Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! Can you believe it’s already time for schools to start back up?! The return to school after summer vacation is a really big deal for students, teachers, school workers and the parents who are left home alone. To honor this big event, we have created projects with a back to school theme. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! 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 what I created for Back to School:


Last month I had to explain my Summer Fun card for July’s IRBH.  Now, I need to explain how these cards fit with the Back to School theme for August.  I teach high school, and our kids came back to school a week ago today.  Our school colors are black and gold, and the mascot is a hornet. I mass produced these 3-1/2 by 5 inch notecards using the Gingham Cottage DSP (designer series paper) found in the current holiday catalog.  To create each of the hornets, I used the ladybug builder punch, black cardstock, and two sets of wings punched from vellum  cardstock  I handed them out to friends at school on the first day.


  • The Basic White bases measure 7 inches by 5 inches, scored at 3-1/2 inches to create a tent fold.
  • Next, I trimmed Crushed Curry cardstock to 3-1/2 by 5 inches for the front of the card.
  • I trimmed the Gingham Cottage DSP to 3-3/8 by 4-7/8 inches.
  • I cropped the Painted Label die under the hornet from Crushed Curry cardstock.
  • The notecard envelopes didn’t get any special treatment, mainly because I didn’t have enough Gingham Cottage DSP.
  • That’s it for the measurements. Simple, sweet, with a perfect sentiment.

The Hornets:

  • I started by punching ladybug bodies from black cardstock.
  • Next, I used a gold Sharpie marker to draw three lines on each body. Then, I went over the gold line with my gold Wink of Stella pen to add shimmer.
  • I punched two sets of vellum wings per “hornet” and added a light coating of clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.
  • Then, I used the clear Wink of Stella pen to outline each “hornet” for more sparkle.
  • I cut one set of wings in half to be able to glue them separately for the top set of wings. Then, I added the bottom set on top of these. Since I knew I’d cover the center of the wings with matte black dots, I used small dots of multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the vellum.
  • Hornets have stingers, so I added tiny triangular stingers cut from black cardstock.
  • Finally, I added the googly eyes. Who doesn’t love googly eyes? Since I have more than 1, 100 of them, I get to use them as much as I want.

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, Renae Novack 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:

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    5. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
    6. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
    7. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
    8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping<<— YOU ARE HERE
    9. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!


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