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)
Jennifer McGuire
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Vicky Papaioannou
Nichol Spohr
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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WF | SSS
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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215 Comments

    1. The raccoon card is adorable — this is such a great release — I was oohhing and aaahhhing over the pop up house and arched window and skating and kissing mice, but there’s so much more — the woodgrain is terrific!! Love your bookmark idea too.

    1. Very cute bookmark and I love that book series. Her tea shop mystery series is fun too.

    1. Great bookmark! I love those books too. Wish she would come out with more.

    1. I am going to have to find me one of those books to read. Sounds like fun1

    1. Thanks for the bookmark idea. Timing couldn’t get any better. I needed to create some bookmarks as a gift.

    1. I’m a Laura Childs fan too and I love the bookmark idea. I often include one in a card so I’m always on the hunt for suitable images and sentiments. This is great

    1. Love your card and am mad about your bookmark, I just made some for my daughter today but none as cute as yours, waiting for my order from waffle ,then I shall make some like yours!!! Also going to find your book series ,I also love to read and mysteries!!!

    1. I love what you did with the wood graining. It looks different from others and I have to say, fascinates me. It’s quite intense.

    1. Gorgeous fun card and bookmark. The woodgrain layering stamps produce a stunning effect.

    1. I love the wooden effect, and this stamp set is gorgeous! So cozy, perfect for autumn)

    1. Great card & bookmark, especially with the wood grain look on the tree. Who wouldn’t want to pick up a book with that cute deer peeking out from the pages.

    1. Cute card especially love the woodgrain background stamp. Your deer bookmark is cute too.

    1. I love this card and bookmark that you created! I agree with the sentiment- coffee and a good book are wonderful!

    1. Oh my your book mark and card are so cute. LOVE the background on the card – awesome woodgrain 🙂

    1. I love the cute raccoon sitting on the pile of books with a cuppa – so cute! And thanks for recommending Laura Childs’ books, they sound intriguing!

    1. Hi Yana!!! You’ve created the MOST adorable book marker I’ve ever seen!! What a darling creation – and your card is, too cute!!
      =]

    1. Darling projects! You are such an enabler and I had to go buy the book or books because I read daily when I’m not watching your videos, lol!
      Hugs

    1. I placed an order for the new enveloper set and almost ordered this. Now I wish I had!!

    1. Great card and bookmark Yana! Love that wood grain stamp! Awesome new release from Waffle Flower! So many fun products! Loving this blog hop with all it’s talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

    1. Cute card! A good book is always in order! Love the card background technique!

    1. Love the bookmark. Adding the
      extra paper for notes is a great idea.
      the little deer peeking out is fun.
      the wood grain paper of the card
      is wonderful.
      thanks for sharing.

    1. Oh my goodness, I love the card but I am smitten by the bookmark. How cute it that?!?

    1. Great card! I love the sentiment and images that go with it. I am inspired to make bookmarks with this set. The idea of a bookmark with room to take notes is novel to me, and I may make both “permanent and reusable” bookmarks and “single book with notes” bookmarks. I think the deer and rabbit are cute, but I like bookmarks that stick out the top of the book rather than the side.

    1. I have never heard of this series. Thanks for the tip. I really like the pile of books with raccoon and the sentiment is right on point.

    1. Awww, l just love this cute image, you have coloured it so beautifully and l am loving your background too!

    1. Wow, i love what you did with the woodgrain stamp set on your card. It’s beautiful!! The sentiment with those images go together so well and is the perfect card for the avid reader in your life. Your little deer bookmark is cute peeking over the edge of the book like that. Love it!!

    1. Love the woodgrain look. It’s so dimensional. Thanks for teaching me new ways to stamp!!

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