Hi there! Just one more day until we wave goodbye to 2014 and welcome a new year, so I thought a 2015 calendar would be a perfect way to wrap up my Waffle Flower posts for this year!
I started by die cutting 12 tags from Surface - Tag Die - Starter Kit. Calendars are something that get pulled out a lot, so I used the sturdiest cardstock I had to make sure the tags don't worn out too fast.
Once I had the base tags, I went to town stamping! The months and calendar numbers come from Calendar stamp set. The colored strip where I stamped each month was done by inking and stamping the back of one of the many rectangle blocks from Planner:Stay Focused stamp set (you know, those blocks that say "work", "focus", "personal" "to do", etc...)
Once the months and numbers were stamped, I added the pattern using the tiny triangles strip that comes in Tribal Thank You stamp set. I've been itching to use that lovely pattern since I first saw the set and I thought it was perfect for this project! It was a lot of fun playing with different color combos for each month :)
Here are all the months displayed. Light was terrible when I took the photos, sorry about that!
I added two white eyelets to the muslin bag and tied the tags with baker's twine.
There's a fun little detail at the back of the bag. I gold heat embossed the sentiment square from 100% Love stamp set. It doesn't show bery good in the pic, but you get the idea...
And that wraps today's post! I wish you all a wonderful 2015 filled with love, health, joy, laughter and all things crafty. Oh, and don't forget to check on the Waffle Flower Blog on January 1, because there's an amazing new release on the way!
Hi everyone! Christmas will be here in just a week, friends! Eek! Do you have all the shopping and gift wrapping done? Well, in case you still have some little gifts to pack, I have a couple of wrapping ideas for you using Waffle Flower Crafts stamps and dies.
The fist one is a very merry pillow box. It can fit jewelry or a gift card, for example.
I die cut the box from patterned paper with the Silhouette Cameo and then went to town decorating it. I started with a white cardstock strip where I stamped a sentiment from Holiday Labels - Merry. Once it was adhered, I die cut the leafy vine and the bow from Loved stamp set. I love that this set has coordinating dies!
The bow was heat embossed in gold. Then I added the berries. I used a tiny circle punch. Here's a trick: I wanted the berries to be the very exact red as the box, so I punched the tiny circles from a scrap of the same patterned paper. You could also use tiny rhinestones or pearls, or add dots of red glitter glue.
The second idea is a gift bag. I used the WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board to make the bag and had a lot of fun dressing it up!
Some green cardstock straps came in very handy to make the stripes. I just trimmed the scraps to the same width and adhered them with scor-tape.
For the label, I used Holiday Label 1 die to die cut the label from patterned paper. Then I stamped and heat embossed the coordinating label outline from Holiday Labels - Merry. Next, I stamped and heat embossed the big tag that comes in the same set, and trimmed it partially so I could fit it perfectly inside the label.
I finished the bag with bakers twine and some glittery dots that I've had in my stash forever. They're super cute!
That's all from me today. I'm currently visiting my family in Spain, so in case I don't have a moment to pop around again before the big day, I wish you a Very Merry Christmas!
Well, hello there! Today I bring you a couple ideas for the upcoming Thanksgiving using stamps and dies from the new Waffle Flower Crafts Fall release. As you already know, I love bright bold colors, but lately fall-ish colors have been growing on me. A lot. And here's proof:
My first project is a card with Holiday Labels: Give Thanks stamp set. I started adhering some burlap patterned paper to the card base. It looks super realistic! Next, I stamped the sentiment (minus the little flowers on top), leaves, flower/acorn cap and stem on a cardstock panel and trimmed it with craft knife and scissors, so the leaves would hang out.
I accented the stems with gold stickles and added rustic twine here and there. Oh, I also sponged ink on the edges. An existential crisis happened when photogtaphing this card. I used my usual setting (pics above), and also placing it on an envelope and taking the pic from a flat perspective.
It came out darker, though. Which one do you prefer?
You have to die cut the label twice for each place card and adhere them together at the top. I also had an epiphany with project: the big polka dot tag/circle image from Holiday Labels: Give Thanks fits perfectly on the label, leaving a blank line for the sentiment, or for writing your guest's name. How cool is that? :)
I finished each place card with a fork heat embossed in gold and a tiny embroidery floss bow.
Oh, and here's a trick for making them stand perfectly: just trim the bottom of the back flap of the place card.
Aaaaand I'm done for today! Thanks for visiting and happy wekend :)
Hello, friends, and welcome to Planner - Stay Focused Blog Hop!
The Waffle Flower design team is hoping today, along with some friends, to bring you a fun hop about planners! We want to share tips on using a planner to help us get things done so we can have more time for the stuff that really matters.
You should have arrived here from Candi Billman's blog. If you got lost, you can find the complete blog hop list at the beggining. Just go here.
We are featuring the brand new Planner - Stay Focused stamp set. This set? It's genius! Imagine being able to stamp and personalize you own planner, according to your needs. Right?
I use a year round pocket sized Moleskine, and although the small size is very convenient, I've found I need way more space so I can get 100% organized and remember everything I need to. So I decided to try another method: a monthly custom planner. You just need a pretty *and inexpensive* notebook with blank pages.
The best about this is that you can change the design every month: different colors, a different notebook... and also meet your needs, because a planner for a busy work month won't be the same as one for any of the Summer months, or the December one. And just imagine the fun you can have embellishing it with seasonal stamps, stickers, washi tape...
Ok, enough talking! Let me show you what I did. Here's the cover:
The design is so cool that I kept things simple and just added a cardstock strip with the stamped month. I used Calendar stamp set for this.
And this is a full look of the first pages. I decided to use two pages per day to have more space (more on this later). You can click on the pic for a closer look. This is my planner for November, so I still haven't started writing on it.
On the left, I adhered a stamped calendar to have a complete overview of the month, as well as the highlight dates/main events I know in advance. The calendar was stamped in a tag die cut from Surface - Tag Die - Starter Kit and I watercolored over it. I combined stamps from both Calendar and Planner - Stay Focused stamp sets and color coded the events: yellow for blog posts, blue for school appointments and charcoal for job meetings.
On the right you can see how I decided to organize my planner pages. I used narrow washi tape to divide the space, so everything has it's place.
I kept the same color combo that I used on the tag. Above, I stamped one of the squares from the set, and inside I stamped the day with numbers from Be My Guest stamp set. There's also space for the weather forecast. The cute weather icons are from Planner Add-on: Weather 1. Eeeek, look at that tiny termometer!
On the top of the page I also added space for deadlines, birthday reminders (cupcake from Calendar set) and important things for the day.
Below, I saved space for the day activities, calls to make and emails to send. On another area I placed the evening/night activities and I also reserved a place for the To Do list. Because, let's face it, there's always To Do stuff. I also added the check list squares because my favorite thing aboust lists is checking off stuff ;)
As I said above, I wanted to have enough space, so I decided to have 2 pages for each day. This is how the second page looks. Half of the page (on the left of the pic) is dedicated to miscelaneous notes and the other half (on the right of the pic) to blogging related stuff. I thought it would be fun to use the Tiny Word Bubble die here, layered on a strip of washi tape. I love that I'm finally putting to good use all my hoarded washi rolls!
And as a final touch, I wanted a place where I could place important things like bills, receipts, etc. I used the Surface - Tag Die - Scallop Add-on die cut from patterned paper and layered over vellum to make a pocket that I adhered on the inside of the planner back cover. The Tiny Word Bubble die makes another stellar appearance here :) As you can see, Nina didn't forget a single detail on this set, and all the bases are covered! There's a perfect stamp for each and every planning need.
Phewwww! If you made it to the end of this looooong post, thank you so much! I had a lot of fun designing my own planner, and I hope I inspired you to make the same!
Your next stop is Kristina Werner! I got hooked on cardmaking in 2009 because of her videos so it's a special thing for me to be linking to her blog today :)
And now, for the Grand Prize...
One grand prize winner will receive all 5 of the new planner sets! The winner will be drawn from comments left on all of the blogs taking part on the hop and announced on WF Blog on Friday, October 10. I am also giving away a Waffle Flower set of your choice from the comments left on my blog! Remember you can double the chances and leave a second comment if you follow me on Bloglovin ;)
Well, hello again! It's day 4 of the Waffle Flower Crafts Fall Release *available on October 5* and we're introducing the oh so awesome Calendar and Calendar Numbers stamp sets. You can check the full reveal at the Waffle Flower blog.
Let's start with the Calendar set. Nina did it again! Isn't it fantastic? I love that it can be used for any year and I'm definitely crafting lots of stamped calendars for Christmas! They're great as stocking stuffers :)
Here I paper pieced the calendar and assembled it back on an embossed panel. The sentiment and the highlight circle are also from this set. So tiny and cute!
My second idea for today is an easy to mass produce invite/save the date mini card for a Halloween party. As you can see, those big numbers work perfectly on their own. I heat embossed the solid numbers in white and the outline numbers in orange. The embossed powders blended *unexpectedly* at the edges giving the numbers a very cool look. The "Save the Date" comes, again, from Calendar stamp set.
So that's it for today! I hope you're loving everything from the release so far, and I'll be back tomorrow for another product introduction! Lovely dies, anyone? ;) Thanks for visiting!
Hello, hello! Today I have something to share that isn't a card or a tag. *gasp* I have already declared my true love for Be my Guest stamp set by Waffle Flower Crafts, but I had yet to play with Riverside stamp set from the August release and it happened to be SO perfect for this project! I made a little personalized stationery set for my son. He recently celebrated his 7th Birthday and these will be perfect to send some thank you notes for the gifts he received :)
Here I am showing four different designs, but you could make a bunch of these in no time.
I started cutting cardstock pieces to around 4x3 inches and rounded the corners, and then I set on a design with simple stamped images on one side and personalized lettering on the other.
The lettering was added with Be My Guest stamp set and all the images are from the Riverside set. I colored them with Copics. Nothing fancy, just added color, no shadowing. You could also just stamp the images and let your kids do the coloring for even more personalized notes!
Here are the individual shots:
A mountain scene that involved masking the mountains to add the cloud.
River with cute little fish. The fish were stamped separately, fussy cut and adhered.
Of course, I had to use the adorable bunny in the set. I masked him so he could sit on the grass. The tree was die cut with the Riverside coordinating dies and stamped.
And finally, a starry sky scene.
I hope this little project inspires you to go beyond the card with your Waffle Flower Crafts stamps and dies. They're so versatile!
And yes, today I have a giveaway too! Leave me a comment before this Friday for a chance to win a $10 credit for the Waffle Flower Crafts store. As always, if you follow me on Bloglovin' you can leave a second comment and increase your chances to win :)
Hi friends! I'm up on the SRM Stickers blog today with a fun and very useful project with vinyl. It's my first time using heat transfer vinyl and I'm delighted with the result! Hope you'll stop by and check it :)
Hey everyone! With father's Day quickly approaching I thought I could share a little gift packaging inspiration. Hey Mr stamp set by Waffle Flower Crafts happens to be perfect for this project!
I used a small kraft bag from my stash and started by cutting a piece of patterned paper the same size as the bag front and punching two holes that matched the ones in the bag. Next, I stamped several of the solid images from Hey Mr on the patterned paper and adhered it to the bag.
For the tag, I just cut and hole punched a black cardstock rectangle, where I adhered another piece of the same patterned paper. Finally, I stamped the sentiment -also from Hey Mr- and finished the tag with a die cut heart that happened to be sitting on my desk. I like the contrast that the red provides on the otherwise super neutral color combo.
I used jute string to close the bag and tie the tag.
And there you have it! Just in time for Father's Day. The size of the bag will perfectly acomodate a gift card. Thanks for visiting!