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Lorena Canto
Spain
Mother. Journalist. Papercrafter. Procrastinator.
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Happy Friday! I'm on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog today with a new installment of the Five for Friday series. Today it's all about Father's Day, and here's a little peek from my project... Stop by the Waffle Flower blog to check all the details about this card and some of my favorite picks for Father's Day! Happy weekend! Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Well, hello there! Wednesday means a new sketch at the My favorite Things Challenge blog and a new opportunity to stretch your creativity. Today's sketch is a great one with many interpretations: I turned it on it's side and exchanged the triangles for pretty flowers using a partial die cutting technique. You may think that I used colors a bit uncommon for this time of the year. Here's why: I live in the Southern Hemisphere and it's Fall here right now! Hence the autumnal colors :) For the background, I used one of my favorite tips for cardmaking. When in... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi everyone! Waffle Flower Crafts and Faber Castell Design memory Craft are having a week long inspiration week and today it's my turn on the Waffle Flower Blog! I'm sharing a project using products from both companies. They work beautifully together! This (mostly) clean and simple girl had a blast getting out of her comfort zone and playing around with mixed media products. Hope you'll stop by to see all the card details... and there's a prize up for grabs too! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Good morning and happy Wednesday! I'm back with the newest My favorite Things Challenge. Another week, another sketch. Check it: My interpretation of the sketch was liberal. Very liberal, indeed, so let me explain myself ;) The stems replace the long rectangle and the flower tops were arranged in a slight semicircle to resemble the circle shape from the sketch. See? It may be a free interpretation, but all the sketch elements are in there. I had a blast mixing and matching the elements from the just released Build-able Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies. The stitched card base and... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello friends! It's my turn on the SRM Blog today and I'm sharing a sweet packaging idea for a cash wedding gift. Hope you'll stop by there to see the whole project and details! Happy Thursday! Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello there! Have I ever mentioned that May is my favorite month? Spring in full bloom, warm weather, my birthday... and the cherry on top this year: I'm the May guest designer at My Favorite Things Card Challenges! I couldn't be happier to get to work with Susan, and to play with the MFT May release, which has lots of cool products :) Ok, so this is what I came up with for the first challenge of the month (Sketch 227). Confession: Sometimes I have a hard time translating a sketch into a card. At that times, I always find... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi everyone! By now, it's clear that one of the big hits of the last Waffle Flower Craft release have been the absolutely gorgeous doily dies: the square and the circle. They've quickly become a favorite, right? So I thought I would share and idea to get even more mileage from the doily circle die. I made some industrial engineering inlaid die cutting using the inner portion of the doily. To do this, I first die cut the doily from white cardstock, and carefully trimmed the outer parts. Second, I die cut the doily again from different cardstock colors and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello and happy Friday! I'm on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog today with a balloons extravaganza! Here's a peek at the project I'm sharing... I hope you'll stop by there to see the rest of the post. It's a very fun one! See you soon :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Happy Tuesday! I'm on the SRM blog today sharing a shaker tag for the sports lovers in your life. Stop by there to find out more details about this fun project! Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Happy Friday! Quickly popping in with the winner of the Waffle Flower Year 1 Blog Hop giveaway. And the winner of a Loved stamp set is... True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 26 Powered by RANDOM.ORG That's: That set is on my wish list. It seems very versatile. Posted by: Sandy Robin | 04/11/2015 at 03:39 PM Congrats, Sandy! Please, email me at lorecl@hotmail.com with your details and I'll pass them on to Waffle Flower so they can send you the stamp set. Thanks everyone for the kind comments! Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi friends! The April release from Waffle Flower Crafts finally made it's way to me and I couldn't wait to share some ideas with you! One of the big surprises in this release are the new inks. They are amazing, and here's a card to prove it... I used the solid daisies from A Bunch stamp set to stamp a whole background using a few different colors from the Spring Blend and Summer Blend inkpads. The colors I used are 1, 3, 9, 10, 13, 14 and 16. The whole background came together super fast! I love stamping my own... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Well, hello friends! Can you believe it? Waffle Flower Crafts is already 1 year old! And what a great first year it has been! I'm super happy that I got to be part of this exciting adventure from the beginning, and wish Nina lots of success for the coming years. Ok, so the DT is blog hopping today to celebrate. You should have arrived from the blog of the ever fabulous Katie Gehring or, if you got lost, you can find the start of the hop here. For our posts we had to choose our favorite product released this first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello there and happy Friday! I'm on the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog sharing a stamper's version of glazed pottery. Stop by the Waffle Flower Blog to see the whole project and five gorgeous pottery samples! Happy weekend! Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello and happy Monday! I'm on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog today sharing some ideas to stretch the Tribal Thank You stamp set. Here's a little look at one of the projects... I have a grand total of three ideas on the Waffle Flower blog! Hope to see you there :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi there! Today I'm at the Waffle Flower Crafts Blog sharing my love for list making. I made a card using On My Mark and Pattern Play stamp sets. Here's a peek: And I thought I could share here how to adapt the biggest frame from Surface - Tag die - Scallop Add on to any size you need. I'm sorry about the low quality pics, we've had the most horrible weather here so I had to use flash. Ok, first we need to die cut a frame. Next, we will cut the frame in two pieces. Depending on how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi friends! Today I have two different color cards inspired by the same color combo. I used some colors that immediately grabbed my attention when Nina posted them for the Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge some weeks ago. That challenge is now over, but there's another one going on with a very interesting inspiration image too! Here are the colors I used. I can't pass a cheery and bright one like this, even if I'm totally late to the party! For the first card I incorporated the color combination by using the ink blending technique. I started by masking a rectangle... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Happy Thursday! Well, so I've finally carved some time to sit down and play with the new My Favorite Things Card Challenges! My dear friend Susan Opel is the Creative Ambassador (isn't that a cool title?) and hostess with the mostess over there. I was beyond excited when after Paper Crafts Mag closed it's doors, Susan announced this new position because frankly, I just can't imagine this paper crafting industry without her. So here's to many more years of creativity! Oh, and the Challenge DT has some serious talent in there. Just check it! Ok, on to the card. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello, hello!!! If you still haven't checked the Waffle Flower Crafts blog this week, there's a super fun event going on! We're sharing fun and cute Valentine's ideas all week long. I'm on board today and here's a little peek (or sneak beak, ha!) at what I'm sharing... Go here to check the whole project! Hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello, friends! How is your week going? Hang in there, just one more day for the weekend!!! In the mean, I have two cards for you showing some ideas with Pattern Play stamp set. This is one of my favorite sets from the Waffle Flower Crafts January release. It's terribly versatile! All the different borders can be mixed and matched. You could stamp them overlapped, build a plaid pattern, stripes, polka dots... Lots of possibilities, really. Today I'm sharing two simple ideas that still create a lot of impact. First, the solid stripes border. This one has two long stripes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi friends! With Valentines Day quickly approaching, I'm sure you'll enjoy a little packaging idea that I'm sharing on the SRM blog today. Hope to see you there and happy Wednesday! Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello there! Long time no see, uh? January is a busy month around here, but I hope I'll soon be back on track with my blogging. Today I'm on the Waffle Flower Crafts blog with a Five for Friday post about... bubbles! They are so fun, cute and shiny! I'm also sharing a card there and I thought I could show you a more in detail look here. The Waffle Flower January release took a bit more than expected to arrive to my little corner of the world, so I was itching to ink up all than fantastic stamps! No... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hello everyone! Today I am participating in the Season's Givings blog hop, and I'd like to send a big thank you to Latisha Yoast for the awesome job she has done putting this huge hop together. Keeping this post short and sweet because it's a pretty long blog hop! I'd just like to take a moment to say thank you to each and every one of you who has visited and/or left a kind comment on my blog during the last year. It means a lot. And also a warm hello to all the new visitors! Here's to an awesome... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi there! Just one more day until we wave goodbye to 2014 and welcome a new year, so I thought a 2015 calendar would be a perfect way to wrap up my Waffle Flower posts for this year! I started by die cutting 12 tags from Surface - Tag Die - Starter Kit. Calendars are something that get pulled out a lot, so I used the sturdiest cardstock I had to make sure the tags don't worn out too fast. Once I had the base tags, I went to town stamping! The months and calendar numbers come from Calendar stamp... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
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Hi everyone! Christmas will be here in just a week, friends! Eek! Do you have all the shopping and gift wrapping done? Well, in case you still have some little gifts to pack, I have a couple of wrapping ideas for you using Waffle Flower Crafts stamps and dies. The fist one is a very merry pillow box. It can fit jewelry or a gift card, for example. I die cut the box from patterned paper with the Silhouette Cameo and then went to town decorating it. I started with a white cardstock strip where I stamped a sentiment from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Patterned Papered Dreams
Adore this bright and happy card, Cheiron! Perfect for lifting spirits!