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!

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!