I am definitely looking forward to this weekend! The weather is supposed to be beautiful and I am excited to spend some quality time outside with the littles and my hubby. I think I’ve convinced them to help me wash/clean out my car. We’ll see if they are anywhere to be found when it comes time for that, though!
It’s a super special weekend at Reverse Confetti, too! Sunday is our (monthly) blog hop and I promise you do not want to miss it!
. . . . .
Time to take a peek back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week!
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.
. . . . .
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:
And here they are with the tag rotated out of the way to reveal the answers:
I started all four Valentines with the large rounded rectangle from DOCUMENTEDConfetti 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.
It’s Friday and time to take a look back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week.
Lisa’s take on the “Tab Tuck Card” (name courtesy of Confetti Crew member, Sarah) using the new CLASS ACT stamp set and CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts (along with arrows from ARROWS ‘N ELEMENTS) is absolutely FABULOUS (and it uses March’s Color Challenge colors, too!)…
**For those waiting on Carton Cuties Confetti Cuts, we are awaiting our shipment. They were sent overnight from the manufacturer… to the wrong address. Ahhh!! Thank you for your patience as they make their way to us!**
Another crazy week gone by! For those of you following our housing adventure…we have accepted an offer on our house (YAY!). We are still on the hunt for one to move into, and we will see how that all pans out in the next few weeks. We just backed out of one due to some (multiple) issues with the home. I think it was God’s way of saying that it wasn’t the one for our happy family. I look forward to being off of real estate web sites this weekend and having my nose buried in my sketch book prepping for upcoming releases! I need the break and my mojo needs a boost!
. . . . .
It’s Friday and time for WEEK IN REVERSE, where we take a peek back on what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week.
Love is in the air! I just love the projects that I am seeing from both the Confetti Crew and YOU!
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.
. . . . .
This week the Confetti Camera is zooming in on Confetti Crew member SARAH GOUGH.
Her Confetti Camera project…
I love dies. As my SWEET TREAT TENT Confetti Cuts flew over to NZ, I started day dreaming about ways to get even more fun out of this already awesome die. Thinking about the oval, I thought it might be perfect as a speech bubble! I was so excited to try it out and love how it looks!
Here’s the simple how to:
Cut the Sweet Treat Tent – you only need the top portion, this is great for using up card scraps.
Trim off the top tab.
Decide which side you want the speech bubble to point – make an angled cut as long as you want your pointy bit.
Make a second cut, straight down.
If you like, you can leave your panel edge straight. I wanted my corners to match up. I don’t have a corner punch this exact size, so I used a trick I often utilize with dies (especially when trimming borders to size)
Lay your panel on the die, making it as long as you want the panel to be.
Using your finger or a bone folder, rub over the die to create an impression in the cardstock.
Trim away on the lines and you’ll have perfectly matching corners!
A couple of more detail shots…
I also made a panel for the inside of my card – this time I cut the Sweet Treat Tent once, then laid the panel back inside the die and carefully re-cut it, making sure to only run my cutting plates through enough to cut the oval again, then cranking in reverse to avoid cutting too far. I trimmed off the excess and had a fun double bubble panel!