Saturday, February 1, 2020

i-Crafter February Inspiration Hop

Hello everyone and welcome back to another release from the brand new company
i-Crafter. Inspired by crafters, for crafters. Get ready for some fun because there are 5 new products being showcased this month by the design team and you are going to love them. Let's not waste any time, here are the 5 die sets we are focusing on today:

Pop Up Wiper Insert

So many dies, so many many possibilities!!!

Let's start with the Animalopes!
These dies help you put together the cutest little envelope that is the exact size of a gift card. What's nice about the dies is that you can add cute little animal elements to any project, they're not just plain envelopes. I made 3 "Animal Envelopes" and one card using the animal elements.
First up is the trio of envelopes. I made a mouse, a rabbit and a skunk. It's fun to mix and match the different elements in this die set to make any animal you want.

For my next project I made a unicorn card and I used the brand new 
Hybrid ink pads that are also being released at i-Crafter.
There are 12 beautiful colors to choose from and I used 6 of them on my card to make my rainbow clouds. The colors I used, in rainbow order are as follows:

The "THANKS" word die comes from the Pop Up Wiper Insert dies and can be used with or without the Pop Up element.

If you haven't checked out the new i-Crafter brushes yet you must see them. They are mini brushes that look just like daubers but they have soft bristles on them and are ideal for ink blending in small spaces. They are also color coded so you can keep them in their own color families. The set comes with 10 brushes and they are just as cute as can be!

The next die set I want to share with you is called Cherry Blossom and I really went all out on this card. One of my favorite color combinations is pink and gold and these dies make layering so easy! 

In addition to the Cherry Blossom dies I also used the butterfly from the Love Bugs die set and the "Love" word die from the Heart Hands Wiper Insert dies that we showcased last month.
I die cut the word "Love" out of pink cardstock and then dipped the bottom half of the word in Ranger Watermark Ink. I then dipped the word in Ranger Gold embossing powder and heated it up until it was melted.  I repeated the process on the border of the embossed panel.  That's A LOT of gold for one card! These flowers add that perfect elegance to any project.

Floral Garden is the next die set up on the blog. These dies include 15 individual pieces that make up the cutest little garden you've ever seen.  I knew the minute I laid eyes on them that I wanted to make a pop up box card.

I also added some adorable bugs from the Love Bugs die set which brings me to my next card.

For some extra added fun on this card I used some colorful foil for the sentiment.  I printed the sentiment out on my laser printer and then ran it through my Minc Foil Applicator with some Deco Rainbow foil from Therm O Web. 

The cutest thing about the Love Bugs dies is that they come in multiple layers so you can make your bugs in a rainbow of colors. Fun fact, I'm not a fan of bugs at all but if you add a little bit of glitter paper, they become much more tolerable! 

The last card I have to share with you today uses dies from 3 of the sets we are showcasing today. The flowers are from the Cherry Blossom set, the butterfly is from the Love Bugs set and the "THANKS" word die is from the Pop Up Wiper Insert dies.

I just love how these beautiful colors really pop against the black background!
It's so much fun to combine multiple die sets on one card.  The floral themes go so well with the bugs and sentiments.  You will have endless fun combining all the flowers and bugs!

Well, if you're still with me I'll tell you about the giveaway we are having this month!
To be entered into our blog hop giveaway please comment on all blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes at 11:59 pm on February 14th, 2020. The winner will be announced on the i-crafter blog on February 15th, 2020.
Here is the blog hop list so you can click through for some amazing inspiration from the mega talented design team!

Thank you for stopping by today and now you can shop i-Crafter at
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Have a great day, I already am!
πŸ¦‹Lisa 🌸

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  1. Lisa, wow! All you projects are marvelous. Just as I finished reading about one, the next one would pop up. Thank you for sharing these inspiring designs! I just ordered those blending brushes!

  2. These are all STUNNING! I LOVE the cherry blossom one! WOW!!!!

  3. I love the envelopes and finger brushes. Beautiful work

  4. Awesome work the envelopes are amazing

  5. The animal envelopes are such a cute idea. I love how you added flowers to their hair.

  6. Love the animalopes—they are so cute!!! Your pink and gold card is gorgeous—love the dipping in gold ink and then heat embossing idea!

  7. love the clustered blooms on the animalopes

  8. Awesome creations! Love the critters you made with the Animalopes set, and a great idea to use some of the die cut pieces on cards too! Love all the flowers in the Cherry Blossom and Floral Garden sets, and I'm excited to see the brushes!

  9. Oh my gooodness!! You have been busy! And all so beautiful! I cannot wait to try some of these new products... very exciting! Beautiful work my friend!

  10. You've outdone yourself! Those are all amazing!

  11. Marisela Delgado said: Oh, girl, you rocked it. Fabulous!

  12. Wow--so many fabulous projects with these new products.

  13. OMG so many cards! I was giggling at the skunk - the unicorn card is brilliant - but you really nailed it with the pink and gold cherry blossom card. Just beautiful!

  14. LOVE the rainbow unicorn! How adorable is she?!?! just so darn cute!

  15. everything is so pretty and cute!!!

  16. Fabulous inspiration samples! I think you might have had a bit of fun. The skunk Animalope is too stinkin' cute. Your cherry blossoms in pink and gold are so beautiful.

  17. Marisela Delgado said: What fabulous dies!