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Waffle Flower August 2019 New Release Blog Hop + Giveaways

Happy Monday! It’s time for the Waffle Flower August 2019 New Release Blog Hop! Do you like organizing as much as crafting itself? There are times I enjoy organizing even more than crafting. It’s weird! But to see everything so nice and organized in rainbow color is incredibly satisfying.

Well, if you’re just like me, you should definitely check out the new products from Waffle Flower this month, specifically the Color Combos! I had a blast with this month’s products getting myself nice and organized so that I feel inspired and ready to create. I have accumulated quite a lot of inks since I started but have barely dedicated the time to swatch things out, so I was really excited to set aside some time to do so for this month’s release!

For these tags, I used the Color Combos Tag Die, Color Combos Die, and Color Combo Stamp Set. And since I get super OCD when I start organizing things, I wanted my swatch cards to be perfect so I also used my DYMO labeler to print out all the ink and brand names. Add the cards to a binder ring to keep them together.

Swatching is pretty important for all my coloring mediums, and one that I have not done yet was for my Arteza brush pens. I had purchased the 96 pack and had not swatched them yet so I decided to get started! Again I used the Color Combos Tag Die, this time out of watercolor paper. I used the Color Swatch Stamp to create the layout of the tag with 3 columns and the bullet points beneath. From there, I begun swatching one brush pen per column.

I still have a lot to go, but I’m glad I have an easy system in place now! These will be very useful when I look for what colors I need the next time I grab my Arteza brush pens.

Although a large part of this month’s release is about organizing, we have a few new fun stamps and dies as well! Liz Mytinger brings us a cute little 2×3 stamp set called Make Waves. This mermaid mouse is just too adorable!

I’ve made so many beach scene cards this season that I decided to do something different. I used the Watercolor Swatches stamp set to create overlapping rectangular boxes that were heat embossed in white. I watercolored each box to create an abstract scene. Then I added my colored images on top of it along with a sentiment in towards the bottom.

We also have a fun new panel die called Big Dots Die that pairs with the Big Dot Sentiment Stamp Set that features several useful sentiments in clean large sized font. I created a rainbow of ink blended colors behind the the big dots panel to have it show through each circle.

My sentiment was heat embossed in silver. I added the panel with foam tape and then used the same inks that I blended with to add some light splatter for a little extra fun!

Shop the Release

The Waffle Flower August 2019 Release is now available in store! Shop now and receive a FREE Color Swatches for Inkpads Stamp Set with all orders $50 and over, while supplies last. No code required; Limited 1 per customer; Promotion valid through midnight 8/8/19.

Blog Hop

This post is part of the Waffle Flower July 2019 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 Rebecca’s blog. Your next stop is Alix’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 8/8/2019 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 8/10/2019.


  1. These are right up my alley.

  2. Love Waffle Flower and blog hops because they get me excited about stamping. Thank you for inspiring me.

  3. Love it all!

  4. Great ideas and such a cute and clever abstract beach scene! Thank you for reminding me that I need to swatch out my Arteza pens also. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Lol. I think these products will help make it easier and more fun. Thank you!

  5. So excited about the new products.

  6. Love your cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Love the rectangle water/sand artistic interpretation!

  8. Fabulous swatches. And I love the cards you made!

  9. Very pretty

  10. Love your cards, Keeway, especially the first one, and how gorgeous looking are all these swatches?!

  11. Keeway, I DO LOVE the new Color Combo Swatch Set! AND I LOVE the creative way you’ve used it for your background on one of your cards! SUCH CREATIVITY!!! STRETCHING of your stamps!!! BEAUTIFUL CARDS & YES, I DO LOOOVE these new stamps & dies in this release!!! ;)<3

  12. Beautiful!

  13. Super fun cards!

  14. sensational work – love darling scene on the first card

  15. What a great stamp set. Being organized makes me more creative!

  16. Awesome swatches and beautiful cards!! Love them all! 🙂

  17. You are super organized! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  18. Amazing swatches! I so need these products. Can’t wait!

  19. Beautiful cards Keeway! ❤

  20. Awesome cards and I love the way you used the swatches. Have never swatched and didn’t even know what it was so this was helpful.

  21. Love seeing your swatches. Your card ideas are wonderful.

  22. Wow love all the swatching and organization tools! So fun and these cards are beautiful. Great job!

  23. I have my eye on the Big Dots die. Love the cards I’ve seen with it so far, including yours. These colours are great & the dies Waffle Flower brought out to simplify make colour swatches is pure inspiration.

  24. This release has me itching to get organized right now! 🙂

  25. Thanks for sharing your sweet cards and how you created the swatches.

  26. Love our organizational swatches and cute cards.

  27. These are so cool, and that little mermouse, adorable!

  28. This release screams a great retirement project for me [in 30 days!] Love this!

  29. Love that gorgeous BG you made for the sweet mousey mermaid. Fabulous makes.

  30. You always make such great cards.

  31. Love what you created with the new amazing products.

  32. I love the cards! So much fun! Great organization as well!

  33. I love the little mouse card! Both have great geometric shapes and I wish I had the will to get organized with swatches!

  34. Thanks so much for the beautiful cards. I think this die and stamp set must have xoxo

  35. Fun ways to organize
    and great cards.
    Carla from Utah

  36. I am a huge fan of the MERMOUSE!!!!!! She is so darned sweet and cute.

  37. Love all your cards. Swatching can be an obssession.

  38. Cute cards!! And, love the color swatches!!

  39. Excellent use of the swatching system… love it!

  40. Great job done swatching all the colors..i loved both the cards you shared they are wonderful !

  41. I love the CAS look of your Big Dot die card! Thank you for your swatch organizing tips!

  42. I wish I could get so organized.
    Love seeing some of the posts
    that use pieces from the set to
    make cards – that would be my
    goal. I’m a procrastinator and
    would probably never get to
    making swatches. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  43. Love the making waves card! And the new dies for organizing look really helpful.

  44. Beautiful watercoloring!

  45. Love the swatch stamps and dies, now I just need to get motivated and do this! That mouse mermaid is so fun.

  46. I love the sort of pastel rainbow

  47. Wonderful cards and use of the dies/stamps! Yah!

  48. Swatching has never been this fun. And to use these tools on cards too? Love it!

  49. I love this new release from Waffle Flower. I definitely need to get organizing first my craft room, then my inks and watercolor pens and paints.

  50. Such pretty swatches (what a great organizational tool!) and awesome cards!

  51. Thank you for the great idea! I love this color combo tag idea but didn’t know how to go about writing on it. I have OCD issues too! Using the labeler was jus the perfect solution! Thank you!

  52. Love your swatching, can’t wait to get going!!! I love how you used your labeler. Very neat!!

  53. Organizing makes me so happy, so this month’s release is perfect for me. Love your tip for making perfect OCD swatches. I know I would be unhappy using my own printing. Your other cards are super cute too, always love seeing your designs,

  54. especially loved your big dots die card and your swatches! what an awesome release!

  55. Loving these swatch tips! Such a great release!

  56. I love the way that you incorporated the color swatching dies into you cards. Thank you for sharing.

  57. Beautiful cards! The little mouse mermaid is so cute

  58. I need to get the whole August release. Those swatches are brilliant 🙂

  59. Glad to know I’m not the only one a little behind in my swatching It’s just that sometimes I forget and jump right into playing!

  60. I love the swatch cards you made, and your cards are wonderful! I just love the big dots die. 🙂

  61. Your background is very clever–nice for the mouse mermaid. Great job.

  62. Absolutely love how you created the underwater scene with rectangles, its genius!!