Thursday, September 13, 2018

Reverse Confetti - For A Friend Gift Ensemble

I'm on the Reverse Confetti blog today kicking off a brand-new Confetti Camera theme: For A Friend. This round, we'll be focusing on card and gift ensembles for a friend.

What is Confetti Camera? Each week, one of the Confetti Crew designers takes a turn interpreting the theme. Today is my turn! 

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

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Papertrey Ink September Release - Dashing Through The Snow Collection

Welcome to Day Four of Papertrey Ink's September release countdown. 

Today I'll be sharing some products from Betsy Veldman's DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW COLLECTION. This collection includes die sets for a train, a pick-up truck, and a sleigh, as well as a stamp set that coordinates with all three die sets. You're in for a treat. These are sooooo cute!

You can find all the details about these new products HERE.

The September Release products will be available at 10 pm September 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

I've put together a "North Pole Express" Christmas train to share with you using DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW: TRAIN dies and DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW SENTIMENTS images. Be sure to watch Betsy's assembly video, which will make putting these together easy.

All three vehicles are designed to be treat holders if you'd like to use them for gift-giving. But they are adorable as holiday decor as well.

The basic construction includes a rounded front engine and a more boxy cab. The cab is the part where you can house your treats or small gift. 

After assembling the basic train, I did a little decorating using the DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW SENTIMENTS stamps and a few other sets.

The "24" on the front, the "North Pole Express," and the scroll details for the cab window are all from DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW SENTIMENTS. I added some Christmas greens from another September release set. The snowflakes on top of the cab are from WINTER FOX, also in this month's release. I looked through my stamp sets for something I could use as "steam" and found an image in an unlikely place: FOREST FLOOR: SPRING. Love when that happens!

For one final embellishment, I added some jingle bells to the steam pipe. 

And then here's a look at the inside. If you adhere the lid on just one side, you'll have a box for gift-giving. I can't wait to make more of these in all sorts of color combos. And I'm sure you, too, are already thinking of ways to use this beyond Christmas -- baby showers, baby decor, birthday favors, and more!

For a look at the other "vehicles" in the DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW collection, as well as today's other featured products, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Papertrey Ink September Release - Merry Mug + Sentiment Staples: Christmas

Hello and welcome to Day One of Papertrey Ink's September Release countdown! This release is full of classy and beautifully designed holiday products. I can't wait for you to see everything over the next five days!

Today's featured products are: 


You can find all the details about these new products HERE.

The September Release products will be available at 10 pm September 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.


MERRY MUGS is such a cute set! The mug image is stamped in two parts, the main mug image and then several choices for the band, as well as various sentiments that fit within. In addition, you can add some whipped cream/froth for a hot cocoa or coffee beverage, or a sweet little tea bag instead. I couldn't choose, so we have one of each! 

I stamped both mugs and Christmas colors and added the candy cane stripe to the centers. The little holly leaf image makes a perfect little embellishment!

Along the top, I did some ink blending in Mint Julep and added some opaque white and Vintage Jadeite splatter. The sentiment is from SENTIMENT STAPLES: CHRISTMAS and accented with another pair of holly leaves.

Stamps: Merry Mug, Sentiment Staples: Christmas
Dies: Merry Mug
Ink: Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Pure Poppy
Scarlet Jewel, Pale Peony, True Black
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Vintage Jadeite
Other: Dr. Ph Martin's bleed-proof white, clear sequins, white linen thread

For lots more inspiration and new product details, visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks for visiting!

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti September Release Hop

It's Release Day at Reverse Confetti! 

7 stamp sets
9 Confetti Cuts dies
1 6x6 paper pad 

All of the new products now available in the Reverse Confetti store.

Join the Confetti Crew today for a blog hop to celebrate. The hop begins on the Reverse Confetti blog. You should have arrived here from Melissa Phillips's blog.  and you'll head to Lydia Fiedler's blog next. (The full hop order is down below, too.)

I couldn't resist making more gift sacks using the BAG & TAGS CREATOR die set. I just love these!

My first bag features HOLIDAY GNOMES. Oh my goodness, they are just too adorable! I cut two pieces from the BAG & TAGS CREATOR and simply taped them together on three sides. 

All of the HOLIDAY GNOMES images are stamped and colored with Copics, except for the house, which as paper pieced from one of the ABUNDANT AUTUMN patterns. I used a PIERCED ROUND TOP LAYERS die for the white "snowy" base and just cut the top into a wavy shape with scissors (most of that is covered up anyway). The pierced edge along the bottom and sides is a fun detail, and the size fits these bags perfectly.

This bag was cut from LEAD card stock. I stamped the base with white pigment ink, tucked in some tissue paper, and added a simple tag with the tag dies from BAG & TAGS CREATOR.


For this next bag, I used the tag dies as ornaments. They were so quick to assemble!

The greens are from CHRISTMAS CANDLES, the little snowflakes in the background are from HOLIDAY GNOMES, and the sentiment is from the previously released SENTIMENTAL CHRISTMAS.

The bag base here is actually kraft wrapping paper -- the kind that comes on the big wrapping paper rolls. Because it's much thinner than card stock, this bag has more give and will hold something a little more bulky.


For my last bag, I went with a beautiful Christmas red. 

The wreath was diecut using the LEAFY WREATH Confetti Cuts dies. I added some greenery from CHRISTMAS CANDLES and a sentiment from TRIANGLE TREES

The bag was cut from SALSA card stock that I stamped in both white pigment ink and SALSA INK using the greenery images from CHRISTMAS CANDLES.

I'm excited to use these this holiday season for gift cards and small candy treats!

Those gnomes! 💗

For more new release inspiration, visit the Confetti Crew, Fetti Friends, and special guests:

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Countdown to Confetti - Triangle Trees, Holiday Gnomes, and Christmas Candles

It's the third and final day of Reverse Confetti's September release countdown - welcome!

We are introducing three sets today: TRIANGLE TREESHOLIDAY GNOMES and CHRISTMAS CANDLES.

All of the new products will be available for purchase at midnight (ET) tonight.

Two chances to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate: 1) Leave comments on each designer's blog; 2) Head over to our Reverse Confetti Facebook page for an additional giveaway. 

My first project features CHRISTMAS CANDLES. This set includes three candles, greenery, candle "glow" images, and sentiments. I chose to group all three candles together and tucked some greenery behind and around.

I placed my arrangement against a STITCHED RAYS COVER PANEL background, ink blended the background with a soft yellow glow, and then accented each flame with a touch of glitter.

The CHRISTMAS CANDLES sentiments are in this beautiful font we've all fallen in love with!

Next up is TRIANGLE TREES. I love this set so much! So bold and graphic and fun, and great for way more than just trees! I can't wait to play with this one a LOT more!

For today's card, I went with the Christmas/winter theme. 

I heat embossed in white and did some messy watercoloring, then grouped them into one big forest. (Or Christmas tree farm?) For accents, I added three snowflakes from the SNOWFLAKE TRIO Confetti Cuts set topped with jumbo magenta sequins.

The simple font style of the sentiments in this set are a perfect accompaniment to the bold tree designs. 

In the background, I added two patterns from the ABUNDANT AUTUMN paper pad and used the FALLING CONFETTI Confetti Cuts die to add a falling snow effect along the top.

For more TRIANGLE TREES , HOLIDAY GNOMES (I'm excited to share my project with these cuties tomorrow during the blog hop!), and CHRISTMAS CANDLES inspiration, visit the Reverse Confetti Crew and 'Fetti Friends:

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