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Monday, December 5, 2016

Countdown to Confetti: Mouse Mail


Well, the Christmas holidays are upon us!  The December release from REVERSE CONFETTI will soon be available on the 8th and that's plenty of time for gift-giving.  Get ready to fall in love with some of the cutest stamps and dies we've ever seen!  We are introducing 4 new stamp sets and 6 new Confetti Cuts die sets (you'll see the other new lines continued next month such as the inks, etc.).


Today is the first day of sneak peeks and the Confetti Crew is sending you smiles with the debut of this super cute stamp set, MOUSE MAIL along with its coordinating MOUSE MAIL Confetti Cuts.


Normally, I wouldn't think of mice as "cute", but these little guys from MOUSE MAIL are just the sweetest! This is a perfect set to just send a hello, happy mail or thank yous to anyone you know.  The cute little pieces of mail and the mice themselves are quick to color (or barely color like I did here-no coloring on the mice, only their ears and clothes!), making them adorable and easy to use.  After stamping and coloring, I used the MOUSE MAIL Confetti Cuts and just added them to my card with pop dots.  Here's a peek at these two new products:

Okay, that's about all from me today!  Come visit me again tomorrow!  We have lots more sneak peeks to share over the next 2 days.  Then, everything will be available on the 8th.  Don't forget that Jen has a link list going daily (DECEMBER 5-8) for all the sneak peeks over on the REVERSE CONFETTI blog HERE.  


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 DECEMBER 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on DECEMBER 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 also running a Facebook promotion for a chance to win a $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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags


Well, Happy Thanksgiving!  I don't know why, but I'm super excited about this holiday season.  I've decided to simplify things this year, with more decorating and family time and less hustle and bustle and stressing over what needs to be done (although I do want to try and get a good Black Friday deal on a smallish TV).  Sounds like a good plan, we'll see how it pans out!
Anyway, today I'm taking part in Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas TagsREVERSE CONFETTI is sponsoring today's post on her blog HERE.  There are several Confetti Crew members playing along, so be sure to hop along.  You can find links to our team on the REVERSE CONFETTI blog HERE. 


In keeping with a simplified theme this year, I kept my tag sweet and simple using only a couple of die cuts and one stamp set.  I started with the circle from the LACY SCALLOP CIRCLES Confetti Cuts.  I stamped the cute phrase from the TINSEL 'N TRIM stamp set.  Next I added a strip of the red and white paper and popped on a couple of flakes from the SNOWFLAKE TRIO Confetti Cuts set.  I added the red twine as a tie and a sequin to the middle of the layered snowflakes.  Easy peasy!  I plan to write the "to" name on the red and white strip.  This would be so simple to duplicate and I KNOW The Container Store has wrapping paper to match!

Speaking of Black Friday sales, today REVERSE CONFETTI  is announcing their very own Black Friday sale.  
Use this code to get 20% off!!

I hope you'll visit Tracey's blog, In My Creative Opinion, every day to see her fantastic array of Christmas/Holiday tags all throughout this month.  She has 25 sponsors for her 25 days of tags!
 
Do you want to win a prize?  Prizes will be drawn from the comments on Tracey's posts each day, the posts of any or all of her guests, and by creating a Christmas Tag inspired by a tag you see during the event.  Details and a link up are at Tracey's blog; you have until December 2 at 12:00 am.  Prizes will be announced Dec. 9 on her blog.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Crazy for Christmas--Decor and More


Well, today is the last day of REVERSE CONFETTI'S CRAZY FOR CHRISTMAS series.  You might think we saved the best for last, but for me, it's a hard decision on what my favorites have been so far.  The entire Confetti Crew has done some amazing work these past few days and I can't wait to see what they have all created for today--Christmas Decor and More!

I love the trendy idea of a frame or board of some sort with twine stretched from side to side and little clippies on it to hang things (pictures, quotes, etc.) from.  So after I took my mom to the doctor the other day, we made a quick trip to Michael's to scope out their frame selection as a starting point for my project. 


I came across this amazing wooden Christmas tree with the twine and clips I had envisioned already attached for 60% off, so I snatched it up right away (it came to $9.99), came home, ordered a collage print on my Walgreen's app in case I needed several small pictures, and started the embellishing process...


I knew I wanted to create a couple of mock "gifts", so I started by creating the squares with some AVOCADO cardstock and pieces from the VERY MERRY 6X6 PAPER PAD.  Next came the paper bows from the LAYERED BOW Confetti Cuts.


As I was trying to stick with a very graphic, but rustic theme, I thought it would be fun to add a couple of pure white snowflakes, mixed with some STONE, AVOCADO and BRICK colored accents.  I used the LAYERED SNOWFLAKE Confetti Cuts from last year, but kept them very simple.


I had purchased the metal accents and just highlighted them with a snowflake and the one picture of my girls from last Christmas. 


The tag was super fun to make.  I used the long skinny tag die from the IN THE BAG Confetti Cuts and a snippet of paper from VERY MERRY.  I had been looking at some older Christmas paper from Simple Stories that said, "cheer" on it and realized I could do that with my CLINK Confetti Cut and just cut off the "S" at the end! 


Okay, so what do y'all think?  Super fun and "collage-y/trendy", no?  I happen to love it.  The best part?  I can take it all off and start over every year!  Wouldn't my cute little embellishments and photo make a great scrapbook layout?!  Don't be surprised if you see that transformation in the near future!


 
 
Check out the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG for a list of all the girls sharing their creative gifts-- 
God-given and the actual decor they made!  LOL!!


pssst...hey, Little Blue House 'Fetti Fan girls--do y'all see anything on here that we could make for our Christmas tag workshop coming up in December?  I do.  Wink wink!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Crazy for Christmas--Lil' Gifties


Well, today is the second installment of our CRAZY FOR CHRISTMAS feature from REVERSE CONFETTI.  Today, we are all about those little gifties that are perfect for a quick neighbor, teacher, mailman, boss, hairdresser, etc. that are easy to duplicate and make multiples of. 

I thought I'd make a cute Mason jar filled with Hershey kisses, and somehow come up with a Santa face from different REVERSE CONFETTI Confetti Cuts dies.  Here's what I did...


The jar wraps were easy enough with a couple of 2x12" strips to go around each jar, followed by some ribbon layered on top.  I started digging through my dies (literally digging...y'all don't want to KNOW my storage system sitch!), and came upon a few that worked great! 


Here's a pic of what I pulled, and you can follow along below to see what sets they came from and what went where!


Once I cut all my pieces, it was time to put them together and hopefully make some Santa magic!  The VINTAGE ORNAMENT became a perfect beard once I embossed it with a swirly Cuttlebug folder.  The circle from the FLOWERS FOR MOM Confetti cuts was just the right size for a face and his rosy cheeks are put on with a Q-tip and my blush from my make-up bag!  I hand cut the oval-ish nose and added a little blush to it as well.


His eyes and mouth are just simply from a regular hole punch.  The mouth got tucked under the snip off of the WHEAT Confetti Cuts (who knew?), which I cut and turned upside down for a mustache, and his eyes have a little white gel pen dot for detail. 


Finally, I added his cute Santa hat using the PARTY HAT Confetti Cuts and before I added the puffball for the top, I was sure to give his hat a little fold-down to make it look very Kris Kringle-y!! 


Diamond Stickles were added to the puffball cutout, the fur, and his beard for sparkle and the tag was stamped in BRICK ink with the TINSEL 'N TRIM stamp set and tied on with lots of fun green and white twine from my stash...any cute Christmas sentiment would be cute here. 


Ok, literally these both took me about an hour and a half total, which includes the digging for dies, and picking out paper from my scraps, but with the exception of the trip to Kroger for the kisses!! 





Check out the REVERSE CONFETTI BLOG for a list of all the girls sharing their creative gifts-- 
God-given and the actual gifts they made!  LOL!!


pssst...Little Blue House 'Fetti Fans girls, we just *may* have to make one of these in my December Tags 'n Treats class! 

Friday, November 11, 2016

November Sketch for You to Try from Reverse Confetti


Well, with all the turmoil over the election and on social media lately, I'm ready to take a break, focus on our family, and dive into the holidays.  Let's have some positive thoughts for a change!  How about doing a little crafting to get into a more happy frame of mind, ok?
SFYTT
I've got a fun card to share today that uses the latest SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY from REVERSE CONFETTI!


Blues don't usually grab me when I start to make something, but I am LOVING the new shades of blue from REVERSE CONFETTI! ---that Navy--swoon!!!  The WARM HEART 6x6 patterned paper pad got me going on this card and I just layered it up according to the sketch from there.  There's lots of older Confetti Cuts to love on my card, so I'll just list them (with links):

WINTER WORD COORDINATES (stamp set for "let it")

 This card made me really happy and was fun to make, keeping in the blue family and using that pop of green!  I can see myself using this sketch again very soon!  Ok, so you think Eric will be ok with me playing Christmas music this weekend?  Haha.  Not likely.

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! 


 

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