Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Teacher Thanks & Coach Thanks

Hi there, I'm over on the Queen & Co blog today to share more ideas for the Shaped Shaker Tag KitFor my family, September always means the return of school and sports. The teachers and coaches who pour themselves into our children's lives are heroes every day, and I honestly can't thank them enough! 

Thanks Coach

My first tag is a coach thank-you tag. With Queen & Co's rainbow of colors, you can customize colors to coordinate with team colors.The orange and white "balls" are from the Pops Topping Set and the silver and black ones came from the Pearlies Matte Topping Set

My sentiment is a combination of stamping and die-cuts, and I love how the sentiment goes with the "ball" toppings -- too fun!

Queen & Co. Supplies:
Shaped Shaker Tag KitPops Topping SetPearlies Matte Topping SetBlack Rivets

Other Supplies: 
Papertrey Ink Thanks Coach stamp set and  Thanks Coach die

Teachers Plant Seeds of Knowledge

Next is a sweet and inexpensive teacher gift. I love gifting little "everyday" and budget-friendly treats and trinkets that simply let someone know you're thinking of them!

There are three different tag shapes in the Shaped Shaker Tag Kit, which makes it easy to coordinate your tag shape with sentiment stamps you might already have. I was so excited to find that this sentiment, from an older Papertrey Ink set called Seeds of Knowledge, was a perfect fit for the circle tag.

I filled the shaker tag with clear diamonds from the Pastel Diamonds Toppings Set. The flower accents, also from Seeds of Knowledge, are stamped, die-cut, and adhered to the tag frame.

Teachers Plant Seeds of Knowledge

As you "shake" the tag, the rest of the sentiment is revealed.

Queen & Co. Supplies:
 Shaped Shaker Tag KitPastel Diamonds Toppings SetTwine Assortment

Other Supplies:
Papertrey Ink Seeds of Knowledge stamp set, Seeds of Knowledge dies,
Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal, Canyon Clay,
Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado ink

Head over to the Queen & Co blog for more!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Papertrey Ink Traveler's Journal - Accessories & Embellishments

This is my second post today. For Reverse Confetti's September Release Hop, click HERE.

It's Traveler's Journal day over on the Papertrey Ink blog! This month's feature is all about accessories and embellishments. Right up my alley!

I had so much fun tricking out my Traveler's Journal with all sort of additions that are both pretty and functional. The first thing I wanted to make was a charm for the elastic closure. I wanted it to be durable, so I reached for some felt and searched through my stitching dies. I ended up finding this little football shape with coordinating scalloped mat layer in the Stitched Ornament: Classics die set.

On the white scalloped layer, I die-cut two slits for the slide using a die from the Coin Purse II set. 

The plain layer is cut from Spring Moss felt, and the monogram is cut from Lavender Moon felt with the letter A die from the Sew Stylish Alpha I die set.

I also decided to embellish the Outer Cover with some die-cut florals from the Grand Botanicals die set. I used Simply Chartreuse, Winter Wisteria and Lavender Moon felt plus white card stock for the detail layer. These felt diecuts are adhered to each other and to the cover with fabric glue.

Next I wanted to add some bookmark charms, and I found a really easy way to do them. I tied a length of True Black Baker's Twine to the inside elastic and then tied some felt buttons from the Bitty Button Stack die set to the ends.

Here's a closer look at where the twine is tied to the elastic.

When the bookmarks are placed, the little flower buttons hang out from the bottom like little charms. So pretty!

You'll notice I added a second layer of felt to the inside of my outer cover. I did this mainly to make the outer cover sturdier, but it also allowed me to stitch an accessory to the inside cover without the stitching showing through on the front. Here, I've added a simple band that I die-cut with one of the Stitched Tray: Rectangle Trim dies, and I'm using it for jumbo paper clip storage.

By the way, to add that inside layer, I first die-cut a second Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover in white felt, then just trimmed about an inch to the left and right of the spine. I machine-stitched the two layers together, leaving the edge next to the spine open for a pocket. 

Here's another look at the clip storage and the bookmark charms.

Last, I spotted these little button closure loops in the Coin Purse II die set, and thought maybe I could use them for pen/pencil storage. These loops won't work for all pens, but they do work for smaller pens, and they're perfect for my mechanical pencil.

Dies: Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover; Traveler's Journal: Page Blanks; 
Stitched Tray: Rectangle Trim Die; Stitched Ornament: Classics; 
Bitty Button Stacks; Grand Botanicals; Coin Purse II; Sew Stylish Alphabet I

Other: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Fresh Snow, Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria, and Simply Chartreuse Felt; white thread; True Black Baker's Twine

That's it for me today! Be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink blog for links to all of today's Traveler's Journal projects!

Reverse Confetti September Release Hop

It's Release Day at Reverse Confettiand we are blog hopping to celebrate! All of the new products are now available!

I've got a couple more projects to share today, starting with the Leaf Lattice Cover Panel. So excited about this die!!

I adhered the white cover panel onto black card stock, then inlaid the "leaves" in the remaining colors. The black ones are coated in Hematite glitter. 

The sentiment, from Haunt It, is stamped onto a Midnight Tag Duo diecut and embossed in white.

Stamps: Haunt It
Confetti Cuts Dies: Leaf Lattice Cover Panel, Tag Duo
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Premier Polar White, Lime Green, Tangerine, Stone, and Midnight card stock
Other: white embossing powder, Charcoal Striped Twine, Hematite glitter


Next up is another Halloween creation:

I die-cut the Wonky Stripe Panel in Premier Polar White  left the negatives in place, and stamped my Haunt It sentiment in Midnight ink along the bottom. The MISTI really helped here, as it took a few impressions to get good coverage over the cut lines.

Next, I stamped and colored the darling mummy from last year's Best Witches and placed him onto a stitched circle that I die-cut using the Pop Up Circle die set.

I added a green mini clothes pin with Charcoal Striped Twine and some green Nuvo drops for little pops of color.

Stamps: Haunt It, Best Witches
Confetti Cuts Dies: Best Witches, Wonky Stripe Panel, Pop Up Circle
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Midnight
Paper: Premier Polar White, Midnight, and Stone card stock
Other: Charcoal Striped Twine, mini clothespin, Nuvo drops, foam adhesive, Copic markers



For lots more new release inspiration, visit the Confetti Crew:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Countdown to Confetti - Haunt It and Sentimental Christmas

It's the third and final day of Reverse Confetti's September release countdown! New products hit the Reverse Confetti store tonight at midnight ET!

Be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog for links to all the designers posting peeks today. Leave comments on each designer's blog for a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate. Also, head over to the Reverse Confetti Facebook page for an additional giveaway. 

Today we are featuring two sentiment sets: Haunt It and Sentimental Christmas:

I'm loving the font on these two sets! I created a little Halloween treat using a Mini Clear Box, a Tag Duo Confetti Cuts die-cut, and a Haunt It sentiment.

These little boxes are darling. I filled this one with my favorite fall candy: candy corn. A little ink blending with Sunshine and Tangerine inks give my tag a candy corn look, too. 

Stamps: Haunt It
Confetti Cuts Dies: Tag Duo
Ink: Midnight, Sunshine, Tangerine
Paper: Premier Polar White card stock
Other: Mini Clear Box, ribbon, Charcoal Twine, button


These Mini Clear Box treats are so quick and easy to put together that I went ahead and made a Christmas one too. How cute is that "from the elf" sentiment in Sentimental Christmas?

I filled this one with some peppermint patties and accented with a paper bow (made from the Layered Bow Confetti Cuts dies) and jingle bells.

Stamps: Sentimental Christmas
Confetti Cuts Dies: Tag Duo, Layered Bow
Ink: Midnight, Brick
Paper: Premier Polar White, Very Merry 6x6 Paper Pad
Other: Mini Clear Box, jingle bells, Charcoal twine


Thanks so much for visiting! Be sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for links to all of today's Confetti Countdown projects.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Countdown to Confetti - Fall for You and Autumn Blessings

Welcome to Day Two of Reverse Confetti's September release countdown! Today we have two floral sets to share with you, both with a beautiful fall vibe: Fall For You and Autumn Blessings.

All of the new products will be available in the Reverse Confetti store
at midnight ET September 8.

Be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog for links to all the designers posting peeks today. Leave comments on each designer's blog for a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate. Also, head over to the Reverse Confetti Facebook page for an additional giveaway. 

I have two projects to share with you today. First is another of those darling Bitty Window Bags. I just love, love these! They are a perfect size!

I filled this bag with some fall-color M&M's, then tied on a darling fall themed tag. The two tags were die-cut with one of the dies in the new Tag Duo Confetti Cuts set, one from Premier Polar White card stock and the other from one of the Every Little Bit paper patterns. The sentiment, from Fall For You, is stamped onto another Every Little Bit paper, then die-cut into a circle using one of the Detail Circles Confetti Cuts dies. Last, I embellished with some Fall for You floral images. I'm imagining all sorts of uses for these dainty, petite flowers and leaves!

Stamps: Fall For You
Confetti Cuts Dies: Tag Duo, Fall For You, Detail Circles
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Every Little Bit 6x6 Paper Pad, Premier Polar White card stock
Other: Charcoal striped twine,  Copic markers, Bitty Window Bags

Also in the Fall For You set, and really the main event, is a gorgeous wreath, and I do mean GORGEOUS! 

In my mind, this is the perfect wreath. Long, skinny, irregular leaves, able to multi-task for different seasons, beautiful on its own but also easy to embellish.

For this card, I went with a light, loose watercolor look. The wreath is clear embossed on watercolor paper, then watercolored and die-cut with one of the dies in the Pierced Round Top Layers Confetti Cuts set.

I kept the overall design simple and rustic, adding only a linen thread bow and two watercolored flowers, also from Fall For You.

The sentiment, from Autumn Blessings, is stamped in Reverse Confetti's Sand ink.

My watercolored panel is layered onto a Sand card stock base that has been stamped in white pigment ink with a large fall floral image from Autumn Blessings. I can't wait to use that big beautiful image as a focal point, but I have to say, I adore it for this subtle background stamping, too!

Stamps: Fall For You, Autumn Blessings
Confetti Cuts dies: Fall For You, Pierced Round Top Layers
Ink: white pigment ink, Versamark, Reverse Confetti Sand
Paper: Sand card stock, watercolor paper
Other: natural linen thread, white embossing powder, foam tape, watercolors

Thanks so much for stopping by! For more Fall for You and Autumn Blessings inspiration, visit the Reverse Confetti blog. See you tomorrow for day three!