Friday, February 5, 2021

Waffle Flower Crafts February Release Hop - FIVE Different Projects, Including an Element Made with Wood!

Hi Friends! 
Welcome to Waffle Flower’s February 2021 Release day! I’m THRILLED to be blog hopping with the folks from Waffle Flower, and can't wait to share five different projects I made with several of the new stamp and die sets from this release!

You may have come from the blog of Dana Kirby, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Waffle Flower blog. 

Playing with all the fresh Spring images and dies sure made the snow storms sweeping through the midwest this week a lot less blustery! What fun these sets are ... let's take a look !

Hopeful Girl Stamp Set is simply adorable featuring a prayerful girl, and a bunny (used for an Easter card later in this post). It's the perfect large focal image to use when you want to send healing thoughts to someone special. 

There is also a cluster of flowers in this set that I've used many different ways on all but one of my cards today. On this card, I used the flowers to create a floral sweatshirt for our prayerful girl. I also cut a portion of the floral spray off to tuck behind the girl to balance the card design out. It's perfect for when you need to add a little something to an almost-finished card.

The background of this card is from the Stitchable Pinking Oval Die Set. What fabulous texture, and you can either leave all the holes intact, remove them all, or leave a portion of them like I've done here. The wonderfully modern sentiment is from  Caring Hands Sentiments Stamp Set, and for the second line of the sentiment, I used a pink alcohol marker over the white embossing to change the color!

This card features a pair of hands from Caring Hands Stamp Set, which is a cool set for a variety of different hand gestures. I added a heart from Caring Hands Sentiments Stamp Set in the middle of the hands to convey the love that I'm sending.

Super love the font and spacing of the sentiment on this one. To fill in the space at the bottom of the card I added the florals from the Hopeful Girl Stamp Set and colored them in a little more modern style with the two-toned leaves. 

I was really excited to try out the embroidery hoop dies! The Embroidery Hoops Die Set work well with ... WOOD! Yep, I ran some balsa wood thru with the dies and it came out perfectly, just like an actual embroidery hoop!

And just like the real embroidery hoop, the screw is gold metal!
For the contents of the hoop, I cut a piece of lace (from a giant table cloth I found at a garage sale years ago for $1!) to give the feeling of stitching, without actually doing the stitching.

This card also features the new alpha dies! The Retro Outline Alpha Die Set is a classic font that comes with an outline layer. This layer helps differentiate the letters if you have to layer them together like I have here. 

Here's a second card featuring a wooden embroidery hoop, but this is a more modern and streamlined card than the lacey concoction we just saw.

Instead of a piece of lace, I die cut a piece of canvas fabric to go inside the hoop. In addition to including a new texture, I love how the thick, bold, red-stamped letters highlight the existing stitching in the fabric. Again, like the lace in the prior card, this gives the effect of stitching without actually stitching.

Finally, I was happy to use the bunny from the
Hopeful Girl Stamp Set to make an Easter card!

So surprised to find that the coordinating die cuts out the bunnie's hands, so now he can hold things, like the single flower bloom! How sweet : )

The alpha dies allowed me to make my own sentiment, Hoppy Easter. For these alphas, I didn't use the outline layer like in the previous card so you can see the difference. With more layers going on with this card I like this simpler version.
The many layers of the Lacey Ovals Die Set are perfect for this Easter egg-shaped card.

Whew, that was a lot of fun, thanks for checking all my cards out! What was your favorite card? Anything you'd like to try?

For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away a $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on Monday February 8th, 2021 for chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 2/10/2021.

There are more giveaways to enter on our Instagram! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out! 

From now till February 7th, 2021, all orders placed at will receive a mysterious gift (No code required!).

For those of you who are new to Waffle Flower, they have a Last Chance section on their website that lists many goodies for 25% off until they are gone! This would be a great place to start your collection! 

I am now pleased to send you to TaeEun, who has amazing things to share with you!


Thanks for stopping by!

 Supplies used (affiliate links, thanks so much for your support!):

Caring Hands Sentiments Stamp Set

Caring Hands Stamp Set
A2 Lacey Layers Die Set
Stitchable Pinking Oval Die Set
Hopeful Girl Stamp Set
Lacey Ovals Die Set
Embroidery Hoops Die Set
Retro Outline Alpha Die Set


  1. this release is gorgeous!
    your cards look so fantastic!

    hugs and kisses from germany,

  2. Such a fantastic set of cards! Love each one.

  3. These are all fantastic! I love that little girl adorable!

  4. Love your creative uses of the oval embroidery hoops! Total awesomeness!!! Thank you for joining us, Kelly!

  5. Your cards are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great projects! The embroidery hoop die is so cool!

  7. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the ideas.

  8. Your cards are so amazing! Wow! I am very impressed and inspired by your creativity. I can’t say enough about your cards! Magnificent!

  9. The caring hands set is so versatile. Love what you have done with it.

  10. Love your use of soft colors. My favorite card is your Happy Easter with bunny. All so nicely done.

  11. Every little details is beautiful!

  12. These are all darling! LOVE how you used the letter dies and that bunny is my fav!

  13. Wow Kelly, you knocked this release out of the park! Fantastic cards!

  14. Thanks for the inspiration, your cards are awesome. I especially love the Easter card with the adorable bunny, so cute!

  15. Just love those Retro Alphabet Dies!

  16. I love how you used the lace and wood! Great cards!

  17. Very creative cards!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Such sweet cards! The one with the bunny is just adorable!

  19. Beautiful array of cards using these fabulous new releases!!! You are so creative and my favorite is the Hoppy Easter!!! Gorgeous coloring and designs!

  20. A gorgeous set of cards! I love them all!! That embroidery hoop is such a clever addition to the cards! Great colours and designs!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

  21. I really like your Sending Love and Prayers card. So soft and encouraging!

  22. Each of your cards are a work of art! So fresh and Spring like! LOVE!!!

  23. Such gorgeous cards! So creative...
    Thanks for sharing.

  24. Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the lace in the embroidery hoop- so pretty!

  25. Your watercolored flowers and praying girl look so sweet. I like the soft look.

  26. Kelly your creations are very inspiring... I am in love with the embroidery hoops. Love all the different shapes. Hopeful Girl is really great too. Nice job!

  27. OMG your cards are stunning - LOVE the soft colors you have used

  28. Oh wow just love all of these sentiments on these cards and the colours they are just so beautiful

  29. Kelly, your cards are purely wonderful. I sure like the stamp set of the hands & the hopeful girl. I don't remember seeing a stamp set showing a figure praying before. Hope you are keeping safe & healthy.

  30. Needlework is also a hobby of mine.
    Love the lace in the embroidery
    hoop. Have to remember that
    for a future card. Looks
    great in your hoop. thanks
    for sharing


  32. My favourite is the hopeful girl card! So pretty

  33. I really like these new stamps with sentiments focused on prayer! Is there any place better to be than in someone’s prayers? Your cards will definitely encourage and bless those receiving them!

  34. I really like these new stamps with sentiments focused on prayer! Is there any place better to be than in someone’s prayers? Your cards will definitely encourage and bless those receiving them!

  35. Beautiful cards. I love the way you've used the caring hands stamp set in your cards. So versatile and expressive.

  36. More beautiful cards, I love this release. Thank you for sharing your cards.

  37. Such a varied Waffle Flower release. Your cards are very encouraging and heart warming.

  38. As always, it's a treat to see your projects and your creative thinking. Can't choose a fave but those alphas sure are versatile!

  39. Yah.... gorgeous! The prayerful girl is my over the top favorite. Love how you framed her and placed the stitched oval behind her. In love!!

  40. Such beautiful and detailed cards. I love the new Caring Hands set...your cards is amazing.

  41. Lovely presentation of the Waffle....

  42. Your cards are wonderful! So many great new products,

  43. Great idea shares for the sets. I like the hoop and lace.

  44. Lovely presentation n beautiful card

  45. Lovely presentation n beautiful card

  46. Kelly,
    I am blown away. First, you actually die cut balsa wood? Wow!! And love the lace. What is the text that is showing below/behind the embroidery hoop on that one? The little girl praying and the bunny are cute / pretty and I LOVE the praying hands with the little spray of flowers. Honestly! You are so talented!!!
    Thanks for providing so much inspiration!
    Lori S in PA

  47. Love this release! Love the layers in your cards!

  48. Love the textures you added to the embroidery hoop. That is so cool.

  49. Love that retro outline die and embroidery hoops die. Makes such cute cards and I am always a sucker for another alphabet.

  50. Wonderful cards. I like the embroidery hoops and the praying girl.

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