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Waffle Flower January 2019 New Release Blog Hop + Giveaways

Hey there! I’m so excited to be here with you today to share cards I’ve made with the brand new Waffle Flower January 2019 Release! Oh, you’re going to love this release!

My first card features the new Big Bear & Bird illustrated stamp set called Group Hug. I follow a lot of illustrators on Instagram, and Big Bear & Bird have always been a favorite of mine, so when I found out that Waffle Flower brought her on board last year as a stamp illustrator, I was an instant fan! Every set she designs is just adorable and just filled with warm fuzzies.

The stamp set focuses on this big group of animals giving the bear a hug. It is such a sweet image and perfect way to send hugs to anyone who needs one! It’s a large image so it covers most of the card. I stamped it in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored it with copic markers, then die cut it out with the coordinating dies.

I gave the background a simple ombre of Broken China and Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks. I stamped the large word HUGS in the the same dark brown hybrid ink on the background and over the image. I heat embossed the top and bottom sentiment in white onto Autumn Rose card stock and used the coordinating dies to die cut the rectangular strips. All were added with foam tape.

This next card showcases the cute new mini stamp set by Flora Waycott called Spice Pot. I’m a fan of Flora’s whimsical style and her floral images are always so beautiful! I stamped both the spice pot and the sentiment from the stamp set in dark brown hybrid ink and colored it with copic markers. There are no coordinating dies for this image, so I opted to frame it instead.

I layered several pattern papers from the Pinkfresh Studio Be You Paper Pack to create a layout to compliment my colored image. I also used some kraft card stock and blended the edges with some Gathered Twig distress oxide inks to give it a more rustic look.

I also added some twine to the card to give this a more homemade feel and then finished it off with some of our new Waffle Flower enamel dots.

In addition to today’s cards, I have a couple more created for the Waffle Flower January 2018 release using the Favorite Valentine and Magnolia sets. To be able to share more details with you, I thought it be best to spread it across separate blog posts, so be sure to tune back here next week. Sneak peeks below!

Shop the Release

The Waffle Flower January 2019 Release is now available in store! Love everything you see? Shop the bundle and save!

Receive a FREE Up & Running Enamel Dots with orders at $50 or above. Limited 1 per customer; While supplies last; Valid through midnight 1/7/19.

Blog Hop

This post is part of the Waffle Flower January 2018 Release Blog Hop! Which means, the team and invited guests join us to bring you lots of inspiration with this month’s release goodies. So hop along, share some love, and most importantly, have fun!

Waffle Flower (Nina) • Amy Rysavy • Channin Pelletier • Nichol Spohr
Rebecca Keppel • Caly Person • Kelli Cool • Alix Davis • Keeway Tsao • JJ Bolton


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 1/7/2019 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 1/9/2019.


  1. Your group hug card is so lovely and sweet!

  2. I love the everything nice card!

  3. I like the colors of your Spice Pot Card.

  4. When I saw your name on the hop, I knew you would have some awesome projects and I was right. I love the group hug stamp set and your coloring is so soft. It highlights each sweet creature so perfectly. I love the layering you did on the spice card.

  5. Very nice cards, my favorite is the last one with its lovely little spice pot! Super fun layout!

  6. Love your cards. I have fallen in love with the Group Hugs stamp and I love yours.

  7. So sweet! The Group Hug tugs my heartstrings!

  8. Great cards! I love that Group Hugs set, and your card is part of the reason 🙂

  9. The new images are adorable! Group Hug is so dang cute and the little ‘Spice Pot’ stamp is so very useful!

  10. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous cards.

  11. Both fantastic cards !!

  12. Your cards are so cute!

  13. Long time fan of all of your cards! Thank you for sharing week after week.

  14. Your cards are beautiful, and these colors on the first, wow I love! bravo!
    Thanks for the chance to win !

  15. Great job Keeway ! They really nailed it in this release , the best since the Wattercolor swatch release ! I love them all 🥰 !

  16. Great cards, both are gorgeous! What great new products from this release.

  17. I love the Group Hug set and your coloring is fantastic.

  18. Beautiful and cute cards. Love all the colors!

  19. I love both of your cards. You are extremely talented. The Spice Pot is absolutely beautiful!! I love the blue!!!

  20. Great cards!! Love the Spice Pot!

  21. Such cute cards!

  22. I like both cards, so pretty! The broken china distress oxide background really made your Group hug card pop! So cute!

  23. Wonderful cards. I love that Group Hugs set.

  24. Beautifully done, both cards are just a delight and wonderful inspiration for this new release!

  25. Beautiful cards! I love all of them showing off the new release! Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. Group Hugs is my FAVORITE!!! And you did an amazing job on your cards! SOOOOO AWESOME

  27. Gorgeous cards & lovely coloring. I really adore the way you colored the spice pot card.

  28. Such great cards! I love giraffes!

  29. The background of your hugs card is so pretty! I just adore that image. Your other card looks great too.

  30. I love the hugs card with all the creatures!

  31. I am just loving the “Group Hug” stamp so much! I love how you colored it!

  32. your cards are so sweet… I really like the magnolia one at the end.. very pretty job… this is such an awesome release.. I really really really like the de-tabbing… tyfs 🙂

  33. Sweet cards! Love your colouring! ! The Group Hug set is a new fave!!

  34. Love your cards! The Spice Pot set looks really cute and versatile!

  35. Beautiful cards, Keeway. Your coloring is gorgeous!

  36. Your cards are gorgeous – love how you used the Group Hugs set with that gorgeous background you made

  37. Two fabulous cards! Love the sweet group hug image!

  38. Lovely second card
    and I love the group
    hug card! Too charming.
    Carla from Utah

  39. The pot is really pretty. I love the Nordic look. Great design.

  40. The animals hugging—so darned cute.

  41. Beautiful cards! I love the coloring on the spice pot card. So pretty!!

  42. Love your cute projects! Love the fun colors with the sweet details!

  43. Just love the group hugs card. So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Wonderful cards. Love your awesome coloring.

  45. What beautiful cards! This new release has my name all over it!

  46. Awesome cards! Love your pretty Spice Pot card, and the way you colored the adorable critters in your charming Group Hug card!

  47. Your cards are stunning! I LOVE your giraffe card. They are all colored so perfectly and the background is so soft and pretty! So glad I got to check out the hop and see everyone’s beautiful creations!

  48. Group Hug is just adorable and I love you sweet and simple Spice Pot design!

  49. Loving these cards and that group hug stamp set!

  50. Sending hugs is my favorite. Thanks for sharing

  51. Love your cards! Such a great release from Waffle Flower.

  52. Lovely cards!

  53. I love these cards. Succulents are my favorites plants!

  54. Beautiful cards! I love that giraffe.

  55. I love the background of that card. It is amazing.

  56. I love the planter card!

  57. Great coloring with the Copics!

  58. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  59. Yours cards are amazing

  60. Love your adorable cards Keeway!

  61. So pretty! Love your coloring! The group hugs stamp is definitely on my wish list.

  62. Love the big planter.
    The group hug is darling.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing

  63. Beautiful cards. I really like the giraffe and friends.

  64. Fabulous cards I really like that group hug set and how you colored it. The pot of plants is really a great way to send a card for any occasion.

  65. Gorgeous cards Keeway! So creative and beautifully executed. Fantastic inspiration!

  66. Lovely cards 🙂 The group hug one is so fun! 🙂

  67. Awesome cards! I like how you colored the Spice Pot and then framed the image. I love working with patterned paper, and the the plaid and floral papers you used are so complimentary to the main image.

  68. Very pretty cards. I always enjoy stopping by your blog – I can always count on finding inspiration here! Love your distress ink background on the one card – it really makes it pop! Thank you for brightening my day with your creative inspiration!

  69. I’m totally in love for the beauty and the cuteness of your cards!!! Amazing colouring technique!!!

  70. These are sweet as can be! I’m totally smitten with that group hug!

  71. Thanks for sharing – so lovely!!

  72. The new release is awesome. My fav is the group hug it is a perfect valentine greeting for my family members who live in other areas.

  73. Love your cards – the layouts and coloring are just perfect:)

  74. Your cards are so pretty! I really love the adorable Group Hug stamp. 🙂

  75. Beautiful cards!!!

  76. Love the sweet image of the Group Hug and the way you colored it! The spice pot is so cute.

  77. Adorable cards Keeway! Such a fun release!

  78. Cute hugging critters and pretty spice pot.

  79. Love the colors you used on the spice set. It takes some doing to make a full card from a small image, and I think you did a marvelous job. Also, I want to live in the middle of that group hug. Thanks for sharing!