Monday, October 16, 2017

LID Christmas Release - Day 1



Hello! Today is the beginning of a fun new release at Lil' Inker Designs - a super fun mix of stamps and dies in this release! So excited to start sharing them with you! You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards!


This release is totally fabulous as always! I love the mix of fun and cute - and then there is this JAW dropping and gorgeous Vintage Christmas Wreath stamp set that I used on this card!


It is just beautiful on it's own - but for this card, I colored it in with a bit of distress inks used as watercolors, then layered it up with some gorgeous pattern paper finished off with some jute twine to add some lovely finishing texture - perfect for the rustic feel of this! I love how the Coordinating Dies make it super easy to get such a lovely border around the whole thing without fussy cutting!


And then the next card using some more florals, but a more modern and simple design - I told you there was lots of variety in this release!


For this one, I started by cutting out the new Cover Up Die - Geometric Snow from white cardstock, then layering over a soft blue cardbase using tiny bits of foam adhesive to adhere it for lots of dimension. I then added some florals from the new Festive Florals stamp set, colored with Copics and cut out with their Coordinating Dies.


I added a sentiment - also from Festive Florals stamp set, white heat embossed on a tiny panel of black cardstock cut with Rounded Rectangles dies. I colored in the center of the letters a bit with a red colored pencil, then used the Press & Seal technique of layering everything how I wanted it, picking it up with the Press & Seal, adding adhesive to the back, and then adhering it back on the card. As a finishing touch, I added some sparkly Nuvo Drops to the berries for shine!


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

And now the really fun part! One lucky person is going to win THE ENTIRE RELEASE! Winner will be chosen from comments left along the hop - so the more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)



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Hello There - Winnie and Walter October Color Challenge

Good morning! I have a fun new Color Combo Challenge on the Winnie and Walter Blog this morning! Come check it out HERE and play along for a chance to win this month's prizes! Can't wait to see what you create!


Thanks for dropping by - have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Courageous and Kind - SSS November Card Kit

Good morning! I'm stopping in again this morning to share another card with the BRAND NEW Kind Flowers November Card Kit for Simon Says Stamp that just released! Sometimes I feel like I say it every month, but truly, this month's kit may be my favorite EVER! The stamp set - Kind Flowers - is HUGE and full of the most beautiful kindness sentiments you can imagine! And the gorgeous embossed papers - oh my goodness, they are amazing! I used one of those on my card this morning:


The texture of that embossed bronze paper is so fabulous! And I'm still loving the stickers from the kit as well. I used the same trick as last nights card - I peeled it off the backing, then applied powder with my Powder Tool until it wasn't sticky anymore. That way I could place it where I wanted, and add foam adhesive - like I did on this card!


I stamped three sentiments from the Kind Flowers stamp set on thin strips of cream cardstock, and mounted those with foam adhesive as well. Finished off by matting the paper with a thin strip of Cream and Green Leaf, then mounting on a cardbase of Dark Chocolate.


Here is a look at the entire kit contents - you can find it HERE:


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Friday, October 13, 2017

Kindness Begins with Love - NEW SSS November Card Kit

Hello there! I'm excited to share the BRAND NEW Kind Flowers November Card Kit for Simon Says Stamp that just released! Sometimes I feel like I say it every month, but truly, this month's kit may be my favorite EVER! The stamp set - Kind Flowers - is HUGE and full of the most beautiful kindness sentiments you can imagine! Truly a must have! I used it along with lots of the pattern paper and stickers included in the kit for my card tonight:


I die cut some of the pattern paper using my Wonky Rectangles die, then die cut a white Wonky Heart to stamp my sentiment on. I added a little more pattern paper using Basic Banner die to get the banner shape - I trimmed the banner a little on each side to make it thinner though. Then those STICKERS! One trick I like to do with stickers to use them on cards - I peeled it off the backing, then applied powder with my Powder Tool until it wasn't sticky anymore. That way I can place it where I want, and add foam adhesive if I wish as well - like I did on this card! Finished off with a bit of jute twine, then mounted the entire front panel on a white card base with fun foam!


Here is a look at the entire kit contents - you can find it HERE:

Can you see all the lovely dimension? Ack...I am SOOO in love with this kit it isn't even funny! :)


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SSS Making Spirits Bright Blog Hop - Christmas Filled with JOY!

Good morning! Super excited to be hopping today with a FABULOUS line-up of crafters celebrating the Simon Says Stamp Making Spirits Bright release. There is tons of fun and inspiration, and PRIZES too! Here is the card I made to share for the hop:


I used two colors of ink to ink up the trees from the new Merry and Bright stamp set in an ombre design - such a fun way to add depth and dimension to a solid image! It also worked out to be a super fun background. I added some of of the hearts from the same set stamped in red. Next, I heat embossed a sentiment from the gorgeous new Stained Glass Greetings in gold on a strip of white cardstock, then matted it with black cardstock with an extra sentiment from the set added underneath, heat embossed in white. I trimmed it off at an angle with my paper trimmer, then matted the card panel with red cardstock on a green cardbase, then mounted the sentiment with foam adhesive.


GIVEAWAY INFO: Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon at every stop along the hop - so make sure and leave some love as you hop along for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Tuesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.


Now - here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

And just for fun, here are a couple other cards I've posted in the last couple days using new release items - click on the photo to go to the blog post if you want more info:



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Thursday, October 12, 2017

More SSS Holiday Release - Merry and Bright

Good morning! Stopping by with another card using some of the new Simon Says Stamp Making Spirits Bright release! So much fun playing with all the bright and festive new goodies!


For this one I used the beautiful and intricate Holly Square Frame and die cut if from gold foiled cardstock. I then used the center of the die cut frame to mask out a place for my sentiment, and added some gold splatters using my Zig Starry Colors Palette. I heat embossed the sentiment from the new Merry and Bright stamp set - then carefully glued down my frame. Finished off with a few white Nuvo drops, and a bit of jute twine. I love the richness of the gold with the red - and the touch of white to brighten it up, and the rustic-ness of the twine as a finish! 


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Paper Pieced Turkey on the PPP Blog

Good morning! Just popping in to give you a peek of a card I have up on the Pretty Pink Posh blog this morning paper piecing this little cutie! You can check it out HERE:


Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Merry Christmas Holly Berry Border - SSS Making Spirits Bright Release!

Hello! The new Simon Says Stamp Making Spirits Bright release is LIVE in the store! I've definitely been singing Christmas songs the past couple days as I've played with it! Here a peek at a quick card I put together using some of the new stamps and dies:


I used a fun new border die called Holly Fanfare to create an inlaid decorative panel on my card. I die cut it in a panel of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock that I first die cut with the largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I then adhered it to a white cardbase, making sure to add lots of tape behind the border. I then die cut it again in red and green cardstock and paper pieced in the different colors. I heat embossed a sentiment from a FABULOUS new sentiment stamp set called Stained Glass Greetings. Such a gorgeous font and lovely add on words in this set! LOVE! I embossed the large "merry" directly on the panel in white, then the extra Christmas on a small strip of black cardstock that I trimmed out and popped up with a touch of foam adhesive. Finished off by adding some Tonic Studios Crystal Glaze on the berries - LOVE the added shine and dimension!


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sweet Elephant - Lace Button Bow Embellishment

Good morning! Yep - back with some more adorable critters for you from Unity Stamp Company! So in love with these darling new releases!


Here is a Quick Tip video showing how I got the lace and button bow embellishment on this card:


And a closer look at that bow! Lace is such a fun substitute for ribbon or twine and adds a fun softness to a card.


More Lawn Fawn plaid paper on this as well - I can't get enough plaid and the Lawn Fawn ones are so pretty!


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Monday, October 9, 2017

Time to Destash!!!

Just posted lots of destash items on my Crafty For Sale Page here on my blog! You can check it all out HERE to see if there is anything you are interested in! Lots of new and lightly used stamps and dies! Here is a peek at a few:

   


   


   







Birthday Fox - Gold Rimmed Glossy Embellishments

Good morning! I'm back with another adorable woodland critter newly released from Unity Stamp Company! I also have a fun Quick Tip Video showing how I got those gold rimmed colored dots as an embellishment on this card:


Here is the video:


Isn't that fun and easy?!?!? I have been loving Nuvo drops - and one day I was putting those fun flat gold confetti from Pretty Pink Posh on a card and realized how fun they would be combined!


I also added a torn paper edge to this card - can't go wrong with plaid!


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