Thursday, September 5, 2019

Waffle Flower September 2019 Release Blog Hop

Hi guys!

This month, Waffle Flower is introducing a new illustrator Cassie Loizeaux with the September release!  Her set Flower Girl (stampdiecombo) is based on her charming and popular flower dress girl illustration.  In the September release, you'll also see new stamps from all your favorite Waffle Flower illustrators.  From Big Bear and Bird, we have Bear Hugs (stampdiecombo) that depicts one of her most popular designs.  You'll also see your favorite mice from Liz Mytinger in the Little Artists (stampdiecombo).  Rounding out the release are the new floral Poppy Hawthorn set (stampdiecomboby Karla Jodoin, retirement-themed sentiment set Happy Retirement (stampdiecombo), and a fun Fish & Chips mini stamp set (271273) from illustrator Kamo. 

This month also includes some basics from the popular nesting dies series, Nesting Circles Die (310332), Nesting Squares Die (310333) and Nesting Ovals Die (310334). Like our popular A2 Layers Die, there are 17 dies in each of these nesting die sets including, as our customers put it, “all-the-sizes-I-need”.Also by popular request, we have our favorite stamp cleaner bottled with a dauber top and named it Tender Loving Cleaner (WFT002) for precise and messy-free applications.

Click here to watch the video introduction to the September release!

This first card uses my new set, Happy Retirement.  At work, there have been so many folks retiring and there wasn't much out there in terms of retirement-related stamps.  (I get it, I'm old!  Or at least my friends are, heehee!) .  The set has 2 large "Happy Retirement" stamps in different styles, one in a script and one in a bolder block.  It also comes with a bunch of smaller sentiments to mix and match for almost any recipient.   I used the script sentiment for this card and added some mice enjoying retirement:)

Each mouse is highlighted with a blended ink circle that I made using one of the many nesting circle dies.  That little painter mouse is from the new Little Artists set. 

For the next card, I used the block sentiment with the new Bear Hugs set by Big Bear and Bird.  This group hug image is just the sweetest!    

This next card uses the first set from our newest illustrator, Cassie Loizeaux.  If you are not familiar with her work, I strongly encourage you to check out her website and IG feed.  I love her charming whimsical style.  This set is called Flower Girl and is based on one of her signature illustrations.  I used the flower stamps from her skirt to heat emboss a floral frame around the edge of the card.  Can't wait to see what Cassie will have in store for us next time!

For my last two cards today, it was a case of one stamp, two cards!  The Poppy Hawthorne stamp from Karla can cover a full A2-sized card on it's own, but it's just as beautiful using just a small portion of the stamp.  With this card, I stamped the large image once, die cut, and colored lightly with Copic markers.  Then I cut the die cut down the middle.  I put the pieces onto separate card bases with a bit of foam and that was it.  I love the CAS look of the end results.


Thanks for stopping in and checking out the new release!  If you haven't already, please go check out the other folks on the hop today!  The next and final hop is the wonderful Jessica!  (Here's a full list, just in case)

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 9/7/19 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 9/9/2019.

And as a special bonus, all orders $50 and over will receive a FREE Fish & Chips Stamp Set, while supplies last.  (Fine print, no code required, limited 1 per customer, while supplies last, valid through midnight 9/7/19).

Mahalo and aloha!