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Monday, April 1, 2013

New Release Hop Day 1 - WELCOME!!!

Hi there and welcome to day one of our New Release Hop!! We have some really exciting goodies releasing today! Let's get right to it...

I am obsessed with type and font! I've been planning some word dies for us for a while now and I thought....what can we do to make them awesome but just a little bit different? I am so excited to bring you our new word dies - with a twist!


Isn't this the cutest and yet somehow still a masculine way to put the attention on dad? I love this Dad Word Die. It's visually interesting, and trendy with the use of the symbol in the center! This die is the perfect size at 3 in. wide and 1.5 in. tall and super fun to play with especially when paired with the coordinating stamp set we've created for this die. More on that in a second!

Of course we had to do one for mom too! Don't you just love this? I am in love with this Mom Word Die and I love the heart in the center in place of an "o"! Another neat little twist!! What's even cooler is that the heart in the center can be used for other things! I love it when that happens! 


Our new Word Dies are FANTASTIC on their own but check out this terrific stamp set that will really take these dies places!! We kept the font classic and neutral so that it would be perfect for both masculine and girly cards and the included border stamps really allows you to do so much with this set! What's great about this set is that is can be used for loads of other projects separate from the word dies. You've gotta love a set with versatility! I know I do!!!!!



So, seriously? This next die is one we should have done AGES ago!!! It's a new take on a familiar favorite! Adding the stitching to this die just adds such a fantastic detail! You are going to wonder where this has been all your life! I can't stop reaching for it!! AND it's the perfect size. It's exactly 5.5 in. long so that you can use it on an A2 card vertically without having to trim it down keeping all that great, stitchy detail!




Today we are going to showcase projects featuring our Mom and Dad Dies and coordinating stamp set. Here are a couple lil' things I made.


I just love the 80's vibe this card has! I started with a white A2 base which I spritzed with some Angel Mists. Once it dried I added some neon washi tapes (I FINALLY BOUGHT SOME WASHI, GO ME!) and I cut out two mom words and layered them; neon pink and black, giving it a shadowed effect. I thought the denim ribbon was the perfect accent!



Here is die cut mom from a cork sheet. OH this looks so amazing in real life! I used our new Stitched Scallop Border die here which I cut from patterned paper and just a simple strip of orange card stock. I added in my light blue jute twine and called 'er done! I'm so excited that I will be ahead of the game for Mother's Day cards!!! Yahoooooooooo!!!

Here are two cards I made using our new Dad Word Die and coordinating stamp set. On this first one, I cut DAD from aqua card stock and stamped the fringed line border stamp over it to give it texture and I added the sentiment in the polka dot strip.


On the card below, it's hard to tell but I used the negative here. I die cut DAD from white card stock which I had previously cut using our Stitched Mats: Rectangles. Then behind the negative space I adhered a strip of patterned paper. Over the negative space, I used foam dots to affix DAD to the focal panel. It left me with a terrific 3-D effect!!!



You are going to love love love having these new dies and stamps in your collection. They make easy and yet such attractive cards with little effort! I love when products make card making easier and faster too! I think that you will love that there is only one stamp set that coordinates so perfectly with each of these dies....a little easier on the wallet, right?  In our store you may opt to purchase each of these three pieces individually so you're able to pick and choose the ones you love. But I think you'll find yourself wanting all three pieces when you see how affordably priced they are!!

Ok, so per usual fashion we'll be picking a secret prize blog! Please leave comments for our designers along the way if you'd like to be eligible to win one of 2 $10 store credits and I might just be giving away a lil' something extra this time around! :) So the more comments you leave the better your chances of winning!

I am going to send you on your way to visit Designer, Alicia Thelin! Enjoy our hop today and we'll see you tomorrow with more fun and inspiring projects with a focus on our beautiful new Stitched Scallop Border Die.

Don't forget, everything you see is available in our store today and just about EVERY PRODUCT you've been waiting on is back in stock and ready to go home with you! We are also having a sale on some oldie but goodie dies like our Mini Pinwheel and Original Pinwheel and Stitched Sentiment Flag Die! Yeee ha!!

Have a wonderful day and we'll see you tomorrow! Thanks for joining us!



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42 comments:

  1. Laura....first your photos are beautiful!!! :) I love these new dies and your first card with all the neon is my favorite! So trendy even for a mom!

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  2. *fabulousness* You know I'm a HUGE LID fan, but this has me over the moon! My poor wallet. Ah, it'll recover ;)

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  3. Fantastic product and cards as per your rockin' usual Laura!

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  4. The link to Alicia Thelin seems broken, or is it just me?

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  5. The scalloped border die is a must for me!!!

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  6. These new dies are amazing! Nice cards.

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  7. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT... LOVE the Stitched Scallop... is there a Brother and Sister die coming??? :)

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  8. Love the new release. Fantastic cards. The dies are so versatile.
    The next link appears to be broken :(
    Hugs Sally xx

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  9. Hi Laura
    fabulous dies x
    unfortunately the link to next blog is not working x (no this is not an april fool lol x)
    have a great day
    hugs
    Suzie Qx

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  10. The dies included in this release are wonderful. Great eye candy from the DT

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  11. Great dies for an April fools day release! So creative

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  12. love this new release :) fabulous!!! ♥

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  13. I love all of your gorgeous modern makes, Laura!

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  14. Awesome new dies and stamp set! Great cards, Laura!

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  15. Awesome cards Laura, love the Dad ones but you know the one I'm really going gaga over is the neon one, right? Swoon!!!

    Now the really tough question: do I wait to see what else is being released, or do I order these dies now before they sell out?!?!!

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  16. To die for! Love the stitched scallop. Your cards are just beautiful!

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  17. More great additions to your collection Laura! I love the big bold die cuts and the mathcing sentiments that coordinate - so versatile (and pretty!)

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  18. wonderful new release. I can not wait to see what the DT has come up with.

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  19. Awesome dies Laura!
    Lovely creations!

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  20. loving the Mom and Dad dies!
    Sandra ltb

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  21. Love the new dies and stamps!! They're fantastic!

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  22. Oh wow, Laura...these dies are just amazing!! :)

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  23. Amazing cards - I want those dies.....

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  24. Go Lil'Inker! You keep turning out fun tools to turn on our creativity! Love the new products!

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  25. Fun cards! Love the new dies! The scalloped border is fabulous, and the Mom and Dad.... love the heart and @!

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  26. I just love the dad die, using the @ symbol is such a fun twist!

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  27. Loving these new products, especially that D@D die, what a great idea!

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  28. fabulous release. love the dies.

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  29. Great dies! Love everyone's projects so far, can't wait to see what they have show tomorrow!

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  30. Super dies and adorable cards!

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  31. That "Mom" and "Dad" are just adorable!

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  32. Love the new dies, awesome!

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  33. Fabulous new release, and the cards are lovely too! :)

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  34. Awesome new stamps and dies--love the examples too.

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  35. Fantastic dies and stamps! They will make fabulous looking, quick and easy cards! Thank you for the inspiration cards!

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  36. Wowie Laura!! What Fabulous creations featuring the new sets!! Love them all Lady! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  37. oh these are fabulous and I love the new dies.

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  38. SO EXCITED and as usual I'll have to have some!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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