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Countdown to Confetti: Sammy Squirrel – My First Reverse Confetti Post

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Hello! Today is the first day of sneaks for the September Reverse Confetti release! This release is chalk full of stamps and dies so stay tuned for three fun days of sneaks! The entire collection will be available for purchase on the 8th!   Today, some of the DT (otherwise known as the Confetti Crew) are showcasing projects/cards using the new Sammy Squirrel set! And guess what? I AM ON THE DT! Yes, I already told you that, but I felt like shouting it out again because this is my very first DT post!

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Meet Sammy! He is a cutie isn’t he. A nice full tail, holding a cute acorn with some fun things to say…. Nom Nom Nom!!!! I decided to use JUST the Sammy stamp set for this card and not integrate other products because Sammy is just so stinkin’ cute, he can hold his own, lol! I introduced Sammy to distress inks because he needed a fun acorn background!!!! To create the background, I inked up some watercolor paper with distress Ink (Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs) and using the acorn stamp from the stamp, I inked it up with water and stamped to create the water shaped background, then stamped the acorn image over the top of the watercolored shape.. Does that make sense? That sounded awfully wordy. LOL! I colored in Sammy with some Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and popped him up to the card base! I selectively stamped the sentiment! 🙂 I love Sammy! Oh, see the acorn? I added some Rock Candy stickles over the top… Candy covered acorns! Doesn’t that sound yummy? If you are gonna eat nuts, the only way to do it is to add sugar!


I’ve got some other projects to share using Sammy so stay tuned! More to come and more sneaks of other Reverse Confetti goodies to share with you over the next few days that I am SUPER excited about! Maybe a little Halloween themed, maybe a little “thankful” themed, I just don’t know! Maybe some treat bags, maybe some cards….

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.  After you are done checking out the sneak peeks, head on over to OUR FACEBOOK PAGE and check it out because there might just be a giveaway over there too!



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  1. Kathy G. says:

    What a fun card. I love what that you did a watercolor/Distress Ink background and your coloring of Sammy is wonderful. Congratulations on your Design Team post – you deserve it!

  2. lisahenke says:

    wow! love your watercolored background. so excited you are part of the team, looking forward to seeing more of your RC creations 🙂

  3. Awesome card love those colours <3 congrats on being a part of this awesome team

  4. What a cute scene! I like your coloring and the background you created.

  5. Love the green bow tie and grass along with the shades of brown and tan you painted! The acorns are fun. It all makes Sammy a very gorgeous guy.

  6. Super sweet card, Laurel!

  7. vicki s says:

    This squirrel is in heaven. Great background and coloring.

  8. Love the background and beautiful card!

  9. You did a great job, Laurel! He looks stunning on that background! I wish you lived here, so you could give me a lesson on how to create it!

  10. Magdalene says:

    Sweet card!

  11. Congrats on your first RC post! This is such an adorable card! Lovin’ the looks of the products in this new release!!!

  12. Very cute card! Love the background.

  13. Cute card – love your background technique!

  14. yay for first post.. adorable card

  15. jamie Vanskiver says:

    I just love this background! I agree sugar n nuts… yummy!

  16. Miriam Prantner says:

    Very cute! That background looks wonderful!

  17. Liz McAllister says:

    Congrats on being a dt member. I love your background

  18. sharrilou says:

    Great background. Love that cute little Sammy.

  19. Welcome to the team! Love your background!!

  20. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Great background you created…love those waterspots.

  21. Love this card – it is so well done! The coloring is fabulous and omg that background took my breath away – so gorgeous!!

  22. Wonderful card Laurel. Sweet images. Love the green hill and the nutty background.

  23. Cute card! I especially love the background!! Congrats on being part of the Design Team 🙂

  24. Reblogged this on Creation Village and commented:
    It’s so cute!

  25. Sandy G. says:

    Watercolor background is impressive and sets Sammy off beautifully.

  26. Congrats on your first Reverse post. Love your sweet card!

  27. Nana Rogers says:

    Love the whole thing and Congrats on your first RC post. Look forward to seeing more of your post.
    xo Nana

  28. TracyM #6773 says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Reverse Confetti post Laurel – I’m doing a HAPPY DANCE with you 🙂
    I’m NUTS for your FUN card – LOVE your SUPER CUTE Sammy and FABULOUS acorn background – WOW!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  29. Yay! LOVE that background!

  30. billieparrott says:

    Love the acorn stamping technique. Will definitely give that a try.

  31. Carolyn says:

    Love your backround technique !

  32. This is such a sweet little squirrel and the background is awesome!

  33. Sheri Gilson says:

    Super cute!

  34. Celeste Goff says:

    So excited to see you on the RC team Laurel! I adore your this card!!!

  35. arlsmom says:

    how fun…love the background!

  36. Beautiful card, love your nutty BG. Congrats on joining the RC team 🙂

  37. Iris Soscia says:

    Adorable card – love that squirrel.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  38. Congratulations on your first post. Love the raining acorns. Sammy looks so handsome. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Denise Bryant says:

    Congrats on your first RC post! I love your Sammy card with that awesome background. Great fall colors!

  40. He’s so sweet! Great card.

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