more.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what you do with this one!  Get creative, fun and funky with those circles and make them your own!  Don’t forget to link your project, too!  Just click on the sketch graphic on the sidebar to get to the link list post.

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THANKS CARD

Stamps: Lots to Say

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)

White, Black, Red Cardstock

Pattern Paper: Lawn Fawn

Other: Heart Punch, Chevron Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts), Dimensional Adhesive, Enamel Dots

DECEMBER SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY

By admin
on December 01, 2013

Hello and Happy December, ‘Fetti Fans!

Is anyone else shaking their heads and thinking “How in the world is it December already?”  Something tells me that I am not the only one.

I hope everyone celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday had a wonderfully fun and fabulous time with family and friends!

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Well, being that it is December 1st, it’s time for the new SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!

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NOTES TO KNOW:

There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.

The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 14th. The sketch will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s SFYTT post with the link list during this time.

We originally stated that you must play with Reverse Confetti stamps to win; however, we are allowing “anything goes” until the end of the year. Note, that we will be adding this requirement in January.

You may enter as many times as you wish.

There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 15th of each month.

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While I’ll be posting my SFYTT sample tomorrow, there is still lots of incredible inspiration to see today from some of the Confetti Crew…

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SarahIntroPic   StaceyIntroPic

AmberIntroPic   ValerieIntroPic

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YOUR NOVEMBER SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY CREATIONS

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COLOR CHALLENGE WINNER ANNOUNCED

By admin
on November 30, 2013

Hello and thank you to everyone that played along with this month’s (brand new!) color challenge!

It’s time to announce the winner.  Well, actually it was time much earlier today, but the turkey hangover seems to be prolonged over here (sorry!).

Drumroll, please.

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You can see Tara’s card on her post HERE.

Tara, to claim your prize please email me…info@reverseconfetti.com

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