Welcome to the Waffle Flower November Release Blog Hop! I’m delighted to be hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower to show you all the fun new stuff awaiting you on the Waffle Flower website! Be sure to check out each stop in today’s blog hop for fun, inspiration, and chances to win some of these new release goodies!
My first card features the Catitude Die. I started by cutting down two panels to measure 3.75″ x 5″. On the first panel, I arranged all the adorable cat dies across the panel and ran them through my die cut machine. I made sure the cats on the edges were facing in toward the middle of the card as it helps draw the eye into the center of the card. (That is a trick I learned when arranging photos to create yearbook pages in high school many years ago.)
On the second panel, I ink blended Hero Arts Reactive inks in Fruit Punch, Lemon Drop, and Pool Party of ink to create a rainbow background.
Then I adhered the die cut panel to the ink blended panel using foam tape. I glued the panel to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base. Lastly I added the sentiment “I meow you” from the Subsentiments Cat Diecut. I love how these preprinted, precut sentiments make for a quick finish to a card! (Tip: I like to color the edge of the sentiments with a black alcohol marker so the paper appears black even from the side.)
For my second card, I also used the Catitude Die because those cats are just so cute! This time I just die cut the heads of the cats by lining up the dies along the edge of my card stock. (I made sure to leave enough of the neck to have a place to glue.) I used shades of black, gray, brown, orange, and white cardstock, but I think a rainbow or ombré version of the cats would be so cute too.
I also used the previously released Hearts Panel Die (one of my favorites), which I die cut three times out of white card stock and glued together. I glued the cat heads into the opening on the hearts. Again, I made sure the heads on the edges faced toward the middle or forward.
Next, I ink blended the front of my card base with various shades of teal to create an ombré background. Then I adhered the panel to the base. I stamped the sentiment “Love you fur-ever” from the Purrfect Sentiments Stamp Set onto aqua cardstock with Versamark ink. I used white embossing powder and heat set it. I love when sentiment stamps have coordinating dies! I used the Purrfect Sentiments Matching Die to die cut out the sentiment and I glued the sentiment toward the bottom right corner. I think this card is a great way to say I love you to the cat lover in your life!
My third card uses several products from the new release. First, I die cut the Three-Tiered Shelf Die once out of a wood veneer sheet and twice out of white cardstock. I love how the wood adds a realistic look and how the extra layers of cardstock add dimension.
The details are really what make this card pop though! I die cut the Shelf Ad-ons and the Cat-a-log Dies out of white card stock. I used a variety of Waffle Flower Blending brushes to color in the all the pieces in various shades of blue, green, and teal. (Their brushes help give a smooth blend. If you’re looking for new brushes, look no further! Waffle Flower now carries a 4-pack Shader Brush PLUS Sampler so you can try out their new brushes before deciding on which sets to purchase.)
It was so fun to add details to this card. I added Glossy Accents to the small planter and clock face to add some shine. I used the Cat-a-log Stamp Set to decorate and add more cute cat details to the books. I die cut more cats from the Cattitude Die, but this time out a black velour paper for some more texture.
I taped off about 1.5 inches at the bottom of my card base and ink blended over it with a gray ink to simulate carpet. Then I assembled all the pieces together and onto the card base with glue. I topped it all off with another sentiment from the Subsentiments Cat Diecut.
The last card is actually the inside of my card. Waffle Flower has lots of fun Pop-up dies and this one is no exception! The Inside Pop-up Shelves Die is a great way to add a surprise to the inside of your card. I lined up the dotted cut line of the die with center of a pre-folded card. (I decided to trim down about a quarter inch off the card base, making it closer to 4″ x 5.25.”) It is easy to pop out the pieces and get the shelves and surrounding area glued into another card base.
I used the same die on another sheet of wood veneer. I used scissors to cut out the wood veneer shelf pieces and then glued them to the white ones. Then I decorated the shelves with a plant from the Shelf Add-ons Die and more velour cats from the Cattitude Die. I ink blended over the books (taping off the edges in between colors) and attached the cats and plant with glue. The sentiment “Every day is Caturday” is another one from the the Purrfect Sentiments Stamp Set.
I had so much fun creating with Waffle Flower’s latest release and I know you will too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for hopping along with us today. You should have arrived here from the incredible Cathy Zielske. Next on the hop is the amazing JJ Bolton! For a full list of participants, go to the Waffle Flower blog.
Giveaways: For today’s hop, we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EST on Saturday November 11th, 2023 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on Winner Monday 11/13/2023.
Specials: While you’re shopping the newest release, be sure to check out the Warehouse Moving Sale from 11/5-11/14.
All prices are marked down automatically in CART (40% OFF)
The collection is dynamic – once the stock reaches a threshold, the item will not be on sale anymore.
This is an example of what sale items will look like in your cart:
Thanks again for stopping by and happy shopping!