Cards for Him with Waffle Flower Crafts

Thanks for stopping by today! I have two cards to share with you with new products from Waffle Flower Crafts. I created some more masculine cards but these products are so versatile and could be used to create many types of cards. 

My first card features the Baseball Dad Die and For the Guys Sentiments Stamp Set. I really like this baseball cap. There are three dies that create the hat which adds details and dimension. There is also a die that cuts the sentiment in the hat. It think the baseball hat would also make a cute card for the T-Ball and Little Leaguers in your life. 

I cut the baseball bats from Kraft Cardstock and brushed on a little Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy. I do like the stitched on the baseball. 

The sentiments are both included in the For the Guys Sentiments Stamp Set. The bottom sentiment is stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. 

Next up is a look at the Toolbox Die. The set creates the tool box and dies to create the detailed tools. I also used some additional sentiments from the For the Guys Sentiments Stamp Set.

Here is a closer look at the tools. I die cut the tool box three times from Kraft Cardstock and glued the layers together to give the tool box more dimension. I blended Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink on the edges and stamped the sentiment. 

At the bottom I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. 

Thanks for stopping by! You can find the Waffle Flower Crafts New Release here


The Easter Release from Taylored Expressions

Hi All! I am popping in today with cards I created with the new Easter/Spring Release from Taylored Expressions. My cards are full of bunnies, flowers, and a beautiful stencil. All the new products are available now in the TE Store. 

The Serene Scene Collection includes scene the Serene Scene Cutting Plate, the Serene Scene - Landscapes, and the Serene Scene - Easter Edition. I think this is such a cute, creative idea. 

To create the card front I cut a piece of Mint Julep Cardstock and die cut with the Pierced Lattice Cutting Plate. Then I die cut the panel again with the Serene Scene Cutting Plate. I blended Cilantro Ink around the frame. 

With the Serene Scene - Landscapes Die I cut the clouds, hills, and flowers. I die cut the flowers from Sugar Cube Cardstock, and added the colors I have linked below with my TE Bitty Blender Brushes. 

Then I added the church, bunnies, and Easter eggs with the Serene Scene - Easter Edition. The sentiment is stamped with the new Easter Egg-stras Stamp Set. 

My next card is created with the Redeemer Coordinating Dies, the Redeemer Layering Stencil, and the previously released Redeemer Embossing Folder. I die cut a piece of Sugar Cube Cardstock to fit the card front. Then I stenciled with the Redeemer Layering Stencil. You can see the inks I used listed below. After the stenciling was complete I lined up the lines in the Redeemer Embossing Folder with the stencil background and ran it through my Die Machine. 

The cross is die cut with the Redeemer Coordinating Dies. The sentiment is from the Easter egg-stras Stamp set. I stamped in Versamark Ink on Vellum and embossed with TE Gold Embossing Powder. 

Next up is a look at the Egg-stra Specil Stencil & Die Combo. These cute eggs are so easy to create. First I stenciled each egg and then just die cut with dies included in the set. To create the background I die cut Sugar Cube cardstock with the Stitched Mini Slim Stacklets and added the frame with the Petite Scallop Mini Slim Stacklets. 

I then stenciled the clouds with the Set the Scene - Clouds Stencil Strips. I added the grass with the Build a Scene - Grassy Hills.

Here is a closer look. I added a sentiment from the Easter Egg-stras Stamp Set and embellished the eggs with Tiny Diamonds. 

For a limited time, you can get the Serene Scene Bundle (Serene Scene Cutting Plate die, Serene Scene - Landscapes die collection, Serene Scenes - Easter Edition die collection, and Easter egg-stras stamp set) for the discounted price of $65 – regularly retails for $71! This bundle price is only available through Thursday, March 9th, or while supplies last!

When you make a purchase of $100 or more today through Thursday, May 9th, in the TE webstore, you will receive the Be Hoppy Stamp & Stencil Combo set FREE! Stamp and stencil an adorable background of bunnies for your Easter and spring projects! Please note that this promotional set replaces our March incentive set during this release week. Offer valid while supplies last.

Hop on over to the TE Blog for all the details and more inspiration!


Waffle Flower Crafts March Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Waffle Flower October Release Blog Hop! 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! 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 Caly Person!


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 EST on Thursday March 9th, 2023 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 03/10/2023.


From now till March 8th, 2023, 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! And don’t forget to check out their monthly Flash Sales!

My first card features the Sketched Daffodil Foil PlateSketched Daffodil Coloring Stencil, the Sketched Daffodil Stamp Set,  and the Sketched Daffodil Matching Die. First I used the Sketched Daffodil Foil Plate with gold foil on white cardstock. Next I just stenciled with the image with the Sketched Daffodil Coloring Stencil, making it so easy to color the image and add all the details. 

My sentiment is included in the Sketched Daffodil Stamp Set. I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. 

To create the background, I blended Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, then spritzed the background with water and splattered a little gold paint. The card is framed with the Elegant Frames Die

I designed the second card with a girlfriend in mind. I used the new Oversized Friend Print Die, the Pawfect Sentiments Stamp Set, the Best Friend Die, and the Paw Print Stencil Duo

First I stenciled the background with pale pink ink and a light grey ink with the Paw Print Stencil Duo and blender brushes. Next die cut a circle directly into the card front and added a grey mat. Behind the circle I added vellum and the circle I had die cut. 

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Pawfect Sentiments Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and embossed with black embossing powder. Then I added a variety of dogs that I die cut with the Best Friend Die. 

I finished off the card with the word friend, die cut with the Oversized Friend Print Die, and a few pink and grey jewels. 

Here is the full list of designers participating in the hop today: 

Some of the new release items are already or close to sold-out...
We’ve reordered the items but pre-orders are available so people could still order now.

Here’s a heads-up on our sales event for March. 
Feel free to use your affiliate links at any time!

2023 Spring Sale
  • 25% off this collection; most items are on sale for the first time
  • No minimum required; while supplies last
  • Valid now through 3/25 for Club members (Use code in the Early Access email for the discount)
  • Open for everyone on 3/15, no code required.

Please note that all sales items are not eligible for returns/refunds.

It has started for our Club members but your followers can start adding items to cart now and check out on the 15th, no code required.
As long as they use the same browser and do not clear cache, the system will save their cart for up to 14 days.

Thanks for joining me on the hop! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate!


The In In the Abstract 2 Cardmaking Kit from Taylored Expressions

Today I have a new cardmaking kit from Taylored Expressions to share with you, In the Abstract 2. 'This kit is all about playing with color, shapes, botanical images, and more unique card designs. I just the love the graphic, modern feel of my cards! The kit is available now in the TE Store

I will admit when I first opened kit I was sure about it. The kit is different from my normal style of cards. But I picked my inks and started stenciling. And I love how my cards turned out. I look forward to playing with different color combos. I think a set of these cards would make a great handmade gift. 

There are four stencils in the Create-in-Quads Abstract Layering Stencil set. I chose to work with Salt Water Taffy, Gumball, Blue Berry, Spearmint, Banana Cream, and Pineapple Inks. When the stenciling was complete I lightly spatter the cardstock with gold paint. 

The Boho Bowls die collection and the Simple Silhouettes stamp set are included in the kit. I stamped the leaves in Spearmint Ink directly over the stenciling and then added the vase. 

All my sentiments are stamped with the More Signature Sentiments Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating More Signature Sentiments Dies. Both of these products are available for purchase separately from the kit. 

I love these two peaceful scenes. 

I added a few Gold Drip Dots to each of the four cards. 

I like the variety of greenery in the Simple Silhouettes stamp set. 

The In the Abstract 2 Cardmaking Kit retails for $65, is packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom sticker, and includes:
  • Create-in-Quads Abstract Layering Stencil set
  • Simple Silhouettes stamp set
  • Boho Bowls die collection
  • The Insiders – Abstract panels
Most kit items are not available to purchase individually.

Additional products available to purchase outside of the kit: Foil It – Abstract panels, Abstract Envelope Seals (package of 10), Clearly Crafty More Signature Sentiments stamp set, More Signature Sentimentsdie collection, and The Insiders – Abstractpanels.

Limited quantity available

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Stop by the TE Blog of all the details and more inspiration. 


Waffle Flower February Sneak Peek Club

Today I am excited to share information and projects I created with the new Sneak Peek Club from Waffle Flower. This is a monthly subscription service that allows the club members to play with  a few new items from the next release about a month before the release is public. You can sign up for the monthly subscription plan at any time. You can also skip, pause, or cancel your subscription at any time. You can find out more about the Sneak Peek Club here and on the Waffle Flower Blog

My kit included:

Oversized Friend Print Die

Best Friend Die

Paw Print Stencil. Duo

Friends-n-Family Diecut Sentiments

Foam Strips

Bonus Sentiments

WFC Project Bag and Kit Instructions

I started by creating the background with the Paws Print Stencil Duo. I used a medium grey and black ink. This makes a fun background for all your pet loving family and friends. 

Using the Oversized Friend Print Die, I die cut the word friend three times from red cardstock and layered the die cuts one on top of the other and then added the black matting. Next I added the dogs with the Best Friend Dies. There are many dog silhouettes in the die set. 

The sentiments are included in the kit as Bonus Sentiments. I added a red matting to help the sentiments stand out from the background. I finished off the card with a few black drip dots. 

I am giving away the Waffle Flower February Kit!!  Leave a comment on my blog post and Waffle Craft will pick a winner. Leave a comment by February 27, 2023 for a chance to win the February Kit. The winners will be posted on the Link Party post. Waffle Flower ships the kit to anyone in the US. 

You can subscribe to the Sneak Peek Club HERE.  If you sign up for the Sneak Peek Club now you will receive the next month's kit. 

There is also a Link Party on the Waffle Flower Blog. Stop by the blog for all the details. 

Thanks for taking a peek today!! 


Papertrey Ink February Release Countdown Day 4

Hi and welcome to Day 4 of Papertrey Ink's February Release Countdown. I have two more cards to share with you today.  Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM ET on Tuesday, February 21st.   

My first features the new Into the Blooms: Clover Dies and the Border Bling: Lattice Die. This is a simple card to put together. I die cut the Border Bling: Lattice Die from Stamper's Select White Cardstock and cut a piece of Lilac Grace Cardstock to fit behind the frame. 

Using the Into the Blooms: Clover Dies I added the flowers and greenery to the center of the frame. The flowers are cut from white cardstock and then I blended Lilac Grace and Amethyst Allure Inks. The clovers and leaves are die cut from Mint Julep cardstock and I blended Mint Julep and New Leaf Inks. 

The sentiment is from the Just Sentiments: Welcome Spring Stamp Set. I finished off with a few gold dots. 


Stamps: Just Sentiments: Welcome Spring
Dies: Border Bling: Lattice, Into the Blooms: Clover
Ink: Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Mint Julep, New Leaf, Lemon Tart
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Lilac Grace, Mint Julep
Other: Stickles, Gold Jewels, Glue, Misti

My next card is created with the Elegant Edges: Spring Flowers Dies. There are three dies in the set, which give you lots of options on where to place the flowers on your card. There is a main die that cut the flowers and leaves and two border dies. 

I decided I wanted to add a little ink blending behind the cutouts. So my first step was to embossing the die on Stamper's Select White Cardstock. The embossing left a outline of the images on the cardstock making it easy to add color in the right places. I did not worry if the ink blended together a bit. 

The sentiment is from the new Inside Greetings: Welcome Spring. I added the two flower embellishments with the Into the Blooms: Clover Dies I used on my first card. 

Stamps: Inside Greetings: Welcome Spring
Dies: Elegant Edges: Spring Flowers,  Into the Blooms: Clover
Ink: Vintage Jadeite, Mint Julep, Hibiscus Burst,  Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Tropical Teal
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Bitty Big Collection: Mint Julep, Hawaiian Shores
Other: Blender Brushes, Glue, Misti

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed the last of days of peeks at the Papertrey Ink February Release. Stop by the PTI Blog for more inspiration. Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM ET tomorrow night. 


Papertrey Ink February Release Countdown Day 3

Hi and welcome to Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's February Release Countdown. I have two more cards to share with you today.  Everything will be available for purchase beginning at 10 PM ET on Tuesday, February 21st.  

My first card features the new Happy Bunnies Stamp Set and Dies.  I think these bunnies are the cutest! I also created a tag with the set. I thought the tag would look cute tied to an Easter Basket. 

I stamped the bunnies in Soft Stone Ink and then stamped the details in Versamark Ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder. The set also included the all the accessories I added. I die cut the grass with the Grassy Edge Die. Them I glued the scene to largest die in the new Love to Layer: Beautiful Brackets. 

I stenciled the background with the Stencil Basics: Dots Stencil Collection and Lemon Tart Ink. 

Here is the tag I created using the same two sets, Happy Bunnies and the Love to Layer, Beautiful Brackets. 


Stamps: Happy Bunnies
Dies: Happy Bunnies, Love to Layer: Beautiful Brackets, Grassy Edge Die
Ink: Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Soft Stone, Pure Black, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst, Tropical Shores, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Mint Julep, Versamark
Paper: Stamper's Select White, New Leaf, Bitty Big Collection: Raspberry Fizz
Other: Twine,  Foam. Tape, Misti, Glue, Clear Jewels, Stencil Basics: Dots Stencil Collection

I used a number of new products to create my second card. First I cut a piece Stamper's Select White Cardstock to fit the card front and then I die cut with the Cover Plate: Quilted Die. Then I lightly blended Aqua Mist ink. 

Next I die the corners with the Cornered: Spring Flower Dies, inked the die cuts, and layered them back into the corner edges. 

The word "Spring" with die cut with the Larger Than Life: Spring Die and the sentiment if from the Larger Than Life: Spring Sentiment. Then I used the Iconic Easter Stamp Set and Die to create the vellum rectangle, and the added small embellishments. 

Stamps:  Larger Than Life Spring, Iconic Easter
Dies: Larger Than Life Spring, Iconic Easter, Cover Plate:  Quilted
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Vintage Jadeite, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Lilac Grace, Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Versamark
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Vintage Jadeite, Hawaiian Shores, Vellum
Other: White Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Blender Brushes, Glue

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another look at the new release. Stop by the PTI Blog for more inspiration.