Happy Saturday friends! I'm excited to share my card sample for Reverse Confetti's November Sketch For You To Try. The deadline to join in the fun is approaching (noon CST November 29), so be sure to get your entry linked up HERE for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate.
Here's the November sketch:
And here's my take:
I adore this sweet image from Bearing Gifts. I did my coloring with Copic markers, then die-cut the image using the corresponding Bearing Gifts Confetti Cuts die. The November sketch is perfect for layering patterned papers. I've pulled from Reverse Confetti's Very Merry and Warm Heart paper collections.
One thing I look forward to each fall is Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags series. Such a fantastic showcase of tag designs of all styles -- truly inspiring!
Be sure to visit Tracey's blog for all the details, including how you can join in the fun for a chance to win prizes.
Speaking of prizes, check out this all-star line-up of generous sponsors:
Reverse Confetti is the featured sponsor for today, which is Day 23 of the series. Before I get to my tag, I also wanted to let you know about a Reverse Confetti sale going on right now through Sunday:
And here's my tag:
I started by building a wreath using the Leafy Wreath Confetti Cutsdies. I love that you can go with a simple diecut base layer as your wreath, or build up layers with all the little extras that are included in the die set. It's no secret I love my layers, so I opted to tuck in lots of different bits and pieces to create a very full look.
A "just for fun" card to share today using products from a mix of manufacturers. The darling moose is from Avery Elle's Snow Much Fun, the trees were done with Papertrey Ink's Tiny Town: Holiday Yard dies, and the frame and stitched lines were done with the Stitched Strip Die-namics by My Favorite Things.
I adore this little fella, and colored him with Copics in some bright and fun colors.
The Stitched Strip Die-namics die that I used for the criss-cross stitched lines reminded me of the lines ice skates leave in ice.
Hey there, friends (and especially planners!), after almost two years of using Papertrey Ink's Moments Inked planner, I feel like I've got a good handle on my preferred planner set-up as well as my favorite planning tools and accessories. With the holidays approaching, I thought it would be great fun to share those favorites with my planner friends! I know I would absolutely *love* to receive a gift of someone else's planner favorites.
I pulled various items from my stamp and die stash to put this gift together, and will try to link to all of them, in case there's something specific you like. But making use of those things you already have and love and use is highly encouraged!
First, here's a look at how I packaged everything. The green polka-dot paper bag is from the Make It Market Mini Kit: Valentine Pin-Ups. I folded a Smokey Shadow Basic Bookmark 3 over the bag flap and secured it with a felt snowflake paperclip. The clip, which is made from two Fab Flakes felt die-cuts plus a wood snowflake accent is also intended to be used in the planner.
The smaller notepad came in a 4-pack, from Michael's I believe. I altered it by adding a stamped and die-cut Fab Flakes snowflake and a metallic gold adhesive Swoosh die-cut.
Also photographed are a black striped pencil (found in the Target dollar spot, I believe) and a Pilot Frixion Slim 0.38 in black (my favorite planner pen).
Next, I made a planner insert to store extra washi tape for on-the-go planning. The base of the insert is cut from Sheer Basics vellum using the smallest of the Moments Inked: Binder Page dies, then laminated. I picked out some pretty tapes and wrapped them around a few times. The four skinny washi tapes on the right are all new from Papertrey. Chevron Skinny Washi, Gingham Skinny Washi, and Scalloped Skinny Washi collections are now available in the store (yay!!). (The wide ones on the left are from my stash.)
I also cut the rest of the months (using both the Year-Round I and Year-Round II die sets) and packaged them in a glassine bag. I added the sticker after laminating so that it could be easily replaced each month.
Next (on the right) is a full Binder Page divider that I cut out of Sheer Basics Vellum and once again laminated. On the front and back, I adhered glassine bags filled with some of my most-used planner stickers. Here you can see various Planner Banners in the January colors. I stamped the banners using the four different planner banner styles for a nice variety (Planner Banners [two styles], Family Banners, Blog Banners).
On the back are more Planner Banners in some extra colors to compliment the January colors, some Clipsters accents (these are the perfect size for use in your planner!), and last, some flags that I made using both the Tabbed stamps and dies and Bibliophile dies.
(As a reminder, the largest fits into the notes space on the left side of the weekly layout, another fits into the smaller rectangle just below, and the smallest fits into the day rectangle on the monthly layout. The last works on the day column of the weekly spread. It was originally designed when the day columns were divided into thirds. I find the size is still great for marking off a section of the day column.)
Reverse Confetti is wrapping up its CRAZY FOR CHRISTMAS showcase today with the theme Home Decor & More. Join the crew for all sorts of ideas for stretching your stamping supplies beyond the typical card and tag!
I was browsing through Home Goods recently and saw a funny sign with this same sentiment, and of course, thought I could make something like that myself!
For the base, I found a sign for $2 in the clearance section at Marshall's, and decided it would be way easier to alter that sign than to visit the home improvement or craft store for a slab of wood to paint and sand.
First, I wrapped a length of red and white striped ribbon around the block, tied it off with some Charcoal striped twine, and accented with glittered holly leaves (from a Michael's floral pick) jingle bells, and some red wired cord.
I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Fright Night paper collection and adhered it to the front of the sign, leaving a small border of black showing.The two wine glasses were cut from white card stock using Clink Confetti Cuts dies. I dabbed on some Frosted Lace Stickles for some sparkling wine filler.
The word "cheers" is die-cut from silver metallic adhesive paper, also using the Clink Confetti Cuts dies. The rest of the sentiment was cut with my Silhouette from Brick Card Stock, then coated with red glitter.
It turned out cute, and came together so quickly!
For lots more Decor & More inspiration, visit the Confetti Crew: