Monday, January 21, 2013

{Lil' Inker Designs} January Release Blog Hop: Day 1


Welcome to {Day 1} of the Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop! You should've arrived from  Debby Hughes' blog. If not, you'll want to start at Laura Pryor's blog for all the details. Both the core team and the colour team are providing inspiration using products from this month's release.


For my first card, I created a breezy scene using the new stamps. Pairing them up with the previously released Balloon Dies and Rainbows & Clouds Die Set was super easy! I'm in love with the patterns on these stamps. They are so fun to mix and match and work perfectly in all colours. I'll be using these a lot to make my birthday cards this year! They really are a must-have.


On my second card, I took the Balloon Builders Stamp Set to another level by stamping an entire background on one of the Stitched Mats: Rectangles. It was so fun to create and I made sure to incorporate every single balloon stamp in this set.


I wanted to feature the Balloon String Die in an entirely different way so I just hung them off the edge of the mat and balanced the design with the two banners on which I split one of the sentiments. The top flag is the Original Sentiment Flag Die and the bottom one is the Stitched Sentiment Flag Die.

If you'd like to purchase any of 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 the design team blogs so the more you comment this week, the better your chances of winning!


Please head on over to Isha Gupta's blog where she has an incredible card featuring Snarky Lady 1! Thank you so much for hopping with us during this month's fabulous release. I hope to see you back here tomorrow!

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44 comments:

Glenda J said...

WOW! Love these! So bright and cheerful! Great colours.

Vic Lau said...

Wow! I love both cards!! The colours are perfect together.

Jennifer said...

Great cards! Love all the details on those balloons...how fun =)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

How cute! I love the balloons with the clouds!

Amy Kolling said...

I just love how you always manage to use these LID dies in such a creative way!!!

Alicia said...

Wonderful cards... I love how you showed just the bottom of the balloon ties, brilliant!

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! These are wonderful and so much fun. I love those balloons and the colours are fabulous
Sue xx

Mary J said...

They are both so clever, Em! The first is fabulous against the kraft and the second is just pure genius the way you did the strings!

Jessi Fogan said...

I had to go check out Snarky Lady, because, well, I am one ;) lol!
I really love the scene you created with the first card - and the second card is pure genius!

Lisa V. said...

Beautiful cards. I love the card with the balloon strings. That is so clever.

Jen W. said...

Love the colour combo and the balloon stamps rock! Definite birthday must haves.

maria f. said...

Love the card design on your first card. Those balloons taking flight. And the colors. On kraft. So fun.

Gabi MeWi said...

So many different balloons on a beautiful card - great fun.

Kristie Goulet said...

Lovely cards featuring the balloon stamps and matching die! Very fun cards!!

Laura Pryor said...

Oh these are both such fantastic creations!! I love the one with the balloons over the water but I really love the one with the balloon strings way up high. It really really works!!!!
Laura

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are adorable! Great birthday cards.

Shelly said...

Both cards are, awesome!! Love them both! And let me be honest, normally I'm not one for balloons. I'm not sure why?...Though, you sure have me rethinking my thoughts, about balloons!! :)

Sue D said...

Wonderful balloon cards. I like the colors, patterns and designs of both cards.

Chitra Nair said...

Love this card.. Great release...

Barb said...

Great job. just love those balloons!

snappy scrappy said...

So cute...love it! Lee-Ann :)

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! Very cheery! I love the balloon strings die cut!
DeniseB

Alyssa S said...

These are so fun, Emily! I especially love your clever take on the background stamped paper with just the balloon strings showing. So fantastic!

Annette said...

awesome new release and your cards are amazing..

Jayne said...

Love the balloons above the waves. So cute.

Tracey McNeely said...

Emily all of your cards are fabulous today!

Shelly said...

So pretty! Wow, so clever! Another fabulous release and so many fun ways to use the dies!
Shelly

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so fabulous, love them.

Evelin said...

love your cards! They are awesome! :D

Jingle said...

These are so super fabulous!

Lindsey said...

Cannot decide which card I like more. :) The first one is an instant classic, and the second one is so cool, with the multi-balloon background and the strings turned into adornments. So nice!

RedGem said...

I think the Balloon stamp set is a great addition to the die set and i'm looking forward to getting mine!

PJ said...

Love your colors! And the cleverness of the second card Rocks!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW! Both cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE the waves on the first one - and the pretty colors on the second one!

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Moosisk said...

Love your cards! The balloon and strings dies are so awesome. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the balloons floating away on the first card and the awesome colors on your second one!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards...love the balloons coming off the kraft base and the repeated balloons on the 2nd.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards Emily! I love the new balloons and dies, and I'm especially loving the height on that first card. Great work!

Tracy said...

Fabulous designs! Love the long shape of the first card and the way you used the strings die on the second card is so clever. TFS!

Lisa Arana said...

both are so super cute, but the stamping on the second one is amazing!!!

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely cards! Truly love how you used the string die on the balloon background you created! TFS!

LEG Studios said...

Love the balloon patterned paper you made!

Karenladd said...

Those balloon imagea are fabulous!!

Theresa said...

Awesome cards! I love how you used the balloon string dies in the second card! So clever!!