Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! We are having so much fun with our new Sale-a-Bration products and are excited to share some of that fun with you today. This month’s projects feature papers or stamp sets (or both!) from Stampin’ Up!’s January – February 2022 Sale-a-Bration (SAB) brochure!


Here’s my card, which features both a SAB stamp set and a 6 x 6 inch DSP pack:



  • I used Balmy Blue for the base, which measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • The black mat for the front of the card measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The Simply Marbleous DSP (designer series paper) measured 4 inches by 5-1/8 inches. Then, I cut it in half, which left the blackcardstock showing in the middle. I also trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap, which I adhered and trimmed right away.
  • I used the stitched rectangle measuring 2-7/8 inches by 3-1/8 inches. However, I stamped and colored the adorable otter before cropping it out.
  • The black mat under the otter/sentiment rectangle measures 3 inches by 3-1/4 inches.
  • The white cardstock panel for the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I decided to use the reverse side of the DSP for a strip along the bottom of the inside. It measures 4 inches by 1/2 inch.
  • Both birthday hats were stamped onto scraps of the same DSP as the front of the card.

What I Did:

  • The Awesome Otters SAB stamp set is just that – awesome! There are three otters in the stamp set and each one is so stinking cute! I’ve already made a card using this DSP and stamp set and you can find that card here
  • I used the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad to stamp all the images and sentiments. This ink allowed me to use blends to color in the images.
  • Both otters’ bellies have been colored with the light and dark Crumb Cake blends.
  • Then, I used the light and dark Soft Suede to color the rest of the otters.
  • The water, balloon on the inside, and the cute birthday hats were colored using the light and dark Balmy Blue blends.

Creating the Inside:

  • I can’t begin to tell you how stinking pleased I am with the way the inside of the card came together. The balloon comes from the Mischievous Mice stamp set found in the January-June mini catalog. Since both stamp sets are cling stamps, there’s no easy way I could’ve gotten the balloon and the otter’s hand to line up without the Stamparatus.
    • I used both plates for the Stamparatus; the balloon stamp was on one plate and the otter on the second plate.
    • I was able to practice the placement of the stamps on a piece of the Stamparatus sized grid paper.
    • Once I had both stamps lined up correctly, I stamped the otter and then the balloon. Instead of trying to mask off the rest of the balloon stamp, I used the black Stampin’ Write Marker to color just the parts of the balloon I wanted to use.
    • After coloring the otter and the balloon, I used the tuxedo black ink pad to stamp the sentiment.
    • Then, I fussy cut both balloons and adhered one to the otter on the front and the second one on the otter on the inside of the card.
    • Finally, I adhered the DSP strip on the bottom of the cardstock.
  • After I’d finished the inside and outside of the card, I punched a 1 inch circle for the seal. As always, I ran it through the XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and seal set.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop:

We are 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!

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Joanne Whittington at The Inky Dragon
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  10. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  11. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  12. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  13. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!


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