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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April Release Hop Day 3

Hi there!!!!! It's day 3 of our new release hop! It went so fast!!





If by chance you're just joining us today for the first day definitely check out our Day 1 and Day 2 posts. Thanks!!

Let's get right to one last long look at the new items in the store this week along with two projects from Design Team Members supporting each.











































Squee. I love it all. So here at my home, which is where I operate Lil' Inker Designs, I've made some changes to dedicate one room for inventory and another for packing and shipping which is also now a craft room as well. A lot happens in this room but something about the change.....I'm more organized and crafting in my new space was soooo enjoyable. I can't WAIT to get up there again and get inky!! Soon!!

Before we get to my projects today, here are two videos I made of me crafting. :)





 How are you enjoying my photographs, by the way? I'm trying to up my game a bit and make them as best as I can make them. It's SO HARD!!!

Up first is a small 4.25" square card featuring our new Silly Stitched Squares Dies, Pretty Painted Stamps and Dies as well as Grad Class Stamps.


I started by stamping my letters to make the word congrats and I used my new Ranger Distress Oxide Inks. Once that was complete I used my Wire Cutting Pliers to clip out the corresponding letters and I used Washi tape to tape them over the stamped image and made one pass through my die cutting machine. I also die cut my card base with the largest die in my Silly Stitched Squares Die Set.

DID YOU KNOW?? Did you know that the largest die in this set cuts a silly stitched border ONLY around the border of  pre-made card base? I love a one layer card and the most efficient and paper-saving way to get a stitched effect around a card base is to have this die NOT cut a square.  I hope that makes sense. :) 

As you can see, I then stamped a grad cap from Grad Class Stamps and some selective stamping of the word 'graduate' which I trimmed out by hand. The rest was simple - apply your patterned paper, arrange your letters and add your cap and sentiment. OH and I used my new Xyron machine to make the letters into stickers. Yes, I said new. I've always wanted one and I finally bought myself one. YAY!


Here, I also used our Silly Stitched Squares but this time the tag die in the set. Isn't is AWESOME!!!! OMGSH I love it so much. My floral images are from the beautiful new Best Blooms Stamps which I cut out using my Best Blooms Dies. The sentiment is actually from our Wreath of Roses Stamps. I really love the fluidity of that font! Now, I have this on hand to add to a gift down the road. Obsessed with this tag die by the way!


Interestingly enough this is first card I made when I started designing for this release and it's the last one I'm sharing! I started by stamping on kraft very much at random with Distress Oxide inks. I just love the way they show up on kraft paper. This was an easy and fun grouping to make. For my sentiment panel I used my So Thankful Label Die and So Thankful Stamps (border on label die). The 'mother' stamp is from our Vintage Label Sentiments Stamps which I finished off with a sentiment from Best Blooms. There's also a little Stitched Chevron Border Die in there and twice!
Of course, you can see it on the left peeking out. Love it! BUT it's also on the right too! I think it's pretty cool that you can use this die to add a solid line of stitching to a design simply.
I love how this came together and I'll be giving this to mom, of course.


We're giving away this entire release to one lucky winner and this one is AWESOME to win because it's a prize value of almost $200!!!!!!! All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave comments for our Design Team members along you way as you hop today! Yup, that's it!! Just make sure you leave them by Sunday 4/9/2017 11:30 PM EST.

Ready to get hopping? Here is a list of everyone participating today:

Laura Pryor/LID Store Blog <<----You are here

Ready to shop?? It's a great time!! Not only do we have all these new goodies for you BUT we've also just restocked a BUNCH of dies that have been out and that you've been waiting for.




or CLICK HERE to go to the HOME PAGE of our store.

We have some posts coming up for You Made It Monday and a special collab hop with one of your favorite card making magazines and their Design Team - that will be fun. Of course, I'll be recapping this post soon and announcing our BIG PRIZE WINNER!!!!!!

Thank you so much to the Lil' Inker Design Team. After reading the Day 1 Posts I literally stood up in front of my computer and slow clapped!! AAAhahaahahahahaha!!! They did an amazing job sharing their creativity with us.

Thank you and we'll be seeing you soon!


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67 comments:

  1. It's such a varied and pretty release! I know what you mean about photos of cards! I struggle with that and have been trying to get better. I love that you used the Oxide Inks on Kraft! I just ordered the Inks and I love that idea! I'll be putting that one away in my vault to try! Congrats on a successful release! Off to hop!

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  2. Gorgeous cards! This is a great release and I have really loved the three days of amazing inspiration!

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  3. You did a wonderful job with this release. From the whimsical little flowers and owls to the apple to that fabulous wreath! I love it all!

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  4. So many awesome ideas with these new stamps and dies! Thanks for all the inspiration with the hops! I've enjoyed visiting the blogs and getting the details on all the cards! Fabulous release!

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  5. This is a great release. So many things I just have to have. The ideas from the DT are fantastic.

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  6. Wow so​ many Beautiful cards by the team :)

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  7. this hop was amazing! the release is gorgeous and the design team has so wonderful projects! thank you so much!

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  8. Congratulations on the new release! So many beautiful and useful stamps and dies! Your mother card is very pretty and elegant.

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  9. Love the alphabet set - such wonderful possibilities!

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  10. So many great ideas and possibilities!

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  11. Love everything about this release! I need a second job! Your pics are beautiful Laura!

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  12. Beautiful release, Laura! Love the silly stitched squares. I JUST got the other set in my hands, and love them!
    Those owls sure make me smile, too!

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  13. great release, I have come here last after hopping around, every one has made lovely projects today.

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  14. Super awesome projects! Amazing release!

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  15. Your design team really DOES do a great job. I have enjoyed all of their ideas on all of your hops. The designs are great, but I feel like it's because this release of products is so perfect. What a great mix and great products. I'm looking forward to trying some of them very soon. So glad I found your company. Yes, your pictures are beautiful, so whatever you are doing is working. :) I like your congrats card today and I agree with you on how neat it is to have a die that only creates the stitching and doesn't cut another layer. Thanks so much for the ideas and inspiration all week!

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  16. All of your photos are totally awesome and perfect!
    This is just THE best release - I want everything and
    would use everything! Your cards are fabulous! Your Mom
    will love hers, I'm sure. Love the coloring on kraft.

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  17. What an awesome blog hop! So many gorgeous designs and awesome new product!

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  18. Love your new release and all your beautiful cards! Great photography on the cards!

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  19. Laura your cards and tag are as awesome as all the rest and I am pretty sure your Mom will love her card, its beautiful!
    This is another fantastic release to add to your store and I am certain it will be a hit! The apple die is so sweet and so versatile, I love that it can be used either as a whole apple or as a shaker, its really unique! There really isn't anything in this release that I don't LOVE! (True story... LOL)

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  20. All the cards from your DT are awesome. And I am loving this new release.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  21. Fabulous Release! Looove it all! So many great products! Can't wait to get my hands on some of them!

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  22. What a beautiful release!! The inspiration has been amazing and I'm excited for those, can't wait to get some of these stamps and dies!

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  23. Everything looks super cute!! How do you choose!

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  24. Still loving the
    Hootie Patootie
    set. Lovely cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  25. What a wonderful release! I've been loving all the beautiful projects. The hootie patootie set is my favorite! And your photos are perfect! Waaay better than mine! That's something I'm trying to improve on too :)

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  26. Wow! Stunning release!!! I love the great variety of the products and all the amazing way they can be used!!! The Apple Shaker Die is my favourite!!! Fingers crossed!!!

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  27. Another great hop. There are so many card ideas that I want to try out now, Thank you all for the inspiration:)

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  28. Great release! So much inspiration, thank you!

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  29. It would be so exciting to see my name as the big
    winner. So many fantastic new items in the release.
    The hop was fantastic. thanks for having it.

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  30. Another fun-filled day packed with beautiful creation, great release!

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  31. I LOVE LOVE this release!! The silly stitched squares and the pretty painted alphabet are a favorite of mine they can be used on so many projects! The floral wreath and bloom stamps are so beautiful, the stitched chevron and quarter foil dies are wonderful, then you have those adorable owls!! Wow, I want to get it all! The hop was full of talented, creative designers. Thanks so much for putting this all together. So much inspiration!!

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  32. I love the apple shaker and the letters and the flowers and well, everything! Thank you for the great release and fun hop full of inspiration! I love seeing the products in action.
    -Miranda
    TheCraftyCritter.com

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  33. I can not believe all the wonderful tools you have come out with for this release! All the talent you have shared and all the inspiration I have gotten! I am super excited to play and create now! I am so happy to have a great creative outlet!

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  34. Love the videos! Thanks for a chance to win such an amazing prize!

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  35. Those oxide inks on craft are beautiful. That is something I am anxious to play with.

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  36. Love, love, love!! Beautiful projects, I always adore your stitching on your dies!!

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  37. So much to love with this release. Your photos look awesome.

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  38. I have really enjoyed seeing all of these wonderful creations using the new release items! I love everything!

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  39. What an awesome release Laura!

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  40. All the cards are awesome!! This is a really great release, Laura!!!

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  41. Awesome release and great creations.

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  42. Amazing release!!! Love the new owls stamps ❤️ They are super sweet. Love all the wonderful creations you and your design team have done!!

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  43. Great release. I love that border/edge die. That and the owls are on my list!..

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  44. This was such a fun release. It is hard to decide which items to buy. I want them all.

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  45. I love everything from this release!!! But the owls are my favorite :)

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  46. What a great release! So many wonderful new things & way to hard to pick a fave. I want them all!!

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  47. Awesomely wonderful release - love, want and can't wait to have them all!

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  48. Whoo Hoo Fabulous release!! Really love the owl set!!

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  49. Fabulous new release...as usual!!

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  50. I say "OMGSH", too! I love the items in this release, and all your samples are gorgeous! There are so many ideas whirling in my head for projects!!!

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  51. You have had such a great new release for April, I have loved seeing the DT's fabulous creations. Your cards and tag are so cute. I'm lovin' that tag die.

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  52. Laura, I thought you would want to know I couldn't find a day 3 post for Jessica.

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  53. What another amazing release! So many wonderful products! The design team is super talented! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing goodies!

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  54. Awesome release and super creations!!!

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  55. What a great release! Those owls are too much and the flowers are lovely!

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  56. I love the apple shaker. I'm ordering that die right now

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  57. Such an awesome new release with wonderful variety! I'm excited to check out the hop. Thanks to Jen Carter for the heads-up on Instagram!

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  58. I'm really excited about this release. Saving my pennies to get it all.

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  59. These look like so much fun to use. Unleashing my creativity is my favourite way to unwind, so the April release has a dual purpose for me.....not only can I relax getting crafty but I can gift my handmade creations to friends and family.

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  60. This really is an amazing release!

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  61. The projects from you and the design team are awesome!! So much to love :)

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  62. SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release!! Such BEAUTIFUL Inspiration too, as usual!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  63. So many great pieces in this release! Love the apple shaker :)

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