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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 1: Owl Love

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the Lil' Inker Designs new release blog hop!  I have had so much fun playing around with these products!  I know you're going to enjoy them!  They are FUN!

If you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come from one of our newest team member's blogs, Heather Campbell!  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, visit Laura's blog.  There are prizes up for grabs! To be eligible to win, just leave a comment along the hop.  The more comments you leave, the better your chances are of winning!  

I happen to really like owls so when I saw this first product I'm going to share today I was pretty excited!  When I was looking for inspiration for the owl die, I came across this photo which inspired my card.

Give a Hoot Wiser 1

Here's a little peek...  

Those little clouds you see?  That is from a fabulous new die called "Cloudy Sky Die".  I love it!  The die cuts out several sizes of clouds, some stitched, some not, some tiny, some larger!  You can use this die so many ways!  For this card I also used it as an impression plate.  It worked fabulously and I'll share another card later this week that also features the die used as a cover plate.  The sentiment on the front is from Birthday Owl set.  

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Here you can see the impression a little closer.  The circle was die cut with LID's fabulous Stitched Mats: Circles die.

Now...what is on the inside?

Give a Hoot Wiser Inside

Surprise!  Isn't that owl the cutest?  There are so many different ways to use this die!  It is actually made to be used as a gift card holder all by itself, but it works very well inside the card too!  I die cut the owl body twice.  Once with the orange cardstock and once with patterned paper.  I also die cut just the nose part on another piece of patterned paper and then pieced it all together.  I did add a little "hinge" to the wings to work on the card which you'll see better in the next photo.  The balloons were die cut with the Balloon Dies and the string stamped with the Balloon Builders Stamp Set.

Give a Hoot Wiser Inside CLoseup

Here's a closeup of the owl.

Give a Hoot Wiser Sentiment

For the inside you have several options, which I love!  You can insert a gift card here or a note that you've stamped.  I found that the Lil' Inker Notebook Die fits PERFECTLY inside!  YAY!!  And it matched perfectly with the patterned paper I used for the owl wings on the front.  The Celebrate sentiment  was embossed and then the Have Some Fun was stamped underneath still leaving enough room to write a personal message.

Here's the new release items that I've used in this post (there's lots more to see tomorrow and Wednesday too, so be sure to come back):



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Supplies:
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Birthday OwlBalloon Builders, You're Invited, Spot On
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Smarty Pants
Other: Recollections Glacier Embossing Powder 

39 comments:

  1. Love the "peeking" owl! Such a fun card!

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  2. You are so incredibly creative! I just love that cute little owl peeking through the clouds in the night sky!!!!

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  3. Super cute owl Jen - LOVE those cloud dies too!!

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  4. What a fun card..clever to have the owl peeking through the hole!

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  5. So cute and creative. I love a card that has a peek hole.

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  6. OMG' "Hoo's hoo's there?? " That was such a cute card!
    The dies this month are literally to die for.

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  7. Super creative Jen...love that the notebook die fits inside...you really thought outside of the box on this one!

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  8. How cute is the eye peeking out the diecut window!! Great job!

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  9. Wow that owl peeking through is adorable how clever.

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  10. LOVE your peeking owl--so clever and absolutely adorable!

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  11. Oh my goodness!!! Your card is soooo stinkin' adorable!!

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  12. Love that peeking owl. Great projects.

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  13. Love the way you used the owl on the inside! Super card!

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  14. These are so sweet. Love 'em.
    Great job I just love this card.

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  15. Blown away! Jen, this is such an awesome card!

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  16. What a super fun surprise to find that adorable owl inside the card!! And I love how you opted to have him holding a message!!! Super fun project!!! Love it!

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  17. What a fun and creative card using these dies.

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  18. Fun, creative and adorable! Fabulous showcase of the new release!!
    c

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  19. I was really wanting to see the cloudy sky die used, so thank you. Your cards are great.

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  20. I love it! That is so creative how the owl is peeking out.

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  21. ooooh I have to have that darling owl.

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  22. Squee!!!! A peek-a-boo owl card!!! GENIUS Jen!!! I love this idea soo much!!! Love how your mind thinks! :)

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  23. Beautiful inside out~!Love what you did with the clouds! TFS

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  24. Hi Jen. This is an awesome window design with a super duper surprise inside. Ha ha. Very cute. :)

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  25. Very cute and clever!
    clayandamy@sbcglobal.net

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  26. ack! sooo creative and soooo cute!

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  27. The owl is so darn cute...what a great hop this is!! Gabbylou@live.com

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  28. Love the peek-a-boo owl Great card. thanks for the idea.

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  29. Cute owl, and I love that fun clouds die!!!

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