Friday, August 5, 2022

Waffle Flower August Release Blog hop

 Hello everyone!

  Welcome to the Waffle Flower August 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!

Next on the hop is JJ Bolton!

  This month we have a lot of products for book lovers :) Let me know in the comments your favorite book! Mine is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 

  My first card I made using Book Cover Die and I turned it into a shaker card. This new die works perfectly with Nesting Stitched Rectangles Dies. I used the biggest die to cut out the gold frame for the Book Cover die cut. 

  Another new book is 
Layered Books Die. I designed it to create small cute books that can be used for creating card backgrounds or a focal point for the clean and simple cards. 

  To create this card I cut out a card panel using the biggest die from new 
Fancy Frames Die annd a akraft cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and arranged the books around it. 

JJ designed a perfect sentient stamp set called 
Story Sentiments Stamp Set. I used it with almost all my cards, it's so versitate! 

If you like creating little scenes on the cards you will love 
Shelves Additions Die. It works with 
Shelves Die but I decided to create an encouraging card without shelves. 

Now let's take a look at classic books :) The 
Classic Books Die set can be used vertically or horizontally on the card.

  For this card I created the ink blended card background using
 Brick Wall Stencil, distress inks and new 
Mini Inkpad Slim Holder. I decorated books with
  to create a more realistic look and I placed a small red cup from  . Isn't it cute?

   Here is an example for a vertical look card. I embellish books with gold glitter paper and clear drops. 

 Now let's move to the practical side of our release :) We have two bookmarks die sets that can be used as decorations on the cards or as a tags.

  Dotted Bookmarks Die has a little die for creating the bookmark flap, without it you can use the die as a tag or small panel. I decorated my bookmarks with Story Sentiments Stamp Set and a cute cat from 

Ornate Bookmark Die I made a simple delicate card with oversized sentinment - Oversized Miss Combo.

Also, I made an alternative bookmark using Tea Cup Die :) I simply attached a twine and little tag to the tea cup die cut. 

  I own too many pretty cups and I almost run out of space for them, but I don't regret ) One die you will find me under the books and tons of cups )) 
  My next card is for such a crazy mug lady:) I hot foil the card panel using new 
Vintage Vine Foil Plate and Opal color foil. 

  At last but not least! I want to mention 
Star Snowflake Christmas Bundle. It's an exclusive kit designed by JJ Bolton for creating the most amazing winter cards! The bundle consists of dies, stamps and stencils. During the month I'll share more inspiration with it!

On this card I combined ink blending with a gold glitter paste from Nuvo. 

Thanks for staying with me until the end :) I hope you found a lot of inspiration! 

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 August 8th, 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 8/10/2022.



  1. Wow! Such a beautiful assortment of cards! I must have the star snowflake bundle...absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Great cards! I like the pastels with the book frame die.

  3. sooooo many amazing ideas!!!!!

  4. Absolutely fantastic!!! SO many must haves!! LOVE all of the projects! I bow down to your skill and creative imagination!!!

  5. Wow, your cards are amazing. Thank you so much for so many great ideas and inspiration.

  6. WOW, these are amazing!! I would love to be able to make every single one of these. SO WONDERFUL

  7. These projects are fantastic! Perfect release for DIL cards.

  8. So many lovely projects! Seeing the school books made me realize it's August and pretty soon the kids will be getting ready for school. Wow, summer is gone in a flash.

  9. Wow! You really went to town with this release. So many great products.

  10. So much inspiration! My favorite book, btw, is Pride and Prejudice, but I've read Harry Potter just about as many times. Both are a great escape, just like card making!

  11. INCREDIBLE! I love all the books and bookmarks! Such a wonderful job!

  12. Oh my Gosh!! You have been busy. Your cards and bookmarks are bright, fun and creative. Love them all ❤

  13. So many beautiful cards!! I really love all your tags/bookmarks.

  14. Love your cards! Especially all the tiny details on the book spines.

  15. What a wonderful variety of cards you made! I have lots of friends who would love cards with the book dies and sentiments

  16. Hi, Galina - I'm not sure... I loved Charlotte's Web and Memoirs of a Geisha and The Help, but I have a lot of beloved titles in my library. I am THRILLED with this release b/c I am a reader who goes through a novel per week and occasionally non-fiction, too. You have spoiled us rotten with all the GORGEOUS cards you shared! Thanks!! Lori S in PA p.s. I love the bookmark dies!!!

  17. So much beautiful inspiration! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with these great cards!

  18. Fabulous projects! My fave? The second card with the darling book dies! Love that sentiment set, too!

  19. So many beautiful projects and fabulous new goodies to play with!! I'm a sucker for REAL books and these tiny books and bookmarks call my name!

  20. Wow! So many fabulous designs and ideas! I love the tea cup bookmark!

  21. I love books ... and I love books in my crafty products. Awesome designs.

  22. WOW!
    Thank you for providing so many wonderful card samples for this new release!
    My favorites are the book cards and the last card with the Gold and Red is stunning!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Absolutely LOVE your suite of cards from this release! I can't wait to get the book collection!!

  24. Your cards are fantastic. This is such a great release

  25. Wow! I love the new release and your large selection of cards! My wish list is going to get bigger!

  26. Books and more books and cute bookmarks, too. Very clever, Dee, to use the tea cup as a bookmark also. Think the Star Snowflake Kit is my favorite!

  27. Beautiful cards and projects! I don't have a favorite book, I read whatever intrigues me at the time - thrillers and humor top the list.

  28. Amazing the book dies and frame. I loved reading "The Book of Joy" by the Dalai Lama and Demond Tutu.

  29. The bookmarks are fantastic. Love the promotion
    of reading. thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  30. Marisela Delgado said: Your cards are fabulous!

  31. Great designs for your beautiful cards! I love the books and also the snowflakes! The Star Snowflake Christmas Bundle is fabulous!
    I love Stephen King's books, and The Stand is my favorite! I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books yet!

  32. Fabulous variety . I really like the book theme.

  33. I'm new to waffle flower products. Your take on using the stamps and dies os so fresh! As an avid reader and member of a bookclub I am drooling!