10.16.2014

October SFYTT - A Wickedly Wonderful Halloween


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created for this month's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT).  I can't believe we're in the home stretch for Halloween.  I mean, seriously, how do we only have TWO weeks to go? The last quarter of the year always goes by in a blur, but throw in costume making, a birthday bbq, camping and making samples for 3 new releases all within the next two weeks (in addition to working), and my cup overfloweth. Lol!




To create my card, I started by adding a strip of teal starburst paper along the left side of a medium gray card base.  I then used the Tag Me Too Confetti Cuts die to cut a tag shape from some fun Halloween patterned paper, then attached a double bow using Coral Twine.  I adhered the tag to the card front using pop dots, and used a small dab of glue to secure the bow tails.  Next, I die cut one of the larger circles from the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts, then stamped it with one of the sentiments from Cast a Spell before heat embossing with white powder.  To finish up, I adhered the circle to the tag on the card front, then embellished with green enamel dots.


 



Want to play along with us this month? All you need to do is create a card based on the sketch below, and link it up to the post HERE on the Reverse Confetti blog by noon CST on the 14th... Easy! :)



Have a great one!


10.08.2014

RC Blog Hop - Birthday Wishes


Hello! It's the 8th of the month, which means it's time for another Reverse Confetti blog hop.  Today, we're featuring more projects using the new mini release goodies.  For my projects today, I'll be using the Roundabout Additions stamp set and Envie Wrap Confetti Cuts.  I don't know about you, but I have been loving all of the samples from yesterday's sneak peek! 

Hopefully you've come to my blog by way of Sarah Gough's blog, but if not, and you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click here.

To create my card, I first started with a kraft woodgrain card base, and adhered two strips of patterned paper.  I then used the Envie Wrap Confetti Cuts on a piece of striped patterned paper, and cut off the perforated section of the die cut before attaching it to the card front with pop dots. 



I then stamped one of the larger sentiment circles in versamark, and heat set it with white powder before cutting it out with one of the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts.  I adhered the die cut to the banner with pop dots, then finished up by embellishing with hemp twine and aqua gems.

For my next project, I wanted to create an envelope to coordinate with my card.  I started by die cutting an envelope wrap using the Envie Wrap Confetti Cuts on triangle patterned paper.  I then stamped the deliver to image in versamark onto yellow CS, then heat embossed with white powder before die cutting with one of the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts


I then adhered the image onto the envie wrap, and attached it to the envelope base.  To finish up, I stamped a row of heart and hb2u images in versamark directly onto the envelope.  Fun stuff! :)


Giveaway time! :) Would you like to be entered to win one of two $15 gift certificates? All you need to do to enter is leave a comment at each stop along the hop, and a comment on the Reverse Confetti FB page.  Comments will close at 5pm CST today (October 8th), and the winners (one blog commenter, one Facebook commenter) will be announced October 9th on the Reverse Confetti blog/Facebook page.  Good luck! :)


 



Well, that wraps it up for me today... Next stop on the hop is Joni Andaya's blog

Have a great one!

10.07.2014

RC Sneak Peek - Oh, Baby!


Hello! This month is typically a non-release month for Reverse Confetti, but Jen decided to switch things up a bit and have a mini-release! :) There are two stamp sets and two dies being released, and today, my project focuses on the new Hanging Out Confetti Cuts, which is a super cool die that creates the little opening for a door hanger! I know, where's my door hanger??? Lol, well, you know me, I love trying to find fun uses for dies.  When I first opened the package and saw the little die, I couldn't stop thinking how it would make a fun edge on card stock when lined up and cut twice.  So, that's what I did! :)

To create my card, I started with a piece of coral card stock, and stamped it with the strip of outline stars from So Many Stars in versamark before heat embossing with gold powder.  I then die cut the Hanging Out Confetti Cuts twice across the bottom of the coral card stock.  



Next, I adhered a piece of yellow card stock to a kraft woodgrain card base.  I then adhered the embossed coral card stock to the card front with pop dots before wrapping the base with jute twine and securing with a bow.  I used the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts to cut a small white circle, then stamped it with one of the sentiments from Beautiful Banners.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment circle to the card base with pop dots.


 



I'll be back again tomorrow with the mini-release blog hop... Have a great one!

10.03.2014

Simon Says Stamp - Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop


Hello! I am so excited to be a part of today's Simon Says Stamp Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop! :) Hopefully you've arrived by way of Stephanie Klauck's blog.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop on the Simon Says Stamp blog, please click here.


There are so many great products in the current Cold Hands, Warm Heart release, so I went a little crazy and created three different projects for today! :) For my first card, I started by die cutting a mint mat using the Bundle of Stitches Wafer Dies, and stamping it with the mini snowflake image from Winter Warmth, before heat embossing with white embossing powder.  I then cut a piece of white card stock with a slope to mimic snowy hills and wrapped it with twine before before securing it to the mint mat.  


I die cut a medium gray banner using the same wafer dies, and stamped the sentiment in versamark before heat embossing with white powder, then attached it to the card front with pop dots.  Next, I die cut a house and several trees using the Village Wafer Dies, then adhered them to the card front with pop dots.  To finish up, I covered the trees with stickles for a little added sparkle, then embellished with aqua rhinestones.


For my next project, I created a tag using the Winter Warmth stamp set.  I started by cutting a tag shape, then using embossing paste with the Diagonal Stripe Stencil.  While the paste was drying, I stamped the scarf image in versamark onto fuchsia card stock, and heat embossed it with white powder.  I then stamped the sentiment on top in versamark, and heat embossed with platinum powder before die cutting the shape.  


The mittens were stamped onto turquoise card stock, heat embossed with white powder then cut out with the coordinating Warm Wishes Dies.  I then stamped the hearts from Winter Warmth, and cut them out with their coordinating dies.  A piece of solid yellow twine was added to the back of the mittens before adhering them to the tag front with pop dots.  I covered the mittens with stickles, then attached the hearts once dry.  To finish up, I attached the sentiment to the tag front with pop dots, added some yellow baker's twine, and embellished with clear rhinestones.


My last project is a little on the bright side, so you may want to break out your sunglasses! Lol :) I started by stamping the Trees Background image in versamark onto watercolor paper, then heat embossing with white powder.  I then colored the background with a watercolor wash using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  


Next, I die cut the sentiment using the Christmas Blessing dies on silver glitter paper.  Once the watercolor paper was dry, I added lime green ribbon to the layer before attaching the image to the card front with pop dots.  I then added a lime green bow and adhered the sentiment to the card front with tombo multi-glue.  To finish up, I embellished with black enamel dots.  Whew! We made it! :)


Giveaway time! :) Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a grab bag Prize Pack to 1 commenter on every blog in the hop.  To be entered to win, all you need to do is leave one comment on each stop of the hop (17 chances to win!).  Comments will close at 1:00pm EST on Friday, October 10, 2014, and the complete winners list will be posted on the Simon blog.

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me... The next stop on the hop is Wanda Guess' blog!

Here is the full list of participants for today's hop:


Have a great one!

9.27.2014

C4C255 - Hello Gorgeous


Hello! :) I'm popping in to share a card I created for the current Crazy 4 Challenges C4C255 challenge, which is to create a card featuring leaves.

To create my card, I started by trimming a piece of leaf patterned paper, and stamping it with the word Gorgeous from Clearly Whimsy Stamps' Happy Hello set, then heat embossing with platinum powder.  I then die cut the Hello using the Hello Large Word DIe from cream CS.  Next, I created a snake braid using Whisker Graphics' Solid Teal Divine Twine, and secured it to the patterned paper.


I then adhered the patterned paper to the card base using pop dots before attaching the hello sentiment to the card front.  To finish up, I embellished with turquoise gems and covered the word die cut with stickles.

Want to play along with us this week? All you need to do is create a card/project featuring leaves, and upload it to the linky found on the C4C255 post HERE.

Have a great one!

9.26.2014

Retro Sketches #133 - Autumn Greetings


Hi, everyone! Heather P. here today with a fall-themed card I created using one of my favorite Winnie & Walter sets, The Big, the Bold and Seasons, a somewhat unusual color combo, and a fantastic sketch from RetroSketches.  I am obsessed with gray these days, and I love that it pairs up nicely with the patterned papers I selected for today's card.  Rust, gray, cream and aqua aren't colors that I would normally use together, but I really like how they turned out!

To create my card, I started by cutting two pieces of patterned paper, and used a 1/4" corner rounder on two of the edges on each piece.  I wrapped the plaid pattern paper with jute twine, and adhered it to the card base with pop dots.  Next, I stamped the flourish pattern paper with Autumn in versamark ink, then heat embossed with platinum powder before adhering it to the card front with pop dots.

I then cut a 1/8" strip of light gray card stock, and adhered it to the card front (making sure to slide it underneath the twine) before covering it with stickles.  I tied the jute twine and secured with a double bow.  To finish up, I embellished with aqua buttons.

Have  great one!

My Little Monster


Hello! I'm popping in to share a sweet little monster card I created for the September Reverse Confetti color challenge... The colors this month are pink, yellow and gray.  


Our daughter is 9, and is currently going through a monster/ thriller / suspense / scary movie phase.  She has an *amazing* imagination, and though she would tell you she's been watching "horror" movies, she hasn't seen anything beyond Are You Afraid of the Dark (a kid's tv series from the 90s).  LOL, that kiddo would NEVER sleep again if she saw anything even remotely scary (she has a hard time shutting off her thoughts, especially at night).  So, this pink, blonde haired monster is right up her alley! :)



To create my card, I started by die cutting the following shapes using the Tagged Tote Confetti Cuts: 2 pink rounded rectangles, 2 silver glitter bows, 1 gray handle, 1 hollow circle/reinforcer.  I then used the Treat Tote Confetti Cuts die on a piece of yellow CS to create her bangs, then ran it through my die cut machine again with the Tagged Totes CC to round the top.  Next, I cut out her ponytails and tooth using two of the smaller Perfectly Paisley Confetti Cuts paisleys. I adhered the yellow paisleys to one of the pink pieces of CS, and then glued the silver glitter bows to the base before attaching her bangs with pop dots.

I die cut a circle using the Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts, and a smaller 1" circle (using a punch) from white CS.  I then assembled the eyes, and covered the gray CS with glossy accents.  The small white paisley was attached to the gray handle piece, and covered with glossy accents.  To finish up, the gray piece was attached to the card base with pop dots.  Once everything was dry, I adhered the second pink rounded rectangle to the back of the monster.


 


 

Want to play along with us this month? All you need to do is create a card/project using the colors above (and Reverse Confetti stamps), and link it up HERE by Noon CST on September 29th! :)

Have a great one!


9.23.2014

Gift Bag Packaging


Hello! I'm popping in to share a fun little gift bag I created using some Whisker Graphics goodies.  To create my bag, I started with one of the new Navy Blue Horizontal Stripe Middy Bitty Bag, and stamped it with a flourish stamp inked with versamark.  I then sprinkled the stamped image with platinum powder, and heat embossed the image.  


Next, I die cut a heart shape from aqua card stock, then lightly covered the front and back with liquid tombo adhesive before wrapping it with Solid Teal Divine Twine.  Once that was done, I adhered the heart to the bag with pop dots.  I then folded over the bag and used a double hole punch.  To finish up, I added a double twine bow.

Have a great one!