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Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Release Day 4 - More Mini Bows & More!

Hi there!! I cannot believe it's day four of our new release hop! This week is flying by!

Today we're going to share more projects featuring our brand new Mini Bow Dies, the third and most fabulous in our Bow Die Collection originally released in May of this year!

I ALMOST didn't have a new project to share with you today and I just about can't standing posting without one so I managed a few minutes in my craft room tonight in between packing orders :) and I made this sweet little "full" bow using our new Mini Bow Die......seriously....I can barely stand how cute this is!!! Have a look...

I hadn't yet tried making a full bow with our Bow Dies. This was something I literally drooled over when I saw it originally on Designer Alicia Thelin's blog and I thought no better time like now to try it so this is what I ended up with. I don't know what's cute the full bow is using the Mini Bow Die or how fast I was able to put this together. I die cut three Mini Bows from Echo Park's This & That Christmas Paper and assembled three of the "main" bow pieces which I then adhered on top of one another alternating their directions using Mini Glue Dots. I then used one "tail" piece to finish it off and added a twine-threaded button to the center to jazz it up. The sentiment is from our FABULOUS Instant Camera: Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set. I know I sound like a broken record but this stamp set is truly awesome and the comfort & joy sentiment is just one of many of my faves!
Our Bow Dies are one of our products that are truly near and dear to my heart. Ariana and I spent countless countless hours perfecting our template just to get this cute and perky finished shape. She'd make a change, I'd print it, cut it out by hand, assemble it, make some notes, take a picture send it back to Ariana....we did this many times and I'm so happy Ariana is as patient as she is because this collection of Bow Dies really turned out amazing and perfect and so fun to work with! Thanks, AG!
Here is a great look at all three bows in our collection so you can see their size difference.
Also, today we're featuring more projects from our Color Team with our new A Snowman's Soul set. I'm just loving everything vintage right now and these vintage images from Sugar Kissed Cottage just make me so happy. They are a real value and expertly designed. Lindsey Amschler provides us with these fantastic images and Karen Baker is designing our coordinating sentiments. LOVE THIS!
On another note, I just want to take a quick time out to acknowledge my Design Team. I am thankful for each and every one of you... you're amazing and so talented and with each release you have me in awe and I'm inspired to keep creating and designing new products and it's because of you that we keep growing!
And to our customers and fans, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support! Everything Lil' Inker is done right here in my home and with lots of love. You deserve fun and fresh ideas and we work hard every day to bring you just that. It's because of you that this once hobby has grown into SO
MUCH MORE! I am so thankful!
NONE of what we do here at Lil' Inker Designs would be possible without Ariana Grant and our newest graphics designer, Karen Baker...and I mean NONE of it. We all work together so well and so closely and I am just so blessed to have them and their talents. I am one lucky gal! Thank you, Ladies!
All this being said, for this release I've decided that I would like to DOUBLE our prizes and choose FOUR winners to each receive a $10 store credit to Lil' Inker Designs! It's just a little extra way of saying thank you for your support and continued encouragement! :) So make sure you leave some love along your way today because your chances of being a winner have increased!!!!
Now, before I let you go.....a couple of things to mention...
We have a limited supply of This & That Christmas 6x6 paper pads from Echo Park still in the store  for only $5.75. It's a steal and they're fabulous pads!
Also, Instant Camera Dies are on back order and the Instant Camera: Christmas Die & Stamp Bundle is so low that by the time this post goes live they will probably be on back order as well. BUT just to make your day, I found out yesterday that we will be receiving MORE mid next week. Please be sure and subscribe to our notification list so that you can receive an email as soon as they are restocked. 
Many items that are currently sold out will also be here in approximately 2-3 three weeks. This includes our very popular Coffee Cozy Set, Flags & Tags Set, Texture Plate: Frame 1, Embossing Pad Kit and more!
And I think I mentioned this yesterday but we have decided to have a mini new release hop on December 10th! We'll be featuring a beautiful new die set, coordinating stamp set and a follow up die set to something we've already released that you are going to love love love!
Ok, off you go! Head on over to Emily Leiphart's blog. I just know she will have something incredible for you!
Thank you for stopping by today and thank you for tolerating my mush moment! HA! Enjoy the hop today!


  1. Love,love,love the mini Bow die...its the perfect size for my cards!!
    Thank you for making these wonderful dies!
    Looking forward to the mini release!!

  2. The full bow you created is awesome - wonderful release Laura :)

  3. Your fans and friends are thankful for YOU and your team! Glad YOUR dream is making us so happy, too (big smiles all 'round).

  4. I think you conquered the market with that bowtie die. See it everywhere and yours is the dandiest-looking.

  5. Love these bows and the cute card design

  6. I knew this bow die was cute but the tripled up one in your inspiration card is adorable! Hopping on. :-)

  7. I love this bow! What a great addition to the Other dies. I'm headed back to see the other days in the release!
    Have a great day!

  8. Love that great little card! These bow dies are so fun!

  9. I LOVE your little bows. Thanks so much for showing us the 3 sizes to compare.

  10. Loving your bow dies I must collect all the sizes! Cute card and thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Fantastic idea! I need that new mini bow to complete my collection :-)

  12. Love the full bow you created--I also like the vintage images in this release.

  13. Love you little bow--and the scene stamp.

  14. The multi layered bow is a great look, must try that! Your team couldn't do it without YOU Laura!

  15. Fun hop today...really like how you can do so much with this bow die.

  16. Love the full bow. Off to see what the DT have made :) I'm sure it is all fabulous.

  17. Yep I was right. Another great hop. Thanks.

  18. I can hardly wait for my bow dies to many ideas now!

  19. Gotta have that mini bow die, its sooooooooo cute.

  20. LOVE the bow die used that way!!! What a GORGEOUS flower that makes!!!

  21. How fun to use your mini bow to make one big bow!

  22. Great card! I am in love with that bow!

  23. Lovely card, and what a great idea to make a full bow using the mini, I just love that little thing. TFS