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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lil' Inker Release: Sweet Bee


Welcome to Day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs January Release!  I hope you've been enjoying what you've seen so far! Wasn't the Flags & Tags set great!?  If you are following along on the hop you should have come from Amy Kolling's fabulous blog!

Today the design team is showing projects using two new sets from the 2 Cute Ink line!  I am working with the Sweet Bee stamp set which is available for purchase at the Lil' Inker store today!


Isn't she cute?


I went with a "traditional" yellow bee but put a spin on her stripes.  Of course this sweet little bee is perfect for Valentine's Day but she is also so cute for cards in general to those you care about and the "Just Bee-cuzzz" sentiment is perfect for those "everyday" occasions. 


I paper pieced her stripes and the heart and also added rhinestones on her antennas and hair bow.


I used the double ended flag that was showcased earlier this week from the Flags & Tags set and scored several lines, folded them and made sort of a ruffly banner for the sentiment.  It is one more way to make those dies even more versatile and give them a new look!  I also used the full sized flag from that same die set to layer everything on top of.

I also created a mini card using the flower grouping that is included in this set.


If you like to create quick and simple cards then this 3 x 3 card fits in that category!  I stamped the flowers and then colored them with my glitter pens.  Love those pens and I just don't get them out enough!

Can you see how cool they look all glittered up?


I also did another little trick with the banner on this card similar to the one on the bee card.  This time I only scored the double ended flag twice and folded and then put a little dimension behind the flag to make it slightly curved.  One more way to change up the look of the double ended flag.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  There are prizes up for grabs so be sure to leave a comment on this post and the other blogs along the way to be eligible to win one of 2 prizes...a $10 gift certificate to the Lil' Inker store or the two new 2 Cute Ink sets being released this week!  I'll be back with another post tomorrow showcasing the other set being released!  Also on Friday there will be some bonus goodies released that are so cute and fun!

Your next stop on the hop is to Jen del Muro's fun and fabulous blog!


Supplies
Stamp Set & Dies:  Sweet Bee, Flags & Tags Stamp set & dies
Paper:  Love Me by My Mind's Eye; PTI Lavender Moon, Rustic White & Scarlet Jewel
Other:  Rhinestones, Copics & Pop Dots, Square Nestabilities, Linen/Canvas Impression Plate PTI

30 comments:

  1. I love that you were able to paper piece a portion of the bee....too cute! I think your coloring is fabulous! I really like how you've changed up the banner and shown so many different ways to use it!

    And for the 3x3 card? You know I love me some mini cards....Love the sparkle!

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  2. both cards are great. love the polka dots on the cute bee.

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  3. i love this Jen! beautiful cards. the glitter on the second makes the image. perfect touch!

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  4. BEE-AUTIFUL cards, Jen! LOL Not only is the bee card delightful, I love how you used the grass and flowers to make a separate card. Great way to show off the Flags & Tags dies, too!

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  5. These are both so fab and fun... esp. love your colour choices!!
    Robin

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  6. These cards are totally adorable Jen! LOVE them!

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  7. The little bee is just too precious...
    love it!!
    And how creative to use just the flowers...
    in glittery goodness...
    both are just fabby cards! :)

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  8. Such a cute bee and wonderful cards...thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Super cute cards, Jen! I particularly like the different ways you folded the double-ended flags to make them fit.

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  10. Both cards are so darling. Love the little bee and the wonderful sentiments. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  11. I think our bees ARE sisters! Yours looks like she has a little bikini on!! Great layout and use of the flags and tags set here. I love love the second card with just the grass and flowers stamp from the bee set! Love the sparkely goodness!

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  12. That bee is too cute! Great wee card too. Those sweet flowers are the best.

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  13. Took a little trip through your blog...very cute work! I'm your newest follower ;)

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  14. Love how you paper pieced the bee, and yes, I thought she had a little polka dotted bikini on when I first saw it!! Adorable!

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  15. TOTAL CUTENESS! LOVE how you paper pieced the stripes to make them polka dotty!!!

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  16. your cards make me smile! they are super cute!

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  17. Lovely piped wings and the card with just the flowers all glittery is pretty!

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  18. Great job on both cards. The bee is so cute.

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  19. Great use of the dies on your bee-cuz card; love the rhinestones on her antennae! And the smaller card is so sweet! I agree, the world would be brighter with more glitter pens and Stickles...

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  20. Cute cards--love the stripes on the bee.

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  21. I have to say while I love the bee, I really love the CAS kraft card.

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  22. Bee-autiful cards! I love that you paper pieced the tiny details. Love the added rhinestones and the clean look of the 3x3 card.

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  23. Both cards are cute as can be!

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  24. Oh my this is such a cute stamp set - love the cards you made....might have to break down and get it!!! :)

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  25. Great idea to give the sweet bee different stripes! So cute. ;)

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  26. Love your bee! That wing is adorable!

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  27. What a cute little mini card! so smart!

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  28. Lovely creation. Love your mini card with all the shine. TFS

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  29. very nice cards. the bee is so cute, and i love the glitter on the flower card. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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