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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Balloon Love

Hey everyone! Welcome to the January 2013 Lil' Inker Designs release!  We have several new products releasing this month and I am excited to share two of them with you today!  If you are following the blog hop, you should have come from Isha's blog!  If  you would like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog.

So today's products are all about celebrations!  Several months ago, LID released some fabulous balloon dies, now today we are releasing some companion stamps to go along with them!  They are so fun!  And, there is also a balloon string die too that is sold separately!


My first card is soft and pretty.  I have the whole Valentine's theme on my mind and went with that color scheme for a birthday card.  I used four of the new balloon stamps from the Balloon Builders Stamp Set...um, aren't they super cute!?  I paired one of the original balloon dies with the new stamps. Love that there is an option like this now!  The birthday sentiment is from the Flags & Tags Stamp set.  


There is a balloon string in the stamp set (actually TWO!) but for this card I wanted to use my sewing machine and stitch the strings to keep with the soft look of the card.  I also used my Big Shot machine to impress just a portion of the cardstock.  I really like how this turned out!  And, then, I tied a little piece of The Twinery's Shimmer Twine through the button.


My second card features the new balloon string die and a sentiment that is included in the balloon stamp set.  I wanted to use some vellum on this card and the previously released Of the Heart Dies too.  The sentiment, "Love is in the air" just screamed a heart balloon to me, so that is where I went with this card.  


I used a old page from a book and cut it out with one of the dies from the WONDERFUL Stitched Mats: Rectangle dies.  I die cut the balloons from the Balloons Dies and of course used the new String Balloon Die also.  There is a little piece of vellum that I punched out at the bottom of the card to mimic clouds.   




To continue on in the blog hop, visit Judith's blog.  She'll share some more items being released this month as well!  

And, as always, there are prizes up for grabs!  The more you comment on the blog posts along the hop, the more chances you have to win!  There are two $10 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Designs store up for grab!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll have new posts on Tuesday and Wednesday this week as well!

34 comments:

  1. Cute cards Jen! Love the sparkly heart balloon over the text background.

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  2. I of course am VERY partial to that first card and am soo happy it's in my possession and I get to look at it every day!!! LOL. Love how you used vellum for both the clouds and the balloons on your second card!!!

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  3. I really like how you took these images to the softer side of things. Very inspiring!

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  4. WOW!! These are gorgeous. I really love those balloons and the colours and designs are wonderful

    Sue xx

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  5. Both very gorgeous cards, Jen!

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  6. Both cards are beautiful but the soft colored card with the stitched strings is so pretty.

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  7. Really like your mix of stamped and die cut balloons on card #1. And the stitched strings too.

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  8. They are both fabulous...
    but I love the softness of the first one...
    the colors are perfect!!
    But then the 2nd one is so much fun with the bold, bright colors too...
    I'm never good at choosing...
    can you tell? :)

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  9. Love your cards! The balloons are super!

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  10. Hi Jen! Loving your stitched balloon strings! And I just love the use of the colored vellum on the second card. Super super cute!!!
    Laura

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  11. Wonderful projects. Love the softness of the first one and how you used a vintage book page for the second.

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  12. Great balloon cards--I like the stitched strings on the first one.

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  13. Such pretty cards! I really like the stitching for the balloon strings

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  14. Beautiful card..Love this new stamp set..

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  15. Just love the pink and grey balloons. What a great card!

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  16. Great cards! I love the new balloon dies and the balloon strings!
    DeniseB

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  17. awesome cards...Love the new release..

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  18. So so so Sweet! Love the soft colors in the first card and the vellum on the second.
    Shelly

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  19. I love how you used these new balloons, what a fabulous design.

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  20. These cards are great... love the Pink balloons!

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  21. Love your cards! One so soft and sweet and the other so fun! Great addition of clouds!

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  22. They are both beautiful! I especially like the use of vellum on the second one!

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  23. Fabulous cards! Love the heart balloon, too. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  24. Both of your cards are fabulous Jen!

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  25. Love the purple and green vellum on the one balloons and beautiful pinks in your first card!

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  26. Wonderful cards! I love the stitched strings on the first one!

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  27. Very pretty cards... love the vellum balloons and the newsprint paper.

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  28. Doing the stitching on your first card was the perfect way to go. It looks amazing and the design is really interesting. Great cards! TFS!

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  29. Love your sewn balloon strings - great detail!!

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  30. I really really love those balloon stamps! Fun and whimsical!

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  31. Great designs with the new dies!

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  32. LOVE the vellum balloons!! Awesome cards!

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