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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Release Hop Day 2!

Hi there! Welcome to our New Release Hop Day 2!!!!

 If you're just joining us, yesterday we release a whole big bunch of fun new goodies!

 Here's what you might have missed... First up is one of the greatest stamp sets we've ever done! Do you remember our Balloon Dies?? Do you love them?? Well, we made a FABULOUS coordinating stamp set for our popular Balloon Dies called Balloon Builders!

It's a stamp set of fun sentiments which coordinate with our You're Invited Stamp Set and loads of beautiful balloon stamps which stamp right over our balloon die cuts! One of the most fun parts about this stamp set is the Balloon String stamps!

The balloon string trio is a really fun way to display your balloons in a grouping and I find that you can really get creative with your project layout depending on how you arrange the balloons over this stamp. You can put them at different heights and use different size balloons for really unique looks. I really like the single balloon string as well. It adds to the versatility of this set.

We've also added a NEW DIE to enhance this collection. Check it out.....

This die will cut an exact replica of the balloon string trio stamp in our Balloon Builders collection but it's just larger enough so that the stamp can actually be stamped on this die cut. This die actually has a built in alignment tool for perfect stamping. To see our tutorial using a die with an alignment tool CLICK HERE.. This die is super fun to work with and looks so great with our die cut balloons especially when they are stamped with our new fun patterns!

Here is another card I made using this fantastic new set. For today's project I chose to work with the single balloon string stamp! Loooove this!!!

In keeping with our balloon theme....we have for you our Mini Party Die Set! This set of thirteen individual dies comes neatly packaged on a magnetic sheet for neat and easy storage. 

You will notice that there are some repeat balloon dies in this set from our original Balloon Die set. They are just such a perfect mini size that it only made sense to include them in this set. The nice thing about the repetition of these dies is that our new Balloon Builders stamp set will also coordinate with this set! The new pieces in this set are pretty cool too! You will receive a super mini balloon, a long skinny balloon and stitched balloon stick/string. Then, you will also receive an entire set of mini party hats and the little decor pieces to dress them up. We've kept the cost of this set very affordable so that if you do already own our original Balloon Dies this will still be a fabulous addition to your die collection!

I made a project to share with you today using the Mini Party Set. As you can see I made it a few weeks ago! It features the mini party hat and accessory as well as a stamp from our Instant Camera: Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set. Happy New Year!!!

We have a bunch more stamp sets that were released this week. Have a look! Bunny Star from 2 Cute Ink is a mini stamp set featuring this adorable bunny image and star themed sentiments. It's perfect for teacher's cards or young children's birthday cards. Super cute! It has a mini price tag too!

Stirring in Lots of Love from Sugar Kissed Cottage is an adorable image of a young vintage inspired girl baking up something sweet for you! I just love the sweet and curly font we paired with this sweet image. This would be a great stamp set for cards for friends, to add to home made treats or even recipe cards! Love this!!

Eat Dessert First from Sugar Kissed Cottage is so sweet too! It features a darling image of two young friends at the ice cream shop sharing a treat. It also uses the same sweet and curly font and has a great collection of sentiments!

Snarky Lady I is the first in a series of Snarky Ladies we'll be releasing. It features a demure and proper vintage lady but we couldn't resist pairing her with some snarky and humorous sentiments. This is a really fun set with a little sense of humor and I just love it!!! This is a perfect set to make just because cards with or humorous birthday cards! 

Here are a couple of projects I made using our new Sugar Kissed Cottage Sets; Stirring in Lots of Love and Eat Dessert First and 2 Cute Ink's Bunny Star:

This might be my favorite card of the ones I made this week. It also features papers from Echo Park's 6x6 Love Story Pad which are available in our store. More on that below.

I definitely took inspiration from Jen del Muro here by making this tag featuring the focal image simply stamped and embellished with other goodies from Lil' Inker Designs like our Hearts Dies, Double Ended Banner Die from our Flags & Tags Set and Stitched Mats: Rectangles.

Oh, how I love this little guy! It's a super cute mini set!

Also available (while supplies last) is this great little Love Story 6x6 Paper Pad from Echo Park! We thought this was a perfect set of papers to coordinate with our Sugar Kissed Cottage and 2 Cute Ink sets and we'll be featuring it throughout our hop this week!

So, through tomorrow our entire team will be posting fantastic projects to inspire you. I can't wait for you to get started on the hop. But before I send you on your way a few things....
Remember to leave our designers comments on their projects as you hop with us. I'll be picking one designer's blog as our secret prize blog from which I will draw our winners. We'll be giving away a $10 store credit to two lucky winners!

Everything that we're releasing this week is already stocked and available in our store HERE! And good news, our Winter Greetings Stamp Set and Snowflake Die Bundle will be available again in our store by TONIGHT (provided that there is no delay because we're having a BIG snow storm).

Ready for some more? Alicia Thelin is the next stop on our hop! I can't wait to see what she and our designers have for us today!

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for hopping with us!



  1. These are so adorable!!! You and the DT did a fine job yesterday, I bought two new sets before I knew what I was doing! lol.

  2. What a wonderful array of cards Laura, gorgeous :)

  3. such a wonderful selection of creations made with those fabulous new products
    Sue xx

  4. Lots of new goodies, indeed! Love Ms Snarky and her clever greetings.

  5. Great projects using some amazing new goodies!!

  6. I love the balloon stamps and dies, especially the strings die! Super cool!

  7. Awesome hop again! LOVE the new dies - and those stamp images are just DARLING!!!

  8. These are so fabulous! Loving the samples!

  9. Adorable new sets! Great samples as well.

  10. Fabulousness!! Love all the layers on your balloon card - so cute!

  11. Great card! I am with you, I love that stir in lots of love image, so sweet!

  12. Wonderful projects with these new stamps and dies!

  13. I've already been looking at some of the DT projects...LOVE the stamps!

  14. Great projects Laura, I love how you've used the paper pack too.

  15. Love the new stamps and dies! Looking forward to checking out today's creations!

  16. Great projects... thanks for another wonderful hop.

  17. I am loving all the gorgeous projects your designers are making for this week's hops. These new stamps and dies are AMAZING! :D

  18. Love the new releases and LOVE the balloon stamp set. I will have to get it I have the dies. Great fun projects. Lots of inspiration.

  19. The samples are just awesome so far! Love your Sweet note card. :-) Hopping along.......

  20. Great idea to use vellum for your sentiment on the balloons card - keeping it light and airy.

  21. These new stamps and dies are AMAZING!! I'm loving this blog hop!!