Crafty, Stamping

Lil’ Inker Designs August Blog Hop: Day Three


Welcome back to the final day of the Lil’ Inker Designs August Blog Hop. I have three projects to share today, so let’s get the formalities out of the way:


First up, a super simple take on the gorgeous new Modern Mandala stamp set and coordinating dies. I stamped a few of each mandala, then cut and layered them to resemble a flower, including a few smaller pieces that look like leaves. The coordinating label die cut echoes the mandala shape so beautifully, and I was able to use a balloon string stamp from an older LID set as a stem. I embellished the layers with a small shimmering gem and a liberal splash of sparkle from a clear Wink of Stella pen.

LID_Modern Mandala Stamps LID_Modern Mandala Dies


Next, a card featuring one of the absolutely adorable dinosaurs from the new Hello Dino stamp set and dies. I created a scene by embossing an aqua card base with the new Hello Beautiful Cover Up die and layering white and gray card stock cut with Border Builders dies. I used some of the little border stamps from the set to add texture to the gray piece, and some sassy little sentiments, too. Seriously though, the sentiments in this set are some of LIDs best.

LID_Hello Dino Stamps LID_Hello Dino Dies LID_Cover Up Die: Hello Beautiful



Last is one of my favorites of the new release: Eat Cake! The stamps feature gorgeous hand lettered birthday sentiments that perfectly fill the cake silhouettes made by the Eat Cake dies. This pair is so perfect for clean and simple cards, and you all know how much I love a fast, simple card, right? For this 4bar card (made with an old pre made card base from my stash), I cut down a piece of LID patterned paper and used an Eat Cake die to cut a window in it. Then I layered it with foam tape, stamped vellum, and white card stock before dropping it onto my base. I added a gem for a little sparkle and then a did a little dance. Can you imagine all the papers in your stash that would work with a card like this?

LID_Eat Cake Stamps LID_Eat Cake Dies


That’s it for me today! And the hop, too. The very last stop is the Lil’ Inker Designs shop. I hope you’re loving all of these new products as much as I am, and that you have plenty of time to craft. In just a couple days all of my things will be on a truck headed for Colorado and it could be weeks before I can unpack my craft room and play again, so make an extra card for me.


  • Tracy A

    August 3, 2017

    Great cards. I especially love what you did with the Eat Cake card.

  • Clelie

    August 3, 2017

    Very clever designs!

  • LaVon Halll

    August 3, 2017

    First time I have visited your website. What a treat. Love your blog title and your cards ideas are amazing. I will visit again for sure.

  • Sharon Taylor

    August 3, 2017

    Love, love, love these cards. Will definitely be some scrap lifting involved with these cards. Thank you very much.

  • mary w

    August 3, 2017

    I love the way you changed the mandala into a flower!

  • Teresa Doyle

    August 3, 2017

    Sarah these are all wonderful although the first two are so awesome I had to pin them to try. They are really awesome!

  • D.Ann C

    August 3, 2017

    Totally cute idea to turn the mandalas into a flower! Those mandalas look great any way you use ’em!

  • Pam Dunbar

    August 3, 2017

    Great cards! The Dino’s are adorable. I love your mandala flower what a great idea!

  • Melanie C

    August 3, 2017

    Clever alternative use of the Mandalas!

  • Mary Holshouser

    August 3, 2017

    Love how you cut out the pieces of the mandala and
    then layered them. The pale blue is beautiful
    on the white.
    Plain and simple colors but a fantastic card.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Natasha Trupp

    August 3, 2017

    Love all of these! Such fun and pretty cards!

  • Shelly

    August 3, 2017

    Oooh, these are all so sweet!

  • Chrissy L

    August 3, 2017

    Amazing creations!!!

  • Angela W

    August 3, 2017

    I love how you used the mandala stamps and dies on your first cards. I never would have thought to layer them the way you did. Your dinosaur card is super cute! I love the sentiments included with that set!

  • Katherine

    August 3, 2017

    That “negative” cake card is super unique!

  • Kirsty Vittetoe

    August 3, 2017

    Super sweet cards with super sweet colors!

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    August 3, 2017

    Love your cards. Beautiful idea with the mandala.

  • Sue LD

    August 3, 2017

    Fabulous cards. Love the flowers with the mandala set.

  • Janet Durbin

    August 3, 2017

    Your cards are so clever, love the mandala flower!

  • Janelle H.

    August 3, 2017

    At first glance I thought your mandala card was ‘sunk in’ like your birthday cake…then I scrolled to your 2nd photo and thought you made that card 2 ways! All your cards are very creative!

  • Elise Smith

    August 3, 2017

    What a clever idea to turn the mandala into a flower! I love it :)

  • TracyM #6773

    August 4, 2017

    WONDERFUL cards!
    LOVE your layered Mandala flower, your dino scene is ROAR-some and your cake shaped sentiment window is SO COOL too!

  • Arianna Barbara

    August 4, 2017

    Oh my!!! Beautiful and stunning cards!!! Love so much the details and colors!!!

  • Nandini Karmarkar

    August 4, 2017

    Wow! What a fabulous way to use the Modern Mandala stamps and dies!! I love the other inspiration cards too!

  • Kim Faucher

    August 4, 2017

    Great set of cards! Love how you created the flower with the mandala!!!

  • Kathy Schweinfurth

    August 4, 2017

    Your cards are oh-so-pretty!!

  • Denise Bryant

    August 4, 2017

    What awesome cards! Love each one! The mandala flower is amazing!

  • Amy C.

    August 5, 2017

    Fun cards! These new products are fabulous!

  • Patricia M

    August 5, 2017

    I love the mandala flower!

  • renee milner

    August 5, 2017

    Such fabulous cards! What a great idea to make a mandala flower. And the little dino scene is so doggone cute!

  • Becca Yahrling

    August 6, 2017

    How creative to make that beautiful flower from the Mandala. Beautiful cards!

  • Jessica Pascarella

    August 6, 2017

    What cute cards! You are super talented! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Bev Karolak

    August 7, 2017

    Fabulous cards! Love the mandala & dinosaurs sets! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Judie Attard

    August 7, 2017

    Gorgeous cards! Love the mandala one!

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