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Friday, April 21, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs & CardMaker Blog Hop



Welcome to a blog hop featuring Lil' Inker Designs & CardMaker magazine!  If you are following along in the hop you should have come from Stephanie Gold's blog.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, you can visit CardMaker Magazine's blog.


Jen Carter Hootie Patootie bday 1 wm

For my card today I wanted to feature some of the newer Lil' Inker Designs products.  I started by die cutting the tag from the Silly Stitched Square die set.  I die cut the owl from the Hootie Patootie die set and then stamped it with the coordinating Hootie Patootie stamp set.  I colored the sweet owl in with copics.  The sentiment is also new and is from the Best Blooms stamp set. I love the mixture of fonts in that set!

Jen Carter Hootie Patootie bday 2 wm

The background was die cut with the fun Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain die which is just perfect for using with the adorable owls!

 

Laura, over at the Lil' Inker Designs blog, is offering up a prize for this hop!  Leave a comment for your chance to win a $35 gift certificate to the Lil' Inker Designs store.

To continue on in this hop, visit Heather Hoffman's blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Carpe Diem


I am so excited to share with you today a card that features a new die by Frantic Stamper that I had so much fun with!  I made several cards using this die set and will share the others at a later time.  The genius thing about this die is that you can create a car that faces the front OR a car that faces the rear! 

So...let's get on to the card! 

Jen Carter Big Car Front Sunshine 1

I obviously went with a front facing car.  And I used a lot of color in it!  This is my favorite card from this latest release, although my rear facing card that I'll share at a later date comes in at a close second.  I die cut all of the pieces in the various cardstock colors using the Big Car die and pieced them all together.

Tip:  You can use the tires of the car as seats too!

Jen Carter Big Car Front Sunshine Closeup

I love racing stripes on cars and so I wanted to incorporate them into the design as well.  I cut strips of white cardstock, placed them where I wanted them on the die and then die cut.  Then, I pieced them onto the car.  I realize my one strip is slightly off, but it's close! :)

Jen Carter Big Car Front Sunshine 2

I used several other dies to finish this card.  The outside pink frame was die cut with the Elementals #1 die set and is the negative piece left over after die cutting the largest frame.  I made sure to center the die in the middle of my card front when I die cut so that the frame would be even.  I used the Village Roadway die for the road.  The sun is from the Sunburst Card Panel which I tend to use a lot.  I cut the frame off and just used the sun portion for my card.  The "carpe diem" sign that is flying out of the car is from a new clear stamp set called You Did it!
My inspiration for this card was this cute little number!



You Did it! Stamp Set

Thank you for driving by today! :)  Have a great one!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #403

Happy Easter!  Welcome to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #403!  This week the challenge is to use a mythical theme on your card.  All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspiration blog.  I hope you'll be able to play along!  This week our sponsor is The Greeting Farm. 

CIC403 Jen Carter Unicorn Magical

I had so much fun putting this card together.  I created the yellow background by using Avery Elle's Burst die.  Such a cool die! I borrowed this from a friend but need to add it to my collection!  I used the Avery Elle Be a Unicorn stamp set and colored the rainbow & unicorn with copics and then stamped the sentiment on the circle.  I used some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it off.


The theme this week is "mythical".  You can choose to use the cupcake graphic for inspiration if you'd like but you don't have to, as long as your card or project fits the theme.

I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #403!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Graduation: You Did It!

This May I have two graduations in my immediate family.  My husband is graduating with his Masters from Calvary Bible College and my son is graduating from 8th Grade.  So I'm going to need a few graduation cards!

Jen Carter Mortar Fringe Tassle Graduation 2

For this card I used Frantic Stamper's Mortarboard die to create the graduation hat and the Fringe & Tassle Maker die to create the tassel and the black & orange background.  I love that the Fringe & Tassle Maker die has a dual purpose!  For the sentiment I also used a new clear stamp set called You Did It!

Jen Carter Mortar Fringe Tassle Graduation Inside


I also finished off the inside of this card using more of the fringe and another die called You Did It.  I made the tassel removable.

I put a video together, shown below, on how to assemble this card.


Thank you for stopping by today!  

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs April Release: Day 3

Jen Carter Best Blooms You Best Acetate Closeup wm

Welcome back to the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs  April release!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from  Heather Hoffman's Blog All of the products are currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store, so you can start shopping now! :)    

Be sure to comment on all of the Design Team blogs so you are eligible to win a BIG prize from Lil' Inker Designs this month!



I have two more cards to share today.

Jen Carter Best Blooms You Best Acetate 1 wm

This first card is an acetate card.  I used striped acetate (from We R Memory Keepers) to create the card base.  I then die cut some flowers & leaves from the gorgeous new Best Blooms die set and then stamped the multi-layered flowers & leaves with the new Best Blooms stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment on the inside layer so that it would peek between the stripes.  It is also from the Best Blooms stamp set.

Jen Carter Best Blooms You Best Acetate 6 WM

Here's a side view.

Jen Carter Wreath Roses Mom 1 wm

For this last card I used the new Wreath of Roses Stamp set and the coordinating Wreath of Roses die set.  I colored the wreath with copics and then used Gansai Tambi Starry Colors over the top of each of them to make them shimmer.  I die cut the banner from the Warm Welcome Die Set in vellum and then stamped the sentiment from the Wreath of Roses die set. I used the Mom Word Die across the wreath.  All of this was adhered to the fun Ombre Chevron Patterned Paper by Lil' Inker Designs.

 Best Blooms stamp set
Best Blooms die set


 Mom Word Die
Warm Welcome Die Set

Ombre Chevron Patterned Paper

Other New Items not used today include:




 Apple Shaker Dies & Apple of My Eye Stamps

Grad Class Stamps & Cover Up Die: Stitched Quatrefoil


 I hope you have enjoyed this release!  Don't forget to comment for your chance to win!  All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used are linked above & are available at the Lil' Inker Designs store now!  Your next stop on the hop is over to  Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog.

Have a wonderful day!