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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Release Hop Day 2 - Mini Bow Dies & MORE

Hi there!! WOW! Thank you for all the comments on yesterday's post! Our new goodies are already flying out of here!

Today I'm back to share more goodness with you! We're showcasing our BRAND NEW Mini Bow Dies as well as a fantastic set from Sugar Kissed Cottage called No Peeking!

First up is the third installment in our collection of Bow Dies....the Mini! Back in May of this year we released our WILDLY popular, FIRST EVER Bow Dies available on the market. The finished shape of our bows is one Ariana and I painstakingly perfected from hand drawings after hours and hours of making it just right by hand cutting assembling and making changes. It was worth every minute because they turned out so perfect! They've been published in magazines, featured on Paper Craft Magazine's website and NOW we're back to release the sweetest in the collection!

If you joined us yesterday, you've seen our new Instant Camera: Christmas set which make adorable photo ornament keepsakes. When I was designing this set I thought, "What fun die can we make to dress us the bottom, stamp-able portion of the die?" and it was like a light bulb went off....MINI BOW.

So I created a project today using my son's new school photo to show you how cute the Mini Bow works with our Instant Camera Die and Instant Camera: Christmas Stamp Set...which by the way THESE STAMPS ARE FABULOUS!! FABULOUS!!! I'm finding the more I use them they are perfect for tags and holiday greetings. I love them and you will too!

Ok, so if you don't already have a Bow Die from Lil' Inker, here is what it looks like....

 
Assembly is super easy with the "Bull's Eyes" we've added built right into our design so that you know right where to add your adhesive and attach your pieces. I personally recommend Mini Glue Dots. I find the make the quick assembly process even faster!
 
Here is a fantastic size comparison made by Color Team Member, Mary Johnson showing you all three Bow Dies together; Large, Small and Mini
 
 

And here are the projects I made to show you how the Mini Bow will dress up your Instant Camera Dies.

 
You'll have to forgive my photos. I made this last minute on Monday night and I didn't have a chance to photo them in day light. My son's new school pics arrived and I couldn't WAIT to make some photo cards with his new picture! Here I used our Stitched Mats: Rectangles to cut the stitched border around my card base. Do you have these dies? They are seriously the most addictive craft supply I have ever owned. I cannot stop reaching for them! Then, I die cut a red Instant Camera frame and added my son's photo and stamped love & cheer from our Instant Camera: Christmas sentiments stamp set. As you can see, I die cut a Mini Bow from patterned paper and added it to the bottom of my photo frame. Isn't it the PERFECT size and embellishment for our Instant Camera Die??
 

 
I created this photo frame too also with a Mini Bow embellishment and a stamp from our Instant Camera: Christmas set, but I haven't finished working with it yet but I thought it was too cute not to share.
 
Here is a little gift tag I made using our Mini Bow Die. There is something about these bows cut from felt that just give them a whole different appearance. LOVE! The trick to super crisp felt edges is to pass your "stack" through your die cutting machine 3-4 times back and forth. It's really worth that little extra bit of elbow grease.
 
 
Here I die cut a circle and two green trees from our Holly Jolly Set (just sold out) and made them 3-D. I added my embellished bow to the top and a sentiment from our new Dear Santa Set. It's so funny but when Karen Baker was designing the sentiments for our new Sugar Kissed Cottage sets who knew they would be so wonderful for gift tags too?? I love it when that happens! Cute tag, right?? I hope you think so.
 
If you love our Small and Large Bow Dies NO DOUBT the Mini will be the perfect addition to your collection!
 
Next up, but CERTAINLY not least is a new set from The Sugar Kissed Cottage line called
No Peeking. Have a look.....
 
 
I am loving the vintage inspired images in this collection of stamps! Karen Baker has been designing the sentiments that appear in all of the sets in this line and I think she is doing one bang up job! Love the fonts, love the sayings AND I love that they have so many wonderful uses! Here's what I made with this wonderful new set...
 
 

 
 
I started by coloring my image with Copics. Now, I am NOT a coloring expert by any means. I do my best and I get by. I enjoy it so much which is why I really love having the illustrated lines in our store. Coloring is like therapy, no? Surprisingly, even though this is a detailed image I found it easy and fast to color especially after I decided to make all my gifts wrapped in kraft paper with different colored bows.
 
As you can see, I used papers from Echo Park's This & That Christmas Collection. We have a limited supply of these pads in our store right now and for only $5.75! It's a fabulous collection of holiday or winter papers at an equally fabulous price!
 
 
This is such a fun release of new goodies! Before I send you on your way remember to leave some love along the way. We'll be picking two winners from a secret prize blog to each receive a $10 store credit. The more comments you leave the better your chances of winning!
 
We'll be back tomorrow with more fabulous projects! The new goodies are moving fast already. If there is something you love head on over to our store HERE and check it out. We've been finding that with each new release our items are selling out faster and faster! Woo Hoo!! We're so happy that you're loving Lil' Inker Designs! Thank you so much!
 
Jen Carter is up next for today. Jen's projects always amaze me and I know she will have something for you today that will amaze you too! Enjoy the rest of our hop today!!
 
 
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32 comments:

  1. Awww, so handsome! Another fabulous really cute die! TFS!
    Hugs,
    Jas

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  2. I'm so glad that I got my bow order in because these things are going to fly off the shelves in a hurry!

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  3. GAA!!! I will need to order AGAIN... lol I LOVE that you are the ORIGINAL bow die maker and have THREE sizes now... that mini is SUPER cute!!!

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  4. So glad I ordered my goodies yesterday--learned from the last release not to wait until the end of the week. Thanks for bringing these fun new products to all us crafters!

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  5. The mini bow die is precious! Love your card samples.

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  6. Love the mini bow dies. And the card samples are gorgeous. Thank you for all the fun inspirations. :)

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  7. The bow dies look so nice on all the photo projects... sure to be a hit with the recipient.

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  8. Love the cute pictures of your son and how you showcased this new die and bow, so adorable

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  9. How totally fun!!! I LOVE the new mini bow dies!!!

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  10. AMAZING!! I LOVE all of the FUN projects and the New products!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  11. Laura I am so smitten with the new mini bow and the polaroid is awesome! Thanks to you and the team for the inspiration.

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  12. Just gorgeous Laura - your little boy is such a cutie pie!!

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  13. Love the mini bow die and thanks for the tip on cutting felt. Cute vintage set too!

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  14. LOVING that mini bow! So, so cute and a great image too!

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  15. Your son is a cutie! I love how the bow looks like a bowtie!

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  16. cute bow. Perfect for card and the frame!

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  17. LOVING these bow dies....must haves!!

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  18. I think those bows are now on my list! Thanks.

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  19. Finished the hop. Fab work by all. Thanks.

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  20. You, Ariana, this team, you products...all just simply amazing. Congratulations Laura, on wonderful products! And looks at your boy, he's so handsome!

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  21. love those bows and the mini is too cute!!!

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  22. Thanks for the hop and all the lovely inspiration!

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  23. Love everything ! The tag with the tree ornament is beautiful.

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  24. I love the round ornament with the tree! I have yet to try that with that die but it's on my list! LOL I think the mini is my favorite of the three!

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  25. Oh wow!! The bow die has been in y wish list for a while and now the mini, it is so adorable!. Congrats

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  26. I love the bow die and how you used it here!!!

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  27. So cute to put the bow under your child's picture.

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  28. This is gorgeous! I have to have it, I'm in love!
    Your projects are so sweet, he looks like he's sporting a little bow tie:)
    Shelly

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  29. The mini bow is just the cutest, especially when made with patterned paper.

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