Cutest Frightful Halloween for the September InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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:

While the fun fold version also qualifies for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, I’m entering it in the Double Trouble challenge #92 and for the Creative Creases #14 challenge.

Here’s my fun fold version of the card:

Here are the challenge banners for the Double Trouble and Creative Creases challenges:

Measurements:

Both cards:

  • 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.

Regular card:

  • 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.

Final Thoughts:

  • 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,

Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

. 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. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
    3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
    8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping<——- YOU ARE HERE!
    9. 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!

Sue

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Supplies Used:

 

Basic Crafting Supplies:

 

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Leaves, Trees, or Autumn for the August InKing Royalty Blog Hop!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August 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 leaves and trees, so you are likely to find lots of inspiration for Autumn. 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.

While flipping through the catalog looking for inspiration, I came across the three cards on page 71 for simplifying or stepping up the intricacy of cards.  My layout is different than the catalog, as is the stamp set I used.  However, the stepped up card inspired the background on my card.

I knew I wanted to use the Beauty of the Meadow DSP (designer series paper).  Florida doesn’t really have an autumn season, and I miss that dearly.  So, I thought I would use one of these gorgeous prints.  

Here’s the first card I created:

Here’s the second card:

Measurements for the “GRATEFUL” card:

  • The Merry Merlot base measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • The white cardstock for the inside panel measures 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches.
  • I started with a 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches white panel for the front of the card. After I ran it through the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The Beauty of the Earth DSP measures 2-7/8 inches by 3-7/8 inches on the front of the card. While I had the DSP out, I trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I trimmed the vellum cardstock to 2-3/4 inches by 3-3/4 inches.
  • All my stamping and cropping using the Forever Fern stamp set and the Forever Flourishing dies was done on white cardstock. I used the “GRATEFUL” sentiment from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set.

What I Did:

  • TIP: Any time you are using a 3D embossing folder for a background design, you will have much more success if you use the embossing folder before trimming the cardstock down to size. The 3D folders get such a deep emboss that your final measurements will be off if you trim it first.
  • There are three cropped flourishes adhered with multipurpose glue on top of the embossed background. I really liked the background double layer used in the cards on page 71 of the annual catalog and wanted to use it on these cards.
  • I used the piece of vellum over the DSP so the colors would be muted, allowing the cropped images to stand out. Dimensionals also helped them stand out from the DSP background.
  • I used three of the colors in the DSP for the stamping: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, and Merry Merlot.
  • After stamping the greeting in Merry Merlot, I cropped it using a label die from the Harvest Die set. Then I used the Merry Merlot Stamping Write Marker to outline the label. A double layer of dimensionals under the sentiment were necessary since I had to take the raised stems/leaves into consideration.
  • I folded a length of the linen thread in half and tied a bunny ears bow. I used a glue dot to secure it to the Cinnamon Cider leaves.
  • Finally, I added three Bumblebee Decorative Matte Dots to the vellum. The double dots on the bottom right corner help to balance the weight of the leaves at the top. That triangle of dots keeps the viewer’s eyes traveling across the card.

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, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs. 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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this card.

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

Colors Used on the GRATEFUL card:

 

 

Supplies Used on the GRATEFUL card:

Basic Crafting Supplies:

 

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Christmas in July for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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.

Measurements:

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!
Sue

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

Sneak Peek from the Upcoming Mini-Catalog:

Subtle Shimmer Sequins, item # 1
156407
Peaceful Place 12 x 12 inch designer series specialty paper, item # 156394
Colors: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Black, Silver, White

Basic Craft Supplies:

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

Today’s Plan: InKing Royalty June Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June 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 stars. 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.

Here’s my card:

I can already hear you wondering if I didn’t understand the theme of the hop. I did, I just didn’t have stars on any other product except for the Nothing’s Better Than photopolymer stamp set. This is the first time I’ve used the stamp set and dies, and it was so much fun to do so! Since I don’t have any other stars, you know what that means – – time to place an order!

If you haven’t already done so, please check out the Creative Creases Challenge from Debbie Mageed at The Secret Stamper. I’m adding this card to the gallery!

Measurements:

  • The Pool Party card base measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches. Then I scored it at 4-1/4 inches and 2-1/8 inches (2 tick marks after 2 inches on the SU! paper trimmer).
  • Pool Party Z strip measures 8-1/2 inches by 1-1/2 inches. I also scored it at 2-1/8 inches and 4-1/4 inches.
  • Next, I usedIn Good Taste DSP for each of the three panels. You need two measuring 5-3/8 inches by 2 inches. The third piece (under the white) measures 5-3/8 inches by 4 inches.
  • I also punched an envelope seal from the In Good Taste DSP. Then I ran the seal through my XYRON create a sticker and placed the resulting seal in the envelope.
  • You need three Early Espresso pieces for the Z-fold piece. Two pieces measure 1-3/8 inches by 2 inches. The third piece measures 1-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches (2 tick marks after the 4 inches on the SU! paper trimmer).
  • I also used some 6 x 6 inch Pool Party DSP for the Z-fold piece. You need 3 pieces, two of which get trimmed to 1-1/4 inches by 1-7/8 inches. The third piece measures 1-1/4 inches by 4 inches.
  • Next I trimmed the piece of Pool Party DSP for the envelope flap measures 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches. Since I tend to put the envelope flap cuts away, I have started adhering them to the envelope right after I trim them.
  • I used a very thin piece of the same DSP to fill the white space on the back panel below the Z-fold piece. However, it is completely optional.
  • I used white scraps for all the stamping. The back panel piece of white measures 5-1/4 by 4 inches.

Creating the Fun Fold

  • Quite possibly one of the easier fun folds, creating a Z-fold card doesn’t really have any complicated directions.
  • The most important part to remember is the actual Z-fold piece. The short end gets attached on the inside panel. The longer piece gets attached across the front of the card. However, it is very important to remember that only the place the long piece is attached is on the very front panel.
  • I’ve zoomed in the two places where the Z-piece needs to be attached on the following photos:

Using the Foam Adhesive Sheet

  • Trying to use dimensionals under “coffee” would have been next to impossible. Therefore, I used a piece of a foam adhesive sheet to pop the whole word up.
  • Steps to using the adhesive sheets:
    • Cut a piece of the adhesive sheet down to just a bit bigger than the die.
    • Take off the backing paper on one side of the adhesive sheet.
    • Attach a piece of cardstock to the adhesive sheet.
    • Run the adhesive sheet and attached cardstock through the cut and emboss machine. Make sure that you have the cardstock side facing UP. If you don’t, the word “coffee”, in this case, will come out backwards. Not saying I’ve done that, but just take my word for it. I learned my lesson.

Stamping

  • The sentiment strip for “A day without” was easy-peasy to stamp in Early Espresso on white. However, the “is like, ummm…..” and “just kidding, I have no idea.” are both on one stamp. I simply used a post-it note to mask off the parts I wanted to separate and stamped them individually. Just remember to take the mask off before stamping. You will have a mess if you don’t.
  • I stamped eight of the coffee cups and cropped them using the coffee cup die. Since I used Early Espresso ink, I needed to make sure I really let the ink dry before using the blends on them.
  • Actually, the colors of the coffee cups dictated the color scheme for the card. In the very beginning, i thought I’d use Early Espresso and Soft Succulent on Very Vanilla. When I started coloring the coffee cups using the Soft Succulent blends, I thought eww, I wouldn’t drink out of that color coffee cup. So, I changed to Early Espresso, Pool Party, and white.
  • I did have to use the Soft Suede blends for the brown part of the coffee cups, which worked out. I colored the inside of the cup using the dark Pool Party blend.

Finishing Up

  • I wanted the card to have a fun feeling to match the sentiment. Therefore, only two coffee cups are straight up and down. The others slant to create a playful, less formal feel to the card.
  • Finally, I thought the coffee cup on the full, back panel needed to have some steam rising out of it. I used a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker and very lightly drew five squiggly lines for steam.
  • After trimming the DSP on the envelope flap, I’d finished this card/envelope/seal coordinated set.

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 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:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments

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


Have a Peachy Day!
Sue

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

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

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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 June, 2021 is 26AD7SA3.

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

Travel & Transportation for the IRBH!

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!

Measurements:

  • 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.

Assembly:

  • 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:

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    5. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
    6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping<—– YOU ARE HERE!
    7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
    9. 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!
Sue

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

The 2021 – 2022 Catalog is Live!

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!

YOU'RE A PEACH SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)

The picture doesn’t do the DSP justice, so here’s a look at just that:

YOU'RE A PEACH 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Join the Fun!

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It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! New team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $155 USD worth of products for only $99 USD + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

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 for May is ZM63ASKZ.

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

Dragonflies & Mother’s Day for the April InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April 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 a mix of butterflies and dragonflies – just in time for Spring. 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.

Here’s my card:

A dear friend asked for a Mother’s Day card, and I thought I could combine the card with this Blog Hop. I used the Fine Art Floral Gallery DSP with the Dandy Laser Cut

Measurements:

  • I used Pretty Peacock cardstock trimmed to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 to form a tent card. This is one of the retiring In Colors I will greatly miss!
  • The black mat on the front of the card measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • The Pool Party background of the front of the card comes from the Floral Art Gallery DSP, which retires when the January – June mini catalog ends. It’s trimmed to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • While I had this DSP handy, I trimmed a piece to 6 inches x 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The white panel for the inside of the card measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches, as usual.

What I Did:

  • The laser cut dragonflies started out white. I used a blending brush and Pretty Peacock ink to color these gorgeous dragonflies.
  • After the ink dried completely, I used the clear Wink of Stella to add sparkle to all of the inked dragonflies. I have to say, the results are the best I’ve had lately with Wink of Stella. There aren’t any drips or blobs, thankfully, because I didn’t have any more of this laser cut design.
  • Here’s a close-up of the Wink of Stella:
  • After adhering the laser cut dragonflies to the DSP using multipurpose glue, I wrapped a length of the Pool Party sheer ribbon around the DSP and tied it in a bow.
  • I’d already picked the sentiment for the front of the card, and it is perfect for my friend’s lovely mother. After stamping it on a scrap of white cardstock in Momento Tuxedo Black ink, I cropped it using the Nested Labels die. Then, I used the Pretty Peacock marker to outline the hexagon, which meant I didn’t need to add a mat.
  • I used multipurpose glue to adhere the black mat to the card base. Next, I used dimensionals to pop up the top layer to the black cardstock base.
  • I used two sentiments from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set for the inside of the card, as shown below:
  • Then I adhered the panel to the card base using multipurpose glue. Can you tell this is my go-to adhesive?
  • Next, I trimmed the DSP adhered to the envelope flap.
  • Using the 1 inch circle punch, I punched a seal for the envelope flap. After running it through my XYRON sticker maker, I’d finished this card/envelope/sticker to seal coordinated card set.

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:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<<— YOU ARE HERE
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Rachel Brumley at Stamp with Rachel

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!
Sue

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

Pre-Order Has Begun!

So far, I’ve only gotten the new In-Color basic supplies. However, I will be putting in another pre-order. There are two suites at the top of my wish list, and as soon as I can order them, I will. There’s a sneak peak of the first suite on the cover of the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog:

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That DSP is absolutely, stunningly gorgeous! I can not wait to order this on May 4th!

It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! New team members get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. From 4–31 May, new team members can get $155 USD worth of products for only $99 USD + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

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 for April is 6QMKRYXG.

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