Waffle Flower Simple Stem Hugs

Hello Crafty Friends! I can’t even tell you how excited and honored I am to be joining Waffle Flower for their April 2021 Release Day! I had an absolute blast playing with the products! This month, the Waffle Flower release is full of stamps, dies, and stencils that celebrate the hope and joy of Spring! For my project, I’m featuring the Simple Stems stamp and coordinating die, along with the Triple Line Diamond Panel Die. For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away a $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Details at the bottom of this post, so keep your eyes peeled for that! Let’s get started!

To begin, I stamped almost all of the images from the Simple Stems set onto Neenah Classic Crest 80lb cardstock using Distress Oxide Antique Linen. I then got busy coloring the flowers and the leaves using Copic Markers BV0000, BV000, BV00,BV01, YG11 and YG13. Once all the coloring was done, I used a Copic Multiliner 0.3 in black to add back in the center flower detail.

I then used the Simple Stem coordinating die to cut all of my pieces out. While I was already over at the machine, I went ahead and cut the Triple Line Diamond Panel Die once from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I love cover dies so much, because they add so much to your card design, and this one is super beautiful!

I wanted to add just a smidge of color to the cover die, so I lightly ink blended some PinkFresh Studio Lavender ink just around two edges. It might even be hard to see in the pics. I trimmed another piece of 80lb cardstock just smaller than the cover die and adhered those together using 3M Foam Tape. You all know how I love foam tape and dimension!

Once those were adhered together, I began playing with the placement of the flowers and leaves, and deciding on a sentiment based on the amount of space that I had to work with. I decided on the Hugs sentiment from the Waffle Flower Simply Said 1 stamp and die set. I stamped the Hugs on 110lb cardstock using VersaFine ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then put that back in the Misti and stamped it again using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it another time using the same powder to achieve that high gloss sheen. I cut the Hugs sentiment two more times from 110lb cardstock and stacked all of those together. You might be wondering why I stamped the Hugs the second time in VersaMark ink .. I do this because the paper warps a little after the first heat embossing, and if I stamped it again in black, it might not line up EXACTLY the same. You wouldn’t necessarily see that it didn’t line up perfectly if it’s stamped with the VersaMark. I hope that makes sense.

I began attaching the flowers and leaves using both foam tape and Craft Tacky Glue. Some needed the support of the foam tape to prevent bending. I glued my sentiment directly on top of the leaves and cover die. That whole panel was then adhered to my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb, using glue as well.

And as I always say, no card is complete without some bling! Am I right?! I popped out my PinkFresh Studio Jewels Mix and added some purple jewels, and they matched perfectly! It was meant to be!

That does it for today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Thank you so much to Waffle Flower for inviting me to join them for this super awesome release!

Don’t forget to stay awesome friends!

Giveaway Details:

For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $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 April 12th, 2021 for your 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 2/14/2021. There are more giveaways to enter on our Instagram! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out! 

Specials: From now until April 7th, 2021, all orders placed at waffleflower.com 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!

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100 thoughts on “Waffle Flower Simple Stem Hugs

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    1. tracyware333

      Thank you so much Nina! Both of these products were a delight to work with! I love panel dies so much, and I was thrilled to receive one! Thank you so very much for inviting me along this month! I’ve had a blast! Have yourself a great week!

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  2. spilor

    Hi, Tracy – I saw this card online in a promotion for this WF release and thought right off: Wow, that is pretty. I am glad to know who made it; I will keep my eyes open for all Tracy Ware posts from here on. I love the card!
    Lori S in PA

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    1. tracyware333

      Lori .. Sweetest comment ever! Thank you so much, that totally made me smile! I’m so glad you stopped by today, and I’m glad that you like the card! Hope you have a great week! Thanks for the smile!

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    1. tracyware333

      Thanks so much Roxanne! I wasn’t sure about the Antique Linen, but it was ok. I might want to try a soft grey that PinkFresh Studio has next time. It was a fun card to make! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week!

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    1. tracyware333

      Thank you so much Tami! I really love background dies in general .. all background dies!!! I need to order the Stitched Flower panel from this release myself! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week!

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    1. tracyware333

      Thank you Denise for such a sweet comment! I’m digging on this cover die! Hey, thank you as well for always tagging me on giveaways and such on Instagram, I really appreciate it! And… I always smile every time that I see your name. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.

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    1. tracyware333

      Thanks so much Natalie! I go for “hugs” cards a lot, I guess for that reason .. they’re good for any occasion. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. tracyware333

      Thanks Meghan! And girl, I’ve gotta have my sparkles! These have turned out to be my favorites and the ones that I grab the most often. Thanks so much for stopping by and your encouraging comment. Have a great week!

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    1. tracyware333

      Thanks so much Karen! I love all kinds of cover dies! There’s one called Stitched Flower Panel die that’s sitting in my cart right now!! I’m going to have to pull the trigger and buy it! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you have a great week!

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    1. tracyware333

      Thanks so much Kathy! Are you in Ellicott City, MD? If so, I’ve been there once. It’s about an hour and 15 minutes from me. I’m in Northern Virginia. Anyhoo, thank you for your sweet comment and for stopping by today! Have a great week!

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    1. tracyware333

      Thank you so much Mary or Mary Ann .. not sure which to use, so I’ll just use both! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  3. Beth Merrill

    The Diamond Panel dies are my favorites! How you used the Triple Line Diamond Panel die is a beautiful application!

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    1. tracyware333

      Thanks Beth! I had the idea to just use the parts of that die that come out, but I haven’t gotten around to that yet! I think it could be pretty, but pretty time consuming probably. Anyhoo, hope you’re having a great week!

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  4. Vicki Kroll

    The lavender flowers are beautiful. It looks like they are growing on a trellis. Love the hugs sentiment and beautiful background.

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  5. Marisela Delgado

    What a beautiful card! You had me at purple! 💜 I gotta have sparkle, too. Glitter is my addiction. It just adds some wow! 🏵 Warm greetings from San Antonio, Texas! Come on down and visit! We’re a little chubby, but we’re nice people. haha haha

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    1. tracyware333

      Thanks so much Marisela! This is a beautiful purple Copic combo in my opinion. It lends itself to such soft coloring, which I ended up loving. It’s finally warmed up here in Northern Virginia, thank goodness! Spring has finally sprung up here. Let me just say, 2020 got me all a bit chubby myself! haha 😂 Hope you’re having a great week Marisela!

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    1. tracyware333

      Thank you so very much! So glad that when you’re trying to achieve a certain look that it actually works out! Sometimes that isn’t always the case. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great week!

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  9. Carol Wortman

    If you look up Spring in the dictionary they would show a picture of your card! Just gorgeous. Loving the diamond die (as well as the stitched flower)! Beautiful card.
    ((((Hugs)))) back atcha!

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