Wednesday, January 31, 2018

A Card & a Treat Cup

Frantic Stamper has come out with a unique die that can be used for cards & other paper projects or you can use it to make a treat cup and/or basket.  Let's take a look.

Happy Birthday Card
We'll start first with the card.


I first die cut the doily from the Bonnet Basket Treat Cup die from white cardstock and used that for the focal point of my card, trimming off one side.  I die cut the light pink flower and the black leaves with that die set out of felt.  The smallest flower was die cut using the Floral Confetti die. I arranged the flowers around the outside of my doily.  


I stamped the sentiment with the Many Happy Birthdays clear stamp set and then added a few black dots for accents and for the flower centers.

Matching Bonnet Treat Cup


Using the same die set you can turn treat cups (available here) into little bonnets/hats or baskets (use the long skinny scalloped piece as a handle).  For this one I used the same supplies as I did for the card and adhered them to the treat cup.


Here's a view from the top.  

Makes a cute party favor doesn't it?

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Love You in Rainbow


Hey everyone!  I wanted to share a few more "Love You" cards I made with products from the latest Lil' Inker Designs release.  These cards were simple because they used scraps from the rainbow cards I shared during the release (here & here).

Love You Card #1
After I had die cut the cute Quilted Stitched XOXO die in a rainbow of colors I then cut each line apart so I had lots of strips to use on cards.  The next two cards are ones that were created with some of those left over pieces.


I started by die cutting a piece of white cardstock with the Quilted Stitched XOXO die.  I love how it looks stitched into the white cardstock!  I then adhered my colored strips onto a piece of thinner cardstock and used the love die from the Love is Love die set to cut the LOVE into the strips.


The "you" was stamped with the Love is Love stamp set in Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink.  The striped panel was adhered with foam tape for dimension.  The little heart was die cut with the little additions in the Love is Love die set and then colored with a Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer pen and adhered with dimensional tape.

Love You Card #2


This card was assembled exactly the way that the first card was only with different colors. I also changed up the "you".  I cut off the "you" from the Love You More than Words Script Heart die and adhered it to the bottom.


Save Big!
Don't forget that there's a sale going on at Lil' Inker Designs.  You can check it all out here.

And, you still have a few days left (Jan 31st is the last day) to take advantage of the FREE So Knotty die which made Jennifer McGuire's Favorite Things list this past year!  If you spend $75 you get a FREE Quilted Stitched So Knotty die valued at $22 with the code SOKNOTTY when you checkout!

Thank you for visiting today!  Have a great one!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Valentine Sale at Lil' Inker Designs

It's Flashback Friday at Lil' Inker Designs and many Valentine's products are on sale for at least 20% off in the Sale Category.  The discount will be applied when you add the items to your cart (no code needed).  

Also, you still have a few days left (Jan 31st is the last day) to take advantage of the FREE So Knotty die which made Jennifer McGuire's Favorite Things list this past year!  If you spend $75 you get a FREE Quilted Stitched So Knotty die valued at $22 with the code SOKNOTTY when you checkout!

I love savings upon savings don't you? :)

Here's a peek at a few of my favorite products included in the sale.  And remember, this is just a small sample of the items for sale.  But hurry!  This sale won't last long!

*All of these stamp sets also have coordinating dies on sale too!

See all of these and many more by clicking here.

In closing, here's a few projects I've shared previously using a few of these products.

Jen Carter Love You More Rainbow 1 wmCIC394 Jen Carter Balloon Hugs 1

Jen Carter Coffee Donut Perfect Pairs 1Jen Carter Filled Hearts Kisses 2 wm

Have a terrific weekend!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

God so Loves the World

God so Loved the World
I love Christmas where we celebrate the baby Jesus coming into the world.  And then a few short months later we have Easter where we celebrate that this same being overcame death and offers us the greatest gift we could ever imagine...eternal life with Him in heaven. If you're interested in learning more, please check out this video.  This is a card that celebrates that.


Frantic Stamper's newest release focuses on Easter and Spring.  This card is probably my favorite from those I made.  I created the background by applying lots of Distress Oxide inks to the paper.  Then I took the Sun Rays background stamp and "painted" it with lots of water and then stamped it on my paper.  I love the look that gave!  I then stamped the crosses & the sentiment with the new clear Faithful Thoughts stamp set.  I added a little piece of black cardstock to make the ground a little thicker.  It looks like a very pronounced line in the picture but in real life it blends in nicely.

FRA-CL089-CLGB011-JenCarter Closeup glitter

I used a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen to add shimmer to many of the sun rays that are coming down toward the cross.

Thanks for taking a peek today!  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Happy Birthday Catherine!

Today is Catherine Pooler's birthday!  The design team wanted to shower her with love and I wanted to share the card I made for her special day!

Happy Birthday Catherine!
This month we are also celebrating Stamp Nation's birthday so this card is not only for Catherine's birthday but for the Birthday Card Stash Done! Challenges going on.  Today's tutorial and sponsor comes from Winnie & Walter so I featured some products from their store too!

Jen Carter Catherine Pooler Winnie Walter Birthday Balloons

I knew I wanted to incorporate as many ink colors into this card as I could because when I think of birthdays I think lots of fun colors!  For the background I used Winnie & Walter's Mini Scenery: Spotty stamp that I love!  I stamped it with Pixie Dust, Bellini, Tiara, Rockin' Red, Party Dress & Mint to Be inks.  I used one of the bold stamps & the matching outline stamp from the In a Word: Happy stamp set, stamped in Bellini & Black Jack ink.  The sentiment below, from the same stamp set, is stamped with Pixie Dust. Both sentiment panels are popped up with dimensional tape. The balloons are from a Simon Says stamp set called Birthday Balloons.

Jen Carter Catherine Pooler Winnie Walter Birthday Balloons Closeup

It's hard to see but I added glitter to the top of "happy" with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen.  

Happy birthday Catherine!  I hope you feel loved this birthday!! You are truly a kind, loving person and I'm so blessed to be on this team with you!

A Wintry Hello

Hello Friend

Jen Carter CP WW Hello Friend Tag 1 WM

Hello friends!  I shared this card over at StampNation last week but I wanted to share it with you too!  I love this stamp/die set from Catherine Pooler called Winter Wonderland. I wanted to create a wintry scene and so I die cut the trees, deer, bird & bow with the Winter Woodland dies and then stamped them with the Winter Wonderland stamp set.  I used Catherine Pooler inks Icing on the Cake, Rockin' Red, Aquatini & Black Jack (stamped off once).  

Jen Carter Jen Carter CP WW Hello Friend Tag Closeup 1

I die cut the large tag from the Lovely Flowers & Banners die set.  I then embossed the must-have Plaid Background with Wanderlust Embossing Powder to create a snow-like effect.  It's subtle but is just the right addition for a winter scene.  I paired the gorgeous Hello die with a sentiment in the Simply the Best stamp set.  The deer, bird, sentiment banner & tag are all popped up with dimensional tape.  I stamped a stripe on the left hand side of my card panel using VersaMark and one of the border stamps in the YAY! Stripes stamp set.

Thanks for taking a look today!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Holy Cow! It's Pasture Birthday!

I live in Kansas.  We have cows.  In fact I use to collect cow home decor, LOL!  Really, it was a thing.  Lots of people did it.  And it was really cute.  Remember Mary Moo Moos?  But I don't collect cows any more.  And the funny thing is that I don't even live on a farm. I've always lived in town or in large cities. And I don't know the first thing about cows. But I do love seeing cows grazing in a field and I often find myself exclaiming "Holy cow!" over things, LOL! 

Holy Cow!
So enter the new stamp & die set from Lil' Inker Designs called Farm Love.  And guess what?  It has a sentiment that says, "Holy Cow".  I knew right away I had to make a card using that "so Jen" sentiment!

Jen Carter LID Holy Cow Birthday

I started by die cutting the animals with the Farm Love die set  and then stamping with the super cute, coordinating Farm Love stamp set. They are so adorable!  I colored them with copics and added a few white dots with a gel pen.  I die cut the bubble with the Speech Bubble Die Set 1 and then stamped the Holy Cow sentiment from the Farm Love stamp set.  I really like that this stamp set is versatile for so many occasions!

The Cover Up Die: Stitched Clouds was perfect for creating an outdoor scene.  I used the Quilted Stitched Basket Weave Die to create the grass and then cut it to look like a hill using one of the dies in the Border Builder die set (that thing sure gets a lot of miles on it!  I use it a lot!).  I used both of those dies to make some hay bales in yellow also.  I used a die from the Farm Love die set to cut the shape (it is actually a die that matches the envelope stamp from Farm Love.)

I'm going to link this up at StampNation for their Birthday Bash that is happening now!  If you aren't a member of StampNation and you're looking for a great group of stamping friends who share their work, video tutorials, contests, challenges, and so much more then you'll want to check it out!

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs January Release: Day 3

Welcome back to the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  All of the products are currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store, so you can start shopping now! :)   

Introducing: Love & Honey
One set that I haven't yet shown on my blog for this release is the Love & Honey Stamps and Love & Honey Hearts dies.

Jen Carter Love Honey, Farm Love, Dotted Scallops wm

For this card I die cut the heart from white cardstock using the Love & Honey Hearts dies.  I then heat embossed the coordinating image from the Love & Honey Stamps and then colored the image with Zig Real Brush markers.  I placed the heart on the card panel that I  cut using the gorgeous Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops.  The sentiment, from Farm Love, is embossed with silver embossing powder.

Rainbow Love You More
Here's another card I made using the rainbow strips from the previous Quilted Stitched XOXO card that I shared a few days ago.

Jen Carter Quilted XOXO, Love You More wm

I started by arranging the strips that I had previously die cut from 8 different colors of cardstock using the Quilted Stitched XOXO die.  I popped the white strip up on the bottom of the card with dimensional tape.  The heart shaped sentiment is die cut using the Love You More than Words Script Heart die.  To more easily adhere this intricate die cut I used Stick it!  To finish the card off I added some matte enamel dots.

The Products
Here's a look at the products I've used today and also the new products available now that I didn't use on my projects today.  They are all available now in the Lil' Inker Designs store.


Click HERE to shop now!

 And, don't forget that the beautiful Quilted Stitched So Knotty die is free with a $75 purchase while supplies last.

Comment to Win!
Be sure to comment on my blog for your chance to win the entire January release from Lil' Inker Designs!
Thanks for visiting my blog today!  All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used (and more!) are available to purchase right now in the Lil' Inker Designs store

Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air Release Day

It is release time for Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval Love is in the Air collection.  The collection is now available for those who weren't on the Wait List.  But hurry because they often sell out quickly!  And, you won't want to miss several NEW Products that are available today too!

New Products Available Now!
Along with the SOA box there are other new products now available as well.  Get them while they are still in stock!  Here's an easy shopping guide!
SOA Love is in the Air Box
SOA Add-on Dies: Grab the add-on die sets while you can!  There are two that coordinate with the stamps in the SOA box.
New Grid Acrylic Blocks: There are TWO new block sizes now available!  Believe me, you'll want them...and love them!  There's a round, grid line block in the new light-weight style with grooves & a border grid-line block too!  (Pictures at the end of the post). I highly recommend the 5 grid block bundle because you'll want all the sizes!
Mystery Ink Reinker: There's LOTS of fun techniques that require just a reinker.  Why not grab the new color reinker now too!  Or make your own ink pad with it!  :)

Let's take a peek at some of the products from the box on a card!

I love making my own black & white backgrounds and when I saw the "xox" stamp, I knew it would be perfect for this technique!

Jen Carter CP Love is in the Air Hugs Kisses1

I started by stamping the "xo", from the Love is in the Air stamp set, repeatedly (I cut off one of the x's on the stamp with a very sharp detailed pair of scissors so it would be easy to repeat the pattern) with Midnight ink.  I then die cut the panel with one of the Postage Stamp Dies.  I stamped the clouds from the same stamp set with Mint to Be ink.  I die cut the Sunburst die out of yellow cardstock and then cut it in half to adhere to the bottom of the panel.

Jen Carter CP Love is in the Air Hugs Kisses Closeupwm

The sentiment panel is die cut with a portion of one of the stitched rectangle dies included in the Postage Stamp die set. The balloon was die cut with the ADD ON set, Love is in the Air die set.  I love coordinating die sets so adding this set would be a great choice!  The balloon is stamped with the coordinating Love is in the Air stamp set which is included in the collection (stamped in Sauna & It's a Girl inks).  The entire card panel is adhered to a gorgeous gray cardstock called Mirrors.  I totally recommend it! :)

I used a mystery color of ink on this card that will be included in this box!  Can you spot it? :)

Add On Die Sets to this Collection
There are two add-on sets that you can purchase with this release that coordinates with the Love is in the Air stamp set (used above) & the Bon Voyage stamp set (seen on this card here).  You can find both of those add-on die sets here.

New Blocks
Here's a look at the new acrylic grid line blocks that you'll want to add to your order! :)  Trust me!  They are worth it! 

Time to Shop!
Thank you for joining me today for release day!  If you haven't already ordered the Love is in the Air Stamp of Approval box, you better hurry because they could be sold out soon!   I hope you have a wonderful day!
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