Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations – this month’s projects are all about Halloween. Prepare yourself for wonderful mix of spooky, scary and sweet. 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.

Here’s my easel card:

Have a Hoot

The first time I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. It found it’s way onto my first pre-order for the mini-catalog. However, I’d been so eager to order it I didn’t even pay attention to the fact that this set has coordinating dies! At first, I thought everyone creating Have a Hoot cards were master fussy cutters. Then I figured it out. Of course, you know that means I “HAD” to get another pre-order started immediately.

The Easel Card

I’ve created a number of easel cards, and the amount of angle for the top card depends on where you place your popped up piece to hold the card in the easel position. This time I have a pretty steep incline to allow space for the spider web at the bottom. The spider is on the stamp with the dabbing owl on the front corner. I thought it needed to live happily on a web, so I put it inside.


  • I used a Basic Black base cut to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • A picture is worth 1,000 words, so I thought a picture would be the easiest way to explain the scoring for the easel. This pin comes from Jennifer Arent from Jennifer Arent Stamps.
A picture really IS worth 1, 000 words, especially in this case.
  • I used Pumpkin Pie for the front base mat, topped by Basic Black which had been run through the Big Shot using the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder.
  • Wink of Stella adds such a beautiful shimmer on cardstock. However, don’t get carried away with yourself like I did. I wound up sanding down the embossed bricks. Remember, Wink of Stella is a glitter pen. What happens when said glitter gets filed? You guessed it, I had glitter all over the card and my grid paper. Not fun.
  • I used the Plaid Tidings DSP for the large front panel on the front. Then, I used 2 of the stitched rectangle dies to create a frame for the Pumpkin Pie trimmed DSP piece.
  • There are dimensionals under all of the owls, the sentiments on the front and inside, and the spider. I used tear-and-tape to secure the underneath part of the glitter ribbon, and a glue dot to secure the front.
  • The top of the inside sentiment panel measures 1-1/2 inches from the top of the 4 by 5-1/4 inch white cardstock.
  • While this card may look complicated, it really can be made by beginners, casual, and avid stampers. You are only limited by your imagination, and your supplies on hand. The easel makes even the cleanest and simplest card much more interesting. Don’t you think?

Back to the Blog Hop!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers from Blue Line Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

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

I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
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3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
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2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

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Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your time, and enjoy reading, and responding to, comments.