Friday, May 6, 2016

Countdown to Confetti - Day 2


Hey there! Welcome back to Day 2 of the Countdown to Confetti! If you missed my post yesterday, this month, Reverse Confetti is celebrating their 3rd birthday!  We have been busy showcasing all of the new products that are coming your way on May 8th.  If you want to take a peek at yesterday's post, you can find it here!



Today, we are showcasing two new stamp sets that you will find in the Reverse Confetti store in a few days!  I just love the fun, sketchy, whimsical birthday cakes in the Candles n' Confetti stamp set!  With all of the elements in this set, the mix and match possibilities are endless! Decorate a cake for any occasion, in any color scheme!!

For my project today, I created a set of watercolor birthday tags.  I started off by watercoloring stripes in a bunch of different color combos using a 1/2" flat brush.  When my pieces were dry, I diecut tags using the Topped Off Tag Confetti Cuts. I added a fun pinked edge to each tag using the new Top 'o the Tag Confetti Cuts die set.  Instead of using the pinked edge as a topper, I adhered it to the bottom of the tag for a totally different look!  I also added a coordinating hole reinforcer that you can find in the Tag Me Confetti Cuts die set.  I stamped the cake, candles, candle flames, and cake plate.  A little tip.  Even though the Candles n' Confetti dies are open dies, it is best to cut, THEN stamp the image if you are using the cake image with the candles.  It is much easier than doing the reverse, because it is easier to line up this way.  After everything was stamped, I diecut the little scalloped icing from the Candles n' Confetti Confetti Cuts, and adhered them to each cake with a glue pen.  Then I popped the cake up on the plate with foam tape, and centered them on the tag.

Watercolor Birthday Tags

I love the stitched details on the Top 'o the Tag Confetti Cuts!  It adds so much fun texture along with the texture from the watercolor paper!

Watercolor Birthday Tags

I decided to add a second tag; a place to add a sentiment and write a little message since these will likely be added to gift packages.  It eliminates the need for an additional card.  To do this, I die cut a second Topped off Tag from white cardstock. I added a score line about 3/4 from the top of the tag and folded the top of the tag backwards at the score line, then adhered them together with a tape runner.  The score line makes it easy to read the message inside.

Speaking of that...  Before I adhered them together, I stamped a sentiment from another new stamp set called Celebrations.  For a fun touch, I stamped a confetti image, also from the Celebrations stamp set, along the bottom of the tag in a coordinating ink color. 


Watercolor Birthday Tags

To finish things off, I added a bit of black and white striped twine and a tiny bow to each tag.  I think tag sets like this would also make a great gift! I don't know about you, but I am usually scrambling at the last minute trying to decorate a gift while I am running out the door.  Now I am good to go for at least the next 5 birthdays!  Ha! :)

Watercolor Birthday Tags

I hope you enjoyed my post today!  Be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog for more projects and product peeks using the new release goodies coming your way in a few days!  Comment here, and on all of the other blogs you visit for a chance to win one of three $30 Reverse Confetti gift certificates!

Hope you will stop back by again tomorrow for even more new goodies!  Thanks for stopping by! :)







61 comments:

Ashwini Rao said...

Beautiful idea - I love how you've combined so many things - and all in a little tag-card too!

Lisa H. said...

fabulous! Love how you created these gifty tags and how you used the stitched detail from the new Top O Tag. Hadn't thought of that idea yet. brilliant!

Pam Young said...

These tiny treasures are amazing!! I am absolutely in love with this new cake set!! Can't wait! Happy BD RC!

vinita jain said...

Absolutely lovable set! Love these gift tags in various colors, so eye catching!

McStamper said...

Love your darling tags. What an awesome idea.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE these darling tags! Such a great idea!!!

Linda Droege said...

Wow, Audrey! These tags would be as much or even MORE of a gift than what they are tagging. What intricate and amazing details! Love the note layer addition, too. Your projects are always so fabulous.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love those stripes you made. Pinning this

~amy~ said...

Gah, I love these Audrey! Sweetest Birthday Tag cards!

Andrea1702 said...

Beautiful tags! Thanks for the tip on the stamping and dies.

Kathy said...

What a super idea to create the tags to use or as a gift! They're so cute and colorful with the watercolor lines in the BG. Will work on making some of these. :)

Aunt Denise said...

Oh, how fun! The tags are just the best! Happy Anniversary RC!

MJ Farney said...

i love tags! these are adorable!

Betty Sue said...

Love all your fun tags!! Love the cake!!

jan metcalf said...

Fun celebration tools!

Leigh Penner said...

These tags are so sweet, Audrey!

Kimberly Russell said...

Cute Tags!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Your tags are awesome.

Barbara Green said...

Really like the gift tags and love the cake

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the tags.
The striping is great - the colors pop.
The lacy look is good at the bottom.
thanks for sharing a fun idea.

Melissa said...

Love the colors!

EdaMommy said...

Love the sweet birthday tags Audrey! I want to make some just like yours :)

Jeanne said...

Love the bright and cheery tags!

Karen B. said...

These tags are amazing!

Michele Henderson said...

I love your pretty birthday tags! These are adorable!
Take care!
Michele

cghundley said...

Oh these tags are just
the cutest! Love that
you made it into a
card. The details of
the die are so fun.
Carla from Utah

Connie M said...

I love the idea of the gift tags, so cut and colorful.

Shirley A. said...

Your tags are fab!

Diane Jaquay said...

Audrey, LOVE these festive tags!!!

My Kraft Kloset said...

Love the new releases and all the great card samples and ideas. And I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE and appreciate stamps with matching die cuts. As a card maker that is a HUGE thank you. Happy Birthday! ~Kim Klinkovsky at My Kraft Kloset

Jennifer said...

Love your card, great stamp set!

Deepa M. said...

Your tag set is gorgeous, I love how you watercolored the striped background. They look fabulous all together!!

HKXoXo said...

I really like the way you utilized some of the dies and stamps in unique and different ways. Thank you for the wonderful ideas ��

Sue D said...

Love these fun and colorful birthday tags.

Rosemary said...

super fabulous set of tags!!

BeverlyBL said...

I love your colors and all the tips and tricks you used to create your wonderful tags. So clever. Thank you.

conil said...

Amazing tag set. Really adorable and so useful.

JBrady said...

Love these tags, with such great die cut embellishment options! I particularly love your watercoloring, too. Great job!

Cindy said...

Lovely tags!

Helen F. said...

Audrey, I just love these sweet Birthday Tag cards!

Amanda Sheldon said...

I love the creativity of the watercolor stripes!

Amanda Sheldon said...

I love the creativity of the watercolor stripes!

Jean Chaney said...

Your tags are simply delightful!

ShelleyJo said...

Love the tags!

Linsey R said...

Love your pretty rainbow of tags with the watercolor stripes! Such great inspiration!!! Thanks so much!

Connie Wine said...

Super great set of tags. Love that cake set!

cindybearj said...

I love these fun little tags!

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

I could make tags all day! These are lovely!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome set of tags! Love those fun cakes... fabulous release!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Absolutely fabulous cards!!!!! Love, love, love!!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Sweet tags - I love that you used watercolor paper - gotta try that!

Michael Farrell said...

The tags are such a cute idea! Love it!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love that these are tags and cards in one!

Janelle said...

Love how you made these! Great idea!

Donna said...

Your tags are adorable and a really nice quick project. :-)

Mary-Anne V said...

Love your tag. Really nice how they open up and are so colorful.

Janeen said...

what cheerful fun tags

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL tags...... love, love the watercolored stripes too!

Leslie said...

LOVE YOUR TAGS. Great products!! Thank you.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love all the details you added and all the inspiration using these fantastic new dies and stamps!

Joan9876 said...

Love these new sets. Very festive.

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