Crafty, Stamping

Lil’ Inker Designs October Blog Hop: Day 1


Hey there! And welcome to the first day of the Lil’ Inker Designs October Blog Hop.

There are loads of new products to share this week, so here’s the scoop: all of the new products are now available in the shop, the blog hop starts on the Lil’ Inker Designs blog, and we’re giving away the entire release to one lucky visitor who comments on all of the stops on our hop. Sounds pretty good, right?

If you’re following along, Lisa Henke’s blog was the last stop.


Maybe it’s something about living in a new house, but I’ve been craving minimalism lately. My life is the farthest thing from minimalist, but I still crave it. And that means it’s turning up in my cards instead. This card is all about the gorgeous Vintage Christmas Wreath stamp set. The main image is a beauty, and lends itself to watercoloring. I tried leaving it in plain, like a botanical engraving, but ended up using three different kinds of sparkle to add shine. There’s clear Jelly Roll pen, clear Wink of Stella, and Rock Candy Stickles highlighting the different elements. To go with the more minimalist look, I chose to stamp one of the smaller sandwich sentiments on it’s own with a lot of white space.

LID_Vintage Christmas Wreath Stamps     LID_Vintage Christmas Wreath Die


Next up is a card featuring the Season’s Greetings stamp set. I just love these critters! The frame is large enough to stand alone on a card, but the heads are still small enough to hang out on a tag. I chose to use both on this card, highlighting one of my stamped dogs with color and a stamped and paper pieced frame.

LID_Season's Greetings Stamps

That’s everything for today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with more cards. Until then, head over to the Lil’ Inker Designs shop to check out the new release. And don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop on the hop for a chance to win our entire release!


  • Heidi Rees

    October 17, 2017

    I love both cards! The simplicity of the first and the fun colorful second one!

  • Marianne Boulejiouch

    October 17, 2017

    I love it! The minimalist look is so simple and yet so elegant.

  • Kim Faucher

    October 17, 2017

    That vintage wreath is amazing!!!!

  • Stacey f

    October 17, 2017

    I love the simplicity in your first card. It’s very elegant! I would of never thought to do a holiday card like that, you think of basic red and green for Christmas, but I really like this idea a lot! Great job

  • JuliaP

    October 17, 2017

    Lovely creations on both of your cards. Love the elegance and simplicity of your first card.

  • Janet Zeppa

    October 17, 2017

    The simplicity of your first card is really nice!

  • Donna Oates

    October 17, 2017

    The Vintage Wreath card is stunning in its simplicity and would be so easy to mass produce. Now there’s a thought! And what a cute fellow on the 2nd card. A real cutie!

  • Becca Yahrling

    October 17, 2017

    Love the vintage wreath and the more CAS design you did with it. Elegant.
    And the Season’s Greetings set is awesome; love all those critters. Adorable card.

  • Sue LD

    October 17, 2017

    Love the simplicity and sparkle on the wreath card. I also like the framing and coloring of the one dog.

  • FD91354

    October 17, 2017

    Beautiful card designs. Love the silver around the edges of your first card. The puppy card is cute too.. Great coloring.

  • Judie Attard

    October 17, 2017

    Wow these cards are amazing! You used my favourite things from this release!!!

  • Nicole B

    October 17, 2017

    Your first card is just beautiful. It looks really clean and simple, but there are an awful lot of thoughtful details tucked in there. It’s wonderful!

  • Janet D.

    October 17, 2017

    Your wreath card is fantastic! Love this stamp and your dog is adorable!! Great designs!

  • Teresa Doyle

    October 17, 2017

    Sarah, I love the simplicity of your first card, it really looks dramatic without colour. I like that. Your other card is so cute with the one dog highlighted in colour & framed where the others aren’t. Very creative!

  • Teresa Godines

    October 17, 2017

    Great projects. Your doggy card is adorable. TFS

  • Connie G

    October 17, 2017

    The dog is adorable!

  • Heidi H

    October 17, 2017

    The critters in the Season’s Greeting set are just too cute, and your coloring is fantastic!

  • Kirsty Vittetoe

    October 17, 2017

    Super Sweet way to used the new release products!

  • Pam Dunbar

    October 17, 2017

    Great cards! Love the minimalist look of your first card and how fun is your critter card, too cute!

  • Denise Bryant

    October 17, 2017

    Awesome cards! The first one is so elegant with the lovely wreath design, and the pup is absolutely adorable for your second card!

  • Patt H.

    October 17, 2017

    Oh my gosh, those dogs are adorable! Love the cute faces & great card design. The wreath done in sparkly pens is so pretty! The eye is drawn right to the perfect sentiment. I love both of these special cards!

  • Angela W

    October 18, 2017

    Your first card is so elegant! It looks beautiful! As someone who is 110% dog person, your second card is my favorite! I love how you repeated the new stamp before you colored one of the images!

  • Marjorie Dumontier

    October 18, 2017

    Both of your cards are great but my favorite is the dog !!

  • Anna Starr

    October 18, 2017

    Love that monochromatic wreath card…

  • Lindsey L

    October 18, 2017

    We’ve been living in our “new” house for two years and I’m still craving that. I totally get it, and also totally appreciate the simple beauty of your first card. And your second…adorable!!

  • Lori Ritchie

    October 18, 2017

    Great cards and another great release!

  • Tracy A

    October 18, 2017

    Your Vintage Christmas Wreath card is lovely. The Warmest Wishes card is cute, that dog is funny.

  • Jill A

    October 18, 2017

    Love both your cards–really like the vintage wreath!!!

  • Sarah Greber

    October 18, 2017

    I like your simple take on the wreath card… and I just love the dog on the second. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  • Eve

    October 19, 2017

    I like the 1st card, and can be used for my male friends :) The 2nd card is super cute!

  • Janet Ingraham

    October 19, 2017

    Your minimalism is beautiful but wish I could see more of the sparkle on line

  • Arianna Barbara

    October 19, 2017

    Beautiful cards!!! So elegant the first and super cute the second one!!!

  • Mary Holshouser

    October 19, 2017

    the first card is gorgeous. I love the minimalist
    look. I don’t like my coloring skills and this
    technique is great for me.
    The puppy is darling.
    thanks for sahring.

  • Jennifer Gallagher

    October 19, 2017

    Love the simplicity of the first card, thanks for sharing

  • Carla Hundley

    October 20, 2017

    Darling card with
    the doggie and
    lovely work using
    the wreath.
    Carla from Utah

  • Iris Soscia

    October 20, 2017

    Love the understated elegance of your first card and the dog card is so cute.

  • Lisascreativeniche

    October 21, 2017

    The black on Kraft is so elegant!

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