Mercury Pumpkin for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around AUTUMN. There is so much to love about the transition from summer to winter, and we are excited to share our Autumn-themed projects 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 me Autumn or Fall is falling leaves, pumpkins, and plaid flannel shirt.  So I have created a card with these things in mind.  The icing on the cake is the new Mercury Vellum that Stampin’ Up! has debuted in the Holiday Catalog.

 

Stampin' Up!, Harvest Hellos, Mercury Vellum, Gather Together, Jackie Beers

 

This card includes all of the things I mentioned as describing Autumn/ Fall to me.  It is actually layers of the things I love.  I used two different pieces of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper.  The Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze background are layered with the gorgeous multi-color plaid.

The Mercury Vellum is one of my new favorites.  It is a bit thicker than regular vellum card stock.  I stamped on it with Black StaZon Ink.  Then I used the Apple Punch from the Harvest Hellos Bundle to punch the vellum as well as the Cajun Craze layer behind it.  I felt like it looked better with the Cajun Craze showing through the clear spaces than the plaid from my banner.  Although there is nothing wrong with a plaid pumpkin in my book!

The apple punch includes a stem and leaf.  I punched just the leaf from Pretty Peacock card stock and adhered it along with the stem, made from Copper Trim Ribbon, to the back of the pumpkin.  The embossed leaves are from the Gathering Leaves Dies.  I love that they emboss and cut at the same time.

The sentiment is from the Gather Together Stamp set.  It pairs with the Gathering Leaves Dies.  The sentiment is punched out using the Timeless Label Punch.  I added just a touch of bling to one corner of the sentiment piece by adding a silver Metallic Pearl.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping. 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. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

 

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Snowman

This is my second card from this cute as a button Snowman Season stamp set.  I clicked the “I want it all” button on this group of products!

 

 

Even with a bit of coloring using the Stampin’ Blends, this is a quick card to make.  My favorite sort of project.  With the limited coloring, this would be a perfect card to make multiples of!

You may not be able to see it very well in the picture.  But I used the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend on the ground at his feet.  I think that it works great to reflect the snow with just a couple of strokes.  The hat and scarf are colored with Real Red and Bermuda Bay.  TIP:  I find that when coloring small spaces like this that using the small tip on the Blends works best for me.  That tip is actually larger than the tip of the painting end, but because it is firm I do not run out of the lines of the small space as much.

The Designer Series Paper is from the Let It Snow DSP.  The opposite side has the raised and sparkles area.  But you know I love the flip sides!  The coordinating colors are Real Red and Coastal Cabana.  I chose to go a tad darker and used Bermuda Bay on this one.

The Real Red Curly Ribbon is such a great added element.  It is a little thicker though.  You almost have to raise your focal point with Stampin’ Dimensionals to keep it smooth.  My knot is just a little piece cut off and tied around the main piece.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return for tomorrow’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop.

 

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Cup of Winter

I am still playing with products from the Holiday Catalog.  I think the catalogs get better with each new one!  Although it is still record breaking heat here in the south, I am enjoying the holiday stamp sets.  I can pretend it is at least Fall.  HaHa!!!  Mother Nature apparently has other ideas for us.

Hopefully this card will make you think of a nice winter day.

 

Stampin' Up!, Christmas Gleaming, Cup of Christmas, Toile Tidings, Jackie Beers

 

Your vision may not be quite the same as mine.  I see this as a cup of warmth and looking out the window at a Christmas scene.  I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to give the window with the Toile Tidings DSP as the outside view.

I combined a couple of stamp sets in the making of this project.  The ornaments are from the Christmas Gleaming Bundle.  I stamped on Very Vanilla with Garden Green ink and then used the Christmas Gleaming punches to punch them out.  I added Mossy Meadow Baker’s Twine from the Magnolia Ribbon Pack to “hang them” from the top of the window.

The mug is from the Cup of Christmas Bundle.  I used the matching dies to cut the mug from another piece of the Toile Tidings DSP.  The sentiment is in the Cup of Christmas Bundle and I simply trimmed it to fit the mug.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow and on Wednesday is the InKing Royalty Blog Hop as well.  We are half way through September, which means we are also halfway through the DSP sale.  Take a look at the flyer below for a list of the DSP included in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale.

 

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Christmas Tag & Treat Box

Since today is Friday the 13th I should have made a Halloween project to share.  Poor planning on my part unfortunately.  I have been playing with the new Christmas sets instead.

 

 

I adore this little Elf!!  He, or she, is so cute and has really useful sentiments included in the stamp set.  I started to make this as a gift tag.  I had a pillow box on my desk for a different project and realized that it was sized to fit perfectly on this Kraft Pillow Box.  What a great find on my part.  And a super easy way to wrap a small gift or just a Random Act of Kindness type treat.

I stamped and colored the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and the Stampin’ Blends.  It is layered on a piece of the Wrapped In Plaid 6X6 DSP.   I wrapped the Shaded Spruce Striped Ribbon as a little bow around the center for some texture.

To adhere the tag to the box, I added two pieces of the Foam Adhesive Strips down the center.  These strips are great when you need to cover a bit more space.  You could also use the outside “frame” from your Stampin’ Dimensionals as well.    Now all that is left is to fill the box with fun treats!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back on Monday and I will have a variety of different projects to share next week.

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Be Jolly

Today’s project is a CASE from the Holiday Catalog.  A CASE can be pretty much anything from the card that inspires you.  For me, it was the layout and especially the embossed foil more than anything.

 

Stampin' Up!, Christmas Gleaming, Hammered Metal, Jackie Beers

 

If you would like to check out my inspiration card.  It is on page 31 of the Holiday Catalog.  And if you do not have a catalog or a current demonstrator, please let me know and I will get one out to you.

If you do not have it yet, I feel like the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder is a Must Have!  Oh My!!!  And to emboss the foil card stock is even better.  It is pretty on regular card stock, but as the name implies, the metal look makes it over the top.

I stamped and fussy cut the holly on each side of the sentiment.  (NOTE:  The sentiment has an “&” in front of it.  I did not want this on the front of my card.  So I used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to color the sentiment, except for the &.  That way I had a clean image.) The hardest part of this piece is the straight lines I needed above and below the sentiment.

I wasn’t sure how to ground the sentiment but finally decided on the Whisper White Flax Ribbon.  It was just the right thing for the idea I had in my mind.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new project.  All of the supplies I used today are listed at the bottom of the post.  And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

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Thankful for Pals September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “It’s the Sentiment That Counts”  – showcasing new or favorite sentiments as the focal point of their project.  You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

When I saw the theme for this month’s blog hop, I knew immediately the sentiment I would be showcasing.  As I have gotten older I realize how fortunate I am in so many ways.  One of those  things I include is the stamping community of course.  In that regard this sentiment speaks to me.

 

Stampin' Up!, Country Home, Gather Together, bouquet Bunch, Stitched Rectangle, Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron,Jackie Beers

 

My Thankful sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set.  It carried over to the new annual catalog and I was so happy!  The new Gather Together stamp set in the Holiday Catalog pairs perfectly with it  , as does the Come Gather Designer Series Paper.

As I generally do, I chose my colors from the designer series paper.  Pretty Peacock is quickly becoming one of my favorites and I love how well is pairs with Mint Macaron.  Looking at them separately you would not think so.  I also added Sahara Sand for the pitcher and the flecks in the bouquet.

The greenery is from the Bouquet Bunch Dies.  The pearls around the edges of the Stitched Rectangles are our basic Pearl colored with the Dark Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends.  I hope you will give this a try.  Surprisingly they dry almost immediately.

The bit of shimmer ribbon is the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon.  I added a Linen Thread bow to tie in to the Sahara Sand pitcher.

Thank you for looking at my project.  I really appreciate you stopping by and I would love to see what you think.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share “My Favorite Season” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

 

  1. Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
    10. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
    11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
    13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
    14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping   ← You Are Here
    15. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
    16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
    17. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
    20. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

 

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Mosaic Thank You

I realized as I was typing this post that I am using the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper two posts in a row.  Sorry about that.  But it may give you ideas of your own for this gorgeous paper.

 

Stampin" Up!, Memorable Mosaic, A Big Thank You, Cup of Cheer Dies,Jackie Beers

 

The shades of green in this sheet of the DSP is just WOW!  And I love the specks of Soft Suede thrown in.  I had to layer the Soft Suede to help those specks pop a bit more.  The shading on the tree is from the stamp itself.  I love that Stampin’ Up! has done this effect on several stamp sets.  It is like you used two step stamping but really didn’t need to.  A win for sure.

The tag on the tree is from the Cup Of Cheer Dies.  The perfect layering is one of my favorites.  I simply added the little bow using a couple of strands of the Linen Thread and attached it with a glue dot.  I would be lost without the glue dots.

I have listed all of the supplies at the bottom of the post.  If you shop with me and spend under $150.00, please use the Host Code below.  Any order of $50.00 and over in product will receive a small gift from me.  And don’t forget the DSP Sale!  All of the DSP choices that are included in the sale are listed on the flyer below.  You can click on it to enlarge it.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please return tomorrow for the monthly Pals Blog Hop.  There are always a lot of gorgeous projects for your pleasure.

 

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Mosaic Gift Card Holder

Happy Monday to you!  I have a really simple gift card holder to share today.  I saw a sign over the weekend at a craft fair that said it was only something like 14 weekends until Christmas.  Oh My!!  Of course this gift card holder could be made for any occasion.  The one I have made is a birthday one.

 

 

It took me a bit but I now really like this Mosaic Mood Designer Series paper.  I love the texture of how it feels and looks.  And here is the inside of the card.

 

 

As you can see, both the outside and the inside are really simple.  The hardest part was deciding to put the ribbon just as an outside wrap that slides off.  I originally was going to run it underneath the top layer.  Then I thought of bow difficulties, etc.  So went with it as just a band.

Directions:

  • Card base measures 4 X 9 3/4, scored at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2
  • From the top of the 6 1/2 score, cut diagonally to the bottom right edge.
  • Fold and burnish all of the score lines.  Fold the angle to the inside and secure Only At The Bottom with Tear & Tape.
  • The inside layer is 3 X 3 3/4
  • The Front base layer is 3 X 3 3/4 and the DSP is 2 7/8 X 3 5/8
  • I started with a 15″ piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon. Wrap it somewhat loosely around the card and tie a know.  Trim ends.
  • Stamp the sentiment ,which is from #Elfie, and punch with the 1″ Circle Punch.
  • Punch the background with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.
  • Use a handheld hole punch to make a hole at the top of the circle layers and run a piece of Linen Thread through it.
  • Wrap the linen thread around the Petal Pink Ribbon underneath one of the ribbon ends. Pull tightly, tie a knot, and trim the knot very close.

 

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will give this gift card a try.  This is one that would be great to have in a variety of colors just to have on hand.

Even thought I mentioned most products in the directions, I have them listed at the bottom of the page and that will take you to my On Line store.  My September Host Code is listed below.  Don’t forget that the DSP sale is going on right now!  WooHoo.

 

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My September Host Code is VYHZ6ZM2.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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Let It Snow

It is no where near ready to snow here in Georgia!  Sadly we are still in the 90s here.  But…..having received my pre-order of the Let It Snow Designer Series Paper and the Snowman Season stamp set, I could not wait to give it a try.  I am pretending it is cool weather.

 

Stampin' Up!, Snowman Season, Let It Snow, Jackie Beers

 

I really do like the different colors in this pack of DSP.  There is Real Red and Shaded Spruce in it.  But there are also Coastal Cabana and Flirty Flamingo as well.  I love these.  This sheet of paper is a perfect balance for me.

The snowman looks like he is having a blast playing in the snow.  I colored him with the Stampin’ Blends in Light colors.  I added the Real Red for the sentiment and then thought it needed “something”.  So I used the Splatter technique with the Stampin’ Write Marker to Flick color onto the white layer.  That made me happy!

Thank you for coming by today.  I hope you will return again on Monday for more new projects.

 

Measurements:

  • Base layer is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 folded in half
  • Flamingo layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP layer is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • Sentiment background is 3 1/8 X 3 1/8
  • White layer is 3 X 3

 

 

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Simple Thank You

I have a #simplestamping type card today.  It is just paper and ink with a little bow added.  You know how I love designer series paper.  This card uses those leftover pieces that you may think are too small to use.

 

#simplestamping, Stampn' Up!, Jackie Beers, A Big Thank You

 

I have said several times how much I love the 2019-2021 InColor DSP.  My love of the paper resulted in quite a few of these little strips.  So I decided to make them the focal point of a Thank You card for a sweet friend.

I chose the A Big Thank You stamp set.  The fonts and sentiments are wonderful.  I used the small heart to give a border down the side.  It is stamped in Rococo Rose Ink on the card stock.  The sentiment is from the same set and is backed by a different scrap of the DSP.

The only additional thing I added was the little bow.  It is the Thick Whisper White Baker’s Twine that I attached using a glue dot.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I have had some issues with the email version of my post the last two days.  That should be fixed now thanks to the wonderful Brian Watt at Integrant Services!!

 

Measurements:

  • Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • sentiment layer is 1 7/8 X 1 3/8 for DSP and 1 3/4 X 1 1/4 for Whisper White
  • The strips are 2 @ 1/2 X 4 1/2, and 1 @ 1/2 X 4

 

 

 

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