Friday, September 23, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs Fall Release Week: Day 5 {Acorn Die & Stamp Set}

Welcome to Day 5 of the Lil' Inker Designs Fall Release!!! If you've just come from Julie Ranae's blog, you are hopping in the correct order. If not, be sure to start at Laura's blog for all the details. Today, the entire design team is presenting projects made with the soon-to-be highly-coveted Acorn die & stamp set. It is cute, cute, cute!!

The acorn die has those amazing perforations (previously seen in the Rainbows & Clouds dies) on both the leaf and the nut! My card uses traditional earth-tones with a touch of colour for a masculine birthday card. This card would look equally good without the faces but I couldn't resist putting them on the acorns. They are wonderful and make me giggle when I look at them! The stamp set is a combination of backgrounds for the cupule (beret or hat), the most hilarious faces and fantastic handwritten sentiments. What's not to love? :)

Hopefully you've been hopping along all week and leaving comments on all the designers' blogs each day for a chance to win one of three $10 gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Store! My teammates have amazed me with the projects blogged thus far using the new Fringe Flower and Mini Pinwheel dies. Now, I'm sending you to Debby Hughes' blog where I know you'll swoon over what she's made using this Acorn die & stamp set!

And since it really is my birthday today, I'd like to go nuts and give this card to myself. LOL Just kidding. ;) I'll be back a bit later with a birthday-related post. Thank you so much for stopping by all week long!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi & Early Espresso cardstock; Lil' Inker Designs Acorn die & stamp set; Tim Holtz for Ranger Antique Linen & Walnut Stain distress inks; Ranger Blending Tool; Spellbinders Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles; Papertrey Ink Linen & Canvas impression plate; The Twinery baker's twine in Lemondrop & Mandarin; Stampin' Dimensionals

50 comments:

Annette said...

This card is just too cute.. Love how you put a face on the nuts and love the shape of the card...

Happy Happy Birthday...
I wish you a wonderful and bright day...
Eat LOTS of cake...mmmm

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute!! It just makes me smile when I see it!! Adorable!!

Jen Carter said...

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a wonderful day!!

Julie Ranae said...

SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

You and me are birthday sisters, did we know that??? I am just the day after you!!! Happy Birthday sweet friend {hugs}

Chunyuan said...

so so cute. Love the fun card shape with fun acrons. Happy birthday!

sweet said...

WOW, the shape of that card is awesome and the image is adorable.

lydiawalker said...

love, love ,love those acorns - they are just too cute xxxx

kasia c. said...

This is too adorable! I love the little smiley faces!
I hope you have a most fabulous birthday. :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Happy birthday lovely Emily! Hope you have a wonderful day full of treats! Your acorns made me smile - I have an acorn stamp and my youngest son likes to draw faces on them!

Jenny said...

These are the sweetest acorns on the block! love the leaf detail on their hats :)
Jenny x

agdesigns said...

amaZing!!! and happy birthday!!!!
xoxo

Maureen Merritt said...

oh my, you have got to be kidding me! This card is over the top cuteness!!!!

Brandi said...

This is so cute!!!

Cassie said...

So darn cute! That die is adorable :D

rockwelldesigns said...

Oh my goodness too stinkin CUTE!

Angela said...

Happy birthday (again) -- I just blogged your card ;)

Love, love, love these happy little acorns! This might be the set that officially kicks off a new obsession for me, you evil crafter, you!

Have a fabulous day!!

Vanessa Middleton said...

Love the different shape of your card and their little hats. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy your day. {{{Hugs}}}

Gretchen said...

Adorable and those faces make me giggle too! Happy Birthday!

Emily Keaton said...

Awwwwwwwwww . . . that is just too cute! What a fun clean card. Those acorns look like they are having a great time! Love this new stamp/die set. :)

onecraftymama said...

Far, far too cute! Love that cheeky little grin :)
And, omg, congrats on FINALLY being made a Paper Smooches guestie - you rock those stamps :)

*Alison* said...

Emily.. I love this.. so stinkin cute! :) love that sentiment too..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!!!!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!!!!!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Emily :) (cha cha cha)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU!!!!!!!
hehe.. I am a dork..

Off to the next one on the hop.. :) hugs

Karen B. said...

Well, Happy Birthday to you! This card is way too cute, love those little leaves.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Birthday cheer girlfriend-- seriously this card made me laugh out loud!!!!

reeree62 said...

How CUTE!! This is awesome...I am CASE-ing for sure!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Happy Birthday. Your card is really cute. I like your added teeth.

Basiljen said...

Happy Birthday!

And I love these - the cheeky little smile... Wonderful!

Jen W. said...

These nuts crack me up! Love their cheeky grins and bows on their berets! And the shaped card rocks - I must get that Nestie!!

Hoping you're having a wonderful day today! :)

Shauna K said...

oh.my.gosh. toooo cute!!! love the twine accents on the "hats" hehe and the shaped card is fabulous!! love it!!

Lizscraps said...

those faces had me grinning as soon as the page loaded up! soo cute and fun!

shescrafty said...

Super cute card!

Happy happy birthday! Hope you have a great one!

Ujjwal said...

Thats a super cute card :) Wish you a very happy birthday once again! Wishing you lots of good luck and cheer :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

OMG! This is too cute Emily! I just adore those sweet little acorn faces and the hats you created with twine!

Lindsey said...

Definitely give this card to yourself! Then you can always get it out and giggle all over again. How could you not have put faces on, they're too cute!
A second chance for me to wish you happy birthday here on your blog -- have a perfect day!

Tiffany said...

Too sweet! Love them happy little acorns, adorable image!

Lisa Petrella said...

So cute!!! LOVE those dies and the super fun sentiment!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Hope you have an AMAZING day!

mustangkayla said...

Too stinkin' cute! LOVE it!

Lorraine said...

EEK, how cute are those acorns! I love your card and the faces on the acorns!

Jingle said...

This is adorable!

Super Jen said...

Great shape!

Angie said...

great card. I really like the shape of it.

Sue D said...

Very cute--just love the faces!

Tenny Kusuma said...

This card is too CUTE :D TFS and happy belated birthday. Tenny

Meg said...

Teehee, those acorns are definitely giggle-worthy! I love the perforations on the acorns and especially on those little adorable leaves!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Heehee, this is just so darn cute!!!

Laura Pryor said...

This is so rediculously cute, Emily! I love the two smiling acorns as a pair together! Love what you did with the twine accent too! FABULOUS job!!

Brenda said...

Oh wow Emily! This is seriously cute! Love those faces!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Happy birthday!! Hope you had a great day and got some new goodies (at least new Tevas--ha ha).

This card is so uber-cute! I am dying over the faces and the fact that the tops of the acorns look like hats. I may have to get some of these stamps...you always make them look so good!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Super cute! LOVE those little guy/gal acorns! FUN!

Dana said...

LOVE your card!! Its so darn cute!!!

Chan said...

What a CA-YUTE card, Emily! Love the tiny twine bows and layered leaves! And a Happy *Sparkling* Birthday to you!