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A Big Update! 11/28/2011

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Happy Monday!

Happy Thanksgiving for friends in US🙂 I had my first crop night out during the weekend:) Discovered a neat craft store and met some super cool and talented crafters!

As for Black Friday Deals? I shopped online only:) I got the Designer Version of Silhouette Studio for 30% off – More templates are to come!😉 And Lots of patterned paper, punches, inks, stamps, ribbons and twines are on their way:) Some to arrive today:)


I received a gift for Thanks Giving: my own domain at http://waffleflower.com!🙂 Seriously, it is available! I put together a logo and moved this blog there:) The new blog is less cluttered and has lots of fun/interesting functions (i.e. import live comments from flickr!). I am so excited to play with it.

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See you there!






Plant Smiles 11/21/2011

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Happy Monday~

Hope this flower will bring a smile to your face:) I stamped it on watercolor paper and did some quick coloring. I almost forgot how quick and easy and beautiful watercoloring is:)

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I folded the card first and left a little gap along the fold when I run it through my die cut machine. I was too close to the edge but that is ok: just put some tape on the inside;) I used the same biggest die of Spellbinders Nestabilities S4-192 for the card base and the patterned paper layer. Cut along the embossed line of the patterned paper to get a nice border:)

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Made for Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

NewImage I am inspired by the flower pattern and the texture.

Love me some shifty eyes🙂

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Stamp: Perky Plants (Paper Smooches), Patterned Paper and the Brad: Out of Print (Basic Gray)


Have a great day!



You Are My Cup of Tea 11/20/2011

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Thanks for the shout-out by Cath on MoxieFab World, my origami box tutorial brought me my best visits record ever!  If you would like Cath to stop by your blog sometime, you can click on this link to add your blog’s URL to Moxie Fab World Blog Roll. Hugs to Cath! Thank you!


I was preparing for some blog hop (will share in December) and ended up with this card and tea bag holder (the origami box;)) I saw Jennifer using some narrow strips of paper to add more interest to her cards in the Holiday Card Boot Camp (by Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner & Friends). I love the look and used on this card. Some way to use all the scraps I saved:) Kristina has a little twist to it: she uses a scalloped border punch first – the results are adorable!

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Color combination from The Play Date Cafe Challenge: Maroon, Copper and Tumeric. Color Challenges force me to use color combos I would have never thought of myself. I like the result on this card!

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I stamped the box after folding all the folds so I knew exactly where I want to stamp:) I love white embossing on red!

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Stamp: My Cup of Tea (Lawn Fawn), Cardstock: Bazzill, Embossing powder: Copper, White (Zing!)


I started with the sketch from CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. It turned out a little different than I thought:) But I had fun!


Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!


Make A Wish 11/19/2011

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This flower makes me smile:) I used some baby wipe to wipe the ink off the rest of the plant stamp before I stamp. A little tip on storing baby wipes: Cut them into small pieces/stripes and put them in a Ziploc bag:) One bag will last you a very long time😉

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Cardstock: Solar White, Cream (Neenah); Stamps: S5247 Flourish Pine (Hero Arts), Perky Plants, Chit Chat (Paper Smooches), Just a Note (Unity); Inks: Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Distress Ink), Pear Tart (Memento); Accents: Pearls, Stardust Pen


I added some shine to the dots on the label using a clear stardust pen:) I saw Jennifer using pearls on her cards in Holiday Card Boot Camp and decided to give it a try. I did not plan on how to arrange my flowers: I just put them where my inking was not perfect:)

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Made for Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

NewImage I am inspired by the colors and the theme. Love this print.


[Tutorial] Origami Gift Box (incl. a Scor-pal Version) 11/12/2011

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Tutorial for :Origami Gift Box (Perfect For Washi Tapes)

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When folding the paper, it is ok to leave a small gap but do not go over the points/lines as the red arrows shown in this tutorial.

If you are new to origami, please practice on some printer paper or scraps first.


[Traditional] A square piece of paper (any size), Pencil, Ruler and Eraser (Skip Step 2)

[Scor-pal] 6″ x 6″ paper, Scor-pal (Start with Step 2)

Optional: Bone Folder, Embellishments, Stamps (as shown in Step 7)

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1. [Traditional] Mark on the back of your paper diagonally as shown below:


[Traditional] Fold the four corners to the center as shown: (It is ok to have gaps)

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[Traditional] Open up and fold to the cross point as the red arrow shown below. Open up and fold the next corner in.

[Traditional] Remove the pencil marks when you have finished all four corners.

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2. [Scor-pal] 6″x6″ Patterned-side up: line up at 4-1/4” and sore at 2-1/8”, 3-1/4”, 5-1/4” and 6-5/8” as shown.

(I marked the 4-1/4” line at the bottom of the scor-pal for an easy line-up).

Turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at 2-1/8”, 3-1/4”, 5-1/4” and 6-5/8”.

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Finished fold lines shown as Patterned-side down:


3. Patterned-side down: [Traditional] Valley Fold as shown in orange lines. [Scor-pal] Score at 3” on all sides, stop at the corners of the middle box. Valley Fold.

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4. Patterned-side facing you: Valley fold as shown on all sides


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5. Fold as shown:

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Continue to fold all the corners:

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6. Step 5 finished look as shown.


Push the four little triangles as the arrows shown above to their left.

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7. Fold the four flaps down as shown

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[Traditional] You may have gaps on the flaps.


[Scor-pal] You will have a little overlapping on the flaps. Turn around and cut the little extra paper off.

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If you want to stamp, do so before step 8.

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8. Fold the flaps back down one by one counter-clockwise.

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Tuck the final flap in.

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9. Decorate.

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Third entry for Lawnscaping Challenge #21: Thank You!

Also for Scor-pal Designer Chellenge

This is my first origami tutorial, please feel free to let me know if you have any question by leaving a comment to this post. I will try my best to answer.




A Tag & A Card for Christmas Using Seasonal Distress Inks 11/11/2011

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Happy Weekend! I tried the Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress Inks arrived in the mail today:)

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Stamps: A Little Loving, Santa Paws (Paper Smooches), Just a Note (Unity); Inks: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Iced Spruce (Distress Ink)

The hat is stamped using reverse stamping technique. Iced Spruce is a gray very similar to Memento London Fog.

Made for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC28: Tag You’re It

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Stamp: Pretty Phrases (Paper Smooches); Inks: Evergree Bough, Festive Berries (Distress Ink); Others: Embossing folder, watercolor paper and perfect pearl mists.

Evergree Bough is very close to Pine Needles but a little lighter (brighter). In my background I used both Broken China (lighter, bluer) and Evergree Bough. Festive Berries is a more intense color to Memento Lady Bug but a similar brightness.

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I learn this “watercolor paper emboss and mists” technique in the Holiday Card Boot Camp by Jennifer McGuire (Online Class). The result is quite beautiful in real life. The sentiment is stamped with water on a piece of card stock covered with distress ink.


Tomorrow, I will try to finish the origami gift box tutorial. Good night~


Thank You Card + Free Windowed Envelope Template 11/07/2011

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Cardbase: 3×3; Stamps: Many Thanks, Jessie’s ABCs (Lawn Fawn)

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I made the envelope and faux stitched the border on the back of the card. Love the look of white on kraft.

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Hello Friends, I just moved my blog to waffleflower.com and the files below changed the reference accordingly.

Click here to download the 3×3 envelope template (.pdf, print at 100% scale on letter-sized paper)

The heart is big enough to cut with scissors. You can also use an exact knife. I included an extra heart for variations.


Enter for:

Simon Says Stamps Challenge: Buttons

Lawnscaping Challenge: Thank You!


Good night~