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Friday, January 13, 2017

January Release Hop Day 3

Good morning, Lil' Inker Friends!

Welcome to our third and final day of our January Release Hop!!

If this is the first time you're joining us this week I invite you to go back and see our Day 1 and Day 2 posts which will include all the most important details about the new things we're releasing. Of course, all of goodies have a great item description on our website as well.

Since it's day 3 I'm going to share just the images of all the items we released and some great and inspiring team examples. We have a TON of dies with lots of text elements and a couple of sweet little stamp sets too.

 I wanted to show this card from Lisa Henke because I think it's a great example of how our Be Mine Greeting Die can be die cut within another shape. I love that!! 

This project from Karen is terrific because it shows you how nicely this die fits within the Fringe Scalloped Heart Dies' largest die.

Here's a great example from Chrissy using this die in a more traditional sense but with the twist of the added patterned paper.

Next up is our Filled Heart Stamps.

Here's a great example from Jessica showing how this stamp is beautiful stamped on white card stock in colored ink and left to stand on its own with a coordinating stamp in the center. GREAT, right? And easy too!

Here, Lisa shows how how nice this stamp looks stamped and heat embossed in white and then watercolored. One of my personal favorite techniques for our stamps like this.

Here Stephanie stamped in colored ink onto colored cardstock which I also love and she even turned this into a background image which works SO well and I never thought of doing before.

Here's an awesome example from Amy using our Dual Stitched Heart Die as a window to the inside of her card by using the negative cut. Love that option this die set gives especially how it has that cute stitching detail around the outside of the frame.

Here, Jen uses this die set in way I primarily designed this die set to work - to cut out the Filled Heart Stamp, but I wanted to show this to you because I love how Jen also uses the included Kisses Word Die here and how nicely it fits right onto the heart diecut.

This is a great example from Heather because I like how she shows that this heart diecut is a great size for what I think makes a great classroom valentine with a small treat attached. It's a great place to stamp a greeting when attached to the treat!!!

I really like this project from Karen because it speaks to the versatility of our Kitty Hugger Die & Stamp Bundle by showing how it can work with something other than a treat and still be awesome. Here Karen's kitty is hugging the word Hugs from our Brush Script Valentine's Word Die Set.

LOOOVE how Jen used our Kitty Hugger here to hang onto a lollipop and I love the addition of the Bow Die Mini! What a sweet little valentine!

I think it's great that Angel shows us Kitty Hugger holding onto balloons!!! YES!!!! These are the Love You More Stamps and coordinating Love You More Hearts & Balloons Dies. Smart and sweet!

Love this example of how Jess used her Brush Script Valentine's Word Dies to create a phrase with other supplies she has in her collection.

This is a great example from Jen showing you how these dies are perfectly oversized and fabulous on their own on a card front and with just a little stamping.

This is a great example from Angel using our Love You More Stamps. I love how she repeated the hearts in different colors to create this lovely background.

Here, Heather shows how this set can create lovely and clean cards with just a simple heart and an offset sentiment. Love this!

I love how Sarah's used her stamps to create a pretty grouping of balloons and then used a sentiment from the set to finish this off! LOVE!

I love how Amy used her stamps primarily to created a stamped background and on a diagonal. Super!!!

This is a great example from Stephanie of how the Love You More Stamps stamp right onto a die cut from this set which can then be used to stand alone on a card front. I love this sweet balloon!

I love how Lisa used her dies to make this grouping of balloons. It's a great example of how this die set can be used on its own.

This is excellent from Jen - so colorful and fun and what a great way to use scraps making these lovely rainbow balloons. LOVE!

This is a great example from Stephanie of how our Fringe Scalloped Heart Dies can be cut, stamped on and used as a focal panel for one of our Brush Script Valentine Word Dies. Love this!

Here, Amy does a great job of showing us how the largest heart in this set can be used as an excellent frame or window but also an interesting way to add a stamp in with the word die to make a phrase.

This is a great example of how these dies can be used on a card front and the fringe can be left flat instead of raised. Still just as much visual interest, don't you think?

Love this example from Karen showing how our Today & Always Greeting Die can be cut and placed over a stamped panel. I love the flowers from our Fresh Cut Flowers Stamps peeking through! 

Another great example from Karen. Here she snipped out the greeting from its square and used it on its own. YESS!!!! Love how this shows versatility!

Simple but high impact here from Sarah. Here she uses her die cut layered over some gorgeous glitter letting her colors to all the talking here.

This is a great project from Heather. This is a quick and simple card but doesn't lack on the beauty factor. Two simple die cuts here; background using our Quilted Stitched So Knotty Die and overlaid with our Today & Always Greeting Die. Love how she tied this one onto her card front.

This example from Jess ROCKS! This die cut in black over some gorgeous stamping is awesome, don't you think??

Here, I love how Lisa used her die with other dies and no stamping. Awesome!

I love how Chrissy used her die and made a little pocket for her Kitty Hugger. What a great idea!!!

Here are a couple of additional projects I made to share with you today....

Here is made a little shaker balloon with our new Love You More Hearts & Balloons Die Set. The sentiment is from our Filled Heart Stamps and I love how this came together. Easy and fun!

This card also features our Filled Heart Stamp which I stamped and heat embossed onto black cardstock and white embossing powder and then die cut with our Dual Stitched Heart and Kisses Word Die Set. Also featured here is our Cover Up Die Tribal Chic which is PERFECT for Valentine's Day because the pattern resembles the ends of arrows, right??!!! RIGHT!!!!

Here I used a piece of patterned paper from our Love You Paper Pack and then I used our Love You More Stamps and white craft ink to stamp this background on it. I also used the die set to stamp by cutting some of the smaller hearts from foam paper and then using them as stamps! Featured here is our Hugs Word Die from the Brush Script Valentine's Word Die set and I completed a phrase using the with love stamp from our Sending You Stamps. Isn't this cute??

Ok, switching gears......

To be eligible, please leave comments for our designers while you hop today. Comments should be left by Monday, 1/16/2017 at 11:30 PM EST. That's it!

Here is a list of everyone participating in our hop today....

Laura Pryor <<----You are here

Then don't forget to visit our store to read up on and take home your favorite items from this release. 

Thank you so much for joining us this week! I am beyond delighted with everyone's feedback and comments. Happy crafting! I hope you enjoyed everything we had for you this week.



  1. I'm loving this Valentine's release! Your design team's artwork is beautiful!!

  2. I love each and every one of these stamps and dies in your January release! Since I'm partial to hearts and kitties, you have me covered! Fabulous samples to show off these awesome new items!

  3. Every card is beautiful! Your release is really great. I'm going to make a wish list.

  4. Every card is beautiful! Your release is really great. I'm going to make a wish list.

  5. I'm so inspired by all the beautiful projects! This is am amazing release! (

  6. ACK! Gorgeous projects with the new release! ♥

  7. Oh wow!!! I'm definitely in love for your Valentine's release!!! All these projects are absolutely breathless!!! The Kitty Hugger Die is my favourite set!!! Too cute!!!

  8. I am so impressed by all the wonderful designs the DT have come up with. They have given me so many ideas on creating gorgeous Valentines cards. thank you everyone:)

  9. Such a talented group of gals! All the cards are amazing!!!

  10. Every single thing in this release is on my wishlist - they're all wonderful! But that kitty stole my heart!! I was blown away by some the fantastic projects I've seen over the past couple of days!!

  11. Fabulous new stamps and dies. Love the different faces for the cute kitty.

  12. Fantastic release.
    That little kitty is the highlight.
    Love all of the different ideas for
    thanks for sharing.

  13. Bunch of beautiful
    cards! I love all
    those with the
    darling kitty,
    too cute.
    Carla from Utah

  14. LOVE this release, the Kitty Hugger die is a favorite of mine!

  15. This is such a wonderful collection of sweet goodies! Love those beautiful work by the team!

  16. What a release and what a generous prize. Love all the cards. Thanks for a chance to win!

  17. I am so excited my order is in route, but sad I did not order so much more as I just love all the projects now!! Thank you again for a full and inspiring 3 days

  18. This is really an awesome release. And all the
    inspiration is amazing. Thank you all!

  19. I never grow tired of hearts. These cards are wonderful examples of creative talent, and I am grateful for the inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

  20. Amazing release!!! There are so many adorable cards!!! Thanks for an awesome hop and for all the wonderful inspiration 😊

  21. What a wonderful release. The inspiration from the DT is awesome.

  22. Loved the presentation of this blogpost! Fabulous products Laura!

  23. Amazing! Congrats on the wonderful release and a big shout out to the DT who created so many inspiring projects.

  24. So many beautiful examples of these awesome new goodies! My wallet is going to be hurting!!

  25. i love the kitty hugger set & all the creative ways the designers used this. I always need a variation.

  26. Gorgeous cards! So much inspiration on your blog hops! Amazing release! 🙂

  27. Another day full of gorgeous inspirations from the team. Thank You so much for sharing them with us!

  28. What a gorgeous round-up of cards!! Love your card with the background stamped in white craft ink - such a great technique. Thank you for a wonderful release week filled with inspiration!

  29. Love this release! The new dies are gorgeous, and the designers have done a fabulous job! Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration!

  30. Awesome release and even more amazing inspiration!!!

  31. Love everything 💕 Especially the love heart balloon dies, so cute! They could be used for not only valentines but for birthdays also or all types of cards!!

  32. Great release for Valentine's day. Love the kitty hugger!

  33. Looks like a really fun release!

  34. This is such an amazing release, I think the blog hop really showed how we're just scraping the surface of the possibilities - I had so much fun seeing it all! Thank you :)

  35. Your creative spirit is boundless! This new release is amazing! I want everything :)

  36. Just wondering if you guys picked a winner yet :)