Celebrating Waffle Flower Craft’s 6th birthday with my six faves

Cathy ZielskeCards203 Comments

Waffle Flower Crafts is turning 6 and today I’m happy to be part of a blog hop featuring crafty people sharing their six favorites from Waffle Flower Crafts. I’m going to start with not only my number one favorite from them, but possibly my favorite product of the past year. Please note: click on any image below to see my original blog post and related tutorial!

NUMBER ONE: A2 Layers Dies

If you watch  my YouTube channel, I use this set on nearly every card project I create! Here are a few recents:

My favorite thing to do on any card is to cut a perfectly trimmed panel for mounting onto a card base with lovely framing white space coming through. This die set is such an all purpose basic, I cannot recommend it more highly than I do. Which brings me to No. 1, part 2:

NUMBER ONE (continued): Additional A2 Layers Dies

Yes, now you can have every imaginable size, all nested together in perfection.

NUMBERS TWO, THREE and FOUR: Swatching Tools

I have to list each set as its own item and I really feel these swatching tools are game changers for crafty people who want to get organized.

TWO: Color Combos Die set

THREE: Combo Tag and Larger Tag

FOUR: Bullet List Stamp Set

NUMBER FIVE: The Mini Media Water Mat

The Mini Media water mat is the coolest little silicon mat perfect for all your crafty painting or ink blending and it’s compact size will work in any crafty space.


NUMBER SIX: Stardust Enamel Dots

I am in love with these enamel dots! In this package, they have white and clear, with just a touch of sparkle. I used them on this project, as well:

They just make it so easy to add clear enamel dots with zero mess!

BLOG HOP DETAILS: To celebrate its 6th Anniversary, Waffle Flower has been hosting lots of giveaways on its YouTubeInstagram and Facebook.

For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $100 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on April 8th, 2020 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 4/10/2020.

They are also hosting an Instagram Hop among all of their team members that will go live at 12:00 noon EDT today! Don’t forget to join us there!

All of their giveaways open to worldwide participants age 16 and above!

SPECIALS: Waffle Flower does not want to encourage impulsive purchases so we are not hosting a sale. Use what you have or join our giveaways here on the blog and on their YouTube, Instagram and Facebook! Stay calm and healthy!

From now till 11:59pm EDT on April 8th, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift! It’s a brand new product that will be released on April 10th! Sneak Peeks starts tomorrow!

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!

Blog Hop:

Waffle Flower Blog 

Alix Davis

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Channin Pelletier

Elyse Robinson

Galina Filippenko

Jeanne Jacana

JJ Bolton

Keeway Tsao

Mindy Eggen

Natalia Zubkova

Rebecca Keppel

Cathy Zielske—you are here!

Kathy Racoosin

Kelly Latevola

Laura Bassen

Lydia Fiedler


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203 Comments on “Celebrating Waffle Flower Craft’s 6th birthday with my six faves”

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  2. #3
    Sue Goodrow

    I have learned a lot from your blog with the waffle flower dies love you inspirations! Thank you!!

  3. #4
    sharon gullikson

    I like that you picked supplies for your favorites. So many great ones. I love the cross die, that is my favorite…

  4. #10
    Karen Baker

    You are always an inspiration, and these Waffle Flower cards are among my favorites. Thank you for continuing to showcase Waffle Flower, I love them.

  5. #13

    The A2 set is mine as well. I don’t have that particular one, but something similar. Love the inspiration you give Cathy!

  6. #16
    Danielle Dietz

    I love Waffle Flower dies! But now I need some Stardust Enamel Dots. Love, love, love your clean and simple style Cathy. 🙂

  7. #22

    Love the Pieces of Me layout. Of course you shared how to organize with all of us, so crafty CZ! I’m very interested in the mini media mat as I’m just learning to use more mixed media with VB’s Friday night Facebook lives.

  8. #25
    Cheryl Sager

    Swatching tools. I can thank you for getting me started; I’ve ordered several. Now to just find the time to do it – LOL!!

  9. #27
    Mirella Rogan

    Your cards are so wonderful, love them! The a2 dies are actually one of my favourite Waffle Products, too (although I love lots of their stamps, too!), and I use them so frequently!

  10. #28
    Autumn Bell

    My favorites WF stamps are the Color Combos for Ink Pads; Plaid Play; Be Her; Be Him; Happy Retirement; and Bear Hugs. Love the beautiful cards. I definitely have the water media mat on my wish list. Thanks for sharing!

  11. #31

    I tried to get the a2 layering dies for a while. Somehow not many shops in Germany have them. But I won’t give up 😉

  12. #33
    Jen B.

    Cathy!! I literally have the A2 dies/additional in my cart now! I think I’ll hold off and pray for a miracle that I will get picked as a winner. Good luck to all who enter! You are my favorite person to watch and are a great “enabler” when it comes to purchasing products, as I CASE a lot of your designs. Happy 6th to Waffle Flower!! Keep being YOU! Jen

  13. #42

    Love your cards! Truly simple, yet stunning! The A2 dies look like have every size available. How are the additional dies different?

  14. #48

    I’ve always loved Waffleflower stamps. I would love to try some dies. Your cards are always have such a thoughtful color pallet.

  15. #50

    My favorite thing is the company name!! But I do drool over all their products as well and I would love to add a few to my stash. Happy Birthday, Waffle Flower…may you celebrate many, many more!

  16. #53

    I love your cards! Clean and simple. I love the fact that you show us you don’t have to have a “busy” card for it to be beautiful!

  17. #55
    Debbie McDaniel

    Thanks Cathy for sharing your list and all your beautiful cards!
    Thanks Waffle Flower for the opportunity to win

  18. #57
    Mary Holshouser

    Love the glimpse into your life in
    the last project. The cross is
    fantastic. Great projects.
    thanks for sharing

  19. #67
    Lisa Byers

    Love your projects!! Very colorful!! I’m hoping to get some of my projects swatched since Gov. Kemp’s stay at home order is in place!!

  20. #69
    Julie Booker

    Cathy, I love your designs. You make such clean and simple cards using such vibrant colours. Thank you for your constant inspiration. ❤

  21. #70
    Patt H.

    I love your wonderful cards, especially the cross! Sooo beautiful! Thanks for sharing your favorite things also, Kathy. I need the 2nd set of rectangles plus I have been looking for some enamel dots like the Stardust.

  22. #71
    Jeanne Beam

    Such wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing your favorite picks. They are definitely going on my want list.

  23. #72
    Denise Mlady

    Love all your wonderful projects! Great picks on your 6 favorite products. I have the large media mat and it is awesome.

  24. #73
    Cindy Holmes

    All I can say is WOW your cards and color tag cards are gorgeous! I especially love the B-day wishes card! That is how I always say it!

  25. #82
    Emily griffith

    What a great bunch of products and I love that when I watch your videos I see you using so many of these products

  26. #86
    April Sodoski

    Layering die Sets are awesome, only have a few waffle flower products but look forward to getting more during a sale 😉 or if I’m lucky enough to win a gift card 😜

  27. #90
    Sheri Kempke

    Great product mentions, I’ve been considering the water color mate and swatching tools, just hadn’t had time–but under the current conditions, I may just get to that project! Congrats Nina and Waffleflower on 6 amazing years!

  28. #93
    Becky Green

    SUPER CHOICES, Cathy!!! I LOVE the organizing tools of WF too! You’ve made me look at a few tools differently too….. 😉 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Waffle Flower! HOPE NINA sends you a BIG PIECE OF CAKE!!! ;)<3

  29. #94
    Rainbow J

    I love watching your videos because your cards seem like something I can actually aspire to do! So pretty and creative.

  30. #97
    Michelle Michalski

    I also love their swatching dies & stamps, I bought them all! Now I need to get down to using them ! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  31. #98
    Lori Sorrells

    The Layering dies are a must have! Love all the beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing your six favorites.

  32. #102
    Shawn Wenrich

    Hi Cathy! You are the reason I finally bought the swatch tools. Until I saw how you used them back when you originally posted about them I didn’t think I needed them! Thanks so much for all you do! I’m so glad you finally added card and stamp making to your talents!

  33. #106

    Oh noooo I need to un-see the first part of your post. I can’t possible get more A2 rectangle dies. Though I do love what you did with them. And I can see how great they would be. You definitely have me tempted!

  34. #107
    Miriam Prantner

    Waffle Flower has so many great basics and supplies that you need! My list is ever growing, love the projects you shared!

  35. #108
    Sharon Taylor

    Thank you from Australia 🇦🇺 It’s so wonderful to have you all to help keep us busy in these challenging times. I love my A7 rectangle dies. I’d like to keep adding the rest of them. Thanks for the fantastic inspiration, keep it coming💖

  36. #109
    Savannagh Kacey

    I use my layering dies not only to cut panels, but to compose my focal pieces by placing various dies/stamps inside and around the die to make sure of the fit. They are wonderfully helpful!

  37. #110
    Gina Love

    Totally agree with the A2 dies. I will definitely purchase some if I don’t win a giveaway. I love the super sweet BDAY card. It is adorable. I’ve said it on other parts of the hop but I really appreciate you NOT trying to get everyone to purchase the items during these crazy times. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  38. #113
    Robin Buchholz

    Pretty cards! I love the layering and bright colors against the white. Thanks for sharing.

  39. #116
    Julie Webb

    Beautiful cards! Starting to see a theme… think I may need help organizing my inks to make them more accessible for choosing color combos.

  40. #117
    Christina Brashears

    Hi Cathy, I love the first flower card and how you did the color samples and combos. If I only had time..….. I also wanted to thank you again for making me a logo for Campfire Children in Dec. 2018. You are awesome and such a caring person. Just had to add this and let you know you are appreciated for ALL you do. :0)

  41. #118
    Christina Brashears

    Cathy, I love your flower card and the color samples and swatches. Awesome! I also wanted to thank you for the logo you made me for Campfire children. It was so nice of you and just perfect. It made my project more professional. The children loved their cards. You and your art are inspirational to all. Thank you

  42. #122
    Carol Wortman


  43. #123
    Heather DePasquale

    I absolutely love your Easter/cross card. Beautiful rainbow/promise colors with a bright sunshine of hope. Perfect for the occasion! May you have a blessed Easter in spite of the difficult circumstances we are facing. Congrats to Waffle Flower!

  44. #124
    Shelly P

    I love how you really use all your Waffle Flower products! I’ve seen you do so many times in your videos! I’m going to have to rewatch the swatching videos – those tools look so helpful now that I have more inks! YAY, Waffle Flower! Happy 6 years! 🎉❤️🌈

  45. #125
    Tracey A

    These are all such beautiful cards and great inspiration. The colour swatch stamps and dies have featured alot in the blog hop and I definitely need them now.
    The colouring on the cross is absolutely stunning.
    Stay safe and keep crafting.

  46. #127
    Bienchen Mittwollen

    Soo many beautiful cards and products!! I definitely love the A2 layer dies! Just perfect and makes everything so much easier..
    Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration ❤️

  47. #130

    I love Waffle Flower Crafts! I got one of their grab bags last year and was not disappointed! 🤗

  48. #131
    Jackie S

    Grat cards Cathy. I may have to get the A2 layer dies. I find that lately I cant seen to cut a straight line!

  49. #133
    Janelle Espinoza

    Love your ink blending techniques with the Waffle Flower stamps/dies. I need to go practice some more 🙂

  50. #134
    Amy Cooley

    Thanks for sharing your cute projects from Waffle Flower! I have many products to add to my wishlist.

  51. #137
    Tiffany Mitchell

    Love those A2 dies! Can’t believe how many come in a set! Thanks for all that you share and the chance to win!

  52. #138
    Susan Babcock

    You always have such beautiful cards. I love everything you shared! Congrats to Waffle Flower!

    1. #141.1
      Taunya J Butler

      Love your style and these awesome products!! Your cards are incredible and so fun to look at!

  53. #144
    Anushree Vaish

    Beautiful projects! Thanks so much for sharing!…Loved seeing your picks…looks like I need all of them !!

  54. #146

    I can understand why Water media mat is your favourite, it is so versatile, it’s on my wishlist. I guess I need the swatching tools too.

  55. #150
    Ann Gault

    This set would be so great to have! It beats having to measure and cut backgrounds for my cards.

  56. #155
    Angie Cammack

    Hi Cath! My very first stamp and die set was from Waffle Flower and I love them! Can’t say enough about the A2 layer dies as well. Thanks for all the great inspiration. Stay well! 🙂

  57. #159
    Lori Kalmeyer

    Enjoy your creations and your videos. I got the swatches stamps and dies. Just need to get to work using them.

  58. #163
    Denise Bryant

    Such awesome projects! So fun to see everyone’s favorites! Love that pretty Happy Birthday card!

  59. #164
    Barbara Matthews

    Hi Cathy, love your cards. I watch you on youtube all the time. Happy crafting, hope you can stay in and stay safe.

  60. #165
    Dorothy A

    Thank you for sharing your great cards! Your backgrounds are so nice, and those dies are indeed wonderful!

  61. #166
    Kristina Gentle

    Wonderful picks, Cathy! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the reminder to use what we have. Been definitely doing that these days!!

  62. #171
    Helen F

    What wonderful CAS cards, Cathy! So pretty. Your organisation of colour swatches is amazing! I really should try it out!!! Stay safe! 🙂

  63. #172
    Debbi West

    I love all your cards. They are simple enough that even the very beginner can do, yet elegant enough that it looks like it would take forever to do. Thanks for all you do for us!

  64. #174
    Teresa Doyle

    I love the layering dies too Cathy (stems back to my matting scrapbook pages days), for some reason I have always been drawn to matting pics as well as card fronts. Until today I wasn’t aware of the mini media mat, it’s so cute but I am holding out for the big one! 🤪
    Great cards and stay well Cathy!

  65. #175

    WOW! A fabulous array of cards/projects/tips & techniques to showcase your Top 6! Even your swatches are lovely works-of-art! Thank you for the inspiration and smiles!

  66. #178
    Chris Wilbur

    I’m thinking I need the color combo die set! Love the cross and flower stacked dies cards.

  67. #179
    Jeanne Ragan

    Love your 6 choices! Yes to 2, 3 and 4!! Your post on these swatching tools last year was enlightening!! Love them!

  68. #180
    Christine Miller

    What fun to see your favorites. You have put the rectangular nesting dies on my radar, for sure. I love how you reach for them in your videos….they were out of stock last time I checked. Now, my crafting budget is out…someday things will sync! Thanks for being a bright spot in my day by being part of my work-at-home break!!

  69. #181
    Marjorie Thatcher

    Your cards a beautiful!!! The top one on this post is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

  70. #184
    Joy Golinski

    Love the clean & simple design of your cards! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

  71. #189
    Liz B Ford

    I really enjoyed the layout of your blog! So easy to follow and thanks for highlighting your picks. Makes it easier for my old eyes! I really enjoy the dies from Waffle Flower and I did not realize that there are two sets of A2 dies! I only have one set, GASP! The horror! I will have to fix that asap! Love your organizational tags! For swatching! Great idea!!!!

  72. #190
    Janice Stovall

    Cathy, your cards are so simple, easy and clean! That’s why I love following you! And I will have to say, I have found so many fun stamps and dies through Waffle Flower! Thanks for sharing and for all you do!

  73. #192
    Mary-Anne V

    It’s very inspiring to see your cards. I love your clean look in your wonderful use of color and products that you have on hand.

  74. #197
    Brenda McKinley

    Beautiful cards!! Love them. Congrats to Waffle Flower and Thanks for the opportunity to win and for sharing! Always love your stuff!!

  75. #199
    Carol Wehner

    I’ll always love your clean and simple cards – makes for beautiful art! (and cards!)

  76. #200
    Lynn Lohne

    Both of your cards are so bright & cheery. That patterned paper is cool, I can think of a ton of ways to use it! Love the fact that Waffle Flower does not want to encourage impulse buying, that speaks volumes to me about them. I really would like the swatching sets that you highlighted & will purchase on the other side of this pandemic. Happy Birthday Waffle Flower!!

  77. #201

    Blog hopping always opens up my eyes, and as the saying goes “my eyes are bigger than my belly”! Great cards. I think I need those A2 layering dies for sure!

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