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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Plum Perfect Mini Bags


Well, hi everyone!  Hot enough for ya?  It sure is here (North Texas)--our heat index this week has been topping out at around 105-107 degrees.  That's just too hot to do anything!  No Six Flags, no pool.  We just stay in and come up with other things to do.  Yesterday's theme was cooking and baking.  We made spaghetti squash pizza casserole for dinner and a zuchini banana dark chocolate chip bread that was AMAZING!  Lindsie and I took turns being each other's sous chef.  I'm so glad she's like me and enjoys cooking. 

So while all that was baking, I threw a couple of sweet little treat bags together using some fun stuff from REVERSE CONFETTI.  The quick little bag was just made from a couple of pieces of cardstock and patterned paper and some score lines.  I'll have a bit more info and the measurements below.


After I figured out the concept of the bags themselves, with a little help from Pinterest, I wanted to decorate them with the cute jam jars from the IN A JAM stamp set and cut from the IN A JAM Confetti Cuts.  I used some of our new ink colors for the "labels"--Wine and WisteriaSidenote about the Wine ink color--If you are a Texas Aggie fan, this is the PERFECT color!


More about the bag itself:  It's not a die, but just a pattern I found for a simple rectangle that is 4.5 x 6.5 and scored the long side at 2.75 and 3.75;  the short side at 1 and 3.5.  That's how I did the white one, but I wanted to make one with our FRIGHT NIGHT 6x6 paper pad.  So that's where the green one is cut from.  I obviously had to adjust the rectangle size to 4.5 x 6 and scored at 2.5 and 3.5 on the long side and again at 1 and 3.5 inches on the short side.  You then have to snip the short score lines in the middle of the long side so that the bag will fold.  I held them together with Scor-tape.  The green one is just a tad shorter  than the white one since I started with a smaller rectangle, but it's still pretty cute!  I added the HANG UPS, TOO Confetti Cuts with a brad through them as a cute way to "close" the bag and then tied some RC twine around each one.  To open them all you have to do is undo the brad--there's no glue on the hang ups.  These would make cute little back to school treats to give out to teachers, or even as a hanging embellishment on a gift bag!


Quick measurements:
White bag--4.5 x 6.5 rectangle, scored at 2.75 and 3.75 on long side & 1 and  3.5 inches on short side.
Green bag--4.5 x 6 rectangle, scored at 2.5 and 3.5 on long side & 1 and 3.5 inches on short side. 



 



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti


Well, today it's my turn to share my latest card for the JULY SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY from REVERSE CONFETTI. I thought I'd try mixing a little old with a little new and I think it all turned out pretty sweet!

I still had a few of the strawberries on my desk from the new BERRY SWEET stamp set and BERRY SWEET Confetti Cuts, so they became the stars of the show. 

SFYTT
I then started with the LEAVES COVER PANEL as my background.  When the pieces didn't exactly fall out, I kind of liked the look of that, so I secured them from the back with strips of washi tape and glued the whole piece to my card base. 


I used the large dots from the older FRIGHT NIGHT 6x6 paper pad as my diagonal piece and cut the green LACY SCALLOP FRAME Confetti Cuts as a backdrop for the new ROUNDED TOP LAYERS Confetti Cuts.  Then all I added was the sentiment circle, the strawberries and a few silver sequins for a little bling.  I do have to say I am loving that color combo! 

Here's a look at what I used today. Y'all be sure and head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog 

to see what the other gals have created for today, and all the details on how to play along for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti Gift Certificate! It would sure be sweet if you played along!  LOL!
 






Saturday, July 8, 2017

July New Release Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti

 
Well, it's the 8th of the month and that means it's time for a brand new shiny JULY NEW RELEASE blog hop from REVERSE CONFETTI!  This time, we each have two new projects to share for the hop.  We hope you've enjoyed seeing all the sneak peeks and are as excited as we are about all the newest offerings!  Do you have any favorites?  Don't forget to try out the new PREMIER POLAR WHITE cardstock!  I'm telling y'all--you won't be sorry!

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from LAURIE'S BLOG. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of projects for you to see using all the new Reverse Confetti stamp sets and dies!

I'm going to keep this short and to the point and I'll just list the new stuff I used under each project, okay!?!  (Don't want to keep anyone too long before shopping!)  



BERRY SWEET
BERRY SWEET CONFETTI CUTS
SENTIMENT ESSENTIALS
SENTIMENT ESSENTIALS CONFETTI CUTS
PIERCED ROUND TOP LAYERS
SQUARED OFF COVER PANEL
PREMIER POLAR WHITE
OLIVE INKPAD
GRASS INKPAD





 





HELLO SQUARE CONFETTI CUTS 
UNDER THE UMBRELLA 6X6 PATTERNED PAPER PAD



Normally, I'm the last person on the hop every month, but this time, one of our very special guests is following me up to close us out...
I think you're going to like her--
Our newest 'Fetti Friend---THERESE CALVIRD


A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”… 
 
July's SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along.  Click HERE for a chance to win and become our newest ‘Fetti Fave!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Countdown to Confetti: Mahalo and Berry Sweet


Well, we are on day three (the last day) of our JULY sneak peeks from REVERSE CONFETTI, and today will be no different in sharing some more great new products available tomorrow. What's your favorites so far? There's so much to be excited about!  Everything is just so amazing, especially all those new ink colors. 
The last two stamp sets being debuted today make the perfect summer essentials and would actually be cute not only for cards, but scrapbook layouts too.  We're playing with the new MAHALO stamp set with coordinating MAHALO Confetti Cuts along with the new BERRY SWEET stamp and Confetti Cuts sets. 


I'm in love with the island feel of the new MAHALO stamp set.  The little coconut drinks were so easy to stamp as they are an outline, but have solid stamps to add the color of the coconut, umbrellas and straws.  The strip along the edge of my card is from the new UNDER THE UMBRELLA 6x6 paper pad.  I can tell that thing isn't going to last me long!  I accented the drinks with some more flowers from the BUILD A BUNCH stamps and BUILD A BUNCH Confetti Cuts.  The flowers, umbrellas and sentiment all use the new ISLAND BLUE and MAGENTA inks.  I also created some tiny fringe, shaped it and attached it to my coconut drinks for a fun touch! 


My second card has such a "Strawberry Shortcake" feel and that was exactly what I wanted!  I cut my base pieces, including a pink base (that you can't see), a square of some of the new patterned paper, a red strip, and the new THANKS SQUARE Confetti Cuts.  Before I attached the "thanks", I used my Zig Clean Color watercolor markers to create the ombre look over the lettering. 


Then I stamped the strawberry, sentiment, leaves and cut the little white flower also from the BERRY SWEET Confetti Cuts set.  I glued everything together, but left the "thanks" without glue so that I could slip the strawberry and the sentiment right under it.  Don't keel over--this card had NO pop dots!  LOL!









Okay, that's about all for me for now--Just so y'all know...everything will be available on the 8th--that's tomorrow!  Meanwhile, don't forget that you can check out the link list going below daily (JULY 5-8) for all the sneak peeks.  You'll want to leave a comment for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  We'll wrap up with a blog hop on the 8th as well that y'all won't want to miss.


Want to win some Reverse Confetti of your very own?
Leave a comment on each of the designer's blogs for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  Comments will close at noon CST on JULY 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on JULY 7th on the Reverse Confetti Blog and our Facebook page.  In addition to having a chance to win just by leaving a comment on the sneak peek posts, we are giving away new product each day on the RC blog and we are also running a Facebook promotion for a chance to win another  $15 gift certificate. After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and look for the promotional graphic.

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