Valentine Garland by Laura Jane & Invitation to Our New Release Week (Feb 18-24)

on February 14, 2016
Hello everyone! Happy Valentine's Day! Our Challenge DT member Laura Jane came up with this gorgeous garland for Valentine's Day and we have to share it on the blog today! You can find more details on her blog here! valentine valentine1 Peeking from behind the Rosette Hearts Die is the Lacy Flowers Die releasing on Feb 24! Remember to join us in the release week: Feb 18-24! There will be video demos, lots of cards and awesome giveaways for sure! Everyone's invited! WFC_spring-release-coming

[Guest] One Stamp Three Ways - Yana Smakula

on June 01, 2015
Hello everyone! We have three cheerful cards from Yana for you today! We especially love how she used the banner stamp from our Congrats Stamp Set on all three cards. 271035 Congrats Stamp Set

Card 1: Celebrate

yana-smakula-2015-Waffle-Flower-Celebrate-1L Yana stamped the solid banner on the lower right of the white panel in yellow and the "Celebrate" sentiment in black on top. This pop of color ties the sentiment back to the flower bouquet (from A Bunch Stamp Set), which is also colored in pink/yellow. yana-smakula-2015-Waffle-Flower-Celebrate-2L Yana also heat embossed the flowers in silver to add more pizazz to her card. yana-smakula-2015-Waffle-Flower-Celebrate-3L Did you notice that Yana left the top portion of her card blank? This "white space" leaves room for your eyes to rest and makes the focal stand out even more.

Card 2 Congrats

yana-smakula-2015-Waffle-Flower-Congrats-1L On her second card, Yana paired the sentiment with our Rosette Hearts Templates Die. yana-smakula-2015-Waffle-Flower-Congrats-4L This "front and center" design is a great way to showcase a handmade embellishment. yana-smakula-2015-Waffle-Flower-Congrats-3L Did you notice the solid banner peeking behind the rosettes? Adorable little details can add a lot to a clean and simple card!

Card 3 Yippee

yana-smakula-2015-Waffle-Flower-Yippee-5L Yana took the solid banner stamp from Congrats Stamp Set further by stamping a background on her third card! yana-smakula-2015-Waffle-Flower-Yippee-6L We love that she bent the sides of the heart shaped balloons for some extra dimension! yana-smakula-2015-Waffle-Flower-Yippee-1L Thank Yana for sharing these three cheerful cards with us today! Check out Yana's awesome video showing you step-by-step how she created theses cards! Find time to create and make something today!

Take a Challenge with Amanda Coleman

on May 18, 2015
DesignTeamHeadshots_AmandaHappy Monday, Waffle Flower fans!  Amanda here today with another take on this month's Waffle Flower Challenge.  Inspired by the delicate white flower bouquet in this month's challenge inspiration photo, I set out to create a flower bouquet of my own.
Flower Heart Gift Bag
I love that the dies from Waffle Flower Crafts are so versatile.  The size and scale of the Rosette Hearts Template Die is perfect for small projects like cards, or for bigger projects like this gift bag.
Flower Heart Gift Bag 2
I die cut several white rosette hearts and yellow circle centers using the Rosette Hearts Template die.  I folded a piece patterned paper to create the flower wrap and adhered the hearts to the bag to create a bouquet.  I stamped celebrate and the banner from the Congrats Stamp Set in two different shades of pink--#5 from the Spring Blend Ink Pad and #10 from the Summer Blend Ink Pad--and fussy cut the image before adhering it to the bag.
Flower Heart Gift Bag 1
The Rosette Hearts Template Die add so much dimension to the front of the gift bag.  Cut a few leaves from patterned paper to add color and character to the flower heart bouquet.
Rosette Heart Die Assembly
Assembling the Rosette Hearts Template die is really easy.  Start by folding each half of the heart along the score lines, starting the folds in opposite directions.
Rosette Heart Die Assembly 1
Adhere the two rosette heart halves together at the top.
Rosette Heart Die Assembly 2
Bring the paper around in a circle, then overlap and adhere the ends together.
Rosette Heart Die Assembly 3
Bring the flat side of the rosette heart circle together in the middle, creating a cone-like shape.  Place a small dot of hot glue in the center of the heart.
Rosette Heart Die Assembly 4
​Flatten the heart and hold in place until the hot glue is cool.
Flower Heart Gift Bag
​The Rosette Hearts Template Die makes perfect embellishments for cards or projects.
Have fun creating!
Thank you for sharing the step photos with us, Amanda! We love your out of the box take on the challenge!