Friday, November 11, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs Holiday Release Blog Hop {Day 5}

Welcome to the final day of Lil' Inker Designs' Holiday Release Week! Today, the entire design team is hopping with fresh projects to showcase both releases from this week. If you've come from my wonderful friend Jen Carter's blog, you are on the right track. If you'd like to start at the beginning for all the details, including prizes, please click back to Laura's blog now.

For this clean and simple, easy-to-mail card, I started off with a kraft base and stamped the letters from the Jingle Joy Stamp Set in the houndstooth pattern. I was so excited to see that pattern! Then I die cut the large holly berries and small leaves from the Holly Jolly Dies to complete the word 'jolly'. I used one of coordinating sentiments from the Holly Jolly Stamp Set to finish the card. If you're running over to the Lil' Inker Store now, why not pop both of these sets in your cart? They work so well together! ;)

If you missed my {Day 2} project using Holly Jolly, CLICK HERE.
If you missed my {Day 4} project using Jingle Joy, CLICK HERE.

I'd like to take a moment to say thank you to our design team coordinator, Julie Ranae, for her excellent leadership. This is her last day with our team so if you haven't stopped by her blog yet, please be sure to leave some love there. And now it's time to join the uber-talented Alicia Thelin!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; AC textured green cardstock; SU Real Red cardstock; Lil' Inker Designs Holly Jolly Dies & Stamp Set and Jingle Joy Dies & Stamp Set; Memories Black ink; SU Garden Green ink; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

35 comments:

Karen Day said...

Such a classy, simple card - beautiful design!

Susan said...

Those herringbone letters are so eye-catching! Well done!

Houses Built of Cards said...

So stylish and beautiful! LOVE this!!!

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Chunyuan said...

fantastic CAS card. Love your use of the holly die.

Isha said...

Lovely CAS card Emily. I really like the way you used your die. TFS

Pauline said...

This is lovely, those houndstooth letters are unique, and I love the holly centre, it really pops.

Kary said...

What a sweet card!! I love the houndstooth letters and the cute holly & berries in place of "O". What a fun Christmas card. Great job, Emily!!

onecraftymama said...

So cute & fun! I love the way you've laid out the sentiment - something about having a 'sideways' word always makes me happy :) And one of these days I've really got to try the alternate rounded corners - you rock that :)

Jenny said...

*Swoon*...now I'm in love! This is just adorable Emily, love the angled sentiments and that houndstooth lettering....gorgeous :)
Jenny x

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, love this!!! The houndstooth is gorgeous and love what you used for the o! Such a lovely idea!
Hugs, Wendy

Lynn said...

Hello miss Emily...guess what? We're neighbors in the Card Inspiration magazine...you have a ton of gorgeous cards in there!

Today's is no exception. I love how you turned the sentiments!

Angela said...

Houndstooth letters? How cool is that! I love your holly-as-O, too! Quite spiffy.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love what you did with the sentiment...really clever!

Laura Pryor said...

Oh Em GEE!!! LOL!! This is so cool! The sentiment is pure genius and Ijust love that you took our stamps directly to cardstock in such a fun and fashionable way! Really really great card, Em!!!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Love the simplicity of all your recent cards Emily....You are so inspirational! This is totall pretty those houndstooth letters are a knockout.....
Have a great weekend~

Sue D said...

Very simple and clever card!

Jen said...

Love this cas card!
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Annette said...

so so so cute Emily...LOVE IT

Jingle said...

Yup, so I'm totally in love with this!

Shauna K said...

sooo awesome!! the holly as the "O" is genius :D

Lindsey said...

Total brilliance! I love the bright holly cluster popping against the fun houndstooth letters.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

CAS, check, kraft, check, not going to cost $2.00 to mail, check, a total winner in my book.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so so love this awesome card!!!

Emily said...

Lovin the houndstooth.

lynn said...

love this, emily:) esp. the hounds tooth!

Tania said...

Very cute card. Love the projects that you have shared with us on this Holiday Blog Hop.

shescrafty said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Karen Day said...

Emily - I've been following your blog all week, and had no idea that we're practically neighbours! Thanks for becoming a follower :o)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

I just adore your unique and totally 'emily' designs. I can spot your cards from a mile away. LOVE this one too.

Emily Keaton said...

That's darling, Emily! I love the long shape of your card and those fun houndstooth letters. :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! I love the simplicity of it too! Thank you!
Lisa

Brenda said...

Love the Houndstooth in those letters! Great CAS design!

Ronnie said...

I love this card! I love that you used kraft card stock as your card base, and the houndstooth joy is just FAB!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ooooo...I really like the design you used for this card. The way you placed the words looks really cool! I am loving this stamp and die set!

Jen W. said...

Love those houndstooth letters on that long card!