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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs & Crazy 4 Challenges!

Yay!!!!! It's been a long, but exciting wait and the day is finally here to shout that Lil' Inker Designs is sponsoring the C4C Challenge today!

I cannot wait to see what the amazing C4C Designers have made this week. They each received a stamp set and die from Lil' Inker to use today along with this week's challenge theme which is to incorporate the use of twine.

Here's the first card I created. It uses twine in a fun way and the Rainbows & Clouds dies and coordinating stamp set from LID.

I am completely obsessed with the Snowy Day collection from Crate Paper. There are so many fabulous sheets with bold colors that are just a bit distressed. LOVE! So I started with these papers and made three rainbows using the small, full rainbow from the die set. They are super quick and easy to make. The hardest part is deciding which of your favorite papers to use! I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and heat embossed with with black ep to make it pop. I added in twine instead of ribbon and I also made a sun using yellow twine as the sun's rays. I've done this once before but this time was much quicker and easier. Just put a small glue dot on the back of your button and adhere twine scraps for the rays one at a time until you've achieved that sunshine look. This is great for all those little snippets of twine you have hanging around. Then I adhered it directly to my project with another glue dot. I thought it would be fun to upload this at SCS for this month's Fan Club theme CT0611 "Text Me" since I incorporated the text print background into the design.

The Rainbows & Clouds dies and stamp set is the newest release from Lil' Inker Designs. It includes 4 dies; 2 rainbow dies and two uniquely and cutely shaped clouds with adorable perforated detail. The 20 piece stamp set is really fun and done in a handwriting font of all different sentiments that can be mixed and matched. The entire collection retails for $24.50 plus $5.25 Priority s&h. You can read more about this exciting new release HERE.

Here is another card for today's challenge using the pinwheel die from Lil' Inker Designs with a fun sentiment made using Graffix Rub Ons transfers...

I have rainbows on the brain and opted to make each pinwheel petal a different color!I made the sentiment "Imagine....Whirled Peace" on my computer using the Pea Noodle Parlor font from and Graffix Rub On Transfers. I did this instead of printing my sentiment right onto my card stock so I could have better control over the placement of the words.

If you are just seeing the pinwheel die today for the first time they have been HOT HOT HOT! One die cuts one petal and six petals makes a full pinwheel which you can embellish to your heart's content! I opted for a simple rhinestone brad and added in my twine to suit the challenge by using it instead of ribbon. My papers here are also from the Snowy Day from Crate Paper...not so snowy, right? Love it!

The Pinwheel die also has a coordinating stamp set with fun sentiments using a pinwheel theme like "You Mean the Whirl to me". The stamp set and die together retail for $17.00 plus $5.25 s&h.

All of our products can be viewed here at the shop blog. I invite you to follow along to stay on top of all new release info and design team announcements. Did you see our big announcement this week? Julie Ranae of Julie's Open Window, design team coordinator for the CAS-ual Friday Challenge, The Play Date Cafe and The Twinery is now he design team coordinator for Lil' Inker Designs too! WOO HOO!!!

Now, don't forget...head on over to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog to see what these amazing and crafty designers have made and JOIN THEM! The blog will give you all the participation details and drum roll please...........

One lucky participant will be chosen at random to receive a free die and stamp set of choice from Lil' Inker Designs!

One more thing before I go, right now for the first time ever Lil' Inker Designs has an open call for it's first design team. Please head over to THIS POST to read about the call details and how to apply now through June 30th!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you love everything you see!
And a Great BIG THANK YOU TO FRANCES BYRNE for coordinating today's sponsorship with me!!

Ingredients Rainbow Card:
Stamps: Rainbows & Clouds sentiments(Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: kraft(PTI), Snowy Day(Crate Paper), text(Ledger series Making Memories)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: small rainbow die(Lil' Inker Designs), button(PTI), twine(The Twinery), black embossing powder(SU!)
Ingredients Pinwheel Card:
Stamps: None
Paper: kraft(PTI), Snowy Day(Crate Paper), cork sheet(Karen Foster Designs)
Accessories: Pinwheel Die(Lil' Inker Designs), rhinestone brad, brad(SU!), lollipop stick(Wilton's), twine(The Twinery), button(my stash), Graffix Rub Ons transfers, sewing machine


  1. Both are so adorable!! Love your rainbow card with the text and I just saw your pinwheel card on SCS! CUTE CUTE~!

  2. THIS is genius!! I love both cards, but my fave is that pinwheel and your sentiment cracks me up! "Whirled peace" SO GENIUS!! Love the different papers uesed for it as well!! Great job -- it so inspired me to buy that set this morning *Ü*

  3. Your cards are so adorable! I love the twine sun:)