Inspiration from the Challenge Team – November 9

on November 09, 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 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!

Annette Allen

I stamped the bear image first in center. Using masking paper I stamped the bear again and covered so I could create this fun feather wreath around the bear. Stamp the feather image twice on masking paper and trim. Stamp cover..stamp cover. You can use the same masking paper several times.
WFC-11-9- Annette Allen

Using: Tribal Bear Stamp Set; Tribal Thank You Stamp Set; Tribal Bear Die

Shelly Kurth
I started by stamping on my leaves on multiple post it notes and cutting them out for the masks. After, I stamped my first leaf on my card where I wanted it. Then used a mask and stamped on my next leaf. I continued this process until I was happy with the amount of leaves I had and being sure to leave some space to add my monkeys in.
WFC-11-9-Shelly Kurth

Using: Willy Stamp Set; Faye Stamp Set; Willy & Friends Stamp Set; Leafy Stamp Set

Laura Jane
Die cuts from A Bunch made the perfect masks for the floral background.
WFC-11-9- Laura Jane

Using: A Bunch Stamp Set; A Bunch Die; Pattern Play Stamp Set; Willy and Friends Stamp Set; Willy and Friends Die; Holiday Label 1 Die; Doily Circle Stamp Set

--- 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!

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Five for Friday - Fill in the Shape - Peace to the World Card

on December 19, 2014
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Hello everyone! For today's Five for Friday, we have some fun Shape Filling Designs to share!

1. Vase

With the help of a shape die, we can easily achieve this look by backing the openings with some patterned paper. Our Feather More Die would be perfect for this! [caption id="attachment_14257" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Vase Source[/caption]

2. Apple

Fill in a simple shape with a simple pattern. Try the half circle stamp in our Flower Circles Stamp Set for this look! [caption id="attachment_14258" align="aligncenter" width="400"]apple Source[/caption]

3. Lemon

Fill in the lemon with words + fill in the space around the lemon with leaves = awesomeness! Try the circle shape, words and leaves from our Holiday Labels - Give Thanks Stamp Set! [caption id="attachment_14259" align="aligncenter" width="600"]lemon-pass Source[/caption]

4. Bone

How about a big tool box shape filled with tools? I'm thinking Hey Mr. Stamp Set. [caption id="attachment_14260" align="aligncenter" width="570"]bone Source[/caption]

5. Tree

This triangle shape filled with christmas elements from our Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set and Planner Add-on: Weather 1 is just amazing! tree

Checkout the details on May's blog here.

And here is my take! I was totally inspired by May's card but went with a more traditional color combo.

peace-to-the-world-card

Supplies

Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set

Planner Add-on: Weather 1

Flower Circles Die (circle shape)

Thank you for stopping by! If you have made something from our products, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes Linkup!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Easy Last Minute Gift - Kim Kesti

on December 17, 2014
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KimKesti The holiday season is certainly a busy one! Kim Kesti here sharing a quick and easy gift you can create for your child's teacher, a favorite hair dresser, or anyone on your "thank you" list. Kesti_CookieGift1 The supplies are minimal, you will need the Waffle Flower 100% Love Stamp Set along with the snowflake and string stamps from the Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set. I also used the Flower Circles Die Set (one of my favorite dies) to cut my pierced circles. Kesti_CookieGift2 Fold the stamped topper in half and add your cute little gift card (I die over these tiny Starbucks cups). I attached mine with a brad. Slip the pierced circle under your gift card and adhere. I love that this now looks like a tree ornament! Staple the finished topper to your cookie bag and you are done! I know a lot of folks on my list that would really enjoy this little cutie! Have a safe and wonderful holiday! Kim

Twelve Days of Gift Giving - Day 11 - Make Lip Balm Gift Holders with Teri Anderson

on November 11, 2014
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Day-11-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Teri Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 11 of our Twelve Days of Gift Giving event! Today we have one of our craft idols on the blog! Teri Anderson from A bit of this. A bit of that. We may never be as crafty as Teri but we can certainly try making these adorable lip balm gift holders following her detailed instruction here! You know someone is a crafting genius when she can transfer some simple supplies into something amazing like these, right? Enjoy!

Make Lip Balm Gift Holders with Teri Anderson

Hi everyone! Teri here, and I'm sure excited to contribute a project to Waffle Flower's Twelve Days of Gift Giving event! I'd like to present to you my lip balm gift holders. These gift holders take a little bit of time to make, but they are sure to please. You'll need: The first thing you'll need to do is find some lip balm in a blister-style package. I am using Chapstick that I found for a $1 at a local box store. Now, you'll need to make a base for your lip balm wrap. Cut a 3 1/5" x 9" rectangle. Set it horizontally on a scoring board. You'll score lines at the 4" and 5" marks. wf_s1_teri Fold it up and then flatten the wrap and get ready to decorate it. Ink up the label from the Holiday Labels - Give Thanks stamp set with a red water-based ink pad. Drop a little water onto the inked up label stamp with a water brush or a wet paint brush. wf_s2_teri Stamp the label and let it dry completely. wf_s3_teri Stamp the label from from the Holiday Labels - Merry stamp set on top. wf_s4_teri Stamp on a few stars too. wf_s5_teri Fussy cut the label with your scissors. Create a second label just like this first one. Now, you are going to want to make a blue label. Follow the same steps. Just use blue ink. And stamp a sentiment on top with black ink. wf_s6_teri Die-cut a couple trees with the Riverside die set and affix them to the blue label. Adhere the labels, some twine and sequins onto your lip balm packaging like so. wf_s7_teri Fold up the package. Place the lip balm inside it. Punch a hole completely through the package. wf_s8_teri Bring twine through the holes, holding the packaging and lip balm together. Tie a bow in the front of the package. wf_s9_teri Finish the gift off by adding a little glue to the die-cut trees and sprinkling on a little bit of glitter. wf_s10_teri When you are finished, you'll get something that looks like this. wf_joytotheworldlipglossholder_teri wf_joytotheworldlipglossholderclose_teri wf_joytotheworldlipglossholderside_teri If you make a lip balm holder to give as a gift, I'd love to see it! Please be sure to link up your project in the comments so I can come see it! Thanks again for having me! Teri ___________________________________________ Thank you for sharing your super craftiness with us, Teri!

Twelve Days of Gift Giving - Day 10 - Make a Wine Tag with Karolyn Loncon

on November 10, 2014
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Day-10-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Yainea Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 10 of Waffle Flower Crafts Twelve Days of Gift Giving event! We have the crafty Karolyn Loncon @ Paper Therapy  joining us today! We love that Karolyn's gift wrap is generic. You can use one for a hostess' gift at all occasions! Karolyn is such a loving, caring person that it just shows through her projects!

Make a Wine Tag with Karolyn Loncon

Hello!! I’m Karolyn Loncon, and am so happy to be a part of Waffle Flower’s 12 Days of Gift Giving extravaganza!! I decided to focus on a project that would show gratitude and appreciation to the host or hostess of your Thanksgiving celebration!! Waffle Flower 11-10-14 Thanksgiving Wine Bottle Tag Close Up   I think it’s so important to say “thank you” to anyone that opens their home and slaves over a hot stove to provide a lovely meal, don’t you? This is super easy to create! Here are the Waffle Flower products that I used: Flower Circles Die Set Holiday Label 1 Die Holiday Labels – Give Thanks Stamp Set Holiday Labels – Merry Stamp Set   STEP ONE: I gathered some fall themed patterned paper and some white cardstock, adhered each patterned paper to a cardstock panel to give it some substance, and then die cut each panel using the largest die from the Flower Circles Die Set. Waffle Flower 11-10-14 Step 1 STEP TWO: I used the woodgrain piece for the outside of the flower, and the leaf piece for the inside. The above photo shows the back of the two pieces, and how I adhered them together. I just tore off small pieces of washi tape and taped them around the circle to join the two pieces. Waffle Flower 11-10-14 Step 3 STEP THREE: Using images from both the Holiday Labels – Give Thanks Stamp Set and the Holiday Labels – Merry Stamp Set, I stamped a label for the wine bottle tag onto some yellow cardstock, and then die cut the label using the Holiday Label 1 Die. I found that it was easier to stamp first, and then die cut in order to find the true center of the stamping with the die cut. I used a bit of Post It tape to hold the die in place while cutting. Waffle Flower 11-10-14 Step 4 STEP FOUR: I adhered the label to the front of the flower/tag using some foam tape. I cut a piece of yellow polka dot ribbon that I had in my stash, and adhered it to the back of the flower/tag using some tape. I tied a bow for the top (I adhered that with a glue dot). Easy peasy! Waffle Flower 11-10-14 Step 5 I think this project shows that you care enough for your hostess that you took the time to hand make something for them, and that you appreciate their hard work and hospitality! Waffle Flower 11-10-14 Thanksgiving Wine Bottle Tag Isn't it adorable? What a thoughtful gift wrap! Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Karolyn!

Twelve Days of Gift Giving - Day 9 - Decorate Your Candles with Yainea

on November 09, 2014
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Day-9-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Yainea Welcome to Day 9 of Waffle Flower Crafts Twelve Days of Gift Giving event! Yainea (@ My Paper Journey) is an amazing cardmaker who also makes super cute paper crafting projects. When we were planning for this event, her name just popped up! And her project made us WOW again!

Decorate Your Candles with Yainea

Hi there, Yainea here! I'm so excited to be guest designing on the Waffle Flower blog. I hope that you will enjoy my project! I decorated a candle and packaged it with a coordinating tag to give as a special handmade gift. The Holiday Labels - Merry stamp set is full of Christmas elements that are just perfect for this project! candle_02 I always love a handmade gift, I think it means a lot that someone takes the time to make somthing just for you :) candle_03 You might think it is hard to decorate a candle and it takes a lot of time, but it is actually not hard at all! Here are some step by step instructions to guide you through the process so you can see how easy it is: 1. Pick your images to stamp on some tissue paper.  I used the star ornament and the ornament hanger from Holiday Labels - Merry stamp set. You can use many different inks for this but I don't recommend dye inks because they smear a lot on this kind of paper. I used Delicata golden ink. I've tried heat embossing the images and it turned out gorgeous too :) tutorial_01 2. Cut each one of your stamped images out, leaving some white space around them and then adhere the cutouts to the candle using a glue stick. tutorial_02 3. Take a piece of wax paper and hold it tightly around the candle. Use your heat tool on the stamped images. If you see the wax starts to cover the stamped image and you could barely see the edges of your cut, then it's time to stop heating. Repeat this process on all images around the candle. tutorial_03 It is optional but I also misted some gold glitter all over the candle for a more festival look. :) 4. We're going to create the tag now. Stamp the holiday label and the sentiment in gold ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Cut two of the corners from a rectangle of kraft cardstock to make the tag base. tutorial_04 5. Stamp the little stars from the same Holiday Labels - Merry stamp set on the tag base. Adhere the label we made in the last step to the tag using foam adhesive. tutorial_05 6. Finally, let's pack the candle! Place it in a plastic bag and tie it with some twine adding the tag. And you're done! Easy, right? I hope you will give it a try! I'm going to make another candle using the snowflake from the same stamp set with blue ink. This gift idea is also perfect for Thanksgiving by using fall leaves on the candle and paired it with a thank you tag. There are many possibilities!! candle_01 Thank you so much Nina for having me, it was so fun joining the group of amazing crafters and seeing all the wonderful gift ideas during all this week. Hope that everyone will have a nice day! ____________________________________ Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Yainea! We will definitely give this candle project a try!

Twelve Days of Gift Giving - Day 6 - Make Boxes from Envelope Punch Board with Laura Bassen

on November 06, 2014
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Day-6-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Laura-Bassen Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 6 of Waffle Flower Crafts Twelve Days of Gift Giving event! We have a video today from the one and only Laura Bassen @ Doublestick Heaven! In today's video, Laura shares how to make cute treat boxes from the popular Envelope Punch Board. She used a box size calculator (linked below) to make a box that is perfect for our Surface - Tag Die - Santa Add-on! How clever?! If you are new to paper crafting, please check out our Scoring Board Basics to get started. Enjoy!

[Video] Make Boxes from Envelope Punch Board with Laura Bassen

Hi there! Laura here and I'm honored to be guesting on the Waffle Flower blog. I've created some small gift boxes and embellished them using the Surface-Tag Die-Santa Add-on, Holiday Label 1 Die and the Holiday Labels-Give Thanks stamp set. I used the Box Buster to create boxes that would fit the Sants Add-on die perfectly. I have a video to show you how easy it is to do. Watch the video below or on YouTube here. Don't forget to subscribe to Laura's channel: all awesome stuff!

Happy, crafty and clever as always, Laura! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Here are a few more close-up photos for you! santa box The stamps used on the green box are from Holiday Labels - Give Thanks Stamp Set. The label is cut with our Holiday Label 1 Die! thanksgiving favor What can we put these boxes? Are your wheels turning? candy box Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Twelve Days of Gift Giving - Day 5 - Rustic Gift Wraps with May Park

on November 05, 2014
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 5 of Waffle Flower Crafts Twelve Days of Gift Giving event! Today we have our design team member May @ Mayholicraft here! The natural rustic look of her gift wraps stole our heart!

Rustic Gift Wraps with May Park

wfc-May-GiftWrapping-1 Hi, crafty friends, May here. Today I'm sharing some gift wrapping idea using products from Waffle Flower Crafts. Gift wrapping is one of my favorite parts of upcoming holidays. I love putting in the effort to make each gift something special for the recipient. I thought it might be fun to get a little more creative in my gift presentation this year. Then I decided to create my own wrapping papers and decorate my gifts using stamps and dies. wfc-May-GiftWrapping-2 For my first project, I used the feather stamp from Feather More stamp set to create my own wrapping paper. You can choose the different sized feathers from the set, depending on how large wrapping paper you need. Then I dressed it up with some gold dipped feathers that I made using gold embossing powder and feather dies from Feather More die set. wfc-May-GiftWrapping-3 This is a closer up of my embellishments. I love the woodsy, rustic, and organic look of my gift packaging. The partial embossed feathers give it a unique look, too. What do you think? It took me quite a while to make this. But I’m sure the person who will receive my gift will definitely like my extra effort.  wfc-May-GiftWrapping-4 For my second project, I stamped the leaf images from Give Thanks stamp set randomly on a piece of kraft paper. You could switch up the ink colors depending on what color wrapping paper you use. Or you could stamp the images in a different pattern, maybe lines or waves. This time I attached some die-cut leaves to add an extra autumn feeling. wfc-May-GiftWrapping-5 I love how the irregularities in the stamping give it a faded, vintage look. This leaf patterned wrapping paper was the easiest to make and you can definitely make it by stamping the images with kids. wfc-May-GiftWrapping-6 These are step-by-step instructions on how I put together my second project. 1)Stamp the leaf image from Give Thanks stamp set randomly over the entire piece of kraft wrapping paper with black ink. 2)Stamp another leaf image from the same set to fill in the gap. 3)Wrap up the gift in the leaf stamped wrapping paper. 4)Die cut two shapes of leaf image using dies from Give Thanks die set. Stamp the leaf images on the die cuts in different colors. 5)Die cut the tag from Surface-Tag Die-Starter Kit. Then stamp the sentiment from Give Thanks stamp set with black ink. 6)Tie the gift box with some ribbon and make a bow. Then top it off with a tag, button, twine, and twig. wfc-May-GiftWrapping-7 Stamping on a wrapping paper is a great way to customize gifts for friends, family, and special occasions. It makes for a pretty adorable package in relatively little time. You can customize the wrapping paper with your loved one’s favorite color/image, too. Hope you love my gift wrapping projects that I shared today and get some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting! May

Twelve Days of Gift Giving - Day 3 - Make Easy Gift Boxes and Tags with Kim Kesti

on November 03, 2014
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Day-3-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Kim-Kesti If you are new to paper crafting, please check out our Scoring Board Basics to get started.

Make Easy Gift Boxes and Tags with Kim Kesti

Kesti_WF_Gift Wrap Hello everyone! Kim Kesti here! Super excited to be part of Waffle Flower Crafts Twelve Days of Gift Giving event. Christmas is one of the rare times that I really think and plan ahead for my gifts AND my gift wrap. In fact, I quite often will buy the majority of my wrapping paper and tissue during the After Holiday sales. Hey, you can’t beat 50-75% off! I also choose a “theme” each year for my gift wrap. I don’t stress about matching everything, but I love coordinated packages under the tree. This year, I am going with a navy blue and silver theme. I also love anything with feathers lately, so I am determined to use the adorable Waffle Flower Crafts Feather More Stamp Set on a lot of my Christmas projects! For my first project, I used the Feather More Stamp set to create my own patterned paper. I stamped feathers from the set all over a basic piece of white cardstock, then I added the little confetti dots from the Holiday Labels – Merry Stamp Set. Can you spot them in the bottom corner of the set? I love little “extras” like this on my sets. The dots really add depth to my patterned paper. Kesti_WF_Gift Wrap2 To create the tag for this little box I stamped the round label from the Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set using Silver Delicata ink. While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled extra fine glitter on the stamped image. Kesti_WF_Gift Wrap3 When the image was dry, I die cut it and layered it with a blue cardstock circle. I love how simple and easy this is! I plan to recreate this tag many times for my different packages. (Love that is has space to add my own greeting, too!) Kesti_WF_Gift Wrap4 I used the handy We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board to create my boxes. This punch board is super easy to use, just follow the sizes printed right on the board to make your own adorable boxes. Love how this feather paper turned out! Another tip: try using inexpensive library rings to attach your tags! Cute! Kesti_WF_Gift Wrap5 My second box was also created using the Gift Box Punch Board. This time, I punched glitter paper from Teresa Collins and added some feathers for accents. I stamped and glittered the feathers using the same technique as my first tag. Then, I stamped my cute sentiment and die cut it using the Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp Set and coordinating die: Holiday Label 1 Die. For the outer circle, I used the adorable pierced circle from the Flower Circles Die Set. Thanks for taking a peek at my gift boxes and tags. I’m very inspired by the whole design team and can’t wait to see what else will be shared during this Twelve Days of Gift Giving event! Kim Kesti

Rolled Roses Thank You Card

on October 22, 2014
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Hello everyone! I was inspired by May Park's rolled felt flowers using our Flower Circles Die to make my card for today. I used patterned paper instead of felt and thought I should share a few tricks I've learned for conditioning paper to make it easier to roll. wfc-rolled-flowers-thankful-card 1. Choose a few patterned paper you like. Diecut with the biggest scalloped circle die from Flower Circles Die. wfc-rolled-flowers-thankful-card-step-1 2. Slice the scalloped circle diecut open and use the end of a paint brush to shape it into a spiral shape. We call this "conditioning the paper". wfc-rolled-flowers-thankful-card-step-2 3. Wrap the conditioned paper on your finger tip to help shape it into a flower. wfc-rolled-flowers-thankful-card-step-3 4. Lay the rolled flower loose on your table and glue the loose end to the body. wfc-rolled-flowers-thankful-card-step-4 5. Use the end of a paint brush again to roll the tips of the petals out for a more realistic look. wfc-rolled-flowers-thankful-card-step-5 6. Apply liquid glue to the edges and press down firmly on your surface. Hold until the glue is dry. wfc-rolled-flowers-thankful-card-step-6 7. Adhere a foam dot to the back of a enamel dot for the flower center. wfc-rolled-flowers-thankful-card-step-7 Easy peasy, right? wfc-rolled-flowers-thankful-card-closeup I hope that you are inspired to give it a try! I love it when a die can help me make dimensional embellishments. Flower Circles Die is now back in stock! Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!