Crafty, Stamping

Lil’ Inker Designs April Blog Hop: Day 1

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17626515_10209263898770444_5820514963227889528_nWelcome to the first day of the Lil’ Inker Designs April release blog hop! It’s getting to be the busiest card-making time of the year, and we have a lot of fantastic new products to help you share your love of paper crafting, so let’s get to it. First, the hop starts at the Lil’ Inker Designs blog, where Laura has all of the details on the new products. Next, the hop should have brought you here from Lisa Henke’s blog. Finally, we’re giving away a huge prize this month: one lucky visitor who comments on every DT post will win our entire new release!

And now, onto the projects!

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First up, I have a really simple watercolor card made with the new Apple of My Eye stamps and Apple Shaker  dies. I started by making a few watercolor washes on Distress Watercolor paper and die cutting them with the Apple Shaker dies. I did have to separate the shaker window from the outer die, but that’s part of what makes this die so incredible. It’s a fantastic apple shape that stands on its own, but one extra inner die turns it into a frame that’s perfect for shaker cards. I highlighted my apple with a touch of glitter. I trimmed a watercolor card front down to allow a strip of brown patterned washi tape to peek out with the card base. Then I embossed the card front with the apple die to show off that signature stitching, and layered the watercolored die cuts on top.

LID_Apple of My Eye Stamps    LID_Apple Shaker Die

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Next, a sweet new floral stamp set with beautiful sentiments that are perfect for Mother’s Day. I stamped a square card base with Best Blooms, using sunny shades like peach, poppy red, and orchid to perk up a warm navy and sage green. Then I used some of the same images to lay the foundation for a die cut floral arrangement on the center panel. The panel was cut with the new Silly Stitched Squares Dies. I really like the slightly wonky stitches in these new dies and how easy they make it to give a card a more casual air.

LID_Best Blooms Stamps    LID_Best Blooms Dies    LID_Silly Stitched Squares Dies

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you’re feeling inspired by these new products, I know they have me itching to create. And great news: they’re already available in the Lil’ Inker Designs store. There’s still more inspiration at the next stop on the hop: Stephanie Gold’s blog. Until tomorrow!

Sarah Jay  <– YOU ARE HERE

81 Comments

  • Jag

    April 3, 2017

    Gorgeous flowers! Great job coloring the apple.

  • preeti d.

    April 3, 2017

    Such pretty cards :) love the silly stitched die cuts, they add so much interest. Beautiful coloring and designs. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers
    preeti

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    April 3, 2017

    Your cards are wonderful. I am in awe of your coloring talent.

  • Francine

    April 3, 2017

    I love those blooms. So pretty!

  • Tracie Pond

    April 3, 2017

    Such pretty florals. Love that you created a coordinating background!

  • Denise Bryant

    April 3, 2017

    Love the pretty apple card (great coloring!) and your beautiful floral card! Love that Best Blooms set, and the fun stitched detail with the Silly Stitched Squares!

  • Lesley Croghan

    April 3, 2017

    Both projects are quite fresh and unique. I really love the water coloured Apple. And your second card is quite pretty yet simple which is lovely!

  • Michelle Ublasi

    April 3, 2017

    Both cards are beautiful, the coloring is so vibrant, that is what I love about these cards the most! Thank you again for sharing your talents! !!

  • Lisa Harrolle

    April 3, 2017

    As always, your cards are beautiful Sarah! The stitching around the apple is such a beautiful little touch and I am really loving your stamped background around the edges of your second card. So beautifully coordinated.

  • Nancy Salkeld

    April 3, 2017

    Fabulous cards, Sarah! Love the versatility of that apple set and beautiful bright and cheery floral background on the other!

  • Liz McAllister

    April 3, 2017

    love love love the coloring on the apple. perfection

  • Lisa Stein

    April 3, 2017

    Wow! I adore your apple card. And then I fell in love with your floral card. That background paper is perfection. :)

  • Hannah Ost

    April 3, 2017

    Ah these are beautiful. All these designs make me so happy, absolutely loving scrolling through this morning! 😍

  • FamilyDreamLab

    April 3, 2017

    Beautiful coloring of the apple. The card with flowers is so sweet.💝

  • Sandy Lane

    April 3, 2017

    Like the apple & flowers

  • Sandy Lane

    April 3, 2017

    Great cards

  • Lisa Henke

    April 3, 2017

    oh wow! beautiful cards. I love the pretty colors on your floral card, so awesome!

  • Dee Earnshaw

    April 3, 2017

    Love your cards. The coloring on them is so soft and pretty:)

  • Betty

    April 3, 2017

    love the coloring on your apple card – this is a great release – wish i had had those apple dies when my kids were in school!!

  • Kristie Goulet

    April 3, 2017

    Gorgeous cards! Love the new products!

  • Sharon Salerno

    April 3, 2017

    Love your cards! Beautifully done!

  • Laura

    April 3, 2017

    Your base looks just like patterned paper. I love this and may just have to CASE it. So pretty!

  • LAVON C. HALL

    April 3, 2017

    Beautifully done, the coloring of your Apple is fanastic!

  • Stef White

    April 3, 2017

    That flower card is fantastic!

  • Sharon O

    April 3, 2017

    Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to play with this release!

  • Debbie Hallamek

    April 3, 2017

    I love your cards! So cute!!

  • Nicki Wong

    April 3, 2017

    Wow, you colored the apple wonderfully. Love both of your cards.

  • Elise Smith

    April 3, 2017

    Beautiful cards! I love the way you colored the apple :)

  • jan metcalf

    April 3, 2017

    Your coloring on the apple and the flowers is just gorgeous!! I pinned you pretty floral note!

  • Teresa Doyle

    April 3, 2017

    WOW Sarah, these are just sweet! Loving that apple die and your grandmother card is simply lovely!

  • Becca Yahrling

    April 3, 2017

    Love this perfect apple!! Cute card. And your grandmother’s card
    is so pretty; love how you made your own BG!!

  • Sabrina Fioretti

    April 3, 2017

    Beautiful cards! Love the flowers!

  • Connie G

    April 3, 2017

    The background you created is so colorful and looks just like DSP!!

  • Sherry Lowmaster

    April 3, 2017

    beautiful! love the grandmother card!

  • Shirley Robelotto

    April 3, 2017

    Beautiful cards!

  • Karen Judy

    April 3, 2017

    Really beautiful cards. I love apples so thank you for showing another way to use that die. Beautiful flowers on your card.

  • Karen P

    April 3, 2017

    I love the best blooms set. Just the right size.

  • Amy C.

    April 3, 2017

    Very pretty cards! I’m excited about these new releases.

  • Meghan Peterson

    April 3, 2017

    Beautiful cards! Love the way you used the apple die by itself and then colored beautifully. Also, that floral card with the floral border is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Janelle

    April 3, 2017

    Wow! I love these cards! The Apple card is simply awesome! And the blooms card is making me add it to my list of wants. Well done!

  • Natalie Godfrey

    April 3, 2017

    Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!

  • Janet Ingraham

    April 3, 2017

    Awesome apple shading and so pretty asian look with flowers.

  • nancy dempsey

    April 3, 2017

    I love the outline stitching around the apple. The floral card is perfection!

  • Janelle H.

    April 3, 2017

    Very cool CAS apple card. Wonderful coloring! I love the floral card and plan to steal your idea of the background flowers and a panel with a bouquet. So Pretty!

  • Jennifer T

    April 3, 2017

    Beautiful cards! Love that floral design!

  • croppinmama

    April 3, 2017

    Thanks for showing that the shaker dies can be used separately. Love the watercolored apple image. Your floral card is beautiful and you’ve included so many nice details.

  • Kirsty Vittetoe

    April 3, 2017

    Oh wow, beautiful work, love your amazing coloring skill!

  • Marcela I. Alvarez

    April 4, 2017

    the cards are very beautiful! I love the colors and the flowers of the second one!.

  • Debbie

    April 4, 2017

    Beautiful work – wish I had your skill in coloring. The apple card is especially impressive.

  • Jessica Monte

    April 4, 2017

    Love love your cards so beautiful

  • Arianna Barbara

    April 4, 2017

    Wow! Fabulous cards!! Love them so much!!!

  • Sarah Greber

    April 4, 2017

    Both of these are super cute. I am glad you showed the apple on a card, not as a shaker. It’s nice to see how that extra outline looks around it when it’s flat. I love it! Your second card is equally as lovely. This is such a great release!

  • Mary Holshouser

    April 4, 2017

    An apple a day – what a great card for a teacher.
    Wonderful release.
    thanks for having the hop

  • Tosha

    April 4, 2017

    Terrific use of the apple die with the cut out and embossed outline. The card is very eye catching.

  • Shelly

    April 4, 2017

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards, Sarah!

  • christi

    April 4, 2017

    the floral card is just beautiful
    I love how the color palette you used

  • JuliaP

    April 4, 2017

    Beautiful cards!! Loving this release, so many cool stamps.

  • Lisa A creations

    April 4, 2017

    Love that new apple die! Cute cards!

  • Dana W

    April 4, 2017

    Gorgeous projects!! Really love how you inlaid the apple and the color combo of the flowers is great!!

  • Amanda Sheldon

    April 4, 2017

    I love the simplicity of the floral card but it is still so gorgeous!

  • Sue LD

    April 4, 2017

    Wonderful teacher card and lovely floral card for a grandma.

  • Brandi R

    April 4, 2017

    These are awesome! Love the cas apple card. The second….oh how I love those floral images ♥

  • Tommie R.

    April 4, 2017

    I love the smaller stamps for creating your own pattern paper. So pretty!

  • Janet D.

    April 4, 2017

    Your teacher card is awesome and I love your floral card!

  • Sandra Colebank

    April 4, 2017

    All your cards are pretty. Your wreath card is so unique in all blue.

  • FeM

    April 4, 2017

    I like the simplicity of your Apple card.

  • Pam Dunbar

    April 4, 2017

    Beautiful cards! I love the water coloring, those apples are great! The stitched squares are one of my favorites in this release.

  • Nandini Karmarkar

    April 5, 2017

    Both cards are really lovely. The shading on the apple in the first is amazing. And the bold colors of the second totally won me over!

  • Tanja Souter

    April 5, 2017

    Pretty cards, lovely colours in both.

  • Von Marie

    April 5, 2017

    Beautiful cards, love!!!

  • Elia Rogers

    April 5, 2017

    I like how you used the same images for the base and front panel. Very beautiful.

  • Patt H.

    April 6, 2017

    That sweet little apple looks just as fabulous by itself as it does when it’s a shaker! Love the clean look of the card. Your Blooms card is really pretty & I love the new Silly stitched squares!

  • Ann

    April 6, 2017

    Such lovely cards, love the layouts on these. Wonderful new releases.

  • Sharon Salerno

    April 7, 2017

    Gorgeous cards! So many great uses of these new stamps and dies! Definitely on my wish list!

  • Jessica Pascarella

    April 7, 2017

    Loving the apples and floral in the new release! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Patricia M

    April 8, 2017

    Very simple but beautiful cards!

  • Judie Attard

    April 8, 2017

    Stunning cards! Love the washi trim on the first card!!!

  • Peggysue

    April 8, 2017

    Very sweet floral card!

  • SusanME

    April 9, 2017

    Gorgeous cards!

  • Alexandra Madison

    April 9, 2017

    Both cards are really pretty. Awesome watercolored apple :)

  • Carol Godfrey

    May 1, 2017

    Beautiful cards I am in love with the angel pets!

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