by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tombstone Pillow Box Candy Corn Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold #halloweencraft

Happy Lil Inker New Release Day!!! You should have arrived here from the beautiful Karen Baker’s blog. Laura has some INCREDIBLE Halloween goodies for you and I have been having a total blast making fun little holiday cards and crafts!!! First are these two little pillow boxes that I created using the Halloween Word Tag Dies, Tombstone Peek-a-boo Die Set, and the Batty Hugger Die and Stamp Bundle. Aren’t they adorable?! And the one on the left has a fun added perk to it… I die cut it with the Tombstone Peek-a-boo die so it turned into a tiny little CANDY COFFIN!!!!!

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tombstone Pillow Box Candy Corn Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold #halloweencraft

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tombstone Pillow Box Candy Corn Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold #halloweencraft

You have no idea how excited I was about this haha. I am a total craft nerd, I know. But isn’t it SO FUN?!! πŸ™‚ This second one is accented using the “Boo” sentiment from the Halloween Word Tag Dies.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tombstone Pillow Box Candy Corn Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold #halloweencraft

My next project is all about that Batty Set! πŸ˜‰

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Batty Hugger Bundle Bat Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold

I cut out the bat from a piece of black cardstock and turned the cutout into a card, and the bat into a pencil decoration!

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Batty Hugger Bundle Bat Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold

The bat needed a little extra pizzazz so I used Wink of Stella to outline the bat and then a black pen to accent the white part of him. I stamped his sweet little batty vampire face and an inside sentiment using a couple of the stamps in the set.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Batty Hugger Bundle Bat Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold

For the pencil decoration I used gold pigment ink to stamp the “batty for you” sentiment on the black bat and added some black and sparkle orange ribbon and an orange clothespin to finish it off.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Batty Hugger Bundle Bat Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold

So funny story… I couldn’t find any Halloween pencils in stores when I was putting this project together so I ended up using a broad chisel tipped Sharpie to color a regular pencil black ha! It worked out surprisingly well too!

Alrighty here are the amazing new products used on these fun projects today:

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And don’t forget, new releases mean GIVEAWAYS!!!! Leave a comment on all of the blogs on the hop for a chance to win some Lil Inker GOODNESS!! πŸ™‚

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Your next stop is the Lil Inker Store!!! Yay!! Leave a comment and get shoppin friends! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie

Good Morning Honey Bees! Welcome to our August release Honey Hop!!!
All this week we have been showing you little sneaks of our awesome new stamp sets and dies! Tomorrow our new release goes live and to celebrate we are showing you some beautiful projects, today!!!
What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? This time we not only have one awesome prize pack but TWO!! One winner will win our zen florals pack (Zen florals, Zen Bouquet, and each of their matching die sets) and our second winner will win our Alpha prize pack! (Color me alpha stamp set, sentiment alpha stamp set, and color me alpha die set). All you have to do to win is comment on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blogs by Sunday August 28th. Winner will be announced on Monday August 29th at Noon PST.
So Hop along and get ready to BEE inspired!
#honeybeestamps #stephaniegold #goldensimplicity #cardmaking #stamping by Stephanie Gold for Honey Bee Stamps Zen Florals Not Too Shabby Golden Simplicity
Hey friends! So I made this card with the Zen Florals stamp set and created a little wreath out of a few of the stamps in black. I fussy cut the wreath out and centered it on top of my Horizontal Stripes Die Cut. I added a few stamps along the top left and bottom right edges and made the sentiment flag using the Not Too Shabby stamp set. A mini clothespin and some gold string added a few finishing touches!
#honeybeestamps #stephaniegold #goldensimplicity #cardmaking #stamping by Stephanie Gold for Honey Bee Stamps Zen Florals Not Too Shabby Golden Simplicity
This Zen Floral set is available tomorrow morning for sale so be sure to check it out!! πŸ™‚

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Well hey hey hey! It’s that time again!! Lil Inker July Release Blog Hop!!!!! Woo woo!! You should have arrived here from our newest DT member, Jessica Frost-Ballas’ blog!! If you don’t know her yet, she is super super sweet and crazy talented. Make sure you give her a huge welcome!!

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Doodled Daisies word tags gem alphabet - Golden Simplicity

My first card uses the new Fringe Scallop Circle Dies to create a little contrast in the background and then I created the flowers using the SUPER CUTE new Doodled Daisies Dies & Stamps. These little guys are so much fun!!

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Doodled Daisies word tags gem alphabet - Golden Simplicity

I made the sentiment using the Everyday Word Tag Dies and then covering the entire thing in Glossy Accents. Just something different than I usually do! πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Doodled Daisies word tags gem alphabet - Golden Simplicity

The second card I made for today’s post is all about the PARTY YA’LL!!!! (Just ignore my randomness, please.) I absolutely adore how this card came out. It’s super simple and really fun all at the same time! I created the background using the Quilted Stitched Spirals Die. For the sentiment, I had first thought about reversing the letters and creating a balloon effect but then I switched them around and made them hang and tied the little bows. The letters are made with the previously released Alphabet Gem Stamps and the brand new Alphabet Gem Dies.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Doodled Daisies word tags gem alphabet - Golden Simplicity

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Alrighty folks! Make sure to comment on each post along the hop for your chance to win some Lil Inker goodies! Your next stop is the lovely Lisa Henke’s blog! Happy Hopping!

Xo, Stephanie

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by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Warm Welcome Hello Beautiful Golden Simplicity

Welcome back to day 3 of the Lil Inker June Release Blog Hop!! You should have arrive here from Joy Taylor’s lovely blog! My projects today use the new Warm Welcome Stamp and Die Set. How adorable are these stamps and dies? I don’t know about you, but birds, wreaths, and flowers get me every time. I cut the square in the center using the new Fringe Scalloped Square Dies. The separate Welcome Die is also a perfect addition to this set. I love word dies. <3

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Warm Welcome Hello Beautiful Golden Simplicity

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Warm Welcome Hello Beautiful Golden Simplicity

I kept my next card super simple and neat. I went with a single color combo to accent the floral cascade with flowers from Warm Welcome and popped the Welcome Die up with multiple layers of the cut.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Warm Welcome Hello Beautiful Golden Simplicity

I finished the card off with a few (hard to see in the pic) rain stones.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Warm Welcome Hello Beautiful Golden Simplicity

Alrighty folks!! Today’s your last day to enter to win a $15 credit to the Lil Inker Store and all you have to do is leave comments! The more you leave along the way, the better your chances are to win!

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Your next stop is the sweet Jen Carter’s blog! Thanks for stopping by! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie

Hey guys!!! Welcome back for Day 2 of the Lil Inker Designs New Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the incredibly talented Karen Baker’s blog!! Today I am going all things TRIBAL! These stamps, dies, and papers are incredibly fun!! I had a blast just playing with them and had to calm myself down a bit on making ALL THE THINGS! Ha! Here we go!

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Paper Pack Tribal Chic Stamps Anytime Tag Dies - Lil Inker Design Team

This new paper pack is called Tribal Chic and it coordinates perfectly with the Tribal Chic Stamp Set. The “Love Ya” sentiment you see here is from the Tribal Chic Stamp Set as well and the “happy birthday” and “best wishes” sentiments are from the Vintage Label Sentiment Stamp Set. I made these tags using the Lil Inker Anytime Tags 2 Dies. How fun are these tribal papers?!

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Paper Pack Tribal Chic Stamps Anytime Tag Dies - Lil Inker Design Team

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Paper Pack Tribal Chic Stamps Anytime Tag Dies - Lil Inker Design Team

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Paper Pack Tribal Chic Stamps Anytime Tag Dies - Lil Inker Design Team

For this next card I used the new Duel Stitched Triangle Dies and stamped underneath with the Tribal Chic Stamps. I popped the card base up for added dimension and stamped the sentiment right on top.

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Chic Stamps Triangle Dies - Lil Inker Design Team

I also used these triangle dies and tribal stamps to put together some garland and a cake topper!!

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Chic Stamps Triangle Dies - Lil Inker Design Team

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Chic Stamps Triangle Dies - Lil Inker Design Team

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Chic Stamps Triangle Dies - Lil Inker Design Team

I love all things tribal so this is right up my alley!! πŸ™‚

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Chic Stamps Triangle Dies - Lil Inker Design Team

These next two cards went all in with the tribal theme. This Many Thanks card is one of my favorites. πŸ™‚ I used a watercolor and ink mixing technique to get a bit of a grunge outcome. I finished off the card below with a bit of twine to add to the earthy tribal feel after stamping the pattern on an angle.

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Chic Stamps Triangle Dies - Lil Inker Design Team

For my last card today I layered a few of the Tribal Chic Pattern Papers on an angle with dimensional adhesive and popped the sentiment up even higher! I added a bit of silver thread underneath for added texture to complete it.

by Stephanie Gold - Golden Simplicity - Lil Inker Tribal Chic Stamps and Papers - Lil Inker Design Team

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So what do you guys think?? Are you loving this new release as much as I am?! Don’t forget, it’s live NOW and can be found here. Your next stop today is the lovely and beautiful Chrissy Larson’s blog! But be sure to leave a comment here first, because there is a $15 Lil Inker gift certificate up for grabs to one lucky commenter today! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy hopping!

Xo, Stephanie