Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Valentine’s Day, so prepare yourself for lots of hearts and beautiful showcases of love. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Detailed Hearts Die

Here’s the card I created for my daughter for Valentine’s Day:

Here’s the one for my husband with the retired sentiments:

Usually, I am conservative about purchasing Valentine’s Day products. This year is no different, and I’d purchased the Everything Festive stamp set from the holiday catalog. There are two sentiments for Valentine’s Day which I had planned to use. But, I instantly fell in love with the Detailed Hearts Die and I wanted (needed?) to purchase it ASAP.

For the purpose of this blog, I wanted to make sure that everything I share comes from the current catalogs, including Sale-a-Bration, Mini-Catalog, and the Current Annual catalog. Since Everything Festive is retired, I needed to find a sentiment I already owned that would be appropriate for my husband or daughter. This sentiment fits the blessing of my daughter, who is adopted. “I made a wish & you came true” is our life.

I am all about using every piece of cardstock efficiently. That means, that I will punch or crop as much as possible out of the background mats. It doesn’t matter how ugly that mat is because no one will see it.

Here’s what I did with the detailed heart die:

Pretty ugly, but no one will know other than you and me.

Putting It All Together

Believe me when I say that using the TomBow liquid adhesive is the easiest way to adhere this detailed die to the cardstock. Even though I ran the Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D embossing folder, the liquid adhesive was the best way to go.

Once I adhered the detailed die down, I just couldn’t leave all those cute heart cut outs on my table. So, I decided to layer them on the solid hearts on the cropped die cut. Both cards have layered hearts, and I used the hearts to embellish the envelopes as well.

I needed to be able to ground my sentiment, so I layered the polka dot tulle ribbon and the Real Red grossgrain ribbon. It took a bit of manuevering and retries to get the square knots to look uniform, but I did it.

After taking care of the knots and using dimensionals to pop up each sentiment, I had finished two cards.

Thank you for joining us on this InKing Royalty Hop!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop ,Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

All – What a wonderful hop! ♥ I must say that I LOVE your creativity and artistry. Each project gave a unique spin using some of the same products. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. I’m so glad each of you was able to participate in today’s hop.

Please update the links as shown below (just copy the links below and paste them over your current links). Please be sure to change the link for the person you are linking to, as well.

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  12. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  13. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!


Supplies Used:

Sale-a-Bration is Here!

Contemplating placing an order today?  Of course you are, especially because the Sale-a-Bration items are must haves!  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.

If you are ordering $150 or more, please contact me first so you earn all the Stamping Rewards for your order. Stamping Rewards = FREE PRODUCT!

If you are ordering less than $150, please use the host code,  DANAAUNT, when prompted.  I use the combined rewards for gifts for customers.

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Again, thank you for stopping by today!