Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Waffle Flower Release with Ellen Hutson - Four Modern Whimsy Baby Cards

Welcome to a blog hop featuring the new Waffle Flower release at Ellen Hutson! You may have come from Emily Midgett's blog, but if not please feel free to start at the beginning with Therese Calvird's blog.

Eeep! I love this set SO MUCH!!! I've been on the hunt for a modern "new baby" set for many years, so was overjoyed when one fell in my lap recently. The Design Ambassadors from Ellen Hutson were invited to select a set from the new Waffle Flower release and I did not hesitate picking out this Little One Baby stamp and die set. My husband's cousins are making babies like crazy (from 8 cousins we've got 22 babies, all age 13 and under!) It's awesome ... we've had a new little person at Christmas every year for the last decade!

Anyway, Brad's cousins are very urban and modern, so I never felt the "cute critters" were right for them. This set, however, is PERFECT! It's a wonderfully modern, yet whimsical style (modern whimsy ... is that a thing?!)

I'm just going to start with the good stuff. This one is my favorite! The die (lower left corner of the picture) is amazing ... it cuts the ENTIRE SCENE for you! Yep, in one pass you get the baby, two leaf sections, two birds, and three words. Not only that, but you don't have to spend time lining all of those dies over the stamped images!! It was almost too easy, and I kinda felt like I didn't work enough for it, hahaha.

In addition to being easy to die cut, it's also easy to color! Each leaf is one flick of the paint brush (for each color), so the coloring goes by super quick. The blending from white to deep purple (Catherine Pooler inks) came about from me trying to fix several oddly shaped drops of water. I didn't like how blotchy the water drops looked after I blotted them with a paper towel, so I went to town blending the heck out of the bottom to try and cover them up. Sure enough, the white water spots weren't nearly as noticeable, and I really liked the strong color on the bottom. Trash to treasure!

Are those little birdies not the sweetest little things? I still can't get over how they're cut out for you automatically along with everything else. The heart on the baby I just drew and cut out myself. Alternatively, how cute would it be to put the baby's initial(s) there?

Here's a quick card to show that you don't have to use all the foilage and extras, just stamping the baby and sentiment is pretty doggone cute!

This is one of the "extra" babies that you can swap out if you want a different pattern on the receiving blanket (check out those itty bitty florals!!) or a differet head of hair.

But back to the floral extras, because I love them, and they're so quick and easy to make. When you arrange them as intended, it makes the perfect circular design. And circular card! So sweet!

I chose a baby girl with a polkadot blanket for this card, and moved the words to be all together on top for the sentiment.

The final card is another marvelous feature of efficiency with this set ... take a close look at the frame, and basically every illustration aside from the baby. It's ALL ONE PIECE! Yep, that means more quick and easy die cutting!

Because it's so quick, I happily added a few additional cardstock layers so the design was nice and substantial. Can you imagine how long this would take to cut and piece everything together if the pieces were all separate?

I backed the oval with a colored piece of paper (actually just a copic-colored piece of paper) and arranged the die cut words so that the cursive continues with the border I drew around the card.

Sure hope you like this set as much as I do. I'm really excited to have a go-to set for making my "modern whimsy" baby cards!

Prize Alert:
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Your next stop is one of the amazing new Design Ambassadors, Ashlea Cornell. Ashlea not only makes some darn beautiful cards, but she's super fun to hang out with. We're so lucky to have her on our team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used (affiliate links included, thanks so much for your support!)

Little One Baby, Waffle Flower Clear Stamps

Little One Baby, Waffle Flower Dies

Little One Baby, Waffle Flower Stamp & Die Combo

Wonky Backdrops By Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

Queen For A Day, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Sugared Lavender, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Black Jack, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Sea Glass, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Tropic Teal, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Melon, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Bubble Gum, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Party Pink, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Citrine, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Leafy, The Stamp Market Ink Pad

Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White

36 Pan Set, Altenew Watercolor Paint


  1. Such soft and sweet creations!! Love them all :)

  2. OMG your set of cards are just adorable - love your color blending

  3. Cute! You can sure tell how pleased you are with this set. It comes across in your post and in your great cards. Love them all, but think the card with the baby in the striped bunting is the cutest one.

  4. Oh, this is so sweet. This stamp set is unlike any I have ever seen. LOVE how sweet and delicate it is, like a baby.

  5. Such a sweet set of Hello Little One creations!

  6. Your new baby cards are super cute! I love the pastel color palette too!
    Warm Hugs,

  7. I'm glad you found a new baby set that appealed to your design sense, Kelly. All the cards you made show it off beautifully.

  8. So chic, sweet and adorable! What a beautiful way to use this stamp/die set combo.

  9. Oh my goodness...... love each and every one of your designs using the very clever WF stamps/dies! Such lovely 'modern whimsy' inspiration (making me think that I absolutely 'need' a new baby set)!!

  10. these babies are so cute. great card designs.

  11. The swaddling is a fun element.
    Love the different ways the baby
    is highlighted. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. Awwww, I just love all those babies! They're the sweetest!

  13. Sweet baby cards! The Little One Baby set is just adorable! Love each one of your cards, and the round one is my favorite!

  14. These are ADORABLE! Great backgrounds!

  15. These cards are so sweet! Cant pick a favorite, but the birdies are so cute.

  16. These baby cards are so precious!! Great job!

  17. Oh my goodness Kelly!! I don't think it's possible for these to be any more precious than they are!!

  18. I have this feeling that our family is going to start to expand with some of the grandchildren having little ones of their own soon. This set would be perfect for those 'coming babies!' Love what you've done with this set. I'm going to pop over to EH and probably add it to cart in a few minutes, lol! There is absolutely nothing about this set that wouldn't be used! Beautiful cards, my friend. xo Bev

  19. Such sweet cards; love them all!

  20. Oh wow! These are just so sweet!

  21. Well, if these don't make you go "awww", I don't know what will! Adorable cards and super sweet stamps!

  22. awwwwwww!
    Kelly, this are all over the top adorable.

  23. Beautiful, sweet cards. I love the soft coloring.

  24. Ahh....a baby card. The cards are sweet just like a new baby

  25. Wonderful showing of the stamps with these cards.

  26. So very cute and modern whimsy, yes that’s a thing!

  27. We do indeed need a new and modern welcome to baby stamp set and I think this is the one!!! Sooooo stinkin' cute! Thanks for inspiring me :)

  28. Oh what wonderfully sweet and adorable cards - fantastic!

  29. Those babies are so very sweet - what a great idea for a stamp set!

  30. Swaddling babies are adorable. Lovely cards.

  31. Modern Whimsy sounds very appropriate - these cards are wonderful! The baby is so very cute and I love the designs you created for each one! Thanks for sharing!

  32. SWOON!! These are ALL so SWEET!! I just LOVE the different Designs!! Just AMAZING!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  33. Your cards are gorgeous! I really love the shading in the first card; it's so striking. And to think it came from trying to fix something.

  34. Kelly, I always absolutely love everything you ever make, and today is no different! These cards are absolutely precious--and I love how you pointed out how easy they are to put together! Sometimes, it's nice to be able to make a card without agonizing over where to put things! Thank you SO much for sharing! I love every one of these! :)


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