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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Lil' Inker Designs Release: Flags & Tags

Welcome to the January Release for Lil' Inker Designs!!  We have a full week of reveals for you! And as a bonus, we will also be releasing a set of adorable items with a Valentine's Day theme at the end of our hop this week that you won't want to miss!  If you are hoping along, you should have come from Emily's blog!


I am so excited to share today's products with you!  I am in love with this new stamp set and the set of dies that match!!  LOVE!!

So, without further ado, meet Flags & Tags!



The large flag die in this set is very unique!  It has an open center but the back side of the die is covered with a piece of plastic.  This gives the die extra stability but also makes it super easy to pop out the cardstock pieces that you die cut with it!  Very smart design!

I can't wait to show you these sets in action! I had such a great time making projects with these sets that I had a hard time deciding which ones to share today!  This set is so versatile and can be used for so many things! 

First up is a birthday set!


I decorated a large glassine bag with the large flag that is in the die set.  I LOVE this flag die...LOVE!!  As the graphic above shows, it measures 2 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" long. 


I attached the tag & double ended banner dies that are included with the die set to the top of the large flag and stamped the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment that is included in the stamp set.  The sentiments in this set are awesome!! I really adore the font!  The tag on this bag was cut with patterned paper.  It is so fun to use this die with or without the coordinating stamp set.


I love how you can layer with this flag die too!  It really changes up the look!  I cut just the pointed tip of the flag with two pieces of patterned paper.  If I tried to do this without a die, it would have been much more difficult to match up the sides and points evenly...have I mentioned how much I LOVE this die?  How easy it makes it to create this look? Heehee!!


Here is what you'll find inside the glassine bag...a set of altered mini-clothespins.


I created a "card" for the clothespins to attach to and then decorated the top of the card with the tag & double ended flag dies.


These are mini sized clothespins.  I cut strips of patterned paper, attached them to the clothespin with my ATG Gun adhesive and then sanded the edges.  I think that they make a super cute gift!

Now, how about the same idea but with a more girly Valentine's Day theme?


This is the basic layout as the birthday bag but using a much different color scheme.


For the tag on this bag, I die cut it with pink cardstock and then stamped one of the coordinating images from the stamp set on to it.  I LOVE, LOVE how this turned out!  I often forget to stamp images on colored cardstock, but what a fun look it gives!  I also love the options included in this stamp set for the tag!  The gorgeous sentiment is also included in the Flags & Tags set. The little hearts on the double ended banner are from a set that will be released later this week.


Inside you will find another set of clothespins.  These were found in the dollar section of Michaels and are perfect for a Valentine's gift!  

 

For this flag I wanted to show how you could use these dies with other Lil' Inker sentiments that you may already have. The "my friend" is from the Rainbows & Clouds stamp set. It is a perfect fit!

I also wanted to share a card I made using this set.


This is a mini sized card.  It measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/2".   For this card I impressed the die cut into the card front (much like embossing, but the opposite). 


Then after I had the tag impressed on the card I stamped the image inside the tag shape with another one of the stamp tag options.  This image would be great for masculine cards too!  I created a banner to layer on top and then tied it all together with Twinery twine and a shiny heart button.


Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you are as excited about these new products as I am!  Hurry on over to the Lil' Inker Design store to place your order!  These products are available today!

Also, be sure to leave a comment on my blog and the blogs along the way to be eligible to win a prize!  Your next stop on the hop is  Jen del Muro!  You're going to love what she has created for you today!

Supplies:
Birthday & Valentines Day Bags
Stamps & Dies:  Flags & Tags Lil' Inker Designs
Patterned Paper: Happy Day by Simple Stories & Love by Fancy Pants Designs
Cardstock: PTI Ocean Tides & Sweet Blush
 
Love Card
Stamps & Dies: Flags & Tags Lil' Inker Designs
Paper:  Sweet Blush Cardstock PTI
Ink: Charcoal Palette
Twine:  The Twinery

39 comments:

  1. YOU are amazing, dear Jen! I love the pretty colours in all of your projects but the one that really strikes a cord with me is the last one. I love the clean and simple layout and the way you used the die as an impression. Absolutely fabulous!

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  2. Wow, these are all amazing, what a cute gift idea too with the clothespins!

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  3. super cute idea with those little gifts and gift bags!

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  4. Fabulous creations! Love the mini clothespins and the way you layered the flag die.

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  5. Unbelievable!!!! These are exciting new stamps & dies!!!just love 'em...

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  6. Gorgeous, fun projects!!! Totally awesome new stamps & dies! In LOVE!

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  7. WOW! These are FANTABULOUS!! :) Thanks for the eye candy!

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  8. so adorable...I totally love these new die cuts...love your fun ideas..thanks for sharing..

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  9. What seriously wonderful ideas! I am in love with this set, just like you. I love the bags, especially....

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  10. These are gorgeous Jen! Great cute gift ideas. Love them!

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  11. Oh my goodness! These are too adorable!! You showcase the versatility of these stamps and dies so perfectly. Fun colors and patterns, and loving all the layers!

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  12. Great use of colors. The die will be a must have.

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  13. Wow, you have been a very busy lady. Love your projects. These new stamps and dies are so usable for so many occasions. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  14. LOVE all your projects. Love how you layered the banner. Hmm gotta add those mini clothes pins to my must get list.

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  15. i love these. the giftbags, the gift itself...the card is phenomenal. so inspiring!

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  16. Jen, these are amazing! I am consistently blown away...you always go above and beyond. These giftie sets are just adorable. I am absolutely in love with the mini clothespins. You use of the Curly Tag as an impression on your card is simply mind blowing!! Such a fabulous display of goodies using our new set. Thank you!

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  17. Great and fabulous projects...
    love the papers you used!
    And that last card...
    love that stamp! :)

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  18. Fabulous projects. I love the matching sets of bags and goodies. What a genius idea.

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  19. gorgeous design. love the layered the banner on the treat bag.

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  20. Jen, these are beyond AMAZING!!! I love the clothespin gift idea and how clever to package them on the cardstock like that! But my favorite .......that impressed frame card. I must try that! It's just a perfect CAS design!!! BRAVO! :)

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  21. WOW! your projects are AAAmazing!

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  22. Wowza Jen! All of these are fantastic! You did an amazing job showcasing these products!!

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  23. Great ideas and colors! I love them all!

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  24. Your clothespins are really sweet! And I must try the impression technique :o)

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  25. Love your ideas and the papers that you used! Neat gifts!

    Crafty_kitten at mac dot com

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  26. Pure awesomeness! I love those clothespins. ;)

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  27. AWESOME projects, Jen!!! I absolutely LOVE those sweet little giftie bags you created and the altered clothespins!!! SOOOO FABULOUS!

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  28. love the different things in thiss et, the clothespin, the impressed card, really love that. beautiful gifts

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  29. So many wonderful, new ideas...love them all!

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  30. I really appreciate your non-card and scrapping ideas. Its good to be reminded that all those crafting supplies can be used daily! for gift-wrapping, labeling, you name it. Beautiful work!

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  31. wow such cute ideas for small gifts... but useful gifts those are the best kind. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. I love everything about this post...I have loaded this set in the cart as I think it is a must-have for every card maker! You are a genius! :)

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  33. These seem so versatile! Love it!

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  34. Love your gift bags, and what a great idea for the clothes pins! The impressed tag is awesome ... love that you can do that with the die. Gorgeous card! ;o)

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  35. these are just ADORABLE...saw those clips at Michaels the other day and thought of your post! :)

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