Waffle Flower 2019 August Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Waffle Flower August 2019 Release Blog Hop! This release focuses on using stamps & dies to organize your ink and paper supplies and document your favorite color combos. And of course you will also get to see more of floral and cutesy images.

<Card 1>

First of all, we got Bouquet Builder 5 with another gorgeous bouquet from Karla Jodoin this month.  To start with my card, I colored the images with copic markers from Bouquet Builder 5 Stamp set and cut with the Matching dies. 

To prepare my background, I grabbed the Big Dots Die and ran it through my cutting machine with adding a rubber mat in between to make impression of the patterns instead of cutting through the paper.

I attached the colored images to my background, and heat embossed my sentiment “Happy Anniversary” from Iris You Stamp set with white embossing powder over black card stock paper.  I added the sentiment onto the background with some sparkling clear sequins surrounding my bouquet.

<Card 2>

Now this Make Wave stamp below with a cute mermaid mouse from Liz Mytinge is a gem! It is a 2×3 sized stamp set. It has really low price point but still enough to create your scene easily.

To make this card, I first ink blended onto a piece of watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tumbled Glass and Wilted Violet. I splattered some water droplets to create cool effect to mimic the bubbles. Then I cute the white frame part using Cloudscape Panel Die and partially removed clouds portion. I laid the frame over my inked background using foam tape.

I colored images from Make Wave Stamp set with copic markers and hand fussy cut them. I attached them onto my background and stamped the sentiment. I finished my card by adding some sparkling clear sequins.

<Card 3>

JJ Bolton always designs fun dies. She designed this Big Dot Die this month for a bold and graphic look.

For those two cards I made were simple and quick. They are perfect to make for a few within short amount of time as friendly gifts.

I first ink blended an A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Salty Ocean. Then I cut it with Big Dots Die. I separate the die cuts into to parts. I attached the positive part over the white woodgrain cardstock paper and stamped the sentiment “THANKS” from Big Dots Sentiment Stamp set. Then I attached the negative part of die cuts onto another piece of white woodgrain cardstock paper. I white embossed the sentiment “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” also from Big Dots Sentiment Stamp set onto black cardstock paper and cut to rectangle shape to fit into the center part.

<Color Swatches>

I nearly use Tim Holtz Distress inks for all my handmade cards. So it is so thankful that Waffle Flower came up with lots of color swatches stamps and dies. I made 3 tags of my favorite ink blending color combo to start my color swatching journey.

I first die cut my tag using Color Combos Tag Die out of white card stock papers. Then I blended all my selected colors onto another piece of card stock paper and die cut to the shapes I desired with Color Combo Die. I attached them into the tags and marked the name of colors.

Hop With US!

Waffle Flower

Cathy Zielske

Laura Bassen

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Amy Rysavy

Renee Day

Alexandra Stapleton

JJ Bolton

Channin Pelletier

Rebecca Keppel

Keeway Tsao

Alix Davis

Kelli Cool


  • To celebrate the blog hop, 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 8/8/19 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 8/10/2019.

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  1. Maria C F says:

    Love Waffle Flower and blog hops because they get me excited about stamping. Thank you for inspiring me.

  2. Becky Green says:

    BEAUTIFUL WORK!!! I LOOOVE the Bouquet Builder 5 set! AND your swatching just makes one feel SO CALM with the colors all lined up & coordinated! ARTFUL BLISS!!! 😉 A SUPER JOB Alix!!!!!!!!! ;)<3

  3. Tami Black says:

    Completely new to Waffle Flower and have had a great time seeing all the ideas on how to use these stamps and dies. New to swatching and am now wondering why I never thought of it. Such a great organizational tool!

  4. Teri S. says:

    Love the way you used the Big Dots die. I have my eye on it. The colour swatch dies are a great inspiration Waffle Flower has released.


    Fabulous and fun cards! The flowers are so pretty. And the mouse mermaid is the sweetest and your card is just gorgeous.

  6. Meghan Kennihan says:

    What a great idea! I love the swatches and your cards are DARLING! I need to get organized… this release just might help!

  7. Maria says:

    Such beautiful cards! LOVE the little mouse mermaid, too, cute!! Great color and wonderful swatches, too!!

  8. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Thank you for all of your swatch ideas! I love how you popped out the circles on your card- great color combo!

  9. Mary Holshouser says:

    The coloring of the flowers is
    gorgeous. Love the
    swimming mouse and all
    her little friends who are
    coming to join here.
    Wonderful cards.
    thanks for sharing

  10. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! Love how you used the dots die to create 2 cards and the make waves card is adorable.

  11. Sheri K says:

    My, what wonderful cards you’ve made using Waffle flowers latest release. The swatching products are terrific.

  12. Cathy Loveless says:

    What fun cards! I just spent too much money ordering the stamps and dies to swatch my inks, copics, papers and watercolors.

  13. Denise Bryant says:

    Fabulous cards and swatches! Your underwater scene is just adorable, and the swatches are such a useful tool!

  14. Sandra Spielberger says:

    Loving all the colour combo products. Will make a stamp and paper inventory book with the new stamps and dies

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