Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March 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 Flowers & Fauna, a brilliant starting point for so many 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.
Happy Hop Day, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I have a 2 for 1 deal for you today. I couldn’t Not make a St. Patrick’s Day card, and I wanted to follow the Hop theme with a pretty Easter card. Even though both cards follow the title, you get two cards! And I apologize in advance for a longer than normal post.
First is my Hop card. I made an Easter wreath like I would place on my door.
I have been using quite a lot of the Highland Heather of late. But when I think of Easter, it is my go to. My Mom loved purple and would always dress me in purple when I was young. All of my Easter dresses were purple!! So you understand my color scheme.
All of the wreath items are from the Arrange A Wreath Bundle. I stamped the base of the wreath, then added a die cut wreath on top for texture. The eggs and flowers are also from the bundle. As is the sentiment!
I decided to use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to add a bit to the layers. And to tie in the sentiment, I used one of the smaller dies. I had to adjust the size, which is fairly easy with the stitched rectangles. There are several videos out there showing how to do it. Basically you just place the paper back into the die at the desired length and match up the already made stitches and the die. Easy Peasy!
For the finishing touches, I added a Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon bow to the wreath. I also added some of the Resin Hearts to the centers of the flowers and one on the sentiment banner.
Here is my St. Patrick’s Day card. I used the Jar of Flowers Bundle for the jar. I die cut the shamrocks by cutting flowers from the Pierced Blooms Dies and cutting off some of the petals. The white flowers are from the Pierced Blooms also. The background is the gorgeous Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.
The finishing touch is the tag and bow. The tag is from the Hydrangea Dies. I have used it quite a few times. It is the perfect size! I added the White Baker’s Twine from the Snail Mail Trim Combo. It is wrapped around the jar and then an added bow.
I have the supply list for both cards at the bottom of the post! 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:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping ← You Are Here
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
My March Host Code is: B6JC9CHE Please use this code for orders under $150.00. I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00
Both are great cards, Jackie! I love the gorgeous layers on your wreath – so much dimension on the base and beautiful colors/shapes to adorn it. Love, love, love!
I love both of your cards Jackie. The wreath is beautiful!!! Love those colors and the St. Patty’s Day card is really cute!
The Easter wreath made me smile. Love it.
Jackie both are just wonderful!!! The Easter card makes me think of my childhood. Well done!
what an adorable wreath, Jackie. I love the Easter theme too. the eggs are just too cute.
Both cards are beautiful! I have been looking for inspiration for a pretty Easter wreath card and I’ve found it. It is stunning. Enjoy your day!
Great cards! You’ve convinced me that I have to get the arrange a leaf bundle, and I am going to do that right now since it’s free shipping! Thanks!
I so love both of these cards. I am planning a very similar Easter card for my stamp camp on Friday!!! Thanks for the bonus card! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I love both your cards, Jackie! Your wreath is fabulous (love the colors!) and the way you cut the flowers to make shamrocks is incredible! I admire your creativity!
Both of these are great, Jackie! I love the Easter wreath so much!!!!!
Pretty cards! Your bows are perfection!
Love both cards and especially love the yellow and purple card. Purple was also my mother’s favorite color.
Love both of your cards. That Easter wreath is so gorgeous! Xo
Original thinking and beautiful cards