Waffle Flower April 2021 Release Blog Hop


Hi Lovelies!

Welcome to Waffle Flower’s April 2021 Release day! I’m happy to be hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower to show you all the fun new stuff awaiting you on the Waffle Flower website! This month, the Waffle Flower release is full of stamps, dies, and stencils that celebrate the hope and joy of Spring! This month, there’s a full release that includes the Birthday Kitties set (stamp, die, stencil) and Birthday Puppies set (stamp, die, stencil) by Liz Mytinger; Pawsome Birthday Sentiments set (stamp); Jumbo Flower Pot set (stamp, die) and Simple Stems set (stamp, die) by Karla Jodoin; Teacher set (stamp, die) and Oversized Smile set (stamp, word die) by JJ Bolton; Pennant Alpha Stamp set (stamp, die), Pennant Banners (stencil), Pennant Alpha Duo-tone set (stencil); Confetti (die, stencil); Brick Wall (stencil), Spotlight Diamond (stencil), Spotlight Hexagon (stencil), and Spotlight Triangle (stencil); and Stitched Diamond Panel (die), Triple Line Diamond Panel (die), and Stitched Flower Panel (die). 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! Next on the hop is the fabulous Laura Bassen! I had oodles of fun creating with stamps, dies and a stencils from the Pawty Animal Bundle and I hope you will enjoy my 3 projects.



Card 1 - Slimline Pawty Trio Card

I can't get enough of slimline cards lately so I was determined to make one for my trio of felines!

Key Supplies:

Birthday Kitties Matching Die

Birthday Kitties Stamp Set

Birthday Kitties Stencil

Confetti Stencil Duo

Slimline Window Trio Die

Clean and Clear Enamel Dots

Distress Ink Pads: Spun Sugar; Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Black Soot


I was super happy to find a stencil in my bundle that allowed me to color in these cool cats by ink-blending instead of me needing to pull out my markers. I can be very lazy sometimes with markers, but I am never too tired for ink-blending! LOL



With my cats colored, I die-cut my Slimline Window Panel and a matching card base. I did some light ink-blending on the card base to create the pink, yellow and green backdrops for each window and stenciled on some confetti for a festive scene.




With that done, I stamped my sentiments onto the Slimline Window die-cut and assembled the card, adding two white enamel dot buttons to my 3rd Kitty.






Card 2 - "Meow Meow = HBD" Card

This was actually the first card that I made when I got the bundle. I was really excited about the confetti layering stencil and in the mood to color up my four-legged friends!



Key Supplies:

Birthday Kitties Stamp Set

Birthday Kitties Matching Die

Confetti Stencil Duo

JJ's Rainbow Sampler

Distress Ink Pads: Kitsch Flamingo, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade

Copic Markers:




This layering stencil allows you to create multicolor confetti and even suggests colors for each of the 4 layers! I am showing 3 below:



When you are all done, you end up with this little delight:


I stamped out all my Birthday Kitties, colored them with Copics and diecut them so I could figure out what I wanted to use on this card. I am trying to get better about not wasting paper so I was pretty happy when they all fit nicely on just one sheet of A2 cardstock!



With that done, I cut a 1" x 5.50" strip of cardstock from JJ's Rainbow Sampler Paper Pad, stamped and trimmed my sentiment and then assembled the card.




Card 3 - "Meow Meow = HBD" Card

This whole card is about the diecut confetti background that I colored with some patchwork ink-smooshing!



Key Supplies:

Birthday Kitties Stamp Set

Birthday Kitties Matching Die

Confetti Die

Distress Ink Pads: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade

Copic Markers:


I created the background by die cutting a piece of A2 Watercolor Cardstock using the confetti die and the rotating the die to cover the 1/2 of the cardstock that it did not set the first time and running it through the machine again.


After picking out the confetti "debris", I inked my glass mat with each of the six ink pads in small squares, spritzed with water and pressed my diecut cardstock into the ink, rocking slightly to get even coverage. I set it aside to dry and then die-cut an oval to make a background for my Kitty.


With that done, it was easy to assemble!



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Giveaways:

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 Monday April 12th, 2021 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 2/14/2021.


There are more giveaways to enter on our Instagram! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out!


I hope you enjoyed these projects and will be back soon to see what I get up to next!


Specials:

From now till April 7th, 2021, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift (No code required!).

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!


Thank you so much for visiting me! Please let me know what was your favorite in the comments. Don't forget to visit Laura Bassen at the next stop on the blog hop or visit the Waffle Flower blog for the full list.