I am SO excited and SO happy to share with you that Laura & Ariana from Lil' Inker Designs have asked me to join their brand new Design Team!! I am over the moon thrilled and so honored! And, what FUN it is to be revealed right after one of my best friends Amy!!
You've seen me use Lil' Inker Designs products here on my blog before!! I LOVE the stamps and matching dies that are available through Lil' Inker! Love!! They are so much fun!
I created a project to share with you tonight using the Lil' Inker Designs Sentiment Flags stamp set and matching die. It's a simple project but as you've come to expect from me, it packs a punch in the color department. LOL!!
I started with some fabric scraps and then built my project around that. But, let's look at the notebook first. I picked this up at Walmart (because it matched my fabric pieces).
See, I wasn't kidding when I said LOTS of color! I took inspiration from this and created a very CAS card (it HAD to be CAS not to get lost against that notebook!). :)
I stamped 3 of the flag outlines from Sentiment Flags to make up my background, using the colors from the notebook. Then I used Charcoal twine to string the banners from and added a black rhinestone to the top of each one.
Here's the gift to go along with the card.
A fun notebook with custom-made fabric flag markers! (I know, I know, it is overwhelming to look at, but it is really fun in real life! BUT, what I really want to share with you is the inside which I've shown below.)
I started with a flag from "Sentiment Flags" hanging from the top of the notebook from a pink binder clip.
And the inside (finally, LOL):
This notebook has plastic dividers inside which was perfect for attaching the paperclips to! There is also a little pocket that they could have been put inside.
How I did it: I die cut fabric that had been reinforced with iron-on-backing (to make it easier to cut) with the Lil' Inker Sentiment Flag die. I put a fold in the fabric and allowed the top flat part of the die to go over the edge of the fabric so that I would cut 2 of the flags and allow them to fold over (which could have made one very long flag). Then, I die cut some heat & bond adhesive sheets and ironed them onto the fabric that was wrapped around the paperclips. The adhesive sheets "glued" the 2 sides of the flags together and made these fun little paperclip markers. I used the medium sized (jumbo) paperclips for most of these flag markers. They fit the flag dies well.
I like to use notebooks like these for several things. I have one that I keep in my kids' church bag that I keep notes from the sermon in. I have one at my stamping desk that I jot down ideas and sketches and other fun things that I think of that I'd like to make or incorporate into a card or project. Plus, these make fun gifts! The little markers are great for dividing sections up or finding my place fast (think of all those papercrafting magazines you have sitting around with fun ideas you'd like to try...these would be great for marking your favorite projects!)
And, just in case you aren't into all that color, I'll show you another one that is much more "tame".
Well, thank you SO MUCH for visiting today and sharing in my excitement! I am thrilled to be a part of this fabulous team! There will be another reveal tomorrow night, so be sure to check out the Lil' Inker Designs Blog then!
**The inspiration for this came from a photo I pinned on Pinterest. Click here to see the original project**