It’s Christmas Time for the November InKing Royalty Blog Hop!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Christmas, which – believe it or not – is just around the corner. Please prepare yourself for lots of beautiful projects that share the joy of this holiday. 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.

A friend asked me to make her teenage niece a cute Christmas card. Snowmen are cute, right? I used the Snowman Season photopolymer stamp set. I’ve been looking at it for a year and finally ordered it a couple of months ago. I am so glad I did! I made this card using the Fab Friday #201 sketch for the layout.

Here’s my card:

That happy dancing snowman is too cute! I used a Night of Navy/Seaside Spray color scheme with a bit of foil to keep the card from appearing too cutesy.

Here’s the Fab Friday 201 banner for this challenge:

Supplies and Measurements:

  • The Seaside Spray base of the card measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I used a piece of the Night of Navy 6 x 6 inch DSP for the background mat, and trimmed it to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I ran a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock through the Big Shot using the brick and mortar 3D embossing folder. Then, I cropped it using one of the stitched rectangle dies. The final panel measures 3-3/4 inches x 5-1/8 inches.
  • I used multipurpose liquid adhesive on both the Night of Navy DSP and the brick embossed Seaside Spray cardstock to adhere them to the card base. This is my favorite adhesive, and I may or may not be hoarding it so I don’t run out. I have 3 containers in the jar on my desk and 18 in my adhesive drawer. I got down to three containers before and will never let myself get that low again. Strange – I will let my car run as low on gas as possible before refilling it. However, adhesive? I’m all about buying that when I get down to a dozen containers. Go figure………..
  • The foil is the reverse side of a scrap piece of the Frost DSP. It measures 3-1/4 inches long and wide enough to attach on the back of the white panel.
  • The white cardstock for the front was trimmed to 3-3/4 inches by 2-1/2 inches. While I had the white cardstock out, I trimmed a piece to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside.

Snowman and Snowflake Fun!

  • I didn’t want a plain white space background for the snowman/sentiment panel. Therefore, I used the snowflake stamp from Snowman Season and my Seaside Spray ink pad. Since I wanted subtle snowflakes, I stamped it off once, then stamped twice on the white cardstock. The varying snowflake colors add depth to the white cardstock. I didn’t want snowflakes behind the snowman, and made sure I didn’t stamp where I planned on placing the snowman.
  • Both the snowman and the sentiment were stamped in Night of Navy. I used the light Pumpkin Pie blend for the carrot nose. That little pop of orange just completely works for a teenager card.
  • I used the light Seaside Spray blend to color in the snowman. Then, I used the color lifter blend three or four times to life off almost all of the color. When using the color lifter, make sure you let it dry completely before adding more.
  • The card really needed some ribbon. However, the beautiful Seaside Spray ribbon wasn’t wide enough and has a sophisticated feel. I didn’t want to add another color to the card, so I used the light Seaside Spray blend and colored the polka dot tulle ribbon. After wrapping the ribbon around the foil and white cardstock piece, I tied it in a square knot. It came out just like I saw it in my head.
  • I stamped a non-symmetric snowflake frame around the inside white cardstock panel. Then I stamped Merry Christmas in Night of Navy in the center of the inside.
  • Finally, I added a strip of the foil DSP and a piece of the Night of Navy DSP to the envelope flap. With that, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope set.

I Just Had a Thought I Must Try SOON!

Sitting here typing this, I thought how cute would this be if I made the white piece into a shaker card using the Stampin’ Up! clear envelopes. If this post didn’t need to go live early in the morning, I would start the shaker right now! Stay tuned for those results.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon . There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue


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. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  13. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  14. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  15. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

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Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I love to read and respond to your comments.  I greatly appreciate your time.

 
 

Thanksgiving for the October InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Thanksgiving, so prepare yourself for Autumn landscapes, warm colors and sweet reminders of all the reasons we have to be grateful this time of year. 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.

#buildyourstashholidayhop

I saw this sketch, by Crystal O. Minkler, on Instagram. This sketch challenge is just the second of the Build Your Stash Holiday Hop. Another place for sketch inspiration is always a good thing!

Here’s my card:

Here’s the sketch from Instagram:

Following the Sketch

The base of the card is Cajun Craze, trimmed to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches and scored at 5-1/2 inches. The Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside of the card is trimmed to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

I followed the measurements exactly as shown on the sketch. I really thought there would be too much bulk with all the layers, but there really isn’t. All of the patterned paper, including the speckled base, comes from the Gilded Autumn DSP pack. Not only are the colors gorgeous, the patterns are all spectacular! Best part – it’s 15% off until the end of the month! SCORE!

The only place I used dimensionals was under the short ends of the sentiment panel. This allowed the sentiment to lay flat over the multiple layers of DSP and cardstock.

The Inside

I used Stamping Write markers on the four leaf stamp from Autumn Greetings to create the inside stripe on the side of the card. I colored each leaf a different color; Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake. However, I did stamp the same pattern each time.

The sentiments on the front and the inside are also from Autumn Greetings. It’s such a beautiful stamp set, and I just love the font!

I used a Very Vanilla envelope and trimmed a piece of the speckled DSP to 2-1/5 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap. After I finished adhering that DSP to the flap, I trimmed it down. Ta-Da! I’d completed another card/envelope 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, Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  8. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

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Supplies Used:

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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.

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

Have a Hoot for the September InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations – this month’s projects are all about Halloween. Prepare yourself for wonderful mix of spooky, scary and sweet. 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 easel card:

Have a Hoot

The first time I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. It found it’s way onto my first pre-order for the mini-catalog. However, I’d been so eager to order it I didn’t even pay attention to the fact that this set has coordinating dies! At first, I thought everyone creating Have a Hoot cards were master fussy cutters. Then I figured it out. Of course, you know that means I “HAD” to get another pre-order started immediately.

The Easel Card

I’ve created a number of easel cards, and the amount of angle for the top card depends on where you place your popped up piece to hold the card in the easel position. This time I have a pretty steep incline to allow space for the spider web at the bottom. The spider is on the stamp with the dabbing owl on the front corner. I thought it needed to live happily on a web, so I put it inside.

Measurements

  • I used a Basic Black base cut to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • A picture is worth 1,000 words, so I thought a picture would be the easiest way to explain the scoring for the easel. This pin comes from Jennifer Arent from Jennifer Arent Stamps.
A picture really IS worth 1, 000 words, especially in this case.
  • I used Pumpkin Pie for the front base mat, topped by Basic Black which had been run through the Big Shot using the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder.
  • Wink of Stella adds such a beautiful shimmer on cardstock. However, don’t get carried away with yourself like I did. I wound up sanding down the embossed bricks. Remember, Wink of Stella is a glitter pen. What happens when said glitter gets filed? You guessed it, I had glitter all over the card and my grid paper. Not fun.
  • I used the Plaid Tidings DSP for the large front panel on the front. Then, I used 2 of the stitched rectangle dies to create a frame for the Pumpkin Pie trimmed DSP piece.
  • There are dimensionals under all of the owls, the sentiments on the front and inside, and the spider. I used tear-and-tape to secure the underneath part of the glitter ribbon, and a glue dot to secure the front.
  • The top of the inside sentiment panel measures 1-1/2 inches from the top of the 4 by 5-1/4 inch white cardstock.
  • While this card may look complicated, it really can be made by beginners, casual, and avid stampers. You are only limited by your imagination, and your supplies on hand. The easel makes even the cleanest and simplest card much more interesting. Don’t you think?

Back to the Blog Hop!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers from Blue Line Stamping. 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. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  7. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  12. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  13. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  14. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon

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

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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

Feels Like Frost for the July InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Christmas in July. Demonstrators have been able to order new products from the upcoming August-December Mini Catalog, so prepare yourself for a gorgeous mix of new products, products available in the Annual Catalog and returning favorites. What fun! 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 firt started working on my blog post cards, I thought I would definitely use the Feels Like Frost DSP. For some reason, I wound up creating three cards using the same DSP pattern in three different layouts.

Here are my cards:

Why Glitter? Why Three Cards?

Believe me, I am not usually a fan of glitter. It gets everywhere, even when it’s been pieces of specialty designer paper. However, this Balmy Blue glitter paper doesn’t shed at all. As you can see, I used my trimmer on the glitter paper. Happily, I didn’t have any stray little pieces of glitter anywhere. Score!

If you did not get the Feels Like Frost DSP last year, you are in luck this year! This paper is one of my all-time favorite DSP collections and I think it’s just stunning! The coordinating colors are: Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White. Click on the following picture to get a closer look at this DSP:

After I finished the first card, I had leftover pieces and thought that I could do something else with the strips and the leftover glitter paper. Then, after I finished the scrappy technique card I thought I should create something that would allow the DSP to do all the work. That’s why I created three cards.

First, the Commonalities

All three cards have the basics in common. First, all have a Pretty Peacock base cut to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-11/2 inches. Second, all have a Seaside Spray mat cut to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. Third, all have a Whisper White piece of cardstock for the inside cut to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I also put a 3/4 inch by 4 inch scrap piece of matching DSP on the bottom of the inside white piece. Just as on the outside sentiment, all three have the same sentiment on the inside. I used the Cherish the Season stamp set from the mini-catalog for the sentiments.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment on Pretty Peacock using VersaMark ink. Remember to wipe down the cardstock with your embossing buddy first Since I didn’t have to worry about trying to line everything up perfectly, I could stamp it multiple times. Then, I covered each sentiment with white embossing powder and heat set it.

The Seaside Spray metallic ribbon is just as beautiful as the DSP. I am so glad it carried over! Last Christmas, I went through a roll and a half of it. I have already ordered two rolls from this year’s annual catalog. Beautiful!

This sentiment fits perfectly in the stitched rectangle die. I wanted something additional for the sentiment, so I cropped two of the trim for each sentiment. I did have to overlap the trim pieces to get the length I needed, then trimmed it down. The sentiments on the scrappy and the DSP card are rasied on dimensionals.

Differences Explained

First Card

The first card has a 1-1/4 inch by 4 inch piece of the Balmy Blue glitter paper on the left side. I trimmed the DSP to 3-1/2 inches by taking 1-1/4 inch off each side, which allowed for a 1/4 inch overlap under the glitter paper. Next, I wrapped the Seaside Spray around the front so that it covers the border between the two papers. I slid the sentiment under the ribbon right up against the glitter paper and used liquid adhesive to attach it.

Second Card

When I finished the first card, I had two 1-1/4 inch strips of the DSP and a 6 inch by 1-1/4 inch piece of glitter paper. Therefore, I thought I would try to use the leftovers for a scrappy card. I trimmed each of the leftover strips diagonally. Since the pieces were shorter than the Seaside Spray mat for this card, I decided to use a piece of white cardstock under my diagonal cuts. I trimmed the white cardstock to 3-3/8 inches by 5-1/8 inches. This gave me just enough room to have a very thin white line showing between the DSP and the glitter. Once again, I wrapped the Seaside Spray ribbon but horizontally this time and tied it in a square knot. The sentiment is straddling the ribbon using dimensionals.

Third Card

This DSP deserves to be the focal point of a clean card, and that’s what I did for the third card. I trimmed the DSP to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches and centered it on the Seaside Spray mat. Once again, I wrapped the ribbon around the bottom of the card, where it wouldn’t interfere with the DSP. The sentiment block is straddling the ribbon and popped up on dimensionals. Using the rule of threes, I knew that I needed something to balance the card on the top of it. Therefore, I used three of the new clear Elegant Faceted Dots on the top, right-hand corner.

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, Brian King at Stamp with Brian. 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. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Janneke Dijkstra-de Jong at Happy Stampin
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  14. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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

Red, White, and Blue for the InKing Royalty June Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate the 4th of July – the projects are inspirational, patriotic and filled with reds, whites and blues. 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.

Red, White, and Blue

What to do when you don’t have a fireworks stamp set, nor a stamp set with a star? This situation has plagued me for about a week, then I found inspiration from an unlikely source! As I was scrolling through Facebook, I came upon an ad from Life is Good t-shirts. The red t-shirt simply had a white daisy with touches of red on the petals and a star on a blue background for the star. Winner!

Here’s my card:

Three Stamp Sets and a Couple of Punches

Initially, I tried to use my Real Red blends to color the daisies, but I wasn’t happy with my results. Therefore, I pulled the Daisy Lane stamp set and the large daisy punch. The rest was pretty straight forward.

After stamping six daisies with Real Red, I punched them out with the daisy punch.

Next, I had to figure out what to do about a star in the middle of the punched 1/2 inch Night of Navy circles. Without any star stamps, I used the small five petal flower from the Special Someone stamp set. Five points on a star, five points on a flower – works for me. I used the craft white ink pad to stamp the stars. Remember, when you are using the white craft ink pad you need to add some ink before you try to use it. If you don’t, your stamps will stick to the cardstock and pull it apart when you remove the stamp. Don’t ask me how I know……..

I stacked two of the punched daisies off-centered to create the daisy. Next, I added the blue circles to the center of the flowers. Finally, I added dimensionals under each of the daisies.

For the sentiment, I used the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. The stamp actually says “Let’s celebrate you”. I used my Night of Navy marker to color in just the first two words and stamped it on white cardstock. After cropping the block out using the Stitched Rectangle dies, I trimmed a piece of navy to mat it. Then I put dimensionals under the right side of the sentiment and the bottom left corner. A dab of glue connects the sentiment to the daisy, and the dimensionals keep it on the red cardstock.

Putting the Card Together

For the red background, I ran a 4″ by 5-1/4 inch piece of Real Red cardstock through the Big Shot using the new Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. If you don’t have this very versatile embossing folder yet, it really needs to be on your next product order. It ranks right up there with the Subtles 3D embossing folder.

I already knew I would be using a white mat under the red front, with a Night of Navy card base. In the process of dry-fitting all the elements of the card, I decided I needed a ribbon of some sort. The only one I had that is from the current catalog and would work is the polka dot tulle. That’s actually a good thing because I love this ribbon and am working on my third roll of it. I simply wrapped the ribbon around the red cardstock and tied it in a square knot.

Next, I arranged the daisies in a triangle. A triangle balances out the elements on the card and provides balance.

Another tip for creating a balanced card includes an odd number of elements. I love math, all kinds, and for me, even numbers make me happy. Silly and strange, I know, and I blame it on my astrophysicist father. In this case, I have three flowers, one sentiment block, and one ribbon. Those five elements create a balanced card.

After I layered the front red and white layers, I attached them to the navy card base. For the inside, I cut down white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. Then I stamped a small daisy in three corners, leaving the top left corner plain for a salutation.

Finishing Touches

I used a piece of the neutrals DSP to attach it to the flap of the envelope. After that, I stamped a daisy on the bottom corner of the front of the envelope. Since I’d punched an extra blue circle with a white flower stamped on it, I put that in the center of the daisy on the front.

With that, I’d completed this card/envelope set.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps. 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  5. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Virtual Vendor Village, June 23rd, 24th, 25th

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WELCOME to our Virtual Vendor Village, where you will meet, or get reacquainted with, six women who desire to serve their village through virtual shopping!

We know this shelter-at-home time has been stressful, so we want to provide some encouragement, happiness, fun, and retail therapy for you! Please invite your friends and join us to learn new things, meet new friends, strengthen ongoing relationships – and support each other as we move forward on this journey!

Our Amazing Vendors in alphabetical order: Ann Vandiver – Tupperware, Connie Radford – Young Living Essential Oils, Jessica Pace – Color Street Nails, LuAnn Ribley – Trades of Hope, Rachel Grob Hager – Norwex, Sue Connell Jackson – Stampin’ Up.

I’d love to have you join us, and I’ll post the schedule closer to the dates of the event. Please email me at justpeachystamping@gmail.com if you would like an invite to this event!

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THEN, for a limited time, when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you
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There could
not be a better time to make your dreams of having your own Stampin’ Up! business come true.

Contact me to find out how you can join my team!

Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do! Even more so because of the products in the NEW catalog. This NEW catalog is FABULOUS!! Special bonus, I will send you a FREE catalog with a $50 order!

The HOST CODE for JUNE is WW6HSM6A.

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! 

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

A Special Someone for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Springtime, so I hope you are ready for gorgeous Spring colors, flowers and butterflies – and maybe some sweet baby animals. 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.

Springtime? With This Card?

I know the theme for this month is “Springtime” and this card does really qualify. Let me explain……

This Bonanza Buddies birthday DSP is bright and sunny. The reverse side with the cones reminds me of the ice cream man, who normally starts coming around in spring.

The flowers are definitely spring. In our yard, the squirrels have started to show up looking for nuts, despite our two dogs. Those little things can run pretty fast, though, and we often hear their angry noises.

While I haven’t seen it in a while, there is a raccoon who lives in the bushes down by the lagoon between our yard and the neighbor’s yard. I know it’s there because one of the dogs will go nuts over there at night.

Please believe me, this card is basically a 3 x 3.5 inch note card and a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card.

Here are photos of my card and the largest photo is of the front when the belly band is removed:

The first photo is what it would look like right out of the envelope. Second is the inside of the notecard, and third is the inside of the card.

I learned this card fold on Saturday from Mary Deatherage with Stamps-n-Lingers and you can find that video here. Mary does say that she “shamelessly” copied it from one of her demo team-mate, Karen Ksenzakovic. Somehow, trying to explain this card in writing is much more involved than seeing it created in a video. I’d suggest watching the video so you can see for yourself how easy it is to make this very complicated looking card.

It Truly is Much Easier Than It Looks

First, let me say that the only full sheets of cardstock that I used were the Bermuda Bay and Terracotta Tile. Everything else, every bit of it, was stamped and cropped from my “scraps” page protectors for each color.

As I said in the beginning, this is basically a 3 x 3.5 inch note card attached to a fun fold card. That’s all that it is.

Here are the measurements for the bases:

Notecard: 3 inches by 7 inches, scored at 3.5

Card base: 5.5 inches by 10 inches, scored at 4.25 inches and 8.5 inches.

After that, it’s just a matter of creating the layers for this card. As many cards that I’ve seen, I know that layer measurements vary from cardmaker to cardmaker. You know what works for you, and it will also work for this card.

So, How Did I Do This Card?

I have to admit, I knew I was going to use The Special Someone photopolymer stamp set and the Special Day dies. That’s all I knew though. Therefore, I started cropping what I thought I might use for the card. I stamped the raccoons using Momento Tuxedo Black ink on Gray Granite cardstock. Crumb Cake carstock provided the base for the squirrel, stamped with Soft Suede.

Next, I worked on the flowers, stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Crush Curry. Originally, I chose Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive for the grass. Another mistake happened when I worked on the balloons. I wouldn’t have had to redo the balloons if I had decided on the Birthday Bonzana DSP before this point.

The final version has Pear Pizzazz and Pretty Peacock layered for the grass, and that’s on all the white layers as a border for the animals.

When I first put this card together, I used a length of the polka dot tulle ribbon to tie it together. However, that was a mistake. I love this tulle ribbon, and have already finished two rolls of it. Sadly, this ribbon tends to lose its shape when tied, untied, and retied. When I’d finished the card, I cut off the ribbon and made a belly band. Now, I think I will probably go back and try to attach the Gray Granite textured ribbon.

Happily, the Special Someone bundle contains everything for this card except for one thing. The sentiment on the inside of the regular card is from the Sending You Thoughts cling stamp set.

Finishing Up

In the end, I am pretty stinking pleased with this card. I do think it would be even more adorable if I had used the Birthday Bonanza bundle! However, as I have been known to do, I waited to order the bundle and then it went to unorderable. The shipment for the bundle has arrived at the Stampin’ Up! warehouse and you can get it now!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and every comment is greatly appreciated!

Please stay safe, healthy, and isolated as much as possible. I miss my high school kids and the relationships we’ve formed. My heart breaks for my seniors. But, by working together and following the CDC guidelines, we can all help to flatten the curve.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sheryl Sharp with Sharp Notes by Sheryl. 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. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  13. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

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Thinking About Placing an Order?

Of course you are! Even more so because of the products in the mini-catalog and the Sale-a-Bration FREE items! The HOST CODE for APRIL is WW6HSM6A. 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!

Remember, any order over $50 qualifies for a FREE gift from me.

Don’t do what I have done, and put off ordering from my wish list, especially from the mini-catalog. I seem to miss out because when these items run out, they are gone!

The Ornate Garden Suite is now available as a pre-order from the new 2020 – 2021 catalog. The suite also previews a new In Color, Bumblebee. Just look at all this gorgeousness!

The May Paper Pumpkin will contain new In-Colors! Sign up is going on now! Ask me how to get yours shipped directly to you!

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Again, thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!