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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

May New Release Blog Hop Day 2

Hello there and welcome back for Day 2 of our New Release Blog Hop!

If you're just joining me today, make sure to go back and read my Day 1 post too!

Here again, is a look at everything that's new in store today.
Pineapple Shaker Die Set - versatile and so fun to use! Create a shaker, tag or a flat pineapple focal image for your cards. Lots of possibilities here.

Our Be Sweet Stamps were designed specifically to coordinate with our new Pineapple Shaker Die Set and the sweetness of each pair perfectly together!

Our Think Happy Thoughts Stamps and Dies are hand-drawn and have the best Summer vibe! You will love using these florals and leaves and sweet but simple phrases.

Our Hawaiian Word Dies are the words Aloha and Mahalo and each has its own "halo" die or backer that fits behind and outlines the word perfectly for a layered look. These combine perfectly with our new Pineapple Shaker Die and Think Happy Thoughts Stamps and Dies.

This is our gorgeous new Cover Up Die: Butterfly and I couldn't be more delighted to bring this to our store this week. It features a butterfly floating across your card front but it's also attached to its surrounding frame. You will love this die and the endless possibilities of techniques and crafty treatments you can use with it!

These sentiments in our Spread Your Wings Stamps were designed specifically to coordinate with our Cover Up Die: Butterfly but just didn't feel complete without the addition of these wonderful, sketchy butterflies. I promise you - this set is beautiful!!!

I'd like to share some projects I made using our new butterflies!

First Up I started by die cutting my Cover Up Die: Butterfly from white stock and set it aside. Then, using watercolor paper and my Zigs, I created a color-washed background of oranges and yellows. Once that was dry, I laid my die cut over top and adhered them together. To make my surrounding frame pop, I colored the outer border/edge with a black Copic marker. I added a sentiment from the coordinating Spread Your Wings Stamps right in that special little nook we designed just for greetings.  I added in some Wink of Stella and some clear rhinestones for some sparkle. I love how this came together.

Next Up, I made two cards from one card. I'll explain! I cut a lilac card base down to 4.25" square and I got busy stamping with my Spread Your Wings Stamps. I actually used the back of one of the images to stamp a large, solid butterfly which is the lighter purple shadow you see on the card on the left. To make it match the shape of the stamp more perfectly I used some snips to just trim away a tiny bit around the antennas and bottom. Once I stamped my pattern, then I turned my stamp over and used a Distress ink to stamp my pretty and lacey butterfly. 
Once my stamped background was complete I used my So Very Kind Greeting Die to cut out the sentiment in the center and because of the way this popped out of the die I was able to grab the negative pieces you see on the right card and make a new card. Two cards from one!
To finish of my first card, I applied some holographic acetate behind my greeting and then backed that with more lilac paper.

The card on the right was made very simply by premaking an A2 card base with purple stock. Then, I ran it through my Gemini Jr using our Quilted Stitched So Sunny Die to achieve that fantastic texture you see in the background. Then, I added in my negative cuts like I mentioned before which I adhered first to plain, matching purple stock and then up on foam tape for some dimension over this twine you see.

Making these made me feel super creative so I made another like it but this time in pinks. I did the exact same process for this card. LOVE! You should give this a try! Our So Very Kind Greeting Die is currently out of stock but those of you who have purchased our Mystery Box received this die recently!!

As you hop with me and our Design Team of the next couple of days, be sure to leave comments for all of us along the way because I will be picking a prize winner right from those comments. Just be sure to leave your comments by Sunday, May 19th, 11:30 PM to be eligible. We're giving away a copy of everything to one lucky winner!!

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

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

That wraps up our Day 2. I hope you'll swing over to THE STORE after hopping with us today to read more about the products you're liking the most. I give a nice product write up and there is a project gallery for each of the new items which contain lots of inspiring photos of just what these new supplies can do!

Thank you so so much for spending part of your day with me today and I hope to see you tomorrow for Day 3, the final day of our May New Release Blog Hop!!!!

I'm having SO MUCH FUN!!! OOF! You should see my craft room!


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  1. Those cards are so beautiful, I just love this release!

  2. These are lovely. You have a great product release. Your DT had done a fantastic job showing off your new release. My favorite is the large butterfly die.

  3. Cover Up Die: Butterfly is definitely my fave product of this new release! Love these cards! Colors are amazing!!!

  4. Love that big butterfly.
    Great release. fun hop.
    thanks for sharing

  5. Beautiful release! Your cards are lovely. I love the terrific sentiments to coordinate with these stamps and dies.

  6. Beautiful cards with these awesome butterfly stamps and die! Awesome release!

  7. I am loving the new release this month. The cover-up butterfly die and the so kind die are absolutely wonderful. There are so many ways to use them. Thanks for sharing. Brenda West

  8. Gotta love a two for one card!
    Beautiful cards, fantastic release!

  9. I love all the butterfly beautiful!

  10. Wow, lovely cards, Laura! And I just love when I
    can get a two for one card.

  11. Your color-washed background in oranges & yellows is gorgeous, it goes very well with the butterfly 🦋.

  12. Day two of AWESOMENESS! I love your butterfly die! I love the purple one the most!

  13. Laura, your cards are gorgeous... OH those butterflies! and the purple-y ones!

  14. Your cards are lovely, just love the big butterfly die!

  15. I'll bet you're having fun! This is a great release.

  16. Such pretty butterfly creations!

  17. Gorgeous, colourful cards! Another awesome release! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂🦋🍍

  18. I love your designs! So fresh! And your stamp quality is awesome!

  19. I really like seeing the giant butterfly die being used. it's very creative!

  20. The coconut cups are my FAVORITE!!

  21. I LIVE getting two cards from one die! 😍 these are awesome!

  22. Beautiful release and so many great projects! Having fun on the hop!

  23. The butterflies are my favorite. :)

  24. Fabulous projects! Can't wait to see the inspiration on today's hop!

  25. Laura, I love the new release line-up! Great cover die with the big bold butterfly and the tropical ferns are gorgeous! The pineapple die is so much fun!

  26. Amazing new products!!! I love them all.. Especially the butterflies!! What a great hop and release!!