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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Goodbye, Hello and New Release Hop Day 3

Well, hi there!! Welcome to day 3 and the last day of our new release hop! Are you enjoying yourself so far?

I'm here to share the graphics of the new goodies we released this week and some new projects which will hopefully inspire you to create with YOUR new goodies as soon as they arrive to you!

Here is everything we've released this week.

I think that the new On the Diagonal Die could use a tutorial because it can do SO many COOL THINGS and I don't think you would know it just to look at it. I was hoping to get to do a video for you but it might not be until next week. So until then I have a pictured tutorial in this post HERE which I think will be very helpful.

Here are some new projects I made to share with you today.

Here is a very simple card using our new Cover Up Die: Swirls, On the Diagonal Die and Snarky Sentiment Stamp Set in grey and yellow tones with a pop of pink enamel dots. I love all the different uses I'm finding for our new On the Diagonal Die and how Cover Up: Swirls adds instant fanciness to my card!

Here I used our new Cover Up Die: Leaf Pattern. I first die cut my focal panel using white card stock and then I sprayed the heck out of it with some Angels Glimmer Mist making it more concentrated on the bottom and lighter on the top for an ombre feel.  This spray makes the paper very wet which make it curl. So, I did this part a few days in advance and I let it dry under a heavy stack of stamps to flatten it out! I added a coordinating bow and a silver heat embossed sentiment on vellum with a little glitter border. 

Here is the card that I used during our Pre-Release Sneak Week! Say THAT three times fast! I die cut my leaf pattern from kraft card stock. I laid it over a panel which I first colored with watercolor pencils and then wiped with a damp sponge for a blended look. This too have to dry over night under a stack of stamps before I could use it! The entire focal image was adhered to a pumpkin card base and accented with some felt leaf stickers which I have had FOREVER and never used. My sentiment is created from 2 Sentiment Flags; Stitched and Original. My sentiment is stamped in gold ink from our Thanksgiving Wishes Stamp Set. I then embellished with a leaf button and some twine. I love this card!

I have a gift card for our little friend next door and I wanted to make a cute package for it. Here I took two of these little baggies which I got from Paper Source and taped them together giving two pockets; one for a tag and one for the gift card. Here I used our gorgeous new Modern Mehndi Stamps and our On the Diagonal Die which I used for my sentiment panel across the front of my card holder. My flower and leaves are colored with Copics. These stamps are AWESOME for coloring and gave me a fresh new reason to whip out the markers which I haven't done for so long!!!

Here is a shot of the coordinating tag I made for the inside. The tag is the base from our Folding Tags - Original which will be restocking by this weekend. The sentiment is from our Sugar Kissed Cottage Surprise! Stamp Set. Isn't this a cute and easy way to give a gift card to a cute little 8 year old? I think so! I hope she loves it!

I showed you a portion of this card last week. Well here it is in full! I made sort of a funky layout here. The front panel consists of the blue and patterned paper. I cut that notch out using my Stitched Mats: Circles and of course had a blast stamping with my Modern Mehndi stamp set! Here is used card stock which complimented not only the patterned paper but the inks I picked out too for sort of a tone on tone look. Each flower's center is embellished with a little something and my sentiment is stamped in black ink.

Here are the other projects I previously shared with you this week.

Before, we continue let me just take a minute to say goodbye and THANK YOU to two fantastic ladies!


Not only are these ladies FUN and kind and wonderful in every way they are both immensely talented and Lil' Inker has truly benefited by having them as part of our family! Isha has a way with products and especially bringing color to her creations and Taheerah has an unbelievable way to think outside the box and then execute these ideas in her designs terrifically!

I am going to really miss you both and the gorgeous personal styles you were able to share with your fans and readers using your LID goodies.  Thank you so much for making our goodies shine and thank you for everything you've done for me and LID during your time here. It has been more than a pleasure to be able to work with you and get to know you along the way!

Since we're having to say goodbye we'll soon be saying hello to new designers who will have some BIG shoes to fill! Our Design Team Call is going on now through November 25th to apply. If you'd like more information, please CLICK HERE and scroll down to the bottom of the post where the info appears.

Now, everything we've showed you here this week is currently available at the Lil' Inker Designs Store. We're already starting to run low on our On the Diagonal Dies which may sell out by the weekend so if you're thinking about that die don't wait too long! Also, hopefully by Friday night I will be restocking Stitched Stars Die Set, and both of our Folding Tags Dies: Original and Scalloped. As always, if you ever want to secure the in stock goodies now before they run out but only want to pay one shipping fee I can hold orders and combine orders together to spare you two shipping expenses. We do this a lot here! Please email me at for more details.

Remember to leave your feedback for our amazing designers and guest designer, Tracey McNeely. Thank you Tracey for all of your wonderful projects this week! My fave fave fave is the Santa card seen here.

We'll be giving away three $15 gift certificates. The winners will be picked from one secret prize blog and can comment through 11/25 at 11:30 PM EST to be eligible to receive a prize.

Ok, head on over to visit Alicia Thelin!

Thank you so much for joining us this week!

We'll be seeing you in late December with a release all about Valentine's Day! 



  1. Wow, these are all so fabulous, I love the cover up dies and the fabulous ways that you have used them.

  2. Beautiful samples of the new products! I love what the DT had created! Taheerah and Isha will surely be MISSED! HUGS!

  3. LOVE the Have a Gorgeous Day card!!! Such pretty colors and mix of patterns!
    <3 J

  4. Wow, this has been an awesome release! I just love all of the new products.

  5. Beautiful cards Laura! Loving all the new releases. :)

  6. Love all the new products in special the on the diagonal die.

  7. Love all the new products but especially the diagonal die.

  8. It has been a great release and I have enjoyed all the projects.

  9. Fabulous new items in this release! Love all the new dies and can't wait to get some!
    I LOVE Tracey's very clever Santa card too!

  10. I love all the new items. I wish I could get them all. The creativity and versatility of all is fantastic, I mean artists and items too! Thanks for this awesome hop! I've enjoyed every bit of it. Patricia B

  11. First: thanks to Taheerah and Isha for sharing their creativity here; they really have worked magic with LID products! We'll miss you (but we know where to find you!). Your gallery of cards: GORGEOUS!! Again, another fabulous release!!

  12. WOW - it is rare that I can find something on every stop on a blog hop that I LOVE, but this release did it!! Can't wait to buy some LID goodies!!

  13. Going to shop before I visit the rest of the hop. Great going, Lil'Inkers, on another wonderful release.

  14. Wow, this has been such an amazing release! I really struggled with what to buy and my wish list keeps getting longer & longer. Everyone did a fabulous job with samples. Thanks to all of you for so much inspiration!

  15. I LOVE the diagonal die. I can think of sooo many ways to use it. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  16. Love it all and as always, looking forward to seeing more samples. You have an amazing design team as well and these ladies will be missed.

  17. WOW!! AMAZING Release forsure!! I'm looking forward to creating with my New Goodies!! THANKS so much for sharing and for the chances to win and for the chance to be a Part of your Inspiring DT!! I'm looking forward to all of the excitement to come from Lil' Inker Designs!! Have a Fabulous Week/Weekend!! ;)

  18. Such fabulous products and creations this release. You've had an amazing DT so far. I'm excited to see who your new additions will be.

  19. FABULOUS, FABULOUS release!!! Taheerah & Isha will be missed - but can't wait to see who will join the team!!!

  20. Wonderful release...thanks for a great couple of days!