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Wednesday in the Works

Hi there, Amy S. joining you today with a Wednesday in the Works project and video. Today I’ve combined some warm pinks and oranges with floral images from Build A Bunch to create a batik-inspired summery background.

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I stamped and embossed a Premier Polar White panel with floral images from Build A Bunch, then did some heavy ink blending with FlamingoRustMagenta, and Peach.

To help give the panel a fabric feel, I creased the paper, distressed the edges, and swiped both top-to-bottom and side-to-side with my Magenta ink pad.

The sentiment, from Sentiment Essentials, was stamped in Midnight, die-cut with the coordinating Sentiment Essentials Confetti Cuts, placed in front of a Premier Polar White stitched circle die-cut, and accented with one small Build A Bunch flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Build a Bunch, Sentiment Essentials

Confetti Cuts dies: Sentiment Essentials, Pop-Up Circle

Ink: Midnight, Flamingo, Rust, Magenta, Peach

Paper: Premier Polar White card stock

Other: white embossing powder, distressing tool, ink blending tools and foam, fun foam

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WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS

Hi ‘Fetti fans, it’s Amy Sheffer here today with a new Wednesday in the Works installment. I got some questions last month about the nail polish marbling technique that I used for my #beastmode blog hop card, so I thought I’d make a quick video to show you how to do it.

I turned one of those beautiful marbled panels from the video into today’s card.

I used the marbled panel as my background, then combined a stamped and die-cut sentiment using You’re So stamps and a word die from the You’re So Confetti Cuts die set.

I adhered the torn vellum with some liquid adhesive behind the word die-cut and behind the sentiments.

For extra good measure, I wrapped some metallic embroidery floss around the vellum panel too, which helped hold it in place.

Thanks for joining me today! Hope you’re inspired to do some nail polish marbling too. Warning: it’s addictive!

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CONFETTI CAMERA

Howdy, ‘Fetti Fans!

It’s Thursday and time for another great CONFETTI CAMERA!

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A little bit about Confetti Camera…

In this weekly (Thursday) 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 each of our designers are working on Celebrations!  However, there is a little something different…I have challenged them to forego birthdays and to “think outside the card.”  I think you are going to LOVE what you see!

A couple of things to note:

1) This segment will not “air” if there is a different post scheduled for that day, such as Sketch for You to Try on the 1st of each month or on a hop or sneak peek day.

2) Each designer will follow the same theme 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.

In the spotlight today is our Kiwi pal, the very talented…Sarah Gough!
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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, my thoughts turned to the gorgeous Rose Garden stamp set – and how great it would be to send a bouquet of roses that’ll last a little longer than real ones! With that thought in mind I made a card-in-a-box using lots of Confetti Cuts to create a garden of blooms celebrating Mother’s Day.

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To create a box this size, I started with a 5×11″ piece of cardstock, scoring at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ then again at 1.5″. Trim off a 1″ piece and set aside. Cut off the end of the cardstock (crosshatched in the photo) leaving a little tab and cut down the smaller scored lines to create flaps. Using the 1″ piece, create two or three inserts and adhere inside the box as shown (one of mine bent as I put it inside the box, this won’t matter in the long run). Your box will still fold flat, but will also stand upright with sections you can decorate with pop ups!

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Using thin strips of acetate and glue dots, I stamped and cut lots of roses and leaves from Rose Garden using the Rose Garden Confetti Cuts. Some are adhered directly to the thin strips of cardstock, others are “floating” on acetate. As I fill the box, I fold it down to see how the flowers will layer when the box is flat.

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I also used the Whole Lotta Happy stamp set, the Give Thanks Label Confetti Cuts and added borders to the flaps with the Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts. I used the Leafy Confetti Cuts to add extra leaves and the Butterfly Dreams Confetti Cuts for some sparkly accents.

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When it’s all finished the card-in-a-box should lay relatively flat for easy mailing!

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SPRING FLING BLOG HOP

Hello, ‘Fetti Fans and HAPPY SPRING!

We’re celebrating the flowers blooming and birds chirping with an inspiration filled SPRING FLING Blog Hop!

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We’ll be giving away a $15 gift certificate to one lucky commenter, too!  Just leave a comment at each stop along the way for your chance to win.  Comments will be open today through Sunday with a winner announced next week.

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My project today is a sweet and simple treat basket that I created from the GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG Confetti Cuts die set (how-to information below)…

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The “main image panel” on the front of the treat basket is created from the FLOWERS FOR MOM and BUTTERFLY DREAMS Confetti Cuts die sets.  I stamped the “happy spring” sentiment (from HIPPITY HOPPITY) on the banner in white pigment ink…

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The treat basket is filled with paper grass and a little plastic carrot “egg” that I picked up at Hobby Lobby (I think)…

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While this treat basket is all about “spring,” it will be easy to switch up the color/theme for year-round fun!!

How to create this treat basket…

  • Cut 4 of the GIFT CARD HOLDER TAG from cardstock
  • Cut one 3 3/16″ square from same cardstock as tag
  • Score tags at 1″ from the top of the tag & 3/4″ from bottom
  • Adhere top end of tag to each side of square
  • Wrap with patterned paper and embellish
  • Optional: add a 1/2″ handle (mine started at 8.5″ in length and is adhered almost an inch in on each side)
  • Fill it up and give to a family member or friend

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It’s time to get hoppin’ and see what the rest of the Crew came up with!

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COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI: HIPPITY HOPPITY & MORE CONFETTI CUTS

Hello, ‘Fetti Fans!

Happy Saturday and welcome to DAY TWO of the COUNTDOWN TO CONFETTI!

If you missed DAY ONE yesterday, be sure to scroll down so you don’t miss a thing.

Again, here is our schedule for the Countdown…

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Don’t forget to leave a comment here and on each sneak peek post this week for a chance to win!

In addition to having a chance to win just by leaving a comment on the sneak peek posts, we are also running a Facebook promotion.  After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and look for this graphic pinned to the top of our feed …

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On Facebook, simply leave a comment under the graphic.  One person that comments on the graphic by 1pm EST on February 7th will be randomly chosen to win a $15 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store.  Winners for both the blog comments and Facebook comments will be announced here on the Reverse Confetti blog as well as on Facebook.

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There is about to be cuteness overload happening here!

Introducing…

HIPPITY HOPPITY

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and the coordinating Confetti Cuts die set…

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Aren’t they just the cutest!?  I’ve had a lot of fun playing around with them and creating Easter and Spring inspired projects like this one…

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This lil’ guy is stamped and die cut and layered on top of the tag die found in the IN THE BAG Confetti Cuts die set.  I ran that tag through my Big Shot with the WOODGRAIN Confetti Cuts die to get the woodgrain debossing on it.  Behind the tag is the new “Hippity Hop Hop” QUICK CARD PANEL.  All of it is attached to a little box that I made quickly from a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock and the new EDGERS Confetti Cuts.

Here’s how I did it…

Cut a 12″ x 12″ sheet of cardstock to 9″ x 9″ and then score at 2.5″ and 3″ from each side.  Cut out and discard the corners as shown…

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Using the EDGERS Confetti Cuts with the circle point on the edge, cut one side.  Note, I tucked the other flaps in to go through the Big Shot.

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Fold together and mark the top of the hole.

Cut the tab hole just above your mark (not shown).

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Slide tab into hole to close

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Viola…darling little box ready for you to fill and embellish.

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Detail shots…

Can I just say that I LOVE the Cappuccino TWINE!!

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My second project using the new HIPPITY HOPPITY stamps and Confetti Cuts dies is inspired by a project that Confetti Crew member (and bestie extraordinaire) Susan Liles did last month.  You can see her project HERE.

Here’s my Easter/Spring take on it using these new products…

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I first cut out three MINI ENVIES from yellow cardstock and then layered a strip of the new green polka dot QUICK CARD PANEL along with a piece of pink striped patterned paper.  The bunny and carrot are popped up on top.

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I haven’t shown these to my daughter yet, but when I do I am sure that she is going to want to make a bunch more to pass out to her friends!

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We also have a new PRETTY PANEL that we are adding to the line up this month!

Introducing…

PRETTY PANELS: BOLD LINE

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As a quick reminder, all of the PRETTY PANELS are made to work with the LOVE NOTE, STAMPED NOTE and CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die sets.  We love being able to give you more bang for your buck and have products that work together to give you more creative options!

I created this next set of cards using the new PRETTY PANELS: BOLD LINE along with several previously released products.  Again, showing how many of our products “play nice” together…

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Each of these card uses a white card base and then a strip of cardstock set at a diagonal to complement the main image panel.  All of these cards also feature the STAMPED NOTE Confetti Cuts die set and CLASS ACT Confetti Cuts die set.

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The word “love” is cut twice (red and white cardstock) with the LOVEY WORDS Confetti Cuts.  I then embellished the PRETTY PANELS: BOLD LINE with a heart from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set and leaves from the LEAFY Confetti Cuts die set.

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This card also features hearts from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set and “THANKS” from the THANKS TAG Confetti Cuts die set.

Detail shot…

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The third and final card features the HELLO Confetti Cuts along with the sun from the SUN ‘N CLOUDS Confetti Cuts die set and, once again, a heart from the LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts die set…

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Detail shot…

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There is so much more inspiration to see using these stamps and dies that are releasing on FEBRUARY 8th!

Check out the Confetti Crew & Friends’ posts.

Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win!

LISA ADDESA

AMY KOLLING

AMY SHEFFER

AMY TSURUTA

LISA HENKE

HEATHER PULVIRENTI

LAURIE SCHMIDLIN

SUSAN LILES

AMY ROHL

LEIGH PENNER

KAY MILLER

And, ‘Fetti Friend…

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Hippity Hoppity

These bunnies are going to HOP right into your heart and are perfect not only for your Easter crafts, but can easily be used throughout the year. This stamp set features two bunny friends along with an assortment of accessories and sentiments. Coordinating Confetti Cuts die set sold separately.

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Set of 15 stamps

Size Reference:

Male Bunny 1.5” x 2.08”

Hippity Hoppity Confetti Cuts

The Hippity Hoppity Confetti Cuts die set coordinates with the Hippity Hoppity stamp set.

Set of 11 wafer thin dies

Size Reference:

Girl Bunny 1.58” x 2.18”

Pretty Panels: Bold Line Confetti Cuts

The Pretty Panels: Bold Line Confetti Cuts die coordinates with the Love Note, Stamped Note and Class Act Confetti Cuts die sets (as do all of our Pretty Panels). Layer it with these or use on its own…either way, you’ll love the detail that it adds to your creations!

Set of 1 wafer thin dies

Size Reference:

2.17” x 2.63”

All Reverse Confetti dies (Confetti Cuts) are high quality US made steel dies.

Unless otherwise noted, all images © Reverse Confetti

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