Waffle Flower May 2024 Release – Beach Birthday

Summer is just around the corner and this new release from Waffle Flower is full of fabulous products to celebrate summer and all those summer birthdays!

The Inquisitive Seagulls Die makes the cutest seagulls–perfect for a fun summer card. The background features the Wave Texture Die and ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in various shades of blue. I also splattered it with water to add to an ocean feel. I used my MISTI to curve a sentiment from the Inquisitive Seagull Stamp Set. These products are so fun and a great way to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

The Postage Collage Die found its perfect summer companion: the Postage Collage Beach Days Stencil. I love the etched layers on the stencils that let you know where to blend for sand, water, and sky. You can cut the stamps apart and create your own layout, but I chose to keep them together for a quick and fun card. I topped it off with some stamps from the coodinating Postage Collage Beach Days Stamp Set and a sentiment from the Subsentiments Shore Diecut. These products make me excited for warmer days ahead!

The Beach Tote Die is so fun and fabulous for a summer card! I used the previously released Tiny Dot Stencil to add a rainbow of dots to my beach bag. The Beach Tote also has an optional pocket die, which
I’ve used to look like a magazine popping out of the beach bag. I used the coordinating Beach Tote Sentiments Stamp Set to add yellow stripes to the towel and a fun sentiment to the bag. The background is the new Happy Waves Panel Die. This card makes me feel ready for a day at the beach!

The Beach Umbrella Die-n-stencil makes creating multiple umbrellas a breeze! I chose to make six of the smallest size umbrella in a rainbow of colors. I inkblended the left side of the card with blue distress oxides. On the right side, I used a thin piece of cork “paper” for the look of sand. I topped it off with a sentiment from the Birthday Wishes Stamp Set. (I love that there is a coodinating die.) I think we all deserve a fun-filled day at the beach!

There is an extra suprise when you open up this card. Inside, I used a panel a bit smaller than my A2 card. Before adhering it to the panel, I used the Pocket Slots Die to add a pocket inside to hold a gift card
and added another sentiment from the Birthday Wishes Stamp Set on top of the pocket. I love that the slot keeps the gift card from sliding around or falling out!

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New Collaboration from Sizzix and Catherine Pooler

Catherine Pooler and Sizzix are collaborating on a new collection of products and they are all available now at Scrapbook.com! This collection is perfect for the summer with fabulous beach and jungle-themed products.

My first cards were a two-for-one set. I was able to use the layered stencil image to create both cards!

I started with the It’s A Jungle Out There Layered Stencil Set and a piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock trimmed down to the width of the stencil. I used Catherine Pooler inks in Flirty Fuchsia, Limoncello, Samba, Melon Ice, Lime Rickey, Deck the Halls, and Macchiato for the various flowers and leaves. (I used Scrapbook.com mint tape to tape off any sections that I wanted different colors.) I love how beautifully these inks blend. I also used Flirty Fuchsia, Limoncello, and Lime Rickey to create custom colored cardstock to use for the strip, the background for the stamped sentiment, and the diecut vine. I stamped the monkey and banana from the Going Bananas Stamp Set onto the same white cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I heat embossed the sentiments from the same stamp set onto the custom yellow cardstock with Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Alabaster Embossing Powder. I used the Jungle Textures 3D Embossing Folder on two A2 panels. I trimmed each embossed panel to measure about 2 and 5/16 inches (just a little more than half of the width of the card base). I adhered an embossed panel, then the Fuchsia strip, then the stenciled piece to each of the A2 card bases with liquid glue. Next, I added the monkey and vines, and the bananas. The sentiments were popped up with some thin foam tape. I love all the colorful, fun details and textures in these cards!

My next card features the Synchronized Swimmers Die and Stamp Set. I started by die cutting a panel a bit smaller than my card base using Scrapbook.com’s Nested A2 Rectangles Dies. Then I swiped the Oh Boy! Ink Pad over the panel until it was completely colored blue. I swiped part of another panel with the Something Borrowed Ink Pad. I die cut waves and droplets from this blue paper. (I die cut them a second time and glued the layers together for a little more dimension.) I swiped small sections of cardstock with Do-Si-Do, Samba, and Tiara and used those to die cut the pool floaty and swim bottoms. I used Concord & 9th Nectar cardstock for the legs. I arranged and glued all the diecut pieces onto my card base. I used a heat tool on the panel to make sure it was dry. Then I used anti-static powder on the top portion before stamping the “Hope your birthday is a splash” sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossing with Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Alabaster Embossing Powder. I popped the panel up with Foam Tape on an A2 card base. I love the summery feel and those beautiful shades of blue on this card!

For my final card, I used the Beach Blankets and Brellas stamp and die set. I stamped the stripes for the towels in Tiara and Melon Ice. The umbrellas are stamped in Do-Si-Do and Fiesta Blue. Then they were cut out with the coordinating dies. I glued the yellow blanket straight to my card base. I used thin foam squares on back of the green blanket. I used more foam squares to pop up the umbrellas. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Va-Cay Mode (which has so many fun summer sentiments) in black ink at the bottom of my card. This card is simple but feels cheery because of the bright, summery colors.

I had so much fun creating with these fabulous new products from Sizzix and Catherine Pooler! Thank you Scrapbook.com for sending them to me! If you are shopping, please consider using my affiliate links throughout the post as they help support the work I do at no additional cost to you. Thank you!