Faber-Castell & Waffle Flower Inspiration Week - Bonus Day (Giveaway Ends Sunday, May 17)

on May 16, 2015
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for joining our Inspiration Week with Faber-Castell! We are in awe of all the beautiful creations shared over on Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog! Isn't it amazing to see what you can do with Gelatos and Gessos? We hope you are inspired and encouraged to incorporate more fun art medium in your card making! Blog-hop-badge-Faber-Castell-Waffle-Flower The fun of doing what we do is to try different things, right? We have Lorena here with a bonus project for you! DesignTeamHeadshots-LorenaCanto Hello and happy weekend, friends! Lorena here to close this fabulous week full of inspiration with Waffle Flower Crafts and Faber Castell Design Memory Craft. I had a blast pairing their awesome products together! Let me show you what I did: WFC-Faber Castell 1 For my project, I wanted to give a try to the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and after experimenting a bit with them, I thought they would work really well for the “smooshing” technique that is all the rage lately. So I scribbled with three different colors (Violet, Cold Gray and Flesh) on a piece of acetate, sprayed it with water and smooshed a piece of cardstock on the acetate… and magic happened! I love, love that kind of marbled look! WFC-Faber Castell 2 Once the cardstock was dry, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Doily Square stamp set. To ground the sentiment, I used the triangles strip from Pattern Play stamp set. This time, I used the Stamper’s Big Brush Pens in Violet, Cold Gray and White to color straight on the stamp and the result was pretty cool, too! WFC-Faber Castell 3To make the butterfly, I played around with Gelatos in Guava, Raspberry and Silver. I started by scribbling with the gelatos on a piece of linen cardstock and blended the colors with my finger. Then, I used the colored piece to die cut the Tiny Wings die. I also cut it a few times from vellum and then adhered all the tiny butterflies together. The texture and dimension on this little embellishment are fab! WFC-Faber Castell 4I finished the card adhering a piece of silver shimmer paper to the card base, and then adhered the focal piece with foam tape. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hoped you enjoyed this last project! Don’t forget to come back on Monday to check the giveaway winners!  

Blog Hop Prize

waffle-flower-crafts-logo-RGB We have prepared a $50 gift certificate to our store as this week's prize! A random winner will be drawn from comments left on all the postings (including today's post) for this event! Enter before 11:59 pm Eastern on May 17, 2014. The winner will be announced on May 18. Don't forget to check out Design Memory Craft Blog and their Facebook for more inspiration and prizes! Find time to create and make something today!

Five for Friday - Making Lists with Lorena

on February 27, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-LorenaCanto Hello, friends! Lorena here with a new rendition of our Five for Friday feature. I’m sure many of you are with me on this: Making a list and checking it twice is not just for Christmas. Right? I live making lists (that’s not a typo. I truly “live” making lists. And I love it too) and I know there are lots of people like me out there. Well, lucky us, making lists has become quite the trend lately! Perhaps it has been triggered by the planner craze trend. But however it happened, the love for list making has definitely won a place in the paper crafting industry! There are beautiful list pads ready for us to use. lists-pic1


Or you can make your own pretty list pad and decorate it to your heart’s content. lists-pic2


Using a list related comparison to declare your love? It can be done now. lists-pic3


There are many places where you can write down a list. Even in the shower… lists-pic 4


Lists themselves are coming out of our purses and planners to become pretty decorative prints lists-pic 5


So, for someone who loves list making and also loves stamping, stamp sets like On My Mark or Planner:Stay Focused are basically a dream come true! Obviously, stamping your own lists is the first thing that comes to mind (check this awesome idea from Design Team member Katie Gehring), but there are many other things you can make with them. Like making a list-inspired birthday card… List card 1 I stamped the background using Pattern Play stamp set and On My Mark stamp set to stamp both the list numbers and the “to do” items. The cute heart comes from Monochrome stamp set. List card 2 The list was framed using the Surface – Tag die – Scallop add on dies. I used a simple method to alter it’s size so it would fit the list. I’m showing how to do it on my blog, hope to see you there, too! Thanks for visiting and happy weekend!  

[Watch It Wednesday] Painted & Stamped Stripe Background - Sabrina Alery

on February 25, 2015
DesignTeamHeadshots-Sabrina Perfect-Painted-Stripes-Waffle-Flower-Crafts-Sabrina-Alery-1 Hi guys! It’s Sabrina with your Watch it Wednesday video. Today I was in the mood for a little experimenting and tried out a background created by painting and stamping some simple stripes. Using supplies in a freehand sort of method, like painting, always makes me really nervous! Once you put it down on paper, there’s no repositioning or turning back. Perfect-Painted-Stripes-Waffle-Flower-Crafts-Sabrina-Alery-2 If that describes you too, don’t be afraid to experiment. You may end up with something that looks great and that you love! And if it’s not perfect, use my tricks for disguising those imperfections. ☺

[Video] Painted & Stamped Stripe Background

You can check it all out in the video below or in HD on YouTube. http://youtu.be/l7uNtVGkYzI Perfect-Painted-Stripes-Waffle-Flower-Crafts-Sabrina-Alery-4

SUPPLIES: Pattern Play Stamp Set In Every Way Stamp Set Perfect Word Die

Thanks for sharing with us, Sabrina!

Five for Friday - A Positive Trend - Katie Gehring

on February 20, 2015

DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringKatie here and I am “positively” thrilled about the trend I am sharing with you today.  No longer relegated to the medicine cabinet or grade-school arithmetic, the plus sign is packing a major graphic punch.  Check it out!

As wall art

Plus sign wall art


In jewelry

Plus Sign Earrings


Warm & Soft

This is a trend you can really wrap around yourself

Plus sign quilt


Cool & Stylish

You can even get your “fix” of this trend in the bathroom

Plus sign bathroom fixture


Simple & Sweet

Just “add" this shower curtain from Target, you are sure to start your day on a “positive" note!

Plus sign shower curtain


My Card

Look no further than the Pattern Play stamp set for an easy way to “add” this trend to your projects. Here I created a card “plus one” featuring the plus sign symbol.  Paired with the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Shower stamp set, these simple cards "positively pack a punch. 

Gehring- Plus Sign Cards

Visit my blog for more tips and details on these cards.  


Thank you for sharing what inspires you, Katie! We love your take on the positive trend!

Take a Challenge with Kim Kesti

on February 16, 2015
DesignTeamHeadshots-KimKesti Hello everyone! Kim Kesti is back with another take on our current challenge! Waffle Flower Challenge-20150209 Kim says,
I really love this month's Photo Inspiration! It's pretty obvious by looking at my card that I was inspired by the trio of pots (I even did a little masking to layer the succulents and pots), but I was also drawn to the strong horizontal lines in the photo. I wanted to add a little drama to my cacti, so I added the stamped patterned paper on the right (I used the new Pattern Play stamp set) and the little sprinkling of inky dots on my main stamped image to tie everything together. I can't wait to send this card to a friend! (Other stamps sets used: Potted and Planted).
Kesti_Photo Insp Feb Thank you for stopping by! Join the fun by linking up your project(s) here!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

on February 12, 2015
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!


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


Introducing On My Mark and Pattern Play

on January 04, 2015
Hello everyone! Welcome to day 4 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! We will introduce 10 new stamp sets and 6 new dies from Jan 1 to Jan 5 with all products available in our store as well as many of our retail partners on Jan 5. [divider] We have 2 stamp sets and 1 die for today!

On My Mark Stamp Set

$15.99 store link waffle-flower-crafts-video-271028-on-my-mark Ahem! So the cute images didn't make it to the sneak peek above! LOL Since we stepped into planner stamps, we've got some inspiration from the stationery world. Stamp the sentiments or jot down your own on the dog/cat! Basic RGB

Ideas for On My Mark Stamp Set

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On My Mark Die

$12.99 waffle-flower-die-preview-generator And when we think of our planner users, we think of the cute skinny washi tapes we've all been collecting! Time for a stamp for thin stripes of patterns, right?

Pattern Play Stamp Set

$15.99 store link waffle-flower-crafts-video-271030-pattern-play Our take involves simple two-step stamping and the spirit of mix-and-match! Basic RGB

Ideas for Pattern Play Stamp Set

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Decorating your planner pages or wrapping up a gift card? wfc-2015-01-04-filofax-on-my-mark Making a list or writing a note? wfc-2015-01-04-on-my-mark-list-note Or cards? wfc-2015-01-04-amazing-card

Sentiment from In Every Way Stamp Set (introduced here)





Fun, right? We have one more card from Kim Kesti with the "+" pattern stamped twice. How cute is this? You don't need a whole lot to add a punch to your card! Love the coloring on the Planted stamps too!


Thank you for stopping by, everyone! We are going to have videos and tutorials throughout the month to share more ways on using these products. See you tomorrow for more new sets! All products will be available in our store as well as many of our retail partners on Jan 5.