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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April Release Hop Day 3

Hey there, Lil' Inker Friends! How are you today?

Thank you so much for stopping by on this third and final new release hop day. Did you know that we're giving away three $15 gift certificates for hopping with us and leaving comments along your way? We are :) !

We have a huge group of new stamps and dies for you this month and I've had more fun playing with these new goodies. 

Typically with this last day of our release I share the graphics of our new products. If you'd like to read about everything they do, all their ins and outs and hi-lights and things that may not be obvious about these products at first glance I invite you to check out the my Day 1 and Day 2 posts or head to our WEBSITE to read the product descriptions. Thanks!:)

Here's everything we just released and are now in store.

Vintage Ink Stamps

Vintage Ink Die Set

We Connect Stamps

Here are some brand new projects for you today!

This one is made using our new Awesome Blossoms Dies and Stamps as well as our Speech Bubbles 2 Die Set. I did a little masking with these stamps all around a speech bubble and I was able to do so because I cut the dies from thin printer paper to use as a mask. Once I was done I used a Copic marker to shade all around the inside of my bubble and then I stamped my sentiment. This happens to be a saying my friend and Maid of Honor Katey said to Keith and I at our wedding. Aw!!!!! Love this!

This card too was made with Awesome Blossoms Dies and Stamps. Here I chose to cut the dies using colored card stock and I stamped some of the centers with Versamark Ink. It completely changes the look of this set. I love how versatile these goodies are! You'll see I added a little white ink to the leaves which I cut from kraft paper.

Here I've used our brand new Petal Card Die. I wanted to show you how great it looks attached to a card front once it's all wrapped up! Awesome! Right?

And then it just pops open to reveal a sweet greeting inside making this an interactive card. 

Here I used our new Send Pretty Greetings Stamps and above is a great example of the shadow or off-stamping I've been referring to. I stamped my sentiment and then I used the solid heart in the set which is slightly off size and I just love this different effect with some white peeking through.

This is the inside of my card. I chose to use my Mini Glassine Envelope as a gift card holder which I taped inside with a little washi. Doesn't think make a great presentation? It was SUPER easy to make!

Here again I've made a Petal Card note. Inside I added a die cut. It's the second smallest die in our Dual Stitched Squares. It fits in there PERFECTLY! Isn't that GREAT? I love this sentiment so I used it again. I needed a couple of quick thank you notes. :)

Here is a close up of my Petal Card all folded. Did you see the video I created showing you how to fold this? You'll want to check it out HERE. It's very quick and informal but does the trick ;)

Here is my little note card all wrapped up in a mini glassine envie and sealed with washi. 

I think these are just so very cool. Oooooooo! Image what we can do with these for the holidays! LOVE!!! 

Here is another quick look at the projects I shared earlier this week.

I hope you've enjoyed our hop! Don't forget to leave comments for our designers along the way. We'll be doing a recap post that announces A LOT of winners. April Monthly Meet Up Winners, April Release Hop Winners AND MARCH Release Hop Winners because apparently it was an oversight and I didn't do a March recap post!! Oh. My. Goodnes!!! So be sure to check back with us in a few days, mmmkay?

Here is the list of everyone participating today:

Lisa Henke

Laura Williams

Chrissy Larson

Maureen Merritt

Sarah Jay 

Jennifer Carter

Heather Hoffman

Karen Baker

Amy Kolling

Thank you all so much for your support and for spending some time with us these last few days!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April Release Hop Day 2

Hi there!!!! WOW! Thank you so much for all your awesome feedback about our new release! I'm excited to be here for day two!!

Here's another look at everything brand new to the store this week.

Awesome Blossoms Stamps and Dies are simply a MUST HAVE. They're so so very pretty and the sentiments are terrific and you will reach for them again and again. The Die Set is so helpful when working with this set but also really adds to the versatility of this set because you can cut flowers from colored cardstock and stamp them and it gives the flowers an entirely different look!

Just Sayin' is fun and just a wee bit snarky! I like that the larger sentiments can all be stamped and then the "Just Sayin'" sentiment can be stamped to go with it as sort of an answer. For example, We'll be friends forever because you already know too much. Just Sayin'. Love that! These are great because not only are the fun and sassy but they're actually useful greetings as well. These are SO FUN!

These pretty much ROCK! Speech Bubbles 2 Dies not only do they feature the Dual Stitching designed by Lil' Inker Designs but they fit all of the sentiments from our Just Sayin' Stamp Set as well. You will love the shapes and sizes of these dies and I know they'll work with so many of the stamps you already have in your collection!

Squeeee! I love our new Boxed Up Birthday Greeting Die. It's a text block in a stitched frame which displays a birthday greeting and features stitching along the outer edge of the frame. It's the PERFECT size for a focal image on an A2 card base and this can even be made into a shaker too! It makes cards that are super fast and fun but it will look like you spent forever! Love this!

Our Party Pachyderms are getting ready to celebrate! These are so happy and fab and you'll love to stamp with them because there's no coloring required. You can use all the little elements to make a background or you can have an ellie hold a balloon or wear a hat or even have a birdie perched upon an ellie's head. We think this pairs perfectly with our Boxed Up Birthday Greeting Die too!

Our new petal card die is really so great. It folds and stays closed completely on its own without adhesive. It's the perfect size for a mini note card which can be opened to reveal a note inside just like a present were being unwrapped. It's such a pretty little note card. Perfect for a lunchbox and so much more!

Here is a quick and very informal video on how to assemble or close our new Petal Card Die.

Send Pretty Greetings Stamps is our follow up to our Send Pretty Mail Stamps. You told us you loved the fonts used in that set and so we've given you more! This is a fun and very useful, pretty little set. You'll see that each of the outlined images has a corresponding solid image that is just slightly off size for some fun shadow stamping for lack of a better term. I'll demonstrate that as we continue through the release. This is a great on for weddings, thank yous, baby cards and so much more. It's a must have for SURE especially if you have our Send Pretty Mail Stamps and love them! All of these sentiments fit inside our new Petal Card which is awesome!

These mini glassine envelopes fit our brand Petal Card Die when it's completely folded. The flap can be folded and kept closed with a cute piece of washi tape or a sticker. You'll love the presentation this envelopes makes with the Petal Card Die.

Ok, another total MUST HAVE!!! Perky Posies Die Set is one awesome bunch of flower dies! We've given you lots of sizes, various stitching in different patterns and styles, centers to fit each flower to add dimension and simple leaves that work will each bloom. Don't wait! These are going super fast!

Okay, if you like to color, We Connect is SUCH a fun stamp set. Stamp these cool, interlocking circles on white paper and heat emboss in white and then get coloring or watercoloring. Here is a sample of what this set was intended to do. 

Vintage Ink Stamps are quite simply amazing. Designed by our very own Sarah Jay, they have a vintage tattoo flair that you will love to bring to your papercrafting opposed to 
your arm! :)  What I really love about this set is that you can get super vintage tattoo with your coloring and designing or you can go super clean and simple and fresh with this as well. Our designers have created some truly amazing projects and you'll quickly see how this is another must have. Something to note, this is a 6x8 stamp set which is twice as large as a typical 4x6 set which normally retails for $15 and this set is $24. It contains 44 stamps; three main focal stamps and tons of supporting images that you will LOVE to color.

If you are loving our Vintage Ink Stamps you will love having our Vintage Ink Die Set to cut out the banner and floral stamps. If I'm being honest it made my DAY to have these when I was creating with this set.

Okay so how about some projects??? Hmmmm.......what to share........

I think I'll start with my Vintage Ink project. I love the contrast between the vintage images and the clean and modern background I've put it on here.

This was incredibly easy to create and I am IN LOOOOOOOVE with this card!!!! I stamped the horseshoe onto patterned paper and fussy cut it out. Then, I stamped and colored my flowers and leaves and banner and I stamped my sentiment right onto my banner. Everything will stamp onto your banner and we've given you plenty of sentiment options with this. Don't you love it??? Also featured here is our Cover Up Die: Center Point Chevron Die. This might be my favorite card from this release made by me. :)

Here is a project I made with our new Perky Posies Die Set. I began by cutting various colors of papers with the set. I like this because then I have a whole bunch more flowers I can use on another project. I arranged them and some with foam tape on a white card base which I stamped with a sentiment from our Awesome Blossoms Stamps. I underlined my sentiment with a line of stitching. It's a die in our Long & Skinny Rectangles Die Set. My black card base has been die cut with our Cover Up Die: Pointelle and I love the effect it gives as a card base - something about those holes peeking through that I LOVE!!!

And I just can't resist sharing one more card with you today using our new Awesome Blossom Stamps as Dies as well as our Speech Bubbles 2 Die Set. Here I used various distress inks. I die cut my flowers from white paper first and then I stamped which I enjoyed. I love the pretty little bouquets and sprays this set will allow you to make. Love love love love love!!! RIGHT??!!!

I hope you're loving everything as much as I am! I'm hoping that as you're reading this I'm up in my craft room. I'm hoping to finish up some things I'm working to share with you for tomorrow.

Before I send you on your way to hop please remember to leave some love for our designers if you'd like to be entered to win one of three $15 store gift certificates! 

Here is the list of everyone participating in today's hop:

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Heather Hoffman

Jennifer Carter

Sarah Jay 

Laura Williams

Lisa Henke

Lea Lawson

Karen Baker

Maureen Merritt

Amy Kolling

Chrissy Larson

Thanks so much for spending some time with us today! I hope you're loving everything we have for you! See you tomorrow for our final day of the hop.