Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Waffle Flower February release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Waffle Flower February Release Blog Hop! I’m happy to be hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower to show you all the fun new stuff awaiting you on the Waffle Flower website! 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!

  I have a  lot of cards to share with you today. This month is all about Card Designing and we will share some card designing tips and we have a lot of new fun products to make the card making process much easier. The first one is - Designer Template 1 Die Set. 

TIP. Build a background 

  When I'm struggling with what and where to put on the card I always look for a card sketch and the basic shape dies help a lot! And now we have a perfect die set series to build quick and easy card backgrounds. The only thing you will need is a sentiment or other stamped image. 

  I made a few sketches that work with this die set and below you can find my card samples. 

On my dirst card I combined Designer Template 1 Die Set with our new flowers - Daffodil - March Birth Flower Stamp Set.

And on the second with a large sentiment - Oversized Happy Word Die and heat embossed Daffodils. 

    Daffodil - March Birth Flower Stamp Set comes with coordinating stencils for coloring and all my flowers I colored with inks in seconds. Only on the next card I used a red alcohol marker to add a border on the flower's centre. I embelished the card with green enamel dots and for the card backgrouind I used white and pattern paper with lines from - .

 TIP. Make a pattern.
  Besides the new floral stamps we have a new small flower die - Layered Flowers Die, that can be used as focal point near the sentiemnt or can be used for creating floral frames or simple patterns on the cards. 

  Another must have product for easy card designing is border die. Any kind or any shape :) But it has to be with an open edge like our new dies - On the Edge Trio Die set. The open edge will allow you to create any size panels with a shaped border vertical or horizontal. 

  For my first card I cut out a vertical panel with tiny envelopes from a regular white cardstock. I foam mount it on a leftover paper piece with alcohol inks. I stamped my sentiments and embellished the card with a few black enamel dots. 

TIP. Color Combo
On the next card I cut out the same panel but for a horizontal A2 card. I adhered small pieces of a black glitter cardstock behind the envelopes. I applied black ink through the Random Tiny Dot Stencil on a card panel to balance the black envelopes.

TIP. Use clear embellishments on a busy background.
  On my third example I used another border die from the On the Edge Trio Die set. I cut out small white stripes to embellish the top and the bottom of my ink blended card. To create this card background I used Abstract Stencil Quad and distress inks.
   I embellished the card with clear enamel dots just to add some almost invisible accents on the card, they make a difference for sure! 

Next on the hop is JJ Bolton! 

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 EST on Monday February 21, 2022 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 2/23/2022.

From now till Thursday February 17th, 2022, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift (No code required!).

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! 



  1. Love the edge dies! Beautiful cards and great tips.

  2. Wow, you've posted so many incredible ideas that it feels a little like "idea overload" here. First of all, I found your ideas for the designer template die to be really interesting and inspiring. Second, I LOVE what you've done with the borders. Awesome work!

  3. The designer template will help so much and I like that abstract stencil.

  4. Such beautiful cards <3 I love the on the edge boarder dies <3

  5. Awesome array of cards with lovely designs. The trio of edge dies is so fun! Love the envelopes.

  6. All of these card designs look amazing, you are rocking this release!! Thank you for the inspiring sketches.

  7. Wow! Thank you for so many awesome cards. You are really inspiring.

  8. Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous cards! Marisela Delgado mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  9. Absolutely love all your cards!! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

  10. Wow! Your cards are absolutely amazing!!! Thank you for sharing your sketches to use with the Designer Template dies!!! I find sketches so inspiring when I'm creating :) And those On The Edge dies look fabulous too! Incredible release!

  11. This is a great staple set to have in the craft room. Your cards are beautiful!

  12. Your first two cards are my favorites. I love the elegant look about them.

  13. Gorgeous designs with the new dies! I LOVE the envelope border die!

  14. I love your darling cards and your tips are so helpful! Thank you!!!

  15. Yay Spring! The daffodils are exactly like the ones that come up every spring, GORGEOUS! The partial daffodil on the tag is so beautiful, I've never seen that... in fact your inspiration was incredible! The partial cut flowers blew me away, outstanding ideas and tips. I cannot get over how beautiful it was to Nestle the word in the flowers cut to form. Wow! The on the edge trio die set is really lovely.

  16. Beautiful cards! I love the flowers and the layering! The Designer Template 1 dies are awesome, and the daffodils are another favorite!

  17. Such great ideas. You've given me so many ideas. Thanks!

  18. Wow! What an amazing variety of cards! I love them all, especially the yellow daffodils!

  19. Love your use of the Designer Template Dies. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

  20. So many great ideas and your cards are beautiful.

  21. Love this new die and all of your sketches. I love your cards--so inspiring, thanks!

  22. Thank you for showcasing this new release with so many wonderful card samples!

  23. Love all your cards and the die set is genius. I also use sketches quite often when my mojo is gone or I've run out of placement ideas. TFS!

  24. I love all of these! Wow! Your talent is remarkable. I think my favorite is the one w/ the alcohol inks and the On the Edge dies. TFS -
    Lori S in PA

  25. Such gorgeous cards! Love the flowers…
    Thanks for sharing.

  26. Amazing and beautiful cards Galina - love your style and these are stunning pieces of art
    Stay safe

  27. Love the use of the envelope die
    as part of the card background
    rather than its regular use.
    Get more use out of the die.
    The little envelope die is darling.
    Wonderful cards. thanks for sharing

  28. My favorite is "you make me happy". Love the color pairing and the sparkle!

  29. Your cards are always so inspiring and I'm so glad that you are now designing products for card makers! Congrats on these new products, fabulous as usual!

  30. Wonderful cards with these new products.

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