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.

34 thoughts on “Lil’ Inker Designs August Blog Hop: Day Three

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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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

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

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