Friday, July 5, 2019

Waffle Flower July 2019 Release Blog Hop


Hi everyone!  This month is chock full of goodies because Waffle Flower has a regular collection AND a Back-to-Basics collection this release!  That means that you will see new releases from your favorite designers (just like every other month) as well as a collection of versatile stamps, dies, and texture plates that can be used with all the stamps you already own.  Who doesn't love that?

For our regular release, you will find the stunning Zinnia set (stamp,die,combo), illustrated by Karla Jodoin, with gorgeous details and the Bouquet Builder 4 set (stamp,die,combo), illustrated by Oana Befort, featuring large, modern flowers that you can mix and match to create your own floral arrangement.  This month's stop on our world tour with illustrator Kamo is France with the Bonjour set (stamp,die,combo).  Waffle Flower is also looking ahead to cooler weather with Fall Dreams (stamp,die,combo), illustrated by Big Bear & Bird.  Our cute mice, illustrated by Liz Mytinger, are back for a day on the beach with Fun in Sun (stamp,die,combo).  We also have a 3"X4" set, Favorite Hobby (stamp,die,combo), that features the cutest crafty images and cheeky sentiments.  

The Back-to-Basics collection this month includes the Go Girl Summer die set that pairs with the Sisterhood stamp set; Oversized Merry stamp and die combo (stamp,die,combo) for those who love to get a jump on Christmas cards in July; Cloudscape Panel die for quick and easy scene building; and Circle Texture die for subtle backgrounds.  There are also two full panel dies, Micro Grid 1 die and Micro Grid 2 die, that cut backgrounds with micro squares that can be used alone or as a base for all kinds of techniques.  You will also find the Horizontal Stripes die and Vertical Stripes die for creating bold, graphic, and easy striped backgrounds.  Last but not least, there is the Shutter Panel die that turns an A2 card into a faux shutter with five perfectly cut slats.  

Whew!  Like I said, this month is FULL!  Now that you know what's in the release, let's see it in action!  

My first 3 cards use the new Sisterhood Combo (with the Go Girl Summer dies and the Sisterhood stamps).  The Go Girl Summer dies coordinate with the previously release Go Girl sets.  Maybe because I grew up in the time of paper dolls and fashion plates (remember that toy?), I L-O-V-E making Go Girl cards.  With the new die set, you will get  dies for faces/bodies and more options for hair, glasses, and outfits.   And the Sisterhood stamps have lots of fun sentiments for the sister, bestie, and crafty pal in your life. Great to use with or without the Go Girl dies.  


The background for these first two cards were made with the Vertical Stripes die and the Horizontal Stripes die.  The Vertical Stripes die cuts 6 identical strips that are 5.5" long.  The Horizontal Stripes die cuts 10 identical strips that are 4.25" long.  These dies make it so easy to make a striped background or sentiment strips.  


For this next card, I've got more stripes but this time I used the Shutters Panel Die for the background.  I made this card for a friend of mine who is, how can I say this, not shy;) . I glammed her up with some earrings and necklace made of faceted jewels.  The sentiment (from the Sisterhood set) was too perfect.  


This next card was made using the Favorite Hobby combo.  Let's be honest, we all love organizing our crafty supplies as much as creating with them, right?  This set has a variety of crafty supply stamps that are so much fun to color.  I paired the die cuts with the new Circle Texture die and a sentiment from the Sisterhood set.  The Circle Texture die is perfect for highlighting small die cuts without making things too busy.  


These next two cards use the Micro Grid 1 panel die.  This die can be used alone as a background panel, but it can also be the base for all kinds of techniques.  For example, in this card I inlaid colored pieces back into the cut grid for a multicolor background.  I love how it looks behind the flower from Bouquet Builder 4.   


I also used the Micro Grid 1 die to make a kind of stained glass effect.  I backed the die cut with acetate and filled in the "wells" with translucent Nuvo dots.  I didn't back the panel with cardstock, so when the card is standing, the light shines through the back.  So much fun!   


The last card I'm sharing today uses the Fun in Sun set and the Cloudscape panel die.  The Fun in Sun set is sooooo cute!  This I actually made this card for my dad for Father's Day (sentiment is from Be Him).  The Cloudscape die makes it easy to make a scene background because it cuts all the pieces in one die.  All it takes is some strategic ink blending or splattering and you've got the perfectly cut background.  Tip for blending the clouds: blend ink along the lower edge of the cloud die cuts only.  This will make the clouds pop even more!  


I wasn't able to get all the projects I made this month into this post, so I'll be sharing more on IG (@ribbongirls) including these cards...  


That's it for me today!  (Bless you if you made it through the whole thing!)  I'm the last stop on the hop but here's a list of everyone hopping today just in case you missed someone!  


To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 7/8/19 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 7/9/2019.  

Mahalo and aloha!
JJ





54 comments:

  1. WOW, so many great cards. I love the craft card, the MICE, the die cut backgrounds with tiny squares...LOVE THESE

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  2. Each one of your cards is so unique and so nicely done, JJ!! Love the new Waffle Flower release!

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  3. So many beautiful cards! I love the stained glass effect - great idea!

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  4. WOW!!! You went all out this post crafting! I am so loving those sisterhood cards! Can't wait to make some of my own!

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  5. A SUPER JOB on your cards, JJ! I was STUNNED at the amount of gems you used on the one card, but OH HOW IT WOULD SPARKLE!!!!!!!! ;) I also LOOOVE your floral card with water colors! ;) A SUPER JOB & A SUPER RELEASE!!!!!! ;)<3

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  6. I think your amazing cards are a spectacular way of ending this blog hop. There is definitely something for everyone in this great release.

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  7. So many gorgeous cards, wowza! What a fab last stop on the hop! Another fabulous release, isn't it?! :-)

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  8. So many beautiful cards! I do not know any better!

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  9. Oh my goodness, the transparent Nuvo drops--genius!

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  10. Your cards are wonderful. I'm really loving that Horizontal Stripes Die -- so many possibilities. This is such a fantastic release.

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  11. These are so wonderful. I love the characters you created.

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  12. I love the sassy ladies! They are bold, bright, and beautiful!

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  13. Love the cards. So much inspiration in this hop. You are all crazy talented! Tyfs!

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  14. Love how you used the micro grid to make stained glass.

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  15. Awesome card, JJ! Love how you used that wonderful Micro Grid die. Super cool!

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  16. Wow, so many amazing cards, the mice beach scene and Favorite Hobby cards are so fun (love the circle die background) and the Micro Grid background with the stained glass look is stunning!

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  17. I really love that watercolor flower! :) So pretty.

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  18. Wow, the Nuvo dots with the Microgrid die is amazing!

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  19. Awesome cards and I love the people! So fun and pretty! Great job!

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  20. These products are awesome and fascinating to see how you used them!

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  21. These are all so great! Thanks for showing us how it's done! Super!

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  22. These girls are so versatile and fun!! The craft supplies card is so cute!! I love how you put it on the background of swirls!! And those micro grid panels are fantastic, especially your idea about backing it with acetate and filling the holes with nuvo drops to make almost a stained glass effect!! Pure genius!’

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  23. BRILLIANT Sisterhood dies - love those striped backgrounds!!

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  24. All of your cards are great, but I really like the 2 micro grid cards. What wonderful ideas!!! Thank you!

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  25. Fabulous cards! Love the micro grid die!

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  26. Wow, so much fun! I love the grid panel and how you used it ... both ways! So pretty.

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  27. OMG you are so creative - LOVE LOVE your cards

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  28. Oooh super cool and beautiful cards!! Love them all! I would love to see the one where you filled the holes with Nuvo drops, can you please share a pic of it standing?

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  29. Lovely cards! I love the micro grid background techniques

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  30. What fun, colorful and beautiful card designs.

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  31. Love the use of the stripes on the
    first cards. they set the ladies
    off so well. Those mice are
    darling. great cards.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Oh wow I love all your cards - really really fun!

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  33. Awesome cards to showcase these release items! Your beach scene with the mouse is just adorable!

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  34. Fabulous cards! Great
    coloring and fun designs.
    Carla from Utah

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  35. Yes, I made it to the end! Glad I did - great samples.

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  36. The Sisterhood trio of cards are so very creatively different from each other, but yet all basically the same. Super job.

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  37. Awesome designs especially the card with the micro Nuvo drops, super job!

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  38. A great set of cards! The idea of using the grid die and filling the spaces with Nuvo drops is brilliant! Such a super effect! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us.

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  39. A wonderful collection of cards!

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  40. So many wonderful cards. Love them all!

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  41. Adore these cards..the sisterhood combo with the go girl dies are just amazing.

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  42. Wow, so many awesome new products this month! I especially love the craft supply stamps. You've done a fabulous job on your card designs.

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  43. Wow, so many awesome new products this month! I especially love the craft supply stamps. You've done a fabulous job on your card designs.

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  44. Your girl cards are too fun, love them!

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  45. These are all so incredible, makes me want to go out and buy the whole release (wish I could!!). I love all the colours you used and the time it took to do all those Nuvo dots in the grid was so worth it....spectacular!!

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  46. Fabulous cards, the Nuvo dots card is amazing. Love so many products from this release.

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  47. Such pretty cards! Loving this new release!
    Thanks for sharing.

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