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CRAZY FOR CHRISTMAS: MEMORY KEEPING

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and welcome to the third and final day of CRAZY FOR CHRISTMAS!

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Today is all about MEMORY KEEPING.  It’s not just scrapbook pages, but rather much more than that to get you inspired to create with your holiday photos.  You’ll find a full list of the Confetti Crew members posting today toward the end of this post.

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As you know, I am a self-described “un-scrapbooker.”  This comes doing one scrapbook, my wedding album, and thinking that I needed much more instant gratification.  In short, that is how I got into card making.  However, I still love to play around with photos of my family and friends and create with them.  So, what’s an “un-scrapbooker” to do when they want to create with photos?

This…

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If the first thing that you are noticing is that there are no pictures, you’re right (LOL!).  I’ll be adding pictures from this year to this creation.

Basically, it’s a scrapbook layout with out the actual scrapBOOK.  Instead, I have added it to a frame that I picked up at my local Michaels.  I usually buy a few of these at a time so that I can have them on hand for my “un-scrapbooking.”

The two kraft panels are cut from the WOODGRAIN Confetti Cuts die.  While I will be adding pictures over these, I will leave the edges showing so that it appears as a wood frame…

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The word “merry” is cut from the WINTER WORDS Confetti Cuts die set and mounted on a piece of white cardstock.  The scalloped polka dot edge is cut from our DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die.  I did not completely adhere the border, as I curled the edges up for a little bit of detail and dimension.

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Above the (to be) pictures is a wreath cut twice from the large wreath in the WREATHS Confetti Cuts die set and is adorned with a heart from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set.  To top it all off, I embellished with a button tied off with CAPPUCCINO TWINE and jingle bells.  The wreath is only adhered to the project at the top so that I may easily add pictures…

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Of course, there is a lot more to see today!

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Susan Liles

Heather Pulvirenti

Jean Manis

Amy Tsuruta

Amy Sheffer

Lisa Henke

Leigh Penner

Sarah Gough

Stacey Schafer

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MERRY FRAME

Confetti Cuts: Woodgrain, Winter Words, Wreaths, Double Edge Scallop Border, Love Note

Cardstock: Black, Green (2), Kraft

Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd

Other RC: Cappuccino Twine

Other: Button, Jingle Bells

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NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP

Hello ‘Fetti Fans…

We are so excited to announce that the November release is now available in the Reverse Confetti store!  Today, we are celebrating with a new release hop.  A list of all hoppers is near the bottom of this post in case of any breaks, etc.  We just know you’ll love this one more dose of “Confetti Creativity” we have for you today with the new November products.

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Here’s a little recap of the new products…

QUICK CARD PANELS

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CONFETTI CUTS

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I have a few projects to share with you today using these new products.

This first one uses the new GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG Confetti Cuts die set…

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Also on this money holder tag is the WREATHS Confetti Cuts, HOLLY Confetti Cuts, WINTER WORDS Confetti Cuts and WINTER WORDS COORDINATES that we released last month and the GIVE THANKS LABEL Confetti Cuts.

Detail shots…

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The holly leaves are cut from vellum and the word “merry” and holly berries are cut from glitter cardstock…

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Here’s another project using the GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG Confetti Cuts die set.  This time I did not use the gift card “hole” for it, but rather kept it as a simple tag…

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Also used on this tag is the new HANG UPS Confetti Cuts (re-inforcer),  WITH LOVE stamp set and the (previously released) WHOLE LOTTA DOTS stamp set, along with the CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts die set, DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die set and HOLLY Confetti Cuts die set.

Detail shots…

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These next tags use the TOPPED OFF TAG along with the new HANG UPS Confetti Cuts die set and the new Holly Jolly QUICK CARD PANELS

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Going from left to right, I added just a little more detail to each.  The tag on the left is simply cut from the TOPPED OFF TAG Confetti Cuts die and then I added the HANG UPS Confetti Cuts die cuts to the top.

The middle one is also cut from the TOPPED OFF TAG and has the HANG UPS detail on it, but I also added the small wreath from the WREATHS Confetti Cuts die set and embellished it with sequins and rhinestones.  Here’s a detail shot of this tag…

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The one on the right is the most embellished.  As with the others, it is cut from the TOPPED OFF TAG Confetti Cuts die. I added the “topper” to it, along with a re-inforcer.  Under the topper is a scalloped edge cut from the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die.  The bottom has both an embellishment from the HOLLY Confetti Cuts die set along with a sentiment panel stamped with the new WITH LOVE stamp set.

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Just one more project to share before I send you on  your way…

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This tag features the TOPPED OFF TAG Confetti Cuts, BUBBLY TAG TOPPER Confetti Cuts, HANG UPS Confetti Cuts and the new WITH LOVE STAMP SET…I just love how these all play so well together!  I tied off the top with some the STRAWBERRY TWINE we now have in store.

Detail shot of the colorful bubbles…

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There is so much more “Confetti Creativity” to see today!

Check out what the Confetti Crew Design Team & ‘Fetti Friends have created…

Now you are off to see –> Amy Kolling

Jinny Newlin

Heather Pulvirenti

Lisa Addesa

Lisa Henke

Jean Manis

Amy Rohl

Amy Tsuruta

Amy Sheffer

Leigh Penner

Chrissy Larson

Stacey Schafer

Kay Miller

Sarah Gough

Laurie Schmidlin

Susan Liles

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Just a quick reminder to mark your calendars, as this week we are having a CRAZY fun online event that is going to be filled with lots and lots of Christmas ideas that go way beyond the card…

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HAPPY FALL-IDAYS: HALLOWEEN

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and welcome to the first annual HAPPY FALL-IDAYS!

What exactly is HAPPY FALL-IDAYS?

It’s an online showcase event where the Confetti Crew will be sharing multiple holiday projects (these go way beyond cards!) and providing a serious dose of Reverse Confetti and holiday inspiration!  The fall and winter holidays are upon us now, so we are making this a 3 day celebration of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!

As the graphic below would suggest, we are kicking off HAPPY FALL-IDAYS with HALLOWEEN today.  Just below the graphic is a list of all of the Confetti Crew members that are sharing their projects today.  Be sure to scroll past, as I have a little something to share with you, as well!

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Susan Liles

Heather Pulivirenti

Kay Miller

Jean Manis

Amy Tsuruta

Amy Kolling

Lisa Henke

Laurie Schmidlin

Amy Rohl

Stacey Schafer

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I love paper crafting.  I love memory keeping projects. I don’t love scrapbooking.

So, what’s a girl to do?

Create paper crafting projects that contain pictures, making them memory keeping projects.

Are you wondering what I am talking about?  (Don’t worry, sometimes nobody knows).

Here’s what I mean…

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I created this triptych (geesh, it’s been a LONG time since I made one of these!) and embellished and added pictures of my lil’ ones from last year’s Halloween.  Nic was a vampire (hence the un-living look) and Ellie was a pirate.

The entire project measures 9″ x 5.5″, with folds on 3″ and 6″.

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For both Nic & Ellie’s panels, I started with a black and white piece of patterned paper and added a green border with the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die.  From there, I layered a gray large wreath cut from the *new* WREATHS Confetti Cuts die set, and a tag (THANKS TAG Confetti Cuts) topped with a picture of each kid.  For embellishments, I added the bows atop the tag, the flag ended sentiments (both from TOO CUTE TO SPOOK) and 3 white enamel flat backs…

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The center panel is 3 pumpkins cut from the PUMPKIN PATCH Confetti Cuts die set that are each covered in orange glitter.  Each of the pumpkins is popped up on a glue dot for some added dimension.

In short, this is what I call memory keeping…a fun project that I can display year after year that contains picture of a fun family time.

I’ll be on Periscope later today  (I’ll post time on IG)  going over this project, along with some of my other favorite un-scrapbooking projects, too.  See you then!

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HALLOWEEN TRIPTYCH

Stamps: Too Cute To Spook

Confetti Cuts: Wreaths, Thanks Tag, Double Edge Scallop Border, Pumpkin Patch

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Cardstock: Black, Green, Kraft, Orange, White

Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd.

Other: Glitter, Ribbon, Enamel Flat Backs, Dimensional Adhesive

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WEEK IN REVERSE

Hello, ‘Fetti Fans and Happy Friday!

Woot, woot!  It is Friday, which means the weekend is upon us and I am sleeping in tomorrow (yea, it’s been a long week)…until a kid or dog needs something right then and there.  I just hope it isn’t still dark when that happens!

Let’s take a peek at what the Confetti Crew was up to this week!

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*sniff, sniff* Kathy is taking on an exclusive position and is retiring from the Crew.  We will miss her dearly here at RC!

Monkey Business, Weather It Together (each with coordinating Confetti Cuts), Donut You Know Confetti Cuts, Fresh ‘n Fruity Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts

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Susan Liles

Documented Confetti Cuts, Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts , Globe Confetti Cuts, Love Note Confetti Cuts, Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cus, Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts, Big Chevron Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts, Envie Wrap Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Stars Pretty Panel Confetti Cuts, Straight Stripes Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti)

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Jean Manis

Posted Note Sentiments, Posted Note Confetti Cuts, Documented Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts

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Amy Tsuruta

Weather or Dot {& Stripes} Quick Card Panels, Later Alligator and Weather It Together (each with coordinating Confetti Cuts)

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Amy Rohl

Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts, Fancy Word Coordinates, Circles Garland Confetti Cuts, Documented Confetti Cuts

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Amy Kolling

Petals ‘n Posies (with coordinating Confetti Cuts)

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Lisa Henke

Monkey Business (with coordinating Confetti Cuts), Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts

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Kay Miller

Later Alligator (with coordinating Confetti Cuts), Star Garland Confetti Cuts, Monkey Business (with coordinating Confetti Cuts)

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Stacey Schafer

Weather or Dot { & Stripes} Quick Card Panels, Class Act Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Posted Note Sentiments, Circle Garland Confetti Cuts

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Leigh Penner

Love ‘n Ice Cream Confetti Cuts, Circle Sentiments

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Heather Pulvirenti

Later Alligator and Weather It Together (each with coordinating Confetti Cuts)

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AUGUST CREATIVE HOP

Hello ‘Fetti Fans and welcome to the AUGUST CREATIVE HOP!  If where you are is anything like here in North Texas, the mercury is on the rise.  Good thing we have lots (&  lots) of COOL inspiration to share with you today!

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Of course, we have a little something up for grabs, too!  Just leave a comment on each of the blog hop posts and we’ll select a winner for a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate.  Comments are open through Monday at noon CST and we’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, August 11th.

There is a full list of hoppers towards the end of this post in case of any breaks, etc.

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I have a couple of projects to share with you today.  This first one is a card that uses the very trendy PINEAPPLES APLENTY Confetti Cuts die along with the HELLO Confetti Cuts die…

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I created this 3d pineapple by cutting 4 of the pineapples from yellow patterned paper and 4 pineapple crowns from thin green cardstock.  I folded all the pineapples in half and adhered them to each other.  I then folded the crowns in half and adhered them to the pineapples.

Are you thinking, “How could this fit in an envelope?”  Easy, actually…the pineapple can be pressed flat to fit into an envelope!

Detail shot…

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The “hello” sentiment is cut from the HELLO Confetti Cuts die in navy and white.  I slightly offset the white under the navy for a little depth and detail…

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A couple of weeks ago, my kiddos went to grandma’s house in California.   While they were there I got a lot done around the new (to us) house and office. They got to have a little break from Mom & Dad and get spoiled by all the relatives there.  They enjoyed a few days spent at the beach (maybe I should have gone, too!). When I got a few of the pics from the beach days, I knew that I wanted to do something crafty with them (…or the only one that actually printed well).

I didn’t actually know how this project would end when I started.  First, I thought I’d do a frame with a couple of pocket cards.  Then, I thought that I would do a mini book. That idea went down the drain when I picked up the photos and realized that there was only one worth doing anything with.  Alas, I came across an old photo display (think Christmas from 5+ years ago in the dollar section at Michaels).  It’s a 2x2x2 wood block with a wire swirly doo-dad and it was perfect for this…

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Here’s a closer look at each of the pieces…

The base is covered in squares of patterned paper cut just under 2×2″.  I cut 2 strips of the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP BORDER Confetti Cuts die and wrapped it around the bottom and embellished it with sequins and rhinestones.  I kept it simple, as I did not want it to distract from the photo display.

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The journaled panel is cut from the DOCUMENTED Confetti Cuts die set and stamped with the RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW stamp set.  I love that I can stamp these in different colors to coordinate with my palette/theme…

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The base of this panel is cut from the WOODGRAIN Confetti Cuts die.  The FABULOUS FLAMINGO (cut with the coordinating Confetti Cuts die set) takes center stage on top of the GIVE THANKS LABEL panel.  I cut 2 suns from the SUN ‘N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts die set and topped it off with the button and linen thread…

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One more shot of the entire cluster…

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This was a super fun project to create!  I think I’ve said before that I don’t really scrapbook.  However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t love to preserve (and embellish) the pics of fun times.   I guess, for me, it’s best to think “outside the (scrap)book.”  How do you like to preserve your memories?

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As you know this is just your very first stop in this fabulous hop!  The Confetti Crew and ‘Fetti Friends have a lot of summer inspired projects to share with you today.  So, kick back, grab that cuppa and happy hopping!

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Now you are off to see –> Amy Kolling

Vera Yates

Heather Pulvirenti

Lisa Addesa

Lisa Henke

Jean Manis

Kathy Martin

Amy Rohl

Amy Tsuruta

Amy Sheffer

Leigh Penner

Maureen Merritt

Kay Miller

Sarah Gough

Laurie Schmidlin

Susan Liles

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PINEAPPLE HELLO

Confetti Cuts: Pineapples Aplenty

Cardstock: White, Navy, Aqua, Green

Patterned Paper: Echo Park

Other: Sequins, Rhinestones

FLAMINGO PHOTO DISPLAY

Stamps: Right Here Right Now, Fabulous Flamingo

Confetti Cuts: Documented, Fabulous Flamingo, Sun ‘n Clouds, Give Thanks Label, Double Edge Scallop Border

Cardstock: White, Green, Orange, Yellow

Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Pink Paislee

Other: Sequins, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Dimensional Adhesive, Button, Linen Thread, Photo Holder

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