[Guest] Celebrate wit Style Card by Channin

on March 23, 2016
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Hello everyone!! It’s Channin here and I am ecstatic to be guest designing with Waffle Flower today! March is a mega birthday month for my family so I decided to make a birthday card using the Bowtiful set. image2 First, I stamped my sentiment in the center of a 4 ¾” by 6 ¾” panel of black cardstock and then embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then stamped the sentiment again but with this time in black on a post-it-note. I then cut the post-it down to create a rectangle mask and placed it over my sentiment. image1 Next, I repeatedly stamped both bow ties from the set randomly over the entire card panel and then embossed them all with clear embossing powder. I then took a small circle/heart stamp and stamped it in the centers in of the large bow tie and then embossed them in gold. Lastly, I adhered my card panel to a 5” by 7” card base made from black card stock. I hope you enjoyed!! -Channin --- Thank you for sharing with us today, Channin! We love your graphic style and how you masked the area for the sentiment! So clever!

[Five for Friday] Inspiration for the New Year - Lorena

on January 22, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-LorenaCantoHello, friends! Lorena here! It's time for a new Five for Friday and I thought I could share with you today five of the things that inspire me for this new year that has just begun. Some new year purposes, if you wish. First of all, organize! I want to be able to stay on top of things as much as I can, and planning is key for that. The awesome Waffle Flower Crafts planner products will play a very important role in my planning for 2016! new year 1

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Second, I want to heat a bit more healthy, which doesn't mean boring, right? Look at this dish, doesn't it look yummy? new year 2

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Third comes becoming friends again with exercise. Lets be honest… I'll never run a marathon but hey, all this beautiful yoga mats in the pic make me want to try to get a bit fit, ha! new year 3

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The fourth purpose is probably the most important for me, and it's to be present. We're all such busy bees! I'm sure I'm not the only one who has a 24/7 spinning brain, so I'm going to try and be able to stop, breathe and be in the very moment when the occasion deserves it. I don't want to miss a special moment because my mind was mentally listing the groceries that need to be bought tomorrow :) new year 4

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And I've left for last another crucial one. Create! After a bit of a dry spell, I'm itching to get inky and all things crafty, and let me tell you: it's going to happen! new year 5

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So, with all that five things in mind, I used some of the newest Waffle Flower planner goodies to create a card with an inspiring message. happy life 1 I used all the lovely icons in Recharge stamp set to create a colorful background full of things I love. Next, I die cut a rectangle using one of the tags from Surface - Tag die - Starter Kit. To make it, I die cut the tag first, and then I flipped it, lined and die cut it again to end up with two straight edges. The sentiment is from the beloved Bowtiful stamp set. I love that "It's a decision" phrase. happy life 2 And that's it for today! I wish you the very best for the new year! -- Lorena

Inspiration from the Challenge Team – January 4

on January 04, 2016
Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Annette, Shelly, and Laura Jane are here, along with our previous challenge winner Quyen Ngo to share their takes on the January Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too!

Annette Allen

Using: Monochrome Stamp SetDoily Square DieWilly and Friends Die WFC-1-04-Annette Allen
What Annette Says: I first die cut Waffle Flowers Crafts: Doily Square Die and then used it as a stencil. Using dabblers I added this fun colorful blend of colors. I then die cut the middle using the Doily Square Die and created a fun window almost like if you were going to create a shaker card just minus the sequins. Finishing off with rounding the corners.

Shelly Kurth

Using: In Every Way Stamp SetLoved Stamp SetTiny Wings Die WFC-1-04-Shelly Kurth
What Shelly Says: For my stenciling, I chose to make my own stencil using the Tiny Wings die. I took a piece of scrap paper and one by one placed the butterfly where I wanted it and ran it through my die cutting machine. Thus giving me my stencil.

Laura Jane

Using: Magical Stamp SetHoliday Labels: MerryIn Every Way Stamp Set; Surface - Tag Die - Scallop Add-on WFC-1-04-Laura Jane
What Laura Says: For my card I started out with a stencil made from the Tag Scallop Die. To create a "window", I inked it up with Distress Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves. Then I added several snowflakes and trees, embossed in different colors, for a wintery scene. Finished it off with the Magical Die in Silver paper:)

[Guest] Quyen Ngo

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What Quyen Says: I used distress inks in peacock feathers and tumbled glass to sponge on a template. I then repositioned the template slightly offset and used a white gelly roll pen to trace over the spaces. After the ink was dried, I stamped the sentiment and bow image (from Waffle Flower bowtiful stamp set) in VersaFine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. As it was a simple card, to finish, I rounded the outer edges and put on some gems in random places for a little sparkle.
___ Aren't these cards fantastic? For more details, please click on the designer's name/link! We love creating our own stencils using dies, how about you? Thank you for joining us today! Find time to create and make something today! Join the fun by linking your projects here!

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[Guest] Monkey Dance Card - Yainea

on December 31, 2015
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Hello everyone! Any plan for the New Year's Eve? Maybe a dance party? Our friend Yainea has made some super cute cards with Willy & Friends Stamp Set and we think this one fits well in today's post! WF_3 Don't you love the stars in the background? They are from Bowtiful Stamp Set. WF_4 Happy New Year, everyone!

Inspiration from the Challenge Team & A Video on Masking Technique

on November 16, 2015
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Ashley is our Guest Designer this month and she has a video for us! Woot Woot! Ashley Ableson (Sparkly Canadian Crafty Girl)

[Video] Masking Technique - Card Tutorial

Watch it below or on Ashley's Youtube Channel here! And here is Ashley's finished card! Isn't it adorable? We love how she took inspiration from the challenge photo and the sketch to compose her card! WFC-11-16-Guest Ashley Ableson1 Challenge team member Marcie, Daria and Shona are also here to share their takes on the November Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc-201511-technique-masking wfc-201511-photo wfc-201511-sketche Don't forget the check out the full detail on their personal blogs! Marcie Sharp

Using a generic circle die as a mask, I masked off the centre of the card and watercoloured the light blue across the panel. Once dry, I removed it and used the negative part of the circle die to mask off the panel so I could focus on the central area of the card. Tiger & Lily coordinating dies were used with masking paper to create the island scene along with no-line watercolouring.

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Using: Tiger & Lily stamp set, Tiger & Lily dies

Daria Garushina
I used the leaves from Leafy Stamp Set, as I really liked the hanging leaves from the inspiration photo. At first, I masked the area with some posted notes, blended my background and then stamped the images slightly off-setting them... I wanted to achieve a more graphic modern look :)
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Using: In Every Way Stamp Set, Leafy Stamp Set, Leafy Die

Shona Chambers WFC-11-16-Shona Chambers

Using: Stocking Stamp Set, Stocking Die

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Thank you for sharing with us, ladies! We love the variety in how you have applied the masking technique! Such inspiration! XOXO Join us by linking your projects here! wfc-201511-technique-masking wfc-201511-photo wfc-201511-sketche Find time to create and make something today!

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A Project Life Spread From Start to Finish with Patricia Roebuck

on September 19, 2014
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Hello everyone! While we're busy preparing for our October release, our friend Patricia is taking over the blog today!
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Patricia Roebuck is one of those crafters who are super talented, yet so sweet, so humble and so kind. We got to know each other through a design team a couple years ago and finally met at CHA earlier this year! We happened to have some friends in common and got to chat in real life! I am a card maker but I adore all my scrapbooker friends! I guess our passion and love for life is the bond?

A Project Life Spread - From Star to Finish

Hello!  I am so thrilled to be here.  I hope to do Nina’s stamps and dies justice.  They are such a great quality and so many different options with just one set.  I used Be My Guest stamp setBowtiful stamp setStarry Night stamp setTiny Circle Die, and Tiny Star Die for my Project Life spread.
Because I wanted to incorporated a lot of stamping, after I picked out my photos, I chose pattern papers that complimented my photos and that would work great with the stamps.
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For my title or week card, I used the Tiny Circle DieTiny Star Die, and Be My Guest stamp set.
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I added stamping on several of the cards and/or photos.  I love how the “HELLO” from the Bowtiful stamp set fit perfectly on a label to layer with my journaling.  And the Starry Night stamp set worked so well with this photo and pattern paper.
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Using Starry Night stamp set, I stamped directly on my photo with a black permanent ink, added soft texture with the stars onto this die cut, and added more layers over this pattern paper.
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The stamps and dies worked so well with my Project Life spread.  They added texture, color, and sentiments.
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Pure Awesomeness, right? Thank you, Patricia, for sharing your talent with us! If you haven't already, you can find a card and a personalized notepad Patricia shared on her blog using our products here!
Thank everyone for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Freckled Fawn + Waffle Flower Blog Hop with Katie Gehring

on September 05, 2014
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Waffle-Flower-Freckled-Fawn-Blog-Hop Hello everyone! Welcome to day 5 of a week long inspiration brought to you by Freckled Fawn and Waffle Flower Crafts! We have simplified the blog hop to two stops - our blog here and the blog of Freckled Fawn. Stop by both of our blogs for inspiration and prizes! We have our very talented design team member: Katie Gehring here today! DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello friends, Katie here taking over the Waffle Flower blog today for the Waffle Flower + Freckled Fawn Blog Hop.  All week long the Waffle Flower Design Team gals have been sharing ideas for cards and project using Waffle Flower stamps and fun embellishments from our friends at Freckled Fawn. I have to admit that I don't find myself reaching for embellishments too often, but I do love what they add to a project, and I am in total awe of designers that use them well.  For me, embellishments need to contribute something meaningful to the design by drawing attention to a focal point, leading your eye around the project or even helping you make your statement.  With the help of Freckled Fawn, I put together three projects that I hope do just that.
First up, is a card with"flair."  When I was browsing the Freckled Fawn shop, I came across the Lovely flair set where the font used for the hello badge reminded me very much of the Flower Circle Stamp Set.  I combined the two to create a colorful Hello card for a friend.
The flair embellishment works for me here because it helps create the sentiment and make my statement.  The sequins (from my stash) lead your eye around the card.
The next two cards make use of the Summertime Airmail Washi Tape, Emoticon Wood Chips, and the Arrow Sampler Paper Clips along with Waffle Flower's Bowtiful and Bowtiful Additions stamp sets.
The Emoticon Wood Chips made me think of all the awesome adjectives that Nina included in Bowtiful and Bowtiful Addition stamp sets.  Taking color cues from the washi tape, I trimmed a piece of lined patterned paper to 3 x 4 and stamped the words in summery shades of pink, orange, and yellow and adhered a wood chip face next to each word.
I matted the stamped panel with some bright pink cardstock and attached it with a bit of washi to a piece of yellow cardstock that I stamped with the random star pattern from Bowtiful.  I added a green arrow paper clip to draw the eye to the sentiment- plus it adds a fun interactive element. 
Finally, I couldn't resist making a card with the sad face emoticon wood chip.
While I used the same general colors, I adhered the matted stamped panel to a piece of patterned paper for a bit of a different look.  The arrow clip points to the win, but you could also position it to fail depending on the situation.  If you are planning to mail the card, you may want to secure the clip with a glue dot so that the card doesn't inadvertently convey an unintended message.
For both of these cards, the wood chips, arrow clips and washi were central to the design on the cards and selected intentionally.  Each of these embellishments serves an important role by helping convey the card message and drawing attention to the focal point.
That's all for me today!  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a post by the amazing Joni Andaya!

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Waffle Flower Crafts June Release Day 4 - Introducing Bowtiful Additions Stamp Set

on June 04, 2014
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 4 of Waffle flower Crafts June, 2014 Release! All new products will be available in our store tomorrow! Today's set has a simple concept: more uses for our Bows!

Introducing Bowtiful Additions Stamp Set

Bowtiful Additions Stamp Set Preview

Stamp Cheat Sheet

Bowtiful Additions Stamp Set Examples

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For those of you who wanted a bow stamp to create the flower that our Bowtiful Die Set creates, your wish has come true! nina-yang-awesome-bow-flower-card This card shows clearly the proportion of the label on a standard A2 card: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". nina-yang-hey-handsome-card This card shows the label horizontally positioned on a standard A2 card. The bow outline, "Bowtiful" and "Day" stamps are from our Bowtiful Stamp Set. Have fun mixing and matching the sentiments. They are designed to work together. nina-yang-enjoy-the-bowtiful-day-card Using our new Surface – Tag Stamp Set, I was able to change the label into a tag very quickly. nina-yang-hey-beautiful-card Finally, here is my favorite card for today! nina-yang-enjoy-the-journey-card The tag hole reinforcer was from our Surface – Tag Die - Stater Kit. nina-yang-enjoy-the-journey-card-closeup I hope my card samples today are easy to try even if you are new to card making? I'm new to Project Life but here is a 3" x 4" journaling card I made for my little album: nina-yang-bowtiful-project-life-card Pure stamping fun!!!

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Sequin Shaker Blog Hop

on April 21, 2014
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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! waffle-flower-hello-bowtiful-sequins-shaker-card 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. waffle-flower-hello-bowtiful-sequins-shaker-card-acetate Then, I die cut the same circle from some craft foam and adhered the window piece to the back of the card front. waffle-flower-hello-bowtiful-sequins-shaker-card-sequins Pour some sequins in! I used Woodlands Mix and Gold Stars from Pretty Pink Posh. I then cut a backing piece of white cardstock and stamped some stars for a colorful background. waffle-flower-hello-bowtiful-sequins-shaker-card-stamping-confetti-stars I then stamped the bow from our Bowtiful Stamp Set and cutout with our Bowtiful Die Set to create a fun embellishment for the window. waffle-flower-hello-bowtiful-sequins-shaker-card-stamping-on-foam I kinda like how the sequins are adhering to the edges! waffle-flower-hello-bowtiful-sequins-shaker-card.jpg-side Sequins make me happy! Don't forget to check out the Pretty Pink Posh Blog on the April 26! bloghop Use the coupon to save on your order: bloghop_coupon And join the blog hop to win some goodies from these awesome companies! Including Waffle Flower Crafts! bloghopsponsors We are offering our Bowtiful Stamp Set and Bowtiful Die Set as a prize! Good luck, everyone! Happy Crafting!

A Few Cards + A Heads-up

on April 18, 2014
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Hello everyone! Heehee, I really have "a few" cards to share today! bowtiful-mini-cards I had some fun using the leftover pieces from my Bowtiful Birthday Card to make some minis. I trimmed my 6"x6" paper into 2-3/4" x 5-1/2" then scored in half to make my cards. This way, I still used the cute complimentary borders on the paper  but avoided the hanging hole in the center :) One of my favorite ways to add some visual contrast to a project. bowtiful-mini-cards-trim It was some happy stamping and die cutting time :) You can choose to stamp your sentiment on the front of the card: bowtiful-mini-cards-sentiments Or on the inside: bowtiful-mini-cards-inside And you can choose to adhere the bows down flat or using some foam adhesives for extra dimension! Just have fun with it! bowtiful-mini-cards-foam-adhesive Tuck the note in a school bag, a lunch box or just put it on a girl's pillow before she wakes up will surely bring a smile to her face! You can also use the Bowtie image in our Bowtiful Stamp Set for some boy cards too! Bowtiful Stamp Set Preview   Making these cards made me happy! I hope that you will too! All paper are from Pebbles Garden Party 6″x6″ paper pad. bowtiful-mini-cards-closeup  

A Heads-up!

Too bad that our package didn't arrive in Bolivia in time for today's post, but still check Lorena’s Blog out, she's always having something good up in her sleeves. Leave a comment to Joni's Live Laugh Love Post by 8pm Sunday, April 20 for a chance to win a coupon to Waffle Flower Crafts Store!

More Inspiration

April 20, Easter Sunday Kim's Blog April 21, Monday Sequin Shaker Card Blog Hop (starting at my blog here!) April 22, Tuesday Katie has a Bowtiful Party Ensemble for you! April 24, Thursday May's Blog (With another GIVEAWAY) April 26, Saturday Suzanne's Blog Here's to a great Easter and a happy crafty week! Until next time!