Hi there! It’s time for new release from Lil’ Inker Designs, so that means a blog hop full of projects and inspiration. The hop kicked off on the Lil’ Inker Designs shop blog where Laura has all of the information about the new products, the hop order, and our blog hop prizes. If you’re following along, Lea Lawson’s blog was the last stop.
I’m kicking things off with a few kid-friendly Valentine ideas, made possible by the adorable new Lovie Friends stamp set and coordinating dies. The fine lines on these images make them extra sweet and delicate, and there’s a great mix of puns and traditional Valentine greetings to go with them. From the moment these stamps left the envelope, they were bugging me to use them!
The littlest kept stealing the die cut images off my desk and carrying them around the house. I finally relented, handing over the good colored pencils and asking them to color the Lovies for me. I touched up their finished critters with a marker to help tie them together, then added them to a set of 3×3 cards decorated with bits of washi tape selected by the kids.
Ev loves the little cat, and Tom is thrilled with the lion, but I’m pretty partial to the giraffe. (Probably because of the cheeky sentiment that goes along with it!)
Have you noticed the new trend in Valentine favors for kids? It’s not just tiny little cards with their favorite characters anymore, but pencils, erasers, sticker packs, and all kinds of other tiny treats to share with classmates. I found a 24-pack of little bubble wands at Target and knew they were a perfect match for Lil’ Inker’s Pinwheel Sentiment stamps and Pencil & Lollipop Treat Holder die. The bubble wand is too big to slide through the treat holder, but a tiny rubber band threaded through the holes secures it perfectly. And of course I had to add the panda from Lovie Friends, colored to match the wand!
There’s just something extra heart-warming about kid crafted Valentines, isn’t there? I hope you’re enjoying the hop so far, because there’s more to come! I’ll be back tomorrow with more grown-up Valentines, but in the meantime, you should head over to Chrissy Larsen’s blog because she has some awesome projects to share. All of the new products are available in the Lil’ Inker Designs store. And as usual, if you leave comments on our blog hop posts, you’ll be entered to win one of the Lil’ Inker Designs gift certificates we’re giving away at the end.