Jul 24, 2020

How to Emboss with Dies

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a new video on my Support Small Cardmaking Businesses Series featuring Waffle Flower Crafts and how to use dies to emboss.
I used Panel dies...
 to create embossed backgrounds:
I used Nesting Dies...
to create embossed effects:
and matching dies to create a stamped embossed image:
I am sharing all of these cards and some tips to achieve embossed looks with the Gemini Jr in this video:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jul 20, 2020

Brand NEW Pink & Main Mini Ergonomic Blending Brush

I am so excited to be able to help spread the word that Pink & Main has released a brand NEW MINI Ergonomic Blending Brush.
I am a big fan of the original Ergonomic Blending Brush because I have a very heavy hand when it comes to ink blending and the Ergonomic Blending Brush gives me tons of control and allows me to create pretty, soft ink blended backgrounds.

The new Mini size is awesome for getting into smaller spaces, covering a stencil with multiple colors of ink and creating more colors on a gradient nackground.

Plus, since the price point is several dollars lower than the original, I am able to pick up more and use them with all my favorite colors of Distress Oxide inks.
In this video I share my favorite aspects to this new fabulous blending tool:
If you're interested, all the supplies I used are linked down below. Thanks for stopping by!

Jul 19, 2020

DIY Masks and Stencils

Hi all! I have a new video sharing my favorite ways to make your own masks and stencils.
Whether you are making a simple mask for a simple ink blended shape...

or creating a a patterned background with a DIY stencil...
or combining the two to create a masked stenciled background...
I've got tips and tricks for products to use and then how to use those DIY masks and stencils to create a set of cards!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Jul 14, 2020

How to Create Multi Color Stamped Backgrounds

Hi everyone! Today I have a new video from my Support Small Cardmaking Businesses Series featuring Concord & 9th and creating multi color stamped backgrounds.
If you don't have large background stamps, you can use small stamps and different color inks to achieve this effect.
If you do have large backgrounds, you can use ink cube to selectively ink those backgrounds.
Or you can use a stamp positioner to layer colors on a large background stamp and stamp it multiple times.
But the easiest way to create multi colored stamped backgrounds is to use Concord & 9th's Turn About Stamps. 
Now that they include a positioner sheet and you can purchase a re-usable jig, this system is super easy to use!
Check out my video where I share these techniques and how easy it is to use the latest iteration of the Turn About System from Concord & 9th.
Thanks for stopping by!

Jul 12, 2020

Should You Subscribe to the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Club?

I am a very happy subscriber to Simon Says Stamp Card Kit club and I have 5 reasons why!
I've also created 5 cards with the July kit Home Sweet Home. And while this kit did sell out, many of the individual products like the stamp set and patterned paper are still available. I will link to those products down below. By the way, not missing out on a kit is one of the main reasons I am a subscriber! Check out the other reasons and some card inspiration in this video:

Thanks for stopping by!

Jul 8, 2020

No Measure Altered Composition Notebook

Hi all! Something a bit different from me today! You all know how much I love cardmaking or scrapbooking! But today I am sharing a video where I altered two composition notebooks without measuring!
I have tips and tricks to create beautiful covers without measuring!
I share how I create divider pages:
or divider tabs:
and see how I create a foil binding and cover element!
It's all here:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jul 5, 2020

Waffle Flower July Release + a Giveaway!!

I don't know about you, but I could certainly use some cheer this summer! So I am so happy to report that Waffle Flower’s Christmas in July Release is available today! 

**Please note: Waffle Flower didn’t anticipate the popularity of this release and more stamps will be restocked around July 9th and dies around July 21st.

Let's dive right into this awesome release! I started with the adorable Happy Gnomes and thought a rainbow of gnomes on a slim line card would be a fun and unique holiday card! Sometimes I really like using non-traditional color combos for my Christmas cards.
Next, I stamped and Copic colored all the little images from the FaLaLa Combo. I had to use all three stamp groupings because they were all so cute. I tucked my mice groupings behind a piece of Waffle Flower Half Half Dots patterned paper that I cut with the Nesting Hexagons Die. The Christmas tree is from an older stamp set, Deck the Halls.
I had a ton of fun coloring the Holly Bird Combo and decorating the cute bird's hat. I die cut the bird and then die cut 3 sizes of hexagons from some color cardstock to create this layered look.
Of course I had to turn the Be a Reindeer die into Rudolph by foiling his nose! I created some foil star accents too by die cutting Therm O Web's Double Sided Foam Adhesive with Waffle Flower's Nesting Star Die and foiling with gold Transfer Sheets.
Next, I created this shimmery card using the Poinsettia Combo. I stamped and no line colored the poinsettias and then re-stamped and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. I placed them on a gold glitter cardstock die cut with the Nesting Hexagon Die.
And lastly, I created this simple peace card by stamping and silver heat embossing the background with several small images. I die cut the background with the Blanket Layer Die and then I layered the die cut Peace Word Die several times to create tons of dimension.
This month I filmed a video featuring these cards and 5 ways to make your holiday cards extra special. You can check it out here:

I have a couple of other non-holiday cards that were created with the Classic Sentiments Combo:

Now for the giveaway! For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on July 12th, 2020 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 7/15/2020.

Be sure to comment below for a chance to win! Let me know which is your favorite item from the release or which is your favorite card that I shared or whether or not you like to get a jump on your holiday cards over the summer!