Crafty, Stamping

Lil’ Inker Designs April Blog Hop: Day 3


17626515_10209263898770444_5820514963227889528_nHow is it already the end of this month’s Lil’ Inker Designs blog hop?! This week has flown by. We released lots of new products into the store this week and I have a couple more things to share. But first I need to make sure you have the details on our hop. It starts at the Lil’ Inker Designs blog, and continues through Lisa Henke’s blog, before it lands you here. We’re giving away a huge prize to one lucky commenter, so be sure to leave a comment before the drawing!


First up is a graduation card made with the new Grad Class stamp set. I stamped a narrow panel with my sentiment, then stamped extra stars using the tiny ones in the set. Then I stamped it on a scrap of white paper and cut out just the mortarboard to pop up above the main panel. Next, I backed the panel with glitter paper cut with the Stitched Chevron border die. I also added a few tiny stars cut with one of my old favorites: the Starry Night border die.

LID_Grad Class Stamps    LID_Stitched Chevron Border Die


This is a really old idea for a card, and not even the first time I’ve use it. It’s perfectly suited to big, bold alphabets like Pretty Painted Alphabet that are in alphabetical order on their storage sheets because it means you don’t have to move anything. I just inked the stamps right on the clear sheet and pressed them to my card base. Then I embossed them with copper embossing powder on a separate piece of card stock and die cut the few I needed. While I was at it, I embossed a stitched heart die cut too.

LID_Pretty Painted Alphabet Stamps    LID_Pretty Painted Alphabet Dies


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you’re loving these new goodies as much as I am and that you get a chance to play with them soon. They’re already available in the Lil’ Inker Designs store. And there’s still more inspiration at the next stop on the hop: Stephanie Gold’s blog. Until next time, happy stamping!

Sarah Jay  <– YOU ARE HERE


  • Janelle

    April 5, 2017

    Love your creativity! Such cute cards!

  • Nandini Karmarkar

    April 5, 2017

    Love the sentiment on the first. And love the boldness of the second card!

  • Lesley Croghan

    April 5, 2017

    Cute graphic card with the alphabet set!

  • Denise Bryant

    April 5, 2017

    Pretty cards! Love that border die you used and the alpha! Awesome release!

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    April 5, 2017

    Your cards are fabulous. Love the gold borders and creative idea with the alphabet stamps and dies.

  • Marcela I. Alvarez

    April 5, 2017

    the cards are wonderful. I love the design of the first one and the creativity of the second!

  • Tanja Souter

    April 5, 2017

    Very unique and novel card.

  • Connie G

    April 5, 2017

    Love your creativity on the alphabet card.

  • Shelly

    April 5, 2017

    These are FABULOUS, Sarah!

  • gloria kratz

    April 5, 2017

    Love the cards and how the color pops.

  • Beth Holt

    April 5, 2017

    LOVE! The graduation inspiration on this hop is fantastic! So clever on how you put the alphabet together for the love card.

  • Becca Yahrling

    April 5, 2017

    What fun cards; love the cute designs of each.

  • Teresa Doyle

    April 5, 2017

    These are absolutely fantastic cards Sarah. Both are awesome designs, I love them. Very clever uses of these stamps and dies I have to say! Oh, the inspiration…

  • JuliaP

    April 5, 2017

    Great inspiration! Totally love your alphabet card, it is so cute!

  • Natalie Godfrey

    April 5, 2017

    Great looking cards they are adorable!

  • Sarah Greber

    April 5, 2017

    I have enjoyed the hops each day this week. So many cute things, great designs, and great products. I really like how you popped the cap on that first card. I didn’t notice it at first when I saw the picture. I love that little extra touch. Thanks so much for your inspiration and designs this week!

  • Nance Salkeld

    April 5, 2017

    The creativity and cuteness continues to abound! Beautiful cards, Sarah! Just loving this Release!

  • Lindsey

    April 5, 2017

    What a fun and clever card–love the alphabet and ‘i heart u’

  • Dee Earnshaw

    April 5, 2017

    Love these cards. The grad card is so stylish – perfect for both male and females – great job:)

  • Elise Smith

    April 5, 2017

    Super cute cards!! I love the hidden sentiment within the alphabet :)

  • Janet D.

    April 5, 2017

    Great card designs!! So versatile!

  • Arianna Barbara

    April 5, 2017

    Wow! Awesome cards!!!

  • Mary Holshouser

    April 5, 2017

    Love the gold sawtooth on the black.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Kirsty Vittetoe

    April 5, 2017

    Thanks for sharing your talent, your cards are awesome!

  • Elaine Cook

    April 5, 2017

    Love that classy graduation card! The gold border really sets it off!

  • Miranda Taylor

    April 5, 2017

    So very creative! I love what you did with the second card! Thank you for the great inspiration and wonderful introduction to the great products!

  • Pam Dunbar

    April 5, 2017

    Great cards! Love the stitched chevron in the gold glitter. The pretty painted alphabet is one of my favorites in this release, can be used time after time for any occasion!

  • Hannah Yim

    April 5, 2017

    So cute and fun. Absolutely love that painted alphabet set. I can’t get enough of it!

  • Meghan Peterson

    April 5, 2017

    You’re grad card is so classy and I love that card using the letters!! So pretty, thanks for sharing!

  • Von Marie Design

    April 5, 2017

    Gorgeous cards!!!

  • Debbie

    April 5, 2017

    The card using the alphabet is very clever. And the grad card is lovely too.

  • Leslie Kiley

    April 5, 2017

    Great cards! Such a clever use of a alfa stamp set! Really inspiring!

  • Sue LD

    April 5, 2017

    I like your creative card designs.

  • Jennifer T

    April 5, 2017

    Love all that black and gold!

  • Ree Donnelly

    April 6, 2017

    Great cards! Love your use of the alphabet!!!

  • FeM

    April 6, 2017

    Awesome cards.

  • francine

    April 6, 2017

    I love how you accented the alphabet there.. so cute.. Great idea.

  • betsy l

    April 6, 2017

    Cute card! I <3 U card is adorable!

  • Nicki Wong

    April 6, 2017

    Love your graduation card. The gold chevron just pops against the black.

  • Patt H.

    April 6, 2017

    I LOVE the amazing grad card!! Wonderful color choices! The Painted Alphabet is a must have for me!

  • Christine J

    April 6, 2017

    Cute bright bold cards – love them!

  • Dana W

    April 6, 2017

    Awesome cards really love the new grad set!!

  • Amy C.

    April 6, 2017

    Cute desigs! I really like the new alphabet set!

  • Ann

    April 7, 2017

    Super creative cards. Love how you used the new releases on these.

  • Jessica Pascarella

    April 7, 2017

    Wonderful projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Patricia M

    April 8, 2017

    Love your alphabet card!

  • Judie Attard

    April 8, 2017

    Awesome creations! Love the chic graduation card!!

  • Peggysue

    April 8, 2017

    Beautiful cards! Read your profile first, I’m an exiled Michigander too. Hoping to go back some day.

  • Kate Dykstra

    April 8, 2017

    Such fantastic cards! I love the gold borders on the first and the design of the second is so fun!

  • Elia Rogers

    April 9, 2017

    Great graduation card. Simple yet classy.

  • SusanME

    April 9, 2017

    Very fun, creative cards!

  • Alexandra Madison

    April 9, 2017

    Great, classy graduation card! Your I love you card is really creative :)

  • Anita Falcone

    April 24, 2017

    I love this graduation card.. black and gold are beautiful together. Thanks

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