Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. Hop, hop! This month’s projects celebrate Easter, so prepare yourself for a variety of gorgeous, Easter-themed projects. 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.

Welcome Easter

This cling stamp set can be found in the mini-catalog on page 45. Don’t overlook it because it is an “Easter” stamp set. I’ve made some adorable baby cards with this set as well. You can see those baby cards here.

For the InKing Royalty blog hop, I’ve once again created two cards using the same supplies. I’ve created the first one for a beginner lever stamper. The second card is a fun fold card, but it is one of the easier fun folds.

Here are my cards:

Front of fun fold card
Inside of fun fold card

For Mojo Monday this week, hosted on the Poetic Artistry blog, Julee included three layout challenges at once to cover the next 6 weeks.

Here are the layouts I chose to use today:


Follow the Sketch

I used the standard A2 size for each of the cards. The fun fold card started with a piece of 4.25″ by 11″ Gorgeous Grape cardstock scored at 5.5″ for the base. To create the flap, simply score the front of the card at 2.75″ and fold it back on the score line. I used the Highland Heather Subtles 6 x 6 DSP for the panels, mounted on Whisper White.

The “regular” card started with a 5.5″ by 8.5″ piece of Gorgeous Grape for the card base, scored and folded at 4.25″. I lucked out and used scraps I already had for the panels on the front.

Next came the bunnies. I had the “brilliant” idea to color the bunny with Highland Heather. After all, there are purple plush Easter bunnies, right? Well, coloring a bunny purple was not a good idea. I wound up with a bunny that looked like cotton candy. Don’t believe me? See my purple bunny below.

Am I right or am I right? Cotton candy, or creepy. Take your pick.

Therefore, I went back to what I know works: the Smoky Slate blends combo and the light Petal Pink blend.

Bunny Circles

Since I’d used this bunny for the baby cards, I knew I could use the Stitched Shapes die for the bunny. The mat is one of the scalloped circle dies. This worked perfectly for the regular card. While dry-fitting all the pieces together, I found that the sentiment fit perfectly under the gingham DSP. Yeah!

When I tried to create the circle for the fun fold card required some trial and error. In order to have the sentiment on the circle, I needed a much larger Whisper White circle. I wound up using the largest scalloped die from the Layering Circles die set. Then I encountered a bit of a problem because I didn’t have any dies or punches big enough to create a mat. Never fear, former math teacher here (I teach Social Studies now). I searched for, and found, my nifty compass, which allowed me to create a circle which would be just the right size. Then, I fussy cut the circle. Easy peasy! If you have found yourself in the same situation, I would strongly suggest purchasing one of these handy tools. The directions are included on the packaging. I’ve had elementary school kids use this, so I have all the faith in the world that you can use it as well.

Here’s the Amazon information:

Finishing Up

After putting all the pieces together, I decided I needed a little something else on the bunny circles. I grabbed the small bee stamp from the Welcome Easter set and stamped it to the right of each of the bunnies. Since it was just flat, and I wanted something more than flat, I used the fine tip glue pen to create an epoxy effect on the bees and their trails. Just make sure you give the glue ample time to dry or you will have a mess. Don’t ask me how I know that.

Finally, I adhered a piece of the Subtles 6 x 6 DSP to both envelope flaps. Then, I stamped a row of little bees and their trails on the bottom of both envelopes.

I can easily create enough of these cards for my daughter, nieces and nephews and my grand-nieces as well, especially if I just use the “regular” card layout.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop Info

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at shawnstamps.com. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

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. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  4. Susan Fields at Very Simply Susan
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

Have a Peachy Day!


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