Wednesday, September 2, 2015

LID:: September 2015 New Release:: Day 1


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.


Your next stop is Amy Kolling!

Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

34 comments:

  1. Two gorgeous projects Karen. Love the fun whimsical feel of the second and the strong rich colors on the first.

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  2. So beautiful...lovin' that lattice die and the apples?! ADORABLE.

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  3. Love that lattice die and the apples! Awesome cards!

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  4. Oh I love your Thankful card!! The lattice die is amazing!!

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  5. Gorgeous cards to showcase this fabulous new release. The lattice and apples are must haves!
    ~c

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  6. I am loving the new products! Love your cards!

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  7. Very pretty cards! I love the images and the colours you used. And the dies are always a perfect match.

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  8. Love the Thankful card and the lattice die. So pretty.

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  9. Love the card with the lattice die. I must have it!

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  10. Congrats on your die design! Two great cards, though I am especially drawn to the first one.

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  11. FABULOUS!!! LOVE your lattice die design!!! And the font on that Thankful label is awesome!!

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  12. Well, I'm at the right place to comment that the lattice die is my absolute favorite thing in this release! Nice design!

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  13. The lattice die really pops your design! Love it!

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  14. Gorgeous cards! That Lattice Die is super cool!!!!

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  15. Great card! I love the lattice die!

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  16. Love the cards especially that Lattice die.

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  17. SQUEAL!! I Just LOVE LOVE LOVE the Feathers!! =) Such a NEAT Card!! LOVE the Tape border on your second card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  18. Lots of pretty texture on our first acrd Karen! The second is darling, I like the yellow apple!

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  19. Love the feathers and burlap on the first card. Very unique!

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  20. That lattice pattern die is awesome! You could do so many things with it! Great cards!

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  21. both cards are so pretty, but your first card is so beautiful and elegant, love it!

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  22. Love the gentle reminders to be thankful that is found in your beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing your love of paper crafting and design with us!

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  23. So LOVE your creations especially the thankful one! Lovin' the new products!

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  24. Pretty cards! Love that beautiful die you used!

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  25. What a perfect creation for teachers, love this new release and i specially adore the second one with the addition of beautiful washi tape with an apple and teacher sentiment die cut!!!

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  26. CUTE & FUN teacher card and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS thankful card!!!
    LOVE the lattice, LOVE the thankful label, LOVE the feathers too, an ALL-ROUND-AWESOME design!!!

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  27. So glad you thought of the lattice die. It will be a fun addition to my collection.
    Love the feathers and burlap used on the first card. Looks so fluffy.
    thanks for sharing.

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  28. The Halloween cards are delightful.

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  29. Awesome release! Love the Lattice die! :)

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  30. Very cute cards! The lattice die cut is a great background!

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  31. Beautiful. I really like the feathers with the lattice.

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  32. Great Cards! Your first card is just BEAUTIFUL!

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