Monday, December 10, 2012

Lil’ Inker Designs Release Hop Day 2 ~

Hi there!  Hope you’ve arrived from Alicia’s blog which I’m sure was full of wonderful eye candy!  If not, you can bop back to Laura’s blog to get off on the right foot.  Don’t forget to comment here first though for your chance to win a gift certificate to the store!
Ok, so I must start with a disclaimer - I am a snowflake freak!  When Laura asked if the color team wanted to be included in the December release and showed us a preview of these dies, I was sitting at my computer waving my hands in the air.  Pick me!!  I absolutely adore these new dies and have currently made 10 cards with them in the past week.  Granted, some are the same design, but that’s a lot for me to crank out in a short amount of time!  This first one was inspired by a sketch challenge last week.  Just perfect for the fabulously amazing new stitched square dies!
winter greetings sq 
I began by cutting a large square as the mat focal and then cutting the four squares out of the middle of it.  It’s backed with patterned paper and topped with a banner sentiment from the new Winter Greetings set.  Again, in love!  This font is fantabulous!!  The stitched snowflakes actually come on a wired die together and I cut them apart for the ease of using multiples of just one flake on a card.  I think this one is my favorite flake.  :o)
These next two are helping me to use up some of my ridiculously large pattern paper stash.  I always have about a two inch strip leftover of each design, so I came up with this little layout.
dashing
It’s a bit hard to see, but the pp has green dots in it.  I took that color and stamped some of the sweet little snowflakes from the Winter Greetings set all over the front.  Would you just look at that wonderful stitching in that gorgeous snowflake!?!  The sentiment is just too cute as well. 
winter greetings
Another color scheme here.  This stitched flake is a bit smaller than the one in the previous card.  I couldn’t get a good pic of the insides of the cards, but I added another sentiment from the set – May Your Holidays Sparkle & Shine – along with some more little stamped snowflakes. Here’s a look at all that I used
greeting   SnowflakeDiessquaresMats
Ok, that’s all for today!  I’ll have a few more tomorrow.  It’s time for you to hop on over to the lovely Amy’s blog!  Have a fun hop!  :o) lyss

28 comments:

Karenladd said...

WOW! I love the look of the snowflakes on those colored papers! They really POP against the red especially!

Kim said...

So pretty!! I love everything about it. :)

Amy Kolling said...

Yep! LOVE the first layout a LOT!! ;). But I think I'm going to CASE your other cards.....you are right, it's a perfect way to use scraps!!! Sweet!

Houses Built of Cards said...

WOW! These are BEAUTIFUL! LOVE those snowflakes!!!

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canadian_liner said...

Love your solution for those leftover 2" strips... They make beautiful cards--just a peek of colour and pattern, embellished with those fabulous snowflake dies and sweet little stamps. I didn't order the winter greetings stamps immediately, but I may have to revise my order...

Joyce said...

Such wonderful cards. I am so glad I have those snowflakes coming to me.

Flo said...

All three of your cards are beautiful.

Kailash said...

All your cards are beautifully crafted!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these! I just love the stitched snowflakes, they are so special and just the right bit of something else. Great cards!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic card...love the color combo!

Mary J said...

They are ALL amazing Alyssa! You can send one of them to me at...

;)

Sue McRae said...

You've really shown just how versatile the snowflake dies are and I love your choices of pp.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So super cute, I love these designs

Tracey McNeely said...

All fabulous cards Alyssa.

Jill Norwood said...

Incredible cards! Thanks for sharing! :)Happy Holidays!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow you did an amazing job with these dies...love how the you put the patterned paper underneath.

Debra Miller said...

These are beautiful Alyssa!

Sue D said...

Love your snowflake cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing your BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE the Fun designs!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Sharron said...

Love every one of your cards--amazing! Beautiful ways to showcase the snowflakes! And what a great idea to use up scraps of patterned paper.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Awesome cards!TFS

Tracy said...

These are super fun! The layout designs on both cards are awesome. TFS!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Love the colors and the snowflakes!
DeniseB

Mum of 4 said...

So very pretty!

Diana said...

love your card, can't wait for my snowflakes to get here!!

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Wida said...

these are so lovely with the stitching accents. I love the strip of patterned paper in the middle too

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love them all! Fab designs!

Julie E said...

Great LOs and the strip of PP on the last two looks great - especially with the snowflake bridging it.