[Video] Generation Stamping + A Quick Way to Straighten a Sentiment

on February 08, 2015
Hello everyone! Nina here! We don't usually post on Sundays but I wanted to share this card I made, taking the color inspiration from our current challenge. The deadline to enter is midnight tonight! New challenge will go up on Monday! floral-wreath-love-card

In Every Way Stamp Set

DT Mix Stamp Set

[Video] Generation Stamping + A Quick Way to Straighten a Sentiment

This video is part of a video hop and there is still time to enter the giveaway! Watch it below or in HD on Youtube. http://youtu.be/Vk8_g1HADCI Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

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:

Silly Valentine Week - [Video] Punny Cat and Dog Valentine’s by Sabrina

on February 06, 2015
DesignTeamHeadshots-Sabrina I-Like-You-This-Much-Valentines-Waffle-Flower-Sabrina-Alery-4 Hello! Its Sabrina sharing an idea for silly valentine’s with you today. I can never get enough puns, especially at Valentine’s time! There are just so many cute ones like this “I love you this……..much” sentiment included in the On My Mark stamp set. When combined with the coordinating die, it really makes for some cute mini cards! I-Like-You-This-Much-Valentines-Waffle-Flower-Sabrina-Alery-1-1   The cat and dog images are already long and stretched out but adding an accordion folded mid section makes them extra silly! I-Like-You-This-Much-Valentines-Waffle-Flower-Sabrina-Alery-2-1   There is room inside to tuck in a small treat if you wanted to hand something like this out at school, but they are cute even without something extra. I-Like-You-This-Much-Valentines-Waffle-Flower-Sabrina-Alery-3-1   I closed them with a small piece of washi tape to help create a little anticipation! It will also keep any treats contained inside. Here is a quick video for making these punny cat and dog valentine cards: http://youtu.be/opDuWST6hTo SUPPLIES - On My Mark Stamp Set - On My Mark Die Set Hoping you are enjoying silly valentine week! -Sabrina

Silly Valentine Week - Classroom Valentine Card Set by Katie Gehring

on February 02, 2015
DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehring Hello friends,
Katie here sharing an idea for a set of silly Valentines- perfect for the classroom.  To make these Valentines, I used the materials picture below including the On My Mark stamp set, On My Mark die and the Flutter stamp set.
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I trimmed panels of white card stock to 3.25 x 4.25 and adhered some washi tape at the bottom. Next I stamped the polka dot heart from the Flutter stamp set.  A quick tip that I wanted to share… notice the heart on the left is a bit splotchy.  It was the first time I stamped it and with large solid images, sometimes you need to condition the stamps a bit.  I cleaned the ink off the stamp and roughed up the surface just a bit with a fine grit sanding block and look at the stamped image on the right- it inked up and stamped perfectly.
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Next, I made a mask using thin card stock and stamped the striped heart in blue ink.  I was using a post it note originally, but I noticed after a few uses, the blue ink was bleeding through- not exactly the look I was going for, so I switched to a heavier paper.  One of the challenges of heavier paper is that the image that you are stamping over the masked image may have some challenges getting right up to the mask, so I used this sponge-tip tool called Fantastix to apply ink next to the mask.  I found Fantastix in the ink section at JoAnn’s.
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After the hearts were in place, I stamped the sentiment from the On My Mark stamp set.  I also stamped and die cut the kitty also from the On My Mark stamp set and wrapped him with some embroidery floss.  This is where my girls let a hand wrapping the kitty with string.  A bit of washi tape on the back of the die cut will hold the string in place.
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I adhered the wrapped kitties with some foam tape.
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And here they are, a set of six Silly Valentines- wrapped in love, string and a bit of washi tape.  The kids can add the "to" and “from" inscription on the back or near the small heart.
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Well, that’s all for me today, but be sure to stop by tomorrow and every day this week for more silly Valentine inspiration.

Silly Valentine Week - [Video] Adding Dimension to a Card

on February 01, 2015
Hello everyone! It is officially the month of love! We have a whole week of inspiration for you. There will be video and photo tutorials too!

Day 1 - Adding Dimension to a Card

Hi guys, it's Nina here with a simple card using the color combo from the current Waffle Flower Challenge. My video today shows how easy it is to add dimension to your card with just scissors and foam adhesives.

[Video] Silly Lamb Valentine Card

Watch it below or in HD on Youtube: http://youtu.be/IJjFxU-ENsw And here is the finished card: silly-lamb-valentine-card Love me some foam squares! :) silly-lamb-valentine-card-closeup


Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to check back tomorrow for another fun post for our Silly Valentine Week! Happy Crafting!

[Watch It Wednesday] Building Letters with Tiny Image Stamps - Sabrina Alery

on January 28, 2015
LOVE-Valentine-Waffle-Flower-Crafts-Sabrina-4 DesignTeamHeadshots-SabrinaHello everyone! Sabrina here! Today I have another episode of Watch It Wednesday to share with you. Are you ever uncertain what to do with those tiny image stamps that are often included in stamp sets? This tutorial will give you one idea that I think is pretty fun. LOVE-Valentine-Waffle-Flower-Crafts-Sabrina-Alery-1 I used the small heart image (along with a few other stamps) from the DT Mix Stamp Set to build some letters for the valentine’s sentiment “LOVE.” It’s a really simple way to get more mileage out of your stamp sets and also creates a great design element on your paper crafts. Let’s take a look! Watch the video below or in HD on YouTube http://youtu.be/p_iFwLEEGMc Here is a closeup photo for you: LOVE-Valentine-Waffle-Flower-Crafts-Sabrina-Alery-2


So clever, Sabrina!!! We especially love that you created the ombre look with just one ink pad!



[Watch It Wednesday] Creating Fun Rocks with Tessa Wise

on January 21, 2015
Hello everyone! Welcome to another Watch It Wednesday! DesignTeamHeadshots-Tessa Tessa is here to share her tips and tricks on how to create the fun texture on the "rocks" here: WIW Rock My World Rocks

Stamp Set used: Rock My World Stamp Set

Watch it below or in HD on Youtube. http://youtu.be/C-2ur0CbHbs Now who's ready to give some spray mists love? :) Here is Tessa's finished project: WIW Rock My World Layout We love how she used stickers on the "rocks" for her title! WIW Rock My World Title Thank you, Tessa, for sharing your talent with us! Stamp Set used: Rock My World Stamp Set Rock My World Stamp Set Preview Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!  

[Watch It Wednesday] Rise & Shine Card from Start to Finish

on January 14, 2015
Hello everyone! Nina here! I'm super excited to start this new feature on Waffle Flower Blog today!

Watch It Wednesday

Watch-It-Wednesday-square Starting this month, we will have a video tutorial on every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays! Sabrina and Tessa will join us every month for this feature!

Rise & Shine Card From Start to Finish

rise&shine-cards I made the card on the right for our new release. It was my favorite but I made a few small changes to it and made the card on the left. I shared why and how I made the changes in the video. I also shared some tips and tricks on how to stamp the "perfect" sun rays "effortlessly". LOL This is a confession of a "lazy" perfectionist. Watch it below or in HD on Youtube. http://youtu.be/XeAnWyOof_4 Thank you for watching, everyone! SUPPLIES

Glamorous Handmade Necklace Holder Box and #MakeitGiveit Sweepstakes

on December 12, 2014
Hello everyone! Nina here! I'm excited to share a quick way to custom-made a necklace holder with the popular Envelope Punch Board and the #MakeItGiveIt Sweepstakes - a partnership between Jo-Ann Stores and the National Military Family Association.

Glamorous Handmade Necklace Holder Box

We went all gold and glamor for our tree and gift wrapping this year. We can all use some glitter and metallic shine for Christmas, can't we? glamorous-gifts

The oversized golden flowers were made with the Flower Punch Board from some Goldie Lox Foil Paper. I've shared a tutorial on the Flower Punch Board earlier here and I am sharing a quick how-tos for the necklace holder made from a piece of kraft cardstock (12"x12") and the Envelope Punch Board. envelope-box-necklace-in   Ever since Laura shared the Box Buster with us, I've been wanting to try it! How cool is it to make any size of a box using our beloved Envelope Punch Board? I measured the necklace (handmade by my crafty friend Kimmers!) and decided the size for the box: 7-1/2" (depth), 4" (width) and 1" (height). I put these numbers in and got the following measurements: Paper Size: 10-3/8" First Punch: 3-1/4" Second Punch: 4-5/8" It took me a while to figure out how to use these measurements but once I did it was super quick and easy to make one! 1. Trim cardstock to 10-3/8" square. Score and Punch at both 3-1/4" and 4-5/8" at one side: envelope-box-first-score If your paper overhangs the board, you can put a piece of cardstock along a score line to help extend it in the same direction. envelope-box-extending-score-lines 2. Rotate the paper 180 degrees to score and punch at 3-1/4" and 4-5/8" on the opposite side. Finished as shown: envelope-box-measurements 3. Rotate the paper 90 degrees, either direction will work. lined up the score lines with the pointer and score the rest of the lines: envelope-box-other-sides Rotate 180 degrees to finish the last side. envelope-box-finished-score 4. Mark the center of the edges of the small flaps and score from where the two score lines crossed: envelope-box-mark-center So we can fold the flaps in as shown: envelope-box-fold 5. Trim one of the longer flaps and close the box: envelope-box-step-4   6. [Optional] Use a Hook & Loop Tab to close the box. You can also fasten with a piece of tape on the outside. envelope-box-valcro-closure 7. Make your flowers. Tutorial hereI paired the size S and L flowers for my box. envelope-box-flower-punch-board The oversized foil flower made all the difference! envelope-box-necklace-out You can also just tie ribbon around the box. I tried some super glittery tape: envelope-box-gliter-bow But the gold looks so cute under the tree! glamorous-gifts-under-tree Wrapping the gifts totally brought my holiday spirit up another level!  

#MakeitGiveit Sweeptakes

Win one of the FIVE $100 Jo-Ann gift cardss

#Makeitgiveit is more than just an online sweepstakes; it is a partnership between Jo-Ann and the National Military Family Association this holiday season. To celebrate, we want to give you a $100 Jo-Ann gift card as part of our Holiday Make it - Give it Sweepstakes! Entering is easy, just share a picture on Instagram of a holiday project you are working on and tag it with #MakeItGiveIt and you're entered! You have until December 25th, so start snapping pics! We'll pick 5 winners and announce them on December 30th. We'll also be donating 5 - $100 gift cards to the National Military Family Association to distribute to families. See official rules here: http://bit.ly/MIGI14. All entries will be featured on our Make Gifts Merrier Holiday Hub at http://share.joann.com, so be sure to check it out!
Exciting? :) No purchase required. All you need to do is to share a photo of a holiday project you are working on and hashtag #MakeItGiveIt on Instagram! Good luck, everyone!   This post is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® Make Gifts Merrier campaign. I received compensation in craft supplies; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my experience.  All products used were my personal choice.

[Video] The Joy Card

on November 22, 2014
Hello everyone! Are you getting busier and busier for the holiday season? Waffle Flower had such an amazing feedback from you for our Fall collection released in October that we have been packing like crazy everyday for the last 1.5 month. I finally got some time this weekend to make something at my craft table and I decided to do a video. Many of you are asking for more videos and we will try, ok? I'm so new to video making and there are so much to learn. How to talk naturally? Anyway, here is my inspiration for today's card! [caption id="attachment_13868" align="aligncenter" width="533"]treat yourself Source[/caption]

Video: The Joy Card

Watch it below or in HD on Youtube

http://youtu.be/n_dRgfWRz0g The Joy Card