Waffle Flower | Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book Card by Yana Smakula

Waffle Flower | Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by to help celebrate new release products from Waffle Flower! Nina (company owner) always comes up with the most unique and innovative products. This release includes a number of fun stamps and dies to play with including a Cross Stitch Peony (beautiful addition to their Cross Stitch Roses), Layering Wood Grain and a Bookmarks stamp set!

Waffle Flower | Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book Card by Yana Smakula

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CARD DETAILS

I made a card and a bookmark (sharing below) using the new Layering Woodgrain and Books and Coffee stamps. I had lots of fun playing with the layering woodgrain set and made a background for this card (this is a smaller 4 Bar card although the stamp is designed to cover the front of an A2 card).

I used Simon’s Khaki and Dark Chocolate inks to stamp (and did my stamping using mini MISTI) and offset the top layer slightly to have a bit of white showing. This stamp set has two layers which can be used together (like I did on my card) or separately. When used separately they look especially beautiful on colored cardstock.

Waffle Flower | Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book Card by Yana Smakula

I also used a few images from the Books and Coffee set. I stamped a stack of books, a racoon, a cup of coffee and potted cactus is Simon’s Intense black ink and colored images using my favorite Copic markers combos (I’m listing exact colors I used below in my “Supplies” section).

Waffle Flower | Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book Card by Yana Smakula

There’s a set of coordinating dies available so I used those to cut images out in my Platinum die cutting machine. I arranged die cuts on a strip of white cardstock and foam mounted in place. Next, I stamped my sentiment “Happiness is a cup of coffee and a good book”. This set also has a word “tea” to use instead of “coffee” and an image of a tea bag if you a tea drinker. I like both drinks equally, so this time I went with coffee.

Waffle Flower | Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book Card by Yana Smakula

I foam mounted my banner onto the card (I cut one end into a V-shape) and that finished my card.

Waffle Flower | Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book Card by Yana Smakula

HAND STAMPED BOOKMARK

The Books & Coffee stamp set is also a great one for creating bookmarks. I love to read (I’m a huge fan of Laura Childs’ Scrapbook Mysteries) and I always try to read for at least an hour or two on the weekends. Needless to say I never have a decent bookmark for my books (and I either use a piece of paper or fold the corners of the pages) so I was happy to sit down and make myself a bookmark.

Waffle Flower | Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book Card by Yana Smakula

I chose to use the deer image and I die-cut, stamped and colored it on a piece of white cardstock to create my bookmark. I made it slightly larger with a lot of white space I can use to write down notes or observations as I am reading.

Waffle Flower | Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book Card by Yana Smakula

I’m hoping to test my new bookmark this weekend but I can say right away – I love the way it turned out!

Waffle Flower | Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book Card by Yana Smakula

If you also love to read and you like detective stories check out Laura Childs Mysteries. I’m finishing the last book and anxiously awaiting a new one that is due to come out this October. I mentioned these books last year on my blog, this is what I wrote:

Last fall I was given a Scrapbook Murder Mystery book to read – Parchment & Old Lace by Laura Childs. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I enjoyed that book so much I am now reading my 4th book from the Scrapbook Murder Mysteries series from Laura Childs. I do find these books and stories very enjoyable and the bonus scrapbooking info is so much fun!

So now I’ve read all of books from this series and I’m actually re-reading the last one just for fun.

HOP ALONG WITH US!

Waffle Flower (Nina)
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Channin Pelletier
Kari VanNoy
Katie Gehring
Amanda Korotkova
Therese Calvird
Cristina Núñez (Yainea)

GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. Leave a comment here and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 10/09/17 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 10/11/17.

To celebrate the new release, all orders over $25 placed by 11:59pm ET on 10/09/17 will receive a free Little Sunshine Stamp Set by using promo code SUNSHINE. The stamp set needs to be in your cart for the promo code to work. Limited 1 per customer; While Supplies last.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Waffle Flower Books & Coffee Stamp Set
Waffle Flower Books & Coffee Stamp Set
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Waffle Flower Books & Coffee Matching Die
Waffle Flower Books & Coffee Matching Die
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WF | SSS
Waffle Flower Layering Woodgrain Stamp Set
Waffle Flower Layering Woodgrain Stamp Set
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WF | SSS
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Ink
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Ink
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Khaki Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Khaki Dye Ink Pad
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SSS
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White Two Pack
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
Copic Sketch Marker R22 Light Prawn
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
Copic Sketch Marker R27 Cadmium Red
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
Copic Sketch Marker R39 Garnet
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker YG93 Grayish Yellow
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 Pale Olive
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG99 Marine Green
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E11 Barley Beige
Copic Sketch Marker E11 Barley Beige
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E31 Brick Beige
Copic Sketch Marker E31 Brick Beige
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand Beige
Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand Beige
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E37 Sepia Brown
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew Dark Brown
Copic Sketch Marker E79 Cashew Dark Brown
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker C9 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C9 Cool Gray Grey
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SSS | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ

 

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213 Comments

    1. Love the bookmark and what a cute card. Also, thanks for the book shout out. I have not heard of Scrapbook Mystery series by Laura Childs. Looking forward to checking out her books.

    1. That is a darling card. Love the woodgrain. Great idea for a bookmark too!

    1. such a cute project. I love the raccoon on the books, too cute and what a great idea for the bookmark. I’m going to make one like that so i can write notes, etc.

    1. This books set is just so cute and I love that wood background!

    1. Your coloring is just extraordinary! Especially the wood grain part. Very stunning.

    1. Love the bookmark. Going to make some of those for Stocking stuffers for my grandkids! Thanks for the idea.

    1. Your card is beautiful! And that layering wood grain stamp is awesome.

    1. I love the books and coffee set…. this is just soooo me! I love the book mark you made. Very cute and great to see stamps used for different purposes.

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