This week is flying by and so is the Lil’ Inker Designs blog hop. It’s already the last day! We released a bunch of new products this week, and I still have a huge stack of cards I can’t wait to share. But first I need to make sure you have the details on our hop. It starts at the Lil’ Inker Designs blog, continues through Lisa Henke’s blog, before landing you here. And one lucky person who leaves a comment on our blog hop posts will win the entire October release.


First up, little winter sparkle! I’ve already had to break out the snow gear here in Colorado, so this crystalline beauty doesn’t feel too far off. I kicked off my crafting for this release by making stencils with the new Geometric Snow Cover Up die and getting messy with a few sheets of paper. This card uses Bo Bunny glitter paste in Sugar for the sparkling background. The paste is transparent, full of iridescent glitter, and absolutely gorgeous. I topped the base with a vellum panel stamped with some of the greenery and berries from Festive Florals. Then topped the panel with the poinsettias from Festive Florals, embossed in white on pale aqua card stock, and dotted with more iridescent glitter. The final touch was a white Thanks cut with our Everyday Word Tag dies.

LID_Cover Up Die: Geometric Snow    LID_Festive Florals Stamps


LID_Christmas Words Tree DieI made a few extra backgrounds with my Geometric Snow stencils, including this one made with Distress Oxide inks and Perfect Pearls mist. I set it aside for later.

During my messy day, I also made a stencil from the new Christmas Words Tree die and attempted to make a simple, inky, one-layer card with it. I succeeded, but the layers of shimmering spray mist photographed like absolute crap. I mean, the card itself is a rich green with layers of shimmering mint and pearl with golden gems. It just looks like baby poop full of cheap rhinestones on the computer screen.

So I set about making a new card to showcase this die. And couldn’t stop once I started digging through my seasonal and specialty papers. The shimmering background above got tossed in. Then an adorable strung popcorn printed paper I’ve been hoarding. And a farmhouse chic woodgrain. A scrap of die cut vellum. Then a few specialty velvets. Glitter paper. And oh the foils…



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Seriously. This die is so simple and modern, but its clean lines means it plays well with all kinds of styles. And it’s perfect for mass production with little variations to keep things from getting boring.

That’s it for me for this release, but that just means it’s time to shop! So head over to Lil’ Inker Designs store to see all the new products. And don’t forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win all of it!


36 thoughts on “Lil’ Inker Designs October Blog Hop: Day 3

  1. OH seriously such a feast for the eyes!! I love love love all your samples…and using that geometric coverplate as a stencil is gorgeous!! My favorite Christmas tree word die is the red background, but I love them all…so now I need this die, too. Lol.

  2. Love the backgrounds with the Geometric Snow die and the color you used for those gorgeous poinsettias! And so many wonderful variations of the Christmas Words Tree… wow! Lots of ideas and inspiration!

  3. WOW Sarah, you have been one busy lady! These are all spectacular! Oh how I love that Christmas Tree Word die…….You have showcased it very well! A fabulous job my dear, you have done Laura proud I am certain! TFS!

  4. Wow, a flurry of beautiful cards! I love the gorgeous design & colors
    of the first one. And that Christmas Tree die is one of my favorites this release.

  5. Wow you did a lot! My favorite is your first one, with the blue poinsettias. I love it! The sparkle, the layers, awesome!

  6. So many designs! I think my favorites are the white Christmas Words Tree die and the very first card. I think it’s the cool colors (and the glitter in the first one; always the glitter).

  7. Wow! Your first card is gorgeous with the shimmering snow and the pale aqua poinsettias! I love how you showed all the different looks you can get with the word die, shows how versatile it is. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  8. WOW! Thanks for all the diverse looks with the Christmas Tree Words die. Such fun. Just die cut on day and create the next. Thanks for the heads up about the Bo Bunny embossing paste.

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