Waffle Flower Crafts April Release Day 1 - Introducing Bowtiful Stamp Set

on April 01, 2014
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Hello everyone! Welcome to Waffle Flower Crafts April Release! We will have new releases every two months starting today! We will introduce our new products here from 1st to 5th of the release months with products available for purchase on the 5th. On the 5th of the month in between our releases, we will have a design team blog hop. We have 6 design team members and they will share their creations on their own blogs throughout the month. Their projects will then be cataloged on our product pages in the store. Extra Perks: Our design team members will have separate giveaways on their blogs for every release! Be sure to check out their blogs often or check back at our blog here on Fridays for a heads up.

Day 1 - Introducing Bowtiful Stamp Set

I had the ambition to learn more about sewing. I have indulged in a few sewing books and pinned lots of projects to my Pinterest sewing board here. I found myself especially drawn to hair bows and bow ties. So before I can sew them, I want to make them into stamps.

Inspiration

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="570"]Fuwa Bow Hair Clip Source: Homako on Etsy[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Bow Ties Source: A Tutorial by The Pleated Poppy[/caption] These are so cute I can't stand it!

Bowtiful Stamp Set

So here is my take:

Bowtiful Stamp Set Preview [add_to_cart id="" sku="271000"]

Some examples:

Bowtiful Stamp Set Examples

A video: (Watch it below or in HD on YouTube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-oxgLNutgM

And a quick card:

nina-yang-life-is-bowtiful-card Ahem, I tried stamping a random pattern again. I'm thinking that if I have cut the bows out and just throw them on the card base, they might look more random... Hmmm, another reason we need dies, right? Something to try later!

Meet Our Design Team

DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringI live in Northeast Ohio with my husband, our two lively and creative daughters, four cats and countless antique automobiles. By day, I work in the Human Resources department of a large bank, and by night, I am a paper engineer, DIY enthusiast and all around crafty gal. I started scrapbooking in 2001 and decided to try card making a few years later. Little did I know that stamping would take my crafty passion, enthusiasm, and stash of supplies to a whole new level!  I love to try new things and try to do something creative each and every day.  I am thrilled to be a part of the Waffle Flower Crafts design team!
Katie's creations always bring a smile to my face. I love the vibrate colors and impactful elements on her cards. Her bold and happy style makes me want to stamp something right away! She makes the cutest critter cards and the coolest graphic cards. I also love that she can create something very unique from simple supplies, such as the Super Hero Card here! You can find Katie's clever creations on her blog: Our Charmed Life and connect with her on the following sites:

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Katie is sharing an extra card using our new products today, be sure to check it out!

Meet our first design team member and join the wild card giveaway here!

Today's Giveaway!

Bowtiful Stamp Set
We want to make sure there are many opportunities to win, so we came up with 12 chances to enter. You do not need to do them all to enter. 1 comment = 1 entry! When the drawing time comes, we will use the total number of comments to draw from. This means that if you are following via Email, Facebook and Pinterest, you will need to leave 3 comments. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment telling us that you did:) * Leave a comment, 1 entry. * Follow the blog via RSS, Feedly or Blog Lovin' and comment here, 1 entry. * Subscribe to the weekly Blog Updates email and comment here, 1 entry. * Subscribe to our monthly Store News email and comment here, 1 entry. * Like Waffle Flower Crafts on Facebook and comment here, 1 entry * Share the giveaway on Facebook with a link to this post and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on Instagram and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on YouTube and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on Twitter and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on Pinterest and comment here, 1 entry. * Pin this post to Pinterest and comment here, 1 entry. * Join our Flick Group and comment here, 1 entry. Enter before 11:59pm Eastern on April 5, 2014. The winner will be announced on the blog on 6th. Thank you for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow!  

The FIVE Code, Backer Cards and Our First Design Team Member!

on March 31, 2014
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Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your kind words, excitement and encouragement on The Gap & A New Beginning. It's been exciting and scary at the same time. But when your mind's made up, the rest of it is easy, right? We're truly grateful for all the help and support we are getting from all of you.  To share the excitement, we are having one giveaway per day for the entire week starting today! Before we start introducing our new products, we would like to share some more about the company: Waffle Flower Crafts. waffle-flower-crafts-logo-square

The FIVE Code

We come up with the FIVE code to remind ourselves why we do what we do. No matter what the future might bring, these are the things we will stick to:

Fun

Waffle Flower™ started as a craft blog and will continue to focus on sharing fun craft ideas, providing inspiration and in-depth information on trends and tools. Waffle Flower Crafts specializes in stamps and dies but you can find all kinds of craft ideas at our blog here. We’re dedicated to creating and maintaining a friendly, relaxed environment. We are here together to explore our creative minds and celebrate each other. If we are not having fun, we are doing something wrong.

Inspiring

We design our products with fresh concepts and latest techniques in mind. It is our goal to bring you, our dear customers, something new and/or different with each of our releases. We hope our products can provide inspiration. We believe showing the products in use is the best way to provide inspiration. We have an amazingly talented design team. We ask our designers to only create with our products when they feel inspired because that is how their creations can be inspiring. All of their happy creations will be cataloged on the product pages in the store as well as our social media outlets. Stay connected with us, something good will happen.

Versatile

Being versatile is very, very important to us. We give our best effort to provide our customers with more than their money’s worth. We intend to keep our releases fairly small so we can have plenty of time sharing ideas on how to use them in many different ways. We encourage our customers to play with our products and try different things each time.

Easy to Use

We believe crafting is for everyone. We make our products as easy to use as possible so it is more likely for our customers to have fun with them. Our effort includes innovation in product designs, use of only high quality materials, and multiple tests and trials during production. A small improvement can make a big difference. And we will continue to grow and improve.

The Backer Cards

It was fun coming up with the packaging. I had several neat ideas but the budget does not allow them at this time. Hopefully, some day, we will be able to have them! We went bright and bold. We color coded the backer cards – Pink: Stamp; Gray: Die. We picked the printing method that will allow the ink to sink into paper. They look and feel fantastic!! waffle-flower-crafts-packaging If you are using Jennifer McGuire's stamp storage system, the cards fit right in the sleeves. :)

Meet our First Design Team Member!

DesignTeamHeadshots-JoniAndayaHello Joni here, I am a mom to a 9 year old girl with a very supportive husband. I also just recently acquired my Bachelor of Science in Information System concentrating on Software Engineering degree last month. I recently am working as a Web Developer at the moment. I started venturing in making cards when my daughter was born, but did not really create my blog until the year of 2012. I love to use bold colors and dimensions on my projects. I also love to use different elements that are available that can be incorporated on my projects as well. Most of all I love creating my own backgrounds.  I am so ecstatic to be working with Waffle Flower, since the owner and illustrator is a friend of mine who is also very creative in her crafts Nina Yang.  I hope I will inspire you creating projects using her fabulous products.
I met Joni on Facebook after winning a magazine stamping contest together. We very quickly became friends. Her unexpected use of products, attention to details and amazing use of color make me wow, over and over again. She is flourishing in our little stamping community and I am so proud of her. I love that she can make products shine while maintaining her unique style. You can find her beautiful work at her blog Papell with Love and connect with her on the following sites:

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Today's Giveaway!

A Stamp Set of Your Choice From Our April Release
We want to make sure there are many opportunities to win, so we came up with 12 chances to enter. You do not need to do them all to enter. 1 comment = 1 entry! When the drawing time comes, we will use the total number of comments to draw from. This means that if you are following via Email, Facebook and Pinterest, you will need to leave 3 comments. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment telling us that you did:) * Leave a comment, 1 entry. * Follow the blog via RSS, Feedly or Blog Lovin' and comment here, 1 entry. * Subscribe to our weekly Blog Updates email and comment here, 1 entry. * Subscribe to our monthly Store News email and comment here, 1 entry. * Like Waffle Flower Crafts on Facebook and comment here, 1 entry * Share the giveaway on Facebook with a link to this post and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on Instagram and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on YouTube and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on Twitter and comment here, 1 entry. * Follow us on Pinterest and comment here, 1 entry. * Pin this post to Pinterest and comment here, 1 entry. * Join our Flickr Group and comment here, 1 entry. Enter before 11:59pm Eastern on April 5, 2014. The winner will be announced on the blog on 6th. Thank you for stopping by! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Happy Crafting!