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Monday, March 2, 2015

March Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hi there!!! Welcome to day 1 of our new release blog hop. It's so nice to be back and with a whole new crop of goodies for you to check out!

If you've been following on social media, we've sneaked a couple of projects and from the sound of it you're looking forward to a few things in particular so let's get right to it and talk about what we have in store for you this month.

Our new Hey, Foxy goodies are sure to knock your socks off! The Hey, Foxy Dies is a set of 5 wired dies which cut all the necessary pieces to make one sweet little fox. I think you'll find as you play with it that a tilt of the head or the arrangement of the tail can totally change the appearance of this little guy.

Use our Hey, Foxy Dies together with our coordinating Hey, Foxy Stamps stamps (seen above) to add even more detail to your fox with stamps for face, sentiments and more!

And use our Hey, Foxy Word Dies because these words just look SO AWESOME in paper form  added to your project! The create a versatile way to add sentiments to your foxy projects!

We love our new Wonky Squares Dies and the interesting shape they make. Turn them on their side and use them as diamonds. They definitely make a great sentiment panel or backdrop for a focal image and of course, the stitching makes them POP!! 

This is one super pretty stamp set and one that I know you will love to just get stampy with! This is our Really Rosemaling Stamp SetRosemaling is a form of decorative folk-art that originated in Norway and typically features floral images. We were so super inspired by the Rosemaling images that were immersed in the design of the Disney movie, Frozen and we continue to see these elements as trending in home decor and more. We're delighted to bring you a stamp set to translate this art form into your paper crafting!

Ok, this is the coolest Cover Up Die EVER! :) Our new Cover Up Die: Pointelle cuts this intricate dotted pattern into your card front. The pattern is so pretty! WAIT until you see this die in action! I bet it will creep up to the top of your wish list!

Our new Triangle Treat Holder Die with Bunny Treats Dies & Stamps is seriously a must have if you love to make paper crafted treats! By cutting two panels and assembling together you have the sweetest little gift. Use our Bunny Treat Dies and Stamps to make this and even more special little bunny! ACK, I love this!!!!

Make mini, paper crafted pieces of art! I love making cards but I also like to make home decor and I think having a canvas to decorate and display is just so right! I think it makes a special gift to give someone to display in their home or even in your own home. Maybe you have a spot on your desk at work or in your craft room? I think this is just such a perfect way to use all the paper crafting supplies you already have and do something "else" with them. 

Our Mini Canvas Die cuts a foldable paper canvas. Cut and decorate it flat and when your masterpiece is complete just add some adhesive to the tabs and fold to assemble. Display your work of art perfectly on our new Mini Easel which is made of premium hardwood and fold flat for easy storage and go with any decor. They can even be painted or stained!  The dots you see in the graphic above score into your paper just adding an extra, eye-catching detail!

When I thought of art to display in my home I thought that some inspiring sentiments would be just right and after a little convincing from some of our designers I set off and created our Paint Your Canvas Stamp Set. It's whimsical, pretty and inspirational and looks like the words themselves have been painted.

Before I share some projects with you, for a limited time through our new release hop, when you make a purchase of $75 or more you can use the code LIDDEAL to receive 25% off our brand new Wonky Squares Dies! Yahooo!!!!

How about having a look at some of the projects I made? I think I'll start off by showing you the things I made with our new Mini Canvas Die, Mini Easel, Paint Your Canvas Stamps and more.

I made this All You Need... canvas very easily by die cutting a Mini Canvas from watercolor paper. I watercolored my canvas and dried it with my heat tool to speed up the process. Then, I heat embossed my sentiment from our All You Need Is Love Stamp Set and displayed my finished pieced on a Mini Easel. Isn't this so pretty?

I made this canvas purposely to show you how you can craft this canvas JUST like you would a card except now you have a piece of art you can display (instead of a card which one might toss out - THE HORROR! LOL!).

This picture really shows the pretty embossed dotted detail all the way around the border. Here I used our Cut It Out Clouds & Accessories Die Set along with our Dance In the Rain Stamps.

Here again I used watercolor paper but this time I used our new Paint Your Canvas Stamps. I'm really enjoying using this new Mini Canvas Die. I could very easily make something to display for every room in my home! I love this die!!!

This card also features our Paint Your Canvas Set but used to make a shaker card instead. I used our Stitched Mats: Rectangles to make the shaker frame. The sentiment is stamped onto vellum which is recessed behind an acetate layer which is holding the sequins in their shaker box.

Now, before I send you on your way to hop and see the exciting projects from our designers I'll ask you to leave some love for them along the way in the form of comments because we are going to select three winners from one blog for each day of our hop to receive a $15 store credit to LID!! Woo hoo!!!

Here is a list of everyone participating in the hop today and the order in which they can be visited.

Thank you so much for visiting with us today! We'll see you tomorrow for Day 2 and a focus on more of our new release goodies!



  1. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! SUPER AWESOME RELEASE!! ;) I was SOOOOO EXCITED to see everything after you shared the SWEET Sneak Peek on the Blog!! It was SO WORTH the wait!! SQUEAL!! AMAZING INSPIRATION shared by the Entire DT!! ;) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to win!! ;) Have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

  2. Another SUPER FABULOUS release from Laura & the Lil Inker family!!! LOVE!!!!!

    WOW - LOVE these new stamps and dies and SUPER COOL easel too!!!
    Your canvases and cards are FABULOUS Laura - THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and CRAFTY TEMPTATION ... I NEED the Wonky Squares and Really Rosemaling, I NEED the Mini Canvas, Paint Your Canvas and Mini Easel too ... OK - I confess I WANT THEM ALL :)
    I've got to get hopping along now, looking forward to seeing what everyone was inspired to create and gather MORE reasons for why I NEED to have a LID shopping spree!!!

  4. Oh WOW! Lots more to add to my wishlist!!!!

  5. Fantastic release! Love the products. :-)

  6. Great new products. Love the mini canvas sentiments!

  7. Great new products! Had to place my order this morning, sure wish I could have gotten it all. :)

  8. Awesome new items, especially the coordinating canvas goodies. Wonderful designs today again, as always.

  9. LOVE your projects! Lots of goodies for my wishlist!

  10. Fabulous new products! Your projects are beautiful. Love the watercolor canvas and the raincloud canvas. So fun! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

  11. All of this is so fabulous and you are causing me to drool all over my keyboard!!! Such excellent new products - especially those Wonky Squares - so very awesome - I MUST HAVE those!!! So cool and such an awesome release!! I am off to go hopping through the list!!!

  12. The little rabbit die is so cute! I love the monthly reveals of all the new goodies.

  13. Holy wow Laura! Your projects are beautiful! Loooove the canvas with the weather elements.

  14. Love the new bunny treat box.... so cute...

  15. Love, love, love the bunny treat die!

  16. wow--can't believe all the fabulous new products.

  17. Fab products and GREAT projects ♥

  18. Awesome release and projects.

  19. Oh Laura I love it all this is a wonderful release! I know this is going to be a very special week congrats 🎉

  20. Aww Laura, that mini canvas is awesome! Love your samples as well! TFS

  21. FABULOUS!!! Love it all! Love the Mini Canvas!!! So many great new releases!!! Awesome blog hop!

  22. Wowzers!! What a fabulous release! I love the triangle treat holder, the fox dies, the mini canvas and easel, and those awesome sentiments in the Paint Your Canvas stamp set!!!

  23. those canvases are so cute!

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    1. The comment didn't come out the way I wanted so I deleted it.
      This is a fun release. Love the little easel. You can make a small project on canvas or cardstock and display it. When you get tired of it you can replace it with another small piece and not have to worry about what to do with it like you would a big project.
      the hop has been great. Thanks for having it.

  25. The releases are great. Love your art.

  26. What a fabulous and fun release! The canvas die is so unique!