Inspiration from Challenge Team – February 8, 2016

on February 08, 2016
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Annette, Shelly, Laura Jane and our previous Gust Spot winner Laura Dovalo are hereto share their takes on the February Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too! wfc-201602-technique-inlaid-diecutting wfc-201602-sketche wfc-201602-photo

Annette Allen

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Products Willy & Friends Stamp Set Willy & Friends Die Flower Circles Die Good Stuff Stamp Set Good Stuff Die

What Annette Says: I first choose a piece of designer paper that I thought was perfect for the photo inspiration and die cut using Flower Circles Die. I cut this same shape out again using white textured card-stock. I then adhered the shape to my card base inlaying it directly to the card. I then stamped this sweet image from the Willy & Friends Stamp Set, colored, die cut and adhere to card using foam adhesives along with the sentiment and pretty bow from Good Stuff Stamp Set.

Shelly Kurth

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Products Lotus Stamp Set Lotus Die With Love Word Die

What Shelly Says: I started by stamping each of my flowers and coloring them in with markers. After, I used the matching dies and ran them through my machine. Once done, I set them aside for the time being. I then started to make my 'scene' so to speak, using my flowers on a piece of white cardstock. One at a time, I placed a die where I wanted my flower to be and ran it through my machine. After, I placed my COLORED die cut piece (again, one at a time) on my white cardstock where I previously had my flower and used my die in the negative spot next to my colored flower. So it would trim my colored flower to fit perfectly with the others. Giving me my 'inlaid die cutting' technique. To finish things off, I used the 'with love' word die to place over the top of my flowers.

Laura Jane

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Products DT Mix Stamp Set Flutter Stamp Set With Love Word Die

What Laura Jane Says: I masked off the heart shape from Flutter Stamp Set and stamped several flower​ layers from the DT Mix Stamp Set in colors suggested in the inspiration photo. I then used the With Love Word Die to cut out and inlay the sentiment in GOLD paper.

Guest (Challenge Winner): Laura Dovalo

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Products Flower Circles Stamp Set Flower Circles Die With Love Word Die

What Laura Says: I was inspired by the fabulous tones of pink in the February palette and combined a couple of the stamps from the Flower Circle Stamp Set with the matching Flower Circle Die to make this retro style card. The inlay technique is probably one of my favorites and I used it to insert the pieces of the large flower into the background, as well as the pretty sentiment (With Love Word Die). Thanks for letting me play with you this month, it was a lot of fun!


Inspiration from the Challenge Team - January 11, 2016

on January 17, 2016
Hello, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Marcie, Daria and Shona are hereto share their takes on the January Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our challenge too!

Marcie Sharp

Using Doily Circle dieIn Every Way stamp set
What Marcie Says: The gorgeous Doily Circle die just BEGS to be used as a stencil. On my main panel I used a DYE ink pad to fully ink up the cardstock, saturating it completely. After die-cutting the doily from a scrap piece of cardstock, I sprayed the back of it with a temporary adhesive and placed it on the inked panel. Using a watermark pen I coloured through the 'stencil' and then discarded it and set aside the panel to dry. As it dries, the pattern appears! WFC-1-11- Marcie Sharp

Daria Grushina

Using Leafy Stamp SetWith Love Word Die
What Daria Says: For the first card, I used stencil to position and stamp dots on the back panel. It is actually a very fun and useful trick when you want to make your own polka dot pattern :) I also stamped lots of leaves from Leafy stamp set to mimic the background pattern from the January inspiration photo. WFC-1-11-Daria Grushina 2 What Daria Says: For the second one, I took a circle stencil and used it to heat emboss some circle pattern with liquid platinum embossing powder. I took for my sentiment a Waffle Flower With Love die! It is so delicate and beautiful and suits to all occasions. WFC-1-11-Daria Grushina 1

Shona Chambers

Using Lotus Stamp SetLeafy Stamp Set WFC-1-11-Shona Chambers Can you tell that the DT girls had some fun with stencils? Hope you will join us in our challenge too! Thank you for stopping by!

[Guest] Fun Ways to Use Your Word Dies

on March 19, 2015
Hello everyone! Our friend Virgina is here to share photo tutorials for two beautiful cards she's made with us! We love the use of color on her cards and the ways she used our With Love Word Die! --- Dear Waffleflower friends, I am Virginia Lu from Yes, Virginia… blog. I am so honored to share my love of Waffle Flower Stamps with you today. I honestly had a hard time choosing which stamp set to use when I went about this guest design work. Her are what I came up with: Card #1 guest designer virginia lu photo #1
  1. Create several dies with the set called ”With Love Word Die
  2. Make bows with “Bowtiful” and DCWV paper
  3. Start with the strips of paper and bow in the middle
guest designer virginia lu photo #2
  1. Glue the dies
  2. Trim off the excess
  3. Adhere sequins and dies
  4. Make a bow with silver strings
guest designer virginia lu photo #3 (with bow) I also stamped a flower (from “In Every Way”) and added to the bow for the extra pop of color and interest. This card requires little stamping and I think anyone can create a card like this! Card #2 guest designer virginia lu photo #4
  1. Gather colorful inks and start stamping flowers with “In Every Way” stamps
  2. Make 2 dies with white and black card stock
  3. Glue them together, but slightly offset
guest designer virginia lu photo #5
  1. After stamping the flowers, position the die
  2. Use a paper-piercer and a rule, start piercing the holes
  3. Hand-stitching the sentiment with silver thread
guest designer virginia lu photo #6 (with flowers) Thank Waffle Flower for inviting me to guest design here! I had a blast playing with the Stamps and Dies. I know that I will continue to reach for them in the future. I am so happy that you stopped by to check out my guest design projects today! --- Thank you so much for sharing with us today, Virginia! Virginia is also sharing a video on her blog showcasing some cool tools! Head over and check it out! We hope you can find time to create and make something today!