Thursday, February 26, 2015

today,the card set…

Today is last day I get to share a project with you as an official “’fetti friend” as my term ends the last day of February.  I’ve really loved using the products from Reverse Confetti and hope I’ve inspired you to at least take a look at their website and blog

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Most of my projects over the last couple of months have been Valentine’s Day or Love themed. Not this time! I wanted to create a more generic set of cards.  I really loved the bold “Today” stamp in the “Right Here, Right Now” set and decided to use it to create a set of “everyday” note cards.

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I wanted the “TODAY” to really stand out, so I used bright red ink (Doodlebug’s “Ladybug” Red ink by Colorbox) on smooth white cardstock.  I embellished each card differently, but used die-cut shapes, cut with the “Square Tag” and “Documented” Dies by Reverse Confetti.  I chose papers and brads from the “Anything Goes” collection by Echo Park Paper Co.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog TODAY – and thanks again to the nice folks at Reverse Confetti for inviting me to join them for a few months! :)

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Speaking of “TODAY,” I’ve had the words to this hymn playing over and over in my mind since I started this project – so I thought I’d share the lyrics here:

Today, while the sun shines, work with a will;
Today all your duties with patience fulfill.
Today, while the birds sing, harbor no care;
Call life a good gift; call the world fair.

Today, today, work with a will;
Today, today, your duties fulfill.
Today, today, work while you may;
Prepare for tomorrow by working today.

Today seek the treasure better than gold,
The peace and the joy that are found in the fold.
Today seek the gems that shine in the heart;
While here we labor, choose the better part.

Today seek for goodness, virtue, and truth,
As crown of your life and the grace of your youth.
Today, while the heart beats, live to be true,
Constant and faithful all the way through.

Now…Go out and take advantage of TODAY – make it a great one!!!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

valentine treat boxes|reverse confetti blog hop…

Hello there friends!  Welcome to this stop on the Reverse Confetti blog hop! 

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You should have just arrived from my buddy, Stacey Schafer’s blog!  If not, please join us at the beginning and hop all the way through – start HERE!

Our challenge for today’s hop is “ABC Valentine” – which means Anything But a Card!  Now, I don’t know about you, but I feel like “Valentine” is synonymous with “Card,” but I’m never one to back down from a challenge.  If I can’t make a card, I’m going to share some candy!

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I started by using my Silhouette to cut out these cute milk carton boxes.  The heart shaped die in the “Puppy Love Confetti Dies” set was the perfect size to cut a heart/hole in the front of each box.  I backed the open space with a 2”x2” piece of transparency paper so the candy wouldn’t fall out.

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After allowing the glue to dry, I began assembling the boxes and filling them with delicious candy hearts. Then I started working on the gift tags.

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I stamped four puppies (three boys and a girl) onto some patterned paper – white with text. Then I pulled out my pastel pencils and added some color to each puppy.  After they were colored, I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

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Next, I cut four tags with the square tag die (listed below).  I also stamped extra puppies onto patterned paper and cut out the bows, attaching them over the white puppy bows.

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I added the puppies, the “I love you” paper to the tag bases and tied them to the treat cartons.

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I love being able to create fun and unique packaging options for store-bought treats!

Speaking of treats…be sure to check out the special Valentine’s Sale at the Reverse Confetti Shop!

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And now, please hop along and see what Sarah Gough has in store for your viewing pleasure today! As you are hopping along, be sure to comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. Comments close on Thursday at noon CST and winner will be announced on Friday!

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Monday, February 02, 2015

reverse confetti | sketch for you to try…

Did you know that every month, there’s a new sketch for you to try (SFYTT) AND a fun contest on the Reverse Confetti blog?  Since I’m guest designing for them this month, I was able to get a sneak peek of this month’s sketch, and even give it a go already!

This is the fun Valentine’s Day card I created:

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Based on this sketch (SFYTT #21):

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A close-up look:

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Be sure to check out the sketch (and the 20 that came before this one) PLUS see how YOU can win – all of the information is right HERE!

I am having so much fun playing with the awesome Reverse Confetti products and joining their amazing team – I am excited to have another month to look forward to!

Here are links to the awesome Reverse Confetti products I used (you can click on any of the images below for more product information and/or to purchase):

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I used patterned papers and stickers from Pebbles Inc. as well:

Friday, January 30, 2015

it’s reverse confetti “two ‘fer” time…

I just LOVE when I can get a “two ‘fer” – a two-for-one- deal…don’t you?  I especially love when I can use the “scraps” or left-overs from a project to create a second project!  This card set is a perfect example of just that!

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I created the focal point piece for two cards with one “quick card panel” from Reverse Confetti!  The cute “heart love” confetti cuts die made it possible!

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I simply cut the entire piece from the center of the quick card panel (pictured on the left side above).  I used the card panel and the “negative pieces from the die-cut image to piece back together the heart and “love” image.  I used foam adhesive squares to pop up the heart.  I just love how a little bit of dimension adds so much to a project!  I used patterned papers, stickers, and twine from Doodlebug design (links below) to complete this fun black and red card.

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For my second card, I used the white piece that I cut out of the card panel.  I replaced the itty bitty pieces in the center of the “l” and the “e” and that’s it!  I used patterned papers, a cute love-bug sticker, washi tape, and “sprinkles” from Doodlebug Design as well as a cute patterned paper from Pebbles Inc. to complete this cute card.

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Isn’t it fun to see how different these two cards look, even with the SAME piece used as the main element?  I love that!

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Have you started creating YOUR Valentines yet?  Try creating a “two-fer” for yourself!!

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