Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September 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 candy and treats, so prepare your sweet tooth for some wonderful inspiration. 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.
When I think of candy and treats in the fall, my mind automatically goes to “trick or treat”, so that’s what I did for this blog hop. Then, I decided to make a fun fold card for this blog hop. But then I kept going and adding things and couldn’t stop. Therefore, I made a much, much simpler version of the card. First, the quick card, then the fun fold. I can’t go back and change the title of this post because of the blog hop, but I forgot to include the challenges for which these cards qualify. The first one will be entered into Try Stamping on Tuesday.
Here’s the challenge banner:
Here’s the card for the TSOT523 challenge:
Here’s my fun fold version of the card:
Here are the challenge banners for the Double Trouble and Creative Creases challenges:
- The Basic Black card base for each card measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches. I scored the regular card at 4-1/4 inches, creating a tent fold.
- The Old Olive mat for the front of each card measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- For me, it seemed easier to use a full size sheet of the dotted DSP over the Old Olive mat. These dotted DSP pieces each measure 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- The bottom half of the front of each card is actually another piece of DSP from the Halloween 6 x 6 inch DSP. Each of the black DSP pieces measures 4 inches by 2-1/4 inches.
- Using the punch from the Cutest Halloween bundle, I punched out two each of the cat, ghost, and pumpkin.
- The front sentiment for each card comes from the Cutest Halloween stamp set. I cropped it using a die from the Seasonal Labels die set.
- In order to make the sentiment panel stand out from the dotted DSP, I outlined each with the Highland Heather Stamping Write marker.
- The black hats were cropped from the Frightfully Cute die set. I used the gold Wink of Stella pen to highlight the band and little embossed pieces.
- I used scraps of Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo and Highland Heather to crop two circles of each color using the layering circles die set. Then, I ran them all through my (new) Cut and Emboss Machine in the bark 3D embossing folder. The cute little trio of the cat, ghost, and pumpkin have dimensionals under them..
- I used the black and white gingham ribbon on both cards.
- I trimmed two pieces of coordinating DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flaps.
- For the regular card, the white inside panel measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- I stamped the two sentiments, again from Cutest Halloween, using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink..
- Then, I stamped those adorable spiders in the bottom corners. Finally, I added three of the Cute Stars adhesive backed sequins to the inside surrounding the sentiments. Easy peasy.
Fun Fold Card:
- This card is an example of what happens when I just can’t stop adding elements.
- In addition to the scored fold at 4-1/4 inches, I scored the black base again at 2-1/8 inches to create the easel.
- The Old Olive mat on the front of the card only gets adhered only to the bottom half of the easel fold.
- I did add another piece of the polka dot DSP measuring 2 inches by 5-3/8 inches to the back of the easel
- The Old Olive mat for the inside measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- I used scraps of black to crop the fence and trees using the Frightfully Cute bundle dies.
- cropping them the owls from white cardstock, I used the blending brushes and Smoky Slate ink to color them. Next, I colored the tiny specks of white for the eyes using the gold Wink of Stella.. In order to make the eyes really pop, I added clear epoxy shapes to each eye.
- I adhered the fence pieces and the trees using multipurpose liquid glue. The owls have dimensionals under them. The owls are out of proportion from the fence and trees, but they are so stinking cute that I had to use them anyway.
- The white sentiment panel on the inside measures 2-1/4 inches by 2-3/4 inches. I cropped it using a stitched square die. This panel needs to be popped up using a layer of dimensionals.
- HINT: Since you will be adding a comment and signature, make sure you use a bunch of dimensionals.
- I used the same sentiments and spider stamp as the regular card. As an afterthought, I just added a Pumpkin Pie cute star to each of the other three corners.
- That’s it for the fun fold.
- While these cards look like they took a lot of time, they really didn’t. I had all my cutting, cropping, punching, and stamping done before I started. Once I figured out the elements, the rest fell into place.
- HINT: When creating more than one of any card, it is much, much easier to do all the prep work before you start actually creating the card. Trust me, I know this from experience.
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,
. 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
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping<——- YOU ARE HERE!
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this card.
Have a Peachy day!
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