Sometimes, I swear coffee is the only reason I make it through the day. A nice, energizing cup–hot or cold–wakes me up and clears my head. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it makes me awesome, but it makes me feel like I could be awesome. One thing that’s definitely awesome is this weekend’s sale at Lil’ Inker Designs: everything in stock, except for the latest release, is 16% off.

Carousel Spring Sale 2016

That means some of my favorite products are one sale, like the Awesome word die and stamp set I used on this card. And the new coffee cozy dies. The Tribal Chic paper I used for the base isn’t included in the sale, but it’s awesome at any price.



I’m kind of sad to see this Lil’ Inker Designs blog hop come to a close, but that just means we’ll have a few weeks to work on the next awesome release. If you’ve been following along, starting with the Lil’ Inker Designs blog, then you’ll have just visited the lovely Lea Lawson before making your way here, the last stop. The only place left to visit is the store, where all of these new products are waiting for you to bring them home. And you’ve probably heard that we’re giving away $15 Lil’ Inker Designs gift certificates to celebrate the new release to three lucky people who comment on one of the blog hop posts.


Today I’m sharing a card and tag set made with the adorable new Kite Flying stamp set and Fringe Scalloped Rectangle dies. The die set has dual fringe scallops, which means the negatives are perfect for making frames. I cut the middle rectangle die into a coral card base and backed it with patterned paper and card stock cut with the Border Builders dies. Then I stamped and colored the bear using Copic markers before fussy cutting around him. (Never fear, there are Kite Flying dies available, I just didn’t have them on hand when I made my projects.) I did the same with the kite, then stamped the string and kite tails.

LID_Kite Flying Stamps      LID_Fringe Scalloped Rectcangle Dies


And because  you can’t let a good die cut go to waste, I used the piece that I cut out of my card base to make a tag. The fringe scallops are natural openings for ribbon, so I really just had to do a little more stamping and coloring to finish the tag.


Confession: I may have a small washi tape problem. When Laura first showed us this set, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. And when I saw this adorable Scotch brand washi tape at my local Staples, I knew they were made for each other. This narrow card is just a couple strips of washi, a couple simple kite stamps, and one fussy cut bear. It came together so easily that i want to buy even more tape!

That’s the end, friends. All of these products are available in the Lil’ Inker Designs store, but you have a chance to win some by leaving a comment here or anywhere else along the hop.



Hey there! I’m back today with more cards made with the new Lil’ Inker Designs goodies. If you’re following the blog hop that started on the Lil’ Inker Designs blog, then Amy Kolling’s blog should’ve been your last stop. There are so many new stamps, dies, and even paper to share that I want to dive right in. But first, I have to remind you that we’re giving away three $15 Lil’ Inker Designs gift certificates at the end of the hop and that entering the drawing is a simple as leaving a comment on one of our blog hop posts.


First, a little something made with my favoritest new product: the Tribal Chic Cover Up die. I used it to add a fabulous texture to a mustard card base. I also used a few pieces of Tribal Chic patterned paper and washi tape to make a little nest for my sentiment and image, both from the Clean Lines: For the Guys stamp set. I I stamped the die cut wrench in gray and colored it with shimmering silver gel pen for a touch of sparkle on an otherwise masculine card. By the way, the colors in the paper pack are gorgeous and not too girly. And that wonky triangle pattern makes my heart flutter enough to need more than one pack.

LID_Clean Lines For the Guys Stamps     LID_Clean Lines For the Guys Dies
LID_Cover Up Die Tribal Chic     LID_Tribal Chic Papers


LID_Tribal Chic StampsNext up is a card that relies on the Tribal Chic stamp set. It makes fun, trendy tribal stripes, but it can also be used to make larger designs and repeating patterns. When I helped Laura design this set, I made sure that all of the triangles and patterns lined up just right so that they could be stacked and manipulated to make amazing patterns. For this card, I nested the smallest triangle pattern most of the way up the card, then filled in most of the gaps with the single tiny triangle. A few of the spaces got a hit of neon pink ink instead of black, creating a random feeling inside the larger pattern. I stamped a small sentiment strip with one of the fresh sentiments and another triangle, then lined it up with the pattern on the card base.

I’m serious when I say I love these little triangles!




LID_Dual Stitched Triangle Dies

And finally, more Tribal Chic and triangles! This time I used the Tribal Chic stamps to add patterns to triangles I cut with the Dual Stitched Triangle dies. I used the largest die to cut a hole in the white card base, which is lined with black card stock, and layered on the triangles. My favorite is that lonely little plus sign down at the bottom. CG-7574

And that’s it for today! Are you as excited about triangles as I am? There are sure to more along the hop, so head on over to Angel Rivera’s blog or get straight to the Lil’ Inker Designs shop, where you can find all of these tribal, triangley products.



Happy Monday! It’s new release time for Lil’ Inker Designs, so that makes me happy. The design team, including our three new members (say hi to Stephanie, Joy, and Angel), will be sharing projects made with our new release for the next three days. As usual, the blog hop kicks off at the Lil’ Inker Designs blog where Laura has all of the details on the new products, the blog hop, and our fantastic prizes. If you’re following along, Stephanie was the last stop.


First up today, a card featuring the gorgeous new Vintage Flowers stamp set and coordinating dies. I used the flowers two ways: in basic black and white to make my own patterned paper, and stamped in bold, yellow Distress ink for a watercolor effect. Vintage Label is such a perfect compliment to these classic flowers that I couldn’t help but reach for it when building this card. And to contrast all of those traditional images and shapes, I used a sentiment from LID’s All About Ampersand stamp set.

LID_Vintage Flower Stamps    LID_Vintage Flower Dies

LID_Vintage Label Sentiments Stamps    LID_Vintage Label Die


And because these flowers are just so gorgeous, I made a simple set of Mother’s Day cards with them and the Vintage Label set. All of the card bases were stamped with a few of these vintage beauties and embossed with an antique gold powder. Then I topped each with a die cut and embossed Vintage Label, stamped in monochromatic colors.

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That’s it for today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with even more projects using our other new goodies. Until then, there’s a lot more blog hop to explore, including the sweet cards at Jen’s blog. And if you’re nice enough to leave a comment on any of our new release blog posts, you’ll be entered to win one of three Lil’ Inker Designs gift certificates that we’re giving away.