Is it September already? My son has been back at school for almost three weeks, I’ve been snacking on candy corn, and I can’t seem to find enough daylight to do all of the things I want to. Fall is coming, whether I’m ready or not! But at least that means new fall stamps and dies from Lil’ Inker Designs!
Today is the first day of our September Blog Hop and we have all kinds of fantastic new things to share with you, so let’s get started. All of the information on the new release and the hop is on the Lil’ Inker Designs blog, and if you’re hopping along, you just saw an adorable pumpkin on Amy Kolling’s blog. As usual, we’re giving out a few gift certificates to lucky commenters during the hop, so make sure to leave a comment, even if it’s just about your feelings on candy corn.
First, a fall-themed thank you card featuring the sweet hand-lettering in our Seen on Halloween and So Thankful stamp sets. I stamped the large Thankful script from So Thankful with gold ink on my brown card base and topped it with the label from the same set, which has a coordinating die. I filled the label with a few leaves and vines from Seen on Halloween and topped it with the smaller pumpkin, stamped in a soft orange chalk ink. And that pumpkin has it’s own coordinating die, with stitching on the outer edge, too!
Next up is a Thanksgiving card made with some of the same stamps and dies. This time I used one of the sentiments from So Thankful and accented it with the larger pumpkin from the Seen on Halloween die set. Did you notice the stitched ribs on the pumpkin? Those are a separate die that nests inside the pumpkin shape, so you can use it with or without that extra texture. There are separate stems and leaves, too, in case the ribs didn’t put it over the top.
Speaking of over the top, I *almost* made this pumpkin completely gold. But I stopped myself at the gilded stem.
These pumpkins are so fantastic! And I love that they coordinate with so many of the products we’re releasing this month! If you haven’t already, you should head over the Lil’ Inker Designs store to check them out. And if you need more inspiration, Heather Hoffman’s blog is the next stop on our hop.