Inspiration from the Challenge Team – December 7

on December 07, 2015
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Annette, Shelly, and Laura Jane are here to share their takes on the December Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc201512 Our previous challenge winner: Anika Lerche is also sharing with us today! WFC-12-7 Guest Anika Anika says: For the background I stamped the sentiments in white pigment ink. I let it dry overnight. Then I stamped the dogs in dye ink over the white ink. For the main image I stamped the dog, added some dimension with Prismacolors and some details with a black gel pen. Using On My Mark Stamp Set, On My Mark Die, Monochrome Stamp Set WFC-12-7-Anika Lerche How cool is the hand stamped sentiment background on Anika's card? We also love that crisp black speech bubble for the sentiment! Thanks Anika for including the detailed shot! WFC-12-7-Anika Lerche2

Annette Allen

Using Stocking Stamp Set, Stocking Die, DT Mix Stamp Set, Flower Circles Die Annette says: I first stamped all the images on a scrap piece of paper. Using the Stamp Layering technique I stamped the stocking pattern from Stocking stamp set. Next I stamped over the heart from DT Mix this fun sentiment also from the Stocking stamp set. I LOVE this sketch so I added that into the mix also created a fun watercolor background just to give it a little more color. WFC-12-7-Annette Allen We are totally in love with this wonderful free-style collage look: the teal heart, the little dotted circle and the watercolored background! We also love that Annette stamped the long sentiment form Stocking stamp set on two lines to fit in the heart! Perfect!

Shelly Kurth

Using Surface Tag Stamp Set, Starry Night Stamp SetBe My Guest Stamp Set Shelly says: For my stamp layering I decided to overlap all my smaller stars in different shades of blue. WFC-12-7-Shelly Kurth Shelly, you've done it again! We are amazed at how you take all the inspiration and make it into something so simple yet so unique and fun! We love how you layered the star stamps!

Laura Jane

Using Stocking Stamp Set, Doily Circle Stamp Set Laura Jane says: I used the many different images from the STOCKING stamp set to create a layered "one of a kind" stocking:) Just a bit of masking magic allowed for flawless ink color changes. The Doily Circle stamp set added an extra layer of goodness to my card base. WFC-12-7-Laura Jane We love that Laura Jane leaves the images uncolored - the "hand-drawn" look adds so much to a Christmas card. Did you see that doily flower stamp peeking from the top right corner? So fun! ___ Aren't these cards fantastic? For more details, please click on the designer's name/link! Thank you for joining us today! Find time to create and make something today! Join the fun by linking your projects here!

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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!

Five for Friday - Making Lists with Lorena

on February 27, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-LorenaCanto Hello, friends! Lorena here with a new rendition of our Five for Friday feature. I’m sure many of you are with me on this: Making a list and checking it twice is not just for Christmas. Right? I live making lists (that’s not a typo. I truly “live” making lists. And I love it too) and I know there are lots of people like me out there. Well, lucky us, making lists has become quite the trend lately! Perhaps it has been triggered by the planner craze trend. But however it happened, the love for list making has definitely won a place in the paper crafting industry! There are beautiful list pads ready for us to use. lists-pic1

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Or you can make your own pretty list pad and decorate it to your heart’s content. lists-pic2

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Using a list related comparison to declare your love? It can be done now. lists-pic3

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There are many places where you can write down a list. Even in the shower… lists-pic 4

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Lists themselves are coming out of our purses and planners to become pretty decorative prints lists-pic 5

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So, for someone who loves list making and also loves stamping, stamp sets like On My Mark or Planner:Stay Focused are basically a dream come true! Obviously, stamping your own lists is the first thing that comes to mind (check this awesome idea from Design Team member Katie Gehring), but there are many other things you can make with them. Like making a list-inspired birthday card… List card 1 I stamped the background using Pattern Play stamp set and On My Mark stamp set to stamp both the list numbers and the “to do” items. The cute heart comes from Monochrome stamp set. List card 2 The list was framed using the Surface – Tag die – Scallop add on dies. I used a simple method to alter it’s size so it would fit the list. I’m showing how to do it on my blog, hope to see you there, too! Thanks for visiting and happy weekend!  

Silly Valentine Week - [Video] Galaxy Background Technique - Tessa Wise

on February 07, 2015
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DesignTeamHeadshots-Tessa Hello everyone! Tessa Wise here! My girls love these glow-in-the-dark stars and wanted to include them in their valentine's this year.  I tucked them away in some embossed vellum bags and decorated the outside using an out-of-this-world galaxy technique done with our Starry Night Stamp Set and Surface-Tag Die- Starter Kit.

One in a Million Treat Bags

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[Video] Galaxy Background Technique

Watch it below or in HD on Youtube http://youtu.be/vsZiU-7ya9A
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Twelve Days of Gift Giving - Day 6 - Make Boxes from Envelope Punch Board with Laura Bassen

on November 06, 2014
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Day-6-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Laura-Bassen Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 6 of Waffle Flower Crafts Twelve Days of Gift Giving event! We have a video today from the one and only Laura Bassen @ Doublestick Heaven! In today's video, Laura shares how to make cute treat boxes from the popular Envelope Punch Board. She used a box size calculator (linked below) to make a box that is perfect for our Surface - Tag Die - Santa Add-on! How clever?! If you are new to paper crafting, please check out our Scoring Board Basics to get started. Enjoy!

[Video] Make Boxes from Envelope Punch Board with Laura Bassen

Hi there! Laura here and I'm honored to be guesting on the Waffle Flower blog. I've created some small gift boxes and embellished them using the Surface-Tag Die-Santa Add-on, Holiday Label 1 Die and the Holiday Labels-Give Thanks stamp set. I used the Box Buster to create boxes that would fit the Sants Add-on die perfectly. I have a video to show you how easy it is to do. Watch the video below or on YouTube here. Don't forget to subscribe to Laura's channel: all awesome stuff!

Happy, crafty and clever as always, Laura! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! Here are a few more close-up photos for you! santa box The stamps used on the green box are from Holiday Labels - Give Thanks Stamp Set. The label is cut with our Holiday Label 1 Die! thanksgiving favor What can we put these boxes? Are your wheels turning? candy box Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Twelve Days of Gift Giving - Day 5 - Rustic Gift Wraps with May Park

on November 05, 2014
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 5 of Waffle Flower Crafts Twelve Days of Gift Giving event! Today we have our design team member May @ Mayholicraft here! The natural rustic look of her gift wraps stole our heart!

Rustic Gift Wraps with May Park

wfc-May-GiftWrapping-1 Hi, crafty friends, May here. Today I'm sharing some gift wrapping idea using products from Waffle Flower Crafts. Gift wrapping is one of my favorite parts of upcoming holidays. I love putting in the effort to make each gift something special for the recipient. I thought it might be fun to get a little more creative in my gift presentation this year. Then I decided to create my own wrapping papers and decorate my gifts using stamps and dies. wfc-May-GiftWrapping-2 For my first project, I used the feather stamp from Feather More stamp set to create my own wrapping paper. You can choose the different sized feathers from the set, depending on how large wrapping paper you need. Then I dressed it up with some gold dipped feathers that I made using gold embossing powder and feather dies from Feather More die set. wfc-May-GiftWrapping-3 This is a closer up of my embellishments. I love the woodsy, rustic, and organic look of my gift packaging. The partial embossed feathers give it a unique look, too. What do you think? It took me quite a while to make this. But I’m sure the person who will receive my gift will definitely like my extra effort.  wfc-May-GiftWrapping-4 For my second project, I stamped the leaf images from Give Thanks stamp set randomly on a piece of kraft paper. You could switch up the ink colors depending on what color wrapping paper you use. Or you could stamp the images in a different pattern, maybe lines or waves. This time I attached some die-cut leaves to add an extra autumn feeling. wfc-May-GiftWrapping-5 I love how the irregularities in the stamping give it a faded, vintage look. This leaf patterned wrapping paper was the easiest to make and you can definitely make it by stamping the images with kids. wfc-May-GiftWrapping-6 These are step-by-step instructions on how I put together my second project. 1)Stamp the leaf image from Give Thanks stamp set randomly over the entire piece of kraft wrapping paper with black ink. 2)Stamp another leaf image from the same set to fill in the gap. 3)Wrap up the gift in the leaf stamped wrapping paper. 4)Die cut two shapes of leaf image using dies from Give Thanks die set. Stamp the leaf images on the die cuts in different colors. 5)Die cut the tag from Surface-Tag Die-Starter Kit. Then stamp the sentiment from Give Thanks stamp set with black ink. 6)Tie the gift box with some ribbon and make a bow. Then top it off with a tag, button, twine, and twig. wfc-May-GiftWrapping-7 Stamping on a wrapping paper is a great way to customize gifts for friends, family, and special occasions. It makes for a pretty adorable package in relatively little time. You can customize the wrapping paper with your loved one’s favorite color/image, too. Hope you love my gift wrapping projects that I shared today and get some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting! May

Twelve Days of Gift Giving - Day 4 - Make Santa Bookmarks with Elena Roussakis

on November 04, 2014
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Day 4 of Waffle Flower Crafts Twelve Days of Gift Giving! Today we have the super talented Elena Roussakis from Just ME Prints to share a handmade gift with us!

Make Santa Bookmarks with Elena Roussakis

Day-4-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Elena-Roussakis I made a trio of santa bookmarks, one for each of my children. I thought it would be a fun gift, especially if I paired it with a book for each of them at Christmastime.  I'm including a photo tutorial to help you see that you can make these too! step 1: you will need the following dies for this project. Surface – Tag Die – Starter Kit Surface – Tag Die – Santa Add-on-01 310013 Holiday Label 1 Die step 2: create a longer tag by running a 2" wide strip of red cardstock through the Big Shot as indicated. Day-4-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Elena 2 step 3: create Santa's mustache by cutting into an already-cut frame shape. Day-4-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Elena 3 step 4: trim the mustache, as we do not want Santa to sport a handlebar. Day-4-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Elena 4 step 5: cut off the ends - they will now be used as noses. Day-4-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Elena 5 step 6: these are all of the pieces cut (including the little speech bubble turned mouth that I omitted to show you before now.) Day-4-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Elena 6 step 7: add color: I used an E02 copic for the nose, and adhered it together with the mustache and mouth. then, I used E00 and R20 copic markers to add color to the face and blushy cheeks. once you have done this, adhere everything together. Day-4-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Elena 7 optional: add a pom pom to the top. Day-4-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Elena 8 Day-4-of-12-Days-of-Gift-Giving-with-Elena 9 I hope you like what I created! I had so much fun using these Waffle Flower dies! _______________________________________________________________ Aren't they just fun? Thanks Elena for sharing your talent with us!

A Simple Thank You Card & the Winners!

on October 14, 2014
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Hello everyone! Popped in to share a card I made last night and to announce the winners of our Instagram Thank You Giveaway. wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card I was browsing our store and thought that I should make a real sample from our idea sheets. And I picked the very first one that came up: the idea sheet for 100% Love Stamp Set. This is a fun little 2"x3" set that can add a lot to our projects! 271016z 100 percent Love Stamp Set Idea Sheet I pulled out the set as well as the Surface - Tag Stamp Set that has the solid mini tag image to pick some colors. wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card-picking-colors I catalog all my ink colors on a 1 page color chart. I have multiple charts for each brand but you can also download a blank page for your own ink collection here: Download a blank hand color chart here. I first stamped the thank you circle on a piece of sticky note and cut out to use as a mask. Then I stamp the circle again on the front of my white card base. wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card-mask Put the mask on top of the other circle to "mask" it and stamp the tag image on top. Remember when masking, always stamp the image that will be on top first. wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card-masking I used dye ink for the circle and the tag because they dry fast. Then I needed a pigment ink that will dry on top of the surface so the color can show up. Electric Pink for the tag string! wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card-pigment-ink Then I finished the card with a sentiment "for everything" from our Tribal Thank You Stamp Set and a few hearts from 100% Love Stamp Set. Can't help but bling them up with a glitter pen! wfc-tiny-tag-thank-you-card-closeup And the sentiment is exactly what I want to say to you guys! Thank you for being excited, being supportive and helping us spread the word! You are the best! winner-announced

 The Instagram Thank You Giveaway Winner

winner-number winner-screenshot Congratulations, @mrsfda and your friend @queenpreneur. Please send us your choice of a stamp set and your snail mail address to claim your prize! We will also try to contact you on Instagram! waffle-flower-email Thank everyone for joining us! You are the BEST!

Five Favorites for Friday

on September 26, 2014
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Hello everyone! How time flies! We are releasing our new collection in 5 days! Popped in to share five of my recent favorites from our design team. Click on the photos will direct you to their posts for the details! Enjoy!

Trick or Treat Card by Lorena

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Christmas Tag Trio by Katie

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Lucky Star Shaker Card by Kim

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Lego Birthday Card by Suzanne

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Snow Globe Shaker Card by May

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Surface - Tag Die - Santa Add-on (snow hills)
Riverside Die Set (trees)[/caption] So amazing!!! We are grateful to have these talented ladies on board! Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Masking with Diecuts - Pamela Ho

on August 25, 2014
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Hello everyone! We have another guest designer today! wfc-one-layer-card-with-Santa-Add-On-by-Pamela I have been a Pamela fan ever since I found her on Moxie Fab World when she was a winner to a challenge. I am amazed by how much effort she puts in to achieve a clean look, over and over. There are always clever uses of products as well. I was on Neat and Tangled's team with her and am so happy for her stamp design debut with them! Such talent! Now, take it away, Pamela!

Masking with Diecuts

Hello everyone! This is Pamela and I'm so excited to be guest designing for Waffle Flower's August release! I'm using the new Surface - Tag Die - Santa Add-On die and I will be doing a lot of masking for a simple, one layer card. I first die cut everything on some masking paper. I first adhered the buckle negative onto my card base and I will be blending some yellow ink onto my card base. Santa Step 1 I then adhered the buckle's positive mask directly onto the yellow and discarded the buckle's negative mask. Then it was time for me to adhere the belt's negative mask and blended some black ink. Santa Step 2 After, I adhered the belt's positive mask and discarded the negative mask. I adhered the bottom part of the beard mask and blended the remaining in red. Santa Step 3 It's time to rip off all those masks and post-it notes! I'm now left with some simple shapes that suggests Santa Claus! I inked up the "HO HO HO" sentiment from A Homemade Christmas and stamped it on the bottom to finish the card off. Santa Step 4 Here's the complete card! I love how flat and mail-friendly this card is! Of course you could always die cut it in coloured cardstock but this masking/blending/planning process was so fun! Santa Add-On Here's a close up of the card. I'm in love with those vibrant colours! Santa Add-On Close Thank you Nina for inviting me to guest design with her amazing stamps and dies!