Let's get right to the items we're releasing and all the fun things they can do!
First up is a wildly fun stamp set called Coffee Talk! It's a collaborative effort between myself and Sarah Jay. Sarah did all of the art images for the coffee and accessories and I worked on the sentiments and I think this has come together wonderfully!
We set out to bring you a coffee set with an iced coffee theme and have included a cup to stamp, two variations on lids; one includes a whipped topping treat! We've also included some straws, ice cubes and sprinkles. You're going to LOVE making your own custom coffee cups with this set. We know coffee themed sets have been done quite a bit so we really tried to bring you some fun and unique sentiments that can be used for lots of purposes and occasions.
A little something different for you here!! We took our unique idea of Dual Stitching and have done it here in this die set but did these dainty little polka dots instead of stitching. The results, our new Dual Dotted Rectangles, are GORGEOUS!!! So, the largest die in this set is an exact A2 size and will ONLY cut a dotted border around the edge of a pre-made card base. Each of the remaining dies has the polka dots on the inside and outside of the cut line and will cut a rectangle with polka dot detail and will leave a polka dotted border around the negative cut. This is a gorgeous set of dies and we know you'll love them! Sooooo....we made you some squares too!
Dual Dotted Squares are as equally as gorgeous and functional as their new rectangle companions. The largest die in this set cuts ONLY a dotted border around the base of a pre-made 4.25" square card base. Each of the remaining dies in the set cut the polka dotted border on the inside and outside of the cut line and will cut a square with polka dot detail and will leave a polka dotted border around the negative cut.
Aha!!! Apparently I am obsessing about dots because THIS SET is also a dotted set of rectangles but it's entirely different! Our Embossed Dots Rectangles Die Set is a set of rectangle dies that will emboss a polka dotted border into your paper around the edge of each rectangle. All dies in this set both cut rectangles and emboss the dotted border. These will make awesome focal or sentiment panel on your projects OR can even be used as tags. We think you'll LOOOOOVE THEM!! I do!!!!
Up next is a beautiful stamp set designed by Karen Baker called Go Confidently. It's a set of modern and fun stamps for grads, congrats and contains inspirational and aspirational phrases as well. Many of the stamps are perfectly oversized and will make for excellent focal stamps on your paper crafted projects! You'll love stamping with this set!!
This is something totally new!!!!!! This is the first release in a new collection of dies we're calling Wrappers Delight. Our new Wrappers Delight Sunburst Die features an interconnected set of rays of sunshine which are beaming out from behind a dedicated stamping area for sentiments. We call this wrappers delight because it can be used tall (in full) on an A2 card base or you can wrap the rays around a horizontal A2 card or smaller sized card.
Squeeee!!!! This die is sooo pretty! Cover Up Die: Eyelet makes for a perfect background on your card front and will cut away the intricate floral pattern you see above. It's somewhat of a follow up to our Cover Up Die: Pointelle so if you love that die you'll LOVE this one too!
Cover Up Die: Alphabet cuts a fresh, modern and clean-lined alphabet pattern for your card fronts. This coordinates superbly with our new baby themed goodies (coming up next) and would be terrific for teacher or student themed cards as well!
Ahhhh this little Baby Word Die is so SWEET! It's the perfect focal size and coordinates perfectly with our entire new sweet of baby themed goodies. It's definitely a must have.
Our new Stork Stuff Stamps are just awesome!!! Use your Baby Word Die and sentiments in this stamp set together to make pretty baby cards that are easy and fast. OR, you can use the stork image and its baby carrier for even sweeter baby cards!! The stork can be colored and the carrier stamped to match. Most sentiments can be stamped inside the carrier which is totally fun. Use these stamps for baby shower invites, thank you cards and really so much more!!!! The most fun thing is that they can be used for gender reveal cards if you combine these with our new Scratch Off Circles! More on that in a bit because first, I'm going to introduce you to our new Stork Stuff Die Set!
Ok, so - I love love love this stork. I love the clean and modern lines and I love that he can be assembled to create such a sweet image and in SO MANY ways. Cut its body from white or grey card stock and then cut its wing from patterned paper or colored card stock - FUN!!!! Playing with the baby carrier is truly fun though. We've given you a couple of different things you can do with this when combined with the coordinating Stork Stuff Stamps. You can cut the carrier from light pink card stock and then use the circle stamp in the set and stamp the circle in Versamark watermark ink to create a focal stamping spot. Most sentiments will stamp right onto this baby carrier - gosh! I could go on and on!! I just love they way these goodies turned out!!!
Ok, so GRAB some of these for SURE!!!!!! I'm stocking them to coordinate with our Stork Stuff Stamps and Dies. These Scratch Off Stickers can be used to make gender reveal cards which could even be made as fun baby shower game pieces. These are so easy to use. Stamp the image you want to reveal and then place one of our Scratch Off Stickers over the sentiment you wish to be revealed. The recipient just scratches is off and your sentiment underneath is revealed but also preserved because there is a very thin, clear plastic film over it as part of the sticker. These are super super quality! You will love them!!!
These Scratch Off Stickers are available in either silver or gold, depending on your style preference and are each a circle 1" in diameter.
Ok, hold the phone! We have paper! Yes, you read that right!!!!
I am OBSESSED with ombré and if I'm being honest I was looking into making ombré ink pads until Hero Arts pre-released some like 2 weeks later and I quickly bought them all. But I needed more!!!!! So we've brought you three new ombré paper pads in three fun, fresh and trendy ways!
Each 6x6 pad was printed, cut and padded right here in the United States - that was super important to us! Using quality paper was of the utmost importance as well so of course we brought these papers to you on ULTRASMOOTH, premium quality 65 lb. card stock. I say card stock because it's heavier than most patterned paper but not quite as heavy as colored card stock. TRUST me when I tell you that it's optimal for crafting and anything you want to do with it!!! A big round of applause for Ariana who made these paper pads possible! Yayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!
First up is Dip Dyed Ombré Paper Pad.
This is a 6x6 pad of 24 sheets of 12 different papers that look like the were dip dyed with gorgeous watercolors. If you're an ombré lover like myself I really don't know how you could resist these. You will be delighted to know that the colors included coordinately fantastically with all of your favorite card stocks and inks that are already in your collection.
Next up is Ombré Chevrons!
This 6x6 pad contains 20 sheets of 10 different colors of ombré chevrons. The patterns start out subtle and light at the top and work their way into a gorgeous, full-color chevron pattern. Ok, so ombré AND chevrons. Yeah, that's awesome!!
Last but not least is Ombré Stripes!
This 6x6 pad contains 20 sheets of 10 different colors of ombré, diagonal stripes. The patterns start out subtle and light at the top and work their way into a gorgeous, full-color striped pattern. Ombré and stripes? Oh MY!!!
Again, these papers coordinate practically perfectly with the card stock and in you already have in your collection which makes them a great addition to your paper collection! I hope you'll enjoy these!!! I've loved working with them! They're gorgeous!!!!
Ok, so that does it for the new goodies! Which are your faves??
How about some projects??
I think I'll start off by showcasing some projects that feature these gorgeous new papers!
This was super easy to make!!! First, I die cut my card base from stone colored cardstock and die cut it using our new Embossed Dots Rectangles. See that pretty embossed dotted border around the edge? YES!!!! Then, using a piece of peachy-pink Ombré Chevron paper I cut a panel slightly smaller than my base which I then layered with coordinating colors of Circles Banners - LOVE! I decided to bust out my Party Pachyderms Stamps and use the new Party Pachyderms Dies that we recently stocked to coordinate with this set. I stamped everything monochromatically and I really like the effect. I love how simply this came together. It came together so simply I decided to make another version!
Here is used the silver Ombré Chevron paper and my Side-Stitched Rectangles around my card base and I did my elephants and Circles Banners in tones of aquas. How rockin' are these new Circle Banners Dies?
Here is an aqua ombré stripe paper and very simply used. I started with a white card base and use our new Dual Dotted Rectangles Die Set (2nd smallest die) to cut an inset, dotted border. See how the dots cut away from you paper? I love the look!!!! Under that I layered some acetate to stabilize my card front. Inside I just glued down my ombré striped paper and stamped a sentiment from our new Go Confidently Stamp Set in black in. Done and done!!! So simple but so pretty I think!!!
Here I used our gorgeous new Cover Up Die: Eyelet. Oh. Em. GEEEEE!!! I love love love love this die!!!!! When using it at home, I recommend when cutting that you run this back and forth a few times through your die cutting machine. It will help those little pieces to really fall away from the card base. You may need to get out your paper piercing tool to get out a few of these guys left over. Whatever you do, shake this one out over your trash barrel! I'm just sayin'! But I don't care because the end result is so fan-boo boo-tastic!!!!
It's hard to tell but I sponged on some pearly white paint for a little extra shine on my kraft card base. I used my Speech Bubbles 2 Die Set, Stork Stuff Stamps for sentiment and Perky Posies Dies are the flowers you see - which I am still so in love with and can't stop reaching for!!!!
I hope you like what I've made for you today!!! I so love to craft and share our new goodies with you!!
Before I let you go, we'll be giving away a $15 store credit prize for each day of our new release hop! You can be eligible to win by leaving comments for our designers along your way and by June 6th at 11:30 PM EST.
Here is a list of all designers participating in our hop today. Notice that we're welcoming Amy Tsuruta this release who will be showcasing her love for everything Coffee using our new Coffee Talk Stamps! Make sure to check out her blog, listed below, for her projects using Coffee Talk but also her Facebook Group, Coffee Loving Papercrafters!
LID Blog http://www.shoplilinker.blogspot.com/ <<------- You are here.
Jennifer Carter http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Sarah Jay http://www.criminalgrace.com/
Lisa Henke http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/
Guest Designer Amy Tsuruta http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/ - Yahoo!!!!!
Laura Williams http://lauralooloo.blogspot.com/
Amy Kolling http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/
Heather Hoffman http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com
Chrissy Larson http://chrissycards.blogspot.com/
Karen Baker http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/
Maureen Merritt http://www.mamamostamps.com/
Lea Lawson http://www.lealawsoncreates.com/
And don't forget to visit Lil' Inker Designs to see our new release goodies up close and personal!
Ok, friends! That does it for me today. Head on to visit our designers and see the awesomeness they hath prepareth for you today :) Enjoy and we'll see you tomorrow for day 2 of our new release blog hop!!!!