Monday, April 5, 2021

Waffle Flower April 2021 Release Blog Hop

 

Welcome to Waffle Flower’s April 2021 Release day! After you hop along with our Guest Designers and Design Team be sure to check out the full release on the website! 

 

If you stopped by for the Waffle Flower intros this week on the WF Blog, you’ve already seen sneaks of the fun new stamps, dies, and stencils in this release. This month we have the Birthday Kitties set (stamp, die, stencil) and Birthday Puppies set (stamp, die, stencil) by Liz Mytinger; Pawsome Birthday Sentiments set (stamp); Jumbo Flower Pot set (stamp, die) and Simple Stems set (stamp, die) by Karla Jodoin; Teacher set (stamp, die) and Oversized Smile set (stamp, word die) by JJ Bolton; Pennant Alpha Stamp set (stamp, die), Pennant Banners (stencil), Pennant Alpha Duo-tone set (stencil); Confetti (die, stencil); Brick Wall (stencil), Spotlight Diamond (stencil), Spotlight Hexagon (stencil), and Spotlight Triangle (stencil); and Stitched Diamond Panel (die), Triple Line Diamond Panel (die), and Stitched Flower Panel (die).

 

Let's start off with two cards I made using the new panel dies, Stitched Diamond Panel and Triple Line Diamond Panel. These panels measure just smaller than A2 size and can be used together or layered. In this card, I paired the Stitched Diamond Panel with an adorable dog from the Birthday Puppies set. To bring a bit of color to the background, I went back to my stash of rainbow stripes that I cut with the Skinny Stripes dies. I cut stripes in all my cardstock colors at one time and keep them stashed in a container just for moments like this. The sentiment is from the new Pawsome Birthday Sentiments set. 


This next card uses another panel die called the Triple Line Diamond Panel. This panel has a thin stripe pattern that is designed to work alone or stacked over the Stitched Diamond Panel. For this card, I used some flowers that I cut with the Stitched Flower Panel (we'll talk about that one later:). Simple but fun!

For my next card, I'm using the Teachers Set. This set comes just in time for the end of the school year and Teacher Appreciation Week! If there's any time where we need to thank our teachers, it's this year! I made a fun chalkboard card and added flags using the Pennant Alpha set. The cute little kids are from the Pencil In set from Kamo (so cute!).


My next card just gets me in the mood for Spring! It uses the Jumbo Flower Pot set over a background made with the Brick Wall stencil. I love that the flowers just fill an A2 card. I used Copics to color the stamps, but I'm looking forward to trying watercolors next.



My last card today uses one of my favorites from the release, the Stitched Flower Panel. This panel die is so much fun to play with because there are so many ways to use the die. This time, I did an inlaid technique and then added a white enamel dot to each flower. BTW, this panel is a full A2 size. 


Just like the other panel dies I've designed, there's an 0.3" border that makes it easy to mount with foam tape. This makes the panel great for layering and shaker cards. I didn't want to cover up too much of the background, so I added a small sentiment using the Classic Frames Die and Classic Sentiments


That's all for me today! Be sure to check out each stop in today’s blog hop for fun, inspiration, and chances to win some of these new release goodies! Next on the hop is the wonderful Keisha Charles

 (Here's the whole list in case you missed anyone!)


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 Monday April 12th, 2021 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 2/14/2021.

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

Mahalo and aloha!
JJ

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! 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Waffle Flower Celebrating 7 Years Blog Hop



Waffle Flower is celebrating its 7th birthday with a blog hop, a link party, and lots of giveaways! Today, I'm featuring a trio of cards using some of my favorite Waffle Flower supplies!

This first card uses one of my favorites, the Sprigs Dies. These mini dies are so versatile and are so much fun even die cut in just plain white! For this card, I die cut a window (using one of the many Waffle Flower nesting dies) and filled it with sprigs and backed it with a colorful background. I added a sentiment from the Sentiment Additions set. 


I've always loved alphabet dies and these next two cards use the Tower Outline Dies and the Wide Alpha Dies. Letter dies are so versatile and one of my favorite things to do is to mix them with shapes. This time I mixed it with one of the leaves from another one of my Waffle Flower favorites, Fall Leaves Dies. The leaf die is inlaid with rainbow colored cardstock and makes a fun focal element. For the letters, I used both the letter and the outline die to create inlaid letters. The small stamped sentiment is from the Outline Love stamp set. Lots of white space with a pop of color is my favorite kind of card!


My last card today uses another letter set called Wide Alpha Dies. I love the profile on these and they work so well with landscape and slimline cards. For this sentiment, I die cut the letters and overlapped the letters. I added a stamped and die cut sentiment from the Sentiment Additions set. I love these little sentiments because of the flowy font and the matching dies!  For a background I used the A2 Piercing Panel Die. I do not stitch much, but I love that panel just as a background. The little dots give the perfect touch of texture.


That's all for me today! The team is hopping with some awesome guests, so don't miss any of the fun!  The next on the list is the amazing Laura Bassen! Here's the whole list in case you missed anyone!


To celebrate Waffle Flower's anniversary, there are giveaways and discounts galore! 

Waffle Flower is giving away one $100 gift certificate, two $50 gift certificates, four $25 gift certificates to a total of 7 lucky winners! You can leave a comment to this post on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on Monday March 22nd, 2021 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 3/24/2021.

There will also be 7 lucky winners drawn from the Link Party! Check out the details there! You do not need a blog to enter! In addition, there will be 7 lucky winners drawn from their newsletter list, if you haven’t already, subscribe here! If you're on IG, there will be 7 days of giveaways on Instagram! Follow @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out! Last but not least, there will be 7 bundles of Waffle Flower’s best selling items up for grabs on Facebook! Join their Facebook Group now so you don’t miss out!

From now till end of March, use code YEAR7 at waffleflower.com for 7% off your order, no minimum required!

Mahalo and aloha!
JJ

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! 

Friday, February 5, 2021

Waffle Flower February 2021 Release Blog Hop

 


Welcome to Waffle Flower’s February 2021 Release day! I’m blog hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower to show you all the fun new stuff awaiting you on the Waffle Flower website! This month, the Waffle Flower release is full of stamps, dies, and stencils that celebrate the hope and joy of Spring! 

 

You can’t celebrate Spring without fresh flowers and leaves like those in the Crocus Stamp Set (stampdiecombo), Hopeful Girl Stamp Set (stampdiecombo), Spring Blooms Stencil-n-Stamp (stencil-n-stampdiecombo), and Spring Leaves Die (die). To complement the Spring flowers there’s the A2 Lacy Layers Die (die), Lacy Circles Die (die), and Lacy Ovals (die) sets with delicate scalloped edging. For the stitchers, there’s the Oval Embroidery Hoops Die (die) and coordinating Stitchable Pinking Oval Die (die). The warmer days of Spring also inspire the images and messages of hope and faith in the Caring Hands Stamp Set (stampdiecombo), Caring Hands Sentiments (stamp), Oversized Hope Stamp Set (stampword diecombo), and Lighthouse Stencil-n-Stamp Set (stencil-n-stamp). To round out the release, there are two new alphabet dies, Tower Outline Alpha Die (die) and Retro Outline Alpha Die (die), and two new background stencils, Spotlight Oval Stencil (stencil) and Sunburst Stencil (stencil).  

The ground is still covering the ground here in Virginia where I live, but I'm really feeling a Spring vibe! I think it's because the sun is coming up earlier these days. One of my favorite times of day is that sliver of time when the house is quiet, the sun is rising, and I'm getting my first cup of coffee. The new release from Waffle Flower kind of gives me that same feeling!  Like this first card I made with the new Oversized Hope set and word die. I used the word die over a background I made using the new Spring Leaves Die. I added the vellum overlay to soften the colors and used the previously released Ticket Frames Die to add a final detail. I love how the word die fills up the card!


For the background, I die cut one of the leaves in multiple colors and laid them in an angled pattern. I love that triple leaf die!

This next card uses the Caring Hands Set with a background using the Sunburst Stencil. I really wanted the hands to be holding a cup of coffee, but I didn't have a coffee cup the right size. Instead I just used some of my nesting circle dies and made my own cup! So easy. The sunburst background was just what I needed to perk up the background, and the sentiment (from Sending Love set) was just right too.


This next card was super easy and fun to do! I used the new Lacy Circles Die to created an inlaid scalloped circle. Then I cut out the middle and backed it with multi color stripes I cut with my Skinny Stripes Dies. The simple sentiment was made with white cardstock backed with vellum using the Retro Outline Alpha Dies. I'm loving that alpha die set because of the clean, rounded serif font and because each letter die has an outline die. So many options!


This card uses the Hopeful Girl set and the Lacy Circles again, but this time as a shaker card. The images in the Hopeful Girl set are so sweet just as you would expect from Big Bear and Bird. Love the sentiments in that set too!


This next card features one of my favorites from the release. The Lighthouse Stencil-n-Stamp is perfect for folks like me that love making backgrounds. Something about making a blended ink sunset is so soothing! The tall lighthouse image works really well on a slimline card, especially when you add a reflection and a bit of detail in the foreground.


If you look at the set, you will see that both the stamp set and stencil has the lighthouse image. At first, you might say "why would I need both?". The stamp is great for creating a sharp silhouette and has the the window details. The lighthouse in the stencil does not have the windows, but is great for reflections and shadows. Tip for creating windows in the stencil version: Blend the solid lighthouse with Distress Ink or other water-based ink. Use the windows in the stencil to lift the ink and then blend color over the lifted spots. You could also use pigment ink for the windows. 


That's all for me today! Hope you’re enjoying the hop! Next on the hop is Rebecca!  (Here's the whole list in case you missed anyone!)


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 Monday February 8th, 2021 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 2/10/2021.

There are more giveaways to enter on our Instagram! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out! From now till February 7th, 2021, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mystery gift (No code required!).

Mahalo and aloha!
JJ

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! 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Waffle Flower January 2021 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Waffle Flower’s January 2021 Release day! We’re blog hopping today to show you all the new goodies waiting for you on the website here! This month, Waffle Flower is starting the year afresh with 4 stamp sets, 3 matching dies, 6 dies,1 stencil-n-stamp, and 4 stencils!

 

With February around the corner, Waffle Flower is getting ready for Valentine’s Day with two classics, hearts and roses! This release is chock full of ways to share the love with family and friends!

 

To get your floral fix, there’s Love Letter (stamp, die, combo, stencil, outline die) and Rose Bouquet Stencil-n-Stamp (stencil-n-stamp, die, combo). With a heart theme, there’s the Heart Balloons Stencil Duo (stencil), Heart Blooms Stencils (stencil), Heart Frame Die (die), and Heart Spotlight Stencil (stencil). To coordinate with all of the lovely hearts and roses, Waffle Flower has a trio of shape dies with charming scalloped edges with the Scalloped Hearts Die (die), Scalloped Circles Die (die), and Scalloped Squares Die (die).

 

To round out the release, Waffle Flower has three fun sentiment sets, Oversized Heart (stamp, combo, word die), Sending Love Sentiments (stamp) and Happy Birthday Sentiments (stamp, die, combo).


My cards today are all about quick and fun! I'm trying to rebuild my stash, and these cards are just what I need! For my first card, I used the Heart Frame Die to create an easy Valentine's Day card. The Heart Frame Die cuts a pattern just around the edge of the panel, so you can either keep the panel for stamping, stenciling, etc., or you can die cut a shape cutout like I did (used one of the dies from the Additional A2 Layers set).


I backed the frame opening with a bit of striped paper from  JJ's Rainbow pad for some quick color. Since the frame has so much color already, I kept the focal image (the previously released Bear Hugs) uncolored. The sentiment is from the new Sending Love Sentiments which works great with line drawings. 


This next card uses the Heart Balloons Stencil Duo and the Happy Birthday Sentiments set. I used my Distress Oxide inks because they give the balloons that lovely balloon sheen:)


The open font sentiment layers so great over backgrounds! I die cut the sentiment and layered it just for a little extra detail.


This last card uses the Heart Balloons Stencil again, but instead I used it to outline a single balloon to match my stamped image. I love how you can use a thicker or thinner pen just to match the lines of  stamped image. The sentiment is from the Sending Love set and the Heart Frame is used as a panel. Easy peasy!


That's it for me! Thanks for hopping with me today! Next on the hop is Rebecca but here's the full list if you just jumped in! 

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 Monday January 11th, 2021 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 1/13/2021.

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

From now till January 7th, 2020, all orders over $75 placed at waffleflower.com will receive a FREE set of Perforated Pinking Shapes (No code required; Limited 1 per customer; While supplies last).

Mahalo and aloha!
JJ

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!