Aug 5, 2019

WAFFLE FLOWER August 2019 RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY!

Today is the day! The Waffle Flower August 2019 release is live and it is a fun one! Stick around to the end and I will share how you can enter to win a $25 gift card to Waffle Flower's shop! Here are all the cards I made with this release. Starting with a couple of cards I made with the new Bouquet Builder 5 Stamps and Dies:
I stamped the bouquet in white pigment ink on navy cardstock (can we please talk about how my spell check constantly changes cardstock to yardstick LOL???) and then colored the image with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils. I made the gold stripes with the Waffle Flower Horizontal Stripes Die. I love the way the pencils look on navy cardstock!
 For this one I placed the image vertically on the card and colored the image with Copic markers.
For the background, I used the Big Dots die from this release. (I'll share more about this die in just a bit!)
Next up, is the card I made with the Make Waves Stamp Set. I stamped the images and then cut out masks to cover them up so I could ink blend on top of them. 
Then I created a shaker window for them to swim inside!
I used the same Make Waves set for this ATC card. I love the ATC Layers Die for quickly and easily creating ATC cards and layering scalloped rectangles and straight rectangles.
The Big Dots Die and Big Dots Sentiment Stamp Set is right up my alley!  I love the bold and graphic effects you can create with it and the straight graphic font is so fun!
For this one I ink blended all the dots a different color fo Distress Oxide Ink.
For this one I simply layered die cut cardstock over a different color of cardstock. So easy and yet such a bright impact!
Last, but not least, I used the Color Combos Die and the Color Combos Tag Die to organize my cardstock swatches!
I love seeing all the colors of cardstock I have and how they work together!
I created a video sharing how and why I created these cardstock swatches here:

I hope to do a whole series of organizational/swatching videos using the new Color Combos bundle! If there is something in particular you'd be interested to see, let me know!

Ok, now let's talk prizes! Make your way through the hop and comment on all the hop locations for one of three chances to win a $25 gift card! All the hop stops are here:
Be sure to comment by 8/8 for your chance to win! Also if you spend $50 or more at Waffleflower.com from now until 8/8 you will get this awesome Color Swatches stamp set (while supplies last, limit one per customer).
And as always, if you want to grab these products now, I'll have them linked below! Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to comment below for your chance to win! 


Jul 13, 2019

Therm O Web & Waffle Flower Swap - 3 Cards

Hi everyone! This week, Therm O Web and Waffle Flower are featuring a fun product swap!
I had a blast making the glittery background by using two colors of Glitter Glitz Gels on each. 
I used the Summer Go Girl Dies by Waffle Flower to cut out some fun girls and then used the Therm O Web Double Sided Foam adhesive to add Foils and Flock to the girls' outfits, sunglasses and hair.
I love giving them fun fair colors and rainbow dresses! 
I used the Waffle Flower dies to create backgrounds too. I love the Shutter Panels Die. 
Or used the Speech Bubbles die to house the sentiment.

I have a video on Therm O Web's YouTube Channel sharing how to create these cards. You can check it out here:



All the products I used are linked in the video, but I will link them here too!
Thanks for stopping by!



Jul 11, 2019

8 Cards 1 Kit | Queen & Co. Under the Sea

It's been a while, but I have a new video! In the video, I share 8 different cards made with the Queen and Co. Under the Sea kit!
But, I do want to share the cards here too so you can see them in detail. I love the eyes on the crab!
The sand dollar is so pretty! I inked mine with Abandoned Coral, but it would be so pretty in white too on a blue background.
I love the colors and patterns from the 6x6 Mat Stack in this kit.
The Toppings in this kit are so pretty too! I love this chips that look like mica pieces.
The summery and ocean shapes like this dolphin are so fun!
The stitched lines are so pretty! I loved pairing this with the scalloped circle from the Queen and Co Foundation Dies (linked below!).
The shark is super cute too and not at all scary and Jaws-like!
I thought putting the big crab eye on this angel fish made him look super cute!
If you love these shaker shapes, patterned papers and toppings you NEED the kit! It is linked down below along with all the other items I used on these cards and in the video.
Thanks for stopping by!



Jul 5, 2019

Waffle Flower July 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Today is the big day! Waffle Flower's July release is now available and it is a BIG release. There are two bundles this month, a regular bundle and a Back to Basics Bundle. Here is everything in the regular bundle:
And here is everything in the Back to Basics Bundle:
There are so many fun stamps and dies in this release and I made a ton of samples, so let's get started. This one was made with the Horizontal Stripes Die. 

I cut the stripes out of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blended over them with Distress Oxide Inks and then put the stripes back together on an A2 card base.
For this card, I used the Bouquet Builder 4 Stamps and Dies. I colored them with Comic markers.
I used the new Circle Texture Die to die cut the background and ink blended over that.
I used the cute Bonjour Combo for this one. I lived in Paris for a semester during college so I love this stamp set.
But the little cafe scenes could be used without the Eiffel Tower for a versatile look.
I used the Fun in the Sun Stamps and Dies for the next couple of cards.
I also used the Cloudscape Panel Die to create the background. I added a touch of Distress Oxide ink to the edges of the cloud pieces to make them look like big, puffy, white clouds in a blue sky.
I inked over the whole bottom piece of the die cut to mimic water.
I adore the little mice in bathing suits and drinking Pina coladas!
Next up is the Zinnia Stamps and Dies. I love these flowers because all the stamp details make them really easy to color in and figure out where to blend darker colors.
I again used the Circle Texture Die to create the background.
July is the month that lots of cardmakers start their Christmas and holiday cards. So Waffle Flower came out with the Oversized Merry Stamps and Dies. The word die is awesome and pretty much fills an A2 card.
 I love the snowflakes stamped and heat embossed in white on Kraft cardstock.
 They look great on red cardstock too! Here I used the Micro Grid background to show bits of the white cardstock underneath.
 Gold foil cardstock is another great choice for the merry die. I like stacking a couple of die cuts to get dimension.
Lastly, I have a couple of cards made with the Sisterhood Combo. This Combo comes with the Sisterhood Sentiment Stamp Set and the new Go Girl Summer Dies, which feature new hairstyles and outfits.
I love these new dies! Not in either bundle, but also being released this month are the Micro Grid Backgrounds. I love these for an easy, modern background. 
I also used the Nested Hearts Dies to create some hearts for the sentiments.
Phew! That's all my samples this month! Don't forget to leave comments along the hop because Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 7/8/19 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 7/9/19.

Here is the blog list:
Waffle Flower                      
 Amy Rysavy                        
Jessica Frost-Ballas            
Emily Midgett                        
Nichol Spohr                        
Channin Pelletier                  
Rebecca Keppel          You are Here!        
Keeway Tsao                        
Alix Davis                              
Kelli Cool                              
JJ Bolton                                
Thanks so much for stopping by today!