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Waffle Flower June 2020 New Release Blog Hop + Giveaways

The Waffle Flower June Release is now available! This month we’ve packed in a lot of ocean themed products as well as some additional nesting basics. You betcha it’s time to showcase some fun ocean scenic cards…are ya ready?!

This first card showcases the Mermaid Mail Combo illustrated by Cassie Loizeaux, and the Under Sea Sentiments by JJ Bolton. The whimsical illustration in this set lends for lots of scene building material and look at the cute details in the mermaid hair! I stamped and copic colored all the images and used the matching dies to die cut all the images out.

The scene was fully ink blended with distress oxide inks and the sentiment is heat embossed in silver onto white card stock. I love these sentiment set, which not only goes so well with all the ocean-themed sets released this month, but really any ocean themed products you own! I die cut the sentiment out with the Nesting A2 Banners Die and added it to the top left.

This next project features the Sea Birthday Combo illustrated by Big Bear & Bird. I was so excited for this set as I’ve seen many of her adorable oceanic animal paintings on Instagram and that many of them made it into this stamp set! Once again, I stamped and copic colored the images, then die cut with the matching dies.

I used the Under the Sea Panel Die to assist me in the building the scene. With this die, I was able to separately ink blend each area of the scene and the frame allowed me to sneak in a layer of glitter that I encased with a layer of acetate. Adds a fun glittery interest to the card without the bulk! Once again, I reached for the Under the Sea Sentiments set, heat embossed it in white.

Another exciting product this month is the Nesting Slim Layers die, which is a great staple to have for those of you who love creating these slim sized cards (3.5″ by 8.5″). I have really caught on to these longer cards for scene building and love having the extra space.

I love this pirate octopus from Sea Birthday Combo so much! I had to make sure it made it onto a card, so I brought out the set again here along with the Under the Sea Sentiments. I used the Nesting Slim Layers die to die cut the background so that I have just a slim border around my scene.

This month we’ve added a new oversized sentiment set called Oversized Hugs Combo. These sentiment sets have been a hit and great staples in cardmaking. Much like the others the combo comes with a large die cut word paired with a stamp set that has various matching phrases to go with it.

I used the new Nesting Stars die here to create this die cut background out of white card stock. I ink blended a piece of white card stock with Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks which laid behind this starry die cut background. I added the large ‘hugs’ also ink blended in the center, followed by part two of the sentiment heat embossed in white on black, trimmed to a thin strip and added just below the ‘hugs. The dimensions on this card is beautiful in perso

Blog Hop & Giveaway

This post is part of the Waffle Flower June 2020 Release Blog Hop! The team and invited guests have teamed up together to bring you lots of inspiration with this month’s release products. So hop along, share some love, and most importantly have fun! If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived here from the JJ Bolton’s blog. Your next stop is Natalia’s blog!

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 6/18/2020 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 6/19/2020.


  1. Hello, Keeway,
    thank you for sharing all these beautiful cards! I love all crafts related to the sea, but also the stars card is lovely.

    Mariangela 😉

  2. Adorable! I’m new to WC and sure like what I’m seeing!

  3. Hello, Keeway,
    I wrote a message that wasn’t published, so I’m writing you again.
    Your cards are amazing! I love particularly all what is related to the sea, but also the stars card is lovely.

    Mariangela 😉

  4. All of the little scenes your created on your cards are so super fun and totally cute!! And I love that hugs card—sooo cheerful!!!

  5. A beautiful array of cards that have planted a smile allll over my face! Your underwater scenes are delightful; the hugs, sweet and heart-warming! My shopping list just got longer after seeing your amazing creativity!

  6. These are wonderful! Mermaid Mail really does facilitate scene building and the mermaid’s hair is really fun. I love what you’ve achieved, and your coloring is beautifully done.

  7. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

  8. So many wonderful underwater cards! I have to say that the pirate octopus makes me smile! Lovely use of color!

  9. Oh wow! What amazing cards. I love all of them especially the mermaid one. And the platypus is so cute b

  10. Your coloring is “fintastic”. Beautiful cards. Thank you and God bless.

  11. Love your fun scenes with all these adorable critters! Your coloring is so beautiful.

  12. Oh so cute! The platypus makes me smile!

  13. Love these cards. My favorite is the second one — that sentiment is perfect for my granddaughter who is blessed with curly hair (she would disagree with the “blessed” part). She also aspires to be a mermaid. That set may be a “must have.”

  14. These are all fabulous, Keeway, love them all!

  15. Those scenes look great on slimline cards and the characters like the pirate octopus just crack me up . Need toby that stamp set !

  16. Your coloring is amazing! I LOVE these sea scenes! Great job on the water!

  17. Such super-fun cards and so colorful!! I love the stars and the undersea scenes! Well done.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  18. Delightful cards to showcase this new release!

  19. Such wonderful cards! Love the ocean scenes and the big hugs.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  20. Great cards. Love the huge hug card.

  21. I love all of your cards and what a great use of the slim line die. These sentiments and sea creatures are too cute! 🙂

  22. Fabulous colors!

  23. Your cards are always so sweet, Keeway!

  24. Fantastic cards…amazing detail in these scenes.

  25. I love The card with the stars!

  26. Pretty underwater scenes! I especially love that adorable mermaid and all of the sea creatures! Beautiful color combo on your ‘hugs’ card too! Awesome cards!

  27. Wonderful cards! First I love your backgrounds, everyone. Then I want to compliment you on your coloring of all those fun die cuts! Great work.

  28. Gorgeous cards! I’m from Sydney, Australia so I am really enjoying seeing all the ocean-themed inspiration (not sure about the platypus being in the sea though…).

  29. Love the under the water scenes; they made me smile!

  30. Beautiful cards! I love the sea ones, especially. Your colors are so cheerful, and the critters are so cute!

  31. Fabulous cards and awesome colors! I love these new sets.

  32. I am loving this new release, all the talent, and the scene cards are great!

  33. Such great cards! I love everything related to the ocean but the hugs card is my favorite, probably because that’s what I think everyone misses most right now. Wish my hair looked as good as the mermaid’s. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

  34. Stunning creations – fabulous scenes! I’m really loving the underwater theme of this release.

  35. I love your sweet cards. The colors are gorgeous.

  36. Love the nautical theme. The mermaid
    with her flowing hair is fun. the platypus
    and turtle swimming together had me
    feeling like I was in the water with them.
    thanks for sharing

  37. Though I loved all your underwater cards, the star card is my favourite.

  38. wow your cards just rock – love your coloring and the sweet scenes your created

  39. Love all the fun and colorful underwater scenes. The backgrounds are so pretty and the sentiments are perfect. I also love the hugs card with the stars.

  40. Dreamy underwater scenes with gorgeous coloring!!!

  41. Am I the only one who thinks that platypus is super cute?

  42. Beautiful colors Keeway!

  43. Oh wow. And I mean oh WOW. Your cards are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. The ocean scene is just brilliant but so they all are. Certainly got a couple of these stamp and dies on my “Want it soon” list. (A little different from my “Wish” list lol. X X Thank you so much for sharing your talent and time. X X

  44. So adorable!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  45. Wow!! I lovvvve those under the sea creations! Gorgeous blending backgrounds and images! <3

  46. Simply darling! A wonderful release!!

  47. Tremendous cards. Love the colors.

  48. Beautiful cards! What a fun release!

  49. This Under The Sea collection has something for everyone I love it!

  50. I love your backgrounds and these beautiful colors you used!

  51. Fabulous designs, spectacular coloring and super cute fish!! Just adorable!!

  52. Awesome cards! I love the underwater scenes, especially the slimline card!

  53. Wow, Keeway! These cards are great and beautifully showcase the June release sea-themed and nesting die elements. Your blending, coloring, and design skills are inspiring to see, as always. Thanks so much and Be Well.

  54. Fun sentiments and colors on your cards.