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Waffle Flower September 2020 New Release Blog Hop + Giveaways

It’s a new month and time for a new release from Waffle Flower! We all have a lot on our plates these days, trying to deal with life while social distanced and the ability to send cards to family and friends, just reminding them that they are in our thoughts are incredibly powerful. All of us are dealing with something new this year, but we’re all in it together! This month, many of Waffle Flower’s products are relatable to the “new normal” and hope you’ll find these projects inspiring!

Kids are back to school, but not in a normal sense. Many of the kids in my area are taking classes via Zoom, while some might have opted a hybrid model of few days in class and a few days from home. Whatever it is that we’re going through, I know it’s not easy for the parents or the kids so hopefully some back to school cards with heartwarming messages could bring up our spirits! This card features the new Back to School set combined with the re-released Pencil In set.

I used the Nesting Diamands Die to create this fun frame out of white card stock, and also for creating masked off areas to ink blend with Peacock Feathers and Old Paper distress oxide inks. It gave it a fun pattern appearing through the windows. I added all my copic colored images to the card with foam tape and stamped the sentiment in the bottom right.

There’s another adorable cat set called Learning From Home. Although the set is called learning from home, it is a pretty versatile set that really doesn’t have a theme tied to it, so I think you can use it for any kind of card. I did however kinda went along with theme of the set name and created a familiar environment for me since I’ve been working from home using the Monitor Die.

Lots of ink blending here, once for the background, once from the area behind the monitor, and little more for the floor. I added these playful cats to the card all around the monitor and stamped the sentiment in the top right corner. This sentiment is from Safe at Home Sentiments set.

We can’t also forget to thank all your frontline heroes! I’ve only used one of the sets here, but there are several mini sets from Liz Mytinger this month with her adorable hamsters featuring all the different frontline heroes that are allowing us the stay at home safely! The set I used here is called Frontline Heroes 1. However the sentiment comes from Frontline Heroes 2.

I used the largest of Nesting Diamands Die to make this window with an ink blended background behind it. To add more interest to this window, I used the Skinny Stripes Die using three different gradients of blue card stock and adhered it around the window.

Let’s not forget fall is just around the corner and oh boy, I cannot wait until the weather cools down over here! We’ve got an adorable set called Home Sweet Home featuring these cute squirrels and fall images. I stamped and colored all the images with copic markers.

The background here is pretty unique and was created using the outline pieces of the Fall Leaves Die. I cut a bunch of them out of white card stock and then adhered them onto white card stock. Then, I started ink blending over it with various fall colored distress oxide inks. The die cut leaves pick up extra ink since it sticks a bit a more, and then I gave it a little water and ink splatter to loosen it up. I borrowed the sentiment from the Fall Greetings set.

Blog Hop & Giveaway

This post is part of the Waffle Flower September 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 9/7/2020 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 9/9/2020.


  1. These are all so adorable and inspiring!

  2. Your cards are beautiful! I love all the cute critters.

  3. Your backgrounds are amazing!

  4. the release is so sweet and i love, what you did with it! So lovely!
    hugs and kisses from Germany

  5. Such a sweet collection of cards, Keeway! I’m especially crushing over your back-to-school and fall-themed versions! Stellar showcases, as always! Thank you for the smiles today!

  6. I saw your first card on insta and saved it for inspo! Loved the blocked out parallelograms. Also, really love that Fall card!

  7. The Home Sweet Home one is perfection to me

  8. Beautiful cards! I love the fall leaves die-cut background technique.

  9. Very cute cards!!! I love the masked hamsters!

  10. Fabulous! I love the cat cards especially the layout and background! The squirrel card is my favorite. I love the yellow background and how you colored the squirrels. Magnificent! Thank you.

  11. Love the use of the angled squares.
    The coloring of the last card really
    speaks fall. Wonderful cards.
    thanks for sharing

  12. So many adorable scenes and beautiful colors!!! Your cards are amazing!!!! These are PERFECT to match up with these wonderful new Waffle Flower releases!! Am loving ALL of them and am now wanting it all!!

  13. Love what you did on all of these cards great job on the coloring and the backgrounds they are all just amazing and so beautiful loving this new release

  14. The kitties and the hamsters are sooo cute!

  15. Super cute cards!! I love your designs. The one with the leaves BG is my fave. So pretty.

  16. Such beautiful cards! So cute!

  17. Thanks for sharing these cute cards!

  18. Gorgeous cards! I really like the layout of the first one!

  19. Simply darling! A wonderful release!

  20. Sensational cards. I especially like the rosy cheeks on the cats.

  21. Delightful cards! I really love the way you used the Nesting Diamond Die, and the kitties are just adorable! Awesome coloring too! Your Home Sweet Home card is a fave… and the leaves are gorgeous for the background!

  22. Darling cards! I
    love the design on
    the first card.
    Carla from Utah

  23. I love how you used the leaves outline to create a stunning background.

  24. I just love the sweet home set! Can’t get enough of these adorable squirrels ❤️
    Also the “we’re all in this together” card is just so CUTE!!!

  25. A salute to this frontline heroes!

  26. Gorgeous cards!
    Great job on the ink blending.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Your cards are just the cutest! I love all of them!

  28. cute cards. so adorable. fun stuff

  29. Such wonderful cards. Great backgrounds and colors and designs are awesome…
    Thanks for sharing.

  30. So fun love how you showed each stamp set. Very cute . Thank you for sharing.

  31. Wonderful, adorable cards. I especially love the first one. The frame you created using the Nested Diamond dies is amazing.

  32. Wow, these are all really adorable!

  33. I love all of the cards but those squirrels are just the cutest!!!

  34. Lovely designs and coloring, great job.

  35. Wow what a bunch of great cards…love your style.

  36. So many beautiful cards! Love those back to school critters!

  37. Great cards! Your backgrounds are amazing!

  38. The background on the Home Sweet Home card is amazing ! Love it!

  39. Wow- your cards are sparking my creative flow.Love the way you used dies to create interesting backgrounds with a modern twist. Love all of your cards .

  40. Wonderful cards! Great designs! Love the background in the leave card!

  41. Nice design ideas. I like the look of the cutouts.

  42. Hi Keeway 🙂 These kitties, mice and squirrels are all super adorable!!! Love your cards! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  43. Your first card was the 1st that made a lasting impression for me in this release! I love the cut out and plan on caseing this for sure. I love the colors and shape so much! The squirrels are my favorite image of this release. Soooo adorable! This has been such fun! Your backgrounds are so pretty. Love the leaf dimension so much!

  44. I adore that first card and the way you have created the background.

  45. Your cards are always gorgeous!

  46. Cute and pretty card designs and great choice of colors.