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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs New Release Blog Hop Day 2

Hi there, crafty friends!!!! Thank you so much for joining me once again today to get a closer look at our new January Release! If today is your first day joining us please go ahead back and look at our Day 1 post so that you can see everything I had to say about our new items yesterday and of course the new projects I made and shared yesterday.

Here once again is a look at everything that's new to the store this week and STAY TUNED because you can WIN the ENTIRE RELEASE and I'll have more details about that at the end of this post.

These hand illustrated Farm Love animals are o fun to color and I love the mix and match fonts we've given you here, some of which are also hand illustrated. You'll love using this set for valentines and birthday cards and more!

If you love our Farm Love Stamps then you'll love having the coordinating Farm Love Dies. The dies will cut out each of the animal images and even some of the accessories. The sheep features an additional cut line around her arms. This lets you have Ms. Sheep hold some of the accessory images right in her little sheep arms. I love that!!

Ok, let's talk about our Forever Heart Dies Layer I and Layer II because I want to be sure you are fully aware that these dies work together or individually. 
Forever Heart Die Layer I is an A2 sized die that lines up perfectly with a pre-cut and scored card base and cuts out a dotted, off-center heart right into your card base. It's a fun feature for a background. It gives you a point to which add an additional image and it's just plain old pretty in and of itself. The Layer I die set also contains (at no additional cost) a Forever Word Die. Yup - so you get both of these dies in the Layer I set. This word die is sweetly done in a script font and can be used right over your dotted heart or on loads of other cards and projects. This die set is a real value!!

Forever Heart Die Layer II is equally awesome! On its own the Forever Heart Die Layer II cuts a stitched pattern that creates the stitched outline of an off center heart and then its stitching detail goes all the way around the border of your A2 card base. It's a beautiful detail all on its own and it's easy to use. Pre-cut and score an A2 card base and then center this die over that card base and cut and you'll get a perfect result.

Here's a team example of the Layer II die used on its own.

If you decide to purchase both layer dies you'll end up with a dotted, off-center heart which is then outlined with a stitching detail that then goes all the way around the border of your card.

Here is an example of both dies being used together. Isn't this great??

Ok, so hopefully if by chance yesterday's post left you wondering about or wanting more about these dies that this explanation will help. 

What can I say about our Galentine's Day set that it doesn't say for itself? It's all about ladies celebrating ladies......the besties in your life. I love this set and it's all good things...cute, fun, funny and silly!! I think you'll enjoy using this set and I'm sure it will make all your friends smile.

Love and Honey Stamps are lovely. There are two main focal image stamps that feature gorgeous florals that are easy to color. As you can see we've done a heart shaped wreath made of flowers and a heart filled with flowers. Both are perfectly sized focal images. The sentiments are simple but sweet. I don't know about you but I call my hubby Honey more than anything else so I guess I made this with him in mind. Insert cheesy grin here. HA!

Here is a set of Love and Honey Hearts Die to perfectly cut out the stamp images of the same name. For the wreath, die cut your image first and then using an alignment tool like the MISTI stamp your image perfectly onto your wreath and cut. You won't have to do this with the other image because that die is hollowed out.

Our Love You More Than Words Script Heart Die is such a pretty saying and I love that it's in the shape of a heart. I've really enjoyed seeing all the ways that design team has used this die. It does require a bit of assembly after cutting as it cuts in two pieces. I just love the look of the font and what this die says. This one goes well beyond Valentine's Day for sure!!

You have to have fallen in love with our new Quilted Stitched XOXO Die by now! It's perfect for all your valentines and love themed cards and cuts a stitched X's and O's pattern right into your card fronts. I love this die! I think you will too!!

Love is love is love is love. Love! Love this set, LOL!!!! Actually I really love the mix of fonts and that you can mix and match the words to create phrases and I also love the little quote in this set too. I think you're going to really enjoy adding this set to your collection and experimenting with all the things that it an do!!!

Our Love Is Love Word Die is a fabulous die as well! It's meant to coordinate with our Love Is Love Stamps as a compliment to the set and increasing the ways in which you can use the stamps. Just be sure you know that as a compliment to the set this die doesn't cut out the Love word in the stamp set. This die can also be used as a shaker especially when used with the little extra bits and pieces dies we've included here for you.

What are your favorites? What are you loving so far?

Would you like to see some of the projects I've made to share with you today?

My first card was made using our new Farm Love Stamps and Dies and I am in love with how this turned out! I'm going to have to make more of these as it was fun and easy to make! I started by stamped my animals on to watercolor paper along with some accessories and then I got coloring with my Zigs and an Aquabrush. Once everything was dry I did my die cutting. I knew instantly that these images grouped in our Instant Camera Die would be adorable. This is a previously released die - oldie but goodie if you will.
Once I created my focal piece I did some stamping and heat embossing in silver to create my sentiment and I popped everything over a piece of patterned paper layered over stone card stock. I did add some Wink of Stella Clear but it was hard to capture the sparkle in my photography. That's actually ALWAYS hard for me to capture - anyone else?
I love that the piggy can hold the note and that the sheep actually has cuts around her arms to hold some of the accessory images in this set.

Well, I had  a little birdie left over from my previous project so he found up on this card....

I started with a stone colored card base which I cut and scored first. Then, I used both layers of the Forever Heart Die to create the dotted heart and stitching detail background. LOVE! It's like the perfect backdrop for any card. Then, I used our Love Is Love Word Die which I cut several times in different colors of paper to create my greeting which I adhere to a piece of vellum to make it stand out a tad from my background. Then, I used the forever word die included in the Forever Heart Die Layer I to finish my sentiment. I colored my darker grey forever word die cut with silver Wink of Stella but once again it fails to show here but it's super DUPER sparkly in person. And there went my bird atop my greeting and singing a little song of love. Cute, right?? I like it!!

A bit of the same idea here in terms of using the Love Is Love Word Die and different colors of card stock. Here I first stamped and heat embossed this fun pattern using our newer Unstoppable Stamps and then I took my die right to this layer so that the letters cut away from my grey base. I backed that layer with acetate and created a shaker exclusively behind the O in love and inlaid colored letters in the L, V and E spots. Everything is popped up on foam tape here. Love it. I'm such a grey girl. In fact as I type this I'm wearing a grey shirt, and grey boooties and a scarf with grey in it.......grey is my new black. Gee, even my house is full of grey! I'm obsessed. It can however stay the HE double hockey sticks away from my hair....for now. LOLOLOLOL!!!!

I hope you love everything I've created to share with you today!  I certainly enjoyed creating for this release! 

Would you be interested in winning everything we released this week to have for your very own??

That's right! Everything you see here can be yours and all you have to do is leave comments for our Design Team Members as you hop today. Comments should be left by January 14,th 2018 11:30 PM EST to be eligible to win. That's all!!!!!

Here is a list of our Design Team Members who have made amazing projects to share with you today:

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

Head on over to our web site to get a closer look at everything we released in store this week by CLICKING HERE. The website item descriptions will go into greater detail about each item including approximate dimensions which I know can be so helpful when picking out items for yourself. Our product image galleries are great too because you can see every project sample made with each of the new items which can be very inspiring.

As you shop, keep in mind that we have an offer for you through the end of this month!

If you spend $75 or more in our store you qualify to receive this free item. NOTE: please add the item to your cart and then use the code SOKNOTTY at checkout. It's the only way the item will properly apply. Thank you!

Ok, that does it for me today. I must go now and start filling your orders which I personally thank you for and am so grateful beyond words for. 

Have a wonderful rest of your day and we'll see you tomorrow for our third and final day of our new release blog hop!


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  2. SQUEAL!! Yep, this is an AMAZING Release!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it ALL!! Your Cards are AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Release Week!! <3 <3 <3

  3. Enjoying all the awesome samples on each blog!Love the cards you are sharing here with these fabulous dies and stamps! The Farm Love stamp set is absolutely adorable!

  4. Beautiful Valentine's release!!! Love all the new products!!!

  5. Great release for Valentines or Anniversaries (my 31st anniversary is on 21st Feb lol) or for a birthday card for a loved one.i love the stitched heart and boarder layer 1 on its own layer 2 is just a perfect compliment to no1 BRILLIANT release thankyou. (Grey is my new black also, and grey hair can look nice lol) xx

  6. I am soooo in love with this release!!

  7. Love the inspiration cards today. This is a really awesome release!

  8. Love the Love and Honey. Great release. [Bunny]

  9. I love how unique this release is!

  10. Oh yes, I enjoyed everything you created today. The shaker
    is pretty unique! And the farm animals are just darling. I
    love how you framed them and used a scripty BG (that's always
    a favorite for me).

  11. Love the farm animals card and pretty Love cards.

  12. There isn't anything about this release that I don't LOVE. Pick me, pick me, pick me,pick me,pick me,pick me,and PLEASE PICK ME.

  13. Love, love, love your Farm Love card, it is so adorable. Everything you created is exceptional!!

  14. Laura, you had me at those pun-y Farm Animals sentiments!
    =] =] =]

  15. I love this new release! The stamps are really cute and the dies are amazing too and look awesome!

  16. This is such a stunning release!
    Really love the Quilted Stitched XOXO Die, I could use that a lot!

  17. I love all of the wonderful projects on this hop. So much inspiration and products to add t my stash. TFS

  18. Love this release. Love that black card you made!

  19. Aaagggh! I'm seriously in love with this release and want it all! At the top of my list are the Love is Love Word Die, Farm Love stamps, and Love and Honey stamps!

  20. Love your Farm bday card!! Makes me smile!! Who wouldn't love to get this???

  21. Oh Laura, your cards are fantastic. Thanks for explaining exactly how the heart die layers work together, they are so gorgeous, (now I just want them more!). You explained it very well. Do you design all of your products yourself? They are amazing!
    What are my FAVES? Are you READY???
    Love and Honey stamps & dies
    Farm Love
    Forever Heart DIE Layers 1
    Forever Heart DIE Layers II
    Valentine's Day stamps
    Love You More Than Words Script Heart die
    Quilted Stitched XOXO die
    Love is Love stamps
    Love is Love die

    HMMMM...DID I miss anything? Oh, yes, "Would I be interested in winning it ALL?" HE double hockey sticks...YEAH!

  22. Such interesting detailing work in forever heart dies, love them all. Your cards are so cute, especially I love the shaker one!

  23. It was a great second day ! Can’t wait to be tomorrow !

  24. Off to check out everyone's creations! Falling in love with the farm animals!

  25. Adorable projects today. I'm enjoying all the inspiration on the hop.

  26. I love the I love you more than words can say die! Would make a cute stamp as well :)

  27. The farm animals are just precious! I can't wait to see what the ladies do with them....Thanks for showing us.

  28. I just love the hearts and the cute animals, its classy and cute combined. Such awesome cards!

  29. There are so many fabulous products in this release. My favourites are Farm Love and Galentine's Day. The animals in Farm Love are so whimsical. Love the projects you've shared today. Off to see the DT projects.

  30. Def. I love you using two forever heart dies together! That looks amazing on your cards!

  31. Loving that Pastel on Stone colored card - Great combo!

  32. The farm love animals are too cute! Off to be inspired by the team!

  33. Your fab cards run the gamut... from cute to sweet to elegant... what a delight!

  34. Love all the goodness of this release! Something for everyone! Awesome cards! Great use of the two heart dies together!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  35. Great new release. I love the punny stamps, farm stamps, galentine stamps, and all the heart stamps and dies. Just wonderful cards and lots of inspiration. Thank you. Love it!