Archive | Tutorials

12 DAYS OF GIVE GIVING

Scoring Board Basics – Getting Ready for Twelve Days of Gift Giving

Hello everyone! Happy November! Are your schedules getting busier and busier for the upcoming holidays? We here at Waffle Flower Crafts like to work a little ahead and be prepared :) We are kicking off a Twelve Days of Gift Giving event on the WF Blog today! Our design team will be using scoring boards throughout the days so we would like to cover some basics first. Basic Scoring Boards If you are new to paper crafting, here are the three most commonly used products that can do the scoring for us. All of them have a smaller/mini version but the 12″x12″ versions are recommended for general paper crafting purposes. Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool Belonging to a well-known brand, the MS Board is widely available all over the world. In the US, they can easily be found at Michael’s, Jo-Ann and Hobby Lobby. We also found that they are sold […]

Continue Reading
Stamping-Basics-for-Planner-Users

[Video] Stamping Basics for Planner Users

Hello everyone! We’ve had some questions about the basics of stamping from our planner users so we put together a short video to show you how to use them.   We used a personal size Filofax page in the video but the stamps can be used on any planner. We used Fresh Ink but all pigment inks that dry on top of paper should work. Feel free to leave a comment if you have more questions! Video: Stamping Basics for Planner Users Watch below or in HD on YouTube here! Supplies Waffle Flower Crafts – Planner – Stay Focused Stamp Set Fresh Ink – Cocoa Fresh Ink – Tangerine Inkadinkado Clear Small And Medium Blocks Kirkland Baby Wipes InLinkz.com

Continue Reading
wfc-one-layer-card-with-Santa-Add-On-by-Pamela

Masking with Diecuts – Pamela Ho

Hello everyone! We have another guest designer today! I have been a Pamela fan ever since I found her on Moxie Fab World when she was a winner to a challenge. I am amazed by how much effort she puts in to achieve a clean look, over and over. There are always clever uses of products as well. I was on Neat and Tangled‘s team with her and am so happy for her stamp design debut with them! Such talent! Now, take it away, Pamela! Masking with Diecuts Hello everyone! This is Pamela and I’m so excited to be guest designing for Waffle Flower‘s August release! I’m using the new Surface – Tag Die – Santa Add-On die and I will be doing a lot of masking for a simple, one layer card. I first die cut everything on some masking paper. I first adhered the buckle negative onto my card base and I will be blending some […]

Continue Reading
wfc-you-make-me-dream-card

[Tutorial] You Make Me Dream Card

Hello everyone! I’m very excited to share today’s card. I think I outdid myself! I can finally put these products away for a while, knowing that I’ve done my best. We are going to showcase our next release in a couple of days! It will be another whole round of fun! Can’t wait to share with you! I was cleaning my craft table and found a piece of green paper that was left from a card I made earlier (another one of my favorites, click here to see it). And my Rock My World Die Set and Surface- Tag Die – Scallop Add-on were still left on the table from the last project. So I combined them again! I love the funky shapes the rock dies created. You could create a similar flower with an oval die but it wouldn’t have so much character to it. The petals were created from the leftover […]

Continue Reading
wfc-nina-yang-3d-cake-with-scallop-add-on-closeup

Five for Friday and a Cake Card Tutorial

Hello, everyone! It is Friday again! Five for Friday I’m sharing some cake inspiration today!   They look so good! Here is a card I was inspired to make! A Cake Card Tutorial The sentiment is a sneak peek to a new stamp set we are going to introduce in August. The cake was made from our Surface – Tag Die – Scallop Add-on. Diecut the rectangle label twice from pink paper and the scallop frame once from white paper. Layer the scallops on top of the labels to make the cake layers: Adhere the layers together and trim off the extra. The flower is made from our Rock My World Stamp Set and Die Set. Stamp the flowers on pink paper and die cut. Use a stylus and a mousepad to shape the flowers into little cups. Adhere the two flowers together with foam adhesive and you will get a great dimensional […]

Continue Reading
nina-yang-flower-punch-board-by-we-r-memory-keepers

Flower Punch Board Tutorial, Coupon + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Have you heard the news that We R Memory Keepers and American Crafts are now one company? I am excited about this acquisition. For my Studio post today, I used the new WRMK Flower Punch Board and some beautiful paper from AC/Pebbles Special Delivery. The flowers are BIG – ranging from 3″ to 9″ in diameter. I had so much fun mixing and matching the sizes. It is amazing how these beautiful flowers were made from a simple punch board and a stem kit! Flower sizes and simple directions are printed on the board but it took me a while to figure out how to fold the petals. Once you have it figured out, it will be very fun and relaxing! So I put together a quick tutorial to share today! Tutorial Flower Size: S (5″ dia.) Paper Size: 2-5/8″ x 12″ 1. Punch and Score: Follow the directions printed on the board. 2. Fold the […]

Continue Reading
wfc-strawberry-rock-card

[Tutorial] Strawberry Rocks Card & Five for Friday

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I was inspired by this rock painting project to make a card for today! Since I’ve been having fun playing with our Rock My World Stamp Set and Die Set lately, I immediately wanted to make strawberries with our rocks! And here is my take! How to Make Strawberries from Your Rock Stamps 1. Stamp the rocks on the card front. I’m using the reverse side of the “live, laugh, love” rock to get a solid image. 2. Stamp the leaves (from Flower Circles Stamp Set) and cut out. Cut about 1/16″ away from the stamped image will actually give it a more finished look. 3. Use a black pen to add some random dots to your “strawberries”. Wait until your ink is dry on paper to do this. The dots do not need to be perfect. 4. Use a white gel pen to add the seeds. […]

Continue Reading