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Glamorous Handmade Necklace Holder Box and #MakeitGiveit Sweepstakes

Hello everyone! Nina here! I’m excited to share a quick way to custom-made a necklace holder with the popular Envelope Punch Board and the #MakeItGiveIt Sweepstakes – a partnership between Jo-Ann Stores and the National Military Family Association. Glamorous Handmade Necklace Holder Box We went all gold and glamor for our tree and gift wrapping this year. We can all use some glitter and metallic shine for Christmas, can’t we? The oversized golden flowers were made with the Flower Punch Board from some Goldie Lox Foil Paper. I’ve shared a tutorial on the Flower Punch Board earlier here and I am sharing a quick how-tos for the necklace holder made from a piece of kraft cardstock (12″x12″) and the Envelope Punch Board.   Ever since Laura shared the Box Buster with us, I’ve been wanting to try it! How cool is it to make any size of a box using our beloved Envelope Punch Board? I measured the […]

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DIY Halloween Pencil Toppers

Hello everyone! I’m very excited to share today’s project with you! Since Waffle Flower does not have any Halloween designs this year, I haven’t been able to make anything for Halloween except some cards until… yesterday! I was so happy to receive the invitation from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores to participate in their new campaign: #DIY4Halloween – a perfect opportunity to DIY for, isn’t it?! I went to my local Jo-Ann with the coupons on my phone (did you get the mobile apps? so convenient!). I spent a couple of hours browsing the fun collections, dreaming of the possibilities and brought home the supplies for my Halloween Pencil Toppers! Supplies I will try to link to where you can order some of the supplies online. But since it is close to Halloween, you probably need to go to the store to get your supplies. – Styrofoam Balls (There are many sizes, I picked the Floracraft 2-1/2″ Styrofoam Balls – 6PK/White.) […]

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Modern Flower Wreath with Core’dinations for Darice

Hello everyone! I have been away at the Snap! Conference – a three-day event with classes and inspiration keynotes for craft bloggers. I’ve met some awesome designers and crafters that I would love to collaborate with for Waffle Flower Crafts. So stay tuned~~ For today, I’m sharing a modern flower wreath I made with Core’dinations paper for Darice‘s booth at the conference. The girls from Darice are adorable and I really enjoyed making my first flower wreath: Supplies: Core Essentials Cardstock Paper Pack – Pastels – 12×12 Core Essentials Cardstock paper Pack – Neutrals – 12×12 Core’dinations Cardstock paper Pack – Ebony & Ivory – 12×12 Core’dinations Super Assortments – Elements – 12×12 Grapevine Wreath – Natural – 10 inches Hot Glue Gun I love the fresh colors in the Core Essentials Pastels paper pack and I mixed in some grays and black from the Neutrals pack to help tone […]

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Love You So So Much Card with Chickaniddy Twirly Girly Collection

Hello everyone! Popped in to share another card I made with Twirly Girly Collection from Chickaniddy for their CHA booth. I basically kept the beautiful flourish design on the patterned paper but emphasized bits and pieces with ready-made brads and a handmade flower! Supplies: TG14OS04 Keepsakes Paper; TG14OS05 Paper Posies Paper; TG14OS08 Itty Bitty Ballerina Paper; TG14EB06 19 Brads; TG14EB07 32 Enamel Hearts; TG14EB04 Tags) I love that there are some solid color paper in the collection that we can make our own embellishments in matching colors! I used my Embellish It – Flower Die and the brads in the collection to make the 3D flower here. The best part about a paper focused card? So quick & easy, and so much fun, right? Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

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Our Story Card + Winners!

Hello everyone! I helped create some card samples for Chickaniddy’s booth at CHA Winter 2014 show. I’m here to share one of the cards I made with the Date Night Collection. Supplies: (DN14OS03 Downtown Paper; DN14EB04 Tags Stickers; DN14EB03 Banners Stickers; DN14EB07 32 Enamel Hearts) I used the diamond shapes on the sticker sheet to make the banner: The buildings were cutout from Downtown Paper and adhered with foam adhesive for dimension: Giveaway Winners Thank you for joining the giveaway here, everyone! Here are the winners! Congratulations, Maeghan and Kailash!! If you can promise that you will keep what’s inside the box between you and me, please email me your snail mail address to claim your prize!! Thank everyone for joining the giveaway! I’m sure new giveaways are coming soon! (Wink!) Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

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DIY Nautical Tote Bag for National Craft Month with Free Anchor Pattern (PDF)

Hello everyone! Did you know that March is National Craft Month?  I’m very excited to share this DIY Nautical Tote Bag as part of the Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Stores® National Craft Month campaign. I am one of the crafters selected to share our love for crafting and highlight the latest spring trends. Jo-Ann makes spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon and a spring crafting inspiration website. Since we’ve been having bright sunshine days here in Arizona, it was easy for me to take on the Nautical trend. I always try to include something new when creating for Jo-Ann. And for today’s project, I’m playing with Fabric Transfer Ink! Supplies – DecoArt Ink Effects blue ink – Deco Art Ink Effects for Cotton Fabrics spray – Wear’m medium canvas tote in natural color – Printable anchor pattern (download link at the end of […]

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Two Cards with Chickaniddy Date Night Collection

Hello everyone! Popped in to share a couple of cards I made with Date Night Collection from Chickaniddy. The mint green and navy blue color combo makes me so happy! I bent the butterfly sticker and put a piece of foam tape underneath each wing to add some dimension to the card. The sentiment “Save the Date” was punched out from one of the journaling cards with a 2-1/2″ circle punch. The leftover piece was used on another card as shown below. I layered the flower stickers with foam adhesive for dimension. Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

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