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Monday, June 6, 2016

June Release Blog Hop Day 1

Well, lookie here!!! Here are we with another fun new release hop!!!!
We have some fabulous new goodies for you and they will make stellar cards and paper crafted projects!! Let's get right to it and have a look!

I've created a video for you if you'd like to check it out! Here, I review our new products, talk a LOT about using them, there's even a live demo of our Sassy Script Stamps and MORE! YAHOO!!! 

Of course, if you rather read all about our new items then stay with us right here on the blog!

Up first are our Warm Welcome Stamps and Dies and Welcome Word Die!

This trio of goodies is phenomenal and I absolutely loved and enjoyed working with them. Essentially, we've built a whole suite of goodies around this Welcome phrasing and these stamps and word die can be used to build sentiments that say welcome new baby, welcome home, welcome to the neighborhood and lots more making this perfect for any occasion. Even better, we've made these sentiments perfect to coordinate with this fabulous wreath, banner and floral images.

So, you can stamp the wreath and adorn it with flower stamps OR you can die cut a wreath and stamp and die cut flowers to adorn your die cut. Please note that I've designed the wreath stamp and die to work independent of one another. In order words, the die doesn't cut the stamp out and you pick between using one or the other in your crafting. 
The curvy banner die unique to and included in the die set is large enough to span the whole wreath and can hold all of the stamped phrases but can also be used for so many different projects!
My favorite way to use these goodies is to die cut the wreath, stamp and die cut the flowers and add the curvy banner die stamped with a greeting and top the whole thing with a die cut welcome word die.
Oh, and speaking of the flowers.......they're really fun and there are lots of different ways to use them too! The flowers of similar shapes can be used as multi-step stamps or can be used individually and still die cut. In fact, you'll want to be sure and check out THIS DOC I created for you which can be used as a reference and even printed and stored with your supplies.

Our Mirror Mirror Stamps and Dies are truly unique and were designed exclusively by our very own Sarah Jay! Here we have two adorable mirrors; a hand mirror and a wall mirror and we've paired them with these terrific greetings. These can be used for so many different occasions like for moms, happy birthday, encouragement and affirmation! The largest mirror in the set can even be used as a terrific frame for other stamps in your collection and would even be great adorned with flowers stamps and dies!!! LOTS of possibilities here. You will truly enjoy this fabulous and unique stamp and die set! 
These goodies will also pair perfectly with our Mirrored Reflective Specialty Paper. This premium card stock is ultra reflective and the perfect weight for crafting. For a limited time through June 12th you can receive a pack of this mirrored paper free. Add the Mirror Mirror Stamps and Dies AND these papers to your shopping cart along with the code MIRRORMIRROR and at checkout the cost of the papers will be removed from your total. This is SUCH fun paper to use with these new goodies!

Ok, our Hello Beautiful Stamps and Dies are ALSO fabulous and I think you're going to especially love them. Before we talk about the gorgeous images in this set let's talk sentiments.....aren't they FABULOUS!!!! Oh my goodness I am OBSESSED with these sentiments and their perfect fonts! We have uses here for birthdays, thanks, encouragement and just to plain tell someone that they are beautiful. Seriously, I love these!!
Ok, let's move on to the gorgeous images in this set! The BIRD! Oh I love this bird. It's beautiful! I've broken up the bird into several pieces so that you can make a custom colored bird to match any project you're working on. CLICK HERE to read the document I created for you because it will show you which pieces are needed to finish the bird and how everything can easily align everything for the most perfect image. Of course, the images can all be die cut with our coordinating dies BUT also included in this die set is a unique border die that you will LOVE working with. It cuts out this fun and quirky, almost staggered brick pattern. LOVE THIS!!!!!!!

Ok, here it is! BOOM! This Sassy Script Stamps have been a long time coming. In fact, I designed it, ran some samples and felt like it needed to be improved upon so I went back to the drawing board! 
If you love the look of hand lettering and want that flexibility in your paper crafting
When I improved upon the set I added in some duplicate common letters that have a different connection style. This was important so that when you're stamping you're able to achieve the most natural connection or letter flow as possible. 
I find this set super easy to work with and I think the only tip I have for you is to make sure that your letters touch when stamping. I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!

YAY! More Fringe Scalloped Awesomeness - this time the awesomeness is in the form of Fringe Scalloped Squares. Just like our rectangles our Fringe Scalloped Rectangles the largest die in our set of squares cuts only a border on a pre-made 4.25" square card base and then the remaining dies in the set have  our fantastic fringe scallops on both sides of the main cut line allowing you to cut fringe scallop squares and  then also a hollow, square frame with a fringe scalloped border. THESE ARE AWESOME!!!

The squares and rectangles are so awesome so we decided to make you some Fringe Scalloped Border Builder Dies!!!! Seriously, these are fun! They let you create easy and eye-catching borders and the three shapes we've given you give you so many different style options. You will LOVE playing with these.

We've also created some Dual Dotted Border Builder Dies for you as well!!! We took the popular feature of our Dual Dotted Rectangles and other shapes and made you some borders here as well. What a totally dainty yet super fun and textural way to create an interesting feature on your cards!! These also allow you to make awesome but easy card layouts as well. LOVE THESE!!!

Ok, so you know our popular Coffee Talk Stamps? Wellllllll, we made you a coordinating die set FINALLY!!!!! YAY!!!!! Our new Coffee Talk Dies will cut out your completed iced coffee drinks; either with whipped topping or without. So, get to stamping your coffee cut, add your lid and then cut it out perfectly! We've also included a special cozy as well as standalone straw pieces and sprinkles. By standalone I mean the dies are not intended to cut out the stamped images but to be used on their own.

Oh yes, I did!!!!! When I was designing the Coffee Talk Dies I was just in such a coffee mood that I created this Coffee Word Die for you. It will coordinate perfectly with our Coffee Talk Stamps AND Coffee Cozy Stamps! It's a fun addition to these delicious goodies.

Now technically, our Perfect Pairs Dies are not new to the store but we're going to feature them with this release. They are designed to perfectly coordinate with our popular Perfect Pairs Stamps. YAY!!!!

Ok, so are you loving all the new stuff in store today?? ME TOO!!!

Let's have a look at a project I made for you today. It happens to be my favorite project from this release!

Here I've featured our Warm Welcome Dies & Stamps and Welcome Word Die together with our Fringe Scalloped Border Dies! Are all of these the perfect pairings?

I started by creating an A2 card base and cutting off the bottom front panel with my Fringe Scalloped Border Die. Then, I cut the wreath from the Warm Welcome Die Set from Stampin' Up's Tip Top Taupe which is an AMAZING neutral. Then, I got stamping the flowers in this set on white cardstock. I used all Ombré inks from Hero Arts which I love. In some places I just stamped the single flowers and in others I did some layered stamping. Then, I die cut the welcome word from our Dip Dyed Ombré Papers and just did a little additional sponging with purple ink on the bottom and set it aside to dry. Then, using the curvy banner die from our set I stamped my sentiment and then I assembled everything as you see it above. OH and I should mention that I curved my sentiment on my stamping block just a teeny little bit so that it moved with the curve of the banner. I love that you can do this with clear stamps. I also made sure I made the fringe scallops stand up form the card base by bending them up with my fingers.

Isn't this so so pretty??!!!!!!!

Ok so before I send you along to hop remember to leave comments along your way because we have some prizes to give away! THREE PRIZES!!

Three individuals will be selected from one designer's blog to receive a $15 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs. To be eligible please leave your comments by Sunday June 12th at 11:30 PM EST. Thanks!!!

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

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Then, be sure to visit our store to read up on all the new items in store and bring home the ones you want!! Just click on the image above to take you there. :)

Thank you SO MUCH. I hope you love everything! Enjoy our hop today and we'll see you tomorrow for Day 2!



  1. WOW - Laura - you have DONE IT AGAIN!!!
    I feel like shouting "I want it ALL", DEFINITELY looking forward to making BEAUTIFUL words with the Sassy Script stamps and much, MUCH, MORE :)

  2. I'm excited to see all these fun new products!

  3. Exciting new products, Laura! Great inspiration!

  4. AWESOME release! Love the addition of the coffee goodies :)
    Laura, your card is simply beautiful!

  5. WOW!! Fabulous new stamps and dies, especially..... Those coffee dies!! Love them! I love all the inspirations on yoir blog today.

  6. OMG!!! The Sassy Script! The Fringe Scallop Borders! The Coffee Talk Dies! The Hello Beautiful and Warm Welcome sets! I want everything! You've outdone yourselves with this release! Beautiful!

  7. What a wonderful introduction to this new release! I think my favorite may be "Hello, Beautiful". Your card is beautiful. I love the natural elements and the feminine florals. The fringe border is super fun too!

  8. Great release. I would be delighted with any piece of it. What to choose?

  9. Amazing card, amazing release yet.again!

  10. Wonderful card! Love the releases!

  11. Beautiful card! I love the new release!

  12. Love the amazing new stuff, so fun! Stunning card!

  13. Lovely new items
    and I love that
    Warm Welcome!
    Carla from Utah

  14. This is such a fun release and I love LOVE this card, Laura!!

  15. Love how the DT used the new products.

  16. So excited for all these new dies!!! Love all the inspiration

  17. Great release! Especially in love with those coffee dies!

  18. This is an adorable release. Love the fringe dies! Awesome idea.

  19. This is an adorable release. Love the fringe dies! Awesome idea.

  20. Fabulous new stamps and dies! I see lots I want! Beautiful sample card with that gorgeous wreath!

  21. what an awesome release Laura! lots on my wishlist

  22. Wonderful new products. Love the wreath.

  23. Fantastic release! Love your card! :-)