#TBT - Tiny Trick or Treat Bags - Katie Gehring

on September 29, 2016
DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello friends, Katie here continuing my mission to mix older Waffle Flower Crafts products with new in another #TBT. This week, I’ve pulled out the Little Gifts stamp set with the newly released Little Gifts 3D die. I combined these coordinating products with the Trick or Treat stamp set and the Tiny Pumpkin Face die. I also used Oh Happy Day dye ink and some items from my stash including black pigment ink, black spray ink, and a glue pen. wfc-20160929-trick-or-treat-katie-1 First, I built the Trick or Treat bags by stamping the outline and the patterns onto card stock and die cutting the bags using the Little Gifts 3D dies. I used Oh Happy Day ink on the orange bag for a great tone on tone look. Next, I added the pumpkin faces- one happy and one scary. The scary face was created by just flipping the eyes and mouth upside down. wfc-20160929-trick-or-treat-katie-2 For the background, I die cut a piece of card stock using the Lacy Layers 2 die. I spattered ink onto the background and stamped some of the stars and the sentiment from the Trick or Treat stamp set. wfc-20160929-trick-or-treat-katie-3 I adhered the trick or treat bags to the white panel and attached the completed panel to a purple note card. wfc-20160929-trick-or-treat-katie-4 Well, that’s it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Katie

#TBT - Love, Wild and Free - Katie Gehring

on September 22, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello friends, Katie here with another #TBT.  This week, I am taking another look at the new Wild and Free stamp set and pairing it with one of Waffle Flower Craft’s very early stamp sets- Loved. You will notice that both of these sets have a similar vibe and that’s because they were both designed by artist Mia Charro.  These sets compliment each other so well and make excellent companions. Although fall is right around the corner, it still feels like summer here so I am using a very summery palette of reds, pinks, yellow, orange and green on my card.   Ink colors used include: My Pleasure Tickled Pink Chirp Chirp You Said What Oh Happy Day wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-1 First I stamped the Wild and Free image with the deer and flowers with My Pleasure ink on a panel of white card stock that I die cut using the largest of the Lacy Layers 2 dies.  I really love that the Wild and Free sentiment image includes the deer, roses, leaves and ferns.  This cluster takes a lot of the guess work out of combining elements and makes a great foundation to add other images to. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-2 Next I add in some more of the foliage from Wild and Free, introducing green Chirp Chirp ink.  In designing the card, I moved from the largest and longest images to the smallest.  This makes sure that I have balance and can fit everything in. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-3 Now I am ready to add in flowers from the Loved Stamp Set and start off with pretty yellow flowers using You Said What ink with Oh Happy Day ink as the flower center. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-4 I continue to fill in around the main image using progressively smaller flower images.  I also introduced pink to the color story with Tickled Pink ink. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-5 Almost done! I just  need to fill in the last few spots with the detail stamps from the Loved set.  Before calling it finished, I also decide to add some color to the flowers from Wild and Free using the coordinating two step flower fill. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-6 And here’s the finished card mounted on an orange note card. Building flower bouquets using the Loved and Wild and Free stamp sets is so simple and fun! wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-7 Well, that’s all for me today.  I hope this card inspires you to grab some of your newer and older sets and build a late summer bouquet of beautiful flowers. Don’t forget to leave me a comment if there’s an older stamp set that you’d like for me to feature on an upcoming #TBT. Thanks for stopping by! Katie

#TBT - Santa Gift Card Holder by Katie

on September 15, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello crafty friends, Katie here with a new feature on the Waffle Flower Blog, Throwback Thursday also referred to as #TBT! In this series, I will be sharing ideas for combining Waffle Flower Craft’s newest stamps and dies with some previously released and well loved sets. For my first project, I wanted to combine the new Gift Bag Die with a couple of the Surface Tag Die add ons- the Santa Add On and the Scallop Add On. First, I die cut all the gift bag and the elements that I need from the Surface Tag Add On sets. To make Santa’s beard wide enough to fit across the front of the gift bag, I rounded one edge. I also die cut two of the Santa’s belts to accommodate the wider front of the gift bag. wfc-20160915-santa-gift-card-holder-katie-1 I assembled the gift bag, by adhering the handle to the back of the bag so as not to interfere with Santa’s beard. Next I added some details using the Scalloped border detail and the belt with gold buckle. I decided to adhere the gift bag to a kraft card base, but decided to dress it up a bit by pulling out another older stamp set, A Homemade Christmas. I stamped the small stars included in the stamp set onto the note card using Coffee Loves Milk dye ink. wfc-20160915-santa-gift-card-holder-katie-2 Once the background was stamped, I stamped a sentiment- also from A Homemade Christmas- with black ink, adhered the gift bag to the card with score-tape and slipped a gift card inside. There you have it, the Gift Bag die is all dressed up for the holidays! If you need to send gift cards to far away family and friends over the holidays, this card lays flat for easy mailing- nothing dimensional to get smashed in the mail. wfc-20160915-santa-gift-card-holder-katie-3 Well that’s all for me today, but I hope that you enjoyed this project combining new and old adding up to even more creative possibilities. If you have a suggestion for a Waffle Flower stamp set or a die that you would like to see featured in a upcoming Throwback Thursday just let me know by leaving me a comment below. Thanks for stopping by! Katie