Saturday, January 5, 2019

Waffle Flower January 2019 Release Blog Hop


Helloooo!

I have a ton of stuff to share today, so bear with me!   I am so excited because this is my first release hop with the Waffle Flower design team  And there is so much goodness coming your way from Waffle Flower (I wish I could tell you EVERYTHING) and it starts today with the January 2019 release!

Did you know that starting with this release, Waffle Flower die sets will come de-tabbed and pre-arranged on magnet storage sheets? (Dies smaller than 4"X4" will be adhered to a backer card with tape)  All you avid die fans know what a game changer this is!  

Also new this release, enamel dots have been added to the Waffle Flower line!  The sets are designed for cardmakers and include lots of the tiny dots that cardmakers love!  In this release, there are 3 different designs of enamel dots.  The Clean & Clear set includes both white and clear dots, perfect for adding dimension and shine to any color combination.  The Stardust set includes white and silver glitter dots.  And the Up & Running set features 7 colors of dots from the rainbow of Waffle Flower ink colors.  Check them out in the ink section of the Waffle Flower website.

So now on to the stamps and dies:)  This month, we have 5 new stamp sets and 7 dies.  There is the Magnolia set (stamp, die, combo), illustrated by Karla Jodoin, with elegant, oversized flowers.  You'll see lots more beautiful designs from Karla in the future!  This set is perfect for coloring, and the exquisite details of these stamps make it easy for even beginners to enjoy.  Also in this release you will find the sweet Group Hug set (stamp, die, combo) illustrated by Big Bear & Bird.  This set is guaranteed to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.  In this release, there is also a sentiment set from a new Waffle Flower designer, me!  I designed the Here for You set with all the sentiments you may need to send a heartfelt message to a friend in their time of need.  This set works with two standalone dies that I also designed (we'll talk about those in a minute).  Another set in the release is Favorite Valentine (stamp, die, combo), illustrated by Kamo, and is just perfect for creating valentines for the classroom or your favorite little ones.  To round out the release, we also have a 3"X4" stamp set, Spice Pot, for quick and easy cards.   

Along with the stamp sets, there are a couple of standalone dies this month.  The first die is the Tile Panel die.   This one is a 4" X 5.25" panel die with a classic, modern pattern that can be used for both feminine and masculine cards.  Great for either a focal point or a background piece.  The second die is named the Painted Landscape die.  This unique, one-piece die makes it easy to create colorful mountain landscape scenes with depth and texture, all in one layer!

Today, I want to share just a few cards using the Tile Panel die and the Painted Landscape die with the Here for You stamp set.   The first card uses the Tile Panel die and could not have been easier.  I just backed my die cut with a background made with alcohol inks on Yupo paper.  The Tile Panel die has a built-in strip, so there's no guessing where to put a sentiment.  Many of the sentiments from the Here for You set work perfectly with this die, but I'm sure you already have tons of sentiments in your stash that would work just as well.  


Around the edge of the die is a subtle stitch pattern that just gives that finished feeling.  I've been using this die a bunch lately because it really does work with feminine or masculine elements.  I used one of my favorite sentiments from the Here for You set on this one.  I chose a classic font for this set so that it can be used for any recipient.  


With my next cards, I wanted to show two different looks you can achieve with the Painted Landscape die.  To achieve a clean, graphic look, I used solid cardstock to create the look of a desert mountain landscape.  


For a more muted, textured look, I watercolored the die cut pieces individually and then inlaid them back together.  I added some super easy hand-painted trees along the mountain range for more detail.  With this die, everything has a layered look but it's all one layer.   


Before I go, I have one more card to share using the Group Hug set by Big Bear & Bird.  Who doesn't love that bear?  I used copics to color the image, die cut it, and placed it over my stamped background.    


That's it for me!  Thank you so much for hopping with us!  I'm the last one in the hop, but if you just jumped in, here's the list of everyone hopping today!  Did you miss any?

Waffle Flower (Nina)
Amy Rysavy
Channin Pelletier
Nichol Spohr
Rebecca Keppel
Caly Person
Kelli Cool
Alix Davis
Keeway Tsao
JJ Bolton (you are here;)

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners.  Please leave a comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59 pm ET on 1/7/2019 for chances to win.  Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 1/9/2019.  Plus, orders of $50 or more will get a FREE set of Up & Running Enamel Dots (limited one per customer, while supplies last, valid through midnight 1/7/2019).  

Mahalo,
JJ


64 comments:

  1. I love how you created the background for Group Hugs!

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  2. Great projects. I love the background for the tile pattern die and I love how you mixed up the group hug card. That would make an awesome baby card.

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  3. Your water coloring is lovely but my favorite is the big hugs card! I love the background using the word hugs over and over. Super cute and a completely different take than anyone else in the hop! I like seeing different takes and your card has pushed me to pick up this set! Thanks!

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  4. Your cards are amazing. I really like how you made the Group Hugs card. That stamp set is my favorite in this release. The background is perfect.

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  5. Great cards! I love your painted landscape two ways. I wasn't sold on it with just layered paper, but seeing it water colored, wow!

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  6. Wonderful post today with all the new goodies! Love them all!

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  7. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards.

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  8. Awesome cards!! I really love that cover die on the first one with the brilliant colors beneath!!

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  9. I really like the background on your first card you shared. :)

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  10. I love your first card with these windows that let these beautiful colors! I love rendering!
    Thanks for the chance to win !

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  11. Love your cards and your designs! I saw you designed several of this new release, great job!

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  12. I love the Group Hug set and your coloring is fantastic.
    Thanks
    Ang

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  13. Beautiful and cute cards. Love all the colors and great techniques.

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  14. Love your creations with the dies!! Your Group Hugs card is so cute!

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  15. LOOOVE your cards, JJ! Congrats on designing! :)
    Hugs

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  16. Beautiful, fun cards. I love the vivid colors.

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  17. Love how you used alcohol ink with the Tile panel card. So nice!

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  18. Congrats on becoming a new WF designer and I think your die cut panels and sentiment stamp are fantastic! I love cover dies, so I'm sure the Tile Panel die will be finding its way into my craft room! Beautiful cards, thank you for the inspiration!

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  19. Beautiful cards! I love the alcohol ink panel behind the tile die - it's so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. So much fun with all your BRIGHT unique color combos! Great job!

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  21. I LOVE the colors of all your sweet critters! So unique. And the new dies are awesome. Great cards showcasing them.

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  22. Your cards are fantastic. I love that watercolor landscape with the painted trees. It is beautiful. I also really like how you used the hugs sentiment to create a background.

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  23. wow.. those are fantastic cards. The coloring in the background really makes that card pop and that hug card is sooooo adorable.. love the hug background... lovely.... tyfs..:)

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  24. Love your cards! The Group Hug set is a new fave!!

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  25. Oh my goodness. I already knew I had to have the Tile Panel die but I love how you paired it with alcohol ink!

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  26. all of your cards are wonderful. Love both of the stand alone dies, they could be used so many ways and the hugs card is so sweet.

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  27. These are all fabulous!! I really like that first one with the fabulous cover die and that gorgeous background!

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  28. Gotta love this
    Group Hug, it's
    adorable! Lovely
    work on your cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  29. The group hugs card is simply the best, so lovely. Awesome job, thanks for sharing!

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  30. Love your cards. The Hugs background looks great with your awesome coloring.

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  31. Fabulous cards! Love that awesome Tile Panel die.... such a great effect with the pretty background! Group Hug is adorable!

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  32. Gorgeous cards! Love the cool background you made with the dies; they look like the background to a western. So neat! And your giraffe card is so sweet! Great way to use the Hug stamp in the background, and I love those pretty pastel colors that you colored the animals in. Such a lovely card

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  33. Loving the geometrics of the Tile panel die card, and those dramatic designs with the landscape dies so much!

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  34. Your cards are wonderful and love the group hug card the best!

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  35. Your All the Hugs card is stunning!

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  36. A wonderful new release from Waffle Flower and your creations are fantastic!

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  37. Wonderful cards -- that hugs card is so adorable :)

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  38. Love, love, love your creations.

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  39. I love this release. These cards are amazing.

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  40. Those colors are amazing. Great choice!

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  41. Love this release. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  42. Love the background on the group
    hug card. I finally figured out
    how to interchange the colors
    on the tile die but I like your
    way better. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Congratulations! We'll have to see you designing for Waffle flower. I really enjoyed seeing your cards especially the die that creates the panels so pretty!

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  44. I love the geometric design of these cards. They are amazing. Well done.

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  45. Fantastic cards! Love the details and your amazing backgrounds, the alcohol background is especially cool. Fabulous inspiration!

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  46. Congratulations on your design work for Waffle Flower! I especially like the Painted Landscape die. You did a beautiful job watercoloring it, and I think it would be a very fun and versatile die to work with. Great job on all your cards!

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  47. So happy for you to be designing for Waffle Flower! They're lucky to you you, with your awesome talent! All of your cards are great, But I'm especially loving the card made with the Group Hug set!

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  48. I'm in love for the beauty and the cuteness of your cards!!! Amazing colouring technique!!!

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  49. From the uber cool to super sweet... these are fabulous!!

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  50. Love the tile card! Those colors are so vibrant!

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  51. love the b0ld colors you use - very inspiring!!

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  52. Your cards are wonderful! I love the colors you used on the animals in the group hug stamp. :)

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  53. Beautiful! Your cards are always so creative.

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  54. So colorful with the alcohol ink background on the Tile Die card and I love the sweet colors on the Group Hug card. Lots of fun things in this release.

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  55. Love your choice of colors on all of these cards.

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  56. What delightful cards. And I love the non-traditional animal colors on group hug; I need a pink giraffe in my life. And congratulations on your amazing stamp set. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  57. These cards are amazing. I love the color choices!

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  58. Congratulations on being a designer with Waffle flower. I love their stuff! By the way, did you ever meet your goal of making all of your Christmas cards? I was looking forward to see if you met your goal. Thanks.

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