Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Waffle Flower March 2019 Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone! We are so excited to announce the arrival of Waffle Flower’s March 2019 release! This month there are 5 new stamps and 7 dies.  So many goodies!

We have the lovely Lilac Dreams set (stamp, die, combo) illustrated by Oana Befort which brings to mind summer breezes and sweet scented flowers. We also have a new Bouquet Builder set featuring a beautifully arranged bouquet of wildflowers illustrated by Karla Jodoin (stamp, die, combo). The pretty floral elements from our Loved stamp set is now back in a much bolder format in XOXO (stamp, die, combo). To compliment the adorable Be Her stamp set, we now have a dapper Be Him set (stamp, die, combo)! There is the new Animal Tags set (this one is from me:) (stamp, die, combo) which can be customized to create the cutest bear, panda, or frog tags. To round out the release, there are also two stand alone dies. The Stitched Rose (stand alone die) die allows you to add the look of beautiful stitching to a card in the shape of a pretty rose. The Wave Texture Die (stand alone die) incorporates fluid stitched lines that are reminiscent of rolling waves, falling rain, or gentle winds (this one is from me too!).

I have quite a few projects to share today, so let's get to it!  My first two cards show two different and easy ways to use the Wave Texture die.  I made a little underwater scene with the cute turtles from the Shellabrate set on top of a panel blended with all kinds of blue Distress Inks.  The stitching is subtle but it does give that feeling of flowing water or even bubbles, doesn't it?    

For this next card, the stitching is not subtle at all.  A couple weeks ago, I colored another Texture Panel with Copics and I just loved how it looked!  (Go check out my IG feed @ribbongirls to see what I'm talking about).  So I tried it again with the Wave Texture Die, and here's the result!  I thought the fun, pastel background would go perfectly with the unicorn from the Be Her set from last month.  I really had a lot of fun coloring this one!

This release I also made some cards using the new Animal Tags die and stamps.  This single die cuts a card that folds in half to make a fun animal-shaped tag.  Depending on the stamps you use, you can make a panda, frog, or bear.  

When the tag is folded, you can use the paws to hold something like a lollipop (like I did above) or to hang the tag (like I did below).  Below, I just attached the tag to the side of a little favor cup filled with candy.  

Here's a pic of the tag opened up.  There is a tab and slot to keep the tag closed, so you can write a little hidden message inside.  This die is great for gift tags, party favors, Valentine's, and lunchbox notes.  Which animal do you like best?

That's it for me today!  I'm so happy that you stopped by!  I'm the last one in the hop, but if you just jumped in, here's the list of everyone hopping today!  You don't want to miss any of the amazing release projects.  

Waffle Flower (Nina)
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Emily Midgett
Channin Pelletier
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. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 3/7/19 for your 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 3/11/19.

Mahalo and aloha!