Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Waffle Flower Tools & Storage Blog Hop


Hi everyone!

To celebrate the Waffle Flower November 2019 Tools & Storage Release, we have a fun hop for you!  Be sure to leave comments at all the blogs in the hop by November 14, 2019 midnight Eastern for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Waffle Flower's shop. Winner will be announced here by November 16, 2019 on the Waffle Flower Blog.
Today Waffle Flower is putting out a mini release of new tools and storage supplies!  Like the Water Media Mat and the swatching system, these new products are designed by crafters for crafters.  This release includes some super fun dies and supplies for disc binding.  Disc binding is perfect for swatching, mini albums, journaling, planners, and more!  Waffle Flower is releasing 3 new die sets that cut disc binder pages and the discs in a variety of fun colors.  

Also new this month are new die storage Magnetic Boards.  These boards are definitely an upgrade to your current die storage system.  The boards are thick and have a glossy white surface side and a magnetic side.  The thick boards are less flexible which means that your dies stay put.  They work with the Cloud Storage Pockets.  You will love them!

Last but not least, Waffle Flower is releasing Premium Palette Paper.  This paper pad contains 30 sheets of waterproof synthetic paper.  You can use it as a work surface, but it also can be used as media for painting, inking, and more.  

Click here if you want to see the whole collection on the website or check out the release video!

Today I want to share a couple of ways I used the new disc binding tools.  Disc binding is so much fun because you can bind different size pages together and you can add, remove, and rearrange pages whenever you want.  For my first project, I made a mini desk calendar.  I printed out the calendar and then used one of the dies from the A2 Disc Bound Die set.  I(f you want to make your own calendar, you can download the PDF file for the calendar on the Waffle Flower site)


After cutting each page, I loosely watercolored each one with different rainbow colors.  After they dried, I popped them onto the discs. 


I fashioned a little stand so I could set the calendar on my desk.  I used the previously released  Disc Bound Hole Punch to make the stand, but you can use any of the larger dies to get the same effect.  


I also used the same die set to put together a swatch book for some inks.  I used previously released Color Swatches for Inkpads stamp set and the Bullet List stamp set for this book.  
I think swatch books like this are so useful because you can bring the swatches to your project.  For my inkpads, I like to stamp a solid stamp and a word stamp to get an idea of how the ink behaves.  The beauty of the disc system is that I can always add to my swatch book when new inks come out:) .  BTW, the little tabs are from the Color Combos A2 Panel die.  


That's it for me!  Here's a full list of who's hopping today!  So many fun ideas to are sure to get your creative juices flowing!


Mahalo and aloha!
JJ

23 comments:

  1. What a cool calendar! I love the ombre look!

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  2. Love that calendar & the swatch books are awesome! I want to be that organized!!!!

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  3. These die sets are so versatile, they will surely make organising a breeze! I've been looking for a quick design for a desk calendar and this might just be the answer.

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  4. Love the ways you used this release! The calendar is a great idea and I love the mini swatch book! So much fun!

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  5. Wow! What an awesome desk calendar idea!! I love this tools release! <3

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  6. I love your watercolored calendar!

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  7. I was trying to come up with a Christmas
    gift for my Stampin' customers. That
    calendar would be easy to make and
    something they could use on their
    crafting table. thanks for the idea.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. LOVE the idea to use it for making calendars!

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  9. I love how you watercolored each page of your calendar! Your swatch book is really cute, too. :)

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  10. Awesome release, love the calendar, so pretty.

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  11. Love your idea of making a book for your inks. This organizing system has really inspired me.

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  12. Oh my! I love the calendar idea...a planner at heart! LOL! So fun :) Thanks for sharing your projects with us. So much inspiration in this hop!

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  13. I really like how there are designated lines for each detail.

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  14. Great idea for the
    calendar. The magnetic
    pages sound so cool.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Lovely calendar. Great organizational tools, love the various sizes.

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  16. Great idea to make a swatch book and love the rainbow watercolored calendar.

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  17. That calendar looks fab - so simple yet so effective! And cool swatching tips, too!

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  18. What a wonderful idea! I really need a small calendar like this for my craft room for birthdays, holidays, etc. This Disc Bound Die set may be the answer!

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  19. This looks really handy, and I love the colors on your pages! How pretty!

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  20. I love how you created your swatches.

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  21. Wow! What a great idea! It will make a great gift too. The new release is fantastic! Very well designed and useful.

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