Thursday, September 24, 2015

YOU Are My Sunshine

Yes, I know summer is over...sadly.  :(  But, I am looking forward to Fall and slightly cooler temps (just slightly cooler, not freezing yet, please!!!).  This card today is celebrating summer more than Fall but I am a color girl.  I like lots of it! :)  So, I couldn't resist!

Jen Carter You Are My Sunshine 1

I told you there was color involved! :)  I really love this die and I had so much fun putting together this card.  I pulled out a pack of patterned paper that had all of these bright fun, summer colors that seemed perfect to use with the new Sun Rays Quilted Card Panel die from Frantic Stamper.  

Jen Carter You Are My Sunshine 2

All of the multi-colored striped patterned pieces are popped up with dimensionals and all of the other rays are flat.  I love the depth that it gave the rays!  I used a plain colored cardstock for the circle in the middle to help break everything up.  The sentiment was cut from a piece of patterned cardstock.  I knew it had to be black with white lettering to make it pop and this sentiment fit perfectly!

And if you like this die, you have a chance to win it now through September 30th!  Here are the details:

Here are some helpful links:

Frantic Stamper, Inc. Facebook Page (look for the giveaway post with the graphic above)

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the card!  Good luck with the giveaway!

Patterned Paper: Pebbles Fun in the Sun, Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine
Cardstock: PTI Harvest Gold, White & Summer Sunrise
Other: Rainstones PTI

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

ABC Teacher

I have an simple Fall teacher's card to share today.

Jen Carter Teacher Apple ABC 12

I started by die cutting the cute Cover Up Die: Alphabet from Lil' Inker Designs.  I LOVE this die!  It is perfect for teacher cards! 

Jen Carter Teacher Apple ABC Closeup 11

I used cork patterned paper to die cut the Teacher Word Die.   The apple is from the Apple Pieces die set that has lots of fun options in it!

This was such a simple card to make but I really like how it turned out!  

Thanks for visiting today!

Dies: Lil Inker Designs Apple Pieces, Cover up Die Alphabet, Teacher Word die
Patterned Paper: Pebbles Fun in the Sun & Happy Day

Monday, September 21, 2015

Woven Card Panel Die Video

Hello!  Today I have another video to share with you.  It has been requested by quite a few customers of Frantic Stamper for a video on how to use the new Woven Card Panel die and I thought that that was a request I could help out with.

Thanks for watching!  Below is the finished product of the card I made in the video.  I'll share the details of the second card in a later post.

Jen Carter Thankful Woven 1

As I said in the video, I chose three coordinating papers from my paper pad.  This is an easy way to choose coordinating papers, since the papers in the paper pads are made to coordinate with each other.  I chose the darker green as my dominate paper and used the longest strips from this paper on my card.  The other two papers were used as my accent colors.  To easily adhere the detailed grid outline cut (not the inside pieces) I recommend using Stick It! that you can also purchase from Frantic Stamper.  You won't be sorry!  Now I just need to buy more! :)

Jen Carter Thankful Woven Closeup 1

I didn't want to cover up the front of the card and distract from the pattern that the die creates, so I went very simple and added the Thankful word die as my sentiment.  I also used Stick It! to adhere this word also.  I added a little bit of hemp cord and a little resin flower as a small accent.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the video!

Dies: Frantic Stamper Thankful word dieWoven Card Panel die
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Wonder
Twine: Hemptique
Resin Flower: Prima

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Updated Stamps for Sale List

I haven't posted my list of stamps for sale for a while and I thought now was as good of a time as any! Thanks for looking!  I will not update this page as products sale, but you can check HERE for a current listing

I have lots of unused/unloved stamps and accessories that need a new home!  

Shipping is $2.50 to the US (anything outside of the US will need to pay actual shipping) for the first set plus 50 cents for every set after that (unless noted). Sets will be shipped in a plastic bag & cushioned mailer through USPS. These are all gently used stamps in great condition or brand new, never been used stamps/products!  Some of the stamp sets will come in a CD case.  All products are from a pet free/smoke free home.

I accept Payment as payment.  You can contact me by email via the sidebar on my blog.  Look for the "Contact Me!! Send Me An Email" function on the right!  Thanks for looking!

Papertrey Ink
Make a Wish Additions with coordinating Dies (Vault Set):  $15 
Background Basics: Vines (Vault Set): $10
Leafy Vine Border Die: $4
Blooming Button Bits: $12
Mat Stack 3 Collection: $15 PENDING
Mat Stack 3 Die: $5 PENDING
Beyond Basics Borders (Vault set): $12
Little Bitty Bird Stamp Set & Little Bitty Bird Die: $13
Heart Prints Die Collection (Only Largest Heart & Smallest Heart available): $4
Background Basics Retro Stamp Set: $15 PENDING
Holiday Photo Finishers Stamp Set (Coordinating dies also available in separate listing): $15
Everyday Photo Finishers Stamp Set (Coordinating dies also available in separate listing): $10
Photo Finish Strips Die Collection (2 Coordinating stamp sets also available in separate listing): $17
Background Basics Circles (Vault Set): $15 PENDING
Guide Lines Two Stamp Set: $15
Fancy Flourishes Stamp Set: $15
Baby Button Bits Stamp Set: $15
Falling Leaves Stamp Set (Vault Set): $12
Happy Day Stamp Set & Happy Day Coordinating Die: $18
Beautiful Blooms II Stamp Set (coordinating dies available in separate listing): $15
Beautiful Blooms II #1 Dies (coordinating stamp set available in separate listing):  $10 PENDING
Beautiful Bloms II  #3 Dies (coordinating stamp set available in separate listing): $10 PENDING
Damask Designs (Vault set): $15
Autumn Acorns Stamp Set (Vault Set) & Autumn Acorns Die Collection: $29
It's Official Stamp Set (Vault Set): $15
Fillable Frames #11 Mini Stamp Set (Vault Set) & Coordinating Die: $8
Tiny Treats Christmas Stamp Set:  $15
Fillable Frames #1#2#3 (Sold as one set) with Fillable Frames coordinating die #3: $12
Fillable Frames #4#5#6 (Sold as one set) with Fillable Frames Coordinating Dies #4, & #5: $15
Fillable Frames #7#8#10 (sold as one set) with Fillable Frames Coordinating Dies #7#8 & #10: $
Simple Circles Border Die: $5
Notched Flower Die Collection: $7
Love Lives Here Holiday Trees (Tree dies only): $8
Fruit Fusion Pear Stamp Set Fruit Fusion Pear Die: $5
Rainbow Circles Die Collection: $7
2009 CHA T-shirt Think Ink, white, size 2XL (worn once, washed once):  $10  (I had a hard time finding pictures.  Front of the shirt (it's white).  Here's one of the back.  Some of the DT wearing them.

Simon Says Stamp
Balloons Die Set NEW: $17
Message Banner Die: $9
Music 2 My Ears Stamp Set: $10

Starry Die: $4
Thankful Accents (retired): $12
Thankful Hearts (retired): $10
Many Blessings (retired): $4
Bountiful Harvest: $15
Sweet Scallop Tag Stamp (retired) & Sweet Scallop Tag Die: $8
Adjusted Sails Plain Jane (new): $2
Happy Birthday to You Plain Jane (new): $2 PENDING
Successful Woman Plain Jane (ONLY includes one stamp:  it's the sentiment from the linked set that says "Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee"): $2

My Favorite Things
Wavy Edge Border Die (retired): $5
BG Polka Dot Background Stamp (red rubber): $12

Clearly Besotted
Nuts for You Stamp Set (retired): $4
Post it: Love: $10

Paper Smooches
Sassy Script Stamp Set (new): $10
Kissables 2 Stamp Set (new): $7
Kudos (new): $6
Hip to be Square: $7
Prickly Bloom Die (new): $6

Studio L2E
Creative Plans (new): $11
Hi-Light It: Banners (new): $9
Hi-Light It: Banner Sentiments (new): $6

Avery Elle
Party Animal (new): $2
Humble Pie (new): $6

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Season of Change Stamp set & matching dies (retired, picture listed on my blog): $20 PENDING

Hero Arts
Flying Air Ships Red Rubber Stamps: $9
Phrase Bubble Dies (set of 2): $5
Thanks Bubbles Stamp & Cut Clear Stamp set with one speech bubble die (exclusive Archivers): $6
Scalloped Borders Clear Stamp Set: $8

Close to My Heart
Small Pleasures Clear Stamp Set: $8
Express Postage Clear Stamp Set: $8

Market Street Stamps
Lost Garden Background Stamp: $5
Houndstooth Background Stamp: $5
Simple Salutations Stamp Set: $7
Homegrown Stamp Set: $7

Clear & Simple Stamps:
Joy Limited Edition Stamp Set: $5

Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circle, Large: $12
Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large: $12
Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large: $12

Lots of Misc:
My Cute Stamps Let it Snow (some staining): $8
Inspiration Ave Ampersand Stamp Set: $4
Denami Designs Spring Flowers: $8
Practicing Creativity You're Dandy (retired): $8
Stamps of Life Trees2Build: $8
Sn@p Stamps Snapshots Stamp Set: $5
Pink Paislee Switchboard Stamp Set and coordinating die (new): $7
Echo Park Designer Dies Thought Bubbles & Hello (new): $6
Cherry Lynn Designs Medium Rose Die: $6
Memory Box Die Precious Mittens (new): $6
Webster's Pages Red Rubber Cameras & Arrows Stamp Set: $10
PSA Essentials Cupcake: $5
PSA Essentials Rosetta: $5
PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Stamper with alignment tool & black ink cartridge & lime/pink ink cartridges: $15
American Crafts Sentiments Large Stamp Set: $5
Autumn Leaves For the Record Stamp Set: $5
Hampton Art Ditto Life is Too Short Say it Now Stamp Set (3 stamps): $5
Stampin' Up Sizzix Big Shot Letterpress Fancy Fan plate: $7

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Frantic Stamper Giveaway

Guess what?  It's time for a giveaway!  Frantic Stamper is having a giveaway and it just happens to be on the Sun Rays Quilted Card Panel die that I used on the card I shared Monday!

You have until midnight EST on September 30th to enter!  See the details below!

I'll be back before this giveaway ends to share another card I've made using this cool new die!

Here are some helpful links:

Frantic Stamper Pinterest Page (check out more of the DT creations!)

Good luck!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Happy Boo Day!

Playing with words can be a lot of fun.  When I was designing for the last Lil' Inker Designs release, I came up with a fun way to use the Boo Word die

Jen Carter Happy Boo Day 1

I started with the outside of my card.  I die cut the boo with patterned paper using the Boo Word die.  I used the Pumpkin Faces Die Set to cut the cute face at the bottom of the card.

Jen Carter Happy Boo Day 4

Here's another view of the card so you can see how I layered the patterned papers.

Jen Carter Happy Boo Day Inside 11

 When you open up the card, this is what you see on the inside.   I thought that this could either be used for a fun spin on a birthday card or as a Halloween card!

Jen Carter Happy Boo Day Inside 12

I used the So Thankful stamps to stamp the "Happy" & "Day!".  I masked off each word to stamp.  Then, I cut out another "boo" with the Boo Word die that matches the outside of the card. The little circles are what the "!" on the end of the boo die cuts but I cut that part off of the inside boo and had several of them left over.  They made perfect accents!

I'm going to link this up at the Simon Says Stamps Die Crazy Challenge!

Thank you for visiting today!  Have a Bootiful day! :)

Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs So Thankful stamps
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Boo Word die & Pumpkin Faces Die Set 
Patterned Paper: Pebbles Fun in the Sun
Cardstock: MFT Nightshift Blue & Summer Splash
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hello from Home

Hello everyone!  This weekend I spent some time at my craft table and I had a great time!  

Today's card was the favorite of the group that I made and is on the artsy side.

Jen Carter House Hello 1

I was inspired to try something different with the Sun Rays Quilted Card Panel die from Frantic Stamper.  I decided to use it to make a focal point.  To do that I cut black cardstock using the die first, and then cut vellum with it again a 2nd time. 

Jen Carter House Hello Closeup 2

After figuring out which house I wanted to highlight on my background patterned paper, I centered the circle around that house and then added an aqua enamel heart to the side of the house to draw more attention to it. I made my sentiment panel by using one of the negative pieces that I had previously cut as a guide and then laid my die where I wanted it (using the guide to line it up) so that it would perfectly cut out the hello patterned paper sentiment.  I popped that up with foam tape.

Jen Carter House Hello side 1

Starting by framing the sentiment on both sides, I took my vellum pieces and placed them in every other ray.  I used clear glue around the stitched edges to adhere the pieces.  Because of the pattern under the vellum you can't see the adhesive at all.

I hope you have a great day!  Thank you for taking a peek at my blog today!

Dies: Frantic Stamper Sun Rays Quilted Card Panel die
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Wonder, Pebbles Happy Day
Other: Vellum, Foam tape, Amy Tangerine Enamel Heart Sticker

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A Fall Bravo!

Hi all! I have a card to share today that I made quite a while ago but I've never shared!  It fits in with the Fall theme that is just around the corner so it seemed like a good time to share it.

Alternating Diagonal Bravo 1.1

I started by cutting rustic cream cardstock with the ultra cool Alternating Diagonal Card Panel by Frantic Stamper.  I then layered it on top of a piece of gold glitter paper.  I love the shine that it gives!

Alternating Diagonal Bravo Closeup

Here's a closeup so you can see the glitter behind the panel.

Alternating Diagonal Bravo Side

The "Bravo!" is one of my favorites and is from the Accolades die set.  I really like the size & font of this sentiment!  I layered it on top of a piece of coordinating carstock and on a larger piece of the rustic cream cardstock that I used for the rest of the card.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Dies: Frantic Stamper AccoladesAlternating Diagonal Card Panel
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White & Melon Berry
Glitter: Gold by DCWV

Thursday, September 10, 2015

September Monthly Meet Up Challenge

Jen Carter All Things Thanks Closeup 22

Hello and welcome to Lil' Inker Designs September Monthly Meet-up Challenge!  Details on the challenge are below. If you participate, just by designing something (ANYTHING) using Lil' Inker Designs, you could have the chance to win a generous prize!

And there's a sale too!  The beautiful Cover Up Die: Leaf Pattern you see in our inspiration photo above is on sale for just $14.99 (while supplies last) through September 18th!

For my card today, I was inspired by the Fall theme and Fall colors.

Jen Carter All Things Thanks 14

I started by die cutting the tall, skinny pumpkin from the Seen on Halloween die set three times.  On the two pumpkins that I cut with patterned paper I used the stitched insert. I love this option!  The orange ombre chevron pumpkin was die cut from the Ombre Chevrons Paper Pad from Lil' Inker Designs. On the white die cut I stamped the gorgeous pumpkin from the coordinating Seen on Halloween stamp set.  I used the new So Thankful stamp set to stamp the "Thankful" above the pumpkins in a dark chocolate ink.  

So, how can YOU pay along?
To participate in our September MMC Inspiration Challenge:

* Make any project inspired by the cards you see and/or use the colors of Fall

* Upload your project to your blog or favorite online gallery and link to our challenge's InLinkz tool (below) by 9/18/2015, 11:30 PM (EST)

* Your post should also contain the inspiration graphic and a link to our challenge.

* In order to be eligible for a prize your project must exclusively feature stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs.

* If you're on Instagram and share your project make sure you tag @lilinkerdesigns #monthlymeetupchallenge

This month we'll be giving away TWO $25 gift certificates 
to Lil' Inker Designs to two lucky winners!


Through the end of our challenge on 9/18, we have a special sale for you! 

The beautiful Cover Up Die: Leaf Pattern you see in our inspiration photo (and below) is on sale for just $14.99 marked down from $21.99 (while supplies last)!

Stamps:  Lil' Inker Designs Seen on HalloweenSo Thankful
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Seen on Halloween
Patterned Paper: Ombre Chevrons Paper PadSimple Stories The Story of Fall
Cardstock: PTI Tropical Teal

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Thinking of You

I'm SO ready for a 3 day weekend!  How about you?  Yea for sleeping in again for a few days! :)

You know how it is when some dies just caputre your attention?  That's how it was for me when I saw the Starfall Reverse Cut die from Frantic Stamper! 

Jen Carter Night Sky Thinking of You

I put the die to use on this CAS card. I love that the star panel is smaller than a cardfront so it can be used in so many ways!  For this particular card I made it into a mat by cutting around it and then rounding the top corners.  I backed the dark blue paper with a bright yellow cardstock.  

Jen Carter Night Sky Thinking of You Closeup

The house is still one of my favorites called Suburb Houses.  I die cut it with dark gray cardstock.  I created the hills with light gray cardstock and cut them using the Stitched Scene Builder Edgers dies. 

It really is very simple!  Thank you for joining me today!  Hope you have a great holiday weekend in the USA!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs September Wrap-Up Post

Welcome back to day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Laura William'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!    

Jen Carter Teacher Apple Great Year 12 wm

First up is a card made with a stamp set that I just love called Teacher Talk Stamps.  This set is a modern twist on apples that just makes me happy! :)  There are SO many ways to use this set too. I used this one with other teacher products releasing this month but you could easily use this set for lots of Fall projects too!

I started by stamping my apples in lots of fun colors.  Then, I randomly stamped the 1/2 heart stamp & seeds on a few apples. I used the new Apple Pieces die set to cut one out and pop one of the apples up. To cut my card frame, I used the Stitched Mats: Rectangles dies since the largest die doesn't cut, but only stitches the card front.  Then, I used one of the Border Builders dies to create the bottom curve.  The awesome Teacher Word Die was cut 3 times in black & then adhered together for dimension. I used the Teacher Talk Stamps to finish the stamped sentiment.

Jen Carter Boo to you 12 wm

For my last card, I went all Halloween and used quite a few new sets. For the sentiment at the top I die cut the cute Boo Word die from black glittery paper.  The "to you" was stamped from the new Boo & Faces 2 Stamps and the "Happy Halloween" came from the new Here for the Boos Stamps.

Jen Carter Boo to you Closeup 1.1

For the bottom portion of the card, I die cut the cat from the Seen on Halloween die set & then stamped the image with the coordinating Seen on Halloween stamp set. For the pumpkin, I also die cut it with the Seen on Halloween die set. I love how the pumpkins in this set work!  You can cut the pumpkin with or without the stitched lines! After I die cut the pumpkin, I used the Pumpkin Faces dies to add in the fun face.

That's all I have today.  Thank you so much for visiting this week!  Don't forget to leave a comment to win.  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used are linked below & are available at the Lil' Inker Designs store now!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Sarah Jay's blog!
Teacher Card
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Teacher Talk
Dies: LID Apple Bits, Teacher Word Die, Border Builders, Stitched Mats Rectangles
Ink: Avery Elle Lemongrass, Mermaid, Raspberry, Mimosa, Sugar Plum & Amuse Blueberry
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh

Boo to You
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Seen on Halloween, Here for the Boos, Boos & Faces 2
Dies: LID Boo Word Die, Seen on Halloween, Pumpkin Faces
Paper: Echo Park The Story of Fall, Fancy Pants Flutter, Black Glitter, PTI Smokey Shadow
Ink: Avery Elle Mermaid, Fresh Ink Fuschia
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