Archive | Tutorials

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
nina-yang-faux-watercolor-vellum-mason-jar-card

Faux Watercolor Look on Vellum

Hello everyone! I was excited about all the new dies and embossing folders from Lifestyle Crafts / We R Memory Keepers. I immediately ordered a few of my favorites using my Studio Team credits. I played with the Mason Jar Die yesterday and wanted to share what I have discovered while playing: a faux watercolor look on Vellum! The Mason Jar was screaming to be cut with vellum! The technique is very simple: use your Copics or any other alcohol markers to color in the embossing window. Use as a template is one of my favorite features of this die! I was putting the colors on very liberally and was happy with the results! I traced the patterns with a 0.05 Copic multiliner to give them more definition. It was a nice surprise to find out that the “Be happy, it’s a decision.” sentiment from our Bowtiful Stamp Set fits nicely in the banners. Remember to bend your clear sentiment stamps if needed. I die […]

Continue Reading
nina-yang-strech-your-sketch-balloon-birthday-card-closeup

[The Missing Manual for Card Making] Stretch A Sketch

This post is part 1 of 1 for The Missing Manual for Card Making

This post is part 1 of 1 for The Missing Manual for Card MakingHello everyone! Today I’m sharing a post for a series of postings I’ve wanted to do for a while. I am one of those people who reads every word in a user manual and hopes there is one for everything, haha! While I am still learning new things everyday, I think I should go ahead and document what I’ve learned. I will share simple bite-size tips in the hope that they will be helpful to someone else too. When I first stumbled across card sketches, I felt like that I found a piece of that missing manual for card making. A sketch takes out the majority of the “guess work”. I believe limitation is what stimulates creativity! The example I’m using today is the sketch for our current Waffle Flower Challenge. It was based on the card on the right. We can follow a sketch closely or give it a little twist to make our card standout. Stretch a […]

Continue Reading
nina-yang-pebbles-birthday-wishes-collection

Playing with Pebbles Birthday Wishes Collection

Hello everyone! I had a crafty weekend and finally got around to play with the new release from Pebbles, the Birthday Wishes Collection!   As a design team member, I’ve had this happy collection in my stash for a little while. I’m so excited that we finally get to share our projects! I have a card, a tag and a technique to share today! Paper Pieced Birthday Card I love the two little stamps in this collection. They are just perfect for the paper piecing technique. I first die cut a window from my card base. I used Waffle Flower’s brand new Surface – Tag Die – Starter Kit. I used a ruler to help me place it straight on paper and then used a piece of washi tape to hold the die in place while running it through the diecut machine. I then used the Surface – Tag Die – Scallop Add-on […]

Continue Reading
nina-yang-watercolor-rock-card

Five for Friday, a Watercolored Card and a Heads-up

Hello everyone! It’s Friday again! And here comes our Five for Friday Our design team has been busy with our Rock My World Stamp Set! It is my personal favorite in this release and I just LOVE what the ladies have come up with this set! Here are five links to the five most recent posts they’ve done! What is the perfect ink to use for overlapping? Check out Suzanne’s beautiful card here! The skinny shadow/grass stamp got to be the center of attention on Lorena’s cool card here! Rocks are trending! Katie shared the source of her inspiration for her clever card here! Lorena was back with a video tutorial! She shared a super cool masking technique with us! I was there when Kim was working on this naturalist card! So simple yet so original!! Thank you for making our products stand-out, ladies! Check out our product page for more examples! A Watercolored Card Ahem! Yes, I joined the Watercolor for […]

Continue Reading
waffle-flower-hello-bowtiful-sequins-shaker-card

Sequin Shaker Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Waffle Flower Crafts is sponsoring the Sequin Shaker Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh on April 26th! Everyone is invited to link up your sequin shaker cards on the hop day to join. If you need more sequins, you can use coupon code BLOGHOP to save 15% on your order at Pretty Pink Posh from now through the hop day. Today, our design team girls are sharing some sequin shaker cards to help spread the word. Waffle Flower Blog <– You’re Here! Joni Andaya Katie Gehring Kim Kesti Lorena Cantó May Sukyong Park Suzanne Dahlberg This is actually my first shaker card. I like how it turned out and really enjoyed making it! First, I die cut a circle from my card base (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and adhered a piece of acetate to its back. Then, I die cut the same circle from some craft foam and adhered […]

Continue Reading