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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs July Release Day 1 & Video!


Hello!  It's that time again!  Time for a new Lil' Inker Designs release! The new products are already available in the store!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning! 

I have two cards and a video to share with you today using my favorite product from the new release:  Quilted Flower Die Set!

Jen Carter Quilted Flowers Greetings 1.4 wm

To say that I had a lot of fun using the Quilted Flower dies would be an understatement!  These dies are SO. MUCH. FUN.  Really!  And they are beautiful too! The sentiment, stamped on a piece die cut with the Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles, is embossed in white & is from a beautiful new sentiment set called Greetings & Salutations.  Lots of beautiful choices of sentiments in this set and such a nice size too.  Did you notice the white background piece?  That also features a new die called Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops.  (For a tip on how to easily get out all of the little holes in the cardstock, watch my video here.)

Jen Carter Quilted Flowers Greetings Closeup

To make the Quilted Flowers (although in this card I didn't use the stitches that make it look quilted) I sponged distress ink onto watercolor paper (I love the texture that gives!) and then cut the flowers out.  The die set comes with three dies: the base, the swirly outline/insert die & a stitched outline die which is fabulous (more on that later).  For these flowers I chose to use the base die and layer the outline die on top of it.  I also inserted a little green piece for the leaf as well.  The leaves and small flowers that I used as filler are from a previously released set called Awesome Blossom stamps & Awesome Blossom Dies.

There are LOTS of different ways you can use this new Quilted Flower Die Set!  I made a video below that shows 10 Ways to Use the Quilted Flowers Die.


You definitely get your dollars worth with these new versatile Quilted Flowers Dies!  And, there are really more than 10 ways to use the dies since almost each idea has several options on using the dies with or without the stitching (which is GORGEOUS by the way!!).

Jen Carter Quilted Warmest Wishes 1.1 wm


Here's the second card that I showed in the video.  For this card I again used the Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops for the background.  This time I popped the black piece up with dimensionals against a white piece of cardstock.  Don't you just love how the white peeks through the holes for even more visual interest and texture!

Jen Carter Quilted Warmest Wishes Closeup

I used the inside swirl pieces that were left over from when I made the first card I shared with you above.  Then, I sponged a Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag Die with distress ink and stamped a sentiment from the new Greetings & Salutations stamp set.  I added in some rain stones to finish the card off.



Previously Released Products Used:
 Awesome Blossom Stamp Set


 All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used are linked above & you can purchase them in the store now!  Your next stop on the hop is over to my sweet friend Amy Kolling's fabulous blog!

Come back tomorrow for another round of inspiration and don't forget to leave a comment to win!  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  There's plenty more inspiration to see using these new products!

49 comments:

  1. thanks for the inspiration, Jen, beautiful cards!

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  2. Very striking, I am loving the funky flowers!

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  3. Beautiful cards!! And your videos are always so informative, thank-you!

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  4. Oh, Jen. I'm so very excited to see this video. You are a savior. I was planning one just like it and my tripod broke. :(. Your projects are beautiful!!!! Thank you!

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  5. So pretty. I really like that scalloped background. Could do so many things with that one. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Gorgeous cards...really like how you used the new flower dies.

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  7. Beautiful work! You make me want it all!

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  8. WOW - what a WONDERFUL introduction to these CRAFTY DELIGHTS!!!
    LOVE your cards Jen and LOVE your CLEVER ways to use the Quilted Flower too => THANK YOU for sharing!!!
    I confess that the Greetings & Salutations and Quilted Flower are in my TOP 3 of MUST-HAVES :)

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  9. Such PRETTY cards...love them both!

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  10. Wow! The color combination with the bright pop of pink is gorgeous!

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  11. I didn't really want those flowers and now I kind of do!!!

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  12. Love your cards, and really enjoyed your video, Jen - looks like a die set I need!

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  13. Lovely cards--these are such pretty flowers :) Thanks for all the how-to info!

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  14. A gorgeous showcase of the new release...the flowers are fabulous!
    ~c

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  15. Oh my word, the inside pieces are just as awesome as the outside pieces. Beautiful cards!

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  16. Love your cards. Great release.

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  17. Beautiful cards! Love the color combos.

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  18. Love the flowers. Wonderful to have two sizes.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

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  19. Do I need more flowers? I didn't, until seeing your cards and video... heading to put them in my cart now!

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  20. I'm in love with those new dies!!

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  21. Beautifully done cards
    and the flower dies are
    so neat!
    Carla from Utah

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  22. These new products are amazing! Thanks for sharing your pretty projects!

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  23. Loved your video! This die was a labor of love, so glad that you like it and thank you for showing us sooooo many ways to use it! Great projects too.

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  24. Always in love with Lil'Inkers cover-up plates and this new one is no exception. It is definitely a must have on my list.

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  25. Gorgeous cards! Those flowers are so cool!

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  26. Beautiful cards! The flower die and cover up are the two that I would have picked!

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  27. Your video has inspired me. I didn't think I wanted the flower die till I saw your work.

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  28. OOHHH...LOVE your pink flowers. Those dies and scalloped background are the coolest!

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  29. Such amazing flowers! Man, you are making it to choose which set to get first.

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  30. Oh how pretty! Your pink flowers against the black background are lovely!

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  31. Love he colors..they just pop!What great new products!

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  32. Your cards are so great and I love the instructions for quilted flowers!

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  33. Wow-lots of possibilities with the rose dies!
    I have some rose dies, but none like these!

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  34. ohmygosh... I love these cute flowers! Very pretty cards!

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  35. Love all the fun layers and textures and so many interesting details.

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  36. Such a lovely chalk board card! Great. Sunny regards form stempelfrida
    http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

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  37. What gorgeous cards! Love the Pooh line and that fab scalloped background!

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  38. Love the quilted flowers the mostest!! Can't wait to get my hands on these!!

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  39. What a gorgeous card and I loved the video. Thanks for showing us all of the great options you get with the die set!

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  40. Love the quilted flowers die & I'm looking forward to watching your video tonight.

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  41. Love love the way you have showcased the beautiful floral dies
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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