Monday, July 5, 2021

Waffle Flower July 2021 Release Blog Hop


Welcome everyone! I'm so excited today because it's Waffle Flower Christmas is July 2021 release blog hop! July is always reserved for the holidays at Waffle Flower and today we've got a huge release! I'm a super slow cardmaker, so I love getting the chance to start early on my card stash. 

The first card I'm sharing today uses the new set by Liz Mytinger called Hamster Family. The hamsters are some of my favorite characters at Waffle Flower and I love that this set allows me to make personalized cards for the holidays! 

 

I die cut little "photos" of my hamster family and arranged them in a tree shape. I love all that the set has lots of family members from babies to adults and tons of accessories! The sentiment is from the new set Cozy Holiday Sentiments.


This next card may be one of my favorites even though it was the simplest and easiest to make!  I took the Classic Snowflake Die and added mini pom poms! The sentiment is from the previously released Classic Holiday Sentiments heat embossed in white with a bit of hand drawn sticthing. That's it! Such a fun card to make!


This next card uses a die that I designed based on a card that I made last year. I love the design so much, I thought I'd design a die set that would allow me to make lots of the same card this year. The Slimline Christmas Die set is such a value because you get a slimline stitch panel, a single die that cuts a large triangle tree with the star (no more fussing with lining up your die cutting), and even a few extra trees and a label. 

With this car, I used the largest die that cuts the triangle tree (with the stitching on the outside) and the star (with the stitched rays) at the same time. I backed the opening with a bit of a panel die that came out earlier this year, the Triple Line Diamond Panel. I love that you can back the opening with practically anything! I will be playing with this one lots and lots this year!


If you're wondering about the original card that inspired the die, I made a new version! This new version uses the Oversized Joy set as a sentiment, but is very similar to my original with the rainbow stripes using the Skinny Stripes die. 


I have a whole stash of stripes already cut, so this one came together pretty quickly! I love how the Oversized Joy fits perfectly over the card. 


And for my last card, I have a fun shaker card using the Classic Snowflake die! I recently got some little faux sprinkles and it was just what I needed to make this small shaker. 



The sentiment is from the new Labelmaker Holiday set. Even during the holidays, it's still fun to bring in the rainbow colors!


 That's it for me, but I know that the rest of the team and the guests have a TON more cards and they are amazing! The awesome Laura Bassen is next, but here's the whole list because you don't want to miss a thing!


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 Wednesday July 7th, 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 7/9/2021.

There are more giveaways to enter on Instagram including 1 winner to receive the entire release! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out! 

From now till Wednesday July 7th, 2021, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift (No code required!).

Don't forget that Waffle Flower is hosting monthly challenges and this month it’s all about Christmas! The link party has started now! Find more details here!
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! 

58 comments:

  1. I love all the bright colors, especially the pom poms on the snowflake!

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  2. I love how that big snowflake stands out against the bright colors and that you used the center as a shaker. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love the options you had for the triangle tree die!

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  4. Beautiful cards! The slimline Christmas tree can be done up in so many different ways and I love what you've done with it, especially the multicolored stripes.

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  5. Aahhhh! Pom poms! Too stinkin cute. <3

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  6. So colorful! I love the mini pom poms - great idea

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  7. All amazing cards! The hamster family is probably my fav..

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  8. Beautiful cards! So inspiring!

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  9. Love the poms on the edges of the snowflakes.
    the little portraits of the bears and snowman
    that makes a tree is darling. Wonderful
    collection of cards. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Your cards are so creative! I love them!

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  11. Love the bright colors and the great dies! Love the hamster card with your great coloring and shaping them into a tree. Enjoyed the shaker card too! Waffle flower has outdone themselves!

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  12. All of your cards are awesome. I love the giant snowflake die and with the little Pom poms it’s perfect!

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  13. Awesome and inspiring cards from this release!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  14. Loved each one, Stunning cards !! Thanks for the inspiration !!

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  15. Wonderful cards. I especially love the first one -- so adorable!

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  16. I've been a silent stalker but just had to come by and tell you how fabulous all your cards are! Thanks for enabling....I want it all!

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  17. Your Christmas tree with skinny strips is SO LOVELY! I've gotta try it!

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  18. Your cards are amazing especially the hamster tree design!

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  19. SWOON!! I LOVE ALL of your Cards, especially the Pom-Pom Snowflake Card!! SQUEAL!! So FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  20. absolutely FAB cards, love each one of them, that rainbow christmas tree is amazing

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  21. These cards are so beautiful!! I LOVE that Christmas tree with the diamond pattern!!

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  22. Colorful, cheerful cards. The Christmas tree is my favorite.

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  23. Those hamsters are so cute and I love how you made a tree from
    all their 'photos'. And the pom pom snowflake is adorable and
    cheerful. The blue slimline tree is my favorite; so elegant.

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  24. Truly unique cards, but I love that slimline the mostest!

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  25. All of your cards are great fun. Love your designs. You’ve got style!

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  26. I love the Christmas tree cards, very innovative

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  27. These are so clever and cute! I LOVE the Hamster tree and bright colors!

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  28. I love your slimline Christmas trees. Everyone's contributions are so different, it's great to see how versatile this release is. Others have made cards with that die but I haven't liked it as much! But everyone is doing something with the rainbow colors! It's amazing -- and so is your card with the giant snowflake and rainbow/color wheel background!

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  29. Those Christmas trees are so awesome. The pom poms at the end of the snowflake, too cute for words!

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  30. Fabulous cards! Adorable hamsters, and beautiful snowflakes and trees! The Slimline Christmas Tree Die set is my favorite of the release, and I love that fun shaker card you made with the big snowflake!

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  31. I love these. The card with the shaker and the word joy was amazing. And the big snowflake card with the pom poms on it. So adorable.

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  32. Oh wow! So many great cards! I loved both versions of rainbow snowflakes. And the Slimline Christmas trees are also lovely. And ... . Thanks for sharing so many awesome ideas for this release.

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  33. Those hamster photos make such a darling tree and I adore all the rainbow snowflakes! Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

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  34. It is so fun to see all the bright colors you used on your card!
    They are all wonderful.

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  35. Love the pom poms - genius! All your cards are fabulous!

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  36. Your cards are so fun and fabulous! I love the bright and cheery colors and those pom poms are the best!

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  37. What great cards! I love the pompom idea. Fabulous!

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  38. Oh, the card with the hamster family is my favorite! So cute!

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  39. What super fun cards!! I love the Christmas tree shape using the hamster family pictures!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  40. JJ, I'm not one bit surprised that a few of my personal faves are designed by you! I can't wait to make your Slimline Christmas set my own - and JOY!! You're making me take another look at that big ol' snowflake - even if s.n.o.w. is a four-letter word in my piece of Michigan!
    =]

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  41. The 'hamster tree' is just the cutest! Love and appreciate your creativity!

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  42. The slimline tree is at the top of my wish list... I love all of those you did. Such wonderful colors and the sentiments are great also. Great designs from you and this release is magical.

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  43. Wow! I love all of your creative ideas! The blue and white slimline is stunning!

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  44. So many gorgeous cards made with this new Christmas in July release! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. Love Christmas in July and I love having some fresh options so early in the year. At first glance the slimline tree die did not even make my wish list but your cards are stunning and that die is quickly making its way to the top!

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  46. I love holiday cards with non-traditional colors and all your cards are fabulous!

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  47. Ah, JJ.... Twas not the night before Christmas, but it TWAS your GORGEOUS tall, skinny Christmas tree cards that made me decide that I just HAD to have that die! Already ordered! I love the rainbow stripe one and the blue with white plaid overlay is also very well-conceived and executed. I love the snowflake with the little pompons!! The hamsters are also just adorable! Thank you for your work on this release! I love it!!!
    Lori S in PA

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  48. JJ, your cards are always SO FANTASTIC!! I LOVE the colours! Elegant & Brilliant Cards!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you & yours!!

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  49. The pom poms are so cute!!! A hand delivered card, for sure :) Great job.

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  50. Love all of your bold colors and fun festive Christmas cards!! So many and so much to love! Your hamster Christmas tree of Happy Holidays was my fav!! Love those guys!

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  51. lovely cards. I especially love your rainbow slimline christmas tree, that die just rocks so much.

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  52. That Christmas tree card with the stripes is amazing!!!

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  53. I love ALL your cards! Great job! Suzanne Hue

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  54. What a wonderful collection of Cards! Certainly you have given us so many ideas!

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  55. Your cards are all fantastic, wonderful inspiration.

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