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!
JJ


41 comments:

  1. Such adorable cards!! So cheerful and colorful!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. Your projects are all so fun and adorable!

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  3. Your unicorn is very cute. He's so plump and adorable.

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  4. Dear JJ
    The cards made using the Waffle flower March release is just amazing. The critters are really cute.I love the colors too tc I wish i become a winner so that I can be the proud owner of the set of Waffle flower collection which includes 5 stamps and 7 dies. stay blessed Love and hugs from Sri Lanka

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  5. darling projects!!!! - LOVE all the different ways you have used these cute animals

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  6. I love the swimming turtles!!! They are so sweet and look peaceful and calm. I love how one is wearing a super cute birthday hat. The background color is so perfect with the shade of the turtles. The animal tags are a must have and I love how you showed them in action. These are really great ideas!

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  7. Thanks for sharing these adorable cards.

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  8. Great cards. I love how you coloured the new wave die background and paired it with the older Be Her set. Your little animals are adorable.

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  9. So in love with the pastel colouring of the wave texture die, its genius and looks gorgeous. And those little tag guys are the cutest, fabulous for parties and with Easter coming up!!

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  10. I love those animal tags.
    they will make great bookmarks too.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful
    projects. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. Those animal tags are the sweetest ever! I have already ordered those and I can't wait to play with them.

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  12. Awwww I love the little die cut critters! So cute! Great projects!

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  13. Wow! So many adorable cards and tags. Love how you used the wave die, on both cards. And the tags are to die for!

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  14. JJ your critter tags are too sweet & it's inspiring to see the different ways you used them. I really like the Waves Texture die & both your cards using it show it off well. There are quite a few products I'm really liking in this release. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  15. Such cute ideas! Love your shading on the critters, it adds dimension - super!!

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  16. These are all so sweet, JJ!

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  17. Both of your cards and your tags are adorable! I do love how the Wave Texture die really does make perfect ocean scenes and your Copic coloring on the second one is ultra cool looking. Thanks for sharing all of your projects with this new release and for the great inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  18. Your unicorn card is adorable and the colored background is so pretty! What a creative way to use the Wave Texture Die. I adore the sweet Animal Tags you designed! I love how you've used them to hang on the sides of a treat cup. The panda bear is my favorite.

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  19. Wow, how super cute! Love love love the way you paired these adorable tags with some sweets - who could resist a panda with a lolly? :-)

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  20. OMG, I love what you created!!!

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  21. I love the little critters, especially the turtles. Your cards and tags are so sweet.TFS!

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  22. Super cute and cool creations! :)

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  23. Wow! All your creations are really gorgeous!!! Love so much your stunning colouring and the beautiful layouts!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  24. Stunning creations! Love them all!

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  25. Really cute cards. Love the multi color background on the unicorn card. The tags are so sweet. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

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  26. So many fun critter cards! Love them!

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  27. Congratulations on such a fantastic design on the Animal Tags set! I feel like those are unexpected animals, which makes the set that much more fun. Thanks for sharing your projects and your design talent with us!

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  28. Cute cards and love the animal tags.

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  29. What a great set of cards and tags! I love all the critters and those turtles so stinkin' cute! Love their smiles! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  30. Loved all of your creations! The texture dies are amazing and those little animal tags are so cute. Great release from Waffle Flower and great projects made with all the goodies. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Your projects show the fun these new elements provide for a great day of crafting. tfs

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  32. Aloha JJ :) Your cards and tag set are stinkin' cute! You've showcased the new release well :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Love the versatility of the Wave Texture Die, and those Animal Tags are just adorable!

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  34. Fabulous cards and treat holders!

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  35. Super sweet and adorable projects! I love how you used the wave border die, two totally different looks with each being perfectly fantastic.

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  36. Cute projects. Love the card backgrounds.

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