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Thursday, September 27, 2012

You're Invited!


Hello again! Welcome to the last post for the Lil' Inker Designs release week!  Hasn't this been a fabulous release, full of fun and inspiring products!  If you are following along on the blog hop, you should have come from the fabulous Debby Hughes!  If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, be sure to visit Laura Pryor's blog!

Today all the design team members will be showcasing the new products on their blogs!  And, we have another little extra item that is releasing this month that will make a great addition to some of the Lil' Inker products you may already have, the new Stitched Sentiment Flag die! 

Let's get on with the samples!


I wanted to show you a fun way to use several of the new products!  This is an invitation in a glassine bag.  Since the bag is semi transparent, you can see the invitation through the bag. Something fun to note about the outside of the invitation...can you see that I used the new (and fabulous) Stitched Mats die on the outside of the bag?  Because it just cuts the stitches and doesn't cut out the rectangle shape on the largest sized die (the other smaller sizes cut the mat too plus the stitched lines) it made the perfect frame for the invitation (sorry the invitation inside the bag is crooked so it is hard to see in the photo).  


For the invitation closure, I used the smallest Stitched Mats Rectangle die and the new Stitched Sentiment Flag Die (which is available right now at the GREAT price of $3.50!!) layered on top of each other.  Aren't the stitches pretty!!  I folded the ends over the back of the bag and then used a tiny piece of Velcro to secure the flap of the bag down.


I embossed the "let's celebrate!" sentiment from the new "You're Invited" Stamp Set onto the front of the bag.  I love how this turned out! 


Here's the invitation on the inside of the bag.  I used a Smokey Shadow cardstock for the base.  I embossed the sentiments and the star borders in different colors of embossing powders.  Since the stamps are clear, they bend easily which allowed me to make the curved star border above the flags.  I stamped the lines and the invitation sentiments in VersaMark ink.  I also used the largest Stitched Mats Rectangle die around the outside of the base.

I have one more card to share today to wrap up this release!


This is a simple card.  I used the second largest Stitched Mats Rectangle die to die cut the rectangle and the stitched border from patterned paper.  I love how the five smallest dies in this set cut out the rectangle and the stitches!  It makes layering SO easy!


I then cut out three coordinating shades of cardstock with the Stitched Sentiment Flag.  The beautiful sentiment is from the Flags & Tags set.

Well, that is all I have for you today! I hope you enjoyed this release week! I have heard a rumor that these products have been very popular and are flying off the shelves! Yippee!!

To continue on with the blog hop, be sure to visit Laura Nehring's blog!  And, don't forget to leave comments along the way!  There are several great prizes up for grabs and two secret blogs that will have winners drawn from the comments left!  The more you comment, the better chances you have of winning!

Thanks for stopping by today!


25 comments:

  1. Oh Jen, I love the closure on your envelope for the invite! Great idea to use velcro too. You're birthday card is so pretty done up in those colors!

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  2. Wow love how you have put it in the glassine envelope with the lovely fastening! Gorgeous invitation with the embossing and this gorgeous pennant die! And what a pretty birthday card the pennants look fab on it! x

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  3. Oh, I just LOVE these cards! The little flag dies are adorable!

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  4. Love the way you have used these dies. I wonder why does my wish list keep getting longer? thanks.

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  5. How clever, Jen - love them all!

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  6. fab ideas love the glassine bag look
    thanks for the inspiration
    Suzie qx

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  7. This is just fantastic! i LOVE how you used the rectangles to make the tab on that envelope.. and that bag is perfect! I love the invitation in it like that! And I adore those banners.. the more I see them the better.. LOVE your party stamp.. This is really great!!!

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  8. Hi Jen,
    Glad to know the rectangle mat will emboss glassine (or velum, too, I guess) without cutting it through. Very nice idea for your envelope, giving a peek into the cheery invitation inside. I like how you combined real and faux stitching on your second card. Lots of fun with the new products!

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  9. love the look of the glassine envie....I need to find my velcro stash:)

    Both of your cards are super pretty!

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  10. Love this! If the card wasn't enough, love the stamping/decoration on the little envelope. The closure is just perfect!

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  11. Wowwww!!!! such an super Invitation!!! Love it!!!
    Big Hugs
    Hilde

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  12. Love the stitched bag and the invitation on black. the card is so soft and pretty..great use of the dies.

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  13. Love the floral card - so pretty! Great use of all the new dies!

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  14. Love your invitation and the presentation in the glassine bag.

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  15. What a good idea to stitch the glassine baggie! Really cute little invitation here, Jen!!

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  16. I really love how you used the dies on the envelope. Great idea to complete the whole package. All of your projects are great.

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  17. Thanx for the fantasic projects to show what we can do with these super new dies. I want them all!! LOVE your invitation and your wonderfull card.

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  18. Jen I love both of your projects today! The glassine bag envelope is brilliant and the second card is adorable!

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  19. Cute invitation--I like the closure and very pretty birthday card.

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  20. love the flags and how you used them:)

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  21. I love both of your projects, especially your unique idea for the invite!!!

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  22. What a cute invitation! Love the bright colors and the creative way you added the flag border!

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  23. I absolutely LOOOOOOOVE this invite and card! I LOOOOOOOOVE that closure!!! FAB stamping on the envelope!!!

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