Waffle Flower 2020 June Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Waffle Flower 2020 May Release Blog Hop! We are finally in Summer time. My garden had significantly growth and our pool in the backyard has been calling our names everyday. I had great time crafting with these new products in my backyard while enjoying the summer breeze. I just can’t wait to share them with you!

<Card 1>

It’s been about 3 months since the pandemic started, I’ve been sending encouragements to friends and family to support them going through this tough time. I found this oversized die is especially useful! To make this card, I created my pattern with Nesting Stars Dies on an A2 card panel in white, then I attached it over a piece of pattern paper from Half and Half Dots-Enchanted Paper pad. I cut my card main focus- hugs using Oversized Hugs Die out of the pattern paper from JJ’s Rainbow Paper Pad. To build sturdy dimension, I also cut 3 more hugs die cuts and overlapped them on each other using liquid adhesive.

I white embossed the sentiment ” & KISSES” over black card stock paper and hand cut it to rectangle shape with a pair of scissors.. I attached the die cut and sentiment onto my background and added enamel dots from Up & Running Enamel dots to finish this card.


<Card 2>

I bet most of us love Mermaid because it’s beautiful and mestery. I created this card by starting to ink blending my background with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Black soot. Then I splattered water and white paint to create water effect. I selected a few images from Mermaid Mail Stamp set and die cut with the Matching dies. I copic colored them and attached them onto my background using foam tapes and glue. At last, I stamped the sentiment “Mermaid Hair Don’t Care” onto the lower left corner using versafine oynx black ink. I embellished my card with some Startdust Enamel dots.


<Card 3>

Just keep swimming! It reminds me of the movie – Finding Nemo. I really love this saying because I apply it to my real life very often. To start with, I created a random square watercolor block onto an A2 sized watercolor paper. I splattered some white paint to create bubble effect. I colored the images from Sea Birthday Stamp set and cut with the Matching Dies. I copic colored them and added them onto the background using foam tapes and glue. I stamped the sentiment to the upper portion to end this card.


<Card 4>

My last card was a quick make and great for mass producing. I die cut my front panel and other small elements using Under the Sea Panel Die out of a piece of white card stock paper. I prepared my background by ink blending with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean and I splattered some water on it. I copic colored the small die cuts and attached them with the main panel over the background. In  the end, I added sentiment from Under the Sea Sentiments Stamp set and enamel dots in Stardust.


  • 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 EDT on June 18th, 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 6/19/2020.
  • A kind reminder from Waffle Flower:“We appreciate every order we receive but we also recommend at this time of uncertainties, reserve your resources and use what you have first! Stay positive and healthy!”
  • From now till 11:59pm EDT on June 17th, all orders at $50 and over, placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift! 
  • 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. Kristi H. says:

    I love these! The hugs and mermaid are my faves. Thank you for showing me another use for the fabulous rainbow paper.

  2. carol says:

    Fabulous array of cards to showcase the new release! Your rainbow hug…oh my! I can think of so many people who would appreciate oodles of those!

  3. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such adorable cards! Love the water scenes.Amazing release.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Michele W says:

    Great cards! Love the hugs card with the star cutouts but also really enjoyed your underwater scenes. Made me miss the beach even more. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cyndi Morris says:

    Wonderful, colorful, fun cards. I love the Oversized Hugs die (something I actually need!), and those underwater scenes are gorgeous.

  6. Sandra Spielberger says:

    That oversized hugs die is great. And those underwater phrases I also like a lot.

  7. Janis in ID says:

    Really love the multi-colored Hugs card. Looks great with the star die cut background.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. Meghan Kennihan says:

    I love the ocean sentiments and your mermaid card! And the stars and hugs card is FAB!!!

  9. Samantha says:

    I love your cards! I love how you used the star dies for your background, so pretty and I’m in love with the oversize hugs stamp set <3

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty cards! Love the big ‘hugs’ die, and all the fun designs for the underwater scenes!

  11. Dorothy A says:

    Wonderful cards! Love the sentiment “mermaid hair don’t care”. Still laughing….

  12. Shari C says:

    Love all the water themed cards! “Just keep swimming” is said waaay too often around our house haha

  13. Mary Holshouser says:

    Fantastic projects.
    Love the coloring on the hugs
    die cut. the paper makes
    it so easy to get a striking
    design. thanks for sharing

  14. Chandhini says:

    Love your cards, they are gorgeous. Love how you use the star dies to make a lovely background.

  15. Beverly Perdue says:

    Awesome cards! Love all the beautiful backgrounds and the ocean scenes. The Hugs card is great cut from the rainbow paper against the nesting stars.

  16. Beverly Jordan says:

    Oh my!! Love ALL of your cards and especially your first Hugs card, with the new nested star dies!

  17. Hadassah DeRamus says:

    I love to swim so I lean towards the under the sea collection but I really love it all!

  18. Lisa Byers says:

    I always love anything that has to do with the sea and this collection is a hit with me. These cards are fabulous!!

  19. Julie Wexler says:

    Wow, Alix! You’ve been busy! What a great showcase of the new release! My faves are the rainbow hugs and deeper than the ocean cards. Both are so doable- Though in many ways time is a little more free these days, it gets filled up quickly and my schedule’s fluidity almost makes it harder to dedicate to crafting time. Using these vibrant papers and simple designs make for great cards while not requiring a lot of time. Thanks so much- Be Well

  20. Karen Judy says:

    Great creativity on all your cards. I love your layering on all the underwater scenes.

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