It's the first day of the Lil' Inker Designs September Release and the new products make me so thankful that I am a part of this crafty community! I love them, and I am sure that you will too. As usual, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring innovative stamps and dies! You should have arrived from Lil' Inker's Design Blog!
I have two projects to show you today! My first card features the new So Thankful Stamp Set and coordinating So Thankful Label Die as well as the Wrappers Delight: Lattice Die (that I designed!). I really wanted to bring out the fall, rustic theme on this card, so I chose neutral colors and even added some feathers and burlap. I first die cut the Wrappers Delight: Lattice Die onto cream cardstock and then adhered it to the sand colored card base. (I just love this series of dies, they cover almost the whole card front-so intricate, yet quick and easy! and takes the guess work out of where to place a sentiment.) For the sentiment, I stamped a beautiful greeting from the So Thankful Stamp Set and die cut it out using the So Thankful Label Die (which is so versatile as the sentiments are not connected to the border stamp so any greeting can be used!). I adhered the label to the card base with foam adhesive, after adding a feather array and looped Natural Burlap String from May Arts. I adore the texture and the subtle hues on the card, perfect for fall.
My next card features a thankful theme as well, but this time it is for one of the boys' amazing teachers! The Teacher Talk Stamp Set and coordinating Teacher Die and Apple Pieces Die Set are perfect for this time of year to thank the individuals that nurture your child's mind. I'm excited to be able to use these products in the spring as well, during the PTA Teacher Appreciation Days. I love when products can be used multiple times in a year for multiple reasons.
I started by cutting a card base and adding an extra stitched detail from the previously released Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats: Rectangles. I then ran two strips of washi tape on the bottom. I stamped a golden apple and leaf from Teacher Talk Stamp Set (there are a few designs for the apple!), die cut them with the coordinating Apple Pieces Die Set an added stamped details-the stem and seeds. I finished the card by adhering a die cut from the Teacher Die and a sentiment from Teacher Talk Stamp Set. Both my boys have male teachers this year, so I really appreciate the modern, clean look of these products.
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