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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

October New Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hello there!!!! We have some really cute and exciting things for you with this release and I'm so happy this day is here!

Let's get right to seeing everything new in store today!

I mentioned that we have a little of everything for you today in the way of Fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Let's begin with Fall.

Introducing Blossoms and Banners Autumn! It's a follow up to our VERY popular original called, simply, Blossoms and Banners, but this one is done with Fall leaves and flowers! There are three main focal images each with Autumn flowers and leaves each surrounding a different style of banner. Then, we've included six different sentiments which each stamp to fit on the banners in the set. We also added some individual Fall image stamps for fun. We think you'll love adding this set to your collection because not only can the two sets work together but the sentiments are so useful for card giving occasions! We also created a die set to cut out each of the focal banners and the individual Fall ephemera stamps.

Here is a project by Caly Person using this set. How perfect is this? Perfect for a Fall wedding, don't you think?

 Moving right along to something for Thanksgiving but cute for ANYTIME of the year. Here is our new Hap-Pie Thanksgiving Stamps and Pie Die Set! This 3x4 stamp set includes a line image style of the cutest little slice of pie ever complete with whipped topping. Then, we included several greetings which make this image stretch across several card making occasions. Of course, the main purpose is to wish someone a cute Hap-pie Thanksgiving and keeping with that theme we included a "gather' sentiment. But if you look closely there are plenty of things this set "says"! The larger greetings, "gather" and "cutie pie" stamp to fit on the side of the slice of pie if you'd like.

Next up is our Pie Die Set! Having this die in your collection adds to the versatility of using the coordinating stamp set because it gives you the option to combine these cute sentiments with a paper pie instead of a stamped and colored one. I really love the size of this pie because it's very petite making it perfect for small tags or even table place card markers!

Here's an example using these new pie supplies by Karen Baker. I love this example because Karen shows you all the different 'flavors' this pie can be.

Squeeeee! Isn't this adorable? I love her combo of sentiments too!

If you're already a fan of Lil' Inker Designs, you're no stranger to our new Cover Up Die: Diagonal Plaid because it was previously released for World Card Making Day. You're going to see lots of projects made with this die throughout this release and because it's so pretty and fun, it's certainly worth showing this to you again today. It's available in limited quantity so if you love it, today's the day! Oh, and did I mention that this die layers for the most perfect plaid? Keep watching and you'll see how awesome this is!

Next up are our new Mitten Shaker Dies and Ready, Set, Snow coordinating stamps! YESSS!!!!

Ok, so the die set does SO MANY THINGS so I thought I'd created a bulleted list:
  • Largest die makes a GREAT holiday tag
  • Use the negative cut of the largest die to make a mitten-shaped window on a card front
  • Used with the second die, it makes a lovely shaker mitten
  • Use just the mini mitten included for lots of projects including mini gift tags!

 But wait! There's more!!! We included a separate "wrist part" for the large mitten so you can lay it over your mitten in a different color which you can choose to leave plain OR you can cut it again with one of two texture patterns we included for this piece.

The Ready Set Snow Stamps are the perfect way to bring your mittens to life BUT can be used entirely on their own as Winter or Holiday stamps. Almost all of the sentiments included stamp to fit on the largest mitten and we even included some pretty snowflakes so you can stamp them on your mittens or create a pretty background.

Here is a fantastic example using these supplies by Chrissy Larson.

I love how Chrissy has shown what a fantastic shaker this mitten makes but also how perfectly this can be a tag with a stamped sentiment on it as well. 

Chrissy has even managed to show you both "wrist textures" in action here too. FABULOUS!!!!

This next stamp set is really fun and I hope that you love it. It's called Merry Ornament. It's a beautiful, large ornament featuring a hand-drawn Merry Christmas sentiment ad we've given you the individual pieces to stamp this to make it into a lovely ornament PLUS a bunch of fun flourishes for added fun. CLICK HERE to view and/or print the Merry Ornament Stamp Index. It will show you how all of these pieces come together to make this fun and bold ornament.

Here is an example of our Merry Ornament Stamps by Heather Hoffman. I love the color combination that Heather used. How fun is this new set?

Next, is a new version of last year's holiday hit, Vintage Christmas Wreath Stamps. This time, we've taken these gorgeous, vintage holiday images and fashioned them into a gorgeous corner stamp featuring a pretty poinsettia and in a larger 6x8 set called Classic Christmas. This main image can be stamped twice leaving a perfect space in the middle of your card front for a greeting. In this set, we've also included three individual images that I'm sure you'll enjoy using in conjunction with the sentiments we've given you in this set. The sentiments are done in the most perfect font and are classic greetings. We've given you some sentiments that can be used on the inside as well! 

Here is another shining example from Heather Hoffman using our new Classic Christmas Stamps. I picked this example because it uses the corner stamp and sentiment in the exact way I imagined this could be used when we were designing these stamps. Isn't this layout perfect? And this design screams vintage, classic Christmas!

Last, but certainly not least, are three perfectly oversized holiday word dies. To give you an idea of just how wonderfully larger they are, they were photographed on a card that is 4.375 x 5.375 - so not much different than an actual A2 card base. Have a look!

Don't you just LOVE the font of these? They're perfect and they're all one piece making it so easy to apply these to a card front.

Here is a grouping of cards I made easily with some ink blending and paint splattering which was a LOT of fun!

I started by die cutting each sentiment from light grey paper. Then, I partially heat embossed the bottom of each with silver embossing powder. On the top, I used white craft ink which I sponged on and blended into the silver. While the craft ink was still wet I sprinkled white glitter so that these had more of a snow effect. When complete, I set my sentiments aside so that I could work on my backgrounds which I completed entirely by blending inks onto white cardstock.

I used a combination of Distress Inks and Fresh Inks which happen to blend together beautifully! When each was dry I splattered then with white paint which I thinned with a bit of water. I realized I wanted to add a colored shadow behind each sentiment. So, I cut each work die twice more in pink, light green and light blue and glued all three layers of each together leaving the last layer peeking out from behind. 

The size of these greetings is absolutely perfect and lend themselves to quick and easy card making!!!!


Would you be interested in winning ALL of these new supplies? Of course you would!!

All you have to do is leave comments along your way as you blog hop with us today! Comments should be left by Sunday, October 28th at 11:30 PM EST.

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

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

Amy Kolling

Thank you so much for joining us today!!! I am delighted to have this release underway! If you'd like more information about these new items including item sizing, tips, in-depth details and even a project gallery, please visit OUR STORE!

We'll be seeing you tomorrow for Day 2 of our October Release Blog Hop!


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  1. What a fabulous release! I just love the mitten and the pie! I can't wait to see all that the design team has created in the next few days!

  2. Love the mitten shaker and all the other great cards made with this release!!!

  3. Wow what an amazing new release! I can't decide which one from the set I like most they are all so awesome!

  4. Oh my, could a mitten be any cuter?!?!! Thanks for sharing the great inspiration!!!!! :)

  5. This new release is georgeus! Love made cards. They are so simple and so beautiful. Thank u for inspiration. And good luck to all =) wish ya all lots of creativity=)

  6. I love this release. I already ordered several things from it.

  7. Fantastic release!! The mittens are awesome and I love them as a shaker
    especially since that's my fave type of card. The word dies are wonderful
    and love the simple, but pretty cards you made, Laura. Blossoms & Banners
    Autumn is my favorite.

  8. This is a great release but the pie stamps & dies really got me. They are SOOOOO cute!!!!

  9. The mittens are soooo cute!! Love this release!

  10. This release has so
    many goodies! Love
    the Merry ornament
    and the mittens cuffs.
    Off to hop....
    Carla from Utah

  11. What a fabulously fun release! Your projects are beautiful. Thank you for sharing how you created them.

  12. Great new release, love the pie set, and the DT inspiration is fab!

  13. What a fun and festive release! Off to see what wonderful creations have been made!!

  14. Fantastic new release! I love the last three die cut greetings cards - those backgrounds are wonderful!

  15. An amazing release! I just love it all and so many inspirational ideas from the DT!

  16. Loving this release! Fabulous designs!

  17. This is a lovely release!! Fantastic inspirations at every stop, loved hopping along :) Thank you team! :)

  18. WOW! This release is awesome!
    Definitely something for everyone!

  19. LOVE the Classic Christmas stamp set and all the wonderful word dies! Great Release!!

  20. So many goodies, really drawn to the die cut sentiments.

  21. Love the pie slices. Had my first slice of pumpkin
    pie last night - and there are leftovers. this
    is a wonderful release - the greenery with the
    poinsettia is so pretty. thanks for sharing

  22. These are great. Love the cards, the products! Great job!!!!!

  23. Wonderful release folks so much variety, that mitten looks so cute & fun. Brilliant products team !

  24. Wow, a great release! I love them all. The pie is adorable, the plaid die is so cool, the banners are beautiful and I love the sentiment dies!!

  25. Wonderful products in this release. My fave is the exquisite Merry Ornament stamp. Off to hop.

  26. You obviously do not want me to have any money for Christmas presents! THIS IS ALL SOOOO CUTE!!!!! I LOVE the pie!

  27. Not sure if my comment went through! But I think I just lost all my Christmas gift money because I want this entire release! ALL SO CUTE

  28. Fabulous new items. Love the pie set!

  29. Fabulous new stamps and dies! Love it all! That plaid die wowed me on the WCMD event, and is still a fave! Wonderful release and awesome creations to showcase them all!

  30. Such beautiful and clever inspiration projects! Love the new release - the layered ornament is stunning.

  31. What a gorgeous release!!! Love all the new products!!!

  32. What an awesome release! I can't wait to hop to see what everyone has done with it.

  33. You have such an amazing DT; their creations are all so lovely, and pretty!!!!!

  34. Such beautiful things and great cards!!!

    I can't wait to get hopping along and be INSPIRED :)

  36. I did the hop in reverse starting with day 3 and the projects were all terrific! I am really in love w/ the holiday word dies and the plaid cover-up.

  37. So many fun, New crafting supplies in this release! I especially like the gorgeous fall banner and the one-piece Christmastime sentiments. All the projects y'all made are terrific!

  38. That pie die is calling me more than a real piece of pie! I think it needs to live at my house

  39. I'm late to the hop but all ready to get into the holiday state of mind. Gorgeous Day One samples from the design team. Laura, I love your blended background and splattered paint cards with those gorgeous scripted sentiments! Wow!