Balloons, Special Someone, and the February InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February 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 balloons, so you are in for a celebratory treat. 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:

Special Someone

My main supplies for this adorable card are the Balloon Bouquet punch, the Special Someone photopolymer stamp set, and the coordinating Special Day die set. I could have used the balloon stamps and dies from the set, but I wanted the balloons to be much bigger. After all, the whole theme of the Hop is balloons.

This set comes with two-step stamps for this raccoon, a squirrel, and a rat. Even the rat is cute! It’s so cute, I used it on the inside of the card, shown below:

Measurements:

  • I used Pacific Point for the base of the card. It measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • The white background measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I didn’t get the sandwich correct when rolling the white cardstock through the Big Shot using the subtle embossing folder. Even though the texture is very, very subtle on the background, it works with all the texture of the balloons and the layers of grass.
  • While I had the white out, I trimmed a panel for the inside to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Next, it was time to do all my stamping. I stamped the birthday sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock. tamping the raccoon on Smoky Slate cardstock using the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad.
  • I also did all the inside stamping as well so I could put my ink pad away.
  • Then I cropped all the pieces I’d need: the raccoon, the birthday sentiment speech bubble, the two layers of grass, and the two sets of balloon strings, and a little bow for the strings.
  • Finally, I punched the balloons from some scraps of the 6 x 6 inch Brights DSP. At this point, I also trimmed a piece of the DSP to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches to use for the envelope flap.

Assembly:

  • First, I layered my grass on the bottom of the card. I adhered the first layer directly on the white background and then used dimensionals to pop up the front layer.
  • Then, I popped the raccoon up on dimensionals and placed him between the layers of the grass.
  • Next, I played around with the balloon arrangement and placement. The set of balloon strings from the die set only has three strings, but I had five balloons. Therefore, I trimmed the bottom of one set of the strings and carefully adhered it to the other string set. Ta-da! I now had five strings. The strings are adhered to the white cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue. I also used a tiny dot of the liquid glue to adhere the bow to the strings.
  • The balloons needed strings on them as well. I used the bullet end of my black Stamping Write Marker to just draw little lines where the strings belonged.
  • Since I wanted all five balloons to have dimension, I used really large glue dots under the large balloons.
  • Next, I used dimensionals for the small balloons to pop them up. However, I needed to just place them up the middle of the balloons so the little bit of height of the large balloons wouldn’t be an issue.
  • I really wanted the sentiment speech bubble to stand out on the card. Therefore, I used the brush end of the Pacific Point marker to outline the bubble before adhering it with dimensionals.
  • The more I looked at what I thought was my finished card, the more I knew I needed something else. I went back to the stamp set, and grabbed the two tiny butterfly stamps. After stamping three on the front, and three on the inside, I colored them using the bullet end of the Stamping Write markers.
  • The only thing left to do was adhere and trim the DSP on the envelope flap.
  • With that, I’d finished this 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, 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  12. Genevieve Ko at Stampin4Fun
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

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:

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 FEBRUARY is 7EUAPNKA.

It’s Sale-a-Bration! Sale-a-Bration ends on February 28, 2021!

It’s Mini-Catalog Time!

Mini-catalog and/or Annual Catalog + Sale-a-Bration = FREE Products!

Take a look at the January – June Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!

If you liked the “Hey, Chick” stamp set from two years ago, you are going to LOVE these bundles!

Happy Birthday Chick and Hey Chick stamp sets! Each stamp set has it’s own coordinating die set!

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

It’s All About Hearts for the January InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January 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 hearts, so prepare yourself for lots and lots of love. 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.

Sometimes the End Doesn’t Look Anything Like the Beginning

My finished card for this blog hop doesn’t look anything like what I thought I would create, with one exception: Love. I just kept playing around with DSP and foil sheets until I finally landed on this combination. Once I finish this post, I will have to hide the card again. Last Valentine’s Day, I made my husband a card and left it in a pile of cards on my desk. I really didn’t think anything more about it. However, I came home from work on 02/13 only to find that my he found the card and filled it out to give to me.

Here’s my finished card:

Honestly, out of all the 2019 – 2021 In Colors, I have used Rococo Rose the least. Then, the January – June mini catalog came out. Now I find myself reaching for it quite a bit, much to my amazement and delight.

Final Product

  • The base of the card is Rococo Rose trimmed to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches. Then I scored it at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • I trimmed the white cardstock mat to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. Since nothing under the DSP would show, I cropped the white background for the words from the center of the white mat. Right before I adhered the two mat layers together, I also stamped the “YOU MORE” on this piece of white cardstock. The Always die set has a label die which fits this sentiment perfectly.
  • While I had the white out, I trimmed a piece to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I used this piece for the inside of the card.
  • After I decided on Rococo Rose DSP for the top layer, I trimmed it to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I also trimmed a piece to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Next, I cropped Love and Always out of a piece of a Rococo Rose foil sheet.
  • The foil pieces actually fit in the XYRON Create a Sticker/Xyron 150 thingie. For each sticker you make, it is imperative that you really rub the top clear part hard in all places to get a clean lift of the letters. I use the Take Your Pick Brush Tip to get down in all the crevices.
  • First, I adhered each of the foil words to the white background pieces. Then, I used liquid glue to adhere the words directly to the DSP. Next time I use these dies, I plan to use dimensionals under the words. However, I really wanted the YOU MORE to have the emphasis on this card.

Finishing Up

  • The ribbon, heart trinket, and white heart embellishment are all in the mini-catalog. The ribbon is Blushing Bride/glitter but it completely works here.
  • After adhering and trimming the DSP on the envelope flap, I’d finished this card/envelope set. If I’d seen this picture in my head before I started, the whole process would’ve been incredibly easier!

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, Sherryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments . 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. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  10. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  13. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

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 from the Annual Catalog:

Supplies Used from the January – June Mini Catalog:

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 JANUARY is 7EUAPNKA.

It’s Sale-a-Bration!

It’s Mini-Catalog Time!

Mini-catalog + Sale-a-Bration = FREE Products!

Here are pictures of some of the FREE items I’ve already earned!

SAB BROCHURE CATALOG

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

Celebrating the New Year for the December InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate New Year’s Day, a special day to start anew and prepare for the coming 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.

First, and foremost, today is Brian King, our fearless leader’s birthday! YEAH! I’m going to start with the card I created in honor of his birthday first! It actually, kind of, sort of goes with this month’s theme if I crop the theme to happy new: it’s a birthday card and it uses two new to me stamp sets. So, it works, right?

Here’s the birthday card:

This card is truly in honor of Brian! I really had to hold myself back because I kept wanting to add MORE to it. However, Brian’s style is clean, and he has created oodles and oodles of clean cards.

I used Mossy Meadow for the base and the panel in the center. All three DSP patterns came from the World of Good Specialty DSP. Every pattern in that DSP set is gorgeous, and the gold foil accents on the map pattern are really amazing!

Now…….. on to the hop!

InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop!

This year, I didn’t specifically purchase a set with New Year’s cards in mind. Therefore, I really had to think outside of the box. Finally, I saw a card using the Playful Alphabet dies and TA-DA! I figured out what to do.

Here’s the blog hop card:

It’s been a while since I’ve created an eclipse card. This one was easier than in the past because of the adhesive sheets. Using them meant I did not have to try to line up mini-dimensionals, so that’s a good thing. It was also a bit more difficult because I only had one piece of this pattern Frost DSP left so it was either sink or swim. I think I might have floated, though.

I used Purple Posy for the base of the card. Since I didn’t want the DSP to just melt into the light purple color, I chose Basic Black for the underlying mat. This allowed the DSP to really pop off the Purple Posy cardstock.

Once I got the letters and numbers attached back onto the card, I decided that they needed something else to make them really stand out. I used my clear Wink of Stella pen and brushed two layers of the shiny stuff onto each letter. It’s really hard to see, so here’s a close-up.

The sparkles on the letters and the numbers are from the Wink of Stella.

From the beginning, I planned to use the retiring black ribbon for this card because it would mimic the dots in the DSP. However, when I realized I had too much space between the happy and the 2021, I needed to add something to take up some of the dead space. I grabbed one of my favorite ribbons, the white polka dot tulle, and layered the ribbon and tied them in a square knot. The knot is purposely off-center to balance the numbers on the right side.

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, Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

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

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Thank you for hopping along with us today! If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, here’s a line-up for you to use as a guide:

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

Colors Used for Brian’s Birthday Card:

Supplies Used for Brian’s Birthday Card:

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

Of course you do! Even more so because you are now realizing you need more products for your holiday cards, right? I know I have ordered twice in the past three weeks.

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 DECEMBER is 7Y27249U.

Mini-Catalog Sneak Peek of the Catalog Cover!

I can show you the cover, but not the insides, YET! I will be able to show you what I purchased as soon as it comes in though!

https://justpeachystamping.com

It’s Time to Order Your January Paper Pumpkin!

Take a look at this sneak peek!

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

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

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

Do You Want to Place an Order?

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

Of course you do! Even more so because you are now moving on to create Thanksgiving and holiday cards, right? There’s more information about the August – December 2020 mini-catalog below!

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 NOVEMBER is CBDP2DQT.

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This absolutely gorgeous bundle is now available! I already have one of the bundles and used it this past weekend. You can see that card here.

Here are some fabulous images from Stampin’ Up! Each bundle is available separately, but if you want it all, the whole variety bundle is pictured below:

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158396 – QUITE CURVY VARIETY BUNDLE

158396 QUITE CURVY VARIETY BUNDLE
Just look at this December Paper Pumpkin sneak peek!  How awesome is this?!?!
beary comforting by paper pumpkin
 

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

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

Do You Want to Place an Order?

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

I just unboxed my order of DSP today. I think I need to order some more before this sale is over!

Of course you do! Even more so because of the DSP sale, right? There’s more information about this fabulous sale just below!

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 OCTOBER is CBDP2DQT.

Here’s the DSP that’s included in the 15% off sale!

ARTISTRY BLOOMS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER TIS THE SEASON 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
FOREVER GREENERY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
POINSETTIA PLACE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
TRIMMING THE TOWN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
PLAID TIDINGS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
TOILE TIDINGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
PEONY GARDEN DESIGNERS SERIES PAPER
WHALE OF A TIME 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
HEARTWARMING HUGS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
MAGIC IN THIS NIGHT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
IN GOOD TASTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
PLAYING WITH PATTERNS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
PLAYFUL PETS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Don’t Forget About the Holiday Catalog Available Now!!

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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