waffle flower sandy toes

Welcome to a fun blog hop! Today we celebrate the new Waffle Flower April release with lots of inspiration and giveaways.

You can start the blog hop from the beginning here. The release is packed with awesome designs and if you are looking for something unique and different they’ve got you covered! You can see a close-up video on the new products below

And here is my card!

You see his expression ? This is exactly how I feel just thinking that summer is not so far away any more. I used the SANDY TOES stamp set and colored him with my alcohol markers. I also used the matching dies to cut him out.

How fun and unique is this card?! Now can you see the sand? Looks like real and it’s easy to get this look by using the Embossing Kit – Beach ( SBC | SSS ). At the video below you can see how easy this technique is.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and to make it more interesting I stamps and embossed part of in directly on the card while the other part is in a strip of paper.

You can watch the video below or at my YouTube channel here


Links to multiple online shops provided below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Here are links to the whole release. Notice that you can get stamps and matching dies separately or as a combo.

Sandy Toes Combo – WaffleFlower.com
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Sandy Toes Stamp Set – WaffleFlower.com
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Sandy Toes Matching Die –…
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Bouquet Builder 1 Combo –…
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Bouquet Builder 1 Stamp Set –…
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Bouquet Builder 1 Matching Die –…
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Picture Perfect Combo – WaffleFlower.com
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Picture Perfect Stamp Set –…
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Rainbows Combo – WaffleFlower.com
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Rainbows Stamp Set – WaffleFlower.com
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Rainbow Panel Die – WaffleFlower.com
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Rainbow Word Die – WaffleFlower.com
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Smiling Combo – WaffleFlower.com
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Smiling Stamp Set – WaffleFlower.com
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Smiling Matching Die – WaffleFlower.com
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Therefore I Am Combo – WaffleFlower.com
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Therefore I Am Stamp Set –…
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Therefore I Am Matching Die –…
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And here are the links to the products I used to create the card

Sandy Toes Stamp Set – WaffleFlower.com
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Sandy Toes Matching Die –…
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Sandy Toes Combo – WaffleFlower.com
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Stampendous – Embossing Kit – Beach
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Scrapbook Adhesives 1/4 INCH 3D 308…
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VersaMark – Dazzle Collection -…
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – Small…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Stamp…
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Altenew Artists Markers GREEN FIELDS…
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Crafter’s Companion FIGURE…
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Cloud Storage Pockets – XL –…
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To celebrate the new release, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. You leave a comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 4/9/18 for a chance 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 4/11/2018

 Free gift

To celebrate the new release and the 4th Birthday, all orders placed by 11:59pm ET on 4/9/18 will receive a free 3×4 Picture Perfect Stamp, while Supplies last. Set (image as attached, link here: http://waffleflower.com/products/picture-perfect-stamp-set).

Next stop

This is the last stop on the hop but you can start from the beginning here


  1. Love the release so want the little picture of monkey snail and Tucan!
    Love your card of the beach too. Very useful to as I live by the beach !

  2. This is a great stamp set. I find your card very funny. Thank you so very much for sharing this card.

  3. I love the sandy toes and flip flops. It’s fun. I like how you show you can put one powder on another by heating from below. And i like how you can play around with your card to make it your own

  4. Great stamp set for summer birthday cards…… actually I would love them all……so love the beach scene with embossing powder

  5. Oh my goodness! You’re right, that stamp set is too funny! Love that loose flip flop.


  6. Vicky, I have to thank you for all the creative ideas you have given me the last couple of months! (Have been working too much and ignoring my inner artsy self.). You’re videos definitely helped give me a kick start.
    Love the sandy toes card and your enthusiasm! Keep them coming,,

  7. Loved your card! Reminds me of Spring is coming sooner. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

  8. Oh this is such an adorable card, Vicky. I love how you made the sandy beach. Also, this new Waffle Flower release is super fantastic – so many ideas for great cards! Thank you.

  9. Fun card—that embossing powder set is really “beachy.” The bouquet builder is my fav set in this release.

  10. Here, the snow is falling (still…) and the temperature is a ‘balmy’ minus 20C, so your beach card is precisely what’s needed to brighten and warm my day! How I’d love to be running through a sandy beach right about now! Thank you for designing a scene that allows me to do so vicariously! Fresh, fun, fabulous!

  11. Summer is finally coming! I can’t run as fast as that kid is anymore but I still feel that way at the beach!?

  12. I have been dreaming of sandy toes for many years, maybe this year they will come true! Gorgeous stamps! ? ?

  13. That beach set is perfection! Love it. I want to plan a vacation so I can use it for invites!

  14. LOVE your card. Who doesn’t love sandy toes? The sand is perfect. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  15. Vicky! This is amazing.. I jz love the stamp set n d sand you made with the embossing powder!

  16. What a cute stamp set! I’m new to stamping and it looks like waffle flower has the best packaging. Also it’s a very nice giveaway! I would love the chance to enter thank you!

  17. Omg this is such an adorable stamp set, love it! Would bring a giggle to anyone and just make you happy.

  18. I just knew that you would create something over-the-top with this set. It screams Vicky! Thanks for the smile.

  19. Love the sand on the beach. Really adds a realistic
    touch. Fun, happy card.
    thanks for sharing

  20. Your card is terrific, and I really enjoyed your video to understand how to make it! What a fun stamp set 🙂

  21. Soooo cute! I have never seen the Stampendous – Beach embossing powders used before, thanks for the tips on how to use them. You are so creative, thanks for the inspiration….now if the weather would cooperate I could live in your card!

  22. I love this new release from Waffle Flower! So many fun stamp and die sets! Your card is so YOU! Happy at the beach! I look forward to seeing more beach scenes from you using the whole family in this set! And that adorable kitty too! Can’t wait to see what else you create with these new sets!

  23. I love this set! I think this would be so cute for Father’s Day. I live in Florida so I’m always drawn to the beachy stamp sets. Very creative! I love the embossing powders.

  24. The embossing powders really make a realistic beach look! Love this stamp set and your card is just too cute.

  25. Omgoodness! Your work is absolutely stunning!! Your beach scene is genius! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work with us!! Have a fantabulous day!!~Cathlynn

  26. I so enjoy your videos. The chunky embossing powder really made the foam of the sea look real against the sandy embossing powder. Great funtime card!

  27. I love the sandy toes set! It’s hilarious and bound to big smiles for the recipient ? Adorable card as always. I love the flying flip flop!

  28. Hi,OMG this is so funny and adorable, it is one of those stamps that you just have to giggle out loud when you see it, I love it and am so glad you picked this one to do. I love the background you did. What a great card to send someone who is having a loooong winter, like my son, poor baby ( well not baby, tomorrow he will be 28 ) they have had a terrible winter, the worst one on record since the 1960’s, I feel bad, I think this would be perfect to send to him after his b’day. I love Waffle Flower, you can always count on them for some awesome stamps. Thanks Vicky for another AWESOME post today.

  29. Oh my goodness, over the top cute! What a fun set and great release from Waffle Flower. Fantastic card, love the sand.

  30. Your card makes me want summer now but from looking out my windows seeing all the snow it seem so far away.
    Thanks for sharing inspiration.

  31. Love this card! Thanks so much for sharing. I love the kitty stamp set the most but the whole release is awesome such wonderful unique stamps as always.

  32. Such a cute card.. makes me want to get to the beach.. but that is not going to happen anytime soon… spring hasn’t even come yet!

  33. Unbelievably cute! Love this beach scene and you made it seem so easy. We’ve had snow recently and a beach song keeps running thru my head. I am so ready for some warm weather. Thanks for making me smile.

  34. Great card with a great stamp set, love the way you made the sand, thanks for that tip. The card shows summer and it is still not nice outside, no Spring yet, so only looking at your beuatiful happy card and dream about Summer!

  35. I’m all for sun and sand. That set is so funny. You showed us the sandy embossing powder before. I must acquire it.
    I envy you with all the amazing crafting supplies you get.

  36. Great fun card, love the beach sand and foamy edge you created, great male card and a really happy one, Thank you so much for sharing and for your inspiration.

  37. What a perfect card to celebrate the upcoming summer. All of the images are unique and you almost could have chosen any of them. Waffle Flower has some of the most unique stamp sets around

  38. I love your card Vicky–this stamp from Waffle flower is terrific! I love their stamps, so creative and cute. Thanks for sharing the sand embossing technique, looks great!

  39. I love the way you made the sandy beach ! I need to get that special embossing powder set and of course, the Sandy toes stamp set ! Thank you for this fun card.

  40. What a great summery card. Congratulations. I have to say I love that embossing power that you used for the sand and the water.

  41. Wonderful card! I just love the Sandy Toes stamp set. Love your sand and the suds coming up on it. Wonderfully done!

  42. What a great set and card. Vicky, I don’t know about you but flip flop weather cannot come soon enough for me. LOL

  43. Fun creative card. I love the sand and foam embossing powders. Wow that make it so much easier to create beach scenes. I LOVE the image and fun flip flop as he’s running. You brought him to life and I can see why you’d love this stamp set. So many awesome images.

  44. Fantastic card! You’ve captured the exhilaration of Summer and the beach perfectly! This time release makes me smile.

  45. Wow, that Sandy Toes set is fantastic. Impossible to look at the images without smiling! Thanks.

  46. Love the sandy toes set! I always enjoy your videos. You are so creative and inspiring. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  47. Vicky,

    This card is very cute and fun. I always enjoy your posts and videos. THANKS for sharing!

  48. Wonderful! Love the sandy background and the fun and cute card that makes this a great release. Thanks for sharing.

  49. Darling card with awesome textures and coloring! Love this fun stamp set…. so many possibilities!

  50. That card is so cute! The embossing technique that gives that realistic sand look is amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. I LOVE this card! It is the perfect image of my husband running towards the ocean on the first warm day! Isn’t this stamp set adorable? Your use of the wonderful embossing powders was inspirational, Vicky. Thanks so much for sharing!

  52. I love the card. I work at a beach and see excited children all the time. Lost flip flops are a common sight. Really appreciate your samples.

  53. I saw the stamp set and thought it was cute…then I saw your card and knew I had to have it. I love this set! Thank you for sharing your work with us.

  54. That embossing powder is incredible, so realistic! Looking forward to watching the video, I always enjoy them.

  55. Your adorable card makes me feel like summer is near! Love the sand & the attention to the small details! So cute!!!

  56. I have always loved the beach and this stamp set is our joy! Great scene design with the sand texture! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  57. A great card design, so much fun to look at. I love the sandy embossing section of the card this is particularly clever and really makes the character ‘pop’. Thank you for sharing this with us crafters. :O)

  58. This card is so adorable. Who doesn’t love sandy toes? hehe I really like their new packages too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  59. Vicki, I have said it before and I will say it again, you do not disappoint with your excellent card making skills! I live in a desert on a Marine Corps base (it is already got here!) and I often feel like this as I am walking or running on the hot sand-wishing I was running on the beach! If they had a woman running in a swimsuit it would be a great compliment to the set. Love the sandy beach! Thank you!

  60. Thanks so much for the hints on the embossing powders. Can’t wait to give it a try. Your card is super-cute and so playful – I can practically hear those waves breaking on the beach – ha! Thanks , as always, for the great inspiration.

  61. Running on the beach with a big smile is what summertime is all about. Thank you for your card that reminds us of the fun we can have down at the beach.

  62. Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever seen the beach embossing kit, but that’s amazingly realistic! It works so perfectly with this set you would think they were made for each other. Thanks for sharing a bunch of new products with us and creating such a fun card. I think that’s my favorite part of this set; it just screams sheer delight, which is something we could all use.

  63. Hi Vicky…Awesome card….Awesome stamp set & Embossing powders…I live near the beach so this set would be ideal to use in my young nephew & grandsons albums…Thank you for all your great inspirations….Pattie ?

  64. Super-cute card, Vicky! Love it, and the promise of summer to come! I think this stamp set will be VERY popular! Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway……

  65. Another adorably cute card has been created with this stamp set! Thank you so much for your video tutorial and inspiration!

  66. As a resident who lives very near the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan, I can account for the need to run when that sand gets hot!!! Vicky your sand is amazing…. thanks for sharing all the fun details…

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