[Guest] Floral Tags with Woodgrain Details by Clara

on October 24, 2016
Hello! This is Clara from Bloomize, and I am overjoyed to be a guest on the Waffle Flower blog today. The Loved stamp set is one of my favorites as there are diverse ways to use the florals and foliage. I've used them to adorn a set of four tags that were die cut from the Surface Tag Die Starter Kit. wfc-20161024-floral-tags-clara-1 Besides using plain white cardstock, I have also stamped and die cut on woodgrain (in three shades: white, beige and dark brown) and red cardstock as well. The sentiments were adhered with foam tape. Waxed cotton cords were tied to the ends to compete the tags. wfc-20161024-floral-tags-clara-2 I thought of adding a subtle textural detail on this white tag so I used the sprig die from the coordinating die set to dry emboss on it. This was done twice to make two imprints. After that the cut images were adhered, semi-revealing the embossed impressions in the background. wfc-20161024-floral-tags-clara-3 On this dark brown woodgrain tag, I added the same sprig but die cut from white woodgrain cardstock and with no stamping of the corresponding stamp image. I simply wanted the leaf shape to lend contrast to the arrangement. wfc-20161024-floral-tags-clara-4 Here on these two variations, the blooms and leaves mix and match very nicely no matter which direction they are arranged. Hope you will enjoy creating with this beautiful stamp set! Supplies: Loved Stamp Set Surface – Tag Die – Starter Kit

[WIW Video] Paint Scraping Technique - Tessa

on February 17, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-TessaHi everyone, It's Tessa here! For this month's card, I went with a mixed media look.  I used the Doily Circle Stamp Set and the Surface Tag Die- Starter Kit along with some fun Distress paints with a paint scraping technique.  It was fun to make something without perfection in mind :)

[Video] Paint Scraping Technique

Temporarily unavailable. And the finished card! WIW-Smile Card Thank you for stopping by!


[Five for Friday] Inspiration for the New Year - Lorena

on January 22, 2016
DesignTeamHeadshots-LorenaCantoHello, friends! Lorena here! It's time for a new Five for Friday and I thought I could share with you today five of the things that inspire me for this new year that has just begun. Some new year purposes, if you wish. First of all, organize! I want to be able to stay on top of things as much as I can, and planning is key for that. The awesome Waffle Flower Crafts planner products will play a very important role in my planning for 2016! new year 1


Second, I want to heat a bit more healthy, which doesn't mean boring, right? Look at this dish, doesn't it look yummy? new year 2


Third comes becoming friends again with exercise. Lets be honest… I'll never run a marathon but hey, all this beautiful yoga mats in the pic make me want to try to get a bit fit, ha! new year 3


The fourth purpose is probably the most important for me, and it's to be present. We're all such busy bees! I'm sure I'm not the only one who has a 24/7 spinning brain, so I'm going to try and be able to stop, breathe and be in the very moment when the occasion deserves it. I don't want to miss a special moment because my mind was mentally listing the groceries that need to be bought tomorrow :) new year 4


And I've left for last another crucial one. Create! After a bit of a dry spell, I'm itching to get inky and all things crafty, and let me tell you: it's going to happen! new year 5


So, with all that five things in mind, I used some of the newest Waffle Flower planner goodies to create a card with an inspiring message. happy life 1 I used all the lovely icons in Recharge stamp set to create a colorful background full of things I love. Next, I die cut a rectangle using one of the tags from Surface - Tag die - Starter Kit. To make it, I die cut the tag first, and then I flipped it, lined and die cut it again to end up with two straight edges. The sentiment is from the beloved Bowtiful stamp set. I love that "It's a decision" phrase. happy life 2 And that's it for today! I wish you the very best for the new year! -- Lorena

[WIW Video] Watercolor Claire & A Card from Start to Finish

on September 16, 2015
Watch-It-Wednesday-square In this week's WIW video, Waffle Flower design team Tessa shares how to watercolor Claire (the monkey), Claire's strawberry and make a card with dies from start to finish. - SUPPLIES - Claire Stamp Set (2"x3") Claire's Strawberry Die Surface-Tag Die-Starter Kit Surface-Tag Die-Santa Add On

[Video] Watercolor Claire

Watch it below or in HD on Youtube.

Finished Card

Berry Best Friend Card And a closeup Berry Best Closeup Thank you so much for sharing with us today, Tessa! This kraft/pink/purple combo is so pretty! We love the white space on your coloring too! Find time to create and make something today!

Take a Challenge with Lorena (1 Card + 2 Tags)

on March 16, 2015
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!

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

on February 07, 2015
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


[Video] Galaxy Background Technique

Watch it below or in HD on Youtube http://youtu.be/vsZiU-7ya9A
Here is a closeup on the tag:

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

on November 05, 2014


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