I got some of the fun new Waffle Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog and had to try it out! Waffle paper is a thin, crisp tissue-like paper that can be used in a variety of ways. We carry it in two packages of silver/gold and chocolate/black, and you can order it at my shopping website or by emailing me at email@example.com.
These cards were made with a cute idea I got from my friend and fellow demo Jackie T. She pulled a little waffle paper up through a punched-out shape. I used the Full Heart punch for mine, and the silver waffle paper. I put a little puff of cotton batting behind the waffle paper to keep it fluffed up when it gets squished, and that works like a dream!
I also love how it was able to easily and quickly edge the punched out shape with the Basic Rhinestons, by using the long pre-assembled strip of jewels. Each heart took two strips and about three extra jewels to go around. I decorated the rest of the cards with sentiments from the Perfect Punches set, and some Big Shot Tasteful Trims in black, and Perfect Polka Dots embossing.
Isn't that cute? I used a new Glimmer Brad from the Holiday Mini for the flower at the waist. The flower is also waffle paper, glued to cardstock before punching. The cardstock stabilizes the thin paper so it doesn't become caught in the punch.
One more idea for you this morning... here are two Top Notes cut with the waffle paper. The silver one is just normal--the wrinkles make it look like silver leaf, which is amazing. The gold one I ran through with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder after I cut the Top Note. I wish the pictures could show you how incredibly awesome this looks! I will definitely be using this technique for my Christmas cards.
You can also stamp and emboss on this paper! It's really a fun, versatile addition to our line. Feel free to comment on uses you have found for waffle paper below, and be sure to let me know if I can order some for you to use on your holiday projects this year.