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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Seeing Stars: Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 3

Today is the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs release showcase!  All of the products being shown are currently available in the Lil' Inker store already!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Campbell's blog and if you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!

Before we get on to our projects today, I wanted to say a little goodbye to another team member, Alyssa Scritchfield.  She is going to leave to focus on establishing a new family business.  She will be missed!  I always enjoying seeing what her creative mind comes up with!

Jen Carter Star Kite 1.1

For my first project today, it may not be real obvious where all of the pieces came from.  As I was cutting the Quick Notes Star Fold Out die, there is a negative piece that is left (see the dark diamond on the product image below?) behind.  I would set this on my desk and the more I looked at it I thought it looked just like a kite.  So, why not put that little piece of paper to work and create a kite out of it?  I did just that!  The kite string is the balloon string from the Balloon Builders stamp set.


Jen Carter Star Kite closeup 1.1

That green hill is made from a new product too.  It is the edge of the Frames & Flowers die set!  It made the perfect hill!  The sentiment is from the Quick Notes stamp set and the clouds are from the Cloudy Sky Die & Rainbows & Clouds die set.  And, last but not least that awesome background is from the new Quilted Stitched Pattern die.


One last card to share.

Jen Carter Star

I used the Quick Notes Star Fold Out die on this card.  The stars look like they are dancing!

Jen Carter Star Closeup

I embossed the sentiment & star tails from the Quick Notes stamp set.  

Jen Carter Star Inside

When you open the card up, there is a little surprise inside!  The recipient will find a glassine envelope with a sentiment embossed on the front of it.  



Jen Carter Star Unfolded

The stars are attached to the inside frame of the Frames & Flowers die set. This frame fits perfectly into the little envie!  When you unfold the stars there is a little message.



That's all I have for you this release!  I hope you enjoy the new products!  I'd love to hear what your favorite is!

 Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!

Don't forget to comment for a chance to win!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Frames & Flowers with Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  All of the products being showcased are currently available in the Lil' Inker store already!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Campbell's blog and if you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!

Jen Carter Frame Flowers

Today's card features the Frames & Flowers die set!  I used the frame to make a shaped card with a clear front panel so you can see through to the inside of the card.  

Jen Carter Frame Flowers Outside Closeup

The flowers that are included with the die are fun shapes and the leaves are so unique!  I love the cutout pieces on the leaves!  The paper I used here is quickly becoming one of my favorites!  It is from the Simple Stories DIY Boutique paper pad.

Jen Carter Frame Flowers Inside All

Here's the card opened up.  I cut an extra frame to adhere over the acetate to cover up my adhesive.  I like that now you can see the great stitching detail on both sides.

Jen Carter Frame Flowers Inside Closeup

I love the inside (yellow) frame piece!  It nests so perfectly inside the outside frame and with the double stitching it adds that extra little umph!  The sentiment is from the Quick Notes stamp set and the swirl underneath it is from the You're My Favorite stamp set.

If you're wondering, this fits perfectly in a regular A2 sized envelope!  




Thanks for visiting! There's plenty more inspiration to see using these sets and we'll be showcasing projects through Friday!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You're My Favorite: Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 1

Hello!  It's time for another Lil' Inker Designs release!  Yea!!  All of the products being showcased are currently available in the Lil' Inker store already!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Campbell's blog and if you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!

Jen Carter My Favorite

I started with the new sentiment set called, "You're My Favorite".  This is a hand drawn set in trendy handwriting!  I can see so many uses for a sentiment like this!  I went with the watercolor craze for this card.  I chose some colors from my aquacolor crayons and after water coloring with them I embossed this great sentiment in black.  I wanted the inside to be bright and fun too, so when you open the card you find this: 

Jen Carter My Favorite Inside

...more water coloring and another fun sentiment!  This one is embossed on top of the new and WONDERFUL-GOT-TO-HAVE Quilted Stitched Pattern Die!  Oh my!  I think I will use this fabulous die A LOT!  I cut out my panel with the Stitched Mats: Rectangle die.

One more card to share today and we're going in a totally different direction now.

Jen Carter Smart Cookie

This card is made using the new "Smart Cookie" stamp set.  I stamped and embossed the cookie on patterned paper, cut him out and then adhered him to my Anytime Tag die cut.  I like how he/she looks stamped on patterned paper, kind of like a sprinkle cookie!

Jen Carter Smart Cookie Closeup

I stamped and cut out the little banner that is also included in the set and stamped the sentiment on the tag also.  This set also includes a graduation cap so you can use it for fun graduation cards!  

Here are the new products that I've used:




Thanks for visiting! There's plenty more inspiration to see using these sets and we'll be showcasing projects through Friday!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!

Don't forget to comment for a chance to win!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

{You're Amazing!}


Jen Carter You're Amazing

I have a card to share today that uses Lil' Inker Designs Rat Race set.  I am loving navy and pinks together right now!  It's hard to tell but I embossed the maze with pink Zing embossing powder. I also embossed the maze solution with Zing Aqua embossing powder.   

Jen Carter You're Amazing closeup

For the sentiment, I used silver embossing powder to emboss it and then also embossed the brackets (from the Flags & Tags sentiment set).  I added a silver pearl ball to the end of the solution.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Flowers...in Masculine?

Well, the Lil' Inker Designs new release blog hop is over but I have so many other projects to share with you that I thought I'd get started now.  Right.  Now.  :)

Jen Carter Groovy Gears

This release had a lot of C.U.T.E. feminine type products in it, but there was one particular item that I looked at and thought, "Hey!  This could work for a masculine card too!"  And, get this, it was a flower die!  It looked like it could double as a gear to me!  So, I put my little die and masculine-like papers to work and came up with this little card.  Does it work?  I just don't have many masculine sets, they aren't quite as fun to purchase, you know?  I love that I have a backup!

Jen Carter Groovy Gears Closeup

The sentiment was embossed in black so there are some gaps since I impressed the background design on the cardstock first.  I LOVE that sentiment though!  So fun! And, as far as the gears go, you could totally punch circles in the centers or use them as is, but I used some old accessories I had lying around to embellish them.

Here's the die I used for the gears:


Thanks for taking a look and stopping by!

Supplies
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Very Vintage Double Dot Designs