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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Stitched Mats!

Welcome back to another great release day with Lil' Inker Designs!! Have you just LOVED what you've seen so far!?  I think that Laura has truly outdone herself!  Party hats, balloons, coloring stamp sets and now today we are showcasing Stitched Mats which is such a cool concept and has such a fun and unique look!

Today on the hop you should have come from Laura Nehring's blog.  If you would like to start at the beginning, be sure to visit Laura Pryor's blog.

You probably noticed these mats on one of the cards I posted on Monday.  I just couldn't resist using them!


For today's card I paired the stitched mats with another new die set, Party Hats.  Take a look at that fun mat that the partying coffee cup is sitting on.  Isn't that stitched detail just the coolest?  And I failed to mention the fun sentiments on Monday that are included in the "You're Invited" stamp set.  This one is so fun!  The bottom part says, "Thank You For Making My Day Special (The Real Gift Was Seeing You)".  And another of my favorites from the set is "We're Blowing Up the Balloons and Icing the Cake to Celebrate Your Birthday"!


 Can you just imagine with me what images and/or die cuts that you have in your arsenal that you could pair with these adorable party hats?  Acorns, so many of your coloring images, cupcakes, and even the new balloon dies from Lil' Inker would be fun with a party hat! So, I thought why not put a party hat on a coffee cup!? 

These new mats come with 6 nesting dies.  The largest one doesn't cut out the rectangle, but it makes the stitched lines as a border all around your card front.  Isn't that COOL?



Here is the smallest mat die in action.  I used it for tabs on the side of the card.


One last card for today.  This one uses the new Balloon Dies which rock!  I used the Stitched Mat die for the cloud background.  I then used the star balloon die cut (which means that you also have those cute little stars left over after you cut out the balloon shape to use on another project!) for my balloons and tied Twinery twine for the balloon tails.  


Don't you just LOVE that Stitched Mat detail?  And those adorable balloon dies!!  The sentiment is also from the "You're Invited" stamp set.

Don't forget that we are giving away some prizes this week! We have 2 secret prize blogs and we'll be giving away two $10 store credits and a choice of stamp sets from the new release to two more winners! 

Your next stop on the hop is to Mary's blog!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the cards!

26 comments:

  1. I love your cards! Loving these 'stitched' dies!

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  2. Wow what fabulous cards Jen! Love the partying coffee cup how cute is that! Can hardly wait for my balloon dies to arrive and have a play x

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  3. OH yeah! I love those cute little stitched mats...especially on patterned papers!

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  4. What a wonderful little extra touch that stitched edge gives. Great for non-sewers too.

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  5. I love your cards. Those balloons are so awesome! And I love the way you decorated the party hat! Want it, need it!!

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  6. Wow...amazing! I am SO excited about these stitched mat dies!!!

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  7. Very cute cards--love the stitched mat and the pom poms on the first card.

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  8. Your cards are so gorgeous Jen - love the use of space!

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  9. Great cards! I'm really loving these stitched mats!

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  10. Just beautyful!!!!!! Love your Cards!!!!
    Big Hugs
    Hilde

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  11. Great cards love the dies and stamps and the colors. All are stunning.

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  12. Love the layers! Such a great way to use some paper scraps!
    -Janna Bowling

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  13. Fun cards Jen. I am loving these dies so much. Your creations showcase them just in a perfect way.

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  14. Love the detail these dies give. Thanks.

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  15. wonderful cards...love these new dies and how you used the stitched mats on both the cards.

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  16. What a cute card! I love the balloon and stitched dies.

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  17. Jen, awesome! I just love the stitched Mat Dies and your cards are both amazing. I LOVE your second card.

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  18. I do love your "wear 'em anywhere" party hats...reminds me of the Dr. Seuss book "Go Dogs, Go!" They would indeed be cute on lots of other die and stamp images. The coffee-cup card is fun!

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  19. These are so cute, I love the bright colors of the first one.

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  20. You are just so creative! The coffee cup with the party har just made me grin!! The cloud background on your second card is so pretty. Those perforations give just enough detail and really make that mat pop!

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  21. Those dies are such a good design idea can't wait to get mine. Your cards are beautiful and creative.

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  22. Cute cards. I think they are both great.

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  23. OH MY GOOOOODNESS! I looooooooove that coffee cup/mug with the party hat!!! I also love these papers! FAB set of cards:)

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