Inspiration from Challenge Team – February 8, 2016

on February 08, 2016
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Annette, Shelly, Laura Jane and our previous Gust Spot winner Laura Dovalo are hereto share their takes on the February Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc-201602-technique-inlaid-diecutting wfc-201602-sketche wfc-201602-photo

Annette Allen

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Products Willy & Friends Stamp Set Willy & Friends Die Flower Circles Die Good Stuff Stamp Set Good Stuff Die

What Annette Says: I first choose a piece of designer paper that I thought was perfect for the photo inspiration and die cut using Flower Circles Die. I cut this same shape out again using white textured card-stock. I then adhered the shape to my card base inlaying it directly to the card. I then stamped this sweet image from the Willy & Friends Stamp Set, colored, die cut and adhere to card using foam adhesives along with the sentiment and pretty bow from Good Stuff Stamp Set.

Shelly Kurth

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Products Lotus Stamp Set Lotus Die With Love Word Die

What Shelly Says: I started by stamping each of my flowers and coloring them in with markers. After, I used the matching dies and ran them through my machine. Once done, I set them aside for the time being. I then started to make my 'scene' so to speak, using my flowers on a piece of white cardstock. One at a time, I placed a die where I wanted my flower to be and ran it through my machine. After, I placed my COLORED die cut piece (again, one at a time) on my white cardstock where I previously had my flower and used my die in the negative spot next to my colored flower. So it would trim my colored flower to fit perfectly with the others. Giving me my 'inlaid die cutting' technique. To finish things off, I used the 'with love' word die to place over the top of my flowers.

Laura Jane

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Products DT Mix Stamp Set Flutter Stamp Set With Love Word Die

What Laura Jane Says: I masked off the heart shape from Flutter Stamp Set and stamped several flower​ layers from the DT Mix Stamp Set in colors suggested in the inspiration photo. I then used the With Love Word Die to cut out and inlay the sentiment in GOLD paper.

Guest (Challenge Winner): Laura Dovalo

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Products Flower Circles Stamp Set Flower Circles Die With Love Word Die

What Laura Says: I was inspired by the fabulous tones of pink in the February palette and combined a couple of the stamps from the Flower Circle Stamp Set with the matching Flower Circle Die to make this retro style card. The inlay technique is probably one of my favorites and I used it to insert the pieces of the large flower into the background, as well as the pretty sentiment (With Love Word Die). Thanks for letting me play with you this month, it was a lot of fun!

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[WIW Video] Layered Stamping with Tessa Wise

on December 16, 2015
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Hello everyone! Our design team member Tessa is here to share the layered stamping technique. Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel. Finished card: Stamp Layering Card Stamp Layering Closeup SUPPLIES

Inspiration from the Challenge Team – December 7

on December 07, 2015
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Annette, Shelly, and Laura Jane are here to share their takes on the December Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc201512 Our previous challenge winner: Anika Lerche is also sharing with us today! WFC-12-7 Guest Anika Anika says: For the background I stamped the sentiments in white pigment ink. I let it dry overnight. Then I stamped the dogs in dye ink over the white ink. For the main image I stamped the dog, added some dimension with Prismacolors and some details with a black gel pen. Using On My Mark Stamp Set, On My Mark Die, Monochrome Stamp Set WFC-12-7-Anika Lerche How cool is the hand stamped sentiment background on Anika's card? We also love that crisp black speech bubble for the sentiment! Thanks Anika for including the detailed shot! WFC-12-7-Anika Lerche2

Annette Allen

Using Stocking Stamp Set, Stocking Die, DT Mix Stamp Set, Flower Circles Die Annette says: I first stamped all the images on a scrap piece of paper. Using the Stamp Layering technique I stamped the stocking pattern from Stocking stamp set. Next I stamped over the heart from DT Mix this fun sentiment also from the Stocking stamp set. I LOVE this sketch so I added that into the mix also created a fun watercolor background just to give it a little more color. WFC-12-7-Annette Allen We are totally in love with this wonderful free-style collage look: the teal heart, the little dotted circle and the watercolored background! We also love that Annette stamped the long sentiment form Stocking stamp set on two lines to fit in the heart! Perfect!

Shelly Kurth

Using Surface Tag Stamp Set, Starry Night Stamp SetBe My Guest Stamp Set Shelly says: For my stamp layering I decided to overlap all my smaller stars in different shades of blue. WFC-12-7-Shelly Kurth Shelly, you've done it again! We are amazed at how you take all the inspiration and make it into something so simple yet so unique and fun! We love how you layered the star stamps!

Laura Jane

Using Stocking Stamp Set, Doily Circle Stamp Set Laura Jane says: I used the many different images from the STOCKING stamp set to create a layered "one of a kind" stocking:) Just a bit of masking magic allowed for flawless ink color changes. The Doily Circle stamp set added an extra layer of goodness to my card base. WFC-12-7-Laura Jane We love that Laura Jane leaves the images uncolored - the "hand-drawn" look adds so much to a Christmas card. Did you see that doily flower stamp peeking from the top right corner? So fun! ___ Aren't these cards fantastic? For more details, please click on the designer's name/link! 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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Waffle Flower Challenge - June 8-21

on June 08, 2015
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Hello everyone! Welcome to another Waffle Flower Challenge! Twice a month, we challenge you with a new inspiration photo. Entering the challenge is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
  1. Make something based on the inspiration photo (color, composition, theme, etc.)
  2. Share it on your blog, an online gallery (i.e Flickr), or your Instagram
  3. Add the link(s) to your project(s) to the Link-up Tool at the end of this post!
We will draw two random winners from all entries for playing along. You can enter as many times as you want! The winner will receive a stamp set of choice! The winners for our last challenge will be announced on Friday, June 12.

Inspiration Photo

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DT Takes

All products are linked at the bottom of this post. Tenia Nelson Products: Feather More Stamp Set, DT Mix Stamp Set WFC 0608 Tenia Shelly Kurth Products: Congrats Stamp Set, Congrats Die WFC 0608 Shelly Kymona Tracey Products: Flower Circles Stamp Set WFC 0608 Kymona Jennifer Mertens Products: On My Mark Stamp Set WFC 0608 Jennifer

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Wonderful takes, ladies! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

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Join the Fun!

We welcome all project types and crafters at all levels to join us!

To Enter:

Add your link(s) to the Link-up Tool below. Here are some helpful tips if you are new to online challenges!
  • If you used Waffle Flower Crafts products, list the product name in your blog post or photo description. This is especially helpful when you used a product in a clever way that might not be obvious to people. Our team will be looking for them when they vote for the winner, but let's help making it easier for them.
  • We have two winners for each challenge and one of them will be randomly drawn from all entries! Enter as many times as you want. Include the challenge photo and a link to this challenge post so your crafty friends and followers can find us and join the fun too!
  • Combine up to 3 other challenges if you want. We look forward to seeing what wonderful projects you will create with your own unique formulas.
[inlinkz_linkup id=533930 mode=1] Did you know that you can use your Instagram photos to enter? Learn more here! A Quick Tip: If you share your projects on social media sites, hashtag #waffleflowercrafts and/or #waffleflowerchallenge will make your projects be seen by more people!

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Faber-Castell + Waffle Flower Inspiration Week - Day 1

on May 11, 2015
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Hello everyone! Welcome to day 1 of Faber-Castell and Waffle Flower Inspiration Week! We team up with our friends at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft to bring you an entire week of mixed-media inspiration! Blog-hop-badge-Faber-Castell-Waffle-Flower We have Tessa here today! DesignTeamHeadshots-Tessa Hi everyone! I created a mixed media canvas.  It measures 12 x 6". Flower Canvas 5 I started by painting the outside edges with a citrus green paint.  I then layered torn book pages to create the background.  I used the Faber-Castell Gel Medium to decoupage them down piece by piece. Collage 1 I added some background stamping next, using the heart from DT Mix Stamp Set and the doily from Doily Circle Stamp Set and black ink.  I added some random washi tapes too. My next layer was Faber-Castell's Whipped Spackle over the vines stencil. Collage 2 Once it was dry, I painted over the entire surface with gelatos. Collage 3 Next, I began to build my focal image- a pot with flowers from A Bunch Stamp Set and coordinating die.  The pot was torn out of a dictionary page and painted a terra cotta color.  I layered it over the center of the canvas using the Faber-Castell Gel Medium and darkened the edges with a black marker.  I used the Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens to shadow it in even more. Collage 4 I stamped the flowers from the Bloom Stamp Set on white cardstock with black ink.  I used #16 Sunshine from the Waffle Flower Summer Blend Ink Pad to stamp each of the centers and then diecut them all out using the Bloom Die Set. Collage 5 I adhered them to the canvas with a mix of foam adhesives and regular adhesives for dimension. Flower Canvas 3 More beautiful details: Flower Canvas 4 -- Tessa Thank you for sharing with us today, Tessa!

Blog Hop Prize

waffle-flower-crafts-logo-RGB We have prepared a $50 gift certificate to our store as this week's prize! A random winner will be drawn from comments left on all the postings for this event! Enter before 11:59 pm Eastern on May 17, 2014. The winner will be announced on May 18. Don't forget to check out Design Memory Craft Blog and their Facebook for more inspiration and prizes! See you tomorrow!

Waffle Flower Challenge - Feb 9-22, 2015

on February 09, 2015
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Hello everyone! Welcome to another Waffle Flower Challenge! Waffle Flower Challenge Badge Every two weeks, we challenge you with a new inspiration photo. Entering the challenge is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
  1. Make something based on the inspiration photo (color, composition, theme, etc.)
  2. Share it on your blog, an online gallery (i.e Flickr), or your Instagram
  3. Add the link(s) to your project(s) to the Link-up Tool at the end of this post!
We will draw a random winner from all entries for playing along. You can enter as many times as you want! The winner will receive a stamp set of choice! The Waffle Flower Challenge Team will share their takes with you and vote for another winner from all entries using at least one of Waffle Flower Crafts products. The winner will receive a stamp set of choice and join the team for a future challenge! The winners for our last challenge will be announced on Friday, Feb 13.

The Photo

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Shelly Kurth

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Loved Stamp Set

Tenia Nelson

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Jennifer Mertens

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Loved Stamp Set

Kymona Tracey

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DT Mix Stamp Set

Now, how amazing are these cards?!

Thank you so much for the inspiration, ladies! You're the best!!!

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Join the Fun!

We welcome all project types and crafters at all levels to join us!

To Enter:

Add your link(s) to the Link-up Tool below. Here are some helpful tips if you are new to online challenges!
  • If you used Waffle Flower Crafts products, list the product name in your blog post or photo description. This is especially helpful when you used a product in a clever way that might not be obvious to people. Our team will be looking for them when they vote for the winner, but let's help making it easier for them.
  • We have two winners for each challenge and one of them will be randomly drawn from all entries! Enter as many times as you want. Include the challenge photo and a link to this challenge post so your crafty friends and followers can find us and join the fun too!
  • Combine up to 3 other challenges if you want. We look forward to seeing what wonderful projects you will create with your own unique formulas.
[inlinkz_linkup id=493899 mode=1] Did you know that you can use your Instagram photos to enter? Learn more here! A Quick Tip: If you share your projects on social media sites, hashtag #waffleflowercrafts and/or #waffleflowerchallenge will make your projects be seen by more people!

[Video] Generation Stamping + A Quick Way to Straighten a Sentiment

on February 08, 2015
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Hello everyone! Nina here! We don't usually post on Sundays but I wanted to share this card I made, taking the color inspiration from our current challenge. The deadline to enter is midnight tonight! New challenge will go up on Monday! floral-wreath-love-card

In Every Way Stamp Set

DT Mix Stamp Set

[Video] Generation Stamping + A Quick Way to Straighten a Sentiment

This video is part of a video hop and there is still time to enter the giveaway! Watch it below or in HD on Youtube. http://youtu.be/Vk8_g1HADCI Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Silly Valentine Week - Two Clever Cards by May Park

on February 05, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-MaySukyongParkHello, everyone! It's May here. Today I'd like to share a couple of one layer cards that I made for Valentine's Day.
pouring hearts card by May
For my first card, I stamped the stitched heart image from Flutter stamp set after leaving some lines uninked. Then I drew some holes/lines using black pen to look like my heart hanging up from the top. Next, I stamped the tiny hearts from DT Mix stamp set in different shades of pink. I finished it off with the sentiment from Monochrome stamp set.
sheep love you cardFor my second card, I used a masking technique to create a flock of sheep on the bottom of card front. Then I drew a ladder using a ruler and black pen to look like one of sheep climbing up to the heart. Next, I stamped the solid heart from DT Mix stamp set and the sentiment from On My Mark stamp set.
That's all for today. Hope you loved my cards and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting! 

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[Watch It Wednesday] Building Letters with Tiny Image Stamps - Sabrina Alery

on January 28, 2015
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LOVE-Valentine-Waffle-Flower-Crafts-Sabrina-4 DesignTeamHeadshots-SabrinaHello everyone! Sabrina here! Today I have another episode of Watch It Wednesday to share with you. Are you ever uncertain what to do with those tiny image stamps that are often included in stamp sets? This tutorial will give you one idea that I think is pretty fun. LOVE-Valentine-Waffle-Flower-Crafts-Sabrina-Alery-1 I used the small heart image (along with a few other stamps) from the DT Mix Stamp Set to build some letters for the valentine’s sentiment “LOVE.” It’s a really simple way to get more mileage out of your stamp sets and also creates a great design element on your paper crafts. Let’s take a look! Watch the video below or in HD on YouTube http://youtu.be/p_iFwLEEGMc Here is a closeup photo for you: LOVE-Valentine-Waffle-Flower-Crafts-Sabrina-Alery-2

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So clever, Sabrina!!! We especially love that you created the ombre look with just one ink pad!

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Introducing Flutter and DT Mix Blog Hop

on January 05, 2015
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Hello everyone! Welcome to day 5 of Waffle Flower Crafts Winter 2015 release! With Valentine's Day and Spring in mind, we've gone back to basics with our winter 2015 collection. Whether you are a trend watcher or a collector of unique designs, we have you covered! All products are now available in our store as well as many of our retail partners! [divider] We have 2 more stamp sets to introduce and a blog hop for today!

DT Mix Blog Hop

We have a special stamp set in this release. The design team (DT) was invited to contribute to this DT Mix Stamp Set. Some of them sent me their hand drawn images and some of them sent me their ideas or requests for a specific sentiment. You can read all about them on their blogs during the hop!

Hop order

Waffle Flower Blog <-- You're Here! Katie Gehring Kim Kesti May Sukyong Park Joni Andaya Sabrina Alery Tessa Wise

The stamps didn't make their way to Lorena in Bolivia in time for this hop so we will see her creations later. Since this set was done last September, Sabrina didn't get to play along but we can't wait to see what she will create with this set! And Joni is back to join us in the hop!

Giveaway

We have a stamp set of choice as a prize for this hop! The random winner will be drawn from comments left on all of our blogs! Enter by 11:59pm Eastern on Thursday, Jan 8. The winner will be announced here on Jan 9. We are also hosting giveaways on Instagram and Facebook, head over there for more prizes!

DT Mix Stamp Set

waffle-flower-crafts-video-271031-dt-mix As mentioned above, this set was contributed by the design team members. We're very happy with the end result! We blend well together, don't you think? ;) Basic RGB Please visit their blogs (listed above) to read more about their contribution! So proud of the girls! If you are wondering, the Chinese character in there, 愛 (ai), is "love" in Chinese, Japanese and Korean! It contains the characters for "friendship" and "heart". Isn't it beautiful? 271031 DT Mix-02 I made a quick card for today but I look forward to playing more with this set! So versatile! wfc-2015-01-05-forever-always-card

Pattern Play Stamp - dotted pattern at top

DT Mix Stamp Set - heart, sentiment

Flower Circles Die - scalloped circles diecuts

As mentioned in the idea sheet, the solid heart will work great with the stitched heart outline in the last set of our Winter 2015 collection!

Flutter Stamp Set

  waffle-flower-crafts-video-271029-flutter When we think of spring/summer, we think of butterflies. One of my favorite sentiments for a butterfly image is "My heart flutters for you". So here is my take: Basic RGB

Ideas for Flutter Stamp Set

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Samples

We included some offset stamping into this set. See the dots stamps for the butterflies? Offset them for a fun, whimsical look! Easy and effective. wfc-2015-01-05-flutter-card wfc-2015-01-05-stitched-heart-card

Flowers from In Every Way Stamp Set

To wrap up our release, I would like to share this cute version of "Shake It Off"!

Now go back and check out the "Shake it Off" sentiment in our DT Mix Stamp Set! LOL   Thank you for joining us again in this release, everyone! We are going to have videos and tutorials throughout the next few months. See you back soon! All products are available in our store and many of our retail partners NOW!