[WIW Video] Use Everyday Stamps for Christmas with Tessa

on September 14, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-TessaHello everyone! In this week's Watch It Wednesday, our inspiration team member Tessa shares how to use your everyday stamps for the holidays! Take it away, Tessa!

[Video] Merry Christmas Lights Card by Tessa

The bubbles from Shower Stamp Set along with our pretty dye inks made a perfect Christmas lights background. Once my background was stamped, I heat embossed my sentiment from the Peace on Earth Stamp Set with white powder. I added a boarder from the largest Pinking Layers Die and fun jingle bells to finish off the look. wfc-wiw-9-14-tessa-wise --- Supplies --- - Shower Stamp Set - Peace on Earth Stamp Set - Pinking Layers Die - Inks (You Said What, Chirp Chirp, New Fish In Pond, My Pleasure, Happy Go Lucky)

Simple Ways to Go Beyond on Clean & Simple Cards

on March 30, 2015
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WFC-Nina-HeadshotHello everyone! Nina here again with another post in our on-going series: The Missing Manual for Card Making. I am one of those people who reads every word in a user manual and hopes there is one for everything, haha! While I am still learning new things everyday, I want to go ahead and document what I’ve learned. I'm sharing simple bite-size tips in the hope that they will be useful to you too. Today, I'm sharing some simple ways to go beyond on your normal clean and simple cards! CAS (clean & simple) cards usually utilize a strong focal and a lot of white space. It does not mean that the card should be plain & dull! felt clouds baby shower card

1. Go Beyond Paper

The reason I love card making is that it gives me the chance to incorporate many different materials into a project. The most commonly used for CAS cards are sewing notions (thread, ribbon, button...). Instead of using the cloud stamps from our Rain Check Stamp Set for the focal, I die cut some felt using our Partly Cloudy Die to add texture and dimension to my card. I also used a piece of ribbon for a pop of color. felt clouds baby shower card closeup

2. Go Beyond a Glue Stick

Another great way to add texture and visual interest to a card is to use a different way to attach your elements. Instead of your plain old glue sticks (or tape runners), try using foam dots, your sewing machine or even a stapler! The contrast between the felt and the staple also makes the clouds looking extra soft and fluffy.

3. Go Beyond a Stamp

There is no limit to how you can use your stamps. Use stamps in unexpected ways will always help making your cards shine. For me, it usually happens when I made a mistake. On this card for example, I stamped the raindrops too close to the left edge and needed something on the left. I thought about a piece of washi tape but I wanted a more clean look. And then I saw the outlined clouds from our Rain Check Stamp Set. cloud border Isn't it a great way to add a scalloped border to a card? (Wink, Wink!) Together with the sentiment stamped in black, we've created a visual "frame" to draw the recipient's eyes to the focal. I wish I had stamped the sentiment a little bit lower on this card though... Hmmm...

4. Go Beyond a Square Corner

There was a time when I couldn't make a card without rounding the corners. LOL Remember that you don't have to round all of the four corners? Rounding 1, 2, or 3 corners according to what's already on your card is a great way to fix any small positioning errors. felt clouds baby shower card - square corners Rounding the two corners on the right on a side-folding card is one of my favorite finishes. The rounded corners (as shown above) also help bringing your recipient's eyes back to the focal!

5. Go Beyond Cardmaking

This photo for our current Photo Inspiration Challenge is a fun and creative DIY project. It inspired me to use clouds and raindrops on a baby shower card. I used felt because the clouds in the photo were made from felt. The metallic shine on those stars led me to use my stapler. Waffle Flower Challenge-20150323 My card is a straight forward interpretation of this Home Decor project, isn't it? :) I hope that you can start looking for details on many other creative works to incorporate them into your cards. The possibility is endless. Do you have a favorite trick to spice up a CAS card? Share with us in the comment! We will pick a random winner to receive this Rain Check Stamp Set on Friday, April 3! Rain Check Stamp Set Most importantly, find time to create and make something today!

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!

[Video] Fun with Circles & A Card From Start to Finish

on March 18, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-TessaHello everyone! In this week's Watch it Wednesday video, Waffle Flower design team member Tessa shares a card from start to finish! Supplies:
  •  Shower Stamp Set
  •  Cardstock: white, teal
  •  Ink: various dye inks and white pigment ink
  •  Sequins
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[Video] Fun with Circles & A Card from Start to Finish

Watch it here or in HD on Youtube. http://youtu.be/G51Ny5i_Oqw Here is a closeup on the details: WF-Watch-It-Wednesday-Tessa Wise-2 Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

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!

Introducing Shower, Rain Check and Partly Cloudy Die

on January 03, 2015
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Hello everyone! Welcome to day 3 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 2 dies for today!

Shower Stamp Set

waffle-flower-crafts-video-271026-shower I had the idea for this set ever since our first release in April, 2014. I just can't have enough circle stamps! I need them by 1/16" increment from 1/8" to 12" with multiples at each size! Anyone the same out there? LOL Well, we have a few in this set to get us closer to the goal! Shower Stamp Set

Ideas for Shower Stamp Set

271026 Shower-02 We need a die for the With Love sentiment, don't we?

With Love Word Die

$5.99 310021 Word Die With Love

Samples

wfc-2015-01-03-with-love-card wfc-2015-01-03-birthday-bubbles wfc-2015-01-03-Shower-by-Katie-Gehring wfc-2015-01-03-cloud-shower-love-card Wait, where do the clouds come from?

Rain Check Stamp Set

waffle-flower-crafts-video-271027-rain-check Shower Stamp Set got me started on weather images and ended up with another set! Now we have more images to work with the beautiful sentiments in the Shower set. And it became my favorite in this release! Rain Check

Ideas for Rain Check Stamp Set

271027 Rain Check-02 We made the die for the sun and clouds. The die coordinates with the stamp set but you can also use it on its own! Super versatile shapes!

Partly Cloudy Die

$12.99 waffle-flower-die-preview-generator

Samples

  wfc-2015-01-03-rise-shine-card wfc-2015-01-03-Rain-or-Shine-Card-by- Tessa wfc-2015-01-03-Rain-Or-ShineSabrina-Alery Use them as clouds or... bushes! Pair them with a critter stamp and have fun! wfc-2015-01-03-love-you-card 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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