[WIW Video] How to Stamp with Gelatos - Patricia

on June 22, 2016
Hello everyone! Patricia here with another Watch It Wednesday Video for you! This project is also inspired by this month's challenge! DesignTeamHeadshots_PATRICIA I gained inspiration from the entire photo inspiration by doing repeated stamping of the mason jars in black ink on my background and then stamping the inside of each one with gelatos. Then I stamped and die cut leaves and flowers to decorate each mason jar and create clusters near my photo. For my title, I used a combination of dies cut cut from foam and stamping. Then I finished the layout with a few more branches and flowers. [WIW Video] Stamping with Gelatos - Patricia SUPPLIES:
And here's the finished layout!
Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

[Video] Inspiration from Challenge Team – February 15, 2016

on February 15, 2016
Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Marcie, Daria, Shona and our previous Video Gust blogger Galina Filippenko are here to 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

Marcie Sharp

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Products Leafy Stamp Set Good Stuff Die Doily Square Die

What Marcie Says: I have never snipped apart the super fun Doily Square Die because it's just so awesome as it is! After die-cutting it several times out of various colours and the main white panel, I pieced it all back together. The small star from the Good Stuff Die set was a perfect little piece to inlay into one of the circles. A sweet sentiment and some glitter along the bottom finish it off.

Daria Grushina

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Products Tribal Bear Stamp Set Tiny Die Trio

What Daria Says: I used Tiny Dies Trio to make my inlaid die-cutting and heat embossed Lovely bear from Tribal Bear Stamp Set. I think that is one of my all time favorite combination: craft+white+gold :)

Shona Chambers

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Products Doily Square Die Perfect Word Die Congrats Stamp Set

What Shona Says: I used the Doily Square Die, along with the Perfect Word Die and stamps from the Congrats Stamp Set. I die-cut the middle diamond shape first and added a panel behind it before I die-cut the outer frame. That way the whole panel didn’t fall to pieces and turn into a jigsaw puzzle!!

Guest (Video): Galina Filippenko

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Products Doily Circle Die Hibiscus Stamp Set

Video Link: https://youtu.be/XK1UBaScGpM


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 Challenge Team - January 18, 2016

on January 18, 2016
Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Marcie, Daria and Shona are hereto share their takes on the January Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too!

Ong York Tee

Using Rock My World Die Set, Good Stuff Die Set, Calendar Stamp Set, Winter Blend Inkpad
What York Tee Says: I created two of my very own one-of-a-kind stencils using Rock My World Die Set and Good Stuff Die Set. I die cut the rocks all over a 41/2"x 6" cardstock randomly and I called it Rock Tee's World. I used the Rock Tee's World stencil, a few shades of purple inks and color shine mist to create the patterned rock background for my birthday card. Then, I used the stencil created by using Good Stuff Die Set to add a little touch for my calendar. WFC- 1-18-York Tee

Isha Gupta

Using Doily Square Die, In Every Way Stamp Set, Congrats Stamp Set
What Isha Says: I used the die to make my stencil and then sponged to create an almost one layer card :) WFC-1-18-Isha Gupta

Tessa Wise

Using Tribal Pattern Die, Amazing Word Die, Tribal Bear Stamp Set
What Tessa Says: I created a stencil by cutting the Tribal Pattern Die out of acetate. Using washi tape to hold it in place, I blended ink from the Hero Arts Grape Purple Ombre ink pad over the stencil and on to the cardstock below. The stenciling left a soft pattern of the intricate design on my card. WFC-1-18-Tessa Wise

Inspiration from the Challenge Team – December 21

on December 21, 2015
Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Isha, York Tee and Tessa are here to share their takes on the December Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc201512 Isha Gupta Products: In Every Way Stamp Set, Congrats Stamp Set, Lotus Stamp Set What Isha Says: The flowers from the In Every Way Stamp Set were made for layering! I used them to create this fun and colorful background. WFC-12-21-Isha Gupta York Tee Products: Good Stuff Stamp Set, Tribal Bear Stamp Set, Good Stuff Die, and the Winter Blend Inkpad What York Tee Says: I applied three different Stamp Layering techniques for this Christmas card – layering using two step stamping set, one layered stamping and layering of grey pigment ink with colorful dye ink. First, I used Good Stuff Stamp Set to stamp the outlines of the bottle and the solid body and lid of the bottle. Then, I stamped randomly variety shape of stars and snowflakes using different colored ink on top of each other. For second and third, I layered a white tag on top of my white card base and stamped on the layers at the same time. After finished all the stamping, I layered a grey colored tag in between. Regarding the stamping, I stamped the lined patterns from Tribal Bear Stamp set with grey pigment ink and stamped over the background with colorful dye inks and watercolor strokes. WFC-12-21-York Tee Tessa Wise Products: Notions Stamp Set, Doily Circle Stamp Set What Tessa Says: I started by stamping the doily circle with white pigment ink onto my white card base. I let it dry completely and then went over it with some light pink ink. The white ink resists the pink. Next I stamped the threads in some fun colors. Last, I added the sentiment with black ink. I embellished with a few little heart stickers to finish it off. WFC-12-21-Tessa Wise Hope you are inspired to try the stamp layering technique! Find time to create and make something today!

[Guest] Sealed with Love Card by Kay Miller

on November 05, 2015
Hello everyone! Our guest designer Kay is back on the blog again today! --- Hello! I’m thrilled to be on the Waffle Flower blog again today sharing a card I made with some of the wonderful products from the Fall Release! I am using the adorable set called Good Stuff (stamp set & matching die), which has the cutest jar that you can tuck all kinds of fun things into! KayM-Goodstuff2 For my card, I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper just around the edges with pink Peerless watercolors for my background. I stamped the cute little jar in black then I stamped it full of pink hearts . I then used the solid jar stamp, which I stamped over everything with a very light pink. I added some tiny dots with my Copic markers and white gel pen. I cut everything out with the matching dies and adhered them to my card with foam tape. I stamped the little label for the jar and added it with foam tape, then stamped some extra hearts, cut them out and scattered them around the outside of the jar. To finish this cute card off, I added a few pink and purple sequins. KayM-Goodstuff I hope you have enjoyed my post today! And huge thanks to Waffle Flower for having me as a guest! -- Kay :) Thank you for sharing with us today, Kay! You are such an inspiration! Find time to create and make something today!

[Five for Friday] - Make Jack-o-Lanterns with Amanda

on October 09, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots_AmandaHello Waffle Flower friends!  Amanda here today with some festive Halloween Five for Friday inspiration.  Making jack-o-lanterns is one of my favorite Halloween traditions.  Carving out a gooey pumpkin is something that we look forward to all year round (and the roasted pumpkin seeds, of course).  What's just as fun as making a traditional pumpkin jack-o-lantern is making jack-o-lanterns out of everyday objects.
Carving gourds other than the traditional big, orange pumpkin is a fun way to spice things up come carving time.  The different shapes and colors of the gourds are utterly charming.
These painted wooden 2x4 jack-o-lanterns are speaking my DIY language.  Finally, something to do with all of the wood scraps we have laying around.
Paint the inside of a jar for a glossy jack-o-lantern treat jar .  It's so smart, you'll wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?"
I can hardly get over how fun and delicious these bell pepper jack-o-lanterns look.  Maybe this will finally get my kids to eat their veggies.  Heck, maybe it'll get me to finally eat my veggies.
Balloons?  Check.  Sharpie?  Check.  Totally kid friendly, too.
After falling in love the jack-o-lantern jars above, I recreated them using the Good Stuff Stamp Set and coordinating Good Stuff Die.  The little stamped jars make the cutest little jar jack-o-lantern tags.  After you have stamped and die cut your jars, draw a simple face with a black marker and attach to a treat bag with some baker's twine.  My daughter is so excited to be giving these out for her class Halloween treat this year.
Pumpkin Treat Bags
 The pumpkin ink from the Fall Blend Inkpad is perfect for stamping all kinds of pumpkins. The jar lids are stamped with the earthy Footstep from the Winter Blend Inkpad.
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Happy October, y'all!

[WIW Video] Tone on Tone Stamping and Glossy Die Cuts - Yana Smakula

on October 07, 2015
Watch-It-Wednesday-square Hello everyone! For this week's Watch It Wednesday, Waffle Flower friend Yana shares an in-depth review on our brand new Good Stuff Stamp Set & Die and some cool techniques!

[Video] Tone on Tone Stamping and Glossy Die Cuts

Watch it below or on Yana's Youtube Channel.

Photos of the Finished Cards

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