Christmas in July for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature Christmas! I hope you are in a Holiday mood because there is a lot of Christmas fun headed your way. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

For this blog hop, I’ve created three cards, all using the same DSP (designer series paper). The DSP and sequins used come from the new MINI-CATALOG going live on August 3, 2021. If you don’t already have a SU! demonstrator with whom you are creating, please let me know and I can help you get both the new mini-catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalog also going live on August 3rd.

Here are my three cards:

For the beginning stamper
For the casual stamper
A shaker card for the avid stamper
Close-up of the shaker card contents.

Measurements:

My detailed directions for this hop will be for the shaker card. Believe me, it is not as difficult as it looks. Truly.

Measurements for the Beginner and Casual Stamper Cards:

  • The base of each measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4. I used Cherry Cobbler for the beginner card and Misty Moonlight for the casual card.
  • The DSP, from the upcoming mini-catalog, measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches for each card.
  • The inside white cardstock panel measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for all three cards.
  • I also trimmed a piece of the coordinating DSP for all three envelope flaps. Those pieces measure 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches.
  • I stamped the greeting directly on the DSP for the beginner card. For the casual card, I used the Stamparatus to ensure that I could stamp multiple times and always be in the same place. First, I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight. Then, I cleaned the stamp and stamped it again using VersaMark. Next, I put some clear embossing powder on the wet VersaMark. Finally, I heat-set the embossing powder using my heat tool. I then cropped the sentiment using the stitched rectangle die set.
  • Next, I tied some Misty Moonlight ribbon around the card and then tied it in a bow. I wasn’t bow-challenged on the day I made the casual stamper bow.
  • For the casual stamper card, I attached some of the new sequins (also in the upcoming mini-catalog) using glue dots.

Measurements for the Shaker Card:

  • The Evening Evergreen base measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Using the clear medium envelopes (item #102619) help you make the easiest shaker card ever!
  • The first thing I did was to insert the DSP into the clear envelope. I made sure that I centered the DSP in the middle of the envelope going from side to side. You also want to make sure that the DSP lines up with the bottom of the envelope so your contents stay in the front of the DSP.
  • Next, I turned the DSP over and folded the sides of the envelope to the back of the DSP. I did burnish the folds using my bone folder so I would get crisp edges. Tear and tape will hold the turned back sides in place.
  • Now for the easy-peasy fun part! Believe it or not, the crystals inside the shaker are actually …………drum roll please……….Kosher Salt. Yes, you read that correctly. Kosher Salt.
  • Then, I added some of the new sequins from the upcoming mini-catalog.
  • In order to get a strong seal on the back of the clear envelope, pull down the flap of the envelope so that it is snug, but not tight on the DSP. You do want to have a small amount of give to the clear envelope so the shaker part will work its magic. Again, I used tear and tape to seal the envelope flap to the back of the DSP.

Finishing Up:

  • I created the sentiment the same way I did for the Misty Moonlight card using Evening Evergreen.
  • Next, I tied a piece of the Evening Evergreen ribbon around the shaker part of the card and tied a bow. I didn’t have as much luck with this bow as I did with the blue one, but it still works.
  • Then, I popped the sentiment up on dimensionals so it would straddle the ribbon.
  • I also used dimensionals to attach the shaker part of the card to the front of the base of the card. Since I folded the sides and top down, I wouldn’t have been able to use my favorite multipurpose adhesive.
  • After adhering and trimming the DSP on the envelope flap, I punched three circles to use for envelope seals. Then, I ran them through the XYRON create-a-sticker and placed one seal in each of the three envelopes.
  • With that, I’d finished this trio of cards, coordinating envelopes, and envelope seals.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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

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

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

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Marylin Jones at Stamp with MJ
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping    <<<<<<YOU ARE HERE
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

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

If you create your own shaker card, please post a picture of it in the comment section. It truly is much easier than it looks. Furthermore, the recipients will be astounded by your genius and creative cardmaking skills.


Have a Peachy Day!
Sue

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

Sneak Peek from the Upcoming Mini-Catalog:

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

Basic Craft Supplies:

What’s New? Since you asked, it’s the DSP SALE!

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ITEMPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
$17.85 USD | 24.65 $ CAD
155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155605133SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155718133TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155686134YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD

What’s Your Favorite DSP?

The KITS COLLECTION is available as well!

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Take a look at this video explaining what you get with your kit! Remember, the kits are all inclusive! Just add some of your own crafting basic tools, and you are good to go!

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 through July 30, 2021 is 2TJSU2RQ.

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

Christmas in July for Cardz 4 Galz #151

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge #151. Shell chose the Christmas in July theme for the challenge starting today, July 15, 2021. I hope you will pop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team created as well. We all look forward to seeing what you create in our gallery!

Here’s my card:

I really enjoy non-traditional Christmas colors, so this DSP (designer series paper), available in the annual catalog, seemed to be calling my name. Take a look at the patterns and colors found in this Tidings of Christmas DSP pack:

As you can see, the Cherry Cobbler red and Evening Evergreen green are in the paper. However, is also has Misty Moonlight, Soft Succulent, and Sahara Sand in the patterns. The possibilities for non-traditional accents and colored cards are endless. I chose to highlight the Misty Moonlight color for my card.

What I Did:

  • The Evening Evergreen base of the card measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I used Cherry Cobbler for a mat, and it measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. The Cherry Cobbler background for the trees and sentiment I already had on hand. Since I like to crop out the center of cardstock layers that won’t be seen, this piece was already cropped and ready to be embossed. I used the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder for the Cherry Cobbler cardstock. (Can I just say how much I miss my Subtle embossing folder?)
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of the Tidings of Christmas DSP to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I also had the Misty Moonlight piece of cardstock for the sentiment in my stash. There are a few reasons why I like cropping the middle out of cardstock that won’t be seen. One of the reasons is because I use the stitched rectangle dies to do so. This means that I have cropped rectangles in a variety of sizes in my scraps storage for each color.
  • The white cardstock for the inside panel of the card measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches, as always.
  • Next, I used the pine tree punch and punched out three trees from scraps of the Misty Moonlight 6 x 6 inch DSP.
  • Finally, I trimmed a piece of the Evening Evergreen 6 x 6 DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.

Assembly:

  • The first thing I did was adhere the top layer of DSP to the Cherry Cobbler mat using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Next, I dry-fit both the red and blue sentiment blocks in place. I added the trees on top to find where I needed to place the ribbon and bow.
  • Once I had everything dry-fit, I knew I could stamp my sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. Since this would be embossed, I needed to wipe down the cardstock using my embossing buddy to eliminate fingerprints. Using my Stamparatus, I was able to stamp two layers of VersaMark on the blue cardstock.
  • HINT: I’ve found it a bit easier to see if I have enough Versamark by looking at the paper from the side. This allows me to use the lighting on my desk to make sure I have the whole sentiment stamped.
  • Then, I covered the sentiment in white embossing powder and flicked off excess powder from the back of the cardstock. Finally, I heat set the sentiment using my heat tool.
  • HINT: I have a tall, large OttLite in my “blue (craft) room. Actually, I have four OttLites on my 3 desk areas. While heat setting the powder, I keep the cardstock under the light so I can see when it’s done. Since it’s possible to burn the embossing powder, stopping the heat at the right time is important.
  • Everything on the front of the card was adhered using multipurpose liquid glue except for the two trees and ribbon. I placed dimensionals under the trees and staggered the placement on the card.
  • After tying my bow, I placed a glue dot behind the bow to keep it in place and secure.

Finishing Touches:

  • The DSP is a pretty busy pattern and I didn’t want to add any more elements to the front. However, I did want to highlight the Misty Moonlight in the DSP pattern. Therefore, I used the fine tip glue pen to put little drops of glue on each of the Misty Moonlight dots. If you do this at home, make sure you let the dots completely dry before moving the DSP. Now the front of the card looks like it has a bunch of epoxy dots on it. Since it’s all part of the pattern, it works without adding anything extra to the card.
  • I stamped the inside sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Cherry Cobbler. Then I adhered the third punched out tree to the right-hand, bottom corner. Finally, I adhered the inside panel to the inside of the card.
  • After trimming the DSP on the envelope flap, I’d finished this card/envelope coordinated set.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

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


Have a Peachy Day!
Sue

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

Basic Crafting Supplies:

What’s New? Since you asked, it’s the DSP SALE!

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ITEMPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
$17.85 USD | 24.65 $ CAD
155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155605133SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155718133TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155686134YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD

What’s Your Favorite DSP?

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 through July 30, 2021 is 2TJSU2RQ.

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

New Wonders meets Christmas in July

New Wonders Hostess Stamp Set

When I first saw this stamp set, and some of the samples in the catalog and on Pinterest, I thought this set was absolutely adorable, has angels, and a beautiful font.  However, I also thought that coloring the precious angels would be time consuming and difficult.  Boy, was I wrong!!  The first card I created (which will be in an upcoming blog post) was so easy and fun!  Just like that, and I am completely hooked on this stamp set.  It’s always wonderful when a stamp set turns out to be so versatile!  

One thing led to another, and I wound up trying out this angels for Christmas cards.  Here are the two versions, and the inside for both are the same:

        

Christmas in July

The Old Olive Christmas DSP has retired, as has the Real Red ribbon.  However, those two colors gave me my color palette.   These cards would also be adorable using Old Olive and Real Red cardstock.  As I am typing this, I am thinking that I can use Old Olive for the background and emboss it with the Tufted TIEF.  Cuteness overload!  I would also emboss the Real Red mat using the Subtle TIEF.  Now, I know what my next pair of Christmas cards will be!  Since I try to do something at least a little bit different for each Christmas card, these would be perfect!

Using both light and dark Old Olive and Real Red, I happily colored the angels clothes. I used the So Saffron blends, both light and dark, for the angels’ hair.  Wink of Stella Clear is on their wings, and Wink of Stella Gold is on the pen tips.  I colored the pen with the light and dark Crumb Cake blends.  

The Making Christmas Bright stamp set carried over into the current catalog and, I think, it completely matches the angels.