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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Supplies Used:

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 [email protected] if you would like an invite to this event!

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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?

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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!

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The March InKing Royalty Blog Hop with Help from MojoMonday

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. Hop, hop! This month’s projects celebrate Easter, so prepare yourself for a variety of gorgeous, Easter-themed projects. 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.

Welcome Easter

This cling stamp set can be found in the mini-catalog on page 45. Don’t overlook it because it is an “Easter” stamp set. I’ve made some adorable baby cards with this set as well. You can see those baby cards here.

For the InKing Royalty blog hop, I’ve once again created two cards using the same supplies. I’ve created the first one for a beginner lever stamper. The second card is a fun fold card, but it is one of the easier fun folds.

Here are my cards:

Front of fun fold card
Inside of fun fold card

For Mojo Monday this week, hosted on the Poetic Artistry blog, Julee included three layout challenges at once to cover the next 6 weeks.

Here are the layouts I chose to use today:

   

Follow the Sketch

I used the standard A2 size for each of the cards. The fun fold card started with a piece of 4.25″ by 11″ Gorgeous Grape cardstock scored at 5.5″ for the base. To create the flap, simply score the front of the card at 2.75″ and fold it back on the score line. I used the Highland Heather Subtles 6 x 6 DSP for the panels, mounted on Whisper White.

The “regular” card started with a 5.5″ by 8.5″ piece of Gorgeous Grape for the card base, scored and folded at 4.25″. I lucked out and used scraps I already had for the panels on the front.

Next came the bunnies. I had the “brilliant” idea to color the bunny with Highland Heather. After all, there are purple plush Easter bunnies, right? Well, coloring a bunny purple was not a good idea. I wound up with a bunny that looked like cotton candy. Don’t believe me? See my purple bunny below.

Am I right or am I right? Cotton candy, or creepy. Take your pick.

Therefore, I went back to what I know works: the Smoky Slate blends combo and the light Petal Pink blend.

Bunny Circles

Since I’d used this bunny for the baby cards, I knew I could use the Stitched Shapes die for the bunny. The mat is one of the scalloped circle dies. This worked perfectly for the regular card. While dry-fitting all the pieces together, I found that the sentiment fit perfectly under the gingham DSP. Yeah!

When I tried to create the circle for the fun fold card required some trial and error. In order to have the sentiment on the circle, I needed a much larger Whisper White circle. I wound up using the largest scalloped die from the Layering Circles die set. Then I encountered a bit of a problem because I didn’t have any dies or punches big enough to create a mat. Never fear, former math teacher here (I teach Social Studies now). I searched for, and found, my nifty compass, which allowed me to create a circle which would be just the right size. Then, I fussy cut the circle. Easy peasy! If you have found yourself in the same situation, I would strongly suggest purchasing one of these handy tools. The directions are included on the packaging. I’ve had elementary school kids use this, so I have all the faith in the world that you can use it as well.

Here’s the Amazon information:

Finishing Up

After putting all the pieces together, I decided I needed a little something else on the bunny circles. I grabbed the small bee stamp from the Welcome Easter set and stamped it to the right of each of the bunnies. Since it was just flat, and I wanted something more than flat, I used the fine tip glue pen to create an epoxy effect on the bees and their trails. Just make sure you give the glue ample time to dry or you will have a mess. Don’t ask me how I know that.

Finally, I adhered a piece of the Subtles 6 x 6 DSP to both envelope flaps. Then, I stamped a row of little bees and their trails on the bottom of both envelopes.

I can easily create enough of these cards for my daughter, nieces and nephews and my grand-nieces as well, especially if I just use the “regular” card layout.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop Info

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at shawnstamps.com. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  4. Susan Fields at Very Simply Susan
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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 February 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 and FREE SAB items!

Remember, any order over $50 qualifies for at least one FREE SAB item AND some blog candy from me.

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

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Birthdays Abound for February’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate birthdays, so prepare yourself for a wonderful mix of celebratory cards. 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.

Happy Birthday!

Over the past few months of blog hops, I’ve been creating a card for a beginner stamper and a card for a more advanced stamper for each hop. I’ve done the same thing for this month as well. Looking at the front of the two cards, you wouldn’t know there is anything different between the two of them. However, when you open the more advanced card, the difference is clear.

Here’s the beginner card:

I bought a light box in which I could take pictures. For some reason, the pictures come out looking darker, even with additional OttLites pointed inside the box.

The inside of this card does have a stamped sentiment, but that’s basically it.

While the fronts look the same, there are some minor details making them different. Here’s the outside of the more advanced card:

The sentiment mat is equal all the way around on this front. I also tied the baker’s twine more deliberately on this card.

Here’s the inside of the advanced card:

I’ve made W fold cards before but I was inspired to stagger the inside panels by a Pinterest post by Sharon Armstrong. Her step-by-step instruction video can be found here. Sharon does point out to be very careful with the placement of sentiments because of the staggered panels. However, I wasn’t careful enough. The bottom of the farthest right panel is actually covering another birthday sentiment. Oops.

Poppies

While I’ve always purchased poppies on Memorial Day, they weren’t my favorite flower. That’s all changed now. Two weeks ago, another teacher and I took twelve juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. from Central Florida. Naturally, one of the must-see places was Arlington Cemetery. One of our trolley tour guides had a family member buried there within the past few months, which just added to his passion for his job.

One of the things he shared with the group was why poppies are so important when remembering veterans on Memorial Day. At the end of the tour, he gave each person on the trolley a Memorial Day poppy. His dedication to his job was evident while on the tour. He explained the poppies and the poem “In Flanders Fields” to the kids, and the reason he purchases the poppies for everyone. His stories touched the kids and I don’t think they will ever forget the tour or the lessons learned.

Anyway, I share this story because of my new found love of this paper. While I have thought from the beginning that this DSP is beautiful, I hadn’t originally planned to purchase it . Now, I am beyond ecstatic that I did! The colors are stunning, and I am looking forward to using each piece of DSP, and will be ordering another pack before the end of the mini-catalog. If you haven’t purchased this DSP, you need to do so ASAP. You won’t regret the purchase!

Finishing Touches

First, I wound the baker’s twine around the DSP panel three times. Then, I used dimensionals to pop up the DSP panel on the front of both cards. Attaching the front of each card was one of the last things I did. Finally, I stamped on the front of the envelope and attached a piece of DSP to the flap. With that, these two cards and coordinating envelopes were done.

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, Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach. 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. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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 February 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 and FREE SAB items!

Remember, any order over $50 qualifies for at least one FREE SAB item AND some blog candy from me.

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

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Valentines for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Valentine’s Day, so prepare yourself for lots of hearts and beautiful showcases 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.

Detailed Hearts Die

Here’s the card I created for my daughter for Valentine’s Day:

Here’s the one for my husband with the retired sentiments:

Usually, I am conservative about purchasing Valentine’s Day products. This year is no different, and I’d purchased the Everything Festive stamp set from the holiday catalog. There are two sentiments for Valentine’s Day which I had planned to use. But, I instantly fell in love with the Detailed Hearts Die and I wanted (needed?) to purchase it ASAP.

For the purpose of this blog, I wanted to make sure that everything I share comes from the current catalogs, including Sale-a-Bration, Mini-Catalog, and the Current Annual catalog. Since Everything Festive is retired, I needed to find a sentiment I already owned that would be appropriate for my husband or daughter. This sentiment fits the blessing of my daughter, who is adopted. “I made a wish & you came true” is our life.

I am all about using every piece of cardstock efficiently. That means, that I will punch or crop as much as possible out of the background mats. It doesn’t matter how ugly that mat is because no one will see it.

Here’s what I did with the detailed heart die:

Pretty ugly, but no one will know other than you and me.

Putting It All Together

Believe me when I say that using the TomBow liquid adhesive is the easiest way to adhere this detailed die to the cardstock. Even though I ran the Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D embossing folder, the liquid adhesive was the best way to go.

Once I adhered the detailed die down, I just couldn’t leave all those cute heart cut outs on my table. So, I decided to layer them on the solid hearts on the cropped die cut. Both cards have layered hearts, and I used the hearts to embellish the envelopes as well.

I needed to be able to ground my sentiment, so I layered the polka dot tulle ribbon and the Real Red grossgrain ribbon. It took a bit of manuevering and retries to get the square knots to look uniform, but I did it.

After taking care of the knots and using dimensionals to pop up each sentiment, I had finished two cards.

Thank you for joining us on this InKing Royalty Hop!

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

All – What a wonderful hop! ♥ I must say that I LOVE your creativity and artistry. Each project gave a unique spin using some of the same products. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. I’m so glad each of you was able to participate in today’s hop.

Please update the links as shown below (just copy the links below and paste them over your current links). Please be sure to change the link for the person you are linking to, as well.

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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  12. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  13. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Gnomes have arrived with the Christmas InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around CHRISTMAS. It’s a wonderful time of year, and we are having lots of fun with our Christmas-themed projects. We are so excited to share them 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.

I’ve Been Bitten by the Gnome Bug!

You may remember that last month I created two cards using the same materials. The first would be great for a beginner stamper, and the second for a more advance stamper. (You can find that post here.) I decided to do the same thing this month.

Here are my cards:

Beginner or casual stamper
Outside of the more advanced card, using many of the same materials.
Inside of card. I used Chic n Scratch’s video and made my own modifications.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PeNmdWb5eE

I used the Wrapped in Plaid DSP for both cards. The sentiments on the outside and inside for both cards are from the Greatest Part of Christmas host set from the holiday catalog.

Gnomes are Everywhere!

I’ve seen so many adorable gnome cards on Pinterest this holiday season. Stampin’ Up doesn’t have a gnome stamp set this year (wouldn’t “there’s no place like gnome for the holidays” be great?). However, I started seeing gnomes created with SU! products, which caused me to search much more. Sadly, I don’t remember where I got some of these ideas after clicking, then clicking again, and again, and….. well, you know how it goes. Somewhere along the line I saw someone use the wide leaf die from the Tropical dies for the face. Score! On another gnome card, I saw where the creator drew in a sideways smile. Score again! I wish I could credit these talented demos, but I wouldn’t even know how to retrace my searches.

The gnome’s hat is the Christmas tree punch. Easy enough. However, I really struggled with the body, or just arms, of the gnome. I tried different punches and dies to no avail and I don’t have the perennial flower punch used by so many. Then I stumbled across Rick Adkins Wrapped in Plaid gnome, which he created without any dies. Let me just say, the man is an artist!! Flat out artist! Check out this video to see an example of his watercoloring. Anyway, Rick used an oval for the body, so I adjusted my gnomes accordingly using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes die set.

As always,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Linda Krueger from The Stamp Coach. 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. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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