I have been absolutely DYING to share these new goodies with you AND make a fabby announcement!!!! Aw yeah!
Welcome to Day One of our New Release Hop!!! First, I am so excited about some news! The amazing, sweet and talented Suzanne Dahlberg has joined our team!
I first met Suzanne at a local tag swap here in the New England area and right away I liked her and I've been following her lovely blog. I think she has oodles of talent and I know you're going to love seeing what she does with our goodies!!!!
Here is a little bit about Suzanne in her own words...
WOW! Talk about a crafty dream coming true - I am so psyched to be joining the Lil' Inker Designs Team! I’m a 30-something crafty girl born and raised in the Boston area, where I currently live with my husband and our dog. I am a cancer researcher in biostatistics, and have been making cards since 2005. When I am not crafting, I enjoy traveling, snowshoeing, cooking, and watching singing shows on TV. I have so much fun with this hobby and cherish the friends I’ve made as a result of it.
Yayyyy!!! Welcome, Suzanne! I'm just so happy to welcome you today!!!
Who's ready for some new goodies????? I am going to reveal everything we're releasing just as I always do on a Monday and then share some projects made with today's focus items. Remember, everything you're about to see is all available today in our store....
This is our brand new Circles and Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die!
This idea for this set was brought to me by our very own Design Team Member, Jen Carter! Jen and I went back and forth on several emails on our visions for this set and we finally came up with three products you are going to LOVE. Jen put a lot of effort into this idea so be sure and thank her along your hop this week!
First up - It's a die which cuts (not a texture plate which embosses) this intricate and beautiful pattern. The die is 4.25" wide x 5.5" tall and lines up perfectly with your pre-made A2 card base to easily cut this lovely stitched pattern. It's GORGEOUS on its own, but we made some super duper awesome goodies to go with it!!!!
Our Darling Diamonds Stamp Set is made to coordinate with our Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die. You'll see that we made several patterned diamonds to stamp directly in your stitched pattern which really gives it character and life. The oversized sentiments in this set are done in my FAVORITE new font of all time! It's fun and whimsical and totally WORKS. You will love these stamps. They even make fabulous background builders when used on their own. I'm in love with it. The possibilities are endless with these stamps and I literally cannot stop reaching for them!!!
Our Connected Circles Die is certainly an interesting little guy. It too was made to coordinate with both our Circles and Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die and our Darling Diamonds Stamp Set. Here's how it works..... Well, it works on its own, of course. So run it through your die cutting machine and you have this great strip of connected circles which is exactly 5.25" long so it reaches from one end of your A2 card to the other and can be trimmed down for smaller widths. You can stamp on it embellish it - anything you like and it makes a great die to add to your collection.
It's true potential is reached when it's used with our Circles and Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die. Here's how - First use your Circles and Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die. Then, place your Connected Circles Die over your Circles and Diamonds Stitched Pattern lining up the pattern which it does perfectly and cut again. NOW you have a connected circles border which ALSO features this fabulous stitched pattern! Something cool I learned while experimenting? Cut another strip of circles right next to the previous one and your left with diamond negatives and yup - they fit smack in the middle of our C&D Stitched Pattern! AWESOME SAUCE!
Ok, this is a stunner too so hold on to your seats!!
Introducing our brand new Notebook Doodles Stamp Set!!!
I don't know about you but I used to doodle on my notebooks like ca-razy instead of paying attention in school! This is a super doodley, sketchy fun set that can be used for loads of projects! I have a feeling that doodles are going to be a HOT HOT trend in stamping! The font itself is also sketchy. You can click the image above to get a larger look. When you get your hands on this set your are going to fall in love! It makes the best background building set. It's just so fun to stamp these stamps!
I am so excited about the way this set turned out and it was made to coordinate with this next, new product.......
Our designer, Alicia Thelin, came to me and said, "I wish I had a small-ish notebook die with the signature LID perforations" and I instantly loved the idea. She starting brainstorming on stamp art and thus our Notebook Doodles Stamps were born! As you see in the stamp set above, this die has a coordinating notebook background stamp with a distressed feel in keeping with the sketchiness of this set.
This die is a perfect on the small side size so it fits great in the center of an A2 card as a focal image!
Oh, how much fun I have had working with this set!!!!!
Next up is a small set of sentiments done in an adorable and funky font. It's just a couple of things that I say or have said or enjoy saying! For a limited time while supplies last you can receive this stamp set FREE when you place an order of $75 or more and use the code AWESOMESAUCE at checkout. Quantities are very limited so if you like it grab it even if your order is under $75. It's only $5!
Ready for some projects? Oh, my goodness..I don't even know where to begin. I made so many projects!
First up is a set of 4 colorful invitations I made and they were super easy! The dots you see in the center are from the Darling Diamonds Stamp Set and the sentiment is from our You're Invited Stamp Set. Wouldn't these be fun to invite a few friends over?
I'm obsessed with neon right now! This card uses some amazing neon card stock that I received from a dear friend for Christmas. Seriously, there is nothing better than craft supplies for Christmas!
Here I wanted the die cut pattern to sort of stand on its own so I kept the embellishments to a minimum and added only my sentiment panel (You're Invited Stamp Set), a strip of black cs and a scalloped strip of smooth, silver glitter paper from American Crafts. Love that!!
I made this card with our Darling Diamonds Stamp Set and Awesome Sauce Stamp Set! See how the Darling Diamonds set can make a fantastic background? I tried an ombre effect here!
Oh, I just love how this one turned out. The sentiments in this set are some of my favorite we've ever done! You can bet you'll be seeing more like it in the near future!!! Here I stamped the outlined diamond from Darling Diamonds onto patterned paper, trimmed them out and applied them to my diamond centers. See how the Connected Circles Die runs the length of my card base? I love that about this die!
Ok, one more.......
This time I die cut my pattern and stamped it with the red "petal" stamp from the Darling Diamonds Stamp Set which I mounted with foam tape to a red base. See how you can still trim this layer down for matting over colored card stock without sacrificing the pattern? I then made a little faux chalkboard panel using my Stitched Mats: Rectangles dies. I heat embossed the Smile sentiment from Darling Diamonds onto the black cs then outlined with white pencil and sponged on some white craft ink.
Are you loving our new goodies? I know, right?! AMAZING STUFF!!!! I am so excited for our hop these next few days. Our hop will run through Wednesday and you can leave comments through Sunday evening to be eligible to win one of 2 $10 store credits!! Sa-weet!! Each hop we choose a secret blog from which all of our winners are chosen so leave a comment on everyone's blog to increase your chances of winning!
Before, I let you go - next Tuesday, March 5th, I'm having a little surgery. I'll spare you the details...it's nothing major but I am going to be off my feet most likely for the rest of the week. I am going to work my tail off to get everything ordered through this Saturday/Sunday out the door by Monday the 4th. After that there is going to be a slight delay on order fulfillment until I'm back on my feet. I appreciate your understanding! :)
Ok, Alicia Thelin is up next today. I can't WAIT to see what she's created with today's Circles & Diamonds goodies! We'll see you tomorrow when we featured projects to inspire you with our new Notebook Doodles and Notebook Die Set!! Hummina hummina!
P.S. - Do you like ur new product graphics above? Ariana did a fantastic job with giving them a little facelift!