[Guest] My World is Just B&W without You by Torico

on April 28, 2016
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Hi everyone! It’s Torico again. I have a black and white card to share with you today. In my previous post, I tried to use the tiny accessory stamps in the Monochrome stamp set for my focal point. This time I used those stamps in another way. WFC160428-1 As you see I used the dotted line stamp for my stems and the heart stamps for my leaves. The flowers were die cut using the Flower Circles and the Flower Circles Inverted Die. I added enamel dots to the center of each flower and drew some dots with a white gel pen. WFC160428-2 After I stamped the sentiment, I trimmed the panel and adhered it to a black card base along with a strip of black card stock and another strip of patterned paper. I stamped the zebra, cut it out with scissors, and popped it up with foam adhesive. Thank you for stopping by! --- Thank you for sharing with us, Torico! We love how you achieved totally different looks with a single stamp set! Brilliant!

Inspiration from the Challenge Team - February 22, 2016

on February 22, 2016
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Isha, York Tee and Tessa are here to share their takes on the February Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc-201602-technique-inlaid-diecutting wfc-201602-sketche wfc-201602-photo

Isha Gupta

Products Bowtiful Die Lotus Stamp Set WFC-02-22-Isha Gupta

York Tee

Products Doily Circle Die Feather More Die Tiny Twine Bow Die
What York Tee Says: I started with die cutting the Doily Circle Die from coordinating cardstock and patterned papers. I “Puzzled” and replaced the cut pieces with the cardstock piece cut earlier, using tape on the back side of the Doily Circle to keep the inlaid piece in place. To inlaid the Doily to the heart shaped frame, I cut out the inner heart shaped frame, overlay the Doily that I puzzled earlier to the frame, die cut them with the same heart shaped frame lit. Repeat the steps of inlaid die cutting for the remaining outer heart shaped frame and Mini Twine Bow. Then, I cut Feathers in a separate white card base, and inlay the shimmering gold Feathers into the opening. Lastly, I “overlay” (cut and inlaid) the whole heart shaped frame that I completed earlier to the card based.
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Tessa Wise

Products Rain Check Stamp Set Partly Cloudy Die Flower Circles Die
What Tessa Says: I diecut some patterned paper with the largest circle from the Flower Circle Die as a base for my sunny sky. Next, I cut out the cloud shape from the edges of the circle. I also diecut the cloud from white cardstock and layed it into the area I had cut from the circle. I love how the clouds go over the edge of the circle! I also inlaid the sun layer, cutting it out of orange and yellow cardstock and inlaying the center of the sun.
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Inspiration from Challenge Team – February 8, 2016

on February 08, 2016
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Annette, Shelly, Laura Jane and our previous Gust Spot winner Laura Dovalo are hereto share their takes on the February Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc-201602-technique-inlaid-diecutting wfc-201602-sketche wfc-201602-photo

Annette Allen

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Products Willy & Friends Stamp Set Willy & Friends Die Flower Circles Die Good Stuff Stamp Set Good Stuff Die

What Annette Says: I first choose a piece of designer paper that I thought was perfect for the photo inspiration and die cut using Flower Circles Die. I cut this same shape out again using white textured card-stock. I then adhered the shape to my card base inlaying it directly to the card. I then stamped this sweet image from the Willy & Friends Stamp Set, colored, die cut and adhere to card using foam adhesives along with the sentiment and pretty bow from Good Stuff Stamp Set.

Shelly Kurth

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Products Lotus Stamp Set Lotus Die With Love Word Die

What Shelly Says: I started by stamping each of my flowers and coloring them in with markers. After, I used the matching dies and ran them through my machine. Once done, I set them aside for the time being. I then started to make my 'scene' so to speak, using my flowers on a piece of white cardstock. One at a time, I placed a die where I wanted my flower to be and ran it through my machine. After, I placed my COLORED die cut piece (again, one at a time) on my white cardstock where I previously had my flower and used my die in the negative spot next to my colored flower. So it would trim my colored flower to fit perfectly with the others. Giving me my 'inlaid die cutting' technique. To finish things off, I used the 'with love' word die to place over the top of my flowers.

Laura Jane

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Products DT Mix Stamp Set Flutter Stamp Set With Love Word Die

What Laura Jane Says: I masked off the heart shape from Flutter Stamp Set and stamped several flower​ layers from the DT Mix Stamp Set in colors suggested in the inspiration photo. I then used the With Love Word Die to cut out and inlay the sentiment in GOLD paper.

Guest (Challenge Winner): Laura Dovalo

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Products Flower Circles Stamp Set Flower Circles Die With Love Word Die

What Laura Says: I was inspired by the fabulous tones of pink in the February palette and combined a couple of the stamps from the Flower Circle Stamp Set with the matching Flower Circle Die to make this retro style card. The inlay technique is probably one of my favorites and I used it to insert the pieces of the large flower into the background, as well as the pretty sentiment (With Love Word Die). Thanks for letting me play with you this month, it was a lot of fun!

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[WIW Video] Layered Stamping with Tessa Wise

on December 16, 2015
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Hello everyone! Our design team member Tessa is here to share the layered stamping technique. Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel. Finished card: Stamp Layering Card Stamp Layering Closeup SUPPLIES

Inspiration from the Challenge Team – December 7

on December 07, 2015
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Annette, Shelly, and Laura Jane are here to share their takes on the December Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc201512 Our previous challenge winner: Anika Lerche is also sharing with us today! WFC-12-7 Guest Anika Anika says: For the background I stamped the sentiments in white pigment ink. I let it dry overnight. Then I stamped the dogs in dye ink over the white ink. For the main image I stamped the dog, added some dimension with Prismacolors and some details with a black gel pen. Using On My Mark Stamp Set, On My Mark Die, Monochrome Stamp Set WFC-12-7-Anika Lerche How cool is the hand stamped sentiment background on Anika's card? We also love that crisp black speech bubble for the sentiment! Thanks Anika for including the detailed shot! WFC-12-7-Anika Lerche2

Annette Allen

Using Stocking Stamp Set, Stocking Die, DT Mix Stamp Set, Flower Circles Die Annette says: I first stamped all the images on a scrap piece of paper. Using the Stamp Layering technique I stamped the stocking pattern from Stocking stamp set. Next I stamped over the heart from DT Mix this fun sentiment also from the Stocking stamp set. I LOVE this sketch so I added that into the mix also created a fun watercolor background just to give it a little more color. WFC-12-7-Annette Allen We are totally in love with this wonderful free-style collage look: the teal heart, the little dotted circle and the watercolored background! We also love that Annette stamped the long sentiment form Stocking stamp set on two lines to fit in the heart! Perfect!

Shelly Kurth

Using Surface Tag Stamp Set, Starry Night Stamp SetBe My Guest Stamp Set Shelly says: For my stamp layering I decided to overlap all my smaller stars in different shades of blue. WFC-12-7-Shelly Kurth Shelly, you've done it again! We are amazed at how you take all the inspiration and make it into something so simple yet so unique and fun! We love how you layered the star stamps!

Laura Jane

Using Stocking Stamp Set, Doily Circle Stamp Set Laura Jane says: I used the many different images from the STOCKING stamp set to create a layered "one of a kind" stocking:) Just a bit of masking magic allowed for flawless ink color changes. The Doily Circle stamp set added an extra layer of goodness to my card base. WFC-12-7-Laura Jane We love that Laura Jane leaves the images uncolored - the "hand-drawn" look adds so much to a Christmas card. Did you see that doily flower stamp peeking from the top right corner? So fun! ___ Aren't these cards fantastic? For more details, please click on the designer's name/link! Thank you for joining us today! Find time to create and make something today! Join the fun by linking your projects here!

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[Fun Finds] Holiday Cheers - Pavilio Lace Tape Pack!

on August 31, 2015
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Hello everyone! We're excited to carry another FUN FIND item in our store!

Holiday Cheers Lace Tape Pack

wfc-fun-finds-holiday-cheers-lace-tapes Pavilio Lace Tape has caught our eyes since their first release! Their roll seal designs range from traditional Japanese patterns to trendy geometric patterns. In this Holiday Cheers pack, we selected 2 of our favorite regular sized rolls and 4 boxes of Pavilio's brand new designs! These fun and unique tapes will sure to add joy to your holiday and everyday crafting! wfc-fun-finds-holiday-cheers-lace-tape-value-pack They are great for gift wrapping: wfc-fun-finds-holiday-cheers-lace-tape-boxes-with-papercut-alpha-die Use our Surface - Tag Die - Starter Kit, Flower Circles Die and PaperCut Alpha Die to easily personalize your projects. They are also fun for cardmaking! wfc-holiday-cheers-lace-tape-merry-bright-card

Sentiment from Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set.

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Sentiment from Flower Circles Stamp Set

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This last card is a sneak peek to our Fall 2015 release! We will preview the sets tomorrow! See you then!

Find time to create and make something today!

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Five for Friday - Going to the Chapel

on June 12, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello friends, Katie here. Don’t you just love weddings? Not only is it a joyous celebration of love between two people, but it’s also an opportunity to express the talents and creativity of the couple and loved ones.

Invitations

The Doily Circle Die would help create this beautiful wedding invitation. Doily Invites

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The Guest Book

Having your guests sign a globe creates a meaningful keepsake and home decor item for the newlyweds.

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Decor

Trendy gems meet gorgeous flowers in these beautiful hanging pendants. hanging-wedding-florals

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The Cake

Even cakes have gone artsy with watercolor and handprinted treatments.

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The Honeymoon

Opportunities for creativity don’t stop at the ceremony and reception. Check out this clever photo from the honeymoon or beach wedding. ring-wedding-photos

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My card

Gehring- Five for Friday 0615 Using the Flower Circles dies, the 3D Diamond Template Die and the Doily Square Stamp Set, I created this simple and stylish card for the happy couple. Stop by my blog for tips and a closer look. - Thanks Katie for sharing with us today! Find time to create and make something today!

Five for Friday - Fill in the Shape - Peace to the World Card

on December 19, 2014
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Hello everyone! For today's Five for Friday, we have some fun Shape Filling Designs to share!

1. Vase

With the help of a shape die, we can easily achieve this look by backing the openings with some patterned paper. Our Feather More Die would be perfect for this! [caption id="attachment_14257" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Vase Source[/caption]

2. Apple

Fill in a simple shape with a simple pattern. Try the half circle stamp in our Flower Circles Stamp Set for this look! [caption id="attachment_14258" align="aligncenter" width="400"]apple Source[/caption]

3. Lemon

Fill in the lemon with words + fill in the space around the lemon with leaves = awesomeness! Try the circle shape, words and leaves from our Holiday Labels - Give Thanks Stamp Set! [caption id="attachment_14259" align="aligncenter" width="600"]lemon-pass Source[/caption]

4. Bone

How about a big tool box shape filled with tools? I'm thinking Hey Mr. Stamp Set. [caption id="attachment_14260" align="aligncenter" width="570"]bone Source[/caption]

5. Tree

This triangle shape filled with christmas elements from our Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set and Planner Add-on: Weather 1 is just amazing! tree

Checkout the details on May's blog here.

And here is my take! I was totally inspired by May's card but went with a more traditional color combo.

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Supplies

Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set

Planner Add-on: Weather 1

Flower Circles Die (circle shape)

Thank you for stopping by! If you have made something from our products, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes Linkup!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Easy Last Minute Gift - Kim Kesti

on December 17, 2014
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KimKesti The holiday season is certainly a busy one! Kim Kesti here sharing a quick and easy gift you can create for your child's teacher, a favorite hair dresser, or anyone on your "thank you" list. Kesti_CookieGift1 The supplies are minimal, you will need the Waffle Flower 100% Love Stamp Set along with the snowflake and string stamps from the Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set. I also used the Flower Circles Die Set (one of my favorite dies) to cut my pierced circles. Kesti_CookieGift2 Fold the stamped topper in half and add your cute little gift card (I die over these tiny Starbucks cups). I attached mine with a brad. Slip the pierced circle under your gift card and adhere. I love that this now looks like a tree ornament! Staple the finished topper to your cookie bag and you are done! I know a lot of folks on my list that would really enjoy this little cutie! Have a safe and wonderful holiday! Kim

Saying Thank You to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine

on December 03, 2014
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Hello everyone. I'm joining a group of crafters in a hop today to say thank you to a magazine that has brought us together: Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine. If you came from Bev's blog, you are right on track. say-thank-you-card   Since 2012, PCS has been a strong influence in my craft life. I like that it keeps up with the trends well and I can tell that a lot of time and care were put in each issue. I also appreciate that the team make the effort to build a craft community and organize events and activities. But the thing I am most thankful for PCS is the rejection I got from them. Every card remains annoynmous until it is accepted during the PCS selection process. I know none of the rejections (the cards I submitted but didn't get picked up) were personal, which got me to wonder why and how can I improve. It was a wonderful process of taking the challenge to submit, getting the feedback and then studying the cards that were selected. This process helped me improve my card making skills tremendously. It is also the rejections that gave me the thrill whenever I got a project or a few chosen for publication. I love that PCS presented craft techniques alongside design and style in a logical, systematic way. The PCS team has done an excellent job putting together each issue for us. I am truly grateful. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for PCS. It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this post. I believe there are many reasons that caused the magazine to cease publication. I wish the PCS team, Jennifer, Susan, Stacy, Kerri, Holly, Matt and Melinda, best of luck in carrying on with your lives. I'm sure each of you will be an excellent addition to any team or business. The creative seeds you have planted over the years will continue to grow and bloom. Thank you! Your next stop is Barb's blog.