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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Awesome Interactive!

OMG!  I am so excited to be here today!  If you hadn't heard, the Top 5 were announced on Friday morning for the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol competition and I was ONE of them!  Check out the post HERE for all the details and the other awesome gals whom I share this spotlight with.  Thank you so much for all of your support and I am so very touched by all of this.  You have no idea!

So this is it.......the FINAL ROUND.  This rounds challenge was to create an "INTERACTIVE BIRTHDAY" card.  When the post went up with the challenge, I immediately had an idea.  I've wanted to make a "scratch off" card for some time and thought this was the perfect opportunity! 
I'm sure most of us have had the chance to scratch off a lottery ticket or a game piece somewhere and let's face is fun!


First, I decided to use the Movers and Shakers: Sliders dies from PTI.  I've used these dies with some new paper from Echo Park: So Happy Together.  These papers coordinate beautifully!  My focal piece is a new die from Taylored Expressions:  Petal Pop-ups 2.  Wow....I love love this floral die!  This die can be layered or left I layered 2 of the blooms and added a button center.


Ok, now do you see it?  Once you pull the tab, the slider comes out and reveals my "scratch off" areas!  For my card here, the sentiment is fully unveiled when the recipient scratches off the 3 circles!  So the entire sentiment reads, "Wishing you love, laughter, smiles on your birthday!"
Like last week, my sentiment is computer generated to say exactly what I wanted!


Here you see some of the revealed sentiment.....smiles.  I just love how easy this was to do!  I used the directions found HERE.  Simply, I used a mixture of metallic acrylic paint and dishwashing soap and painted it on the non-paper side of ConTact paper.  Once I had several coats done and were completely dry, I punched out 3/4" circles from this.  Then all I had to do was peel off the paper backing and place over my sentiment words that were to be hidden! 


I am quite sure that the recipient will not only love to use the slider part but also the scratch off too!
I know I had fun making this card and I hope you find my idea creative enough to give me your vote.  This has been such an exciting competition.  The challenges have certainly taken me out of my comfort zone and it's been so fun to try new things!  Thank you and don't forget to vote HERE!  ;)

{Wishing you love laughter smiles on your birthday!}
Stamps:  Movers and Shakers Sentiments (PTI)
Sentiment:  Milk and Cereal (
Paper:  SS White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  So Happy Together (Echo Park)
Dies:  Movers and Shakers: Sliders (PTI), Petal Pop-Ups 2 (Taylored Expressions), Limitless Layers Ovals (PTI)
Ink:  True Black (PTI)
Misc:  Metallic Acrylic Paint, Dishwashing Soap, Small Flat Paintbrush, ConTact Paper, Foam Adhesive, Harvest Gold Button (PTI), Lemon Tart Grograin Ribbon (PTI), Janome Sew Mini, Scor-Tape, 3/4" Circle Punch (EK Success)
Amy Kolling Stamp-N-Paradise  

Friday, June 22, 2012

A Small Break from Order Fulfillment!


We will be taking a small break from order fulfillment beginning 6/23/2012 and ending 6/29/2012.

All orders will be held until we return. In addition, customer service inquiries and e-mails will be answered once we resume business.

Thank you for understanding and of course, thank you for your orders and continued support of Lil' Inker Designs!


Monday, June 18, 2012

A Match Made in Heaven!

Hi everyone!
I am so excited...........I made it into the  Gallery Idol Top 10!!!

I'm so absolutely honored that I am in this group of AMAZING, talented papercrafters. 
I'm not sure what else to say except THANK YOU for believing in me and my work and
for taking your time to go vote for me!

This rounds challenge was to use HOUSEHOLD items!  Things found around the house—hmmmm. 
 Gosh, I had lots of ideas of household things but would they work?!  Well, I finally decided to use MATCHES.  I have my SIL to thank for this one!
She threw out lots of ideas but it wasn't until she said matches that an idea came to me!


So my idea was the sentiment but now I had to tie it all together.  I found this picture on Pinterest and adapted it for papercrafting.....I made my own embellishment!  I cut off the tips of the matches and glued them onto a heart diecut from

From Pinterest 

From here, I diecut lots of clouds from the

I knew these would be the perfect clouds for this card as I wanted that little extra texture of the perforations Laura adds to her dies. I used Soft Stone and Shimmer cardstock from PTI for my clouds for the added color to the otherwise white card.


I paired my handmade embellishment with a computer generated sentiment along with a
mini match to tie the whole thing together.  I love how it turned out!


Ok friends......I hope you like my card enough to go VOTE for it HERE.
I'd love to have your support and wouldn't be in the Top 10 without each and every one of you!
You have until Thursday at 1pm CST to go vote!
Thank you sooo much!
{a match made in heaven)
Paper:  SS White, Soft Stone, Shimmer (PTI)
Dies:  Of the Heart Dies, Rainbows and Clouds Dies (Lil' Inker Designs)
Amy Kolling Stamp-N-Paradise

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lots of Items Restocked!

Good morning!

Just a quick note to announce that the following sets have been restocked in our store and are now available for purchase:

Also recently restocked were our:

Thank you and have a lovely weekend!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Few Days Left to Apply for Our Design Team Call

Do you love to color? Do you love to color adorable images? Do you love to make cards or other paper crafted projects? Are you already a fan of 2 Cute Ink from Lil' Inker Designs?


We're currently looking to establish a small, special assignment design team to work specifically with the images from our 2 Cute Ink line!


•Must love to color with markers (Copics or other) and/or watercolors, pastels etc..
•Have a blog
•Be a Facebook user
•Be able to upload to Splitcoast Stampers, Flickr
•Take clear photographs of your projects
•Create between 2-3 projects per month using images from our 2 Cute Line
•Be able to commit to a 4 to 6 month term


•You will receive all of the images from our 2 Cute Ink collection and all future releases during your term
•You will receive a custom watermark for all of your project photos and blogwear for promotion
•You will receive payment for in print publications that are accepted during your term
•An opportunity to be part of a fun team with a fast-growing company and an opportunity to promote your blog through a company with a large and growing fan base

To Apply

Please send 3-4 projects (cards or other) showing off your coloring skills, and photograhphy abilities to with the subject 2 Cute Ink Design Team.

Please include your
•full name
•physical address
•blog address
•facebook name
•SCS or Flickr Name (or both)
•Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you'd like to be a part of our new team
•Please list any current or past design team work/experience (None is required)
•Please tell us if you have any of our existing 2 Cute Ink sets (None are required)

DT call is open to US and International applicants The call will be open until midnight June 17th and acceptance emails will go out shortly after. Projects submitted for the call do not need to use LID's 2 Cute Ink images

Thank you! We look forward to reviewing your application!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Masculine and Feminie

Hi there! Amy Kolling from Lil' Inker Designs here! I'd love to share two projects with you today for the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Contest using goodies from Lil' Inker Designs!!
 I am so excited to be here among the
I could not have gotten here without everyone who has taken their time to come vote for me.
Thank you so much!

This round's challenge was to create a card using a product for both a masculine AND a feminine card!  I decided to break out my NEW Texture Plate from Lil' Inker Designs.  If you have visited my blog lately, then you know that it is an AWESOME product that I dearly LOVE!  The other product I used on both cards was some sweet new denim paper from Simple Stories Summer Fresh line.

Here are my cards together..........


I decided to ink up my texture plate for a faux letterpress look.  I then cut out the center of the frame so that I could use it like a traditional frame!  So let's take a look at my feminine card.......


My color scheme was totally inspired by THIS paper by Simple Stories.  I just fell in love with this paper.  I used Sky ink from Amuse Studio for the letterpress color on the woodgrain frame.  I then carefully used a craft knife and ruler to cut out the center of the frame.  I then sewed together the pattern papers with a zig zag stitch and layered them behind the frame.  What about those flowers?
They are the rose dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.....miniature, medium, and large.  You may be thinking......she cut all those out??  Well yes, but this die is like a border die and can cut 6 roses at a time!  Saves lots of time!  Simply thread with a brad and adhere!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Lil' Inker Design Team Call

Hello! Lil' Inker Designs currently has an open Design Team Call for a special assignment team to work exclusively with our 2 Cute Ink line.

If you love to color and would love to be a part of a fun and flexible team with a growing company this might be the right fit for you!

We're accepting applications now and it's open to ALL! Please click THIS LINK for additional call details.

Have a lovely day!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

I Miss You Card Using Sentiment Flag Additions Set

Hello everyone! This is Jen from Jen's Ink Spot with you today!  I am going to share a card with you that features several new Lil' Inker Designs products from the last release!

One of my favorite things about the new Sentiment Flags Additions set is that it includes a solid flag image!   I loved the versatility that this gave the set!  If you have followed my blog for long, you know that I love banners and the solid flag image was perfect for creating a fun and unique banner!

To make the banner, I die cut several of the Sentiment Flags from muslin.  I then stamped the solid image onto the muslin.  I really liked how well the ink transferred to the muslin.

I then lined up the banner flags where I wanted them and sewed them onto the wood patterned paper from My Mind's Eye.  I cut the last banner in half and then frayed the edges so part of the flag was missing.  For the red & cream mats I impressed the cardstock with the woodgrain side of the Texture Plate Collection - Frame 1.  It works so well with the wood patterned paper that is so trendy right now!

Last but not least, I added the "I Miss You" sentiment that is also part of the new Sentiment Flag Additions set.  I really like the font and options that are available in this set!

I included photos of all of the products available with this set!  These are the individual items, but several of them are available in sets as well, so be sure to check those out as well!

There are LOTS of great products in the Lil' Inker Designs Store!! Be sure to check them all out!

Thank you for visiting today!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Design Team Call for 2 Cute Ink

Good morning! We are looking to create a small, special assignment design team to work with our 2 Cute Ink images! More information about the call is available HERE. Thank you!! Photobucket

Friday, June 1, 2012


I made this card earlier this week and finally wanted to share.
It's simple and elegant.
I absolutely LOVE, did I say LOVE?  Yes, this new texture plate from Lil' Inker Designs.

You simply amaze me

I used the texture plate on a white card base. 
I then diecut the Kaleidoscope butterfly from Memory Box using both the negative and the actual diecut. 
Mounting my negative panel on foam tape to red cardstock layered behind it.
So much dimension and adds so much class.
The sentiment is from Flags and Tags stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs.
That font is just gorgeous and there are tons of sentiments in this set!
Now, I could have used some pearls or gems but I seriously think it needs nothing more!

Have a great Friday!

{You simply amaze me}
Stamps:  Flags and Tags (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  SS White and Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink:  True Black (PTI)
Dies:  Kaleidoscope Butterfly (Memory Box)
Texture Plate (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Foam adhesive Amy Kolling Stamp-N-Paradise