[WIW Video] Watercolored Moonlit Pumpkins with Debby Hughs

on September 28, 2016
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Hello! It's Debby here today for this week's Watch It Wednesday.

[Video] Watercolored Moonlit Pumpkins

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We've had our first cold mornings and the chill of autumn is certainly in the air so I thought I'd pull out the Trick Or Treat set for this watercolored moonlit pumpkins card.

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I stamped the pumpkins along the base of a panel of watercolor card and used a masking fluid pen to block off a circle for the moon before watercoloring.

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I also watercolored a scrap of watercolor card and then white heat embossed the sentiment and added the banner on top of the watercolored panel.

wfc-20160928-moonlit-pumpkins-debby-3I popped the panel on a neutral card base and sprinkled with sequins to finish.

-Supplies- Stamps - Trick Or Treat

[Technique] Paper Piecing First Step Stamp Set with Channin

on September 27, 2016
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designteamheadshots_channinHello everyone! It’s Channin and I’m here to share with you a couple of cards that I created with Waffle Flower Crafts’ awesome First Step Stamp Set and the paper piecing technique. I don’t know about you but I have tons of pattern paper just sitting around collecting dust in my craft room. I love their designs and patterns (so I can’t just throw them out) but I really struggle using pattern paper in my card design especially with stamped images but then I discovered paper piecing. If you have never heard of paper piecing before its basically stamping your image on pattern paper or colored paper and then fussing cutting out sections and then piecing the sections back together to create the image again. This technique is often used for the clothing of people or animal images, it’s a very clever and easy way to make your images more interesting. When I saw the First Step Stamp Set I knew it would be a great set to use paper piecing with. The large white space of the shoe images is just perfect for pattern paper. I had so much fun with the shoe images and my pattern paper that I actually created two cards to share with you today! I mean pattern paper and shoe images how could anyone resist playing shoe designer!! wfc-927-1a For this first card, first I stamped the pair of shoes on 4 sheets of pattern paper, all from the same paper pack, and 4 times again on a sheet of tan paper in black. I then dry embossed the tan shoes using embossing folders. Next, I fussy cut the all the shoes out but on the pattern paper shoes I cut out the sole portions. wfc-927-1b Then took my black marker and colored the edges of the paper of all the shoes so that the images had a looked nice and clean. I then adhered the pattern shoes onto top of the embossed tan shoes. Next, I splattered some watered down black paint onto the outer portions of a 5” by 6 ½” white card base. wfc-927-1c I then stamped my sentiment, which I created, from the Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set and the Purse-nality Stamp Set in black in the center of my splatter card base. Lastly, I adhered my shoes around the card base and then cut away the overhang with scissors. wfc-927-2a I followed many of the same steps for the second card however, I didn’t do any dry embossing this time. I stamped the pair of shoes 8 times again but this time all on pattern paper. I want the soles to be patterned this time as well. I then fussy cut all my shoes out and again cut the soles out of 4 pairs of shoes. I then colored the edges with a black marker and adhered the shoes and soles together. wfc-927-2b I then splattered a 5” by 6 ½” kraft card base with watered down black acrylic paint. Side note here, I had been using black watercolor paint to do my splatters but I found my paint would smear after it was dry when touched. So now I use acrylic paint and I don’t have any more smearing. wfc-927-2c I then stamped my sentiment, which I created, from the Purse-nality Stamp Set in black ink in the center of my card. Lastly, I adhered my shoes around the sides of my card and then trimmed the overhang off with my scissors. I hope you enjoyed and I inspired you to dig into your pattern paper stash and create some fun cards with the paper piecing technique! Products: First Step Stamp Set Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set Purse-nality Stamp Set

Gift for You - Card by Patricia Roebuck

on September 26, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots_PATRICIAHello Waffle Flower friends! I was inspired by this month’s inspiration challenge to use the Little Gifts stamp set. wfc-201609-photo The inspiration reminded me of a party with the circle garland, and gifts are usually at parties!  I started this card with a piece of 4.25x5.5 piece of Canson 140 lb Cold Press watercolor paper to create a watercolor background. Little Gifts Stamp Set wfc-201609-gift-for-you-patricia-photo-1 wfc-201609-gift-for-you-patricia-photo-2 Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

on September 23, 2016
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Hello everyone! Popped in to share a fun blog hop we are sponsoring this week!

2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

coffee-loers-fall-bloghop Winners will be drawn from all who linked up! When: Friday, September 23 - Friday, September 30 Theme: Fall Use: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images Check out more details on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers website here!
Have a wonderful crafty weekend! XOXO

#TBT - Love, Wild and Free - Katie Gehring

on September 22, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello friends, Katie here with another #TBT.  This week, I am taking another look at the new Wild and Free stamp set and pairing it with one of Waffle Flower Craft’s very early stamp sets- Loved. You will notice that both of these sets have a similar vibe and that’s because they were both designed by artist Mia Charro.  These sets compliment each other so well and make excellent companions. Although fall is right around the corner, it still feels like summer here so I am using a very summery palette of reds, pinks, yellow, orange and green on my card.   Ink colors used include: My Pleasure Tickled Pink Chirp Chirp You Said What Oh Happy Day wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-1 First I stamped the Wild and Free image with the deer and flowers with My Pleasure ink on a panel of white card stock that I die cut using the largest of the Lacy Layers 2 dies.  I really love that the Wild and Free sentiment image includes the deer, roses, leaves and ferns.  This cluster takes a lot of the guess work out of combining elements and makes a great foundation to add other images to. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-2 Next I add in some more of the foliage from Wild and Free, introducing green Chirp Chirp ink.  In designing the card, I moved from the largest and longest images to the smallest.  This makes sure that I have balance and can fit everything in. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-3 Now I am ready to add in flowers from the Loved Stamp Set and start off with pretty yellow flowers using You Said What ink with Oh Happy Day ink as the flower center. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-4 I continue to fill in around the main image using progressively smaller flower images.  I also introduced pink to the color story with Tickled Pink ink. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-5 Almost done! I just  need to fill in the last few spots with the detail stamps from the Loved set.  Before calling it finished, I also decide to add some color to the flowers from Wild and Free using the coordinating two step flower fill. wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-6 And here’s the finished card mounted on an orange note card. Building flower bouquets using the Loved and Wild and Free stamp sets is so simple and fun! wfc-20160922-loved-wild-and-free-katie-7 Well, that’s all for me today.  I hope this card inspires you to grab some of your newer and older sets and build a late summer bouquet of beautiful flowers. Don’t forget to leave me a comment if there’s an older stamp set that you’d like for me to feature on an upcoming #TBT. Thanks for stopping by! Katie

[WIW Video] Make Fun Shaker Ornaments with Laura Bassen

on September 21, 2016
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designteamheadshots_lauraHello everyone! Laura here! I've created three shaker ornaments using the Dimensional Frame Die. I punched a hole in the top of my Frame die cut so that I could add string to create an ornament. emma-ornaments The Dimensional Frame Die works perfectly to create shakers filled with sequins of all sizes as well as seed beads. I used a sentiment from Peace on Earth to make these a festive holiday gift, but these could really be customized for any occasion or theme under the sun. I love the idea of adding a photo to the back as well for a fun, unique gift idea. shaker-ornaments-side

[WIW Video] Shaker Ornaments Using Dimensional Frames Die

Watch it below or on our Youtube Channel! Hope you enjoyed today's video! Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting! shaker-ornaments

Rock & Roll Stamping with Channin

on September 20, 2016
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designteamheadshots_channinHello everyone! It’s Channin here with a very colorful project to share with you today using the rock & roll stamping technique!! I love the rock & roll technique, it’s most definitely an oldie but it is still a goodie. If you are not familiar with it, the general idea is to ink up your stamp in a light ink then roll the edges of the inked image in a darker ink, while being careful not to get the darker ink in the center of the image. I often use this technique for flowers, leaves, and sentiments to add a little more interest to the image. Now I can see why many are afraid this technique might mess up their ink pads, but as long as you start with a light ink and rock & roll in a darker one you will be fine. wfc-91916-a Now for this card, I did a lot of rock’n & roll’n because I did it to all the many many gems. First, I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment which is from the Gemstone Stamp Set in the center of a 4 ¾” by 6 ¼” panel of white cardstock. wfc-91916-b You can see in the picture above how I draft my designs. I have a huge box of commercial printer paper (seriously, more paper than I think I can use in a lifetime) that my husband brought home from work. The sheets are big like, 10” by 15”, and they are perfect to use as a work surface or for stamping out design ideas. I just use a ruler to draw the dimensions of my card panel and then start playing around with ideas. Sometimes I even roughly cut stamped images out and just position them on my sketched card panel so I can move things around and play with the positioning. Anyway back to my card. After I stamped and embossed my sentiment, I inked up the heart gem from the Gemstone Stamp Set; first in Oh Happy Day then I rocked and rolled the upper edge in My Pleasure, and then stamped it above the sentiment. I then repeated this inking process and stamped heart gem three more hearts around the sentiment. I then moved onto the smaller heart and circle gemstones. I paired them together on my acrylic block and inked them in You Said What first then rocked and rolled them in Oh Happy Day and stamped them between the heart images. wfc-91916-c I continued to follow the pattern I created in my draft and rock and rolled my way through Tickled PinkHappy Go LuckyDaydreaming, and Chirp Chirp, but always inking my stamp up first with the lighter ink then the darker shade. I sort of used a rainbow pattern of colors as a guide, but I started with yellow, then went to orange, then red, pink, purple, blue, and finally green. Most images I only used two ink colors but for the large square-ish gem, I inked in Tickled Pink (cause it was the lightest) first then I rocked and rolled one edge in My Pleasure and the other edge in Happy Go Lucky, so I had three colors on one stamp. And on some gems I actually rocked and rolled the stamp on one edge in one ink and then rock and rolled the same stamp in another ink on the other edge. I did this to avoid overlapping the colors and a bit and changing their look. wfc-91916-d After I had completed my gem pattern I splattered some slightly watered down gold paint around my panel but avoiding my sentiment. Lastly, I felt my panel needed a little more so I stamped and gold embossed the burst from the Gemstone Stamp Set around my sentiment. I hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you all next week with a new card creation! ~Channin Products: Gemstone Stamp Set Inks: You Said WhatOh Happy DayMy PleasureTickled PinkHappy Go LuckyDaydreaming, and Chirp Chirp

Inspiration from the Challenge Team - September 19, 2016

on September 19, 2016
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Happy Monday, everyone! Time for some inspiration from the Challenge Team! Issa, York Tee, Tessa and Channin are here to share their takes on this month’s Waffle Flower Challenge! Join the fun by linking your projects to our September challenge too! wfc-201609-photo

Isha Gupta

Products: A Bunch Stamp Set Mini Trifold Notes Die Chunky Chevron Die wfc-9-19-isha-gupta What Isha Says: I got inspired by the colors. The white space, texture and the circles of the garlands floating around. I did some dry embossing using the chevron die for added texture!

Ong York Tee

Products: Sketchy Numbers Stamp Set Sketchy Alpha Stamp Set Rock My World Stamp Set Tiny Twine Bow Die Rosette Hearts Template Die Ink – Dye – Daydreaming Ink – Dye – You Said What Ink – Dye – Safe Choice wfc-9-19-ong-york-tee What York Tee Says: The color combination, circle garland and the decorative items in the inspiration photo inspired me to come out with this card. I dabbed the Ink Dye Daydreaming, Safe Choice and You Said What randomly onto a white cardstock to create my own background. I stamped the sentiments with black ink. Instead of circles, I die cut tiny bows from various colored cardstock to make a garland. Next, I created two rosette hearts using Rosette Heart Template Die and adhered them in the middle of the card. Lastly, resin bows were added to the rosette hearts.

Tessa Wise

Products: Little Gifts 3D Die Little Gifts Stamp Set Bowtiful Stamp Set Peace on Earth Stamp Set wfc-9-19-tessa-wise What Tessa Says: I had to use the new Little Gifts 3D Die for my card this month- it is just so cute! I cut some mini bags from different patterned paper and cardstock.

Channin Pelletier

Products: Leafy Stamp Set Congrats Stamp Set My Pleasure Dye Ink Tickled Pink Dye Ink Oh Happy Day Dye Ink Daydreaming Dye Ink wfc-sept-3 What Channin Says: I just love the beautiful colors found in the inspiration photo, so I started there. First, I blended My Pleasure, Tickled Pink, Oh Happy Day, and Daydreaming at the lower right corner of a 5” by 6 ½” white card base. I then stamped and gold embossed several flowers and foliage from the Leafy Stamp Set over the blended portion. I then stamped and gold embossed a sentiment from the Congrats Stamp Set. Lastly, I adhered some gold sequins. I hope you enjoyed!
Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

#TBT - Santa Gift Card Holder by Katie

on September 15, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-KatieGehringHello crafty friends, Katie here with a new feature on the Waffle Flower Blog, Throwback Thursday also referred to as #TBT! In this series, I will be sharing ideas for combining Waffle Flower Craft’s newest stamps and dies with some previously released and well loved sets. For my first project, I wanted to combine the new Gift Bag Die with a couple of the Surface Tag Die add ons- the Santa Add On and the Scallop Add On. First, I die cut all the gift bag and the elements that I need from the Surface Tag Add On sets. To make Santa’s beard wide enough to fit across the front of the gift bag, I rounded one edge. I also die cut two of the Santa’s belts to accommodate the wider front of the gift bag. wfc-20160915-santa-gift-card-holder-katie-1 I assembled the gift bag, by adhering the handle to the back of the bag so as not to interfere with Santa’s beard. Next I added some details using the Scalloped border detail and the belt with gold buckle. I decided to adhere the gift bag to a kraft card base, but decided to dress it up a bit by pulling out another older stamp set, A Homemade Christmas. I stamped the small stars included in the stamp set onto the note card using Coffee Loves Milk dye ink. wfc-20160915-santa-gift-card-holder-katie-2 Once the background was stamped, I stamped a sentiment- also from A Homemade Christmas- with black ink, adhered the gift bag to the card with score-tape and slipped a gift card inside. There you have it, the Gift Bag die is all dressed up for the holidays! If you need to send gift cards to far away family and friends over the holidays, this card lays flat for easy mailing- nothing dimensional to get smashed in the mail. wfc-20160915-santa-gift-card-holder-katie-3 Well that’s all for me today, but I hope that you enjoyed this project combining new and old adding up to even more creative possibilities. If you have a suggestion for a Waffle Flower stamp set or a die that you would like to see featured in a upcoming Throwback Thursday just let me know by leaving me a comment below. Thanks for stopping by! Katie

[WIW Video] Use Everyday Stamps for Christmas with Tessa

on September 14, 2016
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DesignTeamHeadshots-TessaHello everyone! In this week's Watch It Wednesday, our inspiration team member Tessa shares how to use your everyday stamps for the holidays! Take it away, Tessa!

[Video] Merry Christmas Lights Card by Tessa

The bubbles from Shower Stamp Set along with our pretty dye inks made a perfect Christmas lights background. Once my background was stamped, I heat embossed my sentiment from the Peace on Earth Stamp Set with white powder. I added a boarder from the largest Pinking Layers Die and fun jingle bells to finish off the look. wfc-wiw-9-14-tessa-wise --- Supplies --- - Shower Stamp Set - Peace on Earth Stamp Set - Pinking Layers Die - Inks (You Said What, Chirp Chirp, New Fish In Pond, My Pleasure, Happy Go Lucky)

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