Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July 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 feature Christmas! I hope you are in a Holiday mood because there is a lot of Christmas fun headed your way. 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.

For this blog hop, I’ve created three cards, all using the same DSP (designer series paper). The DSP and sequins used come from the new MINI-CATALOG going live on August 3, 2021. If you don’t already have a SU! demonstrator with whom you are creating, please let me know and I can help you get both the new mini-catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalog also going live on August 3rd.

Here are my three cards:

For the beginning stamper
For the casual stamper
A shaker card for the avid stamper
Close-up of the shaker card contents.


My detailed directions for this hop will be for the shaker card. Believe me, it is not as difficult as it looks. Truly.

Measurements for the Beginner and Casual Stamper Cards:

  • The base of each measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4. I used Cherry Cobbler for the beginner card and Misty Moonlight for the casual card.
  • The DSP, from the upcoming mini-catalog, measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches for each card.
  • The inside white cardstock panel measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for all three cards.
  • I also trimmed a piece of the coordinating DSP for all three envelope flaps. Those pieces measure 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches.
  • I stamped the greeting directly on the DSP for the beginner card. For the casual card, I used the Stamparatus to ensure that I could stamp multiple times and always be in the same place. First, I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight. Then, I cleaned the stamp and stamped it again using VersaMark. Next, I put some clear embossing powder on the wet VersaMark. Finally, I heat-set the embossing powder using my heat tool. I then cropped the sentiment using the stitched rectangle die set.
  • Next, I tied some Misty Moonlight ribbon around the card and then tied it in a bow. I wasn’t bow-challenged on the day I made the casual stamper bow.
  • For the casual stamper card, I attached some of the new sequins (also in the upcoming mini-catalog) using glue dots.

Measurements for the Shaker Card:

  • The Evening Evergreen base measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Using the clear medium envelopes (item #102619) help you make the easiest shaker card ever!
  • The first thing I did was to insert the DSP into the clear envelope. I made sure that I centered the DSP in the middle of the envelope going from side to side. You also want to make sure that the DSP lines up with the bottom of the envelope so your contents stay in the front of the DSP.
  • Next, I turned the DSP over and folded the sides of the envelope to the back of the DSP. I did burnish the folds using my bone folder so I would get crisp edges. Tear and tape will hold the turned back sides in place.
  • Now for the easy-peasy fun part! Believe it or not, the crystals inside the shaker are actually …………drum roll please……….Kosher Salt. Yes, you read that correctly. Kosher Salt.
  • Then, I added some of the new sequins from the upcoming mini-catalog.
  • In order to get a strong seal on the back of the clear envelope, pull down the flap of the envelope so that it is snug, but not tight on the DSP. You do want to have a small amount of give to the clear envelope so the shaker part will work its magic. Again, I used tear and tape to seal the envelope flap to the back of the DSP.

Finishing Up:

  • I created the sentiment the same way I did for the Misty Moonlight card using Evening Evergreen.
  • Next, I tied a piece of the Evening Evergreen ribbon around the shaker part of the card and tied a bow. I didn’t have as much luck with this bow as I did with the blue one, but it still works.
  • Then, I popped the sentiment up on dimensionals so it would straddle the ribbon.
  • I also used dimensionals to attach the shaker part of the card to the front of the base of the card. Since I folded the sides and top down, I wouldn’t have been able to use my favorite multipurpose adhesive.
  • After adhering and trimming the DSP on the envelope flap, I punched three circles to use for envelope seals. Then, I ran them through the XYRON create-a-sticker and placed one seal in each of the three envelopes.
  • With that, I’d finished this trio of cards, coordinating envelopes, and envelope seals.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. 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:

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. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Marylin Jones at Stamp with MJ
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping    <<<<<<YOU ARE HERE
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

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

If you create your own shaker card, please post a picture of it in the comment section. It truly is much easier than it looks. Furthermore, the recipients will be astounded by your genius and creative cardmaking skills.

Have a Peachy Day!

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

Sneak Peek from the Upcoming Mini-Catalog:

Subtle Shimmer Sequins, item # 1
Peaceful Place 12 x 12 inch designer series specialty paper, item # 156394
Colors: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Black, Silver, White

Basic Craft Supplies:

What’s New? Since you asked, it’s the DSP SALE!

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155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
$17.85 USD | 24.65 $ CAD
155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155605133SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155718133TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155686134YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD

What’s Your Favorite DSP?

The KITS COLLECTION is available as well!

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Take a look at this video explaining what you get with your kit! Remember, the kits are all inclusive! Just add some of your own crafting basic tools, and you are good to go!

Do you live in the U.S. and need a demonstrator? If so, I’d love to talk to you!

Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do!

If you are ordering less than $150.00, please use the host code shown. If you are ordering more than $150.00, please contact me first so you can get your stamping rewards!  Any order over $50 will earn a little surprise from me.

The HOST CODE through July 30, 2021 is 2TJSU2RQ.

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