8 October 2020

Reverse Confetti October 2020 Release Blog Hop

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Reverse Confetti October 2020 Mini Release with a fun blog hop. My projects today use the new Gift Card Holder Cover Panel die, as well as the Seasonal Says It All (love those bubble words!) set. I hadn't had a chance to use the Holiday Bough set from last month and thought that that set would work well with my projects today too. 

For the blog hop, you should have arrived here from TaeEun but I have the full list of participants below, in case you get lost along the way!

First up, I thought I would create a gift card tag pocket using the new Reverse Confetti Gift Card Holder Cover Panel Confetti Cuts. This die can be used in lots of different ways, on the front of a card, in the inside of a card, can be used alone fitting in an A2 envelope or folded in half, or how I have done and used it as a big tag, making my own vellum envelope for it to fit in to. 

I started off by die cutting the die using red cardstock. I then repeatedly stamped images from the Reverse Confetti Holiday Bough Stamp Set on top, using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I then added some interest to the panel by first going around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used Candied AppleAged Mahogany and Black Soot. I then splattered on some Tseukineko Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and white gouache. Once dry, I removed any excess paint/distress Ink from the embossing powder with a cloth. 

So that you can easily remove it from the envelope, I cut the topper piece from the Reverse Confetti Stitched Grid Tag Die twice from black cardstock and sandwiched the panel between them both. I then added some ribbon through the top and tied it with twine. 

For the envelope, I cut a piece of vellum and scored it, leaving two small flaps to add double sided tape to secure it together. The Reverse Confetti Gift Card Holder Cover Panel Confetti Cuts comes with an extra die that is the same size as a gift card. You can use this to create your own gift cards, or can be used as a panel/embellishment. I thought that I would use it to embellish the front of the envelope but that it would also cover up the gift card inside so that the recipient will not see it through the vellum when properly inside the pocket/envelope. 

I cut the die from blue cardstock and then blended Distress Inks around the edges. I used Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. I then stamped the sentiment from the new Reverse Confetti Seasonal Says It All Stamp Set using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I then splattered on the same white gouache and sparkle spray and let it sit to dry. 

Whilst it was drying, I stamped another of the images from the Reverse Confetti Holiday Bough Stamp Set, this time using black ink. I coloured it using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and cut it out using the Reverse Confetti Holiday Bough Confetti Cuts. It was added to the panel with foam tape and then the panel added to the envelope with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Lucy's Iridescent Jewels around the image. 

For my other project, I wanted to create some little tags. I die cut the Reverse Confetti Dashed Line Tag Die from the same red and blue cardstocks. I then used the same Distress Inks as above for the coordinating tags, as well as the sparkle spray and the white gouache and let them sit to dry. 

I took the poinsettias from the Reverse Confetti Holiday Bough Stamp Set, along with the branches and stamped them on to white cardstock with black ink. They were coloured using Copic Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies. I took two more sentiments from the Reverse Confetti Seasonal Says It All Stamp Set and stamped them on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. They were cut in to strips and then added to the tags with foam tape, along with the poinsettias. To finish off, I added on more jewels. 


Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.

COPIC MARKERS: Poinsettias - R89, R37, R27, R24, R14, YR24, YR31. Leaves - G29, G46, G43. Berries - B18, B16, B12. 


Here is the full list of participants taking part in the hop today:

As you can see, I am the last on the hop but if you would like to start at the beginning, please head over to the Reverse Confetti Blog. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope that you will check out the rest of the fabulous release. Have a great day! 


  1. Michelle, these are incredible! Love how you used the Gift Card Holder! Your tags are beautiful!

  2. Three brilliant projects. I love the way you used the gift card holder, really creative and a great idea to hide the real gift card behind the other one on the front! And of course your tags are gorgeous! You are the queen of tags! ❤

  3. Michelle, I really like the vellum pocket that covers the present of the gift card and it looks so beautiful; you could hang this on the tree and make a tree of just these! With or without the gift cards! ;) I like the bold reds and blues that you used. Also how the distress inks gave that red with white embossing panel some more umph! Great projects!


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