Tuesday, September 29, 2015

That's how we roll {Stamptember}

Hello friends, 

I am so excited today to be sharing with you Waffle Flower Craft's contribution to Simon Says Stamp's month-long Stamptember celebration.  Everyone, meet How We Roll!  This set is super cute and fun, and I have two simple card ideas to share with you today. 

First up, a sweet thank you card in yummy shades of butter yellow and peachy coral.  I did some simple masking on the card to layer the images, but a coordinating die is also available.  For all the two-step stamping fans, the set includes several candy filler patterns like these darling polka dots.  I love how Nina designed the filler stamp allowing for space around the stamp and the outline- it's so whimsical and sends pressure and precision packing, making room for stamping fun!

With Halloween around the corner, I decided to make another card in spooky shades of purples, yellow, and orange.  I also added the cutie face to a few of the solid candies.  I stamped the sentiment in black and added a couple black enamel dots for a little added embellishment. 

Be sure to stop by the Simon Says Stamp blog for even more inspiration and ideas using the How We Roll stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Stockings Were Hung... {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

Happy Friday!  Today, I am sharing a card on the Avery Elle blog featuring the Stocking stamp set and Sweet Scallops Elle-ments dies.

I die cut a scalloped rectangle from while card stock and stamped the stockings.  To create the garland of stockings, I wiped the ink off the bows and stamped the stockings repeatedly.  The stars are also from the Sweet Scallops die set. I colored the stockings with Copic markers and used a Snow Marker on the cuffs of many of the stockings for a fun detail.

Be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for more inspiration from the Avery Elle design team! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Magical Mason Jars {Waffle Flower Crafts}

Hello friends, 

I am popping in today to share a card I made using Waffle Flower Crafts Good Stuff stamp set and die along with the Magical stamp set.

I love the mason jar that Nina created for the Good Stuff stamp set.  One of my favorite thing to do with mason jars in real life- especially around the holidays- is build mason jar snow globes.  I decided to build one out of paper, stamps, ink and glitter. 

I stamped the jar on white card stock and stamped the trees and snowflakes.  I colored the jar lid with Copics and added glitter with Stickles. I adhered the jar to a kraft note card.  I die cut Magical using the Magical word die and stamped the remaining sentiment and swirls.  I love how this card is so simple but the jar has lots of glitter and detail. 

Well that's all for me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Oh What Fun- a gift card tag {Avery Elle}

Hello again, :)

I am popping in again today to share a fun gift tag using Avery Elle's Pocket Tag Elle-ments dies and Oh What Fun stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments dies.

I die cut the tag from red card stock and made the pocket by folding up the bottom of the tag and securing the sides with red-line tape.  The pocket is the perfect size for a gift card.  I love that!  

I used the Santa stamp from Oh What Fun to decorate the front of the pocket.  Santa almost looks like he is juggling the snowflakes.  I created the snowdrift behind Santa using the Custom Panel Elle-ments dies.   I also added a little texture to the tag using a snow marker on the trim of Santa's coat. 

Well, that's it for me today.  Be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from the Avery Elle design team!

Thanks for stopping by!

All the Pretty Ponies {Waffle Flower Crafts}

Hello friends, 

I am over at the Waffle Flower Crafts blog today sharing a round up of inspiration featuring all the pretty ponies. When I was younger, the animal, I loved most of all was a horse.  Although I routinely begged my parents for a horse, it wasn't meant to be.  Now that I am grown up, the Magical stamp set is just perfect for indulging all my pony dreams. 

I used the stamp set to create a pretty pink birthday card for all the pony lovers. I stamped the flowers from the Magical stamp set in the opposite corners using Pretty Peony chalk ink. Next, I heat embossed the horse and sentiment with white embossing powder. 

I stamped the wing on vellum, heat embossed it and die cut it using the coordinating Magical die.  Using a glue pen, I added some glue along the bottom edge of the wing and attached it to the horse. I love the way the vellum wing looks on the horse- so delicate and ethereal.  I attached the finished panel to a light gray card stock note card. 

I would love for you to stop by the Waffle Flower blog for even more inspiration!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 11, 2015

Holiday Card Inspiration {Avery Elle}

Hello friends, 

Happy Friday!  I don't know about you, but I am so thrilled that the weekend has arrived.  Holiday weekends are wonderful, but on the flip side, it always seems that we try to cram 5 days of crazy into the remaining 4 days.

I am also thrilled to be up on the Avery Elle blog today with a pair of Holiday cards.  My first card uses the Beautiful Bows stamp set.  With it, I created a completely flat card- perfect for sending through the mail.  

I cut a wonky panel from white card stock and stamped the ribbons with Cherry Pigment Ink.  I stamped the ribbon with the bow first, masked the bow and stamped the vertical ribbon.  The other ribbon stamp (sans bow) did not quite extend the length of the panel, so I used the masked bow as a meeting place.  The bow covers where the seam would hit, so I didn't have to worry about lining it up perfectly.   I left the bow mask in place when I stamped the tag and sentiment.   I adhered the stamped panel to a notecard from the Lucky Collection.  

My next card used the Snow Globe stamp set and coordinating Elle-ment dies.  I built a little snow globe scene using the stamps and die cuts, assembled it and adhered it to a notecard that I covered with a piece of patterned paper from the Jewel Collection Paper Pad.  I wrapped a bit of baker's twine around the base of the snow globe and stamped the sentiment onto a banner from the Build A Banner stamp set.  I used the coordinating banner Elle-ment dies to cut out the banner.  I don't normally think of traffic signal colors as holiday colors, but I thought this color combination looked festive and fun.

That's all for me today, but be sure to stop by the Avery Elle blog for even more inspiration from the Avery Elle team! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Waffle Flower Crafts Release- Day 3

Hello friends, 

Welcome to the third and final day of the Waffle Flower Crafts release. Today, Nina is introducing the Tribal Bear Stamp set, the coordinating Tribal Bear die and the Tribal Pattern die. 

Using the Tribal Pattern die, I created a pair of cards with very different looks just by switching up the color scheme.  My first card uses the Tribal Pattern die in shades of cream, red, turquoise and brown.  I die cut the pattern and backed it with strips of card stock. The feathers are from the Tribal Bear stamp set.  I cut them with the coordinating dies before adhering them to my card and wrapping the card with a bit of twine for a rustic touch. 

Using the very same die, I made this second card with soft shades of gray, aqua, and lilac. I also incorporated some black for added contrast.  The sentiment was created using the Papercut Alpha Die

Be sure to stop by the Waffle Flower blog for even more ideas and inspiration from the team.  All of the products previewed this week are available for purchase now in the Waffle Flower Crafts store

Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Waffle Flower Release- Day 2

Hello friends, 

Release week at Waffle Flower Crafts continues, and today I have a few projects to share with you using the Good Stuff stamp set and coordinating die and the Magical stamp set.  

First up, Good Stuff.  This is my favorite jar set ever, and coming from a girl who has owned more than her fair share of jar stamps, that is really saying something!  I just love the sweet simplicity of this jar.  It makes for cute cards and super cute tags.  Picture these sweet die cuts tied to a jar filled with sweet treats for Valentine's Day. 

 If it's too early for Valentine's Day cards and tags, here's another take more appropriate for the upcoming harvest season.

Next is the Magical stamp set.  I know this set will see a lot of action because the only thing that girls like my daughters and their friends like better than horses are Unicorns and Pegasus's.

To make the unicorn even more magical, I added some color to the horse's mane and tail using Distress Ink.  

Be sure to stop by the Waffle Flower Blog for even more ideas and inspiration using the Good Stuff and Magical stamp sets.  All the products previewed this week will be available for purchase in the Waffle Flower shop on Thursday, September 10th. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Waffle Flower Release- Day 1

Good morning friends,

It's release week at Waffle Flower Crafts.  Over the next three days, we are introducing 7 new stamp sets and 9 die sets.  All the stamps and dies previewed this week will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 10th.

Today, I wanted to share a simple card I made using a sentiment from the new Stocking stamp set and the Pavilio Lace Tape Pack.

I made a note card from purple card stock and trimmed a white panel to 4 x 5.25".  I rounded the corners and adhered strips of tape to the panel.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink and taped the panel to the note card base. 

I will be back tomorrow with more projects and previews.  In the meantime, be sure to stop by the Waffle Flower blog for more sneak peeks and previews. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Avery Elle Fall Release Blog Hop!

Good morning friends!

It's Avery Elle Release Day, and I am so excited to share with you a few cards that I made featuring the Fa La La stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments dies

First up, a rustic holiday card with lots of dimension and texture.  Starting with a kraft note card from the Natural Collection, I wrapped the notecard with some twine and secured it with a strip of washi tape that would be hidden by the scalloped banner layer.   

Next, I stamped the wreath using Celery pigment ink and the berries using Cherry pigment ink onto a piece of Rustic card stock that I had die-cut using the Scalloped Banner die set. I adhered the stamped banner to the notecard using foam tape.  I stamped the Merry Christmas banner onto rustic cream card stock using Cherry ink and die cut it using the coordinating Fa La La dies

I stamped the sentiment onto an American Crafts chalkboard label with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I found the chalkboard labels at TJ Maxx a few months ago and couldn't resist picking them up.  They are also available online here.  I layered the banner with the label and adhered it to the card with foam tape. 

I have another take on this stamp set with a card that is perfectly flat and great for mailing. 

I heat embossed the wreath and the sentiment onto black card stock with white embossing powder.  I allowed the embossing to cool down and then I sponged some Avery Elle white pigment ink onto the card stock to give it a bit of a chalkboard look.  

I adhered the stamped panel to a notecard from the Midnight collection.  

Funny story: Sophie came into my craft room as I was working on this blog post, and I asked her if she thought the card looked like chalkboard and she advised "not really.  It looks more like a stormy sky."  This is the kid whose classroom has a smart board- not a chalkboard, but I just love her honesty!  LOL! 


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