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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April Release Blog Hop Day 2

Hello my crafty friends!!! Thank you for joining me today for day 2 of our new release hop!

If you're just joining us today, definitely go check out my Day 1 post because I super love the projects I share and my Day 1 posts are where I typically go into the most detail about the new items, how to use them and tips and tricks!!

Would you like another close up look at the items we released in the store this week?

If you had to pick one thing to purchase from this release, I might have to tell you that the new Brushed Plaid Stamp Set is the thing to buy!!!!

This is a full background stamp which will cover your A2 card front and it's done in a plaid pattern but with a modern and updated brushed or painted style. It's SO COOL! We've also included a couple of separate stripe stamps so you can add a bit of color or even some sparkle with some heat embossing. The sentiments are simple but oh so useful! Use this together with our coordinating Hello Word Die Set. The hello word is the exact size and shape of the hello seen in the stamp and then we've included a halo layer to outline your word die. Great to coordinate but of course entirely useful all on its own for many many projects!

I love adding cover up dies to our collection because I love how quickly and easily they add texture and pattern to card fronts! This one is no exception and is done in this dotted chevron style. If you love polka dots and chevrons - this one is for you! It's lacey and feminine and yet easily masculine all at the same time. How's that for versatility?

                                                                   (previously released)

Newly released is week is our Grad Class 2018 which is a supplement to last year's full version designed for 2017. It's only $5 and the original set is $10 so you can purchase both and all for the regular price of a full size stamp set. YAY!  These stamps are LOVELY to design with for grads!!!

I love our new Hand Drawn Happiness Stamps! Each sentiment is on the large size and illustrated by hand. I love their whimsical look and feel. They're sure to make any card pretty just by being there. They're perfect for birthdays, gift giving, thanks and more!

Our new Shaker Tag Die Set is lovely as well. Use the main, decorative tag for any and all of your tag crafts BUT you can easily turn it into a shaker using the inside die as well.

I'll get into the exact steps in my post tomorrow when I share my tag projects. If you already own our Apple Shaker or Ghost Shaker then you already know how to use this.

Ooooooooooooh! Watch out, crafters!! Our new Spring Wreath Die Set is a dream!!! It's an enormous die set containing three different sizes of wreaths each in a slightly different size and featuring a different detail. They are meant to be layered together but can be used separately. Then, layer over top the cute little flowers and leaves included in the set and just for a bit more fun we've included a happy word die. This is a FUN ONE to play with and I like the versatility you have with using the flowers and word die for lots of other different crafty projects. There's a lot of bang for your buck here.

This set is going to go fast. Our One Love Stamp Set features a world map in the shape of a heart and the sentiments are filled with positivity and love and are SO PERFECT for right now. The coordinating One Love Die Set is neat to cut out the world and the banners will house many of the sentiments included. We even included a Love Word Die. It was important to me that the die set be able to be used for more than just to cut out elements. Take a look - these dies can all be used for LOADS of other projects!

Have a Nice Day - isn't that just the nicest thing you can say and any ol' time? I think this is quite possible the most perfect sentiment for 'just because' cards. And this big bold greeting is perfection for playing with so many different stamping techniques. It's a GREAT stamp for your collection.

Last but certainly not least are our Best Mom Stamps and Best Mom Die Set. Fist, the sentiments in the stamp set are lovely and were designed with moms in mind and of course love and can even be tailored to say "you are the best" which means this set can be used for ANY occasion truthfully.
I'd like to focus on the stamp in the lower right-hand corner of the set because it's one of the funnest things about this set! It's a flower petal AND it can be used as a leaf. So, see the die set and that large, five petal bloom? Die cut first and then use your MISTI or stamping tool to stamp this petal five times creating this gorgeous oversized bloom!! Then, stamp it once and use the single petal die, turn it around and use it as the flower's leaf! How cool is that?

Would you like to see some projects I made using our Best Mom Stamps and Dies?

For this card, I did some stamping! I started with a stone circle cut with my Stitched Mats: Circles Dies and I just went for it with my Fresh Inks. Then, I layered my newly stamped medallion over a green square base which has been layered with a layer I cut down using our new Cover Up Die: Dotted Chevron. Isn't is pretty?!

Here I used the petal stamp from the set but not before I die cut my flower first. Then, I used my MISTI to stamp the petals perfectly. I inked each one with ink slightly darker on the inside and then lighter on the outside. Also seen here is our Mom Word Die and Fringe Scalloped Rectangles. Isn't that bloom SO PRETTY????

Here I made a cute little tag using the square tag in the Silly Stitched Squares Dies. I stamped the tag with the mom stamp in the set. Then, I created a little flower pot using the pot from my So Prickly Cactus Die Set. I also added the happy word die from the Spring Wreath Die Set and did a little heat embossing using stamps in the set. I love that this little flower pot can be used to make other cute little things like on this tag.

Do you like what I've created for you today?

How about winning our ENTIRE NEW RELEASE? Would you be into that? OF COURSE YOU WOULD!!!!

All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave comments for our design team members as you blog hop with us today. Yup that's it! Oh and leave your comments before Sunday, April 29th at 11:30 PM.

Here's a list of everyone participating in our hop today.

Laura Pryor/LID Store Blog << You are here
**Caly Person** newbie alert!!

Before I let you go I have a couple other announcements. I will be out of the office at least the first two weeks of May.

Orders may be placed but will not be shipping while I recover from surgery. If I can get back to the office sooner you know I will!!! There is a small chance my recovery may be longer and in that case I'll call in my reinforcements! 


Also, we've have a new sale page! Have you checked it out?

Everything listed on our new sale page is currently 50% OFF!! That's a big deal and I'm planning to add more things soon and at varying discounts.

It's a great time to get some awesome crafty goodies and at an extraordinarily low price!!!

That's all for me today. Go forth and hop! And don't forget to check out our store at!

What are your favorite items? I'd love to know!
See you tomorrow for Day 3 of our new release hop.


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  1. Yep, that brushed plaid stamp set is my first pick, followed by the dotted chevron die. So much good stuff!

  2. Such an amazing collection! I recently discovered your products and look forward to placing my orer soon. I wish you a speedy recovery after your surgery. Take care.

  3. You always come out with something different from any other line!!

  4. Lots of good stuff here. I’m looking forward to seeing how the designers use it all.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  5. Beautiful cards, and awesome release! :)

  6. Laura it is a fab new release, I think the brushed plaid is wonderful and love the one love stamp also! Great inspiration from the design team thanks! X

  7. I love the cut down chevron BG you created and I love those
    sweet roses (we just planted a rose garden in her honor!);
    fabulous cards. I love the brushed plaid, hand drawn sentiments,
    shaker tag set, spring wreath set ... need I go on? lol

  8. Love this release as well as all the inspiration!

  9. Laura, these are ALL great but I HAVE to say that I am a HUGE sucker for tags so your tag has caught my eye.
    I L♥VE your Shaker Tag Die Set but after closely looking at your dies, I think I could make a cute tag from a LOT of them! (This is what you learn to do over years of having a hobby but can't afford ALL that you want! LOL) Necessity IS the Mother of invention... haha

  10. Love this release - seems that I add something to my shopping cart every time I read another post on the blog hop!

  11. I really love the Spring Wreath die set. I could see that being a very versatile set to have in my stash!

  12. Such a fantastic release and beautiful inspiration projects! Love the brushed plaid background stamp.

  13. awesome! give yourself more than two weeks...

  14. So many fabulous new products! I love the brushed plaid, the one love stamp set, hand drawn happiness stamp set, the dotted chevron die, and the have a nice day stamp! Just to pick a few :)

  15. These are such pretty cards! I love the Spring Wreath Die Set and One Love Stamp Set :)

  16. Lovely cards and I
    do lime the brushed
    plaid stamp.
    Carla from Utah

  17. The colors on your cards are so soft and pretty.
    The plaid stamp and the spring wreath die are
    probably my favorites. I'll add others to
    the list when I place my order.
    thanks for having the hop.

  18. This is a really great release and I love the beautiful cards.

  19. I fall in love of the new products thanks to the team, they create an amazing and beautiful projects!!!

  20. What a great release! So many awesome projects yesterday! cannot wait to see what is in store today!

  21. Fantastic release! I love all the cards you made. Super cute!

  22. Your cards are fabulous & I love them all! Using just a small part of the Dotted Chevron in your first card is pure genius! Love them all!

  23. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. Great card designs, love everything!

  25. Oh my gosh, what a great release! I'm certainly going to be shopping! Thanks for all the inspiration! I would totally LOVE to win this release! Thanks for the chance!

  26. P.s. Hope your surgery goes well. Will be praying!

  27. Yup, as I see more projects, the more I covet the collection!

  28. Beautiful creations and a fabulous hop! Thank you ♥

  29. Gorgeous inspirations everywhere!! Awesome blog hop! The One Love stampset is so unique and fabulous! <3

  30. What a great release. Love the heart earth and all the wonderful quotes.

  31. These all look beautiful! I just love to create with die cuts and this new set all works so well together! I love the detail in the leaves!

  32. I love these projects. The tag is just fabulous and I think that die set is my fave from this release!

  33. More amazing projects. I really love how you layered all of the elements. Thanks for sharing

  34. Well so many great items to pick from but my favorites are the brushed plaid stamp and the dotted chevron die. So much bang for the buck there, I can see using them over and over for all occasions. Thanks for the great release!

  35. Such a great collection- and so many ways to combine the release elements! Thanks so much for the 3-day hop and oodles of inspiration! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  36. Gorgeous release and great inspiration! The sale is also a great news since I am planning some shopping. Is the 50% off applied at billing? It is not reflected in the prices on the site.

  37. What gorgeous projects. I love all the new products. Wonderful release!!

  38. Your card samples beautifully showcase the new products. Gorgeous color palettes on these cards.

  39. Your cards are simply beautiful ! The One Love And the Have A Nice Day stamps are awesome !!