[Guest] Thinking of You Card by Stephanie Klauck

on May 10, 2016
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Hi everyone, it's Stephanie here with one more guest post sharing a card I created with the Riverside stamp set from Waffle Flower. I wanted to create a night time scene with the stamps so I started by masking off a circle area and inking the background with various shades of blue and black distress inks to set the area for my scene. I went darker on the top and a little lighter on the bottom to make it look like the stars were casting some light on the ground. WF_ThinkingofYou Once I had all of the inking done, I stamped all of the images on top with black ink to make them look like silhouettes. I stamped the river first and then added the mountains, the stars and the grass detail. I also used black pen to draw a line directly under the mountains to separate the ground and the sky in the scene. WF_ThinkingofYouClose I stamped the sentiment from the Lacy Flowers stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock and then I trimmed it down and adhered it over a strip of vellum before adding it to the card. I trimmed down the stamped panel and added it to a white card base with strip of silver glitter paper and black and white striped patterned paper piece. I then added some clear sequins with silver stickles scattered around the finished scene. Thanks so much for joining me on the Waffle Flower blog! I have loved creating and sharing cards with all of you the past few months.
Thank you for joining us, Stephanie!

[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!

[Video] Take a Challenge with Mayline Jung

on May 04, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots_MaylineHello crafty friends! It’s Mayline here today to share my card for this month’s Waffle Flower challenge. Waffle Flower Challenge-20150427 When I saw the inspiration photo, I wanted to get a big gold framed mirror for my bedroom. Unfortunately, my room is too small for a big mirror like this. I cannot have this beautiful mirror in real life but I can put one on a card! I am also drawn to the other details in the photo: flowers, pots and bottles on the drawer dresser! Isn’t it a interesting combination? I incorporated this look on my cards. They are simple and clean cards that are easy and fun to make! Here’s a quick video to show you how I made the cards.

[Video] Make Doily Window Cards with Mayline Jung

Watch it here or in HD on our Youtube Channel. http://youtu.be/2e7kBNH4hR8 And here are my cards. Aren't they gorgeous? challenge-card-by-mayline-1 Doily Square Die is perfect to use as gold frames on cards. I also used the new Congrats Stamp Set (bow ties), Doily Circle Stamp Set (sentiments) and one of my favorite stamp sets: Riverside Stamp Set (jars and lantern). challenge-card-by-mayline-2 Can you see the small hearts in the bow-tied bottles? I stamped them using Summer Blend Inkpad, the color numbers are 14(Waterfall), 13(Malibu) and 10(Wild Orchid). challenge-card-by-mayline-3 challenge-card-by-mayline-4 Don’t forget to check out this month's challenge and the new products released in April. I hope you like my cards and are inspired. Have fun playing along in the challenge! - Mayline Thank you for sharing your talent with us, Mayline! Your cards are gorgeous!!!

Five for Friday - Let's Get Bubbly! - Lorena Cantó

on January 23, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-LorenaCantoHappy Friday, everyone! Lorena here today to share some bubbly inspiration! Well, don’t get me wrong… I love me a good champagne, but today’s bubbles are the kind you make with soap and water. A true childhood classic that now is being translated to art, décor and of course, to paper crafting too! Let’s start with a statement in the form of a pretty print

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Bubbles made their way into party décor

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Photographers can’t resist capturing their beauty

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And neither can’t pups!

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They also inspire some yummy looking treats

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My card

After this bubbly feast, I wanted to try my hand at stamping some bubbles. With the new Shower stamp set you get all the fun but none of the mess! bubbly-rabbit-card-by-lorena I couldn’t resist placing the little bunny from Riverside stamp set having a blast with the bubbles inside the bathtub. A polka dot strip from Pattern Play stamp set was perfect to ground the images and makes a fun bath rug too. The sentiment comes from Potted stamp set. I just thought it was perfect for this card! I’ve posted a few more details about this card on my blog. Have a fantastic weekend! _______________________________________________________________ Thank you for sharing with us, Lorena! We just fell in love with that little bunny again!

Five Halloween Cards for Friday

on September 12, 2014
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Hello everyone! It's Friday again! I had a great vacation earlier this month but it sure feels good to be back in the craft room! I missed every inch of it! For this Five for Friday, we have five halloween cards using non-halloween themed products for your inspiration!

Five Halloween Cards for Friday

First one up is this Pumpkin Love Card by Terri Burson at Waving My Wand blog. Terri shared the link on our Facebook Page back in early July and I have had my thinking cap on ever since! Thank you for the inspiration, Terri! Second one is this Hey, Boo Card by our very own Suzanne Dahlberg. Yes, yes, we have a very talented team! We are grateful every single day! Both Suzanne and Terri used Flower Circles Stamp Set which happens to be one of our best sellers. Hopefully that you already have it in your stash to try something similar yourself? So, inspired by these two lovely ladies, I've made the third, fourth and fifth cards for today! wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang Inspired by Terri, I used the poppy stamp from Flower Circles Stamp Set as a pumpkin on this card. The sentiment was spelled with our Be My Guest alphabet stamp Set. wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-3 I used the washi tape as a quick mask,  so I can make the poppy look like a pumpkin sitting on the ground. The bird sitting on the pumpkin is a sneak peek to a new stamp set we are going to introduce early next month! It is not a Halloween set but should be super fun to play with! Stay tuned~~ wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-step-4 Inspired by Suzanne, using the flower center from Flower Circles Stamp Set as a spider, I made this card: wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-2 The inverted scallop frame was cut with our Surface - Tag Die - Scallop Add-on. I also used the small jar image from our Riverside Stamp Set to replace the "O" in "Halloween". wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-step-3 I thought I should come up with something new myself: wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-1 I used Rock My World Die Set to cut the bases for the ghosts and then cut the bottoms with a zigzag scissor. wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-step-1 Aren't they the cutest? *Giggle* wfc-halloween-cards-trio-by-nina-yang-step-2 I shared them on Instagram last night, and mommyeyedr suggests that they would make cute potato heads too! Or as what snoppybug suggests, use the "ghost" version as Pac-man! Hmm... Wheels turning~~~ Here is a round-up of the products I used on today's cards: Thank you so much for taking a peek! Hope that you are inspired to make some halloween cards using non-halloween themed products! Happy Weekend!

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!

SUPPLIES

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

"Hello" from Flower Circles Stamp Set (sold separatly)

Today’s Giveaway!

Riverside Stamp Set
We want to make sure there are many opportunities to win, so we came up with 12 chances to enter. You do not need to do them all to enter. 1 comment = 1 entry! When the drawing time comes, we will use the total number of comments to draw from. This means that if you are following via Email, Facebook and Pinterest, you will need to leave 3 comments. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment telling us that you did:) * Leave a comment, 1 entry. * Follow the blog via RSS, Feedly or Blog Lovin’ and comment here, 1 entry. * Subscribe to our Blog Updates email and comment here, 1 entry. * Subscribe to our monthly Store News email and comment here, 1 entry. * Like Waffle Flower Crafts on Facebook and comment here, 1 entry * Post to our Facebook Wall with the name of today’s  giveaway prize and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on Instagram and comment here, 1 entry. <– New Dedicated Store Account * Follow us on YouTube and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on Twitter and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on Pinterest and comment here, 1 entry. * Pin this post to Pinterest and comment here, 1 entry. * Join our Flick Group and comment here, 1 entry. Enter before 11:59pm Eastern on August 4, 2014. The winner will be announced on the blog on August 5. Thank you for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow! Happy Crafting!

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