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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Party!!

Hello!! Wow, I have been a way for a while, huh!?  Life has just been so busy but I'm seeing some down time now and excited to get back to crafting again more regularly!   

Welcome to another great release from Lil' Inker Designs!! We have some FUN stuff you are going to want to have in your hands soon!   We are teaming up with the Lil' Inker Designs Color Team for this release so not only do we have dies & coordinating stamp sets, but we also have cute new images from the Color Line! 

 If you are following along with the blog hop you should have come from Judith Gowdy's fun blog!  If you would like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog!

 So without further ado, let's get on to the sneak peeks!


First up is a card made with the Party Hat die set & You're Invited stamp set!  These little party hats are adorable and so versatile! You can mix and match the patterns or make a solid hat! For this hat I used the solid party hat die, the dotted party die, the fringe border & the star puff at the top.   That cute little scalloped border if from the new "You're Invited" stamp set!  Very cute!  The sentiment is also from that set!

 Here are the product graphics so you can see all the possibilities!




Isn't the fringe on the bottom of the hat cute?  For party hat fringe, I used origami paper which is very thin and I like how it turned out.  It isn't as stiff as cardstock so it "fringes" really well!  I also used this on the side of my card too (the solid green).  To cut the fringe on the side of my card, I used the Lil' Inker Fringe Flower Die and cut it in half.  I also did this with the polka dotted cardstock.  Then, I used my fingers to puff the fringe up and attached it to my card.  This carried the fringe, party theme throughout the entire card.
 

For this next card, I used one of the balloon dies to create a pumpkin!  There are so many fun shapes of balloons and I bet that they would all make fun pumpkins, but I used sort of an oblong shaped balloon. I cut three of the balloons in orange and one in brown for the stem and then layered them all.  




Here's a closeup of the pumpkin and that fabulous sentiment is from the Acorn Stamp Set.

Here's a look at all of today's new products!  Come back on Wednesday & Friday to see more fun stuff being released and visit the design team all week to see samples using lots of new products!  These products are already available in the Lil' Inker Store, so be sure to grab your sets soon!

Also, be sure to comment on the blogs along the way!  Two secret blogs will have winners drawn from the comments left, so the more you comment, the better your chances are of winning!  Two commenters will have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice from the new illustrated sets and two more commenters will win a  $10 store credit!  


Your next hop on the blog is to Laura Nehring's blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

40 comments:

  1. Brilliant Jen! That pumpkin is so clever :)

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  2. Jen this post is fantastic! Love the birthday card but how you made the pumpkin is just genius!

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  3. Jen.....that balloon pumpkin is GENIUS! You have mojo.....I love your out of the box idea! Thank you for the graphic for my blog!

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  4. Love the fringing on your card its brilliant. And who would of thought to make a balloon die into a pumpkin but it looks fantastic!! x

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  5. cool cards and what a fab idea to use as a pumpkin - ingenius!
    hugs
    Suzie Qx

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  6. These are so great! I love the dies! Those hats are too cute! LOVE the fringe! Your cards are just fantastic! I love the pumpkins and ornament dies too.. they are fantastic!

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  7. What an nice Card!!! Well done!!!!
    Big Hugs
    Hilde Loch

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  8. Great idea to use the balloon dies as pumpkins! Lovely cards Jen!

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  9. Love the soft colors for the birthday card. And that pumpkin! How do you come up with that? Awesome idea. Yes, that Acorn set, Did you see I cased a card of yours with that set? The one with the 3 acorns on top of each other, thats a really fun card.

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  10. so cute I just love the party hat especially!

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  11. Both cards are adorable! I love the pumpkin, too smart to use the balloon !

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  12. Both cards are adorable! I love the pumpkin, too smart to use the balloon !

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  13. What a great idea to use the balloons for the pumpkin. You are too clever! And I'm loving the layered fringe/trim border on that first card!

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  14. Really fun designs! Clever use of the balloon die.

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  15. Love the layered border detail on the first card and how you turned the balloons into pumpkins in the 2nd.. great thinking outside the box.

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  16. What a cute, clever idea for the balloons, Jen! (And your patterned paper pairing is, as always, fantastic)

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  17. Oh, I can see tons of uses for these dies! Lovely cards!

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  18. Superb!!!Love the idea of the Pumpkin:)

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  19. Now, I MUST have these dies after seeing your pumpkin! So clever! Gorgeous cards Jen!

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  20. 2 great cards - wow, I missed your creativeness! :)

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  21. What CUTE cards! You always think "outside the box" and I love it!!

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  22. Love your cards. Great idea to use balloon for pumpkin.

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  23. Happy Birthday never looked more festive!!! I love the colors too!!! Clean & Simple is always the favorite with me....pumpkin card is Super in my Book!!!

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  24. The pumpkin is such a genius idea.

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  25. Love the fall card! So simple, yet so sweet!

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  26. They're both fabulous...
    love the party hat...
    but I die over how creative you were in making pumpkins out of balloons!!

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  27. Very cute party card--thanks for the tip on using origami paper.
    Very creative use of the die to make the pumpkin!

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  28. I so love your thinking outside the box using the ballon die as pumpkins!

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  29. Wow. Jen I haven't seen your cards in a while and I forgot how GREAT you are! That party hat card is so cute, but what really blew me away was the "balloon" pumpkin card. I LOVED it. I would never have thought of that, but it looks so great as a pumpkin. Great job today...so glad I checked out this hop.

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  30. Jen, you always blow me away with your out of the box ideas! The pumpkin from the balloon dies might just be your best yet! I seriously cannoth WAIT to try this! Loving your party hat card, your colors and paper pairings as well as your fringe which is fantastic!!! Love that you used the hat sentiment from the set as well!!! Great great, lovely job, Jen!!!
    Thank you so much!
    ~Laura

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  31. How clever - love how you used the dies Jen! Both fab makes!

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  32. These are adorable! I love the fringe border to match the hat and a pumpkin from the balloon dies is just such a great idea!

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  33. Your cards are great. The fringy one is too cute. Such detail. And those teensy pom poms... And the balloons as pumpkins. Very creative.

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  34. Awesome cards and love the had idea.Great idea on the balloon die for the pumpkin. Love the idea. Very cute.

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  35. Love that party hat...and you are so creative to use the balloon die as a pumpkin! ADORABLE!

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  36. Love the colors on the invite and such a great idea with the pumpkins!!
    -Janna Bowling

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  37. Both cards are great. I love how you turned the balloon die into a pumpkin.

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