Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LID:: April Release Day 1


Woohoo! It's Day One of the Lil' Inker Designs April Release. As usual, we have a fabulous hop for you. You should have arrived from Jen's Blog!


My first project features three of the new releases! I first created a wonderfully clean and simple textured background using the Quilted Stitched Pattern Die from white cardstock. I then die cut an orange panel from a previously released product, On the Diagonal Die, and stamped a custom greeting from the new set, Quick Notes. I then created an arrangement of brightly colored and absolutely fun flowers from the new Frames & Flowers Die Set!


This next card features the new die, Fold Out Star Die, in an unconventional way. First, I stamped an embossed a row of stars from the Quick Notes Set onto blue cardstock and then stamped my custom greeting, also from the Quick Notes Set. I then die cut twice-once from patterned paper and once from solid cardstock and trimmed the row of stars to fit my clean and simple card. This die is super cute to create a folded and shaped greeting, but I wanted to showcase another way to use it too!


Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

May Arts:: Lawn Fawn



May Arts has teamed up with Lawn Fawn this week! I've got two projects to share and there is tons more of information on the May Arts Blog-of course there are prizes too so please be sure to check out the details over there!


This first card features the ever chic May Arts Raffia in Champagne. I simply adhered strips onto cardstock and die-cut. I then embellished with the cute Lawn Fawn fox, log and some of their patterned paper.


This next card is for the girls! It features a strip of May Arts Wrinkle Ribbon in Olive tied in a double bow, along with a strip of the Mini Pom Poms in Olive! I've fussy cut the Lawn Fawn fawn and added a stamped panel and some of their patterned paper.


Please be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog and Lawn Fawn Blog, you wouldn't want to pass up your chance to win free spools and stamps! Here's the May Arts hop order for the past few days...


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

LID:: March Release Day 3



Welcome to the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs March Release! Today we are showcasing even ore projects for you, as well as saying farewell to one of our team members, Alicia. Haven't the projects from all the design team members just been amazing? What do you think of the new LID look?! We are continuing with our hop today, you should have arrived from Jen's Blog!


My first card features a brand new die, Stitched Butterflies and one of the new stamp sets, Spring Sentiments. I die cut the largest butterfly (featuring the LID signature double stitching design!) out of a patterned paper panel and added two die cuts from the smaller butterflies. A May Arts Burlap String Antenna/Body finished the look. I completed the card with a double banner sentiment.


My last card for the March Release features the much anticipated Lil' Inker Designs Mixed & Stitched Alphabets! I used them in the negative format here for this design, cutting the letters out of a custom watercolored panel. Love the customization options of this set! I also added a cute bow die cut from the Bunnies & Bows Die Cuts and finished the card with a birthday sentiment from Sun Sentiments.


There are actually two more products being featured this month! The super cool, really fun Rat Race Stamp Set and Mixed & Stitched Numbers Die Set to compliment the alphabet!!


Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Monday, March 24, 2014

LID:: March Release Day 2



Welcome to Day Two of the Lil' Inker Designs March Release! I hoped you enjoyed seeing all the pretty projects from the team yesterday! You should have arrived from Jen's Blog if you are following the Release Hop!


My card today features the amazing Spring Flowers Dies, along with a sentiment from an older set called Flags& Tags. I love the signature stitching details on these dies, as well as the layering opportunities of the Spring Flowers. I layered the die cut white flowers over a custom watercolored background.

Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

LID:: March Release Day 1







Woohoo! It's Day One of the Lil' Inker Designs March Release and we are here to show you brand new products and introduce the brand new look! Also, we are welcoming Erin, the new Social Media Coordinator! As usual, we have a hop for you. You should have arrived from Jen's Blog!



The above card features two stamps sets being released this month, along with a previously released LID die-Connected Circles Die. I started by die cutting from white cardstock the connected circles and then stamped in various spring colors the flowers from Spot on Spring. Then I created a sentiment panel from white cardstock and a sentiment from Spring Sentiments. These panels had inked edges and were adhered with dimensional adhesives onto cream cardstock, that also had inked edges. I really love how the new products coordinate with older products!

Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

May Arts:: Penny Black Collaboration



I love it when May Arts collaborates with another creative company. This week there is a ton of inspiration over on the May Arts Blog because the Ribbonistas have teamed up with Penny Black!

I created a wall or door hanging with some May Arts Ribbon and the beautiful Penny Black stamp called Tiger-Lily.


I was out walking one day this past fall and came across this piece of cut steel grate. After I washed it up, I pulled it out for this project. I started by stamping (with a bit of masking) two of the tiger lilies and colored them in with markers. I then fussy cut them and adhered them to the steel grate.


I decorated the grate with layered 7/8" cream crochet ribbon (368-78-09), 1/2" cream crochet ribbon (421-05-10) as well as 3/16" butterscotch/white stripes grosgrain ribbon (RG76) that had been tied in a bow. I also tucked a double bow of the antique gold burlap string (SM32) for added texture. I created the hanger with the grosgrain and burlap string as well.

Check back on the May Arts Blog for the hop participants from the past two days, today and the rest of the week. And as always, comment along the stops and over on the May Arts Blog for your chance to win some amazing products from these two companies!

Monday, March 3, 2014

May Arts: Retro Inspiration Challenge


Fancy yourself some retro-colored inspiration?
Head on over to the May Arts Ribbon Blog where the Ribbonistas
are showcasing lots of projects with some fantastic ribbon!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

May Arts:: Stampendous




What an exciting week this has turned up to be! May Arts and Stampendous have teamed up for a week long blog hop full of inspiration. Today is the second day of the Hop. You can find out yesterday's stops and more details (as well as your chance to win prizes!) over on the May Arts Blog.

My first card features the really cool Teal Mica Fragments from Stampendous, that have been glued to a panel and then the card base that has been stamped with a sentiment. I wrapped the card with a both made from two of my go-to May Arts Ribbon for cards- Burlap String in Natural (SM10) and 1.25" Silk Ribbon in Olive (SK16). I tucked in some stamped, fussy cut leaves from the Stampendous Stamp Set, Moray Dahlia.

Here's a close up:

Then I made a second card too! This features the Moray Dahlia Stamp Set as well, and is a blank card for any occasion:

After stamping the flowers, I colored them in lightly with markers, then added some Stampendous Melon Ultra Fine Pearl Glitter in their centers. I finished the card with a large bow made from May Arts 1.5" Sheer Ribbon in Teal (C04), and tucked in some of the popular May Arts Leaves in Olive (BY16).

I hope you enjoy the schedule hop stops this week! What a perfect pairing: May Arts and Stampendous!

Friday, February 7, 2014

May Arts:: New Release Week


Intrigued?
Stop by the May Arts Blog to see some projects
made with the new releases
and for your chance to win the new release!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

LID:: February Release:: Day 3



Always a fun time when Lil' Inker Designs releases new products! As usual, there is a hop with prizes! You should have arrived from Jen's Blog, and if needed, you can start at the Lil' Inker Designs Blog or find additional details there!


Oh, isn't this little guy fun! He's so innovative and possibly my favorite product from this release. What a cute way to dress up a bland gift card! I cut the owl twice-once in some backing cardstock and another in cream. I adhered the two pieces together, being careful not to glue down the beak, wings, or tab. Then I inked the edges, added the eyes (with rhinestones), tucked in the gift card and secured it with a big May Arts Silk Ribbon bow.

I hope you have a fun time hopping and that you enjoyed the new release! There is three $15 gift certificates to the store up for grabs to one lucky commenter along the hop! Your next stop is Kristen!