Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Season's Greetings - October SFYTT

Reverse Confetti's October Sketch For You To Try is winding down. Be sure to get your entry linked up by noon CST October 29 for a chance at a $20 gift certificate and 'Fetti Fave title!

Here's our October sketch:

For my sketch sample, I've created a focal point using some of the new holiday products. The Vintage Ornaments image is stamped in Reverse Confetti Brick ink onto Cloud White card stock, then die-cut with the Vintage Ornaments Confetti Cuts dies.

Behind the ornament is a layered wreath that I put together using the different elements from the Leafy Wreath Confetti Cuts die set. The base layer is a Lime Green wreath. Next are individual leaves die-cut from Cloud White and sponged with Avocado and Lime Green Ink. The pine branches are cut from Stone card stock and topped with Platinum Stickles. The berry clusters are cut from Cloud White card stock and topped with red flat-back pearls.

The first horizontal element of the sketch was done with a pair of notched banners that I die-cut with the Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts dies out of Stone card stock. The second horizontal element is a strip of patterned paper from the Very Merry 6x6 Paper Pad topped with a vellum layer. In the background is an Avocado card stock layer, and the card base is Cloud White card stock.

StampsVintage Ornaments

Confetti Cuts DiesVintage Ornaments, Leafy Wreath, Stitched Flag Trio

Ink: Reverse Confetti Brick, Avocado, Lime Green

Paper: Reverse Confetti Cloud White, Stone, Lime Green, and Avocado card stock; Very Merry 6x6 paper pad; vellum

Other: red flat-back pearls, Platinum Stickles, ink blending foam, corner rounder



Hope you'll play along with this month's sketch!

Thanks for visiting! For more sketch inspiration, visit the Reverse Confetti blog.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Happy Fall-days Christmas

Reverse Confetti is finishing its Happy Fall-idays showcase today with a Christmas segment!

What is Happy Fall-idays? 
It's an online showcase event where the Confetti Crew will be sharing inspiring holiday projects that go beyond the card. We hope to inspire you during this busy holiday crafting season!

If you missed Halloween on Tuesday and Thanksgiving yesterday, be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog for all the links.

Some of you will know I like to make photo ornaments for my kids each year. The new Leafy Wreath Confetti Cuts die set is PERFECT for this year's ornaments!

I die-cut the different layers out off felt and then used some fabric/craft glue to adhere everything together. Not much to explain, but it looks soooo much better in real life than in these photos!

I used softer colors here for my girl, a light green base wreath, light chartreuse leaf layers, and light pink berries on a tiny white background.

 The second-to-largest circle in the Circles 'N Scallops Confetti Cuts die set is the perfect size to die-cut the photo.

Confetti Cuts Dies: Leafy Wreath

Paper: white card stock

Othersilver cord, felt


Be sure to visit the following designers for lots more Christmas inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Happy Fall-idays Halloween

Hello friends, Reverse Confetti kicks off its 3-day Happy Fall-idays event today!

What is Happy Fall-idays? 
It's an online showcase event where the Confetti Crew will be sharing inspiring holiday projects that go beyond the card. We hope to inspire you during this busy holiday crafting season!

Today's focus is Halloween, tomorrow's is Thanksgiving, and Thursday's will be Christmas.

Today I've created an easy, inexpensive Halloween treat/snack container using a common garden supply, the peat pot. I had school party snacks in mind, but these would also work for sweet treats or other gifts. 

To keep things quick and easy to mass-produce, I chose not to paint the peat pot, just leaving it plain. I wrapped the top edge with some trim I dug from my stash (ribbon, twill, and twine would all work, too) and some of Reverse Confetti's Charcoal striped twine, then tied on an In the Bag Confetti Cuts tag that I stamped with the "BOO!" sentiment from Treat Yo' Self. The little tag topper is cut out of Reverse Confetti's Fright Night 6x6 Paper Pad.

I lined the peat pot with some black tissue paper, filled it with goldfish (again, with classroom parties in mind). I then sandwiched skewers between two ghost die-cuts (from the Halloween Bits Confetti Cuts die set) and just stuck them down into the goldfish to hold them in place. 

StampsTreat Yo' Self

Confetti Cuts Dies: In the BagHalloween Bits

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Paper: white card stock, Reverse Confetti Fright Night 6x6 Paper Pad

Other: peat pot, pleated trim, RC Charcoal striped twine, black tissue paper


Be sure to visit the following designers, who are all posting Halloween inspiration for you today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Papertrey October Release in Review

It's Release Day at Papertrey Ink! All of the new goodies we've been sharing the past few days will be available tonight at 10pm ET. 

I have one more project to share today featuring the beautiful Paper Clippings: Joy to the World stamps and dies.

My Soft Stone card base has been stamped with last month's Holiday Greens Borders and heat embossed in a holographic embossing powder that I found in the depths of my craft room. The Paper Clippings: Joy to the World was cut from white card stock and sponged in Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, and Pale Peony for a pastel version of the red/green Christmas combo.

The popped up pieces are all from the Paper Clippings: Joy to the World Details die set.

I added another sentiment strip (the white embossed vellum) along the bottom.

Stamps: Paper Clippings: Joy to the World, Holiday Greens Borders

Dies: Paper Clippings: Joy to the World, Paper Clippings: Joy to the World Details

Ink: Versamark; Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, Spring Moss; Fresh Snow

Paper: Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White

Other: holographic glitter, vellum, white embossing powder

For more August release inspiration, visit the Papertrey team:

Friday, October 14, 2016

Introducing NEW! Mini Kit: Holiday Hugs

Welcome to Day 5 of Papertrey's October release countdown. Today we have a super adorable Make It Market mini kit to share. It's called Holiday Hugs and is absolutely perfect for packaging up small treats and gifts. 

All of the new products will be available at 10 pm ET on October 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

The kit includes stamps, dies, printed papers for die-cutting, and stencils. You can turn the tag into either a snowman or a Santa. There are loads of possibilities for what the snowman or Santa can be hugging. I wrapped some Rolos in patterned paper and tied on a die-cut tag.

On the inside, I added three buttons and stamped the "to" and "from" sentiment. I also aded a few touches of glitter for the snow.

These are so adorable and can be assembled so quickly!

Make It Market Mini Kit: Holiday Hugs Mini Kit, white twine, liquid glue, snow glitter

For more October release inspiration, visit the Papertrey team:

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sweet Holiday Inspirations

Welcome to Day 4 of Papertrey Ink's October release countdown. Today we are featuring an assortment of products with a holiday baking theme. One of my favorite parts of Christmas is a kitchen filled with the aromas of baked goods! Erin has created some adorable new stitching dies for making felt gingerbread people: Stitched Gingerbread Basic, Stitched Gingerbread Miss, and Stitched Gingerbread Mister.

All of the new products will be available at 10 pm ET on October 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

I stitched a red gingham ribbon loop into the top of my Stitched Gingerbread Mister to create an ornament loop, and then hung him from a baking-themed gift. 

The details are adorable: rosy cheeks, buttons, bow-tie, the little zigzag "frosting."

DiesStitched Gingerbread Basic, Stitched Gingerbread Mister

Other: Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, and Simply Chartreuse felt; embroidery floss; burlap bag, wood spoon, gingham ribbon, seam binding, natural jute twine

For more September release inspiration, visit the Papertrey team:

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Quick Crafts for the Holidays

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's first group post for the October release countdown. 

Welcome to Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's October release countdown. Today is the first of three group posts for this release, and we are featuring holiday products that are particularly well-suited for quick and efficient holiday crafting. Today you'll be seeing all sorts of ideas for projects that literally come together in minutes! 

All of the new products will be available at 10 pm ET on October 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

My projects all feature Maile Belles's Quick Notes: Holiday stamp set and the Quick Notes: Holiday cover plate die. The layout is built right in to the cover plate design, so it can be as simple as just choosing your colors! 

There's room for embellishing, too, yet still keeping the process quick. I glittered the whole cover plate*, embellished with a colorful assortment of jumbo-size sequins, and added a Tropical Teal Simple Gift Bow die-cut, which is another new quick and easy product that you'll see today. The Simple Gift Bow die is designed by Erin Lincoln. So clever with the grosgrain detail!

*The trick for quickly coating a large die-cut like this with glitter is spray adhesive. I use an inexpensive Elmer's spray adhesive. Give the die-cut a generous spray (spray into a box to contain the mess), then sprinkle on the glitter. I also keep my glitter in a plastic container, which eliminates the need to collect the excess glitter and get it back into the tiny glitter jar.

The spray adhesive also made adhering the cover plate to the panel behind it super quick and easy, too.

I used a black pigment ink so that I could clear emboss the sentiment.

StampsQuick Notes: Holiday

DiesQuick Notes: Holiday Cover Plate, Simple Gift Bow

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Paper: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow, and Tropical Teal card stock

Other: Elmer's spray adhesive, clear glitter, clear embossing powder, sequins

Next, I've used just the Quick Notes: Holiday stamp to make some quick gift tags. I used a stamp positioner for the ombre stamping. To glitter the sentiment, I stamped one more impression, this time in Versamark, added heat 'n' stick powder, melted that, then added the glitter. Sounds like a lot of steps, but everything went quickly.

I used Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Tropical Teal on this tag.

The colors here are Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, and Scarlet Jewel.

And here I used Green Parakeet, New Leaf and Pinefeather.

The tag base is Tag Sale #2. I added some silver cord and embellished with jingle bells.

StampsQuick Notes: Holiday

DiesTag Sale #2

Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Versamark

Paper: Stamper's Select White card stock

Other: silver cord, jingle bells, heat 'n' stick powder, clear ultra-fine glitter

For more new product inspiration, visit the Papertrey team: