Welcome to another day of the Lil' Inker New Release Blog Hop!! Hasn't this been fun!? If you are following along in the blog hop you should have arrived from one of my best friend's blogs, Amy!
Today I get to share the new MINI Pinwheel die! Lil' Inker Designs already has a fabulous pinwheel die but this new mini die is about 75% of the original size (which means it is 25% smaller than the original die) and is just perfect for cards and projects and is a wonderful compliment to the original!
I wanted to do something with a Halloween theme for today's project but I really don't own anything Halloween (except for a dollar stamp that I bought after this project was completed). So, I set off to my local Goodwill store to see what I could find to repurpose! I wasn't sure what I was looking for but knew I would know when I found it and I did!! I found an ugly gold vase container. It's hard to imagine that it ever looked good new, lol!! I bought it for $1 and took it home and spray painted it black. Here's the final result:
Not to bad for a repurposing job huh?
Now look at those adorable pinwheels!! Oh, I loved working with these! The pinwheel on the card is the original, full-sized pinwheel and the four pinwheels hanging around the vase are all adorable mini-pinwheels.
Aren't these SO stinkin' cute!! I chose papers for the pinwheels that were Fall/Halloween colors and mixed and matched them. I think that even without Halloween stamps, I was able to pull off my theme.
Here is a picture of the bud vase outside of its container. I filled the vase with Gobstoppers...they are the PERFECT colors for Halloween!
Here's one more look at the candy container. This is on one of the sides. I hung the pinwheels with Charcoal twine at alternating lengths around the container and then tied the twine at the top with a button.
The card continues to carry on the theme of the candy container. I used the same papers, pulling in the black for the card base. Like I said earlier the pinwheel on this card is the original sized Pinwheel which is also available in the Lil' Inker Designs Shop! I used the Sentiment Flags Die and stamped a sentiment from the Rainbows & Clouds Stamp Set.
I also used my Champagne VersaMark pad to add glitter to the card front. Hopefully you can pick that up a little from this photo. I love how it glimmers in real life!
All of the pinwheel products which includes both sizes of pinwheel dies and the coordinating stamp set will be available for purchase seperately in the Lil' Inker Designs Store!!
Your next stop on this blog hop is to Teresa's amazing blog!
I will be back tomorrow with ANOTHER fun release!! I can't wait to share with you what I put together!!
There are still three $10 Shopping Sprees up for grabs, so make your way over to the rest of the Design Team blogs to leave comments each day this week. You have through Sunday, September 25th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Lil' Inker Shop Blog on Monday, September 26th.
Jen (You are Here!)
Lil' Inker Designs: Mini Pinwheel Die, Original Pinwheel Die, Sentiment Flags Die, Rainbow & Clouds Stamp Set
Other: Charcoal Twine from The Twinery, Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Paper, Lost & Found Paper, PTI Black & Simply Chartreuse Cardstock, PTI Cane Impression Plate, Fiskars Border Die, Brads, PTI True Black Ink, VersaMark Champagne Ink, Buttons