CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #155

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #155

Hello everyone! There is a brand new challenge up and ready for your viewing pleasure at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog!


I’m really excited about this challenge!! I love this minimal color palette I believe it really encourages creative thinking and CAS designs, which I love!! Okay, here is what I came up with!!

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First, I stamped the leaf and smaller flowers from CAS-ual Fridays’ Pretty Posies set repeatedly on white cardstock in black ink. I then drew, with a pencil, stems to connect the leaves and flowers together. When I was happy with my stems I went over them with a marker, erased my pencil lines, and then fussy cut my flower bunch out. I actually repeated this process again to create another flower bunch for the right side of my card. CFC155 2

I then folded a 6 1/2″ x 10″ (I make big cards) piece of coral cardstock in half to create my card base. I then partially glued down my flower bunches on my card base so that I could still pop up the leaves and flowers for some dimension and then trimmed the overhang with my scissors. Next, I created the “thanks” using the Smiling Fri-Die. I cut a “thanks” out of black craft foam and out of black card stock and then glued the two together using glossy accents. I then created the “you are terrific” portion of my sentiment by stamping the sentiment from Pretty Posies on a strip of black cardstock and embossing it in white. Lastly, I adhered both portions of sentiment onto my card base! I hope you enjoyed and are inspired to give this challenge a try, I can’t wait to see what you will come up with!!



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Waffle Flower’s August Challenge

Waffle Flower’s August Challenge

Hello everyone!! I have a fun card to share with you today!! I made this card for Waffle Flower’s August Challenge.


I love the colors in this month’s challenge and since I’m always in need of gender neutral birthday cards I decided take that route. Here’s my creation!

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I had a lot of fun with this card, can you tell! This is a single layer card which is super rare for me even though I love how they look (I find them a little intimidating). Using some of the circle stamps from the Flower Circles set, I stamped rows of circles in Waffle Flower inks; Chirp Chirp, New Fish in Pond, Daydreaming & You Said What. Then I took the cat from the On My Mark set, placed her on my acrylic block and then repositioned her to make it look like her back was curved upward. I then stamped the cat in black ink and stamped her in the center of my card. Then I stamped the balloons and a sentiment from On My Mark in black. Last, I stamped a little party hat from the Tiger & Lily stamp set on the cat’s head. I hope you enjoyed and will give this month’s challenge a go, you could with a Waffle Flower stamp set of your choosing!!🙂



Tic Tac Toe Challenge #16

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #16

Hello everyone!! I have a card to share with you today that I made for Tic-Tac-Toe newest challenge, challenge #16!

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Often when I get these challenges and look them over there is one square that I get really really excited about and this challenge was no different. When I saw the “use tiny stamps” square I was like “oh yeah, I got to do that one!” So this time I chose “banners”, “use tiny stamps”, and “clothespin” and here’s what I created.

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This is a pretty simple card, just a whole lot of stamping. First, I sketched out a large fish on a scrap of cardstock and when I was happy with how it looked, I fussy cut it out. I then traced around my cut fish with a pencil on a orange cardstock card base. Now time to stamp like crazy. First, I stamped the eye in versafine black onyx ink with a circle stamp from Waffle Flower’s Flower Circles set. Then I filled in the rest of the fish with a bunch of tiny stamps from many Waffle Flower sets; Little Mermaids, Birthday Fishes, Sketchy Numbers, and Bowtiful.

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Next, I stamped a sentiment from the Little Mermaids set on a scrap of white cardstock. I then trimmed it down to create a banner and clipped a tiny clothespin on its corner. I glued the clothespin down with Glossy Accents and added a little foam tape behind the banner to anchor it as well. Lastly, I added some Glossy Accents to the fish’s eye. TTT16 3

I hope you enjoyed and were maybe a little inspired to give this challenge a try, go on put those tiny stamps to use!!

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Time to Color

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Time to Color

Hello everyone!! CAS-ual Fridays has new challenge up and ready for your viewing pleasure! Get ready to bust out your markers, watercolors, and/or colored pencils because its time to color!!


After seeing so many beautiful projects out there where colored pencils and colored paper were combined, I’ve been anxious to give it a try myself. So here’s what I came up with.

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I’ve often seen kraft paper used but I thought it might be fun to give black cardstock a try. First, I stamped the largest flower from Wonderful Words set several times in embossing ink and embossed them in clear. I then created a mask by stamping the flower on a full adhesive post-it note and fussy cut it out. I then placed the mask over my embossed flowers one at a time and then I stamped and clear embossed all the leaves which were from the Pretty Posies set. Next, I colored all the flowers and leaves with Prismacolored pencils. It was a bit challenging in some of the tight spots and I did end up marring the embossed lines, but I fixed it by simply heating up the embossing again with my heat gun.

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I then stamped a wonderful sentiment from the Dream Then Do set on white cardstock in black and on black cardstock with white embossing. I then cut the sentiment down to the individual words, added foam tape, and added them to my card. I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to give this challenge a try!!

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Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #15

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #15

Hello everyone and welcome August!! Since it’s a new month, it’s time for a new Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!

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I got especially excited about this one because there’s a “coloring blocking” square!! Yay!! So not too much of a surprise, but I went straight across the middle; Word Dies, Sparkle, and Color Blocking. And here’s my creation.

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So first I pick out some colors of cardstock that I liked together (pink, cream, white, and gold glitter paper). Then on a 5″ by 7″panel of cardstock (I used a messed up panel from a previous card because I wouldn’t be keeping it, just using it to trace from later) I made a series of diagonal lines using a ruler to section off the panel. I then designated a color for each of the sections and then cut out each section using scissors for short sections and a paper cutter for longer sections.

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I then took my cut sections and placed them on their designated colored cardstocks, traced around them and cut them out. I put my new pieces back together like a puzzle and then glued them down on my card base. Next I die cut “Smile” using CAS-ual Friday’s Smiling Fri-Dies out of gold glitter paper. I then stamped and gold embossed a sentiment from CFS’s Shenanigans set. I then glued down my “Smile” sentiment and my card was complete! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found some inspiration and will join us at the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!


Waffle Flower and Xyron Inspiration Week

Waffle Flower and Xyron Inspiration Week

Hello everyone! This is day 5, the final day of Waffle Flower and Xyron’s Inspiration Week!

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Our friends at Xyron have generously offered us a complete set of their brand new Creative Station Lite + 3″ Refill to give to one luck winner drawn from comments left on all inspiration week posts on Waffle Flower Blog! You have until midnight Saturday, July 30 to enter! The winner will be announced on Waffle Flower’s blog August 1!

And don’t forget to checkout Xyron’s Facebook page for a die bundle prize from Waffle Flower! You can comment each time they post a waffle flower project this week (about twice a day!) and then they’ll pick a winner… That’s 10 chances to win!”

I’m super excited to be participating in this collaboration between Xyron and Waffle Flower Crafts! I had so much fun creating with their awesome products that I made 3 cards!! I’m only going to share a little teaser so please head on over to Waffle Flower to get all the dets on these cards and why not leave some comments while you are there, you could win!

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