[Guest] Floral Tags with Woodgrain Details by Clara

on October 24, 2016
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Hello! This is Clara from Bloomize, and I am overjoyed to be a guest on the Waffle Flower blog today. The Loved stamp set is one of my favorites as there are diverse ways to use the florals and foliage. I've used them to adorn a set of four tags that were die cut from the Surface Tag Die Starter Kit. wfc-20161024-floral-tags-clara-1 Besides using plain white cardstock, I have also stamped and die cut on woodgrain (in three shades: white, beige and dark brown) and red cardstock as well. The sentiments were adhered with foam tape. Waxed cotton cords were tied to the ends to compete the tags. wfc-20161024-floral-tags-clara-2 I thought of adding a subtle textural detail on this white tag so I used the sprig die from the coordinating die set to dry emboss on it. This was done twice to make two imprints. After that the cut images were adhered, semi-revealing the embossed impressions in the background. wfc-20161024-floral-tags-clara-3 On this dark brown woodgrain tag, I added the same sprig but die cut from white woodgrain cardstock and with no stamping of the corresponding stamp image. I simply wanted the leaf shape to lend contrast to the arrangement. wfc-20161024-floral-tags-clara-4 Here on these two variations, the blooms and leaves mix and match very nicely no matter which direction they are arranged. Hope you will enjoy creating with this beautiful stamp set! Supplies: Loved Stamp Set Surface – Tag Die – Starter Kit

#TBT - Love, Wild and Free - Katie Gehring

on September 22, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello friends, Katie here with another #TBT.  This week, I am taking another look at the new Wild and Free stamp set and pairing it with one of Waffle Flower Craft’s very early stamp sets- Loved. You will notice that both of these sets have a similar vibe and that’s because they were both designed by artist Mia Charro.  These sets compliment each other so well and make excellent companions. Although fall is right around the corner, it still feels like summer here so I am using a very summery palette of reds, pinks, yellow, orange and green on my card.   Ink colors used include: My Pleasure Tickled Pink Chirp Chirp You Said What Oh Happy Day wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-1 First I stamped the Wild and Free image with the deer and flowers with My Pleasure ink on a panel of white card stock that I die cut using the largest of the Lacy Layers 2 dies.  I really love that the Wild and Free sentiment image includes the deer, roses, leaves and ferns.  This cluster takes a lot of the guess work out of combining elements and makes a great foundation to add other images to. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-2 Next I add in some more of the foliage from Wild and Free, introducing green Chirp Chirp ink.  In designing the card, I moved from the largest and longest images to the smallest.  This makes sure that I have balance and can fit everything in. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-3 Now I am ready to add in flowers from the Loved Stamp Set and start off with pretty yellow flowers using You Said What ink with Oh Happy Day ink as the flower center. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-4 I continue to fill in around the main image using progressively smaller flower images.  I also introduced pink to the color story with Tickled Pink ink. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-5 Almost done! I just  need to fill in the last few spots with the detail stamps from the Loved set.  Before calling it finished, I also decide to add some color to the flowers from Wild and Free using the coordinating two step flower fill. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-6 And here’s the finished card mounted on an orange note card. Building flower bouquets using the Loved and Wild and Free stamp sets is so simple and fun! wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-7 Well, that’s all for me today.  I hope this card inspires you to grab some of your newer and older sets and build a late summer bouquet of beautiful flowers. Don’t forget to leave me a comment if there’s an older stamp set that you’d like for me to feature on an upcoming #TBT. Thanks for stopping by! Katie

[WIW Video] How to Stamp with Gelatos - Patricia

on June 22, 2016
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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!
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Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Five for Friday - Welcome Spring by Lorena

on March 11, 2016
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Hello, Waffle Flower friends! Lorena here today for a brand new Five for Friday. We are all yearning for Spring, aren't we? So I thought I could focus on the awesomeness of that Season that's almost here. Let's get started!!! 1. After months of cold weather and empty, snow covered gardens, the promise of greener days starts to show... spring 1 Source 2. And before you know it, everything around will be in bloom. spring 2 Source 3. Not to mention Easter! Eggs! Peeps! It's the time for all things pretty and pastel! spring 3 Source 4. Although Summer seems to be a wedding favorite, Spring is too such a beautiful season to tie the knot spring 4 Source 5. And April Fools is another Spring favourite date, right? This joke for kids cracks me :) spring 5 Source After all this inspiration, I decided I wanted to stamp a Spring wreath to celebrate all things flowery and pretty. Twig wreaths seem to be very trendy lately, so I searched in my Waffle Flower Stash until I found the perfect stamp to create the twig base for my wreath. Can you guess what I used? wreath1 The wonky circle/moon outline from Starry Night stamp set happened to be exactly what I needed. I stamped it several times and voilá! A twig wreath ready to hold some pretty flowers and leaves from Loved stamp set. wreath2 The sentiment comes from the newly released Welcome Spring stamp set. I added a bit of glitter to the flowers with a clear Wink of Stella pen and the rustic white pannel was cut from the also bran new Lacy Layers die. wreath3 And there you have it! I'm ready to welcome Spring now. Thanks for visiting and happy weekend! wreath411

Inspiration from the Challenge Team – January 4

on January 04, 2016
Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Annette, Shelly, and Laura Jane are here, along with our previous challenge winner Quyen Ngo to share their takes on the January Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too!

Annette Allen

Using: Monochrome Stamp SetDoily Square DieWilly and Friends Die WFC-1-04-Annette Allen
What Annette Says: I first die cut Waffle Flowers Crafts: Doily Square Die and then used it as a stencil. Using dabblers I added this fun colorful blend of colors. I then die cut the middle using the Doily Square Die and created a fun window almost like if you were going to create a shaker card just minus the sequins. Finishing off with rounding the corners.

Shelly Kurth

Using: In Every Way Stamp SetLoved Stamp SetTiny Wings Die WFC-1-04-Shelly Kurth
What Shelly Says: For my stenciling, I chose to make my own stencil using the Tiny Wings die. I took a piece of scrap paper and one by one placed the butterfly where I wanted it and ran it through my die cutting machine. Thus giving me my stencil.

Laura Jane

Using: Magical Stamp SetHoliday Labels: MerryIn Every Way Stamp Set; Surface - Tag Die - Scallop Add-on WFC-1-04-Laura Jane
What Laura Says: For my card I started out with a stencil made from the Tag Scallop Die. To create a "window", I inked it up with Distress Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves. Then I added several snowflakes and trees, embossed in different colors, for a wintery scene. Finished it off with the Magical Die in Silver paper:)

[Guest] Quyen Ngo

Using: Bowtiful Stamp Set WFC-1-14-Guest Quyen Ngo
What Quyen Says: I used distress inks in peacock feathers and tumbled glass to sponge on a template. I then repositioned the template slightly offset and used a white gelly roll pen to trace over the spaces. After the ink was dried, I stamped the sentiment and bow image (from Waffle Flower bowtiful stamp set) in VersaFine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. As it was a simple card, to finish, I rounded the outer edges and put on some gems in random places for a little sparkle.
___ Aren't these cards fantastic? For more details, please click on the designer's name/link! We love creating our own stencils using dies, how about you? 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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Five Naturalistic Bouquets for Friday

on May 01, 2015
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WFC-Nina-HeadshotHello everyone! Nina here with another Five for Friday for you! With Mother's Day right around the corner, I surfed the web for some sweet and unique bouquet ideas to inspire my cards for mom. I'm a lover of simple things and once again, I fell for these naturalistic looks:

1. Tulip

2. tulips

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2. Sunflower

1. sunflower

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3. Wild Flower

3. wildflowers

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4. Succulent

4. succulent

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5. Pinecone

5. pinecone

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My Card

I was most inspired by the wildflower bouquet! The color combo is comforting and energetic at the same time - just how I feel about my mom! <3 wildflower-bouquet-for-mom-card I cut a bunch of the foliage from our Loved Stamp Set and flowers from A Bunch Stamp Set  from kraft cardstock and stamped them in several different colors to form a bouquet look I liked. loved-stamps-dies I cut the standard A2 size card base down to 3.75" x 5.5" so I can let the doily cut by our Doily Circle Die stick out. wildflower-bouquet-for-mom-card-closeup Nothing compares to making a card for someone you love! Thank you for stopping by! Hope you can find time to create and make something today!

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

on February 12, 2015
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Hello everyone! We are excited to announce the winners for our last challenge! The guest spot winner chosen by our Challenge Design Team is LauraJane! laurajane-love-card Did you notice that the patterns for letter "L" and "E" were created with stamps from Loved Stamp Set, and the pattern for letter "V" was created with the triangle border from Pattern Play Stamp Set? We also love the black outlines Laura added for a fun and whimsical look! Truly a master piece, don't you think? Check out what inspired Laura at her blog here! We appreciate everyone for playing along with our challenges so we also have a random winner each time. And the winner of our last challenge is

6. Your Adhesive is Showing...: Ikat Cat

Congrats Laura and Monica! Please email us your choice of a stamp set and your snail mail address to claim your prize!

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We look forward to seeing all of your creations again in our current challenge! Happy Crafting!

 

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

WFC 029 Jennifer

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!

Five for Friday - Feeling LOVED

on December 05, 2014
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Hello everyone! For this week's Five for Friday,  we're taking a break from all the holiday card making by gathering some of the beautiful cards made with our Loved Stamp Set and Loved Die Set! Loved Stamp Set Preview Loved Die Set Preview In no particular order: loved-masked-by-debbi-hughs

by Debby Hughs (blogged here)

I bet Debby is a great story teller! She just knows how much to leave you hang and keeps you coming back for more! With a little help of masking, she's created this beautiful scene with very little stamping. A proof that sometimes, less is more!

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by Gayatri Murali (blogged here)

The colors on Gayatri's card made me WOW! The blues in this card totally make it pop but it is the perfect balance between the oranges and blues (warm and cool) that makes it one of our favorites! And have you noticed the light gray hearts behind the sentiment? It is all in the details!

loved-xoxo-card-by-aga

by Aga (blogged here)

Aga's card reminded me of those fancy stationery designs that you can find at some cool boutique style stores. I can feel the gentle wind blowing in the flower field. It makes me smile. If you haven't tried stamping on a colored background, this card may just inspired you to do so?

loved-card-by-keren-baker

by Keren Baker (blogged here)

I was first hit by how fresh and clean this card is! A beautiful flower cluster with that one black flower tucked behind to give it weight. All the dashed lines and details that Keren added with a white gel pen added so much handmade feel to it. Truly one of a kind!

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by Keren Baker (blogged here)

I admit, I want to stamp a Christmas wreath using the leaves from this set. Just like what Keren did on this last card! Isn't it perfect? I love how much detail and depth this card has while retaining a clean look!

Thank you for creating such beautiful cards with our products, ladies!

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I hope that you are inspired to create something soon?

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

[Video] The Joy Card

on November 22, 2014
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Hello everyone! Are you getting busier and busier for the holiday season? Waffle Flower had such an amazing feedback from you for our Fall collection released in October that we have been packing like crazy everyday for the last 1.5 month. I finally got some time this weekend to make something at my craft table and I decided to do a video. Many of you are asking for more videos and we will try, ok? I'm so new to video making and there are so much to learn. How to talk naturally? Anyway, here is my inspiration for today's card! [caption id="attachment_13868" align="aligncenter" width="533"]treat yourself Source[/caption]

Video: The Joy Card

Watch it below or in HD on Youtube

http://youtu.be/n_dRgfWRz0g The Joy Card

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