Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Waffle Flower October 2020 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Waffle Flower’s October 2020 Release day! All of the products from this month’s release are waiting for you on the website here

October is the best of both worlds where we’re enjoying the beauty of fall while the excitement of the coming holidays is building! To celebrate this magical time of year, Waffle Flower is so excited to be releasing 6 new stamp sets, 8 standalone dies, and a new paper release! 

For the autumn-lovers out there, we’ve got the beautiful Layered Sunflowers (stamp, die, combo) by a newcomer Susan Bates and the charming Pumpkin House (stamp, die, combo) by artist Cassie Loizeaux! 

If you’re already diving into the holidays, we’ve got the adorable Holiday Cheese (stamp, die, combo) by Big Bear and Bird and versatile Merry Christmas (stamp, die, combo)! We’ve also got the Christmas Tree Panel (die), Winter Floral Panel (die), and Big Dots Holiday (stamp) by cardmaker JJ Bolton! 

Speaking of the holidays, this month includes the holiday paper release! This release includes the holiday patterns: Happy Gnomes (paper), Christmas Stripes (paper), Half-Half Dots - Christmas (paper), and Half-Half Lines - Christmas (paper) and a new modern fall palette called Caprice: Half-Half Dots - Caprice (paper) and Half-Half Lines - Caprice (paper).

Rounding out the release are some versatile stamps and dies to use all year long! The new Angled Stripe Panel (die), Diagonal Stripes (die), Deckled Frames (die), Essential Sentiments (stamp, die, combo), Happy Birthday Word (die), and Stitched Borders (die) will definitely get some regular usage in your crafty rotation. Last but not least, there’s the Floss Organizers (die) for our thread artists.

The Waffle Flower design team is so excited to share the October release with you today! We hope you find something that sparks your imagination and brings you joy! 

I got lucky this month and found some extra time to work with all the new release goodies! So I hope you don't mind the extra long post today! Let's dive into with the holiday cards first! Holiday cards are one of my favorite types of cards to make. Even though I'm a CAS gal at heart, I can honestly say I love every type of holiday card out there. Even rainbow ones;) This first card today uses the Christmas Tree Panel Die with the Merry Christmas Sentiments Set with some colorful paper from the JJ's Rainbow paper pad. This panel die is such an easy way to make a glittery shaker card!  

This next Christmas card uses one of my favorites this month, the Winter Floral Panel Die. The design is kind of a modern take on a folk art flower design and I love how it works as a shaker! 

The round frame is from the previously released Classic Frames Die set and the sentiment is from the Classic Holiday Sentiments set. This panel has an extra element of fun with die cuts within die cuts like the petal pieces below. 

I was in a shaker kind of mood because I've got one more Christmas shaker using the Angled Panel Die. So technically, the Angled Panel Die is not a holiday die, but when you use it to create a see-through shaker, it kinda is;)!  I put two of the Angled Panel dies back to back to create a card you can see all the way through. As an added bonus the panels make a fun diamond pattern when they are layered like this!

To finish the card, I added a single piece of red card stock for the back of the card. I chose red so that the shaker would really stand out against the Christmas red. The final step was to add 3 round frames: one on the front with the sentiment, one on the backside of the card front (to cover up the sentiment frame), and one on the red back panel. From the front you can only see the sentiment frame. The clean and modern sentiment is from the Big Dots Holiday Sentiments set.

The last holiday card I have for you today uses the leftover die cuts from the first card I shared today. The mini trees work perfectly as embellishments in the previously released Big Dots Panel die. I used another sentiment from the Big Dots Holiday stamp set for this one.

I also wanted to share some non-holiday cards for you today. This next one uses the Diagonal Stripes Die with the previously released Star Panel and Happy Retirement stamp. I've had a version of this card in my head for so long and I knew the diagonal stripes was perfect for the look I wanted. Super crisp and clean!

Before I go, I want to share one last card I made using the Deckled Frames dies. I love the look of the uneven edges and they work so well with natural elements like flowers and leaves. So naturally, I paired with with some die cuts using the previously released Sprigs dies. I used some of the soft pastel papers in the Unicorn paper pad and a sentiment from the Rainbow Bridge set. I love how the organic frames, soft colors, and natural elements just flow together!

Whew! Thanks for hanging in there with me today!  Here's the links for the whole release hop! This month, we're so lucky to have some wonderful guests on our hop in addition to the awesome DT!  The fabulous Maria is next on the hop, but here's the whole list in case.

Jeanne Jachna ~ JJ Bolton (you are here!) 

For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on October 11th, 2020 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 9/14/2020.

There are more giveaways to enter on our Instagram! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out! 

Mahalo and aloha!

P.S. For those of you who are new to Waffle Flower, they have a Last Chance section on their website that lists many goodies for 25% off until they are gone! This would be a great place to start your collection!