Tuesday, January 13, 2015

All You Need Is Love - Valentines Cards featuring Lil' Inker Designs


Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs January 2015 release!  (If you're just starting here, head to the Lil' Inker blog to start the hop!) 
Yesterday I shared my thoughts about using a few NEW products to bring fresh life to older products. Today is another perfect example of the chemistry between products. I paired the previously released Mini Envelope Dies & Accessories, with the brand new Smooches stamp set. That kiss is just PERFECT on the envelope die! In addition, I used the Border Builders and Rounded Rectangles dies to create my background. 
Next up, I used brand new dies, and a new sentiment from another great Valentines stamp set. Love Is All You Need is a stamp set with a fun assortment of Valentine sentiments, although a few of them could be used for anniversary and wedding cards as well - love it when a product does double duty! And the Heart Banners Die Set can be used in so many fun ways!!!! I stamped this sentiment on vellum, and layered it over a slightly smaller layer of white cardstock, and then adhered it all to a black card base. 
Don't you love the stitched detailing on the heart banner!? Precious!




Remember to comment each and every day of the hop, because a winner will be drawn for each day to receive a $15 store credit! Thanks so much for coming by! I hope you're loving what you're seeing! xoxo See you tomorrow! 

Here's the blog hop order:
Erin Lee Schreiner - http://www.erinleecreative.com/
Laura Williams - http://lauralooloo.blogspot.com/ {YOU ARE HERE!}
Lea Lawson - www.lealawsoncreates.com/
Maureen Merritt - http://www.mamamostamps.com/

37 comments:

Lisa Harrolle said...

Beautiful card! Nice little pop of red with those adorable heart banners.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so super cute!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Beautiful cards ! This heart banner is useful for any kind of cards .

Lisa H. said...

I adore your love cards! The classic red, white and black is awesome on both of these.

Brandi R said...

Fabulous cards! Love the layouts and those stamps....oh those stamp sets! ♥

linda cencelewski said...

Cute cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very cute cards! TFS!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN FABULOUS and GLAMOROUS cards Laura!!!
LOVE the designs & colors of them both, PERFECT for ALL the LOVE in your sentiment stamping!!!
... I think of my Grandma each time I see the "Swak" - she used to write it on the back of the envelope seals - a special touch and a sweet memory - I'm sure she would have included a big SMOOCH if she could :)
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and CRAFTY TEMPTATION!!!

Amy C. said...

I love the lips on the envelope! The new releases are fabulous...of course!

AJ Bodine said...

Gorgeous designs and valentines day colors!

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous! I love how the new products work so well with previously released items!

Teresa said...

I love both of your cards...thank you for mixing the old with the new! Sometimes I need a "visual" reminder that my stamps & dies can "play" together nicely...

Beth H. said...

Great cards! Very CAS.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

I adore these - they scream "love" and valentine! Great job!

lisa808 said...

Super cards. The Smooch set is my favorite from this release.

Mary Holshouser said...

All you need is love - now the lyrics are sounding in my head. Good song though. Great cards. Love the use of the vellum
thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

Sweet cards--love the smooch on the envelope.

Megan said...

Great color schemes! And I love the little lips on the little envelope! So cute.

Dixie said...

Love them - very cute!
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stamper101 said...

i liked your color combo of black, red, and white p awesome!

Michelle Sullivan said...

Love these. I'm always intimidated by vellum.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the hearts banner die! Great cards!

canadian_liner said...

Great eye for "clean and graphic" Laura. Can't wait to see what you do on Day 3.

stampinfun71 said...

love the color scheme and how clean these are! the new products are gorgeous!

Hippymom83 said...

Another great color palette! Love the red, white and black together. Great cards!! :)

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love how you mixed the old and the new in your first card. Both cards are beautiful! TFS

Melissa F said...

Love that mini envelope die with the new "lips" stamp, ADORABLE! Love is in the air on vellum looks so elegant too!

Becca Cruger said...

SWAK - omygoodness how have I forgotten about SWAK? I used to sign allllll my highschool love notes with SWAK. haha! Thanks for the trip down memory lane and for sharing your sweet designs!

Ruby N said...

such a cute release!! love these cards and color combos <3

irishgalkelly said...

What beautiful cards! I just love the mini envelope with swak...awesome!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Such adorable cards!! I love the color combos, perfect. Thanks for making them!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the envelope and heart banners! Great cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great valentine cards...love those heart banners.

Helen Gullett said...

Adorable valentine's card, Laura! Love them :)

Diane said...

Love (pun intended..lol) your beautiful and creative Valentines!!

Laura Pryor said...

I just love your hearts banner card! It's so perfect! I'm really enjoying reading your posts. They're so cheerful!

snazzyjj said...

That Smooches set is my favorite and I love how you did your SWAK card with the kiss on the envelop.