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 will receive a mystery gift (No code required!).

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!