Friday, November 22, 2013

A Friendly Challenge {with RC stamps and dies}

We are back at it. My dear stampy friends, Jackie and Becky are joining me in a little Friendly Challenge. It was Jackie's turn to pick the theme and she asked us each to create tags or a gifty using Reverse Confetti Stamps.

 I love doing these challenges. For one, it gives us a chance to chit chat a bit AND it is always fun to see what each of us creates with starting with a similar goal. 

It's that time of year that my crafty gift giving kicks into  full gear.  I like to be prepared (at least a little bit).  I used the awesome new Confetti Cut dies from Reverse Confetti to make a gift card holder and matching card. 

Using similar products and colors on multiple projects makes for quicker results. I am so over mass producing. I used to make 80+ cards ALL THE SAME. No more. I like to coordinate things without  it all being matchy matchy.  I stamped them up with the fun TINSEL 'N TRIM stamps and the gorgeous So STRIPEY set. I seriously can't get enough of those stripes. 

Here's a close up of the  Gift Card Treat holder. I cut two of the Sweet Treat Tents from kraft cs and stamped the diagonal stripes from So Stripey to cover the front ( I did it on the back, too). After stamping, go ahead and attach the bottom pieces to create the base to your tent. 

 While I did a great job lining up my images, I could still see a bit of a seam and that bugged me, so I used the cute loopey border stamp from Tinsel 'n Trim to "hide" that, plus it was the perfect pop of color to my backdrop. 

To accent the gift card holder even more, I used my FAVORITE new tag die, Tag Me. I added some die cut circles and a pinking circle to add a sentiment from Tinsel 'n Trim. I also tucked in a few polka dots from Whole Lotta Dots. 

You might be wondering how I added a gift card to the inside of this. Simple. I used a few re-positionable glue dots (or you can re-use the sticky stuff that most gift cards have on the back from it's original packaging) and stuck the card right to the backside of the inside of my Treat Tent. 

 And here's a closer look at the card. I really loved the neutral and Kraft colors with the green and red (Jellybean Green and Brick red ink, Paver Red cs).


 It had been too long since I tied on a giant bow with ribbon to a card. Swooon! ♥ I carried over the Pinking circle and banner piece from the design on my Treat Tent

For balance I stamped on a few of the fun dotted triangles and popped up the "Santa was here" arrow. So Sweet. Oh, and you'll notice I used the same tone-on-tone So Stripey diagonals (inspired by a card Jackie did for MFT) and that same loopey border. 

Hope you are off to a fabulous Friday! It's almost Turkey Day here in the US and I am looking forward to some quiet days with my family. Enjoy the weekend. 

 Be sure to hop on over to Jackie's and Becky's Blogs to see how they used their Reverse Confetti stamps to make tags or a gifty. 



  1. LOVE this, Lisa! I just got the Treat Tent Topper and Whole Lotta Dots in the mail today!

  2. hey nice post mehn. I love your style of blogging here. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: An Inspiration For When No One Cares About Your Dreams .
    keep up the good work.


  3. These are so sweet, Lisa! I love the colors you used.

  4. How Fun Lisa! Love the colors you used!

  5. Ooo, love the colors! I love how we all used so stripey, lol! Fabulous gift card holder. I love these friend challenges!

  6. really like your cards and really!!! like the RC stamps!!!

  7. This is just a fantastic project Lisa! I'm in love with every bit of this! What manufacturer is the cardstock and ink from? I love that red color!!

  8. Love your card and treat combo. All the background stamping is fabulous. :)


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