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WEEK IN REVERSE

Hello and TGIF, ‘Fetti Fans!

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!

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Time to take a peek back at what the Confetti Crew has been up to this week!

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Heather Pulvirenti

Heart To Heart, Heart To Heart Confetti Cuts, Love Note Confetti Cuts, Office Edges Confetti Cuts

Lisa Henke

Roundabout Additions, So Many Stars, Pretty Panels: Triangles Confetti Cuts, Documented Confetti Cuts, Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts

Here We Go, Here We Go Confetti Cuts, Documented Confetti Cuts, Oh My Stars Confetti Cuts, So Stripey, So Many Stars, Celebrate Cake

Laurie Schmidlin

Heart To Heart, Heart To Heart Confetti Cuts, Pretty Panels: Big Chevron Confetti Cuts

My Whole Heart by Laurie Schmidlin

Jean Manis

Sugary Sweet Sentiments, Doin’ The Wave Confetti Cuts

Amber Hight

Heart To Heart, Heart To Heart Confetti Cuts, Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts

Love Blooms

Stacey Schafer

Heart To Heart, Heart To Heart Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts, Pretty Panels: Straight Stripes, Envie Wrap Confetti Cuts

Leigh Penner

Crushin’, Whole Lotta Hearts, Circle Garland Confetti Cuts, Documented Confetti Cuts

Love Blooms, Love Blooms Confetti Cuts, Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts, Whole Lotta Hearts, Lots to Say

Amy Sheffer

I Like You, Pretty Panels: Straight Stripes Confetti Cuts, Documented Confetti Cuts

Amy Tsuruta

Puppy Love, Puppy Love Confetti Cuts, Heart To Heart Confetti Cuts

Sarah Gough

Happy Heart Day Quick Card Panels, I Like You, Documented Confetti Cuts, Arrow Confetti Cuts, Circles ‘n Scallops Confetti Cuts

Amy Kolling

Puppy Love, Puppy Love Confetti Cuts, Tag Me Confetti Cuts

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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

Howdy ‘Fetti Fans!

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!)…

Lisa also made this darling cheerful Easter card using CARTON CUTIES stamp and CARTON CUTIES Confetti Cuts…

**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!**

Sarah’s take on the color challenge with the PETALS ‘N POSIES and I LIKE YOU stamp sets along with the PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts die set is just gorgeous!

Amber did a whole lot of mixing and matching of Reverse Confetti products on this card!!  How many can you spot?  Here’s the breakdown on what was used… PETALS ‘N POSIES stamp set with the PETALS ‘N POSIES Confetti Cuts; BEAUTIFUL BANNERS stamp set and BEAUTIFUL BANNERS Confetti Cuts; ALL ABOUT YOU stamp set; SO STRIPEY stamp set; LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts and finally, the tab from the CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die set…

Seriously, every time I looked at this card I saw something new! Wow!

Stacey’s style is just so fun!  Love how she layered the colors from the March Color Challenge in the great card using GO TOGETHER from our Key Words Collection…

I’m loving this birthday card from Val using the WHOLE LOTTA DOTS and ALL ABOUT YOU stamp sets paired with the TAG ME and BEAUTIFUL BANNERS Confetti Cuts.

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WEEK IN REVERSE

Hello and Happy Friday!

LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts are now BACK IN STOCK!

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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!

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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!

Stacey’s daughter’s Valentines are just too cute!

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Amy’s daughter’s Valentine’s are so super cute, too!

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Stacey’s fun, quirky and layered card was the perfect match for this not-so-sly, but oh so cute fox!

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Amber’s gold hearts are right on trend!  I love all the details on this card!

CRUSHIN’, WHOLE LOTTA DOTS, WHOLE LOTTA HEARTS, SWEET THING; LOVE NOTE, ARROW, TAG ME Confetti Cuts

This embossed tag is the perfect focal panel against an amazing tri-panel background!

PEACOCK PRETTIES, LOTS TO SAY; TAG ME Confetti Cuts

Oh my goodness…love these layers that Lisa created! Wow!

BE A BARISTA; LOVE NOTE, SWEET TREAT TENT Confetti Cuts

Sarah’s card has so many delicious details!  I could sip up that cocoa right from the card!

BE A BARISTA, I LIKE YOU; LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

I love all the tones of aqua that Leigh used to make this simply elegant card.

LOTS TO SAY, CRUSHIN’; TAG ME, LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts

Do you love videos?…and treats!  Check out this video that Savannah did created cute treat bags for all occasions!

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CONFETTI CAMERA

Hey there, ‘Fetti Fans!

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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This week the Confetti Camera is zooming in on Confetti Crew member SARAH GOUGH.

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Her Confetti Camera project…

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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:

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Cut the Sweet Treat Tent – you only need the top portion, this is great for using up card scraps.

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Trim off the top tab.

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Decide which side you want the speech bubble to point – make an angled cut as long as you want your pointy bit.

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Make a second cut, straight down.

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Voila!

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)

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Lay your panel on the die, making it as long as you want the panel to be.

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Using your finger or a bone folder, rub over the die to create an impression in the cardstock.

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Trim away on the lines and you’ll have perfectly matching corners!

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 A couple of more detail shots…

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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!

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Stamps: Whole Lotta Dots, Arrows ‘n Elements, I Like You

Confetti Cuts: Sweet Treat Tent

Ink: Red, Gray and Blue Dye Ink

Cardstock: White, Gray, Blue

Pattern Paper: MME – Cupid’s Arrow

Other: Enamel Dots, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Button, Twine, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder

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