Monday, May 29, 2023

Waffle Flower Sneak Peek – Kit #05

Hi everyone!

It’s Waffle Flower Link Party time! This month’s party – and my card today – feature products from Sneak Peek Club#05!  

If you’re interested in getting a monthly kit with products before they are released to anyone else, you’ll definitely want to join the Sneak Peek Club!  To be a Club Member, you can sign up here:  Club  

Once again, Waffle Flower is generously providing a GIVEAWAY* to one of my blog readers (that would be YOU) if you comment on this blog post by May 31st.  The GIVEAWAY* is Kit #05 – the same kit I used to make my card for today!  Winners are picked at random and will be announced on Waffle Flower’s More Inspiration blog! *the GIVEAWAY can only be shipped to the US.

Everything on my card today uses only items from the new kit – including the Oversized Hugs Print die, the Inside Pop-Up XOs die (so cool!) and sentiments from the Mini Sentiments stamp set and the Subsentiment Hugs diecuts.  

To make this card:

1.	Ink-blend the bottom half of your card base using a rainbow of colors (my colors are 
        listed in the supplies section below) and set aside.
2.	Use those same colors to ink-blend a piece of white card stock large enough for the 
        Inside Pop-Up XOs die, then die cut it.  Set it aside.
3.	Die cut the shadow die from the Oversides Hugs Print die from a white panel.  I 
        positioned mine in the bottom 1/3 of the panel but you could put yours wherever you 
4.	Adhere you die cut panel to your card base.  You should be able to see the rainbow 
        colors through the die cut opening.
5.	Die cut the Hugs sentiment several times out of white cardstock and adhere them 
        together to get some dimension.  I used 3 layers of 120# cardstock and one layer of 
        cardstock that matches my die cut panel.  
6.	Adhere your Hugs sentiment inside the cut out shadow on your card front.
7.	Adhere your Subsentiment (I used “& KISSES”) using foam adhesive.
8.	Use a bone folder to gently fold the Inside Pop-Up XOs die on the dashed and scored 
        lines that were made by the die.  It should fold into a “box”.
9.	Making sure your X’s and O’s are facing the right way, adhere the bottom of the “box 
        “to the inside of your card just under the fold (leave only a sliver of room for the card 
        to fold).
10.	Adhere the back of the “box” to the top flap of the card just above the fold.
        IMPORTANT:  Your card will NOT lay flat when opened.  It will open to 90 degrees to 
        show off the dimensional pop up of the X’s and O’s strip.  
11.	Stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card. 
12.	Add a few gems to the front of the card for some sparkle!

I hope you like this card and that it inspires you to create something today!  I can’t wait to see what you make with this kit (and any of the others)!

For even more inspiration, be sure to head over to the Link Party and check out what other designers have made using this kit.  Pssst: you’ll have more chances to win the GIVEAWAY if you visit and comment on their blogs too!

Have a wonderfully creative day!



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  1. Gorgeous! Plus the dies are amazing. The Hugs die is the perfect font and the XOXO is genius! I always write XOXO at the end of my signature, so this is great!

  2. I love pop up details and this XOXO die did not disappoint! Your card is fantastic 🤩Thanks for the inspiration Jean!

  3. I love how you break it down step by step for me. I am definitely a visual learner but love being able to read each step also. Just a wonderful card tutorial.

  4. Great way to use the shadow die and then ink blend in rainbow colors behind the white HUGS. Your xoxo rainbow is a fun surprise! Looks like a fabulous kit!

  5. This. Is. Awesome. I am still learning the basics of card making. This makes it so doable! I love everything about this…the font, sentiments and rainbow! Thanks so much for the great instructions, too! Love waffle-flower 🌈💜💜💜


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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.