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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

May New Release Blog Hop Day 3

Hello! I'm here to wrap up our May New Release with one last post.

Be sure to keep reading so that you can learn how to WIN the entire release for FREE!!

Also, be sure to visit my Day 1 and Day 2 posts because they contain lots of information and tips about our new items!

Here is a look at everything that is new in store this week.

All of the above items sincerely work together. The compliment each other and add versatility to each other as well. It's like an entire suite of stamps and dies with a Summer vibe and I'm so proud of them. They're so fun to work with!

Our butterfly supplies were designed to work together as well. In fact, we designed the sentiments and I was going to leave them as a set of sentiments alone and somehow they just didn't feel complete so we did some designing and have these wonderful and pretty and fresh butterflies for you in the set as well. 

I'd like to share with you today some of our Design Team Member's projects.

I'm sharing the above creations by Chrissy Larson and Heather Hoffman because they use the same three supplies; Pineapple Shaker Die, Hawaiian Word Dies, and Be Sweet Stamps. I think they're fantastic examples of how nicely these three new items compliment each other and yet are for two completely card giving occasions; Chrissy made hers for a grad and Heather's is a thank you. I love that!

Next up, I'm featuring these two projects by Lisa Henke and Karen Baker because they focus more on the Think Happy Thoughts Tropical Stamps and Dies but manage to work in other items too.

Lisa's design incorporates our Pineapple Shaker and our Hawaiian Word Dies and I think really shows how the Pineapple can be such a great backdrop while letting some of the other images shine in the front.

Karen's project is so cool! She's managed to make the coolest Hawaiian Shirt-like background and pair our Think Happy Thoughts Tropical Stamps with our Hawaiian Word Dies. I just love this little grouping!!!

Kim's project is so great as well. I love how she's shown you two pineapples and in two different colors and how perfectly they fit on an A2 card! Love all the colors here!

Of course, we can't leave out the main design purpose of our Pineapple Shaker Die and that is to use it as an actual shaker element. Here are a couple of projects that demonstrate that nicely.

Laura Williams' shaker project is colorful and a fun focal element here on an A2 card. Love!

I really think this project by Lisa is an excellent way to show you the size of the shaker and how it's...perfect for lack of a better word. She's shown the pineapple shaker here over our Stitched Gift Card and Note Holder Die and it doesn't overwhelm the gift card at all!

Let's focus for a minute on our Cover Up Die: Butterfly and alllllll the different techniques that can be used behind this lovely butterfly.

Here is a stamped background behind this die by Amy Kolling. How pretty! And easy too, not to mention!

Here are two fabulous examples of ink blending behind this die which are equally fabulous by Chrissy Larson and Heather Hoffman. Chrissy's card even uses the Cover Up Die: Butterfly as a shaker too!

Here are two examples by Karen and Laura W with simple, solid background but each does something unique; Karen's card features this fun outlining with a fine ink pen to make the image pop and Laura's card features her butterfly in Vellum.

Both of these excellent projects by Kim Rendino were made with alcohol inks! Aren't these amazing? I love that she was able to turn one alcohol ink-colored background into TWO amazing designs by using the negative pieces that cut away from the die.

These projects by Laura W and Lisa show you how beautifully this die cut layers over a watercolored background - yet another technique.

Which technique combined with our Butterfly is your favorite? I'm not sure I have a personal favorite but I'm definitely inspired to try more things especially the stamped background because it's one simple step!

Here's a look at some fabulous creations made using our Spread Your Wings Stamps. Again, this started out as a set of sentiments to coordinate with the Cover Up Die: Butterfly. It's partly the reason why I didn't design coordinating dies for this stamp set, actually. 

I love the things the team did with these stamps and the layouts they created!

Above is a card by Amy Kolling where she used both the back of the stamp to get a solid image as well as the stamp image itself. Love the layout and colors!

Here Chrissy shows us that is we want to, we can fussy cut our butterflies because they're small and easy to manage!!!

Here, Heather made a colorful collage with some repetitive stamping and it's beautiful!

Karen's card has an excellent layout and I love how the focal is the butterfly and the sentiment. The background is our Cover Up Die Spirals but you can use any all backgrounds in your collection and make a set of cards like this.

I love that Laura W stamped her main butterflies in black onto colored card stock and trimmed them out. I hadn't thought of that but it's a terrific idea! The layout too is great!!!

I hope that you're loving everything we added to the store this week! I had so much for with this release and now comes the best part for me...not just filling your orders but getting to see what YOU make with these new supplies!!! Don't forget to tag us on social media with #lilinkerdesigns so we can see what you make. If we feature your project in our You Made It Monday post, you'll even have a chance to win a gift certificate to the store!

More ways to win? Read on!

As you hop with me and our Design Team today (and the last two 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 May New Release Blog Hop!!!! 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. Please note, that at this time the Cover Up Die: Butterflies are beginning to run a little low just in case that's the item that makes you feel crafty.

Thank you so so much for spending time with me and the Lil' Inker Design Team this week!

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  1. Laura this is such a fun release! I’m really loving all the great tropical vibes!!

  2. Fabulous release. Love the butterfly cover die particularly !The DT have created magic!! x

  3. So many beautiful cards - but the tropical ones make me want to take a vacation! Great release!

  4. Wow! I'm loving this release! Everything I need to feel tropical or gorgeous butterflies 😍

  5. This is a fabulous release. Butterflies are my favourite so I'm partial to all those products, but the pineapple and Hawaiian-themed words are SO FUN!!

  6. Fabulous cards! Pineapples make me feel in vacation! Love them and the beautiful butterflies cards too! My fave techniques combined with your Butterfly are ink blending and alcohol inks!

  7. Love how you used these new products – fun and inspirational!!!

  8. Awesome pineapple die set. Enjoying all the samples.

  9. Such a fun and fabulous release! I need that pineapple in
    my stash so I can make shakers with it! They are my fave type
    of card and the pineapple is so cute.

  10. Great release. Love the butterfly products--so many techniques can be used.

  11. Oh Laura! THIS is just FABULOUS! I love this release! The pineapple shaker is awesome! I love the ALOHA die... the butterflies are GORGEOUS and the DTS did AMAZING!

  12. Your post is just jammed with great ideas on how to use these products. the pinapple is still my fave!

  13. This is one great release, especially since I love butterflies!
    Great designers, great projects.

  14. I've really enjoyed the last three days of the hop. This is an especially fun release!

  15. Such a great release! I love the butterfly stamp set and the cover up die, and the tropical designs and pineapple are so fun! Fabulous samples along the hop and here on the blog!

  16. Amazing release! Such beautiful projects also! Thanks so much for the chance to win such a generous giveaway! 🙂

  17. What a wonderful release! I am in love with that butterfly cover plate is just amazing! The pineapple and aloha dies are also favorites. So fun to see the design team's projects with them all. Brilliant.

  18. Those butterflies are so gorgeous, and I love what you did with them on all of your cards!

  19. Love that big butterfly. I have lots of sizes
    but this one takes the cake. Can't wait to
    get him. thanks for having the hop

  20. Love the big, bold butterfly! Butterflies are my favorite. The pineapple shaker card is also very sweet!

  21. So much beautiful inspiration shared showcasing these beautiful new stamps and dies! Thank you for the chance to win too!

  22. I love the butterfly die, just beautiful

  23. Love the butterflies and the tropicals! Can't wait to see what the team has created!

  24. Oh my gosh!!! These are amazing!!! Im loving the butterflies!! Off to hop!!

  25. What a great new release! I am loving the tropical designs!!

  26. Am I love with all things pineapple and very much cant wait for this release!

  27. The pineapples are so cute. I also LOVE the coconut drinks!