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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fun & Exciting News!!

I am SO excited and SO happy to share with you that Laura & Ariana from Lil' Inker Designs have asked me to join their brand new Design Team!! I am over the moon thrilled and so honored!  And, what FUN it is to be revealed right after one of my best friends Amy!!


You've seen me use Lil' Inker Designs products here on my blog before!! I LOVE the stamps and matching dies that are available through Lil' Inker!  Love!! They are so much fun! 

I created a project to share with you tonight using the Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags stamp set and matching die.  It's a simple project but as you've come to expect from me, it packs a punch in the color department. LOL!!

I started with some fabric scraps and then built my project around that.  But, let's look at the notebook first.  I picked this up at Walmart (because it matched my fabric pieces).


See, I wasn't kidding when I said LOTS of color!  I took inspiration from this and created a very CAS card (it HAD to be CAS not to get lost against that notebook!).  :)


I stamped 3 of the flag outlines from Sentiment Flags to make up my background, using the colors from the notebook.  Then I used Charcoal twine to string the banners from and added a black rhinestone to the top of each one.

Here's the gift to go along with the card.


A fun notebook with custom-made fabric flag markers!  (I know, I know, it is overwhelming to look at, but it is really fun in real life!  BUT, what I really want to share with you is the inside which I've shown below.)


I started with a flag from "Sentiment Flags" hanging from the top of the notebook from a pink binder clip. 

And the inside (finally, LOL):


This notebook has plastic dividers inside which was perfect for attaching the paperclips to!  There is also a little pocket that they could have been put inside.

How I did it:  I die cut fabric that had been reinforced with iron-on-backing (to make it easier to cut) with the Lil' Inker Sentiment Flag die.  I put a fold in the fabric and allowed the top flat part of the die to go over the edge of the fabric so that I would cut 2 of the flags and allow them to fold over (which could have made one very long flag).  Then, I die cut some heat & bond adhesive sheets and ironed them onto the fabric that was wrapped around the paperclips.  The adhesive sheets "glued" the 2 sides of the flags together and made these fun little paperclip markers.  I used the medium sized (jumbo) paperclips for most of these flag markers. They fit the flag dies well.


I like to use notebooks like these for several things.  I have one that I keep in my kids' church bag that I keep notes from the sermon in.  I have one at my stamping desk that I jot down ideas and sketches and other fun things that I think of that I'd like to make or incorporate into a card or project.  Plus, these make fun gifts!  The little markers are great for dividing sections up or finding my place fast (think of all those papercrafting magazines you have sitting around with fun ideas you'd like to try...these would be great for marking your favorite projects!)

And, just in case you aren't into all that color, I'll show you another one that is much more "tame". 


Well, thank you SO MUCH for visiting today and sharing in my excitement!  I am thrilled to be a part of this fabulous team!  There will be another reveal tomorrow night, so be sure to check out the Lil' Inker Designs Blog then!


**The inspiration for this came from a photo I pinned on Pinterest.  Click here to see the original project**

22 comments:

  1. Jen, this is so fun! I'm really impressed with the out of the box use of the Sentiment Flags die! Brilliant to make the notebook flags with them and I just love your completed books. I really love how you used the border stamps to make a background!!! It's something I've always wanted to try and am inspired to! Welcome to the team. I'm delighted to have you with us!!
    Laura

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  2. Wahoo Jen! What fun news! You will be a wonderful addition to the team! This notebook is fantastic, so bright and cheery! Great job!

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  3. Well, I am not the least bit surprised! You will be an awesome addition to the team, Jen! Those little flags are so cute and clever, and I totally love the card. Congrats, girl!

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  4. congrats to you, jen! i love the cute notebook and tags! sweet matching card, too! have fun in your new dt spot!

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  5. Love the different colors of the banners and you did a great job with the project! wow! How much fun would that be?!

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  6. Yay, Jen!!! I can't wait to see what you do in the future!

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  7. Oh my goodness, Jen, these projects are so clever! I love how you used the flag stamps to make a background for your card and all those bits of twine with fabric make the notebooks so much fun!

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  8. Jen.... congratulations!! How exciting! This notebook is adorable, I'm sure the recipient will ADORE it. I love the graphic design you made with the flag stamps for the card background, very clever and it looks great!

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  9. We are so happy to have you on the team with us as LID....this is such a creative project and one of the reasons why you are on this team...AWESOME!!!

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  10. Wahoooo! We are finally "official"!!! I am so looking forward to being on this DT with you!! Congrats my friend!!!

    BTW, very creative project here. Love the paperclip flags!

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  11. How exciting Jen! I don't know what this all entails, but it sounds like a great challenge. Way to go!

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  12. so happy for you Jen. Congratulations!! and i love your CAS card - very cool.

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  13. Congrats on your new DT position! How exciting!

    Gorgeous project. I love that idea. And your banner card is just too cute. :)

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  14. such cute projects Jen, congrats on making the team!

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  15. Such an awesome project, Jen! Love the colors and those little fabric topped paper clips.

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  16. What a fabulous intro post Jen! I'm a real notebook girl and will have to give this a try. Really looking forward to working with you at LID.

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  17. Congrats Jen! You are going to make an awesome addition to this team! Your creations have already been amazing with the lil inker stuff! Congrats!

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  18. Fabulous work, Jen!! BIG congrats to you, too!

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  19. Congratulations, Jen! Way to go on the DT nod!! :) You did a great job on this notebook. How cute!!!

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  20. congrats! and super cute project!!! :)

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  21. Congrats on joining the DT Jen! What a super cute project - so creative! Nx

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  22. Congratulations! I love lil inker products so much and your blog is just full of awesome and incredible inspiration! Love your card and journal! I will look forward to visiting your blog often! :)

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