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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April New Release Hop Day 2

Helloooooo there, Lil' Inker Friend! I hope you enjoyed my Day 1 post yesterday. I'm back and ready to delve right into Day 2!

Here's another look at everything releasing in store this week!

Amazing cover up die! A total must have! The team has been raving about it!

These triangles have been really fun to play with and are surprisingly versatile! If you love Dual Stitched Dies there are a total must have!

Um, these stamps really surprised me! Tribal Chic Stamps can make so many cool patterns it's mind blowing. One look at the product gallery on our site at these stamps and you'll be smitten!

These Tribal Chic papers are gorgeous, affordable and better yet their quality is next to none AND everything is printed, cut and assembled right here in Massachusetts!

Ok, you pretty much just need our Vintage Flower Stamps and coordinating Dies in your life! These flowers are so pretty and are so true to nature - I think that's what I love about them most. You'll be amazed at how pretty these are no matter how you use them. AND, to make your crafting even easier I've created THIS GUIDE for you. Totally print this and keep it as a handy reference with your stamps!

Our Vintage Label Die and Vintage Label Sentiment Stamps are truly TRULY THE MOST PERFECT set to coordinate with the new Vintage Flowers but better yet they are designed specifically for the wonderful ladies in our lives so this set arrives just in time to get your Mother's Day cards rolling! YES!!!! Make sure to have a look at the project gallery on our website for this set. One look and you'll see just how much you need these supplies in your life!

Our Kite Flying Dies and Stamps are really sweet and even better they're simple to work with! I think what I like most about these is that we have so many nature supplies in our collection already like our Sunshine Dies, Rainbows & Clouds Dies and more that you'll be able to put together some really cute outdoor scenes because everything works so nicely together. CLICK HERE for a handy guide. It wasn't really needed but I thought I would create one to point out how the animal accessories can be used in this set and how the kite stamps. 
Again, I mentioned yesterday, but it should be noted that the team is using a sample die set which we later perfected. Your die set will cut close to the edge of your animal images as seen in the die graphic above.

These might be my faves of the release. OH EM GEE!!! These Fringe Scalloped Rectangles are WICKED COOL! All the little scallops can be popped up by hand with just a quick flick of the finger after cutting. It does take a minute to achieve the look but it's so amazing you won't mind. It's like adding a built in ruffle to paper. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! 

This is a cute and fun set for all the men in your lives!!! Simple but adorbs images are in this set For the Guys Stamp Set and you will love using the sentiments to build the perfect greeting! Don't forget the die set!!

I think this is a great release with so many fun new things!!!

How about a look at a couple of projects??

My first card uses are our new Clean & Simple: For the Guys Stamps together with our Dad Word Die and new Cover Up Die: Tribal Chic. I started by die cutting my grey card base with the new cover up die. It's funny how this is such a great die for both a feminine and floral card but a man's card as well! Then, I stamped a bunch of these images at random and did some quick coloring. Love this! I think my dad will too! He's super into cars!

Here I used our new Kite Flying Dies and Stamps to make this sweet card together with our new Fringe Scalloped Rectangles. I started by pre-making an A2 card base and then using the second die in the set I cut out the Fringe Scalloped frame and used my fingers to pop up each scallop. Now, I have a friend who's about to have a baby in June. She and her hubby have been trying for over 10 years to have a baby and her shower is in a couple of weeks. AS SOON AS I colored my bear I knew this needed to be a baby card. So, I grabbed my Stork Stuff Stamps and used the "little man" sentiment. How sweet? My bear was super duper easy to color. Let me tell you......I stamped him in a Ranger Archival Ink which by the way are my ultimate favorite inks OF ALLLLLL TIME!!! This color is Tree Branch, I believe. Then using a red ink I stamped his vest. Then, I took a watercolor pencil and just lightly filled him in. No fancy coloring here. No Shading. Just a simple wash of color.  I also stamped my kite in two colors which is easy to do because we've broken this stamp into two pieces for you and just for this reason. Once I figured out my background, which I assembled from our Dip Dye Ombré Paper Pad and Border Builder Dies, and figured out my general layout I stamped my kit string. I am absolutely tickled over these kite strings. They're dotted design is just the sweetest. Of course I added in a few teeny bows along the string with the stamp from the set.
A little more about this. I actually attached my background behind the frame / on the back side of the front of this card. This left me with the inside of the card blank so I can write a note to my friend.
I just love the way this turned out!!!

Remember, I used a sample Kite Flying die set for this card so there is quite a gap of space around my bear here in this photo. You will be receiving a die set that cuts much closer to the edge of the bear. YAY!

Ok, before I let you go here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop:

Jennifer Carter

Karen Baker

Stephanie Gold

Chrissy Larson

Joy Taylor

Amy Kolling 

Angel Rivera

Lisa Henke

Lea Lawson

Heather Hoffman

Then, don't forget to visit our store at

Leave as much love as you can as you hop so that you can be eligible to win one of 3 $15 store gift certificates!!

Comments should be left by Sunday, April 24th at 11:30 PM EST to be eligible to win!

OKAY - off you go! Enjoy and thank you so much for spending part of your day with us! I hope you're loving everything we've designed with you in mind!



  1. LOVE the new cover-up die! So fun!!!

  2. Awe, I really like the creative guy themed cards and stamps today. Very nice projects once again.

  3. Fabulous Day 2 inspiration! I love your Father's Day card and that sweet, kite-flying bear card! Delightful new stamps and dies!

  4. I'm always looking for ideas for masculine cards. Thanks for the inspiration today! I'm loving this release!

  5. First release with LID. So overwhelming how many cute products there are. Already signed up for an account and wait to shop.

  6. Love your cards, especially the baby one! I have to have the Fringed Scalloped die!

  7. Great tribal paper pad and stitched triangles! Yeah!

  8. Beautiful cards! Great release! :-)

  9. Amazing release! Loved the stitched triangles!

  10. Like the fringed scallop & triangle dies.

  11. These are so sweet! I LOVE that fringed scalloped border!!

  12. LOVE the cards you have shared today Laura, your Father's Day is SO COOL and your kite flying bear in the fringe scallop frame ADORABLE!!!
    I fell IN LOVE with EVERYTHING Tribal Chic from the moment I saw it, now I'm adding SO MUCH MORE to my wishlist => Thank You for INSPIRING me and TEMPTING me too :)