Friday, April 5, 2024

Waffle Flower April Release Day + GIVEAWAY

Happy Friday!  And today is extra happy because it is Waffle Flower's Full Bloom Release Day!  You can shop all the new goodies HERE.  Plus, I have a GIVEAWAY to share with you, so make sure you read to the bottom of the post. 

There are so many gorgeous floral products releasing this month, and today I'm highlighting the fabulous Painted Flowers Layering Die.  I created a slimline card, so I could use lots of them. :)

The Painted Flowers Layering Die creates such a “wow” factor with a surprisingly small amount of effort.  And the layers for the flowers are easy to align…hooray!  

These flowers look great die cut with colored cardstock, but this time I chose to blend the ink on them and the leaves. The etched details in the dies make them look fancier than the effort you have to put in to coloring them. ;)
Not to mention they pair beautifully with the new Oversized Boom Print Die that I used on my card as well.  
I wanted to keep the background simple, so I added just used the Postage Collage Slimline Die to cut a solid rectangle. 
Creating with these flowers brought me lots of smiles.  I hope they make you smile, too! And I hope that you head over to the Waffle Flower Shop to check out this amazing new release, and make sure to leave a comment to enter the giveaway...details below! 


Just leave a comment below by 11:59 pm EST April 7, 2024 and you will have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Waffle Flower Crafts.  I'll be accepting comments on my instragram account, too, so make sure you head over there as well for an additional entry. :) Several other design team members are hosting giveaways, and you can use #WaffleFlowerGiveaway to quickly search for them. 


Painted Flowers Layering Die

Oversized Boom Print Die

Postage Collage Slimline Die

Inks: buttercupcreamsiclepinklemonadewatermelondragonfruitsproutgrasshopperclover (Concord & 9th)

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Waffle Flower Sneak Peeks Day 3

Hello, friends!  Welcome to the final day of sneak peeks for Waffle Flower's April release.   Only one more day before you can start shopping for all these wonderful new stamps, dies, and stencils.  Yay!  Today, I'm sharing the gorgeous new Wild Flowers Stencil.  It's my favorite from the whole release!

The Wild Flowers Stencil set fills an entire A2 card with beautiful flowers and leaves. And it even has guides for color placement etched right into the stencils, which is really helpful and takes the guesswork out of everything.
I followed the color prompts quite literally on my card (although I did use a couple different shades of pink, green, etc.).  But even if you choose totally different colors, the etched color placements help you keep colors evenly distributed, so you can create stunning cards in no time.
I finished my card off with the new Mother's Day Word Die. The size makes a big impact on a card, and I love that it still allowed the beautiful stenciled background to sing. 

I've made a few more cards this release, so make sure you come back tomorrow for some more inspiration and a giveaway.  Plus, tomorrow is the big day when you can start shopping for these fabulous new goodies! 


Wild Flowers Stencil

Mother's Day Word Die

Inks: Breeze, Party Pink, Orchid, Cheeky, Peony, Salmon, Papaya, Tropic Teal, Emerald Aisle, Jade (all The Stamp Market)

Cardstock: Orchid (The Stamp Market)

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Waffle Flower April Sneak Peak Day 2

Good morning, friends!  I'm back to share another sneak peek for Waffle Flower's April release.  There are several items being showcased today, and my card features the new Postage Collage Wild Flower Stencil.  The entire Postage Collage Collection is wildly popular (and for good reason), but the Postage Collage Wild Flower Stencil may be my favorite addition.  I love it!  

It includes a fun variety of flowers, and a simple swapping of colors gives a totally different look each time.  I have a feeling I'll be reaching for this one again and again!  The only trouble is that I wish I could use these as actual postage on my letters. :) 

I chose a happy, summery color scheme and went for a wildflower look with these the Postage Collage Wildflower Stencil, which provides some simple layering of colors.  This card is an A2 size, so I used the original Postage Collage Die

I chose a sentiment from the Subsentiments Bloom Diecut and added some stamped postage details with the Postage Collage Stamp Set

I just love the fresh, happy feel of this card!  It was so easy to make and with a simple swapping of sentiments, it could be used for so many occasions.  I sure do appreciate versatility!

All of these new products will be available for purchase April 5.  Make sure to come back tomorrow for another Sneak Peek.  Have a wonderful day, friends!

CARD SUPPLIES: (with clickable links)

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Waffle Flower "Full Bloom" Release Sneak Peak Day 1

Hello!  Today is the first day of sneak peeks for the Waffle Flower's April release.  The theme this month is "Full Bloom" and I am so in love with all these florals! 

Today we are giving a peek of the fabulous Painted Flowers Background Stencil & Die.  They are so much fun!  Painting is not one of my strengths, so I love that I can achieve this loose, watercolor look with the help of these stencils. 
Though they are designed to easily distribute alternating colors throughout, I used the stencils a little differently on my card and made rows of color instead.
The stencils are super easy to align, but even if you were off a tad, no big deal since the look is supposed to be loose and organic anyway. 
The sentiment on my card is the Oversized Boom Print Die paired with a new Subsentiments Bloom Diecut. I did a little ombre coloring on the "bloom", so it would mimic what was going on with the flowers. 
That's all for today, but make sure you come back tomorrow. I can't wait to share more! 


Saturday, March 30, 2024

Pretty Pink Posh Bunny Face - Two Ways

Good morning!  I have two Easter cards to share using the darling Bunny Face Shaker from Pretty Pink Posh that released this month.  I thought it would be fun to make a little boy bunny and a little girl bunny, and I think they are equally adorable.

I created a shaker card for my first Easter Bunny.  I started with a  sea glass card base and layered multiple layers of the Elegant Heart Banner Die on top.  Then I filled it with the new Springtime Shaker Beads.  I always love the way the beads sound in a shaker!
In the center I added the Bunny Face Shaker using wheat cardstock with white and nectar details.  Doesn't he look cute with that little bow?  (It's from the Birthday Treat Box Dies.)

Finally I created a frame around the bunny using some little eggs from the Big Easter Cupcake Dies in lemon tart, nectar , and tidepool
Next up, a little girl bunny card.  Although it actually isn't very little.  The first card is A2 size, but this one is a large A7 size. 

I wanted this one light and bright.  To make her a little girl bunny, I gave her a flower crown using the new Spring Mug Additions Dies

I created a colorful background using the Easter Egg Border Die and used a vellum circle cut with the largest Eyelet Circles Die, so the sweet bunny would still stand out from the busy background. 

Then I embossed a sentiment from the previously released Easter Wreath Stamp Set onto a rounded stitched rectangle found in the Big Easter Cupcake Dies. Finally I framed the sentiment with two tulips from the Spring Mug Additions.

These cards are finally in the mail, so hopefully they be bringing smiles soon.  Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you have the most wonderful Easter weekend! 

Card Supplies: (all Pretty Pink Posh unless otherwise note)


Bunny Face Shaker

Big Easter Cupcake Dies (eggs)

Birthday Treat Box Dies (bow)

Elegant Heart Banner Die

Springtime Shaker Beads

Cardstock: (Concord & 9th) Sea GlassNectarTidepoolWheatMushroomOceanside; (Papertrey Ink) Lemon Tart


Bunny Face Shaker

Spring Mug Additions Dies

Big Easter Cupcake Dies (sign)

Eyelet Circles Dies

Easter Egg Border Die

Easter Wreath Stamp Set

Cardstock: (Concord  & 9th) LilacMushroomNectarPink LemonadeSea GlassSproutTidepool; (Papertrey Ink) Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Papertrey Big Bloom Take 2

 Hello, friends!  I'm back with another card using the gorgeous Into the Blooms: Big Bloom Die by Papertrey Ink.  One card just wasn't enough.  :) 

This time I went much less dramatic, with a simple design and soft color palette.  I actually used many of the same products including the new Just Notes Stencil Collection to create the grid pattern behind the big bloom. 
I know this flower can be colored to look like many other varieties, but I couldn't help patterning it after another beautiful garden rose.  I blended Papertrey's Harbest Gold and Lemon Tart inks for the yellows, and Cordord and 9th's pink lemonade for the pink edges.  The leaves were a mix of C9's sproutgrasshopper, and avocado inks.
To get the torn look across the bottom of the paper I used a fun edge die in the Just Notes Dies and chose a sentiment from the Just Notes Stamp Set.  It's a fabulous collection with so much to offer.  I'm a huge fan!
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Papertrey: Big Bloom

Good morning!  I'm excited to start sharing some of the cards I've made guest designing with Papertrey's newest release.  One of the first things I noticed when I opened my box was the Into the Blooms: Big Bloom Die.  It's, you guessed it...a big bloom.  And it's gorgeous! 

It's a bit of a chameleon of a bloom, too, and can look like a lot of different flowers depending on how you color it.  Papertrey's Design Team's samples have been amazing!  Though it isn't necessarily meant to be a rose, I chose to color it like it was one.  

I can't tell you the name of the rose, but I know my grandma could. :) She loved roses and grew more varieties in her yard than I could ever hope to remember, but she could tell you the name of each and every one.  

I inked up the Into the Blooms: Big Bloom Die with Concord and 9th's buttercup, pink lemonade, and  dragonfruit inks as well as Papertrey's harvest gold ink.  The leaves were a mix of C9's sprout, grasshopper, avocado, and clover inks. I added a couple leaf sprigs from Papertrey's Into the Blooms: Clover Dies and a sprinkling of enamel dots

On the upper panel, I die cut the bottom with the pretty Elegant Edges: Flourish Die.  Then I stenciled on the diamond-ish stencil from the Pro Stamper's Box: March and blended white around the edges to soften things up. I used the new Just Notes Stencil Collection to create the grid pattern on the bottom card base.

I finished the card by embossing "Mom" from the Mother's Day Sentiments Stamps Set and a secondary sentiment from the Just Notes Stamp Set.

Thanks so much for visiting today!  I'll be back to share more projects this week. :) 

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Papertrey Ink March Release Insta Hop

Hello!  I'm overjoyed to be joining Papertrey Ink this month as a guest designer.  Never in a million years did I ever think those words would be coming out of my mouth.  It is such an honor!  I purchased my very first acrylic stamps from Papertrey.  SO many of my most favorite designers have been part of the Papertrey team over the years. To say I am a fan is an understatement. 

Today I am joining a fun Insta Hop with them and of course there is a giveaway. Make sure you head over to my Instagram account, so you can join the fun.  

I've made lots of cards with Papertrey's March release, and I'm excited to share them all with you, but I'll start with my husband's favorite. :) Papertrey's Pro Stamper's Box for March has beautiful layering flowers and frame dies.  I couldn't wait to ink them up!  And I wanted to use lots of them, so I made an extra large A7 size card.  

I started by die cutting several of the elongated hexagon frames from the Pro Stamper's Box dies.  After arranging them on my card, I set to work stamping lots and lots of flowers. 

I inked them up using a bunch of Papertrey inks.  Starting in the center row, the flowers are Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz; Saffron Spice and Honey Nut; Spring Rain and Enchanted Evening; Sweet Blush and Pale Peony; and Autumn Rose and Royal Velvet.  The leaves and stems are Ocean Tides and Pinefeather. 

I embossed two Sentiments from the new Just Notes Stamp Set (love it!) on pinefeather cardstock and die cut it with some coordinating dies and called it a day. :)  Thanks so much for visiting today!  Don't forget to visit my Instagram account, so you can join the Insta Hop.  You will surely leave inspired and you just might leave winning a gift certificate, too. :) 

Monday, March 18, 2024

Concord & 9th: Folkart Florals Turnabout

Good morning!  It's been a bit of a marathon week, and today is my last day guest designing with Concord and 9th.  I have loved every minute!  Today we are sharing the Folkart Florals Turnabout, but you have seen me use this set many times throughout this week.  Remember these?

You can find them here, here, and here.  The look of the Folkart Florals Turnabout can change considerably depending on whether you stamp 1, 2, 3, or 4 colors, your color combination in general, or whether or not you stamp the full turnabout or if you remove one of the pieces and just stamp the inside or the outside portion of the turnabout (like I did on the Meg card).  The Meg card also uses the fun sentiment blocks included in the Folkart Florals Turnabout stamp set. 

For today's card I stamped the entire Folkart Florals Turnabout in four cheerful colors:  creamsicleoceansidebriar rose, and buttercup.   
I kept the card simple to really let that fabulous floral background shine and added just the little Spring Bunny holding a giant, oversized bloom from the Build-a-Bloom Dies
The flower is a combination of carnationbriar rose, sea glass, and oceanside.

I simple "hi" from the Just Say More Dies and the card was good to go. 
Thank you so much for joining me this week!  It has been a blast to share cards made with this fabulous new release by a company that I love so much.  Have a happy week, friends!


Folkart Florals Turnabout

Spring Bunny Bundle

Spring Bunny Stamp Set

Spring Bunny Dies

Build-a-Bloom Dies

Ink/Cardstock: creamsicleoceansidebriar rose, buttercupsea glasscarnation. pebble (bunny)