Inspiration from the Challenge Team - February 22, 2016

on February 22, 2016
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.
WFC-02-22-York Tee

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.
WFC-02-22-Tessa Wise


Inspiration from the Challenge Team – November 23

on November 23, 2015
Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! York Tee, Isha and Tessa are here to share their takes on the November Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc-201511-technique-masking wfc-201511-photo wfc-201511-sketche Don't forget the check out the full detail on their personal blogs!

York Tee

I used both regular and reverse masking techniques on this card. I die cut several feathers in varied styles and sizes to use as masks.  I also used the negative diecuts for reverse masking. I stamped some feathers and blended over them on white paper with inks using sponge dauber.
WFC-11-23-York Tee Using: Feather More Stamp Set; Feather More Die; Tiny Twine Bow Die; Fall Blend Inkpad; Winter Blend Inkpad

Isha Gupta

I used liquid masking fluid to mask the chain before stamping the pine leaves. I masked the stocking using post it before I stamped the gifts.
WFC-11-23-Isha Gupta Using: Stocking Stamp Set; Stocking Die; Willy and Friends Stamp Set

Tessa Wise

I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo! I masked a circle cutout on my kraft colored cardbase and added some rose colored ink to the center to create an ombre look. I stamped the leaf over the top in the same color ink.
WFC-11-23-Tessa Wise Using: Leafy Stamp Set; Flower Circles Stamp Set; Holiday Label 1 Die


Thank you for sharing with us, ladies! We love the variety in how you have applied the masking technique! Such inspiration! Join us by linking your projects here! wfc-201511-technique-masking wfc-201511-photo wfc-201511-sketche Find time to create and make something today!


Five for Friday - Pretty Presents by Katie Gehring

on October 30, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello friends,
Katie here.  The holidays are approaching and one of my favorite parts of the season is wrapping gifts.  Unfortunately, I am usually running around at the last minute, and I run out of time to do much more than wrap the gifts and hastily stick a label and plastic bow to the center.  My plan this year is to finish my shopping early, so I can spend some time thinking about presentation- pretty papers and stunning accents.  To inspire and motivate myself and share some inspiration with you, I am sharing some ideas for festive gift wrap.

Gilded Elegance

I love these elegant gifts adorned with feathers and touches of gold. I think the Feather More stamp set and Feather More dies would help replicate this look.

DIY Giftwrap

These gorgeously textured gifts were wrapped in wall paper and fabric- what a great use of materials from a DIY home improvement project!


Mod and Monochrome

Kraft coupled with black and white makes for a trendy and timeless presentation.

Festive Foliage

Replace the plastic gift wrap and bows with eco friendly kraft and natural materials including evergreens, cinnamon and berries. These presents smell as good as they look.

Sweet Candy Colored gifts

I adore this sweet color combination of red, pink, aqua and lots of white.

My card

Since my holiday shopping isn’t finished yet (or even started!), I decided to get my gift wrap fix by playing with the Little Gifts stamp set along with the Stocking stamp set, Tiny Star Die and Tiny Twine Bow Die.  I would love for you stop by my blog for more details and how to’s!
Gehring- WFC- Christmas Gift Wrap
Thank you for sharing all these wonderfulness with us today, Katie! Your card is adorable!
Don't forget to check out Katie's Blog for more details on how she made her card!
Find time to create and make something today!