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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

39 thoughts on “Lil’ Inker Designs January Blog Hop: Day 2

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

  2. 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!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

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

  6. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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