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Thursday, January 11, 2018

January New Release Bonus Post

Hi there, everyone!!!  I'm stopping by today with one more project I made using something from our new release and I wanted to share it with you today!

If this is the first you're hearing of our new released you'll want to head on over to our website HERE to see everything just released in store Monday.

I have a card I just made and I'd like to share using our new Love You More Than Words Script Heart Die.

I didn't get a chance to make something using this lovely die during our release hop and it's so pretty and I really couldn't wait to play with it so here is a little something I whipped up today.

I actually turned this die into a STAMP!  I started by cutting this die using craft foam which cut very easily with a couple of passes through my machine. Once I pulled away the majority of the extraneous pieces, I added adhesive to a piece of vellum and laid it over my die cut which I had facing up. Voila! Here is my makeshift stamp!

To stamp with this, I gently pressed my Versamark pad over the exposed stamp and stamped onto stone cardstock and did a little heat embossing with this FABULOUS new Nuvo Embossing Powder  in Glitter Noir - which I love!

I trimmed it out by hand and adhered it to a piece of dark grey cardstock which I trimmed a little larger. Then, I made aqua card base which I die cut with the largest die from my Fringe Scalloped Rectangle Dies adding in the fringe you see there. Then, I added a patterned paper which I am TOTALLY digging from the Love & Adore 6x6 pad from Simple Stories.  I tied on a little raspberry twine and popped on some enamel dots and called it done.

I actually managed to make one more card for you today and here it is.

I started with the craft foam remnant from the faux stamp I made above. I used the negative piece which I cleaned up a bit with scissors and then used as a stencil. 
I taped it down with washi over my white card base and did a little ink blending. Once dry I trimmed my panel and shaped the corner as you see.
Then, using this awesome Rose Gold Foil paper I purchased at Paper Source I die cut my Love You More Than Words Script Heart Die and adhered it over my stenciled heart. I proceeded to die cut my stone card base with my Quilted Stitched XOXO Die and then attached my focal panel with foam tape and tied everything with black twine. I'm really glad I pursued my idea to use this faux stencil because I love love love the results!!!!  

The GREAT thing about both of these projects is that both my faux stamp and stencil are reusable!! YAY!!

This die is super pretty and can do so much! I hope you'll check it out on our website and add it to your collection!!!

I actually made a couple of very quick hello videos over the last two days. They're informul, unedited and just me in my office doing my thing taking a few minutes out to chat with you. The first video focuses on our new released Forever Hearts Dies Layers I and II.

Video 2 is just a quick look at my favorite project from the release made with our Farm Love Stamps and a quick look at that set.

I hope you'll check these out and give them a thumbs up on YouTube if you'd like to see more!

While you're here, just a quick reminder about our current offers.

You can WIN our entire release loaded with stamps and dies valued at over $150!!

All you have to do is leave comments for our Design Team Members as you visit their new release blog posts! Comments should be left by January 14th, 2018 11:30 PM EST to be eligible to win. That's all!!!!!

Here is a list of our Design Team Members who have made amazing projects to share with you using the items from our newest release:

Laura Pryor/LID Store Blog <<----- You are here!

Also, as you shop our new release keep in mind that we have an offer for you through the end of this month!

If you spend $75 or more in our store you qualify to receive this free item. NOTE: please add the item to your cart and then use the code SOKNOTTY at checkout. It's the only way the item will properly apply. Thank you!

Thank you so much for your time today! I'm heading back to my office to pack and ship your orders but I'll admit I did quite enjoy my crafty time today. It's all about balance, right?!

Thank you!!!


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  1. Love the boldness of the first card! Great cards all around!

  2. The animals are too cute! I have made stamps from foam and dies before, but haven't actually used them yet...You have inspired me...

  3. These are such sweet cards Laura. I have made stamps (using fun foam) before from dies, it's not quite thรจ same s clear stamps but it does work. Thanks again for explaining how these dies work, they are beautiful and one really needs to know how to use them to get the most use from them. I, for one, really appreciate the extra explanation.

  4. These are lovely cards !

  5. Morning Linda. What wonderful cards and the videos are great too. LOVE the video of making stamps from dies. Im going to try this today. How did you get the black border done on the first card around the heart please? Lil'inkers have sure brought out the best release in January out of ALL of the big companys' I follow. ๐Ÿ’–. Happy Friday Linda. Xx ๐Ÿ’• xx

  6. Enjoyed your video, love the forever heart die, so versatile with your gorgeous card! Love how you turned your die into the beautiful stamp. Wonderful designs! Love both!

  7. Such an amazing release. And really cool that you turned the die into a stamp! Thanks for sharing that technique.

  8. Cute videos! So nice to put a voice & face together, too.
    Genius to turn your die into a stamp that way; love it!
    The Farm Animals are my favorite (hope you stamped the
    birdie on the inside! LOL).

  9. That first card looks like a cookie... yum! I love that die more than words can say!!

  10. Such a fun release! Adore how you used the new die!

  11. Laura, this release is amazing and your cards are incredible. Love your vision and thank you for such beautiful inspiration!

  12. Script heart die is amazing, and your cards are amazing! I love the die like that which makes the focul point, and place it on the background which I looooove to create!

  13. Hi there. After I heat embossed my image and trimmed it out by hand I adhered it to a grey layer and hand trimmed again leaving a border. Thanks for your feedback!!

  14. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the CREATIVE way you used the Die!! Both looks are AMAZING!! I also LOVE when you share Videos!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! <3 <3 <3

  15. Awww!!! Fabulous cards!!! Love the heart die!!!

  16. Great idea to make it a die as well, the end result is as nice as the die cut version, fabulous card.

  17. The Love You More Than Words die is so beautiful And I love all the different looks you have put together.

  18. All I can say is WOW on the first card! The colors are eye poppers and What an awesome and ingenious idea to make the die into a stamp! I would never have though of that! Both cards are wonderful!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

  19. Really loving this release. Love to have it all. Farm love, the heart background, love stamps. All so awesome.

  20. Wow more amazing cards!!! I love this releasee!!!!

  21. Love this release! Lots of fabulous ideas!

  22. So many great ideas and products in this release. Love to make valentines.

  23. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards and the little tricky you used to make them - very inspiring:)

  24. Amazing design team, all the stamps and dies for this lovely valentines day are wonderful, i have my fingers crossed in hopes of being the lucky winner so I can have them in my hands
    Congratulations to all the team and thanks for bringing us this beautiful collection of stamps and dies.

  25. WOW! Love yur cards. I love the Heart wreath stamps and dies. So pretty!

  26. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  27. Just stunning cards. Love that stamp/die. Just wonderful. Love your colors and design.

  28. I love your new release. I just discovered your company while on a blog hop. I am a card maker, and your designs will be a welcome addition to my stash.