WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on January 24, 2014

Howdy and Happy Friday!

Are you local?  Come join us tomorrow from 10-1 at the Little Blue House in Keller for a sweet make ‘n take!  I’ll be blogging about it next week, but there’ a sneak peek of it on our Facebook Page.

The Little Blue House

118 W. Olive Street
Keller,  Texas 76248
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Being that it is Friday, it’s time for WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to!
My jaw dropped when I saw this PEACOCK PRETTIES and LOTS TO SAY creation from Heather…
Not only was Lisa up on Confetti Camera yesterday, but she also created this beauty using GO TOGETHER from our Key Words Collection and the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set…
I love how Leigh incorporated GO TOGETHER and the TAG ME and LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts into this scrapbook page…
Oh, to be inside Val’s head for a day!  I love these creative boxes embellished with tags created from the TAG ME and LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts and the CRUSHIN’, SO STRIPEY, WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS and WHOLE LOTTA DOTS stamp sets…
Sarah’s nautical themed card using HAPPY HARBOR; TAG ME and LOVE NOTES Confetti Cuts is just darling!  I love how she added the tag on the face of her card!
Amy K.’s Valentine treats using TAG ME Confetti Cuts, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts, WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS and SWEET THING are just as sweet as can be!
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Amy S.’ birthday card using CELEBRATE CAKE, LOTS TO SAY, SWEET THING; TAG ME and LOVE NOTES Confetti Cuts is so fun and full of detail…
Stacey knows how to doll up a simple notebook!  I love the clever use of the glasses from FREIDA FOX!  Lots of other eye candy using TAG ME, ARROW and LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts…
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CONFETTI CAMERA

By admin
on January 23, 2014

Hello and Happy Thursday!

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/show a tip until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member (then it’s a new round with new questions/theme).  To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.

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Today the spotlight is on Confetti Crew member, LISA HENKE

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Here’s Lisa’s project using WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS, CRUSHIN’ and the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts…

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Hello! I’m so happy to be here today and have the chance to share a quick and easy technique to show off your sentiments and dies. I loved the comments I had on THIS tag.

I did for the latest release. I wanted to show you how this Spotlight Technique can help your words pop in a few easy steps!

 I am still in the LOVE mood, so I have a lovey card today to show off one of my favorite sentiments from the new Crushin’ stamp set. I used the smallest heart from Love Notes Confetti Cuts to add that WOW factor with this Spotlight Technique.

Here’s how.

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1. Cut out the papers you want to use for your sentiment. You’ll need two different colors or patterns. My base will be the polka dotted print and the grey is for my Heart and will be the Spotlight.

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2. Stamp your sentiment on the base piece of paper first.

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3. On your Spotlight shape (really can be anything: circles, paper strips, and even hearts like I did here) stamp your sentiment again in the same colored ink.

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4. Line up your Spotlight piece over top of the base paper. Take great care that you have all your lines matched up. I like to do this first without adhesive to get a feel for exactly where it goes. Once you have it just right…..Add adhesive.

That’s it. I hope you’ll give it a try.

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

By admin
on January 22, 2014

Howdy and Happy Wednesday, ‘Fetti Fans!

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 creating subtle texture and dimension using tone on tone cardstock …, 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.

I love using white cardstock…even on top of white cardstock.  By doing this, I can create subtle texture and dimension.  Of course, you can do this using any color.  Here’s what I came up with using my favorite, white on white, with the new ARROW Confetti Cuts (and sentiment from CRUSHIN’)…

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The scalloped edge was created using the new DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts.  I cut it out from pattern paper because I did not want to use all solids and I like the subtle detail that it provides.

Detail shot, with a pop of (rose) red from the heart cut from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts…

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To create additional dimension, you can stack 3-4 of the same die cut on top of each other.  Here, I added white enamel dots for added texture and detail.

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TONE ON TONE CARD

Stamps: Crushin

Confetti Cuts: Arrow, Double Edge Scallop Border

Cardstock: White, Rose Red, Black

Other: Enamel Dots, Dimensional Adhesive

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TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY

By admin
on January 21, 2014

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

I know many of you have been waiting for this happy news…

* * *TAG ME and SWEET TREAT TENT Confetti Cuts are back in stock* * *

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This TIME FOR A CARD TUESDAY is actually featuring a gift bag rather than a card (YAY!) that I’ll be filling with some Valentine’s treats…

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While I’ll be filling this bag with Valentine’s treats, I’ll be using this design over and over again!

I started with this cute Whisker Graphics gift sack and then added a sweet Reverse Confetti touch!  I stamped the words SWEET and TREATS from the SWEET THING stamp set and then added the three ARROW Confetti Cuts.   The heart is cut from the LOVE NOTES Confetti Cuts and it added that perfect pop of pink.  I liked that “pop” so much that I added it to the top of the bag, too, by folding over a TAG ME Confetti Cuts tied off with aqua baker’s twine and orange linen thread.

Detail shot, showing the little pop of bling I added at the end for a bit of sparkle…

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SWEET TREATS GIFT BAG

Stamps: Sweet Thing

Confetti Cuts: Arrow, Love Note, Tag Me

Cardstock: Aqua, Pumpkin, White

Pattern Paper: Doodlebug

Other: Whisker Graphics, Rhinestones, Baker’s Twine, Orange Linen Thread

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on January 17, 2014

Hello and Happy Friday, ‘Fetti Fans!

Wow…Friday already!  This week has flown by! Anyone else ready for the weekend? We are having my lil’ man’s birthday party this weekend.  It’s a Batman theme and most of the RSVPs have been girls.  Looks like I’m going to be figuring out a way to incorporate some pink here and there for this party…good thing that comes naturally to me!

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It’s Friday and it’s time for WEEK IN REVERSE…where we take a look back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week.

Val’s own (not so) lil’ (anymore) man had a birthday this week and this is the fabulous card that she created for him.

SO STRIPEY, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS, TAG ME Confetti Cuts

CHA was wonderful and I am so glad that I got to share a lot of the time there with two of the Confetti Crew team members: Stacey Schafer and Amy Kolling.  Stacey made these super darling burlap sacks filled with a personalized stamp for each of us.  How sweet is that!?

SWEET THING, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts, ARROW Confetti Cuts, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts

Lisa really made me say, “Awww” out loud when I saw this over the top cute (and foxy!) card.

FREIDA FOX, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

Here’s another one of Lisa’s cards with a much more masculine feel to it.

LOTS TO SAY, CELEBRATE CAKE, LIGHTHEARTED LETTERS, INNER ROCK STAR

I’m loving all the great details and ink colors on Heather’s card!

GO TOGETHER, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

The Confetti Crew’s Color Challenge samples are out of this world!  Come play along with us for a chance to win!  Here are this month’s colors.  See link on sidebar for details and to enter…

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PAPER CRANE, HAPPY HARBOR, SPOOKY CUTIES, CELEBRATE CAKE, SO STRIPEY, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts, ARROW Confetti Cuts

Stacey Schafer

PAPER CRANE, TAG ME Confetti Cuts, SWEET TREAT TENT Confetti Cuts, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

Sarah

PAPER CRANE, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts, ARROW Confetti Cuts, TAG ME Confetti Cuts

Leigh

LOTS TO SAY

Laurie W.

SWEET ON YOU, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts,

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Daniela

WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS, SWEET THING

Just for you by Daniela Dobson

Our January/February ‘Fetti Friend, Wida

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Last, but not least, a video from Confetti Crew member, Savannah O’Gwynn

 CRUSHIN’, WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS, LOTS TO SAY, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

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JANUARY COLOR CHALLENGE

By admin
on January 16, 2014

Hello and Happy Monday, ‘Fetti Fans!

IT’S TIME FOR THE

JANUARY COLOR CHALLENGE!

We are so excited to bring you our color challenge today!  First, let’s go over some details…

  • There will be a new Color Challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 16th of each month.
  • The color link list will be open from the 16th until noon CST on the 29th. The color challenge will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s challenge post with the link list during this time.
  • Reverse Confetti stamps are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
  • 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 Color Challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.

Now that you are in the know about the color challenge, here are January’s colors…

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I think that this is just the color palette to break those winter blues!  I decided to use them against a very white background/base and make them “pop”…

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Detail shot of the layered sentiments from the new CRUSHIN’ set, along with the heart from our LOVE NOTE, ARROW and TAG ME Confetti Cuts…

(Note: the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set is due back in stock early next week).

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The orange panel is stamped in orange ink with the overlapping hearts from the WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS stamp set.  I love tone on tone stamping to create my own pattern paper…

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Check out what the Confetti Crew and our ‘Fetti Friend have created using these fabulous and fresh colors, then upload your creation below!

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LaurieWIntroPic   SarahIntroPic

StaceyIntroPic  LeighIntroPic

SavOIntroPic Wida

Now it’s your turn!

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CONFETTI CAMERA

By admin
on January 15, 2014

Hello (again!).

If you are looking for the SFYTT winner announcement, please keep scrolling when you are finished reading this post.

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Are you thinking, “Isn’t Confetti Camera usually on Thursdays?”  You are right, but we are introducing our January color challenge tomorrow so we are fast tracking Confetti Camera this week.

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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/show a tip until we have featured every Confetti Crew Design Team Member (then it’s a new round with new questions/theme).  To see previous Confetti Camera post, simply click on “Confetti Camera” under the categories link on our sidebar.

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Today the spotlight is on Confetti Crew member, AMY SHEFFER

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Here’s Amy’s Confetti Camera project using the new set, CRUSHIN’ and the new DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER, ARROW and LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts…

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 One thing I love to do in my card-making is to create little clusters or collages using a mix of different stamps, die-cuts, and embellishments. It’s a design concept that works with all sorts of different styles, from vintage to CAS.

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 To keep your cluster from looking like your scrap pile ended up on your card, here are a few tips that work for me:

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1. Mix up your shapes.

Here, I’ve got a large circle foundation, a few rectangle elements (including the arrow), a heart accent, and last, more circles for embellishments. The fishtail banner and the arrow tip also add triangles.

 2. Add a vertical or horizontal element that extends beyond the cluster. My favorites are punched or die-cut border strips, ticket strips, a stamped border image, or just a card stock or patterned paper scrap.

 3. Offset your elements for a loose carefree, more random-looking arrangement.

 4. Mix up your materials. Think burlap, wood, felt, cork, vellum, acetate, etc.

 5. Embellish in 3’s. Most of the time, with a collage/cluster design, small embellishments are going to work better in odd numbers, threes, fives, etc. Even if you’re using a lot of a really small embellishment (gems, sequins, rhinestones, etc.) arrange them in smaller trios.

 6. Embrace the negative space. Empty corners are OK! But if you must (like me) do something, vellum, stitching, small gems, or misting are subtle ways to add a little something without competing with your focal point cluster.

 Here are a few more clustering examples, using some of all of the above tips:

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SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY WINNER

By admin
on January 15, 2014

Hello and Happy Wednesday, ‘Fetti Fans!

Thank you to all that played in the January SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY!  As always, all of the entries were absolutely FABULOUS, but only one could be the winner.

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Jennie, please email info@reverseconfetti.com to claim your prize.

Here is Jennie’s winning card using LOTS TO SAY and the TAG ME Confetti Cuts die set…

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Stamp Nation Birthday Bash

By admin
on January 13, 2014

Hello and Happy Monday!

Just a reminder, our offices are closed today while we are at CHA (pics to come!), but we will resume normal office and shipping hours tomorrow.

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A little while ago, Catherine of STAMP NATION asked me if Reverse Confetti would like to be a part of their Birthday Bash.  I’m always up for a party…especially ones that have prizes (for you).  You can find out all about the prizes HERE on her blog, but before you run off, check out this darling projects she made using the SWEET TREAT TENT and CELEBRATE CAKE

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Here’s the how to…

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WEEK IN REVERSE

By admin
on January 10, 2014

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and TGIF!

What a week it has been…chock full of creativity and inspiration from our sneak peeks and new release hop!  It’s been amazing, to say the least!

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As a reminder, our offices will be closed on Monday. Normal office hours and shipping will resume on Tuesday.

All orders placed by 5pm CST today will ship before I head out to sunny California for some fun, friends and CHA.

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It’s Friday and it’s time for WEEK IN REVERSE.  This WIR post is going to be a re-cap of some of my favorite projects from our Confetti Crew, Challenge Crew and our January/February ‘Fetti Friend.  Let’s get this party started!

Does it get any cuter than this? Daniela created the most A-DOR-ABLE decor piece with FREIDA FOX from our  *new* Quirky Cuties line.  The overlapping embossed hearts in the background are from the new WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS set and she is holding the XOXO banner from the set, CRUSHIN’

Amy Sheffer also created an A-MA-ZING decor piece using the new set, PAPER CRANE

Do you love making little gifties?  We do, too!

Here, Sarah used the new WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS and SWEET THING  sets, along with the TAG ME and (new) LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set to create this super sweet gift set…

Susan created a fun treat using the SWEET TREAT TENT Confetti Cuts die paired with the new SWEET THING stamp set and (previously released) TAG ME Confetti Cuts banner…

Val’s gift card holder using a combination of the new LOVE NOTE, ARROW and (previously released) TAG ME Confetti Cuts with the sets CRUSHIN’, SWEET THING, WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS and SO STRIPEY is just too cute…

Amy has clever use of the SWEET TREAT TENT Confetti Cuts die as a lollipop holder. She added a TAG ME Confetti Cuts tag and banner, along with the new ARROW Confetti Cuts.   She also used the new stamp sets WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS and SWEET THING. Super fun and easy kiddo Valentines!

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Need a quick and easy addition to a gift sack?  Leigh’s tags using TAG ME and the new SWEET THING stamp set are just perfect!

Need a love note…or two, or three?  Check out Lisa’s sweet notes to her guys using the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts set paired with the new CRUSHIN’ stamp set…

Great minds think alike!

Here ‘Fetti Friend, Wida, created a spinner card using SWEET THING and WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS

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Heather used the same concept here with PAPER CRANE

Looks like Heather also had a brain share with Laurie Willison. I love these sweet and simple designs they came up with!

Here’s Heather’s card using WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS and SWEET THING along with the TAG ME Confetti Cuts…

And, here’s Laurie’s darling card using SWEET THING and TAG ME Confetti Cuts, too (love this color palette)…

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Do you love the new ARROW Confetti Cuts die?  We do, too!  Check out how the Confetti Crew played with it and metallic papers.

Stacey’s layers are just awesome, but that ARROW Confetti Cuts die takes center stage!  This card also uses the stamp set CRUSHIN’, as well as the new LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die…

Amber’s on trend gold arrow is the perfect embellishment to this card using the new CRUSHIN’ stamp set…

Savannah’s ARROW is red hot!  She also paired it with the new CRUSHIN’ stamp set…

Want to see how Savannah put this card together start to finish?  Check out her video…

Last, but most certainly not least, I leave you today with Laurie’s oh-so-colorful card, filled with lots of detail using the new WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS and CRUSHIN’ sets, as well as the ARROW Confetti Cuts…

Crushin by Laurie Schmidlin

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