Monday, November 12, 2012

Lil' Inker Designs November Release Blog Hop {Day 1}


Welcome to {Day 1} of the Lil' Inker Designs November Release Blog Hop! You should've come from Amy Kolling's blog but, if not, be sure to start at Laura Pryor's blog for all the details. Today, the core team is showcasing the Instant Camera: Die & Christmas Stamp Set as well as the Gift Bow Topper Dieand the colour team is featuring Dear Santa by Sugar Kissed Cottage.



First, I made a card using the Instant Camera Die as a frame for the tree from Holly Jolly. The ruffled and stitched 'ribbon' is the stem of the Gift Bow Topper Die. The banner with the sentiment is the largest die from Flags & Tags. I sponged the edges of the card to give it a nostalgic holiday feel.



For my tag, I used the Gift Bow Topper Die to 'wrap' the Instant Camera Die and create a gift tag. I added a small round tag for the sentiment. The 25 was stamped on to the largest berry die from Holly Jolly.



All of the patterned paper used on both projects is from Echo Park's This & That Christmas paper pad. Limited quantities are now available at the Lil' Inker Store for $5.75. If you'd like to purchase the release products now, just click on the graphics below. :)





Here are the blogs you'll want to visit today for a chance to win one of two $10 store credits. The prizes are hidden on two blogs so the more you comment this week, the better your chances of winning!


Please head on over to Isha Gupta's blog for a stunning tag featuring Dear Santa! Thank you so much for hopping with us during this month's fabulous release!

Sources for Wonderful Christmas Card: SU Natural White & Chocolate Chip cardstock; Echo Park This & That Christmas paper pad; Lil' Inker Designs Instant Camera: Christmas Die & Stamp Set, Holly Jolly, Flags & Tags; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Ranger Frayed Burlap distress ink; Gutermann thread; SU Basic Pearls; standard hole punch; foam tape

Sources for Noel Tag: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Echo Park This & That Christmas paper pad; Lil' Inker Designs Instant Camera: Christmas Die & Stamp Set, Holly Jolly; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz + Sizzix Tiny Tabs & Tags Bigz Die; May Arts natural burlap string; SU Basic Rhinestones; foam tape

44 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous cards Emily!
TFS~

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Looks like fun, impressed with all the paper in your first card, way to break out of the CAS mold.

Glenda J said...

These are fantastic! Love the colours, patterns and textures. Great work!

Amy Kolling said...

Love all the papers you've mixed and matched on your card! That wood grain is awesome as the frame for the darling tree! You are always so creative when using the dies....ie. the stitched paper under the tree!

Kelli Hull said...

oh wow!!! That wooden "panel" is a cool visual Emily!!! Love it!!!

Piali said...

Gorgeous cards Emily!! So loving this frame!!

Jay Gee said...

These are fun Emily, I especially love the tag and how your 'wrapped' it with the bow :)

Jessi Fogan said...

I love all the layers in the first card - the banner with the sentiment is gorgeous, and I love that the flag ends come up a little. Awesome dimension! The second card - the detail of the bow is fabulous (love it in plaid!) and the way you created the tag - love the 'berry' and the font of that Noel. So pretty!

Lynn said...

Two awesome cards! I love that sweet present!

Tracey said...

Two super sweet cards! Fabulous work Emily!!

~amy~ said...

Love your projects!!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!!! I just absolutely ADORE your color combos! So pretty!!!

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canadian_liner said...

Wonderful, dimensional, want-to-touch-em tactile creations, Emily!
Love these new Lil'Inker dies and sentiments.

Jas said...

Love the vintage feel of all your project. pretty! TFS!
Hugs Jas

Alicia said...

Such a darling set of projects.... well done!

Emily said...

Cute designs. I like your idea of using part of the bow topper for a ruffle.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card and tag. I like all the wood grain and the way you used the dies.

Geri said...

Sweet card and tag! Love that bow topper. Placed my order last night...just wish I could have ordered it ALL! However, there is "The Christmas List"....

Brenda said...

Love your long card and gorgeous tag Emily! The sponging around the card gives such a beautiful feel!

Joyce said...

Great project.

snappy scrappy said...

These are both fabulous! Lee-Ann :)

Lisa Arana said...

Such great cards! You are always so clever with your creations.

Brenda said...

Love your projects, especially that first card.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so super cute, I love it

Flo said...

I love how you used both dies. Very nice.

Mary-Anne V said...

Great layering on your card and the tag is so sweet with the circular elements and the woodgrain paper.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects Emily! Love the card, and the use of dies, and the height of it too, and the tag is so cute, am loving these dies!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card, I love you designs.

Karenladd said...

Love that die...so versatile! And your cards and tag are simply adorable!

Lindsey said...

These are both so creative and eye-catching! Love the wood-patterned paper elements on both. So many fun details!

frommycraftroom said...

Great work. Love how you have used the die. Thanks.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fab cards, Emily.

Tracy said...

Both cards have such great element designs. Love the ruffled ribbon on the first and how you used the whole Topper on the second. Beautiful inspiration!

Chunyuan Wu said...

both cards are awesome. really like the tall card with frame and pleated paper.

Isha Gupta said...

WOW!!! Look at those pp combo. Love how you mixed all the patterns and dies Emily. TFS your creativity.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun cards, Em!! LOVE that present card! And I LOVE that tree!

sanketi said...

Love your projects...beautiful!

Laura said...

Fantastic projects Emily! I really like the tag... the wood grain pattern with the traditional Christmas colors is very pretty!

Mary J said...

Such cool makes, Em!! I love the simplicity of them!

Karen B. said...

Two amazing projects, as usual! So cute!

Jen W. said...

Ooooooh! Loving that polaroid die! These both rock but I especially love the homespun feel of the first one. :)

maria f. said...

Beautiful work Emily.

Sue McRae said...

Love all the layers on your card, and your gift tag is so fun with the wood paper and plaid.

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! Love the dies!
DeniseB