Thursday, January 28, 2016

LID:: January 2016 Release:: Day 2




Welcome back to the second day of the Lil' Inker Designs December Release! As usual, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring innovative stamps and dies! You should have arrived from Chrissy Larson's Blog!


I tried my hand at a shaker card, because the new Love You Greeting Die is perfect for this style of card! I die cut a rectangle from the beautiful, new Love You Paper Pack with the Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles and adhered it to a cream, speckled cardstock base. I then die cut the Love You Greeting Die from the cream, speckled paper as well, and topped that onto a piece of acetate die cut from Stitched Mats: Squares and added foam tape for dimension. I then added my "sprinkles" before adhering the focal piece to a piece of red patterned paper from the Love You Paper Pack. I finished the card with a wrap-around bow from May Arts Waxed Cord in Red.


Fun (and awesome!) Time Saving Fact: Did you know that the Lil' Inker Designs' Greeting Dies line (Love You Greeting Die, Boxed Up Birthday Greeting Die, Merry & Bright Greeting Die, Boxed Up Thank You Greeting Die)  are made to coordinate with the Stitched Mats: Squares and Stiched Mats: Dual Stitched Squares along with the Dual Dotted Squares so you don't have to worry about trimming anything?


I wanted to showcase how the products from this release, although centered around Valentine's Day, can be used for all year round projects. For the above card, I die cut a stamped, colored giraffe from the Lovie Friends Stamp Set and Lovie Friends Die Set. Then I die cut a heart from the new Dual Dotted: Hearts die set from the new Love You Paper Pack and inlaid that into an yellow inked cardstock panel that had a heart die cut from the Stitched Hearts Die Set. I love how well these products nest into each other, no matter what release they are from! So many possibilities. I stamped a greeting from a previously released stamp set called Send Pretty Greetings, and then affixed this panel to a white cardstock base and flanked it with some polka dotted washi tape. I adhered the giraffe and finished the card with a wrap-around baker's twine bow.


Your next stop is Maureen Merritt!

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

35 comments:

  1. Your card are really wonderful. I dont have the time to stop at everyone's blog but I try to get to a few. The new products are amazing my favorite are the animal stamps. Happy Love Day!

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  2. WOW - WONDERFUL cards Karen!!!
    LOVE your sentiment shaker!!!
    ADORE your SUPER cute giraffe, SWEET sentiment and PRETTY dotted heart, such a FUN & DELIGHTFUL design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CUTE and CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  3. Gorgeous cards! Love the yellow background! :-)

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  4. Two awesome cards! Love them!

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  5. Love your cards! Especially the sweet giraffe card. I agree the animal stamps can be used all year long. Too cute!

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  6. What a fun frame-in-frame shaker and I LOVE that gorgeous yellow strip around the heart!

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  7. Terrific job with the
    beautiful shaker card!
    Love the fun look on
    the second one.
    Carla from Utah

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  8. cute cards - love the stitched backgrounds and mostly ... that giraffe!

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  9. Very cute cards; love the giraffe one and the stitched dies.

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  10. Lovely shaker card and cute giraffe card!

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  11. Another fabulous pair of cards Karen, so CUTE!!

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  12. These are both very pretty, Karen, love the shaker card, that die is awesome and the paper is really pretty, and the giraffe card is adorable!!

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  13. Cute cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Ohhhhh the giraffe against the bright yellow background is awesome!

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  15. Very sweet cards...love the giraffe card with the vertical orientation.

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  16. Such happy cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. My favorite is the giraffe..simply adorable.

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  18. A never ending stream of great card ideas!

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  19. Truly lovely! I love the yellow that you chose! Beautifully done, Karen!

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  20. Fun shaker card... That yellow in the giraffe card is amazing!!!

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  21. Fantastic cards! Love the shaker card and the pop of yellow on your second card - so happy!!

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  22. Pretty Valentine cards! Your shaker design is so cute!

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  23. Shaker cards are so much fun! The die cut and patterned paper are beautiful! I also love the yellow inked background on the second card. Very unique!

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  24. Great cards! Love that fun shaker card... awesome die!!!

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  25. Stunning colo combos! Very striking cards!

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  26. Stunning colo combos! Very striking cards!

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  27. Your shaker card is super fun and thanks for the tip about which dies fit together. I have to say though that the giraffe card totally stole my heart!Love the inlaid die cut and how the yellow panel and polka dot panels kind of mimic the pattern on a giraffe. :)

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  28. Your card with the Love You Greeting Die might be may fave card of yours of all time. It's GORGEOUS Karen! I love how you used the negative dotted cut together with the stitched heart on your second card AND the giraffe is PERFECT with that sentiment! What a great pairing! These little guys are proving to be so versatile with other stamps in our collection!
    Thank you!
    Laura

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  29. Great shaker- those patterned papers are very pretty and I'm really falling for the stitched mats! That giraffe card is my fave- so darn cute!!! Perfectly paired with those pretty heart dies!

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