Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Reverse Confetti August SFYTT + Giveaway!


August is an extra special month for Reverse Confetti, as it's owner Jen del Muro's birthday month. To keep the celebration going, all month long the Confetti Crew will take turns giving away a stamp set. I'm super excited that today is my turn!

 I'll be giving away The Buzz stamp set to a lucky blog reader. All you have to do is leave a comment here by noon CST on Friday, August 28. 

I've used my favorite sentiment from The Buzz for this month's Sketch For You To Try sample. Have you played along with this month's sketch? The deadline is noon CST on August 29. Link up HERE.

Here's the August sketch:



I pulled out some older Echo Park papers that I'm guilty of hoarding (but they're so cute!). The background of the stitched frame is embossed with the Woodgrain Confetti Cuts die. I stamped a few bees from The Buzz, colored them, die-cut them with the coordinating The Buzz Confetti Cuts, and adhered them to the frame. A few clear sequins and some black and white baker's twine finish things off.


STAMPS: The Buzz

CONFETTI CUTS DIES: The Buzz, Woodgain

INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black

PAPER: Echo Park Country Drive patterned paper, white card stock

OTHER:  stitched frame die, Copic markers, clear sequins, black and white baker's twine


 


Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hello Adventure


Congrats to Freshly Made Sketches on reaching their 200th sketch milestone! Reverse Confetti is sponsoring this challenge, so be sure to head to FMS for all the details.




Here's the sketch:



Cool sketch, with lots of room for interpretation. I opted for patterned paper for both panels with a sentiment cluster at the "seam."



Hello was die-cut with the Hello Confetti Cuts die. The word "adventure" is from one of the sentiments in Here We Go, and has been white embossed on a vellum Tag Me die-cut.

The papers are from My Mind's Eye's Hello World 6x6 collection.

I *tried* to keep it clean :D


STAMPS: Here We Go

CONFETTI CUTS DIES: Tag Me, Hello

INK:  VersaMark

PAPER: ivory card stock; My Mind's Eye Hello World 6x6 collection

OTHER: sewing machine, vellum, white embossing powder, natural linen thread

 


Thanks for visiting! I'm hoping to see some Reverse Confetti creations in the Freshly Made Sketches link list for this sketch!


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

It's Been Too Long


Hello, friends, and happy Tuesday! Today's card features a simple black and white stamped background softened with sponging and vellum, along with a sparkly butterfly focal point cut with the gorgeous Elegant Butterfly Overlays die from Taylored Expressions

Hope you'll join me on the Taylored Expressions blog for more photos and how-to.

Have a fabulous day!


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Papertrey Ink August Release In Review

Who's excited for tonight's Papertrey release? 10 pm EST is the magic moment!

I have a few more projects to share today. Most are super simple and straightforward, so I'll skip the chatter and the how-to for the most part. Supplies will be listed, of course, and as always, if you if you have any questions, just leave a comment or shoot me an email.


These pumpkins in Lizzie's Pumpkin Patch set are so cute! I love all the different patterns .



STAMPS: Pumpkin Patch
DIES: Pumpkin Patch
INK: Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, and Ocean Tides
PAPER: Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold, True Black, and white card stock
OTHER: white linen thread, wood veneer stars, foam adhesive





'Tis the season to bring out the burlap and canvas. The pumpkin is die-cut from canvas, stamped, and adhered to a card stock die-cut to make it more sturdy



STAMPS: Pumpkin Patch
DIES: Pumpkin Patch, Double-Ended Banners
INK: Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay
PAPER: Rustic white card stock, Road Trip pattern paper pack
OTHER: jute string, burlap fabric, canvas, covered wire ribbon, distressing tool




How gorgeous are the leaves from Dawn's Enclosed: Leaf stamps/dies?


I watercolored the leaves using Distress Inks.


STAMPS: Petite Places: Spook Manor
DIES: Petite Places: Spook Manor, Scene It: Basic Backer Die, Scene It: Hallows Eve
INK: Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding
PAPER: Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold, True Black, and white card stock
OTHER: white linen thread, wood veneer stars, foam adhesive





Scribbled Sentiments has such a playful, fun look. The circle was stamped with two impressions from the circle brushstroke in Brushed Off. The horizontal lines are from Southwestern Style.



STAMPS: Petite Places: Spook Manor
DIES: Petite Places: Spook Manor, Scene It: Basic Backer Die, Scene It: Hallows Eve
INK: Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding
PAPER: Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold, True Black, and white card stock
OTHER: white linen thread, wood veneer stars, foam adhesive





This fun color combo materialized in the scrap pile: Harvest Gold, Ocean Tides, Scarlet Jewel, Melon Berry, and Simply Chartreuse. Images and sentiment are from Dawn's Fall Florals. Background paper is from Heather's Twig Wreath collection.


I'm really loving the bold, graphic and happy feel of Fall Florals!


STAMPS: Petite Places: Spook Manor
DIES: Petite Places: Spook Manor, Scene It: Basic Backer Die, Scene It: Hallows Eve
INK: Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding
PAPER: Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold, True Black, and white card stock
OTHER: white linen thread, wood veneer stars, foam adhesive





One last card, this one featuring Betsy's Quilted: Autumn.



STAMPS: Petite Places: Spook Manor
DIES: Petite Places: Spook Manor, Scene It: Basic Backer Die, Scene It: Hallows Eve
INK: Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding
PAPER: Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold, True Black, and white card stock
OTHER: white linen thread, wood veneer stars, foam adhesive



Don't forget to visit the Papertrey team for lots more from the August release:



Thanks so much for visiting,

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hallows Eve Inspiration

Welcome to Day Five of Papertrey Ink's August release countdown. Today is our biggest countdown day, as we share loads and loads of new Halloween products. I'm practically giddy over how cute and clever these new products are!

All of the new products will be available for purchase at 10 pm August 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

Let's kick things off with Betsy's newest addition to the Petite Places line: Spook Manor.



How cute is that crooked house? As with Betsy's previous Petite Places sets, it's all about the details. Those two flying ghosts are my favorite, but check out the pumpkins and the trick-or-treater and the fence, too. 


The spooky background layers were done with dies from the new Scene It: Hallows Eve dies. I just adore these!

I kept the rest of the design simple, just a background panel of Soft Stone Stripe pattern paper, a simple length of white crochet thread tied off in a bow, and a few wood veneer stars. The sentiment is from the Make It Market: Halloween Pin-Ups Mini Kit, which is coming up next.


STAMPS: Petite Places: Spook Manor
DIES: Petite Places: Spook Manor, Scene It: Basic Backer Die, Scene It: Hallows Eve
INK: Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse, Plum Pudding
PAPER: Enchanted Evening, Harvest Gold, True Black, and white card stock
OTHER: white linen thread, wood veneer stars, foam adhesive




I don't know how Betsy does what she does, and does it so magnificently, but I hope she never stops! Her new Make It Market: Halloween Pin-Ups Mini Kit is darling and sooooo Betsy! All of your favorite Halloween characters in tall skinny form for altered clothespins (and so much more!). Like previous kits, you'll get stamps, dies, pre-designed papers for die-cutting, and accessories -- this time, printed gift bags, baker's twine, and clothespins.


For this treat packaging, I've used a small black chevron bag. Layered on top are a white solid Monthly Moments Journal Card 1, a Simply Chartreuse Monthly Moments Journal Card 5, a white banner from Keep It Simple: Frames, all tied together with the Halloween baker's twine from the kit, a Dracula clothespin, and a sentiment die-cut from the kit.


For all of my Halloween Pin-Ups projects, I've worked with the pre-designed die-cut-ready papers in the kit. They make crafting so quick and easy you almost feel like you're cheating. The best thing is that if you need to mass-produce something, or just run out of the pre-designed die-cuts, you have the stamps to make your own. 


Next up is a set of clothespin magnets packaged very simply for a fun little gift. This time I adhered the bodies and heads with the clip part up (squeeze at the feet to open). I turned them to magnets by adhering a length of magnet tape to the back. 


All three are clipped to a small patterned paper strip. I think this would be such a cute gift!


The kit components work just as well on cards too. Here, I've featured a pair of mis-matched witch legs die-cuts and a stamped sentiment.


I was going for a bubbly witch's brew look along the bottom. The Plum Pudding piece is trimmed down from the new Night Sky Cover Plate die, and the sequins are meant to be bubbles.


Supplies:  Make It Market Mini Kit: Halloween Pin-Ups kit
Extras: white, Simply Chartreuse, and Plum Pudding card stock; True Black Bitty Dots Paper; Night Sky Cover Plate; True Black and Simply Chartreuse ink, blending tool, clear sequins, foam tape




Next up is a witch hat Halloween decor piece that I made using the Party Hat and Party Hat Trims dies from a few months ago. 


It features Lizzie's super cute Haunted Headstones stamps and dies. I die-cut the headstones from Smokey Shadow card stock, stamped them with Fresh Snow ink, then added the sentiments in Smokey Shadow. I love these sentiments -- so super cute and funny! (And creepy ... some of them, anyway.)

Behind the headstones is the spooky moon from the Scene It: Hallows Eve dies, die-cut in white card stock and sponged with Lemon Tart ink.


A word about the construction: The hat part was made by die-cutting two pieces and joining them together by the scored flaps. To add a brim, I die-cut an oversize scalloped circle (using a Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities die, but you could use an electronic die-cutting machine or even do the trace-around-a-bowl-and-hand-cut trick, too). I cut a large hole out of the middle so that I'd be able to get to the inside in order to adhere the brim to the hat. 

The brim and hat are adhered together with four long Double-Ended Banners die-cuts. A quarter or so of each banner is adhered to the underside of the brim. The rest of the banner hinges and adheres to the inside of the hat. 

I also added some spider web ruffle to the brim and some Party Hat Trim to the bottom of the hat.


I'm not sure yet where this will go, so for good measure, I added a few tombstones to the back. Now the hat can be viewed from any angle and look complete.

Just "don't look behind you" .... ewwww!

STAMPS: Haunted Headstones
DIES: Haunted Headstones, Party Hat, Party Hat Trims, Grand Nestabilities
INK: Fresh Snow, Lemon Tart
PAPER: True Black, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse card stock
OTHER: spider web ribbon, silver star sequins, purple pom-pom, Orange Zest button, True Black baker's twine, Plum Pudding ribbon, ink blending tool





My last project for today -- a candy corn-shaped shaker card featuring the insanely awesome Shaker Shapes: Candy Corn die, oh my! I triple puffy heart LOVE candy corn. Real candy corn isn't going to play well with my current no-sugar rule, but this shaker die sure will! 


I sponged both the back layer and the frame piece with Summer Sunrise and Terracotta Tile to get that gradient look. The bottom compartment is filled with die-cut candy corn confetti. I colored each one of those candies (on both sides) and brushed them with a clear Wink of Stella pen for some shine. The top two compartments are filled with clear chunky glass glitter.

The acetate layer is stamped in Jet Black Staz-On with a sentiment from Haunted Headstones. I embellished with a Tiny Tags die-cut and some True Black baker's twine.


STAMPS: Haunted Headstones
DIES: Shaker Shapes: Candy Corn, Tiny Tags
INK: Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise; Jet Black Staz-On
PAPER: white and Soft Stone card stock
OTHER: Copic markers, acetate, clear glass glitter, liquid glue, True Black baker's twine




For more Hallows Eve Inspiration, visit the Papertrey team:



Thanks so much for visiting,


Reverse Confetti Summer Sale!



Reverse Confetti is having a 20% off sale -- woot! It's Reverse Confetti owner Jen del Muro's birthday, and this is her gift to you!

Each day of the sale, a group from the Confetti Crew will be posting inspiration. Tune in to the Reverse Confetti blog each day so you don't miss out on anything.




For my project, I finally finished up something that I began during the last release. I watercolored a Documented panel (a shy 3x4" card sized for pocket scrapbooking) and added some stamped images and layers using stamps from Weather It Together and coordinating Weather It Together Confetti Cuts dies. I drew stems and leaves onto the hearts to turn them from raindrops into flowers.

I hadn't decided what to do with the panel, but today I decided to turn it into a card by adhering it to a 3 1/2" x 4" white top-fold card base. I used a black pen to add the doodled frame around the outside.




CONFETTI CUTS DIES: Weather It Together, Documented

INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

PAPER: white card stock, watercolor paper

OTHER: Copic marikers, watercolors, dimensional adhesive, black pen



Thanks so much for stopping by!

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