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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July Release Day 2

MORNING!!!!! Did you visit us yesterday and check out our Day 1 post and our new release items?? Great!!! Awesome stuff, right?!

Well, in case you didn't get a chance, head back and read my Day 1 post because it is literally filled with just about all the information you need about our new release as well as loads of inspiring projects from our Designers.

Here is another look at everything that's new in store this week along with a supporting project from our Design Team so that you can see how awesome these goodies are to use.

Today, I'd like to focus on just a couple of projects I made and the goodies from this new release that I used to create them.

First up is this project I made using The Little Things Dies and Stamps. I am loving this "It's Cool to be Kind" sentiment!  What a great way to say thank you to someone! This card came together very simply and quickly. I started with a kraft card base, 4.25" square, which I then die cut a fringe scalloped border with the largest dies in my Fringe Scalloped Squares Die Set. Then, I simply trimmed down a piece of watercolor paper for layering and washed it with this hint of blue and stamped my sentiment.
To create my bird, first I stamped the body in blue and then I die cut him out which leaves me the perfect spot to stamp the birdie's feet. I prefer this method for perfect foot placement! LOL! Separately, I stamped his wing and die cut it and affixed it to my bird. Then, after stamping and die cutting a leaf I created my scene. This is a lovely set of stamps. I highly highly recommend it!!!!

In this project I dared to show you how you can take the entire stamp set directly to paper without the dies and how nicely the completed bird can still look. I used all different stamps from the set to create my background/pattern and THEN I used our new Happy Birthday Border Die to cut it into a useable panel for a card front. I thought this was a pretty cool idea! On my kraft card base you'll see our Quilted Stitched Spirals Die just peeking out. It adds just the right amount of flair. I liked using two, bold colors to create my design. It kept it simple but interesting and let the art shine through. I love love love this set!!! I think you'll also find the sentiments super pretty and very useful!

Here's a look at the new release items I used for my projects today:

To take a closer look at these items and all of the items released in store this week be sure to check out Lil' Inker Designs!

Before you move on, don't forget to leave comments for our designers along your way through our hop today in order to be eligible to win one of three $15 gift certificates!

How do you win?? All you have to do is leave some comments for our designers by Sunday, July 31st, at 11:30 PM EST to be eligible.

Here is a list of everyone participating in our hop today:

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Jennifer Carter

Sarah Jay

Lisa Henke

Amy Kolling

Karen Baker

Chrissy Larson

Angel Rivera

Stephanie Gold

Joy Taylor

Jessica Frost Ballas

Heather Hoffman

And here is a link to our store so that you can check out your favorite items!

Thank you so very much for spending a part of your day with me today for our second release hop day. I hope you're enjoying everything!!! 

See you tomorrow for the third and final day of our new release!



  1. Another fabulous release, Laura! Love the variety of dies.

  2. Great release day. So many fantastic items and ideas.

  3. What fun seeing everyone's cards using the new products!

  4. Wonderful cards today! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. Lots of wonderful creations!

  6. WOW-MAZING inspirations today! LOVE them all....

  7. This release is packed full of goodness! Several of these cards jumped out at me. The one that really spoke to me was the square one with the it's cool to be kind sentiment. I love the little bird, the size of the card, the fringed border and most of all the sentiment! =)

  8. More outstanding
    projects for us
    to drool over!
    Carla from Utah

  9. Awesome and fun release. Love all the inspiration, too. Your card is one of my favorites today.

  10. Such great variety of cards again. Some great new products.

  11. More inspiration today! Awesome cards! Lovin' this release!

  12. What a great release! Lots of inspiration!

  13. Your card are Gorgeous, Laura!!!

  14. An amazing release! Great projects! :-)

  15. There are a lot of pretty things in this release that I cannot pinpoint a single favorite...Favorites, I have! Congratulations!

  16. So many delightful projects with all the fun new goodies!

  17. WOW wow WOW

  18. Wonderful creations and great inspiration from your fab DT!!