Back to School with the August InKing Royalty Blog Hop!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! Can you believe it’s already time for schools to start back up?! The return to school after summer vacation is a really big deal for students, teachers, school workers and the parents who are left home alone. To honor this big event, we have created projects with a back to school theme. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! 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 what I created for Back to School:

 

Last month I had to explain my Summer Fun card for July’s IRBH.  Now, I need to explain how these cards fit with the Back to School theme for August.  I teach high school, and our kids came back to school a week ago today.  Our school colors are black and gold, and the mascot is a hornet. I mass produced these 3-1/2 by 5 inch notecards using the Gingham Cottage DSP (designer series paper) found in the current holiday catalog.  To create each of the hornets, I used the ladybug builder punch, black cardstock, and two sets of wings punched from vellum  cardstock  I handed them out to friends at school on the first day.

Measurements:

  • The Basic White bases measure 7 inches by 5 inches, scored at 3-1/2 inches to create a tent fold.
  • Next, I trimmed Crushed Curry cardstock to 3-1/2 by 5 inches for the front of the card.
  • I trimmed the Gingham Cottage DSP to 3-3/8 by 4-7/8 inches.
  • I cropped the Painted Label die under the hornet from Crushed Curry cardstock.
  • The notecard envelopes didn’t get any special treatment, mainly because I didn’t have enough Gingham Cottage DSP.
  • That’s it for the measurements. Simple, sweet, with a perfect sentiment.

The Hornets:

  • I started by punching ladybug bodies from black cardstock.
  • Next, I used a gold Sharpie marker to draw three lines on each body. Then, I went over the gold line with my gold Wink of Stella pen to add shimmer.
  • I punched two sets of vellum wings per “hornet” and added a light coating of clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.
  • Then, I used the clear Wink of Stella pen to outline each “hornet” for more sparkle.
  • I cut one set of wings in half to be able to glue them separately for the top set of wings. Then, I added the bottom set on top of these. Since I knew I’d cover the center of the wings with matte black dots, I used small dots of multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the vellum.
  • Hornets have stingers, so I added tiny triangular stingers cut from black cardstock.
  • Finally, I added the googly eyes. Who doesn’t love googly eyes? Since I have more than 1, 100 of them, I get to use them as much as I want.

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 Novack 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. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    5. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
    6. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
    7. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
    8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping<<— YOU ARE HERE
    9. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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You Can Bug Me for Cardz 4 Galz # 178!

Welcome to Cardz 4 Galz challenge #178.  It’s my turn to host, and I chose the theme of black and white plus 1.  Any color you choose, which leaves it wide open to your imagination!  When you finish here, I hope you will check out the projects from the rest of the design team!  I can’t wait to see what you create and post to the gallery.

Here’s my card, in the classic black, white, and Real Red color combination:

 

I’ve gone back to the Hello Ladybug stamp set and punch for this card!  I just love those cute little bugs, and the googly eyes make me smile.  I got the googly eyes on Amazon.  I picked the following set because it came with over 1.200 googly eyes and a cute little box to hold them.  You can find them here.  The best part about these little things is that they are self-adhesive.  Score!  

Measurements:

  • The Real Red base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed the checked DSP, from the Gingham Cottage DSP (designer series paper) found in the current mini-catalog. I trimmed one piece to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. Then, I trimmed the second piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The white cardstock on the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I was able to punch the ladybugs and sentiment labels from my “leftovers” stash. In order to help the Real Red wings stand out, I also punched two white sets of wings.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

What I Did:

  • I punched the ladybugs from black cardstock.
  • Next, I stamped the dots in black ink on Real Red cardstock. Then, I punched the red wings and the extra set of white wings.
  • The sentiment comes from the Hello Ladybug stamp set, and seemed perfect for the card and the intended recipient. I cropped both the white sentiment panel and the Real Red mat using the Stylish Shapes dies.
  • Next, I wrapped a length of Real Red sheer ribbon around the checked DSP and tied it in a bow. I added a glue dot under the bow to hold it in place and tied.
  • I glued the red wings to a set of white wings and adhered them to the ladybugs using multupurpose liquid glue. Then I added dimensionals under the ladybugs.
  • After adding the googly eyes, I realized that I’d need something extra on the ladybugs to make them stand out. Therefore, I outlined these cuties with clear Wink of Stella. This added just a bit of bling and they do stand out from the DSP.
  • Next, I adhered the sentiment on the white cardstock to the Real Red mat using multipurpose liquid glue. I added dimensionals under the sentiment and adhered it to the front of the card.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a Real Red DSP 1 inch circle for the envelope seal.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set..

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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It’s July, 2022 ~ do you know what that means?  The new Holiday Mini-Catalog and Sale-a-Bration are in full swing!!  

Sale-a-Bration runs from July 1 to August 31, 2022.  This means you can earn FREE products for two months!   Take a look at these Sale-a-Bration products!!

Here’s a link to the new Holiday Mini-Catalog, which runs through January 4, 2023.  Click on the following image to open the catalog:

If you live in the U.S. and don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to work with you.

Do You Want to Place an Order?

Of course you do, especially since you can earn FREE products with a qualifying purchase!

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 an get your stamping rewards!  Any order over $50 will earn a little surprise from me.

The HOST CODE through July 31, 2022 is UKDVYZSG.

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

My Bee Obsession Continues With a Three-fer Card

Welcome back to what has become bee-central.  I promise, I’ve made other cards, but this one fit the bill for a three-fer card.  I used three card challenges for this card, The Paper Players # 593, Freshly Made Sketches # 537, and Color Throwdown # 694.

Here’s my card:

 

Here are the challenge banners that inspired the layout, color combination, and elements:

 

I used the bottom row with a punch, matte black dots, and the flower for a circle.

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Measurements:

  • The Basic Black base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent-fold card.
  • The Pool Party mat measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • This woodgrain DSP comes from the Flowering Fields DSP (designer series paper). It measures 4 x 5-1/4 inches. I outlined it using a black Stamping Write Marker to make it really stand out from the Pool Party cardstock.
  • AFTER I embossed the Poppy Parade cardstock using the Painter Texture 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4 inches wide. I measured up from the bottom 2-1/2 inches on each side and marked it with a tick. Then, I just eyeballed it to make the point off-center, following the FMS537 layout.
  • I used multipurpose glue to adhere all these layers together.
  • While I had my trimmer out, I trimmed a coordinating piece of DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • The white cardstock inside panel measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.

The Front Elements:

  • I punched the black cardstock “bee” using my ladybug punch. Then, I punched two sets of wings from vellum cardstock.
  • I used some leftover Harvest Meadow DSP to trim the bee’s stripes to 1/8 inch. I trimmed them after adhering them using multipurpose glue.
  • The stinger comes from a corner of the same DSP cut down to size.
  • To create the top set of wings, I cut one of the vellum sets in half and adhered them with multipurpose glue. Then,, I added the bottom set of wings and adhered them with multipurpose glue as well. I covered the dots of glue using three matte black dots.
  • Both the inside and the outside sentiments come from the Happy and Heartfelt stamp set and stamped them with Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Next, I trimmed the front sentiment white cardstock to 3/4 inches and punched the chevron using the Banners Pick A Punch. Then, I trimmed a piece of the same DSP that I used for the bee’s stripes to 3/4 inch wide and punched the end using the banner punch. I added dimensionals under the sentiment banner.
  • Putting the Pool Party daisy layers together was easy because I already had the pieces punched from Pool Party 6 x 6 inch DSP. I used dimensionals and liquid glue to adhere the flower to the banner.
  • In order to be able to accomodate the dimensionals on the banner and flower, I needed to use a double layer of dimmensionals under the bee. Multipurpose liquid glue adhere the part of the bee that overlapped the flower and banner.
  • After adding a single matte black dot to the corner of the sentiment banner, I’d finished the front.

Finishing Up:

  • The inside sentiment is also stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Then, I used the daisy stamp from the Daisy Lane stamp set. I used Pool Party ink and stamped them off the bottom of the inside panel. I also stamped one of the daisies on the bottom left-hand corner of the envelope.
  • Next, I punched a 1 inch circle from the DSP I used for the bee and sentiment mat to make the envelope seal. Finally, I ran the circle through my XYRON create-a-sticker to finish off the envelope seal.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and seal set.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Here are just a few of my favorite new things.  I can not wait for this order to arrive!

 

But wait, there’s more, and this bonus ends May 31st!

Along with the new catalog, there’s a really fabulous joining bonus! As always, your starter kit is just $99 for $125 of your choice of products. The bonus? Over $66 of the new 2022 – 2024 In Color supplies! You get the following at no extra cost to you:

  • In Color Ink Pad Collection
  • and In Color Grid Paper
  • plus In Color Cardstock Collection
  • and the 6 x 6 inch In Color Designer Series Paper Assortments


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 May 31, 2022 is E3W722BD.

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

 

 

 

My Bug Obsession Continues with PP592

I think it’s completely obvious that I am completely obsessed with the ladybug builder punch!  My original plan for a card for the Paper Players Challenge #592 didn’t look anything like the final product.  

Here’s my card:

 

Here’s the challenge banner:

 

You can see my other ladybug cards here, here, here, and here.  I told you I am obsessed!

Short and Sweet:

  • The Evening Evergreen base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to create a tent fold.
  • AFTER I ran the Soft Succulent cardstock through my cut and emboss machine using the brick 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I wanted the brick texture to stand out so I used a blending brush and Evening Evergreen ink. After tapping the brush in the ink, I tapped it off on a piece of scrap paper because I wanted a dry-brush look. In order to highlight just the raised texture, I brushed on the diagonal. It took a few layers of ink, but it was much better to have a light hand to achieve the look I wanted.
  • I wrapped a length of Evening Evergreen ribbon around the cardstock and tied it in a square knot.
  • Next, I used a scrap of the Flowering Fields DSP (designer series paper) and cropped two circles using the new Stylish Shapes die set. If you loved the now retired Stitched Shapes die set, you will LOVE this set. Put it high on your wish list!
  • Then I started on my bee. I punched a black body and two vellum cardstock wings using the ladybug punch. I cut one set of wings in half and turned them over to create the top set of wings on this bee.
  • Every bee has to have a stinger and I cut a tiny corner piece of DSP to make this one.
  • I trimmed the strips of DSP to 1/8 inch wide for the stripes on the bee.
  • Finally, I added three black matte dots to the wings to cover my adhesive.

Finishing Up:

  • I stamped the sentiment using Early Evergreen ink and trimmed it down to size. Then, I added a very thin mat of Early Evergreen cardstock for a mat.
  • I used dimensionals under the sentiment and the bee. My favorite adhesive, multipurpose liquid glue, took care of the rest of the pieces.
  • I trimmed a piece of Early Evergreen DSP to 2-1/ by 6 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1 inch circle from the Flowering Fields DSP for the envelope seal and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Bee Awesome for the May IRBH and TSOT 555

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! Spring is just around the corner, so we are sharing Spring projects with bees and birds. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Here’s my card:  

 

I used the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch #555 for my layout.  Here’s their challenge banner:

 

Measurements:

  • The Pear Pizazz base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Both DSP (designer series paper) patterns come from the Flowering Fields 12 x 12 DSP pack. The green piece measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. The floral DSP measures 2 inches by 5 inches and I outlined it with a Pear Pizazz marker.
  • I trimmed another piece of green DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. While I had the DSP handy, I punched out a 1 inch circle from the floral DSP for the envelope seal.
  • Next, I trimmed a Pumpkin Pie mat for the floral DSP. I started with a piece that measured 2-3/4 inches by 6 inches. After cropping the scalloped trim using a die from the Scalloped Contour die set, I figured out how to get the scallops basically even on the top and bottom.
  • All of the pieces so far were adhered with multipurpose liquid glue.
  • The sentiment panel consists of a piece of white cardstock cropped with another die from the scalloped contours die set. The vellum panel fits right inside the scalloped contour outline. Then, I used dimensionals under the sentiment panel.
  • I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches for the inside of the card. I left it blank so the card can be used as an all-occasion card

Putting It Together:

  • This adorable bee was punched using the ladybug builder punch. I punched the body from black cardstock.
  • Then I trimmed 1/8 inch stripes from So Saffron cardstock. I simply cut off a corner of So Saffron to make the stinger.
  • Many thanks to a good friend who helped me figure out the wings. I knew I needed to use vellum cardstock for the wings. I punched two sets of vellum wings. Then, I cut one set apart to create the top horizontal set of wings. There’s little dots of liquid glue holding the wings together.
  • Finally, I added the two matte black dots to the wings. Cuteness overload! Finally, I added dimensionals under the bee.
  • The sentiment comes from the Happy and Heartfelt stamp set. If you like sentiments, this stamp set is for you! I stamped it on vellum cardstock using Pumpkin Pie ink. Then, I quickly covered the ink with clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.
  • Adhering vellum can be tricky. To adhere this whole vellum piece to the white cardstock mat, I spread liquid glue very thinly to the back of the vellum.
  • Next, I wrapped a piece of black and white gingham ribbon around the sentiment and simply tied it in a square knot.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop Information:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. 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<<–YOU ARE HERE
    3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    5. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
    6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
    8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    10. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

Basic Crafting Supplies:

 

The 2022 – 2023 Catalog is Now Live!!

Here are just a few of my favorite new things:

But wait, there’s more:

Along with the new catalog, there’s a really fabulous joining bonus! As always, your starter kit is just $99 for $125 of your choice of products. The bonus? Over $66 of the new 2022 – 2024 In Color supplies! You get the following at no extra cost to you:

  • In Color Ink Pad Collection
  • and In Color Grid Paper
  • plus In Color Cardstock Collection
  • and the 6 x 6 inch In Color Designer Series Paper Assortments


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 May 31, 2022 is E3W722BD.

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