Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lil' Inker Designs February Product Spotlight Hop {Day 1}


Lil' Inker Designs is having a product showcase today through Saturday. We invite you to hop along with a few members of the design team each day for more inspiration using the Valentine's Day Bonus Goodies that were released on Friday, January 20th during our January Release festivities! Here's who's inspiring you today:

---> Emily Leiphart <---

My card features both the Hamster Cupid and sentiment by 2 Cute Ink holding the arrow die from the Of the Heart dies. I used Echo Park's Holly Jolly Christmas papers to show that they can also be used for a Valentine's themed card. I die cut the arrow twice so I could have enough length to cover the original arrow on the stamp and there are stickles on the hamster's wings. I also used my Lacey Circles nesties for the first time. They were one of several sets of nesties my in-laws gave me for Christmas. I sponged the edges with the die in place before stamping the XOXO sentiment around the entire edge. The loopy red circle could've been a tad smaller so I guess I'll have to add the Standard Circles Small nesties to my wish list. ;)

Please hop along with the following design team members tomorrow and Friday for more inspiration.

{Day 2}
February 2, 2012

{Day 3}
February 3, 2012

I will see you again on Saturday for {Day 4} of the February Product Spotlight Hop. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas paper pad; Lil' Inker Designs Hamster Cupid & Of the Heart dies; Memories Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink; Spellbinders Lacey Circles & Standard Circles Large; Ranger Diamond Stickles; foam tape

32 comments:

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

This is so super sweet! I'm in love with that hamster and your design and paperpiecing are FABULOUS - perfect card - as always! Hugs, Karin

Marie-Pierre said...

Emily, you're simply AWESOME!!!

Ujjwal said...

This is so sweet and cute, Emily :)

Robin said...

Awesome card design Emily!!

Jennifer said...

LOVE the round card!!! Such a fun and cute image!!! (=

walchowDesign said...

Super adorable card, Emily! Love the hamster and the matching arrow!

Angela said...

Seriously, is that a pink houndstooth hamster? That's hilarious! And pretty cute, too. ;)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun to see you do a shaped card.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute card!!!

onecraftymama said...

your.inlaws.gave.you.nesties? {jealous sigh!} You are going to lurve the lacey circles...
Fab colour combo, and I love the xoxo border :) Super sweet!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Oh, I just love that little hamster! Your card is super darling, Em! :)

Lindsey said...

Pink. And houndstooth. And a hamster! Too cute. And I actually like the way the red circle overlaps the xoxo's a bit. Not that I would ever try to discourage you from acquiring more nesties. :D Totally fun shaped card, Em!

Laura Pryor said...

OMG! I am SO LOVING this little guy with our arrow die! Brilliant idea! Super sweet design!

*Alison* said...

love the xoxo around the card.. and who doesn't just adore shaped cards.. so fun! hugs

Trisha said...

Your card is just precious, Emily. Love this great little hamster image.

Karen B. said...

Oh my, this little guys is too cute! I especially like the sentiment treatment, Emily, fantastic!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love it!
Absolutely darling and so unique ;-)
TFS Emily!

Annette said...

hehe this is so cute...I love his little wings...love the shape of the card tooooooo...

Amy said...

Love your circular card! We must have been on the same wavelength cuz I used my Lacey Circles (for the first time) for my card today too! Love how you did NO coloring and the little hamster still looks adorable! Love how you made the sentiment around the perimeter of the circle! Neat-o!

Jen W. said...

Love the houndstooth hamster!! He's so darn cute!!

Teresa Kline said...

so cute, he is adorable on a circle card!

enjoy *~*

Karen said...

such cuteness and on a circle....smiling!!
hugs,
K

Michele said...

This is adorable!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

All the nested shapes is awesome! Love those patterned papers, too...especially the pink houndstooth on the critter (what is it? oh yes, a hamster). :)

Cheryl said...

Oh this is so cute! I love the design and paper piecing.

~Cheryl~

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Tiffany said...

Super darling! Love this shaped card!

Lisa said...

I just adore how you used this little hammy! So cute with the arrow and great use of the xmas paper too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This little guy is just the CUTEST! LOVE LOVE LOVE him! And I love your card:) You rock, EM!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

This circle card is fabulous... the colors and hamster are too cute.

Jingle said...

Seriously? How adorable is that?! Love it!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi hi, what a cutie this is! I love how you put those circles out of the middle, gives it a nice touch and draws the attention to that gorgeous hamster!! Love it!
Hugs, Wendy

agdesigns said...

Just love the use if the "XOXO" and the arrow die cut! ;O) ag