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Thursday, August 28, 2014

August Release Day 2!

Hello there and welcome to our August Release Hop Day 2! We've released some pretty sweet goodies in the store this week. Let's get right to business today and talk about them. :)

First up is our Mini Envelopes & Accessories Die Set an adorable set of dies containing two perfectly sized mini envelope dies each with a stitched flap. They are the perfect size for focal images on card fronts or scrap layouts. The flaps actually can fold open too if you like! Also in this set are two word dies; "Sending" and "you" which coordinate with a new Sending You Stamp Set (seen below). There are also three little shapes dies in this set; a heart, a star an a smiley. Each can be cut and adhered to the envelopes or die cut directly on them. These envies are so much fun that I've already die cut a whole stack of them so I can have them on hand and ready to rock for some super fast and fun cards!

This is our new Sending You Stamp Set. This is the set that was exclusively designed as a companion to the Mini Envies & Accessories Die Set show above. This set can be used on its own to create some sweet greetings or you can use a combo of stamps and the die cut words as well. I like all the different options we've given you. Our mini envies dies are the perfect focal image for these sentiments. SUCH a fun set and I am OBSESSED with the font combo we've used here! 
I'm a font-a-holic!

Lots of things in this release were created so that we could put more attention on sending pretty mail and this die is no exception. It creates a perfect, stitched envelope liner. Once you have this in your hands you will not stop creating coordinating envelopes for all your cards. It's just too much fun to put down. There is something about a lined envelope. When you send a card to a friend or loved one and it has a lined, coordinating envelope it just screams of a professional presentation - you are one serious card maker! This die is for A2 sized envelopes with a squared flap.

To make your life a little easier we've decided to stock some perfectly coordinated envelopes for you. I sampled over a half dozen envelopes before deciding on these. They are ultra-smooth, bright white and excellent quality. You can purchase them in our store to work with your Stitched Envelope Liner Die in packs of 12. You'll love them! I was VERY picky about making sure these would be just the right kind of quality for my customer-peeps :) - nothing but the best for you!

Keeping with our theme so far is a stamp set that I am absolutely in love with and it's appropriately titled Send Pretty Mail! This was designed specifically with your envelopes and the backs of your cards and projects in mind. There are a couple of stamps to call attention to your addressee such as "Sending Pretty Mail to" and "Snail Mail for". We also included a from stamp to cuten-up (new word, lol) your address. Also for the front of your envelope some much needed stamps like "do not bend" and "hand cancel" which are perfect when sending photos or cards that are thicker due to embellishment. Lots of other little images and sayings for the front of your envelopes. Basically if you send cards in the mail you NEED this stamp set!!! HA!!! For the backs of your cards we've included such greetings as "one of a kind creation by" and "made by me just for you". But my FAVE sentiment is "keeping the mailman employed since" stamp! My husband is a mailman - I'm not sure if I've ever shared that with you or no but we always joke together how card makers like us are keeping the mailmen employed, so thank you for that! HA!! Just add the year you've been stamping since and your sentiment is complete. My year is 2003. How about you? I also love the "definitely do not recycle" sentiment. In other words, I made this and you can't throw it away! Sorry - but I seriously love this set and I know you will too. How about those fonts? Adorbs, right? 

Ok, let's have a look at the goodies we've created for Halloween! I LOVE MAKING HALLOWEEN CARDS!!!!! 

Ok, so these are AWESOME dies. It's a set of three stitched ghosts and the sizes are absolutely perfect for focal images and card making! We've included our Dual Stitching Design so that you can use the stitched ghosts or their stitched negative cuts to create fun projects with. If you look closely you'll see that we reversed the direction of the medium ghost so these can all be used together and they'll look like they're floating on your card front! Love that! Super fun die set and I love their little ghost hands! HA!

Well, I couldn't let you have faceless ghosts, right??? RIGHT!!!! Meet our Boo & Faces Stamp Set And I couldn't JUST create a stamp set of faces so I decided on five different faces or expressions and have given them to you in two sizes; the large is perfect for the largest stitched ghost and the smaller faces are perfect for the medium ghost. I love the sentiments we've given you here. We did a perfectly large Boo! sentiment done in one of my favorite fonts of all time as well as a snarky, "Hey, ghoulfriend!" - love that one! We did a cute trick or treat stamp as well as open if you dare which is actually great for card fronts OR envelopes!

Our Ghost Border Die Set is one super unique die. This die cuts a spooky ghost border panel which floats right across an A2 card front horizontally OR vertically! Then, use either of the three faces or expressions dies to add character to your die cut. This is SUCH A FUN die and it creates ultra fast cards for Halloween but still with maximum cuteness!!! LOVING THIS SO MUCH!!!! You will toooooo!!!!

Our new Spooky Word Die is cute, fun and unique! It's a great addition to your word dies collection and even better that it's for Halloween. You can use this alone as a sentiment or paired with some of our other new Halloween goodies. Either way, the spooky eyes we've used in place of the "o's" in spooky make this really cool!

Last but certainly not least is our new Classic Halloween Stamp Set! Here we've done some traditional Halloween greetings but with a total vintage inspired flair. I like that there is a Halloween party stamp included here too. The largest stamp in this set is just AWESOME and perfectly oversized. It's great for heat embossing or could be neat if you colored the stamp directly with different colored markers. Lots of options here!!

Today I'm going to share some projects made with our totally unique Ghost Border Die Set.

For the card above I decided to use my Ghost Border on a horizontal card. I cut him from white card stock and die cut his little eyes using one of the faces dies included in this set and then adhered him with foam tape over this tiny black and white stars patterned papers which I thought looked like a night sky.  I then stamped my trick or treat greeting in pumpkin colored in from my Boo & Faces Stamp Set and added Halloween twine around Mr. Ghostie for fun. The best thing about this die is how quickly it can be used to make fast but still super cute Halloween cards!

Here is used my Ghost Border Die on a vertical card front which I had previously cut a stitched border on using my Stitched Mats: Rectangles. I chose a different and more spooky face to die cut here and stamped that perfectly sized Boo! sentiment right onto my card base which I then topped off with some of my favorite ribbon of all time. You can see how in the background I also made a coordinating envelope with my Stitched Envelope Liner Die.

What do you think? :) 

But WAIT there's MORE!!

This month Lil' Inker Designs is celebrating our 4th birthday!!!!!  To celebrate we have one more goodie we're releasing today as a bonus item! It's something you've been asking us for and what better way to celebrate our fourth year of fun than with a goodie especially for you our lovely, amazing and supportive customers and friends! 

My friends I give you Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles! This is a follow up release to our wildly popular Stitched Mats: Rectangles. You'll receive a set of 6 individual nested dies on a magnetic sheet for easy storage and each die in this set cuts a rounded rectangle (which is a bit different from our original set because the largest die in our original set only cut a stitched border). If you love our original set or have been waiting for a rounded set, now's the time!! 

Thank you for four amazing and fun years! This one has been a big one so far with the release our our rebranding and a brand new website. I've been one busy lady and we've been one busy team!!! And we have such an amazing team of designers. Thank you to all of you for making our goodies shine!!

Before I let you go here is a list of everyone participating in our hop today:

Laura/Shop Blog <---you are here

Sarah Jay

As always, comment on our designers blog posts. You'll be in the running to win one of three $15 store credits and this being a somewhat special release we're giving away a set of our brand new Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles to one lucky winner!! You have through Monday, September 1st at 11:30 PM EST to comment to be eligible to win one of these prizes!

Thank you so much for joining us today! I'll be back tomorrow with more projects to share!

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  1. What else is there to say but WOW!

  2. Awesome ghost cards! The Ghost Border is such a fun die set.... can't wait to get it! Looking forward to seeing the DT gals creations too!

  3. Wow what a release!
    Great designs and I
    love the post office set!
    My husband is the Express
    Mail delivery man!
    Carla from Utah

  4. This release is awesome!
    Your ghost cards are adorable!

  5. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS new release and BOO-tiful cards!!!
    LOVE the ghost border, LOVE the rounded rectangles too :)

  6. I'm falling in love with these ghost dies... They are super cute :)

  7. Oh these are so super cute, so glad I picked them up!

  8. I love all the different face options for the ghosts!

  9. Awesome projects! Fantastic release. :)

  10. These ghost cards are awesome! So cute!

  11. Laura!! Where have you been all my card-making life? How wonderful... love the stitched rectangles, but really, really love all the envelope products/stamps... how often would that "hand cancel" stamp get used in our craft?
    =] Michele

  12. Wonderful day yesterday and just love seeing all the creations.

  13. I purchase products from lots of papercrafting companies, but Lil'Inkers is right up there as one of my favorites! Love the new line, can't wait for my new goodies to arrive!

  14. Very cute ghosts for Halloween.

  15. All of these new goodies are sooooo cute!!! And as always...I absolutely LOVE your sample creations!

  16. Yeah!! Ready for some more blog hoppin' goodness!! Love the new release!

  17. I Love the New Halloweenie Goodies, I Need, I Want, I Got! Oh, Goodness Is Coming!!

  18. It was a great hop. The dies are so versatile and I'm going to have to get several of them.
    thanks for having the hop. thoroughly enjoyed it.

  19. Love these Halloween cards! These dies are incredible.

  20. I enjoyed the second day of the hop. The mini envelopes are my favorite!

  21. LOVE the mail set and envelope stuff!

  22. Another great blog hop with such wonderful creations!

  23. So hard to pick a favorite, love all the Halloween and Mail sets, and rounded rectangles, WOW! I love my stitched rectangle dies, probably the most used ones I have. Thank you for such creative inspiration!

  24. The stamps are so sweet and I love all the little extra stamps included which makes them versatile. Great release.

  25. these cards are awesome...the dies and images are fantastic!!!

  26. It was a dark and stormy night... Love the spooky ghost cards! Can't wait to get my stamps and dies.

  27. I really, truly love the ghost border die too!! So cute!!

  28. Awwwww I'm in love with all those Halloween dies and stamps!! They're super cute and creative!!