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Waffle Flower’s July 2022 New Release!

Hi guys! Welcome to the Waffle Flower July 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! The full hop order will be at the end of this post.

I have a couple of cards today. For this first card I used the new Ornaments Background Foil Plate and the Ornaments Coloring Stencil. The new Merry Christmas Duo stamp and die made for a perfect sentiment to top my card! When using the stencil I masked off the ornaments that I knew I didn’t want to color and ended up using 3 different ink shades in each color family per ornament, to get some interesting shading. I trimmed the finished panel down a bit and popped it up on a white A2 cardbase. Then I heat embossed with silver for the Merry Christmas sentiment.

For my second card, I used the beautiful new Layered Ornament Die. I used the new Pine Branch Panel Die for a sprig of pine to place behind the bow. And my sentiment is, again, from the Merry Christmas Duo stamp set.

For this second card, I grabbed a square of watercolor paper and splashed some clear water onto it. Then I picked out a pink and a peach color from my water re-active Pinkfresh inks, smooshed them onto a flat palette, added water, and brushed them onto the panel. I also added some Hero Arts Gold Metallic ink over some of the peach tones. Then I layered up the SO VERY sweet ornament die cuts (I can think of so many ways to use this!), cut from Ivory cardstock to match the watercolor paper. I added the bow, cut from gold specialty paper and the sentiment is, again, from the Merry Christmas Duo stamp set. (I added the sentiment last!! – Yikes! – That was a tricky stamping process, I tell you.)

Here is a link to the full new release collection.

Thanks so much for coming by! -Anne

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 July 7th, 2022 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 7/13/2022.

Specials: From now till Thursday July 7th, 2022, all orders placed at 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! 

Here is a list of the hop line-up!

Waffle Flower blog

Cathy Zielske

Galina Filippenko

Laura Bassen

JJ Bolton

Caly Person

Dilay Nicar

Jeanne Jachna

Anne Fiene

Channin Pelletier

Dana Kirby

Rosemary Dennis

Jung AhSang

This Post Has 86 Comments

  1. Jenni King

    Pretty ornament cards!

  2. Audrey Meyet

    I think your rainbow ornament card with the great new Merry Christmas duo stamp and die set is so pretty! It gives me so many ideas. Waffle Flower’s new release is amazing!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thanks Audrey!

  3. Jessica Anne Yoder-Jones

    Great cards! I love the new release

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by, Jessica!

  4. Deby Bauer

    Loving your ornament layered cards! So pretty!

  5. Lisa B Harvey-Reber

    Must have the Merry Christmas Duo foil plate. Love your ornament card…that foiled background is just gorgeous!

  6. Debbie Hanson

    Ornament cards are a favorite of mine and yours are lovely!

  7. Marilyn Fisher

    Love your use of water colors behind the cute ornament die. They really make the white ornament pop!

    1. Anne

      Perfect! Thank you Marilyn!

  8. sandrasmith

    Love the selective coloring on the ornament foil plate. So inventive.

  9. Christine Kiehl

    Such an amazing pair of Christmas cards! Very creative. I love how you left some of the ornaments uncolored, nicely done!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Christine!

  10. Patricia E Wilson

    The foiling supplies made lovely cards. This is a great reveal and the radiating dies are so pretty and make the cards look classy. Thanks for showing us your ideas.

  11. Sharon Gullikson

    I LOVE the white ornament card. It’s so different and pretty!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it Sharon! Thank you!

  12. Jeanne Beam

    Gorgeous Christmas cards! Love the colors
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for stopping by Jeanne!

  13. Twana Griffin

    The ornament foil plate is so pretty. I am loving the foiling plates in this release. Your cards are so lovely. Thank you for participating in this blog hop and inspiring me to start getting Christmas cards started

    1. Anne

      I’m ready to make Christmas cards too! Thanks so much Twana!

  14. Michele W

    Great holiday cards. I like the way you only colored some of the ornaments on the first card. I also like the way you created the watercolor background to highlight that lovely white ornament. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Michele F

    Anne, you ‘had me’ at that beautiful white ornament in the puddle of color! and I LOve the selective coloring on your pretty ornaments! Exemplary cards!

  16. Meghan Kennihan

    I love the silver foiling! Gorgeous colors and cards!

    1. Anne

      Hi Meghan! Thank you!

  17. Lori L

    Gorgeous ornament cards!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them, thanks Lori!

  18. jeaniereese

    Hi Anne, Your cards are beautiful! I especially like how you selective inked the ornament card. Classy!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thanks so much!

  19. Sue Smith

    Ove how you colored only a few ornaments on some of your cards. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it, thanks Sue!

  20. Amy Cooley

    Beautiful holiday cards!

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by Amy!

  21. Sue D

    Very pretty ornament cards!

  22. Lauryne Cunningham

    Beautiful cards! I love the white ornament!

  23. Denise Bryant

    Love these beautiful ornaments! Gorgeous cards!

  24. Lori Spitzer

    Dear Anne – I’m always so impressed by you. Your talent is remarkable. I love, love, love that first card. The depth of color you achieved using that stencil over the beautiful foiling is impressive. (I just got a Glimmer – so excited! – but it arrived right before the trip I’m taking now, so I will unbox and start using it when I get home.) I also think the second card is a stunner… very non-traditional but no less beautiful for its unconventionality. FABULOUS!
    Lori S in PA

    1. Anne

      Lori, you are so generous (and good for me!), thank from the bottom of my heart. I’m a big fan of hot foiling, and am so glad that you’re trying it out. I ended up getting ALL of the foil colors, but started out with just silver and gold. That’s my recommendation at least. Have a safe trip Lori!

  25. Mary Holshouser

    Gorgeous cards.
    thanks for sharing

    1. Anne

      Hi, Mary! Thank you!

  26. Debbie Br

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by!

  27. Donna L Walls

    Love both of these sets! I adore the pastel color palette of the 1st card and the CAS design of the second. TFS!

  28. Tammy Millette

    Love both of your cards. Thank you for sharing!


    Such pretty cards!! Love them both.

  30. Sheri Kempke

    Very pretty cards. I love all the texture on the large ornament.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful, thank you!

  31. Marisela Delgado

    So gorgeous, BMJ! You’re awesome!

    1. Anne

      Marisela, that’s so nice! Thank you, my friend! -BMJ

  32. Shari Czerwinski

    Beautiful, soft colors! Love the cards!

  33. Carol Barol

    I would never have thought to use watercolor on a winter/christmas card. That’s genius!

    1. Anne

      I love the swirl of some warm colors for a Christmas card. Thank you so much Carol!

  34. Giselle D.

    I really like both of your cards! The way your coloured them adds so much!

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s wonderful, thank you!

  35. Joan

    I love the ornament card!

  36. Debbie Frank

    So cute, the ornaments are fabulous!

  37. Patricia Coleman

    Your cards are absolutely lovely from this release!

  38. roxanne tellini

    The white on cream ornament over the watercolor is so pretty. I have to CASE that one.

  39. Tiffany P

    These are so beautiful!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Tiffany!

  40. Diane Zalusky

    Love both your cards, so pretty

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Diane!

  41. Barbara Deichl

    What fun cards–this is such a great release! I need it all!!!!!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by, Barbara!

  42. LIsascreativeniche

    Love your color combos!

  43. JulieV

    Just started mak8ng Christmas cards, thank you for the inspiration

    1. Anne

      I like to start early too, I’m not a fast card maker. Thanks for coming by, Julie!

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