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!


Inspiration from the Challenge Team – November 23

on November 23, 2015
Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! York Tee, Isha and Tessa are 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!

York Tee

I used both regular and reverse masking techniques on this card. I die cut several feathers in varied styles and sizes to use as masks.  I also used the negative diecuts for reverse masking. I stamped some feathers and blended over them on white paper with inks using sponge dauber.
WFC-11-23-York Tee Using: Feather More Stamp Set; Feather More Die; Tiny Twine Bow Die; Fall Blend Inkpad; Winter Blend Inkpad

Isha Gupta

I used liquid masking fluid to mask the chain before stamping the pine leaves. I masked the stocking using post it before I stamped the gifts.
WFC-11-23-Isha Gupta Using: Stocking Stamp Set; Stocking Die; Willy and Friends Stamp Set

Tessa Wise

I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo! I masked a circle cutout on my kraft colored cardbase and added some rose colored ink to the center to create an ombre look. I stamped the leaf over the top in the same color ink.
WFC-11-23-Tessa Wise Using: Leafy Stamp Set; Flower Circles Stamp Set; Holiday Label 1 Die


Thank you for sharing with us, ladies! We love the variety in how you have applied the masking technique! Such inspiration! 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!


Chameleon Pens + Waffle Flower Blog Hop

on August 05, 2015
Hello everyone! We are excited to hop with our friends at Chameleon Pens today! To make it easy for you, the hop is between the two of our company blogs. Ready for some awesome inspiration and great prizes? Hop along! chameleon pens blog hop badge If you are new to Chameleon Pens, they are innovative alcohol based markers to help you create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlighting, shading, gradations and blending all with one pen! We have Tessa here today with a video for you! DesignTeamHeadshots-TessaHi everyone! Tessa here! The flowers in the Potted Stamp Set focal image were just perfect for trying out the Chameleon Markers. I picked some pretty colors and tried them out with a few different techniques. They were so easy and coloring with them truly was mesmerizing! They were very beginner friendly and the range of colors is very nice. Hello Cactus Card I kept my card design simple so that the colors would really stand out! Just a little vellum and silver thread as embellishment. I cut out around part of the image so it looks like it is hanging over one side. Hello Cactus Closeup

[Video] Chameleon Coloring with Potted Stamp Set

Watch it below or in HD on YouTube.


Don't forget to comment on both of our company blogs for your chances to win a stamp set of choice from Waffle Flower! We will have three lucky winners drawn from comments left on both blogs! You other stop is Chameleon Pens and they have a prize for you too! Enter before midnight Sunday, August 9! Good luck! Follow us on the following social media accounts for your daily dose of inspiration:

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Find time to create and make something today!

Waffle Flower Challenge - June 8-21

on June 08, 2015
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


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


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


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!


Five for Friday - Instagram - #WaffleFlowerCrafts & Challenge Winners!

on January 30, 2015
Hello everyone! Popped in to share what have caught our eyes on Instagram lately! These are picked from photos shared by our users and hash tagged with #WaffleFlowerCrafts! Ready to meet some new friends? Let's go! *Note: If you are reading this in your email client, the photos will not display. Please click here to view it in your browser.

A photo posted by mame (@mamemamemamechan) on

We love that soft polka dot paper for the poppy from our Flower Circles Stamp Set! Did you notice the tiny borders from Pattern Play Stamp Set at the top and bottom of the card? It's all in the details!
A photo posted by @cliquekits on
Our Tiny Heart Die gets a lot of love on this layout! Think how adorable it would be if we pair it with the string stamp from Surface – Tag Stamp Set!

A photo posted by Danielle (@nspiredbyluv) on

Using the three-box-in-a-row stamp from our Planner: Stay Focused Stamp Set, Danielle was able to create a custom Month-on-2-Page view on her Midori! It's just that easy!
A photo posted by eiko (@eikohara) on
Eiko-san totally rocked our On My Mark Stamp Set and On My Mark Die! You need to check out her instagram feed for more details! So adorable and inspiring!

A photo posted by mzerull (@michellezerull) on

Michelle makes such beautiful things! This glittered poppy from Flower Circles Stamp Set made my heart skip a beat! Thanks for sharing and tagging #WaffleFlowerCrafts, ladies! You're the best!

Challenge Winner!

Thanks everyone for playing along in our challenges! The random winner is: 1. snazzyjj (haha, what the chance?!) Congrats! The Guest Spot winner is 8. Michelle Zerull @ Pinch Your Chic. The winners has been contacted to claim their prizes of a stamp set of their choice. We loved each and every one of your creations! Hope to see you again in our current challenge!   Happy Crafting, everyone!  

Five Halloween Cards for Friday

on September 12, 2014
Hello everyone! It's Friday again! I had a great vacation earlier this month but it sure feels good to be back in the craft room! I missed every inch of it! For this Five for Friday, we have five halloween cards using non-halloween themed products for your inspiration!

Five Halloween Cards for Friday

First one up is this Pumpkin Love Card by Terri Burson at Waving My Wand blog. Terri shared the link on our Facebook Page back in early July and I have had my thinking cap on ever since! Thank you for the inspiration, Terri! Second one is this Hey, Boo Card by our very own Suzanne Dahlberg. Yes, yes, we have a very talented team! We are grateful every single day! Both Suzanne and Terri used Flower Circles Stamp Set which happens to be one of our best sellers. Hopefully that you already have it in your stash to try something similar yourself? So, inspired by these two lovely ladies, I've made the third, fourth and fifth cards for today! wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang Inspired by Terri, I used the poppy stamp from Flower Circles Stamp Set as a pumpkin on this card. The sentiment was spelled with our Be My Guest alphabet stamp Set. wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-3 I used the washi tape as a quick mask,  so I can make the poppy look like a pumpkin sitting on the ground. The bird sitting on the pumpkin is a sneak peek to a new stamp set we are going to introduce early next month! It is not a Halloween set but should be super fun to play with! Stay tuned~~ wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-step-4 Inspired by Suzanne, using the flower center from Flower Circles Stamp Set as a spider, I made this card: wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-2 The inverted scallop frame was cut with our Surface - Tag Die - Scallop Add-on. I also used the small jar image from our Riverside Stamp Set to replace the "O" in "Halloween". wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-step-3 I thought I should come up with something new myself: wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-1 I used Rock My World Die Set to cut the bases for the ghosts and then cut the bottoms with a zigzag scissor. wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-step-1 Aren't they the cutest? *Giggle* wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-step-2 I shared them on Instagram last night, and mommyeyedr suggests that they would make cute potato heads too! Or as what snoppybug suggests, use the "ghost" version as Pac-man! Hmm... Wheels turning~~~ Here is a round-up of the products I used on today's cards: Thank you so much for taking a peek! Hope that you are inspired to make some halloween cards using non-halloween themed products! Happy Weekend!