[Guest] Wish You Were Here Card by Stephanie Klauck

on April 26, 2016
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Hello everyone! It's Stephanie here again with another card to share using stamps and dies from Waffle Flower. I am a camper and love the outdoors so I knew I had to have the Riverside stamp set and dies as soon as I saw them. I love all of the fun little details in the stamp set.. there are so many options for creating a bunch of outdoor themed card designs. WF_Here For my card, I used the dies to create the river and the trees by diecutting them from white cardstock and using distress inks and an ink blending tool to add colour to them. Once I had them all inked up, I spritzed some water on top and then dabbed the pieces with a paper towel. Since distress inks react with water, some of the colour lifted and created a fun distressed look. I think it goes perfectly with the outdoor theme of the card. I thought it would be fun to create a Polaroid with the scene I was creating to make it look like a photo. The sentiment I used has a great handwritten look to it, so I thought it worked perfectly since it looks like it was written on the photo. I created the Polaroid by cutting down two pieces of cardstock to the right sizing and then I created my scene on the 3"x3" piece before adhering it to the background panel. WF_Here2 I stamped the tent image directly on the background scene once I had finished adding the inking for the sky and ground and then I stamped it a second time on white cardstock. I used my distress inks and ink blending tool once again to add colour to the tent and then I used my scissors to cut the image out along the inked edge. I adhered it directly over the stamped tent in the scene so you could still all of the tent strings and pegs. WF_Here3 I adhered all of the trees along the edge of the ground and overlapped then as I went to make it look like a full forest in the background of the scene. I also stamped some of the little bug images near the trees for some added detail. To complete the card I added clear glitter to the water and some of the trees with a Spectrum Noir clear glitter marker. I love how it makes it look like the sun is glistening off the water. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this fun, outdoorsy card! I'll be back next month with a couple more cards to share. --- Thank you for sharing such a cute and uplifting card with us, Stephanie! We love the glittery water! So dreamy!

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!

Freckled Fawn + Waffle Flower Blog Hop with Joni Andaya

on September 06, 2014
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Waffle-Flower-Freckled-Fawn-Blog-Hop Hello everyone! Welcome to day 6 of a week long inspiration brought to you by Freckled Fawn and Waffle Flower Crafts! We have simplified the blog hop to two stops - our blog here and the blog of Freckled Fawn. Stop by both of our blogs for inspiration and prizes! We have our very talented design team member: Joni Andaya here today! DesignTeamHeadshots-JoniAndayaHello there Joni here. For my first project I combined the Waffle Flower Riverside Die Set (trees) and A Homemade Christmas sentiment (Merriest Wishes) with Freckled Fawn Enamel Classic Dew Drops. To begin, I first die-cut the trees on watercolor paper using the Riverside dies and watercolor the trees then let it dry. Next I adhere the trees using glue pen on the center of the white cardstock panel and created the ground using Copic markers in gray. For the snow glitter effect I used the Martha Stewart glue pen and made some tiny dots on the card panel then pour the clear glitter from Martha Stewart and let it dry. I also added some glitters on the ground and the trees. For the finishing touch I added the white enamel dots from Freckled Fawn. Home-Sweet-Home3 Here’s the full view of the card. Merry-Wishes For my second project I combined the Riverside Die Set (river and trees) and A Homemade Christmas Stamp Set (sentiment “Home Sweet Home” and tiny house). I also used the Starry Night stamp set (sentiment “Everyday”). I combined these Waffle Flower sets with Freckled Fawn Wood Chips Clouds. To begin my card I first cut a panel tiny bit shorter than the A2 card just for me to adhere a strip of Kraft cardstock at the bottom of the card. I then die-cut the river, trees, using the watercolor paper then color in. For the tiny house I stamped it on the watercolor paper and fussy cut. I then put everything together starting at the bottom of the panel first….hehehe that’s how I do it ☺ bottom first then I move up. I adhere the river, colored the ground for the trees using Copic Markers in Olive green, then adhere the trees, and the house. I stamped the sentiment “Home Sweet Home” from A Homemade Christmas. I also added the “Everyday” from Starry Night Stamp Set. Home-Sweet-Home2 Next, I move up on top of the panel and adhere the Mountain from Riverside Die Set, same process die-cut on watercolor paper and color it in.  I adhere mountains close on top of the river and added the Freckled Fawn Wood Chips Clouds to finish off the card. Home-Sweet-Home4 Here’s the full view of the card. Home-Sweet-Home1 I hope you enjoyed! Thank you so much for stopping by ☺  

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Freckled Fawn + Waffle Flower Blog Hop with Suzanne Dahlberg

on September 02, 2014
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Waffle-Flower-Freckled-Fawn-Blog-Hop Hello everyone! Welcome to day 2 of a week long inspiration brought to you by Freckled Fawn and Waffle Flower Crafts! We have simplified the blog hop to two stops - our blog here and the blog of Freckled Fawn. Stop by both of our blogs for inspiration and prizes! We have our very talented design team member: Suzanne Dahlberg here today! wfc-christmas-card-by-suzanne DesignTeamHeadshots-SuzanneDahlberg Hey everyone! It's Suzanne here today with a fun holiday card that I made using Riverside die set, A Homemade Christmas stamp set, and some Pink Dew Drops from Freckled Fawn. I am going to show you the step-by-step of how I went about this, so let's get started! The first step was choosing some coordinating green and blue cardstock for diecutting the tree shapes. I chose a traditional green, along with a pale blue and an aqua blue: tut 1 Next, diecut a bunch of trees in a variety of colors. Having lots handy for embellishing the card is easier than having to go back and forth to the diecutting machine for extras: tut 2 Before gluing anything, you can play with the diecuts until you get a pattern that you are happy with. I started with the largest trees first, and then went in to add the smaller ones later, being sure to alternate colors. This technique works well with a blocked sentiment like this one since it creates a "straight line" one which you can line up the trees. Keep your foam tape nearby to pop up the trees in the front and tweezers handy to make application easy: tut 3 The last step is adding the enamel dots to mimic ornaments - I use tweezers for this too. (Actually I use them so much in my crafting that I have several pairs of tweezers scattered around my craft room!) I tried to balance the colors and sizes of the Dew Drops across the card front. Load 'em up on there! tut 4 wfc-christmas-card-by-suzanne-closeup wfc-christmas-card-by-suzanne-sloseup2 That is officially my first holiday card of the 2014 season! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Build a Scene with Stamps & Patterned Paper

on August 29, 2014
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Hello everyone! Just a kind reminder that we are taking some time off this week. All orders placed between now and Spetember 2 will start shipping on September 3. I made today's card for Waffle Flower Challenge - Build A Scene! Waffle Flower Challenge Technique 2014-08 I discovered cardmaking when I was looking for ways to use the pretty patterned paper I hoarded collected. I love mixing and matching colors! wfc-riverside-sweet-dreams-card

How-tos

1. Punch a square and die cut a mountain outline from patterned paper. wfc-riverside-sweet-dreams-card-step-1 2. Use your stamps to help you virtualize the scene. wfc-riverside-sweet-dreams-card-step-2 3. Use watermark ink and white embossing powder to heat emboss the moon and stars on dark paper. wfc-riverside-sweet-dreams-card-step-3 4. Adhere the pieces together. wfc-riverside-sweet-dreams-card-step-4 5. Trim to size. wfc-riverside-sweet-dreams-card-step-5 6. Stamp sentiment. wfc-riverside-sweet-dreams-card-step-6 7. Trim more patterned paper to size and adhere to card. wfc-riverside-sweet-dreams-card-step-7 8. Use embellishments to finish the card. wfc-riverside-sweet-dreams-card-step-8 wfc-riverside-sweet-dreams-card-closeup Starting next Monday September 1, we are having a week long blog hop with Freckled Fawn. Our design teams will showcase both of our products on the blog here and Freckled Fawn Blog! Hope to see you then! Waffle-Flower-Freckled-Fawn-Blog-Hop Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

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Snowy Night Glittery Shaker Card by JJ Bolton

on August 13, 2014
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Hello everyone! We have another guest today! jjbolton_waffleflower_08122014_1 One thing I love about JJ Bolton is that she is full of "surprises"! Her cards are created with fun techniques and clever uses of products, but there is usually something unexpected that makes me smile. On this card, that something is how JJ combined all four of our new sets together! I was all about critter stamps until JJ showed me what graphic stamps can do. I still collect cute images but my favorites are those ones that can be combined for endless possibilities. JJ's product design reflects her creativity, do check them out! Now, take it away, JJ!

Snowy Night Glittery Shaker Card

Hi everyone! It’s JJ and I’m thrilled to be stopping in at Waffle Flower! I’m in love with all the new sets, and I put them all together to create this glittery shaker, snowy night Christmas card! (That’s a mouthful;) When I saw the winding river die of the Riverside set, I knew it would make a great shaker card! jjbolton_waffleflower_08122014_2 So I started my card by die cutting the river into an A2-sized rectangle panel. Then I masked off a “hill” with some Post-It tape. To create the night sky, I blended 3 different dye inks in swirls with a sponge. Then I stamped the trees along the hillside. The last step was to stamp the stars and snow. To get a random look, I stamped the stars multiple times in white ink, gold ink, and water. The water doesn’t really create an image but gives the dye inks a very subtle texture. jjbolton_waffleflower_08122014_3 jjbolton_waffleflower_08122014_4 I left a little area clear so that I could stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from the A Homemade Christmas set. After I let all the stamping dry a bit, I turned it over and created the shaker. I used 1/4” foam tape to create the border to hold my glitter. To shape the foam strip around the aperture, I snipped it around the corners (don’t cut all the way through, just enough to bend). I filled the foam reservoir with all different sizes and shapes of white, clear, light blue, dark blue, and gold glitter and applied the card base. The final result looks like a sparkly river reflecting a starry sky or maybe the reflection of the northern lights:) jjbolton_waffleflower_08122014_5 Big thanks to Nina for having me guest today! It’s been so much fun playing with all the new release goodies! [Modified to Add] Dog lovers, you may want to check out this extra project JJ has on her blog!

Build a Scene Using Distress Inks - Chari Moss

on August 11, 2014
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Hello everyone! We have another guest today! WF_CampCard_sneak Chari Moss was one of my first cardmaker crushes. I've always loved her use of distress inks and her attention to details when it comes to building scenes. So when we have our first scene building set: Riverside, her name was the first one that came to my mind. You will find lots of clever uses of products in her post today! Take it away, Chari!

Build a Scene Using Distress Inks

Hi everyone, Chari here to share a project using some of the newest Waffle Flower stamps! I used the Riverside stamp set, the Riverside die set and Starry Night stamp set along with lots of distress inks. WF_CampCard I used a rectangle die to cut a wide frame from kraft card stock. Then I stamped it using Toffee Crunch Memento ink which has a great tone on tone look on kraft card stock. Using distress inks I blended a night sky. I used Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans for my sky. I also used distress inks in Peeled Paint and Forest Moss to color the ground. WF_CampCard_detail1 For the Tent I stamped the image on the background and then cut one out as well. I colored the tent with distress inks in Dried Marigold, Riper Persimmon and Scattered Straw for the inside. I colored the moon with Scattered Straw as well and the bunny with Pumice Stone. To finish off the scene I stamped the stars from Starry Night with Gold Delicata ink. WF_CampCard_detail2 And last by not least I couldn't forget the inside right? I used a sentiment from Starry nights and stamped the lantern in grey ink with fireflies and stars sprinkled around in yellow. WF_CampCard_inside SUPPLIES: Riverside Stamp Set, Waffle Flower Riverside Die Set, Waffle Flower Starry Night Stamp Set, Waffle Flower Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Dried Marigold, Riper Persimmon, Scattered Straw, Pumice Stone Simon Say Stamp Ink: Slate & Sunshine Black Onyx Versafine Ink Delicata Gold Pigment Ink Toffee Crunch Memento Ink Foam Adhesive

Introducing Riverside Stamp Set & Die Set

on August 02, 2014
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of Waffle Flower Crafts August/September 2014 Release! We will introduce our new products from August 1st to 4th with giveaways on each day. All products will be available in our store on August 5. We have 4 stamp sets and 4 die sets in this release. Today's sets were illustrated by Mia Charro. We wanted to provide a happy summer scene building set.

Riverside Stamp Set

Riverside Stamp Set The river and mountains are designed to be stamped in two steps (see sample below).

Riverside Die Set

Riverside Die Set The river die in the Riverside Die set has nice debossed details. The dies can be used on their own.

Idea Sheet

Riverside Stamp Set Cheat Sheet

Sample Projects

1. Use the stamps only.

wfc-wish-you-were-here-card The river and the mountains were stamped in two steps. The tent was paper pieced. wfc-wish-you-were-here-card-step-2 The texture was added using the big circle from our Flower Circles Stamp Set. wfc-wish-you-were-here-card-step-1 I then added the scallop frame from our Surface - Tag Die - Scallop Add-on to frame the scene. wfc-wish-you-were-here-card-3 Working with this stamp set makes me happy! wfc-wish-you-were-here-card-closeup

2. Use the dies.

wfc-riverside-fish-you-were-card The river was die cut from white cardstock and then colored with Distress Ink. It is hard to see from the photo but I also die cut the river from clear acetate to give it a nice water-like shine: wfc-riverside-die-closeup The only stamps I used were the fish and sentiment. wfc-riverside-stamp-masking

3. A Simple Project

I tried to use as many stamps/dies as possible in my last two cards but I also want to show you how cute the images are for quick and easy projects. wfc-two-fish-in-a-pond-tag

Tag and hole reinforcer from Surface - Tag Die - Starter Kit (sold separately)

I stamped the big circle from Flower Circles Stamp Set with pink ink, punch out with a 2" circle punch and then stamped the cloud/pond and fish with black ink. wfc-sneak-peek-5 Joni from our design team is also sharing a card today! wfc-Riverside-by-joni

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Riverside Stamp Set
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