Crafty, Stamping

Lil’ Inker Designs January Blog Hop: Day 2



Welcome back for another day of the Lil’ Inker Designs January new release blog hop. Our hop starts at the LID blog, where Laura has all of the details on the new stamps and dies, the hop, and our big prize. If you’re following the hop, Lisa Henke’s blog is the stop before mine.

All of the new products I’m using today are available in the shop right now, but you could also win all of them in our super huge blog hop giveaway. Just leave a comment on all of our blog hop posts by December 16th to be eligible. How awesome is that?


Today is all about the kittens. I have a cat-obsessed child who is already begging to use the Kitty Hugger stamp and die set to make her preschool valentines. She wants an entire rainbow of kitties, but we’re still negotiating the treats, so there are no photos to share yet. In the meantime, I wanted to share my favorite way to use the huggers: peeking out from behind a larger die cut. I cut a 4.25″ square card base with our Tribal Chic cover up die, then added a ginger kitty striped with Copic marker. In her hands is a heart, made with the new Filled Heart stamp set and Dual Stitched Heart and Kisses die. There are so many adorable details in the Filled Heart, making it a perfect match the our cute kitten. I just needed a little extra adhesive to wrap her paws around the die cut and I was done.

lid_filled-heart-stamps    lid_dual-stitched-heart-and-kisses-word-die



lid_kitty-hugger-die-stamp-bundleI did manage to turn one of the Kitty Huggers into a treat holder, but only one, because I couldn’t keep my little one (or myself) out of the holiday chocolates! Again, I added a few stripes with a Copic marker, and stamped the sweet little face and whiskers in black ink. I also stamped one of the messages onto the back, where the kids could see it. Then I glued googly eyes on over the stamped eyes, because my kids always get a kick out of them. One long strip of double stick tape along the arms and chest was more than enough to secure the candy and keep the paws wrapped around the wrapper. These are going to be a hit with the kids, once I talk my daughter into a healthy treat instead of chocolates.


Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back tomorrow with more projects made with Lil’ Inker Designs’ new release. Until then, you should check out Stephanie Gold’s blog. And don’t forget to leave a comment as your visit each blog so you’ll be eligible to win our big prize.


  • Gilda (McStamper)

    January 12, 2017

    What a sweet card. The embossed heart is one of my favorites. :Love the little kitty with candy.

  • Bianca Rebel

    January 12, 2017

    Sweet little kitty’s, they are so cute. Love the one with the chocolate.

  • Laura Pryor

    January 12, 2017

    Oh my goodness!!! These are wonderful!!! I love that you made a ginger kitty and love that she’s holding that heart! Kinda brill!!!! 😉
    Love to see the second kitty with the googly eyes. Now I need to find some Ghirardelli minis! I’ve never seen those before! Woo hooo!!

  • Beth Holt

    January 12, 2017

    I love how you put the kitty hugger behind the filled heart. So cute! I could see giving the second creation with the kitty hugger to my co-workers. What a great idea!

  • Deepa Lakshman

    January 12, 2017

    Love the kitty holding the candy. That is a grea die.

  • Diane

    January 12, 2017

    Love the kitty cat

  • Chera G

    January 12, 2017

    These are great! So love that little critter!!!!

  • Arianna Barbara

    January 12, 2017

    Beautiful Valentine’s card!!! <3
    The kitty holding the candy is absolutely cute!!!

  • MaryAnn Samuelson

    January 12, 2017

    All these cute projects with the kitty hugger and I did not get it!!! Thank you for the inspiration and now making me add more to my wishlist!!

  • Becca Yahrling

    January 12, 2017

    Yay for the googly eyes! So adorable for the treat holders. Even “big” kids
    would love these! lol And your card is lovely!

  • D.Ann C

    January 12, 2017

    Gaaa! That tiger holding the heart!!! Cuteness overload!!!
    It looks like you stood your treat holder up for the pic, but that gives me an idea to make him into a mini card!! Hurry up and get here, kitty!!!

  • Mary Holshouser

    January 12, 2017

    Love the kitty holding the heart.
    Both cards are darling.
    Fun to have a treat holder that will
    really hold something.
    thanks for sharing.

  • tammy paul

    January 12, 2017

    oh my super cute, I just love that kitty. great ideas. thanks for sharing

  • Amy Vitriani

    January 12, 2017

    Sarah your card and treat holder are so sweet!!! I love how you used the kitty to hug the heart ❤️

  • Kirsty Vittetoe

    January 12, 2017

    Oh very cute and very sweet, I like how versatile the kitty die is!

  • Julie Henderson

    January 12, 2017

    So cute! They kitty holding the candy is supper cute!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Janet D.

    January 12, 2017

    So adorable, I think this is my fav die of the release!

  • Patt H.

    January 12, 2017

    You have gone above & beyond in showcasing these adorable critters! I love everyone!

  • Judie Attard

    January 12, 2017

    Super adorable! The kitty treat holder is too cute!

  • Amy C.

    January 12, 2017

    Such fun Valentine projects! This release is amazing! (

  • Billie A

    January 12, 2017

    I am loving the options for that darling cat.. I love the hearts and the new release.. Beautiful fun projects.

  • Janelle H.

    January 12, 2017

    What a cute idea to have the kitten holding the heart. Love the coloring on both kitties!

  • Sue LD

    January 12, 2017

    Love your cute hugging kitty projects.

  • Janet Ingraham

    January 12, 2017

    Love the way you colored the kittens. They sure can hold a lot of love.

  • CJ Pillow

    January 12, 2017

    I love this cat!

  • Denise Bryant

    January 12, 2017

    Lovin’ that darling kitty! Sweet card and treat holder! Love the way you colored the kitties and their cute faces!

  • Audrey

    January 13, 2017

    Luv your kitty projects!

  • Dee Earnshaw

    January 13, 2017

    Love your cards and the cute little kitty is delightful:)

  • Linda Batson

    January 13, 2017

    The cards are adorable. I like how you used the kitty, so adorable.

  • Linda Carson

    January 13, 2017

    What can I say but adorable deluxe!! The kitty makes me smile!

  • melissa bi.

    January 13, 2017

    Super cute! The googly eye kitty is my fave.

  • Christy Q

    January 14, 2017

    Aww!! This is just adorable!! I love the kitty with the googly eyes – so adorable!!!

  • Andrea Shell

    January 14, 2017

    Great projects! Love how the first kitty is holding the heart!

  • renee milner

    January 14, 2017

    Your little kittens are purrfectly adorable!! :) The colors you used for them are so fun–I want a rainbow of them too!

  • Bev Karolak

    January 14, 2017

    Fabulous projects! Love what you’ve done with the cute kitty hugger! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Tracy

    January 15, 2017

    Love that kitty hugger so fun!

  • Naama E

    January 16, 2017

    Oh goodness, I’m in kitty heaven! 😀 Love this die & stamp set and love your designs – so so cute!❤❤❤
    Thanks for the inspiration :)

  • Alexandra Madison

    January 16, 2017

    Love your Kitty Hugger projects! 2 great interpretations for this super set :)

  • Lisascreativeniche

    January 16, 2017

    Awwww google eye kitty!

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