Waffle Flower Crafts Sixth Birthday Celebration and Blog Hop

Waffle Flower Crafts Sixth Birthday Celebration and Blog Hop

Hello friends! Today I’m joining Waffle Flower Crafts in celebrating their 6th birthday!! Congratulations to Waffle Flower!! I feel so blessed to have been apart of this incredible company for several years and am excited to share my top six favorite Waffle Flower products with you!

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I first have to say that picking my top six was so so SO difficult!! Waffle Flower has been a fountain of truly unique and beautiful designs over these past six years and to narrow my favorites down to just six was actually painful!! But without further ado here they are.

First up is the Merry Wreath set illustrated by Cassie Loizeaux! I love this sweet set! First of all, the set includes a layered wreath that is absolutely gorgeous! But the set also includes some darling critters that ares solid stamps so you don’t have to color them!!

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Even this a winter/Christmas set but with some simple color changes and slight tweaking to the scarf, I was able to create a spring/Easter card with this set.

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To create this card, I first stamp the fox in a couple of Pinkfresh inks (Clementine & Persimmon). I then die cut the fox out with the matching dies and then colored the scarf with copics (RV21, RV23, R22) to turn it into a bow. Next, I stamped the wreath in Fresh Pear for the main layer for the leaves and then I stamped the detail layer for the leaves in Doe to make this layer look like branches. I then didn’t stamp the berry layer but instead colored all the berry openings with several copics (RV21, YR02, Y02, B01 & V04). Then die cut the wreath out with the matching dies.

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Next, I stamped a the bow and ladder from the set in Sky Blue and Summer Shower and then die cut them with the matching dies as well. Next, I die cut three eggs with the Spring Basket Die set and then copic (YR00 + YR02, Y00 + Y02, V01 + V04) colored them.

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I then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Rejoice Rabbit Stamp Set onto an 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 panel of light pink cardstock. Next, I adhered the panel onto an A2 top-folding card base and then finished the card by adhering all the die cuts with foam tape.

My next pick is the first enveloper set by Helen Dardik, Enveloper Hello!

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I love Helen’s illustration style, its bold and graphic yet still whimsical and fun!! Plus she is an incredible human being as well!!

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For this simple monochrome card, I first stamped the some images from the set in Salty Ocean Distress Ink onto watercolor paper and then with a damp brush painted over the ink to activate the ink and to color in the images.

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This also a 5″ x 7″ card, which I used to make in my early card-making.

Next up is the stunning Bouquet Builder 6 set illustrated by Karla Jodoin.

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One of my favorite coloring techniques is no-line watercoloring with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. So of course I had to color these beautiful blooms in this manner as well.

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I first stamped several flowers from the Bouquet Builder 6 Stamp Set in Antique Linen Distress Ink onto Bristol paper. I then watercolored the florals in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Once colored, I die cut all the images out with the matching dies. Next, I ink blended a background with distress oxides (Old Paper, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, and Black Soot) on an A2 panel of white cardstock.

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When I finished my background, I then a gold heat embossed sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set. I then adhered the background onto and A2 top-folding card base and then adhered the flowers with foam squares. I then finished the card by adhering some iridescent sequins.

I also made a video for this card and you can find that here.

Next up is the super fun Gym Rat Combo Set illustrated by the talented Liz Mytinger!!

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I adore this set!! These cute little hamsters in their workout gear makes me chuckle every time I see them!

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I love this set so much that I created a bunch of cards. First is this the super 80s inspired trio. I did some simple watercoloring with Distress Inks and created the tone-on-tone backgrounds with some stamps from the set.

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Next, is this fun spinner shaker card! You can learn all the details on this card here.

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And last is this Richard Simmons inspired card in which I did a little tweaking to one of the hamsters. You can check out the video I did on this card here.

My next top six pick is the Pretty Wings Combo by Flora Waycott.

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This is such a gorgeous layering stamp set. I am always a sucker for butterflies but layering butterflies, well I’m all in!!

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I had fun creating these faux laser cut cards with this set and you can check out the video for these cards here.

And my last pick for my top six is Fresh Rainbow by JJ Bolton.

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I love everything that JJ designs!! Her designs are always so clean, graphic and clever!! I could have easily filled my top six with her designs!!

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I created two versions of this card. The two cards are basically the same except for the sentiment and the shaker contents.

I also made a video for these cards, you can check that out here.

First I die cut 3 A2 panels of white cardstock and a panel of white craft foam with the Fresh Rainbow Panel Die. I then altered craft foam panel and one of the cardstock panels to remove the center sentiment rectangle to allow the shaker contents to flow from one side of the rainbow to the other.

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Next, I ink blended the upper right and lower left negatives from one of the diecut panels with Tumbled Glass distress ink and a mask I created with the Scenery Die to create a cloudy sky. Next, I ink blended all the negatives for the rainbow with several distress inks and oxides. Once all the negatives were ink blended I then adhered one of the unaltered panels onto an A2 top-folding card base. I then inlaid the diecuts.

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Next, I created the shaker wells by first adhering the craft foam panel and then adding the altered cardstock panel onto.

Next I stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then clear heat embossed onto the last Fresh Rainbow Panel. I then adhered the panel onto a panel of acetate.

Next, I applied antistatic powder over my shaker wells to remove any excess adhesive and then filled my wells with either seed beads or sprinkles. After I filled the wells I then adhered the top panel over to sealed the whole thing shut.

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed my cards. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Giveaway:

To celebrate its 6th Anniversary, Waffle Flower has been hosting lots of giveaways on its YouTubeInstagram and Facebook.

For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $100 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on April 8th, 2020 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 4/10/2020.

We are also hosting an Instagram Hop among all team members that will go live at 12:00 noon EDT today! Don’t forget to join us there!

All of our giveaways open to worldwide participants age 16 and above!

Specials:

We do not want to encourage impulsive purchases so we are not hosting a sale. Use what you have or join our giveaways here on the blog and on our YouTube, Instagram and Facebook! Stay calm and healthy!

From now till 11:59pm EDT on April 8th, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift! It’s a brand new product that will be released on April 10th! Sneak Peeks starts tomorrow!

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!

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179 thoughts on “Waffle Flower Crafts Sixth Birthday Celebration and Blog Hop

  1. The Gym Rat Combo cards make me laugh! They are so adorable and fun! Your card with the Pretty Wings Combo is gorgeous! Love all the details on the flowers and butterflies. All your cards are awesome! The rainbow shaker card is sure to bring a big smile to whoever receives it! Great die!

  2. Your cards are fabulous and do a fantastic job selling the stamps they feature! I love the rainbow shakers and the Easter card!

  3. Your cards are so wonderful. These sets old and new are so great at pushing out creating juices. Love Waffle Flower and your creations!

    1. All of your cards are so creative! The Richard Simmons gym rat inspiration made me giggle, it’s my favorite!

  4. You have always been an inspiration to me. Your card with the stripes I’ve even attempted to recreate myself, I loved it so much. Wonderful, amazing cards today, thanks for sharing.

  5. So pretty! I love all the details of your beautiful cards! you are super talented!

  6. Wow! You went all out. So many great cards. I’ve always loved the Gym Rat set and recognized Richard Simmons even before I read it. They do make me laugh. Your bouquet is beautiful, and I love the background you created. I would have never thought to use Lucky Clover, as I would have thought it would be too bright, but it was perfect. Another color combo for my lie. Thank you so much.

  7. I really enjoy seeing the different variety of your creations (water color, copic color, interactive, etc) and you do each so well!!

  8. Everything you do is vibrant and beautiful! I especially like the rainbow shaker. I will be trying to recreate it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. So many beautiful cards but that rainbow card is amazing. I really like that die – a new item for my wish list!! Great hop.

  10. A delightful array of cards that have planted a smile allll over my face! Especially smitten with the exercising hamsters; I need to take a cue from them and get more activity into my days! Thank you for lifting spirits today!
    ~carol

  11. What incredible, dynamic designs! You are a truly talented card maker. I especially love how the gradient background makes the floral arrangement pop on your Congratulations card. Gorgeous!

  12. OMG what amazing cards. I just love seeing what you create. Those hamsters are so sweet and love the bouquet card.

  13. These are just beautiful, Channin. I have been eyeing Gym Rats for some time, and I was excited to find it in the Last Chance sale. Your cards are so fun! Hello Enveloper is another favorite that I have in my stash, and I love your gorgeous blue and white card. Classic.

  14. Fantastic cards! I love how you used the Christmas set and turned it into an Easter card! The little critters are so cute ❤️

  15. The fox hanging the wreath is a fun idea.
    Love the second with the blue. Different.
    thanks for sharing
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  16. I am a HUGE fan of your card making! I have been following your videos for years and always welcome your excellent creative ideas! Thank you for years of enjoyment. Happy Birthday Waffle Flower!

  17. My heart goes to the Bouquet Builders. They are so versatile and make such spectacular cards. Yours is out of sight!!! The hamsters are adorable too!!

  18. I love all your cards and you make watercolouring look easy. That flower card is is stunning and those gym rat cards are so cute! Keep making lots of videos for us to enjoy. Love your work.

  19. Your creations are so beautiful, Channin! I love the flowers especially. Your coloring is fabulous on every one!

  20. I’ve seen your rainbow die cut/shaker before and wondered how I could make it…not knowing that Waffle Flower sells this die. Absolutely love it! My other favorite set is the Pretty Wings Combo. Beautiful cards. TFS and thanks Waffle Flower. Congrats on 6 years.

  21. BEAUTIFUL WORK, Channin!!! BUT, I ALWAYS LOVE your work! You are SO CREATIVE with Waffle Flower Images! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO WAFFLE FLOWER & have a BIG piece of cake for me! ;)<3

  22. That was fun. 3 videos chocked full of goodness. Very beautiful watercoloring. I’m just learning ..then an image inside a spinner, genius. Seed beads vs. sprinkles each so colorful! Thanks for the inspiration and please stay safe and healthy! Happy 6th Birthday Waffle Flower. Love your 6 choices.

  23. Thank you from Australia 🇦🇺 It’s so wonderful to have you all to help keep us busy in these challenging times. Love the rainbow shaker cards. Thanks for the fantastic inspiration, keep it coming💖

  24. Loving your Waffle Flower retrospective. I always love to see what you create, you have such great ideas and tips and tricks!

  25. I love the rainbow! Your water coloring is fire, lady! Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway and congratulations on 6 Years!!

  26. Oh my! I love the use of colour! The painted porcelain look you created with Helen Dardik’s images is such a clever technique!!

  27. Channin, I am always surprised and pleased to see this type of Blog Hop. In your favorites you have included a couple stamps and dies that I have never noticed. And I live the blue monotone that you used for the envelope stamp. Sometimes it is so advantageous to see a stamp or die in use. TYFS

  28. Absolutely stunning cards and some great picks. My favourite has to be the gym rat though, and that has gone to the top of my wish list.
    Thanks for the amazing inspiration.
    Stay safe and keep on crafting.Tracey.x

  29. Your no line watercoloring has always inspired me and this Bouquet Builder 6 card is simply gorgeous! Your cards are always amazing Channin, so you are a wonderful ambassador for Waffle Flower! Happy 6th Birthday! 🎂 🎁🎉❤️

  30. Love the rainbow die! Yo versatile!! But who am I kidding? Everything is soo beautiful! The hamsters crack me up every single time 🙈❤️
    Thank you for the amazing inspiration ❤️

  31. Love all of your cards! You are so talented. My favorites are the rainbow shaker and the beautiful flower card.

  32. I couldn’t agree more with you about choosing favourites. I love the interactive card using Gym rat. Bouquet builder is also one of my favourite, love your cards.

  33. I had forgotten about the gym rat set. I own this one and will be pulling it out to make a fresh card with it. I also wish that I owned the rainbow one. It is adorable

  34. Happy Birthday Waffle Flower, wishing them much more success in the years to come! Thank you for all that you share Channin, love all your cards! There are many wonderful products on WFC’s line but I have to say my first grabs would be the Mini Media Mat, The Rainbow Combo and the Tulip Bouquet Builder, then I will debate what else to get 😉 thanks for the inspiration and celebration! Stay safe!

  35. Fun and fabulous projects. Love the shaker rainbow. How fun would it be to receiving that in the mail. Thanks for the inspiration

  36. You are so creative! It would probably take me at least a few months to come up with all of these designs. I especially love the rainbow shaker card!

  37. Awesome picks. I love how you combined all the flowers from bouquet builder 6. I honestly thought it was one large stamp but it was a a bunch of small ones grouped together! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  38. Your cards are all beautiful but I especially love the rainbow card! I think I’m going to have to get that bundle!

  39. That bouquet builder set is awesome! Especially enjoy seeing it in no line coloring/watercolors. Super elegant! I need to check out WFC more often because I keep seeing all kind of fun projects that I was not aware you had stamp sets and or dies for! Cheers to your 6th!

  40. So many awesome cards! I love the simplicity of the Enveloper card, and those water colored florals are gorgeous.

  41. Congratulations to Waffle Flower and Thanks for the opportunity to win and for sharing! Love your cards!

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