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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March Release Hop Day 2

Hi there!!! I'm here to kick off day 2 of our new release hop! Did you enjoy Day 1's post?

We have so many new things for you and they're not just for Easter but for Spring too! 

Before I begin with my post, I'd like to invite you to watch the following video I made for you. Consider it conversational more than informative, if you will. Grab some coffee or tea and meet me over on YouTube for a chat about everything we're releasing this week, how the new items work and what they coordinate with.

Don't pass by this stamp set! It can do so many things and coordinates with so many things in our release! First, let's talk about my favorite thing this stamp set can do. The four smallest greetings in this set were designed to specifically work with our Bunnies & Bows Die Set. Each of the stamps will stamp and fit right onto the backs of the bunnies even with their bows on in most cases. I think this is a delightful and fun way to breathe new life into a popular existing die set!

Here is an example of how the stamps fit onto their bunny die cuts:

Our Easter Hodgepodge also coordinates with a new die set in our collection, our Dual Stitched Egg & Easter Greeting Die Set. The textural egg stamp in this stamp set can be perfectly cut out with our new egg die AND the text in this stamp and the single Happy Easter stamp coordinate with our new Easter Greetings Paper Pack. It's wonderful that these all coordinate and work together. It's like having a kit except YOU get to pick and choose which pieces you want...and therefore save yourself some cash. :)

This new egg and greeting die is FABULOUS! The egg is the perfectly sized focal image for cards and even makes a great tag and because we've included our Dual Stitching design it makes FAB shaker card! The greeting die included is done in a pretty calligraphy and can be used as the main greeting on a card front but also fits right over the egg. This set is truly the MUST have of the release because it mixes and matches with so many things.  It also works with this new stamp set......

Our Egg & Flower Greetings Stamps are really something special. We've given you three main, floral images in egg shapes all of which can be perfectly cut using the dual stitched egg die. You'll notice the space in the center of the stamps. That's where you can stamp your greeting. All six greetings in the set will stamp to fit in the centers of the eggs. I really love the font which allows some coloring as well. These are really so so very lovely. I hope you love them.

Have you tried out our paper packs yet? We've brought you nothing but the best, most buttery paper we could find. This is a pack of 10 6x6 patterned sheets are all printed and cut in the USA on ultrasmooth premium card stock. You'll receive 1 piece of each of these designs which will come loose, not padded, in a resealable bag great for storing these sheets and their scraps. You'll notice that the sheets with text coordinate with our Easter Hodge Podge Stamps. LOVE!

This might be the best little basket EVER!!!! It's the perfect focal size and I am in love with the stitching texture we've added. Of course this set wouldn't be complete without a egg die and every basket needs a bow. What's great is that this basket doesn't scream Easter and can be used for lots of different things including to hold flowers which DT Member Jen Carter so cleverly figured out!

This stamp and die set is a total winner. It's the first stamp set I've ever done without sentiments but there was just so much floral goodness to give you that I was forced to leave them out. HOWEVER, we have so many sentiments in our stamp collection that these will coordinate with everything. They'll coordinate with everything you already have in your collection as well even if not from Lil' Inker Designs!  This is a unique set because it features three types of stamps; multi-step stamps, mix and match stamps and single step stamps. You'll want to CLICK HERE when you have a chance. This link is to an index I created for you showing you which stamps are meant to work together exclusively, which are the mix and match and even which dies coordinate with them. That's right! We've given you a coordinating die set! YAY!!!!I'm so glad we developed dies because these flowers are just too perfect to fussy cut. They deserve a perfect cut! :)

FINALLY! A set of tags for you with an embossed dots border. The dotted pattern you see does not cut out but embosses or presses into your paper. You will love the beautiful detail this adds to your tags. It's perfect for every occasion and coordinates with everything!! I recommend you watch the video above to see a tip on getting the best embossed dots on your tags.

And now for  a totally unique treat holder! Our new Bunny Hugger Die and Stamp Bundle is the best way ever to give a hug because it's sure to be filled with a treat! First, die cut this cute, chubby bunny and use the stamp set included to add his cute little face and stamp a greeting on his tummy. Then, add your favorite small chocolate and even a lollipop with a glue dot and fold his hugging arms around the treat and add another glue dot to hold it in place. Seriously? How cute is this? They fun and create a fast little treat and can easily be mass produced. They could even be used as tags and tied onto a gift with some clever hole punching through bunny's ear.

Important Note: We are already running low on these treat dies. If it's something you like don't wait. One of our wholesalers decided they were fantastic too and ordered a ton of them. Don't worry, there are enough to go around but once they're sold out it will be 3-4 weeks before more come in. Thanks!

Here are some fun and useful gift packaging items I thought you might like to have access to for your crafting. I'll leave you to watch our video explaining exactly what they do and how you can use them or invite you to go to our website HERE to read up on them. 

These make super fun carrot-like treats!!

Yummy for giving a box of cards or even a food treat!

Deliciously clear pillow boxes ;)

Super great grade of kraft paper perfect for pillow boxes!

Ok, so that should do it for another recap on everything we're releasing today!

How about some projects? Today I'd like to take a closer look at our Easter Basket Die Set and Bunny Hugger Die and Stamp Bundle and what they can do.

Really and truly, this is the sweetest basket. It's simple to use and contains a lot of detail which I think you'll appreciate. Here I cut my basket in white and added in some colored eggs cut with the small egg included in this set. Here I've also shown you how you can even add a chocolate bunny to your basket with our Bunnies & Bows Die Set. I love how this came together using the Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops as a background and my Fringe Flower Die to make the grass. Very simple and fast too!

Once I saw Jen Carter's basket of flowers I ran to make one of my own. I think it goes to show that this basket can be so much more than just for Easter. I suppose to stretch it even further you could snip off the handle and make it even more of a flower basket! Just thought of that. I like too how I was able to tie on some linen thread. It's the perfect touch. These flowers though!!!! OH MY GOODNESS. I think I am actually in love with them. I feel like I've made the best cards with them that I've ever made....and they weren't hard to work with at all!!! Here too I've included the easter greeting from our Easter Hodge Podge Set which I think now is supposed to be hodgepodge, but oh well!! HA! I also love how elegantly our Easter Greetings papers have set the background stage. :)

Moving on to our Bunny Hugger. Here he is all die cut and stamped before adding a treat. Really sweet, right?

And here he is holding a peanut butter egg which is technically held in place with some glue dots. These make such fun treats to hand out. I think you'll have fun finding out all the different treats this die will hold. Originally, I bought chocolate hearts at Valentine's Day to test with these dies and then I ate them all so I had to go out and buy new candy and now we're into the Easter stuff. These were perfect. I also found that the Hershey Nuggets and some of the Dove Treats and mini Peppermint Patties work too.

Here are a bunny couple and I've showed each of the faces included in the stamp set. So cute!!

Bunny Hugger can even hold a lollipop! Put a hand on a hip with a glue dot and let the other hold the lollie. Also here I added in a bow. It's the small bow from the Bunnies & Bows Die Set and I used a marker to add in some "shoes" just for something different.

If you would like to be eligible to win one of three $15 gift certificates to our store please leave some comments along your way for our designers by March 6th, 2015 at 11:30 PM EST. We LOVE reading your comments so much!
Here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop. Don't worry! Lea hasn't left us! The poor thing is a bit under the weather and we'll be seeing what she's made super soon!

Thank you so so very much for joining us today. I truly hope your finding that this lil' company I run out of my home provides you with fun, innovative and quality products in addition to top notch customer service!

I enjoy creating for you so much!

Have a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing part of it with us. I'll see you tomorrow for our third and final hop day!

Until then, lots of love!



    LOVE the flowers, LOVE the basket, LOVE the bows!!!
    I have to confess that I have not been much of an Easter crafter ... until now => feeling INSPIRED, looking forward to lots of Easter creativity this year and using the goodies to spread cheer all year too :)

  2. Love the new release! The Bunny treat holder is adorable! Well the whole release is so cute!!!

  3. Super cute, love the bunny hugger!!

  4. SQUEAL!! SO LOVING the New Release!! Such FUN New Products!! I CAN'T WAIT to see what the DT has created!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS RELEASE WEEK!! =)

  5. OMG!! I LOVE, LOVE this release!! Already snagged the Bunny Hugger ... many of the others have been added to my wish list!! GREAT INSPIRATION!! Thank you!!

  6. So much temptation here.......... love it!!!

  7. Love that the basket can be used for so much more than Easter, I'm imagining it filled with hearts for Valentines Day, candy for Halloween, etc! Love all of your beautiful projects!

  8. totally LOVE the new release.. well done.. yay

  9. Cutest basket ever! Love the bunnies! What a great release!

  10. The bunny hugger set is soooo cute!

  11. Laura- those bunny huggers- GAH!! So cute!! That floral stamps and die combo set is screaming my name! all and I love all the new packaging, so clever! Great stuff!

  12. So much sweetness! I need a bunch of those clear boxes!!

  13. Great creations on
    all the blogs. Love
    the bunny holder.
    Carla from Utah

  14. I love every single thing in this release! Delightful spring creations!

  15. Beautiful projects, those flowers and basket are so pretty 💗

  16. Love this release! All of these new products look absolutely fantastic!!! And your sample projects are amazing!

  17. So many great products for Spring. Great basket and bunny projects.

  18. The bunny with lollipop would be so cute for my granddaughter's preschool class!

  19. Hi, so many new products! These creations are great, I love the dotted scallop die, what a fantastic background. Who could go past the bunny hugger, adorable and very versatile. x

  20. I love the new products in this release.

  21. I love the new products in this release.

  22. Love this release. Already put in my order.

  23. I'm really enjoying these sweet products this month!

  24. Love the new release! The bunny hugger is adorable!!!

  25. I am so excited about so many products in this release! Love, love all,of them!

  26. I love that basket die! It's so detailed and pretty. And the scalloped background die you used on the first card is gorgeous! I really think Lil' Inkers has some of the best dies. Also, any kid would love to find those treat holders in their Easter basket!

  27. Adorable projects!! Such a cute bunny and basket!!

  28. I love the new release! Fabulous projects! ;)

  29. The basket is super sweet and has so much potential for use beyond spring / Easter.

  30. Love the blog hop and Injust purchased the stitched egg die set!