Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Waffle Flower November 2019 Release Blog Hop


Happy release day everyone! 
Today I’m so happy to be hopping with the Waffle Flower crew to celebrate the November 2019 release!   This month, Waffle Flower is introducing three whimsical style sets:  Blessed Bear from artist Big Bear and Bird, Merry Wreath by illustrator Cassie Loizeaux, and Winter Hamsters from illustrator Liz Mytinger.  Also new this month is the beautiful floral set Sunflower Love by illustrator Karla Jodoin.  This floral set pairs beautifully with the calligraphy style sentiment set Simply Said 1.  For those who enjoy coordinating panel dies and sentiment sets, there's the new Herringbone Panel and Herringbone Sentiments.  Rounding out the release are the Rainbow Thank You and Cozy Cabin die sets.  For more details on the release, be sure to check out the monthly release video (link below) or check out the introductions on the Waffle Flower blog!

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


There's such a fun variety of stamps and dies this month, so I have a bunch to share!  Let's start off with this easy holiday card using the new Winter Hamsters set.  This set is so cute and I had so much fun coloring these guys.  


I also used these guys in my next card with the new die set, Cozy Cabin.  I designed the Cozy Cabin die set as a builder set to work with for petite images like the Winter Hamsters.  Makes it so easy to build cute little scenes like this.


Speaking of cute, Cassie Loizeaux has a new set this month called Merry Wreath.  This set has a multi step wreath and a couple of the sweetest little foxes.  For this rustic card, I made a wood-panel background with some woodgrain paper and the Horizontal Stripes die.  I love the look of that die cut wreath!  I used a sentiment from the Holiday Hugs set from last month.


This next card used the new Herringbone Panel die and matching Herringbone sentiment set.  I used the panel die to create a fun New Year shaker card.  There are a bunch of fun sentiments in the Herringbone sentiment set and they all fit perfectly on the Herringbone Panel (which can be used portrait or landscape).  More hamsters, of course!


Last but not least, I want to share some cards I made using my new die set called Rainbow Thank You.  This word die set is a bit different because it includes one large die and 3 coordinating dies.  The combination of dies means that you can do a bunch of different techniques like layering, inlaying, reverse die cutting, and more.  This first card shows what you can do with the one large die and the largest outline die.  The large word die cuts the "Thank You" with 5 outline rings, so it is perfect for creating rainbow designs.  I just love the retro feel of this design:)


For this next card, I used the large die with the 3 coordinating outline dies.  I used the inlaying technique (for the top layer) and layering for the other layers.  You can get so many looks with these dies!


For this next card, I just used one of the negative die cut pieces (one "ring" of the large die) in different colors to build a background.  


For this last card, I combined the Rainbow Thank You dies with  the Coffee Cup die set to make a fun gift card holder.  


This card has a fun little secret detail in the stacked sentiment.  I've used this technique before in the past and it's a fun way to add a little something extra to your die cuts.  The extra outline dies in this set make it possible to do this very easily.  


That's it for me today!  I'm the last one in the hop, but here's the full list in case you just jumped in! 
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 11/7/19 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 11/9/2019.

Receive a FREE Mystery Gift with all orders $50 and over, while supplies last.


Thanks for hopping with us! 

Mahalo and aloha!
JJ

37 comments:

  1. The ho go ho is my favorite! The coloring is beautiful!

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  2. ho Ho HO you've had so much fun, JJ, your Cozy Cabin looks like such a versatile set ... and I LOVE what you've done with the Rainbow Thank you!!! Please tell me which die you used for the tiny squares on your first card? when/if you have a spare moment? xx
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    1. Michel, you're so sweet!

      And the die you asked about is the Micro Grid 2 Panel die.
      https://waffleflower.com/products/micro-grid-panel-2-die

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  3. I'm just blown away by all of these!! They're all so awesome! Haha I love the Ho Ho Ho idea with the hamsters! Super fun!!

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  4. Your Holiday Wreath card is extra cute. I love the little guys!!!!!

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  5. Oh my goodness! I love the Ho Ho Ho with the little critters! So cute! You have a wonderfully creative imagination!

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  6. Love your cards--the wreath and little foxes is adorable! Love this new release!

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  7. The thank you cards are awesome! And fantastic adorable critter ones :)

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  8. So cute and sweet! Love these cards! They are adorable.

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  9. Lots of awesome inspiration! Love the very first card and how you used the hamsters as the 'O' - too cute! And the shaker is great; they're my fave type of card. Shaped cards are always fun, too!

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  10. Awesome cards JJ! Especially love how you did the shaker card, and your clever "ho ho ho" with the critters!! TFS!

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  11. Love the cabin scene. the background
    die cut shaker is fantastic. The colors
    are so pretty. Wonderful collection
    of cards. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Can't even try to pick a favorite. You're amazing and these cards are fabulous!!!

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  13. Awesome cards! Such fun cards with the hamsters, and I love the card you created with the Merry Wreath set!

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  14. Very clever design on the first card - and so cute, too! Love all your makes, the last few have such fabulous colours!

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  15. Oh! The critter cards are soooo cute! I love them!

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  16. What a clever use of the hamster as the O!

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  17. Oh what a bunch of
    wonderful cards!
    Love those Hamsters.
    Carla from Utah

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  18. Such a fun bunch
    of wonderful cards!
    Love those Hamsters.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. JJ your dies are TOTALLY FUN!!! HOW ON EARTH do you come up with these FUN DIES! SO DIFFERENT from what you find anywhere else! Your cards came out WONDERFULLY!!!! MY FAV? Coffee Cup Die Thank You, Your "retro" Thank You & the Hamster Ho, Ho, Ho! LOL BUT, EVERY CARD is WONDERFUL!!! ;)<3

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  20. Beautiful variety of cards with this new release! I'm excited about the new products.

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  21. So glad I ordered the Thank you Rainbow die! I'll be hopping back here to scraplift! Love, love, love your cards!!!

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  22. You’re so unbelievably creative. JJ I always enjoy getting your emails because I can’t wait to see what you made.

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  23. Cute cards, love the Ho Ho Ho with the hamsters and the Rainbow Thank You cards are fantastic.

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  24. So great, it would be hard to pick just one favorite. Love cozy cabins, the herringbone panel and that sunflower really fills a page nicely. Thank you for your always appreciated inspirations.

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  25. Aloha! Those Hamsters are the cutest. Love your Ho Ho Ho. Great samples!

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  26. Such cute cards!! I love those hamsters!!

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  27. Beautiful cards! I love how the little characters make such wonderful scenes and the Thank You die is so versatile.

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  28. Love how you replaced O with hamsters, genius. The shaker with herringbone die is cool.

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  29. OMG 😍just going gaga over your amazing cards, thanks for awesome inspiration

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  30. Love love love your cards!! Beautiful cards!!!!

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  31. Oh my goodness, total cuteness! The textured stitching on the first card is really a nice touch. Love how you replaced the "O's" in Ho, Ho, Ho with a hamster. Also like the red/green color theme! Thanks for sharing!

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