Waffle Flower Crafts November Release

Waffle Flower Crafts November Release

Hello all and welcome to Waffle Flower Crafts’ November Release Blog Hop!!

There are some really cute sets and I can’t wait to share with you all my cards so let’s dive right in!

First up is the fun Winter Wishes Stamp Set, illustrated by Kamo. I had so a blast playing with many different techniques with this set! I love the graphic look of the kids and how easy it was to align the stamp layers!

I created a video in which I use partial ink to ink each kid up in a different hue and create gradations to add more visual interest.

Partial Inking with Winter Wishes

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

For this second card, I stamped the kids from the Winter Wishes Stamp Set and the dog from the Cool Dog Stamp Set in antique linen Distress Ink and did some no-line watercoloring with Holbein watercolors.

I also sketched out the rest of their bodies and watercoloring those sections as well.

To finish up the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Winter Wishes set in VersaFine Onyx Black and then stamped and watercolored some hearts from the Holiday Thanks Stamp Set.

For my last card with the Winter Wishes Set, I first stamped the kids in Distress Oxides; Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral and Spun Sugar, diagonally on the top and bottom of an A2 card panel cut with the largest die from the A2 Nested Rectangles 1 Die Set.

After I stamped the kids, I stamped some stripes with the Plaid Play Stamp Set.

I then stamped and gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Winter Wishes Stamp Set onto a stripe coral cardstock and then adhered the stripe onto my panel.

Next up is the Holiday Thanks Stamp Set. I created 2 cards with this sweet set illustrated by Big Bear and Bird.

For my first card I stamped the main image and a sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink onto an A2 Panel made from Canson cold press watercolor paper.

Next, I watercolored the main image in with Holbein watercolors.

And to finishe the card I simply glued the panel onto an A2 top-folding card base.

Next up is simple but elegant card using tone-on-tone coloring to add depth and volume.

I created a video for this card as well and you can check it out over at Simon Says Stamp.

Promotions:

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 11/12/18 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 11/14/2018.

Also, don’t forget to join us in our annual Grab Bag Event starting November 15th!

Blog Hop:

Please find the hop list below.

Waffle Flower (Nina)

Amy Rysavy

Channin Pelletier <<<You are here>>>

Nichol Spohr

Rebecca Keppel

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Caly Person

Lydia Fiedler

Thanks so much for visiting me today and enjoy the rest of the hop!

-Channin

Waffle Flower Crafts October Release

Waffle Flower Crafts October Release

Hello everyone and welcome to Waffle Flower Crafts October Release Blog Hop!!

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This is such a wonderful release with new sets from Liz Mytinger, Kamo, Flora Waycott, and even one by my husband!! Not only that, there is also a new interactive die that’s amazingly versatile and will definitely give your cards a big wow factor! Once again I have ridiculous 😜 amount of cards to share with you all so let’s dive right in!!!

First up, let’s take a look at the new Pull-Tab Tree Die and Christmas Tree Stamp Set.

These two products come together in the Christmas Tree Combo Set.

This die was specifically designed to create a pop-up Christmas Tree like you see in these first two cards but there is really so much more you can do with this cone shape, making this a super versatile pop-up die!!

Plus with a simple hack you can modify the Pull-Tab Tree Die to create a surprise pop-up on the inside of your card, that pops when you open the card!

Watch my video below to see how I how modified the Pull-Tab Tree Die set to create this pop-up candy corn card!

Pull-tab Tree Die 3 Ways

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

I even used the Pull-Tab Tree Die to create a party hat!

I stamped in the Pull-Tab tree die cut with the Plaid Play Stamp Set in an assortment of Distress Oxides (Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, & Spiced Marmalade) to create the rainbow stripes then assembled the Pull-Tab!

I also added a Pom-Pom to the tree star topper to complete the transformation! The sentiments and the cute kiddos are all from the new Yippee Stamp Set!

An add on to the Christmas Tree Combo is the Pull-Tab Tree Pop-up Add-on Die or you can get all three with the Pull-Tab Tree Bundle. This die is amazing!! It adds so many gorgeous boughs to the Pull-Tab tree and really creates a stunning dimensional Christmas tree.

I have a full video on this card over at Simon Says Stamp’s Blog on October 8th.

I love love love how this card turned out!! I used glitter cardstock for the branches and added a bunch of sparkly gems to them!

It reminds me of those vintage ceramic light-up Christmas trees! I want one so bad and ideally it would look just like this!

Let’s move onto the next combo, the Yippee Combo Set! This super fun set is illustrated by the amazing Kamo! Her people images are the best and this set is full of darling kiddos!

I first made these two letter substitution cards with the Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set and the Yippee Stamp Set. I stamped “Hooray” minus one “o” onto a panel with the Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set.

I then stamped and watercolored a kid from the Yippee Stamp Set with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and added it to the “Hooray” in place of the missing “o”.

I finished the cards with a sentiment from the Yippee Stamp Set as well.

Next up is this fun spinner shaker card!

I used the Sun Shine Panel Die to create the shaker frame then cut a slot in it for my spinner using the Sentiments Die.

I copic colored girl from the Yippee Set for my spinner and also used the Yippee Stamp Set for my sentiment. Stay tuned to Waffle Flower’s Youtube channel for a thorough video on this card coming soon.

Next up is the Hello Pumpkin Combo Set illustrated by Liz Mytinger!! I absolutely adore this set!! The all mice are soooooo cute especially those pumpkins mice, I mean come on!!

I created two cards with this set and I will have a video next coming next week on these two cards so I’ll keep it brief.

But basically I watercolored all my images with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.

I also inked blended the backgrounds with Distress Oxides (Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon).

For this second card I also stamped on the tan front panel with the leaf and acorn images from the Hello Pumpkin Stamp Set in tan ink.

And I heat embossed a sentiment with copper embossing powder.

Let’s move onto the Sweater Weather Combo! This beautiful set is illustrated by Flora Waycott!! I just love her whimsical style!

I did some pattern stamping for this first card. I stamped the sweaters in blueprint sketch distress ink and then watercolored them with more Distress inks (Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, & Worn Lipstick).

I completed the card with a white heat embossed sentiment in black cardstock.

For my second card I also stamped one of the sweater in Blueprint Sketch and watercolored it with Distress Inks. I also stamped a background on a coral panel with the sweater in WF’s My Pleasure Dye Ink.

I then added a stitched border to the panel with the Patched Layers Die. I then finished the card by stamping the sentiment in Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.

Next up is the My Sunshine Stamp Set! And this set that was illustrated by my husband.

I kept this card pretty clean and simple and just stamped the image and the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black and then colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils.

And the last set I have to share with you is Coffee Time Combo!

I had a lot of fun with this set and did some paper piecing!

I picked out some patterned paper in rainbow of colors. I then stamped the coffee cup onto each of the patterned papers, as well as onto kraft and white cardstock. Then fussy cut the cups from the patterned paper, the lids from the white cardstock and the coffee cozy’s from kraft cardstock.

I then assembled the coffee cups and added them and a white embossed sentiment to a A10 cardbase.

And that’s it! Phew!! I hope I didn’t lose anyone along the way! 😜

Promotions:

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 10/8/18 for your chances to win. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 10/10/2018.

To celebrate the new release, all orders placed by 11:59pm ET on 9/7/18 will receive a mysterious gift; Limited 1 per customer; While Supplies last.

Blog Hop

Waffle Flower (Nina) 

Amy Rysavy

Channin Pelletier <<<<<You are here>>>>>

JJ Bolton

Rebecca Keppel

Nichol Spohr 

Laura Bassen

Yoonsun Hur

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Channin

Waffle Flower Crafts September Release

Waffle Flower Crafts September Release

Hello all!! It’s time for another Waffle Flower Release!! Yahoo! 😁 I’m so excited for this release because it is filled with holiday fun! From Halloween, to Thanksgiving, to even Christmas, this release has it all, so let’s jump right in!!

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First up is the awesome We Blend Combo!! This fun set was illustrated by the incredibly talent Liz Mytinger!

I made a fun shaker card with this set, please check out the video below to get all the details!

We Blend Shaker Card

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

You guys! I loved coloring the images from this set! The many of the images have large open areas allowing you to color beautiful gradations!

I can’t wait to make some more cards with this set!

Next up is the adorable Hocus Pocus Combo! This set was illustrated by the amazing Kamo!

Isn’t this witch adorable!! I copic colored the images from the Hocus Pocus Stamp Set and then die cut them with the matching dies. I then ink blended the background with Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides.

Next I die cut an A2 Black panel with a die from the Scenery Die Set and then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment in the lower half. I then adhered the black panel to the blended background and then colored the images. Lastly, I stamped the cobwebs at the top and added the spiders.

Next up is the Stitched Harvest Combo! This beyond cute set was illustrated by the super fun Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery!

I am such a fan of these cross stitch stamp sets! They make my stamping lovin heart so happy! For this simply sweet card I first stamped the pie in Distress Oxides; Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon, Antique Linen & Old Paper. Then die cut it with the Embroidery Hoops Die. I also used the same hoop die and die cut the frame repeatedly out of craft cardstock and then glued the layers together.

I then put two together and adhered them to a cream card base. Lastly I added a dollop of whipped cream with Ranger White Enamel Accents and then added some glitter.

Of course this stamper had to make one card with this set!

I stamped the pumpkins and leaves from the Stitched Harvest Set repeatedly on an A2 panel of cream cardstock with Distress Oxides (Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, & Walnut Stain). I then die cut the panel with the Patched Layers Die Set to add a blanket stitched edge.

Lastly, I stamped a sentiment in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide onto kraft cardstock and added it to the card front.

Next is the festive Cookie Time Combo! This set was also illustrated by Kamo and it is seriously so much fun!!

I created a cheery Christmas scene by Distress Ink watercoloring several images from the Cookie Time Stamp Set and die cut them with the matching dies. I then created the background by stamping the bricks from the Cookie Time Stamp Set in Like a Pro Dye Ink on an A2 panel. I then ink blended the lower two thirds with Coffee Loves Milk Dye Ink and then stamped the woodgrain pattern with the Layering Woodgrain Stamp Set.

Next, I added a panel of striped pattern paper with foam tape and then adhered the images. To finish the card I cut a frame using a die from the Rainbow Panel Die Set from white glitter cardstock and adhered it to the card front.

Next up is the sweet Sweet Treats Combo, illustrated by Big Bear and Bird!

First I stamped and copic colored several images from the Sweet Treats Stamp Set and then cut them out with the matching dies. I then ink blended a background half with with Tickled Pink Dye Ink and the other half with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide.

I then created a table cloth with the Lacy Layers 5×7 Die from whit cardstock. I then adhered it to the panel with foam tape and then adhered all the images with liquid glue.

And last but not least is the Gingerbread House Die! This die was also illustrated by Kamo.

I created the house using white, red, glitter and kraft cardstock. I then colored several elements with copics and then added Stickles Crystal Glitter on top.

I then adhered it to the front of an envelope created with the Love Notes Die.

I then stamped a sentiment from the A Homemade Christmas Stamp Set in red on the front.

And I that’s all folks!😆

Promotions:

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 9/10/18 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 9/12/2018.

To celebrate the new release, all orders placed by 11:59pm ET on 9/10/18 will receive a mysterious gift; Limited 1 per customer; While Supplies last.

Please find the hop list below.
 
Channin Pelletier <<<>>>
Thanks so much for joining me today! Enjoy the rest of the hop!!
~Channin
Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop

Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello all! I’m so excited to be here you all celebrating Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary with this incredible Blog Hop. This hop is an epic 2-Day hop with more than 70 guests and over $1000 in sponsored prizes! If you are following the hop then you should have arrived here from Erica’s blog.

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In today’s video I demonstrate how to create your own stencils with your dies and contact paper. I then use this stencil with ThermoWeb’s Transfer Gel to create a fun foiled background. To get all the details please check out the video below.

Contact Paper Stencil & Transfer Gel

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

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GIVEAWAYS

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

Studio Katia – $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card
Altenew – $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted – £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card
Mama Elephant – $25 gift card
Hero Arts – $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set
Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
Power Poppy – $50 gift card

Your next stop on the hop is Kimberly Wiener.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Channin

[Video] Spray Bottle Watercoloring Technique

[Video] Spray Bottle Watercoloring Technique

Hello all! I have a new video up over at Waffle Flower Crafts! In today’s video I share a fun and easy wet on wet watercoloring technique that involves a spray bottle!

I use this technique to create the look of fall foliage to complete the tree from the Adventures Stamp Set. To get all the details please check out my video below.

Spray Bottle Watercolor Technique

Watch below or on my YouTube channel

For more information please visit Waffle Flower and thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

Waffle Flower Crafts August Release

Waffle Flower Crafts August Release

Hello all and thanks for joining us in Waffle Flower’s August Release Blog Hop!! This is such an incredible release with so many innovative and beautiful products and I have a lot of cards to share so let’s dive right in!!

First up is these two cards that I created with the new Color Swatches Stamp Set!

Not only did I use this set to create the backgrounds but I also used it to create a glazing chart which helped me pick a wonderful Distress Ink palette! To see the whole process please check out the video below.

Glazing Chart with Distress Inks & 2 Cards

Watch below or on my YouTube Channel.

Next up is a couple of cards I created with the new Adventures Stamp Set!

This is such a fun stamp set! Kamo’s illustrations are so enchanting and gestural and the intentionally leafless tree allows you to use whatever coloring technique of your choice to adorn it!

For this card I chose to use ink smooshing with Distress Inks to create the leaves. You can check out the video tutorial over at Simon Says Stamp!

Next up is an autumn version of this card with the Adventures Stamp Set.

For this card I used a really fun spray bottle technique to create the leaves.

I will have a video coming soon on this technique, so stay tuned! 😉

Last up is a group of cards I created with the new Lacy Flower XL Die and a few simple watercolor techniques! I will only briefly describe how I created these cards because I will also have a tutorial video

For these two cards I created two simple graded washes using my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used only a single color for each card.

I used one graded wash as a background for the card on the left but die cut the second wash with the Lacy Flower XL Die for the card on the right.

The sentiments are from the Adventures Stamp Set.

For this card I created a graded wash with 2 colors. I then adhered a white Lacy Flower onto the wash and then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Adventures Stamp Set.

For these last two cards I played with a couple wet on wet techniques and created 2 panels.

I die cut one with the Lacy Flower XL Die and adhered it to an A2 top-folding card base. For the second panel, I die cut the Lacy Flower XL Die from mirrored gold and adhered it to the side of the panel.

I trimmed off the excess and then glued the remaining portions to the panel and trimmed again. I then finished the card with a gold embossed sentiment on black cardstock.

Promotions:

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 8/12/18 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 8/15/2018.

To celebrate the new release, all orders placed by 11:59pm ET on 8/15/18 will receive an Adhesive Eraser from our friends at Xyron! No code required; Limited 1 per customer; While Supplies last.

Please find the hop list below.

Waffle Flower (Nina)
Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen 
Amy Rysavy
Channin Pelletier  <<<<< You are here >>>>>
Wanda Guess
Nichol Spohr
Debby Hughes
Emily Midgett
Yana Smakula
Lydia Fiedler
Mariko Brown
Kristina Werner

I hope you enjoyed! Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Channin

[Video] Cheers with Alcohol Ink Water Background

[Video] Cheers with Alcohol Ink Water Background

Hello all! We had a terrible monsoon storm and our internet was down for several days. So now I’m playing catch up and posting a couple of videos (hopefully today) I created for Waffle Flower Crafts.

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Cheers with Alcohol Ink Water Background

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

This was a very simple card to create. I’m still getting comfortable with alcohol inks but I really liked how this turned out! Plus I think it’s crazy you can get all this visual interest from just one ink color!

For all the details please head over to Waffle Flower Crafts blog. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!

~Channin