Monday, August 5, 2019

Waffle Flower August 2019 Release Blog Hop - Cheatsheet Included!


Hello everyone!  

This month's release from Waffle Flower is all about using stamps and dies to organize your ink and paper supplies and document your favorite color combos. Organizing your craft supplies can almost be as enjoyable as using them!  This month, Waffle Flower is releasing tons of new tools that can be used to swatch and organize inks, cardstock, embossing powders, markers, and more!  The essential Color Combos Stamp Set (271264) is a 4x6 stamp set with 6 configurations of combo options. Use the Color Combos for Inkpads Stamp Set (271265) to fill in the configurations or use the coordinating Color Combos Die (310322) to cut out the configurations from paper. This die also cuts six 2x2 squares for the popular coin-pocket-swatch-system. Color Combos Tag Die (310324) provides you the option of binding your swatch tags with a ring. For those who love to have everything pre-configured, we have the 2x3 Combo Swatch Stamp Set (271266) with lines for notes and Combo Swatch Tag Die (310325) to cut it out perfectly for quick and easy swatch organization. For more customization, you can mix-n-match the lists from Bullet List Stamp Set (271267) with the configurations from Color Combos Stamp Set (271264) for a similar look.  Also by popular request, you can now use Watercolor Swatches Matching Die (310320) to coordinate with your Color Swatches for Watercolors Stamp Set (271212).



Look  for the cheatsheet on how to use these amazing tools below!



In addition to all the fun organizational tools, this month's release also has Bouquet Builder 5 (5x7 stamp, die, combo) with another gorgeous bouquet from Karla Jodoin, Make Waves (2x3 stamp) with a cute mermaid mouse from Liz Mytinger, and Big Dots (panel die, stamp, combo) for those who like the bold, graphic look. There's also the new ATC Layers Die (310326) for your artist trading cards.  


Click here to watch the video unveiling of the August release!



My first 2 cards use my new Big Dots die and sentiment combo designs (panel diestampcombo).  Like my previous panel design, Tile Panel combo, this one has a panel die (measuring 4" wide X 5.25" high) and a coordinating sentiment stamp set.  The die has oversized dots and includes a spot right in the middle for a stamped sentiment.  It's little hard to see, but the section in the middle is accented with an embossed rectangle border (I love this little detail).  

The card below uses the Big Dots combo over a card front covered in stripes cut with last month's Vertical Stripes die.  Such an easy way to make a colorful card!



On this next card, I paired the Big Dots die with the Bouquet Builder 5 flower stamps.  To offset the Copic-colored teal blooms, I inlaid dots into the die cut.  The dots were cut from a piece of cardstock that was blended with Distress Ink and misted with white gouache.  The final touch was some clear diamond gems.  I really enjoy mixing the organic stamps like flowers and leaves with the more modern and graphic shapes like the Big Dots die.



This next card uses the fun mini stamp set, Make Waves.  For the background, I flipped the Cloudscape die from last month to make an underwater scene.  Gotta love the crafty tools that do double duty!


The last card of the day uses dies from the ATC Layers Die (310326) set.  Using the scalloping of the die cut as a guide, I added Nuvo Jewel drops to each layer for a simple but colorful card.  (The word die is from Vine Frame die set).


Before I sign off, I want to share a cheatsheet that helps you figure out how to use all the organizational tools Waffle Flower in the release.  I hope this helps you tap into all the awesome possibilities for organizing your crafty tools!

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Cheatsheet for WF Swatching Tools

(*New this release)

If you want to swatch your stamped inkpads:
One color at a time
Color Combos for Inkpads Stamp Set (271265*)  
- Color Swatches for Inkpads Stamp Set (271221)      
Multiple colors side-by-side
- Color Combos Stamp Set (271264*) + Color Combos for Inkpads Stamp Set (271265*)  
- Color Swatches Stamp Set (271190) + Color Swatches for Inkpads Stamp Set (271221)

If you want to swatch your blended ink on cardstock:
One color at a time
- Color Combos Die (310322*) 
Multiple colors side-by-side
- Color Combos Die (310322*) 
Multiple colors blended together
2x3 Combo Swatch Stamp Set (271266*)  

If you want to swatch your embossing powders:
One color at a time
Color Combos for Inkpads Stamp Set (271265*)  
- Color Swatches for Inkpads Stamp Set (271221)      
Multiple colors side-by-side
- Color Combos Stamp Set (271264*) + Color Combos for Inkpads Stamp Set (271265*)
- Color Swatches Stamp Set (271190) + Color Swatches for Inkpads Stamp Set (271221)   

If you want to swatch your cardstocks:
One color at a time
- Color Combos Die (310322*) 
Multiple colors side-by-side
- Color Combos Die (310322*) 

If you want to swatch your markers/colored pencils:
One color at a time
- Color Combos Stamp Set (271264*)
- Color Swatches Stamp Set (271190) + Color Swatches Die (310237) (optional)
- Swatch Stamp Set (271197) + Swatch Tag Die (310236) (optional)
 Multiple colors side-by-side
- Combos Stamp Set (271264*) 
- Color Swatches Stamp Set (271190+ Color Swatches Die (310237) (optional)
Multiple colors blended together
2x3 Combo Swatch Stamp Set (271266*) 
- Color Swatches Stamp Set (271190+ Color Swatches Die (310237) (optional)

If you want to swatch your watercolors:
One color at a time
- Color Combos Stamp Set (271264*)
- Color Swatches Stamp Set (271190) + Color Swatches Die (310237) (optional)
- Swatch Stamp Set (271197) + Swatch Tag Die (310236) (optional)
 Multiple colors side-by-side
- Color Combos Stamp Set (271264*)
Watercolors Stamp Set (271212*) (palette style)
- Color Swatches Stamp Set (271190+ Color Swatches Die (310237) (optional)
Multiple colors blended together
2x3 Combo Swatch Stamp Set (271266*) 
- Color Swatches Stamp Set (271190+ Color Swatches Die (310237) (optional)

Dies to cut tags to use for your swatches:
- Color Combos Tag Die (310324*) - works for 3 sets of combos
- Combo Swatch Tag Die (310325*) - works for 1 combo
- Swatch Tag Die (310236) - works with Swatch Stamp  Set (271197
- Color Swatches Die (310237) - works with Color Swatches Stamp Set (271190

Stamps that help you label your swatches:
Bullet List Stamp Set (271267*) - bulleted lists for 3-4 colors
2x3 Combo Swatch Stamp Set (271266*) - numbered list for up to 4 colors
- Combos Stamp Set (271264*) - number stamps from 0-9

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That's it for me today (another marathon post!).  Here's a full list of the amazing folks that are hopping today because I don't want you to miss one stop!  



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 8/8/19 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 8/10/2019.

Mahalo and aloha!
JJ







37 comments:

  1. I love your cards! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  2. Such lovely cards! So inspiring ❤

    ~ Priyanka Kantak

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  3. WOW!!! You must be THE MOST ORGANIZED PERSON in the stamping world with your list! ;) I'm WORKING ON IT!!! LOL AND WAFFLE FLOWER is helping me with this new swatch set! I ADORE THE NEW Bouquet Builder 5 too!!! ;) Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!! (I'll be getting some more Waffle Flower goodies for my B.D.!!!! CAN'T WAIT!!) ;)<3

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  4. Such fun cards, love them all!

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  5. sweet cards - love your cheat sheet

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  6. Beautiful and fun set of cards! :)

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  7. Love your cards. The Hello one is awesome.

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  8. Love the cards you made and the awesome tips! Great job!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards from this release! I love all the new products.

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  10. These are such creative uses of this release. Love it all!

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  11. This release screams to me for a great retirement project [in 30 days!] Love this!

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  12. Fabulous projects! Love the adorable Mousey mermaid - eek! So adorable!

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  13. All are FABULOUS! I love the little mouse on the beach scene the most!

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  14. I like your pretty and fun cards.

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  15. The mermouse is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Lovely cards. Thanks for the cheatsheet!

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  17. Beautiful cards! Love the simple design of the hello card.

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  18. Love the swimming mouse.
    Great idea to flip the cloud
    die. It makes beautiful
    waves and the layering is
    wonderful. thanks for sharing
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  19. How very cool! I love the die cut curls with the strips behind it!

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  20. Love the mouse mermaid--so adorable. Thanks also for the cheat sheet on swatching, these swatching tools are terrific, now I just need to get motivated to swatch everything.

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  21. Your cards are just great and the swatching stamps and dies are so useful.

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  22. Crisp clean and cute cards! Mouse mermaid? Adorable!

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  23. Gorgeous cards and thanks for the cheat sheet!

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  24. Awesome cards! Love the Tile Panel and Bouquet Builder 5!

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  25. Love these cards JJ! Universal products!

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  26. Gorgeous cards using the new release. Hope you don’t mind, I copied and printed your cheat sheet to put in my cardmaking binder. It will help me when I order my swatching sets!!

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  27. Your cards are beautiful! This looks like such a great release. :) Thank you for sharing this cheatsheet; so helpful!

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  28. Such pretty cards! What a wonderful release with fun and handy products!

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  29. Beautiful cards! I love the little mouse mermaid - so cute!

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  30. Thank you for that cheat sheet! And your cards are amazing!

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  31. The waves look great with the really cute mouse mermaid. Great job.

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  32. Absolutely love this release. The circle die is so graphic and love the pastel colours behind it. And those cloud dies are so cool being used for waves, your a genius!!

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