Waffle-Flower-Freckled-Fawn-Blog-Hop Hello everyone! Welcome to day 5 of a week long inspiration brought to you by Freckled Fawn and Waffle Flower Crafts! We have simplified the blog hop to two stops - our blog here and the blog of Freckled Fawn. Stop by both of our blogs for inspiration and prizes! We have our very talented design team member: Katie Gehring here today! DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello friends, Katie here taking over the Waffle Flower blog today for the Waffle Flower + Freckled Fawn Blog Hop.  All week long the Waffle Flower Design Team gals have been sharing ideas for cards and project using Waffle Flower stamps and fun embellishments from our friends at Freckled Fawn. I have to admit that I don't find myself reaching for embellishments too often, but I do love what they add to a project, and I am in total awe of designers that use them well.  For me, embellishments need to contribute something meaningful to the design by drawing attention to a focal point, leading your eye around the project or even helping you make your statement.  With the help of Freckled Fawn, I put together three projects that I hope do just that.
First up, is a card with"flair."  When I was browsing the Freckled Fawn shop, I came across the Lovely flair set where the font used for the hello badge reminded me very much of the Flower Circle Stamp Set.  I combined the two to create a colorful Hello card for a friend.
The flair embellishment works for me here because it helps create the sentiment and make my statement.  The sequins (from my stash) lead your eye around the card.
The next two cards make use of the Summertime Airmail Washi Tape, Emoticon Wood Chips, and the Arrow Sampler Paper Clips along with Waffle Flower's Bowtiful and Bowtiful Additions stamp sets.
The Emoticon Wood Chips made me think of all the awesome adjectives that Nina included in Bowtiful and Bowtiful Addition stamp sets.  Taking color cues from the washi tape, I trimmed a piece of lined patterned paper to 3 x 4 and stamped the words in summery shades of pink, orange, and yellow and adhered a wood chip face next to each word.
I matted the stamped panel with some bright pink cardstock and attached it with a bit of washi to a piece of yellow cardstock that I stamped with the random star pattern from Bowtiful.  I added a green arrow paper clip to draw the eye to the sentiment- plus it adds a fun interactive element. 
Finally, I couldn't resist making a card with the sad face emoticon wood chip.
While I used the same general colors, I adhered the matted stamped panel to a piece of patterned paper for a bit of a different look.  The arrow clip points to the win, but you could also position it to fail depending on the situation.  If you are planning to mail the card, you may want to secure the clip with a glue dot so that the card doesn't inadvertently convey an unintended message.
For both of these cards, the wood chips, arrow clips and washi were central to the design on the cards and selected intentionally.  Each of these embellishments serves an important role by helping convey the card message and drawing attention to the focal point.
That's all for me today!  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a post by the amazing Joni Andaya!

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