Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects are centered around Travel & Transportation, so prepare yourself for a fun journey. 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.
After I show you my card, I’ll explain my thinking.
Here it is:
I can almost see you looking at this card and thinking…. snails….. for travel and transportation?? What in the world does a snail have to do with the theme?
Here’s my thinking: snails travel with their homes on their backs. Definitely had to think outside of the box for this one!
Another reason I wanted to showcase the Snail Mail Suite is because after June 30th, 2021, the Suite will be gone! I really didn’t think I’d use this suite, but then I saw all the adorable cards and decided I had to have it! Don’t let this one slip by!
- I used Bermuda Bay for the base of the card. The cardstock measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to form a tent card.
- The Snail Mail DSP mat measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- The white cardstock background paper started out measuring 5-1/2 inches by 4-1/4 inches. Since the Painted Textures 3D embossing folder has such a deep emboss, I waited to trim it to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches until after I’d finished embossing it.
- I used the Snail Mail DSP and the coordinating die set to crop the circle sentiment,the DSP block behind the snail, the envelope, and the heart. While the die set contains dies to crop snails directly from the DSP, this guy needed to be fussy cut. I just thought he looked like French, which explains the use of “bonjour”.
- For the mat of the snail block of DSP, I simply measured and trimmed a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock to size.
- While I had the DSP handy, I trimmed a piece for the envelope flap. It measures 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches. I’ve been known to inadvertently put my envelope flap paper back into the coordinating storage folder. Therefore, I’ve been adhering it to the envelope flap as soon as I trim it down, which saves me time in the long run.
- Once I had all the pieces cropped, cut, or trimmed, the card went together in a snap!
- The Blushing Bride Snail Mail DSP layer is adhered to the card base using multipurpose glue.
- There are dimensionals under the snail and the sentiment bubble.
- Since I tied a length of Real Red ribbon in a bow, I also used dimensionals to pop up the white cardstock layer.
- I don’t know why, but I seem to have a difficult time keeping the envelope sides all stuck together. I did use my bone folder to creases the folds imprinted by the envelope die, but I still struggled. My tip for securing the front of the envelope: use at least two glue dots. I used a third glue dot to adhere the heart.
- The snail’s background block is adhered to the Bermuda Bay cardstock using my fav multipurpose glue. I also used the glue to adhere the envelope to the front.
- Those three adorable resin hearts, also in the suite, were randomly placed in a triangle around the rest of the elements.
- The white cardstock for the inside panel measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I used the “You snailed it” sentiment for the inside and stamped it using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
- With that, I’d finished this card/envelope coordinating set.
Back to the IRBH!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards. 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:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping<—– YOU ARE HERE!
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.
Have a Peachy Day!
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Of course, I purchased the You’re a Peach Suite on the first day of ordering! Take a look at this fabulous suite!
I say “Have a Peachy day” to my kids (aka students) all. the. time. Hence, the Just Peachy Stamping name. Naturally this suite is a must have!
The picture doesn’t do the DSP justice, so here’s a look at just that:
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