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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April Release Hop Day 2

Hi there!!!! WOW! Thank you so much for all your awesome feedback about our new release! I'm excited to be here for day two!!

Here's another look at everything brand new to the store this week.

Awesome Blossoms Stamps and Dies are simply a MUST HAVE. They're so so very pretty and the sentiments are terrific and you will reach for them again and again. The Die Set is so helpful when working with this set but also really adds to the versatility of this set because you can cut flowers from colored cardstock and stamp them and it gives the flowers an entirely different look!

Just Sayin' is fun and just a wee bit snarky! I like that the larger sentiments can all be stamped and then the "Just Sayin'" sentiment can be stamped to go with it as sort of an answer. For example, We'll be friends forever because you already know too much. Just Sayin'. Love that! These are great because not only are the fun and sassy but they're actually useful greetings as well. These are SO FUN!

These pretty much ROCK! Speech Bubbles 2 Dies not only do they feature the Dual Stitching designed by Lil' Inker Designs but they fit all of the sentiments from our Just Sayin' Stamp Set as well. You will love the shapes and sizes of these dies and I know they'll work with so many of the stamps you already have in your collection!

Squeeee! I love our new Boxed Up Birthday Greeting Die. It's a text block in a stitched frame which displays a birthday greeting and features stitching along the outer edge of the frame. It's the PERFECT size for a focal image on an A2 card base and this can even be made into a shaker too! It makes cards that are super fast and fun but it will look like you spent forever! Love this!

Our Party Pachyderms are getting ready to celebrate! These are so happy and fab and you'll love to stamp with them because there's no coloring required. You can use all the little elements to make a background or you can have an ellie hold a balloon or wear a hat or even have a birdie perched upon an ellie's head. We think this pairs perfectly with our Boxed Up Birthday Greeting Die too!

Our new petal card die is really so great. It folds and stays closed completely on its own without adhesive. It's the perfect size for a mini note card which can be opened to reveal a note inside just like a present were being unwrapped. It's such a pretty little note card. Perfect for a lunchbox and so much more!

Here is a quick and very informal video on how to assemble or close our new Petal Card Die.

Send Pretty Greetings Stamps is our follow up to our Send Pretty Mail Stamps. You told us you loved the fonts used in that set and so we've given you more! This is a fun and very useful, pretty little set. You'll see that each of the outlined images has a corresponding solid image that is just slightly off size for some fun shadow stamping for lack of a better term. I'll demonstrate that as we continue through the release. This is a great on for weddings, thank yous, baby cards and so much more. It's a must have for SURE especially if you have our Send Pretty Mail Stamps and love them! All of these sentiments fit inside our new Petal Card which is awesome!

These mini glassine envelopes fit our brand Petal Card Die when it's completely folded. The flap can be folded and kept closed with a cute piece of washi tape or a sticker. You'll love the presentation this envelopes makes with the Petal Card Die.

Ok, another total MUST HAVE!!! Perky Posies Die Set is one awesome bunch of flower dies! We've given you lots of sizes, various stitching in different patterns and styles, centers to fit each flower to add dimension and simple leaves that work will each bloom. Don't wait! These are going super fast!

Okay, if you like to color, We Connect is SUCH a fun stamp set. Stamp these cool, interlocking circles on white paper and heat emboss in white and then get coloring or watercoloring. Here is a sample of what this set was intended to do. 

Vintage Ink Stamps are quite simply amazing. Designed by our very own Sarah Jay, they have a vintage tattoo flair that you will love to bring to your papercrafting opposed to 
your arm! :)  What I really love about this set is that you can get super vintage tattoo with your coloring and designing or you can go super clean and simple and fresh with this as well. Our designers have created some truly amazing projects and you'll quickly see how this is another must have. Something to note, this is a 6x8 stamp set which is twice as large as a typical 4x6 set which normally retails for $15 and this set is $24. It contains 44 stamps; three main focal stamps and tons of supporting images that you will LOVE to color.

If you are loving our Vintage Ink Stamps you will love having our Vintage Ink Die Set to cut out the banner and floral stamps. If I'm being honest it made my DAY to have these when I was creating with this set.

Okay so how about some projects??? Hmmmm.......what to share........

I think I'll start with my Vintage Ink project. I love the contrast between the vintage images and the clean and modern background I've put it on here.

This was incredibly easy to create and I am IN LOOOOOOOVE with this card!!!! I stamped the horseshoe onto patterned paper and fussy cut it out. Then, I stamped and colored my flowers and leaves and banner and I stamped my sentiment right onto my banner. Everything will stamp onto your banner and we've given you plenty of sentiment options with this. Don't you love it??? Also featured here is our Cover Up Die: Center Point Chevron Die. This might be my favorite card from this release made by me. :)

Here is a project I made with our new Perky Posies Die Set. I began by cutting various colors of papers with the set. I like this because then I have a whole bunch more flowers I can use on another project. I arranged them and some with foam tape on a white card base which I stamped with a sentiment from our Awesome Blossoms Stamps. I underlined my sentiment with a line of stitching. It's a die in our Long & Skinny Rectangles Die Set. My black card base has been die cut with our Cover Up Die: Pointelle and I love the effect it gives as a card base - something about those holes peeking through that I LOVE!!!

And I just can't resist sharing one more card with you today using our new Awesome Blossom Stamps as Dies as well as our Speech Bubbles 2 Die Set. Here I used various distress inks. I die cut my flowers from white paper first and then I stamped which I enjoyed. I love the pretty little bouquets and sprays this set will allow you to make. Love love love love love!!! RIGHT??!!!

I hope you're loving everything as much as I am! I'm hoping that as you're reading this I'm up in my craft room. I'm hoping to finish up some things I'm working to share with you for tomorrow.

Before I send you on your way to hop please remember to leave some love for our designers if you'd like to be entered to win one of three $15 store gift certificates! 

Here is the list of everyone participating in today's hop:

LID Blog  << are here!!

Heather Hoffman

Jennifer Carter

Sarah Jay 

Laura Williams

Lisa Henke

Lea Lawson

Karen Baker

Maureen Merritt

Amy Kolling

Chrissy Larson

Thanks so much for spending some time with us today! I hope you're loving everything we have for you! See you tomorrow for our final day of the hop.



  1. Love the fun Petal Card die... so many possibilities! Lovin' everything in this awesome release!

  2. Thanks for the video on the Petal Card die. It's always nice to see the new stuff in action!

  3. I adore your Perky Posies card! More for my wishlist!

  4. I am in LOVE!! Somebody stop me before I blow the budget!! ;)

  5. Awesome release! I want them all! :)

  6. so much the petal card die and all of your cards are wonderful!

  7. Fabulous release and I love your cards, Laura.

  8. Wish my wallet was all of the new stamps and dies!

  9. This is such a super cute release!! Love everything!

  10. YES - I am LOVING EVERYTHING I see :)
    ... and the more I see them in action, THE MORE I NEED THEM ALL!!!
    Another great day of CREATIVE INSPIRATION and CRAFTY TEMPTATION, looking forward to even more tomorrow!!!

  11. Your cards are so pretty, gr8t release!

  12. I LOVE all the new stuff!!

  13. Fun designs again today, Laura. I think your WeConnect card looks a lot like stained glass. Very cool.

  14. My shopping list is growing. Got a lot of great ideas from the hop.
    thanks for having it.

  15. Found y'all yesterday and had 4 things in my cart...Day 2 - uh-oh...cart is much bigger. Just LOVE LOVE LOVE the pachyderms and sure hope you have matching dies coming soon for that one!

  16. Another fab bunch of projects for a jam packed release!! My wishlist runneth over!

  17. Oh my! Those sweet little colorful die-cut flowers melt my heart!

  18. Wow, great new products! Fun!

  19. These are all such fun and amazing products! I love it all!!!
    I will have to start prioritizing which
    stamps and dies I'd like first :-)
    Your cards are all adorable :-)

  20. What cool new products! I especially love the square birthday die and the stitched speech bubbles.

  21. I think my favorite from this release is the birthday die.

  22. Another great day of inspiration!

  23. It's hard to choose a favorite new release! I want them all.

  24. Love all of the new releases but my favorite are those stitched flower dies. Love!

  25. What a fun release...great inspiration.

  26. This IS a lot of fun-I just have to get that little petal card die-so adorable!

  27. I absolutely love all of these stamps. I think I need the birthday elephants.

  28. loving it all!! cant wait to get it all!

  29. This is such a great release. Love the Petal Card die and the Boxed Up Birthday die.

  30. LOVING LOVING LOVING the Release and the AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)