Easy Last Minute Gift - Kim Kesti

on December 17, 2014
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KimKesti The holiday season is certainly a busy one! Kim Kesti here sharing a quick and easy gift you can create for your child's teacher, a favorite hair dresser, or anyone on your "thank you" list. Kesti_CookieGift1 The supplies are minimal, you will need the Waffle Flower 100% Love Stamp Set along with the snowflake and string stamps from the Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set. I also used the Flower Circles Die Set (one of my favorite dies) to cut my pierced circles. Kesti_CookieGift2 Fold the stamped topper in half and add your cute little gift card (I die over these tiny Starbucks cups). I attached mine with a brad. Slip the pierced circle under your gift card and adhere. I love that this now looks like a tree ornament! Staple the finished topper to your cookie bag and you are done! I know a lot of folks on my list that would really enjoy this little cutie! Have a safe and wonderful holiday! Kim

Saying Thank You to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine

on December 03, 2014
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Hello everyone. I'm joining a group of crafters in a hop today to say thank you to a magazine that has brought us together: Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine. If you came from Bev's blog, you are right on track. say-thank-you-card   Since 2012, PCS has been a strong influence in my craft life. I like that it keeps up with the trends well and I can tell that a lot of time and care were put in each issue. I also appreciate that the team make the effort to build a craft community and organize events and activities. But the thing I am most thankful for PCS is the rejection I got from them. Every card remains annoynmous until it is accepted during the PCS selection process. I know none of the rejections (the cards I submitted but didn't get picked up) were personal, which got me to wonder why and how can I improve. It was a wonderful process of taking the challenge to submit, getting the feedback and then studying the cards that were selected. This process helped me improve my card making skills tremendously. It is also the rejections that gave me the thrill whenever I got a project or a few chosen for publication. I love that PCS presented craft techniques alongside design and style in a logical, systematic way. The PCS team has done an excellent job putting together each issue for us. I am truly grateful. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for PCS. It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this post. I believe there are many reasons that caused the magazine to cease publication. I wish the PCS team, Jennifer, Susan, Stacy, Kerri, Holly, Matt and Melinda, best of luck in carrying on with your lives. I'm sure each of you will be an excellent addition to any team or business. The creative seeds you have planted over the years will continue to grow and bloom. Thank you! Your next stop is Barb's blog.

A Simple Thank You Card & the Winners!

on October 14, 2014
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Hello everyone! Popped in to share a card I made last night and to announce the winners of our Instagram Thank You Giveaway. wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card I was browsing our store and thought that I should make a real sample from our idea sheets. And I picked the very first one that came up: the idea sheet for 100% Love Stamp Set. This is a fun little 2"x3" set that can add a lot to our projects! 271016z 100 percent Love Stamp Set Idea Sheet I pulled out the set as well as the Surface - Tag Stamp Set that has the solid mini tag image to pick some colors. wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card-picking-colors I catalog all my ink colors on a 1 page color chart. I have multiple charts for each brand but you can also download a blank page for your own ink collection here: Download a blank hand color chart here. I first stamped the thank you circle on a piece of sticky note and cut out to use as a mask. Then I stamp the circle again on the front of my white card base. wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card-mask Put the mask on top of the other circle to "mask" it and stamp the tag image on top. Remember when masking, always stamp the image that will be on top first. wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card-masking I used dye ink for the circle and the tag because they dry fast. Then I needed a pigment ink that will dry on top of the surface so the color can show up. Electric Pink for the tag string! wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card-pigment-ink Then I finished the card with a sentiment "for everything" from our Tribal Thank You Stamp Set and a few hearts from 100% Love Stamp Set. Can't help but bling them up with a glitter pen! wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card-closeup And the sentiment is exactly what I want to say to you guys! Thank you for being excited, being supportive and helping us spread the word! You are the best! winner-announced

 The Instagram Thank You Giveaway Winner

winner-number winner-screenshot Congratulations, @mrsfda and your friend @queenpreneur. Please send us your choice of a stamp set and your snail mail address to claim your prize! We will also try to contact you on Instagram! waffle-flower-email Thank everyone for joining us! You are the BEST!

Introducing Flower Circles Die Set & 100% Love

on October 05, 2014
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 5 of Waffle Flower Crafts October Release! We are switching to a quarterly release schedule so we are having a few more products introduced on each day until all products go live in our store NOW as well as many of our Retail Partners! Don't see your favorite store on the map? Tell them about us, ok? We have 10 stamp sets and 5 die sets in our Fall collection. wfc-fall-2014-collection-samples wfc-fall-2014-collection Finally it is time to introduce our well loved Flower Circles Die - you have seen it in use on many of our projects throughout our introduction days!

Flower Circles Die Set

MSRP $21.99 310015 Flower Circles Die

10 Basic Ways to use Flower Circles Die

Here are 10 basic ways to use the dies. Combine any two or three or four looks for endless possibilities! wfc-5-Flower-Circles-Die-10-Ways Piercing details can be found on all of the cutout shapes. wfc-5-piercing-details The circles coordinates with our Flower Circles Stamp Set. wfc-5-flower-circles-stamp-and-die I used the dotted circle stamp to stamp on the die cut circle (medium circle in the die set) and made a tag for this jar: wfc-holiday-labels-thankful-for-you The biggest circle also coordinates with the circles in our Holiday Labels - Give Thanks and Holiday Labels - Merry stamp sets, which fits perfectly on a standard mouth mason jar! wfc-5-die-circle-on-jar You can punch these circle labels out with a 2-1/2" circle punch and have a small gap when placed at the mason jar top. wfc-5-circle-punch Layer the 2-1/2" punched out circle on top of our die cut shape for a cool dimensional look! wfc-5-flower-circles-punch-and-die  

100% Love Stamp set

MSRP $3.99 271016 100 percent Love Stamp Set

Idea Sheet

The tag shape shown is from our Surface - Tag Die - Starter Kit 271016z 100 percent Love Stamp Set Idea Sheet

Tiny Word Bubble Die

MSRP $1.99 310016 Tiny Word Bubble Die

Samples

Big thank you to Lorena for making the wonderful samples for us today! wfc-5-gift-tag-by-lorena wfc-5-give-thanks-card-by-lorena wfc-5-thank-you-card-by-lorena wfc-5-santa-tag-by-lorena Here are more samples that have used our Flower Circles Die: wfc-1-circled-peace-joy-love-card-by-joni wfc-1-sending-love-your-way-card-by-joni wfc-holiday-labels-give-thanks wfc-2-mini-thank-you-card-trio wfc-1-peace-joy-love-card wfc-1-give-thanks-card-closeup wfc-1-merry-card Fun, right? Thank you so much for joining our introduction to our Fall collection. All products are now available in our store! Happy Crafting!

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