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  1. Countdown to Confetti: Later Alligator and Weather It Together
  2. Fabulous Days
  3. Stars and Stripes from Echo Park
  4. Keep Calm
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Countdown to Confetti: Later Alligator and Weather It Together

Well, today starts the COUNTDOWN to our new JULY release from REVERSE CONFETTI!  This month, we are debuting 5 new stamp sets and 6 new Confetti Cuts and another original set of Quick Card Panels.  We can bet that they will all be your new favorites, so get your wishlist ready!

First up on the Sneak Peek stage are two new sets that have coordinating Confetti Cuts dies--LATER ALLIGATOR and WEATHER IT TOGETHER.  

I made this card using the new LATER ALLIGATOR stamp set and Confetti Cuts that I colored with my Copic Markers.  I'm always reminded how much I still love to color when I have a new "image" stamp to work with!  I've layered my alligator and older GEOMETRIC Confetti Cuts atop one of the new WEATHER OR DOT QUICK CARD PANELS.  I love those little alligators!!!

Next up is a sweet "thinking of you" type card that features the WEATHER IT TOGETHER stamp set and coordinating WEATHER IT TOGETHER Confetti Cuts.  

I also layered several things on this card over a new WEATHER OR DOT QUICK CARD PANEL. The sun, cloud and sentiment are part of the stamp set, which by the way has several elements that can coordinate with the LATER ALLIGATOR and other stamp sets already in the REVERSE CONFETTI store.  

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 (JULY 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 JULY 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm on JULY 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.
SUSIE Q-TIP:   When I stamped the sun, I didn't have an orange pigment ink that would play nice with my Copic markers, so I went ahead and stamped it with a regular Stampin' Up orange ink and just didn't let my Copic ink touch the stamped part.  You can see a white space in between the colored edge and the stamped image.

Fabulous Days

Well, we are back from our fabulous lake trip to Cedar Creek Lake in Mabank, Texas (right next to Gun Barrel City, yes, there is such a place!).  It was quite refreshing and a whole lot relaxing!  We got to enjoy a wonderful lake house, tubing behind our friend's boat, fishing, swimming, and getting to know each others families better (3 families went).  We loved every minute of it and are very thankful for that opportunity!

Our lake house's "name" was Flamingo Bay, so I wanted to create a card using my FABULOUS FLAMINGO set from REVERSE CONFETTI to send a thank you note to our friends that invited us.  How perfect, right!?  So this is what I came up with that I started last night only a couple of hours after we got home, and finished up today. Even though I was super tired, I couldn't wait to get started!

There are several other Reverse Confetti Confetti Cuts dies I used for general shapes besides the FABULOUS FLAMINGO Confetti Cuts to create the flamingo that sticks outside the circle.  I just cut a few and started layering them up until I liked it! 

I'll be mailing this one out soon and I hope my friends love it!

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SUSIE Q-TIP:  Don't forget that you can cut the leaf swag from the PETALS 'N POSIES Confetti Cuts set to shorten it.  That's what I did here.  Snipped, squished and glued together. The flower covers your "doctoring".  Shorter!

Stamps:  Fabulous Flamingo, Petals 'n Posies (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist (PTI), Flower Paper (unknown source), Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Kraft (Paper Studio)
Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black (Tsukineko), Raspberry (Avery Elle), Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Accessories:   Fabulous Flamingo, Petals 'n Posies, Circles 'n Scallops, Class Act, Documented, Layered Banner Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Divine Twine (TCP), Sequins (Fancy Pants), Copic Markers, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


Stars and Stripes from Echo Park

Well, I'm still out playing at the lake, but I'd love for y'all to swing over to THE LITTLE BLUE HOUSE blog today where I'm sharing some concept ideas for making this cute patriotic mini book (or any minibook for that matter) using some of my favorite papers--STARS AND STRIPES from ECHO PARK! 


Keep Calm

Well, as y'all are reading this, I AM keeping calm and enjoying some lake air, water and fun with several friends on a lake trip vacation (much needed).  But before I left, I sat down to make something cute with my VERVE stamps.  Apparently with all the running around preparing and getting things bought for the trip, I had coffee on my mind.  LOTS of it!

So I had found this little mini frame (the opening is 2x2) at Micheal's a while back in their dollar section.  I loved how it was cork around the picture part and had a distressed gray finish.  I pulled it out and started going through my stamps, wondering what could fit in there.  Once I came across the COFFEE set, I knew I needed to make this!  The mini cup is from the older BETTER WITH YOU set and I colored it with my Copics and added a little glossy to the heart.  The fantastic part of this is when I discovered that the little row of arrows in the BORDERLINE set fit PERFECTLY stamped around the cork border of the frame!

I thought this would be a cute little thing to set out beside my coffee mugs and coffeemaker in the kitchen.  Now I have to make another one.  Why?  Because my oldest daughter, Shelbie came over and confiscated it right away!  She loves coffee too, so how could I say no?

Stamps:  Coffee, Better With You, Borderline
Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Frame, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents


Well, the mad rush is on to get a bunch of stuff accomplished before leaving for our lake trip vacation.  One of those things is to at least get started on making a card or two for the upcoming JULY release from REVERSE CONFETTI.  Those peeks will start on the 5th like always, so stay tuned.

However, today I have a quick card I made when I was testing out some watercoloring and "bokeh" techniques. 

I used the GOD IS GOOD set and stamped my sentiment right over a background piece I used those techniques on.  Totally simple design, but adding a black border and a few sequins really helps to make it "shine". 
SUSIE Q-TIP:  Even though I used Memento Luxe black ink for the sentiment and heat set it, when I went over it slightly with white craft ink to make the "bokeh" effect circles, it made the black ink run just a tiny bit.  For this project, if y'all choose to repeat it, when getting to the white craft ink step, just do it around your sentiment, don't try to go over it, or let those inks mix, even if it says it can take it.  I still like how this card turned out, so I didn't throw it away.

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