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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

Hello ‘Fetti Fans!

Welcome to a very special edition of WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS!  Confetti Crew member, Amy Sheffer has a few fabulous creations to share with you!

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.  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, Reverse Confetti friends, it’s Amy here today with some cute swivel-flap Valentine riddles. As soon as I saw the square tag, it reminded me of this little swivel cover on my bed post that covers up a bolt hole. To access the bolt, just rotate the cover. Inspired by that, I thought I’d try making some sort of project where the tag rotates and underneath is a surprise. First, I thought about having the tag cover a circle window to a treat box. But then lift-the-flap books came to mind, and I knew some punny Valentine riddles would be perfect! I looked up lots and lots of Valentine riddles, keeping Reverse Confetti products in mind, and came up with quite a few ideas using various images and sentiments, plus some computer-generated text. I’m showing four of those ideas today.

First, a look at all four Valentines closed, where you can see the riddles:

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And here they are with the tag rotated out of the way to reveal the answers:

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I started all four Valentines with the large rounded rectangle from DOCUMENTED Confetti Cuts. Each riddle and answer is printed and/or stamped on a SQUARE TAG and tied onto the rounded rectangle. I kept the same color scheme for all four, embellishing each with a white embossed row of dots from I LIKE YOU, a row of hearts from LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts, a strip with a stamped XOXOXO from CRUSHIN’, and a “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment from PUPPY LOVE. The riddles are all done with computer-generated text, then stamped with dotted lines from ROUNDABOUT.

Bat Valentine:

The bats are from SPOOKY CUTIES. Inside, I stamped Batty for You from SPOOKY SENTIMENTS, the word “I’M” from SUGARY SWEET SENTIMENTS, and another bat from SPOOKY CUTIES.

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Envelope Valentine:

The envelope and postal stripes are from NORTH POLE WISHES. Inside is computer generated text die-cut into a scalloped circle using a die from CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS, and a trio of hearts from LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

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Whale Valentine:

The whale is from HAPPY HARBOR. Inside I stamped “i love you a” from BE A BARISTA onto pink card stock, heat embossed in white, and die-cut into a scalloped circle using CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS Confetti Cuts. The red heart is die-cut using HEART TO HEART Confetti Cuts, and the word “ton” is done by combining individual letters from SPOOKY SENTIMENTS.

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Pink Car Valentine:

The car is from HERE WE GO. Inside is computer generated text, another scalloped circle from CIRCLES ‘N SCALLOPS, a heart die-cut from PUPPY LOVE and a smaller heart die-cut from LOVE NOTE.

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It’s fun to look at stamps and sentiments you already have, mixing, matching, combining in new ways! Here are a few other ideas:

  • the fish from HAPPY HARBOR + o-fish-al sentiment from SUGARY SWEET SENTIMENTS.
  • the fish from HAPPY HARBOR + hugs and fishes (use stamps from I LIKE YOU, making the word “fishes” from individual letters)
  • the plane from HERE WE GO + “it’s plane to see” on the top tag, and “you’re the Valentine for me” underneath
  • one of the sweet poochies from PUPPY LOVE + the “I Woof You” sentiment, also in PUPPY LOVE
  • a Valentine-themed donut with heart sprinkles + “donut you know” on the outside, and “you’re the best” on the inside, all from DONUT YOU KNOW
  • the acorn from SAMMY SQUIRREL or FOREVER FALL + “What did the squirrel say to his true love on Valentines Day?” on the outside and “I’m nuts about you” underneath
  • the cat from SPOOKY CUTIES + “you’re purr-fect for me, Valentine”

I’d love to hear your ideas as well! Thanks for joining me today!

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WEEK IN REVERSE

TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

What a whirlwind of a week it has been!  I’m looking forward to some cozy up time on the couch watching Christmas movies with the family this weekend!  The Christmas Clause 3, Elf and Christmas Vacation have already been requested.  What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?

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It’s Friday so today we are taking a peek back at what the Confetti Crew has been up this week in the WEEK IN REVERSE

Amy Sheffer

Beautiful Banners, Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts

Lisa Henke

Seasonal Sentiments, Let It Snow Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts

Forever Fall, Pretty Panels: Diagonal Stripe Confetti Cuts, Love Note Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts

Leigh Penner

Seasonal Sentiments, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts

Kathy Martin

Give Thanks, Give Thanks Label Confetti Cuts, Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts

Jean Manis

Tinsel ‘n Trim, Mini Circles Garland Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts, Seasonal Sentiments, Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts, Sweet Thing

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Susan Liles

All About You, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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WEEK IN REVERSE

TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

Did you see the note on yesterday’s post?  You don’t want to miss the sneaky peek on Monday. (just sayin’)

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It’s time for WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek back at what some of the Confetti Crew has been up to this week!  Prepare to be inspired!

KATHY MARTIN

Cast A Spell, Cast A Spell Confetti Cuts, Give Thanks Label Confetti Cuts

LEIGH PENNER

This is the card that made me see that the apple from the Class Act Confetti Cuts set could also be a PUMPKIN! (thanks, Leigh!)

Tag Me Confetti Cuts, Forever Fall, Cast A Spell Confetti Cuts, Class Act Confetti Cuts

AMY KOLLING

Forever Fall

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LISA HENKE

Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Give Thanks

LAURIE SCHMIDLIN

Laurie is also on Confetti Camera this week.  Be sure to take a peek at yesterday’s post for some FABULOUSLY FUN fall inspired gifties!

Petals ‘n Posies Confetti Cuts, In a Big Way

A Posie Hello by Laurie Schmidlin

AMY SHEFFER

Roundabout Additions, Pretty Panels: Stars, Pretty Panels: Triangles

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CONFETTI CAMERA

Hello there, ‘Fetti Fans!

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The weekend is in view!  Do you have anything fun planned?  We are having a get together with another family for some Halloween fun.  I’m looking forward to preparing/eating Halloween themed foods and letting the kids make Zombie Goo (slime).  I’ll post pics of the good times next week.

Any other pics you want to see?…like, maybe a super duper sneak peek of the November release?  Hmmm… (wink).

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I love Thursdays here on the Reverse Confetti blog!  Why?  Because it’s time for 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.

3) For this round we have been focusing on ABC (anything but a card) project.  Prepare to be inspired!

Today on Confetti Camera we have the ridiculously talented (and just as sweet), LAURIE SCHMIDLIN

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Hi Confetti fans! Laurie here to share a couple of fun Fall ABC Projects (Anything But a Card/Tag)!

Having a lot of kids means having a lot of cards and gifts to give around the Holidays! With Halloween and Thanksgiving approaching quickly, I thought I had better get started on those! Two of my sons go to a small rural school which has only a handful of students in it. I like to give out small gifts this time of year, but because I still have a toddler to tend to, I need something that I can mass produce in a short amount of time. This first box is one that I will be making for Halloween.

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I started by stamping the fence image (from the SPOOKY CUTIES set) onto the acetate box using Black Stazon ink. A tip that I have found to help me when stamping on very slippery surfaces is to make sure I hold the stamp straight over the surface (not at an angle). I added the cute ghostie to the front of the box, popping him up so that he appears to be floating. I stamped the sentiment (from the SPOOKY SENTIMENTS set) using Black Stazon ink.

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My next box is one that I will be giving to my sons’ teachers for Thanksgiving. I started by using the TREAT TOTE Confetti Cuts die to create the treat box. To decorate the front, I stamped the woodgrain image (from the FOREVER FALL set) onto strips of matching cardstock and then sponged the edges a bit with a dark ink. The label was created by stamping the sentiment from the Give Thanks stamp set and cutting it outusing the coordinating GIVE THANKS LABEL Confetti Cuts die set. I filled the box with a clear bag of mixed roasted nuts. I also might add some homemade candied almonds…mmmmm!

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Bountiful Blessings Treat Box (Detail) by Laurie Schmidlin

I hope this has inspired you to come up with an easy to mass produce gift item! They don’t need to take a lot of time to be super cute and heartfelt!

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WEEK IN REVERSE

Hello and TGIF ‘Fetti Fans!

What a fun week it has been and the good times keep rollin’ on through the weekend.  Stay tuned for a very special announcement that we are making tomorrow.  And, don’t forget that tomorrow is also WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!  We’re one of the sponsors for the WCMD Contest HERE.  Don’t miss out on all the fun and show off your Reverse Confetti!

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Being that it’s Friday, it’s time for the WEEK IN REVERSE where we take a peek back on what the fabulous Confetti Crew has been up to this week!

Laurie Schmidlin

Treat Tote Confetti Cuts, Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts

Halloween Treats by Laurie Schmidlin

Amy Sheffer

Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts, Treat Tote Confetti Cuts, Doin’ the Wave Confetti Cuts, Cast A Spell

Lisa Henke

Class Act, Class Act Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Paper Crane

Leigh Penner

**Leigh is brilliant!  She turned the apple from the Class Act Confetti Cuts set upside down and made it a pumpkin! AND…the clouds are the flamingo wings from the Fabulous Flamingo Confetti Cuts set!  LOVE IT!**

Class Act Confetti Cuts, Cast A Spell, Cast A Spell Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts

Kathy Martin

Winning, Winning Confetti Cuts, Oh My Stars, So Many Stars

Amy Kolling

Be a Barista, Tag Me

Laurel Beard

Be a Barista, Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts, Pretty Panels: Stars Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts

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Leigh Penner

Forever Fall, Be a Barista, Petals ‘n Posies, Lots to Say, Tag Me, In A Big Way

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