Waffle Flower Crafts New Releases

Hey there! The quarterly release is going in now at Waffle Flower Crafts. Be sure to drop in over on the blog to check out all the new products and projects.

First up is a Midori sized notebook stamped with the new Leafy stamp set and coordinating die. This one is my favorite! Love the multi-layer ferns especially. They were stamped using the new Winter Blend inkpad + a bit of watercoloring using chalk inks (tutorial on that coming soon….)

And that fun font comes courtesy of the new Papercut Alpha Die. Add that one to your must have list because it is just too fabulous to not own!

The color palette in the first project got me thinking about Christmas and how easily the fern set could be stamped into a tropical holiday motif using the right sentiment. I used the same colors as above from the Winter Blend inkpad and the sentiment came from an older set – Holiday Labels: Merry.

Next up are the cute monkeys from the Willy & Friends stamp set colored and cut with their coordinating dies. I used the Fall Blend inkpad and a blending tool to give a simple ombre background to the tag. Quick and easy!

And one more kid-friendly project to help get you through these last few months of summer – a simple memory game created by stamping duplicates of each character onto a 3×3″ square of paper. Mix and match all of the accessories from Willy & Friends stamp set and Tiger & Lily stamp set. For extra fun (and a few free moments for yourself), let the kids color them on their own!

That’s all from me for the new releases. Be sure to check out the Waffle Flower blog for lots more inspiration using these new goodies and pick them up in the shop – they will be available July 9th!

Summer Break Journal

Sharing a few details of our summer break journal today on the Gossamer Blue blog. I am looking forward to scrapbooking our summer simply and on-the-go with a daily journaling entry, photos and minimal embellishing. Can’t be couped up in the studio when the sunshine in calling ;)

You won’t be hearing from me too much more this summer, so wishing you a lovely one. If you’d like to read more of this post, click the link above and if you want to keep in touch over the summer, I’m @salery on Instagram.

See you around!

XL Felt Dice Game

XL Felt Dice Game

Good morning friends! I am excited to share a project with you today created with products from Waffle Flower CraftsLarge Outdoor Felt Dice

XL Felt Dice. How fun! These will be excellent for playing outdoor games, or you could use them as a cat toy or a baby toy (supervised of course).

Felt DiceThis die, the Doily Circle Die had me perplexed. I really  wanted to use those small circles and square layers for something other than on paper. Cute felt coasters came to mind but an even better idea came later and I hope you don’t think it too far out there…

Felt Dice

Jumbo felt dice! We play a lot of dice games, and now that the weather is nice we can start playing them outside. Small dice can easily get lost in the grass, but not these big, bold ladies.

To create your own, you’ll cut into some yummy wool felt using the Doily Square Die. Wool felt is not necessary of course, but I think you’ll find there is no better quality and it picks up the fine dotted detail from this die. You’ll want to separate the die elements before cutting 12 of the middle size square – 6 sides will make one die and double that to make a set of 2 dice.

Also cut a total of 42 small circles. 12 of them will need to be smaller than the circle die included in this set to fit in the “6” side.

Embroidery Thread

Dig through your embroidery thread stash to find some contrasting or coordinating colors. I used a different color for each side but you can stitch them all the same color if you like or if that’s what you have on hand.

Felt Dice

Then stitch the circles in place on the square background. Be as decorative or as plain as you like. But if you can make a functional object more fun to look at, I say why not!

Felt Dice

Stitch the sides together either by hand or with a sewing machine. I found using a very narrow seam on the outer edge held everything together quite well. And be sure to note the placement of the numbers above – 2,3,5,4. You’ll want to attach them in that order so they are official. Then stitch together the 2 and the 4 squares.

Felt Dice

To attach the bottom, turn everything inside out and hand stitch the bottom square by using a basic whipstitch. This will allow the stitching to show through when you turn the die back right-side out, which adds some fun texture.

Add a bit of stuffing inside to puff it up, paying extra attention to the corners. Then hand-stitch closed.

Felt dice

And there you go! A very fun addition to your game collection. Craps, anyone?

– Doily Square Die: Waffle Flower Crafts
– Wool Felt: Felt On The Fly

June Inspiration Hop


Hi and welcome to the June Inspiration Hop for Gossamer Blue! I’m excited to share my projects created with the June kits but sad to say that this will be my last time joining in for the hop. My term is over and I am looking forward to taking some time off from crafty assignments and deadlines over the summer. Now onto the projects!



First up is a card created with only the June Main Kit. Normally I never use all the little itty bits included in die cut packs but this time I used them all up.



This one is my favorite project from this month’s kits. Loving the texture created by all the different stars with different finishes.Beautiful-Dreamer-Gossamer-Blue-June-2015-Sabrina-Alery


The stamp set from this month’s Life Pages kit is too good! Still crushing on the criss-cross, colorblocked layout.



And sometimes simple can make a great impact too. I used a scoring board on the background and some unthreaded stitches to add texture.

So that’s all from me this month! Please follow along the rest of the hop for lots more fantastic inspiration. And thanks for a great year of cardmaking Gossamer Blue! <3

Anabelle O’Malley
Beshka Kueser
Brenda Weaver
Caylee Grey
Cindy Liebel
Emily Spahn
Erin Taylor
Eunyoung Lee
Diane Payne
Heather Leopard
Jill Cornell
Jill Keller
Katie Ehmann
Laura Rahel Crosby
Melanie Blackburn
Michelle Wooderson
Michiko Kato
Sabrina Alery —> you are here
Yana Smakula


Clique Kits & Friends Blog Hop

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the Clique Kits & Friends Blog Hop!  Today some of the Clique Kits designers and a few special guests will be sharing projects using the June 2015 kit Dream Quest and some fabulous products from Waffle Flower Crafts!

Of course we have some fabulous prizes to giveaway to some lucky hoppers who comment along the way!  A $20.00 gift certificate to the Clique Kits shop, a fabulous prize pack filled with Clique Kits products and a Waffle Flowers Crafts prize pack!  The more comments you leave the more chances you have to win!  Sharing on Facebook and other social media will give you extra entries to win so just leave a separate comment for each share!

Here is the lineup for today:

Sabrina Alery –  http://www.sabrinaalery.com
Lorena Cantó –  http://paperella.typepad.com
Tyra Babington – http://justtyra.com/

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And here is my project for today – my first pocket page letter! I had so much fun combining the travel inspired elements in this kit with several die and stamp sets from Waffle Flower Crafts.Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

I used the Flower Circle die, Partly Cloudy die, Tiny Die Trio, and stamp images from the Pattern Play stamp set and the Bowtiful Additions stamp set. It’s just so fun to mix and match, don’t you think!

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This vanilla caramel tea is my absolute afternoon favorite. And the package fit so well with the other colors!

Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed this page!  Your next stop along the way is Donna.