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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lil' Inker Designs Release: Head Over Heels (Bonus Day!)


Welcome back to the last day of the January new releases for Lil' Inker Designs!  Today Laura is reviewing what has been introduced this week and we are also sharing a few more projects using BONUS goods that are being released today as well...just in time for Valentines!  These are all mini sets.  You should have come from Teresa's beautiful blog if you are following the hop!


Hamster Cupid is a mini set. With the focal image at approximately 2" x 2.5", not only is he cute but he's quick and easy to color.




Did you notice that these hearts have the trademark LID perforated detail around the edges!?  YES!! So cute!! I LOVE the arrow!! I think that those 2 details make this set not only a must have but it also makes it stand out from other heart dies on the market!  And that font in the stamp set...so cute!

I used all of these products on my first card.


When I saw this image I thought it looked like this sweet little Hamster cupid could be hanging upside down which made me think of "Head over Heels in Love!"...how perfect for Valentines or a love card!


Please don't judge me too much on my coloring...I need so much practice! :)  Especially need to learn how to stay in the lines, lol!  Anyway, I made a window for the little guy and then colored him.  That little sentiment is from the Of the Heart stamp set.  It has the cutest little sayings in it in the cutest font!


I think you'll be seeing these hearts and that arrow a lot! Can you image how many ways you will be able to use that arrow!  It goes way beyond Valentine's day for sure!  Also, if you look closely you will see one of the newest colors of twine by The Twinery called Flax.  It is a kraft color and matches perfectly with all of my kraft supplies.  Love it!  It will be available soon!!

I had time this evening to sneak one more card in to share with you.


For this card I used one of the heart dies and the arrow to make an embossed image on my card front. 


This is what I used to make it.  I just cut the heart and arrow out of thin chipboard and then adhered it how I wanted it on an A2 sized piece of cardstock (this way I could emboss it directly onto a card front if I wanted and it would be easy to line up).  I cut my arrow so it would fit around the heart and then ran it through my Big Shot machine using embossing mats and added a couple extra pieces of cardstock on top for a shim.


Then, I cut it down to size and gently sanded the impression to get the heart to pop out (you must use cardstock with a white core to get this look).  I took a note from my fellow designer and friend Emily and cut the tag from the new Flags & Tags set down to add a fun border on the bottom of the heart piece.   One more way to add versatility to these cool Lil' Inker dies!!  I framed the heart piece with buttons and the new flax twine from The Twinery.

Thank you so much for joining us all week long!! Don't forget to leave comments on the blogs along the hop so that you can be eligible for the prizes up for grabs this week!  You can find out all the details about the giveaway on the Lil' Inker Designs blog!  Your next stop on this hop is over to one of my favorite designers ever Amy Kolling!  I can't wait to see what she has put together!

All the products that you've seen featured here this week are available for purchase now in the Lil' Inker Designs store, so be sure to stop by and pick up yours!

Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

  1. Jen, that hanging hamster is just adorable! I never thought of that but now seeing your card, I totally don't know how I didn't see that! I love how you've put him in the little window....too cute! As for your second card, way to use some of that DCWV paper (since we have soo much of it! LOL). Love the idea to use the label die at the bottom of the panel.....will have to look at all my dies that way now! And you sneaky sneak......I see that twine in there! hehe

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  2. so cute! great designs...amazing creativity..head over heels hammy is my fave :)

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  3. They're all beautiful...
    but love the little guy head-over-heels!
    So creative! :)

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  4. Adorable hamster card and thanks for sharing how you embossed on the second card.

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  5. Jen, thanks so much for these adorable projects! I think Hammy hanging upside down is so funny andI just love that you used the hearts cut out to emboss! BRILL!!
    Love these!!

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  6. Awesome cards. Love your upside down hamster. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  7. I love that your little guy looks like he's doing a cartwheel! ;) Adorable. ;)

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  8. Love both cards! The embossed heart and arrow are fab! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love how you made the hamster upside down in that divine window card. Also love your CAS creations!

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  10. That hamster card melts my heart!!! He is so stinkin' ca-ute!!! LOVE every detail!

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  11. The hanging hamster...so sweet! I appreciate your instructions for create-your-own embossing shpaes. And a agree, the new Twine colour looks great.

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  12. Love your head over heels card! That is the cutest idea. Can't wait to get some kraft twine. I really like kraft and white together. Thanks for sharing your embossing trick.

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  13. Eeeek, Jen, your creativity is just too much sometimes! I love how the hamster looks like he's spinning from all the love. LOL And to emboss and sand the heart and arrow leaves a really cool effect! Totally amazing.

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  14. Oh, I can't believe how cute that hamster looks upside down! What a creative idea...love iT!

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  15. Jen, love how you flipped the hamster upside down. What a clever way! Love the scallop and how you still had time to make another card! Beautiful!

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  16. wow your cards are beautiful! i love the little guy peeking upside down :)

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  17. Gorgeous cards! Really love what you did with the adorable hamster! ;o)

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  18. Teehee! Your card is so adorable Jen! Love that little guy upside down and the texture you added is great on this!

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  19. very nice cards. love the simplicity of the heart card. tfs.

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  20. love the window on the first card and the little upside down guy looking out!!

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  21. This is perfectly beautiful. Cute and adorable image. I love this!

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