Waffle Flower 2019 October Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Waffle Flower October 2019 Release Blog Hop! I hope you are ready to check out variety of stamps and dies this month. You get to play with a little bit everything. I am sharing 5 cards that I made with this month’s product. I am curious which one is your favorite.

<Card 1>

I started with this fall card with images are illustrated by Cassie Loizeaux. To make this card. I stamped the images from Fall Greeting stamp set and die cut with the Matching dies. Then I colored them with Copic markers and set aside.

I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber onto an A2 sized watercolor paper and splattered ink droplets over. I cut 2 pieces 1.25 inches wide strips out of white card stock paper and attached them onto the background using Foam tapes to create dimension. I added selected colored images and embellished my card with color coordinating enamel dots from Up&Running Enamel Dots.

<Card 2>

  

We are staying with Fall season with my second card. I really like this set called Happy Fall. You get to have tons of accessory images to build your own scene. What I like the most is that you could easily stretch this stamp to a Happy Winter stamp with the main characters. I prepped my background with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber using ink blending and droplet techniques. Then I grabbed a piece of A2 sized craft color card stock paper and cut the upper center using one of Nesting Squares Dies. I attached this window cut out front panel over inked background with foam tapes and brushed a little Fossilized Amber oxide ink around the edges.

I colored images from Happy Fall Stamp set and die cut with the Matching Dies. Then I arranged them to my prepped background and stamped the sentiment “Give Thanks”. Isn’t it easy?!

<Card 3>

You’ve seen a few stamps from different countries. Now it’s time for China. Not sure if you all know that I was raised and grown up in China until 20 years old. Making this brought me into the memory of being a child watching dragon dances and receiving red packet(elders usually give money to us as tradition which is my favorite part of new year haha) To begin with this card, I ink blended the background with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Worn lipstick. Then i cut my large rectangle window using Nesting Rectangles Dies and attached to the background with Foam tapes.

I copic colored my images from Ni Hao Stamp Set mainly in yellow and red which are two traditional Chinese color combo and die cut them with the Matching Dies. I arranged colored images to the background and added yellow enamels from Up&Running Enamel Dots as embellishments. At last, I stamped the sentiment “Happy New Year” in English and Chinese characters.

<Card 4>

  

If you think my last three cards are easy, then you would be surprised with this fun card. It took me about 20 minutes. First of all, I ink smudged with Mustard Seed Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink and water mixture onto a piece of A sized watercolor paper. Once it’s dry, I stamped this super large stamp from Happy Thanksgiving Stamp set using VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powders. A stamping trick:You could prep a large background stamp by rubbing eraser over it prior to your first use. You’ll find out the coverage is amazing.

To bring the interests,  I splattered the color mixture and gold watercolor paint over the background by tapping a paint brush. Da ta, it’s done!

<Card 5>

Now it’s large die cut sentiment’s turn. I am going for an elegant look. I inked my A2 sized watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tea Dye and Wilted Violet. Then I created the background impression using Lattice Panel die ran through my die cut machine with a rubber embossing mat. I die cut the Large Thank you sentiment using Oversized Thank you Die out of my purple card stock paper scrap. I attached it using foam tapes and embellished my card with white and purple enamel dots from Up&Running Enamel Dots.

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Jaycee Gaspar
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Keeway Tsao
Jessica Frost Ballas
JJ Bolton
Rebecca Keppel

Promotions:

  • 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 10/7/19 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 10/9/2019.

 

BOO- Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Monday!

Today is the last day of September. My daughter already started to figure out what she is going to wear to school Halloween Party. Time usually flies like rocket. So it is time to get on making some Halloween cards. I combined couple of Pretty Pink Posh Halloween stamp set and dies to create today’s card.

To begin with, I ink blended an A2 sized watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio.  Then I stamped Boo pattern from Pretty Pink Posh Boo Stamp set using  Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I die cut it with the Coordinating Dies and attached them onto my card base using Foam tapes and liquid glue. I flicked white watercolor paint over the background to create some textures.

To decorate my card front, I stamped the images from Boo stamp set and die cut with the coordinating dies, from Halloween Friends Stamp set and hand cut with scissors (To save you some time, you could get the coordinating dies to cut). I colored them with copic markers and detailed with white gel pen. Then I added them onto the prepped background. At last, I added green star confetti from Fall Confetti Bundle to embellish my card.

Hope you like this not too scary but cute Halloween card! XOXO

STAMPtember 2019 & Pretty Pink Posh Collaboration-Topiary

Pretty Pink Posh: Pretty Pink Posh 2019 Stamptember Exclusive Set

Hello Crafters!
Pretty Pink Posh is releasing a stamp set called Pansies exclusively for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Event. This stamp set is limited edition which means it will be gone completely when it’s sold out. So don’t regret not getting it later!

To make this card, I cut my windows using Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 5 die to cut out of an A2 sized watercolor paper. I stamped Tree image and sentiment from Topiary Stamp set onto the negative part of cut outs. After hand colored the tree leaves, I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade. I attached a piece of acetate paper underneath of positive part of cut out to create see through window, then poured Pretty Pink Posh seed beads in Spring green and added Jewels in Marigold. I close up the shaker window by using Foam tapes.

To build another dimension, I stamped another solid image from this stamp set in green and hand cut out with my scissors. I decorated my trees using Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Shamrock and adhered on the my background.

Now there you go. A simple shaker card is in front of you!

I hope you have some more ideas to use this stamp set. Don’t forget to grab one from Simon Says Stamp online store. Ciao!

Pretty Pink Posh: Pretty Pink Posh 2019 Stamptember Exclusive Set

Thanksgiving get together-Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone!

We are half way done with our week day working. Hope everyone’s life goes well. For last couple days, the temperature went up all the way to 97 F and I will come back down to 70 F in next a few days. I guess Fall is finally coming to town. I am here showing you a thanksgiving card that I made which could be a great thanksgiving greeting card or invitation if you would like to go a little extra mile of card making.

First of all, I decided to create my background. I ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper. Then I blended Bundled Sage oxide ink through Pretty Pink Posh Triangles Stencil. I die cut the white frame using Scallop Frames Die out of white card stock paper and adhered it onto the background using liquid glue.

I copic colored  images from Sunflowers Stamp set and die cut with the Coordinating dies. I also copic colored the images from Thanksgiving Scene Stamp set and hand fussy cut it (This stamp set does not come with a coordinating die but it is fairly easy to cut the outline with no stress) I attached the flowers and leaves with liquid glue and thanksgiving scene with foam tape to pop it up. At last, I stamped the sentiment “Happy Thanksgiving” onto the top part of this card.

Hope you like my card and I will see you soon with more projects! Ciao!

Yay! It’s Your Birthday! – MFT 2019 Card Design Superstar: Innovation Master

Hello all my crafty friends,

Time flies! I still remember that I joined the MFT Superstar card contest last year. I made my couple entries with not sure what I was going to expect until I won one of categories.  It was like a dream! Now I am back to be one of participators to have fun with playing all the products that I love.

I’ve been wanting to make more birthday cards because I always run out of them (I guess my daughter has too many friends LOL). I pulled out My favorite things Happy Hippos Stamp set and Birthday Chicks Stamp set  to work with. I would like to create a scene. Birdies are having a birthday blast and their Hippo friends are invited to their house for the party. My card would break down to two parts, one is out of the house and another is inside of house.

To make the scene for outside the house, I die cut a piece of white cardstock with Boutique Die-namics and inked with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tea Dye and Tattered rose. I assembled all inked pieces to create the house front. I added a piece of acetate paper behind the window cut out to create the glass window.

To build the background, I ink blended a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tumbled glass and Salty Ocean for the sky, Crushed Olive and Cracked Pistachio for the ground. Then I splattered the coordinating ink over the background to make it more interesting. I used craft blade to cut out a rectangle opening  on the background which matches the “house window”, then I attached the assembled house over it with liquid glue.

I stamped images form Happy Hippos Stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto 80lbs Neenah Solar white card stock paper and hand fussy cut with craft scissors (It would save you more time if you use the coordinating dies). I colored the images with copic markers and arranged them onto the background with Foam tapes and liquid adhesive. I used action wobbler underneath one of Hippos so he looks like dancing when you flick with your fingers. Interactive card is always fun to make.

Now we move to build the scene for inside of house. I  ink blended a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tattered Rose, Worn lipstick and Picked Raspberry to create the background color. Then I stamped images form Birthday Chicks Stamp set and hand fussy cut with craft scissors (It would save you more time if you use the coordinating dies). I colored the images with copic markers and arranged them onto the background with Foam tapes and liquid adhesive. At last, I stamped the sentiment that is from the same stamp set.

I want to thank My Favorite Things Stamp Company for hosting such a great opportunity for us to communicate with each other and inspire our undiscovered potential. I truly had fun creating this card and I hope you all like it!

 

Waffle Flower 2019 September Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Waffle Flower September 2019 Release Blog Hop! This release combined some gorgeous stamps and dies, along with some basic nesting dies that works well with all projects. I picked some of products to show you four cards below.

<Card 1>

My first card is something that you could mass produce when you don’t have lots of time. To start with my card, I used Nesting Circles Die to cut differnet sizes of circle and ink blended them with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Picked RaspberryWorn lipstick, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade.

I arranged those inked circles onto a piece of A2 sized water color paper using Foam tapes to create dimensions. I added Up & Running Enamel dots to coordinate each colors. Then I splattered some gold paint over the background.

I stamped the sentiment from Happy Retirement Stamp set onto a piece of black card stock paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I die cut them with the Matching Die and adhered them onto the background with foam tape.

<Card 2>

I am always in love with beautiful floral by Karla Jodoin.  I stamped this fairly large image from Poppy Hawthorn Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto  a piece of 80 lbs Neenah Solar White card stock paper and die cut with the Matching Dies. Then I colored it with Copic markers.

To create the background, I die cut 3 sized squares using Nesting Squares Die and ink blended them with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio. I adhered them diagonally onto a A2 sized water color paper. 

I attached the colored images onto the background and lightly splattered black ink over the panel to create some artsy effect. At last, I white embossed the sentiment “thank you” from the same stamp set and final touched my card.

<Card 3>

This card is a fun card. I used the negative part of die cut from my first card to create my main lay out. I highly encourage you to try using scraps to create new products. I used pencil lightly draw the circles onto another piece of white card stock paper guided by this circle panel I have.  Then I ink blended them using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Worn lipstick.

When I don’t know what colors to use for my images, I always go with the basic colors I have in the background. I quickly Copic colored my characters from Little Artists Stamp set and die cut with the Matching Dies.

I attached my colored images onto the background using liquid adhesive and foam tapes, then added Up & Running Enamel Dots to finish this card.

<Card 4>

My last card features the most popular print from Big Bear and Bird. Since the image is large and fun, I really don’t need to do a lot of embellishments. To create my window, I cut it with Nesting Ovals Die out of an A2 sized watercolor paper. I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick. 

I colored the images from Bear Hugs Stamp set and cut with the Matching Dies. I attached it within the oval window and stamped the sentiment “Bear Hugs for you” . And of course, a little bit Up & Running Enamel dots makes my card more fun!

Promotions:

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 9/7/19 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 9/9/2019.

Receive a FREE Fish & Chips Stamp Set with all orders $50 and over, while supplies last.

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Debby Hughes 

Jaycee Gaspar 

Nichol Spohr

Amy Rysavy 

Alix Davis 

Keeway Tsao

Channin Pelletier 

Rebecca Keppel 

JJ Bolton

Jessica Frost Ballas 

Waffle Flower and Imagine Crafts Collaboration 2019

Good morning everyone!

I have to say, I am so blessed to be on Waffle Flower Design Team and got to collaborate with other wonderful companies like Imagine Crafts with exciting new products. I picked Tsukineko StazOn Pigment ink pads and a few Mboss embossing Powders to pair with Waffle Flower Big Dots Stamp and Dies Combo for my today’s exploring.

To start with my card, I cut 5 stripes out of 80 lbs white card stock paper which measured 1.5 inches wide. Then I rubbed the inks from StazOn Pigment ink pads onto the paper stripes.The color that I used was Lemon Drop, Orange Peel, Pink Cosmos, Shamrock Green and Peacock Feathers. These pigment inks dry fairly quick comparing to others, so I quickly poured Mboss embossing powder in Gold Glitter over the inked stripes and heated to set.

Now I got 5 glitter strips in vibrant colors.

I cut out my front panel using Waffle Flower Big Dots Die out of a piece of 100 lbs white card stock paper.

I attached all strips onto a piece of A2 sized cardstock paper with preferred colors in order using glue.

I adhered my front panel over the strip background with foam strips to create dimensions. In the end, I stamped my sentiment “HELLO” from Waffle Flower Big Dots Sentiments Stamp set  onto the center of my panel using StazOn Pigment ink in Grape Candy to finish my card.

Hope you are inspired and willing to try all of these goodies. Have a good crafting day!

Best Wishes From Me to You – Pretty Pink Posh

Oh hello my crafty friends,

I would like to share another card that I made with Pretty Pink Posh August release products. They just go with each other so well.

To begin with, I laid Autumn Leave Stencil over a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper and ink blended with Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough. Then I colored images from Sunflowers Stamp set and Bear Friends Stamp set, and die cut with the Coordinating dies (Sunflowers / Bear Friends)

After I attached all colored images with liquid adhesive and foam tapes, I stamped the sentiment from Bear Friends onto upper right corner of my card and added jewels in Harvest Mix.

I hope you like this card. I will be back soon to inspire you more!

Pretty Pink Posh August 2019 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Pretty Pink Posh August 2019 Release Blog Hop Day 1! Believe or not, we are stepping into Holiday zone Again. Time just flies like nobody’s business. Making holiday cards is one of my favorite things this time of year. I hope you grab some new goodies from Pretty Pink Posh and hop for prize with us! I made two cards this time to show you some of must have products for Halloween and Fall  in my opinion.

<Card 1>

We like to dress up for Halloween. Why not dress those cute critters as well?! To begin with my first card, I ink blended my background onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tea Dye, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet and Black soot. Then I splattered white acrylic paint over it by tapping the handle of a small sized paint brush. 

I colored my images using Copic markers. Images used from Fall signs stamp set (Squirrel ) and cut with the coordinating dies , Boo Stamp set (Hat, ghost, bat ) and cut with the coordinating dies, Halloween Friends ( BOO! sentiment ). After I set them aside, I started to prepare my pumpkin  shaker. I cut my pumpkin frame using Grateful Shaker Die and removed the center piece with a pair of scissors. To ink the pumpkin frame, I used Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and Carved Pumpkin. Then I attached a piece of acetate paper underneath the frame. I hand draw and cut the outline of the pumpkin onto another piece of paper and inked with Carved Pumpkin Distress oxide ink. I poured tons of orange mini star confetti from Fall Confetti Bundle and sealed the shaker with strong liquid adhesive.

I attached pumpkin shaker window onto my prepped background, and added the fence that I cut using Spooky Fence Die out of black card stock paper. I arranged all colored images and finished my card using Glossy Black Jewels.

<Card2>

Now my next card features quite a bit new products as well. To start with, I ink blended over Pumpkin Background Stencil onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Hotlz Distress oxide ink in Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade. Then I splattered Spiced Marmalade and water mixture over the background. I cut out my white frames using Scalloped Frame Die and adhered them onto the background with liquid adhesive and Foam tape.

Then I copic colored my sunflower images from Sunflowers Stamp set and die cut with the Coordinating dies, Scarecrow and fall harvest images from Fall Signs Stamp set and die cut with the Coordinating Dies. I did cut the frame line from fall harvest image with scissors to fit into my needs. I also stamped the sentiment onto the frame that scarecrow is carrying.

After arranging all colored images onto the background, I added jewels from Harvest Jewel Mix to embellish my card. I hope you like those two cards and don’t forget to check out other blog hop participators’  blog!

 

GIVEAWAY:

There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 8/28/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

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Pretty Pink Posh blog  

Laura Bassen 

Megan Quinn

Angelica Conrad  

Gemma C.      

Susie Moore

Ardyth Percy- Robb 

Suzy Plantamura 

Keeway Tsao

Sharna Waksmulski

Melody Rupple     

Alix Davis  

Wanda Guess   

GIVEAWAY:

There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 8/28/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Bear Hugs from me to You- Pretty Pink Posh

Oh Hello my crafty friends,

Today is Pretty Pink Posh August Product Release Day. I always get very excited about the holiday related products. In this release, you could play with all kinds of Fall or Halloween goodies. I have one card to tease you before we have two days blog hops jam packed with all inspirations from tons of talented card designers!

As you could tell, I just can not color enough of sunflowers. I colored images from Sunflowers Stamp set and Bear Friends stamp set with my copic markers and die cut them with their coordinating dies (Sunflowers / Bear Friends ).

Pretty Pink Posh has been release gorgeous stencils for couple releases now. They come so handy when I want to create my own backgrounds. I laid Brush Stroke Stencil over a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper and ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. I then adhered my color images onto the prepped background using liquid adhesive and foam tapes. At last, I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink to the upper right corner of my panel to finish this card.

So it is your time to shop for some products and hop with us on 22nd and 23rd. See you in couple days!!!