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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Freckled Fawn + Waffle Flower Spring Blog Hop

on April 29, 2015
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freckled-fawn Hello everyone! Waffle Flower has teamed up with Freckled Fawn to bring you some awesome project inspiration for Spring! Two members from each of our design team are sharing projects today! Check out their blogs to see how they pair Waffle Flower stamps & dies with the cutest embellishments from Freckled Fawn!

Sneak Peeks

Here are a couple of projects you will be seeing during our small hop! Gehring- WFC-FF 4 WFC-FF-Tessa Wise-Heart Card

Giveaway

Leave a comment here, as well as Katie and Tessa's posts, for your chances to win a $25 gift certificate to our store!

Katie Gehring

Tessa Wise

We will draw a winner next Monday, May 4th!

Don't forget to checkout Freckled Fawn Blog for more inspiration and enter to win an April OHDEERME kit! April_reveal_grande Find time to create and make something today!

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Five for Friday - All Aflutter for Butterflies

on March 20, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello everyone! Katie here. There’s something about the change in seasons that makes me think about butterflies.  It’s as if we are emerging from the cocoon of winter, and spring is ready to take flight.  Some trends may come and go, but butterflies, and all that they symbolize in strength and transformation have long been a staple in inspiring fashion and decor. 

On Walls

Butterfly WallpaperSource

In Fashion

Butterfly dress

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In Jewelry

butterfly necklace

At Weddings

Butterfly Bouquet

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And more!

Even this strawberry wants to grow up to be a butterfly!
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My card

Look no further than the Flutter Stamp Set for a decidedly modern take on the timeless butterfly icon.  I was inspired by one of the buildable sentiments in the set to create this colorful card:
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Stop by my blog to see how I made it.
--- End of Katie's Post --- Thank you for setting our hearts aflutter, Katie! Visit Katie's blog to find out how she made the card! We hope you can find time to create and make something today!

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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Silly Valentine Week - Quick and Easy Lunch Box Valentines by Kim Kesti

on February 03, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KimKesti Hello everyone! Kim Kesti here! My seven year old daughter, Eloise is in first grade and takes a lunch box to school every day. I thought it would be so fun to surprise her for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day with a fun little card tucked in with her lunch. I created these five cards assembly line: first I trimmed five strips of red cardstock (3 ¾” X 8”), next I scored each strip at ¾” and again at 4 ½”, this creates a tiny little matchbox card. Since I am not putting these notes in envelopes, I love using the matchbox fold and securing it closed with a staple. Silly Valentine Card_Kesti   I trimmed patterned paper for each card (3 ½” X 3 ½”) and also trimmed a cardstock panel to stamp on (3” X 3”). Stamping each little panel was so fun! I used a variety of stamps set from the new release including the Flutter Stamp Set, Monochrome Stamp Set, On My Mark Stamp Set and Rain Check Stamp Set. WFValentines_Kesti1 I think this is my favorite card: WFValentines_Kesti2 I used the DT Mix Stamp Set and added “strings” to the heart with markers. Easy-peezie! Thanks for taking a peek! I enjoy making cards that are simple, quick and still have a fun little kick to them. Happy Valentine’s Day! Kim Kesti

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Silly Valentine Week - Classroom Valentine Card Set by Katie Gehring

on February 02, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehring Hello friends,
Katie here sharing an idea for a set of silly Valentines- perfect for the classroom.  To make these Valentines, I used the materials picture below including the On My Mark stamp set, On My Mark die and the Flutter stamp set.
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I trimmed panels of white card stock to 3.25 x 4.25 and adhered some washi tape at the bottom. Next I stamped the polka dot heart from the Flutter stamp set.  A quick tip that I wanted to share… notice the heart on the left is a bit splotchy.  It was the first time I stamped it and with large solid images, sometimes you need to condition the stamps a bit.  I cleaned the ink off the stamp and roughed up the surface just a bit with a fine grit sanding block and look at the stamped image on the right- it inked up and stamped perfectly.
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Next, I made a mask using thin card stock and stamped the striped heart in blue ink.  I was using a post it note originally, but I noticed after a few uses, the blue ink was bleeding through- not exactly the look I was going for, so I switched to a heavier paper.  One of the challenges of heavier paper is that the image that you are stamping over the masked image may have some challenges getting right up to the mask, so I used this sponge-tip tool called Fantastix to apply ink next to the mask.  I found Fantastix in the ink section at JoAnn’s.
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After the hearts were in place, I stamped the sentiment from the On My Mark stamp set.  I also stamped and die cut the kitty also from the On My Mark stamp set and wrapped him with some embroidery floss.  This is where my girls let a hand wrapping the kitty with string.  A bit of washi tape on the back of the die cut will hold the string in place.
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I adhered the wrapped kitties with some foam tape.
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And here they are, a set of six Silly Valentines- wrapped in love, string and a bit of washi tape.  The kids can add the "to" and “from" inscription on the back or near the small heart.
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Well, that’s all for me today, but be sure to stop by tomorrow and every day this week for more silly Valentine inspiration.
Katie

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!

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