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Reverse Confetti, Countdown to Confetti Day Two…

Welcome back to Day Two Sneek Peeks of the January Release for Reverse Confetti!  Today we are introducing the stamp set Butterfly Wreath and coordinating Confetti Cuts set.

I made it up two ways… the first that I’m sharing today is a CAS card colored simply with Copics (BG10, 11, 13) and then with a shimmer pen. I’ll share my other card on release day Wednesday.

I die cut the wreath in an A2 size panel to overlay the stamped and colored image that I adhered to the cardbase after coloring because… yah… remember Copics soak through the cardstock.

This card could be used for so many occasions… well this set could be! Beautiful image and sentiments!  I especially love the one, ‘you’ve been on my mind’.  Come back Wednesday to see that one used on a card! ❤

Have fun clicking through the other designers posts…you’ll want to comment because there’s prizes involved! ❤  A $15 gift certificate to a blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to a facebook commenter!  Comments will close at noon CST January 7th. The comment winners will be announced on the RC blog and FB page at 5 pm CST January 7th!

See you again tomorrow and Wednesday the 8th for RELEASE DAY and blog hop!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Reverse Confetti ‘fetti friend for January/February and it’s Countdown to Confetti Day One…


Hi everyone!  I didn’t realize how appropriate this card would be for my news today! The WOW. JUST WOW. part anyway! lol I was asked to be a guest for Reverse Confetti during January and February!  A super fun way to start the new year!

My first card is using one of the new stamp sets, omg and one of the dies from the new hearts confetti cuts. Swoon, I love this stripe heart! What else can I tuck in there?! ❤

I had fun heat embossing the sentiments in white on black cardstock (don’t they look like real dymo labels), then stapling them with the tiny attacher onto the die cut panel.

I ended up with a 5 ½ inch square card.

The small red hearts are dies from Heart Tag Toppers Confetti Cuts. ❤

My next card uses another new stamp set all the love and the coordinating die set, all the love confetti cuts.

You know I love hearts!  Yes my blog name… ❤  And by the way, in case you haven’t noticed, I did upgrade over the Christmas break to expressions with heart.com!  yay!  So you shouldn’t see any ads other than the ones I put on here to the ‘good’ stuff! hehe

You have to love the ‘confetti’ hearts I made with the new oh my heart cover panel confetti cuts die!  So colorful and sure to make the receiver smile!

I didn’t get all my wood slices used for Christmas!  That worked out great for me to have one ready to stamp and heat emboss with white powder with a couple of the other sentiments from the all the love set!  So fun to add to a gift for Valentines or hey, you don’t even have to have a reason to give!

Another close up of just the wood slice…

Thank you so much for stopping by…but wait!  There’s tons more for you to see today from the other ‘fetti friend and the regular design team!  Here’s the list and you’ll want to comment because there’s prizes involved! ❤  A $15 gift certificate to a blog commenter and a $15 gift certificate to a facebook commenter!  Comments will close at noon CST January 7th. The comment winners will be announced on the RC blog and FB page at 5 pm CST January 7th!

See you again tomorrow and Tuesday for more sneak peeks, then Wednesday the 8th for RELEASE DAY and blog hop!

Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Deanne Kuntz

Michele Ferguson

Olga Moss

Olga Matyushevskaya 

Ali Farmer

Pam Sparks (me)

 

Avery Elle · cards · CAS · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Hero Arts · Reverse Confetti · Taylored Expressions · Winter

Two CAS Christmas cards…

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Hi everyone! I have to get some posts in while it’s snowing here on the blog! lol Sharing the two cards I had the gals make at our stamp club Christmas party a couple weeks ago.

I stamped the silhouette image and sentiment from Hero Arts in black multiple times with the MISTI and Versafine Onyx Black ink, then using clear embossing powder I embossed it on a periwinkle color card-stock. The stamp set is, Greatest Gift CL559 if you want to google it.

Then I inked it with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and an ink blending tool.

The pretty Avery Elle pierced postal frame die cut and mounted with strips of craft foam. I covered both sides of a piece of craft foam with Scor-tape and cut it into strips. Thank you Cindy for that technique! It’s awesome!

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Here I used a snowflake background and word from Taylored Expressions and Crafter’s Companion watercolor paper. It’s really white. The holly and berries from Reverse Confetti.

Very easy A2 size and flat for mailing cards!  I hope you’re enjoying this creative and busy season!  It is going by way too fast for me! The tree is up and decorated and some of the other decorative things are out. yay!

oh presents…well…we’re working on it! lol

Take care! Thanks for stopping by today!

P.S. I have one TE Christmas Card class kit left if anyone is interested! I’d love to sell it!  Photo and price on the ‘For Sale’ page, a tab under my blog title.

Links to products I used…

 

Birthday · cards · copics · Reverse Confetti

Reverse Confetti Birthday Cards…

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I have two birthday cards to share today.  This little monkey is so cute and worked up so well for our grandson Cedryk’s 4th birthday.  I colored him with Copic Sketch Markers, the E40s and the background is Distress Ink blended on to the card-stock with ink blending tools.

Memory Box Rectangle Layers die for the panel, the number 4 is from TE and the ‘th’ is from Avery Elle.

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The next one was for our grandson Henry’s 10th birthday…

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The sentiment…so fun! I think I’ll stay away from those chompers!

Copic colored again…same Distress ink pad colors for the floor and the hb2u balloon. Some Doodlebug Enamel Dots.

I stamped and hand cut the zero for the ten. eek. It was hard to find the right size but it worked.  hehe

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It was fun doing some kid cards!  I need to make some more! lol September family birthday party coming up soon!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope I made you smile!

Products I used to make these cards…


 

Avery Elle · cards · CAS · copics · Digital images · Envelopes · Hero Arts · LOVE · Memory Box · Reverse Confetti · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions · Valentine · WPlus9

Valentines…

Pam Sparks Typewriter Valentine

I had great fun using stamps and dies to make Valentines last week! Our family party was yesterday so now I can show what I made. I don’t have a picture of one of them and two others didn’t get finished! I always run out of time!

This typewriter (CG280 My Type) card is Hero Arts stamps except for the row of hearts…it’s from Printworks.  I used the Misti to stamp so I could get this super, wonderful black inking!  love it!

Pam Sparks World Valentine

This one is the size of an ATC and uses Reverse Confetti’s world die and an Avery Elle sentiment.  The background embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.  The woodgrain stamp is from All Night Media.

Pam Sparks Airplane Valentine

I made a few of these for the younger grandsons…Avery Elle stamp and die sets and a Hero Arts sentiment stamp. Silver Wink of Stella Brush Marker on the wings and more.

Pam Sparks Fishing Valentine

Here’s the Memory Box Rectangle Frames die with a partial cut heart die, also from Memory Box.  The sentiment stamps and Little Bits Fishing pole and Fish are from Taylored Expressions.  The background is the All Night Media woodgrain stamp again.

Pam Sparks Tree Ring Valentine

I was inpsired by Sarah G for this card. I used the Winnie and Walter Tree Ring stamp, a Memory Box heart die, WPlus9 you die and the Hero Arts sentiment again.  Oh the arrow stamp is from My Favorite Things.

I made envelopes for all the Valentines using the old penmanship lined paper we had in grade school. Fun!

Whew, I could’ve made Valentines for a couple more weeks… it’s like Christmas cards once I get started I don’t want to quit! lol

Now, it’s time to clean up! lol All 17 of the grandkids loved the Valentine exchange party we had yesterday afternoon and hey, the adults had a great time too!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you. Happy stamping!

Links to some of the products I used to make these cards…

(the typewriter I used is CG280, I linked to a bigger typewriter by HA below but it doesn’t come with the 3 messages that CG280 does, if you can find it)

cards · Christmas · Hero Arts · Magnolia · Poppystamps · PTI · Reverse Confetti · rubber stamps · Tags

A little more Christmas…

 

Pam Sparks PTI Christmas Wishes

 

I really enjoyed playing with this Spruce and Sprigs set from Papertrey ink after seeing what their design team did with it. I wish I’d had more time to make more!  : )

So festive.  I used Stampin Up’s Real Red ink,  Peeled Paint and Pine Needles Distress Inks.  Then I brushed in a little Copic Sketch marker.

 

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So I moved on to making Gift tags…they always make me happy.  I’m trying to use up wrapping paper so I can buy new again, so I ended up with a variety of tags trying to match the wrapping paper.

 

Pam Sparks Christmas Tags 2015

 

Hero Arts Elf stamp and die set,  Merry and Bright circle tag set, Dotted Merry is a poppystamps die and Magnolia dies.

 

Pam Sparks HA Elf Tag

 

Sloppy, sketchy Copic coloring…Santa and Sleigh are from Taylored Expressions.

 

Pam Sparks Merry Tag

 

Pretty sure this Holly stamp and die is from Papertrey Ink.

 

Pam Sparks HA Circle tag

 

Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

 

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Some wood mounted stamps from Inkadinkado and the sentiment inside from MFT.  The tag is from Papertrey Ink.

 

Pam Sparks Brown Paper Pkgs tag

 

Tag from MFT and the sentiment from Stampers Anonymous.

 

Pam Sparks RC Santa Merry tag

 

More sloppy, sketchy coloring on this Reverse Confetti Santa and Rudolph.

 

Pam Sparks RC Santa HOHOHO tag

 

Pam Sparks RC deer tag ATC

 

I had fun making and I think the kids all enjoyed their gifts!  I know the adults did!  : )   Lots of smiles and memories.

Thanks for stopping by again!

Avery Elle · Birthday · copics · Easter · Reverse Confetti

Birthday card and Easter Baskets…

 

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Hi everyone!  I was so excited to get this stamp and die set from Avery Elle!  Perfect for boys of any age!  The sentiment is stamped on vellum with pigment ink and embossed with clear powder.  The clouds are stamped and inked with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the buildings are colored with Copic Sketch markers.  A row of chevron washi along the bottom.  I was happy with it and Lane liked it too!  The grandkids are growing up so fast!  This is grandson #2 turning 13!!!  Whoa!

Linking my Birthday card to…

Virginia’s View Challenge #14 – Layers and Dimension

 

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We’ve got grandkids!  Anyone have more than us?! lol  We have 17!  lol  We have so much fun! They range from 15 years old down to 2 months old.  Happy gram!  Saturday I made Easter baskets and Tim filled plastic Easter eggs with dollar bills.  Here’s the box with all 17 baskets  ready to pack in the car for the hunt.  The kids loved them and wanted to keep them too!  YAY!

 

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The girls baskets were lilac with light green tags.  The paper ‘carrot’ is a scallop circle taped in a cone shape and a couple poppystamps  die sprigs stapled with the tiny attacher for the carrot top!

I filled little zip lock bags with ‘Sundrops’. So cute!

 

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I googled baskets made from 12×12 paper and was reminded of this basket that we’d made several years ago!  I tried it multiple sizes and it ended up the 7.5 inch square size worked the best for what I had to put in it.  Score your paper in thirds both directions.  Cut up the score lines on two sides then you can position into the basket shape!  Very easy after you decide what size to make! lol

 

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I stamped and die cut the egg carton and chick from Reverse Confetti’s Carton Cuties stamp and die set.  So cute! Then on the back I stamped ‘from the bunny’, from the same stamp set.

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Baby Charles is way to little for an egg hunt or to eat.  But he needed something in his carrot!  So I put in a few Late July Organic mini cheddar sandwich cookies.  His basket had his 5 eggs in it instead of the fruit snacks.  Fortunately I had just the right color plastic eggs in the egg collection.  😀

 

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I’m linking my Easter baskets to the following challenges…

Addicted to CAS – Cute

After we had our Easter Basket/egg hunt, we ate supper and sang happy birthday a few times. A beautiful day with family.  It was nice to be able to be outside. Thankful it wasn’t muddy! eek!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!  I’m prepping for two classes Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Can’t wait to see the gals @ Scrapmania again!

p.s. Next week is the new Memory Box release…be watching!

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