Monday, April 5, 2021

Waffle Flower April 2021 Release Hop - Guest Designing!

April Release Blog Hop

I am thrilled to be Hopping with Nina and the fabulous Waffle Flower designers and lots of other wonderful guests today!  This month, the Waffle Flower release is full of stamps, dies, and stencils that celebrate the hope and joy of Spring!

If you arrived here from Understand Blue's Lydia Fiedler you're right on track.  If you'd like, you can always start from the beginning with Nina at Waffle Flower.  

First up [might be my favorite] is Jumbo Flower Pot  I'd love to live in a home where every window was hung with one of these planters full of flowers!  I've made mine complete with a 'coconut grass' liner by stamping the pot onto kraft card, and dabbing it with lots of color - water colored this time!  My friendly Hello is from another WF set I've loved: Crocus.  If you look closely, you'll see something new from their stencil department - Brick Wall.  

Anybody that knows me well will not be surprised that I HAD TO do another -
this time in all my beloved neutrals!


Miss you from WF Potted - arch for my window made using WF Nested Domes 
Here are the distress inks I used for this heat-embossed version:


Nearly all of America's kids have been 'home schooled' since Covid hit - the teachers have been stressed to find a way to keep those kids engaged over a video chat, I'm sure of it.  There may be a few parents who deserve these sentiments, too!  These cards, uses the Teacher combo, and their newest stitched flower cover plate Daisies!  

Also playing are a few pieces from the Waffle Flower Little Artists combo.
It's pretty appropriate that the Teachers set would come with a star!  I've given it 5!

I just love that the die set comes with two dies for its teacher stamps - one a little bit masculine, and the other a bit feminine.  You all know how much I adore cover plates... LOve these Daisies - the negative, and the positives!


Last but no less loved is a wonderful set called Simple Stems - the perfect set for those of you who love to create your own patterned paper.  Or, in this case, my own
'postage stamps!' 

I've used my old favorite Nesting Postage Dies and stamped 'til my heart 
was content.  The sentiment was borrowed from WF Books and Coffee WF
 Tiny Butterfly was a sweet little finishing touch.



There is a whole lot to love from each of the Hop participants - so it's time for me to send you on your way to Rachel Arribas where you're bound to be amazed!

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! 

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 4/14/2021.

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

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! 

Link to the full collection:

https://waffleflower.com/collections/2021-04

Thanks Waffle Flower and thanks to you, my friends, for spending a bit of your day with me!

=]  Michele

84 comments:

Nina (Waffle Flower) said...

Michele, your cards are all beautiful and clever! The flower card with your neutral palette is a all-time-favorite now! ;) Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Cindy Beach said...

Amazing cards from one of my favorite card designers!Wonderful new products and you've shown them off in style! So happy to see you in the line up!

Linda Callahan said...

Well now that's a great way to start my morning - a gorgeous deck of cards! You do play cards well my friend! Who else could make brown flowers gorgeous?!?!? These are all wonderful - I don't try to pick favorites any more when I am here - too difficult!

conil said...

This was a wonderful trip strolling (or scrolling) through your blog post. Congratulations on your Guest Design gig...you've done them up proud. I'm crazy about both your cards using the Jumbo Flowers Pot...that coco mat looks so real. Cover dies are so handy and this new one looks very versatile, as you've proven. Love how you get so much out of your supplies like the postage stamp dies...think you took that stamp set to another level (pun intended).

Kailash said...

Absolutely gorgeous designs!

Patty said...

All beautiful cards!! I especially love that first one...so realistic looking ...hanging on a brick wall underneath someones window!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Michele - Well, I guess I am really dense. I just (duh) put together that you are "I card everyone" that I have seen in so many hops/comment sections. It's nice to have a face to put with the name! I am in awe of your talent, let me say. I love the flowerbasket that is so colorful, the teacher card with the 'superhero' feel and the little stars in the spaces cut with that beautiful die... as well as the second "teacher" card with the seaglass-colored shadow and the yellow accent. I also like the greenery card with the postage-stamp aspect that was posted toward the bottom. I truly appreciate your sharing these items and find your work very inspirational.
Lori S in PA

Roxy T said...

The first card with colorful blooms is very pretty, but I like the Miss You card even more. It has a timeless feel to it that just appeals to me.

Cat Craig said...

WOW, what a collection of gorgeous cards, Michele...I fell for the first one and enjoyed the followers.

Pat Bethke said...

Your cards are beautiful. My favorite two use the Jumbo Flower Pot. Thank you for sharing.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Your cards are fantastic! The Heat embossed miss you card is so elegant. I love those neutral colors! I also love the sentiments of your teacher cards! So appropriate!

Tami said...

So many wonderful cards!!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

I am always drawn to cards that have simplicity with impact. Your basket of neutral flowers is fantastic.

Isabel Z said...

You are so talented; these are little works of art!

Janet said...

Thanks for sharing the cards that you created! I really love the jumbo flower pot set! You did an awesome job making the flower basket/pot look 3D. I just love it!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards with these new designs! Love the cards with the Jumbo Flower Pot!

DorothyA said...

Great cards. I really like the bouquets in the basket- both cards. Just beautiful! I would like some real ones like that LOL!

Custom Crafty Lady said...

They all are beautiful. I like how you used brown it color in the bottom of the flower basket. Beautiful coloring. Also, the none traditional coloring of the flower.
Thanks,
Erica K.

Natalie Blais said...

I absolutely love the flower basket! It's on my must have list!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Your flowers are amazing! I LOVE the teacher card and what you did with that cover plate die!

Joyce said...

Wow, Michele. You really knocked this one out of the park.

L said...

Pretty cards!
The first one is so realistic.
Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Your two takes on the Jumbo Flower Pot are fabulous! And, of course, it's now at the top of my wish list! The rest of the collection is top-notch as well. I especially like the teacher card!

Nouveau Chef said...

I just love that flower box set - and your card is just lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Talitha said...

Love the first 2 cards. The flowers are so beautiful.

Jackie said...

All of these are stunning!

Lisa Elton said...

You are the perfect addition to this hop! Each and every card is as incredible as the next. Love the daisy cover plate to bits. You know I would visit you in that house with those flower baskets! Heck, I might even help you plant them XO

Susan said...

Loved the cards. Thanks.

Kathy J in Ellicott City said...

Beautiful cards!

artful-notions said...

Oh Michele, I feel as though I just visited my favorite nursery, strolling among the beauty and spring florals. Sweet teacher cards too! But that first basket of blooms... bliss!

Beth Merrill said...

What a beautiful collection of cards and how well they show off these Waffle Flower products! Each as lovely as all the others!

Mary Ann said...

First time I've seen your work and I'm so happy to have "found" you because your cards are amazing. They really show off the possibilties of this wonderful release.

V. K. said...

Wow! Looking at the first card I thought the basket was real. I saw the second card with the neutral colors and was blown away!!! So beautiful. Awesome cards one and all.

Jan Smith said...

Gorgeous cards!

Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

Love the two teacher cards! I would have loved them before I retired.

Dfrank said...

I love all your cards you made. Your super talented!

Giselle said...

So many great cards! I like how you created the coconut grass planter in your first card, very clever!

nancy littrell said...

OMG.. Love all 5 of your creative beauties, Michele. Each card was my favorite..all so beautifully designed. BTW... I do not think anyone I follow does neutrals better than you, my friend. I love seeing all the new products so beautifully showcased. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Gab said...

Really beautiful cards!

Daniel R said...

You have inspired me! I was not particularly struck by the flower basket, but you make it look like a wrought iron frame with a fiber basket. Nor was I attracted to the daisy background die, but the background cut out can certainly give a masculine feel. Just need a knight with a coat of mail. :) The diamond backgrounds are still my favorite.

JMN said...

Gorgeous designs, loving this new release of products.

Karen Dunbrook said...

such wonderful cards mf....and I agree, you are such a great addition to the hop.
xx Karen

Lana said...

WOW! Your cards are just stunning! I can tell you take a lot of time and love what you do!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on the guest designer spot. I think you've outdone yourself here. Those first two cards are simply stunning. And the teacher cards are fabulous. I really like how you used the cover plate. You really outdid yourself here, my friend. Wow!!

Kathy said...

A wonderful group of cards....you’ve done all the new WF products proud! What a clever design the flower basket is, your neutral version is lovely!

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow! You have made some amazing cards Michele! I'm in love with the Jumbo Flower Pot cards, they are stunning. Love the neutral one, but really love the one with with brick behind. The teacher cards are super and yes, teachers and parents are so deserving of these words as I can imagine how tough this past year has been and still is. The Simple Stem's card is so pretty and summery looking. Love that one as well. I think you hit all these cards out the park my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Lisa Byers said...

I love your wonderful cards. Each and every one is spectacular!! Your designs are fabulous!!

Danielle Vincent said...

Awesome texture and design of each card. Fantastic new release

Bobby said...

They knew what they were doing when they asked you to help debut their new release, Michele. I don't have much Waffle Flower but now I want to buy almost everything you used.

Pat said...

I just love your Jumbo Flower Pot cards. They just pop with colour and are stunning. Your other cards are magnificent. You have done a wonderful job on them all.

lostinpaper said...

ALL of these are so very beautiful Michele, you have made this release shine (and my fave is that 'coconut grass liner' lol.

Carol said...

Whoa! All your cards are amazing! The one that grabbed me is the 3D postage one. So, so cool! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent!

NatQuebec said...

Very beautiful cards.

Cindi said...

I love the neutral flower palette.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards! Love the designs...
Thanks for sharing.

TK said...

What a load of "goodies" you've blessed us with today -- they're fantastic, Michele! And congrats on the GD - yay, Michele!

Donna said...

All lovely cards but my fav is the monochrome large flower in rectangle basket!

sandie said...

oh my goodness, so adorable and so many wonderful cards, adore the flower cards-so much wonderful colouring and a huge thank you for visiting my blog-hugs x

Cherry Robinson said...

Wow Michele, you have been a busy lady!! Love all of the creativity you put into these awesome cards! ❤️

Bonnie said...

Wow! You have been busy, my friend! I especially love the potted flowers in both the bright colors and the neutrals! You have a wonderful variety of lovely creations in this post!

Sharon Meyer said...

these are fabulous!.. thank you so much for sharing!

Mac Mable said...

So much inspiration and such beauty x. Loving them all but the coconut liner in the planters is fun and so creative Michele x.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow. I wanted to just pop in and peek, but you have so many amazing creations here and all photographed to their best advantage. I love everything I see. The "miss you" card is especially lovely to my eyes.

HilaryJane said...

So many comments, you must be quite overwhelmed. This collection of cards is magnificent. I agree with you on that cover plate, it will have to go on my wish list, although I am sure I do really have enough! My favourite has to be your second card with the distress ink watercolouring and those wonderful splatters, just brilliant. thank you xx

Barb Ghig said...

CONGRATS on your GD spot, Michele! You've done an amazing job pairing the newest goodies with your all-time faves...I love every one of your cards, my friend ~ xx

JulieP said...

Congrats friend!!! I’m so happy (but not surprised) to see you in this hop. Your cards are all lovely. I’m excited to check out these products.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow what a great variety of cards with this new fun release. I really like the realism of the flower basket.

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific cards!! Oh I love that wall flower container... And the different ways you've shown it... Fabulous colours in all your cards and the green one is beautiful!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the added twine on the basket.
Beautiful cards. thanks for sharing
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Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot with WF, Michele ... what an awesome showcase (they made a brilliant choice btw!). A fantastic collection of beautiful cards ... inspiring, creative, clever ... with all your usual special little touches that make them so uniquely you! Hugs, Anita :)

Amber Bissonnette said...

Loving all your cards each one is so beautiful and full of detail

LeAnne said...

You have outdone yourself, my friend! That neutral basket of flowers is my favorite, but you know I love them ALL!!!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! I love all your cards! The layered postage die cuts look great!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your awesome cards and a huge congrats on your guest design.xo

Melissa Leftrick said...

I love your creations!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Well, I started to comment on this collection of fabulousness yesterday, but I was distracted by my shopping cart at Waffle Flower. Imagine that. I really need to stop visiting your blog... Each of these cards is more wonderful than the next, though the neutral flowers in the basket is insanely beautiful. Thanks for all of this awesome inspiration!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congrats on guest designing at Waffle Flower, Michele! What a fabulous collection of beautiful and creative cards! LOve the gorgeous flower pot cards! Your coloring and the way you made the backgrounds are perfect and amazing! The teacher cards are so fun! Wonderful showcase of the WF spring release!!
Hideko xx

Helen said...

Wow!! What stunning cards! I just love the jumbo flower pot set and your neutral palette card is amazing!! So different and eye-catching!! I must try this combo!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Carol Wortman said...

Stunning designs for a guest design, congrats. I love the subtle brick stencil background behind these amazing jumbo flower pot! These are just beautifu. And you gotta love a 2fer from a die, especially when it gives flowers to hoard forever! Well done!

Noreen said...

Amazing cards! Thanks for sharing!

Tina Z. said...

All of these are stunning!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card designs. Love the brick background on the first one.