[WIW Video] How to Make a Succulent Mini Canvas

on May 20, 2015
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Hello everyone! Welcome to another Watch It Wednesday! Watch-It-Wednesday-square DesignTeamHeadshots-TessaIn this video, Waffle Flower design team member Tessa shares how she incorporated different media on this adorable mini canvas project.    

[Video] How to Make a Succulent Mini Canvas

Watch it here or in HD on our Youtube Channel. http://youtu.be/MbHnlTw0Gj8 A closeup: WFC Mini Canvas Closeup

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Potted Stamp Set Planted Stamp Set Thank you for sharing with us today, Tessa! You are amazing!

Five for Friday - Pretty Pottery

on March 27, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-LorenaCantoHello Waffle Flower friends! Lorena here with some pretties to get ready for the weekend. If there’s an art/craft that I find truly mesmerizing, that’s pottery. I could wander around a pottery shop or stare at a market stall for hours, marveled at the different details, finishes, and specially impressed that there’s no piece alike, every one is unique. Here’s a little selection of pieces that caught my eye lately.   I love the happy color combinations on this mugs. Who wouldn’t want to fill their craft room with such bright pieces? pottery 1

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These are so cute and unique! Some of them remind me of the long critters from On My Mark stamp set. pottery 2

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What about this beauty, isn’t it a showstopper? That shine!!! Oh, and it also reminds me of the big flower in Flower Circles stamp set. pottery 3

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The organic feel is what made me fall in love with these pots. Perfection.

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My last pick is so perfect for showcasing succulents! I like the natural tones, the color blocking and the subtle glaze. pottery 5

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 And speaking of glaze… I was inspired by all this pretty pottery and decided to make my own, but without getting any clay under my nails ;) And I even glazed it! Pottery card pic 1This birthday card would be perfect for a guy, too, and showcases some of the lovely pots from Planted stamp set. After stamping the pots, I heat embossed them with a few layers of UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel). They truly resemble glazed pottery! Pottery card pic 2I finished the card with a sentiment from Shower stamp set, and grounded the pots with three strands of rustic twine. Pottery card pic 3 Thank you so much for stopping by and happy weekend! --- Thank you for sharing with us today, Lorena!

Take a Challenge with Lorena (1 Card + 2 Tags)

on March 16, 2015
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Hello everyone! We've noticed that Tribal Thank You stamp set is being ordered quite often lately so we wanted to share more ideas for this set! We challenged our design team member Lorena to combine this set with our current Challenge! Isn't it a challenge?! Let's check out what she's created for us! 271014 Tribal Thank You Stamp SetWaffle Flower Challenge-20150309 DesignTeamHeadshots-LorenaCanto Happy Monday, friends! Lorena here with some new ideas for Tribal Thank You stamp set. This set was released last October but if you thought it was just intented for Thanksgiving or Fall projects, I hope with today’s ideas I’ll prove you wrong J Let’s start with a card. My inspiration came from the colors from the current Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge (you still have time to enter!). Here, I started stamping a graphic pattern with the small rectangle pattern stamp from the set. Who would say you could get such a big impact from this tiny stamp? Tribal card 1 Next, I die cut the rectangle from Surface – Tag Die – Scallop Add-on twice from vellum. On one of the pieces I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, and then I adhered them together slightly offset and placed them over one of those tangled floss ornaments that are so popular these days. Dang, this gold floss is a really wild thing, it was hard to tame it so it would stay in place, ha! Tribal card 2 And here’s one final pic of our card happily paired with an envelope and ready to travel in the post. Tribal card 3 I also made two tags with Tribal Thank You stamp set. I had one of those epiphany moments when I realized that the tree from the set pairs beautifully with the pots from Planted stamp set with just a little masking. Both of the tags were die cut with the largest die in Surface – Tag Die – Starter kit. I also made coordinating hole reinforcers stamping the die cut reinforcers with the polka dot circle from Flower Circles stamp set. I love the whimsical touch the polka dots add, but if you want to make this faster, you can simply cut the reinforcer from colored cardstock. In this first tag, I used the leaves and branches from the tree and made some selective inking so I could stamp the “thank you” in two lines. Tribal tag 1 For the second tag I used the tree roots and I embellished the pot with a heart from Tribal Thank You covered with Glossy Accents. The sentiment is from the same set. Tribal tag 2And here they are happily hanging out side by side. Tribal tags 3 There you are! Three Spring colored projects to brighten the new week. Thanks for stopping by! --- Wow is all we can say! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, Lorena! We hope you can find time to create and make something today!

Take a Challenge with Kim Kesti

on February 16, 2015
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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!

[Watch It Wednesday] Easy Color Blending with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush

on February 11, 2015
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Hello everyone! Nina here! I'm very excited to share today's video. I took a ZIG class a few weeks ago and fell in love with their Clean Color Real Brush. These brushes make color blending easy! I found that these three colors are perfect for coloring the succulents from our Planted Stamp Set and Potted Stamp Set! Succulent Color Blending Kit The colors are so clean and pretty! This Succulent Color Blending Kit includes three pieces of 4"x7" Bristol paper needed for this technique.

[Video] Easy Color Blending

Watch it below or in HD on Youtube. http://youtu.be/Uc9La_xmRck Aren't they fun? Here is my finished card. Sentiment from In Every Way. perfect-together-succulent-card I added the dimension with foam adhesives. perfect-together-succulent-card-closeup I also added Wink of Stella Gold glitter for some messy free shimmer! Wink of Stella Brush Set I had so much fun playing with these products. I hope that you are encouraged to color a few things too? Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

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Waffle Flower Challenge - Jan 26 - Feb 9, 2015

on January 26, 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, Jan 30.

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Laura Jane is joining the Challenge team as a guest designer this week. She has not one but two beautiful cards for us! 126 Guest Laura Jane 1

In Every Way Stamp Set, Flower Circles Die

126 Guest Laura Jane 2

In Every Way Stamp Set, Pattern Play Stamp Set, Perfect Word Die

Now the design team takes! Click on their names or the photos will take you to their blog posts for more details!

Tenia Nelson

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In Every Way Stamp Set

Kymona Tracey

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Planted Stamp Set, Perfect Word Die

Shelly Kurth

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In Every Way Stamp Set, Perfect Word Die

Jennifer Mertens

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Monochrome Stamp Set, On My Mark 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=489215 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!

Introducing Planted, Potted and Pots Die

on January 02, 2015
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Hello everyone! Welcome to day 2 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] I have to admit that I can be particular about flower images. We invited Mia Charro to illustrate today's images and I am totally in love! Succulents and pots, anyone? We've made them into 2 stamp sets and 1 die for this release!

Planted Stamp Set

$15.99

Ideas for Planted

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Potted Stamp Set

$15.99 Basic RGB

Ideas for Potted Stamp Set

271025 Potted-02 We also made the pots into dies which can give any of your flower stamps a new boost! I see wheels turning~~~ LOL

Pots Die

$12.99 waffle-flower-die-preview-generator

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The sentiments and images on both sets are interchangeable and works well with each other. wfc-2015-01-02-succulent-teal-card wfc-2015-01-02-succulent-green-card   Simple stamping: wfc-2015-01-02-succulent-purple-card Coloring: wfc-2015-01-02-Relax-Potted-Planted-Sabrina-Alery Paper Piecing: wfc-2015-01-02-potted-card   Or you can just stamp the outline to create a beautiful subtle background for your project! wfc-2015-01-02-Bloom-Card-by-Tessa Have fun using the coordinating Pots Die! Perfect for colored or patterned paper background! wfc-2015-01-02-pots-miss-you-card Remember that you don't need to use the entire image on a card? wfc-2015-01-02-succulent-moved-card wfc-2015-01-02-succulent-bloom-card wfc-2015-01-02-perfect-succulents-card Can you tell that the design team has been having fun with these sets? We hope that you will 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.

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