Friday, December 9, 2016

Sending Hugs

Hello peeps, welcome to the December Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge!  This month's theme is "WINTER"!  If you don't have any specific "winter" themed Concord & 9th stamps, no worries, the design team will be sharing some very creative ideas to help you out!

To start my card I did some ink blending with distress inks on white card stock (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, and Faded Jeans), and then splattered the background with some water drops.  Next I created my snowman.  To do that I found 3 different sized circle stamps in 3 different Concord & 9th stamp sets.  For the biggest circle I used LET'S CHAT, for the medium circle I used the solid backside of the orange slice from HUGS, and for the smallest circle I used BIRDIE BANNERS.  I stamped the circles using white pigment ink and then I embossed with white embossing powder.  For the snowman's "arms", I used a stem stamp from WILDFLOWER.  It works perfectly for twig arms, don't you think? 

I stamped the sentiment from HUGS with black ink.  Next I stamped snowflakes from O CHRISTMAS TREE and embossed them with white embossing powder.  I ran my Versamark ink pad along the bottom of the panel and added some white embossing powder to make "snow".  I hand cut the snowman's hat and bow tie from card stock, those shapes are very easy to make!  I added some tiny enamel dots for his eyes and buttons, and finished the card with some red twine.

My card just goes to show you that you don't need to have specific winter themed stamps to create a wintery card!  I can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenge, I'm sure it will be GREAT!  One winner will be invited to be a guest designer with us, and another winner will be chosen through to win a $25.00 gift card to Concord & 9th!  You have until the 29th of December to enter.  Please pop over to the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog to see what the other design team members have created to inspire you, and don't forget to check us out on Instagram and Facebook!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Reverse Confetti December Release Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the REVERSE CONFETTI December Release Blog Hop!  Today the Confetti Crew will be sharing lots of ideas for using the fabulous new products that are now available in the REVERSE CONFETTI store!

My first card uses the beautiful new sentiment set YOU'RE SO along with the YOUR'E SO Confetti Cuts and BAR TAG LAYER Confetti Cuts.

I started my card by die cutting the plaid paper from WARM HEART 6X6 Paper Pad with LACY SCALLOP FRAMES Confetti Cuts.  Next I used BAR TAG LAYER Confetti Cuts to die cut the tag from the center of the plaid paper.  I placed those pieces on a white card base and stamped the words "you're a" and "friend" from YOU'RE SO, then I popped up the tag layer with foam dimensional tape.  I die cut the word "fantastic" from white fun foam and again from a piece of white glitter card stock, gluing the words together for dimension.  I die cut 2 flowers using WHOLE LOTTA THANKS Confetti Cuts, and several stems using LEAFY Confetti Cuts, and placed them on my tag.

For this next card I used a sentiment from OUTLINED and the new PEEKABOO TAG LAYER Confetti Cuts!

I started my card by doing some simple masking and ink blending.  The background was done with Chipped Sapphire distress ink and Mustard Seed for the moon.  I die cut the tag and stamped the front of it with Chipped Sapphire stars from BEST WITCHES and die cut some yellow stars using BEST WITCHES Confetti Cuts.  The shooting star at the top of the tag was stamped and die cut using UNICORN WISHES and UNICORN WISHES Confetti Cuts.

When you peel back the perforated section on the top of the tag you see the sweet sentiment from OUTLINED, which I stamped using Chipped Sapphire ink.  For the mice I used MOUSE MAIL, stamping the mice with brown ink and doing some simple watercolor with my Zig watercolor markers.  I die cut the mice using MOUSE MAIL Confetti Cuts.  Notice that I cut off the letter that the girl mouse is holding, this is really easy to do if you want a different look!

So there you have it, I hope you've enjoyed these ideas!  Now be sure to hop along to see the rest of the wonderful projects that have been created just for YOU!  Your next stop on the hop is LISA HENKE!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: Day 3

Hello and welcome back to day 3 of the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti!  Are you excited about everything you've seen so far?  Today we have a FUN new stamp and die set to share with you called FIGURE OF SPEECH!

Aren't these quotes FUN?!  I love how they can be mixed and matched to say different things.  For this card I die cut the center quote bubble from a piece of CLOUD WHITE Card Stock using FIGURE OF SPEECH Confetti Cuts.  I also added a few stitch lines to this layer using EDGE ESSENTIALS Confetti Cuts.  I stamped "you are the best" using ROYAL PURPLE Dye Ink on another piece of white card stock and popped up the die cut piece using foam tape over the stamped sentiment.  I stamped the other sentiments using RC AQUA Dye Ink and BABY BLUE Dye Ink, and die cut them using FIGURE OF SPEECH Confetti Cuts.

I die cut the stars using SEEING STARS Confetti Cuts, and added them, along with a few sequins, to the card front.  The white panels are placed on a STONE Card Stock base.
The new release will be available in the Reverse Confetti store tonight at midnight!  There's still time to leave a comment on all of the design team blogs and on the Reverse Confetti Blog for a chance to win a 15.00 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store.  There's also a 15.00 prize up for grabs on the Reverse Confetti Facebook page so be sure to visit there too.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our December Blog Hop, we'll have lots more inspiration for you!  See you then!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: Day 1

Hello, sweet friends!  It's the most wonderful time of the month, I get to start giving you sneak peeks of the WONDERFUL new products being released from REVERSE CONFETTI!

Today's stamp set is certain to steal your heart!  It's called MOUSE MAIL, and of course there will be matching confetti cuts to go with it!

My card is very CAS, I wanted to highlight the adorable mice as much as possible.  I started by cutting a circle out of a piece of scratch paper and doing some ink blending inside the circle (I used Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean distress inks and an ink blending tool).  I stamped and colored the mice using Copic markers, and die cut them using MOUSE MAIL Confetti Cuts.  I stamped the sentiment from MOUSE MAIL on black card stock and embossed with white embossing powder.  The hearts were cut from pink card stock using another new product, MAILBOX STARTER Confetti Cuts.

I have one more project to share using the new MAILBOX STARTER Confetti Cuts!  This die makes an adorable little 3D mailbox that can be used in many ways.  I decided to turn it into a Christmas ornament!

The MAILBOX STARTER Confetti Cuts makes the "base" of the mailbox, all you have to do is cut a piece of 3 1/2" X 1 3/4" paper to make the arched cover/top.  You could use patterned paper for that but I decided to stamp mine.  I cut a piece of white card stock to 3 1/2" X 1 3/4" and randomly stamped the letters from MOUSE MAIL.  I then colored them with some pastel colored Copic markers.  Since I knew I was making an ornament I punched a small hole in the center of the stamped piece and threaded some blue ribbon through, tying a knot on the inside.

I die cut the base piece using from BABY BLUE Card Stock using MAILBOX STARTER Confetti Cuts.  I also cut just the word "mail" from some white card stock and glued the letters over the blue to make the word stand out.

Here's a picture of the ornament hanging on my Christmas tree, isn't it cute?!!  Since the door of the mailbox can open and close you could fill these with little treats, or little love notes, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination!

We're off to an ADORABLE start with MOUSE MAIL and MAILBOX STARTER Confetti Cuts!  Be sure to leave a comment on all of the design team blogs and on the Reverse Confetti Blog for a chance to win a 15.00 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store.  There's also a 15.00 prize up for grabs on the Reverse Confetti Facebook page so be sure to visit there too.

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Hello, sweet friends, so happy to have you stop by today!  I'm sharing a card using the current Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try!

I've been making lots of Christmas cards and presents using my Reverse Confetti products, there are so many cute ones to choose from!

To make my card I started with a BRICK card stock base and added a strip of patterned paper from the VERY MERRY 6X6 paper pad, backing the piece with some AVOCADO card stock.  Next I cut 2 more pieces of patterned paper, the trees and the green polka dot which was cut using ALL FRAMED UP Confetti Cuts.  I stamped the moose from MERRY CHRISTMOOSE and colored him with Copic markers, then I die cut him using MERRY CHRISTMOOSE Confetti Cuts.  The snowflakes and sentiment are also from MERRY CHRISTMOOSE.  I added some red and white bakers twine to my card, and some glitter glue along the edge of the sentiment and on the snowflakes. 

I stamped the moose's scarf using BRICK Dye Ink and fussy cut it.  After I glued it onto the moose I added some glossy accents to it.  I love this little guy, he's very easy to color, which I love since I struggle a bit with my coloring.

Have you tried your hand yet with this month's sketch?  You still have a few more days, the link will be open until November 29th at noon CST.  The winner of the challenge will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of 'Fetti Fave!